Saturday Academy is an educational non-profit affiliated with the University of Portland that offers a wide variety of classes and camps for students in grades 2-12. This summer Saturday Academy is once again extending an offer to University staff and faculty to take 20 percent off any class. Classes are offered on the University of Portland campus, as well as many other locations throughout the city. Class options include: Engineering Academy, Stop Motion Claymation, Animal Anatomy, Website Design, Chemistry Lab, Creative Writing and many others. Classes are taught by experts and professionals that work in their respective fields. View all classes at www.saturdayacademy.org. Use coupon code UofP20 during registration, and Saturday Academy staff will then reduce the amount when they process the registration. This offer is limited, so please register soon. For more information contact Sarah Bradham, Saturday Academy, at email@example.com.
Make plans to come out to Joe Etzel Field today, Monday May 6, to catch a few (or all nine) innings of baseball as the Pilots return home to take on Washington State University at 3 p.m. The Pilots will then travel to Salem on Wednesday, May 8 to take on Oregon State at Volcanoes Stadium at 5:30 p.m. That’s an easy day trip so show your support for our Pilots on the road. For more information visit PortlandPilots.com or call Jon Brooks at 7431.
Senior civil engineering student Colin Sherrill will present a poster at the 2013 Pacific Northwest Section-American Water Works Association (PNWS-AWWA) Conference in Spokane, May 7-10, 2013. The poster, titled “Time of Travel Study and Water System Design for Rural Honduran Communities,” is the work of senior civil engineering students Sherrill, Julia Sheets, and Olivia McCracken. In August, Sherill will start a six month volunteer internship in Honduras with Water For People, an affiliate of the American Water Works Association. More information about PNWS-AWWA can be found at www.pnws-awwa.org.
Saturday, May 18 is the date for the daycare house’s annual Yard Sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. VHFLC personnel will be collecting donations for the sale until Friday, May 17. No donation is too big or small. Proceeds help support the UP daycare house. For more information contact Cala Richman, director at (503) 283-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University community mourned the loss of Roger O. Doyle, a colorful and beloved professor of music here on The Bluff for nearly forty years, when he died last year on Monday, April 30, of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Roger earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in music education at the University of Wichita, and a doctorate in conducting and choral music from the University of Colorado. He taught in high schools in Kansas and at Saint Mary of the Plain College in Dodge City before arriving at the University of Portland in 1973, where he became legendary for his energy, creativity, exuberance, tireless energy for conducting choirs and orchestras, and booming laughter. Roger’s legacy at the University and in the city of Portland is his character and cheer, his irrepressible humor and open friendliness, and the absolute integrity of the way he lived his life. He loved music, he loved his wife Kay, he loved bringing music to people and people to music. He was an unforgettable man with an immense heart, a lovely tenor voice, and a kindness bigger than an ocean. Gifts in memory of Roger may be directed to the Roger and Kay Doyle Scholarship Fund at the University of Portland, a scholarship devoted to students of music.
“Mourned” Roger? It would be better to say we mourn him still.
The Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be undergoing renovations to the floor and sanctuary and will be closed from Monday, May 6 through Friday, June 7, according to Theresa McCreary, campus ministry. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Masses and weekday 12:05 p.m. Masses will be celebrated in the Moreau Chapel in Christie Hall during this time. In addition, the parking lot behind the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will be closed to all non-construction traffic throughout the project. Construction questions may be directed to André Hutchinson, physical plant, at 7306 or email@example.com. For information about Masses contact campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now is the time to submit orders for letterhead, envelopes, and forms for the upcoming academic year, according to Bridget Bimrose, marketing and communications. This allows the publication team to schedule production throughout the summer. Please estimate usage for the next academic year and order accordingly. Letterhead is available by the ream (500 sheets) or by the case (4,000 sheets). Envelopes are available by the box (500) or by the case (2,500). When ordering, include a sample of each item and indicate if any changes are necessary.
Staff and faculty who need to order new or replacement business cards can order them through email@example.com. In the subject line type “business cards.” Orders can be as little as 250, 500 or 1,000. Please allow five business from the day they are approved to receive your order. For more information, contact Bimrose at 8370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for summer session to the printing services office as soon as possible, according to Kassie Hansen, printing services. Lead time is needed so printing services staff can obtain copyright permissions and organize the packs for production before the start of the summer 2013 semester. In addition, faculty need to have their course packs for fall session turned in to printing services no later than the end of June to obtain copyright clearance. Some copyright requests take up to six weeks to obtain; please keep this in mind so staff are better able to serve faculty needs prior to the start of school. For more information contact Hansen at 7200 or email@example.com.
Each year, the Maloney Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship invites University faculty and staff to nominate current full-time undergraduate students who meet the following criteria as established by the donor:
- Academic achievement;
- Outstanding contribution to the University;
- Outstanding contribution to the community.
Over recent years, the scholarship fund has provided financial support to two students annually. Nominations should provide information about a students’ activities, involvement with campus projects, community service/volunteer efforts off-campus, and any awards or special recognition. Grade level is not specified, but preference will be given to seniors who plan to graduate in May or August of 2014. Please forward nominations to Denise Stack, development, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, May 10, 2013.
The University and the performing and fine arts department will host the 38th annual Best in the Northwest Choir Festival, Friday May 10, all day, in Buckley Center Auditorium. The choir members will also use first floor Buckley Center classrooms for robing and rehearsal. Top honors go to the finest middle and junior high school choirs from across the Northwest. Attendance is free but seating is limited at times. For more information, contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or email@example.com.