All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for fall semester to the printing services office by July 30, according to Mary Scroggins, printing services. The lead time is needed so printing services staff can obtain copyright permissions and organize the packs for production before the start of the fall 2013 semester. Some copyright requests take up to six weeks to obtain—please keep this in mind so we are better able to serve your needs prior to the start of school. For more information contact Kassie Hansen at 8101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fall 2013 semester’s Opening Mass will be held in the Chiles Center on Saturday, August 24, at 4:30 p.m., and faculty will process in regalia. Faculty who plan to process and need regalia are asked to e-mail Billy McWood, university events, at email@example.com with name, degree, the name of the institution that awarded the degree, and height and weight. McWood must place the order with Jostens no later than July 12. Faculty members’ deans will decide if faculty are responsible for payment or if their departments will pay for the rental.
Faculty robing for the Mass will be in the north lobby of the Chiles Center; those processing should arrive no later than 4 p.m. to prepare for the procession, which will begin at 4:15 p.m. A representative from Jostens will be available to assist and answer any questions with regard to regalia. For more information contact university events at 7523.
A group of seven members of the University’s performing and fine arts faculty will present “UP The River,” an exhibition of paintings, photographs, sculptures, drawings, images, ceramics, and other art forms, during the month of August 2013 at Portland’s Gallery 114 (1100 NW Glisan, Portland, www.gallery114.org). Pat Bognar, Victoria Christen, Bruce Conkle, LeAnne Hitchcock, Elaine Powell, Mylan Rakich, and Karen Esler Taylor will be showing their work, described by Gallery 114 as “a broad spectrum of work from a small art department up on the bluff overlooking the Willamette River.” For more information contact Pat Bognar, performing and fine arts, at 7792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If an employee would like to obtain tuition remission benefits for themselves, their spouse, or dependent child, they will need to apply for tuition remission for each semester courses are taken. Employees are encouraged to request remission in advance with the following recommended schedule: Fall term, by July 1st; Spring term, by November 15th; and Summer term, by April 5th.
There are separate application forms for undergraduate course work (http://tinyurl.com/42haqs2) and graduate course work (http://tinyurl.com/7sx5zs8) tuition remission. For more information contact human resources at 7461 or email@example.com.
The Portland-based Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) and the University of Portland have announced a grant of $1.5 million by NWEA to the School of Education to establish the Multnomah County Partnership on Education Research. The partnership will support research that informs educators and policy makers on issues related to best practices that enhance student learning and improve teacher practice.
The partnership will engage with local school systems in research projects to support research-based and data driven decision making on their implemented models of educational change. The partnership will bring together local schools, NWEA researchers, and University of Portland education faculty and doctoral students to conduct research in the areas of educational outcomes and best practices. The grant will support these efforts with $250,000 per year for six years, for a total of $1.5 million. The partnership has the following goals:
- Enhancing student learning for the nearly 84,000 students enrolled in Multnomah county public, private and parochial schools;
- Establishing the University of Portland School of Education at the forefront of education research;
- Securing Portland’s identity as a center of excellence in educational research.
The University of Portland’s School of Education, which celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala reception and dinner on June 27, has graduated more than 7,500 teachers since 1962. Education students annually serve more than 140,000 hours in schools in the local community.
The NWEA grant is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million by 2014. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $161 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information contact the development office at 7395.
The Independence Day holiday will be observed for University employees on Thursday, July 4, according to the 2013 University holiday schedule (http://tinyurl.com/n7jo7mq). Classes will not be held and University offices will be closed. Please note that hourly staff performing essential services who are required to work on a designated holiday will receive holiday pay. For more information, contact human resources at 8981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Joseph J. Boyle, C.S.C., eighth president of the University of Portland, died suddenly of complications from a stroke on July 3, 1936. He was in Mason City, Iowa, where he had gone to visit family. He had been appointed president of the institution in 1934 and was still serving in that position when he died at the age of 54. He was about to accept an invitation to teach at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC when he learned of his new duties at the Congregation’s university in Portland. He was enthusiastic about his appointment to the Pacific Northwest and reportedly told the Morning Oregonian newspaper: “I became a citizen of Oregon this morning when the North Coast Limited crossed the Columbia River into the State, and I became a citizen of Portland when I stepped from the train.” In his first year as president the four-year University program was fully accredited. In his second year he authorized the change of the college’s name from Columbia University to the University of Portland in order to be more closely identified with the city. He later initiated a fund raising campaign for the Science Building, now Romanaggi Hall. He died two weeks after construction began, the first University of Portland president to die in office.