All faculty and instructors must turn in their course pack materials for fall semester to the printing services office by July 30, according to Kassie Hansen, printing services. Astute readers will notice that July 30 is a past date; those who have not turned in materials are asked to do so as soon as possible. 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 2014 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 at 8101 or email@example.com.
Now is the time to submit orders for letterhead, envelopes, and business cards for the upcoming academic year, according to Reneé Byrd, printing services. 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. For more information, contact Byrd at 8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carmen Gaston, who has led the University’s alumni relations office for the past 8 and one-half years, has informed University relations vice president Laurie Kelley of her decision to resign her position as the assistant vice president of alumni relations, effective July 14. Gaston, who earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University in 1996, joined the UP staff in the fall of 2005 as a major gifts officer in the development office. She was promoted to alumni relations director six months later.
The Office of Alumni Relations has shepherded numerous efforts under her direction, including the foundation of the popular Navigator Series, the 50th anniversary celebration of the Salzburg Program, lectures and alumni visits in numerous cities across the nation, and a very successful and widely attended Reunion Weekend in June 2014. Prior to returning to UP, Carmen worked in product management at John Deere and Polaris Industries. She also has a law degree from the Creighton School of Law.
Carmen is looking forward to spending some time focusing on her family as she transitions from her work here at UP. A farewell reception is planned from 3-4 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, at the Events House on N. Portsmouth Ave. Please join the University relations division in thanking Carmen for her many years of dedicated service here on The Bluff and wishing Carmen and her family all the best. For more information contact Laurie Kelley, university relations, at 8332 or email@example.com.
The learning assistance program which operates during the academic year will also be available on a limited basis for students taking summer classes. All students interested in developing skills of time management, test taking, reading strategies, note taking, and more are welcome to improve their abilities by contacting the learning assistance counselor, Bro. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., at 8716, beginning July 21. Faculty referrals are welcome.
On Saturday, August 30, University of Portland first-year students will be uniquely immersed in the three hallmarks of our university: Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership. Faculty and staff members are asked to consider being a part of this endeavor by participating in the ninth annual Building Community: Serving to Learn program. Senior student Megan Lester is organizing this half day of community service and discussion for all first-year students, in coordination with the Shepard Freshman Resource Center and the Moreau Center.
As University community members, faculty and staff often go beyond the boundaries of classrooms and offices in their investment in the lives of students. This generosity is one of the unique advantages that students experience at the University of Portland. By giving time on August 30 to work alongside students and serve as a facilitator for a group students after their experience faculty and staff will be fulfilling a vital part of the University’s mission. More information and a signup form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/k8o5utu.
The day’s schedule is as follows:
- 8:15 am: Meet at the Tennis Center/Breakfast
- 8:45-9 a.m.: Send-off to designated sites
- 12-1:15 p.m.: Return to campus, pick up lunch, discussion in small groups
- 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Closing ceremony.
For more information contact Brenda Greiner, freshman center, at 7895 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nine-month faculty members can opt in to be paid over a 12-month span, according to Debbie Schwartzkopf, payroll. This process begins with September paychecks and holds a portion aside for nine months, then pays out over June, July, and August of the following summer. To sign up for this option you can download the form from the payroll website at http://tinyurl.com/ny77r98 or come into the payroll office to fill out a paper form. Faculty who sign up for this program remain enrolled until they give written notice that they do not want to participate in the program. There is no need to renew each year. All forms must be submitted to the payroll office no later than Friday, September 12, 2014 to be eligible for the 2013-2014 academic year. Contact payroll at 8338 or email@example.com.
Opening Mass will be held in the Chiles Center on Saturday, August 23. Faculty who plan on processing will need to be in full regalia. Those who need to order regalia are asked to e-mail Liz Evans, university events, at firstname.lastname@example.org with name, degree, the name of the institution that awarded the degree, and height and weight. Orders must be placed no later than July 11. 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 free Kids Club t-shirt
- Free admission to: all but one women’s soccer and men’s basketball games (women’s soccer vs. Stanford and men’s basketball vs. Gonzaga are not included), and all men’s soccer, volleyball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, and baseball games
- Kids are entered to be a “Pilot for the Day” at home soccer games
- Free membership card
- Free Pilots temporary tattoos
- Exclusive Kids Club events with players and coaches
- And much, much more.
For more information or to sign up now, please call Jon Brooks at 7431 or email@example.com.
The Clark Library’s Digital Lab is offering workshops in July on iMovie 10.0, Digital Poster Making, and Using Your DSLR Camera. The first sessions take place July 8 and July 9. All workshops are open to current students, faculty, and staff. Space is limited, so register online to claim your spot at http://tinyurl.com/mozmmnf.