The bookstore will be closed from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24 due to the renovation of the Pilot House, according to manager Erin Bright. It will re-open on Monday, July 27 at 9 a.m. for regular summer hours. For more information, contact the bookstore at 7125.
The academic technology services office is seeking proposals for the 2015/16 Academic Technology Roundtable, according to Sam Williams, information services. The Academic Technology Roundtable is open to all full-time faculty at the University of Portland. The roundtable will collaboratively research emerging and existing technology tools and plan for the implementation of academic technology for the UP community. Through the implementation of focused classroom technology projects, and the systematic analysis of student achievement, this group will investigate innovative teaching practice through the wise integration of technology.
ATR Fellows will participate in the roundtable for one year by attending monthly gatherings, contributing timely project updates, and writing an occasional blog post/podcast guest spot for the Tech Talk website.
To apply, complete the online application form at this link. Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 18. Successful applicants will be notified if they are selected by Friday, October 2. The roundtable begins in October with introductions of the ATR Fellows and the opportunity for each fellow to talk about his or her project.
The fall 2015 semester’s Opening Mass will be held in the Chiles Center on Saturday, August 29, at 4:30 p.m., and all faculty participating will process in regalia. Faculty who plan to process and need regalia are asked to visit the Josten’s site at this link.
All orders must be submitted by Monday, July 20 to avoid the late fee. Faculty members’ deans will decide if faculty are responsible for payment or if their departments will pay for the rental.
Faculty robing for 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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moreau Center and Office of Residence Life are implementing a new initiative during the 2015-16 academic year to continue cultivating the campus culture of service through the creation of the “Kick-start into Service” initiative. The new program replaces the “Building Community: Serving to Learn” service project that has traditionally occurred over Labor Day weekend.
Each residence hall will be provided kick-starter funds to develop a hallmark service program at the local, national, or global level. These programs will be unique for each hall depending on the passion and gifts of each residence hall team (hall director, resident assistants, sustainability coordinators, intercultural coordinators, faith and formation ambassadors, service and justice coordinators, and pastoral residents). The programs will encourage an intentional discernment process for the one-time or ongoing service/social justice related initiative. Additional mini-grant funds will be available for residence hall leadership teams to apply for and to increase the impact of their service initiative.
The Kick-start into Service initiative is rooted in the mission and values of Holy Cross, which promote service to and with others in multiple cultural contexts. By building a greater capacity and culture for students to live out service and social justice, this program provides key experiential transformative learning opportunities.
For more information, contact Dave Houglum, Moreau Center, at 8559 or email@example.com.
The University of Portland community is mourning the loss of Mary Candida Garaventa, who passed away peacefully at age 91 in Concord, Calif., on June 29. Funeral Liturgy was set for Friday, July 10, in Concord.
The Garaventa family has long been a benefactor of UP and Catholic higher education. The association of Mary and Silvio Garaventa with the University began in 1967 when their son, Silvio, Jr. ’71 enrolled on The Bluff. The family members became close friends with then-president Rev. Paul Waldschmidt, C.S.C. Subsequently, two more of their children, Marie Adler ’73 and Joseph Garaventa ’81, ’84 M.B.A. attended the University. Adler continued her association with UP with her participation in the advisory council for the School of Education, and Joseph Garaventa is still remembered as a record-setting goalkeeper for the University soccer team.
As part of the University’s Centennial Campaign, the Garaventa family was the main benefactor for the renovation of the University’s administrative building, Waldschmidt Hall, and were also key supporters for construction of the Earle A. Chiles Center and Harry A. Merlo Field.
After the death of Silvio Garaventa in February 1998, the family honored his legacy and their deep commitment to their Catholic heritage with a gift to establish the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture. The Center was dedicated on June 2, 2005 at the opening of the inaugural Garaventa Conference, “Teaching, Faith, and Service: The Foundation of Freedom.” The Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit presented the first Garaventa Lecture.
Mary Garaventa is survived by her five children: Silvio Garaventa, Jr., Cookie Garaventa Adler, Louisa Garaventa Binswanger, Joseph Garaventa, and Linda Garaventa Colvis. Our prayers and condolences to the family.
The University of Portland and the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE) are launching the Catholic School Leadership Initial Administrator License program this summer. The credential program has begun with a cohort of 11 students and is a variation of the School of Education’s existing program for administrators. Former St. Mary’s Academy principal and current UP doctoral candidate Pat Thompson will direct the new strand of the IAL. The new program is designed for working Catholic school teachers and leaders seeking an initial administrative license. Candidates will participate in a 14-month program with two 2.5-week summer sessions held on the University campus, and a yearlong practicum experience during the intervening academic year.
For more information about the new program go to http://education.up.edu/pace/.
The human resources office is pleased to announce Bill Jenkins as the new assistant director for human resources. Jenkins has a long and distinguished HR background and has worked in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. All are invited to drop by the HR office in Waldschmidt Hall to welcome the newest member of the HR team.
For more information contact HR at 8981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.