The Pamplin School of Business will host its annual Graduate Business Social on Tuesday, August 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at BridgePort Brewery, 1313 NW Marshall Street. This annual event brings together current graduate business students, faculty, and alumni to get to know one another and enjoy craft beer and food pairings provided by BridgePort Brewery. It is a great way to relax, celebrate the end of summer, and gear up for another exciting year. This event is free and attendees are welcome to bring a guest. To register go to http://tinyurl.com/kmtn3jm.
A professional photo shoot for new faculty and employees or those who would like to update their headshot photos will be on Tuesday, August 19, from 8 a.m. to noon, in Shiley Hall Vollum Study Room on the second floor. Photo sessions should take no more than five minutes. To make an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the time that you are available.
The Office of Residence Life will be hosting a Campus Resource Fair during their hall staff training in August, and all departments are invited to participate. The fair will be held over lunch on Monday, August 18. This is an opportunity to connect RAs to as many departments on campus as possible and to potentially provide them with programming knowledge and ideas, and for RAs to assist in getting each department’s name and work out to our on-campus residents.
If you are interested in having a table at this year’s Campus Resource Fair, please contact Jessica Wode at email@example.com by Wednesday, July 30.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate joined the UP faculty in 1995 and wasted no time in becoming one of the most popular and respected professors on campus. She served as program director for the Spanish section from 1995 to 2007. Among her many tasks was the revitalization and development of the UP Spanish language program, which at the time of her hiring had two students enrolled. By 2007 the Spanish major had 60 students enrolled, and in 2013-2014 boasted 119. Kate served as chair of the foreign languages department (now international languages and cultures) from 2007 to 2010, and from 2010 to the present served as chair of the Collaborative in International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO).
She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1981; her M.A., ibid, in 1983; and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1995. Before starting at UP she was a lecturer in Spanish at Southwest Missouri State University (1983-1987), and served as an assistant professional specialist at the University of Notre Dame (1991-1995).
Listing Kate’s many academic accolades and accomplishments would take more space than is available here, but many of Kate’s colleagues and friends warmly remember her recognition as the national U.S Professor of the Year for Master’s and Comprehensive Universities in the United States by the Carnegie and Case Foundation in 2000. She also won the 2013 Dean’s Award for Faculty Leadership, awarded annually by the University’s deans to a tenured faulty member who exemplifies, in an extraordinary way, the qualities of teaching and scholarship.
While Kate’s loss has dealt an undeniable professional blow to our campus community, it is her passion and love of teaching, her unending energy and compassion, her complete and utter devotion to her students, colleagues, and friends (who wasn’t Kate’s friend, really?), her generosity in sharing her many gifts, and of course her perpetual ear-to-ear smile we will miss most. The woman had charisma to spare.
Susan Moscato, former associate dean and interim dean of the School of Nursing, was honored at a dinner celebration on Friday, July 18 for her leadership in adapting the nation’s first Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) ten years ago.
The celebratory dinner was hosted for the partners from Providence Health and Services, Portland Veterans Affairs, and Marquis Companies, who were early DEU collaborators with the School of Nursing. The honor presented to Moscato is called the “University of Portland School of Nursing Dr. Susan Randles Moscato Excellence in Innovation Award.”
Moscato received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from UP in 1968. She later earned a master’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and a doctorate in education from Portland State University. She began her nursing career as a Navy nurse at Philadelphia Naval Hospital. She served as a nurse during the Vietnam War, working with amputees and became a specialist in rehabilitation.
She joined the faculty at UP in 1977 as an adjunct clinical instructor. She served in various adjunct teaching and administrative roles until 1993 when she left the University to work as a nurse consultant to health care organizations concerned with organizational and systems issues. She returned to the University is 1996, serving as interim dean for three years. In 2008, she was named associate dean and retired in 2011. For more information contact the School of Nursing at 7211 or email@example.com.
Every Wednesday between June 18 and August 13 from 2 to 3 p.m., the Pilots Box Office will be running a “Happy Hour” with exclusive ticket deals for the upcoming 2014 men’s and women’s soccer season. Here’s the lowdown on our next happy hour:
On July 30 we will celebrate an all-day Happy Hour. The first 25 people who purchase new season tickets will be invited to an exclusive event to watch Bayern Munich work out at Merlo Field on Monday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. This event is closed to the public, and you’ll be able to see one of the world’s top professional teams close up and personal. Bayern Munich is in town to play the MLS All-stars on August 6. Call the Pilots Box Office on Wednesday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to get this great deal.
If you are a current season ticket holder, do not worry. You’re being automatically entered into a lottery to attend the event as well. Twenty-five current season ticket holders will also be chosen on Thursday, July 31.
To take advantage of these exclusive offers call the Pilots Box Office at 7525 on Wednesdays between 2 and 3 p.m. Visit portlandpilots.com for more information on all of our ticket packages.
Maren Nelson, a 2015 Doctor of Nursing Practice – Family Nurse Practitioner graduate, has been working over the past year to complete her Practice Improvement Project (PIP), a scholarly project designed to improve practice or patient outcomes. Nelson will be presenting her PIP poster on Monday, July 28, from 8 to 8:30 a.m., in Buckley Center room 165. The title of her presentation is “Increasing Clinical awareness of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Among Providers in the Emergency Department.” All interested parties are invited to attend her presentation. RSVPs are not necessary. For more information contact Becca Fischer, nursing, at 7423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland takes the safety and security of our community very seriously. An important component of our crisis preparedness is our emergency notification system (UP Alert). Please take a moment to update your emergency notification information on the Pilots UP home page at https://pilots.up.edu. The link where you can add or edit your contact information for the UP Alert system is in the lower right hand corner of the page. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. For more information contact public safety at 7161 or email@example.com.
On August 1, 1996, two University of Portland athletes led the United States Olympic women’s soccer team to a 2-to-1 victory over China to win the gold medal. A goal by Shannon MacMillan in the 19th minute and the game-winner by Tiffeny Milbrett (pictured) in the 62nd were the only goals scored by the U.S. team in a game played before 78,418 fans, the largest crowd in history to watch a women’s team athletic event. It was the inaugural women’s soccer Olympic competition that year in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more UP history see the University Almanac at www.up.edu/almanac.