The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day of obligation for Catholics, will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on Wednesday, August 15, at 12:05 p.m. All are invited. For more information contact Campus Ministry at x7131 or email@example.com.
The Office of Residence Life will be hosting their annual Campus Resource Fair during resident assistant training on Thursday, August 16, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on the Terrace Room patio. All campus partners are invited to participate. This is an opportunity to connect resident assistants (RAs) to as many campus partners as possible, who can share information on how they can support the RAs in programming efforts, and for RAs to assist in getting each campus department’s name and mission out to on-campus residents.
If you are interested in having a table at this year’s Campus Resource Fair, please contact Bryn Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, August 9.
Fr. Richard Berg, C.S.C., is happy to announce the performance of the new therapy version of his play, SCARS, on Wednesday, August 15, 7-9 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The performance is free and all are welcome.
Drama therapist Elliot Maxwell from Montreal will play the role of Eric.
SCARS is a play based on interviews with active duty military men. The goal of the program is to help family members and others better understand the veteran’s personal suffering and emotional scars, as well as the painful impact of post-traumatic stress on their relationships.
Learn more about the play and its history at ptsdtheater.org.
All UP community members are invited to bid Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., a fond farewell at a reception on Wednesday, August 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Pilot House. A program will begin at 4:30 p.m., and refreshments, featuring a selection of summer beverages, will be provided.
Fr. Gerry has accepted the position of vice president for mission engagement and church affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He has served faithfully for the past nine years on The Bluff, engaging with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and constituents in his roles as vice president for student affairs, vice president for university relations, executive assistant to the president, and as pastoral resident in Schoenfeldt Hall.
For more information contact Hannah Pick at email@example.com.
To ensure your classes have course packs on Monday, August 27, please submit your materials today! Packets received after Monday, July 30 cannot be guaranteed completion because of the time it can take to confirm copyright information.
If you have any questions, please contact Kassie Hansen, printing services, at x8101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Franz Center is providing free leadership training and development during the 2018-19 academic year for faculty and staff who want to learn more about becoming a Leadership Fellow. There have been over 100 faculty and staff from across the university who have been trained as Leadership Fellows and the Franz Center is seeking to include 40 additional faculty and staff who will begin their training next fall. After completing the leadership training, Leadership Fellows serve as leadership instructors and coaches in the Leader Certificate program and earn a stipend of up to $2,500 for their teaching or coaching. We are able to include only exempt (salaried) employees in this program at this time. Please contact Dave Houglum, Franz Center, at email@example.com if you would like to participate, want to nominate a colleague, or need more information, by Friday, July 27.
The 2018 Pilots soccer season is quickly approaching for the men’s and women’s teams and now is the best time to buy tickets. Come out to support your student-athletes on the men’s soccer team as they look to repeat as West Coast Conference Champions and be there for all of the women’s soccer action as they host exciting match-ups versus Baylor, Oregon State, Santa Clara, BYU and much more.
Season tickets are on sale now and are 50% off the normal price for all faculty and staff. Get your tickets today by going to PortlandPilots.com/tickets and use promo code STAFF, visiting the Pilots Box Office in the Chiles Center, or by calling x7525.
Orientation is right around the corner, and that means the annual Bite on The Bluff is coming back to UP. This year’s event is the 10th anniversary and will happen on the Friday night of Orientation, August 24, and will precede not one, but two Orientation soccer games. Men’s soccer will take on Sacramento State at 5 p.m., and women’s soccer will face San Jose State at 7:30 p.m. The Bite will begin before the first match and run into the second match.
Mark the 10th Annual Bite on The Bluff on your calendar, as you will not want to miss this night of great soccer and local food and drink carts. Tickets for the game are on sale now and going fast, so be sure to purchase today as the athletics department expects a sellout crowd. Visit www.portlandpilots.com/tickets or call the Pilots Box Office at x7525.
Each month, the marketing and communications department schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis, for our online directory. The July session is Tuesday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to noon. To set up an appointment, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, July 30. Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor, Room 215. Only those with confirmed appointments may attend. Please note: These appointments are limited to faculty and staff who currently do not have a professional headshot in the online directory.
For more information contact Suzanne Frey, marketing and communications, at email@example.com or x8676.
June 8, 1911 saw the groundbreaking for Christie Hall, at a ceremony attended by Portland archbishop Alexander Christie, the building’s namesake, who turned the first spadeful of earth himself.
When the property on which the University stands was purchased in 1901 from the University Land Company, the terms called for the construction of “a major building” within ten years. The Columbia Colosseum athletic fieldhouse was built in 1903, but Christie Hall is the second-oldest building on campus, since the Colosseum collapsed during a storm in 1927.
The school catalogue described Christie as “a model school dormitory,” designed in Tudor-style brick with three floors and a full basement, with 122 private rooms. “Each room was lighted, ventilated, heated by steam, and contained a washbasin with hot and cold running water,” according to Jim Covert’s A Point of Pride. The University library was moved from West Hall to the Christie basement that year; the “temporary” basis of that move lasted until the Clark Library was built in 1958. The basement also included two bowling alleys, a billiard room, and a smoking room. Christie Hall’s chapel was located where it is today, and has served for the past 107 years as a refuge for quiet prayer and reflection.
Christie Hall has served a number of functions over the decades. Many of the legendary Holy Cross priests and brothers made their homes there, including Frs. John and Con Hooyboer, Fr. John Delaunay, and many others whose open-door policies led students to seek their counsel at all hours. Faculty members kept offices in Christie Hall rooms, especially before the construction of Buckley Center in the late 1960s, and Christie was also home to the University’s credit union, administered faithfully and meticulously by business professor Russell Braden and his wife Kay until the early 1980s.