The annual UP Dorm Decoration Competition is right around the corner, and we are looking for 10 staff and faculty members to be judges. This is a great chance to interact with students and kick-off the school year with an extra dose of Pilot Pride. The judging will take place Thursday, August 24. You will be able to begin visiting each hall and judging at 8 a.m., we just ask that your judging score sheet is turned in by 2 p.m. on that day. If you are interested or have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eliot Altschul has been hired as the new assistant director for counseling and training at the Health and Counseling Center. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has been in practice for over 25 years. He has most recently served as director of counseling at Clark College in Vancouver and prior to that position, he served as director of training at Humboldt State University in Northern California. He will begin on August 2.
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The 2017 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 7525.
Make plans to join other faculty, staff, and basketball fans in the Chiles center on Thursday, August 10, at 7 p.m., when the men’s basketball team will hold a public scrimmage at the Chiles Center as the team concludes preparations for its upcoming foreign tour to London. General admission tickets will be $5 and open seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at PortlandPilots.com/Tickets or by calling the Pilot Box Office at x7525. For more information, please visit portlandpilots.com.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on September 11-13, in the Clark Library conference room (no. 222), according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments are available during work hours on those days in Oricco Hall, but appointments must be scheduled at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling call TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
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Chemistry faculty Valerie Walters and Kara Breuer, along with Fr. Mark Ghyselinck, C.S.C., and Andrea Nelin-Roth, development, have just completed a four-week Archaeology Field School in Alcúdia, Spain, in collaboration with the Consortium of the Roman City of Pollentia and its directors, Miguel Cao Ontiveros and Esther Chávez Álvarez. This UP faculty and staff team, along with Julio de Paula, chemistry, Lewis & Clark, accompanied five UP students, two high-school students, and two volunteers in the excavation of the Roman ruins, archaeometric analysis of artifacts, and spectroscopic studies of a fifteenth century altar triptych housed at the Sant Jaume Church Museum in Alcúdia.
On-campus collaboration and support has been provided by Fr. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., and Ronda Bard, chemistry. The UP students include Kevin Jones, chemistry and electrical engineering; Cesar Cornejo, chemistry; Triona Matheson, chemistry and Spanish; Riley McCammon, chemistry; and Jonathan Wiley, environmental ethics and policy.
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 Resource Fair will be held on Friday, August 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to connect resident assistants (RAs) to as many departments on campus as possible and to provide them with programming knowledge and ideas, and for RAs to assist in getting each 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 email@example.com by Thursday, August 10 .
Orientation is right around the corner, and that means the annual Bite on the Bluff is also coming up. This year’s event will happen on the Friday night of Orientation, August 25, and will precede the Orientation soccer game featuring the Pilots men’s soccer team and UNLV at 7 p.m.
Buy your tickets today and mark the Bite on the Bluff on your calendar, as you will not want to miss this night of soccer and great food. Tickets for the game are on sale now, purchase today as we are expecting a sellout crowd! Visit www.portlandpilots.com/tickets or call the Pilots Box Office at x7525. Again this game is expected to sell out, so get your tickets today!
The Franz Center is providing free leadership training and development during the 2017-18 academic year for faculty and staff who want to learn more about becoming a Dexheimer Leadership Fellow. There are over 70 faculty and staff from across the University who have been trained as Dexheimer Leadership Fellows, and the Franz Center would like to include 40 additional faculty and staff, who will begin their training next fall. Dexheimer Leadership Fellows serve as instructors and coaches in the Leader Certificate Program and earn a stipend of $2,500 for their teaching or coaching. We are able to include only exempt (salaried) employees in the program at this time. To participate, nominate a colleague, or for more information, contact Dave Houglum, director for leadership in the Franz Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31.