The first meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group for the 2013-2014 academic year will be on Friday, September 20, at 3:30 p.m., in the Murphy Room in Franz Hall, according to Norah Martin, philosophy. The group will be discussing “Farther Away: Robinson Crusoe, David Foster Wallace and the Island of Solitude,” by Jonathan Franzen, and “Antilamentation,” a poem by Dorianne Laux. The direct link to the e-reserve is http://clark.up.edu/search/p?SEARCH=eifler. All readings are on electronic reserve in the library under Martin, Norah and Eifler, Karen, Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group. All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Martin at email@example.com or Eifler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIAA CREF investment counselor Yasemin Under will be available for individual financial counseling sessions on campus. The fall 2013 dates will be Tuesday, September 10, Wednesday, September 11, and Thursday, September 12. To see available times and sign up, go to www.tiaa-cref.org/ScheduleNow, or call TIAA CREF at 866-928-4221 (press 0) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
All faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to attend the University’s Opening Convocation on Tuesday, August 27, at 4 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will share some thoughts to open the academic year and set the tone for what is sure to be another incredible year on the Bluff. A reception will be held immediately following the convocation in the Bauccio Commons Board Room.
As Fr. Beauchamp has said before, even though classes begin on Monday, August 26, for many the Opening Convocation is the moment when the new academic year really begins. “It is when we all come together in one place – when we see one another, say hello, share stories and news, greet new colleagues, and get strength and invigoration from one another,” he says. “This annual gathering is one of the events that marks us as a true learning community and it is for me one of the most exciting times of the year as things get underway.”
For more information, contact the president’s office at 7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a separate application form for undergraduate course work (http://tinyurl.com/42haqs2) and graduate courses (http://tinyurl.com/7sx5zs8). A tuition remission summary is also available on the HR website at http://tinyurl.com/c8f6j2x.
For more information, stop by the HR offices on the fifth floor of Waldschmidt Hall or e-mail email@example.com.
All student supervisors need to make sure each of their student employees is officially on the department’s payroll before allowing students to begin working for fall semester, according to Molly Walsh, financial aid. All new student employees must submit a completed referral form to financial aid before their first day on the job. New student workers who have never worked on campus before must fill out a Form I-9 and a Form W-4 before receiving a referral form and before they may begin working. Completing the Form I-9 includes providing proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States by providing original, unexpired documents such as:
- Social Security card and picture ID;
- Birth certificate and picture ID;
- U.S. passport.
If a student has been working during the summer and will continue in that same job for the fall the student does not need to submit a new referral form. Also, if a student was rehired on the rehire roster last spring, the student will not need to submit a new referral form for the fall. To verify whether a student may begin working in the fall, contact Walsh at 7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The development office has announced recent RISE Campaign gifts totaling $118,500 to help renovate the Clark Library, where a dedication ceremony for the general public is set for September 27. The recent library gifts were from Eugene and Janet Wizer, who gave $25,000; Cisco Systems, $19,000; Chris and Kimra Corrado, $15,000; Soderstrom Architects, $22,000; Todd Construction, $10,000; the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Foundation, $10,000; the estate of David Walter, $10,000; and the Jackson Foundation, $7,500. Eugene Wizer graduated from UP in 1960, Chris Corrado in 1982, and David Walter in 1958.
The library renovation and rebuilding project began in May 2012 and is expected to cost an estimated $12.5 million. Designs called for a new, modern library on the basic root structure of the old. The library was closed during the 2012-2013 academic year, and is set to reopen in August 2013. Library services were offered during the interim year.
The renovated library will help facilitate new tools and resources for the University’s students. While maintaining a similar infrastructure, many aspects of the library have changed from the renovation. The new library entrance faces the Academic Quad, and the building will be open for students 24 hours a day.
The reopening of the Clark Library is set for August 12. The library staff is busy moving into the building and adjusting to the new features. The usual online resources are available, as well as interlibrary loan (ILL) service for article requests. For more information contact the library at 7111 or email@example.com, or go to http://library.up.edu.
A public event celebrating the reopening and dedication of Clark Library is set for 2-5 p.m., on Friday, September 27. The gifts are part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million by 2014. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $161 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.
The fall/spring academic year hiring period begins on August 15, according to Molly Walsh, financial aid. Over the next weeks, hundreds of students will be checking the online job board to find a job for fall semester. Listing job openings on the online job board is the most efficient way to ensure departments get the most qualified applicants for available positions and ensures equal job access for all students.
Student job listings are needed as soon as possible. Departments hiring student employees this fall are asked to submit job openings prior to August 15 through the jobs tool web site at https://appstwo.up.edu/studentjobs. All fall job postings will go live on August 15 for students to view. You may contact Walsh at 7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as positions are filled and she will remove them from the job board.
The next staff/faculty photo shoot for new employees or those who would like to update their photos will be on Tuesday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Holy Cross Lounge on the third floor of Franz Hall, according to Mary Beebe, marketing and communications. Photos take no more than five minutes. To make an appointment, e-mail email@example.com with the time that you are available. Call 7202 for any questions.
As faculty prepare for fall semester, now is a great time to schedule library instruction for the best choice of dates and times. Librarians will work with you to tailor sessions to your students’ research needs. Classes will meet in the new library classroom on the second floor of the library. We have laptops that students can use, or they can use their own wireless-enabled devices, to gain hands-on experience. To schedule instruction, contact Stephanie Michel at 7418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For travel in the new fiscal year, the University’s mileage reimbursement rate has increased to $0.565 per mile, according to Eric Barger, controller. For those renting cars, the preferred rental agency is Enterprise. Use code “G24733” at Enterprise to get a discounted rate and save money in your University of Portland travel budget. Please decline the rental company’s insurance coverage and use your p-card as Visa provides rental car insurance for the University.