Registration for “Creating Space for Beauty, Hope and Wonder”— a spiritual retreat open to all faculty members — is now open. Spend a day at The Grotto being refreshed and given time to reflect and simply be, as a busy year gets underway. Brief talks will be given by Fr. Stephen Rowan; Casey Shillam, nursing; and Fr. Charlie Gordon, CSC, Garventa Center. All materials, including lunch, will be provided for retreatants. The day begins with an optional Mass at 8:30 a.m., and coffee and donuts at 9 a.m.; the full retreat will last from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The Offices of Campus Ministry, the Provost and Garaventa Center are sponsoring all costs. Please register online at this link for the limited number of seats. For further information, contact Fr. Jim Gallagher, CSC, 8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In an effort to make Sunday Mass more accessible to the campus community, Campus Ministry is adding a Sunday Mass at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher, starting September 4. The 9 p.m. Sunday Mass is moving to the St. Andre Chapel in Tyson Hall. Sunday Mass will continue to be held in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 10:30 a.m.
Beginning August 29, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will on Tuesday evenings from 9-10 p.m. and Friday afternoons from 12:30-3 p.m.
Daily Masses in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will remain at 12:05 p.m. Mass times in the residence halls during the week are unchanged except for the addition of a Tuesday 10:15 p.m. Mass in Lund Family Hall. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue to be offered at 9-9:45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher when classes are in session.
For more information, contact Campus Ministry, 7131.
University of Portland will welcome the second largest class in school history this week when the Class of 2020 arrives on campus for Orientation. Approximately 960 new freshmen are expected to begin classes this fall.
The UP Class of 2020 is highly academically accomplished, with an approximate average SAT score of 1192 and average high school GPA of 3.65.
Some pre-Orientation activities begin on Tuesday, August 23. International students will participate in the three-day Ohana program, and more than 100 incoming freshmen will participate in the annual Service Plunge August 23-25. They will volunteer at Cesar Chavez School, American Red Cross, Roosevelt High School, Harper’s Playground and Arbor Lodge Park, Peninsula School, Astor School, Friends of Trees, Rebuilding Center, and Saint Andre Bessette and Holy Cross Catholic Churches.
The bulk of the freshman class and new transfer students arrive on Thursday, August 25, when they move into their residence halls, beginning at 9 a.m. Orientation activities continue throughout the weekend.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the President’s Welcome at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 26, in the Chiles Center.
The 2016 Orientation Mass will take place on Saturday, August 27, at 5 p.m. in the Chiles Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend to help welcome the newest members of the campus community. Faculty and staff participating in the academic procession at the beginning of the Mass should plan to arrive by 4:20 p.m. The academic procession will begin at 4:45 p.m.
For more information, contact Jeromy Koffler, student activities, email@example.com.
The University of Portland welcomes 36 new faculty members this week when they begin new faculty orientation on Tuesday, August 23. The day-long program will introduce the new faculty to the University’s resources, traditions, and culture with sessions on teaching and learning, scholarship, faith and formation, and service and leadership. Faculty Academy sessions will continue throughout the academic year. New faculty include:
Air Force ROTC: Cpt. Larry Ingersoll and Cpt. Katherine Schultz
Army ROTC: Cpt. Jessy Claerhout, Cpt. Patrick Koerwitz, Cpt. Samuel Quinlan, Sfc. Channing Rosenbalm, Maj. Tracy Trudell, and Cpt. Kiernan White
Biology: Christie Engesser Cesar and John White
Business: Satoris Culbertson, Ruth Dittrich, Montana Hisel-Cochran, and Stuart Weiss
Communication Studies: Natalie Nelson-Marsh
Education: Randy Hetherington
Engineering: Saikat Chakrabarti, Christopher Hainley, and Edward Riley
English: Cheri Buck-Perry
Environmental Science: Heather Carpenter and Kristin Sweeney
Library: Xan Arch
Mathematics: Brian Huyvaert and Jakob Kotas
Nursing: Erica Bailey, Chris Blackhurst, Mary (Mallie) Kozy, Rebecca Mickel, and Holly Simpson
Performing & Fine Arts: Joseph Jefferson
Sociology & Social Work: Lauren Alfrey and Kevin Jones
Theology: SimonMary Aihiokhai, Nina Henrichs-Tarasenkova, and Rachel Wheeler
Learn more about these new UP community members in the new faculty orientation guide. For more information, contact the Office of the Provost, 7105.
In honor of the Summer Olympics, the University museum and archives blog created daily posts featuring amateur athletics on The Bluff. Posts feature a mix of sports memorabilia from the University museum; athletic photographs from the University archives; and early University Olympians.
- Day 1: First University Olympian
- Day 2: Amateur Athletics: Fencing
- Day 3: Amateur Athletics: Boxing
- Day 4: Amateur Athletics: Archery
- Day 5: John Murphy, Olympian
- Day 6: Amateur Athletics: Weightlifting
- Day 7: Amateur Athletics: Track Shoes
- Day 8: Amateur Athletics: Golf
- Day 9: Amateur Athletics: Trampoline
- Day 10: Amateur Athletics: Hurdles
- Day 11: University Olympians
- Day 12: Amateur Athletics: Soccer
- Day 13: Amateur Athletics: Men’s Tennis
- Day 14: Amateur Athletics: Women’s Tennis
- Day 15: Amateur Athletics: Swimming
- Day 16: Amateur Athletics: Discus
- Day 17: Rudy Scholz, Olympic Gold Medalist
For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 8038.
Accessible Education Services is offering Exam Accommodation Workshops for faculty on August 22 at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and on August 23 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Topics covered will include helpful tips for planning ahead for exam accommodations, support resources available, and legal requirements.
To RSVP for a workshop, please contact Susan Ayres, accessible education services, at email@example.com or 8985.
The hiring period for the fall semester begins August 15 when all job openings are posted on the new student job board, according to Laura Barnard, financial aid. Over the next few weeks, hundreds of students will be checking the online job board looking to apply to on campus jobs. It is now required to post all open positions for student employment on the new HireTouch board.
Check out our supervisor resources web page that has HireTouch Help Sheets on how to post jobs as well as managing and hiring applicants. Paper referral forms are no longer being handed out at financial aid for new hires.
Contact Barnard at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as positions are filled and she will assist with removing them from the job board.
The Dorm Decoration Competition is a move in day tradition at UP. The marketing and communication office is inviting all faculty and staff to participate in the competition by voting for the new People’s Choice Award during move in day on Thursday, Aug. 25. Participants can walk around campus anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to take a look at all nine residence halls for their décor and spirit (Lund Family Hall will be in the running this year!) as well as the welcome signs around The Bluff. Faculty and staff will be provided two chips for voting. All votes will be cast at the Pilot House during move in day. The winner will be announced with the other Dorm Competition awards at half-time during the soccer game on Aug. 26.
Email email@example.com if you would like to participate or keep an eye out on Wednesday, Aug. 24 for staffers passing out the voting chips.
Clark Library staff are looking ahead and ready to tackle fall semester course reserves, according to Jane Scott, library. To ensure that reserves are available by the start of the semester, please e-mail a list of citations to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online form. Library staff also handle scanning and copyright permissions, so please include course name, course number, instructor, and number of students enrolled in each section.
There will be an opening reception for Rev. Mark Ghyselinck, C.S.C.’s art show “Look Again,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24 in the Buckley Center gallery. The event, hosted by the Garaventa Center, will feature opening remarks from Fr. Ghyselinck as well as wine and refreshments. All are welcome to attend. For more information on the opening reception, please contact the Garaventa Center at 7702 or email@example.com.
The show will feature a large collection of Fr. Ghyselinck’s landscape paintings featuring scenes of the UP campus, Oregon, Salzburg, and many places in Europe, Africa, and Australia.
For more information on the art show, contact performing and fine arts at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.