The collaboratives for International Studies and Global Outreach and Teaching and Learning invite all faculty and staff to the Forum on Comprehensive Internationalization on Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the board room of Baccio Commons. There will be three panels that will address comprehensive internationalization initiatives, including internationalizing the curriculum, course opportunities, and overseas experiences. Staff and faculty are welcome. Everyone who attends is also invited to stay for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Please RSVP for lunch with Belgin Inan at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Questions? Please contact Kate Regan, international languages and cultures, at email@example.com. Childcare will be provided.
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.
The development office has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $150,000 from Tom and Mary Herche, of Seattle, whose son Charlie ’09 played baseball for the Pilots. The gift will help finance improvements of Joe Etzel Field, formerly Pilot Stadium, which was completed prior to the 1988 baseball season. The stadium was renamed in the summer of 2004 in honor of former Portland athletic director and long-time head baseball coach Joe Etzel.
The first phase of the baseball stadium upgrade includes installing artificial turf, stadium lights, and outfield/perimeter fencing. Pending continued fundraising progress, the athletic department would like to begin construction on the first phase as early as the conclusion of the 2014 season with other phases to follow in subsequent years.
The Herche family gift is part of the RISE Campaign, which was announced in December 2010 and seeks to raise $175 million by 2014. The RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $162 million to date, is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information go to http://rise.up.edu/ or contact the development office at 7395.
The Clark Library has been open for two weeks, but the official celebration will be held on Friday, September 27, from 2 to 5 p.m., according to Diane Sotak. This public open house will have refreshments, tours, and readings by our own Brian Doyle. Mark your calendars and come celebrate with us! For more information contact the library at 7111 or go to http://library.up.edu.
Karen Peters, athletics, has been named a recipient of a 2013 Administrator of the Year Award by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA). The award recognizes the outstanding achievements and success of women working in athletics. A respected leader at the institutional, conference, and national levels, Peters also served as interim athletic director at UP from January to June 2012. For more information contact athletics at 7117 or go to www.portlandpilots.com.
The University’s violence prevention strategy, Green Dot, reminds all of us that we have the power to prevent violence through taking action and intervening in situations that have the potential to cause harm, according to Kristina Houck, health center. During last week’s Orientation, incoming freshmen were invited to join in defining violence prevention as a community responsibility, ensuring that fewer people are affected by violence at UP.
The Green Dot Team thanks all faculty, staff and administrators who have joined us in conveying to the entire community that we are all committed to doing our part to prevent violence. If you haven’t yet, please consider displaying a poster in your office, including a statement of support in your e-mail signature line, adding a message about preventing violence to your syllabus or student worker materials, or simply adding a green dot to PowerPoint slides used in presentations.
To assist you in demonstrating your commitment to preventing violence, the team has created a Green Dot media kit with suggestions and materials for your use. It is available for download at www.up.edu/greendot on the ‘What Can I Do?’ page alongside the faculty and staff tool kit. If you need of a poster for your office, please e-mail Houck at email@example.com.
The Garaventa Center is now located in the Corrado Room on the third floor of Franz Hall, according to program coordinator Jamie Powell. The larger space will be used for pre-event receptions, smaller talks or workshops, and to invite faculty and staff to “Thirst Fridays” each semester, meant to serve as joyful and festive events with a goal of encouraging camaraderie across departments and schools on campus. The Garaventa Center will build on relationships it has established on campus over the last eight years that engage students, faculty and staff in conversations in the Catholic intellectual tradition while forming new working relationships that continue to foster study, reflection and an ongoing exchange about faith and culture. For more information contact Powell at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mass schedule at the Chapel of Christ the Teacher will return to its regular academic year times with the start of the fall 2013 semester. Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. Daily Mass, Monday through Friday, will be celebrated at 12:05 p.m. Confessions will be heard on Monday evenings from 9 to 10 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.
Kristina Houck has been appointed as Title IX deputy director for training and education, according to Title IX coordinator Elayne Shapiro, communication studies. She also serves as wellness education and prevention program coordinator for the University.
Please note that the Early Alert form, available on both the Early Alert and Title IX page, now requests a brief summary, as well as source of the information (i.e. victim, witness, 3rd party or anonymous). Mandated reporting requires a completed report even if the information is second-hand. This is a modification to information that personnel may have received last year through Title IX training. From this point forward, please be sure to complete a report to Title IX for any incident of sexual harassment, stalking, dating violence, sexual assault, or sexual discrimination you are made aware of; whether it be a report from a victim, a witness, a third party, or something of which you are personally aware.
Please note that Title IX can provide accommodations for victims, including a change in class schedule, alternative housing options, counseling, and assisting the victim in feeling safe and able to fully participate in campus activities.
For more information contact Shapiro at 7349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New and returning students are being welcomed to The Bluff with a historical display of new school year traditions from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, created by the University Museum in the display case near the computer stations in the Pilot House. Campus community members are also invited to view pictorial displays of the Peace Garden, Galati Memorial, Victory Bell, and Rigley Field. If you’ve wanted to know how and why we have some of these special campus landmarks and locations, you can learn more about them in the three display cases located in Buckley Center Auditorium Foyer.
The University Museum is located in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014, and is open Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and also by appointment. All are welcome to visit. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or email@example.com for more information.