Two new staff members have joined the Shiley School. Cathy Myers (pictured on left) is the new director of industry and community partnerships. She comes to the University from CH2M Hill and is a 1983 UP alumna. Cathy will also be teaching the EGR 483/484 sequence, as well as co-teaching the EGR 300 course. Zulema Naegele (pictured on right) started as the STEP Retention Counselor funded with a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant received in May. Zuly will be helping improve retention rates for first year and sophomore engineering students. For more information contact Kim Spir at 7314 or email@example.com.
The men’s soccer team takes the field for the first time this year, at home on Friday, August 30 as they take on UC Davis at 7 p.m. As part of the Nike Portland Invitational, the Pilots will also host Cleveland State University on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. For more information, visit portlandpilots.com. For tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office located in the Chiles Center or call 7525.
Pilot soccer phenom Amanda Frisbie is looking to follow in the footsteps of two other former great Pilots, Christine Sinclair and Shannon MacMillen, as she was named to the watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the soccer equivalent to the Heisman Trophy in college football, given each year to the nation’s top male and female soccer players. For more information contact Jon Brooks at 7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, August 31, University of Portland first-year students will be uniquely immersed in the three hallmarks of our University: Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership. Faculty and staff members are asked to consider being a part of this endeavor by participating in the ninth annual Building Community: Serving to Learn program. Junior student Megan Lester is organizing this half day of community service and discussion for all first-year students, in coordination with the Shepard Freshman Resource Center and the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership.
As University community members, faculty and staff often go beyond the boundaries of classrooms and offices in their investment in the lives of students. This generosity is one of the unique advantages that students experience at the University of Portland. By giving time on August 31 to work alongside students and serve as a facilitator for a group of fifteen students after their experience faculty and staff will be fulfilling a vital part of the University’s mission. More information and a signup form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/cnhalnl. The day’s schedule is as follows:
- 8:15 am: Meet at the Tennis Center/Breakfast
- 8:45-9 a.m.: Send-off to designated sites • 12-1:15 p.m.: Return to campus, pick up lunch, discussion in small groups
- 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Closing ceremony.
For more information contact Brenda Greiner, freshman center, at 7895 or 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.