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 email@example.com.
The Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation will unveil its new Innovation Lab in the Fall semester, according to director Peter Rachor. Finishing touches are being put on the lab, located in Franz Hall room 123, along with the new, updated Franz Center office in room 121.
The Innovation Lab is based on the model of the d.school Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, and is designed by the same firm, Steelcase. Designers from Steelcase worked with local dealer SmithCFI and a diverse team of UP students and faculty to develop the new lab’s design.
“This is designed to be a learning studio, as opposed to a lecture space,” says Rachor. “It is the first real innovation space of its kind in the state, which enhances our leading role in innovation offerings and supports creativity and learning styles for our students.”
The idea for the Innovation Lab came from students who participated in the National Science Foundation’s University Innovation Fellows program (http://universityinnovationfellows.org). As part of the program, they spend a weekend at Stanford’s d.school and returned with a mission to develop a similar space at UP. The lab was funded through the RISE Campaign, including the support of several donors to the Franz Center.
The lab will be open to all students, faculty, and staff, regardless of major. The space can be used for group project sessions, class assignments, breakout sessions, and more. The lab will offer technology and office configurations to facilitate collaboration and idea generation, as well as materials and tools for early stage prototyping and mock-ups.
Scheduling for the two innovation pods will be done online, and will be incorporated into the Clark Library’s scheduling app later this semester. Eventually, card keys will allow access from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., with extended hours in the future.
An official opening ceremony will take place in October. For more information contact the Franz Center at x7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TIAA investment counselor Patrick Egan will be on campus for individual financial counseling sessions with University employees September 20-22 in the Orrico Hall Conference Room. These sessions are available to any employee and appointments can be made by going to www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or call TIAA at (877) 842-2028, press 5.
For more information contact HR at email@example.com.
The New Faculty Orientation Booklet presents photos and bios to welcome the fresh faces of new faculty and staff colleagues as the year begins. For the sake of the newbies, here is something about the (senior?) trail-blazers who have shaped our campus, helping setting a tone of excellence and cheer in this community. Curious? Check out the most recent blog post from the University Museum and Archives at https://sites.up.edu/museum/yesterdays-new-faculty/.
For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 8038.
All faculty and staff are invited to take part in Riverboat, the annual student activities late-night campus tradition, immediately following the men’s soccer Ohio State game on Friday, September 2. The fun goes from 9 p.m. to midnight. Just follow the Villa Drum Squad to the River Campus for food carts, live music, carnival games, photo booths, henna tattoos, and a cash bar. Access to the River Campus will be from behind the President’s House; a shuttle will be available at the Beauchamp Center entrance.
For more information contact Tyler Zimmerman, weekend and late night program coordinator, at x7516 or email@example.com.
Due to the semi-monthly payroll date of Friday, September 2, timesheets are due by 3 p.m. on Monday, August 29, according to Karen Davis, payroll. Supervisors will have until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30 to approve all hours.
For more information contact payroll at 7338 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.
A professional photographer will be on campus to take headshot photos for faculty and employees on Friday, September 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the quiet side of Bauccio Commons. Photo sessions should take no more than five minutes. To make an appointment, e-mail email@example.com with a range of time that you are available. We especially encourage anyone without a professional headshot to attend, as public safety photos will be no longer be available for directory use on the new UP website.
The recreational services office celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center on Wednesday, August 24.
“The facility has had a huge impact on campus and we are thrilled with the growth of our programs this year,” says Rec Services director Brian Dezzani. “More students, faculty and staff are working out than ever before at UP. I’m sure our recruiting efforts benefit from this great building as well. I heard a parent touring campus with her son, a potential student from Puyallup, Washington, say ‘It’s tough for other schools to compete when he sees a recreation center like this.'”
For more information contact recreational services at 7177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.