Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Campus Program Board (CPB) Rock the Bluff concert on Saturday, April 13, at 8:30 p.m. A pop rock band, Boys like Girls, will be the headline act, with support from UP student band The Harm as the opening act. Doors to the Chiles Center open at 8 p.m. There will be a beer garden in the south mezzanine area from 8-9:30 p.m. for guests of legal age. There is a limit of 2 complimentary tickets per person. Please pickup your ticket(s) in the Office of Student Activities, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. starting April 8. For more information contact Sean Ducey, CPB director, at email@example.com. TIckets will be given away first-come, first-served.
All UP French studies majors who applied for English teaching assistantships (ETAs) sponsored by the French government to teach English in France next academic year have been accepted, according to Trudie Booth, international languages and cultures. The students are Daniel Lunchick-Seymour, Makena Collin, Sarah Wong, and Nicole Fleury. The assistantships are sponsored by the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and give eligible French majors the opportunity to teach English to French students of all ages. For more information contact Booth at 7250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UP Child Care Advisory Board (CCAB) and Hocus Focus Photography are offering a photo shoot fundraiser to benefit the UP child care facility. All faculty and staff are welcome to sign up for a 20-30 minute photo shoot of their kids and/or the whole family, and 20 percent of proceeds will go back to the UP facility. The shoot will be held on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m., in Buckley Center room 108. To schedule your photo shoot and obtain a pricing list, please e-mail Anissa Rogers, social and behavioral sciences, at email@example.com.
Faculty and staff members who are looking for childcare during end-of-the-year events like nursing pinning, ROTC, baccalaureate Mass, graduate or undergraduate commencement, or the Faculty Gala can make arrangements with Vermont Hills Family Life Centers and the University of Portland childcare site. Four-hour daycare sessions will be available at $30 per child or $40 per family on the following dates:
- Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 5, 1-5 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 7, 6-10 p.m.
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve spots, but the deposit will be applied toward childcare costs. Please contact VHFLC UP site director Cala Richman to reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University employees have a new TIAA-CREF investment counselor, Yasemin Under, and there will be an increased number of dates and times for individual financial counseling sessions on campus. The April 2013 visits are on Tuesday, April 16, Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18. To see available times and sign up, go to the HR website (http://www.up.edu/hr/) or 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.
The University history department and its Rho Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honors society, hosted the Northwest Regional Conference on April 4-6. It is the largest regional conference in the country and included 140 student presenters from over 20 different schools around the region, including University of Idaho, Montana State University/Billings, Gonzaga University, Western Washington University, Portland State, and Linfield College. Eight students from UP presented their research at the conference. The conference program can be found at http://wordpress.up.edu/history/2013-pat-conference-info/.
Since 1962, when the first Luau was held on The Bluff, the Hawaiian Club has continued the tradition of hosting its annual Luau on campus. For a fun look at past Hawaiian Club Luaus and photos of the Hawaiian Club through the years, stop by and view a new display 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 a display about ASUP (Associated Students of the University of Portland). Since 1949, ASUP has been part of student life on The Bluff, serving students and student groups through student government, providing entertainment and social activities through the Campus Program Board, and offering student services such as Pilot Express and ADvantage. With ASUP elections held recently, the University Museum created a historical look at ASUP located in the basement of Shipstad Hall across from the computer room.
The University Museum is located in the basement of Shipstad Hall, room 014, and is open Monday-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 the museum. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The International Club is hosting Africa Live! on Saturday, April 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the Mehling Ballroom. This event showcases the African culture and heritage represented by international students on campus. Julius Achon, former Lord’s Resistance Army child solider and a 1996 and 2000 Olympian for Uganda, will speak about his life and his organization, the Achon Uganda Children’s Fund. Congolese musician Melodie d’Amour will close out the party with a performance of Afrobeat. Students will share stories about their home country and a light dinner of dishes spanning the African continent will be served. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Krista Kennedy, international student services, at email@example.com.
Students and faculty from all disciplines are welcome to attend a writing workshop with Lois Marshall titled “Writing for Publication: Breaking the Ice,” on Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319. Her workshop is sponsored by the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International. Marshall has been a nursing professional for over 30 years, and held a variety of faculty and administration positions at the University of Miami School of Nursing before pursuing a career in nursing education consultation. For more information contact Lindsay Chelton, nursing, at 8141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portland author Peter Ames Carlin will present a lecture, “Revolving Sounds: How the Beatles and the Beach Boys Created Art-Rock in the 1960s,” on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. His talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Carlin has written critically acclaimed biographies of Paul McCartney (Paul McCartney: A Life, 2010), Brian Wilson (Catch A Wave: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, 2007), and Bruce Springsteen (Bruce, 2012). His talk will contrast the personal and creative stories behind the work of Lennon & McCartney and Beach Boys founder and composer Brian Wilson. Carlin will explore an intriguing paradox: while the Beatles’ creative explosion was fueled by confidence and collaboration, Brian Wilson’s creativity grew out of deep-seated fear and a stiffening resistance to his creative impulses, yet both sets of creators were chasing the same ideal and inspiring one another along the way. The lecture is an offshoot of the honors course in progress, “Beatles, Beach Boys, and God,” led by Brad Franco, history, and Michael Cameron, theology.
For more information contact Cameron at 7369 or email@example.com.