The 2017 Constitution Day presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. Bill Curtis, political science, will be speaking about significant constitutional cases that are up for consideration by the Supreme Court. The title will be “Travel Bans, Cell Phone Searches, and Wedding Cakes: The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Cases.” All are welcome and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact political science at x7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship invites all regular faculty to submit proposals to receive funding from the Arthur Butine Faculty Development Fund. Faculty can download Butine application materials, review selection criteria, and consult the timeline for applications by visiting this link. Submissions of post-Butine reports, new Butine applications, and all supporting letters are now done through the Teaching and Scholarship Moodle site at this link. The deadline for submission through Moodle and the applicant’s respective chair (if CAS) is no later than noon on Friday, October 6, 2017. Please note that applicants must discuss their Butine proposals with their respective deans prior to submitting applications for consideration.
A final reminder: All interim or completed project reports of previously funded proposals are due to the Teaching and Scholarship Committee through Moodle, as well as the appropriate dean, no later than October 1. Report forms can be downloaded from the Moodle site listed above.
Please contact Matthew R. Kuhn (TAS@up.edu) for further information.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on September 11-13, in the Clark Library conference room (no. 222), according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments are available during work hours on those days in the Clark library, but appointments must be scheduled at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling call TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
For more information contact Barnard at email@example.com.
As the year gets underway, all faculty are reminded that the Teaching and Learning Collaborative exists to provide a range of resources and tips to help us hone our teaching craft. Each week, upbeat will publish a Tip of the Week; these will be archived in the very searchable TLC website, www.up.edu/tl. There you will find brief articles, videos and podcasts, as well as links to syllabus statements, Teaching Toolkits containing ideas for cross-curricular initiatives such as internationalization and ethics, and much more. TLC commits to presenting brownbag discussions and workshops each semester, which are driven by faculty concerns and expertise. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All University of Portland faculty and staff are invited to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store from August 18 to September 10, according to Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., university relations. Each employee can bring four guests with them to shop and use the invitation multiple times during that date range. Click this link to access or print the invitation.
There is also is an end-of-season sale happening at the Employee Store from August 18-August 20.
The below provides more details on what you will receive:
WHAT’S THERE AND WHAT ARE MY SAVINGS?
- Items in the store are at employee pricing. Tags are marked with prices. Discounts can vary.
- Includes all brands in the Columbia Sportswear family of brands: Columbia Sportswear, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, and prAna.
- 50,000 sq. feet of each brand’s newest and most popular styles.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Bring the invitation with you to the store reception desk, or show to the receptionist on your mobile phone.
- Show your work/organization ID (options listed on invite).
- This invitation is non-transferable but you can bring your family and friends with you (up to 4 guests per person, per visit).
- You are welcome to visit multiple times during the invitation period.
LOCATION, PHONE & HOURS:
- Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, 14100 NW Science Park Drive, Portland OR 97229
- Store phone: 503.985.4125
- Store hours: M-SAT: 10a-7p / SUN: 10a-6p.
The 2017 Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education will take place on Wednesday, September 6, at 7:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Christine Firer Hinze, PhD, Professor of Christian Ethics at Fordham University, will present “Against the Grain: Could Zeal for Solidarity be UP’s Gift for our Fractious Time?” The Zahm Lecture is free and open to all.
Drawing from the Holy Cross legacy in dialogue with modern Catholic social thought, Firer Hinze proposes that zeal for solidarity may offer a frame for education in faith sorely needed in today’s world. Firer Hinze is Director of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University. Her teaching and research focus on foundational and applied ethical issues, with special emphasis on the dynamics of social transformation, Catholic social thought, and economic and work justice for women, families, and vulnerable groups. Her recent publications include Glass Ceilings and Dirt Floors: Women, Work, & the Global Economy (2015), and essays in Theological Studies, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Association of America, and The Journal of Catholic Social Thought.
The Zahm Lecture in American Catholic Education was established in 1999 to honor Rev. John Zahm, C.S.C., an eminent Holy Cross priest and scientist of the late 19th and early 20th century. Zahm, superior of the Holy Cross in America when the University was founded in 1901, contributed counsel, money, and Holy Cross men to the nascent University. The Zahm lecture honors both his memory and the legacy of Holy Cross priests and brothers on The Bluff by addressing important issues surrounding American Catholic education.
Join us for a concert by renowned liturgical musician David Haas on Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The concert is free and open to all, with a reception to follow. Haas is the composer of sacred favorites “We are Called,” “You are Mine,” “Blest are They” and many more beloved hymns, as well as his latest collection, God Never Tires. David’s music appears in many hymnals and anthologies for numerous Christian denominations around the world, and he presents workshops, retreats, and concerts at parish events and national conferences throughout the country and worldwide. A collaboration by the Garaventa Center and Campus Ministry.
Academic technology services and innovation is pleased to announce a lineup of Teaching with Technology Workshops for Fall 2017. There is an exciting array of topics including Windows 10 Basics, What’s New with Moodle, Snagit for Capturing Screen Shots, Office 365 Basics, and more. All workshops below will take place in the Clark Library Digital Lab (on the top floor of the library). For more information, workshop descriptions, and to RSVP to any of these workshops, please visit the Teaching with Technology page on the UP Teaching & Learning site.
The next Music at Midweek performance will take place on Wednesday, September 6, 12:30 to 1:30, in Mago Hunt Center recital hall, and will feature Lisa Chilsholm, a Juilliard trained bassoonist and professional orchestral musician who is also certified in psychology and counseling. She teaches “preparation techniques and mental skills to artists so they can bring their best selves to the stage.” See more at this link.
The Clark Library has a new gallery space on the main floor. We invite you to visit the first exhibit, which features Howard Hall images and artifacts. Howard Hall was at the intersection of campus life for nearly a century and the historic photographs capture its construction and uses over the years. The exhibit also includes a time capsule found in the cornerstone during the building’s deconstruction. The exhibit will be up through September 15 and also on September 21, the day of the groundbreaking for Dundon-Berchtold Hall.