Join staff and faculty colleagues from all over the campus at the year’s first Thirst Friday social on Friday, September 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Garaventa Center. Come for 10 minutes or two hours to enjoy convivial conversations, one of the best balconies on campus, sodas, wine, and surprise treats that have struck the fancy of your hosts, Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., Karen Eifler, and Jamie Powell. It’s all happening in 330 Franz Hall. Bring a friend, especially if they are new to UP. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Portland Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) training is available for all faculty, staff, and students, according to Jeff Rook, public safety. Volunteers are trained by the University’s CCERT trainers and Portland Fire and Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance on campus and in the immediate surrounding neighborhood. Public safety offers CCERT classes at no cost to people who live or work at the University of Portland. UP CCERT program participants attend a total of 24 hours of hands-on training. Classes are on Wednesdays, 4 to 7 p.m., starting September 10 in Buckley Center room 163. Online registration is available at http://upccertfall2014.eventbrite.com/. For more information contact Rook at 7161 or email@example.com.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Informational on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 6 p.m., in Franz Hall Murphy Room (room 426). The MAT is an intensive program designed to prepare individuals with baccalaureate degrees for teaching in K-12 schools. MAT graduates earn a master’s degree and are eligible for Oregon Initial Licensure at two contiguous levels of authorization: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle and/or High School. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the School of Education at 7135.
Air Force ROTC Detachment 695 would like formally invite the university community to a flag retirement ceremony on Tuesday, September 9, at 5:45 to 6:10 p.m., in the courtyard of the Chiles Center next to the flagpole.
The ceremony is to honor our nation’s flag and those who fought and died protecting it. The date was chosen to remember those who lost their lives during the tragic events on September 11, 2001.
During the ceremony a flag will be retired that has become unserviceable due to proper use and display. When a worn flag is no longer a suitable symbol of our nation and what it stands for, it is required that the flag be disposed of with the utmost respect and care.
To help show respect for both our flag and the freedoms it represents, Detachment 695 invites you to join them for a ceremonial burning and retirement of our nation’s colors.
For more information, please contact Rob Moriarty, AFROTC, at 7216.
A new program was launched this fall to bring intentional student leadership around faith and community to the University’s residence halls. The Faith and Formation Ambassador Program is a redesign of the Faith & Leadership House that had existed on campus since 2006. Rather than placing student leaders in a single community home, this new program seeks to integrate them into the residence hall communities to foster the Christian community of the University of Portland within the context of each hall.
In the program’s inaugural year, there are 14 students serving as faith and formation ambassadors across campus, within at least one in each residence hall. Through the collaboration of the theology department, residence life, the Moreau Center, and campus ministry, faith and formation ambassadors are supported in their charge to “actively and critically grow in faith, build community within a particular residence hall and throughout the University, and serve others.” Faith and formation ambassadors also participate in a required one-credit course, Theology 347, which provides them the opportunity to reflect critically and theologically on the service they are providing in the halls.
For more information contact Beth Barsotti, campus ministry, at 7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams return home this week for a total of four games, three of which will be played at Merlo Field, and one to be played at Nike Campus. The action kicks off on Friday at 2 p.m., when the men take on Duquesne. The women also will take the field on Friday with a 7 p.m. game vs. Miami. Then on Sunday, the men will take on Siena at 1 p.m. at Ronaldo Field at Nike Headquarters, while the women take on San Diego State at 2:30 p.m. here at Merlo Field. For more information on Pilot athletics, please visit portlandpilots.com. For tickets, call the Pilots box office at 7525 or visit the box office inside the Chiles Center. As a reminder, all faculty and staff can receive 50 percent off season tickets and 50 percent off general admission single game tickets.
Want to incorporate new media technologies into your teaching? Looking for ideas on how to create multimedia assignments in the classroom? Come to “Campus Media in the Classroom” on Wednesday, September 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Digital Lab classroom of the Clark Library.
Talks from faculty and staff will focus on campus resources, services, and support available for a wide variety of media-centered projects. Tour the Digital Lab and visit the facility’s image and audio production studios. Learn how to build your students’ multimedia skills through assignments that can be incorporated into every discipline. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Sponsored by the Clark Library, academic technology services, and the Teaching and Learning Collaborative. For more information contact the library at 7111 or email@example.com.
All faculty members who wrote a letter of recommendation for a student to pursue off-campus research this past summer are asked to please send the student’s name to John Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org). The provost’s office is preparing a document, similar to A Community of Scholars, about students; documenting the on-campus experiences is fairly easy, but they are now trying to collect information about students’ an off-campus experiences. Orr’s office can follow up with students for more details about their experience and simply need to know who applied. UP students are doing amazing things, and they should be recognized for their efforts.
For more information contact Michele Leasor, undergraduate scholarly engagement office, at 8264 or email@example.com.
Expand your multimedia skills! The Clark Library’s Digital Lab is offering workshops in September that cover Mac for Beginners, Digital Poster Making, Introduction to Photoshop, and Using your Digital Camera. All workshops are open to current students, faculty, and staff. Space is limited, so register online to claim your spot at http://tinyurl.com/mozmmnf.
Physical plant director André Hutchinson has announced the hiring of a second locksmith, Matt Nantz, to work in the University locksmith shop. Nantz and his wife recently relocated to Portland from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Matt worked in the locksmith trade for approximately 10 years, including work experience at the University of Michigan. He joins UP locksmith Dave Bachman and will help to reduce backlog and wait-times while the physical plant continues to improve building access controls and overall campus security. Please welcome him to the UP team.
For more information contact Hutchinson at 7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.