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, 4:30-7:30, starting September 11 in Buckley Center room 310. Online registration is available at http://upccert.eventbrite.com/. For more information contact Rook at 7161 or email@example.com.
The collaboratives for International Studies and Global Outreach and Teaching and Learning invite all faculty and staff to the Forum on Comprehensive Internationalization on Saturday, September 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the board room of Baccio Commons. There will be three panels that will address comprehensive internationalization initiatives, including internationalizing the curriculum, course opportunities, and overseas experiences. Staff and faculty are welcome. Everyone who attends is also invited to stay for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Please RSVP for lunch with Belgin Inan at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Questions? Please contact Kate Regan, international languages and cultures, at email@example.com. Childcare will be provided.
The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) is pleased to announce the first International film series on campus that will begin this semester, 2013, and continue into spring semester, 2014. Filmmakers from Portland, including faculty and staff from UP, will screen their works related to international travel and research. The first screening will be on Thursday, September 12, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Kate Regan (pictured), international languages and cultures, will screen her latest film, “Trekking with Quijote.” Courtney Vail Fletcher, communication studies, and Jeff Kennel, marketing and communications, will screen their film on Nicaragua in November. For more details, go to the CISGO website at www. up.edu/cisgo.
Faculty members who wish to spread their nine-month pay over twelve months need to fill out a form in the payroll office in order to do so. The deadline for payroll to receive the forms is Monday, September 16, 2013. Those who have previously signed up for the twelve month option will continue to be paid on that basis until the payroll office receives a written authorization to stop the plan. Those who miss the September deadline will have to wait until the following fall to make the change. The twelve month payments begin in September 2013 and end in August 2014. If you have any questions please call Debbie Schwartzkopf, payroll, at 8338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.