All University faculty, staff, and students are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for our new academic center, Dundon-Berchtold Hall, on Thursday, September 21, at 6 p.m., on the Eastside Quad near Waldschmidt Hall. There will be a short program in which we will also recognize the generous lead benefactors of the new building, Amy Dundon-Berchtold and Jim Berchtold ’63. If you have any questions about the ceremony or need an accommodation to attend, please contact Hannah Pick in the Office of University Relations at x7397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
The UP Crossroads speaker series kicks off a new season with the theme of “Ethics and Technology” for the 2017-2018 academic year. The engaging series features an informal roundtable discussion hosted by a guest speaker on a topic at the intersection of technology and teaching. Dan McGinty, Dundon-Berchtold Institute, will start the first conversation on September 19 at 3 p.m. in the Digital Lab. Join us for a lively exchange on a compelling topic.
For more information on upcoming speakers and dates, go to this link. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. UP Crossroads is sponsored by Academic Technology Services and Innovation in collaboration with the Clark Library.
The Garaventa Center invites all faculty and staff to this year’s Red Mass, which celebrates those entrusted with the law in our nation, on Monday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The Mass is also open to the public. University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will be the principal celebrant and Rev. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C. university relations, will offer the homily.
The Red Mass is an ancient tradition in the Catholic Church, going back to medieval times, wherein the Holy Spirit is invoked at the beginning of the legal season to guide all those administer the law. The red vestments worn by the priests symbolize the Holy Spirit who descended on the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire on Pentecost and whose wisdom is implored to guide the Church and the Nation.
For ADA accommodations or more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or x7702.
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 Vigil Mass will be celebrated for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the patronal feast of the Congregation of Holy Cross, on Thursday, September 14, at 5 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. All are welcome to attend.
The 12:05 p.m. Mass on Friday, September 15 will also be celebrated in honor of this feast.
For more information contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
Need a bike? Stop by the annual Nicaragua Immersion bike sale, where the Moreau Center will be selling used bikes for a great price! The sale will be taking place Thursday, September 14, from 1:30-6 p.m., in front of the library. All proceeds will go directly to the Nicaragua Immersion service trip.
To learn more about the immersion please go to this link or stop by the bike sale and talk to one of the coordinators while browsing through some awesome bikes.
Mary “Pat” Forker, who worked for 14 years in the payroll office, died from Alzheimer’s disease in Vancouver, Wash., on Tuesday, September 5. Word of her passing reached the University through her longtime friend and coworker, Carol Welch. Those who knew Pat would not be surprised to learn that she never missed a day of work. Despite her calm and gentle demeanor, Pat was known to explode in helpless laughter, especially at the antics and quips of her good friend and office mate Carol. She was also a quietly devout woman who rarely missed a chance to attend noon Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher.
Her funeral service will be held on Friday, September 15, at 11 a.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Vancouver. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat’s life. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 6600 Highland Dr., Vancouver, WA 98661.Pat is is survived by two brothers, John Paque and Gregory Paque; sister, Kathleen Park; husband, Bill; children, Stephen Forkner, Keely Warren, Mehgan Forkner, and Alicia Burck; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Our prayers and condolences to Pat’s family and many friends.
As part of an ongoing effort to simplify the password reset process and provide a more seamless login experience for webmail and Office365 web apps, information services will release a new Self-Service password reset tool and update the sign on process for Office365. These changes are scheduled for 7 a.m. on Thursday September 14. Once the changes are applied, users will be prompted to verify alternate contact methods needed for self-service password reset. Learn more about what to expect here. If you have any questions please contact the help desk at x7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is another new addition to the payroll office, named Ashmeeta Kumar, according to Shiromani Narayan, payroll. She joins the University from Direct Marketing Solutions and brings years of experience in payroll and HR functions. For more information contact Narayan at email@example.com.