The first meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group for the 2014-2015 academic year will be on Friday, November 7, at 3:30 p.m., in the Murphy Room in Franz Hall. The group will discuss Chapter 3 from Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. The chapter is entitled “When Collaboration Kills Creativity: The Rise of the New Groupthink and the Power of Working Alone.” The reading is posted on the Garaventa Center website at https://wordpress.up.edu/garaventa/fildg/. All faculty and staff are invited. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Norah Martin, philosophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a reminder to all Flex-Plan participants, beginning with the 2014 plan year, all savings under the plan must be used by December 31, 2014, with the exception of up to $500, which can be rolled into the 2015 plan year and used throughout 2015. There will no longer be a 2.5 month grace period.
If you have any questions, contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
All students, staff, faculty, and friends are invited to visit the Crab Lab during its open house on Friday, October 3, from noon to 5 p.m., in Swindells 139 and 128, according to Tara Maginnis, biology. With over 500 gallons of saltwater and six species of crabs, there is plenty to explore. Maginnis and her biology research students will be there explaining how the lab works and what kind of research goes on there (and no, they don’t eat the crabs and neither can you).
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Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., will be inaugurated as University of Portland’s 20th president on September 26, 2014. The Inauguration Mass at 11:45 a.m. and the ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Chiles Center will cap two days of public celebration honoring the new president. All University of Portland community members are invited to celebrate this historic event.
Fr. Poorman was selected as the 20th president by the University of Portland Board of Regents in January 2014. He also served as executive vice president since 2011.
Inauguration events will include:
- Faculty & Staff Reception, Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 3:30-5:30 p.m., The Bluff/Bauccio Commons.
- Classes will be cancelled on Friday, September 26, after 11:15 a.m.
- Inauguration Mass, 11:45 a.m., Chiles Center. All UP community members are welcome. Faculty members are expected to process in academic regalia’ please report to the Chiles Center as soon as possible after 11:15 a.m.
- Inauguration Ceremony, 3 p.m., Chiles Center. All UP community members are welcome. Faculty will be expected to process in academic regalia. Due to the large number of guests from UP and other institutions, faculty are to report to the Chiles Center by 2 p.m.
- Inauguration Reception immediately following the Inauguration Ceremony, Chiles Center Plaza.
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Please join the University community in officially welcoming Fr. Mark Poorman, C.S.C., as our 20th president on Wednesday, September 24, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons dining room and patio. This casual reception will feature light snacks (including some of Fr. Mark’s favorites), an assortment of hors d’oeuvres, full bar, and soft drinks.
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Gary Malecha, a longtime professor of political science at the University of Portland, has received the Spirit of Holy Cross Award, given annually to lay collaborators of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers. The award recognizes lay collaborators who devotedly work to make Blessed Basil Moreau’s vision and mission to “make God known, loved, and served” a reality at the Congregation’s education, parish and mission apostolates.
Malecha was one of six award recipients announced on Sept. 15 by Rev. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, to mark the Solemnity of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Malecha, who has been a professor at the University since 1992, served as chairman of the Department of Political Science for 13 years and currently serves as the University’s NCAA faculty athletic representative.
Malecha was nominated by Rev. Jeffrey Allison, C.S.C., on behalf of the Holy Cross Community at the University of Portland. Fr. Allison said Malecha is supportive of the mission of Holy Cross and is deeply committed to students at the University.
The 2014 recipients also include Melanie Chapleau, assistant to Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., University of Notre Dame; Lori Gorny, office and payroll manager, Provincial Administration Office (Notre Dame, Ind.); Patti Schlarb, seamstress at the Basilica of Sacred Heart, Notre Dame; and Edwin J. and Lea M. Zorn, parishioners, Sacred Heart Parish (Tri-Community Parish), Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The Holy Cross community will formally honor Malecha at a Mass and dinner in January 2015 as part of the celebrations of Congregation found Blessed Basil Moreau’s life. Honorees will receive a proclamation of gratitude signed by provincial superior Fr. Tom O’Hara, C.S.C., on behalf of the entire U.S. Province.
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Mailing services will close at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24; there will be only one mail run to Waldschmidt Hall at 11 a.m. On Friday, September 26, mailing services will close at 2 p.m., with only one run to Waldschmidt Hall at 11 a.m. All packages and items must be ready for mailing/shipping no later than 1:30 p.m. for processing both days; packages and mail will be dropped at St. John’s postal service at 2 p.m.
Printing services will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24; closing time on Friday, September 26 will be 2 p.m. Please be sure to pick up all print jobs before this time as both printing and mailing services will be closed for Inauguration events.
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Faculty and staff who would like to use the University’s tuition exchange benefit for dependent children for the fall 2015 semester need to visit the HR website and fill out a request for approval by December 1, 2014, according to Jason McDonald, admissions. The link is http://tinyurl.com/nnuvj6k.
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The men’s and women’s soccer teams are set to play University of Washington this weekend as the Pilots return home to Merlo Field. The men’s team kicks off the action on Saturday, September 27, at 7 p.m. This game will also be part of Father Mark Poorman’s presidential inauguration with a special halftime. The women’s team takes the field on Sunday, September ,28 at 1 p.m. Both games are part of the Home Grown Players promotion as UP honors the great soccer culture in Portland and the local talent that play for the Pilots.
As a reminder, all faculty and staff can receive 50 percent off general admission tickets. For more information, please visit portlandpilots.com. For tickets, please visit the Pilots Box Office or call 7525.