Faculty and staff who are covered under UP’s Kaiser health insurance will have an opportunity to receive a flu vaccination sponsored by the HR office on Friday, October 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will be held on campus in Franz Hall room 120. You will need to bring your Kaiser Permanente card along photo I.D. in order to receive a flu shot.
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Join the Garaventa Center on Thursday, October 26, for a free lecture, “Santa Muerte: The Fastest Growing New Religious Movement in the Americas,” at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. In his talk, Virginia Commonwealth University professor R. Andrew Chesnut will shine a light on the controversial Mexican folk saint of death and her skyrocketing popularity. Chesnut holds the Bishop Walter F. Sullivan Chair and is professor of religious studies at VCU. He is a regular news commentator on religious affairs and writes a blog for The Huffington Post. For ADA accommodations or more information: x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend a series of panels focused on the skills, values, and content of an excellent undergraduate education. The panels will support our review of the core curriculum. The first panel is a discussion with the UP deans on Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 to 8 pm. The second panel is on Wednesday, October 25, 6:30 to 8 p.m., and will consist of faculty members. Please RSVP here for any and all of the panels.
For more information, please call Lauretta Frederking at x7848 or email email@example.com.
The University of Portland is the host partner for the selection and presentation of the 2018 Opus Prize, which recognizes faith-based humanitarian leaders addressing some of the world’s most persistent social problems.
As part of this honor, the University seeks three of its full-time faculty or staff to participate in due diligence site visits with six UP students and members of the Opus Prize Foundation during the spring of 2018. These site visits will be to meet and engage with three finalists under consideration for the Opus Prize. There will be a total of three site visits, and one faculty or staff person and two students will be assigned to each of these delegations. Locations of the site visits will be determined in spring 2018.
Faculty/staff ambassador responsibilities include a commitment of pre-travel preparation, week-long travel in March or May of 2018, and participation in award activities on campus and in Portland in November of 2018. Student ambassadors are being selected this semester through a separate protocol. A committee of campus and community members will serve as the selection body for faculty/staff ambassadors.
The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Learn more about the faculty/staff ambassador roles and how to apply by visiting the UP Opus Prize website. You can learn more about the Opus Prize, the Opus Prize Foundation values, and past award recipients atwww.opusprize.org.
The Pamplin School of Business will present the Operations and Technology Operations Symposium on Thursday, October 19, 4 to 7 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. The event is part of the Bauccio Lecture Series. Attendees can network with thought leaders and be inspired by top corporations using the latest strategies in information technology, operations, and data management.
The keynote, “Innovation, Trends, and Strategy,” will be delivered by Mike Malin, Nike vice president of IT product and merchandising solutions. Session speakers are Vikas Sharma and Keith Burton, both of Intel Corporation.
Cost is $50 per person, which includes networking reception, certificate, and digital badge. To register go to sites.up.edu/otm.
Please submit your spring book orders to the bookstore by October 31. Orders can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. They can also be submitted via the web at https://www.facultyenlight.com/.
Please remember that even “No Text Required” orders must be submitted. Even if you haven’t previously ordered your books through the bookstore, please keep in mind that athletes and students using financial aid will source their books through the campus bookstore.
Questions? Please contact Erin Cave at x7125.
Members of the visual arts faculty of the performing and fine arts department are having a combined art show in Buckley Center Gallery from October 21 to November 13. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to drop by and see the amazing work of the University’s artists. The show will include digital as well as traditional photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics.
An artists’ reception will take place on Monday, October 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Elaine Powell-Ascroft, Pat Bognar, Victoria Christen, Bruce Conkle, Kowkie Durst, Karen Esler, Rev. Mark Ghyselinck, C.S.C., Mylan Rakich, and Shawn Records will be present to greet visitors and answer questions and discuss their artwork.
For more information contact Pat Bognar, performing and fine arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Collaborative on International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) invites faculty members and staff to attend their next fall meeting on Thursday, October 12, 4-5:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons Terrace Room. There will be a brief update on the many university-wide initiatives that are advancing core strategy 4 of Vision 2020, “to infuse our entire community with a sense of internationalization and diversity.”
Following the updates, Blair Woodard, history, the first recipient of the Kate Regan Faculty Development Award for Junior Faculty in the Humanities, will discuss the research he conducted in Cuba this past summer and the ways in which this work will enhance his own teaching materials and further develop intercultural and international learning at UP.
This week, as a third installment in the Teaching and Learning Collaborative blog series on mental health information for faculty and academic staff, meet the new and returning professional psychologists at the UP Health and Counseling Center. When we have concerns about students, who are the professionals that might help us know what to do, and who often help our students through challenging points in their college career? This week’s entry should help faculty know who to call.