A presentation with Rev. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C., theology emeritus, Ronda and Ray Bard, chemistry, and Rev. Ron Wasowski, C.S.C.,environmental studies, will take place on Friday, October 24, at 3:30 p.m., in the Holy Cross Lounge on the third floor of Franz Hall. The group will share their experiences excavating sites in early Christian Pollèntia in Roman Mallorca during summer of 2014. For more information contact the Garaventa Center at 7702 or email@example.com.
Academic technology services will offer new professional development opportunities this fall, according to Maria Erb, information services. A faculty speaker series, “Managing Technology in the Classroom,” will debut on Tuesday, October 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., in the Clark Library classroom with guest speaker Eric Anctil, education. His talk, “When Technology Invades the College Classroom and Threatens Everything,” will address the challenges of teaching with technology, not as a pedagogical tool, but as a tool for distraction and transportation to a new social environment. All are invited to attend.
Academic technology services will also present a curation workshop, in collaboration with the Clark Library, on Wednesday, November 5, from noon to 1 p.m., in the Clark Library classroom. Heidi Senior, library, will share best practices around finding pictures and music licensed for reuse or in the public domain to support the creation of multimedia projects. Participants are invited to bring their lunches. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
The University Wind Symphony has been invited to perform at the 2015 Oregon Music Education Association conference in Eugene, Ore., in January 2015, according to Patrick Murphy, performing and fine arts. The wind symphony was selected through a blind audition process, and this will be the first time a UP instrumental ensemble has ever performed at a professional conference. They will perform at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater on January 16 or 17, and the concert will be free and open to the public.
The Wind Symphony consists of 55 members representing every school on campus. This year’s ensemble boasts 17 freshmen, and is conducted by Murphy. Undergraduate conducting associates for 2014-15 are seniors Brian Carter and David Yee.
The wind symphony’s next on-campus concert will be its Slavic Concert on the afternoon of December 6, featuring the American premiere of Boris Kozhevnikov’s “First Symphony” and junior mathematics major and oboist Janna Riley performing Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Variations on a Theme of Glinka.” Two hundred tickets are being given to the Portland/Vancouver Russian community, so please call the PFA office at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve seats.
On Monday, the CIO office and web and enterprise services will be moving all staff to their newly constructed offices in the lower level of Tyson Hall. Most technical services employees, with the exception of media services and the help desk, will be moving as well. Media services will maintain their office in Buckley Center room 018, and the help desk will remain in Franz Hall room 111. Academic technology services staff will move to Tyson with the exception of one office supporting student labs and technology support for students with disabilities.
Please be patient during the move as staff availability is likely to be affected. If you have any questions, please contact the help desk at extension 7000 or email@example.com.
The 2014 fall break takes place Monday, October 13 through Friday, October 17. Classes will not be in session, and hours for Bon Appétit and the library will be limited. Classes and regular hours will resume on Monday, October 20. For library hours go to http://tinyurl.com/3cxvc88; for Bon Appetit hours go to http://up.cafebonappetit.com.
The bookstore will have reduced hours for fall break, according to manager Erin Bright. The bookstore will be closed on Saturday, October 11 and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following Monday through Friday. The bookstore will be closed on Saturday, October 18. For more information contact Bright at 7125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Break is a great time to get out of your office and come play some lunchtime sports with your fellow staff and faculty, according to sports afficionado Russell Seidelman, financial aid. Here’s the fall schedule, subject to change, as lunchtime games will continue all semester long:
- Monday: Basketball, Howard Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (12:30 start time due to ballet class)
- Tuesday: Soccer, Pru Pitch, noon to 1 p.m.
- Wednesday: Basketball, Howard Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
- Thursday: Ultimate Frisbee, Pru Pitch, noon to 1 p.m.
- Friday: Basketball, Howard Hall, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
If you wish to be added to the basketball, soccer, and/or ultimate e-mail list, which is used to update schedule and location changes, e-mail Jacob Caniparoli (email@example.com) and he will be happy to add you to the list. For more information go to https://wordpress.up.edu/competitive-cardio/.
First and foremost, get the seasonal flu vaccine! According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), most deaths and hospitalizations from influenza and its related complications occur in babies, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. However, the majority of flu is spread by young, healthy, unvaccinated children and adults. That’s why vaccination is such an important part of flu prevention. Keep our campus healthy by getting your flu vaccine today. Spread the word about the flu vaccine and encourage all members of our campus community to get vaccinated. The health center has flu vaccine available by calling 7134 and scheduling a time to be vaccinated.
For additional information visit the CDC website at http://tinyurl.com/lh5n28e.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to consider participating in International Education Week (IEW) 2014, observed November 17-21 and hosted by the UP International Club in collaboration with international student services, international languages and cultures, ASUP, and other student clubs. Throughout the week of IEW, the planning committee will be hosting and promoting events across campus that celebrate international education and exchange. To see what has happened in the past, browse the schedule of last year’s events on the IEW website.
Sponsors invite faculty members to consider hosting a lecture or activity during a class session the week of November 17-21 on an international topic related to course content or to encourage any student groups they may advise to host an event. Participation in IEW is wholly optional, and may be designed in any way faculty see fit. The IEW planning committee is happy to discuss ideas for participation in greater detail with any interested faculty. Participating faculty and student groups can use this link to submit IEW class sessions or stand-alone events to the IEW 2014 calendar: http://tinyurl.com/6e8jlwn.
For more information contact international student services at 7367 or email@example.com.