Catholics believe in the Communion of Saints—the spiritual connection with those loved ones who have gone before us and the saints that lived as examples for us. Through the month of November we remember all of those who have gone before us in faith, especially our loved ones who have died.
Campus Ministry invites the UP community to remember loved ones who have died through prayer. Starting Wednesday, October 17, stations will be available in many offices around campus where anyone is welcome to inscribe the names of loved ones on a card and place it in the accompanying basket. The cards will be placed near the altar in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher during Mass for All Saints Day on Thursday, November 1, and they will continue to be a focus of prayer throughout November, the month of remembrance.
We will also celebrate Mass on Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m., with special intentions for the loved ones of our UP community who have died in the past year.
For more information contact Rev. James Gallagher, C.S.C., Campus Ministry, at x8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head women’s rowing coach Pasha Spencer-Levitan will offer a free rowing class to faculty and staff on Saturday, November 10, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the the UP boathouse on Vancouver Lake (8612 NW Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway, Vancouver, WA 98660). Please allow yourself 30 minutes to drive to the boathouse. If transportation is needed, please contact recreational services and a van may be made available.
The rowing class is open to all faculty and staff and is a great opportunity to get out on the water to learn a new recreational skill with guidance from the experts. Please RSVP using this link.
For more information contact Kaitlin Bourne. recreational services, at x7294 or email@example.com.
The diversity and inclusion program in student activities proudly presents Día de los Muertos on Thursday, November 1, to be held in the quietside of Bauccio Commons. Sugar skull decorating and crafts will begin at 6 p.m., cultural performances ranging from Aztec dancers, danza de Viejitos, and Ballet Papalotl will start at 7 p.m., and the event will wrap up at 9:30 p.m. Join us for a night filled with traditional Mexican food, cultural danza performances, and traditional activities. Food and arts will be provided while supplies last. For any questions please contact Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dia de los Muertos is sponsored with love and support from ASUP, M.E.Ch.A, MESA, and Expresso UP.
Diversity and inclusion programs and the Filipino American Student Association will present Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, who will lecture on her recent book, The Labor of Care, on Thursday, October 25, at 6 p.m., in the Pilot House bookstore. Francisco-Hernandez teaches at San Francisco State University in the sociology department, and her book covers Filipina migrant workers and the role of technology in keeping families in touch in the digital age.
For any questions contact Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at email@example.com.
The University of Portland invites nominations for the 2019 commencement speakers, Christus Magister Medal recipient, and honorary degree recipients. All nominations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and should contain the following information:
- Name of nominee.
- A paragraph or two answering the following question(s):
- If a nominee for Christus Magister Medal: How has this nominee evinced a vigorous spiritual life and an accomplished professional career in service to others? How has this nominee been a source of inspiration and consolation to the world? How has this nominee illustrated and enhanced the mission of the University of Portland?
- If a nominee for Honorary Degree: How has this nominee contributed to the University’s values of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership? What impact has this person had on his/her local community and/or the world? Is this a person that the University would like for its students and faculty to imitate in their own lives?
- If a nominee for Commencement Speaker: Why would this nominee be an exceptional Commencement speaker? What sort of message would this nominee deliver to the graduates of the University and their families?
- Any contact name(s) for the nominee (if possible).
- Any connection between the nominee and the University of Portland (if applicable).
The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 26.
All faculty and staff members are cordially invited to the Post-Grad Service Dinner hosted by the Moreau Center for Service and Justice on Wednesday, October 24, at 5:30 p.m., in Bauccio Commons. Please join us for an evening with other alumni, staff, and faculty who have participated in a wide variety of post-graduate service programs, both domestically and abroad. Share your experiences with interested students and learn about different ways the Moreau Center works to support post-graduate discernment for our students. Also please share this invitation with any students who may be interested in participating in post-graduate service.
Four faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences (Nicole Leupp Hanig, performing and fine arts; Lora Looney, Spanish; Laura McLary, German; and Josh Swidzinski, English) applied to and were selected to participate in the Council for Undergraduate Research in the Arts and Humanities yearly institute at Montana State University in Bozeman, October 5-7. Participants developed a plan for achieving goals to increase participation and opportunities among students and faculty in undergraduate research in the arts and humanities at UP and attended panels detailing best practices in working with undergraduate students to promote creative inquiry in the arts and humanities. This project is supported by the College of Arts & Sciences as works towards broadening and strengthening its undergraduate research initiatives.
For more information contact the College of Arts and Sciences at x7221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you identify as Latinx (Latino/Latina/Chicano/a/Hispanic, etc.) and you work for the University in any capacity (adjunct, faculty, staff, administration, etc.) and would like to join our informal Latinx Employee Group, please email Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at email@example.com. We gather informally over happy hours, socials, carne asadas, to support and build community with one another. To join, please email your name, title, and pronouns.
This is a reminder from one of last May’s Faculty Development Day sessions that the Beckman Humor Project fund exists to help faculty and students fund just about any kind of project that uses humor as a gentle, sideways weapon against the forces of darkness. Applications for funding roll through the year, and can be downloaded from the Beckman Humor Project website. For specific questions, please contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.