The annual residence hall trick-or-treating event for children of faculty, staff, and neighbors will take place on Thursday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. All kids through sixth grade are welcome to trick-or-treat in a safe, controlled (and FUN) environment. All little monsters must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with picture ID. Families will meet in front of the Chiles Center to check-in and receive wrist bands; escorts will take them to the halls to trick-or-treat. At 7 p.m. in the Chiles Center there will be a Portland Pilots volleyball game with prizes for the best costumes, free for those wearing trick-or-treat wristbands. For more information contact residence life at 7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O’Connell will speak on “Deadly Drones” when she delivers the 2013 Hesburgh Lecture on Monday, October 28, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. O’Connell’s lecture looks at the legal, moral, and strategic challenges of America’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to fire missiles and drop bombs in combat.
O’Connell is a research professor of international dispute resolution at the Notre Dame Kroc Institute. She is also the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, a position she has held since 2005. O’Connell’s research focuses on international legal theory and international law on the use of force. She has authored and edited numerous books and articles, most recently What is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11 (2012). She testified recently (on May 22, 2013) before the House Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terrorism to clarify the basic fundamental human right to life, liberty, and to a fair trial during the war on terror, especially since 9/11.
The Hesburgh Lecture is co-sponsored by Notre Dame Alumni Club, Portland Chapter and the Garaventa Center. For more information, contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
Author Lucy Corin will read from her work on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. The reading, sponsored by the English Department as part of its Readings & Lectures series, is free and open to the public. Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. Her latest collection, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, was released this year. She is currently directing the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Davis. For more information, contact the English department at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film movie screening will featured “28 Days Later” on Tuesday, October 29, beginning at 7:15 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319 (a change from room 301). Hosts Karen Eifler and Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., use this free Garaventa Center series to illuminate unexpected themes of grace and redemption in popular contemporary movies. In this 2002 film, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK. All are welcome to enjoy the conversation and thematic movie snacks. For more information contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
The next meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group will be Friday, November 1, at 3:30 p.m., in Franz Hall Murphy conference room. The group will be discussing selections from Haidt, Righteous Mind and the poem “A Ritual to Read to Each Other” by William Stafford. Readings are on electronic reserve in the library under Eifler, Karen or Martin, Norah, Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group. All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Norah Martin at 7138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a master of arts in teaching (MAT) informational on Monday, October 28, at 6 p.m., in the Franz Hall Murphy conference room. The MAT is an intensive program designed to prepare individuals with baccalaureate degrees for teaching in K-12 schools. Graduates earn a masters degree and are eligible for Oregon initial licensure at two contiguous levels of authorization: early childhood, elementary, middle and/or high school. To attend, RSVP to the School of Education at 7135.
Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”), Mexico’s colorful and festive holiday to honor departed loved ones, will be recreated on campus on Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m., in St. Mary’s Student Center lounge, according to Bethany Sills, student activities. The celebration will include music, dance, arts and crafts, and snacks. All University community members (as well as neighbors) are invited to attend and participate in craft tables. Family members, including children are welcome. For more information contact Sills at 8198 or email@example.com.
The Rev. Charles Miltner, C.S.C. Award, for an employee who has been of outstanding service to the University. It is UP’s highest staff award and crosses all categories of staff employees.
The Margaret Henzi Award, for administrative or office support employees who have performed their jobs in an exemplary manner, while representing the University to the many and varied constituencies it serves.
The Deiss/Dodson Award, for physical plant employees who exemplify the qualities of pride in their work and dedication to the University.
The Hooyboer Award, for outstanding professional staff, mid-tier exempt employees who exemplify quality, collaboration, and positive impact to the University community.
W. James Popham, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on educational assessment, teaching, and leading, will be the guest of the School of Education when he comes to campus for the Educational Leadership Network Symposium on Thursday, October 24. Popham will be sharing key recommendations for quality teacher evaluation programs and practices, important cautions, and how his insight relates to effectively implementing SB 290, a law passed in 2011 by the Oregon legislature. SB 290 is meant to strengthening expectations for educator evaluations and professional growth. His lecture, from 5 to 6 p.m., in Buckley Center auditorium, is free and open to all faculty and staff.
Popham is the author of more than 20 books and 300 articles and papers, including his new book Evaluating America’s Teachers: Mission Possible? The symposium is free to the educational community. Registration for the symposium can be done at http://tinyurl.com/k6mkpo3. For questions, e-mail Peter Hamilton, education, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the School of Education at 7135.
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series will welcome acclaimed novelist and essayist David James Duncan on Thursday, October 24, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Duncan is the author The River Why and The Brothers K, a New York Times Notable Book in 1992. He is also the author of three collections of essays; River Teeth, My Story As Told By Water, and God Laughs and Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right. He received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2004 for the “power, passion, and poetry of his work.” This event also marks the second time Duncan has been a Schoenfeldt speaker at the University.
The Schoenfeldt Writers Series was founded in 1988 by the late Rev. Art Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., and his late sister, University regent Sue Fields, with the assistance of retired UP English professor Louis Masson. Among its guests have been Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Ian Frazier, William Stafford, Ursula K. Le Guin. For more information contact Brian Doyle, marketing and communications, at 8225 or email@example.com.