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 Zoom, happy hours, socials, and much more. We also have an annual carne asada. The goal of this group is to build community and support one another. To join, please email your name, title, and pronouns.
The Open Enrollment period for UP employee benefits is happening now and will end on Tuesday, November 20, at 4:30 p.m. All benefited employees are required to confirm or change their healthcare benefits during this time. During open enrollment, benefited employees can elect new Flex Spending amounts, add or change supplemental life insurance, as well as add or drop dependents from healthcare. Those on Share the Savings will need to submit new forms for 2019 enrollment. Any changes made during open enrollment will go into effect January 1, 2019. All forms can be found on the Open Enrollment website: Open Enrollment. There are new providers in 2019 for Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and Flexible Spending Accounts.
For more information contact human resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Every year at the Christmas luncheon for staff members, the University presents four staff awards:
- Rev. Charles Miltner, C.S.C. Award: Awarded to employees who have been of exemplary and outstanding service to the University. This is University of Portland’s highest award and includes all categories of staff employees.
- Margaret Henzi Award: Awarded to administrative or office support employees who have performed their jobs in an exemplary manner, while positively representing the University to the many and varied constituencies it serves.
- Deiss/Dodson Award: Awarded to outstanding physical plant employees who exemplify the qualities of pride in their work, and dedication to the University. Beginning in 2011, the Deiss and Dodson award were combined into one award; prior to 2011, they had been separate awards.
- Hooyboer Award: Awarded to outstanding professional staff members who exemplify quality and collaboration, and who make a positive impact on the University community.
If you would like to nominate a staff member, please do so by November 8, 2018. The nomination form can be accessed using this link.
A list of former award recipients can be found here.
For more information contact HR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students, faculty, staff, and religious of all faiths, spiritual traditions, and languages are warmly invited to participate in this year’s Prayers for Peace event on Friday, November 9, at 2 p.m., at the International Peace Garden by Buckley Auditorium. As part of the event, international students and others from the UP community will offer public calls for peace in their native language. If you are interested in participating, or for more information or ADA accommodations, please contact Megan Hayakawa in International Student Services at email@example.com. The event is co-sponsored by International Student Services and the Garaventa Center.
Each month, the marketing office schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis for our online directory. The October session is Tuesday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail Suzanne Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, October 29. Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor, Room 215. Only those with confirmed appointments may attend. Please note: These appointments are limited to faculty and staff who currently do not have a professional headshot in the online directory.
For more information contact Suzanne Frey, marketing and communications, at email@example.com or x8676.
The 2018 UP Wellness Fair hosted by human resources is coming up on Friday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Beauchamp Center. All benefit providers will be onsite to answer questions, along with neighborhood community partners who offer wellness services. In addition, athletics and Beauchamp Center staff will be hosting a table. Each faculty or staff member who visits the Wellness Fair will receive a raffle ticket to win fabulous door prizes provided by our vendors. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information contact HR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.