Waldschmidt Hall will play host to a gaggle of young ghosts, goblins, ghouls, superheroes, and archvillians when the University’s daycare house denizens come trick-or-treating through offices on Friday, October 30, at approximately 10:30 a.m. For more information contact Cala Richman, Vermont Hills Family Life Centers, at 503.283.9688 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff who are covered by Kaiser insurance will have the opportunity to receive a flu vaccine sponsored by the human resources office on Wednesday, October 28, during the Wellness Fair in Franz Hall room 120. Please remember to bring a Kaiser Permanente membership card and a photo I.D.
For more information contact Nicole Bresnahan, human resources, at 8752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty and staff and their families are welcome to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” on Thursday, October 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. The event is free and open to students and neighbors as well. Activities will include arts and crafts, music, dancing, and more.
For more information contact Bethany Sills, student activities, at 7470 or email@example.com.
Beta Collide, directed by Grammy Award-winning flutist Molly Barth (formerly of eighth blackbird) and trumpeter Brian McWhorter (formerly of Meridian Arts Ensemble) will perform at this week’s Music at Midweek on Wednesday, October 28, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center recital hall. Previous performances have included music by a spectrum of composers including Gyorgi Ligeti, Radiohead, and Beta Collide’s own compositions. Admission is free and open to all.
For more information contact performing and fine arts at x7229 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education (PACE), a program of the School of Education, is hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, October 29, at 7 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 214. PACE candidates earn tuition-free graduate degrees in education while they serve as teachers in Catholic schools. Over the course of three summers and two academic years, PACE teachers strengthen Catholic education while developing and refining the skills of successful educators. The PACE program focuses on whole-person formation, with attention to personal, communal and professional formation, informed by the charisms of Blessed Basil Moreau, C.S.C., and the Congregation of Holy Cross.
PACE is seeking faith-filled applicants (Catholic and non-Catholic) from all academic majors. Education majors pursue the M.Ed. in the graduate program. Non-education majors pursue the M.A.T.
For more information, contact Leah Nusse at x7043 or email@example.com.
Last year, in partnership with Open School, the School of Education launched the OMAT Program, a two-year master of arts in teaching (MAT) residency program. Open School is a 7th-12th grade college preparatory and leadership alternative school in east Multnomah County. The OMAT Program prioritizes the recruitment and development of teachers of color to better represent the diversity of local schools, but accepts applications from all pre-service educators with a calling to work with marginalized youth. Applications to begin the OMAT program in Summer 2016 are due by March 1, 2016.
Faculty and staff who know students that would like to enter the teaching profession and also have a calling to work with disconnected and struggling youth are encouraged to share information about this program with them. For more information, go to www.education.up.edu and then “Graduate Programs” or contact Rich Christen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anne Rasmussen (email@example.com).
On September 18, Michael Cameron, Will Deming, and Rev. Tom Hosinski, C.S.C., theology, offered the opening session in St. Pius X Parish’s “Family Open Forum,” a year-long partnership between the University’s master of arts in pastoral ministry program and theology department and St. Pius X Parish. Jaime Sevilla, director of Latino ministries at St. Pius and a second-year student in the MAPM program, designed the program to bring the Spanish and English speaking communities together in addressing central controversial issues of the Catholic theological tradition that sometimes confuse today’s faithful.
Cameron, Deming, and Hosinski presented initial overviews of their theological sub-disciplines, and then responded to questions from the audience of 260 parishioners about the origins of the universe and human beings from historical, biblical, and scientific perspectives. The event marks a milestone in an evolving, mutually enriching relationship between the University’s graduate pastoral ministry program and the rapidly growing Latino Catholic community. Sessions will continue every other month until September 2016.
For more information, contact the theology department at 7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thirty-seven students will be attending the October Encounter with Christ Retreat along with 22 student leaders from October 30-November 1, according to Beth Barsotti, Campus Ministry. Faculty and staff are asked to consider writing a note (palanca) to students they know who will be participating. This is an opportunity to encourage students and express appreciation for them outside the classroom. Each retreatant will receive an envelope of surprise palanca. Please do not discuss this concept with students to keep it a surprise.
A list of students who are going on the retreat can be found at www.up.edu/campusministry/palanca. Please submit your palanca to the Campus Ministry office in St. Mary’s. Mark your envelope with “Encounter Retreat—(student’s name)” and bring it by Thursday, October 29. For more information contact Barsotti at 7463 or email@example.com.
The University’s student-run weekly newspaper, The Beacon, has announced that all content will be available exclusively online and the print edition will be eliminated starting in the 2016-2017 academic year.
Last fall, The Beacon launched a mobile app, and the newly redesigned website racked up more than 215,000 page views between October 1, 2014 and October 3 of this year. In contrast, The Beacon distributes 1,750 printed copies on campus and to home-delivery subscribers each week. This semester, the weekly print edition reduced its page count from 16 to 12 to further focus on digital coverage.
To produce the print edition, the editorial board spends roughly 40 hours a week working on layout and design. By being exclusively online, Beacon staff will have more time to focus on content creation.
For more information contact Nancy Copic, student activities, at 7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations for the 2016 Alumni Awards are now open. Each year, the University of Portland presents awards to alumni for their outstanding contributions to their professional fields, for their dedication to volunteer endeavors, and for their ongoing support of the University and its mission. Alumni may be nominated in three categories:
- Distinguished Alumni Award: Established in 1960 and renamed in 1982, the Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions their professions on a local and national level.
- Rev. Thomas C. Oddo, C.S.C., Outstanding Service Award: Established in 1983 and rededicated in 1991 to honor the late University president, Rev. Thomas C. Oddo, C.S.C. (pictured), the Outstanding Service Award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated the University’s mission through volunteerism.
- Contemporary Alumni Award: Established in 1995, the Contemporary Alumni Award recognizes alumni graduates of the past 15 years for significant professional contributions to the community and support of the University.
Awards will be presented at the annual State of UP luncheon on March 1, 2016. Nominations are due by Friday, December 4, at this link.