Tuesday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints Day, meant to honor all the saints, known and unknown, who have attained the beatific vision in Heaven. Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher at 12:05 p.m. and at 4:45 p.m. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at x7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All University community members are welcome to learn more about the School of Nursing’s thriving master’s and doctoral programs at an information session on Monday, December 1, from 6:30 t0 8:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 314. Those who attend will gain tips and guidance for applying to UP graduate nursing programs and can ask questions when meeting with graduate program directors and the graduate program coordinator. Refreshments will be provided; RSVPs are not necessary. For more information contact the School of Nursing at 7211 or email@example.com.
Through the month of November, campus ministry invites the UP community to remember in prayer loved ones who have died. Stations are placed 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 a special Mass on Tuesday, November 18, at 4:45 p.m., and they will continue to be a focus of prayer throughout November. For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Human Resources is coordinating a five part series focusing on developing a holistic approach to retirement readiness. This series is geared towards faculty and staff who are 55 years of age or older. The next session, “Understanding Social Security Income,” will take place Tuesday, November 4, noon to 1 p.m., in the Terrace Room in Bauccio Commons. Please feel free to bring your spouse or significant other. Refreshments will be provided. For more information about this educational series visit the hr website at http://tinyurl.com/oeuop5w.
Open Enrollment for the 2015 plan year will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 3, and will end at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2. All benefits eligible faculty and staff will receive an e-mail link to the enrollment tool and new rates later today. Please see the Open Enrollment page for more information.
For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
As you firm up your reservations to see the University production of “The 1940s Radio Hour,” remember that all ticket holders are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception and pre-play panel prior to the Saturday, November 8 performance. The doors open at 6:30 that night, and at 6:45 faculty members Christi Hancock (history), Nicole Hanig (music) and Gregory Pulver (theater) will provide a host of insights about the show, further enhancing experience of a lively and wonderful evening of theater. Part of the fun is seeing the panelists pack their brilliance into taut 8-minute packages. This event is provided by the Garaventa Center. No reservations needed for the reception, but for more information, please contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8014.
The Portland Pilots women’s basketball team opens the season against Western Oregon Wolves on November 5 at 7 p.m. This game will be the fans’ first chance to see the Pilots in action as they gear up to take the WCC by storm. The Portland Pilots men’s basketball also has their home opener on November 8 at 7 p.m. as they take on NAIA powerhouse Concordia-Irvine in an exhibition game. Make plans to come out and support both programs, season tickets and single tickets are on-sale now! For more information, please visit PortlandPilots.com or call 7525.
As a reminder, all staff and faculty can receive 50 percent off season tickets and 50 percent off general admission single-game tickets (excluding games against Gonzaga).
The University will host a symposium titled “Sharing Economy meets the Driverless Car” on Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. It will be free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Steve Brown, Steve Gutmann, and Diane Michelfelder will discuss and debate the intersections of two potentially disruptive innovations: driverless cars and the sharing economy. Steve Brown is known as the “Chief Futurist and Evangelist” of Intel corporation. Steve Gutmann has been a leader in the car sharing industry since its birth. Diane Michelfelder is a leading researcher into the ethical considerations presented by emerging technologies.
Faculty and staff applications for tuition remission can be accessed through the human resources website at www.up.edu/hr/, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. The application deadlines match deadlines in student accounts, so please keep these dates in mind:
- Spring term: November 15
- Summer term: April 5
- Fall term: July 1.
Please note that there are separate tuition remission application forms for undergraduate and graduate course work, and that any graduate level tuition remission benefits will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings, and will be reflected on the W-2 form of the tax year the remission was applied. A summary on tuition remission and links to the online forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/c8f6j2x. For more information contact human resources at 8981 or email@example.com.
All faculty and staff who have been part of a domestic or international service program (Americorps, JVC, Peace Corps, etc.) are invited to share their experiences with students who are interested in service after graduation at the Post-Graduate Service Dinner on Tuesday, November 11, at 6 p.m., in the Terrace Room. Contact Pat Ell at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSJSWMH to sign up.