All faculty and staff and their families are welcome to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” on Thursday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., in St. Mary’s Student Center lounge. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brad Franco, history, will conduct a faculty symposium in advance of the November 6 lecture on Dante’s Divine Comedy, according to Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center. The symposium will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 4 t0 5:30 p.m., in the Holy Cross Lounge on Franz Hall’s third floor. All faculty are invited and refreshments will include wine and cheese. Those who plan to attend are encouraged to read articles by Bill Cook and Ron Herzman, which include “What Dante learned from Francis,” provided at this link. Tapes developed by Cook and Herzman are available in the Garaventa Center, which is sponsoring the symposium as well as the November 6 lecture.
For more information or to RSVP contact Franco at 7192 or email@example.com.
The next Math Colloquium will be held on Thursday, October 30, from 4-5 p.m., in Franz Hall room 125. The speaker will be UP math professor Christopher Lee, who will present “The Dynamic Dead,” a talk which will focus on various mathematical models of a zombie outbreak. All are welcome and refreshments will be served; BYOB for zombies (“Bring Your Own Brains”). For more information contact Carol Bruce, mathematics, at 7166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Wellness Fair sponsored by human resources will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Terrace Room. Representatives from the University’s benefits carriers such as Kaiser, MODA, Flex-Plan, EAP Cascade, Life Insurance carriers, and TIAA-CREF will be joined by community health vendors including West Coast Fitness Center, Kenton Wellness Center, the American Cancer Society, and others. Come and enjoy healthy snacks from New Seasons, a chair massage, ear acupuncture treatments, raffle prizes, and more.
For more information, contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
Essayist, novelist, and Portland Magazine editor Brian Doyle will speak as part of the University’s Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series on Thursday, October 30, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. His talk will be free and open to all faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Doyle is the author of many books of essays, poems, and fiction, among them the sprawling Oregon novel Mink River and the sea novel The Plover. His most recent book is the essay collection Children & Other Wild Animals, from Oregon State University Press, which has also published his nonfiction books The Grail (about a year in an Oregon vineyard) and The Wet Engine (about the “muddle and music of hearts”). Among various honors for his work is inclusion in Best American Essays, Best American Science and Nature Writing, Best Spiritual Writing, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Previous recipients of that award include Mary Oliver and Flannery O’Connor.
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series was founded in 1988 by the late Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., and his sister, the late Suzanne Schoenfeldt Fields, in honor of their parents. The series is designed to honor and celebrate the art of writing by bringing some of the finest writers in the United States to the UP campus.
For more information contact John Orr at 503.943.7857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Performing and fine arts will present an opera and music theater workshop showcase, featuring student performances, in a program entitled “Heart & Home” on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, both starting at 7:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt recital hall. The showcase is free and open to all. Saturday’s performance includes a reception starting at 6:30 p.m., provided by the Garaventa Center.
Featured performances will include staged scenes from Bernstein’s Candide and On the Town, Sondheim’s A Little Night Music and Company, and Jake Heggie’s operatic adaptation of Dead Man Walking as well as songs from Wicked, The Wiz, and both the operatic and music theater adaptations of Little Women. For more information contact Nicole Hanig, performing and fine arts, at 7228 or email@example.com.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and is also a perfect time to launch the new Information Services Cybersecurity Newsletter. Information services will highlight the latest security tips and alerts, provide higher education security news and point readers to helpful online resources in each quarterly edition. The purpose of the newsletter is to raise awareness across campus so everyone can do their part in keeping the UP computing environment secure.
Information services is also offering a chance to win a new tablet device. Take the Cybersecurity IQ Quiz by November 7 to be eligible for a chance to win. Find the newsletter and learn more about the IQ Quiz at https://sites.up.edu/cybersecurity.
Fields Hall staff will present Trivia Night (starring Ken Hallenius and Brenda Greiner), their annual fundraiser for Holy Cross Missions, on Tuesday, November 4, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Terrace Room. It’s great fun and open to all members of the UP community for a mere $2 donation. Prizes include Holy Cross packages such as dessert at the president’s house with Fr. Mark Poorman, a tour and history of the Bell Tower with Fr. Gerry Olinger and Fr. Mark DeMott, and dessert at Papa Haydn with Fr. John Donato and Fr. Ed Obermiller. For more information contact Sr. Sue Bruno at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group for the 2014-2015 academic year will be on Friday, November 7, at 3:30 p.m., in the Murphy Room in Franz Hall. The group will discuss Chapter 3 from Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. The chapter is entitled “When Collaboration Kills Creativity: The Rise of the New Groupthink and the Power of Working Alone.” The reading is posted on the Garaventa Center website at https://wordpress.up.edu/garaventa/fildg/. All faculty and staff are invited. Refreshments will be served.
For more information contact Norah Martin, philosophy, at email@example.com.