University community members can now read The Beacon and much more on phones and iPads using the new Beacon Mobile App. It features the News, Sports, Living, and Opinion sections plus social media channels, the UP calendar, and a live audio stream of KDUP. National and international news programs are included on the app via NPR. Beacon staff and KDUP will host a launch party with music and treats at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, at 7 p.m., during Espresso UP in St. Mary’s. All are invited. To download the app, go to http://bit.ly/Zj3wtJ. For more information contact Nancy Copic, student activities, at 7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the UP onsite daycare watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, November 7, from 6-10 p.m. This service is provided by Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/preschool. The cost is $40 per single child and $50 for families, and includes dinner for the kids. All UP faculty and staff are welcome to take advantage of this service. Proceeds benefit the UP daycare/preschool house. For more information or to sign your kids up contact Cala Richman, director, at (503) 283-9688 or email@example.com.
Waldschmidt Hall will be visited by a gaggle of spooky goblins, ghouls, dinosaurs, pirates, pumpkinheads, and other denizens of the University’s day care house between 10:15 and 11 a.m. on Friday, October 31, which just so happens to be Halloween. Teachers and parents will bring them to visit each floor; any fun, healthful, or sweet goodies will be much appreciated by the kids (and parents and teachers). For more information contact Cala Richman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In support of the University’s commitment to sustainable and cost-effective printing practices, information services and printing services are proud to announce Papercut, a new campus usage reporting tool. Papercut has been used at UP for the past several years to successfully manage student printing. The rollout will start the week of October 27 and will impact 23 multi-function machines across campus. For more information contact Michelle Sunderland, technical services, at 8870 or email@example.com.
Thirty years ago on October 20, 1984, the University community celebrated the dedication of the new Chiles Center. To mark this occasion, the University Museum has a photo display of the Chiles Center construction in the Pilot House display case near the computer workstations. All are invited to view the display. For more information, contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8038.
Protection gained from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time, according to Susan Chisum, health center. Regardless of age, all adults need immunizations to help them avoid developing and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, missed work, medical bills, or worse. Fall is the perfect time of year for adults to review immunization status. Some vaccines require more than one dose, some happen yearly (such as the flu vaccine), and others require booster doses. Keeping up-to-date with recommended vaccines is the best way to protect you and your loved ones. Please visit the CDC website at http://tinyurl.com/mq92rrp to learn which vaccines are recommended for you.
- In today’s digital world, companies and organizations pay fees to register their domain name for annual use. Readers of the University Museum blog might be surprised to learn how much the University of Portland had to pay to purchase the rights for our own name in 1936. For more view our post at http://tinyurl.com/n627qtt.
- October 29 marks twenty-five years since the death of Rev. Tom Oddo, C.S.C., 17th president of the University. The University Archives and Museum offer this “In Memory” to Fr. Tom on the following blog post: http://tinyurl.com/klz7ese
- Each year on Halloween resident students welcome neighborhood children to trick-or-treat in the residence halls. The tradition of inviting children to UP for holidays dates back to an earlier time in its history when student service organizations sponsored an annual Orphans’ Christmas Party. For more about this tradition and photos, follow this link to the University Archives and Museum blog: http://tinyurl.com/nry3o93
For more information, contact Connolly at email@example.com, 8038.