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, 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 19, at 4:45 p.m., and they will continue to be a focus of prayer throughout November. Everyone is invited to participate in the Month of Remembrance and to attend Mass on November 19. For more information contact campus ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.
Alumni relations invites alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to join in Trivia Night on Saturday, November 9, starting at 7 p.m., in the Cove, according to trivial pursuer Ken Hallenius. This family-friendly evening consists of multiple rounds of questions, each round featuring a different theme. We’ll throw in some UP trivia, video questions, worksheets, and even a bit of math! Teams are welcome to bring snacks, and we welcome up to 10 people per team. A dessert buffet is included with the $7 per person entry fee, and a wine and beer cash bar will be available. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 7328. See you there!
The recent library gifts included $25,000 from board of regents member Jim Murphy, ’91, executive vice president–international for Costco Wholesale.Three Portland-area foundations also contributed to the library renovation, including a $10,000 gift from the Autzen Foundation; $10,000 from Juan Young Trust; and $7,500 from Jackson Foundation.
The Clark Library’s renovation and rebuilding project, which cost an estimated $12.1 million, began in May 2012 and was opened to students and faculty in August. Many foundations and individuals have given generously to the renovation, including the family of Maurie Clark, a major benefactor for the original library, built in 1958 and named in honor of his father, Wilson W. Clark, in 1972. For more information contact the development office at 7395.
Friday, November 1 is the Solemnity of All Saints Day, a holy day of obligation. It is a day 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 4:45 p.m. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
Rev. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C., director of campus ministry, will be leaving the University at the end of the fall 2013 semester. He will be going to Notre Dame, where he will assume a position in the Division of Student Affairs as a hall rector. The move will make it easier for him to take care of his parents, who face a number of health concerns. In addition to being director of campus ministry, Fr. Chamberland also served as the interim executive director of the Garaventa Center in 2012-13, and as a pastoral resident at Corrado and Kenna residence halls. He has served with distinction in all of these positions – a successful administrator and highly admired and popular priest.
Rev. Mark DeMott, C.S.C. has been appointed as interim director of campus ministry, effective January 1, 2014. Fr. DeMott has been the residence hall director of Shipstad since July 2012 and will continue to serve in that capacity. Prior to his assignment at Shipstad, Fr. DeMott served as a campus minister at UP and was a deacon at Holy Redeemer Parish.
Please join together in giving Fr. Chamberland and Fr. DeMott best wishes as they take on these new responsibilities.
The annual residence hall trick-or-treating event for children of faculty, staff, and neighbors will take place on Thursday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. All kids through sixth grade are welcome to trick-or-treat in a safe, controlled (and FUN) environment. All little monsters must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with picture ID. Families will meet in front of the Chiles Center to check-in and receive wrist bands; escorts will take them to the halls to trick-or-treat. At 7 p.m. in the Chiles Center there will be a Portland Pilots volleyball game with prizes for the best costumes, free for those wearing trick-or-treat wristbands. For more information contact residence life at 7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O’Connell will speak on “Deadly Drones” when she delivers the 2013 Hesburgh Lecture on Monday, October 28, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. O’Connell’s lecture looks at the legal, moral, and strategic challenges of America’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to fire missiles and drop bombs in combat.
O’Connell is a research professor of international dispute resolution at the Notre Dame Kroc Institute. She is also the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law, a position she has held since 2005. O’Connell’s research focuses on international legal theory and international law on the use of force. She has authored and edited numerous books and articles, most recently What is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11 (2012). She testified recently (on May 22, 2013) before the House Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on Protecting U.S. Citizens’ Constitutional Rights During the War on Terrorism to clarify the basic fundamental human right to life, liberty, and to a fair trial during the war on terror, especially since 9/11.
The Hesburgh Lecture is co-sponsored by Notre Dame Alumni Club, Portland Chapter and the Garaventa Center. For more information, contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
Author Lucy Corin will read from her work on Tuesday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. The reading, sponsored by the English Department as part of its Readings & Lectures series, is free and open to the public. Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. Her latest collection, One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, was released this year. She is currently directing the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Davis. For more information, contact the English department at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next Bringing Eyes of Faith to Film movie screening will featured “28 Days Later” on Tuesday, October 29, beginning at 7:15 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319 (a change from room 301). Hosts Karen Eifler and Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., use this free Garaventa Center series to illuminate unexpected themes of grace and redemption in popular contemporary movies. In this 2002 film, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK. All are welcome to enjoy the conversation and thematic movie snacks. For more information contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
Under the direction of Bohn Lattin and Brian Simmons, communication studies, the University of Portland’s Speech and Debate Union recently participated in the annual Steve Hunt Classic Speech and Debate Tournament at Lewis and Clark College. Freshman Karina Agbisit, environmental policy, won third place out of 30 competitors in the event “Novice Impromptu Speaking.” Junior Elizabeth Hartley, biology, won fourth place out of 23 competitors in “Novice Extemporaneous Speaking.” Sophomore Amanda Murphy, business and Spanish double major, advanced to the quarterfinals (top 8) of 28 competitors in the Junior division of debate and earned the tournament’s Top Speaker award in her division. For more information contact Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lattin at email@example.com.