The next meeting of the Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group will be Friday, November 1, at 3:30 p.m., in Franz Hall Murphy conference room. The group will be discussing selections from Haidt, Righteous Mind and the poem “A Ritual to Read to Each Other” by William Stafford. Readings are on electronic reserve in the library under Eifler, Karen or Martin, Norah, Faith and Intellectual Life Discussion Group. All faculty and staff are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Norah Martin at 7138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, Oct. 30, 12:30-1:30 p.m.).
RefWorks can be used to manage information sources and used with Word to create footnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies in many citation styles. Faculty, students, and staff are welcome to attend. More details are available here. For more information contact the library at 7111 or email@example.com.
Waldschmidt Hall, Franz Hall, and the university events house will be visited by a gaggle of spooky goblins, ghouls, dinosaurs, pirates, pumpkinheads, and other denizens of the University’s day care house between 9:45 and 11 a.m. on Thursday, 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.
Campus connectors Lorraine Lai and Kim Turner help connect new international students to the campus, city, and community. All students, staff, and faculty are invited to enjoy good company and coffee, tea, conversation, and rotating cultural activities together on Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m., or Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the international student service lounge in Christie Hall 022. Contact international student services at 7367 or email@example.com for more information.
Faculty members are invited to serve as honors program mentors, according to honors program director John Orr, assistant to the provost. Faculty mentors assist with selecting the incoming honors class and are assigned two incoming honors student mentees and are encouraged to meet with them on a regular basis during their first two years at the University. Those who would like to learn more about being a mentor starting next fall are asked to contact John Orr at 7286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a master of arts in teaching (MAT) informational on Monday, October 28, at 6 p.m., in the Franz Hall Murphy conference room. The MAT is an intensive program designed to prepare individuals with baccalaureate degrees for teaching in K-12 schools. Graduates earn a masters degree and are eligible for Oregon initial licensure at two contiguous levels of authorization: early childhood, elementary, middle and/or high school. To attend, RSVP to the School of Education at 7135.
Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”), Mexico’s colorful and festive holiday to honor departed loved ones, will be recreated on campus on Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m., in St. Mary’s Student Center lounge, according to Bethany Sills, student activities. The celebration will include music, dance, arts and crafts, and snacks. All University community members (as well as neighbors) are invited to attend and participate in craft tables. Family members, including children are welcome. For more information contact Sills at 8198 or email@example.com.
The Rev. Charles Miltner, C.S.C. Award, for an employee who has been of outstanding service to the University. It is UP’s highest staff award and crosses all categories of staff employees.
The Margaret Henzi Award, for administrative or office support employees who have performed their jobs in an exemplary manner, while representing the University to the many and varied constituencies it serves.
The Deiss/Dodson Award, for physical plant employees who exemplify the qualities of pride in their work and dedication to the University.
The Hooyboer Award, for outstanding professional staff, mid-tier exempt employees who exemplify quality, collaboration, and positive impact to the University community.
All faculty and staff are invited to register for the U.S. Bank Pilots Kids Club! Benefits of signing up your child for the Pilots Kids Club include free admission to select soccer and basketball games, as well as free admission to all other sporting events hosted at the University of Portland. Each member will also get a Pilots Kids Club T-shirt and a chance to be a “Pilot for the Day” at home soccer games! Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/kqwfzd8.
Career services has launched Pilots Guiding Pilots, an online tool that connects current students with UP graduates for career advice, networking, and support. They are seeking alumni who might be interested in providing career guidance through informational interviews and job shadows or providing internship or graduate/professional school advice. Faculty and staff who are in contact with alumni are encouraged to contact career services with alumni names and contact information. Career services will follow up and invite them to join the Pilots Guiding Pilots network on LinkedIn. Questions can be directed to Amy Cavanaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Wheaton at email@example.com.