All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in UP’s fifth annual ReadUP program. This year’s selection is Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, who will be speaking on February 20 as part of this year’s annual visiting Schoenfeldt Writers Series. This international best-selling novel won worldwide acclaim, including the 2009 National Book Award.
The diversity and inclusion program in student activities proudly presents Día de los Muertos on Thursday, November 1, to be held in the quietside of Bauccio Commons. Sugar skull decorating and crafts will begin at 6 p.m., cultural performances ranging from Aztec dancers, danza de Viejitos, and Ballet Papalotl will start at 7 p.m., and the event will wrap up at 9:30 p.m. Join us for a night filled with traditional Mexican food, cultural danza performances, and traditional activities. Food and arts will be provided while supplies last. For any questions please contact Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dia de los Muertos is sponsored with love and support from ASUP, M.E.Ch.A, MESA, and Expresso UP.
Author Omar El Akkad will visit the University campus to discuss his book, American War, on Thursday, November 1, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. El Akkad is the Fall 2018 Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer, and his talk will be free and open to all. A book signing will follow.
In addition to the 7 p.m. lecture that is open to the Portland community, a discussion with the author will be held for UP community members on Thursday afternoon from 4-5 p.m. in the Bauccio Commons Terrace Room.
El Akkad’s talks draw on his breadth of experience as a journalist at home and abroad to give his audience rare insights into the most important topics of our time, from terrorism to populist movements to racial tensions in America. El Akkad is a recipient of Canada’s National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Goff Penny Memorial Prize for Young Canadian Journalists, as well as three National Magazine Award honorable mentions. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
The Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series was founded in 1988 by Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt, C.S.C., of the University’s Holy Cross community, and his sister, University regent Suzanne Schoenfeldt Fields, in honor of their parents. Twice each year, Schoenfeldt guest writers offer a public reading and also visit students and faculty during their time on The Bluff.
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All students, faculty, staff, and religious of all faiths, spiritual traditions, and languages are warmly invited to participate in this year’s Prayers for Peace event on Friday, November 9, at 2 p.m., at the International Peace Garden by Buckley Auditorium. As part of the event, international students and others from the UP community will offer public calls for peace in their native language. If you are interested in participating, or for more information or ADA accommodations, please contact Megan Hayakawa in International Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is co-sponsored by International Student Services and the Garaventa Center.
Thursday, 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 5 p.m. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, Campus Ministry, at x7131 or email@example.com.
Each month, the marketing office schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis for our online directory. The October session is Tuesday, October 30, from 11 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail Suzanne Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, October 29. Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor, Room 215. Only those with confirmed appointments may attend. Please note: These appointments are limited to faculty and staff who currently do not have a professional headshot in the online directory.
For more information contact Suzanne Frey, marketing and communications, at email@example.com or x8676.
Faculty, staff, and neighborhood families are invited to participate in the annual HALLoween trick-or-treating night in selected UP dorms on Wednesday, October 31, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children through sixth grade can trick-or-treat, a great way to celebrate Halloween in a safe and controlled environment. All children wishing to participate in HALLoween must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There will be one check-in location at the Chiles Center Plaza and parking in the main lot. Everyone must check in at this location to gain admittance to the residence halls.
HALLoween is sponsored by the Campus Program Board and the Office of Residence Life. For more information contact Jake Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Día de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is right around the corner, and the diversity and inclusion program would like to invite faculty and staff to share photos of loved ones who have passed for a digital ofrenda (“offerings”). This will be displayed at the Día de los muertos celebration on Thursday, November 1, 6 to 9:30 p.m., on the quiet side of Bauccio Commons. To summit simply follow this link.
For any questions or ADA accommodations, or to summit photos privately,S email Stephen Laphen at email@example.com.
The UP daycare house, administered by Vermont Hills Family Life Centers, has a few infant/toddler openings for UP employees, faculty, or students, according to Desiree Moan, director. Please give her a call at 503-283-9688 to find out about days available and other details.
The next Theology Thursday lecture will be presented by Jon Stanfill, visiting instructor of theology, on Thursday, November 1, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. Stanfill’s talk, titled “The Body of Christ’s Barbarian Limb: John Chrysostomos Theology of Ethnic Diversity,” will explore how John Chrysostom, bishop of Constantinople, challenged prevailing ethnic prejudices of late Roman Empire times and provocatively argued for a more inclusive Christian faith.
For more information or ADA accommodations, contact the theology office at x7274 or firstname.lastname@example.org.