The University of Portland Student Nurses Association (UPSNA) is collaborating with the Red Cross to host a blood drive on campus in November. Please join the UPSNA in the Chiles Center on November 14-16 for the Red Cross Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m (Monday and Tuesday) and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you are interested in donating you can sign up via this link. If you have any questions or need help signing up please e-mail Nicole Schlotfeldt at email@example.com or Anna Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students and others from the UP community will offer public calls for peace in their native languages on Friday, November 11, at 2 p.m., at the International Peace Garden adjoining the Buckley Center patio. All students, faculty, and staff of all faiths, spiritual traditions, and languages are warmly invited to participate. If you are interested in offering a prayer, or for ADA accommodations or more information, please contact international student services at email@example.com. The event is co-sponsored by international student services and the Garaventa Center.
Lyric Theater Workshop presents “Religion & Politics: A Night of Opera and Music Theater” on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to all. The event includes staged scenes from Book of Mormon, Nixon in China, Assassins, Hamilton, Sweeney Todd, and more. For ADA accommodations or more information, contact the PFA office at x7228. This event is co-sponsored by performing and fine arts and the Garaventa Center.
The Garaventa Center hosts University of Notre Dame theology professor Sr. Ann Astell as she presents “My Life is a Work of Art: Oscar Wilde’s Novelistic & Religious Conversions” on Wednesday, November 9, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 120. The talk is free and open to all.
The talk will focus on the deathbed conversion of Wilde, the decadent Irish poet, essayist, playwright, and novelist. Oscar Wilde contemplated joining the Catholic Church during his student years at Oxford University, but he became Catholic only on his deathbed. What preceded his religious conversion qualified it in important ways, which helps to explain its long postponement.
Sr. Astell was professor of English at Purdue University before joining the theology faculty at the University of Notre Dame in 2007. The winner of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellowship, she is the author of six books and the editor or co-editor of six volumes. She is past president of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion, and serves on the editorial board for Christianity and Literature and Renascence. She is a member of the Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary.
For ADA accommodations or further information, please contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s Read UP selection is Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning All the Light We Cannot See, according to Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center. Students and the entire UP community will have access to the book and several discussion groups will take place in residence halls and the Clark Library. The author will be on campus for a free public lecture on Monday, February 27, 2017, as a guest of the Schoenfeldt Series. Doerr’s best selling World War II novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction in 2015.
Those who wish to obtain a copy of the book must make their orders by Friday, November 4, at this link. Books can then be picked up from the Clark Library starting Monday, November 14, any time between 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., at the main circulation desk.
Faculty, staff, and neighborhood families are invited to participate in the annual HALLoween trick-or-treating night in selected UP dorms on Monday, October 31, from 5 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. Picture ID is required upon check-in for all parents and guardians. There will be one check-in location, under a tent in front of the Chiles Center, and parking in the main lot. Everyone must check in at this location and receive a wristband to gain admittance to the residence halls.
HALLoween is sponsored by the Campus Program Board and Office of Residence Life. For more information contact residence life at email@example.com.
In 2015, the School of Education launched the Open School Master of Arts in Teaching (OMAT) Residency Program at Open School East, a 7th-12th grade college preparatory and leadership alternative school in east Multnomah County. The OMAT program prioritizes the recruitment and development of aspiring teachers of color to better represent the diversity of local schools, but accepts applications from all pre-service educators with a calling to work with marginalized youth. Applications to begin the OMAT program in Summer 2017 are due by March 1, 2017. Faculty who know about students who are interested in entering the teaching profession and feel called to work with disconnected, struggling youth are asked to share information about this program with them. For more information, please go to this link or contact Peter Thacker, education, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Anne Rasmussen, education, at email@example.com.
Fields Hall will present its signature event, the annual Trivia Night, a fundraiser for the Holy Cross Missions, on Friday, November 4, from 10 to 11:30 p.m., in the Pilot House. Faculty, staff, and students are advised to form their five-member teams early. It’s great fun and open to all members of the UP community. Prizes include Meal Points from Bon Appétit, gift certificates, and a study week package given by provost Tom Greene and Sr. Sue Bruno, residence life. There will be five game prizes including Holy Cross packages such as dessert at the president’s house with Fr. Mark Poorman, C.S.C.; a tour and history of the Bell Tower with Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., and Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., followed by dessert; a dessert extravaganza at Papa Haydn with Fr. John Donato, C.S.C., and Fr. Edwin Obermiller C.S.C.; and a spaghetti dinner with Sr. Sue Bruno.
For more information contact Sr. Bruno at x8476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.