Senior communication studies majors will present their capstone research projects on Tuesday, December 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Center room 163, according to Dann Pierce, communication studies. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Pierce at 7340 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced that the University’s quarterly journal, Portland Magazine, won a national bronze medal for writing for Brian Doyle’s summer 2011 editorial essay, “Boots.” The medal is the most recent of Portland Magazine’s uninterrupted 19-year run of national medals for excellence. For more information contact Doyle at email@example.com.
The spring 2012 edition of the history department’s student journal, Northwest Passages, has again been awarded first prize in the Gerald D. Nash History Journal competition, the second year in a row that the journal has received first prize and the fourth time overall. Special recognition goes to faculty advisor Mark Eifler and student editors Tessa Daniels, Cassie Passon, and Whitney Simpson (all 2012 graduates); senior Renee Erb, and junior Lindsey Tsuruda. For more information contact Elise Moentmann, history, at 7341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty members are requested to nominate students for the Morris K. Udall Foundation scholarships, available to current sophomore or junior students who meet one or more of these criteria:
Students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment;
Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to public policy;
Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native American health care.
Nominations are due by Friday, December 14. To submit a nomination or for more information contact John Orr at 7286 or email@example.com.
The Office of Alumni Relations cordially invites all UP employees who are also UP alumni to attend the Sixth Annual UP Alumni Employee Luncheon on Thursday, December 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons boardroom. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 7328 by Monday, December 12. All degreed and nondegreed UP alumni are welcome.
The University has announced a $500,000 RISE Campaign gift from graduates Joe Hollman ’64 and Travis Hollman ’92, who own and operate Hollman, Inc., a Dallas-based company that designs and creates locker facilities worldwide. The gift was part of recent renovations of the Chiles Center, spearheaded by a major gift from University regent Earle M. Chiles. The Hollmans’ gift resulted in the modernization and expansion of the men’s locker rooms for basketball, soccer, baseball, and cross country. Similar work was done for the men’s and women’s coaches locker rooms and the men’s and women’s visiting locker rooms. The gift is part of the University’s $175 million RISE Campaign, which has raised more than $140 million to date and is one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university. For more information contact development at 7395.
Steven Kolmes, environmental studies, and Russell Butkus, theology, wrote “Water Quality Standards: A Scientific and Theological-Ethical Analysis,” an ethical analysis of environmental issues using Catholic social teaching, in the November/December 2012 issue of Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development. Environment is a major environmental magazine which is now in its 54th year (http://tinyurl.com/bcxc2m2).
Larry Larsen, performing and fine arts, did the scenic design for the Appalachian Christmas Revels for Portland Revels which is playing in downtown Portland at the Scottish Rite Center through December 16.