As you firm up your reservations to see the University production of “The 1940s Radio Hour,” remember that all ticket holders are invited to attend a wine and cheese reception and pre-play panel prior to the Saturday, November 8 performance. The doors open at 6:30 that night, and at 6:45 faculty members Christi Hancock (history), Nicole Hanig (music) and Gregory Pulver (theater) will provide a host of insights about the show, further enhancing experience of a lively and wonderful evening of theater. Part of the fun is seeing the panelists pack their brilliance into taut 8-minute packages. This event is provided by the Garaventa Center. No reservations needed for the reception, but for more information, please contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at email@example.com or 8014.
The Portland Pilots women’s basketball team opens the season against Western Oregon Wolves on November 5 at 7 p.m. This game will be the fans’ first chance to see the Pilots in action as they gear up to take the WCC by storm. The Portland Pilots men’s basketball also has their home opener on November 8 at 7 p.m. as they take on NAIA powerhouse Concordia-Irvine in an exhibition game. Make plans to come out and support both programs, season tickets and single tickets are on-sale now! For more information, please visit PortlandPilots.com or call 7525.
As a reminder, all staff and faculty can receive 50 percent off season tickets and 50 percent off general admission single-game tickets (excluding games against Gonzaga).
The University will host a symposium titled “Sharing Economy meets the Driverless Car” on Friday, November 7, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. It will be free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Steve Brown, Steve Gutmann, and Diane Michelfelder will discuss and debate the intersections of two potentially disruptive innovations: driverless cars and the sharing economy. Steve Brown is known as the “Chief Futurist and Evangelist” of Intel corporation. Steve Gutmann has been a leader in the car sharing industry since its birth. Diane Michelfelder is a leading researcher into the ethical considerations presented by emerging technologies.
Faculty and staff applications for tuition remission can be accessed through the human resources website at www.up.edu/hr/, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. The application deadlines match deadlines in student accounts, so please keep these dates in mind:
- Spring term: November 15
- Summer term: April 5
- Fall term: July 1.
Please note that there are separate tuition remission application forms for undergraduate and graduate course work, and that any graduate level tuition remission benefits will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings, and will be reflected on the W-2 form of the tax year the remission was applied. A summary on tuition remission and links to the online forms are available at http://tinyurl.com/c8f6j2x. For more information contact human resources at 8981 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanford economist (and 2006 UP alumnus) Adam Bonica will explore possible reasons why the U.S. political system has failed to counterbalance rising inequality: among them ideological shifts, deregulation of certain key industries, voter turnouts, and increasing political gridlock. The lecture will be held at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, November 11, in the executive boardroom of the Bauccio Commons. Bonica has served on a number of key policy roundtables, including Princeton’s Center for Democratic Politics, prior to his appointment at Stanford, and has also provided celebrity statistician Nate Silver with key data.
For more information, contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
The Garaventa Center is bringing renowned medievalists Ron Herzman and William Cook (distinguished teaching professors of English and History, respectively, at SUNY Geneseo) to campus for a joint lecture on Dante, St. Francis, and Pope Francis on Thursday, November 6 at 7:15 p.m. Please note the new venue of Buckley Center Auditorium for the lecture. For the occasion, Herzman and Cook have recommended an article to read in advance, entitled “What Dante Learned from Francis.” The article can be found at this link. Questions may be directed to Brad Franco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riverboat, an event organized by Student Affairs, was awarded the 2014 May Dunn Ward Innovative Program Award from the NorthWest Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NWASAP). Riverboat took place following the August 30 UP-Stanford women’s soccer game and was the first-ever event held on the University of Portland’s River Campus. Nearly 1,600 students attended this event, which included live music, food carts, carnival games, and roasting marshmallows around fire pits. Attendees had the opportunity to sign “the riverboat,” a rowboat painted purple and white and set up in the center of the event. The organizers of this event intend for Riverboat to be an annual event at the beginning of each school year.
Riverboat was planned by staff members from Student Activities, Residence Life, Public Safety, University Events, University Operations, and the Office of Student Affairs, in collaboration with Bon Appétit.
The May Dunn Ward Innovative Program Award recognizes “programmatic innovation to address emerging needs of students in a new and creative manner.” The award was created in 1987 to honor the achievements of May Dunn Ward, a longtime faculty and staff member at the University of Washington.
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 Orr at 7286 or email@example.com.
Under the direction of Bohn Lattin, the University of Portland’s Speech and Debate Union competed two weekends ago at the Steve Hunt Memorial Speech and Debate Tournament on the campus of Lewis and Clark College. Congratulations are due to the following UP SDU members on their impressive accomplishments at that speech and debate tournament:
As a whole The University of Portland Speech and Debate Union took 7th place sweepstakes honors in debate. There were 27 competing debate teams.
Katie Wilson (senior political science & Spanish) earned 2nd place in the Senior division of International Public Debate.
Alex Parini (freshman political science) won 2nd place honors in the Junior division of International Public Debate.
Edward Richter (junior political science and philosophy) was a Quarterfinalist in the Junior division of International Public Debate. He was also recognized as one of the Top 10 Speakers.
Lakshmi Diener (junior communication studies) was an Octafinalist in the Junior division of International Public Debate.
Anna Murphy (junior global business) won Top 10 Speaker award in Junior International Public Debate.
Pat Johnson (freshman elementary education) won Top 5 Speaker honors in Novice Extemporaneous Speaking and placed 3rd in Novice Persuasion.
All faculty and staff who have been part of a domestic or international service program (Americorps, JVC, Peace Corps, etc.) are invited to share their experiences with students who are interested in service after graduation at the Post-Graduate Service Dinner on Tuesday, November 11, at 6 p.m., in the Terrace Room. Contact Pat Ell at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSJSWMH to sign up.