Catholics believe in the Communion of Saints—the spiritual connection with those loved ones who have gone before us and the saints that lived as examples for us. Through the month of November we remember all of those who have gone before us in faith, especially our loved ones who have died.
Campus Ministry invites the UP community to remember loved ones who have died through prayer. Starting Wednesday, October 17, stations will be available in many offices around campus where anyone is welcome to inscribe the names of loved ones on a card and place it in the accompanying basket. The cards will be placed near the altar in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher during Mass for All Saints Day on Thursday, November 1, and they will continue to be a focus of prayer throughout November, the month of remembrance.
We will also celebrate Mass on Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m., with special intentions for the loved ones of our UP community who have died in the past year.
For more information contact Rev. James Gallagher, C.S.C., Campus Ministry, at x8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women in Leadership Forum connects UP students with dynamic women who are leaders in the greater Portland community. The Forum is a place for sharing stories, building connections, and supporting the development of women in leadership. Join us for the second installment of the series, featuring Renee Eaton, CEO of RapidMade, on Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120.
For ADA accommodations or more information, please contact Molly Cullen at email@example.com.
University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/preschool watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, November 9, from 6-10 p.m. The cost is $40 for one child or $50 for two kids or more, and includes dinner for the little ones.
Parents Night Out typically takes place during the academic year on the first Friday of each month, and is not limited to children already enrolled in UP daycare. Please note that this service is provided by Vermont Hills, not UP. Vermont Hills has a contract to use a UP building but is not a UP operated or owned daycare/preschool.
For more information or to sign your kids up, contact Desiree Moan, director, at 503-283-9688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the month of November, the Catholic Church traditionally remembers our beloved departed. We pray for the souls of our family and friends and give thanks for how we were blessed by their lives. Here at UP, we celebrate a Mass of Remembrance for all deceased members of the University community, particularly those who passed away in the last year. This year’s Mass of Remembrance will be celebrated on Sunday, November 11, at 10:30 a.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Have you ever worked with an instructional designer to improve a course? According to a recent study released by Inside Higher Ed, the chances are good that you haven’t. Fewer than half of faculty participants in the study have experience working with instructional designers, but those who have reported that they “overwhelmingly appreciated the experience” – a full 93 percent of respondents rated their time with an ID as positive. So what gives? Why are IDs underutilized in higher education institutions? The truth is that there is sometimes a dearth of information about available ID resources on campuses, coupled with lingering misperceptions about what, exactly, that IDs can do for you.
So, what can time with a UP instructional designer do for your course? To find out more, please visit this week’s TLC from the TLC blog post over on the Teaching and Learning Community Blog.
This week, the Office of the Provost is pleased to introduce three more new faculty members:
- Jodine Blankenship, instructor, School of Nursing
- Fr. James King, C.S.C., instructor of theology
- Nermine Ramadan, visiting instructor of mathematics.
Visit the 2018 New Faculty Profiles page and get to know all our new faculty members.
Every year at the Christmas luncheon for staff members, the University presents four staff awards:
- Rev. Charles Miltner, C.S.C. Award: Awarded to employees who have been of exemplary and outstanding service to the University. This is University of Portland’s highest award and includes all categories of staff employees.
- Margaret Henzi Award: Awarded to administrative or office support employees who have performed their jobs in an exemplary manner, while positively representing the University to the many and varied constituencies it serves.
- Deiss/Dodson Award: Awarded to outstanding physical plant employees who exemplify the qualities of pride in their work, and dedication to the University. Beginning in 2011, the Deiss and Dodson award were combined into one award; prior to 2011, they had been separate awards.
- Hooyboer Award: Awarded to outstanding professional staff members who exemplify quality and collaboration, and who make a positive impact on the University community.
If you would like to nominate a staff member, please do so by November 8, 2018. The nomination form can be accessed using this link.
A list of former award recipients can be found here.
For more information contact HR at email@example.com.
Head women’s rowing coach Pasha Spencer-Levitan will offer a free rowing class to faculty and staff on Saturday, November 10, from 8 to 10 a.m., at the the UP boathouse on Vancouver Lake (8612 NW Erwin O Rieger Memorial Highway, Vancouver, WA 98660). Please allow yourself 30 minutes to drive to the boathouse. If transportation is needed, please contact recreational services and a van may be made available.
The rowing class is open to all faculty and staff and is a great opportunity to get out on the water to learn a new recreational skill with guidance from the experts. Please RSVP using this link.
For more information contact Kaitlin Bourne. recreational services, at x7294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printing and mailing services and the UP bookstore are partnering for the purchase of course packs, worksheets, lab manuals, and other class materials. This new process goes into effect for apring term orders and is meant to streamline processes.
Faculty will still send their requests to email@example.com. Printing services will now submit all materials to be purchased for classes through an outside vendor called Xanedu, which will in turn create print-ready documents with a barcode embedded so the bookstore can sell them.
To ensure there are no delays in students receiving class materials, please follow these guidelines:
- For copyrighted content: Submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org six weeks prior to sale date.
- For non-copyrighted content: Submit your request four weeks prior to sale date.
Once your order is finalized, Xanadu will send it to printing services. Printing services will no longer directly handle copyright clearance authorization or file preparation. When the order is complete, printing services will deliver the order to the bookstore. All class materials will then be picked up by students at the bookstore.
If you have any questions about this change, please contact Linda Gill or Mary Scroggins at x7200.