The University of Portland will host its annual Veterans Day commemoration ceremony on Saturday, November 11, at 11 a.m., at the Praying Hands/Broken Wall Memorial. The ceremony will commence at the close of a 24-hour vigil at the Praying Hands, and is sponsored by the University’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs. It will recognize campus members who have served during times of war, including World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War veterans. The ceremony will include a guest speaker, National Anthem, and a 21-gun salute. Cadets stand vigil with one Army and one Air Force cadet standing attention at the Praying Hands, and the cadets switch off every half hour. All faculty, staff, students, and members of the public are welcome to attend. A reception will follow.
The Praying Hands Memorial was built by the University’s Class of 1948, in honor of the 69 University of Portland students killed during World War II.
St. Joseph is the foster father of Jesus. He was engaged to Mary when, by the Holy Spirit, she became pregnant with Jesus – see the Gospel of Matthew 1:18-25. Not much is known about St. Joseph beyond the fact that he remained committed to raising Jesus alongside Mary and that he is named as a carpenter. Scriptures relay that several times he received dreams that helped him to know how to help Mary care for Jesus. From these few bits of information, St. Joseph has become the patron of many groups, including carpenters, fathers, travelers, as well as patron of many countries and peoples. Interestingly he is also known as the patron of a good death. Joseph comes about this by way of not being referenced later in the Gospels. So it is believed that he died earlier in life, with Jesus and Mary at his side—a pretty good way to go.
St. Joseph is also the patron of the Holy Cross Brothers. Blessed Basil Moreau took on a group of teaching brothers, the Brothers of St. Joseph, founded by Fr. Jacques Dujarié, joining them with an already gathered group of priests to found the Congregation of Holy Cross. The brothers continued to look to St. Joseph as their patron and have ever since sought to emulate his devotion to Jesus and his commitment to service to God’s family.
Did You Know? is a mostly weekly feature in upbeat that pokes around among the many interesting features of UP as a Catholic and Holy Cross university. If you have a question or topic of interest that you would like covered in this feature, please send it to Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., Campus Ministry, or Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center.
Faculty members are invited to serve as Honors Program mentors. Faculty mentors assist with selecting the incoming honors class, are assigned two incoming honors student mentees, and are encouraged to meet with them on a regular basis during the students’ first two years at the University.
Those who would like to learn more about being a mentor for fall 2020 are asked to contact John Orr (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Join the STEM Education and Outreach Center and the Garaventa Center for their Joy of Teaching brown bag lunch on Thursday, November 14, noon to 1 p.m., in Franz Hall 120. The theme of this lunch is “Hope.” Time to gather with like-minded joyful teachers for sharing of information, impressions, and the ends and pieces of leftover Halloween candy.
All ticket holders for the Saturday, November 16 performance of The Penelopiad are invited to enjoy wine, cheese, and desserts as campus experts highlight what to look and listen for in this play based on a novella by Margaret Atwood. Sponsored by the Garaventa Center and the Rumpakis Chair for Hellenic Studies. For ADA accommodations or more information contact the Garaventa Center at email@example.com or x7702. For theater tickets call the Hunt Center box office at x7287.
UP’s Theater Program offers every staff and faculty member two complimentary tickets for each mainstage show they produce in Mago Hunt Center. When tickets go on sale, just call the box office at x7287, tell them you are an employee, and let them know which performance you’d like to see. Tickets will be held for you in the box office; just show your UP ID to claim them. Use this benefit to see Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, playing on campus November 14-17.
Clinical professor Jann Murray-García of the UC-Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing will present “How Are You Teaching, Researching, and Learning About Race?” on Tuesday, November 12, at 3 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. Murray-García will visit as part of the School of Nursing’s 85th Anniversary Speaker Series.
In 1998, with Melanie Tervalon, Murray-García introduced the now foundational concept of Cultural Humility in her most-oft cited publication, “Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competency: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education” (Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1998). This work has implications beyond nursing in the realms of intercultural understanding, inclusion, and diversity.
For more information contact Eduardo Contreras, assistant provost for international education, diversity, and inclusion, at firstname.lastname@example.org.