All staff members are encouraged to save the date for the University’s 2015 staff holiday party, which will take place on Monday, December 21, in the Bauccio Commons. The social will begin at 11:30 a.m., with seating at 12:15 p.m., and the program begins at 12:45 p.m. Please keep in mind that the holiday party is for staff only; with continued growth of the University community, there is not room available for student workers or family members.
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University of Portland president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., has announced the appointments of Rev. Gerard Olinger, C.S.C., as vice president for University relations, and of Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., as vice president for student affairs. Both appointments become effective January 1, 2016.
Fr. Olinger will assume the position currently held by Laurie Kelley, who has accepted the position of president and chief development officer for the Providence Foundations throughout the Oregon region. Kelley has worked at the University since 2006, serving first as the director of marketing and communications prior to her current role as vice president for University relations.
Since his arrival on The Bluff in 2009, Fr. Olinger has served the University in many capacities. For the past four years, as vice president for student affairs, he has overseen the Offices of Residence Life, Public Safety, Student Activities, Campus Ministry, and International Student Services, as well as the Career Center, Health Center, and Moreau Center. He also serves as a pastoral resident in Schoenfeldt Hall and is one of the instructors of “The Character Project” theology course.
Fr. Donato has served as the associate vice president for student development since 2007. In that role, he has direct responsibility for the Offices of International Student Services, Residence Life, Student Activities, and the Moreau Center. Fr. Donato also serves as the deputy Title IX coordinator for students, co-chair of the Early Alert Program, pastoral resident in Fields Hall, and religious superior for the Holy Cross community at the University of Portland.
For more information contact the president’s office at 7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the month of November, the University of Portland community has been observing the Catholic tradition of praying for those who are deceased. As a part of this, all faculty, staff, and students are invited to a special Mass of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 17, at 4:45 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Celebrants will pray especially for Michael Eberitzsch, Luke Brown, Reid deLaubenfels, Ian Andres, and Soren Bryan-Askay, along with other members of the UP community, friends, and family who have passed away in this past year. This is a time for us to gather as a community and continue to hold our loved ones in prayer as their impact and gifts endure well beyond their earthly life. Please join us in this time for prayer and healing.
For more information contact Campus Ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.
International Education Week is here, and from November 16-22, the University of Portland is hosting campus-wide events open to the broader UP community and the public. All during the week, international cuisine will be featured in the Bauccio Commons; photos can be sent using #UPIEW and #IEW2015 for a chance to win $25; and tickets to Riverdance on November 11 can be purchased for $15 through the performing and fine arts department.
- Monday: Celebrate Saudi National Day from 1:30pm-3:30 p.m. at the Bauccio Commons; learn about Saudi Arabia history. Cheer at the internationally-themed Women’s basketball game at 7 p.m. in the Chiles Center.
- Tuesday: Try snacks from around the world from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at international student center; hear Native American stories from storyteller Ed Edmo and eat fry bread from 7-8 p.m. at St. Mary’s; talk about the Pillars of Immigration from 7-9 p.m. at Mago Hunt Recital Hall; and participate in an Islander cook off from 4-6 p.m. at the Bauccio Commons.
- Wednesday: Hear from Barbara Braband, Mike Pelley, Rev. James Gallagher, C.S.C., and Blair Woodward as they discuss what international education means at UP. Panel discussion facilitated by Eduardo Contereras. 5-6 p.m., Terrace Room.
- Thursday: Sushi Workshop (event is full and not accepting reservations). From 6:30-8:30 p.m., visit the Bell Tower for a German Lantern Festival hosted by the German Club. Also, try a variety of French cheeses at 6 p.m. at Buckley Center Room 207.
- Friday: From 6-9 p.m. at the Terrace Room, join Filipino American Student Association and Portland Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines to celebrate and learn more about Filipino history and culture. Filipino cuisine provided.
- Sunday: Riverdance tickets are being sold at the performing and fine arts department for $15. Watch traditional Irish dance at 1 p.m.
For more information contact international student services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A panel discussion, “What does International Education mean at the University of Portland?,” will take place on Wednesday, November 18, from 5-6 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons Terrace Room. Barbara Braband, Rev. James Gallagher, C.S.C., Mike Pelley, and Blair Woodward will take part, moderated by Eduardo Contreras, studies abroad (pictured). At an institution like UP that values teaching highly and focuses on educating the whole student, what is the role of international education? Put differently, in what ways, if at all, does international education impact teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership at the University of Portland? All are welcome to attend and learn more about international education on The Bluff.
For more information contact international student services at email@example.com.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship is accepting faculty nominations for the 2015-2016 Teaching Award and Scholarship Award, according to committee chair Aaron Wootton, mathematics. These awards are an opportunity for the University community to celebrate publicly two of its own for outstanding achievements in teaching and scholarship. The committee will accept nominations until noon on Friday, January 29, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of supporting materials by nominees will be due by noon on Friday, March 18. Visit the Teaching and Scholarship website for information regarding the nomination process and materials that will be needed.
Contact Wootton at email@example.com for more information.
In spring of 2015, the Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research was inaugurated. Faculty members from across the University collaborated with undergraduates on a research project that extended throughout the semester. The provost’s office is committed to increasing opportunities for experiential student learning, and this initiative represents a key element in achieving that goal. Faculty members are invited to apply for one of ten Spring 2016 Provost’s Initiative grants for support to collaborate with an undergraduate on a co-designed research project during the spring semester 2016.
Students are expected to meet and work with the faculty member weekly. Students will enroll in a 493 course and will earn a minimum of 1-credit for their work on the project and produce an artifact (research paper, literary review, or presentation, etc.) appropriate to the discipline. (Note: 1 credit hour typically requires 45 hours of work on the project, which includes faculty meeting time). Faculty members will be compensated $1,000 for mentoring the students in research. Applications are available at up.edu/undergraduateresearch and are due December 1, 2015.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call Lauretta Frederking, acting assistant provost, at 7857.
The annual Silent Auction fundraiser to benefit the Nicaragua Immersion service trip is coming up, from Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. Thank you to all who have already donated items for the auction. There is still time to make donations for those who are still interested in helping the Moreau Center’s Nicaragua Immersion program.
Gift baskets, gift cards, single items, and certificates for services are all valuable items for the auction. We request donations to be brought to the Moreau Center in St. Mary’s next week.
For more information, contact Theresa McCreary, Moreau Center, at x7131 or email@example.com.
The School of Education’s Teacher Leadership Network (TLN) and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) will present “Literacy: Utilizing Academic Vocabulary in Multiple Disciplines,”a focused academic vocabulary panel presentation with Rich Christen, Tisha Morrell, and Peter Thacker, on Tuesday, December 1, at 6:30 p.m., in Franz Hall Room 120. The panel will benefit teachers across all disciplines. Please register by Friday, November 27, at this link. PDU credit will be offered.
For more information contact the School of Education at 7135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.