All faculty and staff are warmly invited to Thirst Friday at the Garaventa Center for festive treats and beverages and good cheer as the semester winds down on Friday, December 7, from 4-6 p.m., in Franz Hall room 330. Come for 10 minutes or 2 hours, and try your courage with the new tasting menu: DormFusion Cuisine! Extra Santa points if you bring someone who’s never been before. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on Tuesday, December 4 through Thursday, December 6, according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments with Rebecca Rohleder (pictured) are available during work hours on those days in the Career Center in Orrico Hall. Schedule your appointment today at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
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Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy, is coming on November 27, and the University of Portland will take part through the #UPGives Campaign, according to Marie Jobes, development. The UP Giving Tuesday website allows people to donate to any fund of their choice, including colleges, schools, clubs, centers, teams, scholarships, and more.
This year three UP families have stepped up to inspire more support for student programs, scholarships, and service learning. They’re challenging the Pilot community to make at least 400 gifts between now and November 27 to unlock $40,000. No matter the size, every donation counts towards reaching the 400 gift goal.
Make a gift today or find out more here.
To be a Giving Tuesday ambassador and promote a UP fund that you love, be sure to look at UP’s Giving Tuesday Social Media Toolkit. It includes content, images, and dates to post, tweet, gram, and share updates about Giving Tuesday to your social network.
Thank you for joining in the effort to give back and help our Pilots go forward! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All are welcome to join ASUP for their 20th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 28, at 6 p.m., in the Pilot House. This year’s ceremony will feature the Moreau Center’s program manager for service and community partnerships Tshombé Brown as guest speaker. Come enjoy drink specials at the bar, holiday cookies, a photo booth, and more.
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The annual fine arts student exhibit will take place from Tuesday, November 20 through Thursday, December 6 in Buckley Center Gallery. All are encouraged to drop by and browse the incredible works of our talented students.
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Students and faculty from the Population Health Nursing program are pleased to invite the UP community to join them in Bauccio Commons on Monday, December 3, from 9-11 a.m., for their fall policy brief poster presentations. Senior nursing students will be presenting posters on pertinent health-related community issues and recommending policy solutions. Issues include a wide range of topics related to both local and state health-related issues and address concerns around housing or lack of housing, vaping and e-cigarette use in youth, local transportation funding concerns, vaccines, paid paternity leave, and more. Please bring your own thoughts about healthy lifestyle choices and preventative care. We welcome your engagement and feedback. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are accepted at this link.
Each month, the marketing office schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis, for our online directory. The November session is Tuesday, November 27, from 11 a.m. to noon. To schedule an appointment or for questions, please e-mail Suzanne Frey at email@example.com no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, November 26. Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor, Room 215. Only those with confirmed appointments may attend. Please note: These appointments are limited to faculty and staff who currently do not have a professional headshot in the online directory.
The provost’s office and the Office of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement are requesting nominations for two awards to be given on Founders’ Day: the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award and Outstanding Graduating Senior in Undergraduate Research Award. Faculty members can be nominated by other faculty members, administrators, students, or by self-nomination. Students can be nominated by faculty members or by self-nomination. Both nominations are due by December 15; send your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the criteria for the awards click on these links:
- Outstanding Graduating Senior in Undergraduate Research Award Nomination Process
- Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award Nomination Process
The Diversity and Inclusion Program (DIP) will mark National Native American Heritage Month with a screening of Neither Wolf Nor Dog, adapted from a book by Kent Nerburn which won the Minnesota Book Awards in 1995, on Thursday, November 29, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The screening is free and open to all. Concessions will be provided. Also sponsored by Native American Association, NAYA, ASUP Films, and the UP Book Club.
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Construction is well underway for Dundon-Berchtold Hall. The new academic center will house classrooms, faculty offices, a gathering space, and the Dundon-Berchtold Institute. Tours will be available by appointment on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 3 p.m. beginning November 27. Each tour is limited to ten people. Please register here.
Tour groups will meet outside the fence near the construction trailer close to the main drive leading into the Waldschmidt parking lot. Appropriate attire for a construction site must be worn–legs covered and closed-toe shoes.
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