Spring 2018 course packs, class notes, and other materials were due to printing services no later than Monday, December 4. Any faculty who still need to submit these materials are asked to do so as soon as possible. This allows enough time for obtaining copyright, copying, and binding all the materials, and will ensure that your requests are ready before the spring semester starts. Course packs, class notes, and materials are processed in the order they are received. Printing services will notify you when your orders are complete and ready for students to purchase. If you have any questions, please contact Kassie Hansen at x8101 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each month, the marketing and communications office schedules a photographer to take a small number of head shots for the University’s online directory. The November session is Tuesday, November 28, from 11 a.m. to noon. To set up an appointment, please contact Suzanne Frey at email@example.com or x8676 no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, November 27. Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab, located on the second floor in 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.
Join ASUP for the 19th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, November 27, at 6 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons Dining Room. This year’s ceremony will feature special guest speaker Lauretta Frederking. There will a performance from the Chapel Choir, and Christmas treats and refreshments will be provided, as well. Students, staff, and faculty are invited to welcome and celebrate the upcoming holiday season.
On Tuesday, November 28, the University of Portland will join the global movement to celebrate generosity by launching the second UP Giving Tuesday campaign, according to Amy Eaton, development. Last year’s multi-media event resulted in the largest number of gifts to the University ever given in one day, with 258 gifts secured in 24 hours.
This year, we are setting the bar even higher, and Pilots near and far will come together to give back to The Bluff. The Senior Class Committee will be setting up stations at the Commons, Franz Hall, and the Clark Library with free hot chocolate and “philanthropy facts” for students to learn about giving. An anonymous donor is offering students the chance to win a $250 donation to fund a designation of their choice on campus. Find out more at this link.
Giving Tuesday is a great day for faculty and staff to make a gift to the University and help reach our goal. If you have already given, be sure to like and share the fun Giving Tuesday content with your friends and fellow Pilots.
The Office of Marketing and Communications is creating a Giving Tuesday tool kit that can be found here, with special social media images that easily be uploaded to show support for your part of campus. If you don’t see a graphic for an area of campus you want to promote, email firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be created for you.
The goal for the day is to reach 350 gifts. Three generous families have challenged our community to meet this goal and spread the word about the impact of scholarships at UP. When the goal is reached, the families will give $40,000 in scholarship support.
Keep your eyes open for these fun and inspiring activities around campus, online, and in your inbox. To learn more about Giving Tuesday and to follow progress throughout the day, visit giving.up.edu/givingtuesday.
Make an Impact. Give from the Heart. Go Pilots!
Led by All-America individual performances from Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse, Jeff Thies, and Nick Hauger, the Portland Pilots cross country program added to its remarkable history by finishing second as a team at the 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Portland entered the race ranked No. 4 nationally, but trailed only NCAA champion Northern Arizona at the finish line of the 10K race. NAU finished with 74 team points followed by Portland (127), BYU (165), Stanford (221) and Arkansas (259). It marks the second podium finish for Rob Conner’s program, which made its 18th team appearance at the national meet. Portland’s previous best was a third-place showing in 2014.
Roudolff-Levisse, a sophomore who won the NCAA West Regional last weekend, was Portland’s top individual finisher in 11th-place with a time of 29:38.90. Thies, a senior, was on his heels in 14th-place, while the junior Hauger closed hard to come in 26th place overall. The trio joins 15 other Pilots to earn NCAA Cross Country All-America honors. It is the first time in program history that three Pilots have earned All-America status in the same year.
The runner-up finish caps a phenomenal cross country season that featured Portland starting the season ranked outside of the top 20, placing second at the prestigious Nuttycombe Invitational, earning its highest in-season national ranking (No. 3) ever, and claiming the second NCAA West Regional title (1993). Conner, the five-time West Region Coach of the Year, has been at the helm of Portland for 28 years and has now has guided the Pilots to eight Top 10 finishes at nationals.
After the Pilots men’s cross country team’s first place performance at the West Regional meet, head coach Rob Conner has been named the West Region Coach of the Year, along with sophomore Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse as Male West Region Athlete of the Year.
Conner, who was awarded The Dean Miller Award, is in his 28th year at Portland. He coached the Pilots to the 2017 West Region title with just 63 points and the Pilots have gone as high as No. 3 in the USTFCCCA national polls this year. Conner has won the award four other times during this time at UP, including 1993, 2007, 2012, and 2014 when the team placed third at the National meet.
Roudolff-Levisse, a sophomore from Verrieres-le-Buisson, France, pulled away from the pack at the West Region to win the individual title in 29:33.1. He also placed 11th at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational where the Pilots came second to No.1 Northern Arizona and jumped from No.25 to No.3 in the national poll.
For more information contact athletics at x7117 or go to portlandpilots.com.
- Ami Ahern-Rindell, biology: WORLD Symposium on Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA, February 5-8, 2018, $1,850
- Richard Askay, philosophy: “The transcendental function of nothingness in a synthesis of Eastern and Western world-views, $5,000
- Kathleen Bieryla, engineering: “Quantifying fitness of collegiate field hockey athletes during one season,” $3,000
- Alexa Dare, communication studies, “Meaningful work in the sharing economy,” $2,020
- Carol Dempsey, theology: “Isaiah and the Twelve; Jesaja und die Zwolf,” Catolic University of Eichstatt-Ingolstadt, Germany, May 31-June 3, 2018, ,$2000
- Maria Echinique, international languages and cultures, sabbatical leave research project, $1,520
- Ted Eckmann, environmental studies, “Modeling microclimate and air quality impacts of Sequoiadendron giganteum,” $3,285
- Eli Goldwyn, mathematics, “The North American Gypsy Moth and its two pathogens,” $3,000
- Christina Ivler, engineering: “System identification methods for flight simulation models of small unmanned aerial vehicles,” $4,300
- Lorretta Krautscheid, nursing: “Untethered lecture capture: a qualitative investigation of student experiences,” $1,432
- Nazanin Mansouri, engineering: “Exploring new trends in optimizing the power consumption of today’s digital systems and developing educational platforms to experiment and develop power optimization design techniques,” $1,900
- Laura Mood, nursing: “Enhancing educational capacity at Tipitaka Eye Hospital in rural Myanmar,” $,2741
- Susan Murray, biology, “Summer salary support for immunology research,” $3,000
- Katie O’Reilly, biology: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, January 3-7, 2017, $1,213
- Cara Poor, engineering: “Evaluation of plant species and residence time for nutrient removal in constructed wetlands,” $5,000
- Kristin Sweeney, environmental studies, “Installation and design of slope-stability monitoring station on the Bluff,” $5,000
- Sara Weiger, English: Archival research: Henry David Thoreau, $1,750
- Christine Weilhoefer, biology: “Predicting the effects of warming atmospheric temperatures on Oregon coastal wetland ecosystems,” $3,718
For more information contact Kuhn at email@example.com.
The payroll office would like to continue to pay employees in a timely and accurate manner for the remainder of 2017 payrolls. For the Thanksgiving holiday week, please be sure to follow the payroll guidance for non-exempt employees on holidays and shutdown days. The actual University holidays are Thanksgiving Day and the Friday following Thanksgiving Day.