The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship is accepting faculty nominations for the 2013-2014 Teaching Award and Scholarship awards, according to committee chair Lauretta Frederking, College of Arts and Sciences. 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 31, by e-mail to email@example.com. Submission of supporting materials by nominees will be due by noon on Friday, March 21. Visit the Teaching and Scholarship website for information regarding the nomination process and materials that will be needed. Contact Frederking at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Clark Library is participating in the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program by serving as a drop-off location for the 2013 holiday season. Toys will be collected in the library for distribution to families in the Portland area who cannot afford to purchase toys as gifts for their children. You may bring donations of new, unwrapped toys to the main level of the library beginning on Monday, December 2 through Tuesday, December 16. Help make a child’s holiday brighter this year. Please contact Kathy O’Connell Riddell at 7775 or email@example.com with any questions.
The University’s Hawaii Club will host its 38th annual Luau on March 22, 2014, and organizers would like to invite UP faculty and staff members to be a part of the night’s entertainment. Hawaiian dance practices will begin the week of January 19, 2014. Faculty and staff whose schedules don’t match times or dates can contact the Hawaii Club and they will do their best to accomodate them. All those interested are asked to e-mail Tiffany Harada at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mahalo!
Jacqueline Van Hoomissen, biology, would like to send a special thank you to all students and faculty who participated in the annual Science Night on Tuesday, November 19, at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in North Portland. The event was a great success and there were more than 66 undergraduate student volunteers from biology, chemistry, physics, education, and engineering. Undergraduate science education outreach students and faculty from Portland State University, Portland Community College, and Reed College, as well as volunteers from Saturday Academy, also took part.
Science Night is a fun-filled education evening full of hands-on science learning activities created by undergraduate students. This is the fifth year of the University’s Science Night and organizers would love to hear from anyone who is interested in getting involved. The final Science Night for the 2013-2014 academic year will take place in April; please contact Van Hoomissen at email@example.com for more information or to sign up to participate.
The Faculty Welfare Committee’s next meeting will take place on Monday, December 2, according to committee chair Tamar More, physics. The committee welcomes issues from faculty; in particular, at this meeting they will be discussing UP’s summer program. Any concerns, suggestions, or comments regarding summer classes, or any other matter, can be brought before the committee by contacting any member: Tamar More, Mike Eom, Lara Trout, Caroline Mann, Ken Kleszynski, or Barbara Braband.
- Wednesday., Nov. 27: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Thursday., Nov. 28: Closed
- Friday., Nov. 29: noon-3 p.m.
- Saturday., Nov. 30: noon-3 p.m.
- Sunday., Dec. 1: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
For more information contact Dezzani at 7177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.