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.
A representative from TIAA, which administers the University’s retirement accounts, will be on campus on Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, in the Career Center located in Orrico Hall lower level, according to Laura Barnard, human resources. Financial counseling appointments with Rebecca Rohleder (pictured) are available during work hours on those days, but appointments must be scheduled at www.tiaa-cref.org/schedulenow or by calling call TIAA at 877.842.2028 (press 5 to schedule an appointment).
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Come one, come all for a festive Thirst Friday celebration in the Garaventa Center, Franz 330, on Friday, December 8, from 4-6 p.m. We’ll have a generous assortment of holiday beverages, tasty snacks, and a not-to-be-missed selection of the Great Candies of Our Childhood. Stop by for a few minutes or stay until last call, and extra Santa points if you bring along someone who’s never been. For more information contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Barnes & Noble bookstore will offer its Faculty & Staff Appreciation day on Wednesday, December 6, according to manager Eric Cave. On this day only, faculty and staff will receive an extra 10% discount off their regularly discounted items, bringing the discount to 30%. For more information contact Cave at x7125.
The Committee on Committees is accepting faculty nominations for the 2017-2018 Excellence in Service Award. The nomination and application process follows the timeline of the Teaching & Scholarship Committee’s faculty awards for teaching and scholarship. The Committee on Committees will accept nominations until noon on Friday, January 26, on the Committee on Committee’s Moodle site -> Service Award. Self-nominations and nominations from colleagues are welcome. Submission of supporting materials by nominees are due by noon on Friday, March 16. Visit the Academic Senate resources pages for information regarding the nomination process, award criteria, and supporting materials that will be needed by the Committee. Contact the CoC Chair, Tammy VanDeGrift (email@example.com), for more information.
Have any extra, unused items in your pantry after Thanksgiving? The Clark Library is collecting food donations for the Oregon Food Bank from now until December 20. All faculty and staff are asked to help us reach our 2017 goal of 300 pounds. Any food donation you can make will help the families of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Collection barrels will be in the library lobby so you can easily contribute to this effort. Suggested items include canned meat, canned and boxed meals, nut butters, canned or dried beans and lentils, pasta and rice, canned fruits and vegetables, juice, and cooking oil.
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!
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.
Donations from faculty and staff have been the backbone of the success of the annual silent auction fundraiser for the Moreau Center’s Nicaragua Immersion service program. All faculty, staff, students, and UP friends are welcome to participate in the silent auction, either as a donor of items or a bidder. This year’s auction will take place from Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons main entrance hallway.
Single items, gift baskets, tickets to events, signed books, weekends at vacation homes or timeshares, gift certificates to local restaurants, and UP merchandise are just some of the items that have been popular at the auction in the past. Donations can be brought to the Moreau Center any time during the workday from now through Wednesday, November 29.
Please contact Theresa McCreary at x7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the auction.