Give yourself the gift of quiet meditation this Advent through Visio Divina, contemplative prayer focusing on one of the stunning illuminations from The Saint John’s Bible. Join with members of the community as we gather on Wednesday, December 14, from 12:45-1:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information, contact x7702 or email@example.com.
The Clark Library is collecting food for the Oregon Food Bank this holiday season, and all faculty and staff are invited to donate holiday extras or use spare meal points on goods at Mack’s Market. In the Portland metropolitan region, an average of 270,000 people per month get their meals from local pantries and emergency food boxes. Any food donations will help families in Oregon and Southwest Washington. The most needed foods 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. A donation barrel is located in the library lobby, and each addition will help toward the library’s goal of collecting 300 pounds food.
For more information, contact the library at x7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your 2017 spring session course packs, class notes and other materials to be sold to printing services no later than Monday, December 5. 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 email@example.com.
On Tuesday, November 29, Pilots near and far will come together to celebrate Giving Tuesday for the first time at UP, according to Amy Eaton, development. For this day, our goal will be to raise 100 new gifts within a 24-hour period. When we reach the 100 gifts, a $10,000 gift from a generous parent will be unlocked to support student scholarships at UP.
The Senior Class Gift Committee will be joining efforts with University relations to raise awareness and engage students in this great philanthropic event. Students will set up a giving station at the Pilot House, with photo opportunities with Wally Pilot. Marketing and communications will launch a fun social media campaign, alumni relations will engage their chapters, and development will be reaching out to all channels to inspire support for UP students.
Giving Tuesday is a fantastic day for faculty and staff to make their gifts too. To participate, simply go online to this link. If you are already signed up for payroll deduction (watch your inbox soon for next year’s renewal) you can still participate by following UP’s social media to “like” and “share” fun Giving Tuesday content with your friends. Use the hashtags #UPGives and #GivingTuesday and share why you support giving to UP.
The Office of Development is very excited to kick off the season of giving tomorrow. By joining Giving Tuesday, UP will officially be a part of a global movement and celebration of generosity.
Make an impact. Spread the word. Give from the heart.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8551.
The Committee on Teaching and Scholarship (TAS) has determined award recipients for the 2016-2017 Butine Faculty Development Fund Fall cycle, according to committee chair Aaron Wootton, mathematics. Butine award recipients are:
- Alfrey, Lauren: “Geek Girls: Race, Gender and Power in the Tech Industry,” $3,300
- Barber, Halina & Amber Vermeesch: “Road Less Traveled: Stressors and Coping Strategies Unique to Undergraduate Nursing Students,” $1,776
- Chakrabati, Saikat: “A security framework for resource constrained IoT devices,” $5,000
- Coida, Olivia: “Mechanical Model of the Respiratory System,” $3,000
- Eckman, Ted: “Understanding Distributions of Industrial Odors in North Portland,” $5,000
- Eshleman, Andrew: Funds to attend the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division Conference, $1,150
- Gates, Alice: “Enhancing scholarship and teaching in Policy Practice,” $4,550
- Hancock, Christin: “Unspeakable: Sex, Madness, and the Malarial Treatment of Syphilis in Middle America,” $4,060
- Hill, Allie: “Gender and Memory of East German Every-Day Life,” $3,313
- Hoffman, Sr. Angela: “Study of products made by bacteria isolated from soil taken from Pollentia, an ancient Roman city on Mallorca,” $3,038
- Ilosvay, Kimberly: Reflection and Research, $3,000
- Jones, Kevin: “Testing the Applicability of the Circle of Courage Youth Development Model for Undergraduate Social Work Education,” $3,343
- Kotas, Jakob: “A Robust Framework for Airline Scheduling,” $3,000
- Krautscheid, Loretta: “The effect of trans-disciplinary educational strategies on student nurse resilience and moral distress,” $2,936.50
- McRee, Nick: Funds to attend the 12th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, $1,500
- Meiser, Jeffrey: “The Moral Factor in War: Combat Effectiveness from Chosin to Mosul,” $3,000
- Reyes-Giardiello, Giannina: “Researching masked-social activism in Mexico City,” $850
- Viljee, Shazib: “Analysis of Charcoal Samples for Composition and Energy Content,” $1,809
- Warshawsky, Matthew: “May Your Divine Inspiration Call Me in the Desert’: New Jewish Identity in the Baroque-Era Poetry of the Iberian New Christian João Pinto Delgado,” $3,000
For more information, contact Wootton at x7377 or email@example.com.
Each month, a photographer is scheduled to take a small number of faculty and staff head shots, available on a first-come, first-served basis. November’s session is Tuesday, November 29, at 11:30 a.m. To confirm an appointment for this session, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 25, at 4 p.m. Photos will be taken in Clark Library’s Digital Lab located on the second floor.
Please note: Participants must be able to attend at 11:30 a.m. Only those with confirmed appointments should attend. Those who have never had a professional head shot taken are highly encouraged to attend one of these monthly sessions. The photos will be used on the UP website directory.
The School of Education Teacher Leadership Network will present a panel discussion, “Inclusion with a Focus on High Performing Students,” on Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Chiles Center Hall of Fame Room. Panelists will discuss how to identify, include, and challenge high performing students in classrooms at the elementary and secondary level. Guests include Sara Bruins, Central Catholic High School principal; Teri-Kay Johnson, mentor teacher at Holy Cross Catholic School; Kiya Masunaga, assistant principal at Beverly Cleary K-8 School; and Michael Musick, executive director of school management for Lake Oswego School District.
Please register at this link.
For more information contact Amy Kwong-Kwapisz, education, at x7752 or email@example.com.
With Vision 2020, the University’s new strategic plan, the UP community seeks to enhance intercultural understandings, including attitudes, knowledge, and skills. To assist in this endeavor, the School of Education is hosting a reading group to probe culturally relevant practices and strategies.
This Side of Home, by Renée Watson (pictured), takes place in Portland, and explores the experiences of young African Americans in an evolving city. A free copy of this book will be distributed to anyone who responds to this invitation and who agrees to participate (on a first-come, first-serve basis) by November 30.
Participants will read the first section of the book, “Summer,” pages 3-75, and meet in the Terrace Room on Wednesday, January 18, between 12:15 and 1 p.m., for a brown bag lunch and to discuss the reading. Three additional discussions are scheduled on Wednesdays between 12:15 and 1 p.m. on February 8, March 8, and April 5. Seats are limited; please RSVP to Sally Hood (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than November 30.
Clark Library staff handled over 2,000 print and online reserves for fall semester. Now they are ready to tackle spring semester course reserves. Please fill out the online Course Reserves form or e-mail a list of citations to email@example.com. If you plan to use materials that were on reserve in the past year, let us know and we can find that previous list.
Library staff also handle scanning and copyright permissions, so be sure to include the course name, course number, instructor, and number of students enrolled in each section. Questions? Stop by the service desk, call x7111, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All UP community members can show their UP pride and help support Doernbecher Children’s Hospital by joining the UP Shamrock Run team, according to Liz Winters, recreational services. The race is Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Last year the University of Portland team was the fourth largest locally and had 147 runners and walkers. We also raised more than $700 for programs within the UP community.
This year the goal is to make UP’s Shamrock Run team 250 people strong. As an added bonus, if there are at least 75 members on the team, the Shamrock Run will donate $5 per person back to support programs at UP. Students, employees, alumni, Holy Cross, and friends of the UP community are all welcome to join. Sign-up soon, as registration closes Tuesday, January 31.
To join the UP team, you must register online at this link (choose the “team” option; the UP Team Code is 1070). Team members receive a $4 registration discount. Packet pick-up (race t-shirts, pins, and bibs) will be at the Beauchamp Center the week before the race.
For more information, contact Winters at email@example.com.