Course pack materials for Spring 2021 are due in printing services NOW to ensure they are ready prior to the start of Spring 2021 classes. For more information email email@example.com or call x8101; please ask for Kassie Hansen.
School of Nursing dean Casey Shillam will serve as a panelist for the 2020 Oregon Health Forum’s “Nurses Out Front: The Future of Nurse-Driven Health Reform,” a Zoom event on Friday, December 11, at 10 a.m. In this first-ever all-nurse panel ever hosted by the OHF, Shillam will be sharing about the work the School of Nursing is doing on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and will be discussing both local and national policy changes needed to create a diverse nursing workforce reflecting the demographics of our population.
All faculty and staff are invited to attend for free by registering at this link and using the password NURSE2020.
From the event website: “Nurses possess unique health reform priorities forged by front-line experiences and patient and community engagement but they have not always been full partners in health care reform decision-making. This event explores nurses’ top health reform priorities — including addressing systemic inequities — and considers how they will continue to shape state and federal health policy.”
Contact Jessie Lamb, director of annual giving, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or need support.
The marketing and communications division will host virtual training for those faculty and staff wanting to learn more about the ShareUP online portal on Wednesday, December 2, at 1 p.m., using the Zoom platform.
ShareUP allows faculty and staff to search, download, create, and learn about such brand elements as templates, logos, colors, fonts, and available photography. ShareUP thus provides a comprehensive and creative resource to support UP-branded marketing and promotional materials.
Michael Lewellen, vice president of marketing and communications, will receive the 2020 William W. Marsh Lifetime Achievement Award by the Public Relations Society of America – Oregon Chapter during their virtual Spotlight Awards Gala on Thursday, December 3.
William Marsh was a leading figure in the public relations profession in Oregon for nearly 40 years, and was president of the Portland Metro PRSA Chapter (now PRSA Oregon) in 1963. Aside from his time in the profession, Marsh taught at Marylhurst University from 1986-1993, before passing away in 1996 at age 81. This award was established and named for him in 1986.
During the Marsh Award segment, University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., and Portland Trail Blazers CEO Chris McGowan will offer video comments on Lewellen’s service in the public relations field during his 38-year career. Because the Spotlight Awards are virtual this year, those who would like to watch the event can reserve free tickets using this link.
All members of the UP community are invited to join the Title IX Advisory Committee meeting to learn more about Title IX related policies, processes, and supports at UP and provide feedback and insight to help the Title IX office best serve our community.
The next Title IX Advisory Committee Meeting will be on Thursday, December 3, 9-10 a.m., on Zoom (https://uportland.zoom.us/j/97991828616). We hope you can join us.
The Title IX Advisory Committee has created three subcommittees to address needs in our community related to Title IX:
- Cultural Change and Education Committee: designed for those interested in advocacy, getting information/resources out to campus, and being part of change change.
- Student Advocacy Program Committee: designed to help build a student-driven advocacy program at UP.
- Non-UP Confidential Resource Program Committee: designed to address student desire for an off-campus resource not affiliated with UP but likely located on campus.
Faculty members interested in offering an Honors Program reading course during the next academic year are invited to send a course proposal to program director John Orr by February 1. Honors students, in their junior and senior years, take two one-credit readings courses. Courses are limited to 15 students and are offered pass/no pass. Team-taught courses are particularly welcome. Proposals should include a course title and brief description.
For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact Orr at email@example.com.
The chance to engage contemplatively with a sacred image from UP’s Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible and the Scripture passage it illuminates—Visio Divina—lends itself reasonably well to the remote experiences of this semester. Visio Divina means “sacred seeing,” and is a venerable form of individual prayer that requires only our presence and attention.
This link to Isaiah’s Messianic Predictions leads you into a 15-minute guided meditation that can be undertaken at your desk or wherever you are comfortable. Bookmark it and re-visit this as often as you would like during the Advent season.
As we claw our way to the end of a semester like no other, the Teaching & Learning Collaborative offers this pithy tip on the virtues of doing work that is not miraculous, but good enough:
“Good enough” doesn’t mean settling. “Good enough” isn’t a cop-out. “Good enough” represents an attitude of deep gratitude toward whatever happens at you. Not only is the perfect the enemy of the good, but the good is the enemy of the good enough. Follow the creed of “good enough” for long enough and something remarkable happens. The “enough” drops away like a snake sloughing its skin, and what remains is simply the “Good.”
— Eric Weiner (2020). The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons From Dead Philosophers (p. 116). Simon & Schuster
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: