University employees have a new TIAA CREF investment counselor, Yasemin Under, and there will be an increased number of dates and times for individual financial counseling sessions on campus. The spring 2013 dates will be Tuesday, March 26; Wednesday, March 27; Tuesday, April 16; Wednesday, April 17; and Thursday, April 18. To see available times and sign up, go to the HR website (http://www.up.edu/hr/) or go to www.tiaa-cref.org/ScheduleNow, or call TIAA CREF at 866-928-4221 (press 0) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at 8981 or email@example.com.
Shortly after his untimely death in 1989, University president Rev. Thomas Oddo, C.S.C., was memorialized by faculty, staff, students, and friends with the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund named after him. Every year the University awards scholarship funds in Fr. Oddo’s name to one or more students who meet a set of criteria which includes demonstrated commitment to service and to service learning. Criteria for the Father Thomas C. Oddo, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship are:
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Demonstrated financial need
- Junior or senior student standing in the 2013-2014 school year
- Demonstrated commitment to service and service learning
- Open to any academic major.
A nomination form is available at http://tinyurl.com/abu4o2m and is due to Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013. For more information contact McCreary at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faith-Based Leadership program is an internship experience that will introduce high-achieving juniors to the challenges facing leaders in church and faith-based organizations while also helping them to discern how God may be calling them to a vocation by using their personal gifts and talents in their careers. Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate qualified sophomores who have a demonstrated interest, aptitude, and ability to thrive in a church or faith-based organization and encourage them to apply for the program. Student applications are due no later than March 31.
More information is available at http://bit.ly/12Nryfo, or by contacting campus ministry at 7131 or email@example.com.
Eligible employees who intend to use their tuition remission benefit during the summer semester are encouraged to apply using the online request tool no later than Friday, April 5, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. It is required that remission requests are approved at least 2 weeks before the first class, or late charges may be applied to an employee’s account.
There are separate application forms for undergraduate (http://tinyurl.com/42haqs2) and graduate course work tuition remission (http://tinyurl.com/7sx5zs8). Any graduate level tuition remission benefit will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings and will be reflected on the W-2 of the tax year the remission was applied. Time away from an employee’s regular work day must be approved in advance by the supervisor. Tuition exchange at other universities is not available to employees. See the Tuition Remission Policy Summary at http://tinyurl.com/czyvnrb for further details.
A team of five senior operations and technology management majors from the Pamplin School of Business Administration placed first in the West Coast 7th Annual Student Case Competition, sponsored by APICS (Association for Operations Management). The competition, held in Phoenix, Arizona, featured 14 undergraduate teams and 11 graduate teams from schools and universities in five western states and Mexico. The team consisted of seniors Tommy French, Andrew Hadfield, Keith Hummel, Elyse Landreville, and Deven Ropes. The competition challenges teams with a case study based on a real company with a specific operations management problem. The teams developed solutions and presented them in written form and in an oral presentation. For more information contact the Pamplin School at 7224.
Join the graduate program of the Pamplin School of Business for the upcoming MBA and MSF Information Night. This session is a great way to learn more about our program, visit campus, ask questions, meet faculty, and sit in on a class. It will be held on Wednesday, March 27 from 6-7 p.m. in Franz Hall Room 426 (Murphy Conference Room). Interested parties may also arrange to attend a course later in the semester if they find that more convenient. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
The Pilots baseball season is in full swing right now as the Pilots are set to take on UC Riverside in a three game series starting on Friday at 3 p.m. The series will continue on Saturday at 1 p.m. and will end on Sunday with a noon start time. Bring out the kids on Sunday for Kids Day with $1 admission and $1 hot dogs for the youngsters. There will also be a giveaway item at each game, a Pilots Baseball Commemorative Cup. The cup is reusable and can be used to purchase soda at the games. For more information, visit www.portlandpilots.com. For tickets, visit the Pilots Box Office or call 7525.
University parents are invited to take the opportunity to enjoy four hours of free time with their significant others while the UP onsite daycare watches their children on Parents Night Out, Friday, March 15, from 6-10 p.m. This service is provided by Vermont Hills Family Life Center daycare/ preschool. The cost is $30 per child and $40 for two children and includes dinner for the kids. Proceeds benefit the UP daycare/ preschool house. The UP daycare house will also offer child care during commencement weekend and during the faculty gala.
Saturday, May 18 is the date for the daycare house’s annual Yard Sale, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. VHFLC personnel will be collecting donations for the sale until Friday, May 17. No donation is too big or small. Proceeds help support the UP daycare house.
For more information or to sign your kids up contact Cala Richman, director at (503) 283-9688 or email@example.com.
Lewis & Clark College’s Community Friends Program is looking for local families, couples, or individuals (with or without children) to help international students practice their English skills and learn more about American culture and our way of life. Most of the students live on the Lewis and Clark campus, where they spend much of their time with other students. This is a great opportunity for UP families to meet future UP international students, as many of them attend the ESL program at Lewis & Clark before starting at UP. For more information contact Krista Kennedy, international student services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) will host their 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the east side Quad, near Howard Hall, on Sunday, March 24, following Palm Sunday Mass and brunch, around 12 noon. The event is open to children of all alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of the University. There will be pastries and coffee available as well. For more information contact Makena Collin at email@example.com.