Laura McLary and her German 408 students invite all faculty, staff, and students to attend a performance of Ödön von Horváth’s Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), on Saturday, December 10, at 7 p.m., in the Blair Studio in Mehling Hall. The performance is free and open to all.
Written in 1931, von Horváth’s play comes from the tradition of the Volksstück, a play for the common people that ends with a moral. As you watch von Horváth’s modern take on the Volksstück, observe how the play comes to terms with the role of the individual in the family and in male-female relationships and identifies the sources of social pressures and hypocrisy. What is the moral of this tale from the Vienna Woods? The play will be presented completely in German.
For more information contact McLary at x7255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we begin the holiday season, all departments should take note of a new policy adopted by the President’s Leadership Council with respect to employee recognition, awards, and events, according to Eric Barger, controller. This new policy was adopted to ensure compliance with tax regulations, appropriate use of University resources, and equity across the departments of the University. A significant point in the new policy is a general prohibition on the use of gift cards as gifts to employees. There may be infrequent exceptions to this general rule, and in those circumstances departments must have officer approval in advance and give notice to the Controller’s Office (so that the value of the card may be included in taxable income).
To clarify, the drawing items at the annual staff luncheon are not going to be taxed; other gifts outside that arrangement that will be taxed. Because of the random nature of the drawings, those benefits are considered “de minimis.” The new policy may be read at this link.
For more information contact the controller at x7393 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.
Make plans to join the mens’ basketball team on Monday, December 5, in a non-conference game as they take on UT Rio Grande Valley. The game is set to tip-off at 7 p.m. in the Chiles Center. Come out to the game, wear your purple gear, and show your Pilot support as the team looks to beat the Vaqueros! Tickets for the game are on sale now at Portlandpilots.com/Tickets, or at the Pilots Box Office.
Make plans to join the women’s basketball team this Sunday as they take on Montana State at noon. It is the annual Mother-Daughter clinic, with a post-game skills clinic put on by the Pilots. For more information or to RSVP for the clinic, please e-mail Jon Brooks at email@example.com. We hope to see you at the game and go Pilots! Tickets for the game are on sale now at Portlandpilots.com/Tickets, or at the Pilots Box Office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Museum has two new displays on campus for community members to enjoy.
For the winter season, a “Winter Scenes” display of snow and winter themed photos of campus and a few from Salzburg are on view in the Buckley Center first floor display case (near the Studies Abroad office).
To mark 50 years of the University of Portland Archives, established in June 1966, the three display cases in Buckley Center Auditorium foyer feature photos of the archives and some examples of historical documents, publications, and photographs relating to the history of the University.
For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at email@example.com or x8038.