As the semester draws to a close, faculty are asked to take a moment to reflect on freshmen and sophomores who might be strong candidates for University-endorsed awards, such as Fulbright grants. The Office of Fellowships and Grants’ Talent Identification Program (T.I.P.) uses faculty to help identify high achieving students early in their careers, marking them as potential candidates for various fellowships, grants, and scholarships. Once identified, the fellowships and grants office will meet and work with these students to identify goals for their upcoming years, identify potential scholarship opportunities, and assist in applying for appropriate awards. Submit recommendations at http://tinyurl.com/5r3tyh6. For more information visit www.up.edu/fellowships or contact the fellowships and grants office at 7857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty and staff are invited to show their UP pride and help out a great cause by joining the University’s Shamrock Run team. The run/walk takes place on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. Those who join the team will get some great UP gear and will be able to pick up their race packets with official race shirt, race bib, and UP gear, on campus a week before the race.
Registration information for the Shamrock Run can be found here (choose the “team” option; the UP team code is 1070). Race registration closes on Wednesday, January 22.
Last year, the UP team was the 8th largest at the Shamrock Run, consisting of 157 runners and walkers. Because of the great turnout, we were able to raise $785 for the Bill Reed Scholarship Fund. This year, if we have at least 75 members on the UP team, Shamrock Run will donate $5 per person to the University’s Recreation and Wellness Center, which will break ground in May 2014. More information can be found here. Questions? Feel free to contact Amy Shelly (email@example.com), Roya Ghorbani-Elizeh (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Bridget Bimrose (email@example.com) in marketing and communications.
- Student must be a graduating senior;
- Student must have demonstrated leadership throughout his or her undergraduate career;
- Student must demonstrate consistent dedication to the University and the community through service to God and neighbor.
Nominations are due to Hallenius by Friday, January 10. Please attach a letter of recommendation, detailing reasons for nomination. For more information, contact Hallenius at 8326 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All staff members are invited to the University’s 2013 holiday party, which will take place on Thursday, December 19, in the Bauccio Commons. The social will begin at 11:30 a.m., with seating at 12:15 p.m., and the program begins at 1. The party will feature a holiday selection of fare from Bon Appetit’s food stations, annual employee award presentations, prize drawings, recognition of employees’ service to the University, and words of holiday cheer from Fr. Beauchamp. Please keep in mind that the holiday party is for staff only; with continued growth as a university community, there is not room available for student workers or family members.
For more information contact human resources at email@example.com.
Trinity Academy and its choir director, UP alumnus Chris Fotinakis, cordially invite all faculty, staff, students, and their families t0 enjoy Trinity Academy Christmas Fine Arts Night, a celebration in word and song of the birth of Christ, on Friday, December 20, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The program will feature music and seasonal readings from scripture and poetry. A reception will follow in St. Mary’s Student Center lounge, with refreshments. Trinity Academy is a recently established North Portland school whose mission is educating seventh through twelfth graders to discover truth, practice goodness, and create beauty on a foundation of a joyful, discerning, and ecumenical Christian culture. Please contact Dan Kabele, information services, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Zipcar would like to put a little Zip in holiday travel plans for University of Portland community members by extending $25 worth of free driving credit to all faculty and staff who open new personal Zipcar accounts during December 2013. To join, get more information, or check Zipcar locations, go to www.zipcar.com/uportland. If you are already a member, Zipcar has a holiday gift of free driving for you too. Just e-mail Josh Force at email@example.com.
Due to the Christmas holiday there are some changes to the regular payroll schedule that employees and student workers need to know, according to Debbie Schwartzkopf, payroll. Monthly (exempt) employees must submit their time records by Tuesday, December 17 for the entire month of December, and will be paid on Monday, December 23. Note that monthly employees are being paid early and will not receive another check until January 31, 2014.
Semi-monthly employees must submit time cards by Monday, December 16 for the December 1-15 pay period and will be paid on December 20 due to the holiday closure on December 24 and 25.
Semi-monthly employees must submit time cards by Thursday, December 19 for the December 16-31 pay period and will be paid according to the usual schedule on Friday, January 3, 2014. Note that most semi-monthly employees will have holiday time from December 24 through the end of the month as well as New Year’s day.
Student employee timecards for December 1-15 are due by December 17 so students can be paid on December 23. The following student payroll for hours worked from December 16-31 is due January 3, 2014, and will follow the usual schedule in January for payment on January 10, 2014.
Please be sure to have all timecards submitted by your employees so you have time to approve them prior to the 9 a.m. deadline the morning after timecards are due.
For more information, contact payroll at 8338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UP Bookstore will operate on reduced hours during the week after final exams, according manager Erin Bright, manager. The bookstore will be open Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Saturday, December 21. They will also be open on Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bookstore will be closed Wednesday, December 25, and will reopen on Thursday, January 2, at 9 a.m. For more information contact Bright at email@example.com.
- Monday-Friday, Dec. 16-20: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 21-22: Closed
- Monday, Dec. 23: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 24-Jan. 1: Closed
- Thursday-Friday, Jan. 2-3: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 4-5: Closed
- Monday-Friday, Jan. 6-10: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 11: Closed
- Sun, Jan 12: 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
For more information contact Dezzani at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the University’s holiday break the Clark Library will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., but closed on weekends and December 24 through January 1. Please note that the Digital Lab will only be open by appointment during the weekdays. Contact José Velazco at email@example.com or 7602 to make an appointment. The library staff sends warm wishes to all UP community members for a wonderful holiday!