This year’s Staff Christmas Luncheon takes place on Monday, December 17. The social opens at 11:30 a.m., seating starts at 12:15 p.m., and the formal program begins at 12:45 p.m. This year’s luncheon will be held in the Beauchamp Recreation and Wellness Center.
This is the time to connect with old friends and new, enjoy a delicious holiday buffet, enter for a chance to win prizes, and celebrate achievements of your coworkers.
Again this year, there will be a slideshow during the event with photos of departments and staff. Please send any favorite photos you’d like to have included to firstname.lastname@example.org. Christmas-themed photos are especially welcome.
Please keep in mind that the Christmas party is for staff only; with continued growth as a community there is not sufficient room available for student employees or family members.
Please RSVP with regrets only to email@example.com.
University of Portland President Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., has announced the appointment of Casey Shillam as dean of the School of Nursing, effective December 1, 2018. Shillam, who has been a faculty member since 2006, most recently served as interim dean of the School of Nursing since former dean Joane Moceri’s retirement this past summer.
Shillam’s UP career began when she was hired in 2006 by dean Terry Misener to serve as an instructor. Upon completing her doctorate, she became an assistant professor of nursing until accepting a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Davis. She returned to UP in 2015 as associate dean after serving as the founding director of the nursing program at Western Washington University in Bellingham. She holds a bachelor of arts and letters from Portland State University, and bachelor, master of science, and Ph.D. degrees in nursing from Oregon Health & Science University. She was selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Executive Nurse Fellows program and completed the fellowship in September 2017, and has served for two terms on the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Health Policy Advisory Council.
For more information contact the School of Nursing at x7211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The printing and mailing services office and the Pilot House bookstore are now partnering for the purchase of course packs and lab manuals, according to Mary Scroggins, printing and mailing services. This new process goes into effect for spring 2019 orders. Exams, handouts, and other not-for-purchase items will not be affected.
Faculty will still send their requests to email@example.com. Printing services will submit all materials to be purchased for classes through an outside vendor, Xanedu. The vendor will then create print-ready documents with a barcode embedded so the bookstore can sell them.
To ensure that there are no delays in students receiving class materials, please follow these guidelines:
- For copyrighted content: Submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org six weeks prior to sale date.
- For non-copyrighted content: Submit your request to email@example.com four weeks prior to sale date.
Once your order is finalized, Xanedu will send it to printing services for production. Printing services will no longer directly handle any of the copyright clearance authorization or file preparation for course packs and lab manuals. When the order is complete, printing services will deliver it to the bookstore for student purchase.
Please keep in mind that it is critical to order purchased class materials on time. Printing services can no longer just print late orders on the spot.
For any questions about this change, contact Kassie Hansen, printing and mailing services, at x8101, or Linda Gill or Mary Scroggins at x7200.
The federal regulations all Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) are guided by will change on January 21, 2019. The updates to the Common Rule will require adjustments to the materials submitted when investigators request an IRB review as well as to UP’s IRB review schedule in December 2018 and January 2019.
Requests for new reviews received by noon on Friday, December 21, 2018 will be reviewed under the current regulations and will be governed by the Common Rule for the duration of the project. Requests for new reviews received after noon on Friday, December 21, 2018 must comply with the new regulations (also known as the “Final Rule”) and will not be adjudicated by University of Portland’s IRB until January 22, 2019 at the earliest.
Continuing reviews for any project approved prior to January 21, 2019 will continue to be governed by the Common Rule for the duration of the project. The Final Rule will govern projects approved for the first time on January 21, 2019 or later.
To familiarize yourself with the new regulations, take the “Revised Common Rule” course offered through the University’s subscription to CITIprogram.org. After registering for an account with CITI Program or adding University of Portland as another affiliate institution to your existing account, you will then be able to use the “Add a Course” button within your “University of Portland Courses” listing. In the selection process, select the “Revised Common Rule” course in the Human Subjects Research section. This course will be available until January 19, 2019; after that time the other Human Subjects Research courses available through CITIprogram.org will be updated to incorporate information about the Final Rule into all courses.
On Friday, the Library switched to its break schedule and will be closed on weekends and open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library is also closed from December 22 through January 1.
For more information contact the library at x7111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Portland faculty and staff are invited to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Company Employee Store from November 30 through December 24. The Columbia employee store has discounted items marked at 40-50 percent off regular retail pricing, with all of the latest product from the Columbia Sportswear family (SOREL, Mountain Hardwear, prAna, and, of course, Columbia Sportswear).
To access the store, please bring the official invitation, printed or digital versions. Also bring your UP ID or business card, paystub, signature of work email, as well as a personal ID. This invitation is valid for each employee plus four guests (you must be present for guests).
Starting on Saturday, December 15, all kids age 12 and under (sixth grade) will be admitted free to Pilot basketball games over Christmas break. The men’s basketball team takes on Grambling state this Saturday at 7 p.m., while the women battle UC Irvine at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Immediately following the women’s game will be the annual Father-Daughter Clinic, featuring a coaching clinic from players and coaches. Below you will find dates and times for all games over the holiday break.
- Men vs Grambling State | 12/15 | 7 p.m.
- Women vs UC Irvine | 12/16 | 2 p.m.- Father Daughter Clinic
- Men vs Seattle U | 12/17 | 7 p.m.
- Women vs Air Force | 12/18 | 7 p.m.
- Men vs Florida A&M | 12/21 | 5 p.m.-Christmas Game featuring Santa Wally
- Men vs Pacific | 1/3 | 7 p.m.
- Women vs St. Mary’s | 1/5 | 2 p.m.
For more information contact athletics at x7117 or portlandpilots.com.
Staff and faculty of the University are required to take or re-take certain training tests annually. A new requirement this year is cybersecurity awareness training. This is part of an ongoing effort to help ensure all employees are taking necessary steps to protect sensitive data and keep UP’s computing environment safe and secure. Please complete the online training course by December 31, 2018. Completion of the training is mandatory.
To access the training visit learning.up.edu, sign in using UP credentials, and then select ‘Cybersecurity Training’ in the Course Menu on the Moodle homepage. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Help Desk at x7000 or email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who participated in making this year’s Silent Auction the most successful one yet. It takes donors, buyers, and behind the scenes organizers–rock stars, one and all. Priscilla Encarnacion was the winner of the raffle. She is the aunt of Faith Marcelo, who sold the winning raffle ticket. This event made over $3,600 for the Tanzania Immersion. The Moreau Center staff and students are grateful for your support.