The U.P men’s lacrosse team has a 9-1 record and as of April 13 was ranked at no. 19 nationally for Division II, according to Mark Meckler, business administration. Depending on one final game the UP team is in good shape to secure first in the division again and to get a first round bye in the playoffs. The UP lacrosse team was founded by UP students with Merckler’s assistance, and is a great success story for student entrepreneurs, student athletes, and student leaders. According to Meckler, many of the other teams in the league are formally run and supported by their institutions; the U.P team is a student-run club supported by ASUP. All UP community members are invited to attend the final home game on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m., on Pru Pitch soccer field (http://tinyurl.com/c69rmel).
The University of Portland Orchestra closes the 2012-2013 concert season with “Light out of Shadow,” a joint concert with the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland. Performances are Saturday, April 20, at All Saints Parish, 3847 NE Glisan St., Portland, and Tuesday, April 23, in Buckley Center Auditorium, both at 7:30 p.m. The groups will perform Morten Lauridsen’s dramatic Lux Aeterna and Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5. Free Admission to the BC Auditorium concert only to UP employees and students with ID at the door; all other tickets can be purchased at caeportland.com or 503-488-3834.
The 16th annual UP Day for staff and faculty was rained out on Friday, April 5, so the backup game vs. Loyola Marymount will take place on Friday, April 26, according to Jon Brooks, athletics. The game will start at 3 p.m. at Joe Etzel Field. All employees and family members are welcome to attend the game at no charge and also enjoy complimentary hot dogs (vegetarian alternative available as well), chips, and soda courtesy of Bon Appetit. Please allow as many employees to attend the game as possible.
Students and faculty from all disciplines are welcome to attend a writing workshop with Lois Marshall titled “Writing for Publication: Breaking the Ice,” on Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319. Her workshop is sponsored by the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau International. Marshall has been a nursing professional for over 30 years, and held a variety of faculty and administration positions at the University of Miami School of Nursing before pursuing a career in nursing education consultation. For more information contact Lindsay Chelton, nursing, at 8141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UP Child Care Advisory Board (CCAB) and Hocus Focus Photography are offering a photo shoot fundraiser to benefit the UP child care facility. All faculty and staff are welcome to sign up for a 20-30 minute photo shoot of their kids and/or the whole family, and 20 percent of proceeds will go back to the UP facility. The shoot will be held on Sunday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m., in Buckley Center room 108. To schedule your photo shoot and obtain a pricing list, please e-mail Anissa Rogers, social and behavioral sciences, at email@example.com.
Come out and support the Pilots baseball team as they return to action for two home games this week against ranked opponents. The action starts on Tuesday when the Pilots take on No. 9 Oregon with a first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m. Then on Wednesday the Pilots take to the field for a match up with No. 7 Oregon State at 3 p.m. Your support could make a huge difference in the outcome of the games, so come out for some exciting baseball action.
Early on the morning of April 18, 1969 a five-alarm fire destroyed three wooden structures on campus on the site of what are now Mago Hunt Center and the Oddo Memorial by Franz Hall. Lost in the blaze were Education Hall (which housed the theater and AFROTC), Music Hall, and a smaller building which was formerly the psychological clinic and housed offices for The Beacon, student government, and other programs. The loss of the theater and music buildings, while devastating to their respective programs, paved the way for a new performing and fine arts facility, Mago Hunt Center, generously funded by regent Bill Hunt and named in honor of his beloved wife Mago, a great theatre afficionado. All are welcome to view a picture display of the fire and aftermath created by the University museum. The display case is located across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center on the first floor of Buckley Center. For more information contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, the Maloney Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship invites University faculty and staff to nominate current full-time undergraduate students who meet the following criteria as established by the donor:
- Academic achievement;
- Outstanding contribution to the University;
- Outstanding contribution to the community.
Nominations should provide information about a students’ activities, involvement with campus projects, community service/volunteer efforts off-campus, and any awards or special recognition. Grade level is not specified, but preference will be given to seniors who plan to graduate in May or August of 2014. Please forward nominations to Denise Stack, development, at email@example.com by the end of the day on Friday, April 26, 2013.
Patricia and John Beckman ’42 have funded four scholarships of $3,333 that will be awarded to University of Portland undergraduate students during the 2013-14 academic year. Recipients of the Brian Doyle Scholarships are expected to, over the course of next year, “create a gently humorous project, something that makes people laugh, draws people together, and reminds us that we are brothers and sisters in a joyous way.” Faculty or staff who know of students who may qualify for this new scholarship are asked to have them send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with their first and last name, student ID number, and a few sentences describing their idea for a humorous project. They should type “Humor Scholarship” into the subject line of their e-mails. The deadline is Friday, May 3.
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 April 2013 visits are on 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.