All are welcome to enjoy an evening of Aloha spirit and hospitality at the 38th annual Hawaii Club Luau on Saturday, March 22, in the Chiles Center. “A Piece of Paradise” will feature food, dance and culture of the Hawaiian Islands with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are available to students, faculty, staff, and alumni for $10 per person, while general admission tickets are on sale for $20 per person. Children aged 4 and under are free. Please contact the Hawaiian Club with questions or to purchase tickets at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author Pamela Olson will present her experiences working and living in Palestine in a lecture/slide show in St. Mary’s on Monday March 25, from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Olson wrote Fast Times in Palestine after living in Ramallah for two years. She found herself attending Yasser Arafat’s funeral, guiding Israeli friends around the West Bank, being held at gunpoint and injured by a stun grenade, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip. Check her website at www.pamolson.org/index.html for more information. Her book will be available for sale at the lecture.
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 Marena Collin at email@example.com.
Women’s Tennis: the women’s tennis team returns to action at University of Portland’s Louisiana-Pacific Tennis Center this Saturday to take on San Diego. Matches start at 10 a.m. and admission is free for all fans.
Faculty and staff, mark your calendars! The 16th Annual UP Day at Joe Ezel Field has been scheduled for Friday, April 5 at 3 p.m., when the Pilots baseball team takes the mound versus the visiting Gonzaga Bulldogs. 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. In addition to food, there will also be prizes raffled off every half-inning. Department heads and office directors are encouraged to allow as many employees to attend the game as possible. Also being Portland, a rain date is set for Friday, April 26 versus Loyola Marymount. For more information pease contact Jon Brooks at 7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University’s award-winning student publication, the Beacon, has won 10 regional Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, according to advisor Nancy Copic, student activities. The competition encompasses student newspapers from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Alaska. The Beacon competed in the Small College or University category, with 5,000 or fewer undergraduate students. The staff will learn if the awards are for first, second, or third place at the regional SPJ conference at Gonzaga on April 12 and 13. Any first place regional winners will advance to the national SPJ competition later in the year. For more information contact Copic at 7470 or email@example.com.
Tuition Freedom Day marks the date when a student’s tuition no longer covers the total cost of a University of Portland education. A full tuition check only covers about 80 percent of the full cost, and the University must rely on contributions by donors to make up the difference. The development office will mark this year’s Tuition Freedom Day with a celebration on Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the academic quad. Students will be encouraged to write thank-you notes to UP’s donors in exchange for a Voodoo doughnut. Faculty, staff, and other members of the campus community are also invited to participate in the celebration. Come enjoy the festivities, and show your appreciation for our donors. For more information contact Trevor Harvey, development, at 7826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All faculty, staff, students, and the public (and their families) are invited to enjoy a night of great Hawaiian food, music, dance, and fun at the 37th annual Hawaii Club Luau on Saturday, March 23, in the Chiles Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Students, faculty, and staff tickets are $10 (limited to one ticket; additional tickets are regular price); general admission tickets are $20; senior citizen and children under 9 are $15; and groups of 6 or more are $15 per person.
Tickets are available for pre-order by e-mailing email@example.com. Tickets will be ready for pick-up and payment in the Commons on March 18-22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information contact the Hawaii Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.