The First Avenue Career Expo will take place on Friday, April 5 from 10 a.m. t0 3 p.m., at the Chiles Center. Students will have an opportunity to talk to recruiters about summer jobs, internships, and full-time opportunities as well as graduate school. Career services is offering eight “How to Work a Job Fair” workshops and extended drop-in hours prior to the fair. For more information, see upcoming events at http://tinyurl.com/bnz4tnr or contact career services at 7201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Orr will present a lecture, “Scenes of Reading, Sites of Contest: Listening to Henry Adams’s Marginalia,” as part of the Communication Studies Colloquium Series, on Wednesday, March 27, from noon to 1 p.m., in Buckley Center room 102. His talk is free and open faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Orr’s scholarly interests reside in late 19th and early 20th-century American literature and culture, including ongoing work on Henry Adams, several women writers of the era and, most recently, the early Native American writer, Mourning Dove. His talk will describe his work combing through Henry Adams’s personal library at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, in search of marginal comments Adams wrote in his books. Light snacks will be served and attendees are invited to bring their lunches. For more information contact C. Vail Fletcher, communication studies, at 503-943-7351 or email@example.com.
Lisa Sedlar, former CEO of New Seasons Market, will be a featured speaker for the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr. School of Business Administration’s 2013 Leadership Speakers Series on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:10 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons Board Room. Her lecture is free and open to all.
Sedlar resigned from her position at New Seasons Market in 2012 to launch her own chain of small convenience stores, Green Zebra Grocery, that will feature healthier options for shoppers and focus on sustainable business practices. The first two stores are planned to open in the Woodstock neighborhood in Southeast Portland and the Kenton neighborhood in North Portland. For more information contact Pete Rooks, executive director of leadership programs in the Center for Entrepreneurship, at 8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the 2013 Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Register online at http://rise.up.edu/events. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or email@example.com.
As the campus ministry office prepares for its annual Spring Encounter with Christ Retreat from March 22-24, faculty and staff are asked to consider writing letters of support (palanca) for the students they know who wil participate in the retreat, according to Beth Barsotti, campus ministry. Each retreatant will receive an envelope of surprise palanca—unexpected expressions of appreciation and support that lift someone’s spirits; they usually take the form of a brief note or letter. This is an opportunity to encourage students and express appreciation for them outside the classroom. Please do not discuss this concept with any students, whether or not they are on this Encounter. A list of retreatants and instructions for writing and submitting palanca can be found at www.up.edu/campusministry/palanca.
Please submit to the campus ministry offices in the Pilot House or St. Mary’s, marked “Encounter Retreat—(student’s name)” by Wednesday, March 20. For more information contact Barsotti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7463.
Author Lois Leveen will give a talk and read from her work on Thursday, March 21. The talk, at 4 p.m. in Shiley 319 and sponsored by the English and history departments, is titled “Telling Secrets: Mary Bowser, Race, Gender, and the Fictions of History,” and will explore what it means to teach—and learn—African American history through fiction. At 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Center room 163, Leveen will read from her 2012 novel The Secrets of Mary Bowser as part of the English department’s Readings and Lectures Series. For more information contact Molly Hiro, English, at 8031 or email@example.com.
Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, will speak on the University campus on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. Her talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
The lecture, titled “Lessons Learned: The Journey of One Technical Woman,” is co-sponsored by Shiley School of Engineering, Society of Women Engineers, the Pamplin School of Business Administration, and the Center for Entrepreneurship. A reception will follow.
Whitney will draw on her own experience as a technical woman, an entrepreneur, and as an executive in both the corporate and non-profit worlds to provide a roadmap of how to achieve your dreams, why understanding the broader impact of 0ne’s decisions can make a difference, the importance of the marriage between technical expertise and innovative thinking, and more.
She has received numerous awards including the 2008 Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Service Award, the 46th annual Marie Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Achievement Award, the Women’s Venture Fund Highest Leaf, and many more. She serves on the advisory boards of Caltech’s Information Science and Technology Initiative, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and Illuminate Ventures.
For more information contact Kim Spir, engineering, at 7314 or firstname.lastname@example.org.