Maitripa College and the University of Portland are honored to co-sponsor His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, on the University of Portland campus on May 9, 2013 for the first of two public events in Portland as part of The Dalai Lama Environmental Summit on May 9 and May 11, 2013. Maitripa College, the first and only Tibetan Buddhist college in the Pacific Northwest, is host of the summit, which includes three days of teachings and conversations with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and distinguished leaders of the Pacific Northwest environmental, scientific, policy, and faith communities. Tickets for public events on May 9 and May 11 are priced at $15, $30, $50, $75 or $100, and will be available starting Monday, February 25, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, or at the Chiles Center box office, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information go to www.dalailamaportland2013.net.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the 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. Online registration is available at http://rise.up.edu/events.
Fr. Beauchamp’s talk will include an update on the $175 million RISE Campaign for the University of Portland, the University’s achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are John Lee ’64, ’73, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Jack Roscoe ’64, winner of the Fr. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Holly Lynn Ellis ’01, winner of the Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Noelle Niedo ’13, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodard will discuss Cuba’s many religious influences—Catholicism, Santeria, official state atheism—and how they have played a defining role in the formation of Cuba’s cultural heritage and how they will continue to do so in Cuba’s uncertain future. For more information contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff are invited to take a walking tour of the River Campus to see recently completed shoreline work and new plantings, according to Jim Kuffner, community relations. Tours will last about one hour and will start and finish at the overlook near the corner of N. Portsmouth and McCosh. Please select one of the following tours and e-mail your choice to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Tour 1: Thursday, 2/28/13, 11 a.m. to noon
- Tour 2: Friday, 3/1/13, 11 a.m. to noon
- Tour 3: Friday, 3/1/13, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
- Tour 4: Monday, 3/4/13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Tour 5: Monday, 3/4/13, 2 to 3 p.m.
- Tour 6: Wednesday, 3/6/13, 10 to 11 a.m.
- Tour 7: Wednesday, 3/6/13, 1 to 2 p.m.
Appropriate footwear is recommended. For more information contact Kuffner at 7331 or email@example.com.
Mark Gilgan from TIAA-CREF will be on campus on Tuesday, February 26 to give a brown bag presentation on the state of UP employees’ retirement accounts. The presentation will be held at noon in Buckley Center room 163. All are welcome to bring their lunches and join fellow employees and HR staff for an informative session on retirement.
A TIAA-CREF representative will host a brown bag lunch presentation on 2013 tax law changes and how they affect personal finances on Wednesday, March 6, at noon in Buckley Center room 163. Contact Andy Sherwood, human resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Snacks will be provided.
The public safety office has updated their policies for student drivers who operate University owned vehicles or privately owned vehicles on University sponsored activities or business, according to Gerald Gregg, public safety. Please advise all student drivers to check the policies in order to assure that they are in compliance.
A complete listing of University policies for student drivers is available on the web at http://tinyurl.com/atl4dgu. The list includes all policies for pre-trip preparation (trip itineraries, “final participants” list, safe driving course completion); driver requirements (valid driver’s license, good driving record/authorization); safety criteria and use restrictions (seatbelt use, no texting or cell phone use, observation of speed limits and other laws, time restrictions, etc.); and reporting of accidents or damage.
The next student driver safety training course will be on Monday, February 25, at 12:30 p.m., in Shiley Hall room 319. Courses last approximately one hour.
The proper utilization of University-owned vehicles and the safe operation of privately owned vehicles on University sponsored activities or business can save lives, prevent injuries, minimize University transportation costs, and reduce liability. For more information contact public safety at 7161.
The Campus Connector program is seeking original art and photos for the “Art of Diversity” exhibition and contest, according to Gwen Guderjohn, international student services. In coordination with Diversity Dialogues Week, students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to submit an original art or photography that represents an aspect of human diversity. Art and photographs will be displayed in the international student lounge (Christie Hall room 020) and three winners will be chosen by audience selection. Join the Campus Connector coffee hour on Friday, March 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for artwork viewing and discussion. Submission instructions and contest rules are available at http://www.up.edu/shownews.aspx?id=4746.
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 Jordan Sehestedt, business administration, at 8801 or email@example.com.
Faculty, staff, and students who are interested in learning to use RefWorks are invited to attend a workshop that will introduce them to this unique tool for formatting bibliographies and footnotes in specific styles (APA, MLA, etc.). Two workshops are scheduled before spring break and two are scheduled for afterward. See the full schedule and more details for RefWorks training at http://tinyurl.com/a2dzort.
David Bachman has been hired as the new University locksmith, according to physical plant director Andre Hutchinson. Bachman most recently worked at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) as lead locksmith, where he was responsible for access controls for more than 40 buildings. All requests for new or replacement keys should continue to be submitted to public safety, but all key issuance and returns will be coordinated with the locksmith shop in the physical plant during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by appointment. For more information contact the physical plant at 7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.