The public safety and information services departments will conduct a campus-wide test of the UPAlert system on Friday April 5, between 12 noon and 1 p.m. After the alert is issued, all UP community members should receive a voicemail, text message, and two e-mail messages, one to UP accounts and the other to personal accounts (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.). UPAlert is an automated communication system meant to notify all students, faculty, and staff in the event of a campus emergency. Those who wish to participate in UPAlert or need to update contact information can find out more at http://www.up.edu/upalert. For more information contact public safety at 7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pilots women’s soccer team is scheduled to play host to the Portland Thorns FC on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m., for an exhibition match on Merlo Field. The match is a free event and is open to the public with a suggested donation at the door to benefit the Providence Health and Vascular Institute’s Play Smart Young Heart Screening Program. For more information, please visit www.portlandpilots.com.
The Pilots baseball team is set for a 3-game series with Santa Clara starting on Thursday with a scheduled double-header beginning at 11 a.m. The final game of the series will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m. Tickets are still available for all games and can be purchased at the Pilots Box Office or by calling 7525.
The University of Portland Speech and Debate Union sent four representatives to the Pi Kappa Delta National Speech and Debate Tournament in St. Louis, MO over spring break. Congratulations to sophomore Katie Wilson, who competed against debaters from 89 schools across the country and finished the tournament as a quarterfinalist (top 8 in the nation) and was deemed to be among the top 10 percent of all debate speakers in the nation. For more information contact Brian Simmons (email@example.com) and Bohn Lattin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Eligible employees who intend to use their tuition remission benefit during the summer semester are encouraged to apply using the online request tool no later than Friday, April 5, according to Bryn Sopko, human resources. It is required that remission requests are approved at least 2 weeks before the first class, or late charges may be applied to an employee’s account.
There are separate application forms for undergraduate (http://tinyurl.com/42haqs2) and graduate course work tuition remission (http://tinyurl.com/7sx5zs8). Any graduate level tuition remission benefit will be taxable to the employee on the value above $5,250 for attempted credits and subject to applicable withholdings and will be reflected on the W-2 of the tax year the remission was applied. Time away from an employee’s regular work day must be approved in advance by the supervisor. Tuition exchange at other universities is not available to employees. See the Tuition Remission Policy Summary at http://tinyurl.com/czyvnrb for further details.
The Ad Hoc President’s Advisory Committee on Inclusion is hosting community listening sessions at the following times and locations:
- Tuesday, April 2: Staff Listening Session with Stacey Watanabe and Br. Thomas Giumenta, C.S.C., noon to 1 p.m., Buckley 015
- Wednesday, April 3: Faculty Listening Session with Gary Malecha and Elayne Shapiro, noon to 1 p.m., Franz 107
- Wednesday, April 3: Student Listening Session with Austin Veiga and Lauretta Frederking, 7-8 p.m., Buckley 310
- Thursday, April 4: Student Listening Session with Kirsten Rivera and Bob Duff, 5-6 p.m., Buckley Auditorium.
Any community members who cannot attend listening sessions may submit anonymous comments and suggestions using the form found at http://tinyurl.com/d7596dz. For ADA questions regarding accessibility of listening sessions or the anonymous survey contact Paul Myers, health center, at 7134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next building tours for the Clark Library are scheduled for Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27. Reserve your spot by e-mailing Kathy O’Connell Riddell, library, at email@example.com. Tours meet at 3:45 p.m. in the Franz Hall lobby and last 45 minutes to an hour. Closed-toe shoes are required. See photos of the progress at http://wordpress.up.edu/library/photos/.
University of Portland professor emerita Margaret Monahan Hogan will present a lecture, “Resistance: Its Costs and Its Limits,” on Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m., in Buckley Center room 163. Her talk is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Hogan’s presentation will provide a framework to consider the costs and the limits of resistance. Her lecture will include Thomas Aquinas’ teachings on obedience; examples of resistance in recent history including the Kreisau Circle and its opposition to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during WWII; and present day religious liberty.