Now is the time to submit orders for letterhead, envelopes, and forms for the upcoming academic year, according to Bridget Bimrose, marketing and communications. This allows the publication team to schedule production throughout the summer. Please estimate usage for the next academic year and order accordingly. Letterhead is available by the ream (500 sheets) or by the case (4,000 sheets). Envelopes are available by the box (500) or by the case (2,500). When ordering, include a sample of each item and indicate if any changes are necessary. For more information, contact Bimrose at 8370 or email@example.com.
Marketing & Communications
Now is the time to submit orders for letterhead, envelopes, and forms for the upcoming academic year, according to Bridget Bimrose, marketing and communications. This allows the publication team to schedule production throughout the summer. Please estimate usage for the next academic year and order accordingly. Letterhead is available by the ream (500 sheets) or by the case (4,000 sheets). Envelopes are available by the box (500) or by the case (2,500). When ordering, include a sample of each item and indicate if any changes are necessary.
Staff and faculty who need to order new or replacement business cards can order them through firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line type “business cards.” Orders can be as little as 250, 500 or 1,000. Please allow five business from the day they are approved to receive your order. For more information, contact Bimrose at 8370 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff can show their UP pride and help out a great cause by joining University of Portland’s Shamrock Run team. To join, register online at http://www.shamrockrunportland.com (choose the “team” option; the UP code is 1070). Packet pick-up (race t-shirts, pins, bibs, and of course, your UP gear) will be at UP the week before the Sunday, March 17 race at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. As an added bonus, if at least 75 members sign up for the UP team, Shamrock Run will donate $5 per person to the Bill Reed Scholarship Fund. Last year’s UP team raised more than $600 for the scholarship. Registration closes Thursday, January 31. For information about the UP team, contact Amy Shelly, marketing and communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Portland’s Facebook page has been ranked third in the nation for audience engagement among peer colleges and universities with 10,000-19,999 followers in 2012. The ranking is from Varsity Outreach, a leader in social media marketing for university audiences. The UP page ranked eleventh in 2011. Rankings are available at http://tinyurl.com/b39d7o8. UP’s Facebook page is at http://tinyurl.com/ajebpp3. The University placed third against schools such as Villanova, Santa Clara, Dartmouth, Loyola, and Portland State. The UP page also ranked 16th in the nation overall among all 627 college and university pages regardless of size classification. With more than 12,000 followers after gaining nearly 3,500 new followers in 2012, the page is operated by the office of marketing and communications, which also oversees UP’s social media efforts on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. For more information contact Joe Kuffner, marketing and communications, at 7202 or email@example.com.
All employees are invited to learn more about the many academic, athletic, professional, and service heroes who surround us each day on campus and in the world community thanks to the University’s commitment to extraordinary Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership. Their stories can be found on the UP website at http://up.edu/heroes/. A small sampling:
- Kurt Berning ’12, Global Supporter and Fulbright Scholar: as a UP student Kurt spent one summer in rural Kenya teaching high school students, where he raised $1,200 online in one week to provide the school with electricity. His non-profit Global ADE, raised $20,000 in its first year to foster educational opportunities in developing countries, especially Cambodia.
- Matt Powell ’84, Educational Influencer and Community Booster: Matt saw potential where others did not. A decade ago, he helped found De La Salle North Catholic High School. His vision was for low income students in North Portland to receive an affordable, yet high quality, college preparatory education –tuition wouldn’t be the school’s main source of revenue. Instead, he modeled the financial system on that of Cristo Rey High School in Chicago where students work one day a week in the local community, gaining valuable work experience, and their earnings supplement tuition. At De La Salle North, this format helps fund 70 percent of the school’s budget. Tuition costs are $2,995 this year, but many families pay only $25 per month. The remaining balance is funded through donations. And the success of the school? Last fall, 95 percent of graduating seniors at De La Salle North were admitted to college.
Portland Magazine editor Brian Doyle has been nominated for two Oregon Book Awards: Bin Laden’s Bald Spot was nominated for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction, and his Cat’s Foot was nominated for the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature. Winners will be announced at the 26th Oregon Book Awards ceremony on April 8, 2013. For a complete list of finalists, please click here: http://www.literaryarts.org/oba-home. Bin Laden’s Bald Spot is a collection of short stories published by Red Hen Press, while Cat’s Foot is a novella published by Corby Books about a man who goes in search of the foot he has lost in a war. Last year, Doyle’s debut novel Mink River was also a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction. Doyle is the author of twelve books and has been nominated for seven Oregon Book Awards in four different categories. For more information contact Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has announced that the University’s quarterly journal, Portland Magazine, won a national bronze medal for writing for Brian Doyle’s summer 2011 editorial essay, “Boots.” The medal is the most recent of Portland Magazine’s uninterrupted 19-year run of national medals for excellence. For more information contact Doyle at email@example.com.