All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join student activities, the diversity multicultural programs office, and the Moreau Center to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons, Franz Hall lobby, and the Pilot House. Each location will offer sign-up stations for community service opportunities throughout spring 2015, free t-shirts, and other giveaways.
The University of Portland has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The University is one of eight Oregon colleges that made the Honor Roll list, and this latest announcement marks the seventh time the University of Portland has made the Honor Roll since its inception in 2006 by CNCS, the federal agency for volunteering and services.
The Honor Roll annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to and achievement in community service. It is also designed to increase the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole.
University of Portland students, faculty, and staff annually participate in community service projects – primarily through the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership – such as tutoring in local schools, supporting services for people who are homeless, contributing to community gardens, planting trees, encouraging people with disabilities, and building homes with and for low-income families. Service-learning programs are also a vital part of the Moreau Center, including social justice immersions that focus on urban policy, food justice, border and immigration issues, migrant farm workers, Native Americans, and civil rights, as well as global service learning programs in Africa and Central America.
For more information contact the Moreau Center at 7132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a way to share some Christmas spirit with those in need? Community of Hope, a shelter for women and children in St. Johns, is seeking volunteers over the Christmas break to cover for some of their regular volunteers who will be traveling for the holidays. The shelter is seeking individuals who will come on an evening and share a meal with the residents, play with the children, and just provide fellowship for the incredible young women who live there.
Volunteers are needed any evening from approximately 5:30 or 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Mechanical-minded individuals are also needed to help set up and take down a portable shower trailer on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Training and background checks are required.
The Nicaragua Immersion Silent Auction and Gift Basket Raffle will take place from Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons hallway. Proceeds of the Silent Auction & Gift Basket Drawing benefit UP students who will be going on the Nicaragua Immersion in May 2015. The students are responsible for fundraising for this valuable learning experience, and the Silent Auction is one of their largest fundraisers. Last year many departments on campus generously and imaginatively created fabulous gift baskets to be included in the silent auction. Individuals (crafters or shoppers) are encouraged to donate an item to be included in the gift basket to be raffled off to one lucky winner.
This is a great fundraiser for our entire community. We appreciate your participation. Please call or e-mail Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
The Moreau Center will be hosting a holiday open house on Wednesday, December 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in St. Mary’s. All are invited to stop by and learn more about the various service and leadership opportunities offered by the center. Food, drinks, and prizes will also be included.
For more information contact Theresa McCreary at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moreau Center will be sponsoring an eight-week summer service experience in Bologna, Italy, where students will live and work in a L’Arche community, in 2015. Founded fifty years ago in France by Jean Vanier as an ecumenical and inter-religious community with roots in the Catholic tradition, L’Arche is an international community of adults with and without disabilities living together. Since 1964, young volunteers from around the world have lived in L’Arche communities for periods of time to learn the “art of presence” and the beauty of friendship with adults with disabilities through its community life. Please encourage students who may be a good fit to apply and/or contact the Moreau Center with any questions. Applications available at up.edu/moreaucenter and are due Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. For more information contact Dave Houglum, Moreau Center, at email@example.com or 8559.
The Nicaragua Immersion Silent Auction and Gift Basket drawing is coming soon, according to Theresa McCreary, Moreau center. It will take place from Monday, December 1 through Friday, December 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons hallway.
Donations are still needed! Proceeds of the Silent Auction &andGift Basket drawing benefit UP students who will be going on the Nicaragua Immersion in May 2015. The students are responsible for fundraising for this valuable learning experience, and the Silent Auction is one of their largest fundraisers. Last year many departments on campus generously and imaginatively created fabulous gift baskets to be included in the silent auction.
Individuals (crafters or shoppers) are encouraged to donate an item to be included in the gift basket to be raffled off to one lucky winner. Donations can be dropped off in the Moreau Center in St. Mary’s. This is a great fundraiser for our entire community. We appreciate your participation.
Please call or e-mail McCreary at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
All faculty and staff who have been part of a domestic or international service program (Americorps, JVC, Peace Corps, etc.) are invited to share their experiences with students who are interested in service after graduation at the Post-Graduate Service Dinner on Tuesday, November 11, at 6 p.m., in the Terrace Room. Contact Pat Ell at email@example.com or go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSJSWMH to sign up.
Donations from faculty and staff have been the backbone of the success of the annual Silent Auction fundraiser for the Moreau Center’s Nicaragua Immersion service program. All faculty, staff, students, and UP friends are welcome to participate in the Silent Auction, either as a donor of items or a bidder. This fun annual event is coming up the week after Thanksgiving in the Bauccio Commons. The students going on this immersion need items for the auction. In the past, many departments and individuals have put together unique and generous gifts and baskets for this auction. If you have any questions or need help with ideas, please contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Peace Corps recruiter will be on campus all day on Tuesday, September 9, according to Pat Ell, Moreau Center. Sarah Kassel, regional Peace Corps representative for Portland, will have an information table in the Pilot House and will also make short classroom visits throughout the day. She will also host an informational session, “From Pilot to Peace Corps,” in the career services office from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact the Moreau Center at email@example.com.