The Moreau Center has hired Lindie Burgess as their new program manager. Burgess is 2011 graduate of the Shiley School of Engineering. She began her new position on October 1. Please welcome her to the UP family.
David Houglum has been hired as interim director of the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership, effective September 30, according to Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., student affairs. Houglum has served as a leadership scholar and educator at Loyola Marymount as associate director of student leadership and development in the Ignatian Leadership Institute. Please welcome him to the campus community when he arrives to assume his new duties. For more information contact Donato at 8532 or email@example.com.
Every September, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance sponsors a Bike Commute Challenge for Portland area businesses and organizations, according to Pat Ell, Moreau Center. They challenge groups (schools, business, departments) to commute by bike for the month of September. Ell would like to challenge all other UP departments and offices to take part in this year’s Bike Commute Challenge. “Even though it may be impossible for any other offices to top the incredible stats put up by the Moreau Center,” says Ell, “I encourage you to challenge your coworkers to commute by bike – it is more healthy, more fun, and more environmentally sustainable than commuting by automobile.”
More information is available at http://tinyurl.com/ot8qv6c. When people log in, they will find a tool to log miles, which also estimates the CO2 that a bicyclist has not contributed to the atmosphere. For more information contact Ell at 7132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, August 31, University of Portland first-year students will be uniquely immersed in the three hallmarks of our University: Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership. Faculty and staff members are asked to consider being a part of this endeavor by participating in the ninth annual Building Community: Serving to Learn program. Junior student Megan Lester is organizing this half day of community service and discussion for all first-year students, in coordination with the Shepard Freshman Resource Center and the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership.
As University community members, faculty and staff often go beyond the boundaries of classrooms and offices in their investment in the lives of students. This generosity is one of the unique advantages that students experience at the University of Portland. By giving time on August 31 to work alongside students and serve as a facilitator for a group of fifteen students after their experience faculty and staff will be fulfilling a vital part of the University’s mission. More information and a signup form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/cnhalnl. The day’s schedule is as follows:
- 8:15 am: Meet at the Tennis Center/Breakfast
- 8:45-9 a.m.: Send-off to designated sites • 12-1:15 p.m.: Return to campus, pick up lunch, discussion in small groups
- 1:15-1:45 p.m.: Closing ceremony.
For more information contact Brenda Greiner, freshman center, at 7895 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to donate items for the upcoming rummage sale to benefit the Nicaragua Immersion or stop by on Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., to explore items for sale. Smaller donations can be dropped off at the Moreau Center during office hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m.) before the sale. For larger donations, like furniture, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements. Nearly anything will help but no clothing items are needed.
Faculty and staff members are asked to consider serving as accompaniers for upcoming Moreau Center service learning immersion programs, according to Laura Goble, Moreau Center. An application form, plus links to FAQs, program descriptions, and costs, can be found at up.edu/moreaucenter. Applications are due by Friday, April 26. Late applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Moreau Center will host a brown bag lunch session, “The Freedom Riders, Fighters, and Writers Project: Insights from a Service-Learning Collaboration,” on Wednesday, February 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m., in the Murphy conference room on the fourth floor of Franz Hall. Rich Christen, education, and Kate McPherson, Roosevelt High School, will discuss their journey to engage University of Portland education students and Roosevelt High School students in an inspiring and meaningful collaboration, which resulted in the Freedom Fighters exhibit which will be on campus on February 19 and 20. Please RSVP to Laura Goble, Moreau Center, at email@example.com.
The Moreau Center’s Border Immersion program is offering a babysitting night to raise funds for their upcoming immersion, according to Pat Ell, Moreau Center. The event will take place on Saturday, February 23, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Vermont Hills Family Life Center UP daycare house. Children will be taken care of by professional staff and UP students. The Border Immersion is an opportunity for UP students to spend a week at the Mexico-U.S. border, learning about immigration and human rights issues. There is a suggested donation of $10 per hour and $5 per additional sibling. Contact Elizabeth Polsin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Derek Block at email@example.com to reserve a spot.
The Moreau Center for Service & Leadership is sponsoring its annual Nicaragua Immersion silent auction the week of December 3-7. This auction is ideal for those seeking gifts for the holidays and is critical to allowing selected UP students to learn, serve, and reflect on the economic and social conditions impacting the people of Nicaragua. Please stop by the auction for bidding in the Bauccio Commons between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday December 3 through Friday December 7. For more information contact the Moreau Center at 7123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.