On Tuesday, May 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., residence life will host a happy hour social in the Pilot House to celebrate the contributions of Sister Sue Bruno, Fields Hall (pictured); Ali Quinn, Corrado Hall; Brendan Ryan, C.S.C., Villa Maria Hall; and Jamie Whisler, Taggerty/Tyson Hall. Appetizers and lemonade and a no-host bar will be offered to help bid farewell to departing colleagues. For more information contact residence life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your department will be sponsoring students to remain on campus after the standard move-out dates (May 5 for most students, May 8 for graduating seniors), please complete a Department Late Stay Request form. If your department did not receive a copy of the template for making this request (sent March 13), please contact the Office of Residence Life at email@example.com or x7205. These requests are due by April 7 to Jessica Wode at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your department will be charged $44 per person per night unless you specify that the students’ accounts should be charged.
Students who do not need to stay for any department but wish to request a late stay for themselves should submit a Petition Form to Modify Housing Contract to the Office of Residence Life.
Faculty, staff, and neighborhood families are invited to participate in the annual HALLoween trick-or-treating night in selected UP dorms on Monday, October 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Children through sixth grade can trick-or-treat, a great way to celebrate Halloween in a safe and controlled environment. All children wishing to participate in HALLoween must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Picture ID is required upon check-in for all parents and guardians. There will be one check-in location, under a tent in front of the Chiles Center, and parking in the main lot. Everyone must check in at this location and receive a wristband to gain admittance to the residence halls.
HALLoween is sponsored by the Campus Program Board and Office of Residence Life. For more information contact residence life at email@example.com.
Fields Hall will present its signature event, the annual Trivia Night, a fundraiser for the Holy Cross Missions, on Friday, November 4, from 10 to 11:30 p.m., in the Pilot House. Faculty, staff, and students are advised to form their five-member teams early. It’s great fun and open to all members of the UP community. Prizes include Meal Points from Bon Appétit, gift certificates, and a study week package given by provost Tom Greene and Sr. Sue Bruno, residence life. There will be five game prizes including Holy Cross packages such as dessert at the president’s house with Fr. Mark Poorman, C.S.C.; a tour and history of the Bell Tower with Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., and Fr. Jim Gallagher, C.S.C., followed by dessert; a dessert extravaganza at Papa Haydn with Fr. John Donato, C.S.C., and Fr. Edwin Obermiller C.S.C.; and a spaghetti dinner with Sr. Sue Bruno.
For more information contact Sr. Bruno at x8476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any departments that will be sponsoring students to stay on campus after the traditional halls close on December 16, or to arrive before the halls re-open on January 14, 2017, are asked to complete a Department Extended Stay Request. If your department did not receive a copy of the template for making this request (sent October 19) , please contact the Office of Residence Life at email@example.com or x7205.
These requests are due by November 15 to Jessica Wode at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your department will be charged $44 per person per night unless you specify that the students’ accounts should be charged. Students who are not working for any department but wish to request an extended stay for themselves should submit a Petition Form to Modify Housing Contract to the Office of Residence Life.
For more information contact Wode at x7205 or email@example.com.
Please join the Office of Residence Life in sending a warm farewell to Alex Hermanny, who will depart UP on Friday, September 30, for his new role as student conduct coordinator at the University of Minnesota. There will be a reception celebrating Alex’s five years of service to UP in the Holy Cross Lounge in Franz Hall on Friday, September 30, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and all are welcome to wish Alex well.
Alex joined UP in July of 2011 as Schoenfeldt Hall director and served in that role for two academic years. In June 2013, he joined the central office as associate director for housing, before being named associate director for community standards in January 2015. In addition, he served on the University’s strategic planning committee, and as a Dexheimer Fellow with the Franz Center for Leadership this past year.
For more information contact Bryn Rose, residence life, at x7205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Sue Bruno, OSF, resident director of Fields Hall, has received a 2016 Spirit of Holy Cross Award, given annually to lay collaborators of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers. The award recognizes those who devotedly work to fulfill Blessed Basil Moreau’s vision and mission to “make God known, loved, and served” a reality at the Congregation’s education, parish, and mission apostolates.
Sr. Bruno is a member of the Franciscan religious order. She is in her fifth year at UP as Fields Hall director, and spent 15 years at the University of Notre Dame working in a variety of capacities, including as the rector of Pasquerilla West Hall, in campus ministry, as the women’s basketball team chaplain, and as a member of the Moreau Seminary Formation Board. She also served on the selection committee for the Alliance for Catholic Education for 15 years, and was a founding member of the Standing Committee on Gay and Lesbian Student Needs Committee. Sr. Bruno served in congregational leadership with the Joliet Franciscans for four years. She has a bachelor’s degree in English literature from College of St. Francis, Ill., and a master’s of social work from Loyola University of Chicago.
“Sr. Sue has been a faith-filled and extraordinary collaborator with Holy Cross at the University of Portland and at the University of Notre Dame,” according to Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., vice president for student affairs. “For twenty years she has given herself entirely to the service and support of her resident students, truly knowing and understanding them and providing a great example of religious life. She has led the Encounter with Christ retreats, been a formation staff member for seminarians, and quite simply, has been an excellent friend to so many of us. Sr. Sue and I are in our fifth year of service in Fields Hall and I could not be more proud of her. I am honored to call her my colleague and friend.”
The 2016 Spirit of Holy Cross Award recipients are:
- Jim Kavanagh, administrator at Corby Hall (Notre Dame)
- Diane Welihan, administrator at Moreau Seminary (Notre Dame)
- Enedina Cruz, housekeeping supervisor for all local houses at Notre Dame
- Sue Bruno, OSF, resident hall director of Fields Hall (University of Portland)
- Anne Noone, secretary president, John Ryan, C.S.C. (King’s College)
- Ken Percy, union steward for facility workers (Stonehill College)
- Suzanne Wewi, retiring principal of St. Joseph Grade School (South Bend, Ind.)
- Mary Flood, former religious education coordinator at Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales (Bennington, Vt.)
- Ted Dunne, longtime associate of Andre House (Phoenix, Ariz.)
- Wayne and Diane Murdy, donors of the new organ in Sacred Heart Basilica (Notre Dame).
The Holy Cross community at University of Portland will formally honor Sr. Bruno at a Mass and dinner in January 2017 as part celebrations of Holy Cross founder Blessed Basil Moreau’s life. Honorees will receive a proclamation of gratitude signed by Provincial Superior Fr. Tom O’Hara on behalf of the entire U.S. Province.
For more information contact the Congregation of Holy Cross at 503.943.8024 or email@example.com.
The Dorm Decoration Competition is a move in day tradition at UP. The marketing and communication office is inviting all faculty and staff to participate in the competition by voting for the new People’s Choice Award during move in day on Thursday, Aug. 25. Participants can walk around campus anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to take a look at all nine residence halls for their décor and spirit (Lund Family Hall will be in the running this year!) as well as the welcome signs around The Bluff. Faculty and staff will be provided two chips for voting. All votes will be cast at the Pilot House during move in day. The winner will be announced with the other Dorm Competition awards at half-time during the soccer game on Aug. 26.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate or keep an eye out on Wednesday, Aug. 24 for staffers passing out the voting chips.
The Office of Residence Life is hosting a Campus Resource Fair during their hall staff training in August, and all departments are invited to participate. The Resource Fair is on Wednesday, August 17, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on the quiet side of the Bauccio Commons. This is an excellent opportunity to connect resident assistants (RAs) to as many departments on campus as possible and, in return, for RAs to assist in getting each department’s name and services out to campus residents. To schedule a table at this year’s Campus Resource Fair, please contact Bryn Rose at email@example.com by Friday, August 12.