The planning process for Fall 2020 new student orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other “we should really do that!” ideas will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (firstname.lastname@example.org); Brad Franco, history (email@example.com); or Shazib Vijlee, Shiley School of Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Thursday, February 13.
In the vein of last year’s Story Slam event, the Brian Doyle Humor Project will offer the No Talent Show on Friday, October 25, at 7 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. Humor Project participant Georgia Paulk ’21 explains: “It resembles a talent show, which is a celebration of different peoples’ skills in a performance environment. This will be that, with a few twists. We’ve all seen the best musicians, dancers, and athletes out there, but I know there are more talents out there. I want to see the zaniest fitted sheet folding, improvised beatboxing, or maybe even just doing some creative orange peeling. If you’re even slightly good at something, this is your chance to show it off. I’m looking for participants that aren’t afraid to get up there and have fun.”
Paulk needs to see a brief preview of all “acts” ahead of time, so the deadline to sign up is Friday, October 18. All interested and slightly talented potential performers are asked to email Paulk at email@example.com as soon as possible. “If you don’t think you have any kind of interesting skill, think harder,” she says. “If you know you don’t have any kind of interesting skill, that means you know someone else who is skilled. So give them my information! Please.”
The student activities office will be hosting a farewell party for Tyler Zimmerman, associate director for student engagement, on Friday, September 13, at 4 p.m., in the Pilot House. Tyler began as an assistant hall director in Christie Hall in fall 2012. He was hired as coordinator for weekend and late night programming in fall 2014, and was promoted to his current position the summer of 2018. Please come wish Tyler well as he moves on to a position at a marketing firm in the Pearl District.
For more information contact Jeromy Koffler, student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inspired by the University’s Holy Cross values of hospitality and community, and in response to frequent requests from family members, the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Office of Student Activities are partnering to expand opportunities for parents and family members to experience life on campus with their students. Traditionally this has been the focus of Junior Parents and Families weekend. Beginning with the 2019-2010 academic year, UP will offer Junior and Senior Family Weekend in the fall semester (November 1–3, 2019) and First-Year and Sophomore Family Weekend in the spring semester (February 14–16, 2020).
These weekends will feature unique programs and activities that will highlight the student experience on The Bluff. Learn more about this new program by using this link.
Faculty and staff members have probably seen Eco-Action stickers put up by the College Ecology Club and ASUP Committee on Sustainability, located in the academic buildings and the Bauccio Commons hallways and bathrooms. If you find yourself wondering, “So what in the heck is Eco-Action, anyway?,” you can find out more in this article by Ruby Beauchamp in the Beacon Online.
Please come for a taste of paradise at the Hawaii Club 43rd Annual Lu’au on Saturday, March 23, at the Chiles Center. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30, with entertainment to follow at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “E alu like no ka pono o ke Ao,” which translates to “coming together for the betterment of our world.” We hope to share with the community the idea of coming together from different backgrounds and working towards a common goal.
You may purchase tickets online at www.portlandpilots.com/LUAU, in person at the Chiles Center Box Office (M-F 11-5), or at the door on the night of the event. When purchasing your tickets online, use the promo code “UPLUAU” to access student/faculty/staff/alumni ticket options. We hope to see you there! If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
The planning process for Fall 2019 new student Orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other “we should really do that!” ideas will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (firstname.lastname@example.org), Cara Hersh, College of Arts and Sciences (email@example.com), or Shazib Vijlee, Shiley School of Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, March 1
The diversity and inclusion program will offer the following events as part of Diversity Dialogues, with UP clubs and organizations hosting an array of events to educate the community on diversity and inclusion. All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please offer as extra credit to your students! For ADA accommodations contact Yuri Hernández Osorio at email@example.com.
- Friday, January 25
Holocaust Remembrance Shabbat
Jewish Student Union Event
4-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Lounge
- Monday, January 28
A Discussion on Whiteness: A Feminist Perspective
Feminist Discussion Group (FDG)
4:15 5:15 p.m., Terrace Room
- Monday, January 28
Fry Bread Workshop
Native American Association
Off Campus at NAYA (*RSVP required through Engage)
- Tuesday, January 29
Europe’s “Other” Crisis: Identity Politics
Talk by Dr. Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi
Gender and Women’s Studies Department
4:15 -6:15 p.m., Franz 120
- Tuesday, January 29
Dear UP: Mental Health Exists
7-8:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Lounge
- Wednesday, January 30
“Call Her Ganda” Movie Screening
Gender & Sexuality Partnership-GSP
7-9 p.m., BC Auditorium
- Thursday, January 31
Through the Fog: Conversational Session on Identities, Power, and Privilege Interact
Title IX Team
4:15-6 p.m., Franz 005
- Friday, February 1
Diversity Dialogues Keynote: Ellise Smith
Dispelling the Myths Associated Around Fat Persons
6-7:30 p.m., Mago Hut Center Theater
Reminder: All events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please offer as extra credit to your students! For ADA accommodations contact Yuri Hernández Osorio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orientation for new students begins on Friday, January 11, at 8 a.m., in the Pilot House, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. For a complete schedule of events, go to this link. Be sure to welcome our nearly 50 new students and their families! Questions? Contact the Office of Student Activities at x7470 or email@example.com.