In the midst of this year steeped in sorrow and loss, Campus Ministry and the Holy Cross Community are offering the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Sept. 15) as a time to communally mourn our losses and draw together in our sorrows. All members of the UP community are invited to offer their intentions, struggles, and lamentations using this link. Community members are also invited to join via stream the 5 p.m. Mass from the Chapel of Christ the Teacher on September 15, at which all submissions will be lifted up in prayer. The Mass will be streamed over the Campus Ministry YouTube live stream using this link: youtube.com/user/upcampusministry/live
Our Lady of Sorrows is a title given to Mary, the mother of Jesus, in honor of the many sorrows and struggles that she endured as the mother of the Christ. Under this title, she is the patroness of the Congregation of Holy Cross. She serves as a powerful reminder that even in the most difficult of times, one can continue to trust that God is still present and at work.
There stood by the cross of Jesus his mother Mary, who knew grief and was a Lady of Sorrows. She is our special patroness, a woman who bore much She could not understand and who stood fast. To Her many sons and daughters, whose devotions ought to bring them often to Her side, She tells much of this daily cross and its daily hope. (Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross 8:120).
The Clark Library is ready for fall! Please visit our Fall 2020 guide for all the details. Our online resources are available 24/7 from any location and we are expanding services to deliver book chapters and articles to those who cannot come to campus. Our librarians and library staff continue to offer support through chat, phone, email, and online meetings. Print books and media are now available as well – please place a hold on the items you want for pick up during our service desk hours. For those less familiar with the library, please see our online Library Orientation and, as always, contact us with any questions.
Susan McDaniel, performing and fine arts, became a member of the editorial board for SongHelix: a searchable international art song database hosted by the University of Utah. Her area of editorial focus will be German art song repertoire.
Kevin Jones, social work, was awarded the Christopher Mazza “Pursue the Dream” Award from the National Association of Poetry Therapy on August 1, 2020. The $1000 award will be used to support undergraduate research and purchase materials for studying the therapeutic effects of poetry writing for youth who have experienced trauma.
Simon Aihiokhai, theology, had his published work “An African ethic of hospitality for the global church: A response to the culture of exploitation and violence in Africa” appear in in “Resilience of sub-Saharan children and adolescents: A scoping review.” Journal of Transnational Psychiatry. July 29, 2020. Authored by Linda Theron. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363461520938916
CNBC published a story on the challenges first generation college students are facing during the coronavirus pandemic, featuring University of Portland’s FGEN program: “First-gen students have a spirit of resiliency that it doesn’t surprise me that despite all of this they are doing very well,” shared Matt Daily, assistant director and program manager of FGEN.
Stephanie Michel, Heidi Senior, Diane Sotak, and Jane Scott, Clark Library, published “University of Portland: Strong relationships and a respected instruction program” in C. C. Gardner, E. Galoozis, & R. Halpern, (Eds.), Hidden Architectures of Information Literacy Programs (pp. 299-308). ACRL.
Simon Aihiokhai, theology, contributed “Reclaiming Plurality after Trent – Response to ‘Catholic Identity’” to Wakeup Lazarus Blog. July 23, 2020. He also served as Reviewer and Endorser of Book: “African Women and the Shame and Pain of Infertility, Damasus C. Okoro. Wipf and Stock Publishers, July 2020.
Rebecca Rohleder, our TIAA financial consultant, is currently scheduling online appointments through the link below, according to Laura Barnard, human resources.
Go to TIAA – Schedule Now or call TIAA at 877.842.2028, press 5 to schedule an appointment today.
A note from international students services director Mike Pelley:
After 13 great years, a farewell to Gwen Sandford, program manager for the Office of International Student Services (ISS). Gwen has accepted a new position as director of international student services at Reed College, a well-deserved promotion and a very smart move by her new employer. Gwen started at UP as the ISS program assistant, and after a few years was promoted to program manager. During her time at UP, Gwen worked tirelessly on the behalf of international students, our international community, and for the greater UP community. Her knowledge and expertise of cross-cultural communication and global education systems made her an exceptional international student advisor and admissions counselor. Her last day was July 10. Best wishes to Gwen!