University of Portland Campus Community Emergency Response Team (CCERT) training is available for all faculty, staff, and students, according to Jeff Rook, public safety. Volunteers are trained by the University’s CCERT trainers and Portland Fire and Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance on campus and in the immediate surrounding neighborhood. Public safety offers CCERT classes at no cost to people who live or work at the University of Portland. UP CCERT program participants attend a total of 24 hours of hands-on training. Classes are on Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30, starting September 11 in Buckley Center room 310. Online registration is available at http://upccert.eventbrite.com/. For more information contact Rook at 7161 or email@example.com.
The first annual faculty/staff kickball game on August 14 was a raucous, spirited contest. By most accounts the game between the “Don’t wake the Snake” Snakes and the “Hands off my kickballs” Ballers ended in a tie. By some accounts it didn’t. View or download game photos from our SmugMug gallery.
The next staff/faculty photo shoot for new employees or those who would like to update their photos will be on Tuesday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., in the Holy Cross Lounge on the third floor of Franz Hall, according to Mary Beebe, marketing and communications. Photos take no more than five minutes. To make an appointment, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the time that you are available. Call 7202 for any questions.
All nine-month faculty members can opt in to be paid over a 12 month span, according to Debbie Schwartzkopf, payroll. This process begins with September paychecks and holds a portion aside for nine months, then pays out over June, July, and August of the following summer. To sign up for this option please contact payroll at 8338 or email@example.com. Faculty who sign up for this program remain enrolled until they give written notice that they do not want to participate in the program. There is no need to renew paperwork each year. All forms must be submitted to the payroll office no later than Friday, September 13, 2013 to be eligible for the 2013-2014 academic year.
- Harlequin Glorybower (pictured): Late summer blooms grace this tree near the library, Franz Hall, and the walkway by the baseball stadium. You can smell its perfume-like fragrance from blocks away.
- Goldenrain tree: Flower clusters from the summer turn into papery fruit capsules that resemble Japanese lanterns and persist all winter. You can find them near Buckley Center Auditorium.
- Ground cover roses, shrub roses: Pink “flower carpet” roses bloom all summer in front of the Chiles Center sign; pink and white Meidiland (pronounced May-de-land) roses bloom around Franz Hall and along the road that goes by the health center.
- In 1982, the estate of William Ingram of Salem donated many mature Camellias to the University, including several large C. Sasanquas, which can be seen blooming from early winter through early spring. Several are located on the east side of Howard Hall.
For further information contact Michele Zimmerman, physical plant, as she makes her rounds of campus flora, or Jim Haines, as he does the same.
Music at Midweek will feature the following performances during March on Wednesdays, 12:30-1:25, Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. Free Admission, all are welcome:
- March 6: Student Performers, Student Compositions by Ben Mesches and Ashley Woster
- March 13: Spring Break
- March 20: Student Performers
- March 27: Student Performers
For more information contact Micheal Connolly, performing and fine arts, at 7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starting Monday, January 21 with “Dream UP: Six Weeks of Service,” according to Bethany Sills, student activities. This federal holiday is traditionally observed as a national day of service. Many volunteer opportunities for students, staff, and faculty will be available during the first six weeks of school to honor Dr. King. During the day, opportunities to sign-up for community service will be available in the Bauccio Commons from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Also, enjoy a DJ spinning tunes, free MLK Day items, and more. For more information contact Sills in Multicultural Programs at 8198 or email@example.com, or Melissa Marley in the Moreau Center at 7132.
Aziz Inan, engineering, was featured in an article titled “12/12/12 and the Myriad of Number Patterns in Dates” in the Surprising Science blog at Smithsonian.com on December 12 (http://tinyurl.com/b6vyvnm). His recent article titled, “Happy December 12, 2012–12-12-12 (121212)” was published in the blog thorugh a link to his website at http://tinyurl.com/br9bqav, also in articles in The Columbian (http://tinyurl.com/a4oty4l), The Seattle Times (see the article at http://tinyurl.com/a3559ef), and Turkish newspaper Haberturk (http://tinyurl.com/buohe5o). Science writer Dan Vergano from USA Today posted a link to Inan’s article on his Muck Rack blog at http://tinyurl.com/a6jvk25.