The 2019 Staff Christmas Luncheon will take place on Monday, December 16, starting at 11:30 a.m., in the Beauchamp Recreation & Wellness Center.
In this second performance of the Fr. Claude Pomerleau, C.S.C., Memorial Concert Series, widely celebrated bass-baritone Carl DuPont of the Peabody Conservatory, whose research focuses on transformative inclusion in higher music education, offers a free recital of African-American art song, accompanied by pianist Gregory Thompson. The concert is Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall.
Co-sponsored by performing and fine arts and the Garaventa Center. For ADA accommodations or more information contact PFA at x7228 or email@example.com.
This week, the Office of the Provost is pleased to introduce three more new faculty members:
- Jodine Blankenship, instructor, School of Nursing
- Fr. James King, C.S.C., instructor of theology
- Nermine Ramadan, visiting instructor of mathematics.
Visit the 2018 New Faculty Profiles page and get to know all our new faculty members.
Fr. Dan Groody, C.S.C., of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame, will offer a lecture titled “Passing Over: Migration and the Eucharist” at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, in the Bauccio Commons Dining Room. The event is free and open to all.
In his talk Fr. Groody asks, amidst the divisive and polarizing rhetoric around migrants and refugees today, what does it mean to be witness to the Body of Christ? Co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center and Catholic Charities of Oregon. For ADA accommodations or more information call x7702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Opening Convocation takes place Tuesday, August 30, at 4 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Fr. Mark L. Poorman, CSC, president, will be presenting the University’s new strategic plan, Vision 2020. A reception in the Bauccio Commons Boardroom will follow.
For more information, contact the Office of the Provost, 7105.
The signup deadline for Faculty Research Day is approaching on Monday, December 1, according to Teaching and Scholarship Committee chair Lauretta Frederking. Each panel in the January 8 event will have faculty from across disciplines and schools who will offer brief five-minute perspectives on the day’s theme, followed by open discussion for new insights and potential collaboration. University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., and University provost Tom Greene will host a lunch to begin the afternoon, and a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres will complete the day.
Shortly after his untimely death in 1989, University president Rev. Thomas Oddo, C.S.C., was memorialized by faculty, staff, students, and friends with the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund named after him. Every year the University awards scholarship funds in Fr. Oddo’s name to one or more students who meet a set of criteria which includes demonstrated commitment to service and to service learning. Criteria for the Father Thomas C. Oddo, C.S.C. Memorial Scholarship are:
- Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
- Demonstrated financial need
- Junior or senior student standing in the 2013-2014 school year
- Demonstrated commitment to service and service learning
- Open to any academic major.
A nomination form is available at http://tinyurl.com/abu4o2m and is due to Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013. For more information contact McCreary at 7131 or email@example.com.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the 2013 Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Register online at http://rise.up.edu/events. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., will give his annual State of the University Address and present the Alumni Awards on Tuesday, March 19. The luncheon is at the Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with the program from noon to 1 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost is $20 per person ($5 for students), or $200 for a table of 10. Online registration is available at http://rise.up.edu/events.
Fr. Beauchamp’s talk will include an update on the $175 million RISE Campaign for the University of Portland, the University’s achievements in athletics and academics, and other factors affecting the University’s short-and-long-term success. Also on the agenda will be the annual Alumni Awards. This year’s winners are John Lee ’64, ’73, winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award; Jack Roscoe ’64, winner of the Fr. Tom Oddo, C.S.C. Outstanding Service Award; Holly Lynn Ellis ’01, winner of the Contemporary Alumni Award; and UP senior Noelle Niedo ’13, winner of the Thomas A. Gerhardt ’55 Memorial Award for Student Leadership. For more information contact the marketing and communications office at 7202 or email@example.com.
Brian Doyle and Rev. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., will again join forces as they explore the braided spiritual journeys of defiant hope and faith in Doyle’s novel Mink River, and in the works of other spiritual writers including Annie Dillard, David James Duncan, Marilynne Robinson, and Ron Hansen. Please join them on Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m., in the Pilot House bookstore. Their spirited talk is free and open to the public.
Doyle’s Mink River, a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and winner of the Foreword Reviews’ Novel of the Year in 2011, is the story of a small town on the Oregon coast and its “fitfully graceful” denizens, among them a priest, a nun, and a remarkably wise and articulate crow. The book is now on the reading lists of students in high schools and colleges around America, and Fr. Gordon teaches it in his class on modern Catholic literature. Doyle, editor of the University of Portland’s Portland Magazine, is the author of many other books, among them the spiritual essay collections Grace Notes and Leaping. A new collection of his spiritual essays, The Thorny Grace of It, will be published in September by Loyola Press in Chicago.
For more on the Garaventa Center’s busy slate of events, all of them free and open to the public, see http://www.up.edu/garaventa/. For more information on this event contact Jamie Powell, Garaventa Center, at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.