ReadUP 2021 will conclude with the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series hosting Dr. Ibram X. Kendi as he engages the community in a dynamic conversation on Wednesday, March 31 at 5:15 p.m. via live Zoom webinar. Advance registration is required, though the event is free and open to all. Kendi will address questions submitted by UP community members in advance of the event. Book discussion groups across campus will harvest questions, and for those reading on their own, UP students, faculty and staff can supply questions on this form; sign in with your UP credentials. Questions will be generously curated by staff in the Office of International Education, Diversity and Inclusion, with the goal of hearing from as many people as possible. For more information on this year’s ReadUP events and resources: up.edu/readup or firstname.lastname@example.org.
From June 23 to July 2, a group of 12 senior faculty members will be walking in the footsteps of Blessed Basil Moreau and other figures crucial to the founding of the Congregation of Holy Cross in Basse-Normandie, France. For the first few days, they will be steeped in the history of the order, then spend the duration of the pilgrimage reflecting on and planning for their role as co-disciples among the men and women of Holy Cross congregations.
Members of the UP community are invited to be present by praying for the inspiration and well-being of these twelve colleagues: Elise Moentmann, Julie Kalnin, Ken Lulay, Stephanie Michel, Tisha Morrell, Lorretta Krautscheid, Eddie Contreras, Mark Kennedy, Lisa Reed, Tom Greene, Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., and Karen Eifler.
Two years in the planning, this first pilgrimage is sponsored by the Garaventa Center, SOPHIA, and the provost’s office. All UP deans also allowed faculty members’ professional development funds to be used for this formational experience. The needs of the UP community will be remembered faithfully in the daily prayers and reflections of the group.
For members of the UP community who would like to relish (or re-relish) Rebecca Skloot’s recent riveting Schoenfeldt Lecture on the writing of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a recording of her talk will be available on UP’s Media Space through the end of this school year. It can be downloaded at this link, using your regular UP credentials. It cannot be accessed by the general public, per our agreement with Ms. Skloot.
For more information contact Karen Eifler, co-director and re-relisher, Garaventa Center, at email@example.com or x8014.
Need a little cheer from the winter gloom? Join the Garaventa Center for the next Thirst Friday celebration on Friday, February 9, from 4-6 p.m., in Franz Hall room 330 for generous snacks and libations and great conversation. And don’t miss our themed tasting menu: “Kicks from Route 66: Great Gas Station Food.” An oxymoron? Come find out! Open to all UP faculty and staff, and extra treats for bringing along someone who’s never been before.
For more information contact Karen Eifler at firstname.lastname@example.org.