The latest edition of the CISGO Newsletter is available now at this link, according to Lisa Reed, business. It contains information on the current Collaborative for International Studies & Global Outreach Executive Board, the Kate Regan Faculty Development Grant program (our dear Kate pictured), the newly launched World Citizen Certificate Program, and International Education Week.
The CISGO Executive Committee has announced Blair Woodard, history, as the first recipient of the Kate Regan Faculty Development Fund for Junior Faculty in the Humanities. Woodard’s proposal is a compelling embodiment of Kate’s vision for supporting junior faculty members in their efforts to internationalize scholarship and teaching at the University of Portland. His research will generate new knowledge that demonstrates how images such as billboards, comics, films, cartoons, and posters have contributed to the development of understanding of Cuban and U.S. foreign relations in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This important work will also expand the intercultural and international content of classes and potential study abroad options for students at the University of Portland. The $10,000 grant will support Woodard’s research, course development, and travel for a period of one year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).
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Laura McLary, international languages and cultures, was named Oregon Professor of the Year by the national Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the international Council for the Advancement and Support of Education on Thursday, November 19.
The award committee cited McLary’s innovation and dedication to teaching international languages, highlighting her leadership in growth of the University’s German language program. Most of McLary’s students participate in the University’s study-abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, where she studied as an undergraduate student.
McLary has taught German at UP since 1999 and served as chair of the international languages and cultures department from 2004-07. Prior to coming to UP, she was a professor of German at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., for three years. She earned both a Ph.D. and master’s degree in German language and literature from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned a bachelor’s degree in German and international studies from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
Previous UP professors who have been recognized by the national organization include Kate Regan, who was named National Professor of the Year; Becky Houck, Terry Favero and Karen Eifler, who were all named Oregon Professor of the Year.
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A memorial Mass for Kate Regan will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 9, at 4:45 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Everyone is welcome to attend this liturgy. For more information contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join colleagues, students, and alumni for “Querida Profe: Student readings to Professor Regan,” a memorial reception for Kate Regan, on Tuesday, September 9, following her memorial Mass at 4:45 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The student and alumni-led memorial for Profe will be held in St. Mary’s Student Center at 7 p.m. Organizers we will be reading a collaborative spoken letter to Kate by providing an open mic to all students and alumni who wish to participate. All are welcome to read, speak, or listen; give a eulogy, read a favorite literary text, read from course notes, tell a story, give “Kate quotes,” read an original letter, poem, or essay, or just say farewell. Those who wish to speak may sign up when they arrive, and will have four minutes each. Acompáñanos en esta despedida de nuestra Querida Profe. (“Join us for this farewell of our Dear Profe”).
For more information contact Maria Echenique, international languages and cultures, at 7190 or email@example.com.
“A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved.” As the campus reels from the sudden passing of our exuberant and feisty Kate Regan, the Garaventa Center would like to dedicate its regularly scheduled Thirst Friday on Friday, August 8 to her memory. Doors open at 3 p.m. in the center (Franz 330) and all faculty and staff are welcome to come by for 10 minutes or two hours and connect with one another through favorite stories, laughing, weeping, conversation and refreshments. For more information contact Karen Eifler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An updated, final edition of the UP Pollentia Expedition blog, including a new About section, is available at https://wordpress.up.edu/pollentia. This project involves UP faculty Ray and Ronda Bard as well as Fr. Ron Wasowski, C.S.C., and Fr. Richard Rutherford, C.S.C. In addition, six volunteers, including alumni Rev. Larry Hansen, Alan Helyer, Rachael Thurston, family members Mary Hansen and Jacob Bard, and UP friend/benefactor Howard Rumjahn contributed expertise on the dig site in Mallorca as well as donations to support the project.
This year’s Pollentia Expedition is projected as Phase I of future expeditions to involve multidisciplinary student/faculty research projects in both CAS and professional schools. The expeditions current success has established a beachhead from which to expand to significant new, never-before-uncovered evidence of early Christianity in Roman Spain. “There is every reason to believe that UP can continue to head up this new Spanish endeavor,” says Fr. Rutherford, “surely a tribute to our beloved Kate Regan, who blessed the project with her endorsement and a CISGO seed grant.”
The University Museum has created a display to honor Kate, who began her career on the Bluff in 1995 and received the Carnegie Foundation’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 2000. She taught and advised many students at UP and led study abroad trips to Spain and Costa Rica. Kate used filmmaking in her research projects and also incorporated filmmaking in her classes.
All are welcome to view photographs of Kate in the display case on the first floor of Buckley Center across from the Shepard Freshman Resource Center. To complement the Buckley Center memorial display, the University Archives and Museum has a WordPress post and slideshow in memory of Dr. Regan at http://tinyurl.com/p9lun3r. Contact Carolyn Connolly, museum coordinator, at 8038 or email@example.com for more information.
Gifts in memory of Kate may be made to the Professor Kate Regan Memorial Fund at onlinegiving.up.edu.
Kate joined the UP faculty in 1995 and wasted no time in becoming one of the most popular and respected professors on campus. She served as program director for the Spanish section from 1995 to 2007. Among her many tasks was the revitalization and development of the UP Spanish language program, which at the time of her hiring had two students enrolled. By 2007 the Spanish major had 60 students enrolled, and in 2013-2014 boasted 119. Kate served as chair of the foreign languages department (now international languages and cultures) from 2007 to 2010, and from 2010 to the present served as chair of the Collaborative in International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO).
She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1981; her M.A., ibid, in 1983; and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1995. Before starting at UP she was a lecturer in Spanish at Southwest Missouri State University (1983-1987), and served as an assistant professional specialist at the University of Notre Dame (1991-1995).
Listing Kate’s many academic accolades and accomplishments would take more space than is available here, but many of Kate’s colleagues and friends warmly remember her recognition as the national U.S Professor of the Year for Master’s and Comprehensive Universities in the United States by the Carnegie and Case Foundation in 2000. She also won the 2013 Dean’s Award for Faculty Leadership, awarded annually by the University’s deans to a tenured faulty member who exemplifies, in an extraordinary way, the qualities of teaching and scholarship.
While Kate’s loss has dealt an undeniable professional blow to our campus community, it is her passion and love of teaching, her unending energy and compassion, her complete and utter devotion to her students, colleagues, and friends (who wasn’t Kate’s friend, really?), her generosity in sharing her many gifts, and of course her perpetual ear-to-ear smile we will miss most. The woman had charisma to spare.
All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend a free screening of the documentary “Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago” on Wednesday, January 29, at 7 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. The screening is open to the public. This multiple award winning film has been selling out screenings around the world. It concerns six strangers as they attempt to walk 500 miles across Spain, using the famous pilgrim path. The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with Kate Regan, international languages and cultures, and director and producer Lydia B. Smith. For more information or ADA accommodations contact the Garaventa Center at 7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.up.edu/garaventa.