The Moreau Center for Service and Justice invites all faculty and staff to our Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 11, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in St. Mary’s Student Center. Come take a break with hot cider, snacks, and gingerbread house decorating. For questions contact Theresa McCreary at email@example.com.
The Silent Auction is fast approaching, to be held Dec. 3-6, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Bauccio Commons. We have received many wonderful donations already. As always, the more the merrier. This is just a reminder that we need donations to be delivered to the Moreau Center office in St. Mary’s as soon as possible Thank you for your support!
Don’t miss out on the great offerings at the Silent Auction. There are affordable things to purchase outright, and a wide range of wonderful items to bid on, including an autographed Timbers soccer ball! Don’t forget to purchase a raffle ticket in support of the Tanzania and Peru Immersions – you could be the happy winner of $165 in gift cards. We hope to see you there and we appreciate your support.
For more information, please contact Theresa McCreary, Moreau Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7131
The annual Silent Auction fundraiser will benefit the Tanzania and Peru Immersions in early December. The Moreau Center for Service & Justice needs faculty and staff to help them out. Donations are the backbone to the success of this fundraising event. People may donate individually or as a group. We appreciate a wide range of items, from inexpensive to expensive, purchased or handcrafted, gifts of time or services, gently used items in great condition, or gift cards large or small. We request that items be delivered to the Moreau Center office in St. Mary’s before Thanksgiving. Thank you in advance for your support.
For more information, questions or ideas about what to donate, please contact Theresa McCreary, Moreau Center, at x7131 or email@example.com.
The annual Silent Auction fundraiser will benefit the Tanzania and Peru Immersions in early December. The Moreau Center needs faculty and staff to help them out. Donations are the backbone to the success of this annual fundraising event. People may donate individually or as a group. We appreciate a wide range of items, from inexpensive to expensive, purchased or handcrafted, gifts of time or services, gently used items in great condition, or gift cards large or small. We request that items be delivered to the Moreau Center for Service & Justice office in St. Mary’s before Thanksgiving. Thank you in advance for your support.
For more information, questions, or ideas about what to donate, please contact Theresa McCreary, Moreau Center, at x7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Grad Service Day is coming up on Wednesday, October 23, and the Moreau Center for Service and Justice invites faculty and staff to join them in promoting a year of service. There are three ways to get involved and help support the event:
- Host a class visit: If you teach on Wednesday, please consider allowing 5-10 minutes at the beginning of class to have a representative from a post-grad service organization (see list below) speak to your students about the benefits of participating in a year (or more) of service after graduation. The reps are interested in speaking to students from a wide range of academic fields, especially those who might not initially consider a year of service. If interested and willing, please contact Sophie Charles (email@example.com) with your class name(s), meeting time(s), and location.
- Wear a button: If you participated in post-grad service, please consider wearing an “Ask me about my post-grad service!” button to help generate conversation about the benefits of post-grad service on October 23. If you would like to wear a button, contact Sophie (firstname.lastname@example.org), and one will be delivered to you.
- Join us for our annual Post-Grad Service Dinner and panel discussion that evening from 5:30-7 p.m., on the quiet side of the Commons. You’ll have the chance to can share informally with interested students about your experiences, as well as connect with colleagues who’ve participated in post-grad service. If you are able to join us that evening, please RSVP on Engage by October 16.
Representatives from the following organizations will be on campus on October 23
- Colorado Vincentian Volunteers
- Ethos Music Center
- Food Corps
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC)
- JVC Northwest
- Maggie’s Place
- Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos USA
- Peace Corps
- St. Joseph Worker Program
- Volunteers in Development, Education, and Solidarity (VIDES)
If you have questions, please reach out to Sophie Charles, x7235 or email@example.com.
As you head into the summer months and think about the upcoming year, the Moreau Center for Service and Justice would like to invite faculty and staff to consider serving as immersion accompaniers for the 2019-20 academic year. Applications are due by Sunday, September 15 using the online application found here, and Moreau Center staff would like to give ample time to consider this opportunity.
The immersion accompanier role is open to UP faculty or staff members in full-time, exempt positions who have a commitment to service and community engagement, a desire to encourage student formation, and a willingness to live simply while immersed in an extended experience with students. Immersion experiences offered next year are listed below:
- North Portland Civil Rights Immersion
- Rural Immersion (Yakima, WA)
End of Winter Break
- Urban Immersion (Portland)
- Border Immersion (US-Mexico Border)
- Affordable Housing Immersion (Pacific Northwest)
- Environmental Justice Immersion (Portland and Columbia River Gorge)
- Tanzania Immersion (2-3 weeks in May)
- Peru Immersion (2-3 weeks in May)
Any questions can be directed to Tyler Wagner, Moreau Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff members who know of any students who plan to do postgraduate service are asked to let the Moreau Center for Service and Justice know. Email email@example.com with student name, major, and prospective post-grad service program. We would love to be able to celebrate and support UP students who are continuing their commitment to service after graduation.
For more information contact Irene Routté, Moreau Center, at x7235 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Peace Corps annually ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities based on the size of the school. UP’s size places it among the “small school” category and is one of four Oregon universities included in this year’s rankings. Nationally, the State of Oregon ranked 4th for having the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita in 2018.
The complete 2019 list of rankings of all 25 top schools in each in each category is available here, and an interactive map of where alumni from each college and university are serving can be seen here.
The University will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 21, featuring Diversity Dialogues at 4:15 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. The guest speaker will be Erin Jones, a longtime educator and former administrator with Tacoma Public Schools, who will speak about her experience as a black woman in her field and how to continue Dr. King’s legacy and work.
Remembering MLK: Interpretations of Change is sponsored by the Moreau Center, ASUP, Diversity and Inclusion Programs, Social Justice Coordinators, and the Black Student Union. For questions or ADA accommodations contact email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who participated in making this year’s Silent Auction the most successful one yet. It takes donors, buyers, and behind the scenes organizers–rock stars, one and all. Priscilla Encarnacion was the winner of the raffle. She is the aunt of Faith Marcelo, who sold the winning raffle ticket. This event made over $3,600 for the Tanzania Immersion. The Moreau Center staff and students are grateful for your support.