Donations from faculty and staff have been the backbone of the success of the annual Silent Auction fundraiser for the Moreau Center’s Nicaragua Immersion service program. All faculty, staff, students, and UP friends are welcome to participate in the Silent Auction, either as a donor of items or a bidder. This fun annual event is coming up the week after Thanksgiving in the Bauccio Commons. The students going on this immersion need items for the auction. In the past, many departments and individuals have put together unique and generous gifts and baskets for this auction. If you have any questions or need help with ideas, please contact Theresa McCreary, campus ministry, at 7131 or email@example.com.
A Peace Corps recruiter will be on campus all day on Tuesday, September 9, according to Pat Ell, Moreau Center. Sarah Kassel, regional Peace Corps representative for Portland, will have an information table in the Pilot House and will also make short classroom visits throughout the day. She will also host an informational session, “From Pilot to Peace Corps,” in the career services office from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information contact the Moreau Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new program was launched this fall to bring intentional student leadership around faith and community to the University’s residence halls. The Faith and Formation Ambassador Program is a redesign of the Faith & Leadership House that had existed on campus since 2006. Rather than placing student leaders in a single community home, this new program seeks to integrate them into the residence hall communities to foster the Christian community of the University of Portland within the context of each hall.
In the program’s inaugural year, there are 14 students serving as faith and formation ambassadors across campus, within at least one in each residence hall. Through the collaboration of the theology department, residence life, the Moreau Center, and campus ministry, faith and formation ambassadors are supported in their charge to “actively and critically grow in faith, build community within a particular residence hall and throughout the University, and serve others.” Faith and formation ambassadors also participate in a required one-credit course, Theology 347, which provides them the opportunity to reflect critically and theologically on the service they are providing in the halls.
For more information contact Beth Barsotti, campus ministry, at 7463 or email@example.com.
Faculty and staff are invited to apply for a 2014-2015 service learning accompanier position by Friday, April 11, using the online application found at http://tinyurl.com/kcklz7q. Any UP faculty or staff member who has a commitment to service, a desire to encourage student formation, and a willingness to live simply while immersed in an extended experience with students is welcome to apply; no experience is required.
Serving learning immersions offered next year include: Food Justice and Rural Immersions (Fall Break), Urban Immersion (Winter Break), Border and Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge Immersion (Spring Break), and Nicaragua Immersion (3 weeks in May).
Any questions can be directed to Dave Houglum (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any other Moreau Center staff member.
Lindie Burgess has been appointed as program manager of service and community partnerships for the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership, according to Dave Houglum, Moreau Center director. Burgess has been serving in an interim capacity since October 2013. She is a 2011 graduate of the Shiley School of Engineering. Prior to her work at the Moreau Center, Burgess spent two years working at St. André Bessette Catholic Church (Downtown Chapel). While at St. André, she worked as the main coordinator for evening hospitality. Please congratulate Lindie on her new appointment.
For more information contact the Moreau Center at 7132 or email@example.com.
David Houglum has been appointed as director of the University of Portland Moreau Center for Service and Leadership, according to Rev. Gerard Olinger, C.S.C, vice president for student affairs. Houglum, who has extensive experience in service learning, has been serving in this role in an interim capacity since September 2013.
Houglum has a Ph.D. in leadership studies and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Gonzaga University and received an undergraduate degree from Pacific Lutheran University. He has previously served as associate director of Student Leadership and Development and director of the Ignatian Leadership Institute at Loyola Marymount University. He has also served as both adjunct professor and faculty capacities at Gonzaga University and Loyola Marymount University.
The Moreau Center offers students opportunities to serve local, domestic, and international communities while developing the skills, knowledge, and habits to improve the world through hope, compassion and solidarity. Popular Moreau Center programs include the Nicaragua Immersion, Collegiate Challenge, and the Rural Plunge.
For more information contact the Moreau Center at 7132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faculty and staff are invited to apply for a 2014-2015 service learning accompanier position by Friday, April 11th using the online application found at http://www.up.edu/moreaucenter/. No experience is necessary. Any UP faculty or staff member who has a commitment to service, a desire to encourage student formation, and a willingness to live simply while immersed in an extended experience with students is welcome to apply.
Service learning immersions offered next year include: Food Justice and Rural Immersions (fall break), Urban Immersion (winter break), Border and Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge Immersion (spring break), and Nicaragua Immersion (3 weeks of May).
Any questions can be directed to Dave Houglum, Moreau Center, at email@example.com or any other Moreau Center staff.
Shortly after his untimely death in 1989, University of Portland president Rev. Thomas C. 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 two students who meet a set of criteria which includes demonstrated commitment to service and to service learning.
Nominations are welcome at this time for the next awards to students. For more information and a nomination form there are links on both the Moreau Center (http://tinyurl.com/lfwpxxf) and campus ministry (http://tinyurl.com/mpc398t) websites.
The Moreau Center facilitates the University of Portland’s annual application for the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Corporation for National and Community Service created the Honor Roll in 2006 to identify, collect, and recognize the outstanding service taking place at higher education institutions across the nation.
To maintain its status on the honor roll, the University of Portland is required to submit three exemplary service projects and programs with measurable results that occurred from July 1, 2012 to July 30, 2013. Moreau center staff are asking for faculty and staff assistance in identifying exemplary service projects or programs to be included in the University’s application. Please go to http://up.edu/moreaucenter/ to complete a short form describing a program from your area. Submissions are due by Friday, February 28 to Dave Houglum (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions, please contact Houglum at email@example.com or 8559.
Students who are interested in applying for campus leadership positions are encouraged to visit www.up.edu/leadership for this year’s common leadership application. A number of positions offered by student activities, the Moreau Center, campus ministry, and information services are listed on the site, and students can apply for up to three positions using one application. Applications and recommendation forms are due by Wednesday, February 12. For more information about a particular student leadership position, please direct questions to the office offering the position. For questions about the online application or recommendation form, please contact residence life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 7205.