All faculty and staff who have been part of a domestic or international service program (Americorps, JVC, Peace Corps, etc.) are invited to share their experiences with students who are interested in service after graduation at the Post-Graduate Service Dinner on Tuesday, November 11, at 6 p.m., in the Terrace Room. Contact Pat Ell at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSJSWMH to sign up.
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 email@example.com.
Every September, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance sponsors a Bike Commute Challenge for Portland area businesses and organizations, according to Pat Ell, Moreau Center. They challenge groups (schools, business, departments) to commute by bike for the month of September. Ell would like to challenge all other UP departments and offices to take part in this year’s Bike Commute Challenge. “Even though it may be impossible for any other offices to top the incredible stats put up by the Moreau Center,” says Ell, “I encourage you to challenge your coworkers to commute by bike – it is more healthy, more fun, and more environmentally sustainable than commuting by automobile.”
More information is available at http://tinyurl.com/ot8qv6c. When people log in, they will find a tool to log miles, which also estimates the CO2 that a bicyclist has not contributed to the atmosphere. For more information contact Ell at 7132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Moreau Center’s Border Immersion program is offering a babysitting night to raise funds for their upcoming immersion, according to Pat Ell, Moreau Center. The event will take place on Saturday, February 23, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Vermont Hills Family Life Center UP daycare house. Children will be taken care of by professional staff and UP students. The Border Immersion is an opportunity for UP students to spend a week at the Mexico-U.S. border, learning about immigration and human rights issues. There is a suggested donation of $10 per hour and $5 per additional sibling. Contact Elizabeth Polsin at email@example.com or Derek Block at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.