On Friday, October 2, from 3:15-4:30 p.m., the Health and Counseling Center is offering a QPR suicide prevention workshop to navigate ways to help others in crisis during these challenging times of remote instruction and advising. Whether you have already been a part of the Academic Mental Health Network (AMHN) or hope to become a new member, please click this hyperlink to fill out a very brief survey to indicate your interest in joining the AMHN this school year and/or to sign up for a QPR training. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to Sarina Saturn for receiving the University of Portland’s 2019-2020 Service Award. The candidates for the 2020 Faculty Service Award were excellent this year, with three different candidates receiving a first-place vote. After rigorous analysis, discussion, and reflection, the Committee on Committees decided that Saturn’s contributions stood above the rest.
Saturn’s extensive volunteer work with UP faculty and staff, student groups, nonprofit organizations, and professional societies focuses on issues of diversity, nonviolence, training new scientists, and mental health. She is dedicated to helping communities foster social connection, empathy, compassion, resilience, and healing. She has been a key driver behind the implementation of University of Portland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. According to committee chair Mark Meckler, “Professor Saturn consistently serves causes of peace, respect, and care. She actively pushes back against violence, scorn and social ignorance. Her colleagues enthusiastically applaud and support her tireless service efforts. She has previously been honored with the athletic department’s “Difference” award and ASUP’s advisor of the year award. Her service efforts and outcomes are an inspiration to her students and her colleagues.”
For more information contact Meckler at email@example.com.
The provost’s office has announced the following promotions and grants of tenure, effective July 1, 2019:
- Lindsey Benes, nursing; Tenure, Promotion
- Madhuparna Kolay, business: Tenure, Promotion
- Jeffrey Meiser, political science: Tenure, Promotion
- Sarina Saturn, psychological sciences: Tenure, Promotion
- Zachary L. Simmons, psychological sciences: Tenure, Promotion
For more information contact the provost’s office at x7105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A follow-up conversation, “Building Courage UP,” which will focus on generating proposals specific to UP in relation to Jennifer Freyd’s “Campus Sexual Violence: Moving from Institutional Betrayal to Institutional Courage” lecture on September 25, will take place the following evening on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:15 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. This event is open to all members of the University of Portland community and will be facilitated by psychological sciences faculty Louisa Egan Brad and Sarina Saturn, with representatives from Title IX, Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA), Green Dot, Early Alert/Care, the Health and Counseling Center, social justice, and more.
For ADA accommodations or more information, please contact email@example.com or x7702. Brad and Saturn invite members of the community (administrators, staff, faculty, students, alumni, and parents of students and alumni) to take an anonymous survey concerning perceptions of institutional support at UP. The results will be shared at the follow-up conversation. To take the survey, please click this link.
All faculty and staff who want to keep building their repertoire of skills for working with students who are undergoing mental health challenges are invited to participate in a brownbag lunch conversation this Thursday, February 15, from noon to 1 p.m., in Buckley Center room 215. Two student leaders from Active Minds and their advisor, Sarina Saturn, psychological sciences, will share the club’s mission and walk participants through several real-life open-ended vignettes of encounters between students and faculty/staff that did not go especially well, and generate insights on how all of us can take advantage of campus and external resources to best meet the diverse needs of students working through mental health challenges. While the conversation will draw upon wisdom gleaned at last semester’s offering on the topic, newcomers will also benefit tremendously from the interactive conversation.
Questions may be directed to Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org).