School of Nursing
The School of Nursing will present a Trauma Informed Care event on Monday, February 24 (today!) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. Mandy Davis from Portland State University, who serves as director of Trauma Informed Oregon, will speak on understanding how trauma impacts individuals and families. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP using this link.
The School of Nursing is in need of pregnant females for a prenatal simulation class on Saturday, February 22, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Volunteer subjects must be willing to be interviewed by graduate family nurse practitioner students, as well as being measured for fundal height and checked for fetal heart tones. Compensation will be provided. If you or someone you know might be interested and willing to participate please contact Patricia Cox, nursing, at email@example.com as soon as possible.
“The Undertaking,” part of the Rev. Claude Pomerleau Memorial Concert Series, will take place on Wednesday, February 5, at 7 p.m., in Hunt Center Recital Hall. A reception will follow.
An aging mother’s health teeters on the brink. Her adult daughter scrambles to find footing as her role shifts from child to authority figure. Death pounds at the door and they both wonder, “Could someone this ticked off actually be dying?” Through an interdisciplinary blend of music, movement, and theatrical storytelling, “The Undertaking” uses actor/dancers to portray the end-of-life care of an elder using Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2, played live by local music ensemble Northwest Piano Trio.
Featuring UP alumna Hannah Hillebrand ’05 and music faculty member Susan McDaniel, and directed by UP faculty/alumna Jessica Wallenfels, this performance is free to the UP community. Co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center, the Beckman Humor Project, the Fr. Claude Pomerleau Memorial Concert Series, the School of Nursing, and the Performing and Fine Arts Department. For ADA accommodations or more information contact Wallenfels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of the University of Portland School of Nursing’s 85th anniversary, our next guest speaker, Dr. Teri Pipe, will be visiting campus on Thursday, January 23, 2020, to discuss the topic of mindfulness. Pipe is the chief well-being officer at Arizona State University and the founding director of ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Resilience. She is an expert on mindfulness, which is a skill set to increase the ability to experience being fully present, focused, and alive.
We invite you to join us for her presentation as she works with our senior nursing students on “Mindfulness and Resilience: Practicing Presence in the Academic Environment.” The presentation will take place in Buckley Center Auditorium from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, January, 23, 2020. No RSVP is required.
All are invited to a community reception that evening to honor Pipe and her work. She will present reflections of her visit and have the opportunity to engage in conversation over light hors d’oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m. in the President’s Boardroom, Bauccio Commons. Please RSVP for the reception here.
If you have any questions, please email Steven Arends at email@example.com.
Pamela Potter, associate professor of nursing, will retire at the end of fall semester. She came to the Bluff in 2007 with a BS from Northern Illinois University, an MA from the University of New Mexico, and a DNS from Yale University. Potter is well-known for her work in facilitating the development of the School of Nursing’s new undergraduate degree in integrative health and wellness studies.
A farewell reception for Pamela Potter will be held on Monday, December 16, in Franz Hall’s Murphy conference room, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend the reception, thank Pamela for her years of service, congratulate her, and wish her a fond farewell.
Need a little relaxation? Try 15 minutes of Reiki/Healing Touch this next week before finals. Open to faculty, staff, and students. Reiki/Healing Touch clinics will be held in BC 375 on December 3 from 2:30-4 p.m. and December 4 from 12:45-1:45 p.m. Sign up outside the door. Clinics will continue monthly in 2020.
Reiki and Healing Touch are relaxing modalities offered to clients by practitioners across the country in both outpatient and inpatient settings. For more information contact Cynthia Backer, nursing, at firstname.lastname@example.org and see the University of Minnesota links on Reiki and Healing Touch.
Clinical professor Jann Murray-García of the UC-Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing will present “How Are You Teaching, Researching, and Learning About Race?” on Tuesday, November 12, at 3 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. Murray-García will visit as part of the School of Nursing’s 85th Anniversary Speaker Series.
In 1998, with Melanie Tervalon, Murray-García introduced the now foundational concept of Cultural Humility in her most-oft cited publication, “Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competency: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education” (Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 1998). This work has implications beyond nursing in the realms of intercultural understanding, inclusion, and diversity.
For more information contact Eduardo Contreras, assistant provost for international education, diversity, and inclusion, at email@example.com.