The planning process for Fall 2020 new student orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other “we should really do that!” ideas will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (firstname.lastname@example.org); Brad Franco, history (email@example.com); or Shazib Vijlee, Shiley School of Engineering (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Thursday, February 13.
The student activities office will be hosting a farewell party for Tyler Zimmerman, associate director for student engagement, on Friday, September 13, at 4 p.m., in the Pilot House. Tyler began as an assistant hall director in Christie Hall in fall 2012. He was hired as coordinator for weekend and late night programming in fall 2014, and was promoted to his current position the summer of 2018. Please come wish Tyler well as he moves on to a position at a marketing firm in the Pearl District.
For more information contact Jeromy Koffler, student activities, at email@example.com.
Inspired by the University’s Holy Cross values of hospitality and community, and in response to frequent requests from family members, the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Office of Student Activities are partnering to expand opportunities for parents and family members to experience life on campus with their students. Traditionally this has been the focus of Junior Parents and Families weekend. Beginning with the 2019-2010 academic year, UP will offer Junior and Senior Family Weekend in the fall semester (November 1–3, 2019) and First-Year and Sophomore Family Weekend in the spring semester (February 14–16, 2020).
These weekends will feature unique programs and activities that will highlight the student experience on The Bluff. Learn more about this new program by using this link.
La Virgen de Guadalupe Midnight Mass will be offered on Wednesday, December 12, at midnight (Tuesday night going into Wednesday morning). The Mass will be offered in Spanish with English following along, and pan dulce and hot champurrado will be available for people to grab after Mass. Please feel free to bring family, friends, and loved ones.
For questions/ADA accommodations e-mail Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please save the dates for upcoming presentations by the Diversity and Inclusion Program:
- Las Posadas: Wednesday. December 5, 2018, 7 to 9 p.m., hosted in Mehling Ballroom. Come learn about the traditions of Las Posadas, a cultural and religious celebration. There will be an information session followed by a celebration with music and authentic treats like aroz con leche. Brought to you by DIP, Campus Ministry, Sigma Delta Pi, M.ECh.A, FASA sa UP, and Women of Color. For questions or ADA accommodations email Yuri at email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
- La Virgen de Guadalupe Midnight Mass: morning of Wednesday, December 12, 2018, midnight. Learn about the celebration of La Virgen de Guadalupe in St. Mary’s Lounge, 12-12:25; Bilingual Mass in Chapel of Christ the Teacher, 12:30-1:30 with live mariachi; After Mass Social, St. Mary’s Lounge, 1:30-2 a.m., with pan dulce and champurrado. Please feel free to bring family, friends, loved ones! Brought to you by DIP, M.E.Ch.A, Campus Ministry, and the planning committee for Virgen de Guadalupe. For questions/ADA accommodations email Yuri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The diversity and inclusion program in student activities proudly presents Día de los Muertos on Thursday, November 1, to be held in the quietside of Bauccio Commons. Sugar skull decorating and crafts will begin at 6 p.m., cultural performances ranging from Aztec dancers, danza de Viejitos, and Ballet Papalotl will start at 7 p.m., and the event will wrap up at 9:30 p.m. Join us for a night filled with traditional Mexican food, cultural danza performances, and traditional activities. Food and arts will be provided while supplies last. For any questions please contact Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at email@example.com. Dia de los Muertos is sponsored with love and support from ASUP, M.E.Ch.A, MESA, and Expresso UP.
Diversity and inclusion programs and the Filipino American Student Association will present Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, who will lecture on her recent book, The Labor of Care, on Thursday, October 25, at 6 p.m., in the Pilot House bookstore. Francisco-Hernandez teaches at San Francisco State University in the sociology department, and her book covers Filipina migrant workers and the role of technology in keeping families in touch in the digital age.
For any questions contact Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you identify as Latinx (Latino/Latina/Chicano/a/Hispanic, etc.) and you work for the University in any capacity (adjunct, faculty, staff, administration, etc.) and would like to join our informal Latinx Employee Group, please email Yuri Hernandez Osorio, student activities, at email@example.com. We gather informally over happy hours, socials, carne asadas, to support and build community with one another. To join, please email your name, title, and pronouns.
Elizabeth Aguilera will join the Office of Student Activities on October 1 as the new administrative assistant, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. She has taught as an adjunct instructor in art history at the collegiate level in California and moved to Oregon to become director of education at Sylvan Learning Center of Beaverton. At Sylvan, Elizabeth managed the office, maintain records, and communicated regularly with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Please welcome Elizabeth to the UP community.