The planning process for fall 2017 new student Orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other all around “we should really do that!” items will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Andrew Downs (email@example.com), faculty representative, by Tuesday, February 28.
All community members are welcome to join University of Portland’s community peace vigil honoring the justice, compassion, and love of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 16, 2017, at 7:15 p.m., in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. If you cannot attend, stop by the Commons to see the peace intentions that will be offered during the vigil. They will be on display throughout the week. The University will also have a display honoring Dr. King in the Clark Library throughout the week of Monday, January 16. For more information, please contact Bethany Sills in Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org or x8198. This event is planned by Diversity and Multicultural Programs in the Office of Student Activities and The Moreau Center.
All faculty and staff are invited to take part in Riverboat, the annual student activities late-night campus tradition, immediately following the men’s soccer Ohio State game on Friday, September 2. The fun goes from 9 p.m. to midnight. Just follow the Villa Drum Squad to the River Campus for food carts, live music, carnival games, photo booths, henna tattoos, and a cash bar. Access to the River Campus will be from behind the President’s House; a shuttle will be available at the Beauchamp Center entrance.
For more information contact Tyler Zimmerman, weekend and late night program coordinator, at x7516 or email@example.com.
Anti-racism writer and educator Tim Wise will speak on the University campus on Thursday, April 21, at 4 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons (quiet side). Due to space limitations, this is a private event for UP students, faculty, and staff only; please bring University of Portland ID to enter the event.
Wise he has given speeches at over 1,000 college campuses and high schools across the U.S., and trains teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions. His books include White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son (2004), Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White (2005), Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male (2008), and Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America (2015).
The lecture is sponsored by Diversity in the Office of Student Activities, the School of Nursing, Unversity relations, and the Moreau Center.
For more information contact Bethany Sills, student activities, at 7470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The diversity coordinators in student activities present Diversity Dialogues Week 2016 from Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26. Through a variety of events planned by diversity-related student clubs and student leaders, Diversity Dialogues Week celebrates and builds awareness about diversity, inclusion, cultural difference, and social justice.
The Office of Student Activities and the student planning committee are gearing up for the 19th Annual Junior Parents and Families Weekend, taking place on campus from February 19 to 21, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Between 225 and 250 families are expected to participate, with approximately 750 overall attendees this year. Please join the junior class and student activities in welcoming our guests when they arrive.
Information about various events can be found at up.edu/activities or by calling 7470.
University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., has appointed Malika Andrews editor-in-chief of The Beacon for the 2016-17 academic year. Andrews, who is now sports editor, has plans for new video content as well as an improved experience on The Beacon mobile app. The weekly student newspaper will take on an all-digital publication format in fall 2016.
Andrews, who is from Oakland, Calif., covers the Portland Trailblazers for the Associated Press in addition to her Beacon duties. Last summer, she interned at Portland’s KOIN 6 News. Recently, Andrews was one of 12 student journalists from across the country selected by the Sports Journalism Institute for an intensive summer training program that will place Andrews in an internship at the Denver Post. She has also won several journalism awards, including national recognition from the Associated Collegiate Press for her Beacon profile of Pilot athlete Korey Thielke. She currently is awaiting word from the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, for which she is a finalist.
For more information contact student activities at 7470 or email@example.com.
All faculty and staff are invited to join the fun at the annual Carnaval celebration on Friday, February 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the Bauccio Commons. Carnaval is a worldwide festival celebrated immediately before Lent every year. This year, UP’s festival will feature authentic food, craft tables, a photo booth, and two performers. The event is free and sponsored by the international languages and cultures department, the Campus Program Board, multicultural programs in student activities, MEChA, and Mesa Redonda.
For questions and ADA accommodations, e-mail Andrea Castanette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The planning process for fall 2016 new student Orientation programs and activities is underway, according to Jeromy Koffler, student activities. Any suggestions, recommendations, proposals, requests, or other all around “we should really do that!” items will be gratefully accepted by Koffler (email@example.com) or Samuel Holloway (firstname.lastname@example.org), Pamplin School of Business, by Tuesday, February 9.
All University community members, including alumni, families, and friends, are invited to gather in Bauccio Commons on Monday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m., for the 17th annual University of Portland Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Refreshments will be provided by ASUP.
Contact student activities at 7470 or email@example.com for more information.