University of portland pilot navigator spring 2014
Events, excursions, lectures, plays, readings, and concerts at and sponsored by University of Portland in Spring 2014.
SPECIAL EVENTS ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS READINGS & LECTURES ARTS & CULTURE Table of Contents 2 Special Events 5 Activities & Excursions 9 Readings & Lectures 13 Arts & Culture Each spring, University Relations hosts a variety of exciting events, and this year is no exception. We welcome Washington Post reporter and author of Overwhelmed alumna Brigid Schulte â€™84 to share her journey and Whole Foods Market Co-CEO Walter Robb to share his ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit. We recognize outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their communities and hear from Father Beauchamp as to how the RISE campaign has positively impacted our campus at the State of UP Luncheon. I look forward to seeing you soon. Laurie Kelley Interim Vice President for University Relations Special Events PRESIDENT’S RECEPTIONS Save the date for a special evening with University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., when he visits your area this Spring. Receptions hosted by Fedele Bauccio ’64, ’66 MBA. Please RSVP for each reception online at rise. up.edu/register Seattle, Washington Wednesday, February 5 TASTE Restaurant, Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 7 p.m. (Reception starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres) Welcome by Patrick Fennessy ’00 RSVP online by January 29 at rise.up.edu/register Burbank, California Thursday, February 20 Walt Disney Studios, Entrance on W. Alameda and S. Lincoln (The guard at the gate will request to see state identification for each guest, and each guest must be on the RSVP list to gain admittance.) Burbank, California 91521 7 p.m. (Reception starts at 6 p.m. with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres) Welcome by Allen Lund RSVP online by February 13 at rise.up.edu/register San Francisco, California Wednesday, February 26 Seaglass Restaurant at the Exploratorium Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green Street) San Francisco, California 94111 7:30 p.m. (Reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres) Welcome by Fedele Bauccio ’64, ’66 MBA RSVP online by February 19 at rise.up.edu/register 2 BAUCCIO LECTURE: WHOLE FOODS MARKET CO-CEO WALTER ROBB With a long and varied entrepreneurial history in natural foods, ranging from retailer to farmer to consultant, Whole Foods Market Co-CEO Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991, and in 2010 was named Co-CEO along with John Mackey at which time Robb joined the Whole Foods Market Board of Directors. He is also on the Board of Regents for the University of the Pacific and serves on the Board of Directors for both the Whole Planet Foundation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association. He also serves as chairman of the board for the Whole Kids Foundation. Thursday, March 27 4:15 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium STATE OF UP AND ALUMNI AWARDS Don’t miss this annual lunch event featuring University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C. He shares the latest campus news and talks about how the RISE capital campaign is making a dramatic difference in the lives of students and faculty. The event also recognizes the 2014 alumni award winners. Tuesday, April 1 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Multonomah Athletic Club Tickets required. $20 per person, $200 per table (table of 10) For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.943.7202 RSVP online beginning February 14 at rise.up.edu/register LECTURE: BRIGID SCHULTE ’84 Please join us as we welcome University of Portland alumna Brigid Schulte ’84 back to The Bluff. She currently works as a reporter for the Washington Post and is the author of Overwhelmed – Work, Love and Play When No One Has Time. Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte spoke to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents throughout the world to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration. Overwhelmed is the story of her journey. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. Wednesday, April 9 Reception at 6:30 p.m. Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Buckley Center Auditorium Contact information Office of Alumni Relations, 503.943.7328 or email@example.com The Alumni House is located at 6625 N. Portsmouth, Portland, Oregon 97203 For questions about the President’s Receptions, please contact Laura Hanna at 503.943.8607 or firstname.lastname@example.org 3 I am pleased to share our 14th Pilot Navigator Series. As always, our goal is to provide events and programs that are meaningful to you, our treasured Alumni and Friends. I invite you to join us for one of our many offerings, including our featured networking opportunities. Carmen Gaston, J.D. â€™96 Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations Activities & Excursions NETWORKING 101 – MAKING CAREER CONNECTIONS Despite the proliferation of online networking options, experts say the best way to make a connection is still a face-to-face meeting. Take advantage of these two low-stress social gatherings that double as networking opportunities. Staff from Career Services will share networking strategies and there will be a chance to socialize with other alumni and friends of UP. Free appetizers and a no-host bar will be provided. RSVPs encouraged but not required. Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Services. Thursday, February 20 (RSVP by February 13) Thursday, May 22 (RSVP by May 15) 5:30 p.m. Hosted by Augusto Carneiro ’01 at Nossa Familia, 1319 NW Johnson St., Portland 97209 RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations, email@example.com, 503.943.7328 CAREER FAIRS Whether you are seeking a job or interested in representing your company, the University welcomes current students and alumni to three career fairs this spring. SWE ENGINEERING & SCIENCE CAREER FAIR Friday, February 21 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering For more information: wordpress.up.edu/swe/career-fair NW MBA CONSORTIUM CAREER CONFERENCE Friday, February 28 1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Multnomah Athletic Club. Open to UP MBA students and alumni For more information: mbacareerday.com FIRST AVENUE CAREER & GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPO Friday, April 4 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Chiles Center Open to students and graduates of the Classes of 2003-2013 Register to attend at olapcfirstavenue.org 5 WCC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN LAS VEGAS The University of Portland is excited for another weekend in Las Vegas surrounding the WCC Tournament. Join us for a pre-game gathering two hours prior to the start of the all Pilot men’s and women’s basketball games of the tournament. Please contact Melissa Harteloo, Associate Director of Annual Giving in the Office of Development for more detailed information, including times and locations of pregame events. March 6 – 11, 2014 Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada RSVP to Melissa Harteloo, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.943.8552. “BATTLE ON THE BLUFF” FOR 1998-2013 GRADUATES – INTRAMURAL GAME DAY AND RECEPTION Don’t miss out on this chance to reconnect and relive intramural team fun. Get your old team together or join one when you get here. We’ll have 3-on-3 basketball, kickball, dodgeball and Frisbee golf with prizes for winning teams. Or you can play cornhole, bocce ball, and volleyball or even watch WCC basketball on our TV monitors. Facilities in Howard Hall will be open for your convenience. A reception with free heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will follow in the Cove. Free childcare will also be provided. RSVP by Feb. 28 will be required for childcare. Registration forms will be sent to all 1998-2013 graduates in early February. For more information, please contact John Goldrick, Executive Assistant, Office of University Relations at email@example.com Saturday, March 8 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. Registration opens in the Pilot House 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Game time 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Reception in the Cove ALUMNI & FRIENDS PUB QUIZ NIGHT – NOTHING BUT THE FACTS Put your “useless knowledge” to good use! Join us for an evening of team-based trivia, with each round featuring a different theme. We’ll throw in some UPrelated trivia, a few worksheets, and even some math and science! Teams are limited to 10 people. A dessert buffet is included with your entry fee, and a wine and beer cash bar will be available. Participants are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Saturday, April 5 7 p.m., The Cove Cost: $7 per person RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.943.7328 SALZBURG 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT (Please see p. 14 for more information) Saturday, April 12 3 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Join fellow Pilots and their families and friends across the country to donate time and energy to various charitable causes. Each local alumni chapter organizes a different volunteer activity, such as sorting food boxes, to serving a meal in a day-shelter, or sprucing up a yard and doing minor home repairs. Saturday, April 26 For services opportunities near you, check the alumni website at alumni.up.edu NATIONAL ALUMNI DAY OF SERVICE 6 FARM TO FORK DINNER Indulge in a fabulous culinary experience prepared al fresco in the Academic Quad, as the chefs at Bon Appétit delight your palate with this multi-course dining experience. Have a tableside view as the creative artists turn farm-fresh foods into stunning dishes and enjoy an array of paired wines and beverages. This is the kick-off event of Reunion 2014. Thursday, June 26 6 p.m., Academic Quad $95 per person RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations, email@example.com, 503.943.7328 REUNION 2014 Save the date to join us back on The Bluff this summer at Reunion 2014! Join us June 26-29 as we celebrate a weekend of fun highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Salzburg study abroad program. More than 2,000 alumni have lived and studied in the home of The Sound of Music, and we’re bringing the best of Salzburg to The Bluff as we welcome back our beloved Salzburgers. We’ll also celebrate “30 years of Manliness” with the men of Villa Maria Hall, and cheer the classes graduating in years that end in 4 and 9, especially the Golden Anniversary of the Class of 1964 and the Silver Anniversary of the Class of 1989. Watch your mailbox in the spring for a detailed schedule of events, and visit the Reunion website at alumni.up.edu/reunion. Biergarten on The Bluff Friday, June 27, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. All-Alumni BBQ & Dance Saturday, June 28, 4 – 11:30 p.m. All-Alumni Mass Sunday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. All-Alumni Brunch Sunday, June 29, 11:45 a.m. Office of Alumni Relations, 503.943.7328 or firstname.lastname@example.org The Alumni House is located at 6625 N. Portsmouth, Portland, Oregon 97203 Career Services, 503.943.7201 or email@example.com Orrico Hall, lower level Career Services offers advice, services, and resources to help alumni meet their career and professional goals. Our services are offered free of charge to all alumni. Alumni who do not live in the Portland area are welcome to schedule a phone appointment. Pilots Guiding Pilots is an online network that connects University students and alumni with other UP graduates for career related information, advice, and support. If you are interested in serving as a guide, please contact Career Services. If you are interested in hiring a current student or alumni for internship and job opportunities, Career Services maintains an online job/internship board. If you would like to post a position, contact Career Services. 7 The University of Portlandâ€™s Catholic intellectual tradition is rooted in reasoned inquiry and creates a framework in which great questions facing humankind can and should be addressed. A critical component of this tradition is our commitment to developing the whole person. This means academic programs are committed to teaching students essential skills and values for learning and life, which is why you will find a robust and rich listing of lectures, readings, plays, and concerts that are open to not only our students but the broader community. Thomas Greene, Ed.D. Provost Readings & Lectures LECTURE: GRACE AND CINEMA Rev. David Guffey, C.S.C., is director of the Film, Television, and Video Department at Family Theater Productions in Hollywood, California. He produces television, film, and video programs, including planning the production budget and assembling and supervising the crew during filming and post-production. In addition, he assists with the pastoral outreach to Hollywood by offering spiritual direction, celebrating the sacraments, and participating in programs and events. Sponsored by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture. Thursday, February 6 7:30 p.m., Shiley Hall Room 301 SCHOENFELDT VISITING WRITER SERIES: LOUISE GLÜCK Louise Glück, former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner, recently released Poems 1962-2012, a collection of poems spanning her entire career. The collection was awarded the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The author of more than 10 books of poetry, Glück explores, as Donna Seaman noted, “the turmoil of family life; the fever, bliss, and misery of lust and love; the circular battle with the self; age and death.” Thursday, February 13 7 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium LECTURE: THE MANY SIDES OF PEACE Suzanne and Brayton Shanley are co-founders of The Agape Community, a lay Catholic residential community, ecumenical and interfaith in outreach and practice, committed to Christian non-violence, the contemplative life, and sustainable living. In this joint talk, Brayton lays out the theory of non-violence and Suzanne looks at the spiritual aspects and commitment necessary to living a simple lifestyle in an intentional community. Sponsored by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture. Monday, February 24 7 p.m., Holy Cross Lounge (3rd floor of Franz Hall) 9 LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: JILL NELSON, FOUNDER AND CEO OF RUBY RECEPTIONISTS Jill Nelson is the founder and CEO of Ruby Receptionists, which was founded in 2003. With 135 staff members, Ruby Receptionists serves more than 2,600 small business professionals throughout North America. Nelson’s unique approach to business, “Practicing WOWism,” drives the company’s growth and has helped secure coveted awards, including back-to-back years in the top three on Fortune Magazine’s Best Small Company to Work for in the U.S. list and six consecutive years as a fastest growing company in Oregon. In 2013, Portland’s Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) awarded Nelson its Entrepreneur of the Year award. Monday, February 24 7:10 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium LECTURE: BISHOPS AND THEOLOGIANS: A CREATIVE TENSION? Rev. James Heft is the Alton M. Brooks Professor of Religion at USC and president and founding director of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies. A faculty discussion group will be led by University theology professor Michael Cameron, who will read articles written by Heft. Sponsored by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture. Thursday, February 27 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Room 163 LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: BRANDON M. DAWSON, FOUNDER AND CEO OF AUDIGY GROUP Brandon Dawson is the founder of Audigy Group, which has grown from a startup in 2004 to managing more than 650 locations and 1,700 full-time employees with $250M in aggregate revenue. Audigy Group has been honored as one of Portland Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for six consecutive years and is a five-time Inc. 5000 winner, as well as a 2013 winner of the Inc. Hire Power Award. Dawson has twice been named a finalist in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Pacific Northwest. Monday, March 3 7:10 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium READING: JULIE JOOSTEN Julie Joosten is a Toronto-based poet whose first collection of poetry Light Light was released last September. Her poems and reviews can be read in Jacket 2, Tarpaulin Sky, the Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead. She studied with poet Louise Glück at Williams College and holds an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. Sponsored by the English Department. Monday, March 3 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Room 163 LECTURE: WILLIAM J. MAZZOCCO LECTURE IN DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE Dr. Ted Gurr, Distinguished University Professor of Political Science Emeritus at the University of Maryland will deliver the 2014 William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice. He is the author of more than twenty books and monographs, including the prize-winning work, Why Men Rebel. He has served as a consultant to several presidential administrations and is a former president of the International Studies Association. His presentation, “When Injustice Breeds Internal War: Evidence from Kosovo and North Africa,” is based on his 2013 book (with Lyubov Mincheva) Crime-Terror Alliances and the State. Wednesday, March 19 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Room 163 10 LECTURE: ETHNIC CONFLICT IN WORLD POLITICS Barbara Harff, professor emeritus of political science at the US Naval Academy and recipient of the Auschwitz Institute’s Raphael Lemkin Prize (2013), speaks on genocide and the signals for proactive steps in conflict-ridden countries. She is the author of more than seventy monographs, articles and chapters on human rights violations and how to respond to them. She is co-author of Ethnic Conflict in World Politics, published in 2003 with her husband Ted Gurr. Sponsored by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture. Thursday, March 20 7:30 p.m., Holy Cross Lounge – Franz Hall 3rd floor LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: DJ WILSON, PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF KGW MEDIA GROUP PORTLAND DJ Wilson is president and general manager of the KGW Media Group, a position she has held since 2007. Wilson is currently president of the Professional Advisory Board for the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University and has previously served two terms on the Board of Governors of the WSU Foundation. In 2012, Wilson was inducted into the Edward R. Murrow Hall of Achievement and was the recipient of the Portland Business Alliance “No Glass Ceiling” female leadership award. Monday, March 24 7:10 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: CHRIS CORRADO ’82, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF ENVIRONMENTS Chris Corrado ’82 is president and CEO of Environments, which he started with partners in 1987 under the name Corporate Environments. Currently the sole owner with 25 employees, Corrado’s company is partnered with the leading sustainable, modular furniture and architectural products manufacturers in the industry and has set the stage for continued aggressive growth. For three years in a row, Environments was named one of the Top 100 Green Companies to Work for in Oregon. Corrado is an advisor to the dean of the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland. Monday, March 31 7:10 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium READING: LILAH HEGNAUER ’04 An English major and 2004 graduate of University of Portland, Lilah Hegnauer is the author of two books of poetry, Pantry – winner of the 2013 New Southern Voices Poetry Prize – and Dark Under Kiganda Stars (2005), the manuscript of which served as her honors thesis at the University. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Virginia, and teaches at James Madison University and University of Virginia. This year, she is the recipient of the Amy Clampitt Residency in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her work has been chosen for several poetry anthologies and has appeared in many prestigious literary magazines, including Beloit Poetry Journal, The Kenyon Review, FIELD, AGNI, Ploughshares and Prairie Schooner. Monday, March 31 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Room 163 Contact information Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture: Jamie Powell, 503.943.7702 or firstname.lastname@example.org Schoenfeldt Visiting Writer: John Orr, 503.943.7857 or email@example.com Leadership Speaker Series: Pete Rooks, 503.943.8914 or firstname.lastname@example.org Readings: English Department, 503.943.7264 Events are free unless otherwise noted 11 Janine Utell is the keynote speaker for the Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL). She is an associate professor and chair of English at Widener University. She specializes in 20th-century British literature and narrative theory and is the author of James Joyce and the Revolt of Love: Marriage, Adultery, Desire and the forthcoming Engagements with Narrative. In addition to her work as a scholar and critic, she acts as an advocate for the public humanities, partnering with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Philadelphia cultural organizations, as well as lobbying in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the National Humanities Alliance. She blogs about current issues in higher education, the humanities, and teaching and learning for Inside Higher Ed. Saturday, April 5 1:30 p.m., Mago Hunt Recital Hall LECTURE: JANINE UTELL, NUCL KEYNOTE SPEAKER LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES: LAURA MANSFIELD, CEO OF PAGATIM Laura Mansfield is the CEO of PAGATIM, a creative audio agency based in Portland, Oregon. PAGATIM specializes in analytics, distribution, design and strategy in the digital audio space. Mansfield has been telling stories that change people’s lives for more than 15 years. With an award-winning background in broadcast journalism, documentary filmmaking, non-profit management and social entrepreneurship, Mansfield has the ability to connect with people and capture their story. Monday, April 7 7:10 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium LECTURE: BRIGID SCHULTE ’84 (Please see p. 3 for more information) Wednesday, April 9 Reception at 6:30 p.m., Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Buckley Center Auditorium WORKSHOP: SPIRITUALITY, CONFLICT, AND ADMINISTRATION Ann Garrido, with the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, is the author of Mustard Seed Preaching and the forthcoming book The Spirituality of Administration. Sponsored by the Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life and American Culture. Friday, April 11 9 a.m – 2 p.m., Bauccio Commons Boardroom PRE-SHOW PANEL AND WINE RECEPTION FOR CYMBELINE Join the Garaventa Center for a wine reception before the University’s production of Cymbeline. At 6:45 p.m., a panel comprising the show’s designer, a theologian, and a philosopher will illuminate dimensions of the play for audience members. The reception is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required to see the play. Saturday, April 12 6:30 p.m., Mago Hunt Recital Hall Contact information Performing & Fine Arts tickets call 503.943.7287 or email email@example.com. Group and season passes available. Contact Performing & Fine Arts at 503.943.7228 or Jewell Yaguchi at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer questions. Events are free unless otherwise noted. For Mock’s Crest Production: Brunch or Dinner available on the lawn prior to performance. Tickets Prices: $32, $27 for Students/Seniors, $25 for Groups of 10 or more. *Broadway theatre tickets include pre-show reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages, transportation to and from the Keller Auditorium, and tickets to the best seats in the house. To reserve tickets call 503.943.8607 **All Broadway shoes are presented as part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Across America Portland Series. 12 Arts & Culture WIND SYMPHONY AND CHAPEL CHOIR CONCERT The Chapel Choir and Wind Symphony present an invigorating collection of sacred music, featuring modern and traditional settings of favorite hymn songs. UP Assistant Professor Nicole Hanig will sing the American premiere of Luis Cardoso’s In Principio with the Wind Symphony. The Wind Symphony will also perform David Maslanka’s epic Unending Stream of Life and senior conducting associate Ashley Woster will lead the ensembles in Franz Biebl’s moving setting of Ave Maria. Saturday, February 22 3 p.m., Chapel of Christ the Teacher ORCHESTRA CONCERT The University of Portland Orchestra is pleased to present Scheherazade, RimskyKorsakov’s epic musical tale based on the story of The Arabian Knights. One of the most popular works ever composed for orchestra, this symphonic suite tells the story of the sea and Sinbad’s ship, the Kalendar Prince and the Festival of Baghdad, among others. Join us for an evening of musical story-telling at its best! Saturday, February 22 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium UNIVERSITY SINGERS, WOMEN’S CHORALE AND JAZZ BAND CONCERT A Parents’ and Families’ Weekend concert of song and jazz. The University Singers “split and make up,” singing works for women and for men, before joining back together. The featured work is Benjamin Britten’s Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard. The Women’s Chorale will perform a five-movement set for women’s voices, piano and violin by contemporary American composer Eric Whitacre titled Five Hebrew Love Songs. The concert is capped off by the high energy sound of the Jazz Band, directed by Dave Parker, in his final year conducting. Sunday, February 23 3 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium THEATRE: WOYZECK Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck is an intriguing tale of an everyman being pushed and pulled in a world that tests and manipulates him in every way. Written in 1836, this gripping and engrossing story of one man’s struggle has been produced in many languages and countries, and this version has been adapted by the director especially for our time. Contains adult language and stage violence. February 26 – 28, March 1 Performances at 7:30 p.m. Two shows on Saturday (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) Mago Hunt Theater Tickets (starting February 17): $10/$5, Mago Hunt Box Office, 503.943.7287 13 BROTHERS, SING ON! CONCERT This is the University’s annual men’s choir performance, which features Sunset High School, McMinnville High School and the Occasional Quartet, Tsunami from Pacific University, the men of the University of Portland Singers, and the Balladeers of the Multnomah Athletic Club. Hear more than 100 voices in the grand finale! Sunday, March 2 3 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium BROADWAY: SISTER ACT Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “ridiculously fun,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look — a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice! sisteractbroadway.com Friday, April 4 7:30 p.m., Keller Auditorium UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL Wednesday, April 9 & Thursday, April 10 Chiles Center THEATRE: CYMBELINE Middle School & High School Jazz Band Competition In this fun-filled and suspenseful romance, William Shakespeare’s characters plot, lie, and don disguises. Some lose their faith, some their wits, and one his head. Will the two young lovers ever be together? Or will the evil schemers’ plans win out? And will all this craziness make some sense in the end? April 9 – 13 Performances at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday), Mago Hunt Theater Tickets (starting March 31): $10/$5, Mago Hunt Box Office, 503.943.7287 SALZBURG 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT The University Singers celebrate the 50th anniversary of UP’s Salzburg program with the sound of music from Austria. You’ll hear classics from Salzburg’s favorite son, Mozart, as well as music by Bruckner, folksongs, and a few Alpine surprises. Saturday, April 12 3 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES Spring Performances Tuesday, April 15 6 p.m., Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND ORCHESTRA CONCERT Join the University of Portland Orchestra as they perform two of the most famous musical depictions of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. From the drama and lush romanticism of Tchaikovsky to the restless, jazz-tinged energy of Bernstein, these are two masterworks you won’t want to miss! Tuesday, April 22 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium 14 THE WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT The Wind Symphony welcomes guest percussionist Jon Latta from Fort Lewis College in a special concert at Wilson High School. He will perform Jack Stamp’s Concertino for Solo Percussionist and Band with the Wind Symphony, and Nick Caldwell will conduct the Wilson High School Symphonic Band in an exciting program. Conducting associates Kylie Pybus, Kristin Wishon, and Brian Carter will also conduct on this annual concert featuring one of the terrific high school programs in the area. Wednesday, April 23 7 p.m., Wilson High School GIRLS NIGHT OUT WITH WOMEN’S CHORALE The second year for this exciting evening of music for women’s choirs, including the UP Women’s Chorale, directed by Steve Peter, and groups from Clark College and Lewis & Clark College. This concert will include seven women’s ensembles from the Portland metro area and local conductor/composer, Joan Szymko, as a featured guest conductor for the event. Wednesday, April 23 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND NEW PLAY FESTIVAL Come hear staged readings of University student-written plays. This annual event showcases our students’ dramatic writing and allows feedback to the process of finding their voice in the theatrical form. Wednesday, April 23 & Thursday, April 24 7:30 p.m., Mago Hunt Theater THEATRE: MOCK’S CREST PRODUCTIONS IOLANTHE Iolanthe is Gilbert’s satiric treatment of the aristocracy and the English House of Lords in this “fairy opera” that revolves around the romance between Strephon, a shepherd who is the son of the fairy Iolanthe, and Phyllis, a shepherdess but also a ward of the Lord Chancellor. Come enjoy the Topsy Turvy tale by W. S. Gilbert and the lush melodies crafted by Arthur Sullivan for one of his best-scored Savoy Operas. The production will be directed again by Kristine McIntyre, who directed last year’s production of Die Fledermaus. Designed by UP faculty Larry Larsen and Gregory Pulver. June 6 – 8, 13 – 15, 19 – 22 and 26 – 29 Performances at 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sunday), Mago Hunt Theater Tickets available date (May 7), Mago Hunt Box Office, 503.943.7287 BROADWAY: ONCE Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Once is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments on stage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams... not living in fear... and the power of music to connect all of us. oncemusical.com Friday, June 13 7:30 p.m., Keller Auditorium See page 12 for pricing and contact informaiton. 15 Policies & Procedures FOR OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS EVENTS TRAVEL & LOCAL EXCURSIONS In order to reserve your place on any of the local or international travel excursions, you must complete the following before the reservation date. 1) Notify the Office of Alumni Relations of your intent to attend and the number of people in your party. 2) Submit a deposit equaling at least half of the total listed trip cost. If submitting deposit for more than one person, please submit at least half of the total trip cost for each person who is to attend. The remaining balance is due to the University of Portland at least two weeks before the first day of the specific trip (see specific due dates listed by events). REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS 1) A full refund of paid funds will be issued for any trip cancelled after payment is made. 2) For international and multi-day travel, deposits are non-refundable after the reservation date. 3) For local travel, 50% refunds will be issued up until 10 days prior to the date of the excursion. Beyond that date, the full cost of the reservation will be forfeited. ALUMNI EVENTS: SENIOR AND EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT We invite all University of Portland alumni and friends over the age of 60 to enjoy a 10% discount on all alumni events. Employees are eligible to participate at cost. ACCOMMODATION POLICY If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the office hosting the event of your needs as you make a reservation. 16 Events for 2014 February 5 February 6 February 13 February 20 February 20 February 21 February 22 February 22 February 23 February 24 February 24 February 26 Feb 26-Mar 1 February 27 February 28 March 2 March 3 March 3 March 6-11 March 8 March 19 March 20 March 24 March 27 March 31 March 31 April 1 April 4 April 4 April 5 April 5 April 7 April 9-10 April 9-13 April 9 April 11 April 12 April 12 April 15 April 22 April 23 April 23 April 23-24 April 26 May 22 June 6-29 June 13 June 26 June 26-29 President’s Reception in Seattle Lecture: Grace and Cinema Schoenfeldt Writer Series with Louise Glück Networking 101-Making Career Connections President’s Reception in Burbank SWE Engineering & Science Career Fair Wind Symphony and Chapel Choir Concert Orchestra Concert University Singers, Women’s Chorale and Jazz Band Concert Lecture: The Many Sides of Peace Leadership: Lecture by Jill Nelson President’s Reception in San Francisco Theatre: Woyzeck Lecture: Bishops and Theologians: A Creative Tension? NW MBA Consortium Career Conference Brothers, Sing on! Concert Leadership: Lecture by Brandon M. Dawson Reading: Julie Joosten WCC Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas Intramural Game Day and Reception for 1998-2013 Graduates Lecture: William J. Mazzocco Lecture in Distributive Justice Lecture: Ethnic Conflict in World Politics Leadership: Lecture by DJ Wilson Bauccio Lecture with Walter Robb Leadership: Lecture by Chris Corrado ’82 Reading: Lilah Hegnauer ’04 State of UP and Alumni Awards First Avenue Career & Graduate School Expo Broadway: Sister Act Alumni & Friends Pub Quiz Night – Nothing but the Facts NUCL Keynote Speaker: Janine Utell Leadership: Lecture by Laura Mansfield University of Portland Jazz Festival Theatre: Cymbeline Lecture: Brigid Schulte ’84 Workshop: Spirituality, Conflict, and Administration Salzburg 50th Anniversary Concert Pre-show Panel and Wine Reception for Cymbeline Chamber Music Ensembles University of Portland Orchestra Concert The Wind Symphony Concert Girl’s Night Out with Women’s Chorale University of Portland New Play Festival National Alumni Day of Service Networking 101-Making Career Connections Theatre: Mock’s Crest Iolanthe Broadway: Once Farm to Fork Dinner Reunion 2014 17 Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage PAID Portland, Oregon Permit No. 188