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‘Extended doubles’ cause overextended resources

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The second largest freshman class leads to more forced housing situations Sarah Hansell Staff Writer When freshman Jasmine Wooton moved into her dorm room in Fields Hall last Thursday, she found herself in a converted study room with five beds, no sink and four new roommates. “I thought it would be terrible,” Wooton said. The girls living in the fourth floor Fields study lounge are five out of about 180 students living with more than one roommate this year, up from about 160 last year. “We just had to move everything around,” one of Wooton’s roommates freshman Tate Johnson added. “We got a really good view,” freshman Samantha Martin, one of the five roommates in Fields, said. Most of the “extended doubles” are regular dorm rooms in Fields, Schoenfeldt, Villa Maria, Christie and Shipstad halls. The study lounge in Fields housing five female students and a study lounge in Villa Maria housing four male students are the only rooms with more than three roommates. “If a Shipstad-sized hall fell out of the sky tomorrow, we could fill it,” Director of Residence Life

Mike Walsh said. This year UP received over 300 more applications than last year, and the Department of Admissions lowered its

“If a Shipstad-sized hall fell out of the sky tomorrow, we could fill it.”

Mike Walsh Director of Residence Life acceptance rate to 44 percent, one percent less than last year’s rate. Despite that decrease, this year’s freshman class is still the second largest in UP history. Last year’s freshman class is the largest. “The university is just in a growing stage right now,” Dean of Admissions Jason McDonald said. The increasing retention rate and a large number of returning students opting to live on campus also contributed to the high number of extended doubles, according to Walsh.

“Despite a couple of annoying rules, I think a lot of people realize it’s a lot better to live on campus in a lot of ways,” Walsh said. Walsh estimates no more than 10 to 20 students will leave this semester. This means few living situations are likely to open up before spring. “The reality is people are going to be in rooms like this until December,” Walsh said. Sharing a dorm room with two other roommates was not a part of the freshmens’ idea of life at UP. “It’s obviously not what we wanted,” freshman Sarah Hatfield, who lives in Shipstad Hall with two other roommates, said. “When I first found out over the summer that I had two roommates, I was like, ‘What?’” Despite initial anxiety, many freshmen seem unfazed, if not happy, about the situation. “It’s not that bad because the rooms are pretty big in Christie, and we’re pretty much always outside them,” freshman Max Bruett, who lives in Christie Hall with two other roommates, said. Another benefit to living in an extended double is the $750

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See Freshmen, page 4

PilotsUP goes offline on first day Corey Fawcett Staff Writer

The first day of school brought problems for PilotsUP. The high number of students trying to access the website on Monday overwhelmed the storage area network (SAN), which connects PilotsUP with associated data. The site was taken offline for 15 minutes. “It was effectively down,” Jenny Walsh, the web and

administrative systems director, said. Over the summer, the IT team changed all on-campus kiosks to virtual desktops, meaning none of them have hard drives anymore. Students working away at the library, for example, are using only a screen and a mouse. The actual computer lies within SAN. All the logging in and out on Monday slowed the network down, according to Walsh. “Requests (to access

PilotsUP) kept lining up,” she said. The IT team fixed the problem by moving PilotsUP data to its second SAN, creating a fresh connection with no delay. “PilotsUP is really solid,” Walsh said. “We learned much more about the data needs on the SAN to make sure it doesn’t all get clogged in one pipe.” For more information about PilotsUP, see page 3

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Top picture: Originally a study hall in Fields Hall, the five-person room was converted to accommodate this year’s freshman class. Second from top: Freshmen Elise Nyland, Sarah Hatfield and Phevee Paderes converse in their forced triple in Shipstad Hall. Third from top: Freshmen Matthew McElreath, Max Bruett and Alvaro Garay play a video game in an “extended double” in Christie Hall. Bottom picture: An “extended double” in Shipstad Hall,where freshmen Sarah Hatfield, Elise Nyland and Phevee Paderes live.



September 1, 2011

On On Campus Campus ACTIVITIES FAIR Tomorrow, the Activities Fair will be held in the Academic Quad from 4:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. There will be various clubs, organizations and volunteer opportunities present for students to learn about and sign up. UP has over 65 recognized clubs, organizations and volunteer opportunities for students to join. For further questions, contact Hillary White at “THOR” Friday and Saturday, “Thor” will play in the Buckley Center Auditorium at 10 p.m. WIN A $25 GIFT CARD TO THE UP BOOKSTORE Fill out a survey sponsored by the Peer Health Educators (PHEs) for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the UP Bookstore. The PHE Health Interest Survey asks students to tell the PHEs what they think about the program and which health topic they want to hear more about. Complete the survey by Monday to be entered to win. STUDIES ABROAD OPEN HOUSE On Wednesday, the Studies Abroad Open House will be held at Espresso UP in the St. Mary’s Student Center from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. UP’s various study abroad opportunities will be represented at the open house for students. SEPT. 11 VIGIL Sept. 10-11, the UP Air Force ROTC will have a 24-hour vigil from 10 a.m. on Saturday through 11 a.m. on Sunday in the Christie Quad. It is a visual display remembering the attacks and their aftermath. The bell tower will also chime on Sunday morning, marking each of the plane crashes.

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Welcome back, Timmins

After graduating 30 years earlier, Alan Timmins returns to The Bluff once again Natalie Wheeler Staff Writer From 1977 to 1981, Alan Timmins lived in the same Kenna dorm room all four years of his undergraduate career. “Financial people tend to be creatures of habit,” Timmins said. “But, you know, that may be too deeply psychological – maybe I was just lazy.” The UP graduate has once again returned to his old stomping grounds. However, his new office, complete with an executive assistant, is a bit different than his previous UP abode. Timmins now works on the fourth floor of Waldschmidt as the new vice president for finance. He took over the role from Denis Ransmeier on Aug. 15. According to President E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., Timmins had the right combination of skills for the job. “(Timmins) is a UP grad,” Beauchamp said. “He has a vast history in the finance area, in

the management area, and even in the teaching area. So he has everything we need.” After working for Pricewater House for 10 years and a biotechnology company for 16 years, Timmins retired and delved into volunteer work. He worked and eventually teaching graduate courses, at George Fox University. When he heard about the open position at UP, Timmins was not sure he was ready to leave retirement and the volunteering he loved. “Retirement’s a pretty Jackie Jeffers | THE BEACON good gig,” Timmins said. Alan Timmins, the new vice president for finance and UP graduate of 1981, “But the more I talked to returns to campus 30 years later people about it, the more small way, if I can,” Timmins for the next chapter of his career. it seemed to fit with my “For a guy like me who wants value system and what I wanted said. “And how does that play out to do in volunteering and helping from an operational standpoint? to help out, wants to add value, people, so I decided to try for it.” You know, I don’t know yet! I it’s a really nice place to get to be,” Timmins said. “I’m just Timmins is still adjusting to haven’t been here very long!” Chewing on a huckleberry honored to be back, really.” his new role and hopes to be able licorice straw he “stole” from to give back to his alma mater. “I want to make this a better Waldschmidt, the newly minted place in some incrementally VP for finance said he’s excited

New engineering dean is a first Sharon Jones, the new engineering dean, plans to increase female enrollment and expand engineering students’ opportunities Lesley Dawson Staff Writer Over the summer, Sharon Jones became the first female dean of the Shiley School of Engineering in UP history. Born in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Jones was the first

“Our engineering school is a little bit of a secret. We just want to make sure it’s not a secret anymore.”

Sharon Jones Dean, Shiley School of Engineering

in her family to attend college at the age of 16. She completed her undergraduate studies in civil engineering at Columbia University in 1986. She received a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Florida, a Master in Public Administration from California State University at Long Beach and earned her doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Most recently, Jones was a faculty member at Lafeyette College in Pennsylvania. “I just like going to school,” Jones said. Jones cited multiple reasons for coming to UP: the educational programs already in place, the focus on graduate education and her family’s desire to live in the Pacific Northwest. “The school has an excellent foundation on which we can enhance the (engineering)

program for the 21st century,” Jones said. As dean, Jones plans to increase the number of female students in the engineering department, place engineering graduates at the forefront of the engineering world and strengthen the master’s program. She plans to increase the number of female engineers by encouraging admitted female students to pursue engineering through personal contact with the other UP female faculty. “We want to reach out to the new female students,” Jones said. Senior civil engineering student Jenny Doyle is supportive of Jones’ goals. “I’ve only encountered probably two female professors ever (in the engineering school),” Doyle said. “It will be nice to finally have some more females in engineering.” Jones plans to put engineering graduates at the forefront of the engineering market by helping students get involved with internships, senior capstones and service projects. Jones believes that building upon the programs and curriculum already in place will create opportunities for students in and out of the classroom. In order to do this, Jones wants to get engineering school alumni involved with students’ professional development. “They want to know what’s going on,” Jones said. “They care.” Jones also plans to create a See Jones, page 5

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Sharon Jones, the new dean of the Shiley School of Engineering, is the first female dean of engineering in the history of UP. Jones, who is from Trinidad, was the first in her family to attend college at the age of 16.


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PilotsUP gets revamped A new electronic portfolio system allows students to upload assignments, graphics and videos Corey Fawcett Staff Writer After holding numerous “town hall” meetings and focus group sessions, UP’s IT team implemented changes that affect the way students use PilotsUP. “We not only changed the design, look and feel but we completely inverted the architecture of the system,” Jenny Walsh, web and administrative systems director, said. All UP resources can now be found in one place with customizable quick link icons. “That’s what the umbrella means,” Walsh said. “PilotsUP

has got you covered.” The new dock bar – which stays on your page as you scroll – gives users “Quick Access” to frequently used features like Moodle, email and SelfServe. The directory and announcements are now targeted towards users based on demographics and preferences. The Resources tab makes these resources more accessible. In addition to these efficiency-based changes, other modifications allow for more creativity. “Students can now customize their profiles,” Walsh said. “They can put things like a KDUP link or their favorite YouTube channel

“We not only changed the design, look and feel but we completely inverted the architecture of the system.”

Jenny Walsh, Web and Administrative Systems Director

on their homepage.” Moodle underwent a few significant changes as well. “The look and feel is different,” Tony Box, academic applications specialist, said. “It hadn’t been updated for three or four years.” One of the biggest changes is the addition of the Mahara E Portfolio Tool, an electronic portfolio system with social networking features. It allows students to create groups and use message boards to collaborate more efficiently on group projects. Users can put assignments, graphics, videos and more in the portfolio, according to Box. “(Mahara) is very multi-

media rich,” Box said. Moodle is also easier to work from an administrative standpoint, according to Box. It allows faculty to drag and drop files into their browsers, among other modifications. “It’s been simplified a bit,” Box said. Feedback from the UP community is integral to the PilotsUP updates, according to Walsh. “We want to know, did we get there? Did we almost get there? What more would people like?” Walsh said. A survey will be sent out this fall to see how students like the changes.

Navigating PilotsUP “Quick Access”

The “Quick Access” tab allows students to access their email, Moodle, SelfServe, files and other features through the “More” option.


The “Resources” tab houses announcements and events, the internal directory, academic information and resources, The Library, IS support equipped with a message board, forms, university policies, a campus map and a search bar.


“Pages” The “Pages” tab is customized to each student. Every student has access to the top four pages – the studen’ts public and private pages as well as ASUP’s public and private pages. The PilotsUP-Ahead contains data definitions, new highlights on PilotsUP and other updates. Other pages are added depending on what the student is studying or involved in, such as the page for the Pamplin School of Business’s P4 program.

The “Manage” tab contains access the students’ control panel.

See Navigating Mahara on page 5

The “Resource” options are also at the top of each student’s main page, each labeled separately at the top. The “Quick Access” options are also available through icons below the labeled “Resource” tab.

“Quick Access” icons

“Resource” options



September 1, 2011

New donors help UP RISE

The RISE campaign has reached almost 70 percent of its goal Kate Peifer Staff Writer The RISE Campaign is well on its way to achieving its goal of $175 million. The campaign, which was publicly announced last December, has currently raised around $118 million, according to Vice President of University Relations, Jim Lyons. “In fact, I would say we are about $10 million ahead of the plan,” Lyons said. This lead is due in part to six donations from various donors. An anonymous donor

gave $2.5 million to help fund

“In fact, I would say we are about $10 million ahead of the plan.”

Jim Lyons Vice President of University Relations

a new recreation center and a renovated library. Construction for both buildings will begin in the next two to three years, according to Lyons. Earle Chiles also gave a “leadership gift” of a private amount to renovate the men’s locker facilities in Chiles Center. In memory of their son, Roger Colatorti, who graduated from UP in 1989, Joe and Pearl Colatorti donated $1.2 million in May of 2009. The money will help fund the Roger J. Colatorti Endowed Memorial Scholarship and will be given to incoming freshmen majoring in English.

Last May, a donation of $104,000 was given from the estate of Norris and Margaret Melcher, an aunt and uncle of Rev. John Donato, C.S.C., the vice president of Student Life. The fund is for students who wish to study abroad during the summer. “My aunt always wanted to come back to the West Coast and loved traveling,” Donato said. “It’s a way to further kids’ love for learning and traveling.” A $250,000 pledge from Richard and Diane VanGrunsven will help fund an experimental mechanics lab in Donald P.

Shiley Hall. VanGrunsven graduated from the UP in 1961. A $64,605 gift from Jack Teske will be placed in two existing scholarships from the Teske family. The gift was given in November of 2010. Teske is the father of four University of Portland alumni. According to Lyons, the scholarships and funds from VanGrunsven and Teske will be immediately implemented for University students. “I was surprised at how well we’ve done,” Lyons said. “ I give credit to the great and wildly successful students.”

FRESHMEN: Students satisfied with living arrangements Continued from page 1 discount on room and board each semester. “It’s really not as bad as it sounded,” freshman Elise Nyland, who lives in Shipstad Hall with two other roommates, said. Many students do not want to change their living arrangements. The female students in the Fields Hall study lounge said they love the extra space.

“It’s great,” Wooton said. “I don’t want to move out.” Fifth-year senior and thirdyear RA Nick Etzel had freshmen in extended doubles in his hall in Schoenfeldt last year. He enjoyed having a larger community on his floor. “It was really cool because when second semester came they didn’t want to be in (regular) doubles,” Etzel said. Although UP is growing, there are no immediate plans to build a new dorm in order to

make more space. “We’re likely going to have to put a limit on the number of returning students for the first time,” Walsh said. Although the size of the freshman class means less space, it does reflect UP’s growing popularity. “We like to call (it) a happy problem,” Walsh said.

Freshman class the most academically prestigious in UP history The class of 2015 is the most academically prestigious class in UP’s history. “I think (UP’s) reputation is really a strong reputation and continues to get stronger and stronger,” Dean of Admissions Jason McDonald said.

Freshman Stats:

Valedictorians: 20 from the Portland area Average GPA: 3.68 Average SAT score: 1209 Number of applicants: 12,200 Currently enrolled: 844

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The incoming freshman class is the second largest class in the history of UP. The class of 2015 is the most academically prestigious class UP has had, with an average GPA of 3.68 and an SAT score of 1209.

The UP Public Safety Report


1. Aug. 24, 8:52 a.m. - Public Safety officers responded to a medical call outside of the Christ the Teacher Chapel where a staff member was injured. AMR also responded, and the individual was transported to Kaiser Sunnyside.

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2. Aug. 24, 11:58 p.m. - Public Safety received a complaint of a loud party in the area of N. Monteith and N. Amherst. Officers were unable to locate any disturbance.


3. Aug. 25, 10:38 p.m. - Public Safety received a report of a fire off campus. Officers responded but no fire was located. 4. Aug. 25, 11:27 p.m. - Public Safety officers responded to a party complaint at the 6700 block of N. Fiske. Portland Police also responded and the party was shut down. Two students were cited for noise violations. 5. Aug. 26, 12:05 a.m. - Public Safety received multiple complaints about a party at the 5200 block of N. Yale. Officers responded and the party was shut down.



Navigating Mahara

Continued from page 3

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“Content” The “Content” tab contains six options for students – profile, profile pictures, files, journal, résumé and plans. The content tab allows students to develop their portfolio.

Accessing Mahara Students can access their Mahara E Portfolio Tool, which is an electronic portfolio system with social networking features, via Moodle.

“Groups” “Portfolio”

The “Group” tab allows students to create groups and access their groups.

The “Portfolio” tab allows students to create pages and manage various portfolios.

JONES: Plans to expand engineering master’s program Continued from page 2 “suite of options” for engineering students interested in studying abroad to help students gain skills Jones believes they will need for future employment. Jones said in a previous position that engineering students became accustomed to an artificial environment that included only engineering majors. “Engineering students will have to learn how to work with people who aren’t engineers,” Jones said. Jones also wants to expand the master’s program so students are encouraged to stay at UP to complete their graduate degrees rather than going to other

universities. “My personal feeling is that there is so much to learn as an engineer,” Jones said. “It’s hard to fit it all into the undergraduate education.” The faculty still needs to design the framework for the master’s program, according to Jones. By creating a solid base formed by her many goals, Jones ultimately has a “big vision” for the future of UP’s engineering school. “I want the University of Portland to automatically produce the engineers of the 21st century,” Jones said. She wants to foster the reputation that UP consistently

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graduates quality engineers. “(This) will help develop them into the best engineers they can be,” Jones said.

However, Jones understands this won’t happen overnight. “Our engineering school is a little bit of a secret,” Jones

said. “We just want to make sure it’s not a secret anymore.”

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LIVING Mass, thunder and faith in Madrid

DNineteen UP students along with Campus Ministry and other UP faculty and alumni travel to Madrid, Spain for World Youth Day 2011 Enid Spitz Asst. Copy Editor In the hot Spanish sun this last month, UP’s Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C., sat 15 rows away from His Holiness Pope Benedict. Olinger, along with 19 UP students, recent graduates Danielle Dellino and Jo Cecilio and Campus Ministry’s Stacey Noem traveled to Madrid this summer for World Youth Day. World Youth Day is an international event dedicated to cultivating the faith of Catholic youth worldwide. Held about every three years, this summer’s event ran from Aug. 16-21 in Madrid. The purpose of sending a group to World Youth Day, Olinger said, is for students to strengthen their individual faith and apply it to their UP lives. “You are surrounded by people who are so alive in their faith,” Olinger said. “The students bring back that experience to campus.” Class of 2011 graduate Cecilio agreed that the lessons of this trip will stay with her. “Everyone was filled with so much life and spirit,” she said. “I haven’t been able to stop talking about it since I got back.” For Cecilio, encountering Holy Cross groups from Chile, Texas, and France impressed upon her the power of UP’s order. “It’s amazing to see how Holy Cross is working all around the world,” she said. By far the most powerful part of World Youth Day for her was the music. A musician herself, Cecilio explained that the religious melodies in Madrid helped her feel re-centered and grounded in her faith. “I was completely moved, singing,” she said.“I really felt

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God move in me that day.” Rachel O’Reilly, a senior at UP who has volunteered on Moreau Center plunges before, said she went to World Youth Day in search of a spiritual experience. Like Cecilio, O’Reilly was not disappointed. “The city was so welcoming,” O’Reilly said. “It was awesome. We had a lot of fun.” The students encountered fellow Catholics from around the world and attended services with the Pope. One day that Olinger ex-

“You are surrounded by people who are so alive in their faith.”

Fr. Gerry Olinger, C.S.C.

plained as a highlight of the trip, the UP students met a group of Iraqi-Catholic pilgrims. He said talking to young people of faith from an area where the Church has been persecuted was incredibly powerful. For O’Reilly, the night before the Pope’s final Mass stood out. Participating in a World Youth Day tradition, the UP group made a pilgrimage to a large airfield to camp out for the night before mass. Then a large storm poured rain down on Madrid. “We just had blankets,” O’Reilly said. “There was a huge thunderstorm. A lot of people left, but our group just united together and danced and had fun with the people around us.” Though the event was mostly in Spanish and some of the students had never traveled outside the country before, Olinger said connecting to other pilgrims was not a problem.

In trying to describe my World Youth Day experiences, I find myself at a loss for words. It almost feels like trying to describe the color purple. I mean, purple is purple. WYD is a little like that — it’s World Youth Day. What more can I say? So I want you to imagine the entire student body of the University of Portland (roughly 3500 people, in case you didn’t know) gathered into one location. Now imagine that number multiplied by four hundred. It’s 1.4 million people: a little less than three times the population of the city of Portland. That number — roughly 1.5 million people from 193 different countries and 6 different continents, all between the

“It’s amazing how much you can communicate,” he said. “You end up talking to everyone.” The attendants exchanged gifts and flags. This inter-cultural interaction is a large part of the World Youth Day experience. According to Olinger, over 1.5 million young people made the pilgrimage to Madrid this year. For the UP group, the experience was also a chance to form a strong community together. “Community was a big piece,” Olinger said. “We were going to do this pilgrimage together.” After attending services and exploring the city during the day, O’Reilly explained, the UP group always re-united for an evening prayer and conversation. “We would open and close the day together,” O’Reilly said. Over a year ago, Olinger explained, some students came to him and expressed interest in attending the event. Students applied, raised funds and attended seven preparatory sessions together to prepare for their trip abroad. “The pilgrims sold Voodoo donuts in the halls,” Olinger said. This is the second time a University group has traveled together to World Youth Day. “This is definitely the biggest group UP has ever sent,” Olinger said. He attributed the large group to how interested UP students are in their faith, citing the increase in hall Mass attendance over the past year. Olinger hopes to be able to continue the tradition, sending more UP groups in the years to come. And for students like O’Reilly, World Youth Day 2011 will have a lasting impact. “That was an amazing experience,” she said.

ages of 16-35 — is how many attended World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain this year. That many people gathered in one city for a single purpose: to celebrate their unity in the Catholic faith. So what is World Youth Day about? What’s it like to be there? Imagine being one in 1.5 million people. It’s about meeting people from around the world. It’s about standing for hours in 100 degree Fahrenheit weather just so you have a hope to glimpse the Pope as he drives by in the Pope Mobile (yes, it’s really called that). It’s about squeezing hundreds of sweaty, stinky people who forgot to pack their deodorant into one metro car to get to the next event. It’s about chanting for your coun-

Photos courtsey of Noelle Niedo

The group runs through the airfield where they spent the night before the Pope’s last Mass. Back row, from left to right: Kimi Colton, Tera Jannusch, Corey Trujillo, Theresa Do, Theresa Urbanick, Naomi Estrada, Keeley Terpstra Front Row, from left to right: Jessica Lazatin, Fatima Villatoro, Danielle Dellino, Stacey Noem, Fr. Gary Olinger C.S.C.

Corey Trujillo, Noelle Niedo and another pilgrim display their differing citizenship.

Jessica Lazatin, Keeley Terpstra and Kristian Liwanag celebrated unique Masses during World Youth Day.

try, for your school, for the Pope. It’s about communicating without words when you run into a group of French people and try to teach them how to play Zoo. It’s about being uncomfortable — sometimes we slept in apartments worthy of an Ikea advertisement, but other times we slept on antinfested, hay-covered dirt. It’s about dancing crazy dances with Italians and Germans, and singing Spanish songs with a group of native Spanish youth. It’s about losing your voice as you scream “Benedicto!” It’s about celebrating Mass anywhere and everywhere you go, whether it’s with 400 or more concelebrating priests, bishops and archbishops and 15,000

other English-speaking pilgrims or simply with your group in the chapel of the Dallas airport, using Fr. Gerry’s Mass-in-a-box during your layover. It’s about inside jokes (can I get an elephant?) as you bond with a group of 21 other UP pilgrims who turned out to be an inspiring, hilarious, talented, spiritual, and wonderful group of people — this coming from a girl who much prefers the safety of her comfort zone. Really, that’s what World Youth Day is about: challenging yourself. It’s about stepping outside of your comfort zone and striving for greatness. It’s about daring to love, and daring to find God in everyone you meet. -Claire Cummings, junior



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How UP filled their summer days

Summer is finally over! It’s back to school, with a little bit of socializing, a whole lot of procrastinating and some studying here and there. But as UP gets back into the swing of things, there’s one thing everyone is dying to know: what did you do this summer? “I went to London for the business study abroad program,” junior Rosy Boggs said. For five weeks, Boggs Boggs took summer classes, went on tours and attended business meetings. She also went to Alicante, Spain and Paris, France, and not to mention spent a week in New York and a few weeks in Alaska to work in a fish plant. “The best part of my summer was all the traveling I had the opportunity to do,” Boggs said. “I love traveling so I had an amazing summer.” During her time in Ghana, junior Torri Ishihara taught English, math, art and songs to sixth graders at a local Ishihara school. She also participated in several cultural activities. “I hiked the tallest mountain in Ghana, I learned African dance and drumming and I got to feed monkeys,” Ishihara said. “It’s something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.” “I saw a lot of friends before we went our separate ways,” freshman Ethan Davis said. “Some of us were going off to college and others of us were going off to the Army or Navy.”

Davis spent his summer this way because of what was up ahead for him. “It’s the best thing to do before Davis going to college,” Davis said. “Knowing high school is over and the next step is beginning gives you a feeling that you have to see people before you leave.” Senior Frank Ohmes hung around UP for the summer. While he worked for Physical Plant, Ohmes helped paint several buildings Ohmes around campus. “Paint crew is the very best,” Ohmes said in describing his summer experience. Sociology professor Bryan Rookey spent a lot of time on sociology this summer. He submitted two articles to academic journals, prepared for his upcomRookey ing sociology classes and went to an American Sociological Association conference. But Rookey’s summer fun did not end at his sociological pursuits. “I also painted the interior of my new house,” Rookey said. “And the best part of my summer was definitely going to the Organic Brewers’ Festival at Overlook Park.” - Amanda Blas

This summer I watched my dreams of becoming a hot-shot journalist come crashing down and it was all thanks to Andrew Rossi and his documentary, “Page One: Inside the New York Times.” Rossi, the director and cowriter of the film, is given unprecedented access into a newsroom that is known for its tight grip on its self image, and explores the effects of journalism’s confusing and scary transition from simple print to complex web coding.

It highlights the hard reality that even the journalism juggernaut has wavered and an entity that is seen at the pinnacle of news reporting can fall as it struggles to stay afloat amidst hundreds of layoffs and failed business models. Its star, David Carr, a grizzled, drug snorting thug turned fearless advocate for journalistic justice, serves as a bright spot and has me holding on to my dream for the time being. Carr’s “old-timer” image makes him an excellent guide

through print journalism’s current metamorphosis and as he reminisces about the “days of old” and fears a time when old school journalism is replaced by iPads and the ability to navigate a Twitter. Even if you aren’t involved or interested in journalism, “Page One” is a useful documentary that does a wonderful job of explaining how the flow of public information is in flux and that papers don’t just print themselves. -Bruce Garlinghouse

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loyalty, madness and murder. And the production value is so high it feels like one long, epic movie. Get started on this almost flawless series if you haven’t already. (Almost flawless. The only dark-featured people in Westeros are the “savages.” Really?) It will take you on a fantasy ride like no other TV show has before and leave you antsy with anticipation for season two. Did I mention there are dragons?


Game of Thrones

The Beacon’s one-stop guide to music, film, dining and culture. ters can last a lifetime.” A rugged and weather-beaten Sean Bean (who also played Boromir in Lord of the Rings) is Ned Stark, patriarch of the central family of the first and, so far, only season. “Thrones,” which is based on a book series by George R.R. Martin called “A Song of Ice and Fire,” entails more than flashy swordfights between good and evil forces. It weaves the families together in a complex and unpredictable story of passion,




Surely you’ve heard of a little fantasy trilogy called “Lord of the Rings.” I’d be much more surprised if you’d heard of the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” although it has drawn many comparisons to the Tolkien franchise. And its fan base is growing by the second. The series follows several noble families fighting for control of the seven kingdoms of Westeros, a medieval land where “summers span decades and win-

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athedral Park – Nestled underneath the gothic St. John’s Bridge, this park is an oasis of green amidst pavement and train tracks. This is a perfect place for a picnic or just to spend the day. From N Richmond Avenue, just follow N Crawford Street downhill until you hit N Pittsburg Avenue and the park is right there. Peninsula Park Rose Garden –699 N Ainsworth St. Located just off N Albina Avenue on N Ainsworth Street,you enter this Sound of Music-esque garden and the aroma of roses hits you. Ahead you see children splashing and floating in the fountain and an Oriental-style gazebo. North Station Food Carts – 2730 N Killingsworth St. Close to UP on N Killingsworth Street and Greeley Avenue, this food cart pod (a grouping of food carts) has both indoor and outside seating. Inside you can eat your gyro from Istanbul Delight or your homemade ice cream from Scoop and plug your laptop into the wall, making North Station the perfect study spot for college students. 12th and Hawthorne Food Carts – SE Hawthorne Boulevard and SE 12th Avenue

Two words: Potato Champion. There is no medium size for the fries at this food cart, so you are forced to go big or go home, or get an xsmall, or small, that is. This pod includes Whiffie’s Fried Pie Cart, where you can find savory and sweet pies, and Bubba Bernie’s with the best of Southern food. Forest Park – Stretching for eight miles, and with an entrance at Germantown Road, this park is one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves. The minute you start hiking one of the 70 miles worth of trails, you feel like you have left the city far behind. Waffle Window – 3610 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Head on down Hawthorne Boulevard to SE 36th for dessert at Waffle Window, on the side of Bread and Ink Café. Most of the waffles here are $4, and many include some elaborate pairing of fruit and whipped cream,or standout ingredients like peanut butter mousse. Mississippi Marketplace – 4237 N Mississippi Ave. This food cart pod is right behind the German beer pub Prost! on Mississippi Avenue and Skidmore Street. If you are 21 or older, this pod is the perfect place to go for food carts and beer at the same time — two of all Portlanders’ favorite things. Some of the food cart choices include porkheavy Asian food at The Pink Pig and all-vegetarian sushi at Sushi Tree. While you are in the area check out the boutiques, restaurants and music venues on this historic street.

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Sarah Hansell Staff Writer

Pier Park – Located on N Lombard and Bruce Avenue this almost 90 acre park has everything for the active and athletic: a basketball court, baseball and softball fields, a soccer field, a tennis court, hiking paths and a skate park. But the highlight is the disc golf course, which is immensly popular among park visitors. Overlook Park – Right on N Interstate Avenue and Fremont Street, this park is a good place for a view of industrial Portland, to play kickball or baseball on one of the fields.There is also a covered area and the giant, beautiful trees offer shade for the hotter days. Skidmore Bluffs/Mocks Crest Park – Located on N Skidmore Terrace, this park is secluded from the public. Called one of Portland’s “Best WorstKept Secrets” by the Portland Mercury for its spectacular sunset view, this spot has been growing in popularity only recently, and it is common to find hundreds of hipsters (and hundreds of bikes) frequenting this park until late at night.

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September 1, 2011

UP Moving on This year, 844 freshman arrived on campus, ready to move in and start college. Through the crowds they found their dorm, met their roommate (or roommates), said goodbye to their parents, found their freshmen workshop group leader, made friends at PlayFair and became the class of 2015 Pilots.

1. Find your dorm

“We got set up pretty good. Moving in, everyone’s super helpful. We rented a U-Haul truck and drove over to Gresham (to pick up our couch).” Stephen Dickey Freshman

2. pick your Major

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“Figuring out who you’re going to spend the next four years with was fun.” Matt LaPlante Freshman


3. Make new friends

“I think it was kind of cool, like everyone was hanging out on the Quad the first night.” Erik Whitney Freshman

4. Be a PILOT

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Fr. Gary Chamberland, C.S.C.

Guest Commentary When I was little, boredom was not allowed. If one of us kids said that there was nothing to do, my mother quickly came up with options to help fill the void. One of her favorite suggestions was, “You could always dust the living room.” Just the thought of it helped to clarify the manifold possibilities for amusement that existed outside – beyond the range of the dust rag. I have a friend whose mother was even more pointed. If he or his sisters ever said “I’m bored,” his mother always fired back the same response. She looked right at them and announced, “No. You’re boring.” This week, we find ourselves at the start of another academic year. For me, it has felt like a sprint so far with endless meetings to attend, prayers to pray and homilies to give. As I watch others scurry about me, greeting old friends and making new ones, buying books, changing class schedules and preparing for the year to come, I am aware, how-

It’s marathon, not a sprint ever, that the year before us is really not a sprint but a marathon. The possibilities for amusement and personal growth and intellectual stimulation and service to others at this place (and in this city) are almost without limit. If nothing else, one can always hop the 44 bus to downtown for an afternoon in Pioneer Square or take a walk up Willamette Boulevard to explore the soaring arches and majestic beauty of Cathedral Park. Either possibility will enliven your soul and free you from the joys of calculus or anatomy for an hour or so. In fact, it seems to me that boredom should be impossible at UP, as the possibilities far exceed the available hours in any given day, week or semester. The question is really, how do you fit it all in? As you will find tomorrow at the Activities Fair (and Sunday evening at the Campus Ministry Activities Fair), the smorgasbord of choices laid before you can be bedazzling, and you may be tempted to drop those pesky classes in order to find a little more free time. In the next few days and weeks, as you consider the panoply of possibilities for clubs, activities and service opportunities that will fill up the holes in your schedules, I urge you to take seriously the opportunities that are

available to grow spiritually. Just as it is important that we stretch our intellect and exercise our bodies, it is necessary that we use and develop our faculties for prayer and deepen our relationship with God. If we wish to be fully developed whole persons – it is required. So consider the many paths before you. Join FISH or Catho-

“Just as it is important that we stretch our intellect and exercise our bodies, it is necessary that we use and develop our faculties for prayer and deepen our relationship with God.”

Fr. Gary Chamberland , C.S.C.

lic UP and dive into the network of spiritual friendships that will change your life. There is Monday Night Praise and Fellowship in the St. André Chapel or Wednesday night praise, worship and fellowship at FISH. There are bible studies in every hall as well as others directed by and for nurses, ROTC students and other affinity groups. Plan to go to Coffee and Catholicism and enter the discussion of various topics of

faith and faithful living. Commit to attending “Votum” on Thursday nights and experience different forms of communal prayer. Gather with others on Saturday, to pray a simple rosary together, soften your heart and change the world with prayer. Attend hall Mass and grow in the love God while deepening your sense of community and your responsibility to care for your brothers and sisters. If you are Mormon, join the LDS group, or Jewish, the Jewish fellowship group, and met others who are striving to deepen their faith together. We also have a Greek Orthodox student who is looking to find others for Sunday worship and fellowship. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Women help to foster healthy and strong relationships among men and women respectively and are wonderful means to self-understanding and personal development. The Encounter retreat, the Confirmation program and the RCIA process all need committed folks to serve others as team members. Imagine growing in your own faith, by presenting sessions on prayer, spirituality, history or theology to others who are attempting to grow in their own faith. Use the talents God has given

you: join the Chapel Choir, your hall Mass choir or the FISH music group and bring the gift of song to others. As St. Augustine reminds us, “To sing is to pray twice.” If your voice is not a source of joy for others, serve in some other way. Head over to the Moreau Center and explore the possibilities for tutoring or helping the homeless or spending a school break on a service plunge. Visit the Downtown Chapel and serve at the Br. André Café. The possibilities are limitless and it is all right here for the experiencing. So, as we gather to begin another year on The Bluff, I hope that each one of us makes some effort to grow in our faith, serve God in some meaningful way and see the face of Christ in those around us. It doesn’t all have to happen today, for the year is long and, remember, it is a marathon rather than a sprint. However, time has a habit of sliding by and, though it may not seem so when you are sitting in statistics class, the year will be over sooner than you think. So, check out the possibilities, make a plan, commit to some activity or means for spiritual growth, and get to it. Don’t be boring. It’s all fun and it sure beats dusting the living room.

Congratulations to our brother in Holy Cross who professed his perpetual vows and consecrated his life to Christ forever. August 27, 2011 Basilica of the Sacred Heart Notre Dame, Indiana

Rev. Mr. Matthew C. Kuczora, C.S.C.

We accept the Lord’s call to pledge ourselves publicly and perpetually as members of the Congregation of Holy Cross by the vows of consecrated celibacy, poverty and obedience. Great is the mystery and meaning within these vows. And yet their point is simple. They are an act of love for the God who first loved us. Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross. 5:43


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UP needs long-term on-campus housing solution You would think the University of Portland would have learned from years past that the increasing retention rate and high number of returning students living on campus would force many freshmen into extended doubles. This year, nearly 180 students moved into their dorm rooms with more roommates than expected. This number increased from last year’s 160 students in extended doubles. The University also transformed two study lounges in Fields and Villa Maria Halls to house more than three students per room. Rather than trying to fix this on-going issue with short-term solutions, the University needs to look beyond the current year to find a long-term solution. Though there are enough students in extended doubles to fill another dorm, the University has

no current plans to build one. Furthermore, the Office of Residence Life does not expect more than 10 to 20 students to leave the University before December. Acclimating to the stress of college life can be tough for some students, especially those who have never shared a room before, let alone with more than one roommate. Though living with more than one person is a fast way to make friends, it can cause anxiety due to cramped living quarters or tension between roommates who have different schedules or levels of cleanliness. Students should take note there are no “bad guys” in this situation. The Office of Admissions lowered its acceptance rate by one percent since last year partly in order to mitigate the overcrowding in campus housing. This is a scary move, espe-

cially in this economy, where it is tough to estimate how many students will choose to attend UP due to the high cost of tuition. It should also be noted that it is not all bad news for students forced to live with more than one roommate. To all the upset parents, you are getting a price break. Still. Instead of requiring noncommuter students to live oncampus during freshman year, the University should allow freshmen the choice of offcampus housing. The University could also limit how many returning students are able to live in on-campus housing. Though living off-campus may take away from the “college experience,” living in an extended double may also detract time spent studying or sleeping.

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Rosemary Peters Staff Commentary Bienvenidos. Willkommen. Aloha. Welcome. Welcome to the University. Welcome to The Beacon. Freshmen, we’re excited to meet you. Everyone else, we’re excited to have you back. For those of you who are new to the University or for those of you who just need a friendly reminder, The Beacon is the University of Portland’s campus newspaper. But really, we’re much more than just words on overly large paper. The Beacon’s purpose is to be a pen, paper and photographic representation of you: the students. We are a studentrun and student-organized newspaper, and we answer to you. Do you have a strong opinion

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Rosemary Peters Editor -in-Chief, senior

This week during The Beacon Boot Camp (our crash course in journalism for Beacon staffers) we talked about how The Beacon was on the edge of glory (thanks, Lady Gaga). During this upcoming year, we plan on taking it over the edge and being a truly fantastic publication. The Beacon plans on meeting this goal by maintaining two seemingly contradictory things: change and consistency.

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ery Thursday in the news racks are full of the most hard-hitting news, fascinating features, titillating sports stories and tantalizing photos. We invite you every Thursday to pick up one of these Beacons and to dive a little deeper into and become a little more connected to the UP community. Remember, The Beacon wants to inform and entertain you. The Beacon wants to ad-

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September 1, 2011

There’s nowhere else like UP Brian Doyle Guest Commentary

Hey, welcome back, or welcome to, the odd cheerful seething village that is the University of Portland. There’s nowhere like it in the world. There’s a shaggy energy and humor and creative verve here that’s deeply refreshing, and very often, as far as I can tell, swings students’ lives in interesting unexpected directions; but you have to go in search of it, you know? So can I give you a little advice, from an old guy to young folks? Get out of your room. Go to the plays and movies and speakers and seminars and concerts and exhibits that jazz the campus every single night. There are unreal brains and hearts here. Some are your professors. Some live down the hall. There’s the best women’s college soccer team on Earth. There’s unbelievable art and music and theater and sports and spirit.


Go on the trips the University sponsors to the mountains and the beach. Sign up for a semester or a summer abroad in Australia, Asia, Europe, Latin America. Get to know the personable priest who lives in your dorm; you’ll need his open ear and heart some night, and he’s a riveting guy who is giving his life to love and reverence, which is cool. Maybe turn your computer off and leave your phone behind and go dig people and their stories. There are people here from all over the country and the world. There are incredible wild hilarious amazing charming startling people here everywhere. But you have to go find them. It’s up to you to catch some of the astounding moments that are waiting for you. You know that independence you wanted, in the worst way, when you sprinted away from high school? Now you have it. What will you do with it? As the great poet Mary Oliver says, what will you do with your one wild and precious life? Brian Doyle is the editor of Portland Magazine. He can be contacted at

Change the world with Moreau Center Taylor Bergmann


10. Help others change the world. 9. Meet new friends. Guest 8. Become part of something Commentary bigger than yourself. 7. Travel the world. 6. Experience life from others’ point of view. The Moreau Center is Univer5. Find your calling. sity of Portland’s center for ser4. Develop meaningful relavice and leadership on campus. tionships across national boundStudent leaders and UP staff aries. members help to organize service 3. Practice your foreign lanlearning trips, one time volunteer guage skills while helping others. opportunities, informational fo2. Change a person’s life. rums around social justice issues, 1. Take the future into your and long-term service positions hands and start something that in the local Portland communimatters. ty.  So if you are interested in any Instead of writing a long piece of these, come by St. Mary’s Stuon why incoming freshmen and dent Center and meet up with any students who haven’t yet checked of the awesome staff members at out the Moreau Center should get the Moreau Center. involved in our activities, I decided to create a simple list of the top 10 reasons why you should Taylor Bergmann is a senior history major. He can be contacted get involved in the Moreau Cen- at


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Pilot gives shout-out to fans


Faces on The Bluff By Talley Carlston

We asked:

What was your favorite summer jam?

Kassi McCluskie Guest Commentary Playing at the University of Portland is like playing nowhere else in the country. I think every player, no matter where they’re from, would agree. Yes, we are a ranked team. We’ve won national championships. We all live and breath soc-

cer. But that is not what sets us apart. It is strictly because of our fans. Sometimes I feel myself at a loss for words when trying to explain how awesome, amazing, extravagant and powerful the fans truly are. There is no complete way of describing the way the fans make us feel on the field. When we are warming up and I hear the Villa Drum Squad coming around the corner, I get chills and smile every time. When the fans scream “GO …

PORTLAND” during the game, it almost feels as though my heart skips a beat. It hits me hard because the feeling of playing for your fans is unexplainable. When we lose, it is as if we have let not just ourselves down but let our fans down as well. We see it as a privilege to play here and play for our fans. We feel as though we owe it to our fans to work as hard as possible day in and day out.   When we play at other schools and look in the stands to see that there an incomparable amount of

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fans to UP it makes me realize how lucky we really are. The atmosphere that our fans have created at Merlo field cannot be recreated anywhere else and it has made my time here at UP memorable. To say that our fans mean a lot to us is an understatement because without them we wouldn’t be the team we are today.

“Me and Julio down by the school yard by Paul Simon.” Alex Dickinson, junior, English

Kassi McCluskie is a soccer player and senior communications major. She can be contacted at mccluski12@

Find your passion, get involved

Manny Aquino Guest Commentary

Whether you are a freshman or a returning student, allow me to welcome you to something more than a simple university: welcome home. To me and hopefully to all of you, this is not just a location in which we spend 16 weeks at a time together for a paper validating our knowledge. Here, we have the ability to find what we are most passionate about and learn about who we are and what we can accomplish in this world. The question is: what are you interested in? Are you interested in mu-

sic and radio? Learn about our KDUP radio station and how you can have your own show or work for the station. Are you interested in the great outdoors or playing on a sports team? Contact Recreational Services inside Howard Hall for their Outdoor Pursuits Program or Intramural teams. Would you rather just watch a sport from the sidelines? Attend any Portland Pilot game and shout “Pilots ’til we die!” until you no longer have a physical voice! Wish to learn more about the Catholic Church? Talk to a Campus Ministry representative. Do you wish to be an ambassador for change? Head to St. Mary’s Student Center and work

alongside the Moreau Center. Can you see yourself as a politician on campus? Learn more about ASUP. You never know – you may be the next Senator Walker Ross or ASUP President. I found my passion early on as an event planner and therefore joined the Campus Program Board (CPB) during my freshman year. I can proudly consider joining CPB one of my greatest accomplishments at UP because it has opened the doors to several opportunities that not many people can say they have had. I have been blessed with the opportunity to plan events at the historic Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland, to represent this great school at conferences throughout the United States and

accomplish so much more than can be listed in this short article. I wish for all of you to take great pride in this school and take advantage of all the opportunities offered to you during your time at UP. Do not let time pass you by. If you ever need any assistance with finding the right group for you at UP, come by the Office of Student Activities in St. Mary’s Student Center and we can point you in the right direction. Manny Aquino is a junior secondary education and history major. He can be contacted at

“Get some by Lykke Li.” Kimberlin Glenn, sophomore, business

“Sweet love by Fortunate Youth.” David Sumada, sophomore, pyschology

ASUP asks for student involvement

“Crazy in love by Beyonce.” Chris Collins, senior, history A new year is upon us here on The Bluff. There is lots of excitement in the air as students attempt to realize all the goals they set during the summer. Maybe a goal for you is to get more involved and to make a difference. At ASUP, being involved is exactly what we do. Tucked in our office in St. Mary’s, we do a little bit of everything when it comes to student life. If you want to become a Sena-

tor and influence the decisions of this university join the ASUP Senate. If you want to plan events and get campus spirit up, join CPB. There are so many clubs that cover a variety of things; from Anime Club to German Culture Club to Ultimate Frisbee we have it all. Find a club that you are passionate about and join. There are so many opportunities to do amazing things here on The Bluff and it all starts with us, the As-

sociated Students of the University of Portland. We are the heartbeat of this University. We make this campus come alive. So, I hope that you will join us and make this year on The Bluff absolutely rock because involvement starts here.

Left to right: CPB Director Sean Du- cey, ASUP Secretary Kristin Johnson, ASUP Vice President Chloe’ Ruffin, ASUP Treasurer Caitlin Chu, ASUP President Zack Imfeld.

Photo courtesy of Zack Imfeld

“White nights by Oh Land.” Libby Nousen, senior, life science



September 1, 2011

UP versus MLB

Courtesy of Rochester Post Bulletin

Caleb Whalen Jason Hortsch Staff Writer The University of Portland baseball team found itself in an unfamiliar position this year, with four incoming recruits selected in Major League Baseball’s annual First Year Player Draft. Incoming freshmen Kody Watts, Caleb Whalen, Travis Radke and Tyler Glasnow were all selected in the draft, and all but Glasnow decided to attend UP. “This is a rare occurrence,” head baseball coach Chris Sperry said. “There has never been more than one recruit drafted a year before this.” Sperry chalks up the surge in drafted recruits to the rising popularity of the UP program. “We’re just playing better. The

Continued from page 16 To you, it’s not strange that every year, bigger, more nationally recognized universities travel great distances to our tiny campus in the Pacific Northwest. Florida state and Washington State have already visited, with Stanford and USC coming for the Nike Invitational. Those of you new to campus who made the initiatory walk with your dorm to hallowed Merlo field last Friday, when the women faced Washington State, have realized that it is futbol, not football, that reigns over these lands. No, we don’t have tailgate par-

program has more to offer this year,” Sperry said. “With more funding, we were able to hire another assistant coach, Larry Casian, who is one of the best pitching coaches around. This has all translated to success.” This can certainly be seen in the team’s success last year, when they tied for third in the conference with an 11-10 record in conference play. Saying no when the big leagues come knocking is not an easy decision. Yet this is exactly what three-quarters of Sperry’s recruiting class draftees chose. “This is due to a complex group of issues,” Sperry said. “Number one is that we were dealing with families that value education. Having a backup plan after baseball makes sense. Earning a degree will let them do something that makes them

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Kody Watts happy later in life if baseball is not an option.” Watts, Whalen and Radke echoed their coach’s sentiments. “You only get one college experience,” Watts, who was drafted in the 15th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates, said. “I’d rather do it when I’m 18, and didn’t want to have to do it when I’m 27. With the great coaches here, I’ll just get better and hopefully get drafted higher.” Watts will become eligible for the draft again in three years. Despite ultimately deciding to delay his professional chances, Watts was still ecstatic about being drafted. “There was a lot of excitement,” Watts said. “It was a great feeling. It gave me a lot of confidence.” “Being drafted was always a dream of mine,” Whalen, who

was drafted by the Milwaukie Brewers in the 42nd round, said. “I was hoping I could get drafted even if I didn’t sign.” Like Watts, Whalen also chose to attend college before entering the MLB. “I had already made up my mind that I wanted to go to college and get a couple years under my belt,” Whalen said. “I wanted to get an education and fine tune my skills.” “I loved everything I saw about the school, the coaches and the players. Education was the better route for me,” Radke, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 46th round, said. “I really felt like coming here was the best place to get the education and coaching that I wanted.” Going to college in order to further develop as a player is a common theme among the play-

PILOTS: Fans bleeding purple for soccer ties lining neighborhood streets. When I tell my high school friends we have one party before the games, they are first shocked and then laugh. Corso and the College Game Day gang won’t ever visit us on campus so head down to Eugene if you want to see him put a mascots head on himself. ESPN won’t ever dedicate hours upon hours of analysis or game coverage to college soccer. And unless someone one-ups Wayne Rooney’s bicycle kick from last spring, you would be hard pressed to find any women’s college soccer highlights in the top 10, even though it produces plenty of candidates.

Merlo can’t hold 70,000 people. It can’t even hold 7,000.

“When I tell my high school friends we have one party before the games, they are first shocked and then laugh.“

Bruce Garlinghouse Junior

But if you wanted all those things, you wouldn’t have decided on the University of Portland. You would have gone with the University of Oregon or Oregon State or Washington.

Chances are, UP’s sports atmosphere played a small part in your decision. You chose a small school because you wanted smaller classes, more time with professors and a quality education. And in that regard, you made an excellent choice. And as college football returns and your friends that go to large football schools tell you how crazy the game was Saturday, you may be questioning your college decision as if you are being robbed of a necessary college experience. Don’t be ashamed. I was one of those people too. So when I visited a friend at the University of Wisconsin to

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Travis Radke ers, and their coach could not agree more. “The college environment is a smoother, more comfortable transition from high school,” Sperry said. “It allows players to mature physically and emotionally. If you’re 17 or 18 trying to play pro, you are probably sent to a spring training facility, where it is lonely and there is no support system.” These difficulties make it easier to understand the struggle faced by young drafted players to eventually make the major leagues. In contrast, at UP the coaches and other players create a support system that will foster development for these new recruits throughout the next few years, ultimately offering the program even more success.

see the Badgers face the Ohio State Buckeyes last fall, I was almost sure my questioning would turn into full blown regret. But it didn’t. It made me realize what is so special about college sports. I saw what compels the Villa Drum Squad to paint their bodies and wear kilts. I understand why a student body loves a sport that receives very little exposure in this country. And that is pride. Pride in a school and pride in the teams that represent it. Pride in a group of women that follow the golden rule of sports. A team that wins.

SOCCER: Young players learning the ropes Continued from page 16 top-ranked FSU, scoring both of the Pilots goals, the first coming off a quick freezing move against FSU’s goal-keeper and sharply shooting it in. Her second goal came in the 44th minute as she scored on a penalty kick to win the game. Offense was again an issue against WSU as the team went the first half with only one shot attempted. It wasn’t until the second half that the Pilots came out aggressive and exhibited constant

pressure, firing off 15 shots in the period. One of those was the winning goal by sophomore Amanda Frisbee, who broke away from the Cougar defense in the 65th minute and shot the first gamewinning goal of her career in the lower left post area. “The first half we really struggled to get it going, but we came out aggressive in the second half and kept grinding until we got an opportunity,” Frisbee said. “That breakaway felt great and I knew that was our chance. I’m really happy that it turned out to be the game-winner.”

While offense has struggled early, the defense is still dominating. The Pilots have allowed only four goals so far this season with senior goal-keeper Hailee DeYoung leading the charge. DeYoung’s experience, athletic ability and solid physique (5’10’’) allow her to have the upper edge on most opponents as well as being a leader to her younger teammates. “I just play for the love of the game and stay focused on my job,” DeYoung said. “You can’t just learn to be a leader when you’re young. It comes with ex-

perience and I have the experience now, so I try to help the younger ones out on and off the field and lead by example.” While the loss to San Diego State was harsh this early in the season, the Pilots need to get refocused and prepared for the annual Husky Fever Classic in Seattle, WA. The Pilots will go up against Seattle University on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and play again on Sunday at 11 a.m. against Boston University.

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After a 1-0 victory over the WSU Cougars the women’s soccer team dropped their first road game 1-0 to San Diego State. The Pilots are currently ranked 8th nationally and will head to Seattle this weekend for the Husky Invitational. They will face the Seattle University Redhawks and the Boston University Terriers.

Spotlight: Ryan Kawulok Kyle Cape-Lindelin Staff Writer

Senior men’s soccer captian Ryan Kawulok shares his experiences playing with the Pilots and the U-23 Portland Timbers Club Team Q: How do you play with both the Portland Timbers U-23 club team and the Pilots? A: During the summer everyone tries to get extra runs and practice in while the season is over. The Portland Timbers U-23 team is affiliated with the MLS pro team so the Portland Timbers help players do that. The coaches for the pro team are the same for my U-23 team and they really focus on teaching kids what it takes to play professional soccer and push the kids with talent and aspiration to get to that level. I very much plan to continue to play professional soccer after this season whether that be in the MLS or overseas. Q: What’s the biggest transi-

John McCarty Sports Editor On Monday, Sept. 5 the women’s rowing team will have their first practice on the Willamette River, splashing their way into the history books as UP’s first ever women’s NCAA Division I rowing team. Though rowing season does not begin until springtime, Head Coach Bill Zack has been gathering rowers, equipment and support since he was hired in June. Zack comes to UP with an extensive history in the rowing community. He is currently president of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, and most recently the lead assistant coach at UCLA following head coaching jobs at Sacramento State, Old Dominion, Long Beach State and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. According to Athletic Director Larry Williams, Zack was selected as head coach because of his leadership role in the rowing community, his reputation for program building and his teaching ability.

tion between college soccer and club soccer? A: They’re actually pretty much the same. In college you game plan more and study your opponent more, so there is much more preparation and the speed is sometimes faster, but the competition is basically the same. Q: What parts of your game have you tried hardest to work on this summer? A: Learning how to organize my teammates as their leader. I was elected one of the team captains for the first time this summer, and it is definitely a lot of responsibility helping players get into their roles and helping the young guys along. Q: What is the best part of your game? A: My build and height combined with my speed are my best parts. My height allows me to be physical against opponents, yet my speed really helps me on offense. Q: What made you want to come to UP after your family has such strong Colorado connec-

tions? (Ryan was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colo. and two of his cousins played football at Colorado State University). A: I really liked the program and the coaches when I got here and fell in love with the atmosphere and history that the students and the school have toward soccer. The support and enthusiasm everyone has for it is very special. Q: What’s your favorite thing about UP? A: The community that we all feel and have for each other here and the people and teammates I’ve met are really amazing. Q: What’s your favorite memory you have as a Pilot? A: Definitely my sophomore year where we made the NCAA Tournament and went to the Sweet 16. That was an incredible run where we all pulled and rallied together. The first round win against New Mexico in overtime was my favorite game ever. We were down and it looked bleak, but we battled back and Collen Warner came up huge for us scor-

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ing two goals at the end of the game. It was very exciting and amazing to be apart of. Q: What advice do you have for your teammates on your experiences and being one of the leaders on your team? A: I just try to help them out in training properly and let them know to keep working hard all the time and never quit. You can make the life that you want as long as you are always working for it.

Crew rows to Division I

Following the addition of Zack as head coach, the Athletic department began actively seeking out students for the rowing team through a post on portlandpilots. com as well as a general letter addressed to all female freshmen. The addition of collegiate rowing came about prior to the University’s NCAA recertification. The Athletic Department performed an internal evaluation and elected to cut both men’s and women’s golf and add rowing in order to remain in compliance with Title IX. Prior to the addition of rowing as an officially sanctioned sport, UP had a historically successful crew club. The average NCAA women’s rowing roster size is 62.6; however, according to Zack, only eight current team members have previous rowing experience while the rest are new to the sport. “We want to instill the right values and culture as well as the right technique and training,” Zack said. “Not everyone can do it, but if you’re a good athlete we can make you a good rower.” The rowing team will be par-


The men’s soccer team started off their season with a 2-1 victory over the Oregon State Beavers, the first win to start a season since 2004. This weekend the Pilots will be hosting the Portland Nike Invitational at Merlo feild. They face off against Florida Gulf Coast at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and against Loyola Marymount at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Volleyball Following a 1-2 performance at the Aztec Invitational in San Diego, Calif. the Pilots return for their first home games of the 2011 season. They will be hosting the Portland Nike Invitational starting today at noon. The Pilots will face Washington State Universtiy, Nevada University, Texas A&M and Butler University.

Cross Country According to the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Preseason Poll the men’s cross country team is ranked 10th nationally. The Pilots will be opening their season on Sept. 10th at the Pier Park Invitational.

ticipating in smaller competitions in the fall including Row for the Cure, with the official NCAA season beginning in the Spring of 2012.

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In the wee hours of the morning members of the women’s rowing team perfect their stroke on ergometers.



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New team struggles to find back of net Kyle Cape-Lindelin Staff Writer For freshman Rebekah Kurle, playing in front of over 4,400 screaming Pilot fans at Merlo Field is a dream come true. “It’s a blessing and an amazing opportunity to start as a freshman,” Kurle said. “I’m so nervous and excited at the same time. I’ve probably only played in front of 60 people at once so this is a drastic change.”

Kurle and the rest of the 2011 women’s soccer team started the season off with a bang, beating No. 4 ranked Florida State 2-1 and Northwest rival Washington State 1-0 at Merlo Field. However, the thrill of beating two quality teams soon vanquished when the Pilots lost 1-0 on their first away game of the season against San Diego State. “We put ourselves in the best position to win. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a goal,” head coach Garrett Smith said. “It re-

ally proves to us that it is a different game away from Merlo, and we need to be prepared for both as well as any team we face.” The Pilots struggled on offense in all three games, not looking at all like the goal-producing machine that was the 2010 team led by captains Sophie Schmidt and Keelin Winters. The Pilots are now trying to integrate eight sophomores from last year’s top recruiting class with veterans like seniors Danielle Foxhoven, Halley Kreminski and Kassi Mc-

Cluskie as well as talented freshmen like Kurle, Emily Sippel and Kassi’s younger sister, Lorielle McCluskie. As a result, the Pilots demonstrated a lot of confusion offensively whether it was having to rally from behind to beat FSU, going 65 minutes without a goal against WSU or failing to score and losing against USD. “The fact is that we have nine players at new positions and eight sophomores still learning what they need to do to help our team,”

Smith said. “Information is still being learned and we’re happy it is being learned by players as talented as our sophomores because they are our team and our future.” One offensive powerhouse that the Pilots will be able to depend on is forward Foxhoven who has scored 49 goals throughout her three years at UP. She displayed her scoring talents again against See Soccer, page 14

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this. You are aware of the two women’s national championships Bruce in the last decade and their apGarlinghouse pearances in the top ten year after year. Staff You know the University of Commentary Portland has produced some of the best soccer players in the Are you ready for some fut- world, including three-time U.S. Soccer Player of the Year Kasey bol? Bright lights and the banging Keller and Christine Sinclair, a of drums. Rowdy college males member of Canada’s 25 most influential athletes. in nothing more than a You probably know it was kilt and body paint. Packs of Portland graduate Megan Rapistudents filling the sidewalks. noe’s foot that was behind one of Aww, college futbol. the most memorable goals in U.S. Yes, futbol, not to be mistaksoccer history, a ball that found en with its more popular brother, the head of Abby Wambach in the football. final seconds against rival Brazil And while September marks the beginning of both sports sea- and served as a catalyst for an unsons, it is futbol that UP students likely World Cup Final run. bleed purple for. See Pilots, page 14 Those of you returning know

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