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Freshmen move in!

Dear Freshmen, It’ll all be alright. Love, Freshman


Living, page 8

Vol. 114, Issue 1

UP hires Athletic Director

Scott Leykam joins UP after working for the West Coast Conference

Sports, page 15


program revamped for 2012 The New York Times sponsors Vote UP for the upcoming presidential election Harry Blakeman Staff Writer

With only months left until the presidential race, UP is starting a campus - wide voter awareness campaign to get students more involved. The program promotes voter turnout and engagement in current political issues and our system of government. Vote UP, which started in 2004, was revamped to include more events and panels. This election, the program is sponsored by The New York Times, which provided a $1,500 grant. See Vote, page 5



Living, page 7

Thursday August 30, 2012

Library renovation shuffles campus

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The renovated entryway to the Library will feature a staircase that goes to alll three floors. The renovated library will have the space to serve 300 more students than the original building.

The Library remodel has forced several changes on campus Rachelle Leduc Staff Writer With the construction on the Library in full swing, the University of Portland has made several changes to help accommodate students. Over the summer, UP relocated the Library to an interim location, reformatted the Library webpage to help students find the best place to study, and made a mobile application to make requesting books easier. Drew Harrington, Dean of the Library, is excited for the remodel and was glad to have the summer to transition before fall semester started. “This was a long time coming and needed,” she said. Over the summer, the Library transitioned to an interim location in the Terrace Room in the basement of the Bauccio Commons. Senior librarian Heidi Senior said the transition to the interim location went smoothly. “We have been offering our services all summer,” Senior said. “It is going really well.” In the Terrace Room, students can check out reference materials and commentaries for two hours to use within the

room. The rest of the Library collections are currently housed in the parking garage of Haggerty and Tyson. According to Harrington, students who need to check out books will have to request them either online or at the Terrace Roome, then a library worker will retreive the book for the student to pick up at the interim library. Students can request books online from the Library catalog or through the use of a mobile phone application created this summer. Those with a smart phone can download the application from the Library website. Harrington said the requested books should be ready in about an hour. While the Terrace Room will serve as a main point of contact with librarians, the renovation leaves few places to sit and study. This semester, multiple study areas will be open to students including the Bauccio Commons, Franz Hall classrooms and Holy Cross Lounge, the Pilot House including The Cove and lounge, the residence halls, the Shiley Hall Vollum study room and St. Mary’s Lounge. While certain spaces may be limited in size or hours, the University is considering opening more of Shiley Hall, and extending the hours of the Pilot House. To provide students with more information, the Library also revamped its webpage, said Harrington.

According to Harrington , the webpage now has a section explaining the features of each study location, such as the hours of operations, if the space has wireless, food service or computers.

“We are doing the best to accommodate students.” Drew Harrington Dean of the Library The site also shows whether or not a space is good for group work. In addition, the Library website

now has links for students about the library floor plans and renovation. “We have made huge changes to the website for this year,” Harrington said. “I think and hope its clear if you go on the website.” While the renovation continues, Harrington said people can sign up online to go on hardhat tours of the construction starting in September. Tours will be given on the Tuesday and Wednesday of every third week of the month at 3:45 p.m. See Library, page 3

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A construction worker works on the remodel of the second floor of the Library. Like Shiley and Swindells Halls, the new library will be LEED certified.



August 30, 2012

On On Campus Campus Student Activities Fair

Friday, over 100 booths will be set up with information about campus activities, departments and clubs. The fair will be in the Shipstad quad from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.. CPB movie At 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, the Campus Programs Board will show The Hunger Games. The movie will be in the Buckely Center Auditorium, and is free to students.

Pilots After Dark

At 10 p.m. Saturday, Residence Life is hosting its first Pilots After Dark Event. The block party will be in the alley between Romanaggi Hall and Buckley Center, and will feature a DJ and mocktails.

Pride Slide

On Friday at 5:00 p.m., there will be a pride slide at the West Side Quad. Students can paint their bodies purple and enjoy free food and music.

Espresso UP

On Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., Student Activities is hosting the first Espresso UP of the year. Free coffee, tea, and Italian sodas will be available in St. Mary’s Student Center. Studies Abroad Open House On Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., UP Studies Abroad will set up booths about various Study Abroad programs. Students can stop by and get information about the programs. The open house is in St. Mary’s Student Center during Espresso UP. Voice for Life Social The Voice for Life Club is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday. The meeting will be held in Franz 018 from 6 to 7 p.m. Fitness Classes Begin Howard Hall fitness classes are starting back up on Monday. Check the Recreational Services webpage for more details.

Labor Day

There will be classes on Monday, but in honor of Labor Day, the administrative offices will be closed .

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Public Safety helps students play nice with neighbors Under new leadership, Public Safety works to build relationships with on and off - campus students Philip Ellefson Staff Writer With new officers, new job descriptions and a new focus on educating students, Public Safety is trying to form better relationships with students both on and off campus this year. The relationship between UP students living off campus and other neighbors in the University Park neighborhood has been strained for years because of neighbors’ annoyance with house parties in the area. This year, Public Safety is working hard to educate students about the responsibilities of living in a neighborhood. Since the beginning of August, Public Safety officers have responded to at least 11 calls from neighbors regarding noise from house parties. Two of the responses resulted in parties being shut down by Public Safety, and the Portland Police handled two of the parties. Director of Public Safety Gerry Gregg acknowledges that parties are an inevitable part of campus life and believes that students should not be denied the right to have parties. “You’ve never heard me tell college students they can’t have parties,” Gregg said. “It’s ridiculous.” But Public Safety has a zerotolerance policy on parties if a neighbor complains about noise, according to Officer Carisa Rudnick. “We basically have to shut down the party,” Rudnick said. “We’re not here to get the students in trouble. If there’s a complaint, we’ll have everybody leave, but that’s all we ask.” Gregg said that when Public Safety responds to party complaints, the goal is not to punish students, but to make sure situations do not get out of hand. “We’re not coming out to write tickets or jam people up, but we’ll help unwind the situation if it gets spun up too much,” Gregg

said. He also said that it is not Public Safety’s job to fix problems in the neighborhood. Instead, it is students’ responsibility to communicate with their neighbors. “If they made the neighbor mad, I can’t make them fix it,” Gregg said. “They have to work that out with the neighbor.” Some students agree that neighbors should address problems themselves before calling Public Safety. Junior Kent Nowak, who lives in a house off campus, thinks students and neighbors should try to solve problems themselves before calling Public Safety or the police. “Public Safety should probably be called as a last resort after you’ve already tried dealing with it yourself,” Nowak said. In addition to helping students work through problems, Gregg is using proactive measures to educate students. Last week, he went through the neighborhood and introduced himself to many students in off-campus housing and gave them a copy of UP’s house rules for living off campus. Public Safety is also changing its approach to how officers relate to students and staff on campus. This year, each residence hall is assigned a primary and secondary liaison officer. The purpose of these liaisons is to provide students and residence hall staff a contact in the Public Safety department. The liaison officers do not have scheduled hours when they patrol in the dorms, but they will attend all hall meetings and are encouraged to interact with students living in their assigned halls. “It helps to establish relationships,” Gregg said. “It pushes our folks to be involved in the dorm community when there’s not a problem.” Rudnick, who is the primary liaison to Fields Hall and secondary liaison to Mehling Hall, believes that being a liaison

Former state police officer takes charge of Public Saftey

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This year, Gerry Gregg is heading up Public Safety. He was hired as the assistant director on Feb. 23, following the death of Steve Watson, who served as the assistant director of Public Safety for ten years. Gregg took responsibility as director of Public Safety on Jul. 1, after the resignation of Harold BurkeSivers, who held the position for 11 years to work fulltime on his ministry. Gregg, who worked for the Oregon State Police for 26 years, graduated from UP in 1981. He also has three children who graduated from UP, which inspired him to take the job as

director of public safety. “I’m very passionate about the success of the university, given that it helped all of our kids get through school here,” Gregg said. He also chose to take the job because it enables him to contribute to the UP community as a whole. “I liked the opportunity to be involved in a very close-knit community, both the campus community and the greater neighborhood community that we fit into,” Gregg said. - Philip Ellefson

officer will improve relations with students. “By doing this more, it’s going to get us out there more, and it’s not always for a bad reason. Sometimes it’s for a good reason,” Rudnick said. Christie Hall Director Joe Burke agrees that having liaison officers will improve Public Safety’s relationship with students. “I’m really excited about the liaison officers because it’s a way

of humanizing Public Safety,” Burke said. Public Safety is also undergoing personnel changes this year. In addition to Gregg taking the lead in Public Safety, a second sergeant position will replace the assistant director position. Sgt. Charlie Brown will be starting at Public Safety at the end of the month. Officers Brian Hansen and Mark Thomas are also new faces on the Public Safety team.

Hall directors put in more hours Hall directors and assistant hall directors now have building specific responsibilities Hannah Kintner Staff Writer This year, students living on campus may notice a growing presence of Residence Life workers in the dorms as the department implements changes. This year’s hall directors and assistant hall directors will have fuller schedules than in past years, as Residence Life has reconfigured the way duty is managed. Amanda Murphy, Kenna

Hall director, said either the hall director or assistant hall director will be on duty each night in their dorm. “Instead of a campus - wide duty system, we’re doing a building - specific duty system, so the assistant and the hall director switch off - duty nights,” Murphy said. Duty will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will conclude at 8:30 a.m. the next day. In past years, only one hall director on the entire campus was on duty per night and would check on all residence halls,

while assistant hall directors had no evening responsibilities. Mike Walsh, director of Residence Life, explained that the new responsibilities fit how the department is continuously making changes to cater to the student body. “We always want to try new things,” Walsh said. “We’re always trying to improve our relationships with students and our mission.” Murphy believes these changes are in line with the Residence Life mission as well,

noting that the staff will have more one-on-one experience with their residents. Along with a change of procedure, Residence Life is welcoming many new members to its staff. Twelve of this year’s 18 hall directors and assistant hall director’s are new to the University, which could mean new programs for students. “We have a fresh new staff with plenty of new ideas,” Murphy said.



Library: Remodel will be three stories Continued from page 1 Despite all the work that has been done to accommodate students, many are still worried about their academics during this time of transition. “I know a new library is needed. It is just hard to be a senior and have to work on your capstone in unorganized locations,” senior Ashley Wilson said. Senior Steve Carter said it would have been better for students if they remodeled portions of the Library at a time, rather than all at once. “This probably wasn’t the best way to do it,” Carter said. Scheduled for completion in August, the renovated Library will be three levels. The lower level will be a traditional quiet

study floor, the main level floor will be a center for library services including help desks, and the upper level will be a multimedia lab containing a green screen, sound board, classrooms, software and computer assistance. In addition, the renovated Library will increase in the space provided to serve 700 users, 300 more than before. Also, students will have access to the Library 24 hours a day with their student identification cards. While Harrington acknowledges that the remodel is inconvenient for everyone, she said the University is trying to make everything work for students. “We are doing the best to accommodate students,” she said.

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The construction crew works on the entry to the new library. The main entrance will now face the academic quad.

Hardhat Tours (at 3:45 p.m.) Sept. 25-26 Oct. 30-31 Nov. 27-28

Feb. 26-27 March 26-27 April 23-24 Kayla Wong | THE BEACON

On the first day of school, construction workers lay new concrete in front of the library. The library has been moved to an interim location in the Terrace room of the Bauccio Commons.

APPLY TO BE A SENATOR TODAY! There are 34 positions available on Senate!

Schools: Business: 1 Senator College of Arts and Science: 4 Senators School of Education: 1 Senator School of Engineering: 1 Senator School of Nursing: 1 Senator Class Freshman: 2 Senators Sophomore: 2 Senators Junior: 2 Senators Senior: 2 Senators Residencies Christie: 1 Senator Corrado: 1 Senator Fields: 1 Senator International Students: 1 Senator Kenna: 1 Senator Mehling: 1 Senator Schoenfeldt: 1 Senator Shipstad: 1 Senator Villa Maria: 1 Senator Haggerty / Tyson: 1 Senator Off Campus: 5 Senators

ASUP: Involvement starts here!


Questions? Contact or visit ASUP in St. Mary’s



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Provost leaves after long career on the Bluff Br. Donald Stabrowski will serve for the Holy Cross Province of Priests and Brothers starting Sept. 1 Amanda Blas Staff Writer After serving as provost for the University of Portland for the last 16 years, Br. Donald Stabrowski is leaving the Bluff to serve as third assistant provincial and secretary for the Congregation of Holy Cross’s United States Province of Priests and Brothers in South Bend, Ind. Stabrowski’s last day at UP will be Sept. 1. University President Fr. Bill Beauchamp pointed out Stabrowski’s committed role at the University at the opening faculty and staff convocation on Tuesday. “His 16 years as the academic vice president provost is, for anyone who’s keeping track, the longest anyone has served as the chief academic officer at the University of Portland,” Beauchamp said. Stabrowski will take on a planning and administrative role for the United State’s Province of Priest and Brothers.

In addition to serving as UP’s academic provost, Stabrowski has worked as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a history and political science professor and briefly as acting president of the university. Altogether, Stabrowski has served the University of Portland for 24 years. “Almost half of Br. Donald’s religious life has been served at the University of Portland,” Fr. Beauchamp said. Stabrowski said he isn’t worried about leaving his job as provost. “It’s in good hands,” he said. “We have wonderful people that are doing the jobs. I wouldn’t have left otherwise.” For the 2012-2013 academic year, Thomas Greene has been moved up to the interim position while the university searches for the next provost. Greene has been involved with the university since 1983, and previously served as the associate provost and dean of the graduate school.

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Br. Donald Stabrowski is honored at the opening convocation for his decades of service to UP. Tom Greene will take over for Stabrowski as interim provost.

UP no longer just survives but thrives Opening convocation focuses on UP’s financial growth in recent years Amanda Blas Staff Writer The University of Portland faculty and staff celebrated the start of the new academic year with President Fr. Bill Beauchamp’s opening convocation address Tuesday at the Buckley Center Auditorium. Beauchamp’s address centered on the University of Portland’s progress over the last decade. “We’ve been blessed with such wonderful growth and such utterly wonderful things have been happening. It’s been a real blessing for me to be president during that time,” Beauchamp said. Beauchamp pointed out

the University’s financial growth, especially in contrast to the downturn of the national economy and the challenges facing higher education. Beauchamp discussed UP’s previous concerns with meeting financial obligations and how these concerns have become less of an issue. After years of struggling to survive, the University of Portland can do anything it chooses to do,” Beauchamp said. He also noted other aspects of UP’s growth, such as the increase in Fulbright scholars, the number of applicants and freshmen retention rate, the expansion and transformation of campus and the success of the Rise Campaign. “All of these things are visible signs of our successes and


strengths,” Beauchamp said. The new members of the faculty and staff were also introduced at the opening convocation. According to Lt. Col. Matthew Little, a new member of UP’s Army ROTC faculty, Beauchamp’s address gave him a better understanding of UP. “It’s great to hear the president talk, and it helps me to understand the last 10 years and everything the University has been through,” Little said. “I’m looking forward to being here.”

The UP Public Safety Report 3

1. Aug. 25, 10:27 a.m. - A student came to Public Safety to report the theft of their bike from outside of Christie Hall. The bike was not registered. A report was taken and student was advised to report the theft to Portland Police. 2. Aug. 25, 2:22 p.m. - Two students came to Public Safety to report the theft of their bikes from outside the Chiles Center and Christie Hall. Reports were taken and the students were advised to report the thefts to Portland Police.


3. Aug. 25 10:09 p.m. - Public Safety received a party complaint about a house at the 5800 block of N. Yale St. Officers made contact with the residents and the party was shut down.

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4. Aug. 24, 11:13 p.m. - Public Safety officers responded to a party complaint on N. Willamette Blvd. but located the party on the 6800 block of N. Portsmouth Ave. Officers made contact with the residents and they were non-complaint. Public Safety contacted Portland Police to respond. 5. Aug. 23, 5:26 p.m. - A neighbor reported possible underage drinking at a residence at the 4700 block of N. Willamette. Officers made contact with residents and all individuals were of legal age.


VOTE: Program looks to educate students

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Working with the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership, Student Activities and the political science department, the University will host a series of panels to discuss the election and the issues raised by the candidates. Kicking it off, The Times will send reporter and Chief National Correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Mark Leibovich to campus on Sept. 11. Leibovich will lead a panel titled “The Role of the Media in Today’s Democracy” in Buckley Center Auditorium, and he will speak about his experience balancing his role as a member

“We believe it’s our responsibility as an educational institution. We want students to be able to shape their future.” Jeromy Koffler Director of Student Activities of the press and working with politicians. Vote UP will also include student-led discussion by student groups including College Democrats, College Republicans, and MEChA. The groups will lead panels on a number of topics from women’s issues to foreign policy. The departments of political science and marketing will also host panels. The panel series will cover key issues from Catholic, academic and student perspectives. Additionally, Vote UP will host watch parties for presidential debates and election night. Jeromy Koffler, director of Student Activities, hopes that the discussion on campus will encourage more students to be tuned in during the 2012 election. He knows that for many students, especially the freshman class, this will be the first election

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Mark Leibovich, New York Times Magazine correspondent, will vist UP as part of the Vote Up Program. that they are eligible to vote in. Koffler said hosting Vote UP is the University’s duty. “We believe it’s our responsibility as an educational institution,” Koffler said. “We want students to be able to shape their future.” Professor Gary Malecha of the political science department said he hopes the program helps students realize the importance of the election. “We want to make aware the severity of the issues,” Malecha said. However, both Malecha and Koffler stressed that the main goal of Vote UP is to promote voter awareness. “Part of the mission of the University is to encourage students to take up good citizenship,” Malecha said. Vote UP will continue after the election with a panel to discuss the implications of the elected leader as well as the election’s effects on the national discussion. Sophomore Amanda Uyesugi, who has yet to vote in a presidential election, said she was excited UP is hosting a program about the election. “It’s really important that we all try to educate ourselves about politics - especially with the campus giving us this opportunity,” Uyesugi said.



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LIVING New music professor something to sing about Professional opera singer finds new passion in teaching at UP

Amanda Munro Staff Writer Professor Nicole Leupp-Hanig has everything a University could want in a fulltime vocal music instructor: experience, passion and big ideas for the music department. With a background in classical and operatic singing, Leupp-Hanig plans on expanding and diversifying the program as well as providing more performance opportunities for vocal music students. The music department’s newest faculty member came to University of Portland because she believes strongly in the idea of a liberal arts education and music’s role in it. Professor Leupp-Hanig will teach Introduction to Fine Arts and give private voice lessons this fall. “I’m excited to work with goal-oriented musicians and students from other departments,” Leupp-Hanig said. Leupp-Hanig started her career as a mezzo soprano, singing music from the Baroque period on the East Coast. After several years singing with companies such as Boston Baroque, she decided to pursue her education by moving to London and enrolling in the Royal Academy of Music as a soprano opera singer. After graduating with the Diploma of the Royal Academy for distinction in performance, she appeared in music festivals in Sweden, Italy and Japan, and performed in multiple operas such as Le Nozze de Figaro and Die Fledermaus. While pursuing her musical career in London, Leupp-Hanig discovered a way to do something more meaningful and service-oriented with her skills by teaching voice lessons. “I think you really have to build up experiences to be a meaningful teacher,” she said. Leupp-Hanig obtained her Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Illinois, where she became close friends with famous accompanist John Wustman, who has performed with some of the greatest singers of the century. Leupp-Hanig hopes to bring Wustman to UP for a performance in the spring. Leupp-Hanig also aims to increase the number of students in the music department, as well as the number of programs and opportunities for singers. Her goals

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for UP include starting an opera workshop by next fall, performing one opera a year, diversifying song repertoire and giving students more performance opportunities. “I think one of the best ways to grow as a musician is to get up on stage and perform,” Leupp-Hanig said. She will make her debut at UP performing the song cycle “Sheherazade” by Maurice Ravel with the University of Portland Orchestra on Oct. 6 in the Buckley Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. “There’s too much music in the world to say, ‘Oh, I don’t like country’ or ‘I don’t like rap,’” LeuppHanig said. “There’s something in every genre that we’ll be drawn to. I’m biased to good, passionate singing; there’s something about the words and the way someone presents those words…you can find that in every genre of music.” Jackie Jeffers | THE BEACON

Professor Leupp-Hanig, assistant professor of music, settles into her new office. Leupp-Hanig is the new vocal music instructor for the music department and hopes to increase the number of students in the department.

What’s trending now? The Beloit College Mindset List reveals 2016 views of the world Kelsey Thomas Staff Writer If you think of “Star Wars” as a film rather than a defense strategy, have never seen a tan M&M and do not have an encyclopedia on your shelf then you are in good company with the entire college class of 2016. A non-scientific list called Beloit College Mindset List reveals a snapshot of the worldview of incoming college freshman., compiled each year by Beloit College English and humanities professor Tom McBride and former college Public Affairs Director Ron Nief, now boasts more than a million hits a year. “It started out as a faculty warning to beware of references in the classroom and it has turned into both an international

measure of how the world has changed and an opportunity to make you feel old,” creator Nief said in a video interview on the Beloit College website. University of Portland Philosophy Professor and Assistant Dean for Curriculum of the College of Arts & Sciences Norah Martin agrees that students’ comprehension of her references in the classroom show how the world has changed. “The ones that have gotten dated are my popular culture references. I talk about Star Trek the Next Generation and students say ‘yeah, my parents used to watch that’” Martin said. For the class of 2016, women in positions of leadership and power is normal. “It is more surprising to hear of guy nurses than female leaders,” freshman Christina Rothaupt said. Equally commonplace is the constant

presence of cyberspace. “We go on [the internet] for a lot of things: entertainment, researching stuff, to order books, communication, and news” freshman Cecilia Cortes said. Another trend seen in the class of 2016 is an increase in frugality and awareness of the economy due to the recession. “I definitely do worry about the economy. I’ll check to see if textbooks are available for rent or used to see if I can get them a bit cheaper,” Rothaupt said. According to Martin, however, frugality has always been a student habit. “I don’t see a big difference in frugality [among students] at the moment,” Martin said. “Students have always been worried about the price of textbooks. Cortes believes some freshmen are more aware of passé historic and cultural references than the Mindset List says. Although the newest class of Pilots were not

alive when Twilight Zone was on TV or Star Wars was a defense strategy does not mean they are as ignorant about these subjects as the list suggests. Nor do all freshman associate the term “Twilight” with vampires. “A teacher introduced Twilight Zone to me when I was in elementary school,” Cortes said. While the Mindset List reveals trends in the changing worldview of the class of 2016 across the country, Martin notes a problem with applying it specifically to University of Portland students. “UP has changed in the time that I have been here,” Martin said. “UP is attracting more qualified students than it did when I started so it is hard to tell whether the differences are because UP is attracting different students or whether it is a change in the students because they are from a different generation.”


Oh, the places you’ll go

Two new Studies Abroad programs launched this summer, four others beginning next summer Megan Walsh Staff Writer Ever dreamed of visiting a far-off land different from anything you have been able to experience? Perhaps you wish to live among lions in Africa or taste China’s interesting cuisines. No matter your travel aspirations, the University of Portland has a destination for you.

have the expertise of UP instructors with us made learning about Catholicism in Rome more influential and interesting than if I had done it on my own,” sophomore

“Going overseas gives students a comparative perspective that greatly enriches their time at the University of Portland .”

Fr. Art Wheeler Director of Studies Abroad

Director of Studies Abroad Fr. Art Wheeler This past summer, the Studies Abroad Program added two new destinations: Rome and Santiago. “It was amazing getting to see what we were learning about while sightseeing throughout Florence and Rome, and to

Kelly Slauson said. The Santiago program is a Spanish immersion program during which time students live with Chilean families. Along with learning about social work, health and welfare systems, students visit local sights and volunteer. “Living with a host family was incredible. The total immersion really helped me learn the language, and having the service projects really enriched my experience,” senior Mara Kouides said. “I am a social work major and to see the similarities and differences between the different service organizations in a different culture was really great.” Due to the positive reviews both programs received, the Studies Abroad Department plans to repeat them. “The program in Rome last summer was very successful, but I don’t anticipate we will be able to repeat it until the summer of 2015,” Wheeler said. “We anticipate that we will repeat the Santiago program in the summer of 2014.”

The Studies Abroad Department also plans to send students to Beijing, Toledo and Heredia, as well as Cape Town, South Africa according to Fr. Art. “For Cape Town, this is a bit of an experiment for us, but [Professor] Andrew Guest has spent a good amount of time in Africa already,” Wheeler said. “He’s a seasoned professor and I think he will be a good director for our first venture into Africa.” The students who travel to Cape Town will live together with their director in a student residence. The Heredia program will be directed by Maria Echinique. Students will live in home-stays in order to become fully immersed in the culture. Students expressed enthusiasm about the University’s plan to begin a program in Costa Rica. “Costa Rica is bursting with culture that provides amazing experiences through taking part in the city life as well as outdoor adventures,” senior Kate Wallace said. “ Plus the people are so warm-hearted it makes it easy to miss being there!” Although the economy affected the studies abroad program a few years back, the program is growing. The University aims to increase the percentage of students studying abroad from 37 percent to 50 percent over the next few years. “Going overseas gives students a comparative perspective that greatly enriches their time at the University of Portland and they enrich the campus as a whole,” Wheeler said. “Our students that do not get the chance to go overseas also profit from us having overseas studies programs because the students that come back bring a different perspective into the classroom.”

New Studies Abroad Programs for Summer 2013 Cape Town, South Africa • • •

Director: Professor Andrew Guest Prerequisites: SOC 101 and PSY 101 All classes will be taught in English Courses taught: PSY/SOC/SJP 463 Children, Youth & Society taught by Professor Guest and SOC 391 Social and Economic Development in South Africa taught by a South African professor Excursions: innovative communitybased programs in the Cape Town region, Robben Island and others.

Beijing, China • • •

Director: Professor John Orr All classes will be taught in English Students will take Modern Chinese Literature taught by Orr and Contemporary China taught by an American professor working in Beijing Excursions: Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and overnight trips to the cities of Shanghai and Xi’an

Toledo, Spain • • • • • •

Students will be taught by faculty from Spain This course is equivalent to taking SPN 101 and 102 Excursions: Madrid, Segovia and the Route of Don Quixote

Heredia, Costa Rica Director: Professor Maria Echenique Prerequisites: SPN 201 and SPN 202 Courses: SPN 307 Intensive Advanced Composition and Conversation, a six-credit upper-division Spanish course equivalent to SPN 301 and 302, taught by professor Maria Echenique and a Costa Rican instructor Excursions: various cultural sites in Costa Rica Studies Abroad Office Contact Info Phone: 503-943-7857 Buckley Center 161

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Concert Review As someone whose idea of a fun concert includes being able to push people and vice versa to the edge of the stage so that the lead singer is just within arm’s reach (STRFKR, anyone?), the Fun. concert at the Scnhitz on Broadway this past Friday didn’t quite fit my usual definition of the word, with its assigned seating and lack of violation of personal space. In spite of this, and the fact that I was stuck viewing the concert behind a bald, big burley man, Fun. was pretty fun. An energetic rapper named Chiddy Bang opened for the concert, hyping up the crowd. A bit of the energy faded in between performers, but as soon as lead

singer, Nate Ruess, skipped onto the stage, everyone stood up, danced at the seats and started signing along to “Carry On.” The rest of the concert was filled with lively, happy music, making the night a fun Fun. time.


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Can I handle it? A freshman reflects on her fears and worries about college


Lydia Laythe Staff Writer

hen I first arrived to Portland and carried my belongings to my room, which were reduced to two large boxes and an extremely heavy suitcase, I was relieved to finally settle down in one spot. Born in Eugene, I moved to Pennsylvania when I was a baby. So, after an eight hour plane trip and countless family reunions, I was ready to be unpacked for good. Before my parents left me for my first night alone, they had to ask a few last minute questions: Would I remember to pick up my room, because this was “shared living space” now? Yes, I would remember that. Would I promise not to date any guys until I had my PhD? …Sure, Dad.

“Would I remember to pick up my room, beacuse this was “shared living space” now? Yes, I would remember that.”

Lydia Laythe Freshman

I knew exactly how it would go: extremely enthusiastic speaker, 100 uncomfortable kids, 100 kids who are too comfortable and several activities that are designed to “build community,” which ac-

tually means “make everyone feel as awkward as possible.” I found myself joking to the people around me about how awkward I felt, thinking that maybe by talking about it I could make it go away. In some ways it worked. I got to laugh with people and make them feel a little more comfortable.

“It occurred to me that everyone was worrying about the new changes. Everyone was worrying about who to sit with. People are more alike than they are different.”

Lydia Laythe Freshman

That night, as I settled into my lofted bed that still smelled like its plastic wrapping, my mind began to fill with worries. Would I get completely lost on my first day to class, or have people to sit with at lunch? Complete freedom and independence sounded so nice from the comforts of my own bed back in little Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Now I was beginning to worry. Could I handle it? Yes, I was a little intimidated by finding my classes, handling the academics and maneuvering through the craziness of The Commons at lunch time, but thousands of people have survived college so far. If they could do it, so could I. Before he left, my dad gave me some

good advice: no one knows everything right away. No one walks onto a new campus knowing everything about it, so ask questions. I did ask questions. Who? What? When? Where? But the most important question I asked people was, “Can I sit here?” It occurred to me that everyone was worrying about the new changes. Everyone was worrying about who to sit with. People are more alike than they are different. This occurred to me for the first time when everyone was cheering at the women’s soccer game. I had been intimidated at first, watching the Villa boys chant and yell and bang on drums, clad in kilts, togas and sombreros. I felt extremely small and underdressed, but I was getting pumped up for the game. Jackie Jeffers | THE BEACON Their excitement and laughFreshman Lydia Laythe felt like part of UP after a ter were contagious and I was riveting women’s soccer game. soon swept up into the parade of myself, after making new friends and of people chanting and walking to the field. plenty mistakes, after asking for help and In that moment, walking next to my telling at least 100 people my major, I was roommate and a ton of other people I didn’t finally ready for college. know, I realized how alike we all are. As To answer my biggest worry and maywe chanted “Pilots ‘til I die,” I felt like a be a worry a lot of freshmen have: Can I part of a community. That was the first handle college? Yes, I can handle college; moment that I felt like a real Pilot, not a anyone can handle college – especially at visitor or a freshman, but a pilot. the University of Portland. As the orientation weekend drew to a close - after being silly and making a fool

Letter of encouragement An upperclassman provides comfort and advice for UP newbies Kate Stringer Staff Writer

taught how to fly is a tall order for most of us and yet understandably exciting. I’m writing this letter to let you know that you will not fall. Why? Because you are a Portland Pilot! However, before you leave, allow me to impart a few words of wisdom to ease your anxieties.

Dear Freshman, Welcome to the precipice. It’s been a long 18 years crossing solid ground but you’ve finally made it. In the distance you can just make out the far-off land of adulthood. The four year span of no-man’s land in between? College.

“The professors at University of Portland are not belligerent vampires. ...I’ve pestered my own professors with emails and visits to discuss everything from the Krebs Cycle to the literary merits of Harry Potter.”

Kate Stringer Junior

I remember making the terrifying jump into the unknown two years ago with unanswered questions bombarding my frazzled freshman brain: Was I the only college student who cried when her parents drove away? Were my professors really belligerent vampires who would fail me before I walked into class? Why were strange men in purple kilts running around outside my window? Being told to jump before you’ve been

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Junior Kate Stringer gives wise words of advice to timid freshmen.

Newsflash: you were not the only college student who cried, and if you have yet to shed the tears, fear not – they will come. Don’t listen to the people who say they never get homesick because it’s just not true. For some people, it hits them in the first five minutes; for others, it takes a good five weeks. The bottom line is that when it happens, don’t feel embarrassed or weak. You’ve just left the only home you’ve ever known; it’s alright to be nostalgic. Your

new friends are more than understanding, as are your wonderful RA’s who are willing to talk to you about anything. The professors at University of Portland are not belligerent vampires. In fact, they are some of the most interesting and caring people I know and they are just waiting for you to come in to office hours and ask for help when you’re confused. I’ve pestered my own professors with emails and visits to discuss everything from the Krebs Cycle to the literary merits of Harry Potter. Additionally, don’t wait until the day before the exam to go in for help. Go in when you’re confused so you don’t end up in tears the night before your chemistry midterm trying to drown your sorrows in funfetti frosting. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spoon feed yourself frosting the night before an exam. In fact, I highly recommend it. College is the fine line between chaos and control, and the more you learn how to balance the two, the happier you will be. Make food experiments in your microwave (I recommend potato chips with mozzarella

“You don’t need your life planned out; you need to have faith that when you leap into the chaos, you won’t fall. Don’t fear the abyss. Go ahead and jump.”

originally do. So why is this chaos important, you might ask? I hope I speak for my fellow upperclassmen when I say that we used the chaos to find ourselves. I begrudgingly entered the eighth floor of Mehling, determined that I would be isolated from the world for a year, yet I came away with

“College is the fine line between chaos and control, and the more you learn how to balance the two, the happier you will be.”

Kate Stringer Junior

some of my closest friends. I came to UP as a determined nursing student only to get homesick for novels and essays and switch my major to English. You don’t need your life planned out; you need to have faith that when you leap into the chaos, you won’t fall. Don’t fear the abyss. Go ahead and jump.

Kate Stringer Junior

cheese) or go midnight puddle jumping with your dorm floor. I think you’ll find the most meaningful experiences come from joining the activities you wouldn’t

Not a UP professor



August 30, 2012

Lydia Laythe Staff Writer Beth Barsotti, the University’s newest addition to the Campus Ministry staff, is eager to begin her first year working with the students of the University of Portland. Her excitement for the new students, exciting opportunities and the upcoming year is visible. Q: Can you explain to me what your position as Campus Ministry Assistant Director for Faith Formation entails? A: Mainly, our job in Campus Ministry is to work with the students, to help provide opportunities for them to grow in their faith. Wherever students are, we have a place to start taking people to the next level. Q:What is your role specifically? What responsibilites do you have? A:My responsibilities [deal primarily with the] Encounter Retreat. I’m also in collaboration with some theology faculty working with the Faith and Leadership House, which is Intentional Christian Community, where they commit to communal prayer, personal prayer, communal service and individual service. Also, the

Get to know a new, friendly face Beth Barsotti shares her role as the new Assistant Director for Faith Formation business school has started this internship – the faith-based leadership initiative. So I’m working with the students that are doing an internship next summer in a non-profit setting. I have a lot of specific responsibilities, but overall I’m just here for the students. Q: What was your job before you became a part of the UP community? A: Most recently I was working in a parish, a small catholic church, as a pastoral associate director of religious education. It’s the same sort of idea [as assistant director for Faith Formation], but applied to a broader audience: everyone in the parish. And I would find what was in place for them to grow in their faith. This [Assistant Director for Faith Formation position] is very similar.

“I have a lot of specific responsibilites, but overall I’m just here for the students.”

Beth Barsotti Campus Ministry Asst. Director for Faith Formation

Q: Why did you choose to become a part of UP? Was there something that drew you to UP?

A: There are a lot of reasons. I’m a Portlander, so the thought of being at University of Portland is really exciting. Also, I really wanted to work with young adults. I thought it would be a fun time in my life to be around the energy that is on a college campus, where intellectual pursuits are combined with faith. It’s a very exciting place to be.

“I thought it would be a fun time in my life to be around the energy that is on a college campus, where intellectual pursuits are combined with faith. It’s a very exciting place to be .”

Beth Barsotti Campus Ministry Asst. Director for Faith Formation

Q: How are you feeling as the school year begins? A: I started at the end of May last year. As students are finally coming, a lot of my responsibilities are finally coming into fruition. It’s thrilling! It’s fun to smile at everybody and have activity. But there’s always a nervousness in making sure that I am able to provide what

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Beth Barsotti, the new Campus Ministry assistant director for faith formation, at work in her office which is located in The Pilot House. people are needing. Q: As a new college student, I’ve been getting a ton of advice about college from people. What was the best advice about college you ever gave or received? A: Don’t be afraid to be yourself, and ask questions. I think it’s really important to ask questions that come up. This is the most important time because

this is the first time you have the opportunity to make your own choices. So ask questions, because that makes the choices your own, rather than just going through the practice. Lastly, find good mentors. Find the people you’re drawn to because of who they are, how they live and their values.

Congratulations to our brothers in Holy Cross who professed their perpetual vows and consecrated their lives to Christ forever. August 25, 2012 Basilica of the Sacred Heart Notre Dame, Indiana

Rev. Mr. Brian Ching, C.S.C.

Rev. Mr. Mark F. DeMott, C.S.C.

Rev. Mr. Jarrod M. Waugh. 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



The Spirit of Compromise In order to succeed as a community, administrators and students need to work together this year. Last year ended on a sour note. The Beacon, the entrenched staff of 31 student journalists and The Log, with its staff of 11, was pitted against the administration and a unilateral decision to squeeze out the two student groups in favor of moving Campus Ministry into the beloved hive of student media. Now that everyone is back on campus, one word sums up how the administration ultimately responded to the social media storm from students and alumni, the blog “College Media Matters” and a column by Oregonian columnist and UP adjunct instructor Steve Duin: compromise. The Beacon applauds the administration’s decision to bring The Beacon and The Log into the conversation about the use of space in St. Mary’s. After diplomatically consulting with both groups face to face, Vice President of Operations Jim Ravelli, Vice President for Student Affairs Fr. Gerry Olinger and Associate Vice President for Student Development Fr. John Donato

helped broker a revised remodeling plan to accommodate The Beacon’s need for meeting space and The Log’s need to continue being visible and accessible to students. That kind of spirit of compromise and community will serve everyone well this semester. With the library shut down, pinching study space all over campus, compromise and patience will be key. To succeed this year, the University needs to remember what it takes to be a community. If we are, in fact, a community, then the lines of communication need to be open between students and the administration. The administration needs to be attentive to the needs of us, the students who foot the bill, allowing administrators to pilot this ship that is our school. And students need to make their concerns heard while knowing that temporary sacrifices must happen to complete projects like the library renovation. Both administrators and students learned from the student

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media space conflict. The Beacon staff wasn’t so much upset that the administration was taking our office and converting it for another use as much as the way they unilaterally made the initial decision without consulting those most affected, The Beacon, The Log and their advisers. The administration (we hope) learned that including students in decisions and compromise will result in a more content community. The situation also reminded The Beacon and The Log of the importance of standing up. We are student media and by using our voice, we helped shape a positive outcome.

We truly care about the future of UP and you, the students, have to speak up when you are stepped on as well. Current UP students are attending the University during a special time. The RISE campaign will likely meet its $175 million fundraising effort this year and the Library renovation and a new recreation center are just the first of several planned developments. Students should do their best to weigh in on how they feel about the changes coming to the University by attending public planning meetings and demanding transparency about changes on campus.

The Beacon has confidence that the future of UP will include impressive improvements as long as the changes that come are crafted with a spirit of compromise. If administrators keep in mind the needs and desires of the student body, and students realize the constraints administrators operate under, then UP will truly be a community.


The editorial reflects the majority view of The Beacon Editorial Board. The editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the collective staff or the Administration of the University of Portland. Other submissions in this section are signed commentaries that reflect the opinion of the individual writer. The Student Media Committee, providing recommendation to the publisher, oversees the general operation of the newspaper. Policy set by the committee and publisher dictates that the responsibility for the newspaper’s editorial and advertising content lies solely in the hands of its student employees.

The Beacon wants you to be bold Elizabeth Tertadian Editor in Chief “We are purple, we are white, we are freaking dynamite!” As this year’s editor in chief, I would like to say welcome! Welcome back to those of you returning to The Bluff, and welcome to those who are stepping onto campus for the first time. I am excited for the year ahead! As UP students, you may have a tendency to be timid, follow the

rules and try not to make waves (No offense to those who do, but c’mon, when was the last time we had a sit-in or a protest on campus?). I’m here to say, be bold! This is an election year. Are you voting? This year we don’t have a library. Where are you studying? This year, like every year, UP is changing, growing and moving forward. Our beloved Library exists only as a skeleton, and UP continues to raise money for the RISE campaign. We have a new director of Public Safety and a new athletic director. Yep, UP is changing. One thing that is not changing

is The Beacon’s commitment to you. Sure, our office is different, but it is still in St. Mary’s, we still

“We exist as the voice of you, the students of UP, and our goal is to provide you with a newspaper that you want to read.”

Elizabeth Tertadian Editor in Chief, senior

publish every Thursday and we are still YOUR student newspaper. With all the changes happening around us this year, look to

The Beacon for updates, news and entertainment. Be in on whats happening now by following us on twitter @upbeacon. Be a fan on Facebook. If you’re not on campus, read the paper online at More importantly, participate! Submit to The Beacon. Tweet at us. Send in photos. We are, after all, your newspaper. We exist as the voice of you, the students of UP, and our goal is to provide you with a newspaper that you want to read. So go ahead, be bold. Don’t sit back and keep your thoughts all to yourself. Submit your gripes about the price of Commons’ grapes. Send

us your thoughts on issues, and pick up The Beacon every Thursday to read about your school and peers. We are your student newspaper. And that is not changing. Elizabeth Tertadian is the editor in chief of The Beacon and a senior organizational communication and history major. She can be contacted at tertadia13@

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August 30, 2012

Absorbing the Opportunities: ASUP in your college career Brock Vosconcellos

Guest Commentary A new year is upon us here on the Bluff and with every new academic year comes new opportunities: opportunities to learn, grow, and serve. We, the Associated Students of the University of Portland, aim to provide you with the support you need to best utilize this university’s resources as you craft your own experience

this year. Out of our office in St. Mary’s Lounge, nestled between Campus Ministry, the Moreau Center, and the Office of Student Activities, we offer a wide array of services designed for the needs of student life. Our directors coordinate campus advertising, transportation to the airport and train station, lighting and audio needs for your events, and even make you free coffee every Wednesday. Our senate helps to allocate your student government fee to various clubs and organizations across campus covering over 70 unique interests. The ASUP Senate also legislates to bring

improvements to our beloved campus. Our Campus Program Board organizes and executes events all year long, including

“We, the Associated Students of the University of Portland, aim to provide you with the support you need to best utilize this university’s resources as you craft your own experience this year.”

Brock Vosconcellos ASUP President/Senior

weekly movies, dances, concerts,

and more. Finally, our ASUP Executive Board implements long standing traditions while incorporating the wants and needs of our peers today. Our executive officers directly represent you to the university’s administration. We cannot hope to succeed in providing you support this year however, without you! For all that we offer, it would mean little without your involvement, engagement, and energy here on campus. For we the student leaders, feed off of your energy and drive. So participate with this community and absorb every opportunity. Check us out at the activities fair this Friday, keep an

eye open for senator applications, and find ASUP and CPB on Facebook. We are eager to lend you a hand and excited to see your many successes over the course of this year. You all truly make this campus come alive and we look forward to being a part of your college experience here on the Bluff! Brock Vasconcellos is a senior history major. He can be reached at

Basic training allows air force cadets’ careers to take flight Nick MacKinnon

Guest Commentary This summer, over 2000 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadets nationwide spanning six sessions, travelled to Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama to begin an intense 28-day training and leadership development program. Despite

the overall graduation rate of a little over 90 percent, the University of Portland Detachment 695 had the proud distinction of having all 24 cadets sent to Field Training graduate. In fact, four of them received the Distinguished Graduate ribbon and three received the Superior Performer ribbon, indicating their graduation in the top 10 percent and top 20 percent, respectively. Throughout their training, cadets were placed in highly pressurized environments in order to learn, grow, and be evaluated on their leadership competency

amidst a simulated wartime environment. The focal point of Field Training is to allow rising Junior cadets the opportunity to demonstrate that they have the attributes necessary to be a military leader and ultimately an Air Force Officer. One popular method of training involved introducing cadets to the perhaps unfamiliar feeling of failure. When presented with a problem, evaluators often shot down the first solution that a cadet offered in order to force the team to come together, build on the previous idea which had been

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rejected, and ultimately develop a bolder answer using the Observe, Orient, Decide, Act method known as the OODA Loop. In order to be successful at Field Training, Flights of approximately 25 cadets were forced to come together as a team in order to accomplish The Mission. Without teamwork, success was often impossible. As many as 10 cadets would be working together in close quarters to prepare a room for inspection. Upon learning to make the stressful 28-day program more bearable by coming together as

a team, many cadets found Field Training to be “the most fun you never want to have again.” This culminated in a ceremony signifying the graduation from underclassmen followers to upperclassmen leaders… now one step closer to becoming United States Air Force Officers. Nick MacKinnon is a junior mechanical engineering major. He can be reached at


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Summer study abroad fulfills students’ dreams Jaclyn Bieber Guest Commentary

Jordan Schiemer Guest Commentary

In the first summer session of Salzburg study abroad, 24 engineering students and I studied a variety of topics and visited amazing places. We took a combination of engineering classes as well as classes that fulfill core requirements. Every Wednesday we took a group trip to somewhere nearby. We went to salt mines, ice caves, Obersalzburg (a Nazi compound and documentation center), a concentration camp, ON | THE BEAC castles in Bavaria and the Will Lyons BMW plant in Munich. Oute il h ago, C : Santi ia side of the planned trips I travc u L Santa elled with other students to Prague, Budapest, Interlaken, and Vienna. Prague was my favorite city because of the history and archiShortly after we arrived in Chile our tecture. During our time group of 14 was divided up and sent there the Swedish played to work in various organizations, all England. We watched the with different missions and purposes. match in the Prague Fan Some worked with disabled children, Park and it was an experisome with young girls with a hisence unlike any other sporttory of abuse and others with a fair ing event I’ve been to. We trade business. I got placed at Santa also took a walking tour and Clara, a home for children who learned about the history of the have HIV, which could not have city during WWII to the Cold been a more perfect fit for me as War until the liberation of the a future nurse and someone who city and the country eventually loves to work with kids. The becoming the Czech Republic. hours were long and the comThe BMW “Welt” (BMW munication barrier was tough World) was amazing. We had a (kids show no mercy!) but Val tour from a previous employee who the time I spent singing Jusley of t he M worked in the Marketing department. tin Bieber songs with little oon: Ata He didn’t know many specific details girls who have faced more Will L yons cam | THE a D BEAC about the engineering of the car. I discrimination and chalesert ON , C hile asked him what alloy the car was made lenges in their short lives out of. He tried to tell me it was just steel than I ever will made it an experience and not an alloy. The funny thing was that I will always hold near and dear to my working for BMW he didn’t even own a heart. car. He rode a bicycle to work. He told Although I read for months and months us a lot about how BMW was a leadall about Chile in preparation for the trip, ing innovator in effectively using nothing could have prepared me for resources and waste products from actually being there. From the the manufacturing process. The moment I arrived I was ionized paint used by BMW was placed in situations that also fascinating. stretched me and broke I definitely learned more me, yet at the same time, about myself travelling allowed me to grow and abroad. Just trying to figchange. In six weeks it is difure out where to go, comficult to dramatically improve municate with people at language skills or heavily imrestaurants, and use pact those in need, two things I public transportation was certain I would do. Neverther is an quite a challess, it only takes one moment, one me e i Sch an lenge until you unsituation, to force you to stretch farord J f o tesy derstand the culther than you ever thought possible. our C y r to ga Pho ture. I would That was what I needed at this point in un H t, recommend my life and I am positive that only a trip s e ap studying abroad to abroad could produce such a profound and ud B e: everyone. Not matter where g dramatic impact on me. For this reason, I d ri B you go it is worth the investment. would tell everyone to go abroad and “abre n i ha It has given me experiences I will relos ojos, los oídos y la mente para que abe C h T member for the rest of my life. I loved sorbas al máximo la oportunidad de estar every minute of it, even the hours we en otro país, en otra cultura.” had to spend in class. Jaclyn Bieber is a sophomore nursing Jordan Schiemer is a junior memajor. She can be reached at chanical engineering major. He can be reached at One of the main reasons I chose to attend University of Portland was because of the School of Nursing’s willingness and desire to have nursing students study abroad, something that can be difficult to do at other schools. Having studied Spanish all through high school, I wanted to study abroad to really take my Spanish skills to the level of fluency. This change in plans caused me to look into the summer options available to me. I was drawn immediately to the program in Chile as it would be focusing on Social Work, something that I have always had a heart for and a great opportunity to prepare me for my future in nursing.

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Faces on The Bluff By Jackie Jeffers

We asked:

Where will you study without the library this year?

“Probably my room or the Pilot House.” Ailish Thornhill, Junior, Second Education and English

“I’ll be in my room.” Matthew Hill, Senior, General Studies

“I don’t want to give away my hiding spot!” Tim Kang, Freshman, Biology

“I’m not sure. When the weather is nice, outside!” Melinda Capps. Junior. Biology.

“At my house.” Jacob Akaka. Sophomore. Environmental Ethics & Policy



August 30, 2012

UP Welcomes New Athletic Director Scott Leykam

Newly-appointed Athletic Director Scott Leykam looks to hit the ground running by having an open door policy with students and athletes PJ Marcello Staff Writer From the students in the stands, the athletes making them cheer to the workers selling hotdogs, new University of Portland Athletic Director Scott Leykam is looking to bring positive changes and an increased sense of community. “I want to enhance the fan, alumni and community impact. From concessions to tickets to parking to timeouts, we will do everything in our power to make people want to come back,” Leykam said. This summer, UP President Fr. Bill Beauchamp announced his choice for the Athletic Director position to the UP community. Leykam is filling the vacancy left by current Marquette athletic director, Larry Williams. Leykam’s prior experiences include working for Stanford University from 1995-2008, primarily being involved with public relations and fundraising for the athletic department. His most recent experience has been in the West Coast Conference working

as an associate commissioner and senior associate commissioner for the Conference. In working with the WCC, Leykam already has connections with UP’s athletic staff, which has given him an idea of what the program is like currently and the direction it is intending to go. “Coming in, I had already worked with the University’s athletic department so it has been a lot of testing assumptions,” Leykam said. “In some cases, I am correct and in others it’s good to investigate. A big part of the job is taking in as much info as you can. I am fortunate to follow people like Larry [Williams] and Joe Etzel, who did very good things with the job.” The staff is just as excited for Leykam to join and contribute to University of Portland athletics. “He is familiar with the conference and the competition, so he will be able to hit the ground running,” men’s basketball head coach Eric Reveno said. “He knows each department and what we do well, so he has a good feel for UP. I’m excited for his vision to build on being UP, not copying other programs.”

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Freshly hired Athletic Director Scott Leykam addresses the media at his introductory press conference on his plans to reach out to students, community and athletes. Leykam previously served as an Associate Commissioner for the WCC. Leykam has plans on enhancing the careers of UP athletes and fans alike by being open and accommodating to all students. “I want to offer a first class student-athlete experience, from recruiting to graduation, allowing student-athletes the most success possible when leaving The Bluff,” Leykam said. “I want to have a campus impact. We have an opportunity to play a positive role on campus life for every student worker, student-athlete and all of our fans.” Together, Reveno and Leykam are looking to reach out to students and hear ideas that will im-

prove the fan experience. “[Leykam] is very open to meet with student groups who want to get involved with athletics,” Reveno said. “If students see opportunities to build on the fan experience, he has an open door and he’ll spend the time to get to know you and hear your ideas.” Leykam cites the soccer program as a leader and building point for the student fan base to extend into other sports because of its national success and recognition. “The role students play for our soccer program is special. Now what if we carry it over to

sports like basketball?” Leykam said. “I will take the opportunity to meet with key student leaders to move that forward.” Leykam’s open door approach to students and the athletic department is sure to bring some positive additions to the Pilot fan and athlete experience, allowing UP to continue expanding its growth in WCC competition.

Women’s soccer: UP splits in-state rivals Continued from page 15 over the 20-time National champions. But three days later on Aug. 20 it would be Oregon State’s turn to mark a first for their program, beating the Pilots 1-0 and grabbing their first win on Merlo Field. The Pilots’ aggressive offense threatened Oregon State throughout the game, out-shooting the Beavers nine shots to two. The aggression by UP did not pay off, however, as a corner kick in the 20 minute mark was all Oregon State needed to secure a win. A missed shot deflected off of a Portland defender and snuck past sophomore goalkeeper Erin Dees, who had not allowed a goal until then. “We did everything we could

to win that game,” head coach Garret Smith said. “It’s still early in the season and games like that happen.” The Pilots refocused in time for another in-state rival in the University of Oregon. Playing in front of a capacity crowd on Aug. 25, it was more of the same for Parker and the Pilots. This time Parker found herself on the other side of a scoring chance, sending in a cross-pass 18 yards from the box which found the head of Micaela Capelle and then the back of the net to go up 1-0. “The whole team got together before the game and we talked about how we wanted to score early,” Parker said. “We wanted a goal early, catch them off guard and finish right away.” Parker has been a large part of the Pilots’ early success. Smith

said her ability to get healthy is the reason for increased production. Parker battled injuries throughout the middle of last year but is said to be back to 100 percent healthy. “Ellen finished strong last season and was able to get healthy,” Smith said. “We wouldn’t play her in the center midfield position if we didn’t recognize she has the ability to score.” The Pilots head to Seattle tomorrow for the Husky/Nike Invitational and their first road tests of the year, facing Fresno State first and then La Salle University on Sunday, Sept. 2. Giovanna Solano| THE BEACON

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Lorielle McCluskie prepares to shoot in a pass against Oregon


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Spotlight: Ellen Parker Bruce Garlinghouse Staff Writer

Junior midfielder Ellen Parker gives the fans some insight into her mind

Ellen Parker is a junior midfielder who hails from Paradise Valley, Arizona. She recently came up big agaisnt No. 1 ranked North Carolina with the game-winning goal. Have you played only soccer? If not what other sports did you play and why did soccer stick? A: I used to play basketball but I always thought soccer was just more fun so I quit basketball before middle school and continued on with soccer.


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What was going through your head after you scored in the first 5 minutes against North Carolina? A: I dont think anything was, which is the best part about it. I was just so excited and love celebrating with my teammates

Volleyball Nike Portland Invitational 8/31/12 Idaho State 11:00 am 8/31/12 Tennessee State 7:30 pm 9/1/12 UNLV 7:30

If you were a chair, what celebrity would you want to sit on you? A: Paul Walker

If you could be one kitchen appliance what would you be and why? A: Keurig because it is amazing and I love drinking tea

Who is the funniest player on the team? A: That is really tough because we have a lot people who are funny in different ways, but I would have to go with... Kaila Cameli

If you could bring three people, dead or alive, to dinner who would they be? A: Steve Nash, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali

Any pregame rituals or superstitions? A: None personally really, but we always listen to Michael Jackson before we head out onto the field for warm-up.

What is your favorite part about attending UP? A: The fans that come to our soccer games and support the program

Women’s soccer blazes out of the gate Pilots blank No. 1 ranked North Carolina for their first win of the season 1-0. However, UP falters in their next game losing to OSU 1-0 before beating the Ducks 1-0 all at home Bruce Garlinghouse Staff Writer The women’s soccer team doesn’t need all 90 minutes. In fact, so far this season, they’ve only needed 10. Scoring early is becoming a habit for the Pilots. Two of their three goals this season have come within the first five minutes. “We’re getting looks early because we’re staying aggressive in the final third,” junior Ellen Parker said. The midfielder has been on both ends of the two early goals that have resulted in the Pilots’ two wins this season, scoring one and assisting the other. In the season opener, Parker netted a goal after junior forward Amanda Frisbee sent in a free kick 18 yards outside the box, which would prove to be all the offense the Pilots needed as they held on to a 1-0 upset over No. 4 ranked North Carolina on Aug 17. “Amazing. It was a huge rush,” Parker said. “It all happened so fast, I didn’t even see the ball go in.” It was the Pilots’ first victory See Women’s Soccer, page 14

UP students show their love and passion for women’s soccer as freshmen are welcomed to campus

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Pilots Represent At Olympics Alumnae soccer stars Megan Rapinoe (‘08), Christine Sinclair (‘05) and Sophie Schmidt (‘10) played vital roles representing Team USA and Team Canada. ‘08 track and field star Derek Mandell also Represented Guam inthe Men’s 800m Kyle CapeLindelin Staff Commentary As droves of fresh and returning student faces begin flooding The Bluff, keep a close eye on some of our current athletes. You might be looking at a future Olympian. UP proudly had four alums represent the USA, Canada and Guam this summer at the 2012 Olympics in London. They not only competed for their country, but they showed that UP can produce and recruit world-class athletes. Class of 2008 graduate Megan Rapinoe helped lead Team USA women’s soccer to a gold medal over Japan 2-1 in what was sweet revenge following a 2-1 loss to Japan in the 2011 World Cup. Rapinoe also took part in arguably the most exciting and competitive event in London, which pitted the UP alums Christine Sinclair (’05) and Sophie Schmidt (’10) against Rapinoe in

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From left to right, UP alums Sophie Schmidt, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair proudly display their Olympic medals following the Medal Ceremony in London after the 2012 Olympics. Rapinoe took home gold for the USA after defeating Canada and Japan, while Schmidt and Sinclair took Bronze after beating France. the Team USA vs. Team Canada ished honor of bringing UP a also fulfilled his dream of com- to say that I am proud of our athletes and how they National Championship in 2005, peting in the Olympics and repsemifinal showdown. wear their countries For who that went back and forth against each resenting his homeland, Guam. colors, yet they nevmissed out, other, the game ending in a dra- Mandell failed to make it past er forget their Pilot Team USA matic fashion as Team USA’s the first round of his 800m dash, purple. They are Alex Morgan scored the winning yet he still finished in just under pulled proof of what two minutes at 1:58:94. Not bad goal on penalty kicks. this univerWhile Rapinoe at all for someone who walkedsity can and Team USA came on to the cross-country team as produce out the winner, Sinclair’s a freshman. Mandell not only out and betthe win dominance in international play honored his homeland and UP, ter yet, 4-3, with cannot be overstated. Sinclair but also highlighed UP’s cross what our now registers 143 career goals country program, which continthe athletic game in international play, just 15 shy ues to dominate the WCC. Curproof the legendary Mia Hamm’s rently, the cross-country team grams all-time record of 158. Schmidt just broke a 32 year WCC chamdecan also deserves recognition for be- pionship record by being edged cidachieve ing in the starting lineup every by BYU last year as well as ed by in the fupenalgame in the Olympics and nine NCAA championship Sop hie Sch ture. appearances with three top providing our friends up ty kicks. mid t co urte sy o North with a Bronze ten finishes. The real f po rtla ndp For the new students medal. story, howilot m and freshmen, welcome But ever, is that to UP, where you can soccer Rapinoe and isn’t the only ven- get a great education and Sinclair scored ue in which UP athletes walk the same path five out of the total sevcompeted. Class of 2008 as future Olympien goals scored by both graduate and former track and ans. teams. The former teamLet me be the first mates, with the distinct and cher- cross country star Derek Mandell

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Olympic Tweeting: UP supports Olympians with 121 tweets during the Olympics 75 70 65 60 “During the Olympic Games, 55 fans around the world sent 50 more than 150 million Tweets 45 cheering for their athletes and 40 35 teams.” - Twitter Blog 30 *Based on the number of 25 Tweets, soccer was the 20 most popular sport of these 15 Olympic games garnering 10 5 over 5 million Tweets.* *The graph to the right shows the number of tweets sent by @PortlandPilots and @UPortland the week before, weeks of, and the week after the Olympics*

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