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2 Social Activities & Excursions

5 Arts & Culture

8 Readings & Lectures

I am excited to share our 13th Pilot Navigator Series with you. It features University Relations and Academic division events, as well as activities organized by Alumni Relations to help you stay engaged with the University. This fall we hope you can join us for one of our many offerings, and I look forward to seeing you back on The Bluff soon. Carmen Gaston, J.D. ’96 Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations & Planning

Social Activities & Excursions

Willamette Valley Wine Tour

Oregon’s Willamette Valley has become internationally recognized for producing wines of superb quality. Leave the driving to us on a tour that will offer several delightful wine tastings, all within an hour of Portland. We’ll visit three awardwinning wineries in the Willamette Valley and enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the picturesque stops on our wine tour. Saturday, October 12 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bus leaves from and returns to the Pilot House at the University Cost: $49 per person (fee includes wine tasting, lunch and transportation)


Join award-winning kraut maker and alumnus Paul Penziol ’85 for a family-friendly hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to make delicious, crunchy, healthy sauerkraut that will have you reaching for a second helping! The fee covers kraut ingredients and lunch at both sessions – participants will supply canning jars. Children ages 10 and older are welcome to participate.

Session I: Saturday, October 12 Session II: Saturday, December 7 Cost: $35 per person

Chicago Culinary & Cultural Tour

Join gourmand Kirk Mustain, General Manager of Bon Appétit at the University of Portland, for three days of exploration and feasting in the Windy City. Each night we will dine at a different landmark restaurant, enjoying a customized tasting menu paired with fabulous wines. During the day, we’ll join Chicago Food Tours to taste a different part of the city while seeing the sights. The trip includes a cruise up the Chicago River for an architectural tour of the city and an optional visit to the museum or aquarium. Select from either inclusive pricing for the entire activity package or à la carte options for local alumni. Contact Ken Hallenius, alumni relations, at for details. Wednesday - Friday, October 16-18 Chicago, Illinois Cost: $425 per person (covers all meals and activities; hotel and transportation not included)


Chef’s Table

Bon Appétit General Manager Kirk Mustain and his chefs select a delicious menu and prepare several mini-plate courses, accompanied with wine pairings. With a choice between two nights, the Chef’s Table dinner is a unique experience each time it is offered. Watch these creative chefs at work and enjoy a view of behindthe-scenes food preparation while enjoying culinary masterpieces. Saturday, October 26 Saturday, November 9 Cost: $75 per person

Notre Dame football game in South Bend

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team battles Navy on Saturday, November 2 in South Bend, Indiana. The alumni office will be leading a trip to support our sister school in their quest for victory. A limited number of tickets are available through alumni relations on a first-come, first-served basis and a chartered bus to and from Chicago is available at an additional cost. A tailgate party on the Notre Dame campus begins at 11:30 a.m. and kick-off is at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, November 2 Cost: $85 per ticket Tailgate begins at 11:30 a.m., game starts at 3:30 p.m. Trivia Night – Nothing but the Facts

Get a team of up to 10 people together for a night of trivial fun! The game consists of several rounds of ten questions, each round featuring a different theme. We’ll throw in some UP trivia, video questions, worksheets, and even some math and science! Teams are welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. A dessert buffet is included and a wine and beer cash bar will be available. Saturday, November 9 Cost: $7 per person


Join the University in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Salzburg program with a Bavarian themed Christmas Party. Guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of Salzburg, Austria right here on campus. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and festive beverages will be provided at this special party during the Christmas season. Friday, December 6 Cost: $25 per person

Sixth Annual NAB Poker Tournament

Come to The Bluff and call our bluff at the National Alumni Board Poker Tournament. Proceeds from your $50 entry fee will help support the National Alumni Board Scholarship Fund. A pre-tournament buffet meal will be served at 6:45 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the chips hit the table in this no limit Texas Hold-Em tournament. Friday, January 17, 2014 Buffet at 6:45 p.m., tournament at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $50 entry fee

Contact information Office of Alumni Relations, 503.943.7328 or The Alumni House is located at 6625 N. Portsmouth, Portland, Oregon 97203


The University of Portland’s Catholic intellectual tradition is rooted in reasoned inquiry and creates a framework in which great questions facing humankind can and should be addressed. A critical component of this tradition is our commitment to developing the whole person. This means academic programs are committed to teaching students essential skills and values for learning and life, which is why you will find a robust and rich listing of lectures, readings, plays, and concerts that are open to not only our students but the broader community. Thomas Greene, Ed.D. Provost

Arts & Culture

Theatre: Barefoot in the Park

What happens when the honeymoon is over and “real life” begins? Corrie’s a dreamer and her new husband Paul is a realist. And while we all know opposites attract, can they stay together? Join us for Neil Simon’s smash-hit romantic comedy about two newlyweds, her mother, and their crazy neighbor to find out what happens.

Wednesday - Sunday, October 2-6 Performances at 7:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Sunday), Mago Hunt Theater Tickets (starting September 23): $10/$5* First Friday Theater Alumni Night

Join us for our 15th Annual First Friday Theater Alumni Night. The student production of Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon is sure to delight. The Alumni Office will host a reception for attendees in the Mago Hunt’s Recital Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Performing and Fine Arts Department graciously provides alumni with complimentary tickets for this event’s performance. Friday, October 4 5:30 p.m. Reception, 7:30 p.m. Performance RSVP: Office of Alumni Relations at or 888.UP.ALUMS Broadway: Anything Goes

This delightfully hilarious show tells the story of when the SS American sails from New York for a trans-Atlantic trip to London. Convention and etiquette fly out of the portholes when two unlikely pairs embark on a quest for true love. Considered to be one of the most enduring and greatest musicals in history, Anything Goes is a Broadway classic that brims with memorable songs and stunning choreography. Friday, October 4 7:30 p.m., Keller Auditorium Tickets for show, pre-show reception, and transportation: $110** Wind Symphony and Orchestra Concert

In an all-Russian program, the Orchestra will feature student concerto competition winner, Cem Inan, playing Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 1, as well as selections from Stravinsky’s Firebird and Lyadov’s 8 Russian Songs. The Wind Symphony program includes Joaquin Turina’s charming La Procession du Rocio and premiere performances of pieces by Anthony O’Toole and Benjamin Taylor. Saturday, October 5 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Free


Women’s Chorale, University Singers and Jazz Band Concert

The choirs start their year with a mix of secular and sacred works, including the premier of senior Peter Chamberlain’s new setting of the Lord’s Prayer, folk and popular songs, and a gospel-style hymn from the film Sister Act. The Jazz Band follows with their energetic big-band sound. Sunday, October 6 7 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Free Theatre: Alkestis

Alkestis is an ancient story of the living dead by classical Athenian playwright Euripides. It is the story of a woman fated to die in her husband’s place. Most importantly, it is a story about what lingers after. In this production of Euripides’ earliest known work, an all female cast gathers to celebrate and mourn the woman, Alkestis.

November 8-10, 14-16 Performances at 7:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m. Sunday), Mago Hunt Theater Tickets (starting October 28): $10/$5* Wind Symphony and Women’s Chorale Concert

Senior flutist Kristin Wishon takes center stage in a performance of Joel Puckett’s The Shadow of Sirius, inspired by the poetry of W.S. Merwin. In addition, the photography of Ansel Adams is celebrated in a new composition by Steve Danyew entitled This World Alive, featuring the Wind Symphony performing in conjunction with a short film based on Adams’ work. The Women’s Chorale presents an upbeat program to get you ready for the holiday season. Saturday, November 23 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Free

Jazz Band and Combos Concert

The jazz ensembles bring a program of high-energy entertainment. Besides the Jazz Band, our talented students get the opportunity to show off their improvisatory skills as the combos promise to brighten up a late autumn afternoon. Sunday, November 24 3 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Free Chamber Ensemble Concert

Instrumental chamber ensembles perform an eclectic program in this early evening concert. String, brass, saxophone, flute, and mixed ensembles all will perform pieces showcasing individual talents and the variety of repertoire possible in small groups. Tuesday, November 26 6 p.m., Mago Hunt Recital Hall Free Orchestra Concert

Join us on a powerful journey of visual and aural art in Mussorgsky’s iconic Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring Baba Yaga and The Great Gate of Kiev. We will also celebrate the season with Barber’s Die Natali: Chorale Preludes for Christmas and other holiday favorites. Tuesday, December 3 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Free


Advent Concert

This year’s Advent Concert is dedicated to selections from Handel’s Messiah, performed by the University Singers and orchestra in the soaring acoustics of St. Mary’s Cathedral. Free tickets available November 1, please call the Department of Performing & Fine Arts at 503.943.7228 to reserve your seat. Saturday, December 7 8 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral Broadway: Evita

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning musical returns at last! Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world – while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. Evita tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Don’t miss the stunning new production of Evita, directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, that Channel 4 New York calls “The Hottest Ticket In Town!” Friday, January 10, 2014 7:30 p.m., Keller Auditorium Tickets for show, pre-show reception, and transportation: $110**

*To purchase University of Portland theatre tickets call 503.943.7287 or email Group and season passes available. Contact Performing & Fine Arts at 503.943.7228 or email Jewell Yaguchi at to answer questions. Events are free unless otherwise noted. **Broadway theatre tickets include pre-show reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages, transportation to and from Keller Auditorium, and tickets to the best seats in the house. To reserve tickets call 503.943.8607. All Broadway shows are presented as part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Across America Portland Series.


Readings & Lectures

Zahm Lecture: Speaking Truth to Power

Jud Newborn, Special Projects Curator for the Cinema Arts Centre, L.I., will give a multimedia program that includes heroes in the fight for human rights in the present day and highlights the 70th anniversary of the student-led White Rose anti-Nazi resistance movement. He has written for The New York Times and Jerusalem Post. Sponsored by the Garaventa Center. Thursday, October 10 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium

Evaluating America’s Teachers: Mission Possible?

Join the School of Education as we welcome national assessment specialist W. James Popham for a keynote address, networking, and book signing. One of the nation’s foremost authorities on educational assessment, teaching, and leading, he will discuss Oregon’s SB 290 and how it correlates with national trends and local practices on teacher assessment. As an author of more than 30 books and 300 articles and papers, including his new book Evaluating America’s Teacher: Mission Possible?, Popham is recognized as a leading educational specialist with a focus on practice. Thursday, October 24 5 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium

Schoenfeldt Visiting Writers Series: David James Duncan

Novelist, essayist, eloquent clean water activist, legendary fisherwriter David James Duncan returns to The Bluff for an evening’s reading from his work. Duncan, who received an honorary doctorate from the University in 2004 for the “power and passion and prayer” of his work, is the author of the novels The River Why and The Brothers K, and three collections of essays. Thursday, October 24 7 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium

“Pacem in Terris” 50th Anniversary Conference Fifty Years Later: “If You Want Peace, Work for Justice”

In his landmark 1963 papal encyclical Pacem in Terris – Peace on Earth – Pope John XXIII called on “all people of good will” to respond to issues of injustice in the modern world. This conference brings four distinguished speakers to speak about the intersection of contemporary faith and ethics issues. Rev. Richard Ryscavage, SJ, is an international expert on immigration and refugees. He is the former executive director of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Office for Migration and Refugee Services and former director of Jesuit International Refugee Services in Rome. His talk is entitled Global Human Development and the Evolution of Catholic Social Teaching: From Pacem in Terris to Pope Francis and takes place Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. Br. Dave Andrews, C.S.C., is senior representative for Food & Water Watch and the former executive director of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. His


talk is entitled Catholic Social Teaching and Energy Policy and takes place Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cheryle Kennedy is serving her fifth term on the Tribal Council of the Grand Ronde. She is the former commissioner of the Commission on Indian Services (appointed by the Oregon Legislature). Her talk The Delisting and Restoration of Tribal Status by the Grand Ronde, is Saturday from 2 - 4 p.m. The Most Rev. William S. Skylstad served as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2004-07 and was the primary author of the Northwest Bishops’ statement on the Columbia River watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good. His talk Peace through Justice – The Right Ordering of Relationships in Our Environment takes place Saturday from 5 - 7 p.m. All talks are free, open to the public, and held in Buckley Auditorium. Sponsored by the McNerney-Hanson Endowed Chair in Ethics, Molter Endowed Chair in Science, and Catholic Studies Program. Friday, October 25 5 - 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Saturday, October 26 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Hesburgh Lecture: Deadly Drones

Mary Ellen O’Connell, a specialist on international law regulating the use of force, looks at the legal, moral, and strategic challenges of the U.S. use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) in combat to fire missiles and drop bombs. Co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center and the Notre Dame Alumni Club, Portland Chapter. Monday, October 28 7 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Reading: Lucy Corin

Lucy Corin is the author of the short story collection The Entire Predicament and the novel Everyday Psychokillers: A History for Girls. The collection One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses was just released from McSweeney’s Books. Her stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, Conjunctions, Ploughshares, Tin House Magazine, New Stories From the South: The Year’s Best and other places. She has been a fellow at Breadloaf and Sewanee, and a resident at Yaddo and the Radar Lab. She spent last year at the American Academy in Rome as the 2012 John Guare Fellow in Literature. She now directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Davis. Sponsored by the English Department. Tuesday, October 29 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Room 163 Reading: Alan Shapiro

Alan Shapiro is the author of 11 collections of poetry. Shapiro has explored family, loss, domesticity, and the daily aspects of people’s lives in free verse and traditional poetic forms. Shapiro’s most recent book of poems is Night of the Republic. His poetry frequently appears in The New Yorker. His memoir The Last Happy Occasion (1997), was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award. Shapiro is also the author of a collection of essays on poetry, In Praise of the Impure: Poetry and the Ethical Imagination: Essays, 1980–1991. He has won the Kingsley Tufts Award, the Los Angeles Book Prize, and a Lila Wallace – Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award. During Bill Clinton’s presidency, Shapiro was invited to read his work at the White House. Shapiro has taught at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the English Department. Tuesday, November 12 7:30 p.m., Buckley Center Room 163

Curiosity Road: Spirituality and Travel Writing

Lea Graham, assistant professor of English at Marist College, will offer an interactive writing workshop. Co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center, the English Department and the International Languages & Cultures Department. Thursday, November 21 7 p.m., Buckley Center Room 163


Lecture: Contemporary Moral Theory and the Problem of Evil

Noted moral and political philosopher James P. Sterba will present a lecture on his current Templeton Foundation project on moral theory and the problem of evil. Sponsored by the Philosophy Department. Thursday, November 21 5 p.m., Buckley Center Auditorium Film: Walking the Camino

The documentary Walking the Camino follows several individuals driven to follow the 1,000 year-old tradition of walking the 500 mile pilgrim path stretching across Spain to the city of Santiago de Compostela. This event is co-sponsored by the Garaventa Center, Portland Magazine, and the International Languages & Cultures Department. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7 p.m., Bauccio Commons

Contact information School of Education event: Peter Hamilton, 503.943.7513 or Schoenfeldt Visiting Writers Series: Brian Doyle, 503.943.8225 or Readings: English Department, 503.943.7286 Garaventa Center: Jamie Powell, 503.943.7702 or “Pacem in Terris� event: Steve Kolmes, 503.943.7291 or Philosophy Lecture: Jeff Gauthier 503.943.7542 or


Policies & Procedures For Office of Alumni Relations Events Travel & Local Excursions

In order to reserve your place on any of the local or international travel excursions, you must complete the following before the reservation date: 1) Notify the Office of Alumni Relations of your intent to attend and the number of people in your party. 2) Submit a deposit equaling at least half of the total listed trip cost. If submitting deposit for more than one person, please submit at least half of the total trip cost for each person who is to attend. The remaining balance is due to the University of Portland at least two weeks before the first day of the offered trip (see specific due dates listed by events). Refunds and Cancellations

1) A full refund of paid funds will be issued for any trip cancelled by the University after payment is made. 2) For international and multi-day travel, deposits are non-refundable after the reservation date. 3) For local travel, 50% refunds will be issued up until 10 days prior to the date of the excursion. Beyond that date, the full cost of the reservation will be forfeited. Alumni Events: Senior and Employee Discount

We invite all University of Portland alumni and friends over the age of 60 to enjoy a 10% discount on all alumni events. Employees are eligible to participate at cost. This discount does not apply for the Broadway series, the State of UP luncheon, and domestic or international trips. Accommodation Policy

If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the office hosting the event of your needs as you make your reservation.


Events for 2013-2014 2013

October 2-6 October 4 October 4 October 5 October 6 October 10 October 12 October 12 October 16-18 October 24 October 24 October 25-26 October 26 October 28 October 29 November 2 November 8-10 November 9 November 9 November 12 November 14-16 November 21 November 21 November 23 November 24 November 26 December 3 December 6 December 7 December 7


January 10 January 17 January 29

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon First Friday Theater Alumni Night Broadway: Anything Goes Wind Symphony and Orchestra Concert Women’s Chorale, University Singers and Jazz Band Concert Zahm Lecture: Speaking Truth to Power Willamette Valley Wine Tour Shred-it UP (session 1) Chicago Culinary & Cultural Tour Evaluating America’s Teachers: Mission Possible? Schoenfeldt Visiting Writing Series: David James Duncan “Pacem in Terris” 50th Anniversary Conference Fifty Years Later: “If You Want Peace, Work for Justice” Chef’s Table Hesburgh Lecture: Deadly Drones Reading: Lucy Corin Notre Dame Football Game in South Bend Alkestis by Euripides Trivia Night – Nothing But the Facts Chef’s Table Reading: Alan Shapiro Alkestis by Euripides Curiosity Road: Spirituality and Travel Writing Lecture: Contemporary Moral Theory and the Problem of Evil Wind Symphony and Woman’s Chorale Concert Jazz Band and Combos Concert Chamber Ensemble Concert Orchestra Concert Salzburg Christmas Party Advent Concert Shred-it UP (session 2)

Broadway: Evita Sixth Annual NAB Poker Tournament Film: Walking the Camino

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