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The hardest part of coming to college for the first time may not be leaving your parents, your house or your friends. For many, the hardest part can be leaving your dog. (Or, for those who aren’t dog people, leaving your cat, or fish or any other furry friend.)
Studies show that owning a pet can be good for you, and help reduce anxiety and loneliness. Some UP students don’t wait to graduate, buy a house and get a job before they have their dream pet. Some bring their furry best friend to college with them or adopt pets while they’re still students.
St. Johns is a hidden gem located in the heart of North Portland. From quirky consignment shops to delicious Mexican restaurants, St. Johns has it all. Check out ten places to explore in UP’s backyard.
After a hard fought and aggressive game the Pilots improved to 5-0-1 on the year with a 1-0 victory.
The University of Portland women’s soccer team was defeated by the University of Oregon Ducks 1-2, with the winning goal scored at the end of the second half.
This week’s Pilot in the Spotlight is women’s soccer player junior Larkin Russell, who was named West Coast Conference Player of the Week for her stellar performance this past weekend.
As a busy college student with several part-time jobs, 15 credits of upper-division marketing classes and an undying love for watching reruns of “The Office,” I have learned how important it is to keep my life hyper-organized.
Last spring, the University of Portland launched a new student activity online platform: Engage UP. Students may remember using it to vote in the Associated Students of the University of Portland elections last spring.
Implemented campus-wide for the first time this year, Engage allows students to view upcoming campus events, scroll through descriptions of clubs and organizations, read news from various university departments and fill out forms like applications and fund requests all in one place.
According to Tyler Zimmerman, associate director for student engagement, implementing Engage was the first step in streamlining information about campus events.
Plan UP is a club on campus that helps students organize their busy schedules by taking time to prep their planners. Plan UP meets on the first Tuesday of every month and provides stickers, colorful pens, washi tape and calligraphy lessons for students that want to be on top of their schedules and have fun doing it.
o the community of UP that feels somehow unequal to the majority of students on campus:
My name is Autumn Clay. I am a junior biochemistry major and I am a first-generation college student, bisexual, Afro-American, Filipino woman.
Not all UP athletes take the summer off from their sport. Many are presented with unique opportunities to play and train with local and national teams. This past summer, Taryn Ries, Jace McKinney and Benji Michel traded in their Pilot purple for new experiences that turned them into year-long athletes.
A selection process that has been nearly 20 months in the making will finally reach its culmination this November – and it will happen right here on campus.
Each year, the Opus Prize Foundation partners with a Catholic university to recognize unsung heroes all over the world who are making a difference in their communities.
The foundation chose UP to be its 2018 partner school. Six student and three faculty ambassadors from UP were sent across the globe last spring to witness the impact the finalists are making in their communities, and to help the Opus Prize Foundation select one changemaker to award a $1 million prize.
On Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., Diversity & Inclusion and M.E.Ch.A. (Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan) will kick off Latinx Heritage month at the bookstore where Gonzalez will read stories from his collection, “21 Miles of Scenic Beauty...and then Oxnard: Counterstories and Testimonies,” with a discussion afterward.
Last spring semester, some UP students voiced complaints about meal prices, food quality and long lines at The Commons and Pilot House. Kirk Mustain, general manager of Bon Appetit, addressed some of these concerns at an ASUP Senate meeting in March and asked for more feedback from students. This fall, in response to the student feedback, the University of Portland’s food provider has made some changes.
These changes include a revamped Pilot House menu, new stations at The Commons and town hall-style events where students can voice their opinions about the food. Mustain led this effort after he and his team spent the summer considering how they could update campus dining.
The Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) is an Oregon State-based program and a major boasting platform for the engineering school at University of Portland. For those of you unfamiliar with the program, it allows students in some engineering disciplines to have two six-month long internships incorporated into their degree. Students in the program split their senior year into two years. Summer and fall semesters are spent working, and spring semesters are spent at UP.
Bernie Sanders turned 77 on Saturday, UP professor Aziz Inan created a number-filled present for him.
Not only is the University of Portland bustling with new freshmen, but new staff as well. UP has said goodbye to some familiar faces, like Fr. Gerry Olinger, who was known for the Sunday night cookies he baked for residents in Schoenfeldt and Fields.
But although some staff have gone to other jobs, UP welcomes a new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director of Residence Life, and vice president and general counsel.
Here is a list of some of the new staff on campus, and those who have also been promoted or appointed to new positions within the university. This list may not include all the people hired or promoted this summer.
Also known as Bridgetown, Portland is home to 12 bridges spanning the Willamette River. Just like Portlanders, each bridge is unique and brings character to the quirky city we call home. Take this quiz and find out what your Portland spirit bridge is.
This week’s Pilot in the Spotlight goes to redshirt junior cross country runner Said Guermali, who helped an already dominant UP team stay on top with a stellar performance at the Portland State Rust Buster last weekend, while being named WCC Runner of the Week.
It’s a Friday night and a student comes home to their dorm room, drunk. After stumbling around and slurring their words, the student passes out.
Their roommate knows they need medical attention, but he or she doesn’t want to call Public Safety because they are both under 21.
Many students may have heard of a situation like this, or have been in a situation like this themselves.
Previously, if a student had an alcohol-related medical emergency and required medical attention, the student would have to go through the student conduct process and the incident would be added to their student record.
The new Franz Campus and progress on the Dundon-Berchtold Hall building weren’t the only changes that came to The Bluff this summer.
The third floor of Buckley Center was renovated into a new Simulated Health Center for nursing students. The space includes 17 patient rooms and six simulation suites for nursing students to have a more hands-on experience in their labs. The rooms have the same technology and equipment as those in the partnering hospitals with the nursing school.
It is the only academic model of its kind on the West Coast, according to Fr. Mark Poorman, who mentioned the new center in his convocation speech on Aug. 28.
Check out this video to see what it looks like first-hand.