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By Kathryn Walters |
For Joe Kuffner and Jeff Kennel, a typical day at work in UP’s Marketing department could mean running around Portland dressed in the infamous Wally Pilot suit for an Orientation video, snapping pictures of UP’s fall fashion or shooting video while hiking chest-deep in water in the Columbia River Gorge.
These projects might seem strange for someone employed at a university, but for Kuffner and Kennel, the faces behind UP’s social media, it’s all about building UP’s brand and bringing the UP community together.
“I just like creating something that is awesome for an alum to see that takes them back and say ‘I really miss UP,’ or for current students to say ‘Wow, that’s really awesome, I love seeing my school represented that way.’ Or for prospective students to go ‘Wow, that’s a culture I could really fit into,’” Kennel said.
Kennel is UP’s videographer and photojournalist, and Kuffner, on top of his other duties as assistant director of Media Relations, runs UP’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr accounts.
Hannah Kirtner (The Beacon)By Hannah Kintner, Staff Commentary I think it's time for someone to address the elephant in the room - the unappealing elephant named Wally Pilot. In 2009, Wally Pilot was given to the UP community as a gift from the graduating class.
Villa Maria Mascots (Kathryn Walters | The Beacon)By Kathryn Walters, Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org As Pilots, students are united in their school spirit under riverboat pilot and mascot, Wally Pilot. But individual residence halls at UP also take pride in their dorm mascots, which promote hall traditions and can even inspire a bit of friendly rivalry. "There's a certain pride that goes along with having something to represent a dorm besides a symbol or a dorm," junior and Villa Maria Hall resident David Sumada said.
By Kelsey Thomas Staff Writer email@example.com) Take a picture with Wally Pilot 2) Buy yourself a date at the Villa Man Auction.
(Photo courtesy of UP Marketing)By Thanks to the ASUP Capital Improvement Fund, the iconic but cracked Victory Bell has been replaced.
(-- The Beacon)By Bruce Garlinghouse Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org This week, The Beacon checked in with our friend Wally Pilot.
Wally Pilot returns as UP's mascot - Fall 2009 (The Beacon archive)By Elizabeth Vogel, Staff Writer -- email@example.com It's true what they say about time flying.
(The Beacon)By Bruce Garlinghouse, Staff Commentary -- firstname.lastname@example.org The other day, a former University of Portland athlete asked me to write story about the lack of school pride on campus.
Mascot hijinks bring laughs at Santa Clara game (Bryan Brenize -- The Beacon)By John McCarty / Video by Kevin Kadooka, Staff Writer -- email@example.com Following their loss to the No.
(The Beacon)By John McCarty, Staff Commentary -- The Beacon Why did you come to UP? Maybe you're a student athlete and you simply couldn't pass up the generous scholarship and the opportunity to be a part of a nationally renowned athletic program.
By Lisa McMahanEvery year, the senior class presents a farewell gift to the university. This year's seniors are giving back in a big way, setting a monetary goal almost 10 times larger than any senior gift in the past.What is the motive behind this grandiose gift?
By Roya Ghorbani-ElizehOnce a month, visitors will find students walking alongside a giant mascot in the academic quad.
During the Pilots 80-64 victory over Pepperdine, local mascots put on a showBy John McCartyWhen the halftime buzzer sounded on Saturday night, the Pilots were ahead of the Pepperdine Waves 49 to 38 and two teams of mascots were preparing to face off in an epic basketball duel for the enjoyment of the 2,605 people present.Saturday's duel with the Waves, an 80-64 victory, was also mascot night and Wally Pilot was joined by the likes of Timber Joey, the Winter Hawks's Tom-A-Hawk, a Duracell battery, Duck Vader, a Subway Sub Sandwich, Wesley the Cheerful Tortoise and even a giant Widmer Beer and Lemon combination."I had no idea it was mascot night until halftime," sophomore Scott Hines said.
By Allison GoodfellowDear Wally Pilot, I recently received your latest postcard, and I am glad to see that you are having such a good time in Las Vegas.
The University's Athletics Department uses promotions, new media to reach studentsBy Roya Ghorbani-ElizehWhen Wally Pilot changes his Facebook status, over 1,623 of his friends will see his game updates and news from The Bluff.
By Beth ElliottOne of my fondest high school memories was yearbook distribution day. Maybe it is because I am a total yearbook geek or possibly because I held in my hand a year's culmination of stories, photos and quotes, all assembled through the sweat and tears of the yearbook staff.
By Tarra McCurdyIf you're not into the political sphere of ASUP, Campus Program Board, more commonly known as CPB, is another great way to get involved with student government.
By Lisa McMahanNew mascot Wally Pilot returns to the UP sidelines with a new look, but don't be fooled by his fantastic physique.
By Aaron O'ConnellWally Pilot has once again reappeared on The Bluff, undergoing a costume reinvention and new biography to explain his five-year hiatus.
The senior gift this year is going to help pay for the creation of a new UP mascotBy Katie SchleissSenior Joe Coulter remembers the day when Wally, the long-serving school mascot, was laid to rest.