Two months after graduation, senior civil engineering major John Black will be on his way to Japan. Black is currently a part of the UP’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program, and will be stationed at the Yokota Air Base in Japan as a second lieutenant. He leaves the first week of August and will be stationed there for at least two years.
Senior political science major Lydia Heye came to the University of Portland wanting to be a doctor. Now, she is heading to the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. Heye was accepted to all 11 law schools she applied to, including the University of Southern California, Boston University, University of Notre Dame and George Washington University, just to name a few.
This August, senior theology major Tyler Tangen will be on his way to the University of Notre Dame where he will start the formation process to become a priest. Formation lasts seven years.
Senior social work, psychology and Spanish major Maggie Sheehy has always been passionate about helping others, and this summer, she is heading overseas to do just that. In a few months, she will join the Peace Corps and live in Benin, Africa for 27 months.
This summer, senior mechanical engineering major Kiley Gersch will move to Baltimore, Maryland to get her master’s degree in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She has always been interested in both studying the human body and building things. Biomedical engineering combines her two interests.
Waving goodbye to my relatives and friends as I walked through the departure gate of the airport is a flash of memory I will never forget. I knew everything would change from that point forward, and I didn’t feel ready for it.
This is an example of one of the many cases of bioethical issues presented to the University of Portland’s bioethics team at 2019 National Bioethics Bowl Championship, where they took the third place. It’s the fourth year since the creation of the team, and in the past two years, the team has returned from the Championship with two national championship wins.
For many college students, coffee is an important part of their daily lives. Coffee isn’t just a drink, it’s an experience. Who pretty much creates this overall experience? Baristas. Baristas not only make delicious coffee drinks, but they also greet customers with a smile on their face, know their customers’ names and know favorite drinks by heart. From The Commons to the Pilot House to Espresso UP, there’s plenty of places to grab a cup of coffee on campus. Here’s a few student baristas on campus you might recognize:
Do you love learning about other cultures, watching traditional dances or tasting food from all over the world? Well, you're in luck, because the end of March in UP is jam-packed with fun cultural events hosted by various clubs and organizations on campus, which are a great way to escape the every-day stress of classes. Here are four events to attend in the next two weeks:
Last year, the leaders of the Gay-Straight Partnership on campus realized that the name of the club didn't fully represent all that the club does. While the name represented partnership between people with different sexualities, the name didn't include the variety of gender identities that people can have. The leaders decided decided it was time for a change. In the fall of 2018, the club officially changed its name from the Gay-Straight Partnership to the Gender and Sexuality Partnership, which allowed them to keep the same acronym, GSP.