For some, a shaved head is simply a style choice, but for Ruthie Olson, the action of shaving her head means much more. On Friday, April 13, students from multiple University of Portland athletic teams as well as many other students participated in shaving off their hair in support of children with cancer, raising money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which researches childhood cancers.
“Used for minutes, but here for centuries.” This phrase can be read on the signs around campus and in Bon Appetit eateries at University of Portland, as plastic straws have been replaced with paper straws in all campus restaurants at UP as of Wednesday. Bon Appetit General Manager Kirk Mustain said that he worked with the Environmental Studies Department, including Department Chair Dr. Steve Kolmes, on this decision.
The World Cup begins in less than 80 days and I could not be more conflicted about it. The World Cup is my favorite sporting event, and after almost four years of waiting since the last World Cup in 2014, it is finally almost here.
The campaign trail to the 2018 ASUP Election is well under way, and students had the chance to hear from executive board candidates at a swanky Speech Night event Thursday.
There are two pairs of candidates running for ASUP President and Vice President: Sitara Nath (P) and Michael Gallagher (VP), and Alex Peterson (P) and Carrie Fitzgerald (VP).
Last spring, ASUP introduced a new student-run composting program in the residence halls, which has produced over 1,800 pounds of composted food waste which otherwise would have been thrown away. ASUP hopes to expand the program in the near future to include academic buildings, Chiles Center, and the library, but has been met with resistance from Physical Plant in their proposal for the department to help supervise the program, according to ASUP President Brandon Rivera.
Students gathered in the Mehling Ballroom Thursday night for a presentation and passionate discussion about sustainability at the University of Portland.
On Thursday, March 1, there will be a Town Hall meeting in the Mehling Ballroom from 8-9 p.m. A panel of experts will be able to help answer student questions about what is currently being done to further sustainability on campus, and students will have the opportunity to voice their own concerns about sustainability at UP.
The University of Portland has announced the guest speakers for the 2018 Commencement ceremonies — entrepreneur and investor Jessica Jackley and sports journalist Hannah Storm will deliver words of inspiration to the students of the class of 2018 as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.
Students in the Community Service Work Study (CSWS) program are working to pay their tuition while also making a positive impact on their community and themselves through service. The opportunity for UP students to get involved with off-campus jobs in fields they are passionate about is open to anyone who qualifies for the Federal Work Study Program as part of their financial aid package, and there are several unfilled positions now posted on UP’s job board.