Alumni: Reunion 2013 Events
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Friday, June 28, 20138:00AM - National Alumni Board MeetingBoard members converge to discuss yearly programming and goals. If you have topics for the agenda, contact your local NAB representative. To find contact information, visit the NAB Profiles page.5:30PM - Reception & Broadway Musical: The Addams Family
Join us for a special night on the town! Broadway Across America comes to Portland, and we're hosting a pre-show reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and premium beverages, transportation to and from the Keller Auditorium, and some of the best seats in the house for this family-friendly musical extravaganza. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy was created by JERSEY BOYS authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (THE WILD PARTY), and choreographer Sergio Trujillo (JERSEY BOYS). THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you.
$110 per ticket, includes reception and transportation to-and-from campus. RSVP to Laura Hanna, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 503-943-8607.5:30PM - Class of 1963 Reception
The Class of 1963 and spouses join together for a welcome-back social at the Multnomah Athletic Club, featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres and libations. The beverages are sponsored by a generous gift from Joe DiLoreto '63. Plan to join us for this great opportunity to catch up and reconnect! $33 per person. RSVP required. This event takes place off-campus.6:00PM - School of Education Gala Dinner: Celebrating 50 YearsThe School of Education celebrates 50 years with a gala dinner in the Bauccio Commons, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. More information and online registration form available on the School of Education website. $50 per person, $35 for young teachers (2003-2013 graduates). RSVP required - please register directly with the School of Education via the website link above.
Saturday, June 29, 20138:00AM - Alumni Golf TournamentThe National Alumni Board Golf Tournament is your opportunity to enjoy a day on the links and help raise scholarship funds for current students. Join us on the splendid greens and fairways of the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top 100 courses. Registration cost includes greens fees, golf cart, continental breakfast, tee prizes, awards, buffet lunch, and a donation to the NAB student scholarship. Space is limited to 144 golfers. As always, this event is expected to sell out, so sign up early. Check-in is at 6:30 a.m., followed by an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start. For full details, visit the Alumni Golf Tournament page. $165, RSVP required.9:00AM - Bus Tour to Columbia Gorge & Hood River "Fruit Loop"Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Columbia River Gorge on a day trip to Hood River, including a trip to the "Fruit Loop". Leave from the Alumni House (6625 N Portsmouth Ave). Tour includes a no-host lunch break and a winery visit before returning to campus around 4:00 p.m. $35 per person, space is limited and RSVP required.
12:05PM - Opening MassJoin in prayer with alumni, faculty, and friends at Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher, 12:05 p.m. Free.2:00PM - Friday Reunion LoungeLocated in The Anchor Lounge of Haggerty Hall, Reunion Lounge is the place to catch up with classmates and friends in a casual setting, and enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. Free.7:00PM - Purple Flamingo Happy HourReconnect with friends as you enjoy the atmosphere of the Purple Flamingo Happy Hour in the Bauccio Commons. Settle down on a couch in a cozy conversation corner and catch up. Enjoy the delicious hors d’oeuvres and grab a quenching adult beverage from the Purple Flamingo Bar, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. in the Bauccio Commons. $12, please RSVP.8:00PM - USO Revue: Tropicana Club on The Bluff
In 1983, UP sent a group of students and alumni on a USO tour to entertain the troops throughout Asia, performing "The Fantasticks" (the "World's Longest-Running Musical"). Join Julianne Johnson '83, Tim Callicrate '83, and a star-studded alumni cast as they reprise their favorite songs and antics from the show (and a few new bits), including a special tribute to our military alumni. Show included as part of the Purple Flamingo Happy Hour.10:00PM - Coffeehouse Talent PubRecapture the spirit of the late-night college days as we invite alumni to play, sing, or entertain, in their own unique fashion, in the Anchor Lounge beginning at 10:00 p.m. Interested performers should contact the Alumni Office by June 17 to get on the play list, and sample tracks are required. Free, performers required to RSVP.
Sunday, June 30, 20138:30AM - The Old Stomping Grounds 5K
Attempt to set your new personal best in this inaugural 5K race, joining with former Pilot Cross Country and Track superstars. Course will wind around the upper campus and down onto the River Campus, beginning and finishing in front of the Chiles Center. $10 includes t-shirt and snacks, please RSVP.10:00AM - University Museum OpenThe University Museum will be open until 4 p.m. View priceless objects associated with the University’s past such as the Wally Pilot head worn by Upsilon Omega Pi members in the 1980’s; a heart valve designed by Donald P. Shiley, the 1951 graduate who gave a sizeable donation for the renovation and expansion of the engineering building; historical artifacts from the renovation of West (now Waldschmidt) Hall, and vintage office equipment used in university offices and business classes.
The Museum is located on the lower level of Shipstad Hall, and contains photographs and memorabilia illustrating the University of Portland’s historical, religious, social, and educational history. The Museum has also prepared special historical exhibits featuring select mementos from the fraternities and sororities, on display in cases in the Pilot House and on the Buckley Center first floor.
The Museum also welcomes photographs and historical memorabilia from alumni and friends to help preserve the history of the University of Portland. Contact Carolyn Piatz Connolly, Museum Coordinator, at email@example.com or call 503-943-8038 for more information.10:00AM - River Campus TourLearn about the exciting changes coming to campus over the next few decades as you hear what the University plans to do with the reclaimed land along the Willamette River. This tour will start atop the Bluff, and involve a fair amount of walking as you visit the property below adjacent to the river before walking the steep grade back to the top. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Free.11:00AM - 50-Year Club MassAll alumni are invited to Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. This Mass celebrates the important 50-year milestone for the class of 1963. Mass begins at 11:00 a.m. Free.11:00AM - "Put a Lunch On It"
Portland has become known nationwide for its wide variety of delicious street food, available from hundreds of food carts, congregated together around the city in "Cart Pods". We're bringing the phenomenon to Reunion! Come eat lunch at the Pilot Cart Pod, set up near Schoenfeldt & Fields Halls on the west side of campus. Two carts will be open to serve lunch until at least 2:30PM. Cash and credit cards accepted.Noon - 50-Year Club LuncheonAlumni from the classes of 1963 and earlier are invited to dine in the Bauccio Commons Board Room following Mass. During the luncheon, a brief ceremony welcomes new members and presents them with a special pin. 50-Year Club members from years past who were not present to receive their pins are also honored. Spouses and guests are encouraged to attend. Luncheon begins at noon. Free for Class of 1963 and prior year alumni. Later class years and non-alumni guests: $12. Please RSVP.1:30PM - Men's Basketball Alumni GameJoin Coach Eric Reveno and the men's basketball coaching staff for an afternoon on the court. Come show off your skills or just reminisce about past stories. Former players are invited to come play or just watch the intrasquad game in the Chiles Center, refereed by the Pilots coaching staff. After the game there will be a reception for players and families in the Hall of Fame Room. Souvenir jerseys will be provided to all pre-registered players. Join us on the court beginning at 1:30PM. Free. Players required to RSVP to Marshall Cho at 503-943-7714 or firstname.lastname@example.org:30PM - Saturday Academy Sessions for Kids
Adventures for the curious! These interactive workshops taught by certified teachers will give your child hands-on fun with science and math. Saturday Academy has worked with more than 165,000 students since 1983, and is affiliated with the UP School of Education. Three age-appropriate tracks offered, for grades 2—8. Classes end by 4:00 p.m., ahead of the Fiesta dinner. $30 per student includes all supplies. Class sizes are limited to 12 to ensure quality attention, and RSVP is required.
ARTrithmetic Grades 2-3 Franz Hall
Math is everywhere- even in works of art; masterpieces use mathematical concepts such as measurement, pattern, symmetry, and balance. In this class you will use your imagination and creativity in a variety of artistic activities. Learn how to utilize measurements and shapes to create optical illusions, tessellation, and line designs turning perfectly straight lines into curves. Find out about all of these mathematical art techniques and more.
Kathrine England received her BA in art education from Montana State University and MAT from University of Portland. She works with the University of Portland summer tutoring program and has taught a variety of classes for Saturday Academy. She is currently working in the Beaverton School District.
Solar Power Grades 4-5 Franz Hall
Learn to harness the sun’s energy to “fuel” a solar cooker. Explore the science and principles of renewable energy by drawing sun diagrams, building solar profiles, and then constructing a solar cooker you can take home. Infrared lamps will sit in for the sun if weather doesn’t cooperate.
Candace Gossen is a paleoecologist and anthropologist with a PhD in environmental science and an MS in building design. She was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at PSU for 7 years teaching environmental sustainability.
Invertebrate Dissection Grades 6-7 Franz Hall
In a college science lab you will be introduced to the intriguing class of invertebrate animals--specifically grasshoppers and squid. You will learn how they function in their strange looking bodies, how their body systems work, and how they adapt to their environments. First, you will learn the basic procedures for safe dissections then you will focus on specific body features like exoskeletons, tube feet, and suction cups, and comparative anatomy.
Jeff Buckingham taught marine sciences on the Oregon coast with OMSI. He has banded songbirds with the Institute of Bird Populations and worked as a volunteer for Portland Audubon Society, rehabilitating birds and other animals to re-release into the wild. He is a University of Portland alum and currently working on his MST and MEd from Portland State University.1:30PM - Shiley Hall Engineering Building Tour & ReceptionJoin the Dean of the Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering, Sharon Jones, and professors for a tour of the state-of-the-art LEED Platinum facility, including a visit to the eco-roof and solar plant. Light refreshments will be available in the Shiley Hall lobby beginning at 1:30 p.m. Free.2:00PM - Saturday Reunion LoungeCatch up with classmates and friends in a casual setting. Enjoy complimentary snacks and refreshments in The Anchor Lounge in Haggerty Hall, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Free.2:00PM - Alumni Bike TourGet on your bikes and ride! Join avid cyclists Mark Hansen ’82 and NAB Representative Jayme Fisher ’90 for a two-wheeled tour of North Portland and environs. Depart from the Alumni House at 2:00 p.m. $5, RSVP required.2:00PM - Stories, Poems, Songs, and More with Brian DoyleBrian Doyle, award-winning editor of Portland Magazine, known the world over for his ability to "tell whopping lies and tall tales," will read selections from his stories and poetry, sing (badly), shout (loudly), and entertain (highly), in a location TBD. Free.2:00PM - Library Hard Hat Tour
In May 2012, the Wilson W. Clark Memorial Library was closed to facilitate the first full renovation since its original construction. Join us for this exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the renewed facility before it officially re-opens in July 2013. Space is limited for this "hard hat tour", and we'll provide the hats! Free, advance RSVP required due to limited space.2:00PM - Sigma Tau Omega Fraternity SocialJoin Sigma Tau Omega fraternity brothers and their spouses from every pledge class for complimentary beverages and snacks, 2:00 - 4:15 p.m. in St. Mary’s Lounge. Free, please RSVP.3:00PM - Honored Year Socials - Classes ending in 3's and 8'sCelebrating special anniversary milestones, members of the classes of 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008 are invited to meet and reminisce before the Welcome Home BBQ on The Bluff. Each honored year class will have a dedicated gathering space. Snacks and complimentary beverages will be provided. These class receptions will take place in Franz Hall, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Please also consider making a gift to support the work of the university in honor of your class. Free, please RSVP.3:30PM - Alumni Choir PracticeWhether you’re a former choir member or just love to sing, join us for choir practice to prepare for Sunday’s All Alumni Mass. Held in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. Saturday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.4:30PM - Kiddie FunlandThis play park is open to children ages four and up (younger children are welcome with a parent). Kiddie Funland includes a basketball toss game, a professional face painter, a huge blow-up slide, and, best of all, child-friendly scientific art projects with the university's beloved "mad scientist", Dr. Ray Bard. You can check your children in for supervised play or stay and play with them. Open from 4:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Free to play (BBQ dinner $7 for children under 12), please RSVP.4:30PM - Fiesta on The BluffIn the words of Lionel Richie, "Well my friends, the time has come / to raise the roof and have some fun!" Enjoy a Mexican-themed fiesta meal, with burritos, tacos, nachos, and other delights from south of the border! Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Professional photos will be taken outside on The Bluff throughout the afternoon for all honored year classes. To find friends and classmates, check out the Decade Gathering Spaces inside the dining room and outside on The Bluff. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. and photos begin at 5:00 p.m. Dinner will be served until 8:00 p.m. Adults: $15, children under 12: $7. Please RSVP.8:30PM - Fiesta Dance on The BluffAs the Fiesta dinner winds down, the All Night Long Fiesta will fill the casa! Enjoy a wide selection of curated music, blending rock & roll, pop, swing, country, and as the night goes on, maybe even some karaoke – a little something for everyone. Children are welcome to swing to the music too, or you can take advantage of the childcare available in the Bauccio Commons. Childcare is available for pre-registered guests if reserved by June 15. Dancing begins at 8:30 p.m. Included with dinner.
10:30AM - All Alumni MassAll alumni are invited to join in the celebration of Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Teacher. University president Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C.S.C., presides and the alumni choir leads us in song. Mass begins at 10:30 a.m. Free.
11:45AM - All Alumni BrunchAs the final gathering of Reunion Weekend, this is your chance to say farewell to friends over a buffet style brunch in the Bauccio Commons following Mass. Enjoy a slide show with photos of Reunion weekend. Please join us as we relive cherished memories one more time. Brunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Adults: $12, children under $12: $7. Please RSVP.
Tentative schedule of events: this information may change.
Page updated 4/26/13 by Ken Hallenius, Reunion Coordinator.