News - April 2016

Over 1000 graduates to participate in 2016 University of Portland Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 1

Commencement

April 29, 2016

Tim Boyle and Fedele Bauccio will give Commencement addresses; Allen and Kathleen Lund will receive the Christus Magister medal; and honorary doctorates will be presented to Eleanor Blum,Rev. Robert S. Pelton, C.S.C., Cathy Rush, Steve Shepard, and Ron Thomas.

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Political science professor Lauretta Frederking appointed associate provost of University of Portland

April 28, 2016

Lauretta Frederking has been named associate provost effective July 2, 2016. She will work in the areas of Title IX, faculty contracts and support, special projects, and summer school administration while serving on the Dean’s Council and the President’s Leadership Cabinet.

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Six University of Portland students and one alumnus awarded prestigious 2016 Fulbright grants to work and study abroad

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Awards and Rankings

April 28, 2016

Seven Fulbright finalists have been awarded English Teaching Assistantships (ETAs) in Germany, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, and Turkey.

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Sentri Performance and Pro Social take top honors at the University of Portland’s 2016 $100K Challenge Venture Competition

Franz Center

April 28, 2016

Sentri Performance wins the for-profit venture competition with an innovative outdoor hoodie and Pro Social wins the social enterprise category for its focus on connecting non-profits with potential volunteers via social media.

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University of Portland’s School of Nursing takes pledge on opioid education in national effort to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse

Nursing

April 27, 2016

As part of academic nursing’s ongoing efforts to combat prescription drug and opioid abuse across the United States, the University of Portland’s School of Nursing is proud to announce that it has committed to educating its advanced practice registered nursing (APRN) students on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The commitment was featured in a White House fact sheet today as part of the White House Champions of Change event on Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.

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University of Portland student newspaper, The Beacon, amasses awards, student internships

Student Affairs

Awards and Rankings

Student Activities

April 22, 2016

The University of Portland’s student-run weekly newspaper, The Beacon, has won four regional Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and advances to the national competition in the following categories: General News Reporting, In-Depth Reporting, Online Sports Reporting, and Photo Illustration.

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