News - December 2016

Susan Stillwell

University of Portland’s Susan Stillwell joins American Health Council Nursing Board

Nursing

December 13, 2016

University of Portland associate nursing dean Susan Stillwell has been selected to join the Nursing Board at the American Health Council.

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Shiley School of Engineering develops engineering high school course

Engineering

December 13, 2016

Shiley School of Engineering professor Shazib Vijlee is working to develop a one-semester pre-engineering course for seniors from De La Salle North Catholic High School who are interested in pursing engineering careers.

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University of Portland Tops 2016 WCC Commissioner’s Cup Standings

Athletics

December 13, 2016

The University of Portland sits atop the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup standings after a historic fall season on The Bluff.

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Campus aerial photo from 2016

University of Portland students win undergraduate awards, study abroad scholarships

Environmental Studies

Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement

Study Abroad

College of Arts and Sciences

December 13, 2016

Four University of Portland College of Arts and Sciences students have won national and international awards recently.

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School of Nursing announces creation of Alumni Steering Committee

Nursing

December 12, 2016

The School of Nursing is proud to announce the creation of the Alumni Steering Committee. The group, comprised of 10 members, aims to connect nursing alumni back to the University, support new nursing graduates, and give back to the local community.

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Fr. Ronald Wasowski C.S.C.

Fr. Ronald Wasowski, C.S.C., beloved member of the University of Portland community since 1998, passes away on December 5 (story updated with Funeral Mass information)

Environmental Studies

December 9, 2016

The University of Portland lost a dear friend and colleague when Fr. Ronald Wasowski, C.S.C. passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack or stroke on Monday evening, December 5.

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Shiley School of Engineering students compete in local competitions

Engineering

December 6, 2016

The Shiley School of Engineering recently sent student teams to compete in the 2016 Pacific NW Regional Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Programming contest as well as the William C. Kloos Traffic Bowl this past month.

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Alumni profile: Mark Pillers ’83, ’86

Engineering

December 5, 2016

Alumnus Mark Pillers ’83, ’86 never imagined he would spend the better part of his successful engineering career, going on 35 years, in the “frigid Midwest.” The University of Portland graduate (B.Sc. ME 1983, M.Sc.ME 1986) is the Vice President for Cab Sales and Marketing at Crenlo, Inc., in Rochester, Minnesota, a company best known for designing and manufacturing industrial and agricultural vehicle cabs for OEM (original equipment manufacturer) clients such as Caterpillar and John Deere.

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