Feb. 7 with an open house to gather community feedback from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the EMU’s Lease Crutcher Lewis Room, with light refreshments provided.
Personally I’d rank this near the bottom of any list of how to best spend money, but whatever, I assume it’s just the start of what the IAAF 2021 championships are going to cost us.
Rumor has it that moving this misplaced ugly money pit is turning out to be more expensive than thought, and that they haven’t yet lined up the donors for the badly needed classroom and office building. So presumably my proposal that we donate Collier House to the ESFD for a fire training exercise is back on the table.
UO finally owns the lovely, historic Tree Tops mansion free and clear. While it would do nicely as the residence and offices of the Senate President, the long-rumored proposal to require all Duck football coaches and assistants to live there while reducing their salaries by $5M or so is the financially prudent one:
The Faculty Club will be open as usual this Wed and Th to facilitate discussion of these and other rumors:
The Faculty Club is open this week at the usual times (5-8 on Wednesday and Thursday). On Wednesdays, why not pair a visit to the FC with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art’s weekly extended evening hours? Enjoy some refreshments and then pop upstairs to see Monet’s painting of a snowy landscape at Giverny. It’s the perfect scene for this week’s snowy weather, and the painting (a short-term loan from a private collector) is only up for a few more weeks.
Thursday we mark Bob Marley’s birthday; were “Tuff Gong” still with us, he’d be 74. Our background music will thus be all Marley all the time.
Finally, a few days ago I spoke with a colleague who’s chairing a search committee. He plans to bring their candidates around to Faculty Club to demonstrate what a convivial and collegial faculty we are. All search committees should feel free to use us as supernumeraries, harnessing our cheerful vibe to the engine of recruitment!
Yours, James Harper
Chair of the Faculty Club Board
WHO: The UO Faculty Club is open to all UO faculty—tenure-track faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, library faculty, and OAs tenured in an academic department, as well as people retired from positions in these categories. Eligible people may bring any guests they like.
WHAT: Cash Bar with beer, wine, liquor and non-alcoholic beverages; complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
WHERE: The Faculty Club meets in a designated room on the ground floor of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Enter at the museum’s main entrance and turn right; the club room is right off the lobby.
WHEN: Wednesdays & Thursdays 5:00-8:00 pm. We will meet through the last week of classes in Fall Term (i.e. through November 29); activity will resume in the Winter and Spring terms.