2022 CPFM PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST
It's time to choose our winners!
These are just some of the amazing entries we received this year. Take the poll to vote on your favorite pumpkin and see all the creative entries!
The voting site will close on November 7th at midnight.
Three top winning votes will be announced on November 8th. The winners will receive a $25 Duck Store gift card and bragging rights!
The Grounds team applied and was approved for the VPFA Duck Diversity fund – They chose to do Ice Cream Fridays in September/October. The team participated in weekly inclusion activities paired with an ‘ice cream social’. These activities helped to create connections, expand understanding between team members, improve team relationships and build trust and empathy leading to better support systems. Attached is a photo of the Grounds Team and Zero Waste Team at our favorite ice cream shop, Prince Puckler's.
CPFM Field Trip to Reed Canyon
On October 7th, Mike Harwood, Steve Mital, Aaron Olsen, Rosalee Clanton, and Kevin Farthing toured Reed Canyon. Reed Canyon is a 28 acre natural area at the heart of Reed College. They learned about restoration and maintenance that has transformed the canyon over the last 20 years. The canyon includes the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek, which provides critical salmon and steelhead habitat, and has a diversity of wildlife and native plants that supports outdoor learning, recreation, and a natural place to rest and relax. The tour was led by Reed’s Facilities Operations Manager, Zac Perry who has been a champion of the Reed Canyon restoration and maintenance efforts.
Last summer CPFM completed the Willamette River Natural Area Landscape Management Plan. This plan establishes guidance for how CPFM can restore and maintain our 24 acre riverfront natural area to create and enhance a variety of habitats (riparian areas, grasslands, and mixed forest). Reed College’s success in restoring the canyon is an inspiration to the potential of how our riverfront could become a destination for more students to learn, recreate, and relax along the Willamette River.
UO Surplus Properties will be holding the first weekly public sale of the school year:
Saturday, November 12th, 11am-1pm
Romania Warehouse, 2020 Franklin Blvd., SW entrance facing 15th.
- Sales will be offered weekly going forward, at the same time and place.
- Purchase items for personal/non-UO use
- Credit/Debit only
- All items heavily discounted (most items only $5-30)
- Haul away that day
- Bring yourself, your family, tell your friends!
Items for sale include:
Desks, tables, chairs, bookshelves, filing cabinets, some kids-size furniture, other office items.
For more information and to browse check out our website: https://cpfm.uoregon.edu/uo-surplus-furniture-campus
As always for UO employees wanting surplus furniture for work purposes, items are free and available for browsing Tuesdays & Fridays from 12:30-1:30.
The fall Sustainability Open House will bring together faculty, staff, and students on November 4th, 11am - 12:30pm in EMU, Room 104, for conversation and connection.
- Adell Amos, Environment Initiative
- Katie Staton, UO Longhouse
- Jessie Gardner, Public Interest and Environmental Law Conference (PIELC)
- Max Arquilevich, Citizen's Climate Lobby intern
- Leigh Johnson and Troy Brundidge, wildfires and incarcerated laborers research
- Ella Meloy and Graham Yotsuya, Sustainability Leadership and Engagement Program
- Elly Vandegrift, Global Works International Internship
Each speaker will give a micro-presentation on their work, followed by unstructured time for networking and deeper conversations with the speakers. All are invited to attend and light refreshments will be provided. Masks are welcome. Sustainability Open Houses are sponsored by the Environmental Studies program, Student Sustainability Center, and Office of Sustainability.
Fall Facilities Liaison Meeting
The UO Caregiver Networks (uoregon.edu/caregivers) help UO families identify care providers and shared care opportunities. These lists are exclusively for members of the UO Community. Both lists include information about UO affiliation, types of care, experience, availability, and completed trainings.
Only those with a UO email address can access the network. UO families looking for care can log in with their DuckID to securely view care provider and shared care information. UO families work directly with care providers to discuss opportunities, schedules and pay rates. Similarly, families looking to share care or to connect with other UO families can view the UO Shared Care list for possible matches and reach out to individual families.
CPFM is partnering with the Oregon Employees Charitable Fund Drive!
Make a pledge or one time contribution to the charity of your choosing!
Dear Gabe (Hein),
Thanks for your crew and your hard work on this clean up. The courtyard at YLC in MCK is fantastic! It really looks beautiful and inviting with the cleaning and the new furniture. We have received many compliments from folks that ask if the UO has replaced the benches, which now look completely different than before. We've seen a noticeable uptick in folks using the courtyard. Thanks so much for your help with making these improvements!
- Robert Elliott
I want to write to you with a big compliment for your employee Ashley (Mayfield). She has stepped up in a winning way twice recently for the University Career Center. First, she helped (as scheduled) by transporting recruiter displays and materials from the Career Expo in the EMU Ballroom to Career Center offices in Tykeson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Unexpectedly we had more boxes to transport than had been delivered that morning, some of them weighing as much as 50 lbs. and another awkward box containing a large monitor. Ashley stepped up and took care of the transport without a single complaint, with a good-humored smile on her face. Second, she was in our office on Friday, Oct. 28th to hang a framed certificate for my supervisor, which she took care of quickly. My colleague, Tina Haynes and I had two additional, similar projects for which we were intending to log requests (but hadn’t gotten them in yet). Ashley told us she had time and quickly took care of both hangings while we submitted the requests online. This was above and beyond the call of duty and was done with grace and determination. Ashley is so capable with a wonderful cheerful disposition. It was a joy to have her support or efforts. Please thank her again for us.
Warm regards, Colleen Lewis
Thank you so much!! Your team is awesome – I already saw a ticket to help track Washing windows at Computing Center and address the issue. - Abhijit Pandit
Multicultural events in November:
- Tues, Nov 1, 5:30pm, JSMA (Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art): Día de los Muertos celebration begins with a community procession through the fall colors of the UO campus at 5:30 p.m. (At 6 p.m., experience a traditional celebration with a musical performance by Alma de Cuerdas de Oaxaca, dancing by Familia Lara Stephens and Ballet Folklórico Colibrí, and an art exhibition by Grabadores Guanajuatenses. Children’s art workshop led by artist Raymundo González Nieto and Hannah Bastian. The ofrendas (alters) will be on view to the public starting October 26.)
- Wed, Nov 2 through April 2: Lonnie Graham’s A Conversation with the World, at the JSMA (Professor of Visual Art at Pennsylvania State University – portraits and the answers to eight questions Lonnie asked his subjects about their origins, family, life, death, values, tradition, and thoughts on Western Culture)
- Thurs, Nov 3, 11am-12pm, Zoom: CPFM/FASS Open Forum hosts Jill and Cindy from Eugene’s Center for Transformative Healing (CTH) to provide helpful tools and tips one can use when undergoing stress both at and outside of work. Facilitating diversity, equity & inclusion in your life is problematic when a person is working through personal/professional stress.
- Fri, Nov 4, noon, PLC 159: What is Justice? Addressing Violence against Indigenous Women in Guatemala, by Lynn Stephen, Anthropology and 2022–23 OHC Faculty Research Fellow (registration required)
- Fri, Nov 4, 2-3:30pm, William W. Knight Law Center Room 110: Honorable Josephine H. Mooney (Oregon Court of Appeals) talks about a quadruple murder in Georgia in 1975 as part of Race, Juries and Justice – A Case Study.
- Sat, Nov 5, 10am-3pm, MNCH: Family Day at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History – Engineering through Time (learn about Native Americans’ use of science and engineering); activities are all bilingual Spanish and English; free for UO ID card holders
- Sat, Nov 5, 2pm, JSMA: Artist talk by Ka'ila Farrell-Smith, contemporary Klamath Modoc visual artist, writer and activist based in Modoc Point, Oregon and “Creative in Residence” at JSMA during the Many Wests exhibition.
- Thurs, Nov 10, 4pm, Lawrence Hall Room 115: Marie Watt lecture on Calling Companion Species (Marie Watt is an American artist and citizen of the Seneca Nation with German-Scot ancestry whose interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings to explore the intersection of history, community, and storytelling.)
- Thurs, Nov 10, 4pm, EMU Crater Lake North: Where Great Powers Meet by David Shambaugh, Gaston Sigur Professor of Asian Studies, Political Science and International Affairs, Director of the China Policy Program, George Washington University.
- Sun, Nov 13, 10am-4pm, MNCH: Basketry Workshop with Brenda Brainard ($100 for MNCH members and $125 for the public; pre-registration required)
- Tues, Nov 22, 5:30-8pm, EMU Ballroom: BE Indigenous Joy with Jana Schmieding (Jana is known for her breakout role as "Reagan," opposite Ed Helms on Peacock's groundbreaking comedy series, RUTHERFORD FALLS. The Lakota Native comedian, writer, and fat-positive content creator is also a writer on the series.)
- Tues, Nov 29, 3:30-5pm, Many Nations Longhouse: Native Studies Research Colloquium—Allies, Not Subjects: Teaching Native Thinkers in Political Science, with UO political scientist Burke Hendrix.
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