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Philip K. Piele (’57 English) is the new president of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art |

Categories: 1970s | College of Arts and Sciences | Professional or career event

Philip K. Piele. Courtesy of Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

EUGENE, Ore. — (July 30, 2014) – Eugene resident Philip K. Piele will serve a two-year term as the new Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon Leadership Council President beginning July 2014.  Piele has been an active member of the JSMA Leadership Council since 2012 and brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for arts to the position.

“I’m honored to be elected to serve as President of the Leadership Council of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,” says Piele.  “Under the superb leadership of executive director, Jill Hartz, and the hard work and dedication of a talented staff, the JSMA has become one of the premier university art museums in The United States.”

The Leadership Council is the Museum’s primary advisory body with a goal of ensuring the artistic quality, educational integrity, excellence, sustainability, and financial strength of the JSMA.

“Philip’s knowledge of the university, the museum, and the off-campus community – its arts and business leaders – give him a great start on being a wonderful Leadership Council president,” says JSMA executive director Jill Hartz. “It’s been a pleasure seeing all he’s been able to do as co-chair of our Leadership Council Development Committee over the past year.   I am excited to work with him in his new role.”

Piele is emeritus professor of education and former head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Technology and Administration at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.

A member of the University of Oregon faculty from 1968-2005, Piele taught courses on education law, economics of education, and applied statistics in the Department of Educational Leadership, Technology, and Administration.  Piele was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 1984, a visiting professor at the University of Toronto in Canada in 1974, and a visiting lecturer at several major Australian universities in 1973.

Piele was also director of the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Educational Management for thirty-five years (1968-2003).  ERIC is the largest educational database in the world with online access to over 1.5 million abstracts of documents and journal articles.

Active in Eugene performing arts organizations since 1980, Piele was a member of the Board of the Oregon Bach Festival from 1980-83, a member of the Board of the Oregon Mozart Players from 1992-94, and  a member of the Silva Foundation Committee from 1999 to 2001. He served on the Eugene Opera Board of Directors from 2001-2012, except for a three year period from 2005-2008 when he resigned from the Board to accept the volunteer position of Executive Director.

During his academic career, Piele was an elected officer in two professional associations: President, Education Law Association (1978-79) and Secretary, American Educational Research Association (1987-89). He has been listed in “Who’s Who in America” since 1990 and is currently a member of Eugene Round Table.

About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.

 About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of “Very High Research Activity” in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.

 

 

Courtesy of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

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Aron Baynes (’09 Kinesiology) and Brock Motum (’13 Psych.) join the Airbnb Australian Boomers |

Categories: 2000s | 2010s | College of Arts and Sciences | Professional or career event

CANBERRA, Australia – Although they never played in Cougar uniforms together, former Washington State men’s basketball student-athletes, Aron Baynes and Brock Motum, will share a court this summer as the two were selected to the Airbnb Australian Boomers Team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.

A member of the NBA-Champion Spurs, Baynes competed with the Boomers (also known as Australia’s national team) at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, United Kingdom after first-earning a spot on the Boomers’ roster in 2010 for the FIBA World Championships. Motum is making his first appearance with the Boomers after being selected to the team for the World Cup in late July following training camp.

A native of Cairns, Australia, Baynes played for the Cougars for four seasons, from 2006-09, becoming the 30th Cougar to score 1,000 career points, accomplishing the feat March 7, 2009, WSU’s regular-season finale that year. He finished his career with 1,064 points, ranking 25th on the all-time career scoring list. A 6-foot-10 center, Baynes helped lead the Cougars to back-to-back NCAA Tournament Appearances in 2007 and 2008, as WSU advanced to the ‘Sweet 16’ his junior season. During his senior season, the Cougars made their third-straight postseason appearance, advancing to the first round of the 2009 National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

A native of Brisbane, Australia, Motum ranks fifth in WSU’s career record books with 1,530 points scored in four seasons. He led the Cougars and the Pac-12 in scoring two-straight seasons with 18.0 points per game in 2011-12 and 18.7 ppg in 2012-13. At the conclusion of the 2012 season, he was named the league’s most improved player while earning first team all-conference honors. He was named All-Pac-12 Second Team in 2013. He most recently played with the Utah Jazz in the 2014 NBA Summer League and has been invited to their training camp.

The Boomers will depart for Europe on Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning their nine-game pre-FIBA Basketball World Cup tour in Lithuania, where they will face their Group D rivals along with Finland and Ukraine. This will be followed by a one-game stay in Helsinki to take on Finland in front of their home crowd, before travelling to the south of France for games against the French, Ukraine and The Philippines in Nice. Rounding out the Airbnb Boomers preparation will be two games in Strasbourg near the French-German border, with fixtures against Finland and France prior to arriving in the Canary Islands.

The Airbnb Boomers open their 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Gran Canaria against Slovenia Saturday morning, Aug. 30. Based in the Canary Island city of Gran Canaria, the Boomers will also face Angola, Korea, Lithuania and Mexico, playing five games in six days prior to the knockout phase.

 

 

Published on freenewspos.com.

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Nik Koprivica (’10 Business) becomes an assistant coach for Truman State University |

Categories: 2010s | College of Business | Professional or career event

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – - Truman State University men’s basketball head coach Matt Woodley has announced that Nik Koprivica will be joining the Bulldog coaching staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

“I am thrilled that Nik is joining our coaching staff,” Woodley said. “Nik played for me at Washington State University, and as a former player, I consider Nik family. He has a great understanding of the game of basketball, and his personality will allow him to develop great relationships with our players.”

Koprivica (Ko-pra-VEET-za) joins the Truman staff having most recently served with the basketball club “AS Basket” in Belgrade, Serbia, since 2011. While there, he was an assistant coach with the seniors team and helped organize multiple facets of the club operations including scheduling, development, marketing, and camps.

He has significant playing experience, having competed for club teams in both Serbia and Greece, while also playing for Coach Woodley at WSU in Pullman, Wash., from 2006-2010. Koprivica served as the captain of the Serbian U-16 and U-20 national teams and has been part of European U-14 (2002) and U-20 (2008) championship and World University gold medal (2010) teams.

“I’m very excited about my new role at Truman, especially for the opportunity to work with Coach Woodley who was once my coach,” Koprivica said. “He was a key figure in the development of my basketball career, and I feel very blessed to be joining the Bulldog family!”

The Truman men’s basketball program is coming off a 20-7 season that resulted in a Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament berth. The 2013-14 squad became just the sixth team in program history to have reached the 20-win mark and the first since 2005-06. In addition, the 13 conference wins last season set a new program record. Truman graduated two seniors and will return three starters and 14 squad members for the 2014-15 campaign.

 

Originally published by the Truman Bulldogs.

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Matthew A. Marner, Criminal Justice, Sociology ’98 – Opening of The Law Office of Matthew A. Marner, PLLC |

Categories: 1990s | Professional or career event

On July 2, 2014, Matthew A. Marner (Criminal Justice, Sociology ’98) opened The Law Office of Matthew A. Marner, PLLC in Chandler, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix.  Matthew practices D.U.I. and criminal defense in the Superior Court of Maricopa County as well as Phoenix area municipal and justice courts.  Matthew is a member of the bar for: the State of Arizona, the State of California, the Federal District Court for Arizona, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He earned his Master of Science in Criminal Justice at Michigan State University in 2001, and his Juris Doctorate at the University of Arizona in 2008.  But he still loves W.S.U. above all others.

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Rosemary Baker-Monaghan (’78 Forest Management) has been elected as Chair for the Clatsop Community College Board |

Categories: 1970s | Other event

Rosemary Baker-Monaghan. Courtesy of Clatsop Community College.

Board members elected Rosemary Baker-Monaghan, who represents Zone 3, as Chair. Baker-Monaghan was appointed to the Clatsop Community College Board in October 2000 and is currently serving her third elected four-year term. She is a graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Forest Management and a Masters of Adult and Continuing Education. Baker-Monaghan is the Executive Director of the Liberty Theater, a board member of CEDR and the Lewis and Clark National Park Association, and chair of the Lower Columbia Tourism Committee. She served in public office from 1991 – 2003 with the City of Seaside, including positions on the Planning Commission and City Council, and as Mayor.   Originally published on the Clatsop Community College’s website.

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