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University of Portland band marching in parade approx. 1940School Spirit Through Songs and Music

Clark Library Covert Gallery Exhibit, January - March 2023

The Clark Library is celebrating a century of alma maters and school anthems -- home-grown, lovingly crafted by UP students and faculty, and performed by University bands and choral groups throughout these many years -- with an exhibit in the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery on the main floor of the library. Curious to hear them? Visit the Digital Collection or scan the QR codes on gallery labels to enjoy recordings made in 2016.

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Watercolor painting of Salzburg, AustriaExperience of a Student: Artwork by Thayne Covert

Clark Library Covert Gallery Exhibit, October - December 2022

The Clark Library is excited to feature a selection of watercolor paintings by Thayne Covert, UP senior and mechanical engineering major, in the Dr. James T. Covert Gallery on the main floor of the library. This exhibit, which runs through the end of December, includes depictions of UP and the city of Portland, as well as images from study abroad and other experiences from Thayne’s time as a college student.


Rev. Waldschmidt unveiling the National Historic Building plaque on West Hall, 1977Celebrating Waldschmidt Hall

Clark Library Covert Gallery Exhibit, August - October 2022

Built in 1891, this stalwart building started life on The Bluff as West Hall. After an extensive remodel in 1992, it was renamed Waldschmidt Hall in honor of the University’s 15th president, Bishop Paul Waldschmidt, C.S.C. As the University’s longest-serving building, Waldschmidt Hall has welcomed all University presidents from the first, Rev. E.P. Murphy who rang the opening bell on September 5, 1901, to the University’s 21st president, Dr. Robert Kelly. Happy 30th birthday, Waldschmidt Hall!


view of downtown Portland from Pittock Mansion

Student Perspectives on Sustainability

Clark Library Covert Gallery Exhibit, April - August 2022

UP students aim to generate conversation on the intersecting themes of economic, social, and environmental justice through photography. Their photos and accompanying reflections serve as prompts for further dialogue as we work together to build a sustainable future. Featuring work by Camille Alik, Kate Andersen, Ellee Becker, Beth Chvilicek, Tatum Hafford, Vy-An Nguyen, and Lexi Turner, and facilitated by Lizz Schallert, UP Social Work, as part of the “Organizing for Environmental Justice” class, Spring 2022.