Bauccio Commons, University of Portland


5000 N Willamette Blvd.


The Bauccio Commons is toward the southern corner of the academic quad, along the bluff. It is the building with large front windows and a vaulted roof.

Future Events

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Past Events

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 7-8:30pm
Since its publishing in 1954 and the release of the movies in 2001, J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy has become one of the best-selling books of all time and has been cemented as a corner stone of the fantasy genre. Come hear a unique and humorous talk given by UP theology students Ally Liedtke and Niko Strom alongside Theology professor, Dr. David Turnbloom in order to learn about what the popular work means for the world today and specifically, what it means for theology. This event is a part of the Beckman Humor Project at UP which seeks to harness the power of humor to transform the world and tap into the imaginations and talents of the University of Portland. The program attempts to treat humor as a communal energy and a creative way to puncture arrogance and outwit violence.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7:15-8:30pm
University of Portland theology professor Michael Cameron and history professor Brian Els discuss the broad intellectual, political, and social impact of the 16th Century Reformation, and how it altered the ways we think about God, state, family, work, and society.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 7-8pm
Dan Wieden, co-founder and chairman of the acclaimed advertising company Wieden+Kennedy, will present University of Portland's annual Bauccio Lecture in Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. Wieden is a native of Portland and graduated from University of Oregon. He had experience working in public relations and copywriting before finally arriving at advertising. Unsatisfied with their agency at the time, but pleased with Dan Wieden's and David Kennedy's talents, Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight suggested they start their own company. More than three decades after their inception, Wieden+Kennedy today maintains offices in Portland, New York City, London, Amsterdam, Delhi, Shanghai, Tokyo, and São Paulo. It is an agency built upon a foundation that rejects bureaucratic decision-making but instead encourages contributions from anyone excited about an idea. This event will take place in the Bauccio Commons on the University of Portland campus (5000 N Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR). It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Peter Rachor, Franz Center for Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, at (503)-943-7782 or About the Bauccio Lecture: The Bauccio Lecture in Entrepreneurship was established with a $250,000 Defining Moment Campaign gift from Fedele Bauccio '64,'66 and his wife, Linda. The gift enables the University to stage a series of lectures with visiting entrepreneurs. Bauccio is CEO of Bon Appetit, an onsite custom restaurant company which controls all beverage and food at over 170 locations in 26 states and employs more than 8,000 people. Past lecturers include San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer, polar explorer and environmental leader Robert Swan, Continental Mills CEO John Heily, former WalMart executive Jack Shewmaker, and, in 2003, Fedele Bauccio.