Posts Tagged ‘snow’

Weather Closures Cause MU To Wish You “Merry Christmas” A Day Early

2 comments Written on December 23rd, 2008 by
Categories: General

What do my eyes behold? Another storm system coming in to dump untold inches of snow, sleet, and freezing rain on our beloved Pacific Northwest? This is truly an odd winter we're having here in Portland.

To quote a lady who lives down the street from me: "I had to drive to 13 places to find tire chains!" (to which I almost replied, but didn't: "How did you ever make it to 13 places to find tire chains without tire chains on?")

Due to continued inclement weather, all Multnomah University offices will be closed on Wednesday, 12/24/08

Also, in case you're wondering, because Thursday and Friday are MU staff holidays, we will not open again - weather permitting - until Monday, 12/29/08.

Stay warm. Stay safe. And if we don't get a post done between now and then...

Merry Christmas!
Luke 2

UPDATE: MU Inclement Weather Closure and Post Office Hours for Tuesday, 12/23/08

Comments Off Written on December 22nd, 2008 by
Categories: General, Students

The weather continues to make travel in Portland and Beyond treacherous - so all Multnomah offices will be closed for at least one more day before Christmas on Tuesday, 12/23/08.

Post Office Hours
**UPDATE** The Post Office will be open from 10am-3pm
Keep checking "MultnomahU" on Twitter for any updates.

Speaking of the Post Office
Here's a little something I got from Lisa Hezmalhalch via Facebook today:

Hey Robert!
I thought I would give you a little update on the Post Office being open. None of the actual post office staff were there. Ha! The Post Office was being run by married students who, along with their wives, were sorting the mail and packages as best they could so that folks could get what they needed. It was pretty amazing. Luckily, since the post office was my job for 4 years, I was able to jump in and help. With the combined forces of Peter Ekle with keys, Bobbly Silva with computer access and my knowledge of the Post Office, we even printed out package slips and did a fair job sorting everything. Oh boy, it was great. They might have it open tomorrow as well.

Well, just thought I'd let you know what's happening on campus. Also, I took some more photos. It's crazy how much snow there is! Well...just check them out!

MU Post Office Open for Mail and Package Service from 1-3pm on 12/22/08.

Comments Off Written on December 22nd, 2008 by
Categories: General, Students

Yes, signs of life on campus. Given how close it is to Christmas and the fact that there are likely lots of mail and packages to send and receive for MU students who get their mail on campus or nearby, the Post Office and Campus Security are doing their best to supply staff to help out.

Just note that the register will not be open, so you will not be able to purchase postage or do anything else that requires a purchase.

  • The Multnomah University Post Office will be open for only 2 hours today from 1-3pm.
  • If the post office doesn't have a package you're expecting, please check at the Security Office - they may hold on to some packages for students.

Stay tuned for potential closure information for tomorrow.

MU Closed for Inclement Weather on Monday 12/22/08

1 Comment » Written on December 21st, 2008 by
Categories: General

All offices will be closed and Adult Degree Completion classes cancelled on Monday, 12/22/08.

The snow just keeps falling - maybe we'll have something new to blog about soon - but don't be surprised if we stay closed for a few days (no, that's not the official word - yet)!

Stay warm and safe!

Multnomah University Closed (still) on Friday, 12/19/08

2 comments Written on December 19th, 2008 by
Categories: General, Media

Well, it didn't really snow last night, but what snow was still left has now frozen over solid! It's nothing but glazed over roads and slippery sidewalks.

Due to inclement weather, all Multnomah offices - inlcuding Adult Degree Completion classes - are closed on Friday, 12/19/08.

It's Just A Little Snow!
Now I know that some of you from our more "winter-weather-inclined" states like Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, and the entire Midwest tend to look at our "feeble" responses to the snow in the Pacific Northwest and wonder "what's wrong with those guys? It's just a little snow!"

Well, there are three main excuses...err...differences as I see it that make our snow particularily dangerous for driving:

  1. It's not dry and powdery, it's all wet and slick from the beginning and it rarely gets too cold to be dry snow so it's always hovering between frozen and not - so as soon as the weather dips into the mid-20's and below, the moist snow and slush becomes slick sheets of ice on top of snow and this is a problem for a major metropolitan area.
  2. We don't have the monster army of sand trucks, de-icer machines and snow plows at the ready that even smaller cities in the midwest might have. We have a very good supply and very talented transportation safety crews, but not a fully adequate supply like elsewhere. Why? Because we don't need it as often. We're "lucky" if we need it once-per-year. Which brings me to my third point.
  3. Don't tell anybody - but we just don't get a lot of practice sliding into each other on the roads and so we get a little queezy thinking about the mangled piles of steel and risk to life and limb out on impossibly slick and icy roads. And yes, we do know how to get winter studded tires and chains put on our vehicles - but it just doesn't matter or seem to help as much around here. We'd rather live another day and contemplate the implications of shutting down the local economy over a hot cup of famed Northwest coffee!

With the exception of this week of winter weather and a few extra rainy parts of the year, the Portland area is actually quite temperate, quite sunny, and very lush. You should try it!

Multnomah University is Closed (yet again) on 12/18/08

Comments Off Written on December 18th, 2008 by
Categories: General, Media

As of 9:00 AM PST, Multnomah University officials decided to send all staff home due to inclement weather on 12/18/08. Students and most Faculty are already home because finals were last week.

All Adult Degree Completion classes are also cancelled today.

Still Giving Out "Hot Beverage Mugs"
If you have any good photos of campus from TODAY to send me ( then I'm still giving away "Hot Beverage Mugs" - I'll keep it going until I run out of mugs!

I've gotten lot's of shots of the prayer chapel...anyone want to get other things? We'll turn it into a full on Flickr feed folder...

Multnomah University Closed (Again) On Wednesday 12/17/08

1 Comment » Written on December 16th, 2008 by
Categories: Media

The Winter Storm Continues
Due to continued inclement weather, all Multnomah offices - including Adult Degree Completion classes - are closed on Wednesday 12/17/08.

That's right night class folks, stay home and enjoy a day off like the rest of us!

Want A Free "hot beverage" Glass MU Mug?
Why do I call it a "hot beverage" mug? Because I don't want to be insensitive to all the tea and cocoa drinkers out there who have to "suffer" under the "repression" of being given nothing but "coffee" mugs! (That's my attempt at humor for tonight!)

But I digress...

If anyone can get good snowy photos of campus, and send them to me, I'll give you a "limited edition" Multnomah University hot beverage glass mug! Send them to

Multnomah University Closed On Monday 12/15/08

Comments Off Written on December 14th, 2008 by
Categories: General

This Just In
Multnomah University will be closed on Monday 12/15/08 due to inclement weather. Yes, it is very snowy, icy and windy in Portland, Oregon.

Chapel covered in show.

Good thing finals were over last week!

You heard it here first!
Unless you already saw it on the news or read it on our Website or got the messages on Facebook.

Snow covered Seminary building.

Special thanks to Bible College admissions counselor Lisa Hezmalhalch for taking these photos for us - and for letting me steal them off of her Facebook profile!