Pioneer Place gallery displays PSU students’ exhibition Toward a Nomadic ArchitectureThe common conception of architecture is “iconic, static,” according to assistant professor Nora Wendl of the Portland State Architecture Department. Who, after all, doesn’t think of great monolithic marvels, like New York City’s Empire State Building or the Pantheon of Rome, when envisioning the craft of architecture?
Bamboo scholar Ned Jaquith to speak at PSUNed Jaquith’s Bamboo Garden Nursery is an emerald grove of gently nodding exotic grasses that stretch up to 40 feet tall.
PSU Percussion Ensemble remembers American composer John Cage“Ready?” asks Jeffrey Peyton, acting director of percussion studies and music faculty, to the six percussion students standing expectantly before him.
Nick Wells writes, directs and stars in the locally made, DIY-style comedy Metal Messiah: Born Again Sage.
A sweet take on a classic snackChips and salsa is a go-to dish for any party. It’s fresh, vegetarian friendly and great for snacking. But why not give your next gathering a twist with fresh fruit salsa and sweet cinnamon chips? It’s simple to prepare and every bit as crunchy and delicious.
An exclusive Q-and-A with Kristina McMorris, author of Bridge of Scarlet LeavesKristina McMorris, a prolific women’s fiction author, is an unfailingly nice person. Not only did she pick me up from the MAX station with her two gregarious sons in tow; she served me some hot coffee and gave me a copy of her new book, Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, which is being released today by Kensington Books.
PSU Dept. of Theatre and Film presents the commonly misunderstood Urinetown: The MusicalThis Friday, the outlandishly titled Urinetown: The Musical opens at Portland State in the Lincoln Hall main stage. The play, written in 2001 by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, tells the story of a town where a greedy corporation has started charging the town’s citizens to use its bathrooms.
PSU senior capstone course seeks to raise awareness of homelessness with Know Your Neighbors art galleryWant to check out an art showcase that addresses social concern? On Thursday, March 1, Portland State students, local artists and Bud Clark Commons residents will present Know Your Neighbors, an art exhibition that aims to open up a dialogue about homelessness within Portland’s community.
A PSU capstone course organizes book drive for at-risk girls’ underfunded public schoolMany people remember their first trip to the library. The books stacked row upon row, that feeling of independence when you learned to use the card catalog and the pleasure of bringing a book of your choice home for the very first time.
The Everybody Reads program discusses gentrification of the Albina districtPortland has a reputation for being a socially progressive city, yet this reputation goes hand-in-hand with a marked history of institutionalized racism. Certain neighborhoods still remain highly racially segregated, and the Albina district in North and Northeast Portland is a shining example of these residual tensions.
Trio Spektrum graces Lincoln Recital HallMusical performances on our university campus are a common and welcome occurrence. On Thursday, March 1, the Performance Attendance Recital Series continues with a concert featuring Trio Spektrum in Lincoln Hall.