Dr. Ken Stedman (right) of the biology department studies a virus with research assistant David Goodman. The biology department is one of four PSU graduate programs ranked top in the nation by Joseph Thiebes/Vanguard Archives

Four PSU graduate programs listed among top in nation

Four graduate programs from Portland State made it into the top 25 programs in the nation: Social Work; Urban and Regional Planning; Biology; and Linguistics, according to the spring 2015…
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Don’t you P-O-L-L-U-T-E the Earth

As part of an ongoing commitment to promoting sustainability, on May 28, the sustainability programs at Portland State will host their eighth annual Sustainability Celebration. The program will be held…
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Graduate student Cassia Gammill (right) is awarded the Marilyn Folkestad Graduate Scholarship during the Kellogg Awards. Silvia Cardullo/PSU Vanguard

Kellogg Awards honors English department student writers

Portland State’s English department hosted its 51st annual awards ceremony, giving accolades and cash prizes to both undergraduate and graduate students for collegiate writing. Twenty-one students were honored for their…
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Finding common ground

There are roughly 2,100 teaching and non-teaching faculty employed by Portland State: adjunct instructors, senior instructors, associate professors, assistant professors, researchers, librarians, attorneys, advisers, tenure track, non-tenure track, temporary and…
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The College of Engineering is an example of programs that could benefit from the new performance-based budget model. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

A stable financial future

The Portland State Financial Futures Task Force has adopted a new budget model, Performance Based Budgeting, to support academic missions and align expenditures with institutional strategic priorities. Previously, PSU managed…
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Assistant Professor B.D. Wortham-Galvan and parklet designer Michael Coon direct installation of the 4th Ave. parklet. The parklet will provide seating and table space for the general public in front of the food cart lot. Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

Architecture students build urban parklet

Students from the School of Architecture began constructing a parklet near the food carts in the South of Market [SoMa] EcoDistrict on SW 4th on May 24 and 25. The…
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President Wim Wiewel (left) answers student media questions at a Spring Term press conference. Anh Duc Do/PSU Vanguard

Wiewel discusses future plans with Student Media

Portland State President Wim Wiewel held a quarterly student media press conference on May 22. Representatives from the Vanguard and the Rearguard were present. Wiewel discussed commencement, the strategic plan…
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Demonstrators march from the Park Blocks toward the Market Center Building in a show of support for adjuncts. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

AAUP kicks off bargaining with “Imagine”

Portland State’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors kicked off bargaining with a rally on May 6. The rally was a joint action with the PSU Faculty Association, the…
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Rogue's new Viktory ale will debut on May 21 in a celebration commemorating the graduating class of 2015. Christian Profeta/PSU Vanguard

It was the best of steins

Oregon brewing mainstay Rogue Ales will celebrate its newest specialty brew, dubbed Rogue Viktory Ale, with a release party entitled “The Dare, Risk, Dream Graduation Party,” held at Rogue Hall…
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Bicycles crowd the bike corral outside of Shattuck Hall. According to the new crime data website statistics, bicycle theft is the only listed crime on the rise. Jeoffry Ray/PSU Vanguard

PSU and Portland Police team up to map crime

A crime analysis team at Portland State collaborated with the Portland Police Bureau to create an accessible database of common crimes in Portland over the past 20 years. The database…
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Crime Blotter May 11-May 18

May 11 Theft Campus Rec Center Officer James Dewey was dispatched to investigate a stolen backpack at 8:30 a.m. A white male was caught on camera taking the backpack from…
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