TRiO ceremony celebrates successful students

PSU honors National TRiO Day
March 1 was a day of celebration for six Portland-area students and for the programs that mentored them. In a ceremony held at the Native American Student and Community Center, students, family members, PSU faculty and staff gathered in recognition of National TRiO day.

Bringing in the speakers

Speakers Board allocates funds for PSU’s lectures and events

“I have one of the most fun jobs on campus,” said Shannon Timm. A faculty member of the Student Activities and Leadership Program, Timm wears many hats, but her primary role as coordinator of Student-Led Services brought her to the six-member Speakers Board. “I get to stay really plugged in to what’s happening on campus,” Timm said.

Guns banned on OUS campuses

State Board of Higher Education implements new policy
Guns are no longer allowed on Portland State property or on any of the other seven college campuses in the Oregon University System. Last Friday, the State Board of Higher Education passed a policy by unanimous vote that immediately prohibits any person from carrying a firearm into a state university building or event.

Super Tuesday results show Republicans still undecided

Oregon primary could have significant influence
Super Tuesday results indicate Mitt Romney leads the race for the Republican presidential nomination. While Romney won six key state primaries on March 6, Rick Santorum won three key primaries and still garnered enough support to remain a viable candidate.

Campus smoking policy under review

PSU committee examines survey results
There’s a lone smoking shelter between Smith Memorial Student Union and Cramer Hall, but despite the “no smoking” signs posted on the bench next to it, some people still sit there to have a cigarette between classes. The current Portland State smoking policy mandates that certain areas remain smoke-free and prohibits smoking within 25 feet of doorways, building entrances and exits, operable windows and other areas. Signs are posted all over campus, reminding the PSU community of the rules and regulations. Despite the signs, some designated smoke-free areas remain problematic. Soon, however, this could change.

Carl Abbott to speak on Portland’s history, conservative to hip

Attendees must RSVP by March 9
With the identity of the city as a mecca of hipness and forward thinking, it sounds like fiction to hear that before the 1970s, Portland—the land of hipsters, urban farming and bicycles—was characterized by a relatively provincial conservatism. To locals who can claim more than a 30-year residence, though, it puts Portland’s historical trajectory from conservative to hip in perspective.

School of Social Work gets new dean

Award-winning professor, ultramarathon runner David Springer ready for career at PSU
When David Springer received his doctorate in social work from Florida State University in 1997, he became a wanted man. Kevin Corcoran, professor in Portland State’s School of Social Work, remembers something of a bidding war between universities who wanted to hire Springer. “When you bring a guy like Springer to your college,” he said, “you improve your reputation.” Corcoran, who has taught at PSU for 20 years, added, “We wanted him then, but we knew we couldn’t afford him.”

TRiO ceremony celebrates successful students

PSU honors National TRiO Day
March 1 was a day of celebration for six Portland-area students and for the programs that mentored them. In a ceremony held at the Native American Student and Community Center, students, family members, PSU faculty and staff gathered in recognition of National TRiO day.

New offices, officers for CPSO

Many changes seen in last 6 months; more on the way
Right now, a student who walks into the Campus Public Safety Office may think that it looks more like a construction zone than a public safety office. New renovations are part of a larger effort to restructure and rebuild how Portland State’s CPSO office functions.

Bringing in the speakers

Speakers Board allocates funds for PSU’s lectures and events

“I have one of the most fun jobs on campus,” said Shannon Timm. A faculty member of the Student Activities and Leadership Program, Timm wears many hats, but her primary role as coordinator of Student-Led Services brought her to the six-member Speakers Board. “I get to stay really plugged in to what’s happening on campus,” Timm said.

February 2011 audit warned of possible personnel shortcomings in OIT

Analysis said PSU could face ‘disastrous’ impacts due to inadequate IT human resources
A group of students stands in line at the Neuberger Hall basement computer lab. The line starts in the lab and extends into the hallway. For many students without home printers or computers, Portland State’s computer labs provide a necessary service. Other students are employed in the labs and rely on their job for a source of income.

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