From blueprints to green buildings

Portland State’s engineering department recently received funding from the Oregon University System, Oregon BEST and the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation for a new laboratory to research sustainable buildings.

Silent nights

From Dec. 19 until Dec. 28, while students enjoy their usual holiday break, Portland State faculty and staff will also be gone due to the use of furlough days.

National Coming Out Day event

Graduating from the United States Air Force Academy after nine years of service, Reichen Lehmkuhl describes his experience as a gay man in the military in his new book called Here’s What We’ll Say.

Portland State pride

On a nontraditional urban campus where students typically come for class and then leave, a new “Go Green” campaign aims to highlight student and faculty accomplishments.

Pedal power for cancer awareness

After riding their bikes 1,027 miles in eight days, Keith Weitze and David Clark arrived in Provo, Utah, on Sept. 8. The motivation for their massive bike ride was to raise funds for 22-year-old Brett Fafard, diagnosed with advanced stage III testicular cancer in June.

Promoting awareness

Last week, the Queer Resource Center hosted an open house and ally training session to welcome continuing and incoming students. The open house introduced students to QRC services and offered information on how to get involved in upcoming events.