Alex Accetta couldn’t help but show his enthusiasm on a recent hard hat tour of the new recreation center, scheduled for completion in January 2010. “I’m super excited about this space,” Accetta said while describing the exercise rooms on the fourth floor.
Long overdue for a new roof, Science Building 1 recently got a replacement. In the upcoming months, other campus buildings will be receiving roof replacements.
While students were away on winter break the university made progress toward completing the new recreation center by installing the lap pool.
About 50 Portland State students, alongside members of the Portland-metro community, gathered in Pioneer Courthouse Square Friday to hold a vigil for the victims of the conflict in the Gaza Strip.
Recently sworn-in Oregon Attorney General John Kroger spoke to a room of students, faculty and community members on Wednesday afternoon in the Portland State Urban Center building to announce his agenda for the upcoming legislative session.
After 53 years, Portland State’s heating and cooling loop, which regulates temperature in buildings across campus, is getting a $7 million upgrade.
Professor Darlene Eckert has had trouble getting into her classroom this term. Eckert, who teaches the course Genders and Disabilities, requires the use of a motorized wheelchair and relies on the electric door to her classroom in Shattuck Hall, room 211, to work properly.
Beginning Nov. 30, TriMet will add service to 13 bus lines, as well as additional service to the MAX Blue Line. The decision to bring in extra buses and trains is the result of record-level ridership since April, according to TriMet representative Peggy LaPoint.
Sustainable experience was one of a few categories to score low point values on the 100-point scale used to select a design firm for Portland State’s upcoming recreation center, slated to open fall 2009. At the top of the scale, 20 points were awarded for previous experience and design, while only five points were awarded for prior experience working with projects focused on sustainability.
Portland State’s School of Fine and Performing Arts is starting a fundraising campaign to raise approximately $10 million in funds for improvements to Lincoln Hall after the building was closed for renovations earlier this year.
As construction on the new student recreation center continues at a steady pace, decisions for the interior design and finishes are also being undertaken. According to Ernest Tipton, community planning manager for Facilities and Planning Services at PSU, a committee made up of students, faculty, university staff and building-ownership representatives initially tackled the task of choosing the thousands of design choices for the recreation center.