SHAC talks flu prevention and treatment

The start of winter term marks the beginning of another significant time of year—cold and flu season. This year is no different, with an abundance of different viruses going around,…

Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Program

At most schools, research positions with faculty are reserved for graduate students, but at Portland State, that isn’t always the case. The Undergraduate Research and Mentoring Program in the Maseeh…

It’s a Wrap!

Wrapping presents is a big part of the holidays, whether people like it or not. For college students, it’s not usually the highest priority in our three week break, but…

Portland State starts new certificate program

Last year, the Portland State School of Business Administration began offering undergraduate classes in the athletic and outdoor industry, so as to appeal to students and those in the industry….


Often seen wandering around the Park Blocks, Beef the pig is a therapy animal to owner Christan, a doctoral student in the systems science program at Portland State. Beef, who…

Provost’s Challenge awards $3 million in grants

Last November, Sona Andrews, the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at PSU, announced the Provost’s Challenge, a subset of the ReTHINK PSU project. The challenge award recipients were announced as spring term was coming to an end and received a shared total of $3 million in grants to help the advancement of Portland State.

Sundown at Ecotrust provides Portland State a free event for fun and networking

Last week, local nonprofit organization Ecotrust held the first of four summer concert events of 2013 at the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center. For the fourth year in a row, the organization will host a monthlong concert series, Sundown at Ecotrust, on Wednesday nights in July from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to encourage ideas to better the economy, the environment and social equality.

1st round of PSU students awarded Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize

As school let out for the summer, two Portland State students were getting some great news and some great prizes. Patricia Vazquez Gomez, an Art and Social Practice graduate student, and Jordan Hoagbin, a sophomore studying graphic design, were announced as the first- and second- place recipients, respectively, of the first-ever Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize.