Class profile: ‘Personal Finance’

Each term, the School of Business Administration offers two or more sections of “Personal Finance,” a class currently taught by Brenda Eichelberger, instructor of management at Portland State.

Where can I find a job?

After spending four or more years at Portland State, most graduates have an idea of the resources available to them. But what about leading up to graduation? Or after? Last year, PSU merged the Career Center and the Undergraduate Advising and Support Center to create Advising and Career Services.

Professor profile: Ben Anderson-Nathe

Ben Anderson-Nathe is an associate professor at Portland State and the director of the Child and Family Studies program in the School of Social Work. Anderson-Nathe was born and raised in the Portland area and went to Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. After earning his bachelor’s degree and working for a few years, he decided he wanted to experience true winters.

Class Profile: ‘Ethical Leadership’

Dr. Judith Ramaley, a professor of public service at Portland State, is teaching a class this term called “Ethical Leadership.” Ramaley said she spent the first few weeks of this term laying the groundwork for what she calls an “ethical toolkit.”

Food cart pods may land on PSU property

More food carts may soon dot the Portland State campus. On Thursday night, members of the PSU community came together to discuss ideas for a possible new food cart pod to be located on campus.

Class profile: ‘The Urban Forest’

Several years ago, geography professor Joseph Poracsky created a class called “The Urban Forest.” Recently, Poracsky became the department chair, and adjunct geography professor Jennifer Karps took over the class.

Professor profiles: Derek Tretheway

Derek Tretheway is an associate professor in the thermal and fluid science group in the mechanical engineering department of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science. Tretheway did undergraduate research while earning a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor profile: Mellie Pullman

Associate professor Mellie Pullman is in the midst of making a change in what she teaches at Portland State. “Beer is replacing food in my life,” Pullman joked. Pullman is the professor of PSU’s new Business of Craft Brewing Online Certificate from the School of Business Administration, and she will teach online courses to students both for credit and not for credit.

PSU engineering students build, float and compete

A large group of civil and environmental engineering students from Portland State headed down to Corvallis, equipment in tow, to compete in the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers Pacific Northwest Division Conference on Saturday.

Class profile: ‘Introduction to Girls’ Studies’

Most students are familiar with women’s studies as an academic discipline, but what about girls’ studies? Sarah Dougher, an assistant professor of women’s studies, is currently teaching a course titled “Introduction to Girls’ Studies,” the first of its kind here at Portland State.