As graduating students leave campus this spring, they will have several options available if they desire to stay connected to campus events, services and fellow alumni. The PSU Alumni Association (PSUAA) is working to ensure that once students finish their degrees, they will be able to maintain a relationship with the university through a variety of programs.
A new wheelchair basketball program has been created, and players will begin hitting the court this Saturday at the Peter W. Stott Center. The program is a first for the campus and is open to both PSU students and non-PSU students. The practices will be held on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. starting May 31 and will continue until Aug. 2. Campus Recreation has organized the program, in conjunction with the Disability Advocacy Cultural Association (DACA) and Oregon Disability Sports.
On Wednesday in the Women’s Resource Center, visiting professor Dr. Robert Jensen spoke on topics such as oral sex, “money shots,” double penetration and how it all relates to the perpetuation of patriarchy and white supremacy in American society.
The Neuberger Hall lobby is set to receive a face-lift shortly after finals are finished in June. Renovations are designed to address concerns with ADA compliance, improve aesthetics and make for smoother processes for students looking to register for classes or visit Financial Aid.
The cost of the dining plan at Portland State is set to rise by $59 next fall comparative plan, and PSU Dining plans to figure out whether prices will increase elsewhere after setting contracts with food providers this summer.
Scheduled to open in winter of 2010, the new student recreation center will be built, maintained and operated with green practices constantly in mind, according to project architects and Campus Recreation staff.
The U.S. economy is heading into rough waters, with income inequalities for families, said visiting economist Jared Bernstein Monday night, but, he added, there are solutions.
Sam Adams hopes to improve upon Portland’s progressive nature by fostering citizen participation and helping to strengthen education. The mayoral candidate and current city commissioner said an important focus for him as he runs for mayor is to concentrate on Portland’s status as a city with smart growth policies and place for the development of green industry ideas and technology.
Jon Whitmore believes in being an engaging president by focusing on the needs of students and faculty. Dr. Whitmore, one of three candidates vying to be the next PSU president, said if chosen he would concentrate on putting people first, by working to retain quality faculty and making sure highly qualified students were admitted to the university.