Brown University’s Dr. Laurel Bestock visited Portland State last Thursday to give a brief lecture in Smith Memorial Student Union detailing her recent archaeological work in Sudan researching several ancient Egyptian fortresses that were last excavated during the 1930s.
University Studies program to complete review, explore changes
Ethan Allen Smith walked with his graduating class during Portland State’s 2013 spring commencement ceremony in the Rose Garden Arena in June. He wore a robe, donned a cap and carried with him years of hard work that landed him a job using his graphic design degree. But he left the arena that evening without a diploma. Because of an advising error, Smith has to return to PSU in the fall to take two University Studies courses to fulfill the junior cluster portion of his degree as required by the university.
Oregon House approves tuition overhaul study
The Oregon House passed a bill last Monday opening the door for creating a new tuition system at Oregon colleges that was co-written in part by Portland State students.
PSU Impact Entrepreneurs host Elevating Impact Summit
The PSU Impact Entrepreneurs club held their first-ever Elevating Impact Summit in the Gerding Theater last Friday, bringing together more than 300 young entrepreneurs and students for a day of networking and panel discussions, and a shot at a $1,000 startup fund.
What to do when your particular geeky interest is hijacked by pop culture
I know what you’re doing. You picked up this geek guide out of sheer horror, reeling at the latest encroachment on your world by capitalism and obnoxious “journalists” making
absurd generalizations about the shit you like. First it was The Big Bang Theory, now this!
Over the past few years, Portland State has looked to capitalize on its urban location and global roots by adding certificate programs in fields such as beer brewing and mobile app development.
English professor’s work lauded in GOOD magazine
Portland State English professor and novelist Leni Zumas was staring at a blinking cursor in an open Microsoft Word window. She was supposed to be writing an essay on punctuation, but she couldn’t find any words to punctuate. It was a familiar feeling: the dreaded specter of writer’s block hovering over her shoulder with a deadline approaching and pages to fill.
Oregon students to rally in Salem
A group of Portland State students will travel to Salem on Thursday, April 25, to join a larger rally against student debt on the steps of the Oregon Capitol.
A look at “place” in architecture
Tonight, the Portland State Department of Architecture will host renowned British anthropologist Tim Ingold at 6 p.m. for the fifth lecture in its annual series, which looks to unite interdisciplinary thinkers around common and popular questions within the field.
SALP reorganizes staff, adds new positions
Portland State’s Student Activities and Leadership Programs began a reorganization of leadership positions between winter and spring quarters, beginning a process which will take until summer term to complete.
Portland State hosts nation’s first brewing industry program
This fall, PSU will offer the nation’s first brewing industry certificate program, “The Business of Craft Brewing.” The 24-month program, hosted by PSU’s School of Business Administration, will focus on drafting a business plan and managing infrastructure for a craft brewery or distillery.