J.R. Tarabocchia works in Portland State’s Dean of Students Office. He has a desk. It has a computer. And it has a host of files and folders that most would believe constitutes as work.
The Oregon Legislature Ways and Means Committee co-chairs released their recommended budget for the 2009-11 biennium on Monday, which amounts to $15.2 billion in spending and lottery funds for Oregon.
Following a 66-play spring game scrimmage Saturday morning, Portland State head coach Jerry Glanville stood in his patented black garb on a sun-soaked Stott Community Field and spoke his mind.
By the time Tuesday afternoon rolled around, Portland State had a new student body president and vice president, Student Fee Committee chair, six SFC members and 22 student senators.
The Vanguard won 20 awards at the Oregon Newspaper Publisher’s Association Collegiate Day last Friday. The Vanguard received the most first-place awards in the four-year, daily contest classification, which includes Oregon State and the University of Oregon.
Not even a final day of campaigning that featured all three student body presidential candidates stumping in the South Park Blocks and a Student Fee Committee chair candidate displaying her piano-playing talents could save the total election turnout figure.
Most college basketball players hang around a school for three demanding years to savor their senior season. That is when everything typically gets a little easier and the statistics get a little fatter.
In the span of more than four hours Monday, nearly 100 Portland State students cast their ballots for this year’s student government elections. However, by mid-morning it had been decided those votes would not count towards the final totals.
From his arrival in August to his inauguration today, Portland State President Wim Wiewel has had a fast-paced and busy first eight months in office. He has made more public appearances than he cares to remember, infused the university with a new sense of energy and has nailed down a few venerable accomplishments along the way.
While the journey was not necessary ideal, Andy Schantz believes the final destination is just right. The former Portland State linebacker hoped to be selected in this past weekend’s NFL Draft, figuring he might hear his name called sometime from the fifth to seventh round. However, that hope never came to fruition.
When Heather Spalding returned to Portland State after transferring to Oregon State about two years ago, she discovered that the same environmental club, of which she had once been a member, was on the verge collapse.