No writing problem that can’t be solved

It takes Dan DeWeese an average of one year to complete a short story. Professor and coordinator of the PSU Writing Center, DeWeese begins his writing process by working on a project for three or four months. Then he lets it sit without glancing at it for another few months. Finally, he picks it up again and begins the final revision.

Driving toward the future

Rick Snyder thinks Portland drivers are interested in saving cash and doing their part to help the environment. That’s why he opened Ecomotion, a car dealership specializing in new and pre-owned electric vehicles, in August.

Out of ‘Limbo’

At age 42, Georgette Dashiell had uncertain feelings when she moved to Portland to begin getting her master’s degree in theater arts at PSU in 2005. “I was the oldest person in the program,” she said. “I wasn’t sure I’d fit in.” Now she is on her way to finishing her graduate thesis for her master of science in theater arts by directing the upcoming production of John Patrick Shanley’s play Savage in Limbo, which starts today and ends next weekend.

Master debater Gross excels in Bangkok

A Portland State student took home two top-five placements in two categories at the World University Debating Championships held last month in Thailand, marking the first time a student has received awards in both categories.