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If a Portland State graduate or faculty member is doing outstanding work in the school or community and needs recognition, now is the time to nominate that person. The Portland State Alumni Association is accepting nominations for its Distinguished Faculty Service and Outstanding Alumni awards. The awards will be presented this spring at “PSU Salutes” on May 2. The nominations must be received in the alumni office by Feb. 4. More information and forms can be obtained on the Alumni Association’s Web site:

Faculty with questions and a desire for education and improvement can take advantage of free workshops on campus. Portland State’s Center for Academic Excellence organizes multiple free workshops, seminars and discussion groups. The gatherings aim to support faculty teaching and continued learning. Next week’s session is “Posting Your Course Syllabus in WebCT.” It takes place Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. and on Friday Feb. 1 from 9 to 11 a.m. A workshop called “Digital Photographs” takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from noon to 12:30 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. the subject will be “How to Get Human Subjects Approval.” For more information, or to register, call the Center for Academic Excellence at 503-725-5642.

All full-time faculty who use technology as a teaching aid can apply for the 2001-2002 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with Technology Awards. The award recipient will receive a monetary award and his or her work will be on exhibit at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Fair that takes place on May 1. Application requirements are located on the Center for Academic Excellence Web page at More information is available through John Rueter at 503-725-3194 or [email protected]. The application deadline is Feb. 11.