News briefs

Civic engagement recognized

Portland State President Daniel Bernstine and Elizabeth Hollander, executive director of the National Campus Compact, will recognize several of PSU’s outstanding community leaders at “A Civic Engagement Celebration” on May 10, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Ten PSU faculty will be honored with the PSU Civic Engagement Award for their research, scholarship and education of students.

Dilafruz Williams, professor of education, will be honored as the 2001 recipient of the Campus Compact Thomas Ehrilich Faculty Award for Service Learning. Williams was selected from more than 60 nominees around the world.

The celebration, hosted by the Kellogg Civic Engagement Cluster, is to recognize PSU’s commitment to community service-based learning. Portland State is also the recipient of the National Higher Education Award for Leadership and National Service.

Measure 7 discussed

A roundtable discussion, “Where is the Line: Regulation v. Taking,” will examine the issues of Ballot Measure 7. The discussion, hosted by longtime “Town Hall” host Jack Faust, will take place May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Doubletree Hotel at Lloyd Center.

The event, sponsored by Portland State’s Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies and Portland General Electric, will feature professors from University of Portland, PSU, and Harvard.

The event costs $25, which includes breakfast, parking, and a copy of the proceedings. For more information call (503) 725-5170.

Library sells books

Portland State’s annual spring book sale returns to the Smith Memorial Center Ballroom from May 21 to 23. Tuesday and Wednesday, the hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday’s hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Most hardbacks sell for $1, paperbacks sell for 50 cents, and magazines for a quarter. After 10 a.m. on Thursday, books will sell for $1 per bag and after noon any books left will be free.

There will also be a large selection of CDs, record albums, sheet music and video tapes. Attendees are asked to bring large grocery bags to carry home their purchases.

Energy and environment discussed

Howard Ris, executive director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will present a lecture, From SUV’s to Polar Bears: Forging America’s New Energy Future this Wednesday, May 10, in the Smith Memorial Center Ballroom. Ris has been executive director of this organization since 1984. The group is dedicated to advancing responsible public policies in areas where science and technology play a critical role. Ris was a member of former President Clinton’s Energy and Transportation Task Force.

Ris’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and seating is limited to a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fall registration

The time is already here for returning students to register for Fall 2001 classes.

Graduate and post-bac graduate students start registration on May 14. Seniors start on Wednesday, May 16. Post-bac undergraduates begin Monday, May 21. Juniors register on Wednesday, May 23, sophomores on Wednesday, May 30 and freshmen on Monday, June 4. Non-admit and co-admitted students register Wednesday, June 6.

Fall Bulletins are available in the lobby of Neuberger Hall.

– Mike Norris