Rudy Soto, student body president, will be publicly available for questioning at an open forum held by ASPSU this Thursday. The event will be the first time ASPSU President Soto, who was elected last year in a close race, will be available to the public for open questioning about his role as president, as well as student government-related issues.
Student body president available for feedback at forum Thursday
Rudy Soto, student body president, will be publicly available for questioning at an open forum held by ASPSU this Thursday.
The event will be the first time ASPSU President Soto, who was elected last year in a close race, will be available to the public for open questioning about his role as president, as well as student government-related issues.
The event will also be attended by the rest of the executive staff, senate, Student Fee Committee and the Judicial Board, who will also be available to answer questions in addition to Soto.
The event will be held in the Parson’s Gallery, located in the Public and Urban Affairs Building at 506 S.W. Mill St.
The event is open to the public, with students and the media encouraged to attend, and will last for one hour.
Christmas Vacation in the comfort of a pool this Thursday
This Thursday, Portland State students and others can watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on the big screen while floating on inner tubes at the Peter W. Stott Center pool.
The event, which is being presented by Campus Recreation and the Aquatics Center, will be free. Pizza and drinks will be provided.
It’s been a few years since the last “dive-in movie,” said Alex Accetta, director of Campus Recreation, but he hopes the event is popular enough so another one can be held soon-possibly winter term.
“We are trying to provide something different…it’s really a way to introduce people to the pool,” Accetta said. “It should be pretty fun.”
The event is open to everyone, and inner tubes as well as other floating devices will be provided. The normal $24 per term pool access fee will most likely be waved for the film screening, Accetta said.
The event will be held on Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. in the Stott Center pool.
–Stover E. Harger III
International Management to discuss 15-month master’s degree this weekThe Master of International Management Program at Portland State will be holding an informational session Nov. 29 to inform students about the details of the 15-month master’s program.
The event will feature a round table discussion detailing the program’s curriculum, focusing on its foreign language and study-abroad programs. The program’s specialized elements, global business and sustainability, global marketing, global supply chain management, international finance management and international non-governmental organization leadership will also be discussed. Speakers will include program directors, alumni and students.
The PSU Master of International Management, founded in 1994, focuses on established and emmerging markets in the Asian Pacific Rim.
The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in room 550 of the Business Administration Building, located on S.W. 6th and Harrison.
For more information visit www.mim.pdx.edu.
English professor publishes article on rare almanacs
Portland State Professor Paul Collins published an article in the current issue of the literary magazine The Believer, part of the Mcsweeney’s publishing house.
His article in the current The Believer, entitled “A Book for the Millions,” is about rare and old almanacs compiled, handwritten and drawn by one man. The article is a part of The Believer’s annual visual issue.
Collins has published five books, including his memoir about raising his son, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism. He has been published numerous times in The Believer, and also has been in The Village Voice and The New Scientist. Collins is also the editor of the Collins Library, a McSweeney’s imprint that releases rare and hard-to-find books.
Collins, professor of English at PSU, teaches writing and specializes in creative non-fiction.