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October 6, 2014


Tuesday forum on campus safety

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a special forum on campus safety from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Smith Memorial Student Union third floor ballroom. A 45-minute comment period will follow the presentations, and those who wish to speak are encouraged to sign up starting at 8:45 a.m. READ MORE 

Get into a Portland State of Mind

Join the celebration as the University opens its doors to the community Oct. 17-26. The more than 50 events include story sharing at PDXTalks on Oct. 17 and a ballot measure discussion, "Oregon's Great Pot Debate," on Oct. 21. Most events are free. READ MORE 

'Add your voice' to strategic planning process

"What key questions do you think we should be asking ourselves as we launch this Strategic Planning effort?" This question is posted online as the first step in soliciting insights from the campus community for the 2014-15 strategic planning initiative. President Wim Wiewel is leading the initiative with guidance from the new PSU Board of Trustees. "Our goal is for this process to be inclusive and transparent, and the Board will depend heavily on your input as we decide what kind of university we want and need PSU to be," said Wiewel on Fall Convocation, Sept. 23. READ MORE 

Faculty asked for ideas on ‘flexible degree’ programs

Faculty are invited to submit proposals to the reTHINK PSU: Flexible Degree RFP, developing academic programs for online or online-hybrid degrees. Successful proposals will become part of a portfolio of 15-20 flexible degrees to be developed over the next three years. Proposals are due Oct. 30. The Office of Academic Innovation will host one-hour information sessions about the RFP from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in 209M Smith Union. Idea sessions will be held Oct. 13, 16 and 17. READ MORE 

Top black and Latino classical soloists to perform

The College of the Arts will raise money for music scholarships and give aspiring young musicians a chance to see performances by the nation’s top black and Latino classical soloists at an Oct. 11 benefit concert. Portland State is the first Northwest stop on a national tour of the Sphinx Virtuosi, featuring alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition for Young Black and Latino String Players. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Performance Hall and is free to PSU students, staff and faculty. READ MORE 

Nominations sought for honorary degree candidates

The campus community is invited to nominate candidates for a PSU honorary degree to be awarded at the 2015 Spring Commencement. The University seeks individuals with outstanding scholarship or artistic accomplishments or who have performed exceptional public service. Nomination packets must be received in the Office of Academic Affairs by Oct. 31. READ MORE 

Encourage students to…

Enroll in the PSU Payment Plan by 11:59 p.m. today, Oct. 6, and make three equal tuition payments and avoid late fees, or pay their entire tuition before midnight. READ MORE 

Complete the Safe Campus Module on sexual assault awareness in D2L. It takes approximately 45 minutes and is a federal government requirement for all universities. READ MORE 

Take advantage of the Advising & Career Services site and its new CareerConnect for job, internship, and volunteer opportunities, as well as a site for upcoming career fairs, workshops and employer sessions and interviews. READ MORE 

Sign up for Walktober

Monday, Oct. 6, is the last day to register for Campus Rec's annual Walktober. Staff, faculty and students may walk individually or on a team and track minutes, earn incentives, and meet others through weekly guided walks. READ MORE 

Short-term child care space and hours extended

Little Vikings on-campus child care in Epler Hall now offers more space and extended hours for children of Portland State faculty, staff and students. Little Vikings accepts children aged 6 weeks to 12 years for up to four hours per day or 12 hours per week, Mondays through Fridays. Day camps also are offered for days when Portland Public Schools are scheduled to be closed, but PSU classes are in session. For more information, to register your child or to reserve child care, visit the Little Vikings website


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