February 9, 2009
Student work on display in the Pearl District
Waiting for Godot is the inspiration behind a student exhibit of fused glass at Bullseye Gallery, 300 NW 13th Ave., during the month of February. Faculty members Jeff Schnabel, Architecture, and Susan Harlan, Art, led a collaborative design studio where students worked in fused glass to illustrate the Samuel Beckett play.
In addition to the final suspended glass panels, the exhibition includes concept drawings, samples, and a video of the work being created. The studio was made possible by the support of the Bullseye Glass Company and Ted Sawyer, director of research and education at Bullseye.
PSU receives state stimulus support
Last week, the $175 million Oregon economic stimulus package was signed into law by the governor just minutes within its passage by the legislature. The package includes $29 million in projects for PSU: the second phase of the campus steam loop, Neuberger Hall modernization, modest remodeling of the Art Building, and additional funding for Science Building 2 renovations. More information on the deferred maintenance and economic stimulus package is available on the Oregon Legislature Web site.
Faculty featured at free Thursday Noon Concert
Music faculty Sydney Carlson, Susan Chan, Hamilton Cheifetz, and Barbara Heilmair will give a free Thursday Noon Concert Feb. 12 at The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave. Music by Bach, Beethoven, and Weber is on the program for Chan, piano soloist, and chamber musicians Carlson, flute; Cheifetz, cello; and Heilmair, clarinet. The event is open to the public.
Celebrate PSU's early history
PSU's Retirement Association (RAPS) and Alumni Association are sponsoring "Remembering PSU's History," a video presentation, panel discussion, and dedication Thursday, Feb. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Vanport Room, 338 Smith Union. Early alumni will join emeritus faculty Charlie White, Richard Halley, and Steve Brannan in sharing their perspectives of the University's beginnings as Vanport College. President Wim Wiewel will dedicate a new wall display honoring Portland State's heritage. For the full schedule >
Ooligan Press honors Oregon's 150th birthday
February 14 marks Oregon's 150th birthday, and PSU's own Ooligan Press has organized a series of readings that Saturday from Oregon authors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Oregon History Museum, 1200 SW Park Ave. Admission to the museum is free all day. Reading from their work are authors Thomas Cooper, Tom Fuller, and Michael Munk. Learn about their work on the Ooligan Web site.
For more information on PSU's work to commemorate Oregon's 150th birthday, visit the OR 150 Web site. You may post your own PSU story, submit an event you'd like to plan, or get involved in what's already happening on our campus or around the state.
Wine & Roses benefit on Valentine's Day
It's not too late to reserve a seat at this year's Wine & Roses benefit, a major Viking athletics fund- and friend-raising event. Scheduled for Feb. 14 at the Tiger Woods Center on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, the evening includes a gourmet dinner, desserts, wine tasting, oral and silent auctions, and dancing.
Now in the fourth week of RecycleMania, PSU Recycles! is focusing on recycled art. Imagining ways to reinvent something old into something new is an integral part of reducing waste. Old cans, car parts, unwanted books, and more can be transformed into creative and imaginative pieces of art. Read more >