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January 29, 2007

January 29 2007

Colleagues honored for years of service

For 40 years, faculty members Jadgish Ahuja, John Erdman, and John Walker have served the University. The campus community will honor them along with dozens of other faculty and staff at the Length of Service Awards program Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. in the Smith Union Ballroom. For a complete list of honorees, visit www.hrc.pdx.edu/news/los2007.htm. read more >

Academic priorities discussed at PSU symposium

Nearly 300 faculty and staff—more than twice the average number in previous years—attended the symposium, "Confirming Portland State's Leadership Position and Defining Academic Priorities," held by the Office of Academic Affairs on Jan. 12. Participants discussed the University's core leadership position of engagement and its four supporting academic priorities. read more >

Priority work groups accepting new members

Faculty and staff are invited to be part of the process to further the University's core leadership position of engagement. Initial working groups on the priorities are expanding membership this month through an online process moderated by the Faculty Senate. Interested campus members may apply. An e-mail explaining the process will be sent this week from Kathi Ketcheson, Senate presiding officer. read more >

2007 Urban Pioneers announced

Gretchen Kafoury, a Capstone instructor in the College of Urban and Public Affairs, will be among those honored by the college at its 2007 Urban Pioneer Awards dinner May 17. Gerding Edlen Development and The Portland Gay Men's Chorus will also receive awards. read more >

Financial Aid candidates on campus this week

The campus community is invited to meet Patty Hoban and Phillip Rodgers, finalists for the position of Director of Financial Aid, at afternoon open sessions. Hoban, director of Financial Aid at Willamette University, is scheduled Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Rodgers, interim director of PSU Student Financial Aid, is available Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Both sessions are in 333 Smith Union. read more >

Receive free training in CPR/AED

The Center for Student Health and Counseling is offering free CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) classes for staff and faculty winter term. AED units, which are used to shock the heart in case of cardiac arrest, are located throughout campus. To sign up for class, contact Gwyn Ashcom at 5-5123 or at gwyn@pdx.edu. read more >

News from the Oregon Legislature

Courtney Morse, PSU student body president, recently spoke before the Senate Education Committee. He stressed the need for legislators to invest in higher education through funding of the Oregon Opportunity Grant and the governor's recommended budget. For this and more information, see Legislative Update at www.pdx.edu/gov-relations/. The weekly electronic newsletter is edited by Jesse Cornett, PSU Government Relations associate.

For January, 2007

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