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January 8, 2007

January 8, 2007

$51 million in bonds approved for PCAT block

The Emergency Board of the Oregon Legislature recently authorized $51 million in Article XI-F(1) bonds to fund phase-one redevelopment of the PCAT block on campus. The project includes a new student recreation center and academic and retail space. read more >

PSU professors receive Fulbrights

Faculty members Teresa Bulman, Gina Greco, Maude Hines, and Luis Ruedas were awarded grants for the 2006-2007 academic year by the U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program for appointments in Botswana, West Africa, Germany, and Nepal. read more >

Carnegie Foundation recognizes PSU's community engagement

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected Portland State and 75 other U.S. colleges and universities for its new Community Engagement classification. PSU was one of only 62 schools that received recognition in two categories: Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships. read more >

Film and lecture celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.

Two showings of the film American Blackout and a talk by Charles Johnson, author and cartoonist, will highlight Portland State's celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The free film is scheduled Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Cinema. Johnson will talk Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Smith Union Ballroom; cost is $5. read more >

Just click to nominate a colleague or alum for PSU Salutes

With a click of your mouse you could recognize an outstanding PSU alumnus or faculty member. Simply log onto alumni.pdx.edu/events/psu_salutes.asp and complete the short nomination form. Nominations must be received by Feb. 1.

Awards will be presented at PSU Salutes Thursday, May 10, in Smith Union. For more information, contact Mary Coniglio, assistant alumni director, at 5-5073 or coniglio@pdx.edu.

Help get ‘Everybody Reading’

For the second year, the University is a sponsor for the Multnomah County Public Library Everybody Reads program in February. This year's book is Midnight at the Dragon Café, by Judy Fong Bates. Faculty and staff are needed to facilitate book discussion groups. A schedule is posted at www.lib.pdx.edu/instruction/MidnightSignUp.htm, and Bob Schroader at schroedr@pdx.edu is taking reservations.

The discussion groups will be held in libraries and bookstores in the greater Portland area. Those who sign up will receive a complementary copy of the book.

Scottish dinner planned for Jan. 26

The campus community is invited to the first annual Burns Supper Friday, Jan. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. at University Place. The event, which includes a bagpiper, dramatic readings, and the choice of haggis for dinner, is the brainchild of John Angus MacLean, Scotland native and Facilities assistant director. Cost is $30 for dinner and $30 for a whisky tasting. RSVP with Jodie MacLean at 503-544-3497. read more >

For January, 2007

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