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May 29, 2007

May 29, 2007

THE LAST CURRENTLY for the 2006-2007 academic year will be published electronically Monday, June 4. Deadline for that issue is Wednesday noon, May 30. Currently will be published once in mid-summer and will resume weekly publication in the fall.

Farewell party for Dan Bernstine

Music, refreshments, and "short speeches" are planned in honor of President Dan Bernstine at a farewell party Tuesday, June 12, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Smith Union Ballroom. Reservations are not required. Bernstine leaves PSU at the end of June to become president and CEO of the Law School Admission Council in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Faculty Senate election results

Faculty Senate elections for 2007 recently concluded, except for runoffs in three units. More than 30 faculty members were elected to the senate, three people were chosen for the Advisory Council, and an appointment to the 2008 Interinstitutional Senate was made. read more >

Academic priorities symposium this Friday

It is not too late to register for the second symposium on academic priorities this Friday, June 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Hoffmann Hall. Participants will discuss the four directives that will advance the University's leadership position of "engagement." A social hour will follow from 6 to 7 p.m. Visit this Web site to reserve a place.

Hatfield School to address 'Boomer' gap

A new partnership between Portland State and the Association of Government Accountants will help fill expected shortfalls as Baby Boomers retire from fiscal management positions in government, nonprofit, and commercial organizations. To meet this need, the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government will offer post-baccalaureate training leading to a Certified Government Financial Manager designation. read more >

Join conversation on faculty, staff, and student relationships

The quality of the college experience is strongly affected by student-faculty interactions. The guiding legal and ethical principles for these relationships is the topic of a Carnegie Conversation, "Consensual Relationships-Sexual Harassment Between Faculty, Staff and Student," Thursday, May 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in 238 Smith Union. To register, e-mail caestaff@pdx.edu or call 5-5642. read more >

Light rail construction to begin on Fifth Avenue near campus

Light rail construction on Southwest Fifth Avenue between Market and Harrison streets is scheduled to begin in mid June and last up to 10 weeks. That area and Southwest Mill Street and Fifth Avenue is expected to be closed to car traffic; however, local access will be maintained. Short detours and temporary bridges across Fifth Avenue will allow for pedestrian traffic. For more information, contact TriMet Community Affairs at 503-962-2150 or sign up for e-mail alerts at www.portlandmall.org. read more >

Look for a surprise from University Communications

Coming to your department: the first in a series of messages reminding faculty and staff to use the new PSU visual identity in all communications. This includes our new logo, new typefaces, and new colors. Gather a few pushpins or some Scotch tape and get ready!

ROOTS diversity festival starts Thursday

For the second year, students and the community will come together to celebrate diversity during the ROOTS Festival May 31 and June 1. Thursday's activities include a Park Blocks Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and lecture by Oregonian columnist Renee Mitchell at 7 p.m. in the Smith Union Ballroom. Festivities continue Friday with a panel discussion, movie, theater production, and dance. read more >

For May, 2007

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