The keynote speaker, award winning author Paul Theroux, will talk on "Changing Times; Changing Tracks" a firsthand account of a radically altered world recounting Paul Theroux's journey, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star at noon. Theroux is author or coauthor of over 50 books and the recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast.
New this year to PSU Weekend is our 'Global Marketplace' that will feature fair trade goods for purchase through Global Sistergoods and the JFR Foundation. PSU Capstone students and faculty will be present to display and discuss their educational work and progress in developing countries around the world. The 'Global Marketplace' is a connection between faculty, students, alumni and the community to celebrate the efforts we do to make a difference. Stop by and check it out!
Where: Smith Memorial Student Union
Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
For registration, visit http://www.pdx.edu/alumni/psu-weekend
For a full listing of PSU Weekend events please visit: www.pdx.edu/alumni
Here's a sampling of the free seminars:
- The Gender Card: The Masculinization of the 2008
Presidential Election Melody
Rose, Ph.D. - Chair, Division of Political Science, PSU; Founder &
Director, NEW Leadership Oregon
- Youth Culture 1968 vs. 2008: Where have all the
riots gone? Dr.
Randy Blazak, Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Sociology, PSU
- A Personal Glimpse of Portland State
through the Decades Charlie
White, Ph.D. - Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History
- Connecting Green: Integrating the Built and
Natural Environments in the Portland
Metropolitan Region Mike
Houck '72, Executive Director, Urban Greenspaces Institute
- The Demographic Storm - How Demography Will
and the World Jost
Lottes, Ph.D. - Director, PSU Senior
- From Soup to Nuts: A Brief History of Food and
Cooking in Portland Eric
Stromquist '81 - President, Oregon
If you have any questions or would like to request further information, please contact Sara Haley, Events Coordinator at 503-725-9833.