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2015 Monthly Program Events--

 

January 15th

Dr. Tom Potiowsky will discuss the current state of the Oregon economy and prospects for the future. Professor Potiowsky is Chair of the PSU Economics Department and Director of the Northwest Economics Research Center. He served as State Economist from 1999 through 2006, and was reappointed and served from 2008 through 2011. He received his B.A. from The Ohio State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado. Professor Potiowsky has served as a PSU faculty member since 1982. Bringing both his academic and government service experience to the presentation, Dr. Potiowsky will reflect on the trends and potential of the Oregon economy. The meeting will be in Room 236, Smith Memorial Student Union. A light lunch will be available at noon. Tom Potiowsky will speak at 1:00pm.

 

February 19th


Linda Benson of Oakland University will speak about China's Muslim Challenge. She has described her talk: "since 1949, China's government has sought to instill a sense of national unity among its minority populations. After 65 years, however, the Muslim Uighurs of the Xinjiang region remain wary, and recent years have seen an escalation in violent incidents pitting Han Chinese against the increasingly discontented Uighurs. This presentation provides a brief account  of the Uighur people, an overview of Chinese minority policy, and the on-going challenge to Beijing from its oil-rich but restive Xinjiang region."  Room 333 SMC social hour and light snacks at Noon with the program starting at 1:00pm.

 

March 19th

 

Christine Meadows will give a Vocal Performance program. She is a graduate of Portland State and Indiana University, and a renowned opera singer. We expect that it will include some vocal performances from students. Room 333 SMC social hour at Noon with the program starting at 1:00pm. The March meeting is our annual Spring potluck.

 

April 16th

 

This is our annual President's luncheon. President Wiewel will give a presentation and the annual RAPS awards will be given. It will be held at University Place at 2PM. Formal invitations will be sent out to all retirees living in the greater Portland area.

 

Sunday, May 3rd

On Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 5pm, RAPS will hold a Wine Tasting to benefit the RAPS Scholarship fund, at Storyteller Wines in the Johns Landing area. More information will be available closer to the date.

 

     May 2 1st

"Dr. Veronica Dujon, the Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences of PSU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will speak about her work on social sustainability at the May meeting.  The presentation will be followed by our spring ice cream social."


June

 

No general meeting. The old and new Board will meet jointly, and annual reports will be submitted by the old Board officers and committee chairs.

 

July

No general meeting.

 

August

 

Annual picnic. TBA


 

Monthly Groups

RAPS has a number of groups that meet monthly for socializing and activity. This includes:

  • Book Club
  • Bridge Club
  • Hiking Club
  • Writing Group

For more information on these clubs please contact the office manager, Carissa, 503-725-3447