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Mayor Tom Potter will be the keynote speaker at Portland State University's Fifth Annual Civic Engagement Awards, Tuesday, May 24, 3-5 p.m., at PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238 (1825 S.W. Broadway). Potter will speak on PSU's partnerships with the community and provost appointee Roy Koch will confer the awards. The Civic Engagement Awards, sponsored by the Center for Academic Excellence at PSU, recognize excellence in community engagement and are awarded to faculty-community partnership teams, departments or programs that engaged the community, and to community-based organizations engaged in collaborative programs with PSU. For more information contact the Center for Academic Excellence at 503-725-5642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2004-2005 Civic Engagement Award Recipients
Excellence in Partnerships for Student Learning Award:
Excellence in Faculty/Community Engagement Awards:
Lis Charman, Associate Professor, Department of Art, with P:EAR.
James Woods, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics with the Parkrose School District.
Andres La Rosa, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, with Molalla High School.
Excellence in Departmental/Programmatic Unit Civic Engagement Awards:
Department of Speech and Hearing Services, Ellen Reuler, Clinic Director;
Department of Art, Susan Agre-Kippenhan, Chair;
Food-Based Ecological Education Design (FEED), Pramod Parajuli, Director.
Portland State University, Oregon's only urban university, is the largest and most diverse in the state system. The University's position in Oregon's economic and cultural center allows for deep community engagement and the creation of partnerships with hundreds of organizations throughout the region-partnerships that give PSU students valuable learning opportunities as they solve real-world problems of business and community. Portland State offers more than 100 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees, as well as graduate certificates and continuing education programs. PSU serves more students and confers more master's degrees annually than any other Oregon university.
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Kevin Kecskes (503-725-8136)
Center for Academic Excellence
For Immediate Release (#05-079)