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Meeting Notice: Finance and Administration Committee of the PSU Board of Trustees to meet April 24

The Finance and Administration Committee of the Portland State University Board of Trustees will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 24 in the Gold Conference Room of the Market Center Building, 1600 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 541, Portland.

The meeting is open to the public. If special accommodations are needed, please contact Annie Kirk at (503) 725-2640 at least 72 hours in advance.

Jay Kenton appointed Interim President at Eastern Oregon University

April 18, 2014, PORTLAND – Dr. Melody Rose, chancellor of the Oregon University System, today announced the appointment of Dr. Jay Kenton as interim president of Eastern Oregon University, after the State Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to appoint him to the position. Kenton has been the OUS vice chancellor of finance and administration for almost 10 years, and has spent more than 30 years in the Oregon higher education system, including positions at three of the OUS campuses. 

PSU selects first energy efficiency projects for Green Revolving Fund

Portland State University has selected the first round of energy efficiency upgrades to implement on campus through the University’s newly established Green Revolving Fund.

The Oregonian: Portland State, U of Oregon among nation's '10 schools leading the way' on eco-smarts, sustainability

Read the original story here in The Oregonian.

Two of Oregon's biggest universities made a national Top 10 list for so-called "green colleges" that are leading the way on sustainability.

Alumni in the News: Assisted Living Tycoon May Jump Into State Senate Race

Rick Miller graduated from PSU in 1991 with an MBA from the School of Business Administration. 

He and his wife Erika Miller were awarded with the 2013 Simon Benson Award for Philanthropy. 

This article originally appeared in Willamette Week.

SHAC Anniversary Open House

The Center for Student Health & Counseling (SHAC) is celebrating 10 years as a multidisciplinary, holistic health and wellness center for PSU students. Coinciding with the anniversary, SHAC has finished up a remodel that will expand services to PSU students by:
    •    Creating additional Medical and Counseling clinical space
    •    Opening a brand-new Testing Center
    •    Adding operatories and a beautiful new reception area for Dental Services
    •    Opening a new Health Promotion Suite that will be abuzz with Student Peer Educators come Fall 2014

Daily Journal of Commerce: Designing for debt forgiveness?

Read the original story here in the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Dylan Morgan is preparing to graduate from Portland State University in June with a degree in architecture. But then bills will follow.

The long and expensive process of becoming an architect can deter many people from such a pursuit, Morgan said. This is especially true, he added, for him and others interested in public interest design.

6th Annual Better Hearing and Speech Month Celebration

Please join the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the
PSU Chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Assocation (NSSLHA) at

The 6th Annual Better Hearing and Speech Month Celebration

Thursday, May 8
Tiffany Center
1410 SW Morrison St

Interim dean named for planned OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

The provosts from Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University—Jeanette Mladenovic and Sona Andrews—have announced the appointment of Elena Andresen as interim dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, a new program seeking accreditation. Andresen is professor in the OHSU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and director of the Oregon Office on Disability & Health at the OHSU Institute on Development and Disability.

Portland Business Journal: Portland biotech company awarded $3M to develop malaria drug

Read the original story here in the Portland Business Journal.

A Portland biotech startup will use a $3 million federal grant to develop and manufacture a new anti-malarial drug.

DesignMedix Inc., a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, has received nearly $3 million from the National Institutes of Health to work on the new drug over the next three years.