Portland State Magazine

Log in with your CAS account

You will be redirected to the secure cas login page

Movable Feast

Amelia Pape MBA '11 brings groceries into neighborhoods on Molly the Trolley.

AT FIRST GLANCE, Amelia Pape's trolley looks more like a tourist attraction than the potential game-changer it represents for urban food access. But passersby who stop and admire the converted green streetcar and its tempting array of organic produce quickly realize there's more going on here than a photo op.

Tales of grit & inspiration

After reading the admission essays for the Honors College, I know it's going to be a great year.

"I was a straight-A high school drop out."

"The doctors determined that I had acute lymphoblastic leukemia."

A strong Foundation

PSU's new fundraising structure creates financial sustainability.

AFTER TRIPLING gifts to the University in four years, Portland State is building on its momentum and changing its private foundation structure to raise even more support.

"We have an opportunity for deeper outreach and relationships," says Mark Rosenbaum, chair of the PSU Foundation Board. "Our new structure is an excellent model to enhance overall fundraising. For the future of the University, it will mean more resources for students, faculty and the campus as a whole."

The Lost Tapes

A PSU archivist finds a treasure trove of old recordings and posts them for the world to hear.

Photos by Craig Hickman

Looking Back: Fall 2014

Memories of a football legend

Alumni: Fall 2014

RAMON TORRECILHA '84, MA '86 (left photo) will receive the 2014 PSU Alumni Achievement Award at the Simon Benson Awards Dinner on October 23. Now a professor of sociology at California State University - Dominguez Hills, Torrecilha first came to Portland State as a farm worker who spoke little English. He eventually went on to earn a Ph.D.

Athletics: Fall 2014

Enjoy basketball and the food is on us

GET STUFFED at men's and women's home basketball games this winter. Concession food at the Peter W. Stott Center is free for students, who also get into the games for free, and for anyone who buys a ticket. It's all the food you can eat and most games are scheduled just in time for dinner.

Giving: Fall 2014

Exploring life's possibilities

Scholarships are helping caver and student Lisa Bauman achieve her goals.

Fanfare: Fall 2014

Laika's latest: The Boxtrolls

Park Blocks: Fall 2014

Teaching tots to eat their veggies