January 7, 2019


Engaging in campus community-based learning projects

Looking for community-based learning opportunities for winter or spring terms? The PSU Living Lab matches motivated faculty and students with University staff to work on projects that support PSU’s campus sustainability goals. A handful of projects are currently seeking participants. Need help designing your course to incorporate community-based learning (CBL)? Jennifer Alkezweeny, Teaching, Learning and Engagement Associate with Office of Academic Innovation (, is available to support departments and faculty interested in bringing CBL into the classroom. For information about the Living Lab program, contact

Excellence award nominations sought

Recognize the achievements and service of Portland State colleagues by submitting nominations for the annual Office of Academic Affairs Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. Eleven awards with different criteria are accepting nominations, which can be completed online. Nominations must be started by Jan. 25 and be completed by Feb. 8. Three new awards replace awards from previous years: Graduate Mentoring Excellence Award, PSU Early Career Research Award and Non-Tenure Track Faculty Research Award.

Thrive during Portland’s rainy winter months

Campus Rec is offering interactive sessions to improve social and emotional wellbeing through its Thrive X program this term. Gratitude, meditation, motivation, forgiveness, creative expression and more are offered on a drop-in basis to the entire PSU community. Thrive X is free for Campus Rec members, and costs $10 (paid at the Campus Rec member services desk) for non-members, which includes all 11 sessions. Sessions will take place every Tuesday from noon to 12:50 p.m. in 450 Academic and Student Recreation Center. LEARN MORE

Vendors available for web marketing

To better support campus marketing and recruitment needs, PSU's Digital Marketing Workgroup has set up a process for departments to work with vendors who are experts in developing search engine optimized content and digital advertising. PSU marketing and recruitment experts from Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions and University Communications will help departments create a scope of work to get the most out of their budgets and to choose and collaborate with vendors. More information is available on the Digital Marketing webpage.

Strength and resilience lead to passion and success

Yatta D. Barnett is a pre-med Honors student in her third year at Portland State studying Business and Speech and Hearing Sciences. In addition to working part-time at the Student Recreation Center, Yatta volunteers with Student Government, Children with Cancer Association and the Red Cross. In a new video from the Office of Student Success, Yatta shares her story about her childhood in Liberia and how she overcame hardships and adversity to flourish at PSU.

Participate in MLK Day of Service

In observation of the MLK Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 26, the Student Community Engagement Center invites students, faculty, staff and community members for a day of skill-building, discussions and service. Lunch is provided after the opening workshop at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus, followed by service projects throughout the city.


Public comment is sought by Jan. 21 on a draft Electronic Access Control Policy for the University.

Child care registration at Little Vikings is open for winter term for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Little Vikings offers walk-ins, reserved spots and day camps when Portland Public Schools is closed but PSU is open.

Encourage students to find out if they are eligible for low-income reduced fare on TriMet from a representative at the PSU Transportation and Parking Office, 1812 SW 6th Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 7-11.


For January 2019

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