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November 20, 2017


THE LAST CURRENTLY for fall term will be published Wednesday, Nov 29. The deadline for that issue is noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. Currently will resume weekly publication in January.

New Campus Safety chief named

Donnell Tanksley has been chosen as PSU’s new Campus Safety/Campus Police Chief—overseeing the office’s 28 staff, including 14 sworn police officers. He takes over from interim chief Vince Elmore on December 1. Tanksley comes to PSU from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash., where he was assistant chief of police and assistant director of public safety for the past three years. He served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for more than 20 years. READ MORE

PSU campaign combats fear and anxiety

Helping all members of the PSU community feel welcome on campus and encouraging dialogue among people with different perspectives is the focus of a new public service campaign launched by the University. Called “U Belong at PSU,” the campaign includes a comprehensive set of events, workshops, lectures and programs that embrace diversity and inclusion and encourage dialogue among people of different viewpoints on a variety of national, local and campus issues. READ MORE

New residents continue to drive Oregon’s population growth

Oregon’s population increased by 64,750 between 2016 and 2017, largely because of new residents moving to the state, according to new preliminary 2017 estimates from Portland State’s Population Research Center. The preliminary July 1 population estimates show that Oregon’s population increased from 4,076,350 in 2016 to 4,141,100 in 2017. This increase of 64,750 follows a similar gain of 62,505 between 2015 and 2016. Both represent a 1.6 percent year-over-year increase, resulting in the largest numeric growth over a two-year period since the early 1990s. READ MORE

Accolades for The School of Business

The School of Business made The Princeton Review’s 2018 list of Best On-Campus MBA Programs. The ranking is based on a combination of institutional and student survey data, including career outcomes, admissions selectivity, and academic rigor, among others. The school was also in the review’s top 10 Best Green MBA list for preparing students to address environmental, sustainability and social responsibility issue in their careers. READ MORE 

PSU Orchestra to perform with The Portland Ballet

The PSU Orchestra will again accompany The Portland Ballet’s annual Thanksgiving performance Nov. 24-26 in Lincoln Performance Hall. Dancers, ages 8 to 19, will perform the company's signature showpiece, Enchanted Toyshop, and will premiere Anne Mueller's Tourbillon. Performances are 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $5 to $35 and are available from The Portland Ballet.

Fall research magazine features faculty discovery

The latest issue of Portland State University’s Research Quarterly Review magazine is now online. Stories in the fall 2017 issue highlight faculty innovations, including advances in nanotechnologies, drought forecasting models, water purification technologies, physics course materials, and much more.

How is new dining vendor doing? 

PSU Eats, the University’s new food service vendor since September, wants feedback. Those who complete a three-minute survey and enter their email address will receive a coupon for a free beverage or drip coffee. The survey will be open until Nov. 30. 

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