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April 16, 2007

April 16, 2007

Bernstine accepts position at LSAC

George Pernsteiner, chancellor of the Oregon University System, announced with regret April 10 that President Dan Bernstine has accepted the position of president and CEO with the Law School Admissions Council, located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, beginning July 1. Bernstine has been president of PSU since 1997. read more >

Next year's budget discussed in two open forums

Concerns over the Oregon Legislature's funding of the higher education budget dominated the PSU Open Budget Forums held April 9 and 11 in Smith Union. Administrators Lindsay Desrochers, Roy Koch, and Cassie McVeety answered questions from faculty, staff, and students regarding the 2007-08 budget recommendations for the University, which are available on the Web at read more >

Renowned director to stage Così fan tutte

Tito Capobianco, known worldwide for his ingenious and innovative staging, returns to Portland State to direct Mozart's comic opera, Cosi fan tutte, April 27, 29 and May 2, 4 and 5. Performances are in Lincoln Hall at 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on April 29. read more >

Child welfare conference to highlight innovative approaches

Close to 2,500 child welfare professionals are in Portland this week for the 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect—its first-ever West Coast visit. Local host for the showcase event includes the Center for Improvement of Child and Family Services in the PSU School of Social Work. read more >

Fischer sings in Flying Dutchman

William Fischer, Foreign Languages and Literatures professor, made his triumphal return to the Portland stage in five, all-too-brief performances of Portland Opera's Flying Dutchman this March.

Singing from backstage in the auxiliary chorus, and assisted by the regular chorus, the orchestra, a British conductor, stagehands, makeup artists, publicity flacks, and various soloists from heaven knows where, Fischer said he delivered the heart-rending tragic final Ghost Sailors farewell. read more >

Last call for civic award applications

The Center for Academic Excellence is accepting award applications for demonstrated excellence in five civic engagement categories by Monday, April 27, at 5 p.m. The online application is at Recipients will be honored at the seventh annual celebration May 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 228 Smith Union.

Give blood April 30

Portland State is hosting a blood drive Monday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Smith Union Ballroom. To schedule a donation appointment, contact Gwyn Ashcom at 5-5123 or The Red Cross greatly appreciates donors, who are making a difference for people in need.

Marian Ford passes away

Marian Mowry Ford, who taught English and English composition at Portland State in the 1970s, died March 23. She was 82. Mrs. Ford's late husband, Philip, was a longtime English and American literature professor at PSU. A gathering for family and friends is planned in June. Remembrances may be given to the Philip H. Ford Scholarship through the PSU Foundation.


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