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April 23, 2007

April 23, 2007

PSU academic priorities and directives to be shared

The campus community is invited to view recommendations proposed by the four Academic Priority Working Groups at a drop-in poster session Monday, May 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. in 238 Smith Union. The session, followed by a similar presentation at Faculty Senate, will include a small set of directives that were developed out of the priorities. Provost Roy Koch will be available to answer questions. read more >

PSU 'Salutes' its own May 10

Faculty member Robert Bertini and longtime employee Donna Koch will be honored at PSU Salutes Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Union Ballroom. Scott Burns, a past award winner and Geology faculty member, will host the annual event, which celebrates the outstanding achievements of PSU alumni, faculty, and friends. Cost is $25. read more >

Bus to Salem for higher education budget hearing

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are encouraged to attend an Oregon Legislative hearing on the Oregon University System budget Wednesday, April 25, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Capitol. The Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education is hearing public testimony. Buses have been arranged; contact Julia Getchell from AAUP at read more >

Art history symposium this Friday

Rebecca Zorach, a renowned art historian, is the keynote speaker for the PSU National Undergraduate Symposium in Art History, Friday, April 27, at the Portland Art Museum. Zorach's free talk at 7 p.m. is titled "Love, Truth, Orthodoxy, Reticence: Botticelli's Primavera." The daylong symposium features 10 outstanding undergraduates from across the country presenting their original research in art history. read more >

Faculty survey of tenure and promotion process

Provost Roy Koch and Professor Sherril Gelmon have launched a campus-wide survey on the experiences and perceptions faculty have on engagement, especially as it relates to faculty rewards, recognition and support for community-engaged teaching and scholarship. The survey will assist the Provost's office in future planning and development activities. All tenured and tenure-track faculty should have received an e-mail invitation with the hotlink to the survey; if you did not, please e-mail

Memorials scheduled this weekend

A memorial service for former PSU President Joseph Blumel is planned Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m. in Hoffmann Hall. Dr. Blumel, president from 1974 to 1986, died April 2. Caroline Stoel MA '73, who taught in the History Department for 25 years, will be remembered Sunday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in University Place. Mrs. Stoel died March 29.


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