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January 22, 2007

January 22 2007

Ken ColemanKen Coleman, a recent contestant on NBC's Biggest Loser, was on hand as more than 50 teams of staff, faculty, and students weighed in for PSU's own weight loss competition. Coleman, who lost 161 pounds, will tell his story at a later PSU FitClub event.

Take part in national discussion on global warming

Portland State is joining more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and high schools in a nationwide, interdisciplinary discussion of "Global Warming and Clean Energy Solutions for America." Campus activities kick off Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. in 338 Smith Union with a showing of An Inconvenient Truth and sharing plans for the coming year. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. read more >

Fine and Performing Arts celebrates 'All-Steinway' status

The School of Fine and Performing Arts presents a gala concert in celebration of its new status as an "All-Steinway" school Sunday, Jan. 28, at 4 p.m. in the Lincoln Performance Hall. Featured performers are faculty members and pianists Susan Chan, Lisa Marsh, Connie Titterington, and Darrell Grant. read more >

Government Relations provides access to Oregon Legislators

Faculty and staff interested in visiting the Oregon Legislature while in session, inviting elected officials to speak to a class, or monitoring particular legislation, may contact Dick Feeney, interim Government Relations director at 5-5040, or Jesse Cornett, office associate at 5-2654 or If you would like to receive the Government Relations weekly update during session, please sign up by visiting read more >

Barton compares New Orleans to Portland

To help Portlanders comprehend the scope of the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, an exhibition—Waterlines—that draws comparisons between New Orleans and our city is on display at the Gallery of the American Institute of Architects, 315 SW Fourth Avenue, through Jan. 26. Rudy Barton and his son, Greg Barton, created the exhibit. Rudy Barton will give a gallery talk Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. read more >

Conversation on first-generation students

"First-Generation Students: Improving First Year Academic Performance and Retention at PSU" is the subject of the first winter term Carnegie Conversation Thursday, Feb. 1, from 3 to 5 p.m. in 238 Smith Union. Peter Collier, Sociology faculty, will lead the discussion, which will be followed by light hors d'oeuvres and wine. Please register at or 5-5642. read more >

For January, 2007

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