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Four PSU students and faculty members win Fulbright grants

Two students and two faculty members at Portland State University have been awarded federal Fulbright grants to study, teach and conduct research overseas in 2017-18. 

The Fulbright program, sponsored by the U.S. Government, offers grants to study, teach and conduct research in more than 160 countries. During their time abroad, Fulbright scholars work and live with the people of the host country to promote cultural exchange.

For more details on the program and how to apply go to

PSU alumni Avel Gordly interviewed by C-SPAN’s BookTV

Distinguished alumna, author, and former state legislator Avel Gordly will be featured in July on C-SPAN’s BookTV as part of their “2017 Cities Tour.” 

Viking Pavilion team celebrates steel topping out

Contractors, consultants, trade partners, Portland State staff and OHSU staff gathered on Tuesday for the Viking Pavilion’s steel topping out ceremony. Topping out is an important building milestone marked by the last beam being placed on top of a structure during its construction.

Rahmat Shoureshi named ninth president of Portland State University

The Portland State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Monday to appoint Rahmat Shoureshi (Rah-MAT Shoe-re-she) — currently New York Institute of Technology’s interim president and provost — to become PSU’s ninth president.

PSU awarded $45,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science program

Portland State University was recently awarded $45,000 from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust’s Partners in Science (Partners) program.

One year down, one to go on the Viking Pavilion

Portland State University celebrated the Viking Pavilion’s groundbreaking one year ago.

The eastern half of the 50-year old Peter W. Stott Center was leveled shortly after to make way for a new 3,000-seat event center and space dedicated to food service, studying, tutoring, advising and academic classes. 

WalletHub: 2017's Cities with the Highest & Lowest Credit Scores

If you’ve ever applied for a loan or credit card, you know that your credit score is more than just a three-digit number: it’s a numerical representation of your financial habits. And it tends to speak volumes, most important of which is how well you manage your debts.

PSU Board of Trustees votes to raise tuition to avert deep cuts

The Portland State University Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to raise tuition next fall to avert deep cuts in programs and staff, promising to lower the increase if the Legislature increases funding for higher education. 

Trustee Maude Hines, an associate professor in English, described the vote as a “horrifically reluctant decision,” because the tuition increase combined with $9 million in proposed cuts are necessary to avert a $20 million shortfall in the next fiscal year. 

Frequently asked questions about PSU’s tuition

Frequently asked questions about PSU’s tuition 

Q: What is PSU’s proposed tuition for the 2017-18 academic year? 

A: The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday, April 11 to approve an annual tuition increase of $693 for resident full-time undergraduate students. That would bring annual tuition to $9,030, a 9 percent increase over this year. For other students, the annual increase would be $1,278 for non-resident undergraduates, $1,251 for resident graduate students and $1,107 for non-resident graduate students.     

Race and education expert Marvin Lynn set to lead PSU’s Graduate School of Education

Marvin Lynn, professor and dean of the School of Education at Indiana University South Bend and an internationally recognized expert on race and education, has been named dean of Portland State University’s Graduate School of Education.

He will begin his position on July 1, replacing current dean, Randy Hitz.