Publications and Communications

Streetcar going through Urban Plaza of Portland State University

University Communications produces the Currently e-newsletter for employees, Portland State Magazine for alumni and friends, and Virtual Viking e-newsletter for current students. We welcome ideas for stories or other submissions to each publication.


Currently is the weekly faculty and staff e-newsletter published online every Monday during the academic year. News items should be sent to by the Tuesday noon before publication. News items accompanied with a link to a website as well as a graphic are encouraged. Please note that submissions may be edited at the discretion of the editor.

Portland State Magazine

Portland State Magazine is sent two to three times a year to alumni and friends. Contact the editor at to send comments on the current magazine, a story idea, alum notes or to submit a book or CD review.

Virtual Viking

Virtual Viking is the weekly student e-newsletter distributed to all PSU students on Sundays. The newsletter is published in the fall, winter and spring of each academic school year. To submit an announcement, please send the following to by Monday at 12pm before the week of publication:

  • Short copy about your announcement or event. A maximum of 70 words or 2-3 sentences is encouraged.
  • Include a website link to your announcement. A syndicated link is preferred.
  • Attach a picture in JPG format. Please do not send your event poster as it will not be used.