Monday, September 28, 2009

My Backyard: Portland State University

This is where I am today. My first day of Art 112 (Visual Design) at PSU. Just an blogs will be updated less often for the next 11 weeks due to school. I'm planning on two articles per week pending my homework load. We'll see how that goes and I hope you continue to enjoy the musings herein. Look for more photos of PSU and Portland in the future--but from my camera lens!

Portland State University (PSU) is a public state urban university located in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Founded in 1946, it has the largest overall enrollment of any university in the state of Oregon, including undergraduate and graduate students. It is also the only public university in the state that is located in a major metropolitan city. The university is ranked among the "Best in the West" and as a "College With a Conscience" by the Princeton Review. Portland State differs from the other universities in Oregon partially because as an urban institution it attracts a student body older than other rural universities. In the 2006-2007 school year, it was reported that the average age of an attending student was 25 years. A significant percentage of Portland State's classes are offered at night and Saturdays, and some programs only offer classes at night.

Portland State is part of the Oregon University System. The current President is Wim Wiewel, who began his term in August 2008. Its athletic teams are known as the Portland State Vikings with school colors of green and white. Teams compete at the NCAA Division I Level, primarily in the Big Sky Conference. Schools at PSU include the School of Business Administration, Graduate School of Education, School of Fine and Performing Arts, School of Social Work, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. PSU's motto is, "Let Knowledge Serve the City".

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Maria-Thérèse said...

Recycle for free coffee - now that's something I could do! ;)

Thank you for featuring my white window polaroid!

♥ maria-thérèse

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