Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Imagine a Cold Beer Social this WEDNESDAY!

Imagine a Cold Beer
Wednesday July 29th
4-6 pm
Rogue Hall, 1717 SW Park Ave

Enjoy some free appetizers and beer. Meet other faculty and APs from across the university. Learn what's happening at the bargaining table. Get your Imagine campaign swag, so you can show support for higher education that's student-centered, educator-led and debt-free.

This is the last of 3 Imagine campaign summer socials. At each event, a member of our bargaining team will provide a brief update. For more on bargaining and our vision for a better PSU,  visit

Ch Ch Ch Changes…

PSU Vanguard
July 27th, 2015

Over the summer and spilling into next year, Portland State’s campus is getting a facelift through the implementation of several capital projects. According to PSU’s Finance and Administration website, here’s what’s scheduled to change in the near future...

Friday, July 24, 2015

PSU to reduce planned tuition increase

July 7th, 2015

Portland State University plans to reduce its planned tuition increase using additional state funding approved by the Oregon Legislature.
Oregon lawmakers on Monday increased funding for the state's seven public universities to $700 million for 2015-17. The money includes $30 million for student tuition relief and support services, according to a joint statement from the presidents of all seven universities.
PSU President Wim Wiewel said he will use the university's portion of the $30 million to lower the planned 4.2 percent tuition increase for Oregon undergraduates, hire more advisers and faculty, and invest in other student support services.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Paid Student Internship with PSU-AAUP!

During fall 2015, PSU-AAUP will offer a paid internship to a PSU student who’s passionate about higher education issues and interested in mobilizing fellow students. Please think of potential candidates, and encourage them to apply.
The intern will spend 10-15 hours per week coordinating a major fall term event (e.g., demonstration, teach-in, "day of action"). This event should engage a broad range of students and align with the vision of higher education that’s student-centered, educator-led and debt-free. In addition to a stipend up to $2,250, the intern can expect to gain project leadership experience, job shadowing opportunities and the chance to earn university credit.

We as a union have a powerful history of working together with students. Our internship opportunity will build on that tradition by supporting PSU student activism. This fall, we’ll still be bargaining with the PSU administration and imagining a better future for our university. It's a crucial time to encourage a strong student voice on our campus.

The deadline is August 7th. Details can be found here: