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PSU students may now ride Portland’s iconic bright orange @biketownpdx bikes for free! To qualify for a free student membership, visit the BIKETOWN at PSU website and register using your pdx.edu email address.


Head over to the PSU Flickr for all the photo coverage of the 2018 Spring Commencement ceremonies🎓📸 #2018pdxgrad


It’s official. The Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center has now hosted its first commencement! #2018pdxgrad #goviks


20 years ago to the day, President Bill Clinton spoke at Portland State’s 1998 Spring Commencement. #2018PDXGrad


Two internships at CH2M and Blount International helped Yury Kutsurenko land a position at Intel before he graduated. Kutsurenko, who went to Liberty High in Hillsboro, added a fifth year to his degree path to participate in the Multiple Engineering Co-op Program (MECOP). The program places 130 PSU students per year in two six-month, full-time, paid internships with nearly 200 industry partners. He says the real-world work experience was invaluable when he applied to Intel. “My chances went up drastically because of MECOP,” he says. “I would not be working where I am right now if I didn’t participate in those internships.” #2018PDXGrad


Samrawit “Sam” Biyazin may be the first blind student to graduate from PSU’s accounting program, but she hopes she won’t be the last. That’s why she worked so hard with her professors and the Disability Resource Center to make all her coursework accessible using screen-readers, braille and other tools. Growing up in Ethiopia, she was told she could not study math because of her blindness. She is grateful to her PSU professors, who encouraged her to major in accounting and supported her along the way. She will share her experience as a commencement speaker in June and then work as a business tax associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, her dream job and employer. #2018PDXGrad


Spring 2018 grads! Decorate your cap and enter it in this year’s Grad Cap Contest. Submit it online to have a chance at winning a $100 amazon gift card and PSU Gear! Share a public photo of your decorated cap on FB, IG, or Twitter using the hashtag #2018pdxgrad. You can also email submissions to [email protected] We will be providing basic decoration materials Wednesday, June 6 from 1-4pm at the Simon Benson House. Enter by Tuesday, June 12 at 9am to be eligible for the contest!


We are pleased to announce that four-time Grammy Award-winning artist, and PSU Alum, @esperanzaspalding will be the featured performer and speaker at the 2018 Simon Benson Awards Dinner. Portland native Spalding enrolled in PSU’s music program at 16 years old before beginning her career as a jazz vocalist, bassist and composer. Spalding, who has performed at the Academy Awards, the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and the White House, credits her PSU experience for making “the lifestyle of a jazz musician real.”


Meet 21-year-old and #PortlandState senior Izabella Sy who is studying @pdxbschool Supply Chain Logistics and Communication. Born in Cebu, Philippines, Iza followed the footsteps of her brother to move and attend PSU in 2014. Immediately, she fell in love with PSU’s metropolitan location and felt it was just the right place to step outside her comfort zone, learn about herself and grow while living thousands of miles away from her family. Iza credits an orientation for PSU international students as the impetus to her smooth transition to the campus community and involvement as a student leader. She joined @PSUKaibigan, PSU’s Filipino American Student Association, and just after two years, rose to her current role as President. This weekend, she will lead the organization on its 13th annual Pilipino Cultural Night, a celebration of Philippine heritage through cuisine, theater, music and traditional performances. While juggling her academic and extracurricular responsibilities, Iza also works as a student staff of PSU’s Resource Center for Students with Children. Through critical services such as a childcare center and the Jim Sells Childcare Assistance Program, Iza and her staff help serve the 20 percent of student parents that make up PSU’s student body. During her free time, Iza enjoys the outdoors, watching movies, socializing with friends and singing. Her talent and passion for music have opened doors to perform at various campus events such as International Night and receptions for newly admitted students. When asked for advice for future Vikings, Iza says: “Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. Be open to learning. Study abroad. Feel uncomfortable. That’s the only way you’ll grow.” When Iza graduates this spring, she plans to return to the Philippines and use her PSU degree and newly gained skills and experiences to help run her family business. #myPSUstory #2018pdxgrad


Lookin’ for lunch? Here is a handful of PSU’s many delicious food carts. What are your favorites on campus?


Nearly 150 faculty members joined the procession for Rahmat Shoureshi’s Inauguration. He is PSU’s ninth president.


Meet 20-year old Anastasia Hale. Anastasia uses she/her pronouns and is originally from Milwaukie, Oregon. She is studying Health Studies: Community Health Education with a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality at #PortlandState. She has interned for @plannedparenthood and is a former PSU Student Ambassador. Anastasia is a Peer Educator for @illuminatepsu, PSU’s sexual and relationship violence prevention program. As a Peer Educator, she facilitates workshops to educate about consent, bystander intervention, and more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anastasia has been working with Illuminate to host PSU's 2nd Annual Denim Day. This is a day where folks wear denim in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault to promote awareness and education for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On April 25th there will be Denim Day booth in the PSU Park Blocks from 9am - 3pm. There will be raffles and a cardboard cutout of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears wearing their infamous Denim Date outfits. There will also be a clothesline activity. Supporters and survivors can write messages of encouragement on blank jeans. After the jeans are written on, they are hung on the clothesline. Later in the day, there will be a workshop hosted by the band @lascafeteras and a free concert in Parkway North. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In her freetime, Anastasia enjoys knitting, listening to podcasts, exploring @portland and going on hikes with her girlfriend. After graduation, she hopes to use her passion for reproductive justice and sexual health education by working in sexual health promotion. Anastasia will graduate in Spring of 2019. #myPSUstory at Portland State University


Explore your favorite subject, get a head start for the next academic year, or take an entire year's worth of language courses in three months! Take advantage of your summer break by enrolling in one of PSU's 1,300 summer courses. Registration opens May 7. #portlandstate #summersession


In celebration of Earth Day, we wanted to take a moment to mention a handful of PSU's many sustainable efforts. What steps have you taken to be more environmentally friendly? ❤️🌎🙌 #earthday #portlandstate at Portland State University


PSU faculty, students and alumni play a key role in @designweekpdx (April 14-21). Don't miss @psugd at the city-wide celebration of all things design. Tap the link in our story for more info!


With much anticipation, the Viking Pavilion is finally here! The 3,000-seat arena serves as a top tier athletics facility, hosts collaborative study space, and provides OHSU and PSU with a much needed event space on campus. #GoViks at Portland State University


#TBT TechFest NW is happening today and tomorrow at #PortlandState! Come see how far technology has come. #throwbackthursday #tfnw18


The Viking Pavilion opens ‪in 7 days‬! Stop by ‪at noon‬ for free food, giveaways and to see the new space. #GoViks at Portland State University


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