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Oregon's largest, most diverse university is located in the heart of Portland. “Knowledge works best when it serves the community.” #FearlessPSU

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A heartfelt namaste to our student parents, 🙏 who stretch and juggle in creative ways to fit their studies alongside quality kid time. 👶📚 Did you know that @CampusRec offers a Family Friendly Yoga class every Saturday morning 10-10:45? More information at pdx.edu/recreation 📷 @ccchamblissimages cc: @rcsc.psu

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Fall at #PSU = unbeatable 😎🔥🍂 Post your campus pics and tag #portlandstate — we’ll share our favorite photos here and you’ll get some free university swag. #autumn #campuslife #goviks #fearlesspsu #fallcolors #nofilter at South Park Blocks

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Good night, Bridge City. #swipeleft #panorama #pdx #upperleftusa #portlandstate #northwestisbest

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Hungry? Try the Spicy Sweet Potato Bowl @ newly opened Versa Cafe. #NomNomNom #lunchdreams Open Monday - Thursday: 10:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 📷: @_psueats #psueats #portlandstate #food #foodie at Viking Pavilion

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Pumpkins, @PortlandState students, apple cider and a corn maze at @thepumpkinpatch_sauvieisland. 🎃 📷: @metal.kidz at The Pumpkin Patch, Sauvie Island

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Starting only a few blocks from campus, you can take train, trail, tram and trolley for a four-hour day trip, with all the views. Total cost: $5. • It's time to try the 4T Trail, Portland's urban experience. (Note: The tram is not open on Sundays). • • #portland #northwestisbest #pnw #upperleftusa #mypnw #pacnw #portlandstate #portlandpride #pdx

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💚💚💚 Repost @dflo.pdx: “Yes Portland, it is very ok to let in some sunshine in October”☀️✨👌🏼 #urbancampus #portlandstate #lastterm #yass #portland at Portland State Campus Rec

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That Viking though. 😁 Portland State's Homecoming has changed a bit over the years. 📷: 1954 football game, 1964 coronation, and a dance in the early '60s Don't forget Homecoming circa 2018: Saturday Oct. 13, 2:05 pm at Providence Park. FREE for students. goviks.com #TBT #fearlessPSU #goviks💚 Photos courtesy PSU Library archives

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Portland State of Mind is almost here! Follow our street team in Instagram stories all day Thursday as they roam campus giving out schedules, free #PSOM2018 gear and @kindsnacks. • • #PSOM events: pdx.edu/portland-state-of-mind • • #freestuffalert #GoViks #portlandstateuniversity #portlandstate

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Meet #PortlandState standout distance runner @KailaGibson48. Besides majoring in health studies with plans to go to nursing school, Kaila is having a senior season to remember. She was recently named Big Sky Athlete of the Week, becoming the first Viking runner to get the honor since 2006! • • Kaila’s academic life has been immersed in athletics from a young age, when she started playing soccer in kindergarten. Around the seventh grade, she discovered cross country and was intrigued how the sport allowed her to test the limits of her body. She immediately fell in love. • • Portland State has helped Kaila narrow her focus on life exponentially by providing a greater passion for her to pursue on top of cross country, she says. • • So how does she balance school with her running? Kaila credits her teammates and coach for pushing her to keep a consistent routine. Her advice for anyone interested in getting started in cross country is not to jump in too fast — she says a lot of people push themselves too hard in the beginning, ultimately burning themselves out. She recommends running with a friend when you’re just starting so you can monitor each other and regulate accordingly. • • Kaila hopes to continue partaking in cross country events at least through this coming summer, and has even been told by her coach that she’s welcome for up to two years after graduation — not an offer extended to most. When asked what keeps her going, Kaila says, “My teammates, really; I enjoy being there for them as they are for me and acting as a role model when needed.” • • Congratulations to Kaila Gibson for her outstanding performance this season, and best of luck on all her future accomplishments! #myPSUstory •• — Story, photos by Finn Rosenfeld • • #portlandstateuniversity #FearlessPSU #letknowledgeserve #goviks #proudviks #mydayinportland #pdx #portlandoregon #oregonexplored #traveloregon #northwestisbest #portlandnw #vscocam #college #downtownpdx #storyportrait #makeportraits #postthepeople #postmoreportraits #liveauthentic #pdxsnap #go2psu

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WOW! Congratulations @psuviksfb, who upset the 14th-ranked Montana Grizzlies 22-20 with a game-winning 52-yard field goal by freshman Cody Williams with 4 seconds left. 🏈⚔🎉💯 #GoViks!!

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What's there to do at Portland State of Mind, you ask? Cheer for the Vikings at Homecoming. Find a career or internship. Play augmented reality. Hear from best-selling author Cheryl Strayed. Get scared out of your mind at a haunted house. The possibilities are endless at @portlandstate's festival of knowledge and culture. ✔️14 days ✔️Over 50 events ✔️ Free stuff✔️Famous people ✔️Music ✔️Films ✔️Games ✔️Open to students and the community • • Today we start our Portland State of Mind countdown. 🎉 Check our Instagram stories each day for highlights! Complete schedule of events at pdx.edu/portland-state-of-mind #PSOM2018 #fearlessPSU #GoViks

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Need a little time away (but not too far away) to clear your head and reconnect with nature? Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge is an easy day hike with a big payoff. 👌 The 2.3-mile loop takes in two beautiful waterfalls in a lush forest setting. • • To get there: Go east on I-84 from Portland for about half an hour and take Exit #28/Bridal Veil. Turn right on the Historic Columbia River Highway and travel west for approximately 3 miles to the parking lot on your left/south. • • Photo by Joe Parks • • #hiking #hikes #columbiarivergorge #pnw #northwestisbest #upperleftusa #mypnw #nofilter at Latourell Falls Trailhead

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#TBT to two weeks ago when more than 2,000 Portland State students moved into @pdxhousing. 📦📦📦 Those were the days! #fearlessPSU #GoViks #PortlandState #proudvikings • 🎥 @spencer_rutledge & @peteyboy100

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In this edition of #TBT: A look back at Portland State women's athletics. 💪 🎾 Tennis, 1974 🏊‍♀️ Swimming, 1976 🏃‍♀️ Track, 1977 🤸‍♀️ Gymnastics, 1978 🏐 Volleyball, 1982 ⛹️‍♀️ Basketball, 1986 #FearlessPSU #GoViks Photos courtesy University Archives Digital Library

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It's hard to miss Millar Library — the building features a curved wall covered with ceiling-to-floor windows, wrapping around a copper beech tree planted in the 1800s, and holds over 1 million books. #weheartmillar #ourhappyplace #portlandstate #fearlessPSU #GoViks Bonus: Did you know Millar has a computer lab with free printing? HOURS Mon-Thurs: 7 am-midnight Friday: 7:30 am-7 pm Saturday:s 10 am-7 pm Sunday: 10-midnight at Portland State University Library

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Huge props to @KailaGibson48, who became the first @psuvikstf cross country runner to be named Big Sky Athlete of the Week since 2006. 🏃‍♀️💪 • • Gibson is having a noteworthy (re: awesome) senior season. She posted the best time ever by a Viking at the Charles Bowles Invitational, finishing 8th overall in the 5k with a time of 17:25.6. She beat the previous best of 17:30.9 that Amanda Boman set in 2015, and beat her own previous best at the meet of 17:43.5. • • She also has set new personal bests in the 4k, 5k and 6k already, as she's beaten her previous best times at every meet so far this season. • • Additionally, Gibson has helped the Viking women's team set its own history this season. The Viking women have been ranked 15th in the @ustfccca West Region poll for the past three weeks, the longest stretch of time they have been ranked in the poll in program history. • • #GoViks #fearlessPSU #allthefeels #portlandstate

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Do you want to sound more masculine, feminine or somewhere in between? @PortlandState speech-language pathologists want to help you find your voice — literally. • • PSU is offering a free public lab to work with people who identify as transgender, gender fluid, non-binary or anywhere on the gender spectrum to develop a voice and communication style that best suits them and their gender identity. • • For people who don't identify as the sex they were assigned at birth, their voice can feel like a betrayal, said speech-language pathologist and professor Jeff Conn. "Their voice doesn't match who they are, who they want to be and who they're trying to present as. But if we can shape their voice into something that is more congruent with who they are and who they're presenting to be, it's no longer a betrayal. It becomes more them." • • Conn said there's more involved than simply changing a voice's pitch. Participants will work on everything from breathing to intonation, articulation and learning how to use their voice efficiently. Conn said it's important that they learn how to change their voice without harming their vocal cords. • • Those interested are encouraged to contact Jeff Conn at [email protected] • • #fearlessPSU #portlandstate #onlyatPSU

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