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When we are fearless, knowledge has no limits - and neither do our hopes and dreams. Tag your posts #PortlandState and #FearlessPSU.

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Meet Marwa Al-Khamees, 21-year old third-year @pdxbschool student double majoring in Management and Leadership and Human Resource Management. Marwa was born and raised in Iraq and lived in Syria as a refugee before she moved to Portland in 2010. She says “As a Muslim woman, I want everything I do to highlight my identity to empower young immigrant girls and show them they can achieve their dreams.” She chose Portland State because she is a “city girl” and appreciates the urban campus and the proximity to work opportunities and internships. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She serves as President for the @psu_redcross, a mentor in Multicultural Retention Programs, a member of the President’s Student Council and The School Of Business’ Dean’s Future Leaders group. She is also a Student Coordinator of Orientation Programs and the Student Ambassador Program. Marwa enjoys growing as a leader and seeing student leaders develop their skills. As President of PSU Red Cross, she loves empowering PSU students to donate blood and volunteer. Marwa encourages the PSU community to support the PSU Winter Blood Drive on January 22nd - January 25th. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Marwa’s favorite place to study is at the Karl Miller Center. Her hobbies include shopping, yoga and photography. Her favorite food cart on campus is Dogs and Fries. After graduation in 2019, Marwa will pursue a graduate degree in Post-Secondary Adult and Continuing Education in order to attain a career in higher education. #myPSUstory at Karl Miller Center

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Week three of winter term at #PortlandState. Let’s do this, Vikings! 💪 at Portland State University

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At the age of 12, alumnus Trent Teyema knew he wanted to be an FBI agent. His path to get there made him one of the country’s experts on cybersecurity, and earned him a role at the @WhiteHouse, formulating and executing national security policies. Read more how PSU is serving the FBI at pdx.edu/fearless ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What makes you fearless? Share your story at #FearlessPSU at Portland State University

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Like to watch films? Want to pursue a career in government? Did you know there are hundreds of student-run clubs and organizations at #PortlandState that you can join, get real world experiences and build a community with? Many of them were at PSU’s Party in the Ballroom, one of the annual student club fairs on campus. at Smith Memorial Student Union

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A lively campus in the heart of Portland. 90 min drive to the coast. 10 min stroll to @VoodooDoughnut and @PowellsBooks. All the time you need to explore your future and pursue your dreams. Welcome to winter term at #PortlandState! at Portland State University

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New year, new term, new tools. Say hello to the new myPSU app and my.pdx.edu to navigate the business of being a student at #PortlandState, including a map to your classes, paying your bill and other helpful resources. Here are some new features we think you’ll like: ✅ psu2do is a list of important deadlines and next steps for billing, enrollment and financial aid. ✅ Class maps offers an easy way to navigate to your classes each term. ✅ Finances allows you to pay your bill quickly with no hassle. ✅ Register for classes. at Portland State University

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“New year, new you." Just like this 1975 @PSUViks athlete, keep your eye on the prize, Viks! #tbt #throwbackthursday at Portland State University

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Portland State international students like Bhavana Ramesh bring a fresh perspective to their American peers. Ramesh grew up and went to college in India. Seven years after graduating, she decided to get a master’s degree from PSU's Engineering and Technology Management program to experience firsthand the differences between developing and developed countries. “How do we collaborate?” she asks. “We have to understand both sides.” And while the experience helped educate her about Americans, Ramesh also enlightened her American classmates about India. Read more at pdx.edu/fearless ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What makes you fearless? Share your story at #FearlessPSU at Portland State University

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Goodbye 2017, hello 2018. We wish all #PortlandState students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends around the world a Happy New Year! Cheers! at Portland State University

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2017 was another great year for #PortlandState, Oregon’s flagship urban research university. What are you looking forward to in 2018? ✨ at Portland, Oregon

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 🎄 at Pioneer Courthouse Square

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No sight of snow yet on the #PortlandState campus on the first day of winter as pictured in 1969. Happy Winter Solstice, Vikings! ❄️ #tbt #throwbackthursday #wintersolstice at Portland State University

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Meet Shepol Meman, a 21-year-old majoring in Mechanical Engineering at #PortlandState. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Shepol is a proud Engineering and Computer Science ambassador. He enjoys leaving visitors with positive experiences and knowledge about opportunities at PSU and the engineering department. Throughout his time at PSU, Shepol has thrived. He says “I’ve grown so much as an individual. Not just in my education, but how I view things in life.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shepol and his student group, @viking.motorsports received a $30,000 sponsorship from Tektronix to build a formula F1 car. The team will head to Nebraska in 2019 to compete in an international competition. In addition, Shepol is involved with the @kurdishyouthorg, which is hosting Kurdish Culture Night on December 30th at 6:30pm in the @smithunionpsu Ballroom. He says “There will be food, live performances, and traditional dancing. Bring your dancing shoes!” Shepol also works at the office of Global Diversity and Inclusion assisting with event planning and office management. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ His favorite place to study is the library, where he has met people from diverse backgrounds. His favorite things about PSU are his program and his professors, which have helped him see PSU as his first home. In his free time, Shepol enjoys working out, helping coach wrestling, playing basketball at the @campusrec and watching Rick and Morty. When Shepol graduates in 2019, he will pursue a career in the automotive industry. #myPSUstory at Academic Student Rec Center at PSU

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Final paper: check. Final group meeting: check. Fall term: check. It’s finally time for winter break! What are you looking forward to the most over the holidays, Vikings? ❄️ at Portland State University

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Survived finals and need new #portlandstategear? Tag two friends and follow @portlandstategear for a chance to win PSU gear! Five winners will be announced on Friday, December 15th. Happy Holidays Viks! 🎁 at Portland State University

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Portland in December at Portland, Oregon

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Rudy Soto ’11 threw himself into one leadership role after another at #PortlandState, culminating in becoming the University’s first Native American student body president. He has brought those skills and passion to our capital as a congressional aide. Read more how PSU is serving the people at pdx.edu/fearless ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• What makes you fearless? Share your story at #FearlessPSU at Washington, District of Columbia

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Thanks to your support on #GivingTuesday, over $10,000 have been raised all across the #PortlandState campus to benefit students and the numerous programs that make a difference in the community. It’s not too late to show your support. Click on the link in our profile and make a gift today. #PDXGiveChange at Portland State University

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