PSU staff innovating to serve students

Branden HarveyCare and concern for students has always powered the Portland State staff. The Coronavirus emergency has galvanized many of our talented staff members, who are devising creative solutions to new problems. I couldn’t be more pleased with or grateful for their contributions.

Here are just a few examples of our staff members putting ideas into action to keep the campus community engaged and healthy this term.

The Transfer & Returning Student Resource Center has organized a virtual financial coaching session to connect current and returning students to the community and answer common questions about finance and budget. 

The Portland State Programming Board has developed a virtual midterm stress relief session.

Campus Rec is offering everything from Abs to Zumba in a virtual setting. Check their online schedule for class times. Their Zoom Pictionary League kicks off May 6 and is open to students, faculty, staff and all Campus Rec members. Register as part of a team or as a free agent.

Unwilling to let a closed campus stand in the way of giving prospective students a taste of PSU, admissions has developed a virtual campus tour. KATU 2 took notice of the innovation and featured it in a recent story.

University Career Center staff are offering remote career counseling by appointment or drop-in. Check with the career center staff to sign up for a Zoom webinar about effective job interview techniques.

The innovative spirit of the PSU culture once again is fueling creativity in the face of adversity and opportunity.