Friday, August 30, 2013

Nothing to lose, Everything to Gain

Diversity and Multicultural Student Services was in the house this monday, and I'm still being fed off the energy. Having sister departments do a show together is bound to be interesting, -full of laughs, banter, uplifting speech, and more laughing.

Asst. Director Melanie Dixon; Scholar Kenneth De Weese; and Intern Kathleen Steppe gave a beautiful, luminescent, spotlight on DMSS, and its ability to retain students who are low income, first generation, and from diverse communities and backgrounds by building a community on campus, financially empowering students, and providing "life" advising.

Here is the podcast for the show:

If your interested in DMSS, Here is their website:


DMSS Connect
Wednesday, September 25, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Native American Student and Community Center
 (720 SW Jackson)

Song List:
Can You Get To That - Mavis Staples
Paid in Full - Eric B. & Rakim
Whats Going On - Marvin Gaye

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Graduate School of Education - w/ Carlos "CQ" Quatela (Admissions Adviser)

I'm always astounded at how deep and unique the people on our campus are.
Yesterday we hosted Carlos Quatela, the admissions adviser for the Graduate School of Education. He has an extensive professional history working with recruitment, tours, training, admissions presentations, open houses, student affairs, scholar day, college access programming, teaching road trips, AVID, gear up, bilingual education, community outreach to non-profits, home school co-ops, k-8 charter schools, and much more. 
I have a new-found trust for the advisers on our campus because one of his favorite things is to help people reach the "click" moment when understanding a concept, so if your in the Grad School of Education, and need help getting out of a rut, you can find him in their office 5 days a week :) - or go to click "prospective students" to find out where their information sessions will be held (they usually happen Tuesdays at noon).

October 22, 4pm in Smith Memorial they will have an OPEN HOUSE for teaching.
and from 5-6 the same day there will be sessions on Bilingual Education.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Marcella Flores - Coordinator of Orientation Programs

Mondays from 4-5 + Streaming worldwide on KPSU 

Yesterdays show our guest was the new Coordinator of Orientation Programs, Marcella Flores. She explained her history, her new position, and passions behind her work. Washington born, she moved to Oregon for school and graduated from Western Oregon University before moving to Oregon State U. She found joy in volunteering, service learning, and giving to others. As a first generation college student, she excelled, and now she is here with us! You can probably find her in the Orientation Office.

We also have a couple Plugs / Upcoming Events.
First, the Muange Family is suffering from a tragic event that happened last Tuesday. Their 19 year old son (Michael Muange) randomly died of a heart attack and they need financial support for the burial. He was a graduate of Gresham High School, and just finished his first year at Warner Pacific College.
If you have any interest in contributing, here is the link:

Also, Today (August 6th) at 1:30 in the Multicultural Center, PSU's NAACP is hosting a forum around Oregon's Self Defense Laws and how the Trayvon issue is related to Portland. They are hoping to inform the audience, target the source of separation, and build unity around this controversial issue.

Take Care Everyone!