Welcome to Orientation! We would like to acknowledge the land we are on. The Portland Metro area rests on traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, Molalla and many other tribes who made their homes along the Columbia River. Today peoples from these bands have become part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz, as well as the Chinook and Cowlitz Nations. It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them. In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.

If you have any questions throughout the day, our check in Smith Memorial Student Union (Ballroom, 355) will remain open for the entirety of the program.
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Brenda Glascott

Portland State University
Director, University Honors College
Brenda Glascott is Director of the Honors College and Associate Professor of Humanities at Portland State University. She holds a PhD in English with a specialization in Composition, Rhetoric, and Literacy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research area includes the history of women’s rhetorics and literacy practices, gender and rhetoric, and public sphere theory. She has published in College English, Reader, Reflections: A Journal of Community-Engaged Writing and Rhetoric, and several edited collections. Her co-edited collection, Literacy and Pedagogy in an Age of Misinformation and Disinformation, was published in 2021. She is co-founder and Managing Editor of the peer-reviewed open-access journal Literacy in Composition Studies. Her current research is a rhetorical history of women’s labor activism in early twentieth century New York City, particularly in relation to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Drop in and meet with the Deans of PSU's Schools and Colleges. Learn about PSU's majors and connect with an academic advisor for your major.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, June 28

1:40pm PDT