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Voters Rights and Registration: Registration, History and Activism  This Capstone will engage students in the activism and history of voting rights during the 2012 election season. It partners with the Bus Project Foundation, a non-partisan, community-based organization dedicated to creating a vibrant democracy by engaging Oregonians in civic and political life.  Students will learn the history of voting rights in the US while working with the Bus Project Foundation to register and conduct outreach to voters.

Multimedia Production

In Multimedia Production, Capstone students work with a variety of community partners. Students will interact with each other in the class, in different groups, and with a local community demographic primarily through survey and interviews. They will also launch surveys over the internet interacting with remote individuals and groups as well. Students should feel comfortable communicating at high level spoken and written English.

Asset mapping methods combined with geographic information systems (GIS) technology have proven to be effective ways to help citizens and organizations identify, analyze, describe, and mobilize around assets and issues of concern to them.

The Community Geography Project of the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies has a history of training PSU students, community groups, and middle and high school students in asset mapping and GIS technology to enable them to ask new questions and better strategize and promote community agendas.

Performing Arts Advocacy

The arts play a critical role in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities.  They have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery and achievement in our county.
 

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about and become involved in the development of the Portland Metro EcoDistrict Pilot Program. This class will focus on providing students with the history and present-day state of the work on EcoDistricts in Portland, as well as real and powerful ways to engage with the development of an EcoDistrict. Students will be introduced to basic concepts and practices related to EcoDistrict in general and then specifically work to develop an important initiative within one of the five pilot EcoDistricts in the city.

Creating a Public Relations Program for a Non-Profit  In this Capstone we will apply public relations concepts to assist the Archimedes Movement in expanding their outreach efforts.  Specifically, we will work to develop a greater online presence via social networking websites and online media through the creation and dissemination of a viral marketing campaign.

Portland's Water

This course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn about tap water and create community outreach products for the Portland Water Bureau.  Our community partner for this class is the Portland Water Bureau. This class will focus on the Bull Run watershed (the source of Portland's drinking water) and the work of the Portland Water Bureau -- how they deliver our water to our taps.

 

 

Natural Food Industry. This Capstone investigates sustainable food systems from producer to consumer, with a focus on the business practices of food cooperatives. We will work with our community partner People's Food Cooperative on projects related to health and nutrition, farmers markets, local and equitable food distribution, food justice and ethical business practices.

 

 

Multimedia Production Team

The Multimedia Production Online Capstone addresses community issues and needs by developing educational interactive online media. Continuously taught since 1999, the class has undergone adjustment to the changes in technology - from output on CD-ROMs and video, to web pages and blogs developed entirely by teams of students working completely online and working remotely, from around the world!

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