The RAPS Sheet The newsletter of the Retirement Association of Portland State APRIL 2018 Retirement Association of Portland State Portland State University–RAPS Post Office Box 751 Portland OR 97207-0751 Campus Public Safety Building second floor, Room 212 SW Montgomery at Broadway Office Manager Rebecca Butterworth Telephone: 503-725-3447 Email: rapsmail@pdx.edu Office hours: Mon & Wed, 9 to 1 Tues, 9 to 2, Thurs, 9 to 3 Campus mail: RAPS Web: www.pdx.edu/raps Board Members Co-Presidents Doug Swanson Dawn White Secretary Brian Lewis Treasurer Ansel Johnson Members-at-Large Steven Brenner Nancy Eriksson Charlie White RAPS Sheet Editor Eileen Brennan Website Editor Larry Sawyer RAPS Representative to Regional & National Retirement Associations Larry Sawyer Committees Awards Charlie White, Chair History Preservation Nancy Koroloff, Chair Membership Dawn White, Chair Scholarships Priscilla Blumel, Chair Social Nancy Eriksson, Chair President’s Lunch for Retired Faculty and Staff on April 16 RAHMAT SHOURESHI, Portland State’s ninth president, will host his first luncheon for retired staff and faculty Monday, April 16. The annual event will be held this year in the SMSU Ballroom beginning at 12 noon. President Shoureshi will discuss steps the University is taking to “achieve greatness together,” focusing on the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students and his vision for the University. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Keborah Andren, current RAPS Scholarship recipient. Another highlight of the afternoon will be the announcement of the 2018 Outstanding Retiree Awards. Special awards may also be made to non-retirees. Free parking is available in Parking Structure I located between SW Sixth and Broadway and between SW Harrison and Hall Streets. In order to obtain a permit, enter Parking Structure I on the SW Sixth Street entrance, giving the attendant in the kiosk at the entrance the Event ID of 21122 or informing the attendant you are there for the President’s Luncheon. Please note that these permits are not valid in reserved parking spaces or in hourly parking spaces. Nonreserved spaces are on level 3 and above. Please allow extra time to obtain parking in the event you need to drive around several floors to find an empty space. The SMSU Ballroom is located on the third floor of Smith Union. Please plan to arrive by 11:45 am to check in and get a name tag. PSU is very well served by public transportation, and we encourage those who can to use Tri-Met, MAX, or the Portland Streetcar. Space at the President’s Luncheon is limited. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by Monday, April 9, to Rebecca Butterworth at rapsmail@pdx.edu (preferred) or 503-725-3447.

CO-PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Your newsletter choice: by email or post? 2 DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SEASON? Mine is spring, and it just so happens I’m writing this message on the very first day of spring this year. It’s a beautiful day, with the buds literally “bustin’ out of bushes” (thank you, Oscar Hammerstein). It seems hard to believe that we have just two more events in our RAPS programming this year: the annual President’s Luncheon on Monday, April 16, and political science professor Christopher Shortell talking about Trump and the media on Thursday, May 10. (Both of those days are outside our usual third Thursday so please make note.) Back in the fall your RAPS Board decided to send the RAPS Sheet out via bulk mail instead of first class. We try to be careful stewards of the funds allocated to us by the Provost’s Office and we figured we could realize significant savings by moving away from first class postage. Our RAPS Sheet editor, Eileen Brennan, has been diligent about gathering copy by a certain deadline every month and quickly transforming it into its proper format. Our office manager, Rebecca Butterworth, has been equally diligent about getting the RAPS Sheet to the printer and back in a timely way and getting individual issues put in envelopes. There, alas, our efficiency ends. The post office can sit on a bulk mailing for several days, sending it out only when postal workers seem to find the time. The result is that delivery is unpredictable and often delayed. Of course, every RAPS member with an email address receives the RAPS Sheet electronically as soon as it’s ready for the printer. Yet many of those same RAPS members wait until their print copy arrives in the mail to read it. I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I am one of those members. Given that we are going back this month to mailing the RAPS Sheet out by first class mail, wouldn’t it make sense for those of us with computers to opt out of receiving the RAPS Sheet by mail and instead click on that link that allows us to see it in living color when it comes in the email message from the RAPS Office? Those of us who like to hold a newsletter in our hands when we read it can print it using our home computers. Think about this: if just 12 members opted out of receiving the RAPS Sheet by mail, our organization would save about $50 on postage that month. That amounts to $500 a year – quite a chunk of change. My message this month is an appeal to RAPS members to choose receiving their monthly newsletter in electronic format only. How about it? My hand is in the air. All you have to do is call Rebecca at 503-725-3477 or – better yet – send an email to rapsmail@pdx.edu. —Dawn White PSU Opera students perform excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s comic opera Albert Herring, at the March member meeting. Tickets for the April 20-29 performances are still available through the PSU Box Office at 503-725-3307. —-Photograph by Larry Sawyer

RAPS Group Reports Book Group THE BOOK GROUP met on March 20 at the home of Gwen Pierce. We discussed Jodi Picoult’s Plain Truth. This is an older novel by an author many of us have liked, set in Amish culture. We agreed that it is a well-crafted novel with an ending that none of us expected. We were impressed with the author’s knowledge of Amish ways and her use of this culture to explore the moral dilemmas of the book. In April we will discuss Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, the story of two young people who leave the conflict of their homeland and settle in the West. It was a finalist for the Man Booker prize, and is described on the back cover as “compulsively readable. . .Tremendously profound and entertaining.” We will meet on Tuesday, April 17, at the home of Eileen and Steve Brennan, 5945 SW 152nd Avenue, Beaverton. Telephone Eileen at 503-646-6297, or email her at brennane@pdx.edu to let her know whether you can be there. In May we plan to read Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild. It is a sociologist’s exploration of the territory of the conservative right. It was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2016. The book group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm. New members are always welcome. We welcome suggestions of books that are interesting to read and full of issues for discussion. —Joan Shireman Bridge Group THE RAPS BRIDGE GROUPmeets in the afternoon on the first Tuesday of each month. We begin play at 12:15 pm. We try to finish up by 4 pm. We meet in Smith Center, on the second floor. Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming meetings: Tuesday, April 3, in SMSU 294 Tuesday, May 1, in SMSU 294 Tuesday, June 5, in SMSU 294 Tuesday, July 3, in SMSU 258 I will send out the reminder email notice about one week prior to each date we play. The RAPS Bridge Group members are very friendly and are always looking for new players. If you wish to join us, please contact Steve Brennan, 503-646-6297. My email address is the.steve.brennan@gmail.com. —Steve Brennan Hiking Group OUR HIKE ON APRIL 24 will be on the Wind Mountain Trail in the Columbia River Gorge, on the Washington side. Wind Mountain is a 2.3-mile out-and-back trail located by Stevenson, Washington. Fortunately the location was not damaged by the Eagle Creek fire. It features great views of the Gorge at the higher elevations of the trail, including Dog Mountain and the nearby town of Carson. The All Trails Guide recommends it for birding, and wildlife and wildflower viewing. Although this hike has some elevation gain (1,138 feet), it is not nearly as difficult as the trails on the nearby Dog Mountain. I have placed two links on our web page with more details. Hikers will enjoy a sack lunch on the trail. On March 27 eight members explored Oregon history through a hike in Champoeg State Park. We followed the trail along Champoeg Creek and then walked along the Willamette River to the Townsite Area at the west end, finishing at the Information Center. If you plan to hike in April, contact Larry Sawyer at 503771-1616 or larry_sawyer@comcast.net. For more details about this hike or future hiking plans in 2018, please consult the RAPS hikers’ website: https://www.pdx.edu/raps/RAPSHikers —Larry Sawyer 3 Please update your RAPS Directory information! DO YOU HAVE your copy handy of the RAPS Directory published in May 2017? Please check your entry and notify the RAPS Office of any updates or corrections. You can send an email to rapsmail@pdx.edu or call Rebecca Butterworth, RAPS office manager, at 503-7253447. RAPS will publish an addendum to the RAPS Directory in April. Don’t have a copy of the latest directory? Let us know so we can mail you one.

In memoriam: Philip Roberts Bogue, 1924-2018 PHILIP BOGUE, who in the 1980s served as assistant to the president for University Relations and special assistant to President Joseph Blumel, died February 18 at his Portland home. He was 93 years old. Mr. Bogue was born in Seattle on December 22, 1924. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1947, and Harvard Business School, graduating in 1949. In 1951 he was married to Suzanne Weatherly Bogue, a union that lasted until her death in 2008. After his graduation from Harvard Business School, Mr. Bogue returned to Seattle to start his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. After 12 years in Seattle, he moved to Portland to open the Portland office of Arthur Andersen in 1961, which marked the beginning of his long involvement with the Portland community. After his retirement from Arthur Andersen in 1981, he joined Portland State as assistant to the president for University Relations, overseeing the offices of Alumni Relations, Development, News and Information, Publications, and University Events. In addition to his professional service to PSU, Mr. Bogue was both a strong advocate for the University and a generous donor, supporting the School of Business Administration’s Karl Miller Center Building Fund, the Bogue Family Choral Endowment, the Bogue Accounting Endowment, and the Center for Professional Integrity and Accountability. The executive board room in the Karl Miller Center was named in Mr. Bogue’s honor. He also served on the board of the PSU Foundation. The University awarded Mr. Bogue a Distinguished Service Award in 1979, a Presidential Medal in 2014, and an honorary degree in 2017. The wider Portland community also benefitted from Mr. Bogue’s service, which included terms as president of the Portland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Regional United Way, and the Oregon Symphony Association, where he played a central role in hiring longtime music director James DePreist. As interim director of the Portland Art Museum, Mr. Bogue helped ensure the museum’s financial solvency. He was a champion of the drive to renovate Pioneer Square, presided over the TriMet board, and was instrumental in the establishment of the light rail Max lines that serve Portland, Gresham, and Hillsboro. Mr. Bogue and his wife enjoyed spending time at their cabin on the Salmon River near Mt. Hood and on the coast near Seaview, Washington. They traveled extensively, visiting Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. He is survived by son Scott Bogue and daughter-in-law Margi Rusmore; daughter Nancy Bogue; grandson Robert Rusmore Bogue; and many nieces and nephews. No memorial service was held. The family suggests a donation in Mr. Bogue’s memory to the Bogue Family Choral Endowment at Portland State. Donations may be made online at giving.psuf.org/choir or mailed to the PSU Foundation, PO Box 243, Portland, OR 972070243. Please note “Bogue Choral Endowment” on the check. An online guestbook is available at www.oregonlive.com/obits. —Doug Swanson Photo credit: PSU Archives Digital Gallery 4

In memoriam: Ellsworth Pennington ‘Gunner’ Ingraham, 1937-2018 Business Administration from Harvard Business School. After living in several cities, including Amsterdam, the Ingrahams settled in Portland in 1973, and Mr. Ingraham began a career as an energy executive for NERCO. Mr. Ingraham served as a Tri-Met commissioner, helping usher in light rail and bus malls; served on the Oregon Facilities Authority; and led the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross during the years when the HIV crisis was at its height. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Leonoor; a son, Ellsworth Pennington Ingraham IV (Christina Bohm); a daughter, Aukjen (Bernard Chamberlain); grandsons Hugo Gunner and Morgan Alistair; a brother, David Ingraham (Gwen); as well as sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. He was predeceased by his grandson, Axel Willem. A celebration of life was held on February 22. Remembrances may be sent to the Portland State University Center for Women’s Leadership or the Oregon Health Sciences Center Knight Cancer Institute. —Doug Swanson In memoriam: Robert E. Jones, Jr., 1931-2018 ROBERT EDWIN JONES, JR., professor emeritus of psychology, died February 27 at his home in Washougal, Washington. He was 86 years old. Professor Jones was born September 6, 1931, in Ogden, Utah, to R. Edwin Jones and Bernice Maero Jones. He grew up in the Ogden area, and after attending junior college for a year, he joined the Navy. He flew 31 combat missions during the Korean War, winning the Airman’s Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After leaving the Navy in 1954, he returned home and enrolled at the University of Utah, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1957, a master’s in 1961, and a Ph.D. in 1963. Professor Jones joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley, before coming to Portland State in 1964. During his 30-year career at PSU, he served on the Faculty Senate and budget committees and worked on collective bargaining issues for the AAUP. His initial research was in human learning, and he was published in personality measuring theory. Professor Jones became a licensed psychologist and worked briefly at a small private practice. He retired from Portland State in 1994. Professor Jones enjoyed golf, cards, fishing, watching sports, and discussing politics. He liked to travel and was an avid reader. He was predeceased by his son, Nathan, and first wife, Carol McLatchie Jones. He is survived by his wife, Pat Hall Jones; sons Kevin and Kent; daughter Rebecca Shenle; siblings Carole Jean, Don, and Dennis; and five grandchildren. —Doug Swanson 5 ELLSWORTH PENNINGTON ‘GUNNER’ INGRAHAM, who, as an associate dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs from 1997 to 2000 played an important role in securing funding to build the Urban Center Building, died of acute myeloid leukemia on January 15. He was 80 years old. Mr. Ingraham was born October 30, 1937, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and was raised in Southern California. He graduated from Alhambra High School in 1956 and briefly attended Illinois Wesleyan University on a track scholarship. After a stint in the Air Force, he returned to college at Claremont Men’s College (now Claremont McKenna College), in Claremont, California. It was there that he met his wife, Leonoor Swets, and the couple was married in 1963 in the Netherlands. After graduation from Claremont in 1963, Mr. Ingraham obtained a Master of Library Science from Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, and Master of

Upcoming RAPS spring events APRIL (Monday, April 16) – note departure from Thursday pattern – President’s Luncheon, hosted by President Rahmat Shoureshi; SMSU Ballroom. Five performances of Albert Herring are scheduled between April 20 and 29, including matinees on April 24 and 29. Tickets can be purchased by calling the PSU Box Office at 503-725-3307 or going to this link: https://portl andstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/category.asp?id=39 MAY(Thursday, May 10; please note the changed date and room) “The Importance of Norms: Trump vs the Press.” Presentation by Christopher Shortell, professor of political science and department chair, followed by our Annual Ice Cream Social; 296 SMSU. 6

Past Tense—Nearly fifty years of research and service for individuals with autism IN 1973 PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY’S Special Education Department applied for and received federal monies to study the validity of providing educational services for individuals with autism in public school settings. For many years prior to the late sixties the prevailing belief was that children with autism were uneducable and could only be served in institutional settings. During the ‘60s several researchers around the country were showing impressive gains using individual therapies, but no public school inclusion programs were being reported. The research grant originally obtained by PSU was quite likely the first in the country to use instructional methodologies with a group of students with autism in a classroom setting. 7 This first classroom was placed in the basement of the Helen Gordon Child Development Center and was soon moved to a local Portland public elementary school. An almost constant stream of research and teaching grants have been awarded to PSU’s School of Education in the years following this first pioneering work, and numerous research articles describing methods for teaching and evaluating these individuals with autism have been published. The early work conducted by David Krug, Joel Arick, Pat Almond, and Cheryl Scanlon in the field of autism and special education has been followed by major studies recently completed and others currently underway at PSU by Ann Fullerton, Helen Young, and Ruth Falco. —Dave Krug PAST TENSE is an occasional column featuring glimpses into Portland State’s history. To submit a story (or an idea for one), email the RAPS History Preservation Committee —Photograph taken at Helen Gordon Child Development Center and used with permission of author.

RAPS hikers follow trails in Champoeg State Park Hiking group members tour pioneer settlement sites and revisit Oregon heritage on March 27. 8 Early trilium blossom on Champoeg Park trail. —Photographs by Larry Sawyer