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New PSU business dean, again; Trip to the White House for Portland girl; No more youth library fines

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PSU gets new business school dean

Portland State University announced last week the appointment of Cliff Allen as the new dean of the School of Business Administration.

Allen comes on during a huge expansion project that will triple the size of the building by September 2017.

The new dean was hired internally, having started at PSU in 2008 as an assistant professor. Most recently, as associate dean of graduate programs, he began and led several programs, including Global Supply Chain Management, a top-rated business school graduate program. Allen worked in the private sector as a supply chain specialist.

He succeeds Dan Connolly, who began only a year ago. Connolly resigned without explanation, according to the Portland Business Journal.

Kale lunch wins Portland girl trip to D.C.

Hannah Conte, a 12-year-old Portlander, represented Oregon at a White House celebration of healthy eating and kids’ State Dinner on July 14.

Conte’s “All Kale Caesar!” salad won the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a joint contest from first lady Michelle Obama, public broadcasting station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The 56 winners — one from each U.S. state and territory — between the ages of 8 and 12 were flown to Washington, D.C., with a parent or guardian.

“These extraordinary recipes remind us how much we all can learn from young people when we give them an opportunity to be inventive,” said Brigid Sullivan, WGBH executive in charge.

More information and a free downloadable cookbook of the winning recipes is at LetsMove.gov.

County libraries won’t fine youth

Late on your kids’ library book?

No sweat, Multnomah County says.

The Multnomah County Library system will no longer charge late fines for patrons under the age of 17 and none for anyone who checks out youth materials. Existing fines will be forgiven. The libraries will still charge for items that are not returned.