Reno-Tahoe Rolls into Town

3 comments Written on July 17th, 2008 by
Categories: General

As we welcomed the Reno-Tahoe campus to the Multnomah University family we received a funny little gift in the mail.

Tumbleweed Break

It's a tumbleweed. We kind of just stared at it for a while. Multnomah being in Portland means we don't see much tumbleweed in these parts. Sure, I think we all recognize these sand dwellers from the movies, but we really couldn't understand why someone would mail us one (let alone three). Then we received an email from Jason Daniels the Administrative Director of the Reno-Tahoe campus detailing some facts about our new "friend"...

  • It is sharp. (Check!)
  • It is Nevada's answer to the pet rock.

He also sent some display ideas...

  • Hang it from the ceiling.
  • Put it in your yard next to a wagon wheel!

We here at MU Portland are really excited about how our expansion east will extend the reach of Multnomah's mission. Well, we want you all to know that the Reno-Tahoe campus connection is already being felt (or seen) on campus.

Tumbleweed, don't be anxiousTumbleweed near chapel

Tumbleweed looking at Seminary buildingTumbleweed inspiration



It is obvious that Multnomah University Reno-Tahoe is going to be a fun group to work with.

Here is a question for you. What do you think would be the Portland equivalent to a tumbleweed?

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3 comments “Reno-Tahoe Rolls into Town”

Blackberry brambles…especially when they dry out.

Portland’s equivolent to the tumbleweed is the bicycle… we have a lot of them rolling down the middle of the street!

I think that Portland’s equivalent would be either a marionberry bramble or as @Martin said: the bicycle. We don’t see marionberries down here as they would burn up in the desert sun (and freeze in the winter.) Bicycles are pretty much everywhere in Portland though, although I also think that the MAX train would count too. (we don’t have light rail anywhere in Nevada (unless Vegas’ monorail counts.)