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Holiday Calendar

Winter Holidays
Friday, December 8
Fall term ends

Sunday, December 9
Hanukkah begins at sundown

Monday, December 10 through December 17
8-day celebration of Hanukkah

Monday, December 17
Hanukkah ends
Id al-Fitr

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve. University closed.

Tuesday, December 25
Christmas. University closed.

Wednesday, December 26 through Tuesday, January 1

Thursday, December 27
Ramadan ends (Eid al-Fitr)

Monday, December 31
New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, January 1
New Year’s Day

Monday, January 7
Winter term begins.

special events
Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2
Scan Fair. A Scandinavian fair featuring music, dance and entertainment with be in the third floor of Smith.

Thursday, December 6
4-5 p.m.

Holiday Party. Students, staff, faculty and members of the PSU community are invited to participate in a celebration of peace at this annual event. There will be a short program, caroling and a performance by the PSU Community Chorus, refreshments and prizes drawings for contributors to PSU’s Gifts-For-Kids drive. Event located in Smith Memorial Center, second floor lounge.

Friday December 7, December 14 and December 21
2-3 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
MBTI and Career Choice Sessions I, II and III. Understand how your personality and skills relate to careers and how to explore careers that fit your skills and interests. You must attend all three sessions. For more information contact the Career Center in 402 USB or call 503-725-4613.

Tuesday, December 11
2-3 p.m.

Resume Preparation Workshop. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. For more information contact the Career Center in 402 USB or call 503-725-4613.

Wednesday, December 12
1-1:30 p.m.

Finding a job through PSU Career Connect. Learn how to use the PSU Career Connect, an online database to access employers and on-campus recruiting. For more information contact the Career Center in 402 USB or call 503-725-4613.

Wednesday, December 19
1-3 p.m.

Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further develop your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect form candidates during interviews. For more information contact the Career Center in 402 USB or call 503-725-4613.

art exhibits
Now through Friday, December 21
Emerging Artists: A group show. Todd Lininger, Raven Lloyd, Kim Newdelman, Lisa Onstad, Sara Parks-Clifford and Kristin Mitsu Shiga. Exhibit at the Cabell Center at the Catlin Gabel School, 8825 S.W. Barnes Rd.

Now through January 6“We Need to Remember.” A showcase of traditional artists from Oregon’s Native, cowboy and immigrant communities. The exhibit is displayed at the Oregon History Center, 1200 S.W. Park. Admission $6 for adults, $3 for students with ID, $1.50 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5. For more information call 503-306-5221.

Wednesday, December 5 through Friday, December 28
Meditations on Orion-Mixed Media Works by Pat Hanson. In the new L&B Viewing Room, 1215 S.W. 16th Ave. For more information call 503-241-4144.

musical performances
Thursday, December 6
8-9:30 p.m.

Holiday in Tiber. PSU’s Institute for Asian Studies invites you to a concert by Aaron Meyer and Nowika Music. The performance will feature several holiday songs performed by twelve Tibetan dancers and the Tibetan Children’s Choir in traditional costumes, as well as holiday music performed by Aaron and his band. No charge for admission. Performance in Smith Memorial Center Ballroom room 355.

Friday, December 7 through Sunday, December 9
Community Musicians come together for annual ‘soul-filled Messiah’ concerts. Portland’s gospel tribute to Handel’s “Messiah.” Scores of performances including local gospel diva Marilyn Keller, jazz keyboardist Darrell Grant and rousing gospel choir consisting of Choral Cross-Ties, the PSU Chamber Choir, Mount Hood Community College Choir and Disciples in Songs. Tickets are $18 general, $15 seniors and students and $9 PSU students with id. For more information or to order tickets by phone call 503-725-3307.

Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9
7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday

Piano recital performed by Ilya Itin. Presented by PSU Piano Recital Series. Performance in Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Cost $25 general admission, $21 seniors and PSU faculty and staff and $12.50 for students. Box office handling charges apply. All seating is reserved. For tickets call 503-725-3307.

Now through Sunday, December 2
“Master Harold … and the boys” by internationally renowned playwright Athol Fugard. The play is a confessional drama about a white adolescent’s abuse of his power in a racially mixed friendship in the apartheid society of South Africa circa 1950. The play will be in the Studio Theater, Lincoln Hall. Admission is $4. For more information contact John Duncan at 503-682-6765.

health services
The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened their doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. This new community resource provides free support groups and drop-in services. For more information contact Natalie at 503-771-5503.

If you are a woman who has a physically abusive female partner, call the 24-hour crisis line, 503-281-2442, or women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.

volunteer opportunities
Soup Kitchen Visits. We will be going to a soup kitchen to help with lunch on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Meet between Neuberger and Smith at 9:30 a.m. Presented by OSPIRG. Call 503-725-4500 to confirm.

The Volunteer Alert is back. Check out the opportunities to help REACH and contact us to sign up or to get more information. Go to for more details.

Hyalite is a nonprofit organization that needs volunteers with grant writing skills. Volunteers will be writing grant support to complete Historical Documentaries about African Americans during the Civil War and African Americans during the movement West. Send resumes to or call 503-220-8282.

Street Roots is organizing a campaign to establish a campground for homeless people in Portland. The Out of the Doorways campaign meeting is every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Martial Arts Gallery at 18 N.W. Third. Please join us in our struggle for justice for homeless people in Portland. For more information call 503-228-5657.

The Metropolitan Human Rights Center is seeking knowledgeable and experienced people interested in becoming volunteer trainers on issues regarding diversity, human rights and much more. Please contact Michelle Neal at 503-823-5284 if interested.

Oregon Partnership is an organization dedicated to changing lives through substance abuse prevention, education and referrals. They are currently looking for volunteers to work on their various programs. For more information call 503-244-5211.

Clackamas Women’s Services has many opportunities for compassionate, open-minded women who want to help women and children survivors of domestic and sexual violence. You may also be able to earn college credit if you are a current student. We are currently seeking volunteers for days, evenings or weekends. For more information call 503-654-2807.

Wish you could do something to help end domestic and sexual violence? The Bradley-Angle House is looking for volunteers to work its 24-hour crisis line, staff emergency shelter and transitional houses, work with children’s groups and serve on the board of directors. They are also seeking volunteers to do administrative and maintenance work. The Bradley-Angle House provides quality service for women and children of all races, religions, sexual orientations, ages and backgrounds. Ongoing education regarding homophobia, racism and oppression is required of all staff volunteers. Please call and donate your services at 503-282-9940. Make a difference!

Shelter/Domestic Violence Resource Center is looking for caring individuals to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of women and children. There are many opportunities to share your skills and all are invited to apply. No prior experience is necessary as comprehensive training is provided. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca at 503-640-5352.

Transition Projects has a year-round need for hygiene items like soap, shampoo and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at the Clark Center and also the Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.