On-Campus Calendar: Feb. 20-26

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Tuesday, Feb. 20

Culture

Multicultural Student Center: Celebrating 25 Years

noon

Multicultural Student Center (SMSU 228)

Free, all ages

The Multicultural Student Center is turning 25! They want to celebrate their legacy with you and look back at the memories made. There may be free food, and a time capsule will be involved!

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Music

Live @ Lunch: Korgy & Bass

noon

Park Blocks (or Parkway North if raining)

Free, all ages

If you missed these beatmakers at Bunk Bar a few weeks ago, now you can see them for free in the comfort of your own campus. Korgy & Bass is a duo that uses samplers, synthesizers and such to improvise and present composed beats live. They look up to Dilla and Flying Lotus: good idols to have.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Study Tips

Test Taking Strategies for GRE & GMAT

2 p.m.

University Services Building 402

Free, all ages

This sounds boring. But test prep isn’t about having fun; it’s about giving you the tools to smash those tests that stand between you and your dreams. Get the info you need to crush it.

STEM

ChickTech Kickoff

5:30 p.m.

MCECS Atrium

Free, all ages

Enjoy some free refreshments as ChickTech CEO and founder Janice Levenhagen-Seely discusses how the company works to contribute to the movement of inspiring women and girls to pursue careers in STEM.

Thursday, Feb. 22

Music

Noon Concert: PSU Jazz / Portland Jazz Festival – Jazz Conversation

noon

Lincoln Recital Hall 75

Free, all ages

Sometimes you just wanna hang out and listen to some form of jazz. Coinciding with the Portland Jazz Festival, you can watch PSU Jazz cats get together to get hyped about the one time a year Jazz gets a spotlight.

Music

Live @ Lunch: Zion I

noon

Park Blocks (or Parkway North if raining)

Free, all ages

With 10 studio albums in two decades, Zion I has been around the block. Socially conscious and politically engaged hip-hop in a time where those things have the country divided sounds intriguing.

Environmental Science

SOE Seminar Speaker Series: Dr. Elise Granek

5:30 p.m.

Engineering Building 102

Free, all ages

Granek will discuss what community, resilience and social-ecological systems have to do with their research into emerging contaminants in our oceans.

Film

Coco with Cocoa

7 p.m.

Parkway North (SMSU 101)

Free for PSU students, all ages

Come watch Coco and drink some free cocoa! Will the cocoa be hot, or not?! This is a family-friendly event and a perfect opportunity to see this Pixar gem.

Friday, Feb. 23

Science

Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Brian Munsky

3:15 p.m.

Science Building 1-107

Free, all ages

A guy who may or may not still have a ponytail is going to talk about some crazy science stuff. Munsky is a biological engineering assistant professor and is going to talk about using stochastic models to understand and predict single-molecule gene regulation dynamics. Translation: A science dude talks about some science stuff using big science words.

Architecture

Fridays @ 4: Domestic Architecture in the Times of Change: Kateryna Malaia

4 p.m.

Shattuck Hall

Free, all ages

Malaia is an an adjunct faculty member at the PSU School of Architecture. Mailaia is going to talk about how the home plays a larger role in social and political change than is often given credit. “A revolution starts (and ends) at the kitchen,” and politics are produced and lived at home no less than in public.

Books

Africa and Africans in the U.S. Imagination

4 p.m.

Green Roots Cafe (SMSU 026)

Free, all ages

Dr. David Peterson del Mar’s recent book, African, American: From Tarzan to Dreams from My Father—Africa in the U.S. Imagination, addresses the change in U.S. society from creating Tarzanical myth to making space for Africans and African Americans to tell their own stories. An important concept to talk about.

Sat, Feb. 24

Snow

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Shuttle

6:30 a.m.

Campus Rec Center

$90–110, all ages

It’s getting a little colder again; maybe that means some more good snow on Hood, and you can find out! Prices include transportation and either a beginner package with equipment but restricted access or an all access lift pass with no equipment. If you have your own pass, it’ll only cost you $20 for the shuttle as a member of the ASRC. Don’t ride the Polar Express, ride the Ski Shuttle.

Culture

PSU VSA Culture Show: Dearest Sister (Gửi Chị Hai)

5 p.m.

SMSU Ballroom 355

Free w/ PSU ID $5 gen., all ages

Vietnamese food, games, cultural performances, Vietnamese Ao Dai Fashion Show, a featured performance by Lauren Remo and the Headliner Kathleen Nguyen—a full and beautiful evening.

Sun, Feb. 25

Film

Precious (2009)

3 p.m. (multiple screenings Feb. 23–25)

5th Avenue Cinema

Free w/ PSU ID $4–5 gen., all ages

A film about a 16-year-old girl who carries the weight of living in an extremely abusive household on her shoulders. Clareece “Precious” Jones’ journey to pursue her dreams and achieve the life she deserves.  

Mon, Feb. 26

Science

Department of Physics Seminar Series: Marilyn Mackiewicz

3:15 p.m.

Science Building 1-107

Free, all ages

“Synthesize the hybrid lipid-coated gold nanorods.” “Rate of integration into the host retina in vivo.” “Optical coherence tomography.” Mackiewicz is going to talk about how science and stem cell research has gone super-science to where we can use “tiny pieces of gold to visualize stem cells that repair vision loss.” I want to see these golden images.

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