Today’s Calendar

special events

Thursday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 7

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Spring Cleaning Book Sale. Presented by the Women’s Studies Department and hosted by Food for Thought, located in the basement of SMSU 26. Join in for great coffee, good food and bargain books.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Retirement Fair. The PSU Office of Human Resources invites the public to attend the fair featuring Optional Retirement Plan vendors and a representative form Public Employees Retirement System. Retirement experts will answer questions and provide counseling about retirement-plan options. Event located in SMSU 290/292 For more information, call Tess or Tami at 503-725-4926.

7 p.m. Black History Month and African American Genealogy. The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is presenting an evening of free African-American genealogy. The event is located at 1505 S.E. Gideon Street. For more information, call Connie Lenzen at 503-244-4357 or e-mail at [email protected]

7 p.m. Reparations Now! Black women insist on economic justice. Human rights activist Billie Jean Clay-McCray will speak on this re-emerging movement to secure payment for discrimination with slavery and racism. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth. To arrange childcare, rides, work exchange or more information, call 503-240-4462.

workshops

Now through Thursday, March 6

5:30-7 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Hip-Hop Dance Workshop with Durante Lambert. Presented by the PSU World Dance Office. This is an eight-week hip-hop dance workshop. Event located in the Peter Stott Center, Room 207. No pre-registration necessary. The cost is $4 a class for PSU students; $6 a class for PSU faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-PSU students; $8 a class for the general public.

For more information, call 503-725-5670, or e-mail at [email protected]

Wednesday, Feb. 5

10-11 a.m. Introduction to Interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your interviewing skills during this introductory workshop. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Thursday, Feb. 6

9-11 a.m. You Can Stop Harassment: Basic Training for Staff. Learn how to recognize and deal with harassment at this interactive workshop. Also learn various campus resources available, individuals and offices, where staff can go for support or to make a harassment complaint. Event located in SMSU 290/292. Pre-register through Human Resources at 503-725-4926.

Friday, Feb. 7, 14 and 21

2-2:30 p.m. (2/7) and 2-4 p.m. (2/14 & 2/21)MBTI and Career Choice Session 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. Workshop located in the Career Center USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Monday, Feb 10

1-3 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further develop you interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Workshop located in the Career Center USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

11 a.m.-Noon Writing Resumes and Cover letters. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. This workshop is specifically targeted to PSU student and alumni. Workshop located in the Career Center USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

11 a.m.-Noon Writing Resumes and Cover letters. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. This workshop is specifically targeted to PSU student and alumni. Workshop located in the Career Center USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Noon-1 p.m. Making the Most of Career Information Day. Part of Career Workshops for Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors. Career Information Day is an annual networking event sponsored by the PSU Career Center. Learn what to expect and how to prepare for Career Information Day. Event located NH 491F.

lectures

Thursday, Feb. 6

7 p.m. Bill Gates Sr. and Chuck Collins presentation on “Responsible Wealth.”

Collins and Gate discuss their new book, “Wealth and Our Commonwealth,” and the actions you can take to address economic inequality in the United States and preserve the estate tax. Presented by the Economic Justice Action Group (EJAG) of the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Responsible Wealth, and United for a Fair Economy. Event located at the First Unitarian Church of Portland at 1211 S.W. Main. A $5-$20 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For more information call Marcia Meyers at 503-665-3957.

Friday, Feb. 7

8 p.m. AIA lecture and slide show presented by Professor Ann Nicgorski. Nicgorski will discuss recent discoveries at the late bronze age site of Mochlos in Crete. Event located in SMSU 228, the Multicultural Center.

Monday, Feb. 10

2-4 p.m. Iraq and the U.S.:What’s Next? A panel and free public forum by five PSU faculty members from various departments, such as history, political science and sociology, and programs such as Conflict Resolution, Middle East Studies Center and International Studies Program. Event located in SMSU 338, the Vanport Room. For more information, call 503-725-3993 or 503-725-3908.

seminars

Thursday, Feb. 6

1-2 p.m. Tax Seminar for Students, with Tax Specialist Gary Ferrill. Ferrill discusses the recent tax changes and their impact on taxpayers, particularly the new Earned Income Credit. Find out if you qualify! After the presentation, he will answer individual questions. Event located in SMSU 328. Sponsored by PSU Student Legal and Mediation Services.

Friday, Feb. 7

1 p.m. PPS Scholarship Seminar. Find out ways to fund your education. Presented by the Pre-Health Society. Event located in SMSU 238.

readings

Mondays, Now through Feb. 10

7-8:30 p.m. Weekly Reading Circle. bell hooks: Feminism is for Everybody. Join this discussion circle on the interconnection between sexism, racism, homophobia and class oppression. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth. The reading circle is free and open to the public. To arrange childcare or rides, or to obtain a book or more information, call in advance, 503-240-4462.

Friday, Feb. 14

7-9 p.m. Poetry and Rebellion Writing Group. A writing group with a feminist slant. Explore a combination of reading, writing and feedback. A $2 donation is requested. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth. For more information, call 503-240-4462.

meetings

Friday, Feb. 7

3 p.m. AMA General Meeting. Portland State University Chapter of the American Marketing Association’s general meeting for the winter term of 2003. Jan Johnson, PR Director of PPM Energy Inc. (a subsidiary of Scottish Power Inc.), will also be present speaking about her work and the industry. You will have a chance to find out about the benefits we have to offer the students at the school of business, and you can meet the board members of this chapter. Event located in SBA 490.

Monday, Feb. 10

2:30 p.m. United Indian Students in Higher Education (UISHE) meets to discuss upcoming events and to socialize. Event located in SMSU 230. Event is free and open to the pubic. For more information, call the UISHE office at 503-725-5671.

performances

Ongoing

Purposeful Performing Arts. Interested in the performing arts, but not necessarily a performing arts major? This is for you! We are looking for actors, scriptwriters, visual artists, but especially those with interest, enthusiasm and vision. Express the deeper meanings in life through shorter scripts. We present during worship services on campus and throughout the city. Presented by Campus Ministry. For more information, please contact Elizabeth by phone at 503-226-7807, ext. 104, or by e-mail at [email protected]

Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 23 “Vagina Monologues” Tickets/Volunteers. Are you interesting in volunteering for the “Vagina Monologues”? We have many positions available, including ushering, selling raffle tickets, handing out programs, helping with the art show set up/take down, stage hands and staffing the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) table that will be selling T-shirts and providing general information. Call the WRC at 503-725-5672 or drop by the office and sign up. Tickets are available through Ticket Master and at the PSU box office (SMSU main entrance). Cost is $10 for students and $12 for general admission.

health

Sliding Scale Mental Health Counseling. The YWCA Counseling Center offers sliding-fee-scale individual and couples therapy for all genders. Lowest fee is $12. Within walking distance of PSU. Support groups also available for women survivors of childhood abuse, lesbian support, women’s anger management and multicultural support. Services provided by he YWCA, 111 S.W. 10th Ave. For more information, call 503-294-7440.

The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened its doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. It 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 at 503-281-2442, or call women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.

weekly events

Daily

3-3:30 p.m. Daily Centering Prayer. Event located in the upstairs chapel of Koinonia House. A 30-minute silence will be observed. All are welcome. Regular attendance not required. Come as often as you please. For more information, contact Chris at 503-226-780, ext. 105, or e-mail [email protected]

Weekly

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Peer Tutorial Center. Free tutoring in math, science, writing, foreign languages and accounting for PSU students. Pick up a schedule or check us out on the Web at www.ess.pdx.edu/iasc/tutrpage.htm. Services located in SMSU 425.

Mondays

Noon-1 p.m.

Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

2-3:30 p.m. Interpersonal Effectiveness (a skill-building group). If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

Tuesdays

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Graduate Student Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

4-5:30 p.m. Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

Wednesdays

Noon Progressive Student Union meeting for anti-war and anti-globalization organizing. Meeting in SMSU 225. For more details, contact the Progressive Student Union at 503-725-7798 or [email protected]

Noon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

5 p.m. The Pacific Islanders Club Meeting. The club is working on this year’s luau and fund-raising events. Visit our Web site at www.poly.pdx.edu for a calendar of events and to find out meeting locations. Dance practices for our luau have started every Saturday, too. Everyone is invited to join.

6 p.m. Film Night, Presented by the Progressive Student Union. The film series is on “War, Profits & Lies.” Event located in SMSU 294. For more information, contact the Progressive Student Union at 503-725-7798 or [email protected]

Thursdays

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in the SMSU 323.

1-2:20 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

3-4:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

7:30 p.m. The Edge. Come join other PSU students for fellowship, worship and a read the Bible. Presented by the Campus Crusade for Christ. Event located in SMSU North Cafeteria.

Fridays

1-2:20 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

Sundays

1 p.m. Worship Service. Event located in SMSU 323. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

3 p.m. Chi Alpha Worship Gathering. Join fellow students connecting with God and each other. For more information, check the Web site at www.psu-xa.org. Event sponsored by the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. For more information, contact Jayme Harris at 503-708-5438.

7 p.m.-midnight Role Playing. Ever interested in role playing? We are looking for all levels of people who are open-minded, enjoy great conversations and want to role play. We play “Vampire,” “Abbert,” “Mage” and “Dungeons and Dragons.” Event located in CH study cove. Presented by students of PSU. For more information, contact Kristie at 503-771-9497 or email at [email protected]

volunteer opportunities

Special Olympics is seeking volunteers. The positions available are with coaches, assistants, chaperones, outreach, fund-raising, training and special events. For more information, call 503-649-9167, ext.4; or call 1-800-595-2860, ext. 4.

Simon Benson House visitor’s center greeter/receptionist volunteer positions available. Volunteers are asked to work either a three-hour half-shift or a full six-hour shift at one time. If possible, volunteers are encouraged to volunteer six-12 hours per month or more if interested. For more information, contact Mary Coniglio, assistant director of alumni relations and Simon Benson House coordinator, at 503-725-5073 or [email protected]

Oregon Food Bank is looking for volunteers to assist in nutrition-education classes for low-income residents of Portland. Three different classes teach adults, children, and parents and children about meal planning and preparation, nutrition, and budgeting. Volunteers should have a love of working with diverse populations and a love for cooking, food and nutrition. For more information, contact Julie Webber of the Oregon Food Bank at 503-419-4183.

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 www.hyaliteinc.org, or call 503-220-8282.

Oregon for Health Security seeks to unite health-care professionals, consumer organizations, caregivers and concerned citizens to advocate for improved access to quality, affordable and secure health care. The organization is looking for interns and volunteers for upcoming terms. For more information, contact the Oregonians for Health Security at 503-655-2793, or e-mail [email protected]

Mercy Corps (www.mercycorps.org) is seeking tax-deductible donations of PCs and computer parts. Please help create free computer training and communication/Internet access centers. Mercy Corps is a Portland-based nonprofit that is working in more than 30 poor countries. For more information, contact Matthew at 503-796-6803, or e-mail [email protected]

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

Oregon Partnership is an organization dedicated to changing lives through substance-abuse prevention, education and referrals. The partnership is currently looking for volunteers to work on its 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 on its 24-hour crisis line, staff emergency shelter and transitional houses, work with children’s groups, and serve on the board of directors. The organization is 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. 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 such as soap, shampoo and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at Clark Center and Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.