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Today’s Calendar

special events
Saturday, Jan. 18
12:30 p.m.
Stop the War At Home and Abroad Rally and March, starts in South Park Blocks. Gather behind Schnitz, rally at 1 p.m. Subthemes include: No War in Iraq, Fund Education Not War, Protect Civil Liberties and Stop Racial Profiling, and Just Resolution to Israel-Palestine Conflict. Speakers include John Linder from Rethinking Schools, Wes Taylor from Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, a representative from Student Activist Alliance, and SEIU President Alice Dale. For further details, contact the Progressive Student Union at 503-725-7798 or [email protected]

workshops
Monday, Jan. 1310-11 a.m.
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 students and alumni. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Time Management Workshop. A part of Dan Fortmiller’s study skills workshops. Located in Information and Academic Support Center, SMSU 425. For information, call 503-725-4005.

Tuesday, Jan. 14Noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Effective Study/Memory Enhancement Workshop. A part of Dan Fortmiller’s study skills workshops. Located in Information and Academic Support Center, SMSU 425. For information, call 503-725-4005.

2-4 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Wednesday, Jan. 15
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.

Noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Note-Taking Workshop. A part of Dan Fortmiller’s study skills workshops. Located in Information and Academic Support Center, SMSU 425. For information, call 503-725-4005.

Thursday, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 3010-10:30 a.m. (1/16) and 10 a.m.-noon (1/23 and 1/30) 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. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Noon-1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. Test-Taking Workshop. A part of Dan Fortmiller’s study skills workshops. Located in Information and Academic Support Center, SMSU 425. For information, call 503-725-4005.

Monday, Jan. 27
1-3 p.m.
Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Wednesday, Jan. 29
2-3 p.m.
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 students and alumni. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Thursday, Jan. 30 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.

lectures
Tuesday, Jan. 21
6-8 p.m.
“Machiavelli’s Children: Leaders and Their Legacies in Italy and Japan.” This lecture will be presented by Dr. Richard Samuels, Ford International professor of political science at MIT. Reception to follow. Event located in SMSU 228. Presented by the Center for Japanese Studies. For more information, call 503-725-8577.

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 child care or rides, or to obtain a book or more information, call in advance, 503-240-4462.

meetings
Tuesday, Jan. 14
6-8 p.m.
First Black Cultural Affairs Board Meeting of the Term. Agenda includes making the final preparations for Black History Month, as well as conducting regular business. The meeting is located in the Multicultural Center in SMSU 228. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, Jan. 14 through Wednesday, Jan. 15
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dive into Student Involvement. The Office of Student Affairs has been planning the first-ever Student Involvement Week. Come learn how to get involved with all the different campus organizations that are available here at PSU. Presented by the Office of Student Affairs. Event is located in the Smith Memorial Student Union mezzanine. For more information, contact Michelle Toppe at 503-725-8359.

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]

health
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]

Weekly8 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
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
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]

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
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.

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.

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.