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special events

Friday, Jan. 17

9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The Phi Delta Theta Fraternity will be holding the first PSU party of the New Year. Party will feature a DJ, dancing, prizes, food and a beer garden for students over 21. Event located in SMSU first-floor Parkway North.

Cost is $3 for PSU students with identification, $5 for guest (guest only admitted with a PSU student).

Saturday, Jan. 18

12:30 p.m. Stop the War At Home and Abroad Rally and March, starts in South Park Blocks. Gather behind Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, rally at 1 p.m. Sub-themes 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]

Thursday, Jan. 30

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The First-Ever Tribal Fisheries Co-Management Symposium. Co-sponsors of the symposium are the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Columbia River Conversations and the Institute for Tribal Government at PSU’s Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Event will convene at the SMSU ballroom. For more information or to register, contact the Institute for Tribal Government at 1-800-485-7146 or visit critfc.org

workshops

Tuesday, Jan.14 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]

Thursday, Jan. 16, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30

10-10:30 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.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

9 a.m.-noon “Basic Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors and Faculty.” Part of Affirmative Action Trainings and Workshops for staff and faculty. Event located in SMSU 290/202. Please register through Human Resources at 503-725-4926.

Noon-1 p.m.How to Fill Out the OSAC Scholarship Application. Lisa Butler, the OSAC outreach coordinator for northern Oregon will join students interested in filling out the Oregon Student Assistance Commission’s scholarship application. Event located in SMSU 298.

1 -2 p.m.How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay. Join faculty and members of scholarship committees talk about how to write a winning scholarship essay. Bring your essays and have them critiqued. Do not forget that many scholarship applications are due Feb. 1. Event is located in SMSU 298.

Thursday, Jan. 23

9-11 a.m. “Basic Sexual Harassment Training for Staff.” Part of Affirmative Action Trainings and Workshops for staff and faculty. Event located in SMSU 290/292. Please register through Human Resources at 503-725-4926.

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

9-11 a.m. “ADA 101.” Part of Affirmative Action Trainings and Workshops for staff and faculty. Event located in SMSU 290/202. Please register through Human Resources at 503-725-4926.

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

2-3 p.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.

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

Thursday, Jan. 16

4-5:30 p.m. BETA ALPHA PSI Accounting Honors Group Meeting. All accounting and finance Majors are invited to attend. Event located at the Simon Benson House. For more information, visit www.betaalphapsi.pdx.edu or e-mail [email protected]

Friday, Jan. 17

6 p.m. The Japanese Theater Society is having a general meeting. Event located in SMSU 229. For more information, contact Shannon Dery at [email protected]

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]

Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Thursday, Jan. 23

5 p.m. (1/22) and noon-2 p.m. (1/23) Auditions! Come one! Come all! Portland State’s University’s Student-Directed One-Act Festival is looking to cast 10 one-act plays! Event is located in LH 121. Bring one one- to three-minute contemporary monologue.

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

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.

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.

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.