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Today’s calendar

weekly events
Mondays6-7:30 p.m.
From Left to Right. Join the College Republicans for intelligent discussion of the local, state and national issues in an open forum format. Jam with us! All are welcome! Meet at the Market Street McMenamins.

6-8 p.m.
Got Issues? Are you worried about the erosion of our civil liberties? Concerned and want to do something about it? Join the College Republicans and practice your right to free speech. Meetings are in SMC 229. For more information contact [email protected].

Tuesdays12-1 p.m.
Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 225. For more information call 503-725-5471.

3-4:30 p.m.
Interpersonal Therapy Group (co-ed). For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423.

3-4:30 p.m.
ADHD Group. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423.

4-5:30 p.m.
Counselor Education Graduate Student Group. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423.

Wednesdays11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 229. For more information call 503-725-5471.

1 p.m.
The Baha’i faith. The Baha’i faith is a world religion that strongly emphasizes equality of women and men, the elimination of all prejudices and is an independent investigation of truth and the oneness of humankind. Come to a meeting to find out more information. SMC 230.

Thursdays 4-5:30 p.m.
Students for Unity. Come and lend a hand to social change. Find out about our current campaign (Move the Money, peace and justice and many more exciting opportunities. See you there! Meet in SMC 225. For more information contact Students for Unity at 503-725-8777.

4-5:30 p.m.
Sexual Minorities. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423.

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Chinese Corner. Chinese speakers, both native and non-native, get together for conversation. The objective is to bring together different cultures in an environment that supports learning of a second language for both Chinese and English speakers. Meetings are held at the Meetro.

Fridays1-2:30 p.m.
Interpersonal Therapy. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423.

special events
Tuesday, October 236 p.m.
Vagina Monologues. Come be involved in the production of “The Vagina Monologues.” All interested welcome and encouraged: performers, public relations, day of the event coordinators, stage directions, cast and crew. Auditions/meetings to get acquainted and discuss plans for the February performances. Meeting location: Basement of SMC, Room 26. For more information contact the PSU’s Women Resource Center at 503-725-5672.

Wednesday, October 2410 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Nonprofit Career Fair. Meet individually with representatives from organizations hiring for entry level and mid-career positions. Also take part in workshops and panel discussions on starting careers in fundraising, environmental organizations, the arts, community organizing or foundations. The fair will take place in SMC third floor ballroom. For more information contact the PSU career Center at 503-725-4613.

Noon-1:30 p.m.
“A New Kind of War: Perspectives on Response to Terrorism.” A panel of experts will offer perspectives and answer questions on the United States’ response to the events of Sept. 11. Presented by Pi Sigma Alpha-Political Science Honor Society and the Political Science Club. Panel will be in the College of Urban and Public Affairs, Second floor, galleria. For more information contact Regina Lawrence, department of political science, at 503-725-3056.

5-7 p.m.
Pre-Law Society Meeting. Meet with others that are considering law school. Come help us help each other. Stop by for a cup of coffee and find out about our upcoming events-LSAT prep, law school visits and the upcoming law school fair. Meeting at the Meetro. For more information contact [email protected].

Saturday, October 27
Walk for the Gold. Special Olympics is planning its newest fund-raising event, a 5k fun walk. The walk starts and finishes in PGE Park. Teams and individuals must preregister before Oct. 20. Registration packets are available via e-mail, phone or by mail at Special Olympics Oregon. For more information call 503-248-0600.

Friday, November 2-Sunday, November 4
PSU Weekend. School and departmental celebrations, exhibitions and conversations. For more information call the PSU hotline at 503-725-4949 or visit the Web site at

art exhibits
Now through October 25
“Topophilia: Semaru.” This contemporary, mixed media print instillation exhibits in the Autzen Gallery on the second floor of NH. For more information call 503-725-3344.

“Crossing Boundaries Artists” exhibits in the Gallery 299 on the second floor of NH. For more information call 503-725-3344.

Now through October 26
“Recording Bird Songs.” An installation of audio-recorded bird songs and prints based on sonograms from these recordings. Exhibit in the Littman Gallery in 250 SMC. For more information call 503-725-5656.

“The Future of Printmaking: Northwest Regional Student Show.” Prints from students in Oregon and Washington college art programs. Exhibits in the White Gallery on the second floor of SMC. For more information call 503-725-5656.

Now through October 27
“Where’s Afghanistan?” Free photo exhibit at the Koinoinia House. For more information call 503-226-7807.

Now through October 31
“Visions and Visionaries.” 30-plus paintings by Oregon artists from 1880-1930, will be on display at Pittock Mansion. For more information call 503-823-3624. $2.50-$5.

“Explorations of Boundaries and Thresholds.” Architecture Department Exhibits showing in the Vestibule Gallery in 229 SH. For more information call 503-725-8405.

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.

Thursday October 255:30-7 p.m. Past Obsessions: War and Memory in the Twentieth Century.
A lecture to inaugurate Portland State University’s Center for Japanese Studies. A reception to follow. For more information contact the Center for Japanese Studies at 503-725-8577.

Monday, October 297 p.m.
Rodney Jones poetry reading. Acclaimed poet Rodney Jones, winner of the 1989 Book Critics Circle award and 1999 Pulitzer Prize nominee, will present a reading of works from among his six books of poetry. All are welcome to attend. Event presented by the PSU Literary Arts Council, Center for Excellence in Writing and Mountain Writers Series. The event will take place in the Browsing Lounge of SMC, Room 238. Free to PSU faculty, staff and students. $8 for general public and $ 6 for members of Mountain Writers. Call the Literary Arts Council for more information at 503-725-5666.

workshops on campus
Now through November 226 p.m.
Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop. An eight-week workshop featuring Teresita Perez and live percussion. Presented by the World Dance Office. Workshop located in 207 in the Peter Stott Center. For more information contact Molly Gibson 503-725-5670.

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
Saturday, October 27
Volunteers needed at Camassia Natural Area. The Nature Conservancy of Oregon invites anyone interested in preserving Camassia Natural Area to participate. Volunteers will maintain trail and remove English Ivy and blackberry, non-native species that threaten the native plant communities on the preserve. For more information contact Molly Dougherty at 503-230-1221 or [email protected].

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.