Wednesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 97:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday: Jim Hill; Noon-1 p.m. Thursday: Bev Stein With the May election quickly approaching, this is your last chance to hear the three Democratic candidates for governor at PSU. The candidates have agreed to join us at PSU, tell us about their candidacies and answer all the tough questions. The forums will take place in the Parson’s Gallery on the second floor of the Urban Center. The event is sponsored by the College Democrats.
Wednesday, May 83 p.m. The PSU English department proudly announces the 38th Annual Kellogg Awards Ceremony and Lecture. The event is featuring Richard Ohmann, professor emeritus of English at Wesleyan University. The topic is The Politics of Teaching and Learning Since the 1960s and after 9/11. The ceremony will be held in the Vanport Room SMC 338.
5:30-9 p.m. Helen Gordon Fundraising Auction. The Helen Gordon Child Development Center will be holding their first auction to raise funds to assist with their 2004 expansion and introduction of their new kindergarten program. Event located in SMC Ballroom. For more information contact Julie Westerman at 503-293-5654.
Thursday, May 99 a.m.-4 p.m. Diverse Abilities Conference. “Multiple Boxes: Identity Issues Among Minorities with Disabilities.” Includes presentations by some of the nation’s leaders in diversity and disability issues. A public reception, hosted by PSU’s Disability Resource Center and sponsored by the PSU Alumni Association will immediately follow the conference. The event is free and open to the public, lunch is provided to those who register. For more information and to register for lunch cal the Office of Affirmative Action 503-725-9505 or TTY 503-725-6503.
Friday, May 106:30 p.m.-2 a.m. The 22nd Annual African Cultural Night. The Association of African Students (AAS) invites you to a night of African music, food and clothing. This year’s celebration includes two keynote speakers. Dumisa Ntsebeza will speak on Amnesty, Amnesia and the Punishment in Post Apartheid South Africa. Otto Siko’s topic is Recent Election in Zimbabwe. The event is $7 for students, $10 for the general public and children 12 years and under get in free. The celebration is in SMC Ballroom.
Tuesday, May 1411 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk the Labyrinth. The Labyrinth is an ancient tool used for contemplation, prayer and mediation. For person of all faiths, traditions and spiritual journeys. Presented by the Campus Ministry. Event is located in SMC 328-329. For more information contact Elizabeth Winslea at 503-226-7807, ext.104.
Wednesday, May 82-4 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further develop your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Located in USB 402. For more information call the Career Center at 503-725-4613.
Thursday, May 9 & 1610-11 a.m. & 10 a.m.-Noon. MBTI & Career Choice Session I, II & III. Understand how your personality and skills related to careers and how to explore careers that fit your skills and interests. You must attend all three sessions. Located in USB 402. For more information call the Career Center at 503-725-4613.
Thursday, May 93-5 p.m. Going Public: Scholarship of Teaching and Scholarship of Community Outreach Team. Poster Session. Part of PSU’s Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Programs. Event located in SMC 236.
Tuesday, May 141-3 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further develop your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Located in USB 402. For more information call the Career Center at 503-725-4613.
Wednesday, May 82:30-4:30 p.m. What Will it Take to Win a Mideast Peace? The departments of history, political science, sociology, administration of justice and the Middle East Studies Center are sponsoring a faculty panel and public discussion on prospects for peace in the troubled Mideast. Event located in SMC 298. For further questions contact David Horowitz at 503-725-3993 or Grant Farr at 503-725-3908.
2:30 p.m. The State of Oregon’s Economy and the Future for Oregon Education. Sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi. Presented by Tom Potiowsky. Event located in SMC 236.
Thursday, May 96-8 p.m. “The Politics of Death and the Making of Meji Japan.” Andrew Bernstein of Lewis and Clark College will lecture about how Japanese found themselves rapidly, and often reluctantly, adjusting centuries old practices to modern conditions. The event is co-sponsored by the Oregon Consortium on Asian studies. The lecture will take place in SMC 294.
Friday May 103:30-4:15 p.m. Lecture and Community Discussion on Initiatives of the National Science Foundation to support science, engineering, math and teacher preparation. President presented by Dr. Judith Ramaley, the assistant director of the National Science Foundation directorate for education and human resources. Please RSVP to 503-725-5774.
Tuesdays and ThursdaysNoon. PSU Think Lincoln Concert Series. A free concert series paid for by student fees features jazz and classical music styles. Many artists are nationally recognized. Student groups such as PSU Orchestra also perform. Professional musicians most frequently perform Tuesday concerts. Presented by the Student Music Committee, affiliated with the Student Development Office. Event location LH 75.
Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 Film Festival. Award-winning documentaries on Nepal, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Presented by the Himalayan Research Bulletin, the Institute for Asian Studies at PSU and the Association for Communal Harmony in Asia (ACHA). Event is free to PSU students. Films will be shown in CH 71. For more information contact the Himalayan Research Bulletin at 503-725-8312.
Saturday, May 11 and 187 p.m. Margaret Mead Film Festival. From the American Museum of Natural History, the nation’s largest showcase for independent cultural documentaries. Credit is available through the Anthropology Department. The films are shown in CH 53. Admission is free. For more information please call 503-725-4938.
Now- Saturday, June 1“Fragmentos.” Photographs by Jorge Vinueza. Event located at Ogle at 310 N.W. Broadway.
Friday, May 10Deadline Art in the Park- Buy, Sell and Trade. All a part of Art in Spring. This is an open call for student submissions. All media welcome. First 50 pieces accepted, maximum two per student. Application deadline is May 10, in the SMC 250, Littman Gallery. Presented by the Art Exhibition Committee. For more information call 503-725-5656.
The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened its 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.
MondaysNoon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 225. For more information call 503-725-5471.
1-2 p.m. Students for Unity (SFU) meetings. SFU works for racial, social and economic justice on our campus and in our community. Come get involved through actions, campaigns, internships and volunteering. Event located in SMC 323. For more information call 503-725-8777.
2-3 p.m. The Portland State University Baha’i Student Association holds weekly meetings. The Association wants to inform people of the Baha’i faith. Come to a meeting to find out more information in SMC 229.
4 p.m. Afternoon Prayer: Attentive Listening. Join others in this informal, meditative service of readings, prayers and music. A time to quiet your soul in the midst of the busy pace of school. Event located at the Campus Ministry Building. For more information contact Elizabeth Winslea at 503-226-7807, ext. 104.
4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Graduate Student Group. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
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]
Tuesdays2-3:30 p.m. Co-ed Interpersonal Therapy Groups. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
3-4:40 p.m. Co-ed Interpersonal Therapy Groups. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
Wednesdays7-7:30 a.m. Centering Prayer. Silent Meditation on scripture at Campus Ministry Building. Good conversation follows at Annie’s at 7:30. For more information contact Chris Laing at 503-226-7807, ext. 105.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 230. For more information call 503-725-5471.
12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday Prayer. A respite in the middle of busy schedules with prayer, scripture and communion at the Campus Ministry Building. Bring your lunch for fellowship after. Contact Chris Laing for more information at 503-226-7807.
3-4p.m. AISES Weekly Meetings. American Indian Science and Engineering Society welcomes you to our weekly meetings. Rooms change often so please check Smith Center schedules located in the elevators. For more information contact Francene Ambrose at 503-725-5351.
4-5:30 p.m. Women’s Group for Survivors of Emotional and/or Physical Intimate Partner Abuse. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
Thursdays4-5 p.m. Beta Alpha Psi. Opportunities to network with fellow students and professionals in various fields of accounting. Come and enjoy free food and drink and find out how to join. Event SBA 130. For more information contact Lexy Dale Henken at [email protected]
4-5:30 p.m. Sexual Minority Group. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
4-5:30 p.m. Graduate Students in Helping Professions. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
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 in SMC 229.
5-7 p.m. Have questions about your general education requirements? We have the answers! Academic advising and tutoring available. No appointment necessary. IASC office is in SMC 425. For more information call 503-725-4005
Fridays1-2:30 p.m. Women’s Interpersonal Therapy. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
Saturday, May 18 through Thursday, May 30Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Middle Eastern Women’s Empowerment and Resource Center of Portland (MEWERC) is seeking volunteers to work as case advocates, community educators and organizers helping with fundraising activities and office administration. MEWERC addresses he special needs of women and children of Middle Eastern descent who seek assistance with issues related to domestic violence, immigration and cultural adjustment in Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information about the volunteer training program and MEWERC call 503-778-8333 or e-mail [email protected]
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 at [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 over 30 poor countries. For more information contact Matthew at 503-796-6803 or e-mail at [email protected]
Portland Women’s Crisis Line is in need of volunteers to advocate for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates provide services including 24-hour crisis intervention on the hotline, legal advocacy and sexual assault victims’ advocacy. Free basic advocacy training provided. For more information call 503-232-4176.
Soup kitchen visits. We will be going to a soup kitchen to help with lunch on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Meet between Neuberger and Smith at 9:30 a.m. Presented by OSPIRG. Call 503-725-4500 to confirm.
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 www.reachcdc.org 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 http://hyaliteinc.org/index.htm or call 503-220-8282.
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. 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 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 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.