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Today’s Calendar

Saturday, May 18
8 a.m.-noon.
Native American Youth Conference. Check-in and registration for Native American Youth Conference and continental breakfast is at 8 a.m. in the SMC Parkway North (the cafeteria). Part of Native American Cultural Awareness Week.

1 & 7 p.m. UISHE Powwow grand entry. Located in the Peter Stott Center Gym. Part of Native American Cultural Awareness Week.

Sunday, May 19
UISHE Powwow grand entry. Located in the Peter Stott Center Gym. Part of Native American Cultural Awareness Week.


Monday, May 20, Wednesday, May 22 & Friday, May 24
6-8 p.m.-classes- Monday and Wednesday & 8-8:45 p.m. -performance- Friday
Eastern European Folklore Dance workshop and performance. Presented by the World Dance Office. Dance classes $8 for PSU students and $10 for PSU faculty and staff. The performance is free. For more information contact Christine Stapleton at 503-725-5670.

Tuesday, May 21
1-2 p.m.
Resume Preparation Workshop. 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 USB402. For more information contact the Career Center at 503-725-4613.

Thursday, May 23
3-5 p.m.
Getting Your Research Funded: Grant and Contracts. Presented by Barbara Sestak and Bill Feyerherm. Part of PSU’s Teaching, Learning and Scholarship programs. Event located in SMC 238.


Friday, May 17
7:30 p.m.
Everyday Energy by Dr. Todd Duncan. This is the first lecture in a free public lecture series titles “Key Concepts of Physics.” The event is sponsored by the Science Integration Institute and the PSU Center for Science Education. Lecture located in CH 387.

Wednesday, May 2
noon-1 p.m.
Population, Environment and Women – Making the Connections. Representatives from the Sierra Club, Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth) and Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/ Willamette will host a brown bag discussion. The session will make links between women’s empowerment, slowing the rapid growth in human population and the impacts on the environment. Event located in SMC 326.

6:30-8 p.m. Population: Global Challenges-Global Changes. Peter Kostmayer, the president of the Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth) will speak about the impact of human overpopulation on the health of the global environment. He will discuss ways to meet the challenge of stabilizing human population and healing the earth. A question answer session will follow the lecture. Event is located in SMC 326.

7:30-9 p.m. Lesbian and Gay Writers and Herstory Lecture Series. Music of Our Own: Women’s Culture of the 1970s. Kristen Aspen slideshow presentation. Event presented by the PSU gay and lesbian fiction class and the Oregon Council for the Humanities. Event is located in SMC 327-329.

Thursday, May 23
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Ethics and Edibles: Faith and the Environment, What’s the Connection? You are invited to an informal discussion group about what faith has to say about environmentalism. Bring your lunch and your questions. Jennie Holmes of the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon will be the guest facilitator. Hosted by Campus Ministry. For more information call Sarah Harkness at 503-226-7987 at ext. 106.


Tuesdays and Thursdays
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.


Saturday, May 18
7 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.


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.

weekly events

Mondays Noon-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]

Tuesdays 2-3:30 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.

Wednesdays 7-7:30 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.

Thursdays 4-5 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

Fridays 1-2:30 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.

volunteer opportunities

Saturday, May 18 through Thursday, May 30 Tuesdays 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 ( 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 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.

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.