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Special Events

Tuesday, April 23

Noon-1:30 p.m. Peace Corps Alumni Luncheon. This luncheon is an opportunity to gather together with other Peace Corps alumni. Participants will discuss how their Peace Corps experiences influenced their life, the lessons they learned and how they can share this with students and other PSU faculty and staff. Event located in SMC 236. RSVP to the Center of Academic Excellence at 503-725-5642 or [email protected].

2-3:30 p.m. Multicultural Center Dedication Ceremony. Please join us in celebrating the new location of the PSU Multicultural Center and affirming our support for multicultural diversity in our community. Please RSVP at 503-725-5342.

Friday, April 26

6-10 p.m. International Night 2002. It is a celebration of international cultures, food and entertainment including a fashion show and country booths. Presented by the Organization of International Students. Event located in SMC Ballroom on third floor. Admission is $4 and $6 at the door for students, general public is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. For more information contact Henriette Bruder or Yukiko Shindo at 503-725-5667.

Saturday, April 27

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Pre-Health Conference. The conference will cover various aspects of he various kinds of medical treatments from traditional to more alternative forms. All the information you need to know about any kind of medicine. Event located in the Vanport Room in SMC. Registration fee is $15.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Activist Convergence at PSU. Xenotransplantation: Plunging Headlong into Madness. Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA) and Portland-based Coalition to Abolish Animal Testing (CAAT) are co-sponsoring a training conference focusing on effective social action strategies and current trends in animal research, including animal-to-human organ transplants. Event located in SMC Cascade room. For more information contact 503-972-CAAT or e-mail [email protected].

Sunday, April 28

Noon-5 p.m. Activist Convergence at PSU. “Xenotransplantation: Plunging Headlong into Madness.” continuation of an event co-sponsored by Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA) and Portland-based Coalition to Abolish Animal Testing (CAAT). Event located in SMC Cascade room. For more information contact 503-972-CAAT or e-mail [email protected].


Tuesday, April 23

1-4 p.m. Public Energy Forum on Oregon’s Energy Future. The forum will feature a panel of six of the energy experts that contribute to the new issue of Oregon’s Future. Hosted by the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. Event located in the Second floor gallery of the Urban Studies Building. This event is free and open to the community. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact Oregon’s Future at 503-234-6782.

Thursday, April 25

Noon-1:30 p.m. Ethics and Edibles: Jesus and the Multinational Corporation. Come for a free discussion surrounding issues of Christianity and what faith has to say pertaining to consumerism and the world economy. Anitra Kitts Rasmussen of the Presbyterian Church will facilitate. All are invited to come with their own perspectives and share in the discussion. Come for all or part of the discussion and bring your questions. For more information contact Sarah Harkness at 503-226-7807 ext. 106. The event is sponsored by Campus Christian Ministry.

6:30 p.m. Writer bell hooks to speak at PSU. The night will begin with Turiya Autry and other various poets, with hooks following. The event is sponsored by the Rearguard and the Women’s Resource Center. The event will take place in the Peter Stott Center’s main gym.


Tuesdays and Thursdays

Noon. 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.


Monday, April 29

11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. “Occupation.” A story of how students and immigrant janitors took on and defeated one of the most powerful corporations in the world. The film depicts how movements are built and how people from dramatically different backgrounds joined forces for a common belief in justice and were able to raise their hands together in victory. Producer, Maple Razsa, will be present at PSU to discuss the film with students. Event located in SMC 26 in the basement. Pizza and pop provided.


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


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].


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

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.


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.

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 229. 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.


12:30-1:30 p.m. Free meditation. Art of Living Club presents free meditation every Thursday. For more information contact Deanne Winfree at 503-618-7564 or e-mail at [email protected].

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. Students for Unity. Come 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 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


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

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. Training will be held Jan. 23 through Feb. 11 on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 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.