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Today’s Calendar

Thursday, April 18

12-12:30 p.m. Easter Season Celebration. A worship service of music, drama and prayer. Come and share the signs you see of new life, hope and resurrection. Located at the Campus Ministry Building. Refreshments to follow.

Friday, April 19

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free Coffee, Bake Sale and Raffle. Psi Chi is hosting a bake sale and raffle to benefit the Bradley Angle House. Coffee People will be donating free coffee. Donations welcome. All proceeds go the Bradley Angle House. Event located in the park blocks.

Saturday, April 20

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Earth Day 2002 Celebration and Community Dance. Localization: the Village Roots. A day of service, celebration and community. If you are interested in cleanup projects call 503-736-9814. The celebration takes place at the Environmental School at 2421 S.E. Orange (near Southeast 12th and Division). The event will include live music, a farmer’s market, barter fairs, various vendors and arts and craft for the kids.

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]

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 form 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.

Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20

7:30 p.m. (Friday) and 9:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m. (Saturday) Scandinavian Sampler. The Scandinavian sampler is a workshop combining current events, history, literature, art, music and geography with introductions to the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish languages. Friday night is free but donations are accepted. Saturday’s events are $10 for any or all the lectures. Students have a free entrance. For more information contact the department of foreign languages and literatures at 503-725-3522.

Saturday, April 20

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Poetry for Everyone. For adult writers (high school and older) who love reading or writing poetry and would like to hone their skills. Also great for songwriters. This workshop is designed to stimulate your poetic bones and help you find internal and external sources of inspiration. Limited to 12 students. Reservations required. Cost is $60. For more information call 503-234-4720 or e-mail at [email protected]

Monday, April 22

1-3 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 contact the Career Center at 503-725-4613.

Tuesdays, April 23 and 30, May 7, and 14

6-9 p.m. Private instruction/critique for poetry, fiction or nonfiction projects. By appointment only. $50 for the hour and $35 for one half hour. For more information call 503-234-4720 or e-mail at [email protected]

7-9 p.m. Short Story Forms Workshop. For serious students of the short story, a study of the work of contemporary writers, how they structure their stories and how you can apply this to your writing. Limited to eight students. Reservations required. Cost is $125. For more information call 503-234-4720 or e-mail at [email protected]

Thursday, April 18

3-5 p.m. PSU’s Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Programs. Talking about “White Privilege”: Do “White Studies” Have any Relevance for Institutions of Higher Education? Presented by Jose Padin; discussion to follow. Event located in SMC 327.

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

6:30 p.m. The writer bell hooks to speak at PSU. The night will begin with 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.

Sunday, April 21

204 p.m. Chan Meditation at PSU offers at Chan (Zen) Study Group. Practice the theory and method. Will discuss on topic “In the Spirit of Chan” booklet. This will promote understanding the Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism tradition ideas and teaching. Attendees are encouraged to read the article by visiting the Web site www.ddmba.org and www.ddmba.org/ddp/booklets.html. Location in SMC 326. For more information e-mail [email protected]

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.

Friday, April 19

1:30 p.m. Exhibition of Youth Artwork in response to gun violence. Sponsored by the Oregon Peace Institute (OPI) in partnership with the Alliance for Justice of Washington D.C. Event located in UCB third floor. For more information contact OPI at 503-725-8192.

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.

Mondays

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

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.

Wednesdays

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.

Thursdays

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. Guest speakers from various companies will be speaking bi-weekly. Come and enjoy free food and drink and find out how to join. Event SBA 140. 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

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.

Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21

Noon- 4 p.m. Earth Day Volunteer Activities. The Sierra Club needs volunteers to help staff informational tables. Volunteers will pass out information and obtain signed cards from the public. The postcards will feature messages about the Tillamook Rainforest Campaign and the campaign for clean energy. We will also lead outings to Tillamook Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27. For more information contact Carmen Schwisow at 503-234-4606.

Saturday, April 20

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thirteenth Annual SOLV Event. Volunteers needed for a statewide clean up. Volunteers may register online at www.solv.org or by calling SOLV at 503-844-9571.

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. 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 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.