Today’s Calendar

special events

Now Students still in need of a senior capstone project. Fill out an application to be a Camp Kiwanis counselor. Earn six capstone credits during a two-week summer session, and enjoy a great outdoor opportunity! There are four summer sessions to choose from. Pick up applications in the Education Building, Suite 204, or call Amy or Tamara at 503-725-3380. Sessions are filling quickly!

Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11

10 a.m.-6 p.m. (5/10) and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (5/11) Natural Style Homes & Gardens Expo. This new expo will feature informational booths, speakers and workshops showcasing healthful and sustainable oriented products, ideas and services for homes and gardens. Admission for the expo will be a suggested $2 donation. The expo will offer healthy home and garden ideas while raising money to benefit the Multnomah Education Service District Outdoor School in critical danger of budget-imposed closure. The expo will take place at 1000 N.E. Multnomah, in the Portland-Lloyd Center DoubleTree Convention Hall. For additional details, please visit www.redirectguide.com/naturalstyle.

workshops

Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26

6-9 p.m. (4/25) and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (4/26) Students, activists, community members, academics are invited to participate in this free conference celebrating multidimensional feminisms and connected activisms. Come and participate in sessions, engage with inspiring performers and doers and thinkers as we explore ways to take our individual and collective actions to deeper levels. Event located in the first floor of SMSU. For more information, go to www.ess.pdx.edu/women.

Now through Thursday, May 29

6-7:30p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays The PSU World Dance Office presents an eight-week Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian Dance Workshop at PSU. The class is an enticing repertoire of Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian folkloric dances with a personal flair. Event located in the Peter Stott Center, Room 207. No pre-registration necessary. Cost per class is $8 for general public and $6 for PSU faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-PSU students. PSU student cost is $4 per class. Call 503-725-5670 for further information.

lectures

Friday, May 2

Noon Phi Alpha Theta will be hosting a colloquium presentation by Kari Goglin. “Reading and Its Effect on the Voluntary Assimilation of 19th Century Fur Trade Women at Fort Victoria.” The Phi Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, is associated with the Portland State University history department. Free and open to the public. Event located in CH 494. For more information, go to www.history.pdx.edu/phialpha/.

7-8:30 p.m. “Space, Time and Relativity” by Dr. Todd Duncan. This lecture will provide an overview of our modern understanding of the nature of this fabric that encourages a connection to your own perception of space and time. It will include an introduction to the basic ideas of Einstein’s theory of relativity, beginning with special relativity and continuing to general relativity. Event located in Science Building I, Room 107.

meetings

Thursday, April 24

4-6 p.m. Association of African Students Meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to update everyone about African Cultural Night (5/2). Meeting is located in SMSU mezzanine, M113F. Also, for those who are interested in doing the fashion show, there will be a rehearsal right after the meeting in SMSU 228.

Forum on Sustainability and the Economy

Sponsored by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies

Portland State University, Friday, April 25, 3-5 p.m. PSU Urban Center, Room 204 (Distance Learning Center), 506 S.W. Mill Street. Or check out our Webcast – live streaming video available: www.media.pdx.edu, (select Distance Learning Center Stream #1 or #2). “Portland’s Creative Class: The Young and the Restless”

Richard Florida’s recent work “The Rise of the Creative Class” is a must read for policy makers from coast to coast. Many are working hard to make their regions attractive young artistic types. Who are these people? What does Portland offer them and how does that benefit the region? If we have a creative “edge” how do we maintain it?

performances

Ongoing

Purposeful Performing Arts. Interested in the performing arts, but not necessarily a performing arts major? This is for you! We are looking for actors, scriptwriters, visual artists, but especially those with interest, enthusiasm and vision. Express the deeper meanings in life through shorter scripts. We present during worship services on campus and throughout the city. Presented by Campus Ministry. For more information, please contact Elizabeth by phone at 503-226-7807, Ext. 104, or by e-mail at [email protected]

Paula Vogel’s “The Baltimore Waltz” is coming to the Studio Theater Near you. TASO (Theater Arts Student Organization) is producing this comedy in Lincoln Hall, Room 115. It opens May 1 and runs through May 10. Tickets are $5 at the door. Directed by Sarah Armitage and starring Aislinn Cartmill-Arnett as Anna, David Lunday as Carl, Paul Glazier as the Third Man and others, and Amanda Jensen as Misc. Characters. This is a show takes place in various locations in Europe as Anna and Carl search of a cure for Anna’s mysterious illness, ATD (Acquired Toilet Disease). It’s a comic look at death, relationships and coping. Written in memory of her brother who died of AIDS, Paula Vogel tells a tale and teaches us that laughter is sometimes the best medicine. For more information, call 503-725-3526.

films

Saturday, April 26

2:30-4:30 p.m. “A Brief Flight: Hazel Ying Lee and the Women Who Flew Pursuit,” a film screening and discussion featuring the true story of Hazel Ying Lee, a Chinese-American aviator during the 1930s and 1940s. A pioneer in women’s aviation in both the United States and China, Lee went on to become one pilot among an elite group of women who flew fighter planes for the United States Army. Event located in Hoffmann Hall.

health

Sliding-Scale Mental Health Counseling. The YWCA Counseling Center offers sliding-fee-scale individual and couples therapy for all genders. Lowest fee is $12. Within walking distance of PSU. Support groups also available for women survivors of childhood abuse, lesbian support, women’s anger management and multicultural support. Services provided by he YWCA, 111 S.W. 10th Ave. For more information, call 503-294-7440.

The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened its doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. It provides free support groups and drop-in services. For more information, contact Natalie at 503-771-5503.

If you are a woman who has an abusive woman partner (physical, verbal, emotional, sexual), you can call the 24-hour crisis line at 503-281-2442, or call the women-battered-by-women support group at 503-232-7805, ext. 3.

weekly events

Daily

3-3:30 p.m. Daily Centering Prayer. Event located in the upstairs chapel of Koinonia House. Are you a mediator, a contemplative the introspective type or just need more space in your life? Join in for 20-minute silence mediation each day. will be observed. All are welcome. Regular attendance not required. All welcome. Presented by the Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Kim at 503-226-7807, ext. 106.

Weekly

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Peer Tutorial Center. Free tutoring in math, science, writing, foreign languages and accounting for PSU students. Pick up a schedule or check us out on the Web at www.ess.pdx.edu/iasc/tutrpage.htm. Services located in SMSU 425.

Mondays

11 a.m. Chess Club Meeting. Games are informal and friendly. All skill levels welcome. Don’t know how to play? No problem. Want a challenge? Strong players are invited as well. For event, locations check chess.pdx.edu, or SMSU information locations. Contact Justin Myers at [email protected] for further information.

Noon Progressive Student Union and PSU Green Party will hold joint weekly meetings spring term on antiwar, antiglobalization organizing projects, including: closing School of the Americas in Ft. Benning, Ga.; the Coke boycott for human rights and the environment; and Taco Bell boycott for a living wage for Florida farm workers. Event located in SMSU 225. For more details, call 503-725-7798, or [email protected]

6 p.m. Film Night. The Donald Rumsfeld “Old Europe” Film Festival features all non-English films (with subtitles) from Belgium, France, Germany and Italy. Little-seen films include movies that address women’s rights, labor organizing and resistance to an elected leader in 1930s Germany who believed in a “first strike” war policy. Admission is free. Teachers are welcome to bring their classes. Event located in SMSU 225. Cosponsored by PSU Progressive Student Union, PSU Green Party, Students for Unity and the PSU conflict resolution department. For more details, call 503-725-7798, or [email protected]

Noon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

2-3:30 p.m. Interpersonal Effectiveness (a skill-building group). If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

3 p.m. Stop Hunger and Homelessness. Meet to get involved with service or help solve institutionalized problems of hunger and homelessness. Event presented by OSPIRG. Event located in SMSU M103. For more information, call Bret Davis at 503-725-4500.

4 p.m. OSPIRG Meeting. Open community meeting: Come get informed, updated and involved. Event presented by OSPIRG. Event located in SMSU M103. For more information, call Reina Abolofia at 503-725-4500.

Tuesdays

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

12:30-2 p.m. Students for Unity Weekly General Meeting. Good intentions? Turn them into actions! Create racial and economic justice. See your efforts make concrete changes at PSU and in the community. We love your voice. Volunteers can get credit. Event located SMSU M103.

4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Graduate Student Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

4-5:30 p.m. Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

Wednesdays

Noon Women’s Spirituality Discussion Group. An open and safe space for women to discuss issues of Christian faith. Interdenominational/ecumenical. We share stories, experiences and questions to help each other define our spirituality. People of all spiritual backgrounds welcome. Event located in the Campus Ministry Building, the Koinonia House. For more information, contact Mara Kelly at [email protected]

Noon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

4 p.m. Chess Club Meeting. Games are informal and friendly. All skill levels welcome. Don’t know how to play? No problem. Want a challenge? Strong players are invited as well. For locations, check chess.pdx.edu or SMSU information locations. Contact Justin Myers at [email protected] for further information.

5 p.m. The Pacific Islanders Club Meeting. The club is working on this year’s luau and fund-raising events. Visit our Web site at www.poly.pdx.edu for a calendar of events and to find out meeting locations. Dance practices for our luau have started every Saturday, too. Everyone is invited to join.

Thursdays

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in the SMSU 323.

Noon-2/3 p.m. Open Mic Rendezvous. Live solo and duo musicians and poetry slams. Keyboard and guitar provided. Step up for a few songs. Presented by Jong-won Kim. Event located in several locations … Parkway Commons stage, Food for Thought stage and Park Blocks stage.

1-2:20 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

3-4:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

7:30 p.m. The Edge. Come join other PSU students for fellowship, worship and a reading the word from the Bible. Presented by the Campus Crusade for Christ. Event located in SMSU North Cafeteria. For more information visit www.campuscrusade.pdx.edu.

Fridays

1-2:20 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

Sundays

1 p.m. Worship Service. Event located in SMSU 323. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

7 p.m.-midnight Role Playing. Ever interested in role-playing? We are looking for all levels of people who are open-minded, enjoy great conversations and want to role-play. We play “Vampire,” “Abbert,” “Mage” and “Dungeons and Dragons.” Event located in CH study cove. Presented by students of PSU. For more information, contact Kristie at 503-771-9497, or e-mail at [email protected]

volunteer opportunities

Help homeless youth and people of low income in the community by volunteering at Outside IN in downtown Portland. Work in the medical clinic, the employment resource center or the youth drop-in daycare center; or pick up donations; cook a hot meal; or bring your own unique talent to share. Come join us at this fun place to serve your community while gaining valuable experience. Contact Erica Rumpel at [email protected] or call 503-234-6395. You can also check out www.outsidein.org for additional information.

Oregonians for Health Security is seeking committed students to participate in its 2003 legislative campaign to bring a more quality, affordable and secure health-care system to Oregon. We are looking for interns to help with legislation, communications and health-care policy. Interns will be asked to help with event planning and implementation, health-care policy research and community outreach, just to name a few. Please inquire to Andrea at [email protected], or by calling 503-655-2793.

Special Olympics is seeking volunteers. The positions available are with coaches, assistants, chaperones, outreach, fund-raising, training and special events. For more information, call 503-649-9167, ext.4; or call 1-800-595-2860, Ext. 4.

Simon Benson House visitor’s center greeter/receptionist volunteer positions available. Volunteers are asked to work either a three-hour half-shift or a full six-hour shift at one time. If possible, volunteers are encouraged to volunteer six-12 hours per month or more if interested. For more information, contact Mary Coniglio, assistant director of alumni relations and Simon Benson House coordinator, at 503-725-5073, or [email protected]

Oregon Food Bank is looking for volunteers to assist in nutrition-education classes for low-income residents of Portland. Three different classes teach adults, children and parents and children about meal planning and preparation, nutrition, and budgeting. Volunteers should have a love of working with diverse populations and a love for cooking, food and nutrition. For more information, contact Julie Webber of the Oregon Food Bank at 503-419-4183.

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 www.hyaliteinc.org, or call 503-220-8282.

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 more than 30 poor countries. For more information, contact Matthew at 503-796-6803, or e-mail [email protected]

The Volunteer Alert is back. Check out opportunities to help REACH, and contact us to sign up or to get more information. Go to www.reachcdc.org for more details.

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 on 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. 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 such as soap, shampoo and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at Clark Center and Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.