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special events

Thursday, Dec. 5

Noon-12:30 p.m. Advent Service of Lessons and Music. Reception to follow. Prepare for the coming Christmas season at this gathering. Event located in the Campus Ministry Building.

7 p.m. The Middle Eastern Women’s Empowerment Resource Center celebrates its first year of service to the community. Join us for refreshments, good company, an outstanding film, raffle prizes and stories of success. For more information, call 503-778-8333 or e-mail [email protected].

Tuesday, Dec. 10

5:30-7:30 p.m. OPEU Spaghetti Feed. The menu includes spaghetti with vegetarian or meat sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread and ice cream. Sponsored by the PSU OPEU Local 89 Hardship Committee. Event located in the Campus Ministry Building fireside room. Tickets are $6 and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to buy tickets, call Rene Remillard at 503-725-4211.

Thursday, Dec. 12

3-4:30 p.m. Celebrate the Season with Gifts for Kids. Bring new, unwrapped gifts. A performance by PSU Chorus will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by caroling. If you are unable to attend, you may drop the gifts off Dec. 9-12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Campus Ministry Building. For more information, call Donna Koch at 503-725-4647, or e-mail her at [email protected].


Thursday, Dec. 5

3-4 p.m. Introduction to Interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your interview skills in this introductory workshop. Event located in the Career Center 402 USB. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Friday, Dec. 6, 13 and 20

2-3 p.m. (Dec. 6) and 2-4 p.m. (Dec.13 and 20) MBTI and Career Choice Session I, II, III. Understand how your personality and skills relate to careers and how to explore careers that fit your skills and interests. You must attend all three sessions. Event located in the Career Center 402 USB. For more information, call 503-725-4613.


Friday, Dec. 6

7:30 p.m. An Evening in Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Discussion of Indonesian and Sri Lankan archaeology. Two travelers will present slides from recent visits to East Asia. Maggie McVay Lynch, PSU, will present Sri Lanka. Sharon Millman, a local architect, will present Indonesia. Event located in Multicultural Center in SMSU 228. For more information, contact the history department’s Karen Carr at 503-725-5472.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

7 p.m. Australian Feminism: What’s Up Down Under? Brenda Hunter, a health-care worker and a staunch supporter of disability rights, will report on the anti-fascist and Aboriginal women’s movements, environmentalism and electoral campaigns. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth, Portland. Meeting is free and open to the public. An international buffet, with vegan and vegetarian options, will be served at 6:30 p.m. for a $6 donation. To arrange childcare, rides or work exchanges, or for more information, call 503-240-4462.


Thursday, Dec. 5

7:30 p.m. Poetry Reading. Kim Addonizio and Cheryl Dumesnil, with special guests, will present “A Tattoo Reading.” This reading is sponsored by the Literary Arts Council, the Center for Excellence in Writing and the English department at PSU. Event is located in SMSU 327. The reading is free to PSU students and faculty, $5 for the general public, and $3 for members of Mountain Writers. For more information, contact Zanni Schauffler at 503-725-5666 or e-mail [email protected].


Thursday, Dec. 5

4-5:30 p.m. Beta Alpha Psi Meeting. Beta Alpha Psi is the professional accounting fraternity. Come listen to accounting professionals speak, network with other accounting students and eat free food. Accounting for fun, accounting for life. Presented by Beta Alpha Psi. Event located in SBA 190. For more information, contact Lexy Dale Henken at [email protected].



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].edu.

Tuesday, December 3

7-10 p.m. Auditions for “VENUS” by Suzan-Lori Parks. Please come prepared with two contemporary monologues (one serious, one comedic, no longer than 90 seconds each); bring a recent headshot, photo or digital image of yourself; and bring a theater resume with representative roles listed. Wear comfortable clothes! Scripts will be available in the theater arts office for checkout, and sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board opposite the theater arts office. Event located in Lincoln Hall, Room 327.


Tuesday, Dec. 10

5-6 p.m. Coming to America: From One Land to Another. Informational documentary exploring stories from immigrants and refugees. Also hear about the struggles and issues that immigrants and refugees endure daily. Learn about their fight to retain their culture in a foreign nation. There will also be information about resources and places to go and assistance if you are an immigrant or refugee or know someone who needs assistance. Event is presented by KPSU 98.3 FM and 1450 AM. Presentation is located in the KPSU studio. For more information, contact Kevin Bunker at 503-579-3253.


Thursday, Dec. 5 through Tuesday, Dec. 31

6-8 p.m. Elapse II, by Raven Lloyd. Event located at World Cup Coffee at 1740 N.W. Glisan.


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 a physically abusive female partner, call the 24-hour crisis line at 503-281-2442; or call women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.

weekly events


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 Services located in SMSU 425.


6 p.m. Progressive Student Union. Discuss topics such as PSU Taco Bell contract. Meetings are in SMSU 292.


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stressed out? Need a break? Would an hour of good conversation and a few good laughs make your day? If so, then join us for a brown-bag lunch in SMSU 323. For more information, contact KL Howling, a counseling education intern program for returning women studies, at 503-725-4005.

Noon-1 p.m. Human Resource Management Association Meeting. Event located in SBA 390 (third floor in the Business Building).

4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Grad Student Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.

4-4:45 p.m. Afternoon Prayer. You are invited to take a pause from your busy schedule. Quiet your mind and heart with readings, reflection, song and prayer. Presented by Campus Ministry. Event located in the K House Campus Ministry. For more information, call Elizabeth at 503-226-7807, ext. 104, or e-mail her at [email protected]

4-5:30 p.m. Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.


11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Commuters Crossing. Time to reconnect with yourself and others. Prayer and talk over lunch. Event located in the K-House Campus Ministry. Presented by the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Chris Laing or Kim Deckman at 503-226-7807, ext. 105.

Noon-1 p.m. Brown-Bag Lunch Bible Study. Located in SMSU 326. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

1-2 p.m. Stressed out? Need a break? Would an hour of good conversation and a few good laughs make your day? If so, then join us for a brown-bag lunch in SMSU 323. For more information, contact KL Howling at 503-725-4005.


1-2:30 and 3-4:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Groups. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.

6:30 p.m. Group Bible Study. Event located in SMSU 323. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

7-9 p.m. The Edge. Join us at the Edge for praise and worship, hanging out and learning about God. Meetings are on the second or third floor of the SMSU. Presented by Campus Crusade for Christ. For more information, contact Michael Aylward at 503-293-0764, or go to


1-2 p.m. Stressed out? Need a break? Would an hour of good conversation and a few good laughs make your day? If so, then join us for a brown-bag lunch in SMSU 323. For more information, contact KL Howling at 503-725-4005.


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

volunteer opportunities

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, or call 503-220-8282.

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 mailto:[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 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 reachcdc.orgfor 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.