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Tuesday, Nov. 5

8:30-10 a.m. Portland State University’s Center for Academic Excellence Presents the Civic Engagement Breakfast Series. “Sustainability Matters: Connecting with Area Sustainability Projects to Make a Difference.” If you are interested in learning more about or personally connecting with dynamic area sustainability projects that make a difference, then please plan to join us for an active breakfast discussion! Event is located in SMSU 238. For more information, go to www.oaa.pdx.edu/cae/cbl-f02.html#breakfast.

9 a.m.-noon Basic Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors and Faculty. This event is part of the affirmative action workshops and trainings for fall. To register, call Human Resources at 503-725-4926.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

9:30-11:30 a.m. Effective Interviewing. 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 the Career Center in USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Friday, Nov. 8 2-3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 13 4-5:30 p.m. Free improv workshops. Unlock creativity in a single bound, get naked and eat live ants (the last two in a pretend sense …) at these free workshops presented by Nate Halloran. Get to know yourself and others in a hurry! Event located in LH 119.

lectures

Thursday, Nov. 7

6-8 p.m. Is Reform Possible in Japan? Dr. Jiro Yamaguchi from Hokkaido University will discuss Japanese politics and economics today. Presented by the Center for Japanese Studies. Event located in the SMSU 355 ballroom. Free to the public; includes sushi reception. For more information, call 503-725-8577.

readings

Wednesday, Nov. 6

7:30 p.m. Poetry Reading by Linda Gregerson. Gregerson, known for her many publications and awards, will speak in SMSU 327. The event is free to students and faculty, $8 for the general public, and $5 for Mountain Writers members. For more information, contact Zanni Schauffler at 503-725-5666.

meetings

Wednesday, November 6

1 p.m. Portland Pre-Health Society Meeting. Pre-health students are invited to hear from candidates applying for remaining officer positions, and PPS members are invited to vote. For more information, call 503-725-8384 or e-mail [email protected]

6 p.m. Pre Law Society at Portland State University General Meeting. Meeting located in CH 488.

Thursday, Nov. 7

10 a.m. The Student Fee Committee Meeting. For more information, call Tracy Earll at 503-725-5678 or e-mail [email protected]

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, script writers, 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]

Thursday, Nov. 14, and Friday, Nov. 15; Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21 Two free tickets are available to a performance of the PSU theater arts department’s production of “An Enemy of the People,” by Henrik Ibsen, for all volunteer ushers. For more information, call 503-725-4612, or drop by the theater arts office on the first floor of Lincoln Hall.

art

Thursday, Nov. 7, through Friday, Nov. 29

In the Littman Gallery: “Journey to High Asia: Introduction in Images to the Peoples and Places.” The White Gallery exhibit is “Snapshots of Exodus,” by Paulina Hermosillo. Galleries are located on the second floor of the SMSU.

health

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

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

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

Tuesdays

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 pause in 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.

Wednesdays

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.

1-2:30 p.m. Procrastination/Test Anxiety Workshop. Nov. 6, 13 and 20. If you are interested in participating, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.

7:30 p.m. Bible Talks. Nov. 6, 13 and 20. Presenting the teachings of the Bible in a simple, quiet, yet meaningful manner. Also focusing in on how the teachings can apply and affect our lives positively today. Event is located in the SMSU second-floor conference rooms. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Thursdays

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 www.campuscrusade.pdx.edu.

Sundays

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 at [email protected] .

Advocates needed for the Portland Women’s Crisis Line. Are you interested in helping others, gaining social-service skills and working toward social change? The Portland Women’s Crisis Line is seeking volunteer advocates to staff its 24-hour domestic-violence line. The next training period is Oct. 15-Nov. 7 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 503-232-4176.

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 http://hyaliteinc.org/index.htm, 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 [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 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.