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special events

Wednesday, Oct. 3011 a.m.-4 p.m. Portland State University Red Cross Blood Drive. The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give the gift of life this fall. Just one donation can touch up to three lives. Please call to schedule an appointment. Event is located in the SMSU ballroom. For more information, call Gwyn Ashcom or Franzi Herman at 503-725-3462.

Thursday, Oct. 31Noon-2 p.m. The PSU Alumni Association and Office of Alumni Relations will have an open house for current faculty and staff who are also PSU alumni. Cookies and cider provided. Event is located at the Simon Benson House.


Tuesday, Oct. 29Noon-1 p.m. Famous Liberal Arts and Sciences. Have you ever wondered what others have done with their liberal arts and sciences degrees? Find out (and have some fun) by playing the “Famous Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors Game.” Event is located in NH 491F. For more information, call the Career Center at 503-725-4613.

Wednesday, Oct. 3011 a.m.- noon Introduction to Interviewing. Learn the basics interviewing and begin to develop your interview skills in this introductory workshop. Located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Thursday, Oct. 319-11 a.m. ADA 101: An Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Part of the affirmative action workshops and trainings for fall. Event is located in SMSU 298. To register, call human resources at 503-725-4926.

Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 9 a.m.-5 p.m. International Law and Ethics Conference Series (ILECS) 2002 Sixth Annual Meeting. “Religious and Political Toleration in the Age of Globalization.” Event located in SMSU 238 browsing lounge. For information on this free conference, contact the department of philosophy at 503-725-3524, or e-mail [email protected].

Tuesday, Nov. 59 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.


7:30 p.m. What Texts Don’t Tell Us: Middle Bronze Age Trade in the Caucasus. Professor Karen Robinson, an archaeologist at Barnard College in New York, is coming to Portland on a lecture tour. Robinson will discuss the Middle Bronze Age trade networks. Event is located in the multicultural center in SMSU 228. For more information, contact professor Karen Carr at 503-725-5472.

Sunday, Nov. 34 p.m The Legacy of Lord Carnarvon. The story of the work of Carter and Carnarvon has focused almost exclusively on Carter, but without Lord Carnarvon the path to Tutankhamun would have been very different. Dr. Strudwick’s lecture looks at Carnarvon’s life and his place in the history of Egyptology, and assesses the contributions he made in a variety of ways. Event located in the K House Campus Ministry. There is a suggested donation of $5 for PSU students and $7 for the general public.


Wednesday, Oct. 301-1:30 p.m. Community forum for the finalists for the Women’s Resource Center coordinator position. Community input and support is welcome and needed. Event is located in SMSU 290/292.


Wednesday, Nov. 67:30 p.m. Poetry Reading by Linda Gregerson. Gregerson, known for her many publications and awards, will speak in SMSU 327. The cost 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.


Friday, Nov. 1 3 p.m. American Marketing Association meeting in SBA 130.


Now through Thursday, Oct. 31Scott Clum: “Surrounding and Influence.” Pieces are a collection of the creative process based on the influence of an environment. Autzen Gallery, NH.

Now through Friday, Nov. 1Monotypes by Jim Hibbard. Hibbard taught art at PSU for 27 years. Exhibit is located at L&B Gallery, 1215 S.W. 16th off of Jefferson.


OngoingPurposeful 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].


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

Weekly8 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 IASC at SMSU 425.

Mondays6 p.m. Progressive Student Union. Discuss topics such as PSU Taco Bell contract. Meetings are in SMSU 292.

Tuesdays4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Grad Student Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.

4-4:45 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.

Wednesdays11:45 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.

Thursdays1-2:30 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

Sundays1 p.m. Worship Service. Event located in SMSU 323. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

volunteer opportunities

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.

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

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 [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 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.