Today’s Calendar

special events

Wednesday, Feb. 12

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Retirement Fair. The PSU Office of Human Resources invites the public to attend the fair, featuring Optional Retirement Plan vendors and a representative form Public Employees Retirement System. Retirement experts will answer questions and provide counseling about retirement-plan options. Event located in SMSU 290/292. For more information call Tess or Tami at 503-725-4926.

7 p.m. Black History Month and African-American Genealogy. The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is presenting an evening of free African-American genealogy. The event is located at 1505 S.E. Gideon St. For more information, call Connie Lenzen at 503-244-4357 or e-mail at [email protected]

7 p.m. Reparations Now! Black women insist on economic justice. Human rights activist Billie Jean Clay-McCray will speak on this re-emerging movement to secure payment for discrimination with slavery and racism. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth. To arrange childcare, rides, work exchange or more information, call 503-240-4462.

Thursday, Feb. 13

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Valentine Table. Come make your own valentines and get your questions answered by Health and Counseling Service staff. Event located on the first floor SMSU. Part of Sexual Health Week. Presented by Counseling and Psychological Service and Student Health Services.

Friday, Feb. 14

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Valentine Table. Come make your own valentines and get your questions answered by Health and Counseling Service staff. “Educational Videos” from 1940s and 1950s. Capstone course provides condom pops. Queers and Allies “safer sex kits” available for suggested donation. Event located on the first floor SMSU. Part of Sexual Health Week. Presented by Counseling and Psychological Service and the Student Health Services.

Friday, Feb. 28

Noon- 1:30 p.m. Peace Corps Alumni Luncheon. This luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the National Peace Corps Day and reconnect with other Peace Corps alumni as a follow-up to the initial gathering held in spring 2002. It is also a chance to give input in the planning of upcoming events and programs, including mentoring international students, connecting with prospective Peace Corps volunteers and organizing a Speakers’ Bureau. Located at PSU Campus Ministry. Lunch provided by Baan-Thai Restaurant. Please RSVP to the Center for Academic Excellence at 503-725-5642 or [email protected]

workshops

Now through Thursday, March 6

5:30-7 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Hip-Hop Dance Workshop with Durante Lambert. Presented by the PSU World Dance Office. This is an eight-week hip-hop dance workshop. Event located in the Peter Stott Center, Room 207. No pre-registration necessary. The cost is $4 a class for PSU students; $6 a class for PSU faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-PSU students; $8 a class for the general public. For more information, call 503-725-5670, or e-mail at [email protected]

lectures

11 a.m. PSU Friends of History will co-sponsor with the Oregon Historical Society a series of four lectures on “History Research in Progress.” Presentations will be by a historian who is at work on a project and who takes the opportunity to present ideas in a forum that allows for discussion and interaction with the audience. Lectures are held on the third Saturday of each month in the Madison Room of the Oregon Historical Society. The address is 1200 S.W. Park Ave. Due to construction, please enter on Madison Street between Broadway and Park Avenue. Admission is free to the public.

readings

Thursday Feb. 13

4-5:30 p.m.Beta Alpha Psi. All accounting and finance majors are invited to attend. Learn more about career opportunities from guest speakers currently in the accounting profession. Network with peers and enjoy free food and refreshments. Event located in SBA 190.

Friday, Feb. 14

7-9 p.m. Poetry and Rebellion Writing Group. A writing group with a feminist slant. Explore a combination of reading, writing and feedback. A $2 donation is requested. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth. For more information, call 503-240-4462.

film

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Noon-1:30 p.m. Video presentation titled “Sex and the Freedom to Love” will be shown in SMSU 296. This video explores a fresh approach to the realities of love, relationships, sex and desire. In the video, Christopher West will take a look at human sexuality and freedom from a Christian standpoint. All are welcome. For details, contact Glenn Rymsa at 503-226-7807. Sponsored by the Catholic Student

Association.

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]

Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 23 “Vagina Monologues” Tickets/Volunteers. Are you interested in volunteering for the “Vagina Monologues”? We have many positions available, including ushering, selling raffle tickets, handing out programs, helping with the art show set up/take down, stage hands and staffing the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) table that will be selling T-shirts and providing general information. Call the WRC at 503-725-5672 or drop by the office and sign up. Tickets are available through Ticket Master and at the PSU box office (SMSU main entrance). Cost is $10 for students and $12 for general admission.

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. A 30-minute silence will be observed. All are welcome. Regular attendance not required. Come as often as you please. For more information, contact Chris at 503-226-780, ext. 105, or e-mail [email protected]

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-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.

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 Progressive Student Union meeting for anti-war and anti-globalization organizing. Meeting in SMSU 225. For more details, contact the Progressive Student Union at 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.

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.

6 p.m. Film Night, Presented by the Progressive Student Union. The film series is on “War, Profits & Lies.” Event located in SMSU 294. For more information, contact the Progressive Student Union at 503-725-7798 or [email protected]

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.

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.

3 p.m. Chi Alpha Worship Gathering. Join fellow students connecting with God and each other. For more information, check the Web site at www.psu-xa.org. Event sponsored by the Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. For more information, contact Jayme Harris at 503-708-5438.

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

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your vacation? Join us during the first weekend of spring break as we travel to Central Oregon to work on a project with Habitat for Humanity. It will be a great way to meet other students, get involved, experience the beauty of Central Oregon, and work and learn more about an important issue. We will leave Friday afternoon March 21 and return Monday evening March 24. Cost is $40, with need-based scholarships available. Reserve your space by Feb. 21 with a $10 deposit. Deadline for reservations is March 7. For more information, contact Elizabeth Winslea or Chris Lang at Campus Ministry. Call 503-226-7807 or e-mail: [email protected] [email protected]

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.

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.