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special events

Friday, Oct. 18, and Saturday, Oct. 19

6-9 p.m.(Friday) and 9 a.m.-noon (Saturday) PSU Fall Cheerleading/Dance Team/Mascot Tryouts. These tryouts are to add members to the existing cheer and dance teams. Men and women are encouraged to try out. For more information, call coach David Long at 503-827-0213, or e-mail him at [email protected].

Tuesday, Oct. 22

10-11 a.m. Flu Vaccine Clinics. The Student Health Service will be providing flu vaccines for students, staff and faculty. After Oct. 22, the vaccine will be available on a drop-in basis during normal operating hours. The cost is $6 for full-time students and $9 for part-time students, staff and faculty. Clinic is located in the Student Health Service, NH D4.

Friday, Oct. 25

10 p.m. Starlit Night. Join us for a cruise under the stars on the Portland Spirit. DJ Rehke will be joining us. Come in your finest suit or dress and be ready to have fun. The Indian Cultural Association sponsors this event. Proceeds go to helping end illiteracy. Admission is $12 with student ID before Oct. 18 and $15 for general admission. For more information, call 503-998-6677, or e-mail [email protected].

Saturday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 27

PSU Weekend. PSU Weekend offers more than 20 free lectures and seminars on campus. Many events are free and open to the public. For more information on specific events or to pre-register, call 503-725-4949.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

11 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.


Monday, Oct. 21

2-4 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. 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, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

11-11:30 p.m. How to use PSU CareerConnect. Learn to use PSU CareerConnect to sign up for on-campus interviews. Located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Noon-1 p.m. Career Happiness for Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors. Learn about the components of career happiness and the career decision-making process. Find out how liberal arts and sciences majors can find careers that are right for them. Event is located in NH 491F. For more information, call the Career Center at 503-725-4613.

Monday, Oct. 28

3-4 p.m.Writing Resumes and Covers Letters. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. This workshop is specifically targeted to PSU students and alumni. . Located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Noon-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. 30

11 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. 31

9-11 a.m. ADA 101: An Introduction to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Part of the affirmative action workshops and trainings for fall. Event located in SMSU 298. To register, call human resources at 503-725-4926.


Now through Friday, Oct. 25

Littman and White Galleries Exhibit Openings. The Littman Gallery exhibit: “Burn/Scratch/Scar” by Evan Serrill, Karl Davis and Nika Blasser. This exhibit explores medias, mediums and emotional connections to process. The White Gallery exhibit: “Elapse” by Raven Lloyd. This exhibit explores emotional landscapes of change, emotion, growth and time. The galleries are located on the second floor of SMSU.

Now through Thursday, Oct. 31

Scott 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. 1

Monotypes 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.


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].


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


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


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 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.


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.


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

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 2nd or 3rd floor of the SMSU. Presented by Campus Crusade for Christ. For more information, contact Michael Aylward at 503-293-0764, or go to


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

volunteer opportunities

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.