Events for the week of Nov. 9–13

Featured Event
2016 Education Abroad Photo Contest
Did you attend a Portland State-sponsored study abroad program in the 2015–16 academic year? Celebrate International Education Week by entering a campus-wide photo contest in one of the following categories:
–Home away from Home (what inspired your sense of belonging?)
–Crossing the Cultural Divide (learning and activities pursued).

Submit your photos by 5 p.m. on Nov. 11 to [email protected]. Submit as a JPEG attachment with “Education Abroad Photo Contest” as the subject line. Up to three submissions per student accepted.

Formatted emails include your name, PSU ID, where and when you were abroad, picture description, and which category it best fits.

Voting takes place on Facebook during International Education Week, Nov. 14–18. The winner will be determined by the number of likes.

So where have you been? And how did it help you get where you’re going?

Strong Interest Inventory
Wednesday, Nov. 9
University Services Building room 402
2–4 p.m.
Fee: $20 (for all sessions)
Session one of two, helping you choose your major, career path, or just giving you a better idea of your personal strengths and weaknesses. Hosted by the Advising & Career Services office.

David Sedaris
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $33+
Witty, subversive, and with a very queer sensibility, David Sedaris writes humor unmatched by most and will talk about recent books and essays, such as Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.

Shorts 1
Thursday, Nov. 10
Whitsell Auditorium
7 p.m.
Fee: $9
Part of the Northwest Film Fest, this series of shorts includes a night of viewpoints on the known and the unknown (or unknowable) experienced in everyday and fantastical life. The Northwest Film Festival takes place at several locations.

Lauryn Hill Presents
Thursday, Nov. 10
Keller Auditorium
8 p.m.
Fee: $57+
Hosted by Lauryn Hill, this cavaran of voices from the African Diaspora is a serious treat of guest performances. Come and see the “many facts of cultural and artistic beauty,” as Hill says.

PSU Choir
Friday, Nov. 11
First United Methodist Church, Portland
7:30 p.m.
Fee: $12 (general), $7 (students)
The PSU Choir opens its concert season with compositions by female-identified faculty members combined with female-identified composers and voices. Sunday matinee also available.

Holiday Junk Fest
Friday, Nov. 11
Oregon Convention Center, Hall E
10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fee: $12
If vintage, antique, or flea market finds are your thing, this nationally renowned holiday festival may help you find just that holiday gift you’ve been looking for. Brought to you by the Plucky Maidens.

Annual Holiday Food and Gift Fest
Saturday, Nov. 12
Oregon Convention Center, Hall C
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Fee: $10
Looking for wares that are more upper class or jewelry oriented? Will your friends only be satiated by unique and gourmet foods this winter? This event right next door to Junk Fest might be just what you’re looking for.

Handwoven for the Holidays
Saturday, Nov. 12
Multnomah Arts Center
5–9 p.m.
This fall show and sale is for those looking for handmade scarves, shawls, rugs and the like for your loved ones this holiday season. Purchasing instead of making does not make a gift less valuable.

Godspell Jr.
Sunday, Nov. 13
Alder Creek Middle School (Milwaukie, OR)
7–9 p.m.
Fee: $14 (pre-sale)
Godspell, the story of Jesus as told through parable with many a catchy tune, is presented by middle schoolers as the roving band of disciples that both love and learn from Christ.

Brass Concert
Sunday, Nov. 13
The Old Church
Free (donations welcome)
This concert, brought to you by Steven Mead, follows a $15 workshop on Saturday to help support local Salvation Army youth brass programs.