News Briefs

Avoid sexual harassment

Two sexual harassment workshops will be presented by the Affirmative Action Office next week. The workshop for workplace supervisors will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon. Faculty and staff will be the target audience of another workshop scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. The general focus of both workshops is to learn how to recognize sexual harassment and then how to deal with it should it occur. The Tuesday and Thursday workshops will take place in Smith Center, rooms 290 and 292. Both workshops are free. Interested parties may direct questions to the Affirmative Action Office at 503-725-4417. Reserve seats by calling the Human Resource department at 503-725-4926.

Disability Act questions answered

There will be a free workshop to answer questions about the recently passed Americans With Disabilities Act on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Smith Center, Room 323. The workshop, entitled ADA 101, will focus on answering some commonly asked questions about the act. They will address what implications it has for supervisors and faculty members and what constitutes “reasonable accommodations” in classrooms and offices.