News briefs

Vikings in cyberspace
All students with a ODIN e-mail account and those who have provided an e-mail address to the Office of Information Technologies will receive the Virtual Viking, a weekly newsletter about PSU events and news.

PSU departments and programs are invited to submit appropriate information for Virtual Viking by e-mail to [email protected] by 5 p.m. each Wednesday. Virtual Viking will not advertise non-University programs or entities or report on events that have already happened. Submissions must include topic title, brief description, date, time, location, associated Web site and contact information. Staff in the Office of Student Affairs is managing the collection and distribution of information for the Virtual Viking. The e-mail will be sent weekly during fall, winter and spring terms and bi-weekly during summer months. Faculty and staff may subscribe to the list by sending an e-mail to [email protected] with “subscribe virtual-viking” in the body of the message. For additional information contact the Office of Student Affairs at 503-725-4422.

Learn about the disability act
PSU employees interested in learning more about the Americans with Disabilities Act can attend a basic orientation about the act on Tuesday, May 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. This session will focus on defining “ability” and “reasonable accommodations.” The following day, Wednesday, May 22, a workshop on how to create and use personal services contacts is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. To register for either of these free General Employee Development workshops, contact the Office of Human Resources at 503-7255-4926 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Future social workers at their finest
Students and faculty from the Graduate School of Social Work will present a talent show today at 7 p.m. in Room 190 of the Business Administration building. The show is described as nontraditional, and last year’s show featured poetry, a puppet show and a fried sausage demonstration. The event is free and donations will be accepted.

Workshops for faculty
Upcoming workshops, seminars and discussion groups for faculty are “Video Ventures,” May 22, noon to 12:30 p.m. “EndNote Workshop,” May 22, 2 to 4 p.m.; “Research, Final Products, and Assessment,” May 22, 3:15 to 4:45 p.m.; “Archive Your Discussion Postings,” May 22, 4 to 4:30 p.m.; “Getting Your Research Funded: Grant & Contracts,” May 23, 3 to 5 p.m.; “WebCT: Communication Tools,” May 24, 9 a.m. to noon. These workshops are free for faculty. To register, call the Center for Academic Excellence at 503-725-5642. Next week’s sessions are Saturday, May 18 2002

Native American Celebration week
In celebration of Native American Cultural Awareness Week there will be a Native American Youth Conference on Saturday, May 18. The UISHE Powwow Grand Entry will take place on Friday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Peter Stott Center. The Youth Conference includes a continental breakfast, two keynote speakers and attendance at two workshops of choice. Workshop presenters include: Cochise Anderson on Play and Theater; Trevino BringsPlenty & Luke WarmWater on Poetry; Misty Chrystos about Novel Writing; Amanda Wright on Graphic Design; Judy BlueHorse-Skelton on Naturopathic Medicine; Jim Jackson on Ceramic Pottery; Frank Salsito on Drawing & Painting; and Charmaime Kinney on Native Jewelry Making. The conference is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Parkway North Cafeteria of Smith Center. For information contact Rose Hill at 503-725-5348, UISHE at 503-725-5671 and AISES, 503-725-5351.