News Briefs

PSU Outdoor Program sponsors Wilderness First Aid course

The PSU Outdoor Program is offering an 80-hour course that teaches participants techniques for responding to medical emergencies in remote outdoor locations. The training involves both classroom lectures and simulated rescues outdoors. The class is offered several times a year and always fills up, so advance registration is recommended. Those interested can call 503-725-5668 for more information. The price of the class is $475 and $375 for PSU students.

Slam Poet performs

Alix Olson will be at Portland State University Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. Olson has been described as a “red-hot, fire-bellied, feminism-spewin’ volcano.” The show is being presented by the Women’s Resource Center, and is partially funded by the Educational Activities Speakers Board. The show will take place in SMC 238, and donations are welcome.

Civil War round table meeting and lecture

The first meeting for the new Civil War Round Table Program will be held at Portland State on Feb. 12. G. Thomas Edwards will serve as organizer and convener of the event. Dates and times for future events will be announced, and the meeting is free and open to the public. The Feb. 12 meeting will be in SMC room 328 at 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning novelist to speak

Chris Crutcher, a youth fiction author and former teacher will be speaking Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Hall room 75. The event is sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and is free to participants. Crutcher has penned books such as “Running Loose,” “The Crazy Horse Electric Games,” “Staying Fat for Sarah,” and most recently, “Whale Talk.”

PSU faculty workshops

The Center for Academic Excellence provides workshops, discussion groups and seminars at no charge for PSU faculty. Topics soon to came are “Posting Your Course Syllabus in WebCT,” Digital Photographs” and “How to Get Human Subjects Approval.” For dates and registration contact the CAE at 503-735-5642.