News Briefs

Golden Key national conference at PSU

Portland State’s Chapter of Golden Key International Honor Society will host a Northwest regional conference April 6 through 8. This is the first time since the PSU chapter was chartered in April 1992 that PSU will be the host of 45 students from the Universities of Oregon, Washington, California at Berkeley and Davis, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University and California State University. Students will attend sessions on a variety of chapter activities, as well as personal and career development. The sessions are led by students from each campus.

Dr. Bill Lang, of PSU’s history department and Dr. Duncan Carter, PSU’s associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will give presentations to the students and the attendees at the conference.

Golden Key works to encourage and reward scholastic achievements at the college level and also work with faculty and administration to maintain high education standards. The conference, “On the Trail To Excellence,” will be held at PSU and the Doubletree Hotel.

HIV training in Portland

The Portland area HIV Services Planning Council is sponsoring the nationally recognized Leadership Training Institute from April 27 through 29. The three day event is for people already involved or interested in getting involved with HIV/AIDS related advising and planning groups. The training will also help people to organize within their local community.

The LTI event is free, but there is a limited number of people who can attend the training and selections will be based upon both demographic and geographic planning needs of Oregon’s HIV Community.

For an application or more information contact Doug Moon at the Planning Council Office at (503) 988-3030, ext. 225. Application deadline is April 11.

Four scholarships will be awarded

The Sprint Corporation, in cooperation with the Women’s Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures, will provide four scholarships of $2,500 each to individuals entering graduate studies for the first time in the fall of 2000. They are awarded to persons pursuing an advanced degree in political science, public administration, public policy or a related field. The scholarships will be based on a variety of factors, including scholastic achievements, written statements by the applicant, community/school involvement and letters of recommendation. Applications and supporting documentation are due no later than June 29, 2001, and are available through Sprint’s office at 1 (800) 796-3464.

Budget cut meetings

The Portland City Council is looking for public input on where and how to make cuts in this year’s budget. The city council will hold two public hearings this month following the release of Mayor Katz’s proposed budget. Last year budget cuts for administration services totaled over $6 million. To maintain current service in the city’s public services, another $5 million in reductions is being proposed. Another $4 million in additional cuts will still need to be made to balance the budget.

The hearings on the budget will be held on Saturday, April 28, at King Facility, 4815 N.E. Seventh Ave., from 10 a.m. to noon and on Monday, April 30, at Council Chambers, City Hall, 12221 S.W. Fourth Ave, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Both oral and written testimony will be accepted at both hearings. Electronic testimony will also be accepted at the City of Portland Home Page: