News Briefs

Recognizing and dealing with sexual harassment
The Affirmative Action Office will present a sexual harassment training session on Nov. 14 in 229 SMC. The two-hour session will reveal the legal definitions of sexual harassment, PSU’s personal policies on sexual harassment, and ways victims can respond. Faculty and staff can reserve a place by calling Human Resources at 503-725-4926.

The truth on campus diversity
For the first time in 30 years, minority student enrollment is dropping. And minority faculty members now represent less than 9 percent of all professors. PSU will address this trend on Nov. 15 in 327 SMC. The film “Shattering the Silences: The Case for Minority Faculty” will show a perspective of American campuses from the eyes of minority faculty themselves. Following the film, psychology professor Dalton Miller-Jones will facilitate a discussion.

Not just studies abroad
Want to learn about international affairs, but stay on campus? On Nov. 12-16, PSU will host its International Education Week.

During this week, PSU will also host The International Information Fair. Students and faculty will be able to discover the many international learning opportunities available both in Portland and abroad. The seminar will take place from 11 to 2 p.m. on Nov.15 in 228 SMC. Other lectures and events range from the global implications of Pakistan and India owning nuclear weapons to globalization through the Internet and the E-Government. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at 503-725-5077.

Earning GTEP
A new part-time format for PSU’s Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) is now available.Students that enroll in the program will begin coursework in Summer 2002, attending classes one evening each week and an occasional Saturday. The deadline for the application is Feb.1, 2002. For more information, contact Diane Salisbury at 503-725-4619.

Nobel Prize nominee visits PSU
Sister Helen Prejean, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998 and 1999, is best known for her book “Dead Man Walking.” Recognized internationally as an anti-death penalty advocate, she will give a presentation at PSU on Nov.16, 11:30 a.m., promoting the Life For A Life 2002 initiative, an initiative that would replace Oregon’s death penalty with life in prison without parole plus restitution. For more information, contact the Life For A Life 2002 campaign at 503-249-1556.

Applications Being Accepted for Global Change Research
Students interested in performing scientific research off campus can now apply for the Global Change Education Program (GCEP). Research areas include atmospheric sciences, ecology, global carbon cycling, climatology and paleoclimatology, terrestrial processes, integrated assessment and prediction, computer modeling and earth system processes. Students accepted will receive stipends, fellowships, or may have travel expenses covered, depending on the program. Application deadlines are Feb.1, 2002. For more information, contact Mary Kinney at 865-576-9655.