Thursday, May 2
5:30-7 p.m. PSU Salutes. Join the celebration as alumni, friends and Emeritus Professor Charles White are honored at the 14th annual PSU Salutes in Hoffman Hall. Share in the success of our outstanding award recipients and congratulate friends and colleagues at this inspirational celebration. Tickets are $15 and are available through the Office of Alumni Relations, the Simon Benson House. Call for more information at 503-725-4948.
Wednesday, May 1
1-5 p.m. Teaching and Learning with Technology Fair. Event located in SMC Ballroom. Event is a part of the PSU’s Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Programs.
Thursday, May 2, 9 & 16
10 a.m.-11 a.m. & 10 a.m.-Noon. MBTI & Career Choice Session I, II & III. Understand how your personality and skills related to careers and how to explore careers that fit your skills and interests. You must attend all three sessions. Located in USB 402. For more information call the Career Center at 503-725-4613.
Saturday, May 4
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Politics of Welfare: Welfare to What? Debunking the Myths. Featuring Frances Fox Piven and Cheri Monkala. The Portland Chapter of the Social Welfare Alliance (SWAA) is hosting a day-long event to raise the public’s awareness of poverty, hunger and homelessness in our community, our state and our nation. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Register now to reserve your space at www.swaaportland.org. Event located at the First Methodist Church at 1838 S.W. Jefferson.
Monday, May 6
2-3 p.m. Resume Preparation Workshop. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. This workshop is specifically targeted to PSU students and alumni. Located in USB 402. For more information call the Career Center at 503-725-4613.
Friday, May 3
7 p.m. Yukio Mishima and the Passions of Mimesis. Noted historian and author, Norman Bryson to speak on Japanese Writer Yukio Mishima. Event located in the SMC Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture is presented by the PSU Department of Art, with support from the Heathman Hotel.
Saturday, May 4
7 p.m. May Day Panel: Workers’ Stake in Ending All War. In celebration of May Day, the international worker’s holiday, a panel of the Socialist Party, Socialist Action and the Freedom Socialist Party will discuss how workers, women and immigrants can stop the U.S.-backed, profit-driven grab for oil and global power. The three co-sponsoring groups will speak on how to create a world of peace and equality. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth. There is a $2 donation at the door.
Monday, May 6
7:30 p.m. AIA Lecture: The Transformation of Athenian Acropolis. A lecture on the Athenian Acropolis examining the varied uses of the site in antiquity. Dr. Jeffrey Haswit form the University of Oregon will discuss the manner in which the Periklean builders incorporated earlier remains into the High Classical Acropolis. Event located in NH 221. For more information contact Professor Karen Carr at 503-725-5472.
Wednesday, May 1
2 p.m. Student Development Advisory Board. Discuss coordinator positions descriptions, food service guidelines, cash management and organization retreats. Event located in SMC 326. For more information contact John Eckman at 503-725-8795.
Monday, May 6
7:30 p.m. Michael Allen Harrison benefit Concert. A benefit concert for the American Women Overseas (AWOS) International Domestic Violence Crisis Line. AWOS works to provides advocacy and resources for battered American women and children living overseas. Event located in the First Christian Church Sanctuary at 1315 S.W. Broadway. General admission is $12 or $8 for students. For more information call 503-644-2077.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Noon. PSU Think Lincoln Concert Series. A free concert series paid for by student fees features jazz and classical music styles. Many artists are nationally recognized. Student groups such as PSU Orchestra also perform. Professional musicians most frequently perform Tuesday concerts. Presented by the Student Music Committee, affiliated with the Student Development Office. Event location LH 75.
Friday, May 3
6-10 p.m. First Friday Opening Reception. Emergence– a group show of young Portland talent in the Littman Gallery. Collage Work-by Eva Lake in the White Gallery. The Littman Gallery is located in SMC 250 and the White Gallery is in SMC second floor. Come enjoy snacks and meet the artists. For more information contact Karl Davis at 503-725-5656.
Saturday, May 4, 11 and 18
7 p.m. Margaret Mead Film Festival. From the American Museum of Natural History, the nation’s largest showcase for independent cultural documentaries. Credit is available through the Anthropology Department. The films are shown in CH 53. Admission is free. For more information please call 503-725-4938.
The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened its doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and their children who are survivors of domestic violence. This new community resource provides free support groups and drop-in services. For more information contact Natalie at 503-771-5503.
If you are a woman who has a physically abusive female partner, call the 24-hour crisis line, 503-281-2442, or women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.
Noon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 225. For more information call 503-725-5471.
1-2 p.m. Students for Unity (SFU) meetings. SFU works for racial, social and economic justice on our campus and in our community. Come get involved through actions, campaigns, internships and volunteering. Event located in SMC 323. For more information call 503-725-8777.
2-3 p.m. The Portland State University Baha’i Student Association holds weekly meetings. The Association wants to inform people of the Baha’i faith. Come to a meeting to find out more information in SMC 229.
4 p.m. Afternoon Prayer: Attentive Listening. Join others in this informal, meditative service of readings, prayers and music. A time to quiet your soul in the midst of the busy pace of school. Event located at the Campus Ministry Building. For more information contact Elizabeth Winslea at 503-226-7807, ext. 104.
4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Graduate Student Group. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
6-8 p.m. Got issues? Are you worried about the erosion of our civil liberties? Concerned and want to do something about it? Join the College Republicans and practice your right to free speech. Meetings are in SMC 229. For more information contact [email protected].
2-3:30 p.m. Co-ed Interpersonal Therapy Groups. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
3-4:40 p.m. Co-ed Interpersonal Therapy Groups. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
7-7:30 a.m. Centering Prayer. Silent Meditation on scripture at Campus Ministry Building. Good conversation follows at Annie’s at 7:30. For more information contact Chris Laing at 503-226-7807, ext. 105.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 230. For more information call 503-725-5471.
12:30-1 p.m. Wednesday Prayer. A respite in the middle of busy schedules with prayer, scripture and communion at the Campus Ministry Building. Bring your lunch for fellowship after. Contact Chris Laing for more information at 503-226-7807.
3-4p.m. AISES Weekly Meetings. American Indian Science and Engineering Society welcomes you to our weekly meetings. Rooms change often so please check Smith Center schedules located in the elevators. For more information contact Francene Ambrose at 503-725-5351.
4-5:30 p.m. Women’s Group for Survivors of Emotional and/or Physical Intimate Partner Abuse. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
12:30-1:30 p.m. Free meditation. Art of Living Club presents free meditation every Thursday. For more information contact Deanne Winfree at 503-618-7564 or e-mail at [email protected].
4-5 p.m. Beta Alpha Psi. Opportunities to network with fellow students and professionals in various fields of accounting. Come and enjoy free food and drink and find out how to join. Event SBA 130. For more information contact Lexy Dale Henken at [email protected].
4-5:30 p.m. Sexual Minority Group. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
4-5:30 p.m. Graduate Students in Helping Professions. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Chinese Corner. Chinese speakers, both native and non-native, get together for conversation. The objective is to bring together different cultures in an environment that supports learning of a second language for both Chinese and English speakers. Meetings are held in SMC 229.
5-7 p.m. Have questions about your general education requirements? We have the answers! Academic advising and tutoring available. No appointment necessary. IASC office is in SMC 425. For more information call 503-725-4005
1-2:30 p.m. Women’s Interpersonal Therapy. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.
Saturday, May 4 and May 18 through Thursday, May 30
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Middle Eastern Women’s Empowerment and Resource Center of Portland (MEWERC) is seeking volunteers to work as case advocates, community educators and organizers helping with fundraising activities and office administration. MEWERC addresses he special needs of women and children of Middle Eastern descent who seek assistance with issues related to domestic violence, immigration and cultural adjustment in Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information about the volunteer training program and MEWERC call 503-778-8333 or e-mail [email protected].
Oregon for Health Security seeks to unite health care professionals, consumer organizations, caregivers and concerned citizens to advocate for improved access to quality, affordable and secure health care. The organization is looking for interns and volunteers for upcoming terms. For more information contact the Oregonians for Health Security at 503-655-2793 or e-mail at [email protected].
Mercy Corps (www.mercycorps.org) is seeking tax-deductible donations of PCs and computer parts. Please help create free computer training and communication/Internet access centers. Mercy Corps is a Portland based nonprofit that is working in over 30 poor countries. For more information contact Matthew at 503-796-6803 or e-mail at [email protected].
Portland Women’s Crisis Line is in need of volunteers to advocate for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Advocates provide services including 24-hour crisis intervention on the hotline, legal advocacy and sexual assault victims’ advocacy. Free basic advocacy training provided. For more information call 503-232-4176.
Soup kitchen visits. We will be going to a soup kitchen to help with lunch on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Meet between Neuberger and Smith at 9:30 a.m. Presented by OSPIRG. Call 503-725-4500 to confirm.
The Volunteer Alert is back. Check out the opportunities to help REACH and contact us to sign up or to get more information. Go to www.reachcdc.org for more details.
Hyalite is a nonprofit organization that needs volunteers with grant writing skills. Volunteers will be writing grant support to complete historical documentaries about African Americans during the Civil War and African Americans during the movement west. Send resumes to http://hyaliteinc.org/index.htm or call 503-220-8282.
The Metropolitan Human Rights Center is seeking knowledgeable and experienced people interested in becoming volunteer trainers on issues regarding diversity, human rights and much more. Please contact Michelle Neal at 503-823-5284 if interested.
Oregon Partnership is an organization dedicated to changing lives through substance abuse prevention, education and referrals. The partnership is currently looking for volunteers to work on its various programs. For more information call 503-244-5211.
Clackamas Women’s Services has many opportunities for compassionate, open-minded women who want to help women and children survivors of domestic and sexual violence. You may also be able to earn college credit if you are a current student. We are currently seeking volunteers for days, evenings or weekends. For more information call 503-654-2807.
Wish you could do something to help end domestic and sexual violence? The Bradley-Angle House is looking for volunteers to work its 24-hour crisis line, staff emergency shelter and transitional houses, work with children’s groups and serve on the board of directors. The organization is also seeking volunteers to do administrative and maintenance work. The Bradley-Angle House provides quality service for women and children of all races, religions, sexual orientations, ages and backgrounds. Ongoing education regarding homophobia, racism and oppression is required of all staff volunteers. Please call and donate your services at 503-282-9940. Make a difference!
Shelter/Domestic Violence Resource Center is looking for caring individuals to volunteer and make a difference in the lives of women and children. There are many opportunities to share your skills and all are invited to apply. No prior experience is necessary as comprehensive training is provided. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca at 503-640-5352.
Transition Projects has a year-round need for hygiene items like soap, shampoo and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at the Clark Center and also the Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.