Friday, April 5
10 a.m. Groundbreaking Ceremony for PSU’s Native American Center. The program will include Native American dancing and ceremonies, followed by a traditional feast. The event is free and open to the public. Community members and Native American people across the country are invited to participate in the day’s events. Event located at Southwest Broadway and Jackson. For more information contact Rose Hill at 503-725-5348 or visit www.nativecenter.pdx.edu.
Monday, April 8
11 a.m.-4 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive. Students and faculty can donate blood at PSU in the SMC Ballroom. Donors must be 17 years old or older, weigh at least 105 lbs. and be in good health. To schedule a donation appointment, call Franzi Herman at 503-725-3462. Event presented by the PSU Health Service and the Red Cross.
Friday, April 5, April 12 and April 19
2-3 p.m., 2-4 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. MBTI and Career Choice Session I, II and III. Understand how your personality and skills relate to careers and how to explore careers that fit your skills and interests. You must attend all three sessions. Event located in USB 402. For more information contact the Career Center at 503-725-4613.
Saturday, April 6
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. “Healing the Hurts of Racism: The Role of White People.” All day workshop focusing on communication skills, shifting frames of reference, the nature of human beings, understanding institutional oppression and being an effective ally. The aim is to initiate a support network for people involved in eliminating racism at PSU. The event is located in the MultiCultural Center in SMC 228. For more information please call Miriam Calderon at 503-725-8051. To RSVP call Sharyl Widener at 503-725-8086.
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Center for Excellence in Writing Workshop. Covering the Big One: Magazine-Length Articles on Large Scale Events. The workshop is conducted by Marilyn Karras. The cost of the workshop is $50. The event is located in NH 407. For information about how to register, contact the Center of Excellence in Writing by e-mail at [email protected] or call at 503-725-9422.
Tuesday, April 9
3-4 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. Event located in Career Center in USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.
6:30 – 9 p.m. “Literary Agents: Who Needs One, How to Find One and How to Become One.” Workshop taught by Lizzie Grossman. This workshop will help participants understand the role and responsibilities of a literary agent, assess whether a literary agent is essential to this stage of their writing career, know how to begin finding the agent best suited to represent their work and learn how on becomes a literary agent. The cost of the workshop is $30. To register e-mail Sydney Thompson at [email protected] or call 503-725-9422.
Wednesday, April 10
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Student Employment Job Fair. Meet employers who are seeking students for summer jobs, part-time jobs, internships and temporary jobs. Event located in the Career Center in USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.
Thursday, April 11
3-5 p.m. PSU’s Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Programs. Ongoing discussion about Scholarship and Teaching of Community Outreach. All are welcome. Event located in SMC 290.
Friday, April 5
Noon-1:30 p.m. Alternative Transportation Finance. Part of the Transportation Research Group Transportation Seminar Series. Speaker is Representative Bruce Starr. Event located in the second floor of Urban Center.
Wednesday, April 10
7 p.m. Book Review and Discussion: “Women and the Family” by Leon Trotsky. Join the discussion of what it will take for men and women to be equal in the modern family. Event located at the Bread and Roses Center, 819 N. Killingsworth. Meeting is free and open to the public. Presented by Radical Women. To arrange childcare, rides, work exchange or for more information call 503-240-4462.
8 p.m. Cyprus Discovers the World: The Beginning of the Late Bronze Age at Maroni. An Archaeology Institute of America (AIA)lecture. Independent scholar, Dr. Ellen Herscher discusses one of the best archaeological examples of the late bronze age in Cyprus, the site at Maroni. Maroni is a period of profound change, this period of the late bronze age is poorly known. The excavation at Maroni provides important new evidence about this exciting time. Presented by the AIA Portland Chapter. Event located in the Browsing Lounge, SMC 238. For more information contact Karen Carr at 503-725-5472 or email at [email protected]
Thursday, April 11
6-8 p.m. Citizenship, migration and Identity in Meiji Japan. Dr. Tessa-Morris Suzuki of Australia National University will present the lecture. This is the first of a series of four lectures about the Meiji Era (1868-1912). Event in SMC 327/328. Event is sponsored by PSU’s Center for Japanese Studies. For more information visit the center’s Web site at www.cjs.pdx.edu.
Friday, April 12
3:15-4:15“Degeneracy and Inference for Social Network Models,” by Dr. mark S. Handcock. Applied Statistics Seminar. Event located in the School of Education 408. Sponsored by the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Department of psychology, The Systems Science Ph.D. Program, The Environmental Sciences and Resources and PacifiCorp. For more information contact Jong-Sung Kim at 503-725-3657.
Saturday, April 6
3-6 p.m. Pre-Law Society Mock Trial Meeting. Come join the fun with the Pre-Law Society as they put together their Mock Trial teams! Try out your skills in the “courtroom.” Attorney and witness roles are needed. Please contact Sarah at [email protected] if interested and plan on attending the meeting. The event is located in SMC 329.
Sunday, April 7
2-4 p.m. Chan (Zen) Study Group (Ch’an). Practice the theory and method. Will discuss on topic “In the Spirit of Chan” booklet. This will promote understanding the Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism tradition ideas and teaching. Attendees are encouraged to read the article by visiting the Web site www.ddmba.org and www.ddmba.org/ddp/booklets.html.
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.
Sunday, April 7
3 p.m.Rose City Chamber Choir Orchestra Music Concert. Featuring a rare performance of L’Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky. Event located at the Central Lutheran Church at 2104 N.E. Hancock. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $7 for seniors and college students and free for children 18 and younger. For more information call 503-530-8184 or check out www.rosecity.org.
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.
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]
Noon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 225. For more information call 503-725-5471.
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.
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.
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 229. 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.
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. Guest speakers from various companies will be speaking bi-weekly. Come and enjoy free food and drink and find out how to join. Event SBA 140. For more information contact Lexy Dale Henken at [email protected]
4-5:30 p.m. Students for Unity. Come lend a hand to social change. Find out about our current campaign Move the Money, peace and justice and many more exciting opportunities. See you there! Meet in SMC 225. For more information contact Students for Unity at 503-725-8777.
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, April 13
Noon- 4 p.m. Coriba Geology Club and SOLV are sponsoring a cleanup along a stretch of the Willamette River. Participants meet at Butterfly Pack at noon and are assigned a particular area in which to work. Bags and instructions are provided. Contact CORIBA at 503-725-8797 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.
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. Training will be held Jan. 23 through Feb. 11 on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 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.