This quarter you can experience the politicking, bargaining and scheming of the House of Representatives in Dr. Richard Clucas PS313 Power Game class. The Power Game is a simulation of the House in which students assume roles as representatives and learn the workings of a deliberative body from the inside out. The Power Game meets MWF 12:45-1:50 p.m. and counts as an American Studies Cluster course. So if you need some extra credit or have some free time, enroll, enjoy and profit.
Wednesday, April 17
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk the Labyrinth. The labyrinth is an ancient tool used for contemplation, prayer and mediation. For persons of all faiths, traditions and spiritual journeys. You are invited to come and walk. Event located in SMC 327-328. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information contact Elizabeth Winslea at 503-226-7807, ext. 104.
Monday, April 15
2-4 p.m. Introduction to Interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your interview skills in this introductory workshop. Workshop located in the Career Center USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.
Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20
7:30 p.m. (Friday) and 9:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m. (Saturday) Scandinavian Sampler. The Scandinavian sampler is a workshop combining current events, history, literature, art, music and geography with introductions to the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish languages. Friday night is free but donations are accepted. Saturday’s events are $10 for any or all the lectures. Students have a free entrance. For more information contact the department of foreign languages and literatures at 503-725-3522.
Friday, April 12
3:15-4:15 p.m. 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 PSU environmental sciences and resources and PacifiCorp. For more information contact Jong-Sung Kim at 503-725-3657.
Monday, April 15
8-9:30 a.m. The Oregon Peace Institute (OPI) will host a breakfast and discussion with Dr. Helen Caldicott on her recent book “The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush’s Military Industrial Complex.” Event located at the Koinonia House. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for the general public. Call the OPI to reserve space for this event.
Thursday, April 18
3-5 p.m. PSU’s Teaching, Learning and Scholarship Programs. Talking about “White Privilege”: Do “White Studies” have Any Relevance for Institutions of Higher Education? Presented by Jose Padin; discussion to follow. Event located in SMC 327.
Wednesday, April 17
2-4 p.m. Communication Studies Student Association Graduate Meets Undergraduate Panel and Social. Come meet communication studies graduate students. Find out what graduate school is really like. Also mix and mingle with other undergraduate (or graduate) students. Event takes place in the Browsing Lounge in SMC. For more information call 503-725-3536 or e-mail at [email protected]
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, April 19
1:30 p.m. Exhibition of Youth Artwork in response to gun violence. Sponsored by the Oregon Peace Institute (OPI) in partnership with the Alliance for Justice of Washington D.C. Event located in UCB third floor. For more information contact OPI at 503-725-8192.
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.
Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21
Noon- 4 p.m. Earth Day Volunteer Activities. The Sierra Club needs volunteers to help staff informational tables. Volunteers will pass out information and obtain signed cards from the public. The postcards will feature messages about the Tillamook Rainforest Campaign and the campaign for clean energy. We will also lead outings to Tillamook Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27. For more information contact Carmen Schwisow at 503-234-4606.
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.