Today’s Calendar

Native American cultural week

Wednesday May 16
? 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Salmon bake. Sponsored by UISHE as a part of Native American Cultural Week. Park Blocks. $7.

Thursday May 17
? Noon-3 p.m.
Native American youth lecture on Ending the Myth. Sponsored by UISHE. SMC.

Friday May 18
? Noon-1 p.m.
Dr. Robert Whitman will speak on Engineering from a Native American Perspective. SMC Multicultural Center.

? 7 p.m. Pow-wow. PSC Gym.

student organizations

Wednesday May 16
? ASPSU elections. Vote online at

Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19
? 8 and 10 p.m.
The PSU Film Committee will screen “Scream” and “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.” Fifth Avenue Cinemas. $2-4.

Wednesday May 23
? 7 p.m.
Brigette Sarabi and Daraka Larimore will provide a critical analysis of the prison industry and trends in incarceration. Sponsored by Students for Unity. SMC 296.

Thursday May 24
? 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Walk the Labyrinth. The Labyrinth is an ancient tool for contemplation, prayer and meditation. For people of all faiths and spiritual journeys. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. SMC 296-98.

performances on campus

Thursday May 17
? Noon.
Free concert featuring Margaret Slovak and Doug Smith, fold music duo. LH 75.

Tuesday May 22
? Noon.
Free concert featuring the Richard Boberg Chamber Trio. LH 75.

odds and ends

Wednesday May 16 and 23
? 7 p.m.
PSU Capstone, in collaboration with the Hambleton Project and In Other Words Bookstore, 3734 S.E. Hawthorne, will hold a forum titled Lesbians Aware: Cancer Awareness, Prevention and Care. $7-15.

Saturday May 19
? 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Find out what the legislature is doing about education. Senator Ginny Burdick and Representative Chris Beck will give an update. SMC 327.

? 7 p.m. All ages show with four punk bands to help publish local Grrrl Zine. SMC Multicultural Center. $3.

Tuesday May 22 and Wednesday May 23
? 8:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.
PSU library book sale. Annual sale of donated books. Most books 50 cents to $1. SMC Ballroom.

Thursday May 24
? 4-5:30 p.m.
Careers in mental health. Potential careers in the field of mental health will be discussed with questions and answers following the presentation. SMC 328.

Wednesday May 30
? 7 p.m.
Sister Spit, The Fabulous San Francisco-based All Queer Spoken Word, Poetry Performance Troupe and The Pan Dulce Trio, will perform a benefit show for the Hambelton Project. SMC Ballroom. $7-15.

lectures on campus

Wednesday May 30
? 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The Returning Women Students Mentor Program will hold a lecture on Child & Family. SMC 333

art exhibits

Now though Friday May 25
? The work of Sholeh Cusack will be on display in Autzen Gallery. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. NH.

? “Song of Songs: The Sublime,” by Agata Fic, will be on display in Gallery 299. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. NH.

Now through Sunday June 17
? The Cooley Gallery at Reed College, 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., will have “Recent Sonia Boyce: La, La, La,” an exhibition of photographs, collages, films, prints and an installation, all from the 1990s by Afro-Caribbean artist Sonia Boyce. Call (503) 777-7790 for more information and hours.

Now through October 31
? “Visions and Visionaries,” 30-plus paintings by Oregon artists from 1880-1930, will be on display at Pittock Mansion. For more information call (503) 823-3624. $2.50-5.

weekly events

Every Monday
? Noon.
Bible study. Bill Moyer’s study of Genesis. Watch a video. Read the text. Learn from one another. Call (503) 226-7807, ext. 105 for more information. Campus Ministry Building.

Every Monday and Wednesday
? 5-6:30 p.m.
Samba workshop. The World Dance Office presents a high energy dance workout taught by Sheyla Mattos. Live musical accompaniment by members of the Lions of Batucada.

? 5:30 p.m. Las Mujeres de la Raza meeting. General meeting for those that are interested in issues that effect chicanas/latinas. Come find out about events, conferences and volunteer opportunities. If you can’t make the meetings we can keep you posted via e-mail. For more information call (503) 725-5665. SMC Student Development Lobby.

?1 p.m. The Baha’i faith. The Baha’i faith is a world religion that strongly emphasizes the elimination of all prejudices, equality of women and men, and is an independent investigation of truth and the oneness of humankind. Come to a meeting to find out more information. SMC 225.

? 7:15 p.m. Taize prayer. Join with others in prayer in the manner of the Taize community. Campus Ministry Chapel.

Every Wednesday and Friday
? Noon-1 p.m.
Popular Music Board Noon Gigs. PMB presents local and touring artists for noon concerts. The shows are free. Come out and enjoy yourself. Park Blocks or SMC Parkway North.

? 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 which supports learning of a second language for both Chinese and English speakers. SMC Lobby.


Wednesday May 16
? 11 a.m.-noon.
Resume preparation workshop. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. Career Center, USB 402.

Tuesday May 22
? 1-3 p.m.
. Effective interviewing workshop. Learn specific strategies to further develop your interviewing skills. Career Center, USB 402.

literary readings

Thursday May 17
? 7 p.m.
NBC “Today Show” travel editor Peter Greenberg will share his insider secrets of travel in his book “The Travel Detective.” Powell’s Travel Store, 701 S.W. Sixth Ave.

Monday May 21
? 7:30 p.m.
Kevin Canty presents his short fiction “Honeymoon and Other Stories.” This new book is about lovers and would-be lovers exploring unlikely alliances. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside.

Wednesday May 23
? 8 p.m.
Author Gerald Stern will visit the Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th, for a night of poetry and music. $8-10.

Tuesday May 29
? 7:30 p.m.
Barbara Ehrenreich presents her book, “Nickel and Dimed.” Powell’s on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne.

music around town

Sunday May 20
? 8 p.m.
“Auf Wiedersehen.” The PSU Chamber Choir will perform works by Whitacre, Lassus and Tormis. St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1716 N.W. Davis. $4-8.

Wednesday May 23
? Noon.
Pianist, Leann MacColl (Mrs. E. Kimbark) presents her Georgian Piano Quartet in works by Mozart and Schuman. Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th.

Wednesday May 3
? Noon.
Soprano, Nancy Olson-Chatalas, and pianist, Signe Lusk, will present a performance by their new chamber ensemble “Nightingale” of vocal and keyboard music. Old Church, 1422 S.W. 11th.

health services

? The Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened their 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.

theater around town

Thursday May 17 through June 3
? The Musical Theatre Company presents “La Cage Aux Folles.” Performances will be held at the Eastside Performance Center, 531 S.E. 14th. Call (503) 916-6592 for show times and prices.

Friday May 25 through June 23
? Cygnet Theatre presents two one-act plays, “The Collection” and “Night School.” For more information call (503) 295-3555. Russell Street Theatre, 116 N.E. Russell St. $10-15.

volunteer opportunities

? 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 for more details.

? 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. They are 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.


Now through Saturday June 9
? Author Molly Gloss will teaches Writing Fiction as A Profession, a workshop for writers who have moved beyond the uncertain beginnings. For more information call (503) 725-3711. $375.

? Now accepting submissions for the annual Juried Student Show. To submit, bring six slides, an artist’s statement and a proposal for your show to the Littman Gallery. The prize is $200, plus a solo show in the Littman Gallery in August 2001. For more information call (503) 725-5656.

? Due to an increase in Saturday classes and activities at PSU, we will no longer be able to provide free parking on Saturdays beginning Feb. 3. Daily permits will be available for $3 with attendants in Structures 1 and 3. For more information call (503) 725-4412.

? The Police Accountability Campaign, a city-wide ballot initiative campaign to establish a fully empowered independent civilian review board of the Portland police department is holding an information session for people interested in working 20+ hours/wk gathering signatures for the campaign. For more information about this event, and paid signature gathering, call (503) 202-5980.