Today’s Calendar

student organizations

Wednesday May 9
? Noon.
Phi Alpha Theta colloquium. Join us for two papers concerning early modern women. Discussion will follow. CH 497.

Thursday May 10
? 7:30 p.m.
Student fiction and poetry reading. The winners of this year’s student writing awards in fiction and poetry will read from their work. SMC 238.

Friday May 11
? 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
The 21 annual African culture night. Featuring keynot speaker Dr. Deborah Toler. Free authentic cuisine, fashion show, dancing and a DJ. SMC Ballroom. $5-7.

Friday May 11 and Saturday May 12
? 8 and 10 p.m.
The Film Committee will screen “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” and “Leaving Las Vegas.” “Bladerunner” will also be screened at midnight. For more information call (503) 725-4470. Fifth Avenue Cinemas. $2-4.

Sunday May 13
? 7 p.m.
Students for a Free Tibet will screen a movie about a 12-year-old child, who has been forgotten for half of his life, whose fate could affect the destiny of his country. $3-6. Campus Ministry Building.

Monday May 14
? 6-8 p.m.
A Multimedia Journey to Tibet: Dean and Dudley Evenson of Soundings of the Planet presents a chance to have a quick cultural tour of the Himalayas, Tibet, India and Nepal, through various documentaries.��Presented by Students for a Free Tibet. SMC Parkway North Stage.

Tuesday May 15
? 7 p.m.
Spirit matters. Create a new community. Learn to live, work and agitate as if spirit matters. Discussion and exploration to develop new ways to transform our world and our lives. Campus Ministry Building.

performances on campus

Thursday May 10
? Noon.
Free concert featuring Dehmer Francs, jazz pianist. LH 75.

? 7 p.m. Classroom music project. Original music performed by students from Portland Public Schools. Guest performance by the Lions of Batucada, Aaron Meyer, Tim Ellis and Bill Lamb. SMC Ballroom.

? 7-9 p.m. Students of the Classroom Music Project, that consists of elementary and middle school students, will perform a concert. SMC Ballroom.

Thursday May 10 through Saturday May 12
? 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.
TASO presents “Vanities,” a short poignant comedy that chronicles the friendships of three young women. LH 115. $3.

Friday May 11 and Saturday May 12
? 7:30 p.m.
The PSU Opera Theater presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” This production features a stellar student cast with a full orchestral accompaniment. LH. $7-17.

Tuesday May 15
? Noon.
Free concert featuring the PSU Madrigal Ensemble. LH 75.

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 9, 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 Awarnes, Prevetion, and Care. $7-15.

Thursday May 10
? Noon-1 p.m.
The Returning Women’s Mentor Program will hold a panel discussion on Is there Life After PSU? SMC 333.

? 7:30 p.m. Fiction and poetry reading featuring winners of PSU’s student writing awards. SMC 238.

Friday May 11 and Saturday May 12
? 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
. Northwest pre-health conference: Integrated medicine for the 21st century. Hoffman Hall, May 11, SMC Multicultural Center May 12.

Saturday May 12
? 7:30 a.m.
Mother’s Day 5K walk of hope. Proceeds from this event to the Raphael House. Call (503) 222-6507, ext. 202 for more information.

Tuesday May 15
? 6-9 p.m.
Tattoo and piercing forum. Open discussion and panels. The panels will consist of artists, piercers, PSU scholars and a representative from the Health Licensing Office. SH 212. $5, proceeds benefit Wants and Needles.

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.

art exhibits

Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13
? 2-5 p.m.
“The Tibetan Portfolio” exhibit by artist Phil Borges, will be on display at Photographic Image Gallery, 240 S.W. First. For more information call (503) 224-3543.

?”Learning Compassion,” by Deanna Hunt will be on display in Gallery 299. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. NH.

Monday May 14 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 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.

Every Wednesday and Thursday
? 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday. Noon-1 p.m. Thursday.
“Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together.” Presented by the program for returning women students. Room changes to follow in May. Wednesday, SMC 333. Thursday, SMC 225.


Thursday May 10
? 11 a.m.-noon.
Introduction to interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your interview skills. Career Center, USB 402.

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.

lectures on campus

Wednesday May 9
? 7 p.m.
Howard Ris, executive director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, will present From SUVs to Polar Bears: Forging America’s New Energy Future. SMC Ballroom.

? 7:30 p.m. Geological engineer, Dr. David Rogers, will give a lecture on Reassessment of the St. Francis Dam Failure. SB1 107.

Friday May 11
?3:15-4:15 p.m.
Professor Jagish Ahuga will give a lecture on Recurrence Relation for Minimum Variance Unbiased Estimation of Certain Left-Truncated Poison Distributions. SBA 160.

literary readings

Thursday May 10
? 7:30 p.m.
John Hockenberry transforms the real life destruction of Celilo Falls, the largest waterfall on the West side of the Mississippi, into a compelling fiction. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside.

Friday May 11
? 7:30 p.m.
Acclaimed author of “The English Patient,” Michael Ondaatje celebrates the paperback release of a work “Anil’s Ghost.” First Congregational Church, located at 1126 S.W. Park Ave.

music around town

Wednesday May 9
? 7:30 p.m.
The PSU Madrigal Ensemble will perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1244 N.E. 39th Ave. Tickets are $4-8.

Saturday May 12
? Various bands will perform at the Tonic Lounge, 3100 N.E. Sandy Blvd. Enjoy music, contests and free stuff. $5.

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.

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.

volunteer opportunities

? 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. 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 independant 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