Today’s Calendar

Friday April 20
? 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Help fight hunger. Canned food bins will be placed all over campus this week to help fight hunger. Sponsored by OSPIRG. For more information call (503) 725-4500.

? 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Earth Week festival. Info tables on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday about other Earth Week events. SMC Park Blocks.

performances on campus

Thursday April 19
? Noon.
Free concert featuring Jenna Mamina, jazz vocals. LH 75.

Tuesday April 24
? Noon.
Free concert featuring the PSU Vocal Faculty. LH 75.

Thursday April 26
? Noon.
Free concert featuring the PSU Flute Ensemble. LH 75.

Tuesday May 1
? Free noon concert featuring the PSU Faculty. LH 75.

queer awareness week

Monday April 23
? Noon-1 p.m.
Guess the straights. What do straight people look like? Sponsored by Queers and Allies. SMC Commons.

? 5 p.m. Safe space network reception. Food, artwork, poetry and open mike. SMC 238.

Tuesday April 24
? 3-5 p.m.
“Hermaphrodites Speak,” will be screened and a discussion will follow. SMC 290

? 7-9 p.m. Putting the “T” back in LGBT! A panel will debunk the myths of trans people and give an accurate look at trans persons and the trans movement. SMC 238.

Wednesday April 25
? 3-5 p.m.
Heterosexual privilege workshop. Marc Adams and Todd Tuttle will examine the 1049+ privileges that heterosexual married couples enjoy. SMC 238

? 5-6 p.m. Discussion on how it feels to be queer and a person of color. Meet at the Meetro Cafe, 1809 S.W. 11th Ave. (Bottom of King Albert building).

? 7-9 p.m. Fundamentally queer. Join author of “The Preacher’s Son,” Marc Adams, for a discussion about the book and growing up fundamentalist and gay. SMC 238.

Thursday April 26
? Noon-1:20 p.m.
Faculty and staff brown bag luncheon. Topic: Being out on campus. Primarily for faculty, but students may come to watch. SMC 238.5-7 p.m. Sex toy workshop. SMC 238.

Friday April 27
? Noon-1:30 p.m.
Queers of color. Roundtable discussion with representatives from several community groups. SMC 238.

7-9 p.m. Leslea Newman, author of “Heather Has Two Mommies,” talks about censorship, homophobia and family values in the 21st century. SMC 238.

Saturday April 28
? 3-5 p.m.
“Queer Desires and Feminist Perversions: A Porn Writing Workshop,” is a three hour writing workshop with the goal of bold expression. SMC 238.

7 p.m.-midnight. Queer prom. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Call (503) 725-5681 for tickets.

odds and ends

Thursday April 19
? 7:30 p.m.
PSU’s School of Business will host an informational meeting about the Master of International Management business degree. SMC 550.

Friday April 20
? 6-10 p.m.
International Night 2001. The biggest international event at PSU. A night filled with entertainment, food and cultural sharing. SMC Ballroom. $2-5.

Saturday April 21 and Sunday April 22? 8 and 10 p.m. The Film Committee presents “Rushmore” and “Ghosts of Mississippi.” Call (503)725-4470 for more information. $2-4.

Wednesday April 25
? Noon-2 p.m.
ClubEd is having a brown bag lunch for undergraduates interested in teaching. There will be information available about graduate school, testing and scholarships. Faculty from the education department will attend to field questions from students. SMC 290.

Thursday April 26
? 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Free vehicle law class for bicyclists. This clinic will instruct bicycle riders about Oregon’s vehicle law from a bicyclist’s perspective. SMC 338.

art exhibits

Now through Saturday April 28
? Paintings by Marlene Bauer and the recent work of Margaret Shirley will be on display at The Laura Russo Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Call (503) 226-2754 for more information.

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.

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.

Every Wednesday
? 10 a.m.
Prayer meeting. Have a need? We believe God hears and answers prayer. Join us as we pray for one another and the PSU community. Presented by Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. SMC 330.

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.

?11:30 a.m.-noon Catholic mass. Catholic mass for students, faculty and staff held in the Campus Ministry chapel, located at the corner of Broadway and Montgomery.

? 5-6 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.

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. Thursdays, SMC 225.


Wednesday April 25
? 6:30-9 p.m.
Upscale Automotive, will present a workshop on How to Maintain Your Car in the 21st Century. To register call (503) 692-0846.

lectures on campus

Friday April 20
? 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Ted Hill of the Department of Mathematics at Georgia Institute of Technology will lecture on Extreme-value Moment Goodness-of-Fit Test. SBA 140.

Friday April 27
? 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Professor Chris Triggs of University of Auckland, New Zealand, will present DNA Databases: Do They Help or Hinder? SBA 160.

literary readings

Tuesday April 24
? 7:30 p.m.
Renowned Buddhist teacher and counselor Ken McLeod will present his book “Wake Up to Your Life.” McLeod shows people how to break free of their illusions by paying attention and being fully present. Powell’s Books on Hawthorne, 3723 S.E. Hawthorne.

Thursday April 26
? 7:30 p.m.
Mark Epstein explores the psychological well-being that comes with primal experience of the uninterrupted flow of authentic self, in his book “Going on Being.” Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside.

music around town

Friday April 20 and 27 and Saturday April 21
? 10:30 p.m.
The Goddess Perlman delivers one rocking show, she is a cross between Bette Midler, Frank Zappa with a touch of Sonny and Cher. Back Door Theatre, 4319 S.E. Hawthorne. $10-15.

Sunday April 22
? 8 p.m.
The Reed College chamber orchestra, chorus and Collegium Musicum will present “Music of Joy and Sorrow,” a concert featuring music by Mozart and Sibelius. 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.

Earth Day

Saturday April 21
? 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Meet in the No Ivy League Field House, located on the Lower Macleay Trailhead at Northwest 29th and Upshur for a hike and clean-up of the trail. Prizes will be awarded for the most unusual items of litter. For more information call (503) 823-3681.

? 12:30-3 p.m. Celebrate the completion of the five-year Seed the Future campaign, that planted over 144,000 trees and seedlings. Festivities will be held in the North Park blocks, between Northwest Davis and Everett. For more information call (503) 282-8846, Ext. 17 for more details.

? 2-8 p.m. A celebration of localization. Find out how to get more involved in your community. Enjoy music, dancing, food, a farmers market, speakers and much more. Laurelhurst Park, S.E. 39th and Ankeney.

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.

ongoing 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.

? Hyalite is a non-profit organization that needs volunteers with good skills in mentoring youth ages 12-17. For more information call (503) 220-8282.

? Street Roots is organizing a campaign to establish a campground for homeless people in Portland. The Out of the Doorways campaign meeting is every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Martial Arts Gallery at 18 N.W. Third. Please join us in our struggle for justice for homeless people in Portland. For more information call (503) 228-5657.

? 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.

? 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 one and three. For more information call (503) 725-4412.

? Students: Would you like to teach a class on your favorite topic? Contact the Chiron Studies Program at (503) 725-5662. Deadline for proposals for Winter term 2002 is May 1.