Today’s Calendar

Friday, March 1

7 9 p.m. Buddhist Study and Reading Group. We will read and discuss a variety of topics based on articles, books and videos. We promote the physical, psychological and spiritual benefit of Chan practice meditation. The denomination is the Chinese Chan (Zen) and the lineage is Master Sheng yen. Event located at the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, between 11th Avenue and Marshall. For more information e-mail [email protected] or check out www.ddmba.org.

Saturday, March 2

1 3 p.m. Saturday Youth Buddhist Gathering Potluck and Discussion. Topic of the week: Spiritual life cycle before birth and after death. We promote the physical, psychological and spiritual benefit of Chan practice meditation. The denomination is the Chinese Chan (Zen) and the lineage is Master Sheng yen. Event located at the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, between 11th Avenue and Marshall. Come and share your experience, view and reflection. For more information email [email protected] or check out www.ddmba.org.

Sunday, March 3

2 5 p.m. Family Day Gathering: Support Group and Discussion. Ways of Seeking for Peace: anthropology, psychology and religious views. Come share your experience, view and reflection. Facilitator is BanbaoXu. Event located in SMC 326.

Friday, March 1

Noon-1 p.m. Famous Liberal Arts Majors plus Liberal Arts Facts and Myths. Find out what Robin Williams, Toni Morrison, Jesse Jackson, Ted Turner, David Robinson and Sandra Day-O’Connor have in common. Part of Friday’s with the PSU Career Center. Event located in NH 491F. For more information call 503-725-4613.

Friday, March 1

Noon-1 p.m. Phi Alpha Theta Colloquium. Join David Cressy, the Friends of History Endowed lecturer, for discussion of his recent book. Copies of selected chapters are available in advance in CH 441. Event is located in CH 494 and is free and open to the public. For more information contact Thomas Luckett at 503-725-3982.

6-8 p.m. Beyond Bilateralism: US and Japan Economic Cooperation and Conflict in Multilateral Asia. Presented by Dr. Ellis Kraus of University of California San Diego. Reception follows lecture. Event located in the Multicultural Center SMC 228. For more information contact the Center for Japanese Studies at 503-725-8577.

Tuesday, March 5

7 p.m. The National Organization for Women. This group is not yet a student group. The group will meet at the Willamette Athletic Club. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit www.now.org or 503-998-7177.

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.

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.

Mondays

12:30-2 p.m. ASPSU executive meeting. Come watch your Student Government Executive Committee process at work! Open to the public. Meeting located in the ASPSU office in SMC 47. For more information contact the main office at 503-725-3454.

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.

3-4:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group (co-ed). For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.

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]

Tuesdays

Noon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 225. For more information call 503-725-5471.

Wednesdays

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together. SMC 229. For more information call 503-725-5471.

12-1 p.m. ASPSU Senate Meeting. Your student senators make a lot of decisions about how student government works on this campus. Come see how it all happens! Open to the public. Meetings located in SMC browsing lounge. For more information contact the main office at 503-725-3454.

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.

3-4:30 p.m. ADHD Group. For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.

5-6:30 p.m. Experience Rhythm in a New Way. A new way of learning and understanding rhythm through simultaneously stepping, clapping and speaking. Presented by Mary H. Kogen, professor of music in LH 75.

7-7:30 p.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.

Thursdays

12:30-1:30 p.m. Free meditation. Art of Living Club presents free meditation every Thursday. In SMC 229 3/7 and 3/21. For more information contact Deanne Winfree at 503-618-7564 or e-mail at [email protected]

2-3:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group (co-ed). For more information contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 503-725-4423. CAPS is located in SMC Room M343.

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 Minorities. 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

Fridays

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.

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.