Today’s Calendar

student organizations

Wednesday April 4
? 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Students for Unity and the Association of African students present “Oil for Nothing: Environmental Racism at Home and Abroad,” featuring speakers Annie Brisbie and Carwill James. SMC Multicultural Center.

? 8 p.m. PSU’s Literary Arts Council presents a poetry reading with Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize winner for his book “The Flying Change.” SMC Browsing Lounge.

Thursday April 5
? 2-4 p.m.
Students for Unity will have an information session on the Citibank campaign on socially responsible investments and on the Free Trade Area of the Americas Agreement campaign. SMC Browsing Lounge.

? 6:30 p.m. Movie night. Students for Unity will screen “Delta Force,” a documentary on the impact of shell oil on the Niger Delta in Nigeria and on the Ogoni people of Nigeria. SMC. For more information call (503) 725-8777.

Saturday April 7? 6 p.m. Pe퀌�a Zapatista and FTAA teach-in. Pe퀌�a Zapatista is a cultural event with origins in Latin America where various musicians and other performing artists use their talents to develop and share consciousness. Sponsored by Students for Unity. SEIU 49 Hall, 3536 S.E. 26th Ave. $5-20.

performances on campus

Thursday April 12 through Saturday April 14
?8 p.m.
White Bird and PSU presents Doug Varone and Dancers, one of the most musical and eloquent companies in contemporary dance. LH. $12-14, Fastixx.

sports events

Thursday April 5
? 4 p.m.
Softball vs. Fresno State. Doubleheader. Location: Erv Lind Stadium N.E. 57th and Halsey.

odds and ends

Wednesday April 4
? 6:30-8:30 p.m.
March against hate. The start of the march will take place at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center, 211 S.E. 62nd Ave. For more information call (503) 232-0010, Ext. 20.

Wednesday April 4 and Thursday April 5
? 4 p.m.
AIESEC information sessions. Are you interested in developing your leadership skills, making new friends and gaining international experience? Come to the AIESEC information session. SMC 229.

Monday April 9
? 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Remembering the Palestinian Refugees. This gathering is in honor of the anniversary of the Deir Yasin Massacre in 1948. There will be a speaker and a slide show during this gathering. Sponsored by the Muslim Educational Trust and Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights. Campus Ministry Building.

Wednesday April 11
? 3:15 p.m.
“We Pine for Murder”: Mark Twain’s Death and Disaster Reporting, 1862-63. This presentation offers a close reading of some of Twain’s reporting from his raucous 21 months with the Virginia City, Nevada Territorial Enterprise. Refreshments provided. NH 407.

art exhibits

Wednesday April 4
? “On Canvas and Off,” abstract and shaped paintings, will be on display at Multnomah Arts Center Gallery, 7688 S.W. Capitol Hwy. For more information call (503) 823-2787.

Wednesday April 4 and Thursday April 5
? Deborah Lozier’s “1+1=ONE” will be on display at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art at Pacific University. 2043 College Way, Forest Grove. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, or by appointment. Call (503) 359-2216 for more information.

Thursday April 5 through Saturday 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.

Tuesday April 17 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 and Thursday
? 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday. Noon-1 p.m., Thursday.
“Returning Women Students Eating Lunch Together.” Presented by the program for returning women students. Mondays, SMC 225. Thursdays, SMC 323.

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 Tuesday
? 11 a.m.-noon.
Human Resource Management Association meeting. New members welcome. Come hear about current events in HR, listen to a guest speaker and more. SMC 323.

? 2 p.m. Bible study and worship. Join us for our weekly gathering of International and American students. Worship, prayer and relevant teaching in a multi-ethnic setting. SMC 333.

? 5-6:30 p.m. A high-energy dance workshop for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Mariecella Devine teaches current hip-hop moves with a personal flair. Presented by the World Dance Office. $3. PSC 207.

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.

? 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 Thursday
? 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
OSPIRG meeting. Find out about the various OSPIRG campaigns going on this term. For more information call (503) 725-4500.

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.

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

Every Friday
? 6-8 p.m.
Catholic Students Association meeting. Join other students for a meeting that includes prayer, sharing, discussion and a meal together. Campus Ministry Building.

? 6:30-8:30 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. Metro Coffeehouse, behind Science Building II.

? 7 p.m. The Edge. Come join the crazy cats of Campus Crusade for Christ for “The Edge.” We meet every Friday night at American Espresso for food, music and praising God. American Espresso is located on Sixth and Hall.

Every Saturday
? Noon-3 p.m.
Portland State’s School of Extended Studies presents another season of its Opera Appreciation Lecture series in collaboration with the Portland Opera and the PSU School of Fine and Performing Arts. Lectures are $20 each, student and season discounts available. For more information call (503) 725-3276.


Wednesday April 4
? 1-2 p.m.
Resume preparation workshop. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. This workshop is specifically targeted at PSU students and alumni. Career Center, USB 402.

Friday April 6 and Saturday April 7
?6-9 p.m.Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday.
Sally Tisdale, author of numerous books, essays and stories, offers these writers help in “Getting Unstuck: Working with Blocks, Boredom and other Forms of Resistance,” a workshop presented by PSU’s Center for Excellence in Writing. NH 407. Please call (503) 725-3579 for more information. $125.

Saturday April 7 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.

Tuesday April 10
? 2-4 p.m.
MBTI & Career Choice session I. Understand how your personality and skills relate to careers and how to explore careers that fit your skills and interest. Career Center, USB 402.

Thursday April 12
?1-2 p.m.
Introduction to interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your interview skills in this introductory workshop. Career Center, USB 402.

literary readings

Thursday April 12
? 7:30 p.m.
Author Victoria Bruce presents her book “No Apparent Danger,” that is a novel about themes of natural violence, scientific arrogance and the deadly results of human mistakes. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside.

music around town

Saturday April 14th
?2 p.m.
African master drummer & dancer Chata Addy will perform a concert at The Community Music Center, 3350 SE Francis St.

theater around town

Friday April 6 and Saturday April 7
? 8 p.m.
The Reed theatre department presents Sir John Vanbrugh’s “The Relapse.” $5. 3203 S.E. Woodstock Blvd.

Tuesday April 10
? 8 p.m.
Lakewood Theatre Company presents “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player,” a one-man show featuring David Scheel. $13-15. Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego.

health services

Wednesday April 4
? 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Alternative health fair. Alternative health care professional and vendors will be on campus giving demonstrations and giving out prizes. SMC Ballroom.

? Time to sign up for spring groups. Call Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) today at (503) 725 4423. This is a free service to eligible students.
? Procrastination and Test Anxiety Skills Group. Mondays, 10-11:30 a.m.
? Interpersonal (co-ed) Therapy Group, Mondays, 3-4:30 p.m.
? Interpersonal (co-ed) Therapy Group, Mondays 4-5:30 p.m.
? ADHD Group (tentative), Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m.
? Sexual Minorities Group, Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m.

? 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.

volunteer opportunities

Saturday April 7
?9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Nature Conservancy of Oregon needs volunteers to lead work parties. A training will be held on Saturday, April 17. For more information call Monica Smiley at (503) 230-1221.

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.

? 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!


? 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.