Today’s Calendar

special events

Wednesday, Nov. 20

4-6 p.m. Portland State University Women’s Studies Meet and Greet. Learn more about the women’s studies department as well as meet students, faculty and community partners. Everyone is welcome. Free refreshments. Event located in SMSU 327.

Thursday, Nov. 21

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Great American Smokeout.

There will be a table outside of SMSU and Cramer offering facts on smoking and how to quit. There will also be treats and a survey. Presented by the senior capstone for health and the Campus Public Safety Office.


Thursday, Nov. 21

9-11 a.m. “You Can Stop Harassment” (training for supervisors and faculty). Learn how to recognize and address harassment issues within your supervisory area. Part of the affirmative action workshops and trainings for fall. Event located in SMSU 290/292. To register, call Human Resources at 503-725-4926.

Monday, Nov. 25

10-11 a.m. Introduction to Interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your interviewing skills in this introductory workshop. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Tuesday, Nov. 26

11 a.m.-noon Writing Resumes and Cover Letters. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. This workshop is specifically targeted to PSU students and alumni. Event located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.


Wednesday, Nov. 20

3-5 p.m. Diversity Within the Academy: Where Will the 21st Century Take Us? The changing focus of diversity, with an emphasis on the conflicts between institutional priorities and individual needs, will be discussed. To RSVP, call the Center for Academic Excellence at 503-725-5672. Event is located in SMSU 228.

Thursday, Nov. 21

3-4 p.m. “Ecological Cities: No Longer an Oxymoron.” Lecture presented by Rutherford Platt, geographer at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Sponsored by the geography department. Event is located in SMSU 329. For more information, call 503-725-3916.

Friday, Nov. 22

Noon-1 p.m.“Tales of Iran and Afghanistan.” Speakers are Ann and Brice Huntwork, peace activists and humanitarian volunteers. The Huntworks will describe the six months they recently spent in Eastern Iran and Afghanistan working with Afghan refugees. Event is part of PSU’s International Week. Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Center. For more information, call 503-725-4074.


hursday, Nov. 21

7:30 p.m. Poetry reading by David Biespiel and Michele Glazer. Event is sponsored by the Literary Arts Council, the Center for Excellence in Writing and the English department. Event is located in SMSU 329. For more information, call 503-725-5666.



Purposeful Performing Arts. Interested in the performing arts, but not necessarily a performing arts major? This is for you! We are looking for actors, scriptwriters, visual artists, but especially those with interest, enthusiasm and vision. Express the deeper meanings in life through shorter scripts. We present during worship services on campus and throughout the city. Presented by Campus Ministry. For more information, please contact Elizabeth by phone at 503-226-7807, ext. 104, or by e-mail at [email protected].

Now through Saturday

“An Enemy of the People,” by Henrik Ibsen. Presented by Portland State University Theater and School of Fine and Performing Arts. Tickets available through the PSU Box Office at S.W. Fifth and Mill. Call 503-725-3307 for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 21

5-7 p.m. “Vagina Monologues” auditions. Come be a part of 2003 Portland State University production of the “Vagina Monologues.” We need performers, stagehands, PR marketing, technology: lighting and sound and volunteer performance. Event located in SMSU 236 (Nov. 19) and SMSU 229 (Nov. 21).

Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Thursday, Nov. 21 Two free tickets are available to a performance of the PSU theater arts department’s production of “An Enemy of the People,” by Henrik Ibsen, for all volunteer ushers. For more information, call 503-725-4612, or drop by the theater arts office on the first floor of Lincoln Hall.


Wednesday, Nov. 20

7 p.m. Celebrate feminist rebellion with a video showing of “In the Time of the Butterflies.” This film is a look at resistance to the dictator Trujillo, who ruled in the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his assassination in 1961. The Mirabal sisters’ commitment to economic justice and human rights motivated thousands to overthrow Trujillo’s regime. Event is located at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth. Meeting is free and open to the public. To arrange childcare, rides, work exchanges or for more information, call 503-240-4462.


Now through Friday, Nov. 29

In the Littman Gallery: “Journey to High Asia: Introduction in Images to the Peoples and Places.” The White Gallery exhibit is “Snapshots of Exodus,” by Paulina Hermosillo. Galleries are located on the second floor of the SMSU.

healthThe Family Center Outreach, a program of Volunteers of America, has opened its doors in Southeast Portland to provide services to women and children who are survivors of domestic violence. It 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 at 503-281-2442; or call women-battered-by-women support groups at 503-232-7805 or 503-289-6869, ext. 11. NH basement.

weekly events


8 a.m.-5 p.m. Peer Tutorial Center. Free tutoring in math, science, writing, foreign languages and accounting for PSU students. Pick up a schedule or check us out on the Web at Services located in SMSU 425.


6 p.m. Progressive Student Union. Discuss topics such as PSU Taco Bell contract. Meetings are in SMSU 292.


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stressed out? Need a break? Would an hour of good conversation and a few good laughs make your day? If so, then join us for a brown-bag lunch in SMSU 323. For more information, contact KL Howling, a counseling education intern program for returning women studies, at 503-725-4005.

Noon-1 p.m.Human Resource Management Association Meeting. Event located in SBA 390 (third floor in the Business Building).

4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Grad Student Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.

4-4:45 p.m. Afternoon Prayer. You are invited to pause in your busy schedule. Quiet your mind and heart with readings, reflection, song and prayer. Presented by Campus Ministry. Event located in the K House Campus Ministry. For more information, call Elizabeth at 503-226-7807, ext. 104, or e-mail her at [email protected]

4-5:30 p.m. Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.


11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Commuters Crossing. Time to reconnect with yourself and others. Prayer and talk over lunch. Event located in the K-House Campus Ministry. Presented by the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Chris Laing or Kim Deckman at 503-226-7807, ext. 105.

Noon-1 p.m. Brown-Bag Lunch Bible Study. Located in SMSU 326. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

1-2 p.m. Stressed out? Need a break? Would an hour of good conversation and a few good laughs make your day? If so, then join us for a brown-bag lunch in SMSU 323. For more information, contact KL Howling at 503-725-4005.

1-2:30 p.m. Procrastination/Test Anxiety Workshop. Nov. 6, 13 and 20. If you are interested in participating, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.

7:30 p.m. Bible Talks. Nov. 6, 13 and 20. Presenting the teachings of the Bible in a simple, quiet, yet meaningful manner. Also focusing in on how the teachings can apply and affect our lives positively today. Event is located in the SMSU second-floor conference rooms. For more information, e-mail [email protected]


1-2:30 and 3-4:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Groups. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423.

6:30 p.m. Group Bible Study. Event located in SMSU 323. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

7-9 p.m. The Edge. Join us at the Edge for praise and worship, hanging out and learning about God. Meetings are on the second or third floor of the SMSU. Presented by Campus Crusade for Christ. For more information, contact Michael Aylward at 503-293-0764, or go to


1-2 p.m. Stressed out? Need a break? Would an hour of good conversation and a few good laughs make your day? If so, then join us for a brown-bag lunch in SMSU 323. For more information, contact KL Howling at 503-725-4005.


1 p.m. Worship Service. Event located in SMSU 323. For more information, call 503-247-8387.

volunteer opportunities

Special Olympics is seeking volunteers. The positions available are with coaches, assistants, chaperones, outreach, fund raising, training and special events. For more information, call 503-649-9167, ext.4; or call 1-800-595-2860, ext. 4.

Simon Benson House visitor’s center greeter/receptionist volunteer positions available. Volunteers are asked to work either a three-hour half-shift or a full six-hour shift at one time. If possible, volunteers are encouraged to volunteer six-12 hours per month or more if interested. For more information, contact Mary Coniglio, assistant director of alumni relations and Simon Benson House coordinator, at 503-725-5073 or [email protected].

Advocates needed for the Portland Women’s Crisis Line. Are you interested in helping others, gaining social-service skills and working toward social change? The Portland Women’s Crisis Line is seeking volunteer advocates to staff its 24-hour domestic-violence line. The next training period is Oct. 15-Nov. 7 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday mornings, 9:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 503-232-4176.

Oregon Food Bank is looking for volunteers to assist in nutrition-education classes for low-income residents of Portland. Three different classes teach adults, children, and parents and children about meal planning and preparation, nutrition, and budgeting. Volunteers should have a love of working with diverse populations and a love for cooking, food and nutrition. For more information, contact Julie Webber of the Oregon Food Bank at 503-419-4183.

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, or call 503-220-8282.

Oregon for Health Security seeks to unite health-care professionals, consumer organizations, caregivers and concerned citizens to advocate for improved access to quality, affordable and secure health care. The organization is looking for interns and volunteers for upcoming terms. For more information, contact the Oregonians for Health Security at 503-655-2793, or e-mail mailto:[email protected].

Mercy Corps ( 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 more than 30 poor countries. For more information, contact Matthew at 503-796-6803, or e-mail [email protected].

The Volunteer Alert is back. Check out opportunities to help REACH, and contact us to sign up or to get more information. Go to for more details.

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 on 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. 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 such as soap, shampoo and razors, as well as blankets. Volunteers are needed year-round to help serve and supply food at Clark Center and Glisan Street Shelter. Call 503-823-5845 for more information.