Today’s Calendar

special events

Thursday, Feb. 27

2:30 p.m. Floyd Skloot. Skloot will present a discussion on “Illness and Creativity.” He will include a selection of readings from his new book of essays, “In the Shadow of Memory,” and also some of his poetry. Presented by the communications department, Students with Disabilities Union and the Literary Arts Council. Event located in SMSU 329. This event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 28

Noon-1:30 p.m. Peace Corps Alumni Luncheon. This luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the National Peace Corps Day and reconnect with other Peace Corps alumni as a follow-up to the initial gathering held in spring 2002. It is also a chance to give input in the planning of upcoming events and programs, including mentoring international students, connecting with prospective Peace Corps volunteers and organizing a Speakers’ Bureau. Located at PSU Campus Ministry. Lunch provided by Baan-Thai Restaurant. Please RSVP to the Center for Academic Excellence at 503-725-5642 or [email protected]

Noon-4 p.m. First Annual Pre-Health Fair. Come and meet with admissions officers from professional health schools representing various health disciplines. It is a great opportunity to find out which professional health schools you would like to attend. Event located in SMSU 327-329.

Wednesday, March 5

6-8:30 p.m. Taste of Latin America Dinner. A fund-raising dinner for MECHA. Speaker is writer Kathleen Acala. A short film titled “I am Joaquin” will also be shown. Presented by MECHA, Mujeres de la Raza and the Chicano/ Latino department. Event located in the ballroom in SMSU 335. Cost is $8 per person. For more information, call MECHA at 503-725-5648.

Friday, March 7

Noon- 3 p.m. Latina Luncheon. Maria rojo de Steffey, the Multnomah County commissioner, will be speaking. Lunch is free. Presented by MECHA, Mujeres de la Raza and the Chicano/ Latino department. Event located in the Vanport Room in SMSU 338. For more information, call MECHA at 503-725-5648.

8 p.m.-midnight Latino Dance with DJ. Presented by MECHA, Mujeres de la Raza and the Chicano/ Latino department. Event located in the North Parkway in SMSU 101. Cost is $8 per couple. For more information, call MECHA at 503-725-5648.

Saturday, March 15

1 p.m. Peace Rally and March. A feeder march from Portland State, for area colleges, will meet at in the Park Blocks, and go to the main march site in Waterfront Park. Main march starts at 2 p.m. at Waterfront Park. Rally and march on March 15 to stop the Bush Administration’s first strike war against Iraq! Civil rights activist John Lewis is set to be keynote speaker. Co-sponsored by PSU Progressive Student Union and PSU Green Party. For more information, call 503-725-7798 or e-mail [email protected]

workshops

Now through Thursday, March 6

5:30-7 p.m. (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Hip-hop Dance Workshop with Durante Lambert. Presented by the PSU World Dance Office. This is an eight-week hip-hop dance workshop. Event located in the Peter Stott Center, Room 207. No pre-registration necessary. The cost is $4 a class for PSU students; $6 a class for PSU faculty, staff, alumni, seniors and non-PSU students; $8 a class for the general public. For more information, call 503-725-5670, or e-mail at [email protected]

Thursday, Feb. 27

2-4 p.m. Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific techniques to further develop your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Event is located in the Career Center in USB 402. For more information call 503-725-4613.

Tuesday, March 4

Noon-2 p.m. Latina Awareness workshop, film and discussion. Presented by MECHA, Mujeres de la Raza and the Chicano/ Latino department. Event located in the Multicultural Center in SMSU 228. For more information, call MECHA at 503-725-5648.

Thursday, March 6

5:30-6:30 p.m. PCUN Workshop. A forum on migrant farm-working issues and rights. Presented by MECHA, Mujeres de la Raza and the Chicano/ Latino department. Event located in the Multicultural Center in SMSU 228. For more information, call MECHA at 503-725-5648.

lectures

Friday, Feb. 28

Noon Flavia Aparecida Dos Santos, an activist and musician from Brazil, will give a lecture titled “Feminist Movement in Brazil.” This event is a part of the Women’s Studies Colloquium Series. Lecture located in SMSU 228 in the Multicultural Center. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a brief musical performance and reception.

Monday, March 3

6 p.m. Globalization: “It’s Great, but the IMF and the World Bank Ain’t.” Tom G. Palmer, senior fellow at the Cato Institute, will deliver an argument against the legitimacy of the IMF and the World Bank, while maintaining that globalization is the key to world property. After the lecture, there will be a lengthy question-and-answer period. Presented by the Portland Spectator. Event located in SMSU 338. For more information, contact Joey Coon at [email protected]

Thursday, March 6

6:30-7:45 p.m. Rigoberta Menchu. Presented by International Student Affairs. Event located in the Ballroom in SMSU 335. For more information, call the International Student Affairs or MECHA at 503-725-5648.

meetings

Thursday, Feb. 27

4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Beta Alpha Psi Meeting. All accounting and finance majors are invited to attend. Learn more about career opportunities from guest speakers currently in the accounting profession. Network with peers and enjoy free food and refreshments. Event located in SBA 190. For more information, please visit www.betaalphapsi.pdx.edu or visit in Room SBA 391.

performances

Ongoing

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]

Friday, Feb. 28

Noon-2 p.m. World Class Table Tennis Exhibition. Scott Preiss (U.S. National coach) and Whitney Ping (#1 U.S. Junior Player) will give an exhibition of table tennis prowess in the Stott Center’s Main Gym Friday. Admission is $2. For more information go to the Table Tennis Club at PSU’s Web site at www.tabletennisclub.pdx.edu.

film

Tuesday, March 4

5:30- 9 p.m. “Zoot Zuit.” A film about the Zoot Zuit riots. Presented by MECHA, Mujeres de la Raza and the Chicano/ Latino department. Event located in the Cascade Room in SMSU 234/236. For more information, call MECHA at 503-725-5648.

art

Friday, March 7 through Friday, March 28

5:30-7:30 (3/7) Faces by Gary Mac Smith – a Littman and White Gallery exhibit. First Friday opening reception, with a panel discussion following in SMSU 294. Event located in SMSU 250.

health

Sliding-Scale Mental Health Counseling. The YWCA Counseling Center offers sliding-fee-scale individual and couples therapy for all genders. Lowest fee is $12. Within walking distance of PSU. Support groups also available for women survivors of childhood abuse, lesbian support, women’s anger management and multicultural support. Services provided by he YWCA, 111 S.W. 10th Ave. For more information, call 503-294-7440.

The 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 an abusive woman partner (physical, verbal, emotional, sexual), you can call the 24-hour crisis line at 503-281-2442, or call the women battered by women support group at 503-232-7805, ext. 3.

weekly events

Daily

3-3:30 p.m. Daily Centering Prayer. Event located in the upstairs chapel of Koinonia House. A 30-minute silence will be observed. All are welcome. Regular attendance not required. Come as often as you please. For more information, contact Chris at 503-226-780, ext. 105, or e-mail [email protected]

Weekly

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 www.ess.pdx.edu/iasc/tutrpage.htm. Services located in SMSU 425.

Mondays

11 a.m. Chess Club Meeting. Games are informal and friendly. All skill levels welcome. Don’t know how to play? No problem. Want a challenge? Strong players are invited as well. For event, locations check chess.pdx.edu or SMSU information locations. Contact Justin Myers at [email protected] for further information.

Noon-1 p.m.

Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

2-3:30 p.m. Interpersonal Effectiveness (a skill-building group). If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

3 p.m. Stop Hunger and Homelessness. Meet to get involved with service or help solve institutionalized problems of hunger and homelessness. Event presented by OSPIRG. Event located in SMSU M103. For more information, call Bret Davis at 503-725-4500.

4 p.m. OSPIRG Meeting. Open community meeting: come get informed, updated and involved. Event presented by OSPIRG. Event located in SMSU M103. For more information, call Reina Abolofia at 503-725-4500.

Tuesdays

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

4-5:30 p.m. Counselor Education Graduate Student Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

4-5:30 p.m. Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

Wednesdays

Noon Progressive Student Union meeting for anti-war and anti-globalization organizing. Meeting in SMSU 225. For more details, contact the Progressive Student Union at 503-725-7798 or [email protected]

Noon Women’s Spirituality Discussion Group. An open and safe space for women to discuss issues of Christian faith. Interdenominational/ecumenical. We share stories, experiences and questions to help each other define our spirituality. People of all spiritual backgrounds welcome. Event located in the Campus Ministry Building, the Koinonia House. For more information, contact Mara Kelly at [email protected]

Noon-1 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in SMSU 323.

4 p.m. Chess Club Meeting. Games are informal and friendly. All skill levels welcome. Don’t know how to play? No problem. Want a challenge? Strong players are invited as well. For locations, check chess.pdx.edu or SMSU information locations. Contact Justin Myers at [email protected] for further information.

5 p.m. The Pacific Islanders Club Meeting. The club is working on this year’s luau and fund-raising events. Visit our Web site at www.poly.pdx.edu for a calendar of events and to find out meeting locations. Dance practices for our luau have started every Saturday, too. Everyone is invited to join.

6 p.m. Film Night, Presented by the Progressive Student Union. The film series is on “War, Profits & Lies.” Event located in SMSU 294. For more information, contact the Progressive Student Union at 503-725-7798 or [email protected]

Thursdays

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Returning Women Students Lunch. Meet with other returning women students and get help with issues relating to adjusting to school life, organization skills and balancing study time with family responsibilities. Bring your lunch and meet in the SMSU 323.

1-2:20 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

3-4:30 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

7:30 p.m. The Edge. Come join other PSU students for fellowship, worship and a reading the word from the Bible. Presented by the Campus Crusade for Christ. Event located in SMSU North Cafeteria. For more information visit www.campuscrusade.pdx.edu.

Fridays

1-2:20 p.m. Interpersonal Therapy Group Co-Ed. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.

Sundays

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

7 p.m.-midnight Role Playing. Ever interested in role-playing? We are looking for all levels of people who are open-minded, enjoy great conversations and want to role-play. We play “Vampire,” “Abbert,” “Mage” and “Dungeons and Dragons.” Event located in CH study cove. Presented by students of PSU. For more information, contact Kristie at 503-771-9497 or e-mail at [email protected]

volunteer opportunities

Oregonians for Health Security is seeking committed students to participate in its 2003 legislative campaign to bring a more quality, affordable and secure health-care system to Oregon. We are looking for interns to help with legislation, communications and health-care policy. Interns will be asked to help with event planning and implementation, health-care policy research and community outreach, just to name a few. Please inquire to Andrea at [email protected] or by calling 503-655-2793.

Looking for a meaningful way to spend your vacation? Join us during the first weekend of spring break as we travel to Central Oregon to work on a project with Habitat for Humanity. It will be a great way to meet other students, get involved, experience the beauty of Central Oregon, and work and learn more about an important issue. We will leave Friday afternoon March 21 and return Monday evening March 24. Cost is $40, with need-based scholarships available. Reserve your space by Feb. 21 with a $10 deposit. Deadline for reservations is March 7. For more information, contact Elizabeth Winslea or Chris Lang at Campus Ministry. Call 503-226-7807 or e-mail: [email protected] [email protected]

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]

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 www.hyaliteinc.org, or call 503-220-8282.

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 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 www.reachcdc.org 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.