Friday, Feb. 28
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]
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]
Self-Branding Workshop. The PSU chapter of the American Marketing Association is proud to bring you a workshop hosted by Keith Knowles and Brian Rupp, professionals in brand development at ID branding agency. They will offer students techniques and proven methods to build a personal brand/image, to help out with the job search after graduation. Event located in SBA 490.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Noon-1 p.m. Famous Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors. Have you ever wondered what other have done with their liberal arts and sciences degrees? Find out by playing the Famous Liberal Arts and Sciences Majors game. Part of the career workshops for liberal arts and sciences. Event located in 491F NH. For more information, contact Louise Paradis at 503-725-4613.
Thursday, Feb. 20
6-8 p.m. “Who Really Kidnapped Those Japanese to North Korea?” Japanese culture expert Patricia Steinoff to discuss North Korea’s abduction of Japanese citizens. Event located in SMSU 228. Event presented by the Center for Japanese Studies. For more information, call 503-725-8577.
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.
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]
Thursday, Feb. 20, Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 23 “Vagina Monologues” Tickets/Volunteers. Are you interested in volunteering for the “Vagina Monologues”? We have many positions available, including ushering, selling raffle tickets, handing out programs, helping with the art show set up/take down, stage hands and staffing the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) table that will be selling T-shirts and providing general information. Call the WRC at 503-725-5672 or drop by the office and sign up. Tickets are available through Ticket Master and at the PSU box office (SMSU main entrance). Cost is $10 for students and $12 for general admission.
Thursday, Feb. 20 through Sunday, Feb. 23
Portland State University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts and the department of theater arts are proud to open the winter 2003 performance season with the Portland premiere of Suzan-Lori Park’s “Venus.” The production is in Lincoln Performance Hall. Tickets are available through the PSU Ticket Office at 503-725-3307, at any TicketMaster outlet or at the door. Tickets are $9 general admission, $8 seniors and PSU faculty and staff, and $7 for PSU students. Tickets purchased through TicketMaster are subject to an additional service charge.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
7 p.m. Benefit concert to raise awareness and help supply food for distribution to needy families in Portland. Event located in the SMSU ballroom. healthM
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.
f 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.
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sexual Minorities Group. If you are interested in joining, call CAPS at 503-725-4423 to schedule an informational interview with the group leader.
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]
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.
> 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.
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]
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.