Today’s Calendar

special events

Tuesday, Oct. 8

11 a.m.-1 p.m.Think First program. OSHU and the Student Health Service are sponsoring an information table on personal safety and injury. There will also be $5 bike helmets for sale for children and adults with a free fitting. The information table and bike-helmet sale are in the SMC cafeteria. For more information, contact Gwyn Ashcrom at 503-725-3462.

Thursday, Oct. 10

11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.Free lunch. This quarterly free lunch is for food, meeting others and food. Event is presented by Campus Ministry. Located at the K House Campus Ministry Building. For more information, contact Audrey Mosier at 503-226-7807, ext. 100.


Tuesday, Oct. 8

Noon-1 p.m. (repeated 5-6 p.m.)Effective Study/Memory Enhancement. Sponsored by the Information And Academic Support Center. Event located in SMC 425. For more information, call 503-725-4005.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

10:30-11 a.m.How to Use PSU CareerConnect. Learn how to use PSU CareerConnect to sign up for on-campus interviews. Workshop located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Noon-1 p.m.Career Happiness for Liberal Arts and Science Majors. Learn about the components of career happiness and the career decision-making process. Find out how liberal arts and science majors can find careers that are right for them. Event located in NH 491F. For more information, contact the Career Center at 503-725-4613.

Noon-1 p.m. (repeated 5-6 p.m.)Note Taking. Sponsored by the Information And Academic Support Center. Event located in SMC 425. For more information, call 503-725-4005.

Thursday, Oct. 10

10-11 a.m.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. Located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Noon-1 p.m. (repeated 5-6 p.m.)Test Taking. Sponsored by the Information And Academic Support Center. Event located in SMC 425. For more information, call 503-725-4005.

1-3 p.m.Effective Interviewing Workshop. Learn specific strategies to further develop your interviewing skills. This in-depth workshop will provide information on what employers expect from candidates during interviews. Located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.

Friday, Oct. 11

Noon-1:30 p.m.Urban Planning and Landscape Design in Feng Shui. Seminar presented by Professor Thomas Lin Yun. Event located in SMC 338. For more information, contact the Center for Urban Studies at 503-725-4020.

Monday, Oct. 14

3-4 p.m.Introduction to Interviewing. Learn the basics of interviewing and begin to develop your skills in this introductory workshop. Located in the Career Center, USB 402. For more information, call 503-725-4613.


Wednesday, Oct. 9

7 p.m.Radical Women Public Meeting. “Report From the Front Lines: Feminist Fight the Corporate War Machine.” Radical Women hosts Carol Urner, national co-chair of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s “Disarm” campaign. Meeting is at the Bread and Roses Center at 819 N. Killingsworth St. Meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-240-4462.

Thursday, Oct. 10

10 a.m.Student Fee Committee Meeting. Located in SMC 333.


Wednesday, Oct. 9

7:30 p.m.Fiction reading by Jonathan Lethem. Event is presented by the Literary Arts Council. Reading will be in SMC 327. For more information, e-mail Zanni Schauffler at [email protected] or call 503-725-5666.


Now through Thursday, Oct. 31

Scott Clum: “Surrounding and Influence.” Pieces are a collection of the creative process based on the influence of an environment. Autzen Gallery, NH.

Now through Friday, Nov. 1

Monotypes by Jim Hibbard. Hibbard taught art at PSU for 27 years. Exhibit is located at L&B Gallery, 1215 S.W. 16th off of Jefferson.

Now through Friday, Oct. 25

Littman and White Galleries Exhibit Openings. The Littman Gallery exhibit: “Burn/Scratch/Scar” by Evan Serrill, Karl Davis and Nika Blasser. This exhibit explores medias, mediums and emotional connections to process. The White Gallery exhibit: “Elapse” by Raven Lloyd. This exhibit explores emotional landscapes of change, emotion, growth and time. The galleries are located on the second floor of SMC.



Purposeful Performing Arts. Interested in the performing arts, but not necessarily a performing arts major? This is for you! We are looking for actors, script writers, 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].


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 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


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


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

4-4:45Afternoon 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.


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.


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

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

volunteer opportunities

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 in 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.

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

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 [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.