Today’s Calendar

Student Organizations

Friday March 9
? 1-2 p.m. Student Fee Committee meeting. SMC 225.

Saturday March 10
? 1 p.m. Free sail and barbecue. Learn to sail if you don’t know how or come down and sail if you do. No experience required. Free barbecue in the afternoon. Meet at Willamette Sailing Club (take Macadam and turn right at Pacific Pride gas).

Wednesday March 14
? 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Walk the labyrinth. The labyrinth is an ancient toll for contemplation and meditation. One will be available to the PSU community. For people of all faiths, traditions, spiritual journeys. Sponsored by Campus Ministry. SMC 296-8.

performances on campus

? 8 p.m. The Emerson Quartet presents an all-Beethoven concert. Tuesday they perform quartets by Haydn and Shostakovich. LH. $12.50-25.

Sunday March 11
? 3 p.m. Free concert featuring pieces from Mozart, Strauss and Stravinksy performed by PSU’s Chamber Wind Ensemble. LH 75.

Friday March 16
? 7:30 p.m. “Old Cats of Jazz” concert. Portland’s pioneers of jazz come together to perform this annual concert. SMC Ballroom. $6-10.

Chicano Awareness Week

? 6:30-9 p.m. Author Elizabeth “Betita” Martinez will sign books and give a lecture. SMC Ballroom.

Wednesday March 7
? Film presentation. Time TBA. SMC 296-8. For more information call (503) 725-5665.

Thursday March 8
? 4-6 p.m. Lecture, poetry and discussion regarding youth, art and culture, lead by Jorge Melendez, programa hispano with Lami Subia. SMC Cascade room.

? 6-8 p.m. Rigoberto Reyes of Amigos San Diego Car Club will give a lecture on Political and Artistic Expressions of Chicano Car Clubs 1950s to Present.” SMC Cascade room.

Friday March 9
? 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cecila Alvarez, Seattle artist, educator and activist, will give a lecture on Art as Cultural Affirmation. SMC 239.

? 2-4 p.m. Panel presentation on Retaining Chicano History and Culture through Education, Outreach and Activism. SMC Multicultural Center.

odds and ends

Wednesday March 7
? 7:30 p.m. PSU’s Department of Physics and Sigma Xi present “Maxwell’s Demon: Still Here After 120 Years,”, a seminar given by Bernard Chasaon of Boston University. CH 171.

Friday March 9
? 8 p.m. Poetry slam. Alix Olson will perform, talk about her own work and invite the audience to read their works. SMC Parkway Commons. Suggested donation is $5.

Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10
? 7 and 9:15 p.m. The Film Committee will screen “Walkabout.” Call (503) 725-4470 for show times. $2-4.

Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11
? Two-day specialty dance and music workshop. CHIYSAP Theatre Arts is a group from Zimbabwe that will be conducting this class. Beginning level drum class 5:30-7 p.m., intermediate 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, all levels dance class 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. $5-8 per class. For more information call (503) 725-5670.

Monday March 12 through Wednesday March 14
? Preserving the benefits of the Columbia River. Join political leaders, government officials, tribal leaders and others concerned about the future of the Columbia River at a three-day forum. For more information call (503) 725-8081.

Wednesday March 14
? 7-8:30 p.m. Socratic society meeting. The discussion will be on “Absolute Space? Absolutely!” SMC 296.

lectures on campus

Wednesday March 7
? 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dr. Martin Sharp will speak on The Search for Subglacial Biosphere. CH 418.

? 4-5 p.m. Dr. Patti Sakurai, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at Oregon State University, will give a lecture entitled That’s Dr. Sakurai to You: Reflections on Race and Gender Along the Academic Front. SMC Cascade Room.

Friday March 9
? 3:15-4:15 p.m. Ted Gooley will speak on Estimation of Failure Probabilities in the Presence of Competing Risks. SBA 160.

Wednesday March 14
? 3:15 p.m. Professor Medovoi will discuss the effects of the Cold War on postwar American Culture. NH 407.

art exhibits

Now through Sunday March 11
? “David Kroll: Elements of Nature” will be on display in the Gallery of Contemporary Art at Lewis and Clark College, 0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Rd.

Now through Sunday March 18
? “Drawn Across the Century: Highlights from the Dillard Collection,” will be on display at Reed College’s Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, 3203 S.E. Woodstock. For more information call (503) 777-7790.

Now through Friday March 30
? A student designed and constructed exhibition illustrating the best student work from the past year will be on display in Gallery 299 in NH. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Now through Saturday March 31
? Sculptures and paintings by Jun Kaneko and paintings by Paul Green will be on display at the Laura Russo Gallery, 805 N.W. 21st. For hours call (503) 226-2754.

Wednesday March 7 through Friday March 30
? “Strategies” by Jill Odegaard will be on display at L&B Viewing Room, 1714 N.W. Overton. Visit for more information.

weekly events

Every Monday
? 4 p.m. Night skiing at Mt. Hood Skibowl. Monday nights during the winter quarter the Outdoor Program is providing transportation up to the mountain for those wanting to make some midweek turns. For more information call the ODP at (503) 725-5668.

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 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 OS.PIRG 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.


Thursday March 8
? 2-3 p.m. Resume preparation workshop. Get the latest information on how to write effective resumes and cover letters. This workshop is specifically targeted to PSU students and alumni. Career Center, USB 402.

Tuesday March 13
? 7-9. Compassionate listening workshop. The Oregon Peace Institute is sponsoring this workshop facilitated by Yehudah Winter, co-founder of the Arab-Jewish dialogue group. For more information call (503) 725-8192. $10 donation is appreciated.

Wednesday March 14
? 2-4 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. Career Center, USB 402.

Thursday March 15
? Noon-1 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

Wednesday March 7? 7:30 p.m. Literary Arts, Inc. presents the Oregon Book Awards Author tour, featuring Craig Lesley, Marjorie Sandor, Ellen Howard, George Venn and Kathleen Tyau. Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside.

theater around town

Now through Sunday March 11
? Tears of Joy Theatre presents “The Toad Prince,” the story of Indri, the Toad Prince, seeking to become a man. Winningstad Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway. Call (503) 248-0557 for show times and dates. $9-13.

Friday March 23 and Saturday March 24
? 8 p.m. Portland Institute for Contemporary Art presents “Swan Tool,” a breath-taking new multi-media performance with music by Zac Love. Scottish Rite Center. $13-16. For more information call (503) 242-1419.

health services

? 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.

ongoing volunteer opportunities

? Hyalite is a non-profit organization that needs volunteers with good skills in mentoring youth ages 12-17. For more information call (503) 220-8282.

? Street Roots is organizing a campaign to establish a campground for homeless people in Portland. The Out of the Doorways campaign meeting is every Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the Martial Arts Gallery at 18 N.W. Third. Please join us in our struggle for justice for homeless people in Portland. For more information call (503) 228-5657.

? The Metropolitan Human Rights Center is seeking knowledgeable and experienced people interested in becoming volunteer trainers on issues regarding diversity, human rights and much more. Please contact Michelle Neal at (503) 823-5284 if interested.

? Oregon Partnership is an organization dedicated to changing lives through substance abuse prevention, education and referrals. They are currently looking for volunteers to work on their 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.


? YOUBORED.COM – free movie tickets! Locally owned by PSU students. The new movie, “Say It Isn’t So,” is the classic love story, Boy (Chris Klein) meets girl (Heather Graham); boy falls in love with girl. But what would happen if they had kids? Send us your drawing, or description of what the kid(s) would look like via e-mail [email protected]. We will pick the five best and also put all the remaining entries in a hat and draw out 10 more lucky winners who will all receive a prize pack complete with a pass good for two to an advance screening on March 22nd.

? 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.

? Recognizing the need for hourly and daily parking, PSU will be assuming possession of the lower two levels of the University Center Building starting Feb. 1. These temporary spaces will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. These spaces will not be available to regular monthly or term permit holders. For more information call (503) 725-4412.

? Due to an increase in Saturday classes and activities at Portland State, PSU 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.

? 5-7 p.m. D.J. Fresh presents the Fresh Connection, bringing you the phattest in R&B, hip-hop and old school. Call (503) 725-5945 with your requests.

? PSU’s Center for Excellence in Writing presents Molly Gloss, novelist and author of several short stories. Gloss will be conducting a seminar entitled, “Writing Fiction as a Profession.” $374. For more information call Tracy Dillon at (503) 725-3579.

? 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.