Archive for May, 2014

Black Permaculture Network presentation NASCC Friday May 30th 3:00

Pandora Thomas from the Black Permaculture Network
Friday, May 30, 2014 – 3:00pm

We are the ones!

We all have stories and roots that connects us to our shared legacy of sustainable living. The time is ripe to shed light on these strengths and identify opportunities to redesign our world in ways that celebrates what “social permaculture” has to offer—integration rather than segregation, using and valuing our diversity, and leading with our passions and commitment to social and ecological justice. In this multimedia interactive talk, you will walk away inspired to see the world with a new “MAGIC” lens. Join us!

When: Friday, May 30, 3-4 p.m.
Where: PSU Native American Student and Community Center, Room 110

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End-of-Year Party! Friday 5/30, 3:30, CH 141

Anthropology End-of-Year Party

You are invited!!

We will be announcing the winners of the Scheans Scholarship, the Newman Fund, and the Outstanding Senior of the Year Award, and celebrating all of our hard work over the last year.




When: Friday, May 30, 3:30pm

Where: Cramer Hall 141


End of Year Party 2014

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Archaeology Road Show – June 1st – OMSI

Portland State University’s Department of Anthropology and community partners are gearing up for the 2014 Archaeology Roadshow set for Sunday, June 1st  at OMSI.  Like last year, this year’s event  will feature exhibits and demonstrations created by students and community partners; and we’ll host a panel of experts who will try to identify treasures the public brings in.  We’ve created a timeline that  features artifacts from some of Oregon’s iconic sites (with help from the Museum of Cultural and Natural History at UO and Ft. Vancouver).  Members of OPB’s Time Team America will be on-hand to show video clips from the upcoming new season and give a behind the scenes tour of the program.   It should be an outstanding day; please come and bring your friends and neighbors!

WHEN:   Sunday,  June 1st from 11 am to 3 pm


WHERE: OMSI auditorium 1945 SW Water Ave. Portland OR, 97241 (free: museum admission not included).

WHAT:  A celebration of archaeology put on by PSU faculty and students, tribes, government agencies and companies who want to share their passion for archaeology with the public.

– hands-on archaeology for kids of all ages
– exhibits about local archaeology and history projects
– tool-making demonstrations
– a panel of experts to identify your personal artifacts

Experts in local archaeology, paleontology and geology will attempt to identify your artifacts. Stone, bone, woven, plant, or historical items are welcome.  Please do not bring any live plant or animal. No appraisals will be given. The Archaeology Roadshow does not authenticate or value items for sale.

If you have any questions, please contact Virginia Butler (virginia@pdx.edu503.725.3303).

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Vicky Coleman (

Visit our webpage to learn more….and follow us on facebook

Our event is funded in part by the Oregon Heritage Commission. 

Please help us spread the word, by sending this on!

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Ecological Community Psychology Conference – call for papers

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Writing opportunity

Do you want to write about Movies, TV, Arts, Anime, Comics, Games,
Literature or other art forms? Do you want to get your foot in the door
and enter the big-wide world of the online media and have your work read
and shared by millions of readers? We invite you to The Artifice:

The Artifice is an online magazine that covers a wide spectrum of art
forms. We do not run The Artifice, you do. The Artifice is collaboratively
built and maintained by your fellow writers. It is structured to let you
focus on the quality of the content while it deals with the exposure of it
to an audience of millions.

The Artifice does not work quite the same as other publishing platforms.
For example, the first question you may ask is “What are you looking for?”
At The Artifice, your fellow writers ask you instead: “What are you an
expert on? What are you passionate about?”

You can write about a whole host of things for pleasure, passion and/or to
boost your CV with vital experience in this ever competitive media

Our current writers range from undergraduates, to graduates, to emeritus
professors and a bit of everyone in between.

Grab the opportunity and join our team of writers. Join now:

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Drama! Dance! Drums!


The PSU Center for Japanese Studies and the PSU School of Music

the 3rd Annual  Drama! Dance! Drums!

Wednesday, June 4th at 7pm
Room 75 Lincoln Hall (The Recital Hall)
1620 SW Park Avenue
Free Admission!


  • PSU’s own studentTaiko Ensemble performing the heart-pounding rhythms of Japan’s ensemble concert drumming
  • Professor Wynn Kiyama and dancers of the Tachibana School in a buyo dance number celebrating beautiful scenes in old Edo
  • Hilarious kyogen plays, including two that have never been seen before in the USA
  • Lively dances and songs excerpted from noh and kyogen plays

Last year’s performance was standing room only! 
Come early. Seating is unreserved.

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Scholarship Opportunities For Writers With PDX SynesthesiA Event

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PDX SynesthesiA is a paper conference, art exhibition, and music event all in one. Papers to be presented will be approximately 4000 words in length, of a conceptual nature in any field of study, and will require the author to present the work at the conference if selected.
Papers will be presented from 9am to 2pm each day of the event which will be August 15th through the 17th. Using crowd sourcing methods spectators will vote to decide which papers receive best presentation awards of $700, $300, and honorable mention.
Submission deadline is June 15th and there will be a presenters reception dinner on the thursday before the event in august for all artists, writers, and musicians to get a chance to meet each other. The publication Fly-by magazine will also be conducting select interviews with presenters between July and August for their next annual issue. Fly-by will also be doing video interviews with presenters to post to their website if interested.
This is a great opportunity for those interested in networking with other creative folks in the northwest and a scouting event for those seeking talented and innovative people that may not have been known before. For more information visit our website at

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Institute for Asian Studies Scholarship


The PSU Institute for Asian Studies Scholarship provides funding for 1-2 PSU students studying an Asian language and/or about Asia.

Award amount:

1 – 2 scholarships, up to $5,000, will be awarded for the 2014-2015 academic year, beginning summer or fall 2014.  Award amount will depend on the length of the study program, location, budget, and other support.

Application deadline: 

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM , for awards to be granted summer or fall 2014.  (see submission details below), 

For more information, see:

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Archaeology Field School in Italy

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Culture, and Exclusion: The Constitution of the Modern State in Guatemala

Culture, and Exclusion: The Constitution of the Modern State in Guatemala
Presented by: Javier Calderon

Please join PSU’s Anthropology Honors Society, Lambda Alpha Beta, in welcoming guest anthropologist Javier Calderon. In his first talk at PSU, Javier will discuss how informal economies and military regimes in Guatemala represent a path to modernization for the country. He will also share his thoughts on the exclusion of the Mayan population in Guatemala’s pursuit of modernization and two potential avenues of analysis for the multi-ethnic Guatemalan state.

Where: Cramer 41
When: Tuesday, May 20th
What Time: 5:00pm

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