Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current, April 17, 1996, Page 4, Image 4

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A prii 17, 1996 • T he P ori land O bserver
E d u c a tio n
Educational Resource Center
Opens In Northeast Portland
A Teachers’ Space, an education­
al resource center, opened February
17th, on the com er o f NE 28th and
Broadway. “The center has been
created in response to a desire to
provide a place and opportunity for
families and educators to develop
humane, appropriate and successful
educational practices for children
ages birth through eighteen,” says
Robin Lindsley, Board President.
The center will provide services and
programs for a variety o f educators,
child care providers, homeschoolers,
parents and children, public and pri­
vate and alternative school teachers
and youth developed organizations.
According to Ms. Lindsley, the
center will “benefit the community at
large by supporting children ages
birth through 18 years with the provi­
sion o f better skilled and prepared
teaching professionals and parents.”
Special training and materials are
also available. Services include pro­
fessional development courses, work­
shops, lectures and study groups, a
lending library, a computer lab, and
a variety o f resource and referral
services. A regular T.G.I.F. is pop­
ular feature with massage, free snacks,
beverages, and relaxing music from
4-6 p.m.
A Teachers' Space also has retail
store specializing in educational ma­
terials such as math and science
“hands-on” learning manipulatives
and games for classrooms and the
home, professional literature for ed­
ucators, parents and child care pro­
viders, supplement activity books,
tapes, “People of Every Stripe” per­
sona dolls, and art supplies. Staff at
the center will special order products
for people for people and are seeking
ideas about the kinds o f educational
materials people want.
The center is a non-profit organi­
zation and the board o f directors is a
reflection o f our community at large:
teachers, business people, parents,
and concerned citizens. The board
president, Robin Lindsley, is blend­
ed primary teacher at Boise-Eliot
Elementary School in North Port­
land. Ms. Lindsley was named an
Tri-Met Helps Keep Field Trips
Alive For School Kids
Outstanding Educator in 1994 by the
Milken Family Foundation and gave
this award to a Teachers’ Space as
seed money.
“The board firmly believes that
the parent is the child’s first and
continuing teacher, and that our edu­
cational system must support oppor­
tunities which create healthy part­
nerships between the child, parent/
guardian and teacher,” stated David
Mesirow, board member.
A Teachers’ Space is currently
booking workshops, lectures and
classes. People who are interested in
conducting classes, workshops or
seminars are encouraged to give the
center a call and discover how the
facility can be o f service.
A Teachers’ Space is located at
2755 NE Broadway and is open sev­
en days a week. Hours are I lam -
9pm Monday through Thursday,
11 am -7pm on Saturdays and 11 am -
5pm on Sundays. For more informa­
tion and to find out about volunteer­
ing call 288-3577.
General Manager Tom Walsh to­
day announced that Tri-Met will
waive for one year the $ I Class Pass
fare for school field trips. Walsh
said it was an effort to keep field
trips a part o f school curriculum
while easing the burden on tight
school budgets.
“By el im inating the fares for fie Id
trips, Tri-Met hopes to give teach­
ers more opportunity to take their
students on important educational
trips despite the budget crisis," said
Walsh added that the Class Pass
also encourages new transit riders.
Since the Class Pass was initiated
last September, 150 school groups
each month have used the $ 1 round
trip fare for field trips.
How the Class Pass w orks:
• It’s available for students (18
years old and under) and youth
groups o f 10 or more traveling on
Tri-Met buses or MAX.
• Trips are allowed during non­
rush hours only on buses and MAX,
and must be booked at least two
weeks in advance.
• Call 238-R1DE to schedule a
field trip.
• School districts throughout the
Tri-Met service boundary are eligi­
ble for the free Class Pass.
In 1994, 25,000 students and
teachers took field trips on Tri-Met.
Award-Winning Poet Reads For
Mountain Writer's Series
Award-winning Naomi Shihab
Nye will read selections o f her poetry
for the Mountain Writers Series on
Friday, April 19, noon I p.m., in the
Visual Arts Center Theatre at Mt.
Hood Community College. Admis­
sion is $3 general or $2 for students
and seniors. A book-signing recep­
tion will follow in the Visual Arts
Gallery Lounge
Nye will also present a lecture
April 20, 10 a m., in the Mountain
Writers Center, 3624 S.E. Milwaukie,
Portland, Ore. She will lecture on the
< craft of writing poetry and engage in
< dialogue with participants. Admis-
,• sions $10 general, $5 for students,
seniors and Mountain Writers Series
In addition, Nye will hold a limit­
ed enrollment workshop April 10, I-
4 p.m., in the registration deadline of
April 12. Workshop fee is $60 for
participants, $50 for auditors.
Nye is the author o f four full-
length collections o f poems: Differ­
ent Ways to Pray, Hugging the Juke­
box, Yellow Glove and Red Suit­
case. The first two books won the
Voertman Poetry Prize, the second
was also selected for the National
Poetry Series and distinction as an
American Library Association Nota­
ble Book. Nye also has received
three Pushcart Prizes, the Charity
Randal I Prize for Spoken Poetry from
the International Poetry Forum, and
the 1988 I B. Lavan Younger Poets
Award from the Academy o f Amer­
ican Poets.
P o e t, e s s a y is t, a n th o lo g is t,
so n g w rite r and sin g er, N ye has
trav eled w idely th ro u g h o u t the
U nited S tates, the M iddle East
and A sia, and serv ed as v isitin g
w riter at the U niversity o f T exas
in A ustin, the U n iv ersity o f C a l­
ifo rn ia in B erkeley, and the U ni­
v ersity o f H aw aii, M anoa.
For more information call Sandra
Williams at 667-7497.
e,// and Camille Cosby unveiled their "investment in the future," the new Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby
Ed.D Academic Center at Spelman College in Atlanta. The building was made possible by a $20
million donation from the Cosbys.
Connecting To OSU Made Easier
Oregon State University is offer­
ing unofficial transcripts, applica­
tion forms, a calendar o f events, ac­
cess to its “gopher” system and an
interactive map o f campus from a
touch-screen kiosk at O SU ’s Port­
land Center.
The center, at the com er o f Third
and Yamhill streets, is host to the
sixth kiosk in the OSU information
chain. The five kiosks on the OSU
campus, average 10,000 requests a
month - mostly from students check­
ing on their grades, class schedules,
account balances and financial aid.
The newest kiosk is intended to
assist current and former OSU stu­
dents living in the Portland area, said
Phil Brown o f Information Services.
“One o f the things we do hope to
see out o f it is that students or former
students don’t have to travel to Cor-
vallis to get their grades, unofficial
transcripts or account balances,’
Brown said.
The kiosk has a fax machine, print­
er and telephone built into it so stu­
dents, prospective students or alum­
ni can obtain assistance from OSU.
Faxes are the only service that isn’t
free; the machine accepts credit cards.
It is an easy way for people to get
commonly used forms.
MHCC Holds Open House
Mt Hood Community College is
hosting an Open House on Saturday,
April 20, 10 a m. - 3:15 p.m. The
event is open to anyone but will be of
special interest to high school jun­
iors, seniors and parents, as well as
returning adult learners.
Attendees will be exposed to a
wide variety o f information, pro­
grams, demonstrations and more.
Individuals may tour the campus,
talk with faculty and staff, enjoy a
free lunch, enter prize drawings and
possibly qualify for a free $25 tuition
From 9:30-10 a m . attendees can
visit the check-in information table in
the college’s Main Mall and collect
Open House materials, including a
schedule o f the day’s activities. From
10-11 a.m., guests can attend one of
two workshops. A “Smart Start” work­
shop on “Preparing for Your Career”
is geared toward the high school stu­
dents and their parents in the Visual
Arts Center Theatre.
The other, called the “Jump Start”
workshop, is designed for the adult
returning student and will be held in
theCollegeCenter Fireplace Lounge.
Returning adult learners can get the
latest information about job market
trends,opportunitiesandm ore. Staff
will be on hand to address all ques­
tions and concerns about returning to
From 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., 50-
minute general campus tours will be
conducted and a Resource Fair will
be held in the Vista DiningCenter for
all attendees. In addition, “Program
Showcase Demonstrations" will be
held from 11 30 a m - 3:15 p.m. and
guests can learn about campus pro­
grams, visit classrooms, and view
samples o f faculty instruction. Four
45-minute sessions will be held, be­
ginning at 11:30 a m., 12:30 p.m.,
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
All activities are free and the col­
lege welcomes anyone who would
like to attend. The college is located
at 26000 S.E. Stark St. in Gresham.
For more information call Meridith
McAdams, MHCC marketing and
recruitment specialist, at (503) 667-
Community-Based Health Profession Supported
The WIK. Kellogg Foundation has
awarded six institutions or consortia
o f institutions $1.8 million each as
part o f a new initiative to support
community-based health professions
The Graduate Medical and Nurs-
ingEducation(GMNE) Initiative will
assist institutions with developing
out-of-hospital, m ultidisciplinary,
community-1 inked approaches to the
education o f medical and nursing
specialists. The purpose o f these
models is to increase the number o f
suitably-prepared health care practi­
tioners who provide primary care.
Each o f the six projects are contrib­
uting additional matching funds o f at
least $1.8 million in support o f the
The six projects were selected from
a pool o f 54 applicants. The follow­
ing are projects involved in the ini­
• The C enter for Com m unity
Health Education, Research, and
Service (CCHERS), Boston, MA,
with Northeastern University; the
City o f B oston’s Departm ent o f
Health and Hospitals; Boston Uni­
versity School o f Medicine; and sev­
eral o f Boston’s Community Health
• The Washington Regional Aca­
demic and Community Consortium,
Washington, D C. (George Wash­
ington U niversity and H ospitals
[GWU]; George Mason University;
Clinica Del Pueblo; Mary’s Center;
and Bread for the City and Zaccheaus;
and the Mason area o f Fairfax Coun­
ty. Also included are the Inova Health
System; Fairfax Family PracticeCen-
ter; and the Fairfax County Health
• The University o f M innesota Ac­
ademic Health Center, Minneapolis,
MN, and the Phillips Neighborhood
o f Minneapolis.
• The University o f New Mexico
Health Sciences Center, Albuquer­
que, NM; the New Mexico Depart­
ment o f Health; and three New Mex­
ico communities.
• East Tennessee State University
(ETSU) and regional networks with­
in East Tennessee.
• Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center, El Paso, TX; the
Institute for Border Community
Health Education (and its related
communities); and the University of
Texas at El Paso.
Are you interested in a FUTURE in the Piping Trades?
U.A Local 290 will be accepting applications for
plumber and steamfitter apprentices.
Apprenticeship & Training Division
Oregon Bureau of Labor
800 N.E. Oregon, Suite 1105
Portland, Oregon 97232
Phone: 731-4072, Ext. 261
Monday-Friday 8:30-1 1:30 am; 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Must provide relidble proof by non-returnable copies of birth certificate
or divers license; high school transcript or GED certificate.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be a high scnooi or G tD graduate.
The United Association Local 290 Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Trust
Fund admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights
privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to
apprentices at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race color
national and ethnic origin in administration of its apprenticeship policies, admission
policies and other Trust-administered programs.
Matt Walters, Business Manager