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Event of the day The Women's Studies Department is holding an open house for students interested in learning about the department and its upcoming courses. Entertainment and food will be provided, and it is free to attend. When: Noon to 2:30 p.m. Where: SMSU, room 296


INSIDE NEWS New library resources Millar library added new equipment and staff PAGE 2 The best of care and the worst of care PSU-based study compares access to health care in the U.S. and Canada PAGE 3

Interims in high places Temp employees pick up slack in administrative jobs Catrice Stanley Vanguard Staff

Interim employees at Portland State are fairly common. Currently, high-level administrative positions

such as the assistant vice provost of marketing and communications and vice president of university relations are waiting to be filled by permanent employees. In the meantime, transitional employees are picking up the slack. “Interim administrators allow for smoother transitions between permanent staff,” said Scott


The end of an era O. Winston Link's famous photographic collection of the last steam railroad in America PAGE 4

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Gallagher, director of university communications. Typically, interim employees do not stay in the position for very long. Once a suitable permanent employee is found, the interim employee steps down from the position and the permanent employee is generally expected to hold the position for several years. “It’s a matter of supporting and serving students,” said Jackie Balzer, vice provost of student affairs. “We have to make sure that there is not a gap in service.” Cassie McVeety filled the vice president of university relations position until December 2008, and Jennifer Williamson was the last permanent staff member to hold the assistant vice provost of marketing and communications job in June 2009. Michele Toppe and Natalee Webb, dean of students and assistant dean of students, respectively, are also both interim employees. Toppe has held the position since June 2007. According to Gallagher, that does not mean the university is not doing everything they can to fill these spots permanently. Unfortunately, the hiring process can be a long one. The search for

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Richard Knight: Current interim vice president for university relations.

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the next vice president began in August 2009, and will continue until a suitable replacement is found. “The length [of time between permanent employees] depends upon the candidate pool and availability of candidates and interviewers to meet,” Gallagher said. A committee has been formed and charged with the task of reviewing applicants to permanently fill the dean of students’ position, Balzer said. The committee consisting of students, faculty and staff has already advertized the positions nation-wide in several publications. President Wim Wiewel’s Chief of Staff Lois Davis is currently standing in as an interim employee for the vice provost of marketing and communications position. Once a permanent replacement is found, Davis will return to her regular duties as chief of staff. The search for a new assistant vice provost began in January, and Gallagher expects interviews to start in the next few weeks. There have been over 120 applications for this position. Richard Knight, the current interim vice president for university relations, knows a thing or two

Free tax prep at PSU

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Help available to receive student tax credit for those eligible Stacy Austin Vanguard Staff

Partnering with Student Legal and Mediation Services, CASH Oregon tax preparation services is in its third year of offering a free tax service on campus. The service begins Feb. 6 and runs through April 11, on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., in room 360 of the School of Business Administration. It will be closed during the weekends of spring break, on March 20–21 and March 27–28. Emily Persico, SLMS office manager, said this service is not just for students—it’s open to the public and free of charge. She explained it as “first come, first serve, no appointments.” Persico has used the service in the past and thinks it’s great.

Tax credits: Free tax prep service at PSU can help taxpayers find out if they are eligible for credits.

Also, taxpayers can seek assistance if they receive any inquiries from the IRS within this time period. CASH Oregon is also partnering with the American Association of Retired Persons Tax-Aide to assist low- and middle-income families and individuals. According to the AARP Web site (, the AARP Tax-Aide program started in 1968 with four volunteers. Social Venture Partners Portland, a local nonprofit organization, joined with the Oregon Education Tax Credit Coalition to form CASH Oregon in 2005. Funding is made available through grants, individual and group donations. Social Venture Partners Portland is a major funder of CASH Oregon. “[The] goal is to assist as many needy individuals as possible to prepare their income tax,” said volunteer David Kahl. “There are a lot of tax credits—Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit to name just a couple—that are available to

taxpayers. We want to make sure that those members of the community that are eligible for these credits do indeed file a return to claim them.” Kahl, president of local group Ergo Depot, relocated to Oregon several years ago. He was looking for ways to volunteer within the community, and CASH Oregon was an appropriate fit for him since he is a CPA that has a lot of tax experience. Kahl explained that the tax preparers are volunteers. They must pass a four-week course taught by AARP and the IRS, prior to assisting others. Volunteers must also pass three written tests to get certification to prepare returns. Volunteers complete each return during an interview with the taxpayer. Once the return is complete, the taxpayer will sign a form stating that information on the return is factual and accurate to the best of their knowledge. The majority of volunteers at PSU are accounting students who have invested a lot of personal time,

using their skills to help fellow students and the community. At the PSU site in particular, about 70 percent of the preparers are students. At other sites, the number of students is much lower. Kahl suggests that taxpayers bring all of their tax forms [e.g., W-2s, 1099, 1098T], their Social Security card or photo identification, a copy of their previous year’s tax return and a blank check so that routing and account numbers can be put in the tax return. Also, direct-deposit refunds arrive significantly faster than paper-check refunds, Kahl said. Even if someone believes they are not required to file, Kahl recommends they come to the site anyway. “The expanded tax credits for students this year can be significant and are refundable in some cases, [ for example the] American Opportunity Credit,” he said. “This means that you could get a refund even if you don’t have enough income to file.” Call SLMS at 503-725-4556 with any questions.

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Sarah J. Christensen Editor-in-Chief Virginia Vickery News Editor Theodora Karatzas Arts & Culture Editor Richard D. Oxley Opinion Editor Robert Britt Sports Editor Shannon Vincent Production Manager Marni Cohen Photo Editor Zach Chastaine Online Editor Robert Seitzinger Copy Chief Robert Seitzinger Calendar Editor Jae Specht Advertising Manager William Prior Marketing Manager Judson Randall Adviser Ann Roman Advertising Adviser Illustrator Kira Meyrick Production Assistants Bryan Morgan, Charles Cooper Williams Writers Stacy Austin, Will Blackford, Bianca Blankenship, Tyler Carter, Corrie Charnley, Meaghan Daniels, Sarah Esterman, Amy Fylan, Natalia Grozina, Patrick Guild, Rosemary Hanson, Steve Haske, Nadya Ighani, Carrie Johnston, Tamara K. Kennedy, Anita Kinney, Gogul Krishnan, J. Logue, James MacKenzie, Daniel Ostlund, Sharon Rhodes, Wendy Shortman, Catrice Stanley, Amy Staples, Nilesh Tendolkar, Robin Tinker, Vinh Tran, Katherine Vetrano, Allison Whited, Roger Whightman Photographers Aaron Leopold, Michael Pascual, Liana Shewey, Adam Wickham

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Millar Library: A resource center that offers more than just books.

New library resources Millar library added new equipment and staff Gogul Krishnan Vanguard staff

The Millar Library staff hopes that new high-tech equipment and staff will draw students to older, underutilized resources. “Millar Library has many unique resources and the WorldCat catalog introduced this winter is one of the newest of the library resources,” said university librarian Helen Spalding. WorldCat is an itemized catalogue of resources from 71,000 libraries in 112 countries, participating in the Online Computer Library Center global cooperative. WorldCat provides easier access to books, selected articles and other materials housed in the library, available from the Summit Regional Catalog and from libraries around the world. Previously, students had to search in several places for these materials—now they can search from a single interface, Spalding said. The library plans to improve its electrical outlets and make it easier for students to find a place for plugging in laptops. The administration has scheduled most

of the noisy work to take place when the library is closed to avoid disturbing students, Spalding said. The library is also improving services to students through 24 hours per day, seven days per week online chat assistance, increasing the number of online tutorials and other self-help materials as well as hiring a new distance education librarian to coordinate distancelearning efforts. “The library has experts in each subject who can guide students on the best available resources for their subjects. These librarians can be reached through phone, e-mail or chat,” Spalding said. ScanPro 2000 is a new microform reader and printer on the second floor of the library. It reads and prints microfiche and microfilm, and can also read and print microcards. Microform formats include PDF, JPEG, TIFF, TIFF G4 and multipage, Spalding said. Students can scan a document automatically, instead of manually scrolling page after page. Printed and online documents will appear much clearer due to the new manual and automatic adjustment features such as enhancement, brightness, contrast, straightening and cropping. The Naxos Music Library contains over 35,000 albums and

503,000 tracks of music reflecting a standard repertoire, as well as some specialized material— music is available from leading independent labels and more are regularly added. The database includes opera synopses and libretti, in addition to composer and artist biographies and other essential information. The library has a huge collection of maps, many of which were collected as a result of the library’s longstanding participation in the Government Printing Office’s Federal Depository Library Program. The maps cover various parts of the United States, particularly the Pacific Northwest. The topographic map collection from the U.S. Geological Survey is one of the library’s most significant map collections, showing the shape and elevation of the terrain. The maps are identified by state and by quadrangle name. Index maps are available in the library to help students find the appropriate quadrangle, Spalding said. New student computers were installed in the Library Research Center on the second floor this term. Sarah Beasley, education and social science librarian, feels that though the library’s resources are increasing, some students underutilize these new resources.

Dark Horse Comics

“We constantly check the usage of the library materials to find the least used materials,” Beasley said. “The Dark Horse collection of all comics is one of the least used resources.” Also underutilized is the Artstor, a digital library consisting of around 700,000 images of art, architecture, humanities and social sciences material with a set of tools to view, present and manage images for research and teaching. “Another underutilized resource is SimplyMap which is an Internetbased mapping application that enables students to develop interactive maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business and marketing data variables,” Beasley said. The library also has a collection of early English books dating back to the 18th century, available online, which can be useful for historians but are also rarely used, Beasley said.

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Knight says being an interim has its advantages about interim positions—this is his second time as an interim employee. He first took an interim role as dean of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science from July 2008 to June 2009. After the position was permanently filled, Knight was then asked by Wiewel to stand in as vice provost for university relations. However, Knight has no desire to seek the permanent position. “[Right now], my job is to provide continuity—and hopefully a bit of progress as well,” Knight said. When a permanent employee is found, Knight will happily go back to retired life. Already having spent over 20 years volunteering at PSU and on other boards and programs,

there is a good chance he will return again to PSU, he said. Gallagher said that in many cases, it is not that interim employees cannot be hired as long-term employees, but those temporarily holding the positions are not searching for a permanent job. “It is very situational. In the case of our interim vice president, [Knight] is not interested in a permanent position,” Gallagher said. “[Davis] is [already] the president’s chief of staff.” According to Knight, the amount of interim employees at PSU is not extraordinary. “These interim positions were not created based on there being an advantage. Rather, the interim

role was simply a way to maintain effective direction during the transition period while a regular employee with suitable skills could be recruited,” Knight said. Knight personally feels that it is much easier to work for the short term without being considered for a permanent position. Although there are disadvantages to being a transitional employee—like the inability to launch long-term strategies—Knight also sees the advantages. “There is some advantage in the fact that an organization can benefit from fresh eyes that may see opportunities,” Knight said. His work as an interim employee has given Knight something that

his years of volunteer work did not. “These positions were an exceptional opportunity to be involved more deeply with PSU and its leadership team at a very dynamic and exciting time in its history. [This role] has given me the opportunity to appreciate…what an incredible resource PSU has become for our region,” Knight said. For Knight, his role as an interim has been nothing but positive. “From a personal perspective, the interim roles have given me an opportunity to see PSU in a way that would not have been possible otherwise. Hopefully, this will make me a better advocate for the University long after the interim role is over,” he said.

PSU-based study compares access to health care in the U.S. and Canada Corie Charnley Vanguard staff

For retirees in the United States, access to health care is determined by income rather than need, according to a study by Portland State University’s community health professor Mark Kaplan. The study, published in the January issue of the International Journal of Health Services, compared the factors leading to retiree visits to specialist physicians in the United States and Canada. In the U.S., those with better socioeconomic backgrounds were far more likely to have visited a specialist than those with lower incomes. In Canada, however, poor health was the leading determinant for visits. “If you are of lower socioeconomic status [in the U.S.], obviously it works against you. But in Canada, health care is really above and beyond income levels. Need determines whether you have access to specialists,” Kaplan said. “We have the best of care and the worst of care—the best of care if you have the money,” he said. According to Kaplan, an overabundance of specialist

The best of care and the worst of care physicians in the U.S. has contributed to this trend. He explained that Canada places more emphasis on primary care doctors, which are significantly less expensive. In addition, primary care providers differ little from specialists in their ability to manage chronic illnesses, such as heart disease. Although Canadians pay almost half of what Americans spend on health care, they experience longer life expectancy, fewer infant mortalities and increased satisfaction with their quality of life than Americans, Kaplan said. He also points out the relationship between geography and health care costs. In regions such as South Florida, where many people go to retire, there exists an abundance of specialists. “When you compare the health profiles of people where there are more specialists, what comes out of that analysis is that the health of South Floridians isn’t any

better than the health of people in areas where the concentration of specialists is lower,” Kaplan added. When asked about the changes needed in the U.S., Kaplan said, “Minimally invasive surgery is not going to work in the U.S. What we need is major invasive surgery— major transformations.” The U.S. is highly individualistic, Kaplan said, and as a culture is less willing to make sacrifices in order to reach health care reforms. “In order to achieve what other countries have achieved, we need to come to terms with the fact that we’re all going to feel the pinch,” he said. Among the changes made to the system, Kaplan would like to see equal access to care and an increased number of primary care physicians. Also, he argues that health care needs to be more portable. “[So] if you lose your job, you’re not going to lose your health coverage,” he said.

The study was co-authored by Kaplan’s former graduate research assistant Nathalie Huguet, who received a doctorate from PSU’s School of Urban Studies and Planning. Huguet is a native of France, a country that has a universal healthcare system. Huguet said that she has been able to approach the American health care system with an outsider’s perspective. “I think that [it] is important for the public to have a different perspective, especially when approaching the issues that are raised by health care,” Huguet said. Kaplan also insists that the U.S. needs to adopt a new way of viewing health care in order to ensure that the system becomes more efficient and equitable. “For economic reasons and for philosophical reasons, I just think it’s the ethical thing to do,” he said.

News for students, by students

After being arrested, Griffin reportedly told police the two of them had also beaten Matthew Edwards, 18, on Jan. 4 because of his sexual orientation. Afterward, Griffin told police he had lied, and Edwards also recanted. Edwards is currently being investigated for filing a false police report. In October of 2006, Josh Grimes, a former member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, was convicted of assault and unlawful use of a weapon and served 150 days in jail for shooting Dennis Sanderson. Sanderson said he thought the punishment would have been more severe if the situation had been reversed. “If a college kid came snooping around my camp, and I shot him? I’d be doing 25-to-life,” Sanderson said. Shortly after the assault, the OSU chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho banned guns. All other fraternities and sororities associated with OSU had already banned firearms. “Most of our clients have already had very difficult lives, and senseless violence against them is beyond my understanding,” said Richard Donovan, executive director of Community Outreach. “These people are not dangerous and generally mind their own business.” Donovan has worked at Community Outreach for six years. He said the facility houses approximately 70 people, which include children. Community Outreach also helps people who are at risk of becoming homeless. Overall, they serve close to 10,000 people a year. “People who are attacked often feel powerless and are afraid to report the incidents,” HassHalcombe said. Hass-Halcome also said that, with the economy, homelessness is becoming a fast-rising national trend. Students are not excluded in this fact, and there are students on

campus who are facing situations of food and housing insecurity. Programs in place on campus that address these situations include the Mealbux program, the OSU Emergency Food Pantry and the ASOSU Human Resources Center, which connects students to community resources such as food stamps and rental assistance. —Katrina Lorengel, Daily Barometer

Increasing wave heights, trouble for coast residents According to, sea levels have been increasing over the course of the last century, and this, combined with the increase in maximum wave height, could create heavy erosion problems for coastal citizens, including residents of the Oregon coast. “Most people are wanting to live right on the edge of the beach,” said Patrick Corcoran, an extension coastal hazards outreach specialist for the OSU Sea Grant Extension in Astoria. “But you can’t prevent natural phenomena from happening, and with the increasing storms eroding away sand and beach dunes where people have built houses, a greater awareness of these problems is necessary.” Coastal communities have been experiencing complications from erosion in recent years, and with wave heights and incidences of storms on the rise, the problem will continue to get worse. The assaults tend to be episodic, but the accumulation of erosion over time can pose serious threats to those who build near the beach. “If you look at Oregon’s development, you can see that these beaches didn’t always have houses on them,” Corcoran said. “We’re the ones who have built static structures on dynamic landscapes, and people need to understand that.” In regard to future habitation of Oregon coastlines, the study suggests that preventative

measures need to be implemented sooner rather than later. A complete re-evaluation of methods and strategies used may be the best course of action when taking into account the new data. “The bottom line is that engineering design and coastal approaches could now be considered fairly conservative,” Ruggiero said. “Some of the work that we’re doing is trying to project what might happen next, but most do agree that sea levels will be accelerating through the next decades.” —Amy Schneider, Daily Barometer

Student safety paramount in discussion of Pacifica Forum At a panel discussion held Tuesday in the Ben Linder Room of the EMU, about 30 students and community members reiterated what they’ve been saying for several weeks: The Pacifica Forum makes them feel unsafe, and they want the Forum off campus.

 The panel discussion, organized by the Multicultural Center, was composed of Black Student Union President Michael Reta, ASUO President Emma Kallaway, Community Alliance of Lane County member Linda Hamilton, Eugene Anti-Hate Task Force member Michael Williams and University student Cimmeron Gillespie. “We just weren’t having enough dialogue about the Pacifica Forum,” MCC member Lidiana Soto said, who emceed the event. “There have been lots of protests, but not a lot of dialogue. We thought it would be good to have folks come and talk about it.”
Panel and audience members uniformly denounced the Pacifica Forum throughout the two-hour discussion. Several speakers, including Hamilton, shared their previous experiences with racism. Hamilton spoke, much of the time on the verge of tears, of growing up in Louisiana and

News Editor: Virginia Vickery 503-725-5690

Bits and Pieces HUD unveils new office Portland State is hosting a sustainability forum today in the Academic and Student Recreation Center, room 515, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan will unveil the new HUD Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Mayor Sam Adams will join Donovan in person and Sen. Jeff Merkley and Rep. Earl Blumenauer will respond via video. The new office will work to reduce energy costs and create communities with more transportation options.

CAMPUS CONNECTIONS Homeless attacks spur concern in Corvallis community

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hiding from the Ku Klux Klan.

 “I made up my mind when I left Louisiana I would never run from racism again,” Hamilton said. “We need to take a stand for what is right.” Reta also shared his story. He said that his first week in Eugene, when he was a 
freshman, a car drove by him shouting racial slurs. “It’s crazy to me that at public university that hate remarks are spewed and people almost turn a blind eye,” Reta said. “This is the first year that I’ve seen so much participation from students (against the Forum). It makes me proud, but it also angers me that my classmates and professors don’t feel safe walking around.”

 Safety was the recurring theme at the meeting. All of the panel members contended that the Forum’s meetings crossed the line of acceptable speech. Williams said that, although the law sets a bare minimum for speech, communities can and should enforce stronger standard through “whatever pressures are necessary to bring people in line.”
 “I don’t really care whether they had the legal freedom or not,” Williams said. “We cannot be safe if we put up with it,”
Charles Martinez, University vice-president of the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, agreed.

 “I’ve heard people say the solution to hate speech is more speech, and the conversation ends there, as if the only thing that should be done is people talking,” Martinez said. “The difference is there is not only discussion; there’s energy and disruption. It’s not only been directed at the Forum, but also at the University campus. I think that’s essential.”

University student Ariel Howland likened racists to a carrion-feeding beasts. “White supremacists are like hyenas,” Howland said. “They act strong in a group, but one of them alone is a coward.”
 — CJ Ciaramella, Daily Emerald

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe will also speak at the conference. —HUD Office of Public Affairs New Hubble images show mysterious debris NASA released photographs Tuesday of an X-shaped debris pattern with dust trailers that, it believes, is evidence of a collision between asteroids. The object was discovered Jan. 6 and NASA is calling it P/2010 A2. The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) sky survey made the discovery The average impact speed of an asteroid collision is 11,000 miles per hour. At the time of discovery the object was roughly 90 million miles from Earth and 180 million miles from the sun. —

Repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell”? Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen asked for a year-long study to learn the impact of a repeal of the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding gay troops in the U.S. military. The policy of silence was implemented during President Clinton’s administration. Congress would have to overturn the policy. A repeal is not favored by Republicans. —

Vanguard 4 | Arts & Culture February 4, 2010

Arts Editor: Theodora Karatzas 503-725-5694

New albums out Feb. 9 Angelo Spencer Et Les Hauts Sommets [K Records] Ben+Vesper LuvInIdleness [Sounds Familyre] The Besnard Lakes Albatross b/w Four Long Lines (12 inch) [Jagjaguwar] Best Coast Something in the Way (7 inch) [Post Present Medium] David Bowie David Bowie: Deluxe Edition [Decca/Universal] Galactic Ya-Ka-May [Anti-] Georgia Anne Muldrow King’s Ballad [Ubiquity] Hanoi Janes Summer of Panic [Captured Tracks] Hot Chip One Life Stand [Astralwerks]


The end of an era O. Winston Link’s famous photographic collection of the last steam railroad in America Roger Wightman Vanguard staff Photo courtesy of Charles A. Hartman/Fine Arts Department

It’s 1955 in northern Virginia. The sound of a steam engine comes chugging along, its horn bellowing through the quiet town of Staunton and into the auditory sense of O. Winston Link. The train is among the last of a dying breed of steam engines still running in the United States. Norfolk and Western Railway were making the transition to an all-diesel fleet much like the rest of the trains carrying passengers and freight across North America. Link wasn’t always interested in trains: As a college student, Link studied engineering and began his photography career with a borrowed Kodak camera. He began photographing for a public relations firm, followed by a job documenting a new government technology to detect submarines using low-flying aircraft. After losing his job in 1945 at the end of World War II, Link was finally prepared to open a photography studio and begin his career as an independent photographer. His first photo of a steam-run train was by pure chance. Link had

been in Virginia taking photos for a client when the idea of documenting the last steam-engine rail was born. His photographic documentation of the death of the steam engine was compiled between 1955 and 1960 with an end result of 2,400 negatives. Link was notoriously a master at setting up the scene—always posing his tangible subjects into strategic, interesting juxtapositions with the oncoming train. His high standards of perfection lead him to take many of his photographs at night, where he felt he had the most control over lighting. The techniques he used revolutionized flash technology— sometimes using upward of 43 bulbs to light a single frame. The final collection was titled The Last Steam Railroad in America. Select prints appeared in different train publications and historical museums until finally, in 1983, the collection was made into a legitimate exhibit and has traveled around the world ever since. Recordings of the steam engines made by Link accompany the photos that

O. Winston Link: A pioneering artist from the 1950s and ’60s whose photos of trains will be showing through March 13 at the Charles A. Hartman Fine Art Gallery here in Portland.

were eventually made into a sixrecord collection titled Sounds of Steam Railroading. Many photographs that make up the collection are renowned throughout the community of historical photography. “Hot shot eastbound at Iaeger, West Virginia” is a wildly popular print that is the result of perfect timing—a landscape of cars fills a drive-in movie theater, the couple at the end of the lot embrace in the driver’s seat while watching a filmed airplane seeming about to fly off the screen and into the steam trail left behind from the passing train. Link’s photos admirably document the ending of an era and the transition to the modern American way of life. A gas station attendant fills a pristine 1950s car in “Sometimes electricity fails, Vesuvius, Virginia.” The couple in the car remains fixated on the feeding tube of the

vehicle, all while a massive hunk of steel and steam roll on by. The Last Steam Railroad in America was Link’s life work. In 2004, all of his rail photography was compiled and put on permanent display at the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Va. Altogether enchanting and historical, Link’s exhibit is one to be cherished by generations past, present and those that will one day see the rise of the rail once more.

The Last Steam Railroad in America by O. Winston Link Charles A. Hartman Fine Art Gallery 134 NW Eighth Ave. Tue through Sat, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Opening reception tonight, 5:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. Runs through March 13

Hunx and His Punx Gay Singles [True Panther] Kath Bloom Thin Thin Line [Caldo Verde] Laura Gibson and Ethan Rose Bridge Carols [Holocene Music] Massive Attack Heligoland [Virgin] Pantha du Prince Black Noise [Rough Trade] Phantogram Eyelid Movies [Barsuk, LP out on Ghostly International] Redman Reggie Noble 9 1/2  [Def Jam] Title Tracks It Was Easy [Ernest Jenning] The Watson Twins Talking to You, Talking to Me [Vanguard] Yeasayer Odd Blood [Secretly Canadian]


Crab for a cause Portland Seafood and Wine Festival brightens Portland this weekend Katherine Vetrano Vanguard staff

Wine and seafood are two lights that bring brightness to the dull winter months in Oregon. Sean and Ann Guard, owners of local event company Metro Productions, have been responsible for helping winter become worthwhile with the Portland Seafood and Wine Festival. The idea was born six years ago. “Every year, we would travel to Astoria and Newport and we would look at one another and say, ‘Portland needs something like this,’” Ann said. The Guards were not alone in their love of fresh seafood. Last year drew in over 8,500 guests coming to taste what Oregon had to offer. The festival goes beyond the love of crustaceans, as an important aspect is what happens with the festival’s proceeds. Each year, a portion of the $12 entrance fee goes to the Oregon Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society—this is especially important to Ann, who has the disease. The food available at the festival will come from a multitude of vendors, from Bamboo Sushi to Hayden’s Lakefront Grill in Tualatin. A large part of the seafood offered will be provided by local fisherman, as well as The Oregon Albacore

Commission, the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, the Oregon Salmon Commission and the Oregon Trawl Commission. According to Ann, the seafood will be especially fresh this year. “It’s been a great year for crab, they have much more to offer than they did last year,” Ann said. The seafood will come in all shapes and sizes, including crab cakes, shrimp, crab melts, shrimp cocktails and rustic breads to soak up all the wine. For those who aren’t seafood lovers, there will be many culinary options that don’t come from the sea, including It’s All Good BBQ and Al Forno Ferruzza, a Sicilian-style pizza restaurant. The wineries that will have booths at the festival (there are over 50) are predominantly Oregon-based, and will offer samples. Beer lovers will be happy to know that wine isn’t the only beverage to sip—Redhook, Widmer and Astoria brewing companies will all be in attendance. In addition to seafood and wine, the festival will also include an array of fabulous art to be looked at and sold. Several elements of the Oregon artistic community will be represented, from sculpture to rod iron art, as well as some graphite art. Two of the local artists who have been making a name for themselves at the festivals each year are Bart Miller, who designs watercolors titled Art by Bart, and Peter X O’Brien, who offers original watercolor posters each year to celebrate the event. The Portland Seafood and Wine

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Seafood and Wine Festival: This weekend at the Oregon Convention Center.

Festival honors early risers, awarding the first 500 guests on each day a commemorative wine glass for sampling to take home. There will also be a $2 discount off the $12 admission price if you arrive during the first two hours. Wine samples start at 50 cents and food menu prices range from $2 to $15. Parking will be available for a maximum of $8. The Blue, Green and Red MAX lines and the 6 Bus Line run to Oregon Convention Center frequently. Whether it’s fresh seafood, wine, beautiful art or the cause, any reason is a good reason to include this festival in your weekend.

Portland Seafood and Wine Festival Oregon Convention Center 777 NE MLK Blvd. Fri, 2 to 10 p.m. Sat, 12 to 9 p.m. $12

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Five largest castles in the world 1. Malbork Castle (143,591 sq. meters) Located in Poland, Malbork Castle is the largest castle in the world. The castle was founded in 1274 by the Teutonic Knights, who used it as their headquarters to defeat Polish enemies and rule their own northern Baltic territories. The castle was expanded several times to host the growing number of knights until their retreat to Königsburg in 1466. 2. Mehrangarh Fort (81,227 sq. meters)

All photos courtesy of Nintendo

Glory of Heracles: An anime-style RPG rooted in old school gaming and Anciet Greek mythology.

By the gods,

an RPG!

Although officially called a fort, Mehrangarh Fort can easily be considered an Indian castle. It is situated on a 122-meter (400 feet) hill, has 36-meter-high and 21-meter-wide walls and is entered after crossing seven gates. The fort was initially built in 1459 by the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha, after he shifted his capital here from Mandore. However, most of what stands today dates back to the 17th century. 3. Prague Castle (66,761 sq. meters) Prague Castle is one of the largest castles in the world (the largest according to the Guinness Book of Records). The castle dates back to the Ninth century and was expanded several times until second half of the 18th century. The castle itself houses a complex of sights including the St. Vitus Cathedral and the St. George’s Basilica. 4.Windsor Castle (54,835 sq. meters)

Glory of Heracles shows Ancient Greece in an oldschool gaming light Steve Haske Vanguard staff

Just about any presence of Ancient Greece in the media these days can be summed up with one word—testosterone. There are a few reasons for this, the most obvious of which is the film adaptation of Frank Miller’s 300, which somehow catapulted Zack Snyder’s talentless slo-mo-centric directing—not to mention the film’s gritty, saturated aesthetic—to en vogue status. Not to give Snyder too much credit. Hollywood and the media were already paying close attention to the intellectual properties of Sony’s God of War the HBO’s multinational series Rome (same idea, different era), for example. But 300 was a shift—suddenly if it wasn’t bulging men throwing down in bloody, graphic battles against red-andsand-colored backdrops, no one was interested. And yet, here in 2010, Nintendo comes along and releases an unassuming little RPG that defies today’s

media conventions. You might say it’s an anime-inspired throwback to the days before Kratos and King Leonidas, when you might’ve expected something more along the lines of Gladiator or even Troy from your contemporary Roman epics. In fact, I’d almost say Glory of Heracles, the first localized entry in a long-running JRPG (Japanese RPG)series, exists in a kind of time capsule. And I have to say, even with its penchant for long-worn JRPG tropes, it’s refreshing to see the time period without the media’s current annoying (GoW excepted) obsession with stylistic displays of pigheaded carnage. Instead we get something that’s much more quaint—closer in relation to an old-school entry in Square’s Dragon Quest series than something that would be considered a gravitas-swilling epic. Heracles is actually about as traditional as they come, for better or worse. That means it has a cast of amnesiac heroes and, yes, even random battles. But while the game may act more or less like a throwback RPG—and despite some extremely antiquated design decisions—there’s a lot about Heracles that reflects modern games as well. For starters, there’s the battle system, which has been stream-

lined to the point where damn near anyone that’s ever played a game (or hasn’t, even) can play. There are AI options for your party, so you don’t have to manually engage with each character, and a handy in-game glossary that walks you through every aspect of battle as it occurs (particularly handy for the game’s numerous in-battle effects). Thank the gods, you can even speed up attack animations for quicker battles. It’s all very user friendly. Two other elements of the battle system that stick out in Heracles are magic boosting, where you perform some stylus-based action on the touch screen in order to bolster the power of spells, and the inclusion of ether bonuses, which reward a player with increased MP if they’re on the defensive in the back row or “overkill” an enemy with a greater blow than its remaining hit points. These kinds of additions to battling bring some much-needed strategy to the table, making the proceedings more interesting than, say, a completely old-school design. It goes a long way in making the battles more engaging than just an endless bout of slog fests. Finally, Heracles sports some of the most graphically impressive animations I’ve seen on the DS (if not

always the best-looking), with big, well-animated, cel-shaded characters. However, whether or not you enjoy this one will depend a lot on your penchant for old-school RPGs. The random battle frequency can be atrocious and the game is very linear. The translation is wonderfully done, however, so it at least brings the somewhat unoriginal story to life with some character and humor. Overall, Heracles is extremely traditional and feels pretty harmless, which can either be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your personal tastes. Chances are, if you enjoy Dragon Quest and are looking for another RPG with a classic feel, you might like Heracles. If your tastes skew towards a shorter-attention span, you’re not going to see much point here. But it still beats a 300 RPG.

Glory of Heracles Nintendo Out on Nintendo DS $29.99

Windsor Castle is often called the largest inhabited castle in the world and is definitely the largest castle in England. It is one of the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II, who spends many weekends of the year at the castle, using it for both state and private entertaining. 5. Hohensalzburg Castle (54,523 sq. meters) Hohensalzburg Castle located in the Austrian city of Salzburg is one of the largest and best-preserved castles in Europe. The castle was constructed in 1077 and was significantly enlarged between 1495 and 1519 when it reached more or less its present proportions. —

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Legion of Vikings earn academic honors The Big Sky Conference selected 31 Portland State student-athletes last week to the 2009 Fall All-Academic teams for cross country, football, women's soccer and volleyball. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Sky honors, players must participate in at least half the team's competitions, earn at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and complete at least one academic term at the current school. The following Vikings received Academic All-Big Sky honors:

Get fit for free: The new Academic and Student Recreation Center provides countless ways for students, faculty and staff to stay healthy­­— all on the cheap.

Our new rec center, part III

Student Rec Center provides variety of classes and programs James MacKenzie Vanguard staff

Men's cross country Andrew Salg Peter Tran Women's cross country Stephanie Deever Amelia Holcombe Brittany Long Football Keitrell Anderson Dominic David Drew Hubel Siasau Matagiese Bobby McClintock Evans Okotcha Ryan Pedersen Rory Richards Joel Sisler Soccer Dolly Enneking Michelle Hlasnik Jenna Horton Cris Lewis Megan Martin Kala Renard Emily Rohde Frankie Ross Alissa Russell Nathalie Wollmann

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This is the final article in a threepart series in the Vanguard covering Portland State’s new Academic and Student Recreation Center. In this installment, we explore the various groups and services available to members. Portland State’s new Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) not only provides an array of new equipment and playing surfaces, but also hosts a bevy of classes and programs aimed to appeal to the diverse university population. “We have the Outdoor Program, aquatics, fitness, intramurals, rec clubs—and we’re starting to work on family programming and accessibility,” said Jenny Grant, Campus Rec’s student sustainability coordinator and president of the Rec Clubs Council. According to Grant, participation in the programs offered by Campus

Rec has exploded across the board, largely due to the increased visibility and access. “Our student rec clubs definitely are taking off, especially now that they’re so high profile. Now, everybody sees them when they practice,” Grant said. “With fencing, we’ve had a lot of people come in. It’s changed the whole department.” Another aspect may explain the growing number of participants in the ASRC programs: With some maneuvering, students can participate in nearly every class offered by Campus Rec for free, with costs already covered in student fees. “You bring your own towel, you bring your own lock—that way you can use the day-use locker. You don’t have to rent a locker, and then you can do everything in here for free,” Grant said. “The only thing that has costs with it are our personal training sessions and private or group swim lessons.” An example of the new rec center’s cost-conscious approach to classes and programs are the new family swim nights offered through aquatics. Created for studentparents, the program allows children under the age of 18 to accompany

their parents on Friday nights and weekends. Family programming—a growing piece of Campus Rec—will soon offer more programs as well. “We’re starting to do open swim with families, family-specific swim times, gym times, fitness class on Saturdays for family, and then rock climbing for kids,” Grant said. Free is the operative word for drop-in fitness classes at the ASRC. Free from the limited space and time constraints of the Stott Center. The move from the Stott to the new facility has given Campus Rec the ability to vastly expand the number of fitness classes offered, as well as the number of instructors for those classes. Classes range from cardio workouts to yoga, and details about the classes are available on the Campus Rec Web site. Attending a class involves a simple process, according to Grant. “You check in before you go to class, you get a pass [and] it’s free,” she said. “You can’t check in any more than 30 minutes before a class, so you can’t reserve your spot in advance or anything.” The Outdoor Program, which maintains the climbing wall, hosts a variety of themed trips.


Volleyball Nicole Bateham Nique Fradella Christie Hamilton Erica Jepsen Whitney Phillips Lindsey Steele Lana Zielke

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Viks assists leader Claire Faucher can juggle too Rosemary Hanson Vanguard staff

Daily Vanguard: Why did you come to Portland State? Claire Faucher: A), they offered me a scholarship, and B), it was close enough for family to come watch from Yakima, [Wash.]. It is really important for me to be around and have the support of my family. DV: What is your best on-court memory? CF: Even beyond the big wins and exciting moments, at practice when somebody does something really goofy—whether it’s the coaches or the players, everyone’s laughing.

DV: What is your greatest strength? CF: Is it too cliché to say my personality? I would say my personality—I think that the people that I’m around know that I care a lot about them. I’m a people person. DV: Which is your favorite place to eat around campus? CF: Just on campus or can I do in Portland? [DV: In Portland is fine.] The Bamboo Grove. It is a Hawaiian restaurant—Hawaiian barbecue, ridiculously good teriyaki chicken, kalua pig. It’s just amazing. DV: What is your favorite thing to do around Portland? CF: I think I’m most excited about the spring. For almost four years, I’ve been so busy with school and basketball I’m just really excited to go biking around downtown Portland. I’m excited to learn how to snowboard. I’ve skied, but never

snowboarded. I haven’t been able to for the past eight years really, because the coaches would have been really mad if I came in injured [laughing]. I’m excited to do those kinds of things.

DV: What is the first item that you would buy if you won the lottery? CF: Right now I’d spend a huge chunk of money to [help] Haiti. Then I’d ask my parents what to do with it. They’d say put it in the bank. I’d probably buy a few puppies and a house and property to take care of them. DV: What was your most embarrassing on-court moment? CF: I don’t really get embarrassed, but some funny things: I’ll be back peddling and doing transition defense and go tumbling backwards and have to scramble to my feet. DV: Do you have any nicknames? CF: Yes, I do. Everybody on my team calls me Bear—Claire Bear. My dad calls me Cubblet, like he’s the daddy bear and I’m the baby.

Excursions and classes range from free to $460, but they generally fall within the $30 range. The cheapest option—an urban hike—requires only the purchase of a bus pass, while students interested in earning their Wilderness First Responders certification must spend $460 to obtain it through the Outdoor Program. The winter term alone provides several options for those seeking an escape from campus. “We have snowshoeing, crosscountry skiing, back country ski [and] snowboard seminar, rafting, Smith Rock climbing… all this term,” said David Lock of the Outdoor Program. Other low-cost options at the ASRC are the many clubs available to join through Campus Rec, though most require dues to help pay for travel expenses and equipment costs. Whereas clubs were limited in practice times at the Stott Center, dedicated space and a less-combative schedule at the ASRC has allowed the clubs to flourish. For more information on all the classes and programs available through the ASRC, visit their Web site at

DV: If you could attend one concert or sporting event, what would it be? CF: I would love to go and see the Olympics in Athens at some point. That would be the main one. DV: What has been your favorite class at Portland State? CF: For me it wasn’t really the classes—it’s been the professors that have been important. Jennifer Loney, Mellie Pullman and then Jeanne Enders—they’ve just been really helpful. With basketball, it’s hard missing a lot of class, kind of being here and there. DV: What’s on your iPod right now? CF: A lot of Christian music and country. DV: Do you have any hidden talents? CF: I wish I could say I could yodel or something exciting. [laughs] I can juggle! I can do some little things like that. I’m horrible at the Yo-Yo, but I’m working on that. DV: Do you read the Vanguard? CF: I do read the Vanguard. Usually just during basketball season. Well, actually I read it kind of year round, because I like to see what kind of sports are going on.


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Friday Imagining Home Noon to 1:30 p.m. Urban Center Room 200 Free screening of a documentary about North Portland's Hope VI New Columbia project Lecture: “A Tale of Two Empirical Likelihoods” 3:15 p.m. Neuberger Hall Room 381 Free statistics lecture by University of Kentucky professor Mai Zhou Refreshments served in NH, room 344 at 3 p.m. Falling Whistles 6 p.m. Native American Student and Community Center Free event with a guest speaker who served as a child soldier in the Congo

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Top 10 lists 10 fastest mammals 1. Cheetah 71 mph 2. Pronghorn antelope 57 mph 3. Wildebeest 50 mph 4. Lion 50 mph 5. Springbok 50 mph 6. Brown hare 48 mph 7. Red fox 48 mph 8. Grant’s gazelle 47 mph

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English Department contributes to Portland State’s sustainable culture Sharon E. Rhodes Vanguard staff

The student-run publishing house Ooligan Press has housed, since winter 2009, the Sustainable Publishing Initiative. Graduate students Janine Eckhart and Melissa Brumer founded the movement last year to teach themselves about sustainable publishing methods, according to their first book, Rethinking Paper and Ink: The Sustainable Publishing Revolution. Jessie Carver, graduate student and co-manager of the Sustainable Publishing Initiative (SPI) with fellow student Natalie Guidry, said that Rethinking Paper and Ink was a “collaboration among Ooligan students, the Green Press Initiative and sustainable publishing professionals.” According to the inscription of the book, “Sustainability means meeting the economic, social, and environmental needs of the present without compromising the similar needs of future generations.” Rethinking Paper and Ink is Ooligan’s first book in the SPI OpenBook series.

“[It is] so named because of our commitment to transparency in our efforts to produce a line of books using the most sustainable materials and processes available to us,” the authors explain on the first page. In the section titled, “Producing This Book: A Creation Story,” the authors explain that they “set out to create an attractive, high-quality and affordable product (unit cost was just over $3); we also tried to use local services and resources as much as possible and to publish a book that demonstrates its own message: sustainable book design, and production is possible, affordable and attractive.” Indeed, the book looks and feels recycled while maintaining a certain sophistication and grace. The cover is light brown with a silhouetted picture of trees in front of a mountain in a contrasting shade of dark brown, and the title, subtitle and the words Ooligan Press are in white. Each book, in addition to bearing the OpenBook logo, will contain an OpenBookAudit, which lists the sources of the book’s materials and how it was manufactured. According to the OpenBookAudit of Rethinking Paper and Ink, the 1,000 copies printed on recycled rather than conventional paper saved 2 million BTUs of total energy associated with paper

production and prevented the release of 1,250 gallons of wastewater and 160 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent. The ink of Rethinking Paper and Ink is soy and manufactured by Great Western Ink in Portland. “The food-grade soybeans are grown conventionally by various soy farms in the Midwestern United States,” Carver said. She also said that students involved in the SPI hope Rethinking Paper and Ink will help publishers “to integrate sustainability into their operations as well.” Those interested can download a free PDF version of Rethinking Paper and Ink from www.ooliganpress.pdx. edu/sustainability under the tab labeled OpenBook Series. “At PSU, we’re integrating sustainability throughout our curriculum, from courses in business and sociology to courses in architecture and engineering,” wrote Portland State President Wim Wiewel in the book’s foreward. “Our goal is for a PSU degree to represent not only completion of an academic program, but also having achieved literacy in sustainability.” In keeping with Wiewel’s vision of sustainability at PSU, Rethinking Paper and Ink includes a “Guide to Responsible Office Practices, Printing, and Paper Use,” as well as a list of

ways in which Portland State students can get involved in sustainability through coursework such as “Political Science 319: Politics of the Environment” and student groups such as the Bike Co-op and Vegans for Animal Advocacy. Last fall, the SPI published a second edition of Cataclysms on the Columbia: The Great Missoula Floods as a part of the OpenBook series. Recently, the SPI released a revised edition of Classroom Publishing. Dennis Stovall, the founder of Ooligan Press, coauthored Classroom Publishing with Laurie King in 1992 and subsequently used it as the basis for Portland State’s Publishing curriculum. The SPI will hold a book release party for Classroom Publishing on Feb. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at p:ear, located at 338 NW Sixth Ave. When asked about current projects, Carver said the SPI is plenty busy. “In progress for our OpenBook series we have Brew to Bikes by Charles Heying, a fantastic book on the unique artisan community in Portland, which will be published this autumn,” she said. “Natalie and I are also co-authoring an updated, expanded second edition of Rethinking Paper and Ink, which is a full-sized book set to be published this coming winter.”

1. “Foggy Dew” Sinead O’Conner and The Chieftains 2. “Fairytale of New York” Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues 3. “Under Pressure” Queen and David Bowie 4. “Where the Wild Roses Grow” Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue 5. “Walk this Way” Run DMC and Aerosmith 6. “Islands in the Stream” Kenny Rodgers and Dolly Parton 7. “You’re All I Need to Get By” Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell 8. “What Have I Done to Deserve This?” Dusty Springfield and Pet Shop Boys 9. “Don’t Give Up” Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush 10. “Some Velvet Morning” Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra —

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