Calendar & Events

Monthly Program Events 2017-2018

RAPS Board meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 12:15pm at Smith Benson House. The meetings are open to the membership except for June as it is a joint retreat for the old and new boards hosted by the outgoing president. No board meetings are usually held in July and August. 

Unless stated otherwise, the monthly meetings start at noon with a social hour and a light lunch. The program will start at 1:00 pm.


January 18, 2018

Professor Danny Kim, new faculty member in the History Dept/Institute for Asian Studies, will speak on, The History and Ideology of North Korea's Provocations. Please join us in room 333 SMSU to hear his riveting and poignant talk.


February 15

"An Extraordinary Pilgrimage: Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela"

Journey over to 333 SMSU to watch the PowerPoint presentation given by Jim and Joan Peck.


March 15  Annual Spring Potluck

We will be joined by Christine Meadows and the PSU Opera Students for a "Behind the Scenes of Benjamin Britten's Comic Opera, Albert Herring". Please join us in room 333 SMSU to welcome Spring. 


April 16 (Monday)  President's Luncheon

This event will be hosted by PSU President Soureshi. Please join us in the SMSU ballroom to welcome PSU's newest President.


May 10 (Note Date & Room Change)

Annual Ice Cream Social 

Political Science Department Chair Christopher Shortell will  lecture on "The Importance of Norms: Trump vs the Press". A refreshing social time will follow with our Annual Ice Cream Social. Room 296 SMC.






Monthly Groups

RAPS has a number of groups that meet monthly for socializing and activity. This includes:

    For more information on these clubs please contact the office manager, Rebecca Butterworth, 503-725-3447 or