Volume 42:05

October 22nd, 2015 | Posted by RosaMaria Chacon in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Volume 42:05)
Chair: Kent Baxter Compiled by: RosaMaria Chacon

 

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cooler………….say it with me           Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve by remembering the dead or partaking of colcannon (potato and kale or cabbage), cider, apples, or soul cakes      or   Bewilder your familiars with a disguise.

Announcements

Symposium on “Transnational Perspectives on the Middle East, North Africa and Beyond: Gender, Conflicts, and Social Transformations” Oct 26th 9:15-5:30 Whitsett Room

Redondo Poet Series Oct 27th 8pm with Dorothy Barresi, Freddy Garcia, Socheata San and Lusine Makarosyan at Coffee Cartel coffee shop.  Poetry at the Beach 1820 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach…Wish I could be there

2016 Jerome Richfield Memorial Fellow award is accepting nominations for faculty members engaged in high quality, high impact research.  Deadline Oct 30th 5 pm.

Don Dorsey Excellence in Mentoring Award is accepting nominations for exceptional faculty, staff, and administrative mentors. Deadline Oct 30th 5 pm.

The Dean is working on this year’s holiday card and she is looking for an appropriate poem. Submit your poem to leilani.hall@csun.edu

Lecture on “Ritual Worship of Trees, Mountains, and Stones in Northern India” by David Haberman of Indiana University. Nov 2nd 9:30-10:45 Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library

Phenomenal Woman Panel Discussion on issues important to women in 2016 presidential elections Nov 9th 4-6:30…RSVP was due 10/16 but check with humaastu@csun.edu  if you want to attend

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Reminders

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman Panel Discussion with Linda Overman, Cheryl Spector and David Gerrold Oct 24th 1:00-3:00 p.m. West Valley Regional Branch Library 19036 Vanowen Street, Reseda

“Mexican American Women in Sports and Their Struggle for Gender Equality” with José Alamillo Oct 28th 2 pm   Sequoia Hall 104

“Power in the Classroom: Teaching Ethnic Studies–from theory to policy and practice” with Professor Christine Sleeter, Professor Theresa Montaño, José Lara, and Luis Alejo, Assembly Member  Oct 28th 4-6 pm Noski Auditorium.

Día de Los Muertos Events:

Noche de Ofrenda–share stories and honor those who have passed Oct 29th 6-10 pm Chicana/o House. Bring food or flowers to honor the dead.

Presentation: “Words about Día de Los Muertos: Indigenous Perspective”with Xóchitl Flores-Marcial, Ph.D Oct 30th 2-4 pm  Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library

Día de Los Muertos Annual Celebration Oct 30th 5:30-Midnight begins in breezeway between Sierra Hall and Jerome Richfield and then proceeds to Chicana/o House on Plummer…music, food, and muertos arts and crafts for sale.  A Very Interesting and Fun Time!!

Opportunities

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Advancement to Graduation Event this saturday Oct 24th 8:30-4:00 USU Northridge Center begins with Dr. Donald Asher on Graduate Admissions Process. This event includes Ranita Chatterjee’s “How to Compose a Successful Statement of Purpose” workshop PLUS prepare for GRE/GMAT and Finance your Graduate Education.  There will also be informational tables for graduate study at CSUN.  Please announce to your undergrads and grad students.

Build Poder (si se puede) Promoting Opportunities for Diversity in Education and Research–Information Sessions Oct 22 at 3:30 and 29 at 6:30 SQ 104 AND Application Workshops Nov 12 3:30 and Nov 19 6:30 SQ 104

CSUN’s Desert Performance lab invites all students to a Halloween Party Oct 30th 6pm JR319. Wear a costume and bring your original work to perform…refreshments. Call for Submissions for original work for the Holiday Show Due Nov 1  Submit to Desert Performance Facebook Page Inbox or to Professor Mitchell.

Sustainable Lawn Alternatives Workshop NOV 4th 12:30-1:30 Oviatt Library 16 Garden Level.  Space Limited so register today–check sustainability on CSUN web

America Recycles Day Nov 12th 10–2  Bookstore Lawn–convenient…Volunteers needed–check sustainability on CSUN web if you want to help and we know the planet needs some help

Register for 2016 Faculty Retreat by Dec 4th…Theme is “Rediscovering CSUN” on January 19th and 20th.  A good way to meet faculty from across the campus in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Achievements

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Sage Publications announces the release of the Vietnamese translation of Online Teaching in the Digital Age by Pat Swenson and Nancy Taylor.  Nice Cover/Good Teaching Tips!

Martin Pousson’s story “Father Fox” will be featured in the next issue of New Orleans Review. This story is from his forthcoming novel-in-stories, Black Sheep Boy.

Irene Clark and Shaun Cullen gave a presentation/workshop “Writing an Effective Thesis: Entering the Conversation” for the Thesis Bootcamp Program.

Scott Andrews helped celebrate the 50th annual Western Literature Association conference in Reno, Oct 15-17th. He read his piece “This is a Story about the Plains.”  He also presented “Landscape as Process: Jeremy Singer’s Dinetah Paintings” (dinetah–among the people in Navajo) on another panel. Wish I could have been there.  And he chaired the “Postwestern Provocations” panel. A busy scholar…

Kudos to All!

 

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until another Thursday~

Volume 42:04

October 8th, 2015 | Posted by RosaMaria Chacon in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Volume 42:04)
Chair: Kent Baxter Compiled by: RosaMaria Chacon

 

Can it really be the 7th week?  Soon Summer shall be over and we will ease into November with dreams of a few days off for turkey or pie or a short trip or just simply nada—-a bit of R & R

Announcements

“Remixing Sovereignty” with Tall Paul, Indigenous Hip Hop Artist, Oct 15th Noon Plaza del Sol sponsored by Gender & Women’s Studies, American Indian Studies, and the Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative…Sounds Fun

“Everything Marx”–panel discussion with Chris Higgs, Steve Wexler, and Nate Mills at the Critical Theory Club Oct 15th 7:00 p.m. Contact anthony.garcia.36@my.csun.edu  or  enrique.solis.860@my.csun.edu   for location.

Celebrate another issue of The Northridge Review Oct 16th begins at 7:00 at the Planetarium BP 31200 (across the lawn from ST) Snax and Great Readings–always a fun time!

Mona Houghton and Elyce Wakerman will be signing their novels at the Local Authors’ Showcase–Burbank Public Library 300 N. Buena Vista St Oct 17th 1-4. (Mona’s work: Frottage & Even as We Speak and Elyce’s – A Tale of Two Citizens: a Novel) I’ve taught Even as We Speak in a contemporary lit class–popular with students but have not had the pleasure yet of reading A Tale of 2 Citizens…Have You?

“Streamapalooza! Insights into Copyright and Media for 21st Century Educators” with a variety of speakers and lunch. Wednesday October 21 8:30–4:00 Oviatt Library. To RSVP http://library.csun.edu/events/copyright-2015

“The Sexy Female Sport Supporter: Media Depictions and Supporter Reactions” Oct 14th 2:30-3:45 with Kim Toffoletti from Australia at Sequoia 104

“Mexican American Women in Sports and Their Struggle for Gender Equality” Oct 28th 2pm Seminar with Jose Alamillo at Redwood Hall 253

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Reminders

Please let Wendy know by tomorrow Oct 9th which classes you want to use for student evaluations. Isn’t the Sponge Bob cartoon cute?

Let’s help keep our teaching community running smoothly even though we are all busy. Each of us can do at least one teaching observation and some of us can squeeze in a second observation.  You need not return to your computer and pound out a letter (oh maybe that was typewriters).  Now we have a simple check off/easy comment form.  Composition and Business Communication need the most help.  Find a few names and check the schedule Jackie provided to choose someone close to your schedule for ease of completion. Contact the committee head to make sure your chosen one is not already dancing with someone else (spoken for).  Claim your credit too–remember to turn in the form to Marlene afterward.

Health and the other Benefits–Open Enrollment for the new year ends tomorrow Oct 9th. Find out how much it will cost and what you can get if you need it…..

How did they come up with the name DOODLE and what could it mean? Well, pas grave/no worries. Let’s do the Doodle poll with Tonie for the subject matter interviews.  It is a bit difficult to schedule faculty in pods of two. Help Tonie and give her your preferred day and time.  Or if you know someone you would like to work with for an interview and you two can (pre)agree on day and time, you can add that info to the comments section. Most of us do only one of these and if it doesn’t help to whistle while we work, it does help to share out the work. Many hands…

Oct 16th 3-5 Wings & New Voices Ceremony–USU Grand Salon…we can’t do the traditional salon with a Marquise or Gertrude Stein but we can support our newest student writers plus good snacks.

RSVP BY OCTOBER 23RD to attend the celebration of Shane Frelich’s life on Oct 30 4pm Valley Performing Arts Center.  Attendees are requested to wear cheerful clothing rather than the traditional black clothing. In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to an education fund for Shane’s children    https://www.gofundme.com/shanefrehlich

Opportunities

Campus Sustainability Day Oct 20th 9:30-2:00 Presentations about Urban Agriculture, Tech & Solar, and Backyard Ecology.

Día de los Muertos–Oct 29th 6-10/Night of Offering outside Chicano House. Guests are welcome to bring food or flower offerings. Tell a story of someone you are remembering. Light refreshments.  Presentation Oct 30 2-4 by Professor Xochitl Flores-Marcial at Library Fermin Presentation Room  Celebration Oct 30th 5:30/6:00 until midnight courtyard between Sierra Hall and Jerome Richfield with ofrenda viewing, music, arts and crafts…Definitely worth seeing the student work–incredible creativity and work

If you would like to address some of your concerns about the recent shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, Part One of “Dealing with Workplace Violence and Fear or Threats of Violence” will be facilitated by Anne Glavin, CSUN Chief of Police and Kristina de la Vega, Vice President of Human Resources October 28th 9:30-11:00 2nd Floor Training Room, Department of Police Services

Achievements

Jutta Schamp did a poster presentation at Yale in July. “The Right Brain, the Unconscious, and Postcolonial Trauma: Post-Jungian Undercurrents in Anton Nimblett’s Sections of an Orange” at the International Association of Jungian Studies and International Association of Analytical Psychology.

Then she took her Post Jungian presentation of Sections of an Orange on the road to Detroit. She did a panel presentation at the Midwest Conference on British Studies at Wayne State U in September.

Impressive Jutta!

Irene Clark gave a presentation/workshop for the Social Science Writing Project, titled “Developing Effective Writing Assignments.”

Chris Higgs’ nonfiction manuscript, As I Stand Living, was named a semi-finalist in the Cleveland State U Poetry Center Book-Length Essay Competition. Chris also has an essay in the upcoming issue of Gorse, an international literary journal: “How to Write Experimental Fiction in Five Easy Steps.”

Shaun Cullen’s essay “The Innocent and the Runaway: Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Racial Melodrama and the Epistemology of Ignorance” will appear in the Journal of Popular Music Studies (March 2016). His essay “White Skin, Black Flag: Hardcore Punk and the Racialization of Sound” is forthcoming in Criticism. And he presented a paper, “Rockin in the Free World: Neil Young and Cold War Liberalism” at the Association for the Study of the Arts annual meeting in September. Plenty of Pop Culture Production!

Kudos to All!

 

until another Thursday ~