February 12, 2001 Vol. V, No. 10

FYI

For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines, classes and courses of interest to the university community. The deadline for submitting items generally is noon on Monday, one week before the issue appears. The deadline for the February 26 issue is Mon., February 19.

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Public Meetings

Educational Resources Committee

Meets from 2-4 p.m., Tue., Feb. 13, in President's Conference Room C.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., Feb. 15, in the Oviatt Library presentation room.

Campus Planning Board

Meets 10 a.m. to noon Tue., Feb. 20, in President's Conference Room A.

Extended Learning Committee

Meets from 3:15-5 p.m., Wed., Feb. 21, in the Matador Bookstore Complex, executive conference room.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m., Wed., Feb. 21, in President's Conference Room A.

Campuswide Disabilities Issues Board

Meets 2 p.m., Thu. Feb. 22, in Sierra Hall 382.

Associated Students Senate

Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.

Notices

Graduate Assistant Positions

The University Student Union is accepting applications for two graduate assistant positions. The positions are for graduate students who are interested in working 20-30 hours per week for a one-year appointment in Student Development/Activities. Primary responsibilities will include working with budgets, event planning, student development and the USU Board of Directors. The position pays $10 per hour and covers CSUN's tuition. fmi-Raymond Juárez, x2491.

Cesar Chavez Day

The CSU Board of Trustees has designated March 31, Cesar Chavez Day, as a paid holiday for CSU employees. Cesar Chavez Day will be celebrated on March 31 each year unless it falls on a Saturday or Sunday. This year it will be observed on Fri., March 30. A revised payroll calendar will be issued that will convey this change in the university's holiday schedule.

Library Lovers Month

The Oviatt Library reminds the campus that the California State Senate has proclaimed February 2001 as Library Lovers Month. The Senate resolution urges all Californians to visit a library and thank a librarian for services provided by libraries. Statistics show that 16.5 million Californians have library cards.

Christian Faculty and Staff Association Meetings

The Christian Faculty and Staff Association is holding lunch meetings from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every second and fourth Thursday of the month at the United Campus Ministry, second floor of the University Student Union, fmi-x5814.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to Deborah Gladden (Physical Plant Management) and her family on the loss of her grandmother.

Events

Used Book Sale

Friends of the Oviatt Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tue., Feb. 13, in the Oviatt Library lobby. Checks are welcome with I.D. Proceeds will be used to buy new library materials. fmi-x2638.

Faculty CELT Programs

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering these programs to faculty members during the spring: fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail cynthia.desrochers@csun.edu.

The Works of August Wilson

This free symposium honors the playwright who received an honorary doctorate from CSUN. Mon., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Also, see Joe Turner's Come and Gone in Calendar/Theater.

Financial Aid 101

The Financial Aid Office is holding its fifth annual Financial Aid 101 workshop titled "College is Possible" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 19 at the USU. The workshop is designed to inform and prepare incoming CSUN Freshmen. Registration starts at 9 a.m., followed by a welcome ceremony at 10 a.m. and a scholarship session at 11 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center. At noon there will be two sets of breakout/general sessions at various locations in the USU. The sessions include student loan information, CAL Grants, FAFSA line by line, budgeting tips and the financial aid process at CSUN. The Financial Aid Office will be closed for the event on Feb. 19. fmi-Adrianne Weinberg, x3873 or e-mail adrianne.weinberg@csun.edu.

Erlandson International Symposium

The Journalism Department invites all students and faculty to the Erlandson International Symposium on Tue., Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. in the USU Thousand Oaks Room. The topic will be "Reporting on the Balkans: A Belgian Broadcaster's Experience in War-torn Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia." Carl Voet, Belgian broadcast journalist and visiting Fulbright Scholar, will be the featured speaker.

Tech Fest

The Career Center and the College of Engineering & Computer Science are hosting Tech Fest, which will feature technical recruiters, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wed., Feb. 21 in the Engineering & Computer Science Building. Targeted majors are physics, mathematics, engineering, computer science, MIS, and graphic design, but all majors are invited to attend. fmi-www.csun.edu/career.

Geology Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Where Continents Collide-A Reconnaissance Study of the Seismic Hazard of the Main Frontal Thrust, Nepal." Noon, Wed., Feb. 21, in Science 1231. Lecturer will be CSUN professor J. Douglas Yule.

Volunteer Opportunities

Students are invited to join the Volunteer Council. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. every Wednesday in the Career Center's Volunteer Program Office. fmi-Council hotline, x4106 or visit www.csun.edu/volunteer or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming opportunities:

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE), University Counseling Services, Residential Life, Athletics and Associate Students invite campus community members to attend the free events of CSUN's fifth annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Mon., Feb. 26 through Wed., Feb. 28. fmi-x7500.

Multi-Faith Dialogue Series

The Interfaith Council at CSUN is hosting a six-week Multi-Faith Dialogue Series in collaboration with the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council. This dialogue series will promote understanding and knowledge of other faiths. Information will be shared in a non-threatening way among people of different faiths in a small, intimate group setting.

The two-hour sessions are structured with exercises and thought-provoking questions. The facilitator will be Mal Cohen, who has more than 10 years experience in Interfaith dialogue and is a member of the NCCJ, the National Conference of Community and Justice, formerly known as the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

The Multi-Faith Dialogue Series will start Tue., Feb. 27 from 2-4 p.m. in the Interfaith Lounge, second floor of the south wing of the University Student Union. The series will be held each Tuesday at the same time for six weeks through April 3. The dialogue series is limited to 15 participants at a time. To sign up, contact Darlene Warren-Shapiro, director of campus ministry, at x5814 or Mal Cohen at (818) 348-0267.

Classes

Student Computer Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring student workshops in the Learning Resource Center in Student Services Building room 418 on topics including Wired Workshops, HyperNews, IRC and WebCT. The following workshops are upcoming: All CSUN students are welcome to these workshops. fmi-x2033 or e-mail hflrc007@csun.edu.

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

Information Technology Resources is offering the following workshops in "H" Complex HE001: To enroll, send an e-mail request to training@csun.edu or call x2204.

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. fmi-x2401.

WebCT: A Demonstration for Faculty

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is offering faculty workshops in the Learning Resource Center on online course creation, design and management on WebCT. The following workshops in Student Services Building room 408 are upcoming: Required prior to any of the workshops: Apply for a WebCT account at least three days prior to the workshop by filling out the form at www.csun.edu/~webteach/WebCT/ WebCTAccountRequest.html. Reserve a computer and space. fmi-x2033 or e-mail lrc@csun.edu

Deadlines

Who's Who Nominations

Nomination forms for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2000-2001 are due in the Office of Student Development and & International Programs (mail drop 8261) by Fri., Feb. 23, no later than 4:30 p.m. General qualifications include having junior, senior or graduate standing and an overall GPA of 3.0 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduate students. Contribution to the campus through academics and extracurricular activities and involvement in community activities are other criteria. Nomination forms are available upon request. fmi-Emily Dutra, x2393.

Early Retirement Program

Applications for the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) are due by Mon., Feb. 26. The Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that applications should be submitted at least six months prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the faculty member plans to begin participation in FERP. Application forms can be obtained from the Office of Faculty Affairs, Dome 706 (mail drop 8220). Completed application forms, including signatures of the faculty member, chair and dean should be submitted before the deadline to the Office of Faculty Affairs. fmi-x2962.

Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards

The Research and Grants Committee announces the 2001-02 Competition for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards. The awards provide faculty the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 to pursue their scholarly and creative interests. Faculty may apply for three units of released time and/or funds for project expenses. In recent years, more than 60 percent of applicants have been funded. New faculty (hired as of fall 1998) will be considered as a group and given special consideration. The deadline for submission of applications is 5 p.m., Fri., March 9. Application materials are available in Research and Sponsored Projects, AP 706, x2901 or can be downloaded at www.csun.edu/ ~gripact/research.html.

Gerontology Scholarship

The Center for Education and Research in Gerontology invites undergraduate seniors and graduate students who have developed research interests in the field of aging to apply for the Sonja Marchand Gerontology Award of $1,000. Applications are due Thu., March 15. Application forms can be obtained from Jean Daniels in the Sociology Department at x4992 or by e-mail jean.daniels@csun.edu.

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