February 26, 2001 Vol. V, No. 11

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Public Meetings

Associated Students Senate

Meets 2 p.m., Tue., Feb. 27 in the USU Thousand Oaks Room.

Educational Technology Committee

Meets from 2-4 p.m., Fri., March 2, in Oviatt Library conference room 373.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m., Wed., March 7, in President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets from 1-5 p.m., Thu., March 8, in President's Conference Room A.

Educational Resources Committee

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

Foundation Board of Directors

Meets 6 p.m., Wed., March 14 at the University Club.

Notices

Jewish Religious Holidays

The Faculty Affairs Office reminds the campus community that the major Jewish holidays occurring during the spring 2001 semester include: It is campus policy that "in administering any tests or examinations, we will permit any student who is eligible to undergo the test or examination to do so, without penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student's religious creed. The Faculty Affairs Office calls this policy to your attention and reminds faculty and staff of the responsibility to be sensitive to students' religious obligations as course deadlines, examinations and other activities are scheduled.

Christian Faculty & 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 in the United Campus Ministry office, second floor of the University Student Union. fmi-x5814.

Events

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.

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.

Career Center Workshops

The Career Center is offering workshops to assist students with career decisions and job search, resume and interviewing strategies. Reservations are preferred for all workshops. To sign up, call x2878. The schedule is as follows:

Majors Fair 2001

The Educational Opportunity Program, Undergraduate Studies, Associated Students and the California Career Development Association/CSUN student chapter are sponsoring Majors Fair 2001 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., Feb. 28 at the USU Northridge Center. The event provides students with an opportunity to explore majors, minors and campus resources at one place. The fair features faculty, staff and students from all undergraduate academic departments/programs/ options, informational displays and printed materials. Refreshments will be served and door prizes given. fmi-Helene Berg-Kolin, x2108 or e-mail helene.berg-kolin@csun.edu

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:

Chinese New Year Banquet

The China Institute at CSUN is inviting everyone to its Chinese New Year banquet at 6 p.m. Sat., March 3 at the Mandarin Wok, 21800 Victory Blvd. in Woodland Hills. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the institute's work in the past year, enjoy a program of authentic Chinese performances, and get information about upcoming events and activities. A $50 or more membership contribution to the China Institute buys dinner for two at the banquet. Each additional seat is $25. fmi-x3939.

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.

Christian Faculty Lecture

The CSUN Christian Faculty and Staff Association and United Campus Ministry is hosting a lecture titled "The Calling of a Christian Professor" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thu., March 1 at the Interfaith Lounge, second floor of the south wing of the USU. John Walkup, author and scholar, will discuss some of the challenges involved in living out this calling on a secular campus in the new millennium, while sharing personal experiences from his career. fmi-x5814 or e-mail darlene.warren@csun.edu

New Media Workshop

The College of Business Administration and Economics and the College of Engineering and Computer Science are sponsoring a workshop titled "Strategies and Technologies: Tools for Producing and Delivering Streaming Media at CSUN" from 2-4:30 p.m. Fri., March 2 in Business Administration Building 4117. This workshop will explore delivering various audio/video applications over the Internet. Faculty and staff from several areas on campus will discuss their video encoding and delivery tools and techniques. fmi- www.csun.edu/ws/st/newmedia.htm.

Alumni Day at the Races

The Alumni Association is inviting alumni and friends to the infield of the Santa Anita Racetrack at 12:30 p.m., Sun., March 4. Don't worry if you have never been to the track, professional race handicappers will help you pick the winners. The cost is $5 and children under 17 are free. fmi-x5541.

Geology Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "The Geomorphology of Central and Western Australia" at 4 p.m., Wed., March 7, in Science 1231. Lecturer will be Frank Hanna of Northern Arizona University.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will screen a film titled "Heart to Heart-The Truth About Heart Disease" in Sequoia Hall room 104 from 3-4 p.m. Wed., March 7, and from 11 a.m. to noon, Thu., March 8. fmi-x3102.

An Evening with Boris Yaro

This evening with Los Angeles Times photographer Boris Yaro features an interview and video presentation at 7:30 p.m., Mon., March 12 at the Performing Arts Center. KTLA Channel 5 news reporter Stan Chambers will lead the discussion with Yaro about his 35-year career at the Los Angeles Times.

Also, see Boris Yaro Assignment L.A. exhibit in Calendar/Art

Commission on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSOW) will be meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Mon., March 12 at the Women's Center, 18344 Plummer St. Among the topics for discussion will be employee morale and an upcoming workshop on eldercare presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). fmi-e-mail joan.hall@csun.edu

Job Fair

The Career Center is sponsoring a spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mon., March 12 in the USU. The event is open to students of all majors and class levels. Recruiters from various fields will offer full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer opportunities. fmi-www.csun.edu/career.

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 PowerPoint, HTML and WebCT. The following workshops are upcoming: These workshops are open to all CSUN students. fmi-x2033 or e-mail hflrc007@csun.edu.

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

Information Technology Resources is offering the following workshops in "H" Complex HE001 (except as noted): 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. The next session is:

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: Reserve a computer and space. fmi-x2033 or e-mail lrc@csun.edu

Deadlines

Faculty Senate Spring 2001 Elections

Faculty members who want to run for an office of the Faculty Senate and have not yet been nominated may submit a petition signed by 15 faculty members to the Faculty Senate Office. If anyone knows of faculty members who wish to run for office, please encourage them to circulate a petition or circulate on their behalf. The following offices are open for election: Petitions are due by 5 p.m. Fri., March 2 at the Faculty Senate Office, FOB room 106 (mail code 8221). fmi-Sandy Horwitz, x3263.

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 be 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.

Valley Community Legal Foundation Scholarships

Applications for the 2001 Valley Community Legal Foundation Scholarships are available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, AP 702. This year the foundation will award a total of $4,000 in scholarships to CSUN graduating seniors who plan to start law school beginning fall 2001. Up to four scholarships will be awarded. Awards will be presented at the foundation's annual Law Day Dinner. Applications are due by Fri., March 16. fmi-x2391.

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