March 12, 2001 Vol. V, No. 12


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Public Meetings

Educational Resources Committee

Meets from 2­4 p.m., Tue., March 13, in President¹s Conference Room C.

Foundation Board of Directors

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

University Assessment Liaison

Meets from 9­11 a.m., Mon., March 19, in Sierra Hall room 439 and from 1­3 p.m., Tue., March 20, in Business Administration Building 2224.

Campus Planning Board

Meets 10 a.m. to noon Tue., March 20, in President¹s Conference Room A.

Extended Learning Committee

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

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m., Wed., March 21, in the Business Administration Building room 4117.

Faculty Senate

Meets from 2­4:30 p.m., Thu., March 22, in Oviatt Library presentation room.

Associated Students Senate

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


Professor Herzog Passes

Professor Adrian Herzog, chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department, passed away from a heart attack on Weds., Feb. 28. Herzog had come to CSUN in 1981 as an assistant professor, and later served as director of the university¹s planetarium. Herzog was active in pursuing CSUN student job opportunities at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and pursued his personal hobby of train rail transit issues.

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. fmi­x5814.

Experts Directory Update

The Office of Public Relations is updating the university¹s award-winning Experts Directory. The directory helps the news media quickly and easily find the campus experts they need. It contains a broad array of faculty members whose expertise can enhance media coverage on a variety of subjects. The directory is updated annually. To obtain a form to submit a directory entry, call Public Relations at x2130 or e-mail carmen.chandler The deadline for submissions is Fri., April 20.

Faculty Development Grants

The Center for Community-Service Learning has received funds allocated by Gov. Gray Davis to increase participation in service-learning courses over four years. To further this goal, the center will award 20 faculty curriculum development grants of $1,500 each for the 2001­02 academic year. Grants will be awarded and administered by the Faculty Advisory Committee of the center. All part-time and full-time faculty teaching in fall 2001 or spring 2002 are eligible to apply for a Faculty Development Grant. fmi­x7395 or visit to download an application.


Faculty CELT Programs

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering these programs to faculty members during the spring: Reservations are required. fmi­Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail

Chemistry Seminar Series

The Chemistry Department is sponsoring a series of seminars. Lectures are at 3 p.m. Wednesdays in Science Building room 2228. The schedule is as follows:

Geology Lectures

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a series of lectures. Lectures are at noon Wednesdays in Science 1231.

Author and Poet Reading

The English Department is sponsoring a reading at 12:30 p.m., Thu., March 15 in Jerome Richfield Hall room 319. Christopher Merrill, award-winning author and poet, will read poetry and prose.

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:

Volunteer Opportunities

Students are invited to join the Volunteer Council. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. every Wednesday in the Career Center¹s Volunteer Program Office. fmi­Council hotline, x4106 or visit or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming opportunities:

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Women¹s Studies Department will host a talk by CSUN sociology professor Jane Prather titled "Women and Prescription Drug Addiction" from 11 a.m.­12:30 p.m. Tue., March 20, at the Women¹s Center.

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture titled "Procreation and Harm" at 4 p.m. Wed., March 21 at Jerome Richfield Hall room 344. Lecturer will be Matthew Hanser, associate philosophy professor at UC Santa Barbara. fmi­call x2757 or visit

Faculty Development Forum

The Center for Community-Service Learning is presenting the first Faculty Development Forum, a showcase of innovative service-learning projects, from 2­4 p.m., Fri., March 23 at the University Club¹s Northridge Room. Faculty members from the kinesiology, journalism, business law, special education, computer science, sociology and communication studies programs will be speaking. fmi­x7395.

Advancement to Graduate Education Conference

CSUN is hosting the third annual Advancement to Graduate Education (AGE) Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 24 in the USU. The conference will provide students with opportunities to learn about graduate education. Discussion topics include the graduate school admissions process, graduate test preparation, financing a graduate education and networking with faculty. Tickets to the free conference are available at the Associated Students Ticket Office in the USU. fmi­x2658.

Anthropology Lecture

The Anthropology Department is presenting a talk by Cal State Fullerton assistant anthropology professor Karaleah Reichart titled "Extractive Industry and the Gendered Economics of Labor in Appalachia" from 4­5:30 p.m. on Mon., March 26 in Sierra Hall 235. fmi­x3331.


Ceramics Classes

The University Student Union ceramics lab is offering spring classes in wheel throwing and hand building. These small, non-credit eight-week sessions begin on Mon., March 12 and are open to the public. Afternoon and evening hours are available. Register early, space is limited. fmi­or to enroll, x2798.

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 workshop in Student Services Building room 408 is upcoming:

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. fmi­x2033 or e-mail

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 or call x2204.

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. The next sessions are: Reservations are required. fmi­x2401.

Training & Development Courses

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering the following professional development courses:


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

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 $4,000 in scholarships to CSUN graduating seniors who plan to start law school in fall 2001. Up to four scholarships will be awarded. Awards will be presented at the foundation¹s annual Law Day Dinner. Applications are due by Fri., March 16. fmi­x2391.

Instructionally Related Activities Applications

Applications for 2001­2002 Instructionally Related Activities grants are due by 5 p.m. Mon., March 26. Programs now funded and any new programs seeking funding are eligible. Applications are available from the Office of Graduate Studies. fmi­x2138.

Graduating Seniors Award

Applications for the 2001 Outstanding Graduating Seniors Award are due Fri., April 6. Four students will receive an award of $1,000 each in recognition for academic excellence, overcoming extraordinary personal circumstances, dedication to community and campus service. Winners will be presented at the Honors Convocation on Tue., May 29. Applications are available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, AP 702. fmi­x2391.

Equity and Diversity Award Nominations

Nominations for the 10th annual Outstanding Achievement for Equity and Diversity Award are due in the Office of Equity and Diversity (mail drop 8208) by 5 p.m., Fri., April 16. All departments, colleges, administrative units, programs and individuals are eligible. fmi­x2077.

Sabbatical Leave
President Jolene Koester is pleased to announce the awarding of the following 41 regular sabbatical leaves and 13 difference-in-pay leaves to be taken during the 2001­02 academic year.
Colleges Years of Credit
Arts, Media and Communication
Breazeale, Mary K. 5
Dezseran, Catherine A. 3
Everett, Bruce 8
Grego, Peter A. 6
Kramer, Temma M. 8
Krasilovsky, Alexis R. 3
Pistolesi, Edie 11
Reilly, John P. 14
Business Administration and Economics
Anderson, Gary M. 6
Chen, Raymond S. 18
Cours, Deborah A. 7
Dechter, Avi 4
DeShields, Oscar W. 11.5
Kiani-Aslani, Rajabali 23
Stout, Gary R. 3
Wilson, Barbara A. 7
Auer, Michael 9
Jones-Nichol, Doris J. 7
Lasky, Beth Anne 14
Rubalcava, Luis A. 9
Schneiderman, Ellen S. 4
Sharp, Vicki F. 6
Spagna, Michael E. 10
Tarver-Behring, Shari A. 10
Engineering and Computer Science
Fitzgerald, Steven M. 7
Health and Human Development
Polland, Barbara K. 3
Seiver, Owen H. 19
Winkelman, Jack L. 25
Dawahare, Anthony D. 7
Hale, C. Jacob 12
Hirota, Aki 6
Noreen, Robert G. 9
Sicha, Jeffrey F. 28
Science and Mathematics
Allen, Larry G. 8
Blanco, Julio R. 6
Charonnat, Jeffrey A. 11
Cohen, Randy W. 8
Kioussis, Nicholas G. 6
Klein, David M. 7
Matos, Jennifer A. 7
Melikyan, Gagik G. 6
Oh, Taeboem 6
Satyanarayana, Upadhyayula 30
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Gelvin, Bruce R. 7
Gilman, Antonio 5
Hornbeck, David, Jr. 11
Lin, Gong-Yuh 18
Mitchell, James A. 4
Rhodes, Barbara A. 8
Ringsmuth, David C. 3
Shaw, Jerry I. 6
Weinberg, Nathan G. 6
University Library
Gitisetan, Darrin D. 6
Henry, Marcia 7
Bold - Exceptional/outstanding
Italic - Difference-in-pay leave

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