March 12, 2001 Vol. V, No. 12
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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.
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
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
@csun.edu. 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 www.csun.edu/~ocls99 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 email@example.com.
- The Graphic SyllabusHow to Visually Represent Your Course: 12:302 p.m., Tue., March 13, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 439.
- Classroom Climate, Management & Troubleshooting: 12:302 p.m., Tue., March 20, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 439.
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:
- March 14: "Triplet Repeat DNA: Confirmation and Slippage" featuring Ian Haworth, professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Southern California School of Pharmacy.
- March 28: "Recent Developments in Nanoporous Materials." Anthony Cheetham of Materials Research Laboratory will speak. fmix2565.
The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a series of lectures. Lectures are at noon Wednesdays in Science 1231.
- March 14: "Loss of Volatile Constituents from the Terrestrial Planets." Gary Peterson of San Diego State University will speak.
- March 21: "Paleobiological Studies of Vertebrate Predators at Rancho La Brea" featuring Fritz Hertel, CSUN biology professor.
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:
- Intelligent Interviewing I-Preparation: 10 a.m. to noon, Thu., March 15. Discover strategies for successful, intelligent interviewing. Learn the interview process from the employer¹s perspective.
- Killer Interviewing Techniques:
14 p.m., Thu., March 15. Learn different interview styles and questions. Create the most qualified answer to difficult questions.
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 www.csun.edu/volunteer or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center.
The following are upcoming opportunities:
- KCET Pledge Drive: Volunteers will be given a meal before their shift. Choose a date now through Wed., March 28, then call Renee Maddalon at (323) 953-5289 with the date and number of volunteers in your group.
- COOL (Campus Outreach Community League): Are you a service-minded student? Join other students and service professionals at the National Conference at Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., March 1618. fmiwww.cool2serve.org
- American Diabetes Association¹s "Patient Education Seminar" in Van Nuys on Sat., March 24. Volunteer to assist with registration, workshops and other event needs before the event and on the day of the event. Call x4106.
- Health Fair: Volunteers are needed for this Tue., March 27 event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Business/
Education Quad. Call Susan in the Student Health Center at x3685.
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.
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 www.csun.edu/~philos33.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- WebCT Content and Files: 2 p.m., Tue., March 13. Learn how to manage and upload HTML, text and image files to add to the course content module.
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/
Reserve a computer and space. fmix2033 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
- HTML Session I Workshop:
11 a.m., Tue., March 13
- HTML Session III Workshop:
1 p.m., Wed., March 14
- HTML Session II Workshop:
11 a.m., Tue., March 20
- HTML Session IV Workshop:
1 p.m., Weds., March 21
Create a web page with HTML tags in four sessions. Upload to your account on the CSUN server.
- WebCT: 11 a.m., Fri., March 23. A one-hour workshop on how to enroll, navigate and participate in an online course utilizing the WebCT platform.
Information Technology Resources is offering the following workshops in "H" Complex HE001 (except as noted):
To enroll, send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x2204.
- Excel for Beginners:
9 to noon, Wed., March 14.
- Visio for Beginners:
1:303:30 p.m., Thu., March 15
- Computer Based Training (CBT)Getting Started:
10 a.m. to noon, Fri., March 16
- Using Excel for Data Analysis:
10 a.m. to noon, Wed., March 21
- ExcelWorking with Multiple Workbooks and Worksheets:
13 p.m., Thu., March 22.
- Publisher for Beginners:
10 a.m. to noon., Fri., March 23.
- Technology Orientation: Offered several times each month by invitation only. Contact Camille Brooks x2258, or e-mail email@example.com
The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. The next sessions are:
Reservations are required. fmix2401.
- Adult CPR: Thu., March 15, from
8 a.m. to noon in the USU Thousand Oaks Room. Upon completion, participants will receive an American Red Cross certification card. Space is limited.
- Defensive Driving: Fri., March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 14:30 p.m. in the USU Balboa Room. The training classes review safe driving techniques through video, lecture, test and personal experience. CSUN¹s Powered Safety Program will be included in the training session. This course is required to drive state vehicles.
The Office of Human Resource Services is offering the following professional development courses:
- Conflict Mediation: 9 a.m. to noon, Thu., March 15 and 22 in Student Services Building 520L. Conflict dynamics, dispute behavior, conflict resolution, five-step model for conflict resolution.
- CalPERS Pension Overview: 910:30 a.m., Tue., March 20 in Business Administration Building 4117. Planning for retirement, selecting a retirement date, health insurance, survivor continuance.
- Financial Planning-Achieving Your Personal Goals: 10 a.m. to noon, Thu., March 22 in Business Administration Building 4117. Calculate your net worth, saving for retirement, plan for the unexpected, investments, develop and manage a budget. fmiCarol Hallenbeck, x3820 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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
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.
|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.|
||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|
|Gitisetan, Darrin D.|| 6|
|Henry, Marcia|| 7|
|Bold - Exceptional/outstanding|
Italic - Difference-in-pay leave
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