March 26, 2001 Vol. V, No. 13


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 April 16 issue is Mon., April 9.

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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m., Wed., April 4, in Business Administration Building room 4117.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets from 1-5 p.m., Thu., April 5, in University Hall 320.

Academic Technology Committee

Meets from 2-4 p.m., Fri., April 6, in Oviatt Library administrative conference room 373.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets from 2-4 p.m., Tue., April 10, in University Hall 211.

Associated Students Senate

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


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.

Cesar Chavez Day

The university will observe Cesar Chavez Day as a holiday on Fri., March 30. Classes will not be held that day. Classes scheduled for Sat., March 31 will be held. fmi-x2962.

Work Study Hires

Departments, programs and research directors that anticipate hiring work study students in 2001-2002 must send at least one representative to one of the following meetings: All meetings will be in Student Services Building room 140. Seating is limited to 20 at each session. Newcomer sessions are appropriate for supervisors who have not participated in the work-study program or have participated for fewer than three years. Reserve seating. fmi-x3875 or e-mail

Summer Session Catalogs

Summer Session catalogs for credit classes at CSUN and CSUN at Channel Islands are available at the College of Extended Learning registration area, Matador Bookstore Complex room 100, and in the Matador Bookstore. Mail-in registration begins Mon., April 2. University credit courses will be offered in three separate sessions beginning Mon., June 4. Students need not be regularly enrolled as CSUN students to take summer session classes. fmi-x2504 or x2644.

Faculty Merit Increase Awards List

A list of the recipients of Faculty Merit Increase awards that took effect retroactive to July 1, 2000, is available in the Faculty Senate Office in FOB 106 and at the Reference Desk in the Oviatt Library. In accordance with the Faculty Bargaining Agreement, the list includes the names of the recipients, their ranks, their department affiliations and the amount of their increases, expressed in both percentages and dollar amounts. Additional lists include information on gender and ethnicity, omitting the names of recipients. fmi-Office of Faculty Affairs, x2962.


Anthropology Lecture

The Department of Anthropology 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 4-5:30 p.m. on Mon., March 26 in Sierra Hall 235. fmi-x3331.

Chemistry Seminar Series

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

Spring Health Fair

The Student Health Center and other co-sponsors are hosting a Spring Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tue., March 27 in the Cleary Court area between the Business Administration and Education buildings. More than 50 different health related organizations will be represented, and prize drawings will be held every half hour. fmi-x3666.

Faculty CELT Programs

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering a faculty workshop titled "Teaching Academic Honesty" by business law professor Melanie Williams from 12:30-2 p.m., Tue., March 27, in Business Administration Building room 4117. Reservations are required. fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail

Global Women's Film Series

The Institute of Gender, Globalization, and Democracy and the Women's Studies Department are presenting a series of global women's films during the spring semester from 5-7 p.m. in the Engineering Auditorium. The following films are scheduled for Wed., March 28:

Scholarship, Learning and Teaching: New Synergies

The CSUN Task Force on Faculty Roles and Rewards is sponsoring a conference from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thu., March 29 in the USU Grand Salon. The conference will explore ways in which faculty can integrate scholarship and teaching to better serve students and enhance opportunities for faculty development and expand traditional definitions of what constitutes scholarly work. Keynote speaker will be President Jolene Koester, along with off-campus experts.

The Hate Within

A forum about prejudice and discrimination titled "The Hate Within" will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Thu., March 29, in the Performing Arts Center. Associate Dean of Humanities Gregory Velazco will moderate the forum. The event is sponsored by Project ACT (Advocates for Cultural Talk), University Counseling Services, University Student Union and Associated Students. fmi-x2366.

W.P. Whitsett Lecture

The History Department invites you to the W.P. Whitsett Lecture titled "Horizons of Paradise: Perspectives on Los Angeles History" at 8 p.m. Fri., March 30, in the USU Grand Salon. The lecture will be given by Janet Fireman, curator and chief of history at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. There also will a 5:30 p.m. reception and a 6:30 p.m. dinner before the lecture. Dinner is $25 per person. RSVP by Mon., March 26. fmi-x3566.

CSUN Open House

The annual CSUN Open House will be held Sat., March 31. This day provides the opportunity for the university to showcase its academic colleges, majors, student services and facilities to first-time freshman, transfer students and prospective students and their families. Open House is a day of exploration and discovery that informs students about the CSUN campus.

Date Rape Survivor

Date rape survivor Katie Koestner will speak at 12:30 p.m., Tue., April 3 at USU Northridge Center. The speaker will share important information on the impact of sexual assault. The event is sponsored by Student Affairs, Student Health Center, University Counseling Services, CSUN's Women's Center and the Valley Trauma Center. fmi-Gabby Cantero, (323) 856-9655.

Geology Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Tectonic Evolution and Crustal Architecture of the Southwestern United States" at noon on Wed., April 4 Science 1231. Lecturer is professor Steven Reynolds of Arizona State University's Geology Department.

Mathematics Lecture

The Mathematics Department and other co-sponsors are presenting a lecture titled "Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics-Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States" from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Wed., April 4 at the USU Northridge Center. Lecturer will be Liping Ma. fmi-x2721.

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 or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming opportunities:


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 Power Point, HTML and WebCT. The following workshops are upcoming: These workshops are open to all CSUN students. fmi-x2033 or

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.

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: Reserve a computer and space. fmi-x2033 or

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. A workshop titled "Job Search for Teachers" will be offered from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thu., April 5. Information on resumes, interviews, placement files, portfolios, salaries, and current job market will be available.

Faculty Computer Clinic

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is offering a computer clinic for faculty to receive one-on-one help for online teaching computer problems. Technical assistants are qualified to help with HyperNews, IRC chat, Quizmaker, HTML, uploading web pages (FTP) and other applications. Call ahead to notify the technician about any problems. The schedule through Mon., April 23 is as follows: Student Services Building 416. fmi-x2969.

New Employee Orientation

Every employee new to the CSUN campus should attend an orientation workshop. The next session will be 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tue., April 10 in Business Administration Building 4117. The workshop will cover a campus overview, employment and benefit information, the compensation system and public safety and parking information. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. The next session is:


Fulbright Award Application Workshop

The International Programs Office will offer a workshop from 3-5 p.m., Tue., April 17 in the University Club to assist faculty interested in applying for a lecturing, lecturing/research, or research award. Each year the Council for International Exchange of Scholars offers 800 or more awards in more than 135 countries to faculty, professionals, teachers and students to teach and conduct research or study abroad. Former Fulbright recipients will be at the workshop to assist potential applicants and answer questions about the program. Faculty interested in attending should call the International Programs Office no later than Fri., April 6. fmi-x2138.

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, and for 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. fmi-x2391.

Equity and Diversity Award Nominations

Nominations for the 10th annual Outstanding Achievement in Equity and Diversity Award are due to the Office of Equity and Diversity (mail drop 8208 or fax x4802) by 5 p.m., Fri., April 16. All departments, colleges, administrative units, programs and individuals are eligible. fmi-x2077.

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