April 16, 2001 Vol. V, No. 14
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Campus Planning Board
Meets 10 a.m. to noon Tue., April 17, in University Hall 320.
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2 p.m., Wed., April 18,
in University Hall 211.
Extended Learning Committee
Meets from 3:15-5 p.m., Wed.,
April 18, in the Matador Bookstore Complex, executive conference room.
Meets from 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., April 19, in Oviatt Library presentation room.
Park Devel. Corp. Directors
Meet from 9-10:30 a.m., Fri., April 27 in University Hall 277.
Meets from 9-11 a.m., Mon., April 30 in Business Building 4117.
Associated Students Senate
Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.
The President's Cabinet has approved Sagebrush Hall as the new name for the Speech Communication Building. In campus maps and other shortened uses, the building will be referenced by the initials "SG."
China Scholarship Award
The China Institute at CSUN is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study for awards from the China Scholarship Council to support a full year of study in any selected subject at an institution of higher learning in China during the 2001-2002 academic year. The scholarship will cover the recipient's tuition and living expenses. There is an additional stipend of $1,000 (or $500 each, if there are two recipients) provided through the "Lau Mi" Award, established in the memory of Mildred Z. Mininberg.
Applicants must submit a written proposal of no more than three double-spaced pages outlining purposes and rationale for the proposed study; intended outcomes/achievements and their significance to CSUN's China exchange programs; and a description of previous knowledge in Chinese language and culture. A one-page resume highlighting relevant experiences also must be included with the proposal.
Six copies of the application proposal must be submitted to the China Institute (via campus mail drop 8342) by Mon., April 30. fmi-x3939 or e-mail email@example.com
Peer Educators Needed
Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) is accepting applications for the 2001-2002 academic year. JADE peer educators make presentations to classrooms, clubs and organizations on campus. Peer educators can receive class credit as well as valuable training about eating disorders, public speaking and leadership development. fmi-Ellen Mayer, x2366.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Maryann Petersen (Psychology), who passed away recently, on their loss. A memorial will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wed., April 18 in Sierra Hall 451, the Whitsett Room.
Recycling for Earth Week 2001 is sponsored by the University Recycling Program, a part of Associated Students. The schedule of events is as follows:
- Recycling at CSUN exhibit: Mon., April 16 through Fri., April 20, in the Sierra Hall display case.
- Clean Out Your Files: Through Fri., April 27. Celebrate recycling week by putting old records, files and documents in the blue recycling bins located in campus offices.
- Earth Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., April 18 in the USU Court of Community. Featuring information from environmental organizations, public agencies and campus groups.
- "The Specials" Concert: Noon Wed., April 18. Listen to the well-known reggae-ska band. The concert is co-sponsored by A.S. SPACE. Before the concert, the African Pan Hellenic Council will perform a "unity step". A Ballet Folklorico performance by CSUN students will round out the earth fair.
- HazMobile: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thu., April 19, through Sat., April 21, in Parking Lot T (Lassen Street and Lindley Avenue). Recycle your household hazardous wastes. Special drop-off line for CSUN campus community from 7-9 a.m., Thursday and Friday. Show your CSUN I.D. The HazMobile is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Citywide Recycling Division.
- Composting event: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 21, in Parking Lot C. The City of Los Angeles Citywide Recycling Division, the University Recycling Program and Associated Students will host a backyard composting bin sale. Compost bins will be available at discounted prices with proof of L.A. residency. Free smart-gardening workshops on the basics of water-wise gardening, grass-cycling, mulching, yard trimmings composting and worm composting will be offered at 10 a.m. and at noon. fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477, or Citywide Recycling Division (213) 473-8228.
- Tree Planting: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tue., April 24. Help plant an "urban gymnosperm forest for the future" to provide shade and beauty around Science buildings I & II on Lindley Avenue. Sponsored by College of Science & Math, TreePeople and Caltrans. Refreshments will be served.
Brown Bag Lunch Series
The Women's Studies Department will host the following talks at the Women's Center:
- "Women & Labor in Eastern Europe" by freelance journalist Jane Dobija from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tue., April 17.
- "The Impact of Career Pursuit on the Personal Lives of Female Administrators in Higher Education" by Joy Gates-Black from noon to 1 p.m., Wed., April 25.
China Institute Lecture
The China Institute is sponsoring a lecture titled "Debate as Diplomacy: Overcoming Intellectual, Intercultural, and Intercollegiate Barriers in the PRC." 10 a.m. to noon, Wed., April 18, in Education Building room 1214. The lecture will be given by William Sheffield, director of forensics, and David Gibson and Pedram Agharokh from the Department of Communication Studies. fmi-Justine Su, x3801 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- April 18: "Adventures in the Reactions of Alkynes with Transition Metals" by Joseph O'Connor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC San Diego.
- April 25: "Pathologic and Physiologic Double-Strand DNA Breaks: Roles in Cancer, Aging and the Immune System" by professor Michael Lieber of USC's Norris Cancer Center. fmi-x2565.
Faculty CELT Program
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering a faculty workshop titled "Faculty Writing for Publication Celebration and Renewal" from 10 a.m. to noon, Fri., April 20, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 439. All former participants of a Mary Kay Harrington writing workshop are invited. Reservations are required.
fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail email@example.com.
The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Ordovician Paleokarst and Implications for Relative Sea-Level Change, Southern Great Basin" at noon on Wed., April 18 in Science 1231. Lecturer is professor John Cooper of Cal State Fullerton.
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:
- College Day: Wed., April 18. Take a high school student to class. The El Nido Family Center will host this program. Interested CSUN students will take an at-risk high school student to their 11 a.m. class in April to expose the student to college life. Call Kathy Martinez (818) 896-7776.
- Earth Fair: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed., April 18, in the USU. As part of Earth Week, the Earth Fair will feature volunteer positions in the environmental sector. For on-campus tree planting opportunities call Jeremy, x5028.
- Earth Day Los Angeles: Sat., April 21. Earth Day Los Angeles will be working with more than 100 environmental, social, justice and religious groups to organize events throughout the region during April. fmi-www.earthdayla.org.
- Health Fair: Sat., April 21 at Melvin Elementary School. Interested in the Health Field? You can plan and implement a health-related booth for kids or parents or you can volunteer on the day of the event. fmi-Penny or Mike, x4106.
- Tree People and Pacoima Beautiful: plant Tabebuia trees on Van Nuys Blvd. from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sat., April 21. Call (818) 899-2454.
- March of Dimes: 8 a.m. to noon, Sat., April 28, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles. Registration starts at 7 a.m. Volunteers are needed immediately and on the day of the event. fmi-Julie Blumberg, (213) 637-5046.
- National Volunteer Week: Mon., April 23 through Tue., May 8. Collect and donate items for single moms on Mother's Day. Things like personal care items, gift certificates, candy, and anything you would give your mom. fmi-x3260.
- L. A. Times sixth annual Festival of Books: from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., April 28 & 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., April 29 at UCLA. Volunteers for author escorts, children's events, and book signing assistance are needed. Volunteers receive free parking, shuttle, lunch and an event T-shirt. Call Larry Deckel (213) 237-6503 or visit www.troutco.com/fob/
- Senior Art Show: Sun., April 29 at the Encino Farmers Market. Volunteers are needed for shifts from 6:15-8:30 a.m. and/or 12:30-2:30 p.m.
- CPR Blitz!: from 8-11 a.m., Sun., April 29, at the Intercollegiate Athletic gym. The American Heart Association and the Student Health Center present CPR Blitz! Call to volunteer, x4106.
Work-Study Student Luncheon
The Financial Aid Office will host the fifth annual Work-Study Student Employee Recognition Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Fri., April 20 at the USU Grand Salon. The luncheon recognizes work-study students who make exceptional contributions to CSUN departments. Department supervisors will present the awards to selected students.
Child Abuse Seminar
CSUN lecturer Kathleen Van Antwerp and Carol Kelly, coordinator of the Child Development Program, will be the featured speakers at "A Circle of Hope," a free seminar on child abuse in connection with April's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Topics will include identifying and reporting suspected child abuse. 10:30 a.m. Sat., April 21, in the Northridge Center of the USU. fmi-Dorn Bronson, (818) 262-9388.
Used Book Sale
Friends of Oviatt Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tue., April 24, in the Oviatt Library lobby. Checks are welcome with I.D. Proceeds will be used to buy new library materials. fmi-x2638.
Linda Troutman Retirement
Physical Plant Management is hosting a retirement reception for Linda Troutman, a veteran CSUN employee who has worked in several campus departments, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 25, at the University Club. fmi and to RSVP-Susan, x2325, or Joan, x4656.
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 from 5-7 p.m. in the Engineering Auditorium. The following films are scheduled for Wed., April 25:
- La Boda: An intimate portrait of migrant life along the U.S. Mexican border.
- Grrlyshow: An 18 minute explosion of fringe feminism and print media, a powerful and rebellious message from new voices often left unheard. fmi-x3110.
Meet the Judges Forum
CSUN's annual "Meet the Judges Forum: Cross-Examine Your Los Angeles County Judges" event will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., April 25, in the USU Grand Salon. The event, sponsored by the Political Science Department, will feature judges from the Van Nuys and San Fernando superior courts talking about the workings of the court system and the role of judges. fmi-x3488.
Career Information Exchange
CSUN's National Center on Deafness (NCOD) is hosting a career information exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thu., April 26 at the USU Grand Salon. The event will enable employers and people from the community who are deaf or have other disabilities to meet in a "Career Fair" setting. Participating employers are representatives from Twentieth Century Fox, UPS, FedEx, Boeing, Xerox as well as state and county government agencies. Employers will distribute information about their jobs, internships and/or volunteer opportunities. fmi-Terri Goldstein, x6355.
Assessment Expert Visits
Assessment expert Cecilia Lopez will visit the campus on Mon., April 30 and Tue., May 1. Everyone is invited to a reception from 3-5 p.m. Mon., April 30 at the University Club, Lamb's Lounge & President's Room. Lopez is the associate director of the Commissions on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Her research in higher education focuses on assessment of student learning and general education. fmi-Assessment Office, x6533.
The Office of Human Resource Services is offering professional development courses intended to address individual and organizational needs for faculty and staff. The following courses are offered:
To enroll, call x3820 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Employee Waiver Program Overview: 9-10 a.m. Tue., April 17 in Business Building 4117. This course covers eligibility, enrollment limitations, fees, tax implications and application process.
- Social Security Benefits Overview: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tue., April 24 in Business Administration Building 4117. Course provides an overview of retirement, survivor benefits, Medicare and disability.
- Stress Management: Noon to 1 p.m., Wed., April 25 in Student Services Building 520. Identify stressors. Learn stress management techniques. Develop a more balanced outlook.
Information Technology Resources is offering the following workshops in "H" Complex HE001:
To enroll, send an e-mail request to email@example.com, or call x2204.
- Creating and Publishing a Basic Web Page Using Netscape Composer: 1:30-5 p.m., Tue., April 17.
- Photoshop for Beginners: 9 a.m. to noon, Wed., April 18.
- Technology Orientation: Offered several times each month by invitation only. Contact Camille Brooks, x2258, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
WebCT Computer Workshops
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 418 are upcoming:
Faculty Computer Clinic
The Office of Undergraduate Studies is offering a computer clinic for faculty to receive one-on-one help with 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 of any problems at x2033. The schedule through Mon., April 23 is 1-2 p.m. Mondays with Nick, and noon to 1 p.m. Fridays with Tristan. In Student Services Building 416.
Internship Insights Workshop
The Career Center is offering an Internship Insights workshop for students from 2-3 p.m. Mon., April 23. This workshop provides a step-by-step process to link your internship to a successful career path. Reservations are preferred. To sign up, call x2878.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring a PowerPoint workshop for students at 11 a.m. on Thu., April 26 in the Learning Resource Center in Student Services Building, room 418. The one-hour workshop covers page layout and formatting procedures for producing a visual presentation. fmi-x2033 or e-mail email@example.com.
Annual CPR Blitz
Northridge Hospital Medical Center will present "CPR for Family & Friends" from 9-11 a.m. Sun., April 29 at CSUN's Matadome. This free, non-credentialed course is designed for people who want to learn or review CPR. It is not intended for those who need CPR certification as part of a job or licensing requirement. The course covers one-rescuer adult CPR and adult foreign body airway obstruction. Refreshments provided by Trader Joe's & NutriFit. Registration starts at 8 a.m. To register call (888) 4 HEARTS.
Ruth Lencione Fellowship
Family Environmental Sciences announces an outstanding fellowship opportunity for students who wish to work with young children and their families. The Ruth Lencione Award is $5,000 for two semesters. Undergraduates and graduate students may apply. The deadline for submission is Fri., April 13. Brochures and applications are available from Family Environmental Sciences, Sequoia Hall 141. fmi-x3051.
Equity & Diversity Award
Nominations for CSUN's 10th annual Outstanding Achievement for Equity and Diversity Award are due to the Office of Equity and Diversity (mail drop 8208) by 5 p.m., Mon., April 23. All departments, colleges, administrative units, programs and individuals are eligible. fmi-x2077.
Monday, April 16
"Carnaval"-A Celebration of Culture and Community
Kickoff. USU. Afternoon/Evening.
St. Petersburg String Quartet
Performing Arts Center, USU. 8 p.m.
For tickets, call: (310) 552-3030
Tuesday, April 17
The Big Inaugural Picture
Delmar T. Oviatt Library steps, 12 noon
Association of Retired Faculty Symposium
"The Crestwood Hill Cooperative Community: An exploration of a successful attempt to establish a cooperative society in Los Angeles along utopian lines in the 1940s."
Presenter: Dr. Nora Weckler, Emerita
Dept. of Psychology. University Club,
2 p.m. (818) 769-2831
"Carnaval"-A Celebration of Culture and Community Salsa Night
USU. 7 p.m. (818) 677-2491
Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium
Science Building 3, 7 p.m. (818) 677-2775
Wednesday, April 18
"Carnaval"-A Celebration of Culture and Community
U Planet! Earth Fest 2001
Associated Students. USU. 12 noon
Musical Theatre Group
Grand Salon, USU. 4 p.m.
President's Distinguished Educator's Lecture
Dr. Mel Levine. Pediatrician, author and nationally recognized expert on learning differences in children.
Grand Salon, USU. 4:15 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
(No charge-open to the community)
Call (818) 677-3943 to reserve seats.
Thursday, April 19
Delmar T. Oviatt Library lawn, 12 noon
Sierra Quadrangle, 1:30 p.m.
"Carnaval"-A Celebration of Culture and Community
Closing Events. USU. Afternoon/Evening
Inaugural Gala/Distinguished Alumni Awards
Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21
Pilipino Cultural Night
FASA (Filipino American Student Association)
Performing Arts Center, USU. 7 p.m.
For tickets, call: (818) 625-1952
Sol y Canto
Brian & Rosi Amador (Latin Guitar & Vocals)
Grand Salon, USU. 8 p.m.
For tickets, call: (818) 677-2488
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