April 16, 2001 Vol. V, No. 14

FYI

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Public Meetings

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.

Faculty Senate

Meets from 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., April 19, in Oviatt Library presentation room.

North Campus/University Park Devel. Corp. Directors

Meet from 9-10:30 a.m., Fri., April 27 in University Hall 277.

University Assessment

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.

Notices

Building Naming

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 zsu@csun.edu

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.

Events

Earth Week

Recycling for Earth Week 2001 is sponsored by the University Recycling Program, a part of Associated Students. The schedule of events is as follows:

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Women's Studies Department will host the following talks at the Women's Center:

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 zsu@csun.edu.

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:

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 cynthia.desrochers@csun.edu.

Geology Lecture

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.

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:

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:

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.

Classes

Training and Development Courses

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 carol.hallenbeck@csun.edu

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

Information Technology Resources is offering the following workshops in "H" Complex HE001: To enroll, send an e-mail request to training@csun.edu, or call x2204.

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.

PowerPoint Workshop for Students

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 hflrc007@csun.edu.

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.

Deadlines

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.


Presidential Inauguration Schedule

Monday, April 16


"Carnaval"-A Celebration of Culture and Community
Kickoff. USU. Afternoon/Evening.
(818) 677-2491
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
(818) 677-2130
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
Planetarium Show
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
(818) 677-2491
Pacoima Singers
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.
Inaugural Concert
Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.
(No charge-open to the community)
Call (818) 677-3943 to reserve seats.

Thursday, April 19

Inaugural Ceremony
Delmar T. Oviatt Library lawn, 12 noon
(818) 677-2130
Inaugural Reception
Sierra Quadrangle, 1:30 p.m.
(818) 677-2130
"Carnaval"-A Celebration of Culture and Community
Closing Events. USU. Afternoon/Evening
(818) 677-2491
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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