April 30, 2001 Vol. V, No. 15


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 May 14 issue is Mon., May 7.

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Public Meetings

University Assessment

Meets 1-3 p.m., Tue., May 1 in Education Building 1214/1216.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m., Wed., May 2, in University Hall 211.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1-5 p.m., Thu., May 3, in University Hall 320.

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m., Fri., May 4, in the Oviatt Library conference room.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m., Tue., May 8, in University Hall 211.

Commission on the Status of Women

Meets noon to 1 p.m., Mon., May 14, in University Hall 352.

Campus Planning Board

Meets 10 a.m. to noon Tue., May 15, in University Hall 320.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets at 1:15 p.m. every Wednesday in University Hall 277.

Associated Students Senate

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


Note to Full-Time Faculty From President Koester

I have enjoyed meeting many of you through the faculty coffees we have held throughout the year, and I thank you for your willingness to share with me your successes, ideas and goals. I have learned a great deal about Cal State Northridge from you. Your knowledge of and commitment to the University has left a lasting impression on me.

For those of you who did not receive an invitation to a coffee, please contact Doretta Crawford in my office at x2132, and she will see that you are invited to the next one scheduled. Thank you.

Christian Faculty & Staff Association Meetings

The Christian Faculty and Staff Association holds 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.

Piano for Youth Program

The Music Department is conducting interviews for fall 2001 enrollment in the Piano for Youth program. The program is directed at beginning piano students ages of 7 to 11. fmi-Jeanine Jacobson, x3167 or e-mail jeanine.m.jacobson@csun.edu.

Textbook Buyback

The Matador Bookstore will buy textbooks from students during finals week at three locations:


Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering a peer coaching end-of-semester luncheon from 12:30-2 p.m. Tue., May 1, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 439. fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail cynthia.desrochers@csun.edu.

China Institute Lecture

The China Institute is sponsoring a lecture titled "In a Time of Rapid Social Change: Crime, Social Problems, and Social Control in China." From 10 a.m. to noon, Wed., May 2, in Education Building room 1214. The lecturer will be assistant professor Victor Shaw from the Sociology Department. fmi-Justine Su, x3801, or e-mail zsu@csun.edu.

Chemistry Seminar Series

The Chemistry Department, in association with the Physics and Astronomy Department, is sponsoring a seminar titled "Comparative Protein Structure Modeling of Genes and Genomes." 3 p.m., Wed., May 2 in Science Building 2228. Lecturer will be professor Andrej Sali of the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at Rockefeller University in New York. fmi-x2565.

Geology Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Large-scale Landslides in the Owens Valley Area, Southern California." Noon, Wed., May 2 in Science 1231. Lecturer is professor Kim Bishop of Cal State Los Angeles.

World Day of Prayer

The CSUN Interfaith Council and the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council will celebrate World Day of Prayer with an event titled "Peace and Understanding Between Faiths." Noon to 6 p.m., Thu., May 3 at USU Community Court. This outdoor event will celebrate multiple kinds of worship from different cultures with a rock 'n' roll worship service, prayer, preaching, dance and music. fmi-x5815 or x4805.

Student Research Conference

The CSUN chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, invites the public to a student research conference from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fri., May 4 in Kinesiology 157. Undergraduate presentations will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, and graduate presentations from 1-4:30 p.m. fmi-x2473.

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:

Why States Test Public School Students

The College of Science and Mathematics is sponsoring a presentation titled "Why States Test Public School Students" from 2-3 p.m. Mon., May 7 in the USU Grand Salon. Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Lisa Graham Keegan will speak. The event is free and open to the public. fmi-x3335.

Global Women's Film Series

The Institute of Gender, Globalization, and Democracy and the Women's Studies Department are presenting a film titled Made in Indiafrom 5-7 p.m., Tue., May 8 in the Engineering Auditorium. This powerful documentary is a portrait of the now famous women's organization in India, called SEWA, the Self Employed Women's Association, that holds to the simple yet radical belief that poor women need organizing, not welfare. fmi-x3110.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Women's Studies Department will host a talk titled "Gender, Nation, Culture: Implications of Globalization for Indian Women" from noon to 1 p.m. Wed., May 9, at the Women's Center. The speaker will be professor Sheena Malhotra from Women's Studies Department.

A.S. Awards Ceremony

The annual Associated Students Clubs and Organizations Awards Ceremony will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wed., May 9 in the USU Grand Salon. Chartered A.S. clubs and organizations will be honored for their activities in educational programs, community service, fund-raising, and web site creation. Also, CSUN's nominees for inclusion in Who's Who Among American Colleges & Universities 2001will receive their certificates at the ceremony. RSVP to the Office of Student Development & International Programs at x2393.

Mathematics Lecture

The Mathematics Department presents a lecture on "How Did Human Beings Acquire the Ability to Do Mathematics" by Dr. Keith Devlin. The lecture will be Thu., May 10, from 7-8 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. The lecture is co-sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics and the Office of Graduate Studies' Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program. fmi-x2721.

Sacred San Fernando & A Circle of Altars

The Anthropology Department along with other organizations presents a joint exhibit of domestic altars: "Sacred San Fernando & A Circle of Altars: Women Celebrate the Feminine Divine." May 12-27 at the CSUN Women's Center, 18344 Plummer St. The schedule is:

Honored Faculty Reception

The 2001 Honored Faculty Reception will be held Thu., May 17 in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. The event will begin with a 9 a.m. buffet breakfast followed by the 9:45 a.m. ceremony. The event will honor 25-year faculty, emeritus professors, 25-year part-time faculty and the recipients of various awards. Those include the awards for excellence in teaching, counseling or librarianship; exceptional creative accomplishment; extraordinary service, and visionary community service-learning. The 2001 Faculty Senate officers also will be installed. RSVP by calling the Faculty President's Office at x3263 or e-mailing sandy.horwitz@csun.edu.


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 in Business Administration Building 4117: To enroll, call x3820 or e-mail carol.hallenbeck@csun.edu.

WebCT: A Demonstration for Faculty

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is offering a faculty workshop titled "WebCT Content and Files" from 2-3 p.m., Wed., May 2 in the Learning Resource Center of the Student Services Building, room 408. Learn how to manage and upload HTML, text, and image files to add to the course content module. Required prior to the workshop: Apply for a WebCT account at least three days prior by filling out the form at www.csun.edu/~webteach/WebCT/ WebCTAccountRequest.html.

Reserve a computer and space at x2033 or lrc@csun.edu.

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