May 14, 2001 Vol. V, No. 16
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Campus Planning Board
Meets 10 a.m. to noon Tue., May 15, in University Hall 277.
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2 p.m., Wed., May 16, in University Hall 211.
Meets from 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., May 17, in the Oviatt Library presentation room.
Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets at 1:15 p.m. every Wednesday in University Hall 277.
The Matador Bookstore will buy textbooks from students during finals week at three locations:
- Matador Bookstore
- 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. M-Th., 5/21-24
- 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 5/25
- Student Lot A (drive-through)
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-Th., 5/21-24
- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., 5/25
- The Exchange
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-Th., 5/21-24
NCOD Staff Retirement
Caroline Preston Bass, coordinator of interpreting services for the National Center on Deafness (NCOD) at CSUN, will retire on Fri., June 29. She has been employed at NCOD for 31 years as a sign and language interpreter and coordinator. Bass will move to Las Vegas at the end of the year, where she plans to continue working in the field of interpreting and deafness.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community extends its sympathy to Tom Brown (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his mother.
Faculty Development Grants
Faculty Development Grant winners will implement 10 new community-service learning classes during the 2001-2002 academic year through the grant program administered by the Center for Community Service-Learning. Service-learning classes link meaningful community service to explicit academic objectives, preparation and analysis.
The program awards $1,500 stipends to professors for course development, to teach the course in either fall or spring semester, and disseminate a report of their experience to future service-learning professors. Because of this new grant program, each of the University's eight colleges will offer at least one new service-learning course next semester.
The winning faculty members and their programs are:
- Janna Beling, (Health Sciences 302/L) "Wellness and Health Promotion in the San Fernando Valley."
- Bernice Coleman (Art 438/L) "Group Projects in the Community."
- Victoria Brinn Feinberg (Urban Studies and Planning 420) "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design."
- Adele Gottfried (Educational Psychology and Counseling 430) "Integrating Service-Learning with Child Development Theory."
- Rehema Gray (Pan-African Studies 421) "Strategies for Black Development."
- Virginia Kennedy (Special Education 629) "Assessment of Professional Competence."
- Elizabeth Kessler (English 473) "The Collection of Personal Narratives from World War II Veterans and/or Their Wives and Widows."
- Sheena Malhotra (Women's Studies 305) "Educational and Political Service Experiences in Gender."
- Debra Sheets (Health Sciences 396) "Multicultural and Intergenerational Partnerships."
- Virginia Vandergon (Biology 100) "Incorporating of Science-Based After School Activities in Two Local Middle Schools."
Summer MPA Program
The College of Extended Learning is sponsoring a Master of Public Administration program this summer, with classes held at CSUN, CSUN at Channel Islands and in Burbank. The MPA graduate program is for those in the public or nonprofit sector who wish to improve their management and administrative skills. The program includes graduate classes in research methods, leadership, labor relations and policy analysis. fmi-x5635.
Summer Session Registration
Walk-in registration for summer credit classes at CSUN is underway for all three summer sessions. Hundreds of credit classes are offered at CSUN and CSUN at Channel Islands. Session 1 runs from Mon., June 4 through Fri., July 13. Session 2 runs from Mon., June 25 through Fri., Aug. 3, and Session 3 runs Mon., July 16 through Fri., Aug. 17. Registration is at the College of Extended Learning in the Matador Bookstore complex, room 100. fmi-x2504 or x2644.
Vice Presidents Reception
The campus community is invited to join President Jolene Koester at a reception welcoming newly appointed vice presidents Judy C. Knudson and Terry Piper, and celebrating the opening of University Hall. Mon., May 14, 3-5 p.m. in the University Hall, first floor breezeway.
Honored Faculty Reception
The annual Honored Faculty Reception will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thu., May 17, in the USU Grand Salon. The event will honor 25-year faculty members, 25-year part-time faculty members, emeritus professors 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 new Faculty Senate officers also will be installed. fmi-x3263.
Mayoral Candidates Forum
CSUN Associated Students and other groups are hosting a Los Angeles mayoral candidates debate at 7 p.m. Thu., May 17 in CSUN's Matadome. This event will be the only general election debate in the San Fernando Valley between L.A. City Attorney James Hahn and former state Assembly Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa. Moderator will be Bill Rosendahl. This event is free and open to the public, with free parking provided in campus Lot C. fmi-x2477.
Diane Ryan Retirement
The Financial Aid Office invites the campus community to a retirement afternoon tea honoring Diane Ryan, CSUN's financial aid director. Wed., May 23, 4:30 p.m. at the University Club, main dining room. fmi-Lili Vidal, x2106.
Gerontology Scholarship Luncheon
Maria Euceda, a sociology major and recipient of the SAGE Award in Gerontology, will receive the scholarship award at a lunch forum at 11 a.m. Fri., May 25 at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills. SAGE, an acronym for Study, Activity, Growth, and Enrichment, is a learning-in-retirement organization affiliated with CSUN's College of Extended Learning. SAGE annually awards the $1,000 scholarship to a CSUN student working in the field of gerontology, with the winner selected by a committee from the Center for Education and Research in Gerontology, a division of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Euceda plans to pursue a master's degree in social work and has worked at the Northeast Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center in Pacoima.
The Career Center's Volunteer Program office is offering the following opportunity:
- Pacoima's College Success Conference: from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., May 26, at CSUN. This event is for parents and children who are interested in making college a reality for their children. Volunteers will receive lunch. Spanish speakers are a plus. Call x2967.
The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. The next sessions are:
- Ergonomics/General Safety: Tue., May 15, from 10-11 a.m. in the USU Balboa Room. Participants will learn techniques to customize their workstations and tasks, identify potential problems and begin implementing solutions. The general safety course is required for all employees.
- Adult CPR: Thu., May 24 from 8 a.m. to noon or 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the USU Balboa Room. Upon completion, participants will receive an American Red Cross certification card. Space is limited. Reservations are required for all classes. fmi-x2401.
Ceramics Lab Registration
The Ceramics Lab in the University Student Union has opened registration for its summer schedule. Classes are open to faculty, staff, students and the general community. Learn to throw cups, bowls, and vases on the electric wheel. Classes are small, non-credit, eight-week sessions offering individualized instruction and work time outside of class. Afternoon and evening sessions are available. Register early because class sizes are limited. fmi-x2798.
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 email@example.com.
- Moving from Conflict to Collaboration: 8 a.m. to noon, Wed., May 18. Turn conflict into opportunity. Plan for positive, productive outcomes.
- Orientation to the Job Classification and Compensation Program: 10 a.m. to noon, Tue., May 22. Preparing a review request, classification analysis, merit pay, compensation guidelines.
- Personal Strategies for Navigating Change: 8 a.m. to noon, Wed., May 23. Adjusting to change. Assessing reasons for a proposed change. Taking positive action to make the change successful.
The Office of Human Resource Services is offering a departmental problem-solving class for directors and managers from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mon., May 21 in Business Administration Building 4117. The focus of this class will be to determine individual department readiness for implementation of teams chartered to identify and solve work-related problems. Participants will learn how to improve customer service through application of six problem-solving steps and the problem-solving tools and techniques to use at each step. Also included will be: leading meetings, consensus decision-making, and developing a cost-benefit analysis. Enrollment deadline is Fri., May 18. To enroll, call x3820 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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