May 29, 2001 Vol. V, No. 17


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Public Meetings

North Campus/University

Park Devel. Corp. Directors Meets from 9-10:30 a.m. Thu., June 28 in University Hall 277.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

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


President's Inaugural Speech

The full text of President Jolene Koester's April 19 inaugural speech is now available on the Internet at Paper copies of the text also are available upon request from the President's Office.

Lennin Glass' Passing

Lennin Glass, one of the early faculty members at San Fernando Valley State College and the former dean of the School of Communication and Professional Studies, has passed away. Glass began work at the campus in 1961, served as a professor of health sciences and was an avid supporter of Matador athletics. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 29 in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. Glass is survived by his wife of 50 years, children Steven, Daniel and Karen, and four grandchildren.

Pat Capaldi Memorial

Campus friends of Pat Capaldi, who worked at the university more than 20 years before passing away Sunday, May 20, plan to dedicate a tree on campus in her honor. Those wishing to contribute can send checks payable to the CSUN Foundation, care of Rayetta Esquibel, campus mail drop 8242. fmi-Veronica Grant, x4400, or Rayetta Esquibel, x2130.

Capaldi began working at CSUN in November 1979, and worked in the University Corporation and later in the Development Office in University Relations (now University Advancement) as an administrative secretary.

Capaldi is survived by her mother, her husband of 46 years, Frank, sons Carey, Tim and Michael, four grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.

Service-Learning Classes

The Center for Community-Service Learning has selected additional Faculty Development Grant winners for the 2001-2002 academic year, bringing to more than 100 the number of new service-learning courses to be offered next year.

Service-learning classes link meaningful community service to academic objectives, preparation and analysis. 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 author of each winning proposal will receive a $1,500 stipend for course development, teach the course during either fall or spring semester, and disseminate a report of their experience to future service-learning professors.

The winning faculty members and their programs are:
Gerry Simila
(Geological Sciences ES300)
"Pre-Service Earth Science Course in the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)"
Larry Oviatt
(Art 385)
"Learning Through Art, A Children's Craft Course"
Doug Kaback
(Theatre 284/384)
"Utilizing Theatre to Address Issues of Youth & Family Violence"
Bruce Zucker
(Business Law 498C)
"CSUN Tenant Legal Clinic Community Service Project (proposed as an experimental course for spring 2002)"
Monica Turner
(Pan African Studies 151)
"Publicly Speaking, a Freshmen Speech Communication Course"
Herman DeBose
(Sociology 492)
"Mentoring and Tutoring At-Risk Middle School Students, a Social Behavior and Development Course"
Teresa Madden
(Sociology 496K)
"Diversity in American Schools."


CHIME Charter School Information Meeting

The CHIME Institute for Children with Special Needs and the College of Education will hold an information meeting from 6-8 p.m., Tue., June 5 in the Business/Education Lecture Hall (BE 101). The meeting will focus on the new CHIME Charter Elementary School (kindergarten through grade 5), a national model of inclusive education with an accessible American Sign Language component for deaf and hard of hearing children. Sign language interpreters will be provided, if requested by June 1. fmi-x4979.

Grad/Alumni Job Fair

The Career Center is sponsoring a job fair for recent grads and alumni from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., June 6 in the USU. Entry-level through experienced career opportunities will be available. fmi-x2878.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Career Center's Volunteer Program Office is offering the following opportunities:


Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

Information Technology Resources is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library, room 30 (garden level): To enroll, send an e-mail to or call x2204.

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

Defensive Driving Courses

The Environmental Health and Occupational Safety Office is offering two defensive driver refresher courses, from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1-4:30 p.m., on Tue., June 11 in the USU Balboa Room. The training classes review driver attitude, defensive driving strategies, handling emergency and hazardous situations, and powered-cart safety. Reservations are required. fmi-x2401.

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