May 29, 2001 Vol. V, No. 17
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Park Devel. Corp. Directors
Meets from 9-10:30 a.m. Thu., June 28 in University Hall 277.
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 www.csun.edu/~presofc/inaugural.html. 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.
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:
(Geological Sciences ES300)
"Pre-Service Earth Science Course in the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP)"
"Learning Through Art, A Children's Craft Course"
"Utilizing Theatre to Address Issues of Youth & Family Violence"
(Business Law 498C)
"CSUN Tenant Legal Clinic Community Service Project (proposed as an experimental course for spring 2002)"
(Pan African Studies 151)
"Publicly Speaking, a Freshmen Speech Communication Course"
"Mentoring and Tutoring At-Risk Middle School Students, a Social Behavior and Development Course"
"Diversity in American Schools."
CHIME Charter School
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.
The Career Center's Volunteer Program Office is offering the following opportunities:
- 8th annual California AIDS Ride's closing ceremonies: 5 p.m., Sat., June 9, at Exposition Park. Volunteer for this event and indicate the CSUN Volunteer Program sent you. Call (323) 960-3333.
- 9th annual Casino Night: from 6:30-11 p.m., Sat., June 9, at New Horizons in North Hills. This is an exciting evening of gaming, door prizes, a silent auction, food and entertainment. To volunteer, call (818) 894-9301.
- L.A. Works Day 2001: from 8 a.m.-
1 p.m., Saturdays during June and July. This is a help-a-thon (get pledges for the work you do). Work together to beautify the city with planting, painting and removing graffiti. Contact L.A. Works office, (323) 224-6510.
Information Technology Resources is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library, room 30 (garden level):
To enroll, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x2204.
- Working with Word 2000 Tables: 2-4 p.m., Tue., June 5.
- Excel for Beginners: 9-11 a.m., Tue., June 12.
- Creating a Basic PowerPoint Presentation: 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., June 14.
- Internet Explorer for Beginners: 2-4 p.m., Tue., June 19.
- Creating and Publishing a Basic Web Page Using Netscape Composer: 1:30-5 p.m., Thu., June 21.
- Visio for Beginners: 9-11 a.m., Tue., June 26.
- Web Page Enhancement Using Prewritten Java Scripts: 1:30-4 p.m., Tue., June 26.
- PhotoShop for Beginners: 1-4 p.m., Wed., June 27.
- Using Netscape Composer to Add Images, Backgrounds and Tables to a Web Page: 9-11 a.m. Thu., July 5.
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.
- CalPERS Pension Overview: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Fri., June 8. Planning for retirement, selecting a retirement date, health insurance, survivor continuance.
- New Employee Orientation:
8:30 a.m. to noon or 1-4:30 p.m., Mon., June 12. An overview of CSUN, employee relations, public safety, environmental health and safety, payroll compensation, training and development, Information Technology Resources, and benefits.
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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