August 28, 2000 Vol. V, No. 1


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 Sept. 11 issue, due to the Labor Day holiday, is Tue., September 5.

We strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring during the two-week period until the next issue. Items further in advance will be run on a space-available basis. Submit future items by e-mailing them to, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.

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Emergency Procedures

To ensure that members of the campus community will know what to do during an emergency, a copy of university emergency procedures is posted in every classroom and office on campus. The procedures describe what to do during emergency situations such as fires, earthquakes, medical situations and building evacuations. The procedures should be reviewed regularly with all students, faculty and staff. fmi or for copies of the procedures, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office, x2401.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its deepest sympathy to:

Department Chair Named

John Schultheiss has been named chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film effective Aug. 23.

Sierra Hall Display Case

The Office of Student Development and International Programs is accepting reservations for the large display window on Sierra Hall's first floor. The use of the window is open to all Associated Students clubs and organizations and university departments. The window is 30 feet long and two groups can share its space each week. fmi-x2393.

Fall Extension Classes

Registration for CSUN's fall extension program is now underway on a walk-in or mail-in basis. The College of Extended Learning provides the community with an array of professional development and self-enrichment classes, including business and management, accounting, computers, languages, fine arts, test preparation, a master of public administration program and much more. Most classes take place on campus during the evenings or weekends. Catalogs and registration information are available at the Matador Bookstore complex, room 100. fmi-x2504, x2644 or

Telephone Directories

The Office of Information Technology Resources has a limited number of telephone directories for California state agencies for sale. Each copy is $10. Submit a Technology Service Requisition to request copies. fmi-Janice Johnson, x2212.

Crosscultural Panels

Student Panels for an International Curriculum and Education (SPICE) is offering free cultural panels on and off campus during the fall semester. Panels of international students will visit classes to present native perspectives on subjects related to classes. Presentations are available on a first come, first served basis. fmi-Roopa Rawjee, Student Development and International Programs, x3053, or e-mail


Welcome Week

As part of Welcome Week, student groups and vendors will be in the Sierra Quad providing information and selling products. This event runs from Mon., Aug. 28 to Fri., Sept. 1.

AS Inauguration Ceremony

Associated Students Inc. invites the campus community to the inauguration of the student president, vice president and senate on Tue., Aug. 29, in the USU Grand Salon. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at a reception at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m., and a senate meeting will follow at 2 p.m. fmi-x2477.

President's Picnic

This annual event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Wed., Aug. 30, on the Sierra Quad. Musical entertainment will be featured at noon and in the evening.

Meet the Clubs Day

Many Associated Students clubs and organizations will be participating in the Meet the Clubs Day program from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed., Aug. 30, in the Sierra Quad. Come learn more about CSUN's clubs and organizations.

Parent Support Group

The Family Focus Resource Center-in collaboration with the North Los Angeles County Regional Center-announces a new parent support group for families of children with developmental disabilities from birth to 10 years of age. Upcoming meetings include from 10-11:30 a.m. Tue., Sept. 12 and 26, at the Family Focus Resource Center in the College of Education, room E109-D. The support group will be facilitated by Dorothy Ross, licensed marriage, family and child therapist. fmi-x5575.

Peer Coaching Orientation

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) invites faculty members to participate in CSUN's Peer Coaching Orientation. The orientation session will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Tue., Sept. 12, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, fourth floor. Louis Rubino of the Health Sciences Department will teach a practicum lesson. fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail


Career Center Workshops

The Career Center is offering a workshop titled "Internship Insights" from noon to 1 p.m. Thu., Aug. 31, and Wed., Sept. 6. This one-hour workshop provides students with a step-by-step guide to link their internships to a successful career path. Reservations are recommended. fmi-x2878.

Self Defense Course

The University Student Union, University Police and the Student Health Center are sponsoring the fourth Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) systems women's self-defense course from 5:30-9 p.m. Classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 11, 13, 18, and 20, at the Satellite Student Union, Fernandeno Room. The course covers 14 hours of personal protection information and hands-on basic training designed to develop and enhance the options of self-defense for women. The class is limited to 20 women. The cost is $10 plus $12 for the participant manual. CSUN students only pay for the manual. fmi-Yolanda Abundiz, x2201, or Lt. John Smither, x2764.

New Employee Orientation

Every employee new to the CSUN campus should attend an orientation workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Tue., Sept. 12, in Student Services Building 535A. The workshop will cover a campus overview, employment and benefit information, the compensation system and public safety and parking information. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.


Theatre Seating Requests

The deadline for priority seating for those purchasing season subscriptions to CSUN Theatre events is Fri., Sept. 1. Along with priority seating, subscribers will receive up to a 28 percent when they select five of the university's eight main stage shows this year. The season includes two musicals (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and The Rocky Horror Show), two operas (The Magic Flute and Aaron Copland's The Tender Land), and four dramas (King Lear, Fuente Ovejuna, Marisol, and Joe Turner's Come and Gone). The You Choose season subscriptions can be purchased at the Associated Students Ticket Office in the USU, or by phone at x2488. fmi-x3091.

Presidential Advisory Board

Non-academic staff members interested in serving on the Presidential Advisory Board on Equity and Diversity should submit their names by 5 p.m. Mon., Sept. 11, to Jeanette Mann in University Park Apartments, Building 13, room 107, or mail drop 8208. fmi-x2077.

Assistive Services and Equipment Requests

The 2000-2001 budget for the Disabled Employees Program includes funding for the Assistive Equipment/Auxiliary Aid Program for campus employees with disabilities. Requests for both assistive equipment and auxiliary assistance must be submitted at the same time and sent to mail drop 8208 by Fri., Oct. 13. The request forms and guidelines have been revised. To receive the updated versions, contact Joan Hall, x2077.

Faculty Promotions:

John Mason, associate vice president for faculty affairs, is pleased to announce the following promotions:
To Professor:
Peter Bellin, Health Sciences
Beverly Cabello, Educational Psychology & Counseling
Jacob Hale, Philosophy
Charles Hanson, Educational Psychology & Counseling
James Hasenauer, Communication Studies
Laurel Long, Art
Clara Park, Secondary Education
Vicki Pedone, Geological Sciences
John Schillinger, Health Sciences
Sue Sears, Special Education
Sandra Stanley, English
Deborah Van Alphen, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Elizabeth Weber, Communication Disorders & Science

To Associate Professor:
Larry Baresi, Biology
Patricia (O'Donnell) Brummett, Sociology
Irene Cota, Elementary Education
Deborah Cours, Marketing
Anthony Dawahare, English
Edith Dimo, Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures
Barbara Hawkins, Elementary Education
Richard Marks, Journalism
Jennifer Matos, Biology
Wen Wang, Sociology
Loretta Winters, Sociology

August 28, 2000

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