September 11, 2000 Vol. V, No. 2


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. 25 issue, is Mon., September 18.

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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Public Meetings

Foundation Board of Directors

Meets 6 p.m. Wed., Sept. 20, at the University Club. fmi and reservations, x2150.


Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to Edythe Margolin (Child Development) and her family on the loss of her husband, and Marti Cox (University Student Union) and her family on the loss of her father.


ITR Open Forums

CSUN faculty and staff are invited to attend either of two open forums to review and discuss the technology service disruptions that recently have affected the university. The forums will be held on Tue., Sept. 12 from 12:30-2 p.m. in Business Building 1133, and Wed., Sept. 13, from 5-7 p.m. in the Engineering Auditorium. Spero Bowman, associate vice president for academic resources and CSUN's chief information officer, will lead the discussions. The management team of Information Technology Resources (ITR) also will be in attendance. Each forum will provide information on the status of ITR services, and time will be provided for a Q&A session.

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. Meetings will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Tue., Sept. 12 and 26, at the Family Resource Center in the College of Education, room E109-D. The group will be facilitated by Dorothy Ross, licensed marriage, family and child therapist. fmi-x5575.

CELT Programs for Faculty

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following programs to faculty members during the fall: fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail

Geology Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Site Characterization: Without It Nobody Moves in Construction" at noon, Wed., Sept. 13, in Science 1231. Presenting will be Allen Hatheway, an international geology consultant. fmi-x3541.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will host its Brown Bag Film Series on Wed., Sept. 13, and Thu., Sept. 14 in Science 5, room 524. The film is titled "Miracles on Your Plate." Wednesday's showing is from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursday's is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. fmi-x3102.

Accounting Recruiting Day

The Career Center is sponsoring Accounting Recruiting Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thu., Sept. 14, in the USU's Grand Salon. fmi-Career Center, x2878 or visit

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 or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture titled "Thinking About Things" featuring philosophy professor Michael Jubien of UC Davis. 3-5 p.m. Fri., Sept. 15, in Jerome Richfield Hall, room 344. fmi-x2757 or visit

Equity/Diversity Candidate Forums

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a series of upcoming forums to meet the three candidates seeking to become CSUN's new special assistant to the president for equity and diversity, replacing Jeanette Mann who has retired.

The special assistant is responsible for the coordination of the university's equity and diversity programs. The selected candidate will advocate for advancing CSUN's ongoing commitment to equity and diversity, and provide campus leadership in sustaining a working/learning environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Each of the three candidates will host an open forum during which campus community members can ask questions about their "vision" for the university regarding advancement of equity and diversity. The forums will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Balboa Room of the University Student Union.

Prior to each forum, the candidates' resumes will be available for review in the President's Office. The candidates and the dates of the open forums are as follows:

Vice Presidents' Reception

The President's Office is hosting a welcome reception for Mo Qayoumi, the university's new vice president for administration and finance, and Dick Tyler, the new interim vice president of university relations. Mon., Sept. 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the University Club's main dining room.

Parent Information Session

Student Outreach and Recruitment Services is presenting "CSUN Parents' Knowledge for College" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., Sept. 20, in Student Services Building, suite 190. Learn what parents need to know to prepare their children for college admission. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. fmi or to reserve a space, call x2967 or e-mail

Delia Rudiger Retirement

President Jolene Koester and Provost Louanne Kennedy invite the campus community to a retirement reception honoring Chief of Staff Delia Rudiger from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 21, at the University Club.

A memory book will be presented to Rudiger at the reception. Notes, letters, cards and photos to be included in the book may be submitted to Joseph Antunez, e-mail or mail drop 8200.

In lieu of any personal gifts, Rudiger has suggested donations to the university. Contributions can be made payable to The CSUN Foundation for The Jerome Richfield Memorial Fund, The Donald E. Bianchi Endowment, or the Women's Studies Department. Checks can be sent to Doretta Crawford, President's Office, mail drop 8230. fmi or to RSVP, call x2597 or e-mail

Hate Crimes Speaker

Judy Shepard, whose son Matthew was attacked and killed in 1998 because he was gay, will speak about what people can do to make schools and communities safer for everyone. The Shepard case helped focus national attention on hate crimes. This event is being presented by the University Student Union's Programs Council. 1 p.m. Fri., Sept. 22, at the Performing Arts Center.

Graduate Teaching Workshop

Applications are available in the Office of Graduate Studies for the Graduate Teaching Workshop. The workshop will be held on Sat., Sept. 23, and is open to all students, particularly those interested in improving their teaching skills for TA work and those interested in teaching at the community college level. fmi-x2138.


On-line Research Classes

The Oviatt Library offers walk-in classes that give an overview of computer indexes and search techniques. Each session is about 45 minutes and is held in the Oviatt Library, room 102D. The schedule is as follows: fmi-Marcia Henry, x3012, or visit for the complete schedule.

Women's Self Defense Course

The University Student Union, University Police and the Student Health Center are sponsoring the 4th 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 pay for just 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.

Career Center Workshops

The Career Center is offering career workshops to assist students with career decisions and the job search, resume and interviewing strategies. Reservations are preferred for all workshops. To sign up, call x2878. The schedule is as follows:

Stress Management Workshop

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering a workshop titled "Managing Stress at Home and Work" from 1-2 p.m. Mon., Sept. 18, in Student Services Building 535A. The workshop will present stress management techniques to help identify your stressors and develop a more balanced perspective. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services is offering groups/workshops and services for the fall semester to meet varying student needs on career/major choices, stress and time management, abusive family history, eating disorders, and self-esteem and relationship problems. Free confidential groups/ workshops are available. UCS is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Thu. and Fri., and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tue. and Wed. in Student Services Building, room 520. fmi-x2366 or TDD x7834.

The schedule for group/workshops is as follows:

Ceramics Classes

CSUN faculty, staff and students and members of the Valley community can learn how to throw cups, bowls and vases on the electric wheel or build sophisticated hand-built pots in classes this fall at the Ceramics Lab in the University Student Union. These small, non-credit classes will be taught in the afternoons and evenings for eight weeks beginning Mon., Sept. 18. Registration is underway. fmi or to enroll, x2798.

Navigating Change Workshop

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering a workshop titled "Personal Strategies for Navigating Change" from 8 a.m. to noon Wed., Sept. 20. Participants will explore skills and develop strategies that help them deal with change. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.

Defensive Driving Classes

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is coordinating defensive driving classes on Wed., Sept. 27, in the University Student Union, Reseda Room, and Tue., Oct. 17, in the USU Balboa Room. Class times for both days will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon and again from 1-4:30 p.m. The classes review safe driving techniques through video, lecture, test and personal experience. CSUN's Powered Cart Safety Program will be included in the training sessions. fmi-x2401.

Youth Public Speaking Course

The Communication Studies Department is sponsoring the Communication for Youth Institute Program for students in grades 7 through 12. 9-11:30 a.m. on six Saturdays beginning Oct. 7 in the Speech Communication Building, room 224. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and class-size is limited. A $20 course fee will be collected at the first meeting.


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 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.

Human Subjects Research

All faculty and students performing research that includes the use of human subjects must complete a human subjects protocol approval form. These forms are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (AP 706). The original form and eight copies should be submitted to the research office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. The next deadline for submission of protocols is Thu., Sept. 28, for the meeting on Thu., Oct. 12.

September 11, 2000

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