September 25, 2000 Vol. V, No. 3


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 October 9 issue is Mon., October 2.

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Public Meetings

University Student Union Board of Directors

Meets 5 p.m. Mon., Sept. 25, in the Satellite Student Union Sala de la Osa Room.

North Campus/University Park Dev. Corp. Directors

Meet from 9:30-11 a.m., Mon., Oct. 2, in President's Conference Room A.


Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to:
Joann Desantis (Journalism) and her family on the loss of her mother, Carol Shubin (Mathematics) and her family on the loss of her husband, and Ileana Costea (Civil & Manufacturing Engineering) and her family on the loss of her husband.

Clubs & Organizations Rechartering

This year's rechartering of all Associated Students clubs and organizations will occur from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 7, in the University Student Union. All clubs and organizations must register for rechartering at the Office of Student Development. Annual rechartering is mandatory to remain viable on campus.

Faculty Promotion

Bernardo Attias (Communication Studies) has been promoted from assistant to associate professor.


Week of Activism

Associated Students is offering the following activities as part of CSUN's "Week of Activism":

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, from birth to age 10, with developmental disabilities. A meeting will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Tue., Sept. 26, at the Family Focus 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.

Used Book Sale

Friends of the Oviatt Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., Sept. 27, in the Oviatt Library lobby. Checks are welcome with I.D. Proceeds will be used to buy new library materials. fmi-x2638.

Geological Sciences Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "William P. Blake (1826-1910)-Pioneer Geologist, Mining Engineer, Consultant, Educator and Administrator." Noon Wed., Sept. 27 in Science 1231. Lecturer will be Stephen Testa, president of Testa Environmental Corp.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will show a film titled "Heart to Heart-The Truth About Heart Disease" on Wed., Sept. 27 from noon to 1 p.m., and on Thu., Sept. 28 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Science Court 524. fmi-x3102.

CELT Programs

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

Welcome Reception

The Commission on the Status of Women invites the campus community to attend a welcome reception honoring President Jolene Koester, on Wed., Sept. 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Women's Center at 18344 Plummer Street.

Equity/Diversity Candidate Forums

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

Each of the candidates will host an open forum during which campus community members can ask question about their "vision" for the university regarding advancement of equity and diversity. The forums will be held 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:

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:

Chemistry Seminar Series

The Chemistry Department is sponsoring a series of seminars. Lectures will be at 3 p.m. Wednesdays in Science Building room 2228. The schedule is as follows:

Students With Disabilities Seminar

The Family Focus Resource Center will present a seminar titled "Meeting the Educational Needs of Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities in General Education Classrooms." 10 a.m. to noon, Sat., Oct. 7 at the College of Education, Fleming Conference Room 3118. June Downing from the Department of Special Education will focus on curricular adaptations and instructional strategies. Specific examples will be used to demonstrate adaptations for students.

Phenomenal Women Awards

The Women's Studies Department will present the fourth biennial Phenomenal Women Awards with a reception and silent auction on Sat., Oct. 7, from 4-7 p.m. at the USU's Grand Salon. Proceeds from this event will provide funds for student scholarships, program development and faculty research. fmi-x3110.


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 the Ceramics Lab in the University Student Union is offering this fall. 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.

New Employee Orientation

Every employee new to the CSUN campus should attend an orientation workshop at 8:30 a.m. Tue., Oct. 1, 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.

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

Information Technology Resources offers the following workshops in Music Lawn 204 (trailer): To enroll, send an e-mail request to or call x2204.

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. The schedule is as follows: Reservations are required for all classes. Courses may be scheduled on an as-needed basis. fmi-x2401.

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:

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services is offering groups, workshops and services for the fall semester to meet varying student needs on career and major choices, stress and time management, abusive family history, eating disorders, and self-esteem and relationship problems. Free confidential groups and 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 and workshops is as follows:

HyperNews Workshop

Shelia Harbet and Catheryn Cheal, coordinators of web teaching, will present a HyperNews workshop from 3-4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 4, in Student Services Building room 416. This workshop teaches how to create a discussion forum, how to manage it and post messages. Computer seats are limited to 25. To enroll, e-mail, or call the Learning Resource Center at x2033.

Youth Public Speaking Course

The Communication Studies Department is sponsoring the Communication for Youth Institute Program for students in grades 7-12 from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Oct. 7 for six weeks in the Speech Communication Building, room 224. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class size is limited. A $20 course fee will be collected at the first meeting. fmi-Rebecca Litke, x2047 or x2855.


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 must be submitted to the research office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Forms can be downloaded from The next deadline for submission of protocols is Thu., Sept. 28, for the meeting on Thu., Oct. 12.

Grace Petri Endowment

Proposals for the Grace Petri Endowment Fund will be accepted through Fri., Oct. 6. The fund augments instructional programs for disabled students (including deaf students) through the employment of additional instructors and instructional aides and/or purchase of additional instructional equipment. Proposals should be sent to Mary Ann Cummins Prager, Division of Student Affairs, mail drop 8239.

Faculty Activity Reports

The deadline for submission of faculty activity reports by all full-time and part-time faculty is Mon., Oct. 2. Forms are available from department secretaries. They should be submitted to the department chair. fmi-x2962.

Sabbatical Leave Applications

Faculty members intending to apply for sabbatical leave for the 2001-02 academic year should file an application with their department chair no later than Fri., Oct. 6. Application forms and information about the application process are available from department secretaries.

Graduate Thesis Support

Applications are due Mon., Oct. 9. Eligibility is restricted to classified graduate students working on their projects. A thesis planning form must be on file and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. fmi-x2138.

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 updated versions, contact Joan Hall, x2077.

Student Project Grants

The University Corporation's Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for funding of innovative, unique and exploratory student projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in the University Corp.'s executive office, second floor, Matador Bookstore complex. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 15. fmi-Liz Kioussis, x2906.

September 25, 2000

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