October 23, 2000 Vol. V, No. 5
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Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2 p.m., Wed., Oct. 25, in the President's Trailer.
Meets from 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., Oct. 26, in Oviatt Library presentation room, lower level, west wing room 81.
International Faculty Partnership Conference
Applications to participate in the CSU International Faculty Partnership Conference are being solicited. Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany in June 2001 and California in September 2002 are the locations for the first pair of conferences. The theme is "The New Europe and the New California: Coexistence, Convergence and Collision of Cultural Communities." Faculty from all disciplines are encouraged to participate. The conference hosts (Baden-Wurttemberg in 2001 and CSU in 2002) will pay the costs of participants' lodgings, meals, and associated conference expenses and CSUN will pay the travel costs of up to two faculty members from CSUN (the maximum allowed from any single CSU campus). fmi-Heinrich Falk, x2138 or x3086.
Naming of New Building
On the recommendation of the Facilities Naming Committee, the Provost's Office and the College of Health and Human Development, President Jolene Koester has approved Sequoia Hall as the name for the soon-to-be-completed Health and Human Development Building-Technology Center. The president and the university's executive officers also approved the use of the initials "SQ" to refer to the building in abbreviated listings on the schedule of classes, campus maps and elsewhere.
Diet Analysis Services
The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics invites CSUN students, faculty and staff to learn more about their diets through diet analysis. Diet analysis interns will provide a detailed profile of your diet. Services to CSUN students, faculty and staff are provided at a discounted price of $5. Pick up forms at the Marilyn Magaram Center, Science Court 526. fmi-x3102 or x4160.
Homecoming Bonfire/Pep Rally
Associated Students is sponsoring a homecoming bonfire and pep rally including live DJs, contests, giveaways, free food and fireworks on Mon., Oct. 23. The bonfire and fireworks will take place from 6-8 p.m. in Lot C's grass field. The pep rally will be from 8:30-10:30 p.m. in the Matadome. fmi-x2477.
The Campus/Community Coalition on Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention will hold its first meeting of the academic year from noon to 1 p.m. Mon., Oct. 23 at the Student Health Center. Members are encouraged to join Fred Strache, interim vice president for Student Affairs, and Susan Cohen, executive secretary of the coalition, to outline ideas for the semester. fmi-Barbara Vallaire, x3690.
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 email@example.com
- Designing and Redesigning College Courses: noon to 1:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 23, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 437.
- Writing Across the Curriculum: 12:30-2:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 24, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 437.
- Calibrated Peer Review Training:
10 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri., Oct. 27, and 10 a.m. to noon, Sat., Oct. 28. Participants need to attend both days. Contact CELT for location.
- Beck Teaching Forum-Presentations and Poster Session, Beck Instructional Development Awardees: 2-4 p.m., Fri., Nov. 3, at the University Club. Grant information available.
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. A meeting will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Tue., Oct. 24, 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.
The Anthropology Department is sponsoring a lecture titled "Does Size Matter? Allometric Relationships Associated with Body Size and Brain Size Among Primates and Mammals" from 7-8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 25 in Sierra Hall 235. Lecturer will be Bruce Gelvin. fmi-x3331.
Town Hall Forum
The Young Democrats of California State University, Northridge will host a forum for students, faculty and staff from 1-4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 25, at USU's Grand Salon. Meet the candidates from the 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st congressional districts. fmi-x2477 or e-mail NorthridgeDems00@aol.com.
Brown Bag Film Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center will show two films titled "Fat and Fitness Foolishness" and "Warning: Food May Be Hazardous" on Wed., Oct. 25, and Thu., Oct. 26. Wednesday's showing will be from noon to 1 p.m. and Thursday's showing will be 12:30-1:30 p.m. Both films will be in Science Court 524. fmi-x3102.
Slideshow About Korea
The Oviatt Library, Friends of the Oviatt Library and the Korean Cultural Center are sponsoring a slideshow travelogue titled "A Mormon Missionary's Encounter with Korea (1988-1990)" at noon Thu., Oct. 26 in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Presenter will be Rick McBride from the Korean Cultural Center. Bring your lunch, beverages will be provided by the Friends of the Oviatt Library. fmi-x2638.
Religious Studies Lectures
The Anthropology Department, Religious Studies Department, Jewish Studies Program and the Women's Studies Department are sponsoring two presentations on Thu., Oct. 26:
- 11 a.m., USU Thousand Oaks Room: "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Does Religious Leadership Pose 'Special' Challenges to Women?"
- 2 p.m., Sierra Hall 390: "From Amulets to Joan Baez: Jewish Healing in Israel and the U.S." Susan Sered, professor of anthropology and sociology from Harvard Divinity School, will be the lecturer for both presentations. fmi-x3007.
Alumni Authors Book Signing
The Alumni Association invites you to meet alumni authors who have written books on topics ranging from gardening and history to children's classics. 6-8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 27 at Borders Books in the Northridge Fashion Center. Relax with food and music provided by Borders Books. Special guest will be Shirley MacLaine. Admission is free. Proceeds of book sales will benefit the Oviatt Library. fmi-x2137.
The Alumni Association invites you to a homecoming tailgate picnic at 11:30 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 28 at the North Campus Stadium. The CSUN football team takes on the Eastern Washington Eagles at 3:05 p.m. Game tickets are $7-$10. BBQ is $8 per person. fmi-x5541 or register at www.csunalumni.com.
Neurological Behavior Seminar
The Family Focus Resource Center will present a seminar titled "Sensory Integration" from 10 a.m. to noon, Sat., Oct. 28 in the College of Education, Fleming Conference Room 3118. Cheryl Ecker, senior occupational therapist from Therapy in Action, will focus on helping children regulate their neurological behavior.
Fall Job Fair
The Career Center is sponsoring a fall job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., Oct. 30, in the USU Grand Salon and Northridge Center. The event is open to all students of all majors and class levels. Recruiters from various fields will offer full-time and part-time job prospects and internship and volunteer opportunities. fmi-x2878.
Lesbian Studies Lecture
The Institute for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled "Lesbian Studies in the Year 2000" from 5-6:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 30, in Sierra Hall 120. Lecturer will be Bonnie Zimmerman of San Diego State University. fmi-Donald Hall, x3409.
The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Rotated, Stretched and Crunched-A Three-Stage Model of the Evolution of the Los Angeles Basin." Noon, Wed., Nov. 1, in Science 1231. Lecturer will be Raymond Ingersoll, professor of earth and space sciences at UCLA. fmi-x3541.
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:
- Job Search for Teachers: 3-4:30 p.m. Tue., Oct. 24. This workshop includes information on resumes, interviews, placement files, portfolios, salaries and the current job market.
- Job Fair Success: 10-11 a.m. Tue., Oct. 24, 1-2 p.m. Thu., Oct. 26 and 11 a.m. to noon, Fri., Oct. 27. Learn what to do before, during and after a job fair.
- Internship Insights: 2-3 p.m., Wed., Oct. 25 and 11 a.m. to noon Thu., Oct. 26. This workshop provides students with a step-by-step guide to link their internships to a successful career path.
- Resume Results: 2-3 p.m., Thu., Oct. 26. You will learn techniques and strategies for creating a targeted resume. The workshop will provide sample resumes and critiques, as well as tips on cover and thank-you letters.
- Career Assessment Results: 10 a.m. to noon, Thu., Oct. 26. If you are undecided about your choice of major or career, take the online career assessment first, then attend one of these interpretative group sessions for your results.
- Intelligent Interviewing I
-Preparation: 1-3 p.m. Fri., Oct. 27. Discover strategies for successful, intelligent interviewing. Learn the interview process from the employer's perspective.
- Job Seminars for On-Campus Interviews: 1-3 p.m., Mon. Nov. 6.
Targeted disciplines for this seminar are social & behavioral sciences, humanities, business, arts, media & communication. Workshop includes tips on interviewing and successful career search. Attendance is required for campus interviews.
University Counseling Services
The 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. 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 in is as follows:
- Effective Learning Workshops: A five-week session meets from 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Nov. 1. The Academic Performance Enhancement Experience (APEX) provides students with the opportunity to learn effective ways to learn by improving reading, note-taking, time management and test preparation techniques.
Faculty Computer Clinic
WebTeach, a resource for online teaching, is offering a computer clinic for faculty to receive one-on-one help for online-teaching computer problems. Technical assistants are qualified to help with HyperNews, IRC chat, Quizmaker, HTML, uploading webpages (ftp), and various other applications. No reservation is required. The schedule from Mon., Oct. 23 through Tue., Nov. 21 is as follows: noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays, and
11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Student Services Building 418, fmi-x2969 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Technology Resources offers the following workshops in Music Lawn 204 (trailer).
- Incorporating a PowerPoint Presentation on a Web Page:
2-3:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 24.
- Working with Multiple Excel Workbooks and Worksheets:
1-3 p.m., Wed., Oct. 25.
- Photoshop for Beginners:
1-4 p.m., Thu., Oct. 26.
- CBT Training:
10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 27.
- Publisher for Beginners:
10 a.m. to noon Mon., Oct. 30.
- Technology Orientation:
Offered several times each month by invitation only. Contact Camille Brooks x2258 or e-mail email@example.com.
To enroll, send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x2204.
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:
- Social Security Benefits Overview: 10-11:30 a.m., Tue., Oct. 24. Course provides an overview of retirement, survivor benefits, Medicare and disability.
- Managing Your Priorities: 8 a.m. to noon, Thu., Oct. 26. Provides techniques to enable participants to handle competing priorities and build strong, supportive work relationships that get results.
- Assertiveness Training in the Workplace: noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. Provides techniques for effectively handling conflict. To enroll, send your e-mail to email@example.com.
WebCT: Hands-on Workshops
The Learning Resource Center is offering workshops on online course creation, design and management on WebCT in Student Services Building room 416. The following workshops are offered:
- Getting Started on WebCT: 2-4 p.m. Thu., Oct. 26. Set up an online course and learn navigation. How to add tools and URLs, add in students and backup procedures.
- WebCT Discussion and Chat:
2-4 p.m. Thu., Nov. 2. Learn how to create and manage a bulletin board with threaded discussion and synchronous chat rooms.
Required prior to any of the workshops: Apply for a WebCT account at least three days prior to the workshop by filling out the form at www.csun.edu/~webteach/WebCT/
WebCTAccountRequest.html. Reserve a computer and space. fmi-x2033 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Project Grants
The University Corp.'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.
Resident Director Positions
Application packets are available for resident director positions with the California State University International Programs. Full-time, tenured or tenure-
track faculty members holding a teaching or administrative appointment on a CSU campus are eligible to apply. Twelve-month appointments for 2002-2003 will be made to the following countries: France, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Zimbabwe. An academic-year appointment will be made to Japan. Deadline for completed applications is Fri., Dec. 1. fmi-Heinrich Falk, x2138 or x3086.
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