November 11, 2000 Vol. V, No. 6


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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m., Wed., Nov. 8, in the President's Trailer.

University Student Union Board of Directors

Meets 5 p.m. Mon., Nov. 13, in the USU Sala de la Osa Room.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets from 2-4 p.m., Tue., Nov. 14, in President's Conference Room C.

Extended Learning Committee

Meets from 3:15-5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 15, in Matador Bookstore Complex, executive conference room.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets from 1-5 p.m., Thu., Nov. 16, in Engineering Building, 4th floor, EA 1440 conference room.

Associated Students Senate

Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.


Honor Society Scholarships

The CSUN chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is inviting faculty to nominate qualified seniors for local and national Phi Kappa Phi scholarships to support graduate study. As many as 50 $7,000 stipends are awarded nationally and two $1,000 stipends are awarded locally. Criteria are: 3.85 undergraduate GPA with strong faculty support, graduate study prospects with strong likelihood of success, extracurricular and leadership activities that reflect achievement and service. fmi-e-mail Ron Doctor,

Graduate Training Program Accepted

On October 16, the University Counseling Services' Graduate Training Program was accepted to the California Psychology Internship Counsel, a statewide association of graduate psychology programs and internship training programs. This acceptance certifies the longstanding program as a "Formal Psychology Internship" in compliance with the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance's Board of Psychology. University Counseling Services has been providing pre-doctoral internship training and medical residency training in psychiatry for more than 20 years.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to Sam Britten (Kinesiology) and his family on the loss of his mother.


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:

Pan-African Studies Cultural Festival

The Pan-African Studies Department celebrates its 32nd anniversary with a festival. As part of the festival, students from the Omowale Ujamaa Northwest Community School, an African-centered private school in Pasadena, will present an "Ancestor Day" program honoring African Americans. Noon to 3 p.m., Mon., Nov. 6 in the USU Grand Salon. The celebration will conclude with a tribute to CSUN professor David Horne, from 5-8 p.m. on Tue., Nov. 7, at the University Club. fmi-x3311.

Book Reading

The College of Humanities and the English Department are hosting a reading at 7 p.m., Tue., Nov. 7 in Sierra Hall 224. Tod Goldberg, CSUN alumnus, will read from his first novel "Fake Liar Cheat". Event is free. Refreshments will be available.

Geology Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Retracing the Voyage of the Beagle Around Southern South America-Buenos Aires to the Galapagos." Noon, Wed., Nov. 8, in Science 1231. Lecturer will be CSUN alumnus Timothy Garvey of T & N Associates. fmi-x3541.

Used Book Sale

Friends of the Oviatt Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 8, in the Oviatt Library lobby. Checks are welcome with I.D. Proceeds will be used to buy new library materials. fmi-x2638.

Phi Kappa Phi Presentation

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society invites the campus community to a presentation titled "Homophobia. The Closet and Growing Up Gay: Myths and Stereotypes" from 2-4 p.m., Wed., Nov. 8 at the University Club. The speaker, Arnold Pomerantz, a former Fortune 500 company senior executive, led a "double life" for 40 years. Questions and discussion will follow the presentation. fmi-x4709.

EXL College Seminar

The College of Extended Learning is hosting a seminar titled "The Perils of the U.S. as World Police" from 10 a.m. to noon Fri., Nov. 10. Steven Bourque, a lecturer in the History Department, will host the discussion of U.S. international involvement in the 1990s and the goals of U.S. foreign policy. The event is co-sponsored by the SAGE Society, a learning in retirement organization affiliated with the College of Extended Learning. Fee is $5. Call for location. fmi-x2504 or 2644.

Game of Life Lecture

The Santa Fe Institute's Fellows-at-Large program is sponsoring a lecture on cellular automata and complex systems titled "Still Life Generation in Conway's Game of Life" at 3:45 p.m., Mon., Nov. 13 in Science 1125. Speaker will be Paul Callahan from InGenuity Systems. fmi-x2705 or ~kme52026/caseries.html.

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., Nov. 14 and 28, at the Family Focus Resource Center in the College of Education, room E109D. The parent support 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

What Do Women Want?

The Sociology and Women's Studies Departments are sponsoring a lecture titled "What Do Women Want?" 2 p.m., Tue., Nov. 14 in Building B/Bank Building 001. Janet Lever, author of "The Great Sex Weekend" will speak on gender differences in the quest for intimacy.

Retired Faculty Presentation

The Association of Retired Faculty is hosting a presentation titled "Beans and Genes" from 2-4 p.m., Tue., Nov. 14 in Lambs Lounge of the University Club. Professor Maria Elena Zavala will speak on aspects of genetic engineering of plants. fmi-Richard Potter, (818) 892-4631.

Valley Pioneer Lecture

The Whisett Committee of the History Department is sponsoring a lecture titled "Now is the Time for Teamwork: Los Angeles Business Community in the Great Depression." 4:30 p.m., Tue., Nov. 14 in Sierra Hall 451. Clark Davis, professor at CSU Fullerton, will sign copies of his book, "Company Men: White-Collar Life and the Creation of Corporate Cultures in Los Angeles, 1892-1941," at the reception after the lecture. fmi-x3566.

Magaram Center Lecture

The Marilyn Magaram Center will host a lecture titled "Early Risk Assessment for Diabetes, Cancer and Heart Disease" from 1-2 p.m.,Wed., Nov. 15 in the USU's Santa Clarita Room. Lecturer will be James Wu. fmi-x3102.

Ethics Lecture

The CSUN Center for Ethics and Values is hosting a lecture titled "Ethics Beyond the Ivory Tower" from 4-6 p.m., Wed., Nov. 15 in Sierra Tower 503. Nathan Tierney, Philosophy Department chair at California Lutheran University, will talk about the difference between teaching ethics inside and outside the academy. fmi-x4847 or e-mail or visit

Biology Lecture

The scientific research society at CSUN, Sigma Xi, is presenting the 12th annual George Lefevre Research Award Lecture titled "How Did I Get Here Anyhow?" 4 p.m. Thu., Nov. 16 in Science room 1117. Lecturer will be CSUN biology professor Peter Bellinger.

SPICE Presentation

Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars, welcomes students and professors to a presentation titled "First Experiences, First Impressions in the U.S." Noon to 2 p.m., Fri., Nov. 17 in USU's Grand Salon. The presentation is hosted by Student Panels for an International Curriculum and Education (SPICE) as part of International Education Week. fmi-Roopa Rawjee, x3053 or e-mail


Online 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.

New Employee Orientation

Every employee new to the CSUN campus should attend an orientation workshop. The next session is from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tue., Nov. 14, 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.

Computer Clinic for Faculty

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 other applications. No reservation is required. The schedule through Tue., Nov. 21 is as follows: Student Services Building 418. fmi-x2969 or e-mail

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.

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: Required prior to any of the workshops: Apply for a WebCT account at least three days prior by filling out the form at WebCT/WebCTAcountRequest.html. Reserve a computer and space. fmi-x2033 or e-mail


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 submissions of protocols is Thu., Nov. 30, for the meeting on Thu., Dec. 14.

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.

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