November 20, 2000 Vol. V, No. 7


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Public Meetings

Student Affairs V.P. Candidate Forums

Open campus forums for the four candidates seeking the position of Vice President for Student Affairs have been scheduled as follows: The candidates' full resumés are available for review in the President's Office. Abbreviated resumés also can be found online at ~presofc/vpcandidates.html.

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m., Fri., Dec. 1, in Oviatt Library conference room 373.

University Student Union Board of Directors

Meets 5 p.m. Mon., Dec. 4, in the USU Board Room.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m., Wed., Dec. 6, in the President's Trailer.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., Dec. 7, in Oviatt Library presentation room.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m., Tue., Dec. 12, in President's Conference Room C.

CSUN Foundation Board

Meets 6 p.m., Wed., Dec. 13, at the University Club.

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-Ron Doctor,

Intersession Class Schedules

Intersession class schedules will be available Mon., Nov. 20, at the College of Extended Learning registration area in the Bookstore Complex, room 100. Intersession runs Jan. 2-26 and many university credit courses will be offered. fmi-x2504 or x2644.

Textbook Buyback

The Matador Bookstore will buy textbooks during finals week at three different locations:
Matador Bookstore
Mon.-Thu. 12/11-14
7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fri., 12/15, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lot A (drive-through)
Mon.-Thu., 12/11-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fri., 12/15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Exchange
Mon.-Thu., 12/11-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Golf Tournaments

The Professors Golf Association (PGA) is inviting faculty, staff and emeriti to its monthly tournaments at local courses. All skill levels are welcome. fmi-Len Wurthman, x2853 or Ray Cayse (818) 368-8843.

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:

Faculty CELT Programs

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

Holiday Donation Drive

The University Recycling Program, sponsored by Associated Students and the University Corp., will collect items for its annual Goodwill Holiday Donation Drive from Sat., Nov. 25 through Sun., Dec. 17. The donation site will be located at the southeast corner of student parking lot T near Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street. An attendant will be on duty daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to issue receipts for tax purposes. Goodwill will sell donated items, using the funds for vocational rehabilitation and job training programs. For information on acceptable and reusable items, contact Cyndi Signett, x2477, or Goodwill Industries, (818) 446-6394.

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. 28, and Dec. 12 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.

Geology Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Structure and Petrology of the Peruvian Andes" at 4 p.m., Wed., Nov. 29, in Science 1231. Lecturer will be Brendan McNulty of the Earth Sciences Department at CSU Dominguez Hills. fmi-x3541.

Ceramic Guild Holiday Sale

CSUN's Ceramic Guild will sponsor its 38th annual holiday sale this year Dec. 2-3 in the Design Center courtyard at 18266 Halsted St. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Featured will be original designs by students and staff in ceramics, fire stained glass, sculpture and jewelry, fmi-(626) 797-5440.

Anthropology Lecture

The Anthropology Department presents a lecture in honor of the memory of Keith Morton titled "Production, Power and the Periphery: Early Metallurgy and Social Change in the Gateway to Faynan (Jordan)." 4 p.m., Mon., Dec. 4, in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room 451. Speaker will be anthropology professor Thomas Levy of UC San Diego. fmi-x3331.

Bookstore Renovation Celebration

The Matador Bookstore is celebrating its recent renovation with a weeklong grand opening from Dec. 4-8. There will be store discounts, entertainment, door prizes and raffles, and special promotions for the entire week. At 1 p.m. Thu., Dec. 7, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place inside the bookstore, featuring President Koester, Provost Kennedy, and Jim Baumann, president of Follett Higher Education Group. Immediately following the ceremony there will be free refreshments and grand prize giveaways. The staff of the Matador Bookstore encourages everyone to be our guest and share in our celebration.


Training and Development Courses

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering the following professional development courses:

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 web pages (FTP), and other applications. No reservation is required. The schedule through Tue., Nov. 21 is as follows: fmi-x2969 or

Career Center Workshops

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

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

Information Technology Resources (ITR) offers the following workshops in Music Lawn 204 (trailer). To enroll, send a request to or call x2204.

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 418. 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/WebCTAccountRequest.html. Reserve a computer and space. fmi-x2033 or e-mail

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. The next session will be:

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., Dec. 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.


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., Nov. 30, for the meeting on Thu., Dec. 14.

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