November 20, 2000 Vol. V, No. 7
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Student Affairs V.P.
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 www.csun.edu/
- Mon., 11/27 2-2:50 p.m.
Elizabeth Stoddard, Dean of Student Affairs, Loyola Marymount Univ.
South Valley Room, USU
- Tue., 11/28 2-2:50 p.m.
Cornel Morton, Assoc. V.P. for Student Support Services, Kent State Univ.
South Valley Room, USU
- Thu., 11/30 2-2:50 p.m.
Terry Piper, Asst. V.P. for Student Life, Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
Room 1214, Education Bldg.
- Fri., 12/8 2-2:50 p.m.
Karen Mendonca, Interim Assoc. V.P. for Academic Affairs, CSU Monterey Bay
Granada Room, USU
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Matador Bookstore will buy textbooks during finals week at three different locations:
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.
Mon.-Thu., 12/11-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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.
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 www.csun.edu/volunteer or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming volunteer opportunities:
- MEND Center needs volunteers to help wrap new toys and prepare gift and food baskets for needy families in the Pacoima area from Nov. to Dec. fmi-(818) 896-0246.
- Campuswide food and new toy drive from Nov. 20-Dec. 8. Help make the holidays better for those in need. Collection bins are located in all campus departments.
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 email@example.com.
- Peer Coaching End-of-Semester Luncheon Discussion: 12:30-2 p.m., Tue., Nov. 21, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 437.
- Beck Proposal Workshop-Analyzing Student Work to Improve Teaching and Learning: 10 a.m. to noon, Fri., Dec. 1, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 437.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Human Resource Services is offering the following professional development courses:
- Orientation to the Job Classification and Compensation Program:
1-3 p.m., Mon., Nov. 20 in Student Services Building 535A. Participants will gain a better understanding of how positions are classified and how compensation programs are implemented.
- Moving from Conflict to Collaboration: 8 a.m. to noon, Tue., Nov. 21 in Business Building 4117. This workshop will enable participants to identify behavior patterns that will enable conflict resolution toward more effective and productive results. To enroll, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
- Mondays Noon to 1 p.m. (Eric)
- Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. (Manfred)
Student Services Building 418.
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:
- Career Assessment Results: Tue., Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m. 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.
- Job Search for Teachers: Thu., Dec. 7, 3-4:30 p.m. This workshop includes information on resumes, interviews, placement files, portfolios, salaries and the current job market.
Information Technology Resources (ITR) offers the following workshops in Music Lawn 204 (trailer).
To enroll, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x2204.
- Creating and Publishing a Basic Web Page Using Netscape Composer: This is a four-hour workshop spanning two days: Wed. & Fri., Nov. 29 & Dec. 1, 2-4:15 p.m.
- Working with Multiple Excel Workbooks and Worksheets:
Thu., Nov. 30, 1-3 p.m.
- Photoshop for Beginners:
Thu., Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m.
- Using Excel for Data Analysis:
Fri., Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.
- Technology Orientation: Offered several times each month by invitation only. Contact Camille Brooks, x2258 or 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 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 www.csun.edu/~webteach/
WebCT/WebCTAccountRequest.html. Reserve a computer and space. fmi-x2033 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Getting Started on WebCT:
Mon., Dec. 4, 2-3 p.m. Set up an online course, learn navigation, how to add tools and URLs, add in students, and backup procedures.
- WebCT Discussion and Chat:
Mon., Dec. 11, 2-3 p.m. Learn how to create and manage a bulletin board with threaded discussion and synchronous chat rooms.
The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. The next session will be:
- Ergonomics Training: Thu., Dec. 7, 9-10 a.m. in the USU Granada Room. Increase your awareness and knowledge of ergonomics. Participants will learn techniques to customize their workstations and tasks, identify potential problems, and begin implementing solutions. Reservations are required. Courses also may be scheduled on an as-needed basis. fmi-x2401.
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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