January 28, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 8


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, 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 February 11 issue is Mon., February 4.

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Public Meetings

CSU Board of Trustees

Meets beginning 11 a.m. Tue., Jan. 29 and 8:15 a.m. Wed., Jan. 30.
CSU headquarters, 401 Golden Shore, Long Beach.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1­5 p.m. Thu., Jan 31 in University Hall 277.

University Planning & Budget Group

Meets 1:30­3:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 4 in University Hall 211.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Wed., Feb. 6 in University Hall 211.

A.S. Senate

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


Stutts Retirement

Ann Stutts, dean of the College of Health and Human Development, has announced her retirement after 36 years of service to the university and community.

Toddler Center

The Child and Family Studies Center is opening an infant toddler center on campus to provide childcare for children between the ages of two months and three years. Enrollment is open to faculty, staff, students, and the outside community. fmi­x3131 or visit, hhd.csun.edu/cfsc.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its deepest sympathy to: Pat Nichelson (Religious Studies) and his family on the loss of his mother.

Howard Fleming Passes

Howard Fleming, a founding faculty member, passed away Wed., Nov. 28, 2001. Fleming began his academic career at what is now Cal State Los Angeles in 1950 and moved to the university's San Fernando Valley branch (later to become CSUN) in 1956. Fleming served as the chair of the History Department, associate dean of students and on a wide variety of department, college and university committees and positions of faculty governance.

He is survived by his wife Jean and his son Howard Jr. In his honor, the History Department will make a contribution to the University Library's Tree of Friends fund that will include a golden leaf engraved with professor Fleming's name. For individual contributions in his honor or memory, donations can be made to the Memorial Fund of Retired Faculty, which supports scholarships for upper division and graduate students. Donations can be mailed to: P.O. Box 280578, Northridge, CA 91328.

Steiner Retirement Event

Margaret Steiner, manager of academic resources for the College of Health and Human Development, where she has served since 1996, has recently retired. The campus community is invited to join the college faculty, administration and staff at the University Club on Thu., Jan. 31, at 4:30 p.m. for a celebration of appreciation. For reservations, contact Pat Tabidian, x3001 or pat.tabidian@csun.edu.

Spring Parking Permits

To ensure parking availability for faculty and staff, current parking permits will be required effective the first day of the spring semester. Vehicles without proper parking permits or vehicles parked in unauthorized parking areas will be cited. If you do not have a current spring 2002 parking permit, please notify the Parking Office at x2157. Employees who purchase their parking permit via payroll deduction would already have their spring permit. Daily parking permits may be purchased from the parking information booths. fmi­James Parlor, x7599.

Entertainment Coupon Books

The Entertainment Coupon Books for the 2001­2002 year are still available at the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled. The coupons are valid until November 2002 and provide 50 percent savings on hundreds of restaurants, theaters, sports events, theme parks, hotels and resorts. fmi­the center, x2182.

CSU Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Louis Caldera presents the annual Bautzer Faculty Award to William Toutant, CSUN's dean of arts, media, and communication. At left is Murray Wood, CSUN associate vice president for development. The Bautzer Award honors the faculty member who has made an outstanding contribution to advancement efforts.


Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Interrogating the Impossible." 4 p.m. Fri., Feb. 8 in Sierra Hall, second floor, room 224. Lecturer will be Calvin Normore. fmi­x2757 or www.csun.edu/~philos33.

Basketball Bus to Santa Barbara

Cheer on the men's basketball team when they play at UC Santa Barbara on Sat., Feb. 9. Tip-off is at 7:05 p.m. The bus will depart from Lot F10 at the corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street at 3 p.m. and return to campus after the game. Tickets for $25 will include game admission, snacks, dinner and roundtrip transportation. fmi­x3215, e-mail or sign-up online at www.csunalumni.com.

Women's Basketball Reunion

Join other alumni on center court or reminisce with old friends on the bench. Start the day by cheering on the 2002 women's basketball team in a Big West conference match-up in the Matadome against the University of Idaho at 2 p.m. Sun., Feb. 10. After the game, alumni versus alumni match-ups will follow. The cost is $10 per person and children are free. fmi­x5541, e-mail shellie.smith @csun.edu or sign-up online at www.csunalumni.com.

Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following programs to faculty members: fmi­Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or kelly.kroeker@csun.edu.

Service-Learning Conference

An intergenerational service learning conference will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thu., Feb. 14 in the USU Pasadena Room. The conference will include lunch, a cross-disciplinary poster session, and a symposium focusing on intergenerational service-learning in gerontology courses. Registration forms can be downloaded online from www.csun.edu/~csungero/ geroevents/isl.html. fmi­Debra Sheets, x2344 or debra.sheets@csun.edu.


Piano for Youth

The Music Department's Piano for Youth Program is accepting beginning and elementary level piano students between the ages of seven and 11. Students will be interviewed prior to lessons that begin Tue. Feb. 5. fmi-Jeanine Jacobson, x3167 or jeanine.m.jacobson@csun.edu.


Ceramics Classes

Faculty, staff, students and members of the campus community can learn how to throw cups, bowls and vases on the electric wheel or build sophisticated hand-built pots during classes this spring in the Ceramics Lab in the USU. These small, non-credit classes will be taught in the afternoons and evenings for eight weeks beginning the week of Mon., Feb. 4. Registration is underway. Class size is limited. fmi or to enroll, call x2798.

Piano for Youth

The Music Department's Piano for Youth Program is accepting beginning and elementary-level piano students between the ages of seven and 11. Students will be interviewed prior to lessons that begin Tue., Feb. 5. fmi­Jeanine Jacobson, x3167 or jeanine.m.jacobson@csun.edu.

Career Center Workshops

The Career Center is offering workshops to assist students with career decisions and job search, resume and research strategies. Reservations are preferred for all workshops. To sign up, call x2878. The following workshop is upcoming: - 1­2 p.m. Wed., Feb. 6, Cool Internship Insights: This workshop provides a step-by-step process to link your internship to a successful career path.

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. For reservations, call x2401. The upcoming schedule is as follows:


China Institute Faculty Grants

Two $1,000 grants are available to faculty with an interest in China or matters related to China. The grants are seed money support from the China Institute for faculty to explore their dreams or start a project in the broad field of China studies. Since the grants' purpose is to provide seed money for starting larger and longer-range projects, indicating how this might be accomplished is an important factor. For the same reason, incremental funding of existing projects cannot be approved.

To apply, three copies of a required proposal document and resume must be submitted to the China Institute (via campus mail drop 8265) by the deadline of Fri., Feb. 15. Contact the China Institute about the proposal and resume details. Decisions on the awards will be announced Fri., March 15.

Awardees will be expected to make a public presentation on their project to the campus and community, as well as provide a written report on their grant activities to the China Institute by Sun., June 30, 2003. fmi­Justine Su, x3801 or zsu@csun.edu.

Early Retirement Program

Applications for the Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) are due by Thu., Feb. 21. The collective bargaining agreement stipulates that applications should be submitted at least six months prior to the beginning of the academic year in which the faculty member plans to begin participation in FERP. Application forms can be obtained from the Office of Faculty Affairs, University Hall 225 (mail drop 8220). Completed application forms, including signatures of the faculty member, chair and dean, should be submitted before the deadline to the Office of Faculty Affairs. fmi­x2962.

Who's Who Nominations

Nomination forms for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2001­2002 are due in the Office of Student Development and International Programs (mail drop 8261) by Fri., Feb. 22. General qualifications include having junior, senior or graduate standing and an overall GPA of 3.0 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduate students. Contribution to the campus through academics and extracurricular activities and involvement in community activities are other criteria. Nomination forms are available upon request. fmi­Jennifer Mendoza, x2393 or jennifer.l.mendoza@csun.edu.

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