February 11, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 10


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, , 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 25 issue is Mon., February 18.

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Public Meetings

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Tue., Feb. 12 in Oviatt Library, third floor, room 314.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., Feb. 20 in University Hall 211.

Extended Learning Committee

Meets 3:15-5 p.m. Wed., Feb. 20 in the Matador Bookstore complex conference room.

A.S. Senate

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


Department Secretary Passes

Janet Az-Javaheri, secretary of the Chemistry Department, passed away on Thu., Jan. 17. The College of Science and Math and the Chemistry Department held a memorial service in her memory on Thu., Feb. 7 at the Planetarium in the Science Complex.

University Advancement Appointment

Judy Knudson, vice president for University Advancement, is pleased to announce that Patricia Castillo Linn has been appointed to the position of Director of Administrative Services. In this position, Linn will have overall responsibility for the financial operations of CSUN's Foundation. Linn will join the University Advancement Division beginning Mon., Feb. 18. Her office will be in University Hall, suite 110.

WebMail Arrives

Starting Mon., Feb. 4, faculty, staff and students have another way to access the university's e-mail resources called WebMail. WebMail permits any person with a valid CSUN e-mail username and password to access e-mail services via webmail.csun.edu. Messages can be received and sent virtually from any computer that has a web browser and an Internet connection. WebMail is a full featured e-mail system that enables the user to organize messages into folders, create address books, attach files to messages and embed web page links within the body of the message itself. E-mail messages can still be received and sent through e-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook or Netscape Communicator. PineMail also will continue to be available for those who prefer a text-only interface.

A users guide for WebMail can be accessed on the web at www.csun.edu/itr/guides/webmail.html. Also, several hands-on workshops will be offered for faculty and staff during the month of February as follows:

All sessions will be held in the Oviatt Library, garden level, room 33. Seating is limited. Call x2204 or e-mail training@csun.edu to reserve a space. For any questions regarding WebMail, contact the ITR Help Desk at x1400 or helpdesk@csun.edu.

Christian Faculty & Staff Assn. The United Campus Ministry invites interested faculty and staff to a bag lunch every second and fourth Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the University Student Union. fmi-x5814, or www.csun.edu/~vceed002/cfsa.


Geology Lectures

The Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club are sponsoring two lectures. The first lecture, "Understanding the Reproductive Behavior of Sauropod Dinosaurs," will be held at noon Wed., Feb. 13. The lecture will be given by Luis Chiappe of the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. The second lecture, "The Blast from the Past: Evidence from the K-T Boundary Ejecta Blanket in Belize and Mexico" by professor emeritus A. Eugene Fritsche and Susan Bartz, will be held at noon Wed., Feb. 20. Both lectures will be held in Science Building 1, second floor, room 231. fmi-x3541.

Service-Learning Conference

An intergenerational service learning conference will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 is $15 or $5 for students. Registration forms can be downloaded online from
www.csun.edu/~csungero/ isl.html. fmi-Debra Sheets, x2344 or debra.sheets@csun.edu.

Faculty CELT Programs

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

Understanding Our Complex World

CSUN Extension is sponsoring a series of free seminars for the community in response to the Sept. 11 attacks titled "Understanding Our Complex World." All seminars will take place in the USU. The seminar schedule is as follows: fmi-x2786 or www.csun.edu/exl.

Financial Aid 101

The Financial Aid Office is holding its annual Financial Aid 101 workshop from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mon., Feb. 18 in the USU. The workshop is designed to inform and prepare incoming CSUN freshmen. The sessions include student loan information, Cal Grants, FAFSA line by line, budgeting tips and the financial aid process at CSUN. The Financial Aid Office will be closed for the event on Feb. 18, but phone service will be available that day via x3000.

Anthropology Lecture

The CSUN chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is sponsoring a public lecture titled "The People Without Culture? The Archaeology of Early Modern Humans in Africa" at 4 p.m. Wed., Feb. 20, Sierra Hall, third floor, room 386. Guest lecturer will be Pamela Willoughby from the University of Alberta.

Engineering & Computer Science Alumni Open House

Engineering and Computer Science alumni and the campus community are invited to attend the annual alumni open house from 5:30-8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 20 in the Engineering Building. fmi-x6078 or tammy.glenn@csun.edu.

China Geography Lecture

The China Institute and the Geography Department are hosting a lecture titled "China's National Innovation System in Transition" from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 22 in the Education Building conference room, 1214/1216. Geography assistant professor Yifei Sun will be the speaker. fmi-x3801 or zsu@csun.edu.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE), University Counseling Services, Residential Life, Athletics and Associated Students invite campus community members to attend the free events of CSUN's sixth annual "Mind, Body and Spirit Celebration Week," Mon., Feb. 25 through Thu., Feb. 28.

Faculty members are encouraged to bring their classes to the events or to allow extra credit for students who attend. To reserve space for classes at the Thu., Feb. 28 programs, call Tamara Klumpe in University Counseling Services x2366. The schedule of events follows:

fmi-x7500, or www.csun.edu/counseling/jade.html.

Majors Fair 2002

The Educational Opportunity Program, Undergraduate Studies, Associated Students and the California Career Development Association/CSUN student chapter are sponsoring Majors Fair 2001 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed., Feb. 27 at the USU Northridge Center. The event provides students with an opportunity to explore majors, minors and campus resources at one place. The fair features faculty, staff and students from all undergraduate academic departments/programs/options, informational displays and printed materials. fmi-Helene Berg-Kolin, x2108 or helene.berg-kolin@csun.edu.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week Conference

As a part of Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE), University Counseling Services and the CSUN Task Force on Eating Disorders are sponsoring a daylong conference for staff and faculty titled "Update 2002: Advances in Understanding and Preventing Eating Disorders: Focus on the College Population." Thu., Feb. 28, 9 a.m-4 p.m. at the USU Flintridge Room. Six units of continuing education credit will be provided for attendees. Pre-registration required and brochures are available through the Marilyn Magaram Center, x3102 or magaram.center@csun.edu. fmi-x2366.


Test Preparation

The College of Extended Learning sponsors many test preparation courses for students to prepare for the CBEST, GRE, MSAT, RICA and SAT exams. Classes meet evenings or Saturdays on campus. Enrollment fees range from $165 to $275 per course. fmi-x2786 or www.csun.edu/exl.

Salsa & Latin Rhythms Dance Class

The College of Extended Learning is offering two-hour Salsa and Latin dance classes beginning Tue., Feb. 12 for 12 consecutive meetings through April 9. The course will teach basic and intermediate dance steps of salsa, merengue and the cha-cha. There is a discount for couples, but individuals also may register. fmi-x2786 or www.csun.edu/exl.

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows NT Lab (except as noted):

Faculty Computer Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction is sponsoring faculty computer workshops to facilitate online teaching and learning. All workshops will be in the faculty lab in Sierra Hall, fourth floor, room 442. Any of the workshops may be taken individually and assume no prior knowledge. Before taking a workshop course, you must sign up for a WebCT account on that particular topic at: www.csun.edu/~webteach/WebCTHelp.html. For reservations call x6558.

The following course is upcoming: 2-3 p.m. Thu., Feb. 14, FlashLight: A demo of a simple online database tool for surveys and other program assessment needs by departments and programs.

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services is offering groups/workshops and services for the spring semester to meet varying students needs with stress and time management, abusive family history, eating disorders and self-esteem and relationship problems. The services are free. UCS is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon., Thu., and Fri., and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue. and Wed. in the Student Services Building, room 520. fmi-x2366. All sessions are in the UCS unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows:

Foreign Language Classes

The College of Extended Learning is offering foreign language courses in beginning conversational Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew. Classes meet evenings on campus beginning Mon., Feb. 18 for $229 per course. fmi-x2786 or www.csun.edu/exl.

Training and Development Course

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering professional developmental courses intended to address individual and organizational needs for faculty and staff. fmi-x2623. The following course is offered in the Oviatt Library, Human Resources training room 16: 2-3:30 p.m. Tue., Feb 19, Retirement Planning: Tax-Sheltered Annuities, with Dave Axelson from UBS/PaineWebber.

Youth Speaking Course

A public speaking course for students grades six through 12 will be offered this fall by the Communication Studies Department. The six-week course will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday mornings beginning March 16 in Manzanita Hall, room 122. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and the fee is $20. For an application and enrollment, call Rebecca Litke, x2407 or e-mail rebecca.litke@csun.edu.


China Institute 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. fmi-Justine 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. fmi-x2962.

Who's Who Nominations

Nomination forms for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2001-2002 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. fmi-Jennifer Mendoza, x2393 or jennifer.l.mendoza@csun.edu.

This photo in the January 28 issue of @CSUN, marking the arrival on campus of a memorial to California journalists killed while on the job, lacked a full description. Journalism professor emeritus DeWayne "Doc" Johnson (left), who played a key role in Northridge receiving the memorial, is joined by KCET news anchor Jess Marlow.

Sabbatical Awards

President Jolene Koester is pleases to announce theawarding of the following 34 regular sabbatical leaves and 13 difference-in-pay leaves to be taken during the 2002-2003 academic year. Bold means truly outstanding and exceptional. Regular means meritorious. Italics means difference-in-pay leave.
Department/NameYears of Credit
College of Arts, Media, and Communication
Ronald Borczon6
Donald Brownlee9
Paul Krivonos25
Fred Kuretski7
Gray Pratt7
College of Business & Economics
Donald Bleich3
Robert Krol7
David Liu10
Abdel-Aziz Mohamed9
Jon Nadenichek6
Michael Phillips3
Leonard Rymsza3
Melanie Williams9
College of Education
Cynthia Desrochers19
Donna Dorsey4
Adele Gottfried5
Philip Kligman11
Richard Mesaros7
College of Engineering & Computer Science
John Adams3
Shan Barkataki3
Steve Gadomski8
Sharlene Katz6
Sembian Rengarajan3
College of Health & Human Development
Carolyn Barbian6
Elaine Blyler12
Robert Huff14
Dianne Philibosian12
College of Humanities
Robert Chianese3
Edith Dimo7
Jack Lopez6
Ronald McIntyre17
Mokusen Miyuki10
Yolanda Rosas6
James Tomberlin33
College of Science & Mathematics
Jerrold Gold7
Cheryl Hogue7
Eric Kelson7
Paul Tomasek7
Paul Wilson7
Joel Zeitlin3
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Naomi Bishop7
Tim W. Dagodag10
Sheila Grant8
Joseph Halloway7
Maura Mitrushina13
Mark L. Raab7
Sylvia Snowiss8

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