April 2, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 13


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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., April 3 in University Hall 211.

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Fri., April 5 in the Oviatt Library, third floor, room 372.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Tue., April 9 in the Oviatt Library, third floor, room 314.

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mon., April 15 in University Hall 211.


Outstanding Achievement in Equity and Diversity Award

Nominations for the 11th annual award for Outstanding Achievement in Equity and Diversity and the third annual Jeanette Mann Award for Distinguished Service in Promoting Equity and Diversity are being solicited. All departments, colleges, administrative units, programs and individuals are eligible for consideration. Nomination forms have been sent to deans, department chairs and student leaders. For additional forms and for more information, contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, x2077. Nominations must be received in the office, mail drop 8208 or fax x4802, by 5 p.m. Mon., April 15.

Experts Directory

The Office of Public Relations is in the process of updating the university's award-winning Experts Directory. The directory is designed to help local and national news media quickly and easily find the experts they need. It contains a broad array of faculty whose expertise can enhance media coverage on a variety of subjects. There has been extensive use of this directory in the past year, particularly by the national media. An updated directory is distributed once a year.

To obtain a form to submit an entry to the directory, containing information about a faculty member's areas of expertise, call Public Relations at x2130 or e-mail carmen.chandler@csun.edu. The deadline for submission is Fri., April 19.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Melvin Wallace (Student Accounting Technician), who passed away Sun., March 17. Prior to his three-year employment at CSUN, Wallace served the U.S. Marine Corps from 1979-1993 and was a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. He is survived by his wife Vera.

Christian Faculty & Staff Assn.

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

Summer Session Catalogs

Summer Session catalogs are available from the College of Extended Learning, Matador Bookstore complex, room 100, and inside the Matador Bookstore. University credit courses will be offered in three separate sessions beginning Mon., June 3. fmi-x2786 or ,a href="http://www.csun.edu/exl">www.csun.edu/exl.

Summer Extension Classes

The College of Extended Learning offers a variety of professional and personal development classes during the summer. Computer software classes on campus and via the Internet, education courses for teachers, film and television production, travel study, art, business, foreign language, test preparation, master of public administration courses and much more will be offered. Catalogs are available at the College of Extended Learning, Matador Bookstore complex, room 100, and the Matador Bookstore. fmi-x2786 or www.csun.edu/exl.


Faculty CELT Program

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.

Physics & Astronomy Colloquia

The Physics and Astronomy Department is hosting colloquia during the spring semester. All events will be in Science Building 1, first floor, room 124, starting with refreshments at 3:30 p.m. and the colloquium from 3:45-5 p.m. The schedule follows:

Fiction Reading

Award-winning novelist Patricia Geary will read portions of her latest book, "The Other Canyon," at 1 p.m. Thu., April 4 in Jerome Richfield Hall, English reading room, third floor, room 319. The reading is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Annual L.A. Hunger Cleanup

The Volunteer Program is hosting the 18th annual L.A. Hunger Cleanup on Sat., April 6. The cleanup is a national, one-day community service work-a-thon in which student volunteers raise money while working with programs for the hungry and homeless. Similar to a walk-a-thon, the cleanup mobilizes thousands of students across the country who gather pledges from family and friends for their volunteer work in local shelters, soup kitchens and other volunteer projects. Money raised will benefit local, national and international hunger and homelessness programs.

The Volunteer Program will host a kickoff ceremony at 7 a.m. that Saturday in campus Parking Lot G4. After the ceremony, volunteers will go to local agencies to work on community projects from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and transportation to the sites will be provided. To register as a volunteer, contact Nancy Landa at x2871 ornancy_landa@hotmail.com.

Child Abuse Seminar

A seminar titled "A Circle of Hope," in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sat., April 6 in the Satellite Student Union, Shoshone Room. Kathleen Van Antwerp, coordinator of the event, will speak about the types of child abuse and assessing suspicion about it. Other speakers will include adult survivors of child abuse sharing their personal stories. The seminar is free and open to the public. fmi-Kathleen Van Antwerp, x3385.

Brown Bag Lunch

As part of the Brown Bag Film Series, the Marilyn Magaram Center presents "Foods of Latin America" and "Dietary Fiber" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mon., April 8 and 2-3 p.m. Thu., April 11 in Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 112. fmi-x3102.

Research Night

The Family Environmental Sciences Department will host "Research Night" sponsored by Kappa Omicron Nu at 7 p.m. Mon., April 8. Faculty and student research and creative projects will be presented, discussed and be available for viewing in Sequoia Hall, Knobbs Auditorium, first floor, room 104. Refreshments will be served from 6:30-7 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 112. This event is free and open to the public.

Linguistics Lecture

As part of the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, Susan Goldin-Meadow, psychology and education professor at the University of Chicago and president-elect of the Cognitive Development Society, will speak on "Giving the Mind a Hand: The Role of Gesture in Cognitive Change." 2 p.m. Fri., April 12 in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Interpreting services will be provided. fmi-Evelyn McClave, x3588 or evelyn.mcclave@csun.edu.

Gerontology Broadcast

The Gerontology Program will host the Hospice Foundation of America's ninth annual "Living With Grief: Loss in Later Life" teleconference, 10:30 a.m. Wed., April 24 in the Oviatt Library, garden level, room 1. Cokie Roberts of ABC News will moderate the broadcast that will explore both the challenges and opportunities that older persons face as they cope with loss and make end-of-life decisions. The program is intended for both healthcare professionals and others who work with the aging and are interested in their special needs. Continuing education credits are available for a wide range of professions. fmi-Debra Sheets, x2344.


Faculty Computer Workshops

The offices of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction are sponsoring faculty computer workshops to facilitate online teaching and learning. All workshops will be held 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 courses are upcoming:

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows NT Lab:

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. For reservations, call x2401. The following courses are upcoming:


Clubs and Organizations Awards

Application packets for the 2001-2002 Clubs and Organizations Awards are now available in the Office of Student Development and International Programs. Students can nominate clubs, organizations or individuals in many categories. The deadline to submit applications is Wed., April 3 by 4:45 p.m. The awards ceremony will be held Wed., May 8 in the Performing Arts Center. fmi-Jennifer Mendoza, x2393.

Graduating Seniors Awards

Applications for the 2002 Outstanding Graduating Seniors Awards are due Fri., April 5. Four students will receive awards of $1,000 each in recognition of academic excellence, overcoming extraordinary personal circumstances and dedication to community and campus service. The awards will be presented at the university's Honors Convocation on Tue., May 28. Applications are available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University Hall 310. fmi-x2391.

Fulbright Workshop

To assist faculty who may have an interest in applying for a lecturing, lecturing/research or research award, the International Programs Office has scheduled a workshop on Thu., May 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the University Club. Former Fulbright recipients will be on hand to assist potential applicants and answer questions about the program. Faculty interested in attending this workshop should call Dick Falk in the International Programs Office at x2138 no later than Fri., April 19 to reserve a place.

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