April 15, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 13


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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., April 17 in University Hall 211.

Extended Learning Committee

Meets 3:15-5 p.m. Wed., April 17 in the Matador Bookstore Complex conference room.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4 p.m. Thu., Apr. 18, Oviatt Library, lower level, west wing, room 81.

North Campus-University Park Development

Meets 9 a.m. Tue., April 23 in University Hall 250.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1-5 p.m. Thu., April 25, University Hall 277.

University Corp. Executive Committee

Meets 3:30 p.m. Mon., April 29, University Hall 250.

A.S. Senate

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


Department Chair Reappointments

Louanne Kennedy, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs announces the reappointment of the following as department chairs: Stephen Gadomski (Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics) Albert Kinderman (Systems and Operations Management)

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 this past year, particularly by the national media. We send out an updated directory 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.

Work-Study Meeting

All departments, programs and research directors that want to hire federal work-study students for the 2002-2003 academic year must send at least one representative to one meeting that will be held in the Oviatt Library Presentation room. Newcomer sessions are appropriate for supervisors who have not participated in the work-study program or have participated in the program less than three years. To reserve a spot e-mail, josefina.carbajal@csun.edu or call, x3875. The schedule is as follows: 9-11 a.m. Tue., April 23 and Wed., April 24, or 2-4 p.m. Tue., April 30. Newcomers are advised to attend the Wed., May 1 meeting from 2-4 p.m.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to:
Scott Byars (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his sister.
Vanessa Ellsworth (Physical Plant Management) and her family on the loss of her father.
Paul Haberkorn (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his mother.
Richard MacDonald (Environmental Sciences) and his family on the loss of his father.


Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following programs to faculty members:

Brown Bag Colloquium

The Center for the Study of Crime and Criminal Justice is sponsoring a lecture part of the Brown Bag Colloquium Series titled "Race, Ethnicity and Police Accountability: Old Problems, New Approaches" 2-3:30 p.m. Tue., April 16 in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room, fourth floor, room 451. Samuel Walker, criminal justice professor from the University of Nebraska, Omaha will be the guest lecturer. fmi-x3591.

Earth Week

Recycling for Earth Week 2002 is sponsored by the University Recycling Program, a part of Associated Students. The schedule of events is as follows:

Blake Scholar Lecture

The Religious Studies Department and the Distinguished Visitors Speaking Program will be hosting two lectures by Blake scholars. Both lectures are open to the CSUN community. The first lecture will be from 7-9 p.m. Thu., April 18 in Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 109. Robert Essick from UC Riverside will lecture on William Blake's art. The second lecture will be from 7-9 p.m. Thu., April 25 in Jerome Richfield Hall, third floor, room 319. Gerald Bently from the University of Toronto will lecture on "Blake and God in the Garden."

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a public lecture titled "The Work of the Will" 4 p.m. Wed., April 17 in Sierra Hall, second floor, room 224. Gary Watson, philosophy professor from UC Riverside will be the lecturer. fmi-x2757 or www.csun.edu/~philos33.

Brown Bag Film Series

As part of the Brown Bag Film Series, the Marilyn Magaram Center presents "An Introduction to Diet, Nutrition and Cancer" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Mon., April 22 and 2-3 p.m. Thu., April 25 in Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 112. fmi-x3102.

Financial Aid Meeting

Several meetings will be held by the Financial Aid and Scholarship department to inform colleges, departments and programs on the procedures to follow when requesting the foundation or corporation to pay students for any non-salary awards. Meetings will be held in the Student Services Building, conference room, first floor, room 140. The schedule is as follows:

Book Signing

Art professor Betty Ann Brown will hold a book signing for her new book "Gradiva's Mirror: Reflections of Women, Surrealism and Art History" from 4-6 p.m. Sat., April 20. The book signing will take place at the Jack Rutberg Fine Arts Gallery, 357 N. La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles. fmi-call the gallery at (323) 938-5222.

First Amendment Forum

The Journalism department with funding from the Graduate Studies Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program is hosting the Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum lecture, 4 p.m. Tue., April 23 at the University Student Union, Thousand Oaks room. Eric Nalder, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist will be the guest speaker. Refreshments will be served. fmi-x3135.

Gerontology Broadcast

The Gerontology Program will host 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.

Evening with Larry Flynt

The Cinema and Television Arts department is presenting a lecture given by Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, on censorship and the First Amendment 6 p.m. Wed., April 24 in the Performing Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public. fmi-x3943 for the Performing Arts Center.

Dalian Economic Forum

The China Institute with the support of the College of Extended Learning and the College of Business and Economics is hosting a forum titled "Business and Economic Development in Dalian: Prospects and Opportunities," noon Fri., April 26 in the Education Building, third floor, room 3117. This forum will be presented by Dalian government officials and business managers visiting scholars in leadership training programs at CSUN. They will discuss Dalian's economic development, present investment opportunities for prospective American enterprises, and explore collaborative relationships with local business leaders. fmi-Justine Su, x3801 or zsu@csun.edu.


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 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:

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:

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

ITR is offering the following workshops:


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 at the International Programs Office x2138 no later than Fri., April 19 to reserve a place.

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