April 15, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 13
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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.
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is Fri., April 19.
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, email@example.com 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:
- Education Equity Committee Workshop:
12:30-2 p.m. Tues., April 16, Sierra Hall, fourth floor, room 439. fmi-Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Recycling for Earth Week 2002 is sponsored by the University Recycling Program, a part of Associated Students. The schedule of events is as follows:
- Recycling at CSUN exhibit: Through Fri., April 19 in the Sierra Hall display case.
- Clean Out Your Files:
Through Fri., April 26. Celebrate recycling week by putting old records, files and documents in the blue recycling bins located in campus offices.
- Earth Fair:
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed., April 17 in the USU Court of Community. Features information from environmental organizations, public agencies and campus groups.
- "INCA" Concert:
Noon Wed., April 17 in the USU Court of Community. Listen to the South American "Andean" music with a troupe of traditional costumed dancers. The concert is co-sponsored by A.S. Space.
- Activism Fair:
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thu., April 18 in the USU Court of Community. Learn how you can make a difference through political activism. This event is co-sponsored by A.S. Legislative Affairs. fmi-x2477.
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thu., April 18 through Sat., April 20, in Parking Lot F10 (Lassen Street and Lindley Avenue). Recycle your household hazardous waste. A Special drop-off line is available for CSUN campus community from 7:30-9 a.m. Thu., April 18 and Fri., April 19. Show your CSUN I.D. The HazMoblie is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation.
- Electronics Recycling:
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 20, in Parking Lot F10 (Lassen Street and Lindley Avenue). Recycle your old computers and cell phones at the HazMoblie collection event. This event is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation. fmi-1-800-988-6842.
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."
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:
- 10-11 a.m. Fri., April 19.
- 4-5 p.m. Wed., April 24.
- 11 a.m.-noon Thu., April 25.
- 2-3 p.m. Tue., April 30.
fmi-Kathi Kilmer, x4907 or www.csun.edu/finaid.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
- Quizmaker: 2-3 p.m. Tue., April 16.
- Digital Images and Photoshop: 2-3 p.m. Thu., April 18.
- WebCT Quizzes and Grading: 2-3 p.m. Fri., April 19.
- InterNet Relay Chat (IRC): 2-3 p.m. Mon., April 22 and Tue., April 23.
- Digital Video and iMovie: 2-3 p m. Thu., April 25.
- WebCT Content and Files 2-3 p.m. Fri., April 26.
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:
- Ergonomics: Participants will learn techniques to customize their workstation and tasks, identify potential problems, and begin implementing solutions.
10-11 a.m., Mon., April 22, Oviatt Library, Human Resources training room 16.
- Floor and Building Warden Training: This class is designed for designated floor and building wardens and addresses how to provide assistance with building evacuations.
10-11 a.m. Mon., April 29, Oviatt Library, Human Resources training room 16.
ITR is offering the following workshops:
- Creating and Publishing a Basic Web Page Using Netscape Composer 4.7:
1:15-4:45 p.m. Tue., April 16 in Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows NT lab.
- Excel 2000: Using Data Querying and Management:
9:30-11:30 a.m. Tue., April 16 and Wed., April 17 in Oviatt Library garden level, room 33, Windows 2000 lab.
- Publisher 2000 for Beginners:
2-4 p.m. Thu., April 18 in Oviatt Library garden level, room 33, Windows 2000 lab.
- - Web Page Creation: FrontPage 2000 for Beginners:
1:15-4:45 p.m. Wed., April 24 in Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows NT lab.
- Creating a Basic PowerPoint Presentation:
2-4:30 p.m. Wed., April 24 in Oviatt Library garden level, room 32, Macintosh lab.
- PhotoShop 6.0 for Beginners:
1-4 p.m. Thu., April 25 in Oviatt Library garden level, room 32, Macintosh lab.
- Manuscript Formatting Tips and Tricks:
2:30-4:30 p.m. Fri., April 26 in Oviatt Library garden level, room 33, Windows 2000 lab.
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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