May 13, 2002 Vol. VI, No. 15


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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Tue., May 14 in University Hall 211.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., May 15 in University Hall 211.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., May 16 in the Oviatt Library presentation room, west wing, room 81.

University Corporation Board of Directors

Meets 3 p.m. Fri., May 17 at the University Club.


Administrator Reviews

Five-year reviews of Joyce Feucht-Haviar, dean of the College of Extended Learning, and Jose Luis Vargas, director of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), are underway. Faculty, staff and students who wish to participate in these reviews may do so by requesting a questionnaire from the Office of Faculty Affairs, x2962. Deadline for requesting forms is Monday, May 20.

Jean Gearing Retires

After 27 years of service to the campus community, employee benefits coordinator Jean Gearing is retiring. Gearing has been part of the campus since 1974, and has been the contact person for university employees on benefit issues such as health, savings and retirement plans. In 1998, Gearing was named staff Employee of the Year. Following her retirement, Gearing and her husband plan to move to their home in Lake Tahoe and travel, hike and cross-country ski. Gearing wishes to extend her best wishes and gratitude to all the faculty and staff with whom she has worked through the years. A campus retirement party in Gearing's honor was held on Fri., May 10.

Tom Reilly Passes

Emeritus professor of journalism Tom Reilly passed away Tue., May 7 at his home in Burbank following a long battle with prostate cancer. Reilly, 67, served as Journalism Department chair from 1981-1985 and 1990-1998. Since his 1969 arrival on campus, he taught beginning and advanced reporting, journalism history, mass communications, magazine article writing and graduate seminars. Reilly also was an expert on the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. No funeral service is planned, but a memorial service will be set in the near future. Reilly is survived by his mother Helen and several cousins. Donations are being accepted for the Tom Reilly Journalism Student Projects Fund in the Journalism Department.

Textbook Buyback

The Matador Bookstore will buy textbooks from students during finals week at three locations:

Goodwill Donation Drive

The University Recycling Program and Goodwill Industries are collecting items at CSUN for the annual Check-Out Donation Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed., May 22 through Fri., May 24. The donation station is located in the University Park Apartments Parking Lot F9. The drive is geared to students moving out of the dorms. An attendant will be on duty to accept donations and issue receipts for tax purposes. fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.


Physics & Astronomy Colloquia

The Physics and Astronomy Department is hosting a colloquia titled "Chaotic Transients in Satellite Motion" on Wed., May 15 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 guest lecturer will be Victor Andrade from Cal State Los Angeles.

Honored Faculty Reception

The university will honor full- and part-time faculty members who have been employed at the university for 25 years, emeritus professors, and various faculty award winners at the Honored Faculty reception breakfast from 9-11:30 a.m. Thu., May 16 in the University Student Union Grand Salon. The 2002 Faculty Senate officers will be installed. fmi-x3263.

Campbell Retirement Dinner

A retirement dinner honoring political science professor Warren Campbell will be held at the University Student Union Grand Salon at 6:30 p.m. Sat., May 18. Campbell recently retired after being employed at the university for 41 years. Campbell began in the Political Science Department in 1961 when the campus was known as San Fernando Valley State College. During his 41-year tenure, Campbell helped establish the Urban Studies and Planning Program and the Master of Public Administration program. Campbell has been a member of the California State Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, served as the executive director for the Destination Ninety Forum Citizens' Planning Program and chaired the City of Los Angeles Board of Zoning Appeals. fmi-Prudence Oey, x2904 or

Mary Cleary Memorial

A campus memorial service for Mary Cleary, the wife of former Cal State Northridge President James Cleary, will be held from 3-5 p.m. Tue., June 11 in the University Student Union Grand Salon. Mary Cleary passed away Wed., April 24 in Boise, Idaho after a 12-year battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A funeral mass and memorial service also will be held Wed., May 22 at St. John's Cathedral in Boise, Idaho.


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 classes will take place in the Oviatt Library, Human Resource training room 16:

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, you must sign up for a WebCT account on that particular topic at: For reservations call x6558.
The following courses are upcoming:


Ruth Lencione Fellowship

The Family Environmental Sciences Department is offering the Ruth Lencione Fellowship open to undergraduate and graduate students who wish to work with young children and their families. The award is $6,000 for the two-semester fellowship. Ruth Lencione was a former chair of communicative disorders at Syracuse University. After her retirement there, she became a part-time faculty member at Northridge. Applications for the fellowship are due before Sat., June 15. Brochures and applications are available from the Family Environmental Sciences office, Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 141 or call x3051.

Fulbright Scholar Awards

Each year the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) offers more than 800 awards in some 135 countries to teach and conduct research or study abroad. Applications and information booklets for the 2003-2004 awards are available in the Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs Office (GRIP), University Hall, second floor, room 265. Due date for Fulbright Awards submissions is Thu., Aug. 1.

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