September 10, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 2


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, 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 September 24 issue is Monday., September 17.

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Public Meetings

Assessment Liaison

Meets 3 p.m., Mon., Sept. 10 in University Hall 320.
Meets 9-11 a.m., Tue., Sept. 11 in University Hall 320.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m., Wed., Sept. 12 in University Hall 211.

Foundation Board of Directors

Meets 6 p.m., Wed., Sept. 12 at the University Club.

University Student Union Board of Directors

Meets 5-6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 17 in the USU Board Room.

North Campus-University Park Development Corporation

Meets 9 a.m., Tue., Sept. 18 in University Hall 250.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m., Thu., Sept. 20, in the Oviatt Library presentation room, lower level, west wing, room 81.

A.S. Senate

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


Jewish Religious Holidays

The Provost's Office reminds the campus community that the following Jewish religious holidays are upcoming:
Rosh Hashanah: sunset Mon., Sept. 17, and all day Tue., Sept. 18, and Wed., Sept. 19, until sunset, and
Yom Kippur: sunset Wed., Sept. 26, and all day Thu., Sept. 27 until sunset.
Also, many traditional, orthodox and conservative Jewish students observe the following religious festival: Sukkot: Mon.-Wed., Oct. 1-3 and Oct. 8-10.

Faculty and staff are reminded of their responsibility to be sensitive to students' religious obligations as course deadlines and activities are scheduled. Also, under campus policy, students who are eligible to take a test or exam are permitted to do so, without penalty, at a time when that activity does not violate their religious creed.

Faculty Promotions

In the list of promotions published in the Aug. 27 issue, the department affiliation of Nayereh Tohidi, who has been promoted to the rank of associate professor, was incorrectly reported. She is a member of the Department of Women's Studies.

Faculty Computer Lab Reception

President Jolene Koester presided over the opening of a new Faculty Computer Lab on Mon., Sept. 10. The new multimedia lab, located in Sierra Hall 422, will enable faculty to create web pages and integrate a variety of projects such as digital photography, digital video scanning, color printing and voice recording. Workshops to learn about online instruction, WebCT, HyperNews, Quizmaker and IRC will soon be available.

Association of Retired Faculty

The Association of Retired Faculty invites the campus community to its first meeting of the school year from 2-4 p.m., Tue., Sept. 11, at the University Club, Lamb's Lounge, with a social time from 2-2:30 p.m. Guest speaker Brigitte Fluck from the Social-Pedagogical University, Berlin, will speak about "Cultural Concepts About Seniors in Germany and the U.S.A." fmi-Al Baca, x7848.

Entertainment Coupon Books

The Entertainment Coupon Books for the 2001-2002 year are now available at the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled. The coupons are valid until November 2002 and provide 50 percent savings on hundreds of restaurants, theaters, sports events, theme parks, hotels and resorts. fmi-Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, x2182.

Clubs & Organizations Rechartering

This year's rechartering of all Associated Students clubs and organizations will occur from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., Sept. 29 in the University Student Union. All clubs and organizations must register for rechartering at the Office of Student Development. Annual rechartering is mandatory to remain viable on campus. fmi-Jennifer Mendoza, x2393.

JADE Presentations

The Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating program offers 30- to 60-minute presentations for classes. Facilitated by trained CSUN student peer educators, the presentations increase awareness of causes, risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders; provide information on how to help a friend who may have an eating disorder, and provide referrals for professional help. Peer educators are available to come to your class or organization at your convenience. Presentations can be tailored to your group. To schedule a presentation, call x7500.

Section 600 & 700 Manuals

All full-time faculty members should have received a copy of the academic year 2001-2002 edition of Section 600 manual. All part-time faculty should have received a copy of the academic year 2001-2002 edition of Section 700 manual from their department secretary. Faculty members who have not received a copy should consult with their department secretary or call the Office of Faculty Affairs at x2962 for a new copy.

Christian Faculty & Staff Assn.

The 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. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the University Student Union. fmi-x5814, or visit


New Employee Orientation

The Human Resources Services Office invites all newly assigned staff members to attend the upcoming New Employee Orientation on Tue., Sept. 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the HR Training Room, Oviatt 16 (garden level). The workshop will cover a campus overview, employment and benefit information, the compensation system, public safety and parking, and an overview of available employee training opportunities. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will host its Brown Bag Film Series from noon-1 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 13, in Sequoia Hall room 112. The film presented, "Cholesterol Made Easy," is shown for National Cholesterol Education Month. Admission is free and attendees may bring their lunches. fmi-x3102.

Community Service Learning Events

The Center for Community-Service Learning invites all faculty and students to participate in fall 2001 service-learning events, grants and opportunities. For further information and to register for attendance at luncheons, workshops, conferences or meetings, contact the center at x7395, mail drop 8370 or e-mail The following event is upcoming:

Volunteer Opportunities

Students are invited to join the Volunteer Council. Meetings are held at 2 p.m. every Wednesday in the Career Center's Volunteer Program Office. fmi-Council hotline, x4106 or visit or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following opportunity is upcoming:

Faculty CELT Program

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

Benefits Fair

The Office of Human Resource Services, Benefits Administration, is hosting a Benefits Fair for faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p .m., Wed., Sept. 19, in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Open enrollment for 2001 in medical, dental and flexcash plans is Mon., Sept. 3, to Mon., Oct. 15, and for health care reimbursement and dependent care plans is Mon., Oct. 1, to Mon., Oct. 31. Refreshments will be served. fmi-x3809.

Arts Council Music Shoppe

The CSUN Arts Council Music Shoppe will host an outdoor sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p .m., Wed.-Thu., Sept. 19-20, in the Music Department courtyard. Items to be sold include books, recordings, sheet music and more. Proceeds go to support student achievement awards for the Music Department.

Wine Tasting & Crush Party

The CSUN Alumni Association welcomes its alumni to a wine tasting and crush party at the Gainly Ranch Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley on Sat., Sept. 22. Check-in is at 9 a.m. in Parking Lot F10 (formerly Lot T at the corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street). The bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. The bus will also make a pickup off the 101 Freeway at Seaward Avenue for Ventura County alumni. The cost is $75 and includes round trip transportation with complimentary snacks and beverages, a crush party, lunch, wine tasting and live entertainment. The event's attire is casual, shorts and sandals. Participants can experience crushing grapes in a crush barrel, but need to bring an extra change of clothing. fmi-x2137 or reserve online at

Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction

CSUN's Intercollegiate Athletic Association will host its annual Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction on Sun., Sep. 23 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. The evening will begin with cocktails at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony honoring alumni, athletic boosters and coaches. Admission is $45 per person or $400 per table of 10. fmi-x3215.

Memorial for Robert Lamb

The family of professor Robert B. Lamb invites members of the CSUN community to join in celebrating Lamb's life from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 23, at the Lamb's Lounge at the University Club. Lamb was a professor of geography at CSUN for more than 32 years before retiring in 1990. He received his degrees from UCLA and taught there, in New Zealand, and at UC Berkley, the University of Chicago, and Los Angeles State College before coming to CSUN (then San Fernando Valley State College) in its second semester. He taught a variety of classes including the Geography of Wine for a number of years. He also worked as an associate dean, assistant vice president, at the Chancellor's Office and as a vice president at Chico State before finally returning to teaching at Northridge in the early 1970s. After retiring, Bob and his wife of 47 years survived the Northridge earthquake and eventually moved to live near their daughter Debbie in Costa Mesa. Their son Robert lives in Reno, Nevada. Please RSVP to Debbie at (213) 452-3798, or Louise at (949) 548-2921.

President's Reception for Alumni Employees

All faculty and staff members who are CSUN alumni are cordially invited to a reception in your honor hosted by President Jolene Koester at her home on Wed., Oct. 10, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Said Gray Mounger, CSUN's assistant vice president of Alumni Relations, "The Alumni Association recognizes that no single group is more loyal or more knowledgeable about the university than our alums who work on campus. This is the association's way of showing appreciation to you for your good work on behalf of our alma mater as you teach and mentor our future alumni who we refer to as 'alumni-in-residence.' In many cases, you've chosen a profession here because you simply didn't want to leave CSUN."

Participants should RSVP by Fri., Oct. 5 via mail drop 8385, by phone to x2137, or via e-mail to gray.mounger Please include name, department, phone extension, e-mail, preferred address and degree information. The event is compliments of the Alumni Association.

Breast Cancer Walk

University staff members are forming TEAM CSUN to participate in the AVON Breast Cancer three-day walk on Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21, from Santa Barbara to Malibu. Pre-registered walkers, faculty, staff and students are invited to join. The walk is the largest event of its kind in the fight against breast cancer. More than 3,000 participants will walk 60 miles to raise funds for access to care, and finding a cure for breast cancer. fmi-Corky Yonce, x6230, or Angel Lahr, x2815.


Student Computer Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring student workshops in the Learning Resource Center in Student Services Building room 418 on topics including Wired Workshops, HyperNews, IRC, WebCT, HTML and PowerPoint. These workshops are open to all CSUN students. fmi-x2033, or e-mail or The following workshops are upcoming:

Career Center Workshops

The Career Center is offering workshops to assist students with career decisions and job search, resume and interviewing strategies. Reservations are preferred for all workshops. To sign up, call x2878. The schedule is as follows:

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

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

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. All classes will take place in the Human Resources Training Room in the Oviatt Library, garden level, room 16. The schedule is as follows:

Online Research Classes

The Oviatt Library offers online research classes that give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to experience searching appropriate computer indexes. The sessions will introduce participants to Boolean searching. All classes will meet in Oviatt Library room 102D. The schedule is as follows: