September 24, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 3
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Extended Learning Committee
Meets from 3:15-5 p.m., Wed.,
Sept. 26 in the Matador Bookstore complex conference room.
Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community extends its deepest sympathy to:
Leah Holzman (Provost's Office) and her family on the loss of her husband.
Susan Andraus (Development) and her family on the loss of her mother.
Jewish Religious Holidays
The Provost's Office reminds the campus community that the following Jewish religious holiday is upcoming:
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.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
The Alumni Association invites faculty and staff to nominate alumni for the fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards will be presented Sat., April 20, 2002. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Nomination criteria and forms are available in the Office of Alumni Relations, third floor, University Hall, mail drop 8385, or by e-mail from email@example.com. Nominations must be received by Homecoming Day, Sat., Nov. 3.
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.
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.
Peer nutrition counseling is available at the Student Health Center. This service is provided free of charge and is available throughout the semester. One-hour appointments can be made with trained student counselors by contacting Barbara Vallaire at x3690.
Christian Faculty & Staff Assn.
The United Campus Ministry invites interested faculty and staff to a 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 www.csun.edu/~vceed0022/csfa.
New Employee Orientation
Brown Bag Film Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center will host its Brown Bag Film Series on Mon. and Thu., Sept. 24 and 27 from noon-1 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, room 112. The film, "Quick and Easy Cooking," will be presented. Admission is free and attendees may bring their lunches. fmi-x3102.
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 www.csun.edu/volunteer or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following opportunities are upcoming:
- Sun., Sept. 30, Walktoberfest-America's Walk for Diabetes, 8 a.m., Lake Balboa in Encino. fmi-x3260.
- Thu, Oct. 4-Ending Violence Against Women Conference,
8 a.m.-4 p.m., University Student Union. To volunteer, call x4105.
- Sat., Oct. 6-Walk to put Alzheimer's Disease on the run, Hollywood Park, Memory Walk. Registration fee is $20. Proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Alzheimer's Association. fmi-(800) 660-1993.
President Jolene Koester and Provost Louanne Kennedy will be available to meet with interested applicants for retention, tenure and promotion from 3-5 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 1, in the Oviatt Library presentation room.
Community Service Learning
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The following events are upcoming:
- Mon., Oct 1-Nomination letters due for the CSU STARS Student Service Award.
- Wed., Oct. 3-Service-Learning Faculty Scholar Luncheon-noon to 1 p.m., Sierra Hall 451.
- Wed., Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. open meetings with Bruce Veldhuisen, International Service-Learning, Community-Service Learning conference room.
Faculty CELT Program
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following programs to faculty members:
- Tue., Oct. 2: "How to Visually Represent Your Course," Scott Berman, Journalism; Cynthia Desrochers, CELT; Carol Docan, Business Law, and Vicki Ebin, Health Sciences, 12:30-2 p.m., Sierra Hall 439.
- Tue., Oct. 9: "Understanding Conation to Improve Teaching,"
Elizabeth Berry, Communication Studies, 12:30-2 p.m., Sierra Hall 439.
- Tue., Oct. 9: "Classroom Management," Rebecca Litke, Communication Studies," 2-3:30 p.m., Business Building 4117.
Association of Retired Faculty
The Association of Retired Faculty invites the campus community to its second meeting of the academic year from 2-4 p.m. Tue., Oct. 9, at the University Club. Guest speaker Rick Ratcliffe will speak about "Engineering Education and History and the History of Afro Americans. fmi-Al Baca, x7848.
President's Reception for
All faculty and staff members who are CSUN alumni are cordially invited to a reception in their honor hosted by President Jolene Koester at her home on Wed., Oct. 10, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Participants should RSVP by Fri., Oct. 5 via mail drop 8385, by phone to x2137, or via e-mail to email@example.com. 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.
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:
- Job Seminars for On-Campus Interviews: 1-3 p.m., Tue., Sept. 25., 2-4 p.m., Wed., Oct. 3. These seminars are open to all majors. Workshop includes tips on interview and successful career search. Attendance is required for campus interviews.
- Job Search for Teachers:
3:30-5 p.m., Wed., Sept. 26. The workshop is open for anyone who is interested in teaching grades kindergarten through 12th.
- Cool Internship Strategies:
11 a.m.-noon, Wed., Oct. 3. This workshop is a step-by-step process to link your internship to a successful career path.
Faculty-Staff Computer Workshops
ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows NT Lab (except as noted):
- Using Netscape Mail 4.7:
Tue., Sept. 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
- Creating and Publishing a Basic Web Page Using HTML Coding and FTP: Wed., Sept. 26, 1:15-4:45 p.m.
- Visio for Beginners:
Thu., Sept. 27, 9-ll a.m.
The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction sponsors faculty computer workshops to facilitate online teaching and learning. All workshops, which assume no prior knowledge, are held in the new faculty lab in Sierra Hall, fourth floor, room 442. Any of the workshops may be taken individually. Before taking a workshop, participants must sign up for a WebCT account on that particular topic at: . For reservations call x6558. The schedule is as follows:
- WebCT Series I: Learn a courseware product, containing 20 online teaching tools:
- Introduction to WebCT:
2-3:30 p.m., Tue., Sept. 25.
- WebCT Discussion and Chat: 2-3:30 p.m., Tue., Oct. 2.
- Dreamweaver Workshop: Create a web page in an HTML editor:
11 a.m.-noon, Tue., Oct. 2.
Student Computer Workshops
The Office of Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring student workshops in the Learning Resource Center in the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The following workshops are upcoming:
- HTML I: Noon, Wed., Sept. 26.
- HTML II: Noon, Wed., Oct. 3.
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:
Each session lasts about 45 minutes.
- Overview of Computer Indexes and Search Techniques:
- Wed., Sept. 26, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Thu., Sept. 27, 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The Office of Human Resource Services is offering professional development courses intended to address individual and organizational needs for faculty and staff. The following course is offered in the Oviatt Library, Human Resourses training room 16:
Social Security Benefits Overview:
10:30 a.m.-noon, Tue., Oct. 2. Course provides an overview of retirement, survivor benefits, Medicare and disability.
The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops on the job.
All classes will take place in the Human Resources training room in the Oviatt Library, garden level, room 16. The schedule is as follows:
- Thu., Oct. 4, 10-11 a.m., Hazard Communication Training. This required training is designed to inform and educate employees who may encounter hazardous substances.
- Mon., Oct. 8, Defensive Driver Training, 8:30 a.m.-noon or
1-4:30 p.m. The class reviews safe driving techniques through video, lecture, tests and personal experience. Powered Cart Safety Program is included. This course is required to drive state vehicles, including electric carts. For reservations, x2401.
University Counseling Services
University Counseling Services offers groups/workshops and services for the fall semester to meet various student needs, including stress and time management, abusive family history, eating disorders and self-esteem and relationship problems. The services are free. UCS is open
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon., Thu., and Fri., and 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue. and Wed. in Student Services Building, room 520. fmi-x2366.
All sessions are in the UCS unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows:
- Effective Learning Workshops:
Two five-week sessions are offered.
Session I: Meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., beginning Tue., Oct. 2.
Session II: Meets from 1 p.m.-3 p.m., beginning Wed., Oct. 10.
The workshop provides students with the opportunity to learn effective ways to learn by improving reading, note-taking, time management and test preparation techniques.
- Conflict Meditation Training:
Meets from 9 a.m.-noon, beginning Thu., Oct. 4, through Nov. 1.
Training includes lecture, discussion and role-playing. Those interested in a brief overview of the training methods are welcome to attend the first meeting.
- Incest Survivors Group:
1-2:30 p.m., every Tuesday. Resolve feelings about difficult-to-discuss experiences such as incest, rape and physical abuse. Personal interview required.
Youth Speaking Course
A public speaking course for students grades six through 12 will be offered this fall by the Department of Communication Studies. The six-week course will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday mornings beginning Oct. 6 in Manzanita Hall, room 122. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and the fee is $20. For an application and enrollment, call Rebecca Litke, x2047 or x2853, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission of proposed courses, workshops and seminars for Intersession 2002 and the spring 2002 semester through CSUN Extension is Tue., Sept. 25. Post-baccalaureate, professional courses and workshops developed to upgrade, update or meet license requirements offer additional opportunities, particularly when developed in cooperation with professional organizations. fmi-x3911.
The CSUN Center on Disabilities is requesting proposals for the annual Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference scheduled Mon. through Sat., March 18-23, 2002, at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport and Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotels. Each proposal submitted must include an electronic copy of the complete proceedings paper. Proposals are due by Mon., Oct. 1. fmi-x2578.
Faculty Activity Reports
The deadline for submission of Faculty Activity Reports by all full-time and part-time faculty is Mon., Oct. 1. Report forms are available from department secretaries. They should be submitted to the department chair.
Sabbatical Leave Applications
Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave for the 2002-2003 academic year should file an application with their department chair no later than Fri., Oct. 5. Application forms and information about the sabbatical leave application process are available from department secretaries.
Human Subjects Research
All faculty and students performing research that includes the use of human subjects must complete a human subjects approval form. The forms are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall, room 265.
The 2001-2002 budget for the Disabled Employees Program will include funding for the Assistive Equipment/Auxiliary Aid Assistance Program for campus employees with disabilities. Requests for both assistive equipment and auxiliary assistance must be submitted at the same time and sent to mail drop 8208 no later than Fri., Oct. 19. Contact Joan Hall at x2077 to request copies of the guidelines and forms.
Student Research and Creative Works Symposium
The university will hold a campus-wide student research and creative works symposium on Fri., Nov. 30. Submissions of applications with abstracts for 12-minute presentations are due by Fri., Oct. 26. fmi-visit www.csun.edu/graduatestudies.
Statement Responding to the National Tragedy
"We must seek justice for the faceless terrorist attacks on our America...
But, remember that we are all Americans.
We cannot attack each other.
Americans are not at fault for these cowardly acts.
Our diverse religions, colors and races make America strong.
-Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante's Commission for One California
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