September 24, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 3


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 October 8 issue is Monday., October 1.

We strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring during the two-week period until the next issue. Items further in advance will be run on a space-available basis. Submit future items by e-mailing them to, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.

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Public Meetings

Extended Learning Committee

Meets from 3:15-5 p.m., Wed., Sept. 26 in the Matador Bookstore complex conference room.

A.S. Senate

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 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.

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.

Nutrition Counseling

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


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.

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 opportunities are upcoming:

Retention, Tenure and Promotion

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 The following events are upcoming:

Faculty CELT Program

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

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 Alumni Employees

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 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:

Faculty-Staff Computer Workshops

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

Faculty Workshop

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:

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 or The following workshops are upcoming:

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.

Training and Development Course

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:

Health/Safety Workshops

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: