October 8, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 4
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 22 issue is Monday., October 15.
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Board of Directors
Meets 3 p.m. Mon., Oct. 8
at the University Club.
Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10
in University Hall 211.
Meets 1-5 p.m. Thu., Oct. 11
in University Hall 277.
Meets 1-3 p.m. Mon., Oct. 15
in University Hall 320.
Meets 9-11 a.m. Tue., Oct. 16
in University Hall 320.
Extended Learning Committee
Meets 3:15-5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 17, in the Matador Bookstore complex conference room.
Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday
in the USU Grand Salon.
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 southwest of University Hall, or by e-mail from email@example.com. Nominations must be received by the Office of Alumni Relations, mail drop 8385, by Homecoming Day, Sat., Nov. 3, 2001.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor that the Alumni Association presents on behalf on the university. Past award recipients include:
- Yvonne Chan, '76, principal, early childhood education pioneer
- Dirk Gates, '83, former CEO of Xircom, ethernet innovator
- Frank del Olmo, '70, Pulitzer Prize winner and associate editor of the L.A. Times
- Carol Vaness, '79, opera star
- Michael Day, '88, '90, head of the Beckman Institute at Caltech
- Irene Tovar, '69, social advocate and head of the one of the nation's largest Head Start programs
- William Griffeth, '80, author and CNBC news anchor
- - Dan Chernow, '67, director of the UCLA School Management Program
- Bob Miller, '76, and Steven Howard, '77, the most prolific winners of Emmys in costume
- - Lois Roberts, '60, sociologist and historian
Diet Analysis Services
The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics welcomes students, faculty and staff to learn more about their diets through diet analysis. Diet analysis interns will provide a detailed profile of your diet. Services to students, faculty and staff are provided at a discounted rate of $5. Pick up forms at the Marilyn Magaram Center, Sequoia Hall, room 120.
Faculty are invited to nominate any full-time undergraduate student who could be described as one of "America's Best and Brightest." This $2,500 scholarship is sponsored by USA Today. Complete information and applications are available at allstars.usatoday.com or in the University Scholarship Office, Student Services Building, room 140. fmi-Shyra or Jennifer, x4907.
Retired Faculty Meeting
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, Lamb's Lounge. Guest speaker Rick Ratcliffe will speak about "Engineering Education and History and the History of African Americans." fmi-Al Baca, x7848.
Faculty CELT Program
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following programs to faculty members:
fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x5934, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Understanding Conation to Improve Teaching: 12:30-2 p.m. Tue., Oct. 9, in the Teaching and Learning Center in Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 439.
- Classroom Management: 2-3:30 p.m. Tue., Oct. 9, in Business Building, room 4117.
- Faculty and Student Scholarship in a Dot.com World: 12:30-2 p.m. Tue., Oct. 16, University Library Lab C, first floor, west wing.
Interior Design Alumni Dinner
Enjoy an evening of dinner and networking with fellow interior design alumni. 5:30 p.m. Wed.,
Oct. 10 in Sequoia Hall, room 112. fmi-Paulette Sontag, x3846, or email@example.com.
Brown Bag Film Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center will show a film titled "Herbal Remedies From Your Garden" on Thu., Oct. 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, room 112. Admission is free and attendees may bring their lunches. fmi-x3102.
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 events, contact the center at x7395, mail drop 8370 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The following events are upcoming:
- Wed., Oct. 10, open meeting with Bruce Veldhuisen in the CSL Conference Room, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fri., Oct. 12, Faculty Curriculum Development Grant Forum, Northridge Room, University Club, from 2-5 p.m.
- Fri., Oct. 12, Regional Faculty Institute, Campus Compact at California Lutheran University, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register, call (415) 338-3342.
Valley Digital Library
Join the Oviatt Library for the ribbon cutting ceremony to see the new digital library at noon, Tue., Oct. 16, at the front entrance. State Librarian and noted historian Kevin Starr will speak at 7 p.m. in the presentation room. The digital library will contain a visual history of the San Fernando Valley.
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.
Matador Mania 2001
The Matador Athletic Association invites you to an evening of dinner and dancing at 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. Silent and live auctions will benefit athletic programs and scholarships. Reservations are $50 per person. fmi-Phyllis Wade, x3215.
Women's Softball Reunion
Join other alumni or reminisce with old friends and coaches at the Matador Diamond on Sun., Oct. 21. Dick Baird will coach the alumni team and the game kicks off at noon, followed by lunch and a social. fmi-Northridge Softball Office, x3854.
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:
- Intelligent Interviewing I: Learn the interview process from the employer's perspective and discover strategies for successful, intelligent interviewing.
1-3 p.m. Tue., Oct. 9
10 a.m.-noon Wed., Oct. 10
- Resume Results: You will learn techniques and strategies for creating a targeted resume. The workshop will provide sample resumes and critiques, as well as tips on cover letters and thank-you letters.
2-3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10
1-2 p.m. Thu., Oct. 11
10-11 a.m. Thu., Oct. 18
- Job Seminars for On-Campus Interviews: These seminars are open to all majors. Workshop includes tips on interview and successful career search. Attendance is required for campus interviews.
10 a.m.-noon Thu., Oct. 11
6-8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 17
- Intelligent Interviewing II: Intelligent Interviewing part I is a prerequisite. This workshop includes mock interviewing and critiques to strengthen your skills.
1-3 p.m. Tue., Oct. 16
10 a.m.-noon Wed., Oct. 17
- Job Fair Success: Learn what to do before, during and after a Job Fair.
2-3 p.m. Wed., Oct. 17
1-2 p.m. Thu., Oct. 18
- Cool Internship Strategies: This workshop is a step-by-step process to link your internship to a successful career path.
11 a.m.-noon Thu., Oct. 18
University Counseling Services
University Counseling Services is offering groups/workshops and services for the fall semester to meet varying students needs with 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: Meets 1 p.m.-3 p.m., beginning Wed., Oct. 10 for five weeks. The workshop provides students with the opportunity to learn effective ways to learn by improving reading, note-taking, time management and test preparation techniques.
- Anger Management: Meets 2-4 p.m. beginning October 11 for six meetings. This workshop is designed to assist participants in dealing more effectively with their anger and frustration.
- Incest Survivors Group: Meets 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Resolve feelings about difficult-to-discuss experiences such as incest, rape and physical abuse. Personal interview required.
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. For reservations, call x2401. The schedule is as follows:
- Floor and Building Wardens:
10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 15.
This session is designed specifically for those employees designated as Floor and Building Wardens. This session addresses how to provide assistance with building evacuations. Emergency equipment will be distributed during the class.
- Ergonomics/General Safety Training:
10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Oct. 22.
Participants will learn techniques to customize their workstations and tasks, identify potential problems and begin implementing solutions. Training on the university's General Safety Program is required for all employees. Employee training, meetings, inspections and accident investigations will be discussed.
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 be sent to mail drop 8208 no later than Fri., Oct. 19. Contact Joan Hall at x2077 to request copies of the guidelines and forms.
Grace Petrie Endowment
Proposals for the Grace Petrie Endowment Fund will be accepted through Fri., Oct. 19. The fund augments instructional programs for disabled students (including deaf students) through the employment of additional instructors and instructional aides and/or purchase of additional instructional equipment. Proposals should be sent to Robin Ferguson, mail drop 8239.
Human Subjects Research
All faculty and students performing research that includes the use of human subjects must compete a human subjects protocol approval form. These forms are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects in University Hall 265. The original form and eight copies must be submitted to the research office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Forms can be downloaded from www.csun.edu/research. The next deadline for submission of protocols is Thu., Oct. 25, for the meeting on Thu., Nov. 8.
Student Research and
Creative Works Symposium
The university will hold a campus wide student research and creative works symposium on Fri., Nov. 30. The deadline for submitting applications, with abstract, for the 12-minute presentations is Fri., Oct. 26. fmi- www.csun.edu/graduatestudies">www.csun.edu/graduatestudies.
Student Project Grants
The University Corporation's Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for funding of innovative, unique and exploratory student projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in the University Corp.'s executive office, second floor, Matador Bookstore, or online at www.csun.edu/~vfoao01c/. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. Thu., Nov. 15. email@example.com.
Resident Director Positions
Application packets are available for Resident Director positions with CSU International Programs. Full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members holding a teaching or administrative appointment on a CSU campus are eligible to apply. Deadline for completed applications for all positions is Sat., Dec. 1. For additional information and to receive an application packet, contact Heinrich Falk at x2318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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