October 22, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 5

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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 24 in University Hall 211.

A.S. Senate

Meets 2 p.m. Tuesdays in the USU Grand Salon.

Notices

Parking Lot Restriping

The project to restripe Parking Lot B5 (formerly Lot M) across from the education and business buildings will start Mon., Oct. 22. The first phase of the project will involve the north section of Lot B5, which will be closed from Oct. 22 through Nov. 8. Faculty/ staff must use the first entrance (southwest) to Lot B5 from Darby Avenue to enter the lot, and the southeast exit to leave Lot B5 to Etiwanda Avenue.

The project's second phase will involve the south section of Lot B5, which will be closed from Nov. 9 through Nov. 28. Faculty/staff must use the second entrance (northwest) to Lot B5 from Darby Avenue or Plummer Street to enter the lot and the northeast exit to depart to Etiwanda. Drivers also may exit to Plummer Street.

Parking Services also is asking faculty/staff members to please properly display their university parking permits to avoid citations. Some permits are upside down on dashboards or hidden under sun reflectors. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. fmi-James Parlor, x7599.

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 gray.mounger@csun.edu. Nominations must be received by the Office of Alumni Relations, mail drop 8385, by Homecoming Day, Sat., Nov. 3.

Pediatric AIDS Charity

The CSUN chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society, which recognizes academic excellence among juniors and seniors, is sponsoring a teddy bears and children's books donation drive to benefit a Los Angeles-area pediatric AIDS charity, Tuesday's Child. Prizes will be awarded for the campus department or student club-organization that donates the most. Donations will be accepted in the A.S. office, University Student Union room 100, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tue., Oct. 30, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 31. To register, contact leanne.vincent@csun.edu.

Events

Faculty CELT Program

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

American Teachers in China

The College of Education and The China Institute are sponsoring a lecture titled "American Teachers in China: Joining Forces to Improve Schools and Student Achievement." 10 a.m.-noon Wed., Oct. 24 in the Education Building, conference room 1214/1216. Lecturer will be Yvonne Chan. Beverages will be provided.

Geology Lecture

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club are sponsoring two lectures. The first lecture, "Exhumation of the Wasatch Mountains, Utah," will be held at noon Wed., Oct. 24. The lecture will be given by Phil Armstrong. The second lecture, "Rapid Generation of Shaking Maps Following Earthquakes" by Dave Wald, will be held at noon Wed., Oct. 31. Both lectures will be held in Science Building 1, second floor, room 231. fmi-x3541.

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Knowledge of the Mind: A Defense of Descartes Against Malebranche." 4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 24 in Sierra Hall, 2nd floor, room 224. Lecturer will be Larry Nolan. fmi-call x2757, or visit www.csun.edu/~philos33.

Central American Conference

Join the university's Central American community during a celebration of Central American talent. Authors, performance artists, critics and scholars will present their works between Wed., Oct. 24 and Fri., Oct. 26. All events are free and open to the public. For the complete program please visit, http://www.csun.edu/~bc60904/ conferencia.html. The schedule is:

Leisure Studies & Recreation Alumni

The Alumni Association is hosting a "Wine Down From Work" reception for leisure studies and recreation alumni, faculty and staff from 6-8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 24 in the University Club. Admission is free. To RSVP, contact Shellie Smith at x5541, or e-mail shellie.smith@csun.edu.

CFA Discussion

The California Faculty Association invites the campus community to a discussion of the crises facing the CSU from 12:30-2 p.m. Thu., Oct. 25, in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Participants will include State Sen. Gloria Romero and CFA President Susan Meisenhelder.

Jewish Food Without Jews

The Anthropology Department and the Italian Oral History Institute are presenting a lecture titled "Sfrati and Vino Kasher: Jewish Food Without Jews." 4 p.m. Thu., Oct. 25 in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room, 4th floor, room 451. Guest speaker is Steve Siporin.

Cinematheque Award for Film Artistry

A presentation of The Cinematheque Award for Film Artistry will take place from 8-10 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 in the Performing Arts Center. The evening will trace the careers of two noted screenwriters, Robert Towne and Paul Thomas Anderson. The evening is sponsored by the Writers Guild of America, the Cinema and Television Arts Department and the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. John Schultheiss will host the event.

Homecoming Parade

Faculty, staff, and student clubs/ organizations are invited to enter the 2001 Homecoming Parade to be held from 11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mon., Oct. 29 on Lindley Avenue. Entries should be walking units and no motorized vehicles will be permitted unless medically necessary. To register, contact arlene.c.pereida@csun.edu.

Women's Studies Film

The Women's Studies Department will show a film titled "Why Women Kill: Homicide & Gender Equality" from noon-1 p.m. Tue., Oct. 30 in the Women's Center. Admission is free and attendees may bring their lunches. fmi-x3102.

Valley Pioneer Lecture

The History Department is sponsoring the Valley Pioneer lecture at 7 p.m. Tue., Oct. 30 in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall, 4th floor, room 451. Kevin Roderick, a former L.A. Times reporter and editor, will lecture on "The Valley as America's Suburb." Roderick recently published "The San Fernando Valley-America's Suburb" and will sign copies of the book available for purchase after the lecture. fmi-x3566.

LAD Teleconference

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics will sponsor the Los Angeles District of the California Dietetic Association's video teleconference titled "Professional Portfolio Development" from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thu., Nov 1 in the Matador Bookstore complex, Extended Learning center. Admission is free. fmi-To reserve a space, contact the Marilyn Magaram Center at x3102, or magaram.center@csun.edu.

Homecoming Bonfire & Pep Rally

Come celebrate Homecoming 2001 and support the Matador football team the night before the final home football game from 6-8 p.m. Fri., Nov. 2 in Parking Lot G4 (formerly Lot C). Free food, live music, give-aways and more.

A.S. President's Reunion Brunch

Current and former A.S. senators, directors and committee members are invited to an alumni reunion brunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 on the North Campus Stadium field. Fee is $8 for barbecue, rolls, salads, deserts, soft drinks and beer. To register, visit www.csunalumni.com and note your registration for the A.S. President's Reunion.

Homecoming Football Game

Cheer on the Matador football team as they play Cal State Sacramento in celebration of Homecoming 2001. Kickoff begins at 1:05 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 in the North Campus Stadium. Half-time celebration includes Homecoming Week award ceremony and the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen.

Classes

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

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

Training and Developmental Courses

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering professional development courses intended to address individual and organizational needs for faculty and staff. The following courses are offered in the Oviatt Library, Human Resources training room 16:

Faculty Computer Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction is sponsoring faculty computer workshops to facilitate online teaching and learning. All workshops will be in the new 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 course, you must sign up for a WebCT account on that particular topic at: www.csun.edu/~webteach/ WebCTHelp.html. For reservations call x6558. The schedule is as follows:

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services is offering groups/workshops and services for the fall semester to meet varying students needs. 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:

Deadlines

Human Subjects Research

All faculty and students performing research that includes the use of human subjects must complete a human subjects protocol approval form. These forms are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects in University Hall 265, or can be downloaded from www.csun.edu/ research. 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. The next deadline for submission 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.

Student Project Grants

The University Corp.'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. fmi-liz.kioussis@csun.edu.

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 heinrich.falk@csun.edu.

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