December 10, 2001 Vol. VI, No. 8



FYI

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 first issue of the spring semester on January 28 is Tue., January 22, because of the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

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 pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.

Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

University Corp. Membership

Meets 2 p.m. Mon., Dec. 17 at the University Club.

University Corp. Directors

Immediately after the membership meeting, at the University Club.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., Dec. 19 in University Hall 211.

North Campus University Park Development Corp.

Meets 9 a.m. Wed., Jan. 23 in University Hall 250.

Notices

Winter Intersession

Mail-in, on-campus and telephone registration for intersession credit courses for the winter intersession continues through Thu. Dec. 13 at the entrance of the Matador Bookstore complex, room 100. Courses offered during the winter intersession include Asian American studies, business administration, Chicano/a studies, cinema and television arts, communication studies, deaf studies, economics, education, English, family environmental studies, geography, history, mathematics, Pan-African studies, psychology, religious studies, sociology and women's studies. Many non-credit computer courses, certificate programs, test preparation classes and a master of public administration program are also offered. fmi-x2786.

Narratives of War Book

"When We Speak of War: Narratives of World War II"-a 145-page book with narratives mostly taken by CSUN students in an English Department service learning course-will be available for sale starting this week. Proceeds from the book will be sent to the college scholarship fund that Bill Clinton and Robert Dole have established for the children of victims of the World Trade Center disaster.

Almost all the narratives were taken and transcribed by the students of English 473. The book includes almost 50 narratives from veterans, Red Cross volunteers, Holocaust survivors and others.

Assistant professor Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler of the English Department has 200 copies for sale on a first-come, first-served basis. To order, send a $15 check per copy made out to "When We Speak of War" and the following information (your name, department name and mail code, office phone and number of copies ordered) to Elizabeth Kessler, English Department, mail code 8248. fmi-x2639.

Hildo Hernandez Retirement

Hildo Hernandez recently retired as campus Physical Plant Management director after working here for five years. Hernandez began in July 1996 after retiring as the general manager of Los Angeles County facilities. A retirement party will be held at the University Club from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tue., Dec. 18. To RSVP and contribute to a gift, contact Susan Arvanitis, x2223.

Holiday Payroll Disbursement

Payroll checks will be available for individual pick-up on Mon., Dec. 31 in the Student Services Building, room 101, between 8 a.m. and noon. You may have an individual pick up your check with written authorization that must include name, Social Security number and department of employee. A photo ID is required at time of pick-up. When the campus reopens on Wed., Jan. 2, 2002, designated persons from the department are responsible to pick up any remaining checks.

Online GE Course Grants

The Office of Online Instruction is sponsoring grants of $2,000 each for faculty in developing and teaching a completely online upper division GE course for the fall 2002 semester. The purpose of the stipend is to create more options for students finishing their GE courses. The stipends are in addition to any regular salary paid to faculty for teaching these classes. All full-time and part-time faculty at all ranks who have taught an upper-division GE course that can be put online for fall 2002 are eligible to apply. Requirements are as follows:

Web-Enhanced Course Grants

The Office of Online Instruction is sponsoring grants of $500 each for faculty interested in developing a web page to teach a web-enhanced or partially online course. The purpose of the stipend is to enrich and supplement the pedagogical repertoire available to instructors in the traditional classroom setting. Possibilities include online syllabi, interactive study guides or quizzes, and discussion groups via bulletin boards and chat. All full-time and part-time faculty at all ranks who have not yet taught web-enhanced courses are eligible to apply. Requirements are as follows:

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its deepest sympathy to:
Dave Baumsteiger (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his stepfather.
Emily Inouye (Facilities Planning, Design and Construction) on the loss of her father.

Final Exam Schedule

Under university policy for final exams, as listed on page 47 of the current University Catalog, it states "in lecture courses, no final examination may be scheduled by an instructor prior to the regularly scheduled time." Final examinations for the fall 2001 semester are scheduled between Mon., Dec. 10 and Sat., Dec. 15. Under no circumstances should faculty change the time or date of the scheduled final examination without written approval of the department chair and college dean.

Daily Parking Fees

A reminder to those inviting visitors or guests to the campus: Effective this semester, the daily parking fee is $3. Also, parking meters provide 10 minutes of time per 25 cents, thus meter parking is $1.50 per hour.

Sierra Hall Display Case

The Office of Student Development and International Programs is taking spring 2002 reservations for the large glass display on the first floor in Sierra Hall. The showcase is available for all Associated Students chartered clubs and university colleges, departments or programs to use for special promotions.

Two groups will share the display window each week. Any organization or department may use the display case only once each semester. Failing to use the window for a designated week without relinquishing the reservation in time for a waiting list group to be notified results in forfeiting the privilege during the following semester. fmi-x2393.

Classes

Piano for Youth

The Music Department's Piano for Youth Program is accepting beginning and elementary level piano students between the ages of seven and 11. Students will be interviewed prior to lessons that begin Tue. Feb. 5. fmi-Jeanine Jacobson, x3167 or jeanine.m.jacobson@csun.edu.

Deadlines

Ruth Lencione Fellowship

The Family Environmental Sciences Department is offering the Ruth Lencione fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to work with young children and their families. Amounts of $6,000 will be awarded for the two semester fellowship.

Ruth Lencione was a former chair of communicative disorders at Syracuse University. After her retirement at Syracuse, she became a part-time faculty member at Northridge.

Applications for the fellowship are due on Fri., Jan 4. Brochures and applications are available from the Family Environmental Sciences office, Sequoia Hall, room 141 or call x3051.

China Institute Faculty Grants

Two $1,000 grants are available to faculty with an interest in China or matters related to China. The grants are seed money support from the China Institute for faculty to explore their dreams or start a project in the broad field of China studies. Since the grants' purpose is to provide seed money for starting larger and longer-range projects, indicating how this might be accomplished is an important factor. For the same reason, incremental funding of existing projects cannot be approved.

Three copies of a required proposal document and resume must be submitted to the China Institute (via campus mail drop 8265) by the deadline of Fri., Feb. 15. Contact the China Institute about the proposal and resume details. Decisions on the awards will be announced Fri., Mar. 15.

Awardees will be expected to make a public presentation on their project to the campus and community, as well as provide a written report on their grant activities to the China Institute by Sun., June 30, 2003. fmi-Justine Su, x3801 or zsu@csun.edu.


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