February 10, 2003 Vol. VII, No. 10
For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, , 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.
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Wednesday, Feb. 12
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
The Physics and Astronomy Department will host its weekly colloquium titled "Flowing Bubbles at 1010 K: Fluctuations, Velocity, and Effective Temperature in Two-Dimensional Foams" with guest speaker UC Irvine physics professor Michael Dennin. The lecture runs from 3:455 p.m. in the Science 1 building, first floor, room 1124. fmiCarole, x2775.
Saturday, Feb 15
Matador BasketballThe Athletic Department is offering $5 tickets to the UC Santa Barbara game for all faculty and staff in appreciation for their support of CSUN Athletics. A CSUN ID must be presented before game day at the A.S. ticket office or on game day at the box office to receive the special ticket price. The first 25 faculty and/or staff members to e-mail doug.kleintop
@csun.eduwill receive two complimentary tickets. Game time is 7:05 p.m. fmix3208.
Employee Appreciation Night
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
The Physics and Astronomy Department will host its weekly colloquium titled "Probing the Young Universe with the Hubble Space Telescope" with guest speaker Michael Corbin from the Space Telescope Science Institute. The lecture runs from 3:455 p.m. in the Science 1 building, first floor, room 1124. fmiCarole, x2775.
Monday, Feb. 24 to Thursday, Feb. 27
Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) and University Counseling Services invite the campus community to attend the free events of CSUN¹s eighth annual "Free Mind, Body and Spirit Fair" and a variety of programs throughout the week. fmix7500 or http://www.csun.edu/counseling/
jade.html. The following are the week¹s events:
Monday, Feb. 24
- Free Mind, Body and Spirit Fair: Every "Body" is Beautiful: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., USU Grand Salon.
- Film: "Dying to be Thin": 12 p.m., Marilyn Magaram Center.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Nutrition 101: Separating Fact from Fiction: 9:3011 a.m., USU Grand Salon.
- What¹s in the Fridge:
11 a.m.12:15 p.m., Marilyn Magaram Center, Sequoia Hall, room 112.
- Eating Disorders as a Reaction to Stress: 12:301:45 p.m., USU Pasadena Room (above the Fitness Center).
- Film: "Eating Disorders": 12 p.m., Marilyn Magaram Center, Sequoia Hall, room 112.
- Eating Disorders: Beyond Dieting: 78:30 p.m., Satellite Student Union, Pieza de Celes Room.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Thursday, Feb. 27
- Body Talk: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsessions: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., USU Grand Salon.
- Assertiveness and Body Image Pressures: noon1 p.m., USU Pasadena Room.
- Film: "Dying to be Thin": 12 p.m., Marilyn Magaram Center, Sequoia Hall, room 112.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
- It Takes a VillageŠ: 11 a.m.12:15 p.m. and 12:301:45 p.m., USU Lake View Terrace Room.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society hosts a presentation by Dennis Palumbo, author of "Writing from the Inside Out," from 24 p.m. in the University Club. fmiBrennis Lucero-Wagoner, x2827.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Advising Resource Center/EOP is holding a one-day majors fair giving students an opportunity to explore majors, minors and campus resources available to assist them in their academic careers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the USU Northridge Center. fmiHelene Berg-Kolin, x2108 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 1
Chinese New Year Banquet
The China Institute invites the campus and the community to welcome the Year of the Sheep at its annual Chinese New Year Banquet at 6 p.m. in the USU Grand Salon. The evening¹s entertainment includes authentic Chinese performances and a holiday dinner catered by L.A. Buffet. Members who make a donation or pay membership fees will qualify for two complimentary banquet seats and may bring additional guests for $25 per person. Membership fees/contributions are $50 for members, $75 for supporters and $100 or more for patrons. fmiJustine Su, x2138 or e-mail email@example.com. Membership/contribution forms with payments are due by Mon., Feb. 24.
Saturday, March 15
Arts Council Luncheon/Fashion Show
The CSUN Arts Council will hold its annual luncheon and fashion show featuring the latest looks for spring presented by Petite Sophisticates and Casual Corner. The cost of event is a $35 donation that goes toward scholarship funds for CSUN students in visual arts, music and theater. The event will be held at the Odyssey restaurant at 15000 Odyssey Drive in Granada Hills. Doors open at 11 a.m. fmiBetty Butzer, (818) 892-6336.
Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets 1:155 p.m. Wed., Feb. 12
University Hall 277
Meets 24:30 p.m. Thu., Feb. 13
Oviatt Library Presentation Room
University Planning and Budget Group
Meets 1:303:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 17
University Hall 277
University Student Union Board of Directors
Meets 4 p.m. Mon., Feb. 17
USU Lake View Terrace Room
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 24 p.m. Wed., Feb.19
University Hall 211
Extended Learning Committee
Meets 3:155 p.m. Wed., Feb. 19
Matador Bookstore Complex conference room
Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday
USU Grand Salon
Cancer and Developmental Biology Research
Biology professor Steven Oppenheimer welcomes all students interested in cancer and developmental biology research to join him in his lab in basement 2 of the Science 2 building, room 2005, for an introductory visit into these areas of research. Oppenheimer also is seeking volunteers to help with his Biology of Cancer course scheduled from 67:40 p.m. Mondays. fmie-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community and the staff of Physical Plant Management wish to extend their condolences to the family of Michael Brooks on his passing. Brooks was an electrician with the department for 13 years and will be greatly missed.
Test Preparation Discounts
The College of Extended Learning is offering 10 percent discounts to CSUN faculty, staff, alumni and their immediate family members for all of its test preparation programs. The program is being offered in collaboration with Jerry Bobrow, a CSUN alumni, author and national authority in the field of test preparation programs. The classes provide test preparation for LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MSAT, CBEST, SATI, SSAT and RICA. The registration discount will be given with presentation of a photo ID or copy (if a family member) at the college¹s Client Services counter in the Bookstore Complex, room 100.
Counseling Services Student Workshops
University Counseling Services is offering support groups and workshops for students seeking assistance in dealing with issues such as choosing careers or majors, stress management, procrastination, shyness, abuse, eating disorders, relationships and self-esteem. Groups/workshops are confidential and free. The UCS, located in the Student Services Building, room 520, also provides individual counseling. To sign up for the groups/workshops or fmix2366 or TDD x7834.
Congressional Address Change
U.S. Rep. Howard Berman has changed his district and Washington offices.
14546 Hamlin St., Suite 202
Van Nuys, CA 91411-4128
Phone: (818) 994-7200
Fax: (818) 994-1050
2221 Rayburn Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4695
Fax: (202) 225-3196
Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
CSUN¹s Center on Disabilities will hold its 18th annual international Conference on Technology and Persons with Disabilities on March 1722 at the Hilton and Marriott hotels at Los Angeles International Airport. Last year the conference drew nearly 4,200 participants from across the U.S. and from 40 foreign countries. This year¹s event will host more than 150 exhibitors of assistive technology and service delivery programs. More than 270 general sessions covering a wide variety of subjects will be presented Wed. through Sat., March 1922. For more information, go to the web site at www.csun.edu/cod/conf/.
Pre-conference workshops will be offered Mon.Tue., March 1718. The fee for these workshops is $249 per day if registered by Fri., Feb. 21 or $279 thereafter.
Registration for all four days of the March 1922 general session is $379 per person if received by Fri., Feb., 21 and $429 thereafter. Participants may also register at single day rates.
There are four ways to register:
Phone (818) 677-2578
Fax (818) 677-4929
Mail Attn: Conference Registration
CSUN, Center on Disabilities
18111 Nordhoff Street,
Building 11, Suite 103
Northridge, CA 91330-8340
The following Emeritus faculty members have completed participation in the Faculty Early Retirement Program or have retired:
Richard Arthur, English
William Brown, Economics
Dwight Call, Accounting and Information Systems
Peter Collas, Physics & Astronomy
James Dennis, Pan-African Studies
Michael Kline, Health Science
Gloria Lothrop, History
Nirmal Mishra, Electrical and Computer Engineering
David Ostroff, Mathematics
Gerald Prescott, History
Robert Reid III, English
Mary Shamrock, Music
Jon Shively, Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management
The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. For reservations, call x2401. The following classes are offered in the Environmental Health and Safety training room, PPM Corporation Yard building:
- Ergonomics and General Safety:
10 a.m.11:30 a.m. Thu., Feb. 13.
- Floor and Building Warden Training: 12:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 18.
Faculty Computer Workshops
The offices of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction are sponsoring faculty computer workshops to facilitate online teaching and learning. All workshops will take place in Sierra Hall, fourth floor, room 422. Any of the workshops may be taken individually and assume no prior knowledge. Before taking a workshop, you must sign up for a WebCT, Blackboard or Flashlight account on that particular topic at www.csun.edu/~webteach/account.html. For reservations, call x6558. The following courses are upcoming:
- PowerPoint: 23 p.m. Thu., Feb. 13.
- WebCT I-WebCT Discussion and Chat: 23 p.m. Mon., Feb. 17.
- WebCT I-WebCT Quizzes and Grading: 23 p.m. Mon., Feb. 24.
- Blackboard: 23 p.m. Thu., Feb. 27.
ITR Computer Workshops
ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library, garden level, room 30, Windows 2000 Lab (except as noted):
To enroll in classes, call x2204 or e-mail email@example.com.
- Beginning Web Page Creation Using Netscape Composer: 1:304:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 11, Oviatt Library, Macintosh lab room 32.
- Publisher 2002 for Beginners: 1:304 p.m. Wed., Feb. 12.
- Windows 2000 Basic Features and File Management Tips: 24 p.m. Thu., Feb. 13, Oviatt Library, room 33.
- Dreamweaver 4 Basics: 1:304:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 18, Oviatt Library, room 33.
- Visio for Beginners: 911 a.m. Wed., Feb. 19.
- PowerPoint Basics: 911:30 a.m. Thu., Feb. 20, Oviatt Library, Macintosh lab, room 32.
- Access 2002 for Beginners: 24:30 p.m. Thu., Feb. 20, Oviatt Library, room 33.
- Dreamweaver 4 Formatting Features: 1:304:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 25, Oviatt Library, room 33.
- Excel 2002 for Beginners: 911:30 a.m. Tue., Feb. 25.
- Excel 2002 Working with Multiple Workbooks and Worksheets: 911:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 26.
- FrontPage 2002 for Beginners: 1:154:45 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26.
- Word 2002 for Beginners: 911:30 a.m. Thu., Feb. 27.
HR Professional Development
A training class titled "Exceptional Customer Service Skills" will be offered on Tue., Feb. 25 by the Office of Human Resource Services. The program is open to faculty, staff, student assistant, Associated Students, Student Union, and Foundation employees‹but not to employees of The University Corporation. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Oviatt Library, garden level, HR training room 16. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms are available at the Human Resources office. Completed forms should be returned to the Office of Human Resource Services, mail drop 8229 or faxed to x5956. fmix2101.
Youth Speaking Course
A public speaking course for sixth through twelfth graders will be offered by the Department of Communication Studies this semester. The six-week course will be held from 911:30 a.m. on Saturdays beginning March 1 in Manzanita Hall, room 122. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and class size is limited. There is a $20 materials fee for the class. For application and enrollment info, call Rebecca Litke at x2047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
China Institute Faculty Grants
The China Institute is offering two $1,000 grants to CSUN faculty members to start a project or for study in their discipline that advances the field of China Studies. Four copies of a written proposal and resume must be submitted to the China Institute via campus mail drop 8342, by Fri., Feb. 14. fmix3939 or e-mail email@example.com.
China Scholarship Awards
The China Institute invites undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study to apply for up to two awards from the China Scholarship Council. This competition supports applications for a full year of study in any selected subject matter at an institution of higher learning in China for the 200304 academic year. The scholarship will cover recipients¹ tuition and living expenses during their stay in China and there is an additional stipend of $500 per recipient provided through the Lau Mi Award, established in the memory of Mildred Z. Mininberg. Six copies of the application proposal and resume must be submitted to the China Institute via campus mail drop 8342, by Fri., Feb. 14. fmix3939 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five-year reviews for Edward Carroll, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, and Fran Horvath, director of Institutional Research, are underway. Questionnaires have been sent to faculty, staff and students familiar with their work, but others are invited to participate in either review by requesting a questionnaire from the Office of Faculty Affairs. The deadline for submission is Mon., Feb. 17. fmix2962.
The SAGE Society¹s Sonja Marchand Gerontology Scholarship is offered to students who are graduating seniors with major research interest in gerontology or graduate students who are already conducting research in the field. The scholarship is being offered through the Center for Education and Research in Gerontology in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Applications are due by Mon., Feb. 17. fmiJean Daniels, x4992 or email@example.com
Faculty Early Retirement
Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) applications are available in the Office of Faculty Affairs, University Hall 225 (mail drop 8220). According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, faculty must submit applications for FERP six months prior to the start of the academic year in which they wish to begin participation. Completed forms must include signatures of the faculty member, department chair and dean, and should be submitted to the Office of Faculty Affairs before Thu., Feb. 20. fmix2962.
Nominations are being accepted for the 200203 Faculty Awards and may be made by any interested person or organization: students or student organizations, fellow faculty, administrators, staff, parents, friends and alumni. Candidates will be considered for awards in the following categories: Outstanding Faculty, Preeminent Scholarly Publication, Exceptional Creative Accomplishment, Visionary Community Service-Learning, Distinguished Teaching, Counseling or Librarianship and the Extraordinary Service Award. The deadline for nominations is Fri., Feb. 21 and supplemental materials are due by Fri., March 21. fmiSandy Horwitz, x3263.
Who¹s Who Nominations
Forms to nominate students for selection to the "Who¹s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 20022003" are now available at the Office of Student Development and International Programs in the USU. General qualifications include having junior, senior or graduate standing during the 200203 academic year and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for undergraduates and 3.3 for graduate students by the end of the fall semester. Online application forms are available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting nominations is 4:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 21. fmix2393.
Faculty Research Competition
The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects will offer faculty grants up to $5,000 through its 200304 competition for the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards. Faculty may apply for three units of released time and/or funds to pursue their scholarly and creative interests. Applications are available through college and department offices, or through Research and Sponsored Projects in University Hall 265. The application also is available online at www.csun.edu/research/1Research/
Competition.htm. Submissions must be made by 5 p.m. Fri., March 7. fmix2901.
Human Subjects Research Approval
All faculty and students performing research including the use of human subjects must complete a Human Subjects Protocol Approval form. An original form and nine copies should be submitted to the Research Office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. The next deadline for submissions is Thu., Feb. 20. The next committee meeting is Thu., March 6. Protocol submission forms are available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265 or can be downloaded from www.csun.edu/research. fmix2901.
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