March 10, 2003 Vol. VII, No. 12
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.
The deadline for the March 24 issue is Monday, March 17. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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Tuesday, March 11
The Cinema and Television Arts Department invites the campus community to a free screening of the documentary "The Collector of Bedford Street." 11 a.m. in the Alan and Elaine Armer Theatre, Manzanita Hall, room 100. The film is an Academy Award nominee in the short subject category. Producer/director Alice Elliott will answer audience questions. fmiMary Schaffer, x3192 or email@example.com.
Tuesday, March 11
Retired Faculty Meeting
The Association of Retired Faculty invites the campus community to its fourth meeting of the school year at 2 p.m. in the University Club¹s Lamb¹s Lounge. Professor Ronald Davis of the History Department will speak on "What is Happening in the Natchez Project: the Relationship of Natchez-Under-the-Hill to Greater Natchez and to New Orleans." fmiHelen Lodge, x7848.
TuesdayWednesday, March 1112
Brown Bag Film Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center presents the film "Supermarket Savvy." 12 p.m. on Tue., March 11 and noon to 1 p.m. on Wed., March 12 in Sequoia Hall, room 112. The film provides information on reading food product labels. Admission is free. fmiKristen Rumsey, x3102.
Wednesday, March 12
Family Business Awards
The San Fernando Valley Business Journal, in partnership with the CSUN Family Business Center, presents its inaugural Family Owned Business Awards. 5:307:30 p.m. at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills. Awards will be given in five categories to individuals with significant achievements as family business owners. Individual tickets are $45; reserved tables for ten seats are $450. Ticket purchases are available by calling (818) 676-1750 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. fmiwww.sfvbj.com under Upcoming Events.
Wednesday, March 12
The Career Center will hold its Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USU Northridge Center and Grand Salon. All majors and grade levels will be represented. More than 125 companies and organizations, offering full- and part-time jobs and internships, will be present and there will be a special tech arena. Reservations for the following workshops can be made by calling x2878:
- Interview Clinic, 9:3010:30 a.m. in the Reseda Room
- How to Work a Room: Job Fair Success, 9:30 a.m. in the Granada Room
- Dynamite Resume Writing, 10 a.m. in the Granada Room
Friday, March 14
Lunar Landing Lecture
The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Bianchi Planetarium will present a public lecture by Phil Plait titled "The Moon Hoax Hoax: Yes, We Did Land on the Moon." 2 p.m. in the USU Northridge Center. Plait, of the Education and Public Outreach Group at Sonoma State, will refute claims that man never landed on the moon. fmix5601.
Friday, March 14
Northridge Review Reading
The English Department¹s literary magazine, the Northridge Review, will celebrate the publication of its fall 2002 issue with a get-together at 7 p.m. in Jerome Richfield Hall, room 319. Poets and authors featured in the magazine will read their works. Free refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Saturday, March 15
The CSUN Arts Council will hold its annual luncheon and fashion show, "Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover," featuring the latest looks for spring presented by Petite Sophisticates and Casual Corner. The cost of the 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, 15600 Odyssey Drive in Granada Hills. Doors open at 11 a.m. fmiBetty Butzer, (818) 892-6336.
Monday to Saturday, March 1722
Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference
CSUN¹s Center on Disabilities will hold its 18th annual international Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference 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. Pre-conference workshops will be offered Monday and Tuesday. Then more than 300 general session presentations covering a wide variety of subjects will be presented Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, see www.csun.edu/cod/conf/.
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,
UPA Building 11, Suite 103
Northridge, CA 91330-8340
Monday, March 17
The Marilyn Magaram Center and the Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program in the Office of Graduate Studies present a lecture titled "From Genomics to Proteomics and Protein Array-High Throughput Tool for the Analysis of Multiple Genes and Proteins: A New Milestone in Biotechnology." James Wu, professor of pathology at the University of Utah, will speak from 45 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, room 104. Admission is free. One unit of continuing education credit from the California Dietetic Association will be awarded. fmiKristen Rumsey, x3102.
Tuesday, March 18
Lecture and Book Signing
The Career Center presents a lecture and book signing by Karen Stabiner, author of "All Girls: Single-Sex Education and Why it Matters."
2 p.m. in the USU Thousand Oaks Room. Space is limited. For reservations call x2878.
Tuesday, March 18
Affirmative Action Forum
University Counseling Services is hosting a public forum titled "What About Affirmative Action, Reverse Discrimination and Scapegoating: Race, Power and Politics in American Culture." 12:251:50 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Author/activist Tim Wise will speak. fmix2366.
Tuesday, March 18
Central Asian Nomads Lecture
The Anthropology and Political Science departments, the Bess Lomax Hawes Student Folklore Archives and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are hosting a public lecture titled "Traditional Values in the Era of Globalization: Central Asian Nomads in Washington, D.C." 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room, room 451. Professor Alma Kunanbay from the University of Wisconsin, Madison will present. Space is limited. fmix3331.
Wednesday, March 19
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium
The Physics and Astronomy Department will host its weekly colloquium titled "Recollections of Kuwait: Life and Research" with professor Geoff Dougherty of CSU Channel Islands as guest speaker. The lecture starts at 3:45 p.m. in the Science 1 building, first floor, room 1124. fmiCarole Arciero, x2775.
Wednesday, March 19
Graduating students and their families are invited to GradFest, an event to help students prepare for their graduation and commencement ceremonies. 10 a.m.2 p.m. and 56:30 p.m. in the Matador Bookstore Complex. Representatives from college departments, campus organizations and programs, and local and national companies will be available for advisement.
Friday, March 21
Art & Design Center
The Art Department invites the campus community to a fundraising event from 5:309 p.m. at Chuy¹s Mesquite Grill, 19333 Business Center Dr. in Northridge. Proceeds will go to support the Art and Design Center Courtyard Enhancement Project. There will be a silent auction of faculty artwork and raffle drawings. Faculty artwork will be available for preview from March 1721 at the Art and Design Center in room 120. fmix2242 or email@example.com.
Saturday, March 22
Alumni Day at the Races
The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting a day at Santa Anita Park. Tickets are $20 per person for Alumni Association members and their guests, $25 for non-members and $10 for children seven to 17 years old. Children under seven are free. The ticket price includes a full barbeque lunch, parking, admission and a race program. Post time for the first race is 12:30 p.m. and the group will gather at the West Infield Picnic Area 6. Santa Anita Park is located about 14 miles northeast of downtown L.A. Tickets are available in the Office of Alumni Relations or online at www.csunalumni.com. fmiShellie Smith, x5541.
Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets 1:155 p.m. Wed., March 12
University Hall 277
Meets 24:30 p.m. Thu., March 13
Oviatt Library Presentation Room
University Student Union Board of Directors
Meets 4 p.m. Mon., March 17
USU Lake View Terrace Room
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 24 p.m. Wed., March 19
University Hall 211
Extended Learning Committee
Meets 3:155 p.m. Wed., March 19
Matador Bookstore Complex
Meets 6 p.m. Wed., March 19
Christian Faculty & Staff Association
Meets noon every 2nd and 4th Thursday
USU Thousand Oaks Room
Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday
USU Grand Salon
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community and the staff of Physical Plant Management wish to extend their condolences to the family and friends of Ray Lopez on his passing. Lopez was an employee with PPM for 20 years and he will be greatly missed.
Diet Analysis Service
The Marilyn Magaram Center is offering personalized dietary intake analyses from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. A special discount price of $5 is being offered to students, faculty and staff. The diet analyses are available to the general public for $10. Those interested in taking advantage of this service should visit the analysis office at the Marilyn Magaram Center in Sequoia Hall, room 120. fmix3102.
Suicide & Depression Prevention
Para-professional and peer educators are available to give presentations on the prevention of suicide and depression to classes, clubs and organizations. The presentations are 3050 minutes, but can be modified according to the needs of faculty. To schedule a presentation, contact Marshall Bloom or Tamara Klumpe, x2366, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Dreamweaver 4 Basics:
1:304:30 p.m. Tue., March 11, Oviatt Library, room 33.
- Excel 2000 Using for Data Querying and Management: 911:30 a.m. Tue. & Thu., March 11 & 13 (two day workshop).
- Windows 2000 Basic Features and File Management Tips: 24 p.m. Thu., March 13, Oviatt Library, room 33.
- FrontPage 2002 for Beginners: 1:154:45 p.m. Tue., March 18.
- Beginning Web Page Creation Using Netscape Composer: 911:30 a.m. Tue., March 18, Oviatt Library, room 32.
- Publisher 2002 for Beginners:
24 p.m. Wed., March 19.
- Access 2002 for Beginners:
24:30 p.m. Thu., March 20,
Oviatt Library, room 33.
- Visio for Beginners:
9:3011:30 a.m. Thu., March 20.
- Photoshop for Beginners:
14 p.m. Mon., March 24,
Oviatt Library, room 32.
Faculty CELT Program
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following programs to faculty members: