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.

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Tuesday, March 11

Documentary Screening

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

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 fmi­ under Upcoming Events.

Wednesday, March 12

Job Fair

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:

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

Arts Council Luncheon/Fashion Show

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 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

Biotechnology Lecture

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

GradFest 2003

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 Fundraiser Night

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

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 fmi­Shellie Smith, x5541.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 1:15­5 p.m. Wed., March 12 University Hall 277

Faculty Senate

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 Conference Room

Foundation Board

Meets 6 p.m. Wed., March 19 University Club

Christian Faculty & Staff Association

Meets noon every 2nd and 4th Thursday USU Thousand Oaks Room

A.S. Senate

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, or


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

Faculty CELT Program

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