March 24, 2003 Vol. VII, No. 13


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 April 7 issue is Tuesday, April 1. 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, 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 25

Day of Diversity Forum

The Educational Equity Committee is hosting a daylong forum titled "Diversity Through the Disciplines" in the USU Northridge Center.
The schedule of events is: fmi­Jose Luis Vargas, x2077 or

Tuesday, March 25

The U.S. at War: How Did We Get Here?

The University Impact of War Committee is hosting a teach-in/campus forum on "The U.S. at War: How Did We Get Here?" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the USU Performing Arts Center. Cynthia Rawitch, associate dean of the College of Arts, Media, and Communication, will moderate the discussion featuring faculty members including Amir Hussain (Religious Studies), Michael Meyer (History), Nayereh Tohidi (Women's Studies) and others. A question and answer session will follow.

Wednesday, March 26

Mollie Gregory Lecture

The Career Center presents a lecture and book signing by Mollie Gregory, author of "Women Who Run the Show: How a Brilliant and Creative Generation Stormed Hollywood 1973­2000." 2 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Space is limited. For reservations, call x2878.

Thursday, March 27

Carswell Story Reading

The English Department is sponsoring a public reading by novelist, editor and publisher Sean Carswell, who will read from his new story collection titled "Glue and Ink Rebellion." 7 p.m. in Jerome Richfield Hall, room 304. fmi­x3431.

Friday, March 28

History Lecture

The History Department is hosting its annual W.P. Whitsett lecture at 8 p.m. in the USU Grand Salon. Leonard Pitt, professor emeritus of history, will present "The Quiet Revolution: The History of Neighborhood Empowerment in Los Angeles since 1850." The lecture will be preceded by a 5:30 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner. fmi­x3566.

Wednesday, April 2

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department will present a public lecture titled "Regret and Unified Agency." 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room 451. Guest speaker is Ted Hinchman, assistant professor of philosophy at Claremont-McKenna College. fmi­x2757 or

Thursday, April 3

Education Expo

The Career Center invites student teachers, graduate students, undergrads and alumni to its 2003 Education Expo from noon to 5 p.m. at the USU Northridge Center. University administrators will be present, so bring personal resumes, placement files and be prepared to be interviewed. fmi­x2878 or

Thursday, April 3

Rally with Ed Asner

The Northridge chapter of the California Faculty Association invites the campus to a rally featuring activist and former Screen Actors Guild President Ed Asner. The rally with the Emmy Award-winning actor will address issues ranging from peace in the Middle East to the future of the California State University in light of the state budget. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the Oviatt Library lawn. All campus and the community members are welcome. fmi­CFA Northridge web site,

Saturday, April 5

Nutrition College Bowl

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics is sponsoring Nutrition College Bowl, a quiz show-style competition with teams from CSUN and several other Southern California universities. After the competition, Ann Coulsten, past president of the American Dietetic Association, will present a one-hour lecture on "Keeping Your Eye on the Ball: Applications of Leadership Theory." 8 a.m. to noon in Sequoia Hall 104. Free for students and $25 for professionals seeking continuing education units. fmi­x3102.

Wednesday, April 9

Nutrition Lecture

The Marilyn Magaram Center is sponsoring a lecture by nutrition professor Dr. Carol Koprowski titled "Diet and Breast Cancer: Does What a Woman Eats Make a Difference?" 4­5 p.m. in the Marilyn Magaram Center, Sequoia Hall room 103. fmi­Kristen Rumsey, x3102.

Wednesday, April 9

Faculty Literary Symposium

The Chicano/a Studies Department invites the public to "A Faculty Literary Symposium II: Words Unmasked." Faculty members Diana Contreras, Lorenzo Flores, Ramon Garcia, Mark Joslin, Gerry Meraz and Roberta Orona-Cordova will read their works and Margarita Nieto will moderate. 7 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Refreshments will be served. fmi­x2734.

Friday, April 18

Professors Golf Tournament

The Professors Golf Association will celebrate spring break with a golf tournament starting at 10 a.m. at the Simi Hills Golf Course. The tournament fee is $48, which includes cart, green fees and prizes. All ability levels are welcome. fmi­

Saturday, April 26

5K Run, Walk & Roll

The Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled and its support group invite the public to the second annual CSUN Run, Walk and Roll fundraiser to help equip its new aquatic therapy center. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 6:30 a.m. and races start at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration fees are $20 for entries before April 20 and $25 for entries the day of the race. Register online or by mail. fmi­x3462.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 1:15­5 p.m. Wed., March 26 and Wed., April 2
University Hall 277

Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1­5 p.m. Thu., March 27
University Hall 277

University Park-North Campus Development Corp. Board

Meets 9 a.m. Mon., April 7
University Hall 250

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


Chemistry Department Appointment

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the appointment of K. Omar Zahir as chair of the Chemistry Department for a three-year term effective August 20, 2003. The appointment was based on the recommendation of Dean Edward Carroll of the College of Science and Mathematics.

Summer Session Catalogs

Summer Session catalogs will be available starting Wed., March 26. The first of three summer sessions starts June 2. Professional and personal development classes for continuing education will be offered. Catalogs are available from the College of Extended Learning in the Matador Bookstore Complex, room 100. fmi­x2786 or

Emergency Phone Changes

Starting Sat., March 29, those seeking emergency assistance from any campus phone or pay phone should call 911 instead of 9-911. Those using student housing phones will continue to call 9-911. For non-emergency campus issues, call x2111 from all campus phones. When calling from a cell phone, the emergency assistance number is (818) 677-2111.

Israeli-Palestinian Presentations

Professors Jody Myers (Religious Studies) and Mehran Kamrava (Political Science) are offering two presentations on the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and recent peace negotiations. The program includes a PowerPoint presentation followed by a question and answer session. Available times are Tuesdays, April 8 & 29, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The professors are seeking instructors who want their classes to participate. To schedule a presentation, contact Jody Myers, x3007 or

Work-Study Meeting

All departments, programs and research directors interested in hiring federal work-study students in 2003­2004 must send at least one representative to one of the following meetings: All work-study supervisors are encouraged to attend. Newcomer sessions are appropriate for supervisors who have not participated in the work-study program or have participated for less than three years. All meetings will be in the Oviatt Library presentation room. For reservations, call Josie Carbajal, x3875 or e-mail


ITR Computer Workshops

ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library, garden level, room 30, Windows 2000 Lab (except as noted):

Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following program to faculty members: Teaching for Peace and Justice from 12:30­2 p.m. Thu., March 27, in Sierra Hall, CELT conference room 439. Space is limited. For reservations, contact Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or fmi­

Health/Safety Workshop

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. For reservations and location, call x2401. The following class is upcoming: Fire Extinguisher Training, 10­11:30 a.m. Thu., March 27.

Professional Development

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering a series of professional development workshops. The programs are open to faculty, staff, student assistants, Associated Students, Student Union and Foundation employees‹but not to employees of the University Corporation. The workshops will be held 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.

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 be held 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 For reservations, call x6558. The following courses are upcoming:


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 Tue., March 25. The next committee meeting is Tue., April 8. Protocol submission forms are available at the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265 or can be downloaded from fmi­x2901.

Sigma Xi Award Nominations

Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is accepting nominations for the following awards in recognition of outstanding contributions in furthering the cause of science: Nominations must be received by Fri., April 4 in the Kinesiology building, room 3205 by mail drop 8287. fmi­Bill Whiting, x4917.

Graduating Seniors Award

The 2003 Graduating Seniors Award will recognize four graduating seniors with $1,000 awards for academic excellence, service to the community and campus, and exceptional achievements or having overcome personal life circumstances. Winners will be presented at the university's Honors Convocation on Tue., May 27. Applications are available at the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University Hall, room 310. The submission deadline is Mon., April 7. fmi­x2391.

Recorded Campus Information Lines

As part of its preparedness program, the university has established the following recorded information lines to provide updates on campus status as circumstances warrant. Please save these for future use:

Faculty-Staff Info Line
1-(800) 926-4826

Student-Community Info Line
1-(877) 671-CSUN (2786)

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