April 28, 2003 Vol. VII, No. 15


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 May 12 issue is Monday, May 5. 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@csun.edu, 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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Monday April 28 to Thursday, May 1

Carnaval 2003: Culture/Community Celebration

The Student Union invites the campus community to celebrate culture and community at the fourth annual "Carnaval Festival." Events are in the USU Court of Community unless otherwise noted.
Monday, April 28
Tuesday, April 29 Wednesday, April 30 Thursday, May 1
  • East Meets West: Taiko drumming, Japanese Minyo "Parade" dance, Filipino American Student Association dance and Chinese name painting artist: noon to 2 p.m. fmi­Kevin Lizárraga, x6493 or e-mail klizarraga@hotmail.com.

    Wednesday, April 30

    Philosophy Lecture

    The Philosophy Department presents a lecture titled "The Language of First-Person Belief: Shoemaker, Rosenthal, et. al." at 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall room 182. Guest speaker is J.D. Atlas, professor of philosophy and linguistics at Pomona College. fmi­x2757 or visit www.csun.edu/~philos33.

    Thursday, May 1

    Central America Human Rights

    The Central American Studies Program and Central American Research and Policy Institute invite the public to participate in the "Conference for Human Rights in Central America." 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Speakers from Central America and California will discuss current issues regarding women, children, indigenous peoples and torture victims. There will be a morning session, a break for lunch and an afternoon session. Spanish/ English and ASL translators will be provided. fmi­Carleen Sanchez, x6321 or e-mail carleen.d.sanchez@csun.edu.

    Thursday, May 1

    Oviatt Library Film Series

    The Oviatt Library presents a new film series to faculty, staff and students to introduce new library video acquisitions. The documentary "Central America: The Burden of Time," which explores the Aztec civilization, will be screened from 12:30­1:30 p.m. in the Oviatt Library art/media/reserve lecture room, second floor, east wing. fmi­x2211.

    Monday, May 5

    Retirement Reception

    The Geography Department invites the campus community to a reception honoring professors Robert Gohstand and Gary Lobb, who are retiring after 33 and 31 years. 4:30 p.m. at the University Club. Food and drink will be served. RSVP by Wed., April 30 at x3532 or e-mail sue.scott@csun.edu.

    Thursday, May 8

    Children¹s Safety Fair

    The Public Safety Department is sponsoring a Children¹s Safety Fair in the parking lot of the A.S. Children¹s Center, 18343 Plummer St., from 8 a.m. to noon to mark National Safe Kids Week. The event is free for members of the campus community and the public. fmi-Public Safety, x4997.

    Thursday, May 8

    Career Strategies Workshop

    The Career Center is offering a workshop titled "Career Strategies II for CSUN Staff" by center Director Adele Scheele. This session will focus on how employees can make their way in a changing, chaotic workplace. 8:30­11:30 a.m. in the Oviatt Library, HR training room 16. fmi­x2878.

    Thursday, May 8

    NCOD Awards Presentation

    The National Center on Deafness will host an awards and scholarship presentation to recognize the achievements of 20 outstanding students and staff. The ceremony will be from 4­6 p.m. in the University Student Union Grand Salon and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. fmi­x2054.

    Saturday, May 10

    Dementia Education Program

    The Interdisciplinary Gerontology Program, in collaboration with the Alzheimer¹s Association, will present educational workshops for family caregivers of persons with dementia. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the University Student Union Grand Salon. Free and/or low-cost respite care and lunch are provided. Donation is $15 for the day. fmi­Arturo Montenegro, x4404 or e-mail arturo.montenegro@alz.org.

    Monday, May 12

    Teaching in China Lecture

    The China Institute and the Michael D. Eisner College of Education are sponsoring a lecture titled "Rethinking and Restructuring Teaching in Elementary Schools: Lessons from China" by CSUN professor Justine Su (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies). 10 a.m. to noon in the Education Building, conference room 1214/1216. fmi­Justine Su, x2138 or e-mail zsu@csun.edu.

    Friday, May 16

    Professors Golf Tournament

    The Professors Golf Association is hosting its final golf tournament for the academic year at the Westlake Golf Course, 10 a.m. at 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road. The tournament will include a "short game" clinic conducted by PGA teaching professional Joe Buttita. The format will include both individual and team prizes. The registration fee of $46 includes cart, greens fees and clinic. fmi­leland.gassert@csun.edu.

    Public Meetings

    Personnel Planning and Review Committee

    Meets 1:15­5 p.m. Wed., April 30 and May 7
    University Hall 277

    Faculty Senate Executive Committee

    Meets 1­5 p.m. Thu., May 1
    University Hall 277

    University Student Union Board of Directors

    Meets 4 p.m. Mon., May 5
    USU Lake View Terrace Room

    Educational Policies Committee

    Meets 2­4 p.m. Wed., May 7
    University Hall 211

    University Planning and Budget Group

    Meets 1:30­3:30 p.m. Mon., May 12
    University Hall 277

    Christian Faculty & Staff Association

    Meets noon every second and fourth Thursday
    USU Thousand Oaks Room

    A.S. Senate

    Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday
    USU Grand Salon


    Catastrophic Leave Request

    Monica Wofford in University Counseling Services will begin a six to eight week medical leave of absence at the end of May and is in need of catastrophic leave donations. Most staff employees may donate up to 40 leave credits per fiscal year in one hour increments. Unit 4 employees may donate up to 32 sick and vacation hours and those in Bargaining Units 1, 3 and 8 up to a total of 16 hourly credits. The "Pledge for Donation of Leave for Catastrophic Illness" form may be accessed at www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/forms/pledge.pdf. Completed forms should be forwarded to Manager, Payroll Administration, mail drop 8228.

    Our Deepest Sympathy

    The campus community and the staff of Physical Plant Management wish to extend their condolences to Hilda Loomis on the passing of her mother.

    Final Examination Policy

    Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Louanne Kennedy reminds the campus community of the university policy regarding final examinations, which is stated on page 55 of the current University Catalog. "In lecture courses, no final examination may be scheduled by an instructor prior to the regular scheduled time." Under no circumstances should faculty change the time or date of a scheduled final examination without written approval of the department chair and college dean.

    Work Study Meetings

    All departments, programs and research directors interested in hiring federal work-study students in 2003­04 must send at least one representative to one of the following meetings: