April 28, 2003 Vol. VII, No. 15


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Wednesday, May 14

Humanities Faculty Event

The College of Humanities is hosting its annual "Celebration of Faculty Scholarship" event honoring faculty for their accomplishments during the past year. The event will feature displays, arranged by academic department, of faculty books, publications, compositions and other works. 3­5 p.m. in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room, fourth floor. Refreshments will be served. fmi­x3301.

Friday, May 16

Staff Recognition Awards

Human Resources Services presents the annual Staff Service Recognition Awards ceremony from 9­11 a.m. in the Satellite Student Union Shoshone Room. Along with the traditional employee of the year award, several hundred university employees will be honored for their length of service, based on five-year period anniversaries. fmi­x2118.

Friday, May 16

Professors Golf Tournament

The Professors Golf Association hosts its final golf tournament of the academic year at the Westlake Golf Course, 10 a.m. at 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road. The event will include a "short game" clinic at 9 a.m. conducted by PGA teaching professional Joe Buttita. Both individual and team prizes will be awarded. The $46 registration fee includes cart, greens fees and clinic. fmi­leland.gassert@csun.edu.

Saturday, May 17

Science Poster Symposium

CSUN hosts a student science poster symposium co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Eisenhower/Improving Teacher Quality Programs, the California Science Project, and LAUSD. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the University Student Union Grand Salon. About 100 high school, middle and elementary school students will present the results of their research in poster form. Participants should park in Lot G4 off Zelzah Ave. fmi­Steve Oppenheimer, x3336 or steven.oppenheimer@csun.edu.s

Public Meetings

CSUN Foundation Board

Meets Wed., May 14
Finance/Investment Committee: 4 p.m.
Executive Committee: 6 p.m.
University Hall 250

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 1:15­5 p.m. Wed., May 14 and May 21
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate

Meets 2­4:30 p.m. Thu., May 15
Oviatt Library Presentation Room

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets noon­2 p.m. Fri., May 16
Education Building, Skinner Room 1216

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Wed., May 21
University Hall 211


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. Catherine Sluter in Oviatt Library¹s Technical Services section is unable to return to work until July. Both are 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.

Library Chair Appointment

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the reappointment of Michael Barrett as chair of the Oviatt Library¹s Reference and Instructional Services Department for a three-year term effective July 1, 2003. The appointment was based on the recommendation of Dean Susan Curzon.

University Recycling Program

The University Recycling Program is sponsoring a "move-out" donation drive for our residents and the campus community for recycling their old household items. A Goodwill Industries truck will be located in student housing, Parking Lot F9 just east of University Park Apartments buildings 4 and 5. The program runs Wed.­Fri., May 21­23. A Goodwill attendant will be available on those days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to receive donations and issue tax receipts. fmi­Cyndi Signett at x2477, Goodwill at (888) 446-6394, or www.csunas.org/servimenu/recycle.html.

Chicano/a Studies Chair Appointment

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the appointment of Mary Pardo as chair of the Chicano/a Studies Department for a three-year term effective August 20, 2003. The appointment was based on the recommendation of Interim Dean Alden Reimonenq of the College of Humanities.

Asian American Studies Chair Appointment

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the reappointment of Gordon Nakagawa as half-time, interim chair of the Asian American Studies Department for a one-year term effective August 20, 2003. The appointment was based on the recommendation of Interim Dean Alden Reimonenq of the College of Humanities.

Final Examination Policy

Provost 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 Meeting

All departments, programs and research directors interested in hiring federal work-study students in 2003­04 must send at least one representative to the following meeting if you have not already attended a past session. Tue., May 13, 9 a.m. to noon, Oviatt Library presentation room. All work-study supervisors are encouraged to attend. For reservations, call Josie Carbajal, x3875 or e-mail work.study@csun.edu.

English Program for International Students

The College of Extended Learning offers two sessions of an Intensive English Program this summer for international students. The program prepares students studying in American universities and provides English instruction for academic and career enhancement. The first session begins May 27, the second session begins July 8. fmi­x3923 or www.csun.edu/iep.

Translation and Interpreting Program Open House

The College of Extended Learning will offer a free seminar to introduce its Translation and Interpreting Program. 9 a.m. to noon, Sat., May 31, Manzanita Hall, room 130. The event will highlight the use of bilingual skills for careers as state-certified government interpreters. fmi­x4769 or www.csun.edu/exl.

Clean Out Your Files

As part of the University Recycling Program, the campus community is asked to extend the "Out of the Brown and Into the Blue" recycling drive until the end of May. Use the blue bins in your office and make a difference. Co-sponsored by Physical Plant Management. fmi­x2477 or www.csunas.org.

Network Connectivity Outages

Information Technology Resources staff, as part of the Technology Infrastructure Initiative project, are upgrading CSUN facilities. As part of this work, various CSUN buildings are expected to have a day when their network connectivity will be disrupted, causing the temporary loss of web and e-mail access at those locations. In addition, the entire campus will experience a temporary loss of network connectivity, including lack of e-mail and Web services, between 5 p.m. and midnight on Saturday, July 5. fmi­Yvonne Davis, x4700 or www.csun.edu/itr/tii.

The schedule for outages follows:
Tue., 5/27 UPA Building 14
Wed., 5/28 Monterey Hall
Mon., 6/16 Student Services
Wed., 6/18 University Hall
Mon., 6/23 Sierra Tower
Wed., 6/25 Jerome Richfield Hall
Mon., 6/30 Women¹s Center, Asian and Black Houses, HHD Preschool, USU Children¹s Center
Tue., 7/1 Nordhoff Hall, Music Bldg.
Wed., 7/2 Faculty Office Building
Sat., 7/5 Sequoia Hall (data center)
Tue., 7/15 Physical Plant Mgmt.
Wed., 7/16 NCOD, Chicano House, H-Complex
Thu., 7/22 Oviatt Library
Thu., 7/24 Education
Fri., 8/1 Engineering
Fri., 8/8 Student Health Center, USU, Boiler House, Green House
Mon., 9/8 Science 4
Tue., 9/9 Science 3
Thu., 9/11 Science 1 and 2


Floor & Building Warden Training

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety is offering a workshop on Floor and Building Warden Training. 1­2:30 p.m. Fri., May 16 in the Environmental Health and Safety room, PPM Corporation Yard. For reservations, call x2401.


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., April 29. The next committee meeting is Tue., May 13. Protocol submission forms are available at the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265 or can be downloaded from www.csun.edu/research. fmi­x2901.

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