May 27, 2003 Vol. VII, No. 17


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Saturday, May 31

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, Manzanita Hall, room 130. The event will highlight the use of bilingual skills for careers as state-certified government interpreters. fmi­x4769 or

Wednesday, June 4

Alumni Job Fair & Discussion

The Career Center is sponsoring a job fair for recent graduates and alumni from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the USU Northridge Room. Meet companies and other organizations looking for all majors. Following the fair, a panel discussion with employers will be held from 1:30­3 p.m. focusing on current employment trends. Students should prepare to meet employers by dressing appropriately and bringing their resumes. To participate, call x2878.

Friday, June 6

Education Leadership Summit

CSUN and the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley will present an Education Leadership Summit on "The ABCs of Smaller Learning Communities." 8 a.m.­10:30 a.m. in the USU Northridge Center. Tickets are $35 including the summit, materials, continental breakfast and parking (Lot G4, off Zelzah Ave.).

Topics and speakers:

To register, call (818) 379-7000, x113, or

Friday, June 27

Alumni Picnic & Concert

The Alumni Association is sponsoring its sixth annual concert event at the Hollywood Bowl, including a CSUN picnic from 7­8:15 p.m. at the Camrose picnic area on the Hollywood Bowl grounds. CSUN alumni, the campus community and the public can bring picnic lunches or order the catered picnic box dinner. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. featuring tributes and performances by Hollywood Bowl legends as they are inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.

CSUN community ticket prices:
Super Seats/Section G1 are $45. Value Seats/Section G2 are $28. Optional catered picnic box dinners are $15.50 and are available for pick up at the Camrose picnic area until 8:15 p.m. The deadline for ordering dinners is Friday, June 20. fmi­Merry Bauman-Ashley, x4938, or order at

Public Meetings

CSUN Foundation Board

Meets 6 p.m. Wed., June 18
University Hall 250

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets 1:30­3:30 p.m. Mon., June 23
University Hall 277


Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community and the staff of the Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs Office wish to extend their condolences to Scott Perez, director of research, on the passing of his mother.

The campus community also wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to professor Ronald McIntyre (Philosophy) and his family on the loss of his father.

Temporary Change in Student Services Lobby Hours

Starting Tue., June 3, Admissions & Records, University Cash Services and Financial Aid & Scholarships will have new operating hours for services in the Student Services Lobby. The new hours will be in effect until Dec. 12. The new hours are:
Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This temporary adjustment will help the university prepare for the start-up of a new student administration computing system. Students may continue to access their university records information on the Web at

Note: During the first three weeks of the fall 2003 semester (Aug. 25 to Sept. 12), hours for Student Services lobby services will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.

Catastrophic Leave Requests for CSUN Employees

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 Completed forms should be forwarded to Manager, Payroll Administration, mail drop 8228.

English Program for International Students

The College of Extended Learning will offer 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 program begins July 8. fmi­x3923 or

Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Posting

Applications are being accepted for the position of Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Review of applications begins Tue., May 27, 2003, and continues until the position is filled. The effective date of the appointment is August 2003. The interim vice president will serve until the position is filled on a permanent basis, which is expected to be January 2004. For more information about the position and qualifications, please see the management vacancy announcement at

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

Network Connectivity Outages

Information Technology Resources staff, as part of the Technology Infrastructure Initiative project, are upgrading CSUN facilities. Older cabling and network electronics will be removed and state-of-the-art components will be installed. 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. fmi­Yvonne Davis, x4700 or The schedule for outages follows:
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 Building
Wed., 7/2 Faculty Office Building
Sat., 7/5 Sequoia Hall (data center)
Tue., 7/15 PPM
Wed., 7/16 NCOD, Chicano House, H-Complex
Tue., 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

College of Humanities Interim Dean Posting

Applications are being accepted for the position of interim dean of the College of Humanities. Review of applications began May 12, 2003, and continues until the position is filled. The effective date of appointment is August 20, 2003, or sooner. Interested applicants may view the management vacancy announcement at

New Faculty Orientation and President¹s Reception

Orientation for all new tenure-track faculty hired for fall 2003 will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed., Aug. 20, in the Oviatt Library Presentation Room. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m. and lunch, courtesy of the Office of Student Affairs, will be served at noon. After the orientation, President Jolene Koester will host a reception for new faculty at 5:30 p.m. in the University Club. Deans, department chairs, new faculty, other administrators and faculty leaders are invited. Refreshments will be served. fmi­


Career Center Workshops

The Career Center is offering the following workshops that focus on assisting recent graduates into the workforce. Alumni registered with the Career Center may also attend. All the workshops will take place in the University Hall, room 105. fmi or to reserve a seat, x2878. The schedule is: