August 26, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 1


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Public Meetings

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1­5 p.m. Thu., Aug. 29 in University Hall 277.

Personal Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2­5 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 in University Hall 277.

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Fri., Sept. 6 in the Oviatt Library, third floor, room 372.

North Campus-University Park Development Corporation

Meets 9 a.m. Mon., Sept. 9 in University Hall 250.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Tue., Sept. 10 in University Hall 211.

A.S. Senate

Meets every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.


Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its deepest sympathy to:

Faculty Promotions

President Jolene Koester is pleased to announce the following promotions effective Wed., Aug. 21:
To Professor:
Kang Chang, Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Management
Janice Eckmier, Secondary Education
Dennis Halcoussis, Economics
Martha Highfield, Health Sciences
Sharon Klein, English
Lillian Lehman, Theatre
Rebecca Litke, Communication Studies
Gloria Melara, Computer Science
Michael Neubauer, Mathematics
Edie Pistolesi, Art
Michael Spagna, Special Education
Shari Tarver-Behring, Educational Psychology and Counseling
William Whiting, Kinesiology
To Associate Professor:
Kim Abeles, Art
Matthew Harris, Music
Deborah Heisley, Marketing
Robert Lingard, Computer Science
Kenneth Klassen, Systems and Operations Management
Leah Marcal, Economics
Allen Martin, Family Environmental Sciences
Jon Nadenichek, Economics
Silvia Pellarolo, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Ben Yaspelkis, Kinesiology

Department Chair Appointments

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the appointment of the following department chairs effective Wed., Aug. 21:

Reappointment of Department Chairs

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the reappointment of the following department chairs effective Wed., Aug. 21:

Appointment of Acting/ Interim Department Chairs

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the appointment of these acting and interim department chairs effective Wed., Aug. 21:

ACE Fellow at CSUN

President Jolene Koester is pleased to host an American Council on Education (ACE) fellow, Shelley Bannister, for the 2002­2003 academic year. Bannister is the associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a criminal justice and women's studies professor at Northeastern Illinois University. During her time here at CSUN, she will work on a variety of projects for the president, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs.

Online Teaching Stipend Awards

The Office of Online Instruction presented the following recipients of the Completely Online Upper-Division GE course stipend for $2,000:
Gary Anderson, Economics 310
Bernardo Attias, Communication Studies 356
Dominic Little, Sociology 305
Brennis Lucero-Wagoner, Psychology 352
Ellen McFadden, Health Sciences 336
Steven Ropp, Asian American Studies 345
Anita Slechta, Health Sciences 353

Web-Enhanced Course Stipend Awards

The Office of Online Instruction presented the following recipients of the Web-Enhanced Course stipend for $500, aimed at encouraging faculty to acquire the skills and tools to bring the power of the Internet into their pedagogy:
David Bach, Physics and Astronomy
Sandra Chong, Elementary Education
Shane Frehlich, Kinesiology
Elaine Harris, Elementary Education
Cindy Heiss, Family Environmental Sciences
Scott Kleinman, English
Naan Kravetz, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Hermine Mahseredjian, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Lara Medina, Religious Studies
Joshua Rabinowitz, Psychology
Louis Rubino, Health Sciences
Lawrence Schneider, Journalism
Debra Sheets, Health Sciences

Section 600 and 700 Revisions

President Jolene Koester has approved the following policy statements recommended by the Faculty Senate:
Section 600:
Section 700:
Copies of the revisions will be available beginning the week of Sept. 3 in the dean's office of each college. fmi­Faculty Affairs, x2962.

Jerome Richfield Scholar

Professor Vicki Pedone of the Geological Sciences Department has been selected the Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar for the 2002­2003 academic year. In that capacity, Pedone will present a university lecture as a part of the Provost's Colloquium Series later in the fall semester.

Student Research

Students interested in doing research with biology professor Steven Oppenheimer should visit Science Building 2, basement level, room 2005. Oppenheimer directs a large research program on cell surfaces in development and cancer. fmi­

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for short-term counseling of up to five sessions per year and referral. Licensed mental health professionals from University Counseling Services staff the program. Brochures about the program will be distributed with pay warrants on Thu., Aug. 29. fmi­x2364, or for appointments, x2366.


President Wilson Reception

Welcome Week As part of Welcome Week, more than 30 vendors will be on Magnolia Walk West, the walkway between the Student Services Building and Jerome Richfield Hall, providing information, selling products and offering a variety of services. This event runs from 8 a.m.­5 p.m. Mon., Aug. 26 to Fri., Aug. 30.

A.S. Inauguration Ceremony

Associated Students will host the inauguration of the student president, vice president and Senate on Tue., Aug. 27, in the USU Grand Salon. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at a 12:45 p.m. reception. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. and is by invitation only. The Senate meeting is open to the campus community at 2 p.m. fmi­x2477.

Meet the Clubs Day

More than 100 campus clubs and organizations will participate in a Meet the Clubs Day program from 10 a.m.­2 p.m. Wed., Aug. 28 and Thu., Aug. 29 on the grassy area between the Student Services Building and Jerome Richfield Hall. Come learn more about CSUN's clubs and organizations.

Welcome Back Picnic

President Jolene Koester will host the 10th annual Welcome Back Picnic for new and returning students from 11:30 a.m.­1:30 p.m. and 5­7 p.m. on Thu., Aug. 29 in the Sierra Quad. Students are invited to stop by the tents catered and co-sponsored by the University Club and listen to live entertainment sponsored by Associated Students' SPACE and the Union Program Council.

New Engineering Dean Reception

Join Provost Louanne Kennedy in welcoming S.T. Mau, the new dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and to thank Diane Schwartz for her service as interim dean of the college at a reception from 4:30­6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 4 at the University Club. For reservations, call x2957 or e-mail

Retired Faculty Meeting

The Association of Retired Faculty invites the campus community to its first meeting of the school year at 2 p.m. Tue., Sept. 10, at the University Club, Lamb's Lounge. Guest speaker Warren Bland from the Geography Department will speak on his book, Retiring in Style: 50 Affordable Places Across America. fmi­Al Baca, x7848.

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The university will commemorate the terrorism tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 with a special ceremony on the Oviatt Library grand stairs starting at noon on Wed., Sept. 11. Featured speakers will be President Jolene Koester, Faculty President Michael Neubauer and AS President Josh Lodolo. The event, featuring central themes of unity, tolerance and diversity, is open to the campus community and general public. fmi­x2393.

President's Convocation

President Jolene Koester will speak to the campus community through her annual campus convocation address scheduled for 3 p.m. Thu., Sept. 12 in the Performing Arts Center of the University Student Union. A welcome back coffee will follow from 4­5 p.m. in the USU's Court of Community. fmi­x2121.

Alternative Nutrition Lecture

The Marilyn Magaram Center, along with the Los Angeles District of the California Dietetic Association (CDA-LAD), is hosting "Alternative Nutrition Use of Medicinal Herbs and Functional Foods in Dietetics." 1­4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 in the Marilyn Magaram Center auditorium, Sequoia Hall, room 104. The event will feature a guest speaker followed by a cooking demonstration. Attendees will be eligible for continuing education credits. Nicole Matsuura will be the guest speaker. The event is $45 for non CDA-LAD members, $30 for CDA-LAD members, $30 for non CDA-LAD student members and $15 for CDA-LAD student members. Make checks payable to Jacqui Saracino, 8562 Eton Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91304. fmi­Jacqui Saracino, (818) 709-8410 or


Fall Extension Classes

Registration for CSUN's fall extension program is underway on a walk-in or mail-in basis. The College of Extended Learning offers an array of professional and personal development programs to the community. Most classes are held on campus on evenings or weekends. Free catalogs are available inside the Matador Bookstore or in the CSUN Extension registration area at the main entrance of the Matador Bookstore Complex. fmi­x2786 or visit

Student Computer Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring student workshops in the Learning Resource Center (Student Services Building, room 418). The following workshops are upcoming: These workshops are open to all CSUN students. fmi­x2033 or e-mail

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services is offering groups/workshops and services for the fall semester to meet varying students needs with stress and time management, abusive family history, eating disorders and self-esteem and relationship problems. The services are free. UCS is open 8 a.m.­5 p.m. Mon., Thu., and Fri., and 8 a.m.­7 p.m. Tue. and Wed. in the Student Services Building, room 520. fmi­x2366. All sessions are in the UCS unless otherwise noted. The schedule is as follows:

Health/Safety Workshops

The Office of Environmental Health and Occupational Safety offers a variety of health and safety workshops. For reservations, call x2401. The following class will be held in the Oviatt Library, Human Resource training room 16:

Technology and Disabilities Conference

The CSUN Center on Disabilities is requesting papers for its annual Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport and Los Angeles Airport Marriott hotels scheduled for Mon. through Sat., March 17­22, 2003. Each proposal submitted must include an electronic copy of the complete proceedings paper. Proposals are due by Tue., Oct. 1. fmi­x2578.

Visiting Speakers Program Applications

Applications for the 2002­2003 Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program are due Mon., Sept. 30. We wish to determine funding early in the year so we can support speakers for both the fall and spring semesters. Selection will be made by a faculty committee. The Graduate Office will notify applicants of the committee's decisions by Oct. 11. If you have questions regarding the DVSP, contact Hedy Carpenter at x2138. Applications are available via the Graduate Office's web site at

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