September 23, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 3


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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., Sept. 25 in University Hall 211.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2-5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 2 in University Hall 277.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1-5 p.m. Thu., Oct. 3 in University Hall 277.

Academic Technology Committee

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

A.S. Senate

Meets every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.


Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to Susan Young (Financial Aid) and her family on the loss of her father.

Entertainment Coupon Books

Entertainment Coupon Books for the 2002-2003 year are now available at the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled. The coupons are valid through November 2003 and provide 50 percent savings at restaurants, theaters, sports events, theme parks, hotels and resorts. Last year's reduced rates are still in effect. New this year are monthly Ralphs $5 coupons. fmi-Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, x2182.

New Art Gallery Hours

The Art Gallery's new hours as of Tue., Sept. 3 are noon-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Department Chair Appointment

Provost Louanne Kennedy has announced the appointment of Marta Lopez-Garza as chair of the Women's Studies Department for a one-year term.

Retention, Tenure and Promotion Meeting

President Jolene Koester and Provost Louanne Kennedy will be available to meet with interested applicants for retention, tenure and promotion from 3-5 p.m. Mon., Oct. 7 in the Oviatt Library Presentation Room.


Retired Faculty Meeting

Philosophy Lecture The Philosophy Department is hosting a public lecture titled "An Even Newer Wave Moral Realism" at 4 p.m. Wed., Sept. 25 in Sierra Hall, second floor, room 284. Guest speaker will be Mark Balaguer, philosophy professor from Cal State L.A. fmi-x2757 or visit

Physics & Astronomy Colloquia

The Physics and Astronomy Department is hosting the following colloquia in Science 1, first floor, room 1224, starting with refreshments at 3:30 p.m. and the colloquium from 3:45-5 p.m. - Wed., Sept. 25, with lecturer James Eisenstein from Caltech.

Dean Garcia Retirement Reception

A reception honoring Jorge Garcia for his years of service as dean of the College of Humanities will be held from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 25 in Sierra Hall, Whitsett room, fourth floor, room 451.

China Institute Lecture

The China Institute and the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and International Studies are hosting a lecture titled "A Glance at the Nautical History of China." 10 a.m.-noon Fri., Sept. 27. Paul Chow, CSUN emeritus professor of physics and astronomy, will present. fmi-x2138 or ,a href="">

Evening at the Cinematheque

Two documentaries, "Gunshots & Word Thoughts" and "Extraordinarily Ordinary", by cinema and television arts professor Thelma Vickroy will be presented at 7 p.m. Fri., Sept. 27 in the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater, Manzanita Hall, first floor, as part of the Evening at the Cinematheque series hosted by the Cinema and Television Arts Department. Vickroy's screening is the first film screening held in the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater. fmi-x3192 or

Dean's Welcome Reception

Provost Louanne Kennedy invites the campus community to a reception welcoming Michael Fronmueller, dean of the College of Business and Economics. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tue., Oct. 1 at the University Club. For reservations, call x2957 or e-mail

Graduate Teaching Workshop

A graduate teaching workshop will be held 4-6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 2, in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room, fourth floor, room 451. The workshop is open to all students interested in careers as college or university instructors or in enriching their teaching assistant experience. The workshop will provide useful strategies for designing courses and classroom teaching. For reservations, call x2138.

Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following programs to faculty members: fmi-Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or

Old China Hands Exhibit

A dedication ceremony for the Old China Hands Archive exhibit at the Oviatt Library will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4. President Jolene Koester and members of the Old China Hands (non-Chinese people who have lived and worked many years in China) will attend. The keynote address will be given by Mario Machado-an Emmy award-winning broadcaster, community activist and Old China Hand-at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5. Reservations are required. fmi-x4137 or

Phenomenal Women Awards

The Women's Studies Department presents the fifth biennial Phenomenal Women Awards from 4-7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 in the USU Grand Salon. This year's honorees are: Karen Bass for Community Activism; Wanda Coleman for The Arts; Christina Gonzalez for Journalism; Shonte Wright for Science and Medicine; and Rev. Altagracia Perez for Spiritual Leadership. Tickets are $35 and available at the Women's Studies Department. Proceeds will benefit the Women's Studies Scholarship Fund and the Women's Center. fmi-x3110.

Nutrition Support Group

Peer Nutrition Counseling is offering a weekly support group on weight management and healthy eating for faculty and staff that will meet from noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Klotz Student Health Center, conference room, second floor, room 238. One-on-one counseling also is available. fmi-x3690.

Association of Retired Faculty

The Association of Retired Faculty invites the campus community to its meeting at 2 p.m. Tue., Oct. 8 at the University Club, Lamb's Lounge. Cindy O'Connor, president of the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles, will speak on "The Case Against Secession from Los Angeles." fmi-Helen Lodge, x7848.


Student Computer Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is sponsoring student workshops in the Learning Resource Center, Student Services Building, fourth floor, room 418. The following workshops are upcoming:

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

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

Training and Development Courses

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering professional development courses intended to address individual and organizational needs for faculty and staff. Registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. fmi-x5956. The following courses are offered in the Oviatt Library, Human Resources training room 16:

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 classes are offered in the Environmental Health and Safety training room, PPM Corporate Yard building:

Faculty Computer Workshops

The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction is sponsoring faculty computer workshops to facilitate online teaching and learning. All workshops will take place 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 account.html. For reservations, call x6558. The following course is upcoming: - WebCT Series I: Learn a courseware product containing 20 online teaching tools. 1-2 p.m. Thu., Oct. 3.

Youth Speaking Course

A public speaking course for students grade six through 12 will be offered this fall by the Department of Communication Studies. The six-week course will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday mornings beginning Oct. 5 in Manzanita Hall, room 122. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis for a $20 fee. For an application and enrollment, call Rebecca Litke, x2407, or e-mail


Visiting Speakers Applications

Applications for the 2002-2003 Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program are due Mon., Sept. 30. The campus needs to determine funding early in the year so speakers can be supported 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

Technology & 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. The conference is scheduled for Mon. through Sat., March 17-22, 2003. Each proposal submitted must include an electronic copy of the complete proceedings paper. Proposals are due by Tue., Oct. 1. fmi-x2578.

Sabbatical Leave Applications

Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave for the 2003-2004 academic year should file an application with their department chair no later than Fri., Oct. 4. Application forms and information about the sabbatical leave application process are available from department secretaries.

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