October 7, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 3


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 Oct. 21 issue is Mon., Oct. 14. 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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Public Meetings

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Tue., Oct. 8 in University Hall 211.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 in University Hall 211.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2-5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16 in University Hall 277.

Extended Learning Committee

Meets 3:15-5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16 in the Matador Bookstore Complex conference room.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 17 in the Oviatt Library presentation room, lower level, west wing, room 81.

A.S. Senate

Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.


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.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to Linda Jones (Religious Studies) and her family on the loss of her mother.

Robert Hoffpauir Passes

Geography professor Robert Hoffpauir passed away as a result of a traffic accident on Tue., Oct. 1. An active member of the university family, Hoffpauir also served as coordinator for world studies in the College of Humanities and worked closely with students as graduate coordinator and adviser for the Geography Department.

A California native, Hoffpauir graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and received his master's and doctorate at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He came to CSUN in 1971. Hoffpauir was a trained cultural geographer who did primary research in Nepal and had a lively interest in South Asian studies.

Hoffpauir is survived by his father Gil Hoffpauir, an identical-twin brother Richard, son Christian, and by his mate, Susan Chelatte. Arrangements for private and university memorial services are being planned and will be announced.

Christian Faculty & Staff Assn.

The Christian Faculty and Staff Association invites interested faculty and staff to a lunch bag lunch every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the United Campus Ministry office on the second floor of the University Student Union. fmi-x5814, or visit www.csun.edu/~vceed002/cfsa.


Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching offers the following programs to faculty members: fmi-Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or kelly.kroeker@csun.edu.

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.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center presents the Brown Bag Film Series featuring "A Spoonful of Ginger: Food and Medicine" from noon-1 p.m. Wed., Oct. 9 in Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 112. Admission is free.

Central American Lecture

The Central American Studies Program is hosting a public lecture titled "Memory and Forgetting: The Exploration of Passion in Salvadoran Poetry" from 1-2 p.m. Fri., Oct. 11 in Sierra Hall, first floor, room 102. CSUN assistant professor Beatriz Cortez will lecture.

Deans' Welcome Reception

President Jolene Koester will host a campus welcome for deans Helen Castillo, Michael Fronmueller and Sheng-Taur Mau on Wed., Oct. 16 in the University Student Union Grand Salon. The event will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9-10 a.m. fmi-Marlene Gale, x5473.

Physical Therapy Open House

The Physical Therapy Department invites the campus community to tour the physical therapy labs and watch student demonstrations at an open house from 4-7 p.m. Thu., Oct. 17 in the Engineering Building, room 2166. Refreshments will be served. Call Donna van Helsland at x4081 or e-mail donna.j.vanhelsland@csun.edu for reservations by Thu., Oct. 10.

Bioethics Conference

The daylong 2002 Alyce Vrolyk Conference on Bioethics will be held Fri., Oct. 18 in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union starting with refreshments at 8:45 a.m. Internationally renowned bioethicists will discuss topics such as caring for aging parents, health insurance, stem cell research and cloning. The conference is free and open to the public. fmi-x4847 or www.csun.edu/~cev2000/avconfer.htm.

Planetarium Series

The Physics and Astronomy Department invites the campus community to explore the mysteries of the evening skies at the Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium, Science Building 2, at 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The show is recommended for children ages eight and older. fmi-x2775.

AIDS Walk 2002

AIDS Walk Los Angeles will be held on Sun., Oct. 20. This is CSUN's 11th year to participate in this event. Nancy Landa will be the team leader for Northridge. To register, call Nancy at x2878 or www.aidswalk.net. When picking a team, choose CSUN.

Christian Faculty and Staff Open House

The Christian Faculty and Staff Association invites the campus community to its open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thu., Oct. 24 in the Thousand Oaks Room of the University Student Union. fmi-x5814.


Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows 2000 Lab (except as noted):
fmi-x2204 or training@csun.edu.

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: