October 21, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 3



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Events
Thursday, October 24

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. in the Thousand Oaks Room of the University Student Union. fmi­x5814.

Saturday, October 26

Pre-Medical Conference

High school and undergraduate students interested in attending medical school are invited to the second annual Pre-Medical Conference from 8 a.m.­4 p.m. in the University Student Union Grand Salon. There will be workshops on medical school admissions, the interviewing processes and personal statements. Recruiters from California medical schools and a CSUN alumni medical panel will be present. A free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Admission is free if e-mail registration is received by Fri., Oct. 25, otherwise a $5 fee will be charged at the door. E-mail csunconference2002@hotmail.com to register. fmi­Lili Ore-Moser, leo31759@csun.edu.

Sunday, October 27

Alumnus Book Signing

CSUN alumnus Kevin Roderick, author of "The San Fernando Valley: America's Suburb," will present and sign his book. The day will begin at 3 p.m. with a campus tour followed by the book presentation at 4 p.m. and a reception and book signing at 5 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, will be held in the Oviatt Library presentation room. fmi­Shellie Smith, x5541 or shellie.smith@csun.edu.

Wednesday, October 30

China Institute Lecture

The China Institute and the Office of Graduate Studies, Research, and International Programs are hosting a lecture titled "Women's Status in Modern China" from 10 a.m. to noon in the Education Building conference room 1214/1216. CSUN professor Jane Bayes will speak. fmi­Justine Su, x2138 or zsu@csun.edu.

Saturday, November 2

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. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The show is recommended for children ages eight and older. fmi­x2775.

Saturday, November 2 Latino Alumni Comedy Night The new Latino Alumni chapter presents the eleventh annual Comedy Night at 8 p.m. in the University Student Union Grand Salon, followed by an alumni social. The event supports student scholarships and the Chicano Latino Graduation Committee. fmi­Sesar Carreno, matadores1@aol.com.

Saturday, November 2

Alumni Day at LACMA

All alumni are invited to a Los Angeles County Museum of Art special presentation and tour geared for teachers using art in the classroom. Complimentary parking and museum admission is available. The presentation begins at 9 a.m. and the museum opens at 11 a.m. fmi­Shellie Smith, x5541 or shellie.smith@csun.edu.

Monday, November 4

George LeFevre Lecture

Professor Ben Yaspelkis of the Kinesiology Department will present a public lecture titled "Are We Silently Being Killed?: The Link from Obesity to Diabetes" at 4 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, room 104. This is the 2002 George LeFevre lecture sponsored by the CSUN chapter of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

Tuesday, November 5

Faculty Hiring Equity Issues

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following program to faculty members: fmi­Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or kelly.kroeker@csun.edu.

Thursday, November 14

Volunteer and Emeriti Awards

CSUN will host a volunteer and emeriti awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in the Northridge Center of the University Student Union. The event includes CSUN's Volunteer Service Award, the Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership and the university's Emeriti Merit Award. The event is hosted by the Alumni Association and recognizes those who have clearly demonstrated loyalty and service to the university. For reservations, call Marlene Gale at x5473.

Public Meetings

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 23 in University Hall 211.

University Corp. Executive Committee

Meets 3:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 24 in University Hall 250

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2­5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 30 in University Hall 277.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1­5 p.m. Thu., Oct. 31 in University Hall 277.

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Fri., Nov. 1 in the Oviatt Library, third floor, room 372.

A.S. Senate

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

Notices

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to William Ewell (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his grandfather.

Hoffpauir Memorial Service

A memorial service for geography professor Robert Hoffpauir was held on Fri., Oct. 11 at Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth. Hoffpauir's family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice. The Geography Department thanks everyone who expressed their condolences.

JADE Presentations

University Counseling Services offers presentations by the Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) facilitated by trained CSUN student peer educators. The 30- to 60-minute in-class presentations are designed to increase awareness of the causes, risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders. The program provides information on how to help a friend who may have an eating disorder and referrals for obtaining professional help. Peer educators are available to come to your class or organization and can tailor presentations to your group's needs. To schedule a presentation, call x7500.

Gay/Lesbian Support Group

The Women's Resource Center will host a ten-week support group program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning students every Wednesday from 2:30­3:45 p.m. until Wed., Dec. 11 in the Women's Resource Center, located at 18344 Plummer St. between Reseda Boulevard and West University Drive. fmi­x2780.

Classes

Faculty Computer Workshops

The offices of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction are 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 www.csun.edu/~webteach/account.html. For reservations, call x6558. The following courses are upcoming:

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 is being offered in the Environmental Health and Safety training room, PPM Corporate Yard building:

Training and Development Courses

The Office of Human Resource Services is offering professional development courses to address individual and organizational needs for faculty and staff. Registration is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. fmi­x5956. The following course is offered in the Oviatt Library, Human Resources training room 16:

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows 2000 Lab (except as noted): fmi­x2204 or training@csun.edu.

Deadlines

Wang Faculty Awards

CSUN's nominating committee for the CSU system's Wang Awards for Faculty Excellence is accepting nominations for this year's cycle. CSUN community members can nominate one or more faculty members in the following academic disciplines: visual and performing arts and letters, natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, engineering, social and behavioral science, public services and education and professional and applied science. Instructions can be found at www.csun.edu/~facacct. Nominations must be received in the Office of Faculty Affairs, mail drop 8220 or by e-mail attachment to tyler.deadder@csun.edu, by 5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 30.

Student Project Grants

The University Corp.'s Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for funding of innovative student projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in the University Corp.'s executive office, Matador Bookstore Complex, second floor, or at www.csun.edu/universitycorporation. Proposals must be received in the University Corp.'s executive office by 5 p.m. Fri., Nov. 15. fmi­liz.kioussis@csun.edu.

Resident Director Positions

CSU International Programs is recruiting faculty to serve as resident directors for its study abroad programs in China, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Zimbabwe. For more information, contact Tom Spencer-Walters, CSUN's Academic Council on International Programs representative, at x3311, or contact Johnetta Richards at tatenda@sfsu.edu. Applications are due Sun., Dec. 1. fmi­www.gateway.calstate.edu/residentdirector/.

International Faculty Partnership Seminar

CSU International Programs is accepting applications for the "Imagined Spaces, Real Places: France and California" seminar being held in Paris, France in June 2003. The seminar will be hosted by the Mission Interuniversitaire de Coordination des Echanges Franco-Américains (MICEFA) and the Chancellor's Office. Faculty interested in participating should contact Tom Spencer-Walters, CSUN's representative on the Academic Council on International Programs, at x3311. No more than two participants can come from any single CSU campus, and there are eligibility requirements. Applications for selection are due Sun., Dec. 1. fmi­www.gateway. calstate.edu.

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