November 4, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 6


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Tuesday, November 5

Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following program to faculty members: fmi­Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or

Tuesday, November 5

Anthropology Lecture

The Anthropology Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Dances and Pagan Abuses: Shamans, Prophets and Uprisings in Early Southern California" at 5 p.m. in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Room 451. Guest speaker will be anthropology professor Maria Lepowsky from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. fmi­x3331.

Wednesday, November 6

Geological Sciences Lecture

The Geological Sciences Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Vesuvius: How People Made This the World¹s Most Threatening Volcano" at noon in Science Building I, second floor, room 231. Guest speaker will be Richard Hazlett from Pomona College¹s geology department. fmi­Mari Flores, x3541.

Wednesday, November 6

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center, as part of its Brown Bag Film Series, will present "Diabetes: The Quiet Killer" and "Mark¹s Story" from noon­1 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 112. You may bring your lunch and admission is free. fmi­x3102.

Friday, November 8

ŒIs Race Real¹ Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Is Race Real?" at 3:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 108. Presenter will be Joshua Glasgow, visiting assistant professor of philosophy at CSU Bakersfield. fmi­x2757 or

Tuesday, November 12

Faculty CELT Program

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is offering the following program to faculty members: fmi­Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or

Tuesday, November 12

Retired Faculty Meeting

The Association of Retired Faculty invites the campus community to its meeting at 2 p.m. at the University Club, Lamb¹s Lounge. Guest speaker Wilma Krebs, legislative chair of the California Emeritus and Retired Faculty Association, will speak on recent and upcoming changes in member health plans. fmi­Helen Lodge, x7848.

Tuesday, November 12

JADE Lecture

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating invites the campus community to a lecture titled "Fat Brain/Skinny Body" from 11 a.m. to noon in the Pasadena Room of the University Student Union. Michelle Garb will speak on her personal struggle with eating disorders, while adding a comic flair to the presentation. Faculty members who wish to bring their classes should make reservations. fmi­Ellen Mayer, x2366.

Wednesday, November 13

Protecting Digital Assets The College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting a presentation on "Protecting Digital Assets: Patents & Copyrights for Computer Software" from 3:30­5 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Presenters will be John Garred and Susan Mizer from Arter & Hadden Attorneys, which is sponsoring the event. Seating is limited. For reservations, call x6658 or e-mail before Fri., Nov. 8.

Wednesday, November 13

Haiku Lecture

The Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department will present a public lecture on "The Eternal and the Moment: The Poetic Theory of Matsuo Basho, the 17th Century Founder of Haiku" from 4:30­6 p.m. in Sierra Hall, fourth floor, Whitsett Room, room 451. Ohba Kinuta, haiku poet and resident of the Basho Hermitage in Toyko, will present in Japanese and Akiko Hirota will translate. fmi­

Thursday, November 14

Anthropology Lecture

The Anthropology Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Sagas of Social Evolution: The Archaeology of the Viking Age in Northern Iceland" at 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall, Whitsett room 451. John Steinberg, CSUN anthropology instructor, will present. The lecture honors the memory of Keith Morton. fmi­x3331.

Thursday, November 14

Annual Provost¹s Colloquium

Geological Sciences professor Vicki Pedone, CSUN¹s Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar for 2002­03, will speak on "Archives of Earth History: The Things Your Mother Never Told You About Playing in Mud" at the 11th annual Provost¹s Colloquium in the Oviatt Library Presentation Room at 4 p.m. RSVP to the Office of Graduate Studies at x2138.

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 CSUN¹s Volunteer Service Award, the Dorothea "Granny" Heitz Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership and the university¹s 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.

Saturday, November 16

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.

Tuesday, November 19

Health Care Access

State Assemblyman Keith Richman, who also is a doctor, speaks on access to health care in Los Angeles County. 6:30­8:30 p.m. in the University Student Union¹s Santa Clarita Room. RSVP to (818) 886-8166. fmi­Louis Rubino, x7257.

Sat./Sun., November 23­24

Ceramic Guild¹s Annual Holiday Sale

The Ceramic Guild will hold its annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Design Center courtyard located at 18226 Halsted St. The sale will feature original designs by students and faculty in ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture and fiber art. fmi­Lottie, x3011.

Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 6 in University Hall 211.

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets 1:30­3:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 11 in University Hall 277

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Tue., Nov. 12 in University Hall 211.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2­5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 13 in University Hall 277.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2­4:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 14 in the Oviatt Library presentation room, lower level, west wing room 81.


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 causes, risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders. Peer educators are available to come to your class or organization and can tailor presentations to your group¹s needs. To schedule a presentation, call x7500.

Gay/Lesbian Support Group

The Women¹s 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 Women¹s Resource Center located at 18344 Plummer St. between Reseda Boulevard and West University Drive. fmi­x2780.

Entertainment Coupon Books

Entertainment coupon books for 2002­2003 are available at the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled. The coupons are valid until November 2003 and provide 50 percent savings at hundreds of restaurants, theaters, sports events, theme parks, hotels and resorts. Last year¹s $20 reduced rates are still in effect. New this year are monthly Ralphs $5 coupons. fmi­Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, x2182.


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 being offered in the Environmental Health and Safety training room, PPM Corporate Yard building (unless otherwise noted):

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