November 18, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 7


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Tuesday, November 19

Nutrition Lecture Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center presents "Vitamin B12 Status of Guatemalan School Children: Effect of H. pylori Infection" from 12:30­1:30 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, first floor, room 112. The event is co-sponsored by the Student Dietetic and Food Science Association. Lisa Rogers, postdoctoral researcher from the Mattel Children¹s Hospital at UCLA, will be the guest lecturer. Admission is free. fmi­x3102. 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. Wednesday, November 20

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture titled "Human Good, Happiness, and Virtue" at 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall, second floor, room 284. Guest speaker will be Gavin Lawrence, philosophy professor from UCLA. fmi­x2757 or Thursday, November 21

Sievers Memorial Service

The campus community extends its deepest sympathy to the family of photography professor Edwin Sievers, who passed away on Sun., Oct. 27. The Art Department will hold a memorial service for Sievers at 4 p.m. in Science Building 2, basement level, room 2020. The Photography Club has established a student scholarship fund in his honor and those interested in contributing should submit donation checks to the Art Department, payable to the CSUN Foundation, mail drop 8300. fmi­Jane McIntyre, x2242. Friday, November 22

Research and Creative Works Symposium

The Office of Graduate Studies invites the campus community to attend the seventh annual Research and Creative Works Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Student Union Grand Salon. More than 120 undergraduate and graduate students from various disciplines will present their research. Faculty should encourage student attendance. Refreshments will be served. fmi­x2138. Saturday, November 23

Women¹s Alumni Volleyball

Reminisce with old friends while watching the women¹s volleyball team take on UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. in the Matadome. An alumni social will follow the game. For tickets and information, contact Shellie Smith, x5541 or e-mail Saturday/Sunday, 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 student and faculty in ceramics, jewelry, photography, sculpture and fiber art. fmi­Lottie, x3011. Tuesday, November 26

Charter Schools Presentation

Options for Youth Charter Schools is hosting a presentation on charter schools at 1:30 p.m. in the Career Center, University Hall, room 105. Pamela Hall, director for Options for Youth Charter Schools, will speak. Refreshments will be served. For reservations, x2878. Monday, December 2

CSUN Students in China

The China Institute will host two lectures on CSUN students¹ experiences in China from 10 a.m. to noon in the Education Building, conference room 1214/1216. "Teaching English in China" will be presented by graduate student Burcu Aydin, and "Chinese and American Cultures in Comparative Perspectives" will be presented by Oliver May, a senior from the Music Department and a Chinese government scholarship student to Nanjing Normal University. fmi­Justine Su, x3801 or e-mail Saturday, December 7

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.

Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 20 in University Hall 211.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2­5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 27 in University Hall 277.
Meets 2­5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 4 in University Hall 277.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2­4:30 p.m. Thu., Dec. 5 in the Oviatt Library presentation room, lower level, west wing, room 81.

Academic Technology Committee

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

Educational Resources Committee

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

A.S. Senate

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


Sierra Hall Display Case

The Office of Student Development and International Programs is taking spring 2003 reservations beginning Mon., Dec. 2 for the large glass display case on the first floor in Sierra Hall. The showcase is available to all Associated Students chartered clubs and CSUN colleges, departments or programs to use for special promotions. Two groups will share the display window each week. Any organization or department may use the display case only once each semester. fmi­x2393.

Extended Learning Classes

The College of Extended Learning will offer more than 100 classes during the winter intersession that runs Thu., Jan. 2 through Fri., Jan. 24, 2003. Courses include a master of public administration program, test preparation seminars, youth programs and extension classes in business management, computer software, instructional design and yoga. Catalogs will be available Tue., Nov. 19 in the Matador Bookstore complex, room 100. Online and mail-in registration begins Mon., Nov. 25. In-person registration starts Tue., Dec. 2. Regular enrollment at CSUN is not required. fmi­x2786 or

JADE Presentations

University Counseling Services offers presentations by the Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) facilitated by trained 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. 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 group¹s needs. To schedule a presentation, call x7500.

Gay & Lesbian Support Group

The Women¹s Resource Center provides a 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 the 2002­2003 year 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 reduced rates are still in effect. New this year are monthly Ralphs $5 coupons. fmi­Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, x2182.


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

Faculty/Staff Computer Workshops

ITR is offering the following workshops in the Oviatt Library garden level, room 30, Windows NT Lab (except as noted): To enroll for classes, call x2204 or e-mail

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, CSUN¹s Academic Council on International Programs representative, at x3311, or contact Johnetta Richards at Applications are due Sun., Dec. 1. fmi­

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 France-Americans (FICEFA) and the Chancellor¹s Office. Faculty interested in participating should contact Tom Spencer-Walters, CSUN¹s 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 are due Sun., Dec. 1. fmi­

Summer Naval Research

The Office of Naval Research is offering its Summer Faculty Research Program and Sabbatical Leave Program to those with teaching or research appointments at U.S. colleges and universities. Available to faculty of many disciplines, the program provides paid, ten-week research opportunities beginning in May 2003 at the Naval Research Laboratory or at a Naval Systems Command Laboratory. Applications are available at and must be received by Sun., Dec. 1. For additional program information, visit

China Institute Faculty Grants

The China Institute is offering two $1,000 grants to CSUN faculty members to start a project or study within their discipline that advances the field of China studies. Four copies of a written proposal and resume must be submitted to the China Institute via campus mail, mail drop 8342, by Fri., Feb. 14, 2003. fmi­x3939 or e-mail

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