December 9, 2002 Vol. VII, No. 8


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Saturday, January 4

Menıs Volleyball Alumni Game

Players from past CSUN menıs volleyball teams will reunite to play in the annual alumni volleyball game from 1­4 p.m. in the Matadome. A reception will follow the game at Claim Jumpers restaurant, Tampa Ave. and Plummer St. in Northridge. The event is free for players and spectators, but reservations are required. To register, call Pat Lufrano x4180.

Thursday, January 23

Faculty Golf Tournament

The Professors Golf Association will kick off the 2003 spring semester with a tournament at the Knollwood Country Club, 12040 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. The first tee time is at 10 a.m. The deadline for registering is Wed., Jan. 15. A $47 tournament fee covers green fees, electric cart and prize money. fmi­Leland Gassert, (818) 998-3021 or e-mail

Public Meetings

Educational Resources Committee

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

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2­4 p.m. Wed., Dec. 11
University Hall 211

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets 1:30­3:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 16
University Hall 277

Foundation Board

Meets 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 18
University Club

North Campus-University Park Development Corporation

Meets 9 a.m. Wed., Jan. 22
University Hall 250

A.S. Senate

Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday
USU Grand Salon


Holiday Payroll Distribution

Payroll will be distributed from 8 a.m. to noon on Tue., Dec. 31 in the Student Services Building, room 101. Photo ID is required to pick up checks. Employees who are unable to pick up checks themselves may authorize someone else with a written letter that includes the authorized personıs name, the employeeıs Social Security number and department. Any checks not picked up in person will be disbursed to the department when campus reopens.

New Science and Math Scholarships Funded

The university has created two new annual scholarship awards for College of Science and Mathematics students who have done excellent research and have an interest in teaching. The $200 awards will be available to undergraduate or graduate students.

The Hugo and Irma Oppenheimer Student Awards have been funded with a $10,000 donation by CSUN biology professor Steve Oppenheimer and his wife Carolyn in honor of Oppenheimerıs parents, German natives who fled from Hitlerıs regime to the United States. Oppenheimerıs father died about 20 years ago, while his mother passed away just recently.

For more information, or to contribute to the tax-deductible scholarship fund, contact the College of Science and Mathematicsı development office at x6699.

Lothrop Honored by History Department

Gloria Ricci Lothrop, the W.P. Whitsett Chair of California History at CSUN, was honored for her dedication to the university during the History Departmentıs annual awards luncheon on Tuesday, December 3 in the Whitsett Room in Sierra Hall.

Lothrop, who is retiring as a faculty member and Whitsett Chair this semester, was presented the Italian governmentıs Award of Merit by Massimo Roscigno, the Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles. The award recognizes Lothropıs contributions to the Italian American community, philanthropic efforts and academic service.

As part of the annual awards luncheon, the History Department this year added the Ricci-Lothrop Scholarship to assist returning students with dependent children as they work toward their degree. Lothrop, who joined the CSUN faculty in 1994, established the scholarship fund in memory of her mother, who was a single parent.

English Department Chair Appointment

Provost Louanne Kennedy announced that professor Donald Hall has been appointed chair of the English Department for a three-and-a-half year term starting January 23, 2003. The appointment was based on the recommendation of Interim Dean Alden Reimonenq in the College of Humanities.

Final Examinations

The campus community is reminded of the universityıs policy regarding final examinations. In lecture courses, final examinations for the fall 2002 semester are to be scheduled between Mon., Dec. 9 and Sat., Dec. 14. Under no circumstances should faculty change the time or date of scheduled finals without written approval from the department chair and college dean.

Sierra Hall Display Case

The Office of Student Development and International Programs has begun taking spring 2003 reservations for the large glass display case on the first floor in Sierra Hall. The showcase is available to all CSUN colleges, departments or programs and university-recognized, AS Inc. chartered clubs and organizations 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 from 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 are available in the Matador Bookstore complex, room 100. Registration can be done online, by mail or in-person. Regular enrollment at CSUN is not required. fmi­x2786 or

JADE Presentations

University Counseling Services offers presentations by Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) that are 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 groupıs needs. To schedule a presentation, call x7500.

Gay & Lesbian Support Group

The Womenıs Resource Center provides a support group program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and questioning students every Wednesday from 2:30­3:45 p.m. through Wed., Dec. 11 in the Womenıs Resource Center, 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. fmi­Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, x2182.

China Institute Faculty Grants

The China Institute is offering two $1,000 grants to CSUN faculty members to start a project or for 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

Faculty Research Competition

The Office of Research and Sponsored Projects will offer faculty grants up to $5,000 through its 2003­04 competition for the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards. Faculty may apply for three units of released time and/or funds to pursue their scholarly and creative interests. Applications are available through college and department offices, or through Research and Sponsored Projects in University Hall 265. Submissions must be made by 5 p.m. Fri., March 7, 2003. fmi­x2901.

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