February 2, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 9


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 Feb. 16 issue is Monday, Feb. 9. 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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Monday, Feb. 9

Voters' Forum

The Cal State Northridge Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will sponsor a voters' forum from noon4 p.m. in Manzanita Hall, lecture room 130. Political science professor Tom Hogen-Esch will speak on the electoral process and other topics. Representatives from the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and the League of Women Voters also will speak. fmiHeather Warren, (818) 677-2915.

Friday, Feb. 13

Philosophy Lecture

he Philosophy Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Perception Without Awareness" at 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall's Whitsett Room. Fred Dretske, professor emeritus at Stanford University and senior research scholar at Duke University, will speak. fmix2757, or www.csun.edu/~philos33.

Friday, Feb. 20

Linguistics Lecture

The Linguistics/TESL Program will sponsor a free lecture titled "Learning Styles, Learner Strategies, and Motivation in Second Language Learning" from 35 p.m. in Sierra Hall's Whitsett Room. Of special interest to teachers, foreign language students and writing instructors, the lecture is funded in part by the Office of Graduate Studies Distinguished Visitors Speakers Program. Andrew Cohen, professor of English as a second language and director of the National Language Resource Center at the University of Minnesota, is the guest speaker. fmiBarbara Kroll, x0905.

Friday, Feb. 20 and Tuesday, Feb. 24

Faculty CELT Program

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

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 1:155 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4
University Hall 277

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 24 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4
University Hall 211

Senate Executive Committee

Meets 15 p.m. Thu., Feb. 5
University Hall 277

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 24 p.m. Fri., Feb. 6
University Hall 211

University Planning & Budget Group

Meets 13 p.m. Fri., Feb. 6
University Hall 277

Educational Equity Committee

Meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., Feb. 9
University Hall 211

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 24 p.m. Tue., Feb. 10
University Hall 211


Our Deepest Sympathy

The university community expresses its sympathy to the family of William Roy Forbus III, who passed away December 11, 2003. Forbus was employed by Chico State University and Augusta State College & University in Georgia before coming to Northridge, where he served as faculty and Kinesiology Department chair from 2001 to 2002, and as faculty through spring 2003. After leaving Northridge, he took a faculty position at Adelphi University in New York. Donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 2625 Cumberland Parkway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30339 or to a charity of choice.

Please join the campus and Physical Plant Management in offering our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Joey Penades on the passing of his mother.

The campus and Physical Plant Management also offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Roni Lopez on the passing of her grandmother.

Catastrophic Leave Request

Carol Hallenbeck (Office of Human Resources) is currently out on medical leave of absence and is unable to return to work at this time. Hallenbeck's leave credits have been exhausted. She is requesting catastrophic leave donations on her behalf. The Catastrophic Leave Donation form may be accessed at

Early Retirement Applications

Faculty Early Retirement Program (FERP) applications are due at least six months before the start of the academic year in which FERP participation will begin. Application forms, available at the Office of Faculty Affairs, should be returned to that office, University Hall 225, mail drop 8220.The application deadline for the 2004/05 academic year is Fri., Feb. 20. fmix2962.

CSU Doctoral Forgivable Loan Program

The Forgivable Loan Program, offered through the Office of Graduate Studies, provides financial assistance to doctoral students who show promise of becoming strong candidates for CSU instructional faculty positions. The competitive program, directed by the California State University, is open to doctoral students across the country. The deadline to apply is Fri., Feb. 27. fmiHedy Carpenter, x2138.

Research and Grants Awards Competition

The Research and Grants Committee announces the 20042005 Competition for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards, providing faculty with the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 for scholarly and creative pursuits. Faculty may apply for three units of released time and/or funds for project expenses. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., Feb. 27. Applications are available in college and department offices or in Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265. Faculty may download applications from
www.csun.edu/research/1Research/Competition.htm. fmix2901.

Judge Julian Beck Project Grants

All faculty and staff are eligible for the Judge Julian Beck Project Grants, which award up to $5,000 for projects that enhance instruction and improve student learning at CSUN. Application guidelines and proposal forms are available at the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Sierra Hall 438, or at www.csun.edu/~celtact/grant.html. Proposals are due at the center by Mon., March 8 at 4 p.m. fmix6536.

Faculty Senate Spring 2004 Elections

Faculty members who want to run for an office in the Faculty Senate and who have not yet been nominated may submit a petition, signed by 15 faculty members, to the Faculty Senate Office by Fri., Mar. 5, at 5 p.m. The following offices are open for the election: president (two-year term), vice president (one-year term), secretary/treasurer (one-year term), statewide academic senator (three-year term), senators-at-large (two-year terms, six positions). fmiSandy Horwitz, x3263.

Sabbatical Leaves

President Jolene Koester is pleased to announce the award of the following sabbatical leaves and difference-in-pay leaves to be taken during the 200405 academic year.
+ denotes "truly outstanding and exceptional."
* denotes difference-in-pay leave.

College Years of Credit
Arts, Media, and Communication
Attias, Bernardo10
+Brown, Betty 7
+Harris, Matthew 8
Heinen, Julia 9
Kearns, Karen 7
Business and Economics
Docan, Carol 9
Hanna, Robert 6
McConaughy, Daniel 7
Ng, Kenneth 18
Rossy, Gerard 6
Tchakerian, Viken 13
+Su, Justine 11.5
Peck, Sabrina 6
Engineering and Computer Science
Amini, Ali 9
Mallard, Benjamin 10
Osorno, Ignacio 17
Van Alphen, Deborah 7
Health and Human Development
*Feinberg, Victoria 3
Highfield, Martha 8.5
Malec, Brian 6
Schillinger, John 22
Weber, Elizabeth 11
+Gross, Gloria 6
*Hall, Donald 5
+Herrera, Fermin 20
+Hussain, Amir 7
+Lopez-Garza, Marta 7
+Uba, George 7
+Williams-Leon, Teresa 8
+Yagisawa, Takashi 10
Science and Mathematics
+Carpenter, Robert 6
*Clevenson, M. Lawrence 4
+Evans, Kellie 6
+Fuller, Terry 6
*Lee, Paul 4
+Pedone, Vicki 6
*Simila, Gerry 3
+Summers, Michael 6
+Walton, Stephen 9
ocial and Behavioral Sciences
*Bayes, Jane 5
*Bracy, James 5
Danta, Darrick 9
DeBose, Herman 10
+Laity, Julie 7
+Love, Michael 6
Magliocco, Sabina 7
Quilici, Jill 7
*Rich, Harvey 3
University Counseling
+Schmidt-Levy, Judy 9
Oviatt Library
+Finley, Mary 6

2004 Faculty Awards

Nominations for the 2004 faculty awards saluting outstanding achievement must be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office by Friday, Feb. 20. Early submissions are encouraged. Supporting materials must be submitted by Friday, March 19. Award nomination forms should be returned to the Faculty Senate Office, Faculty Office Building, room 106, or to mail drop 8221.

Faculty awards include the Distinguished Teaching, Counseling or Librarianship Award; the Preeminent Scholarly Publication(s) Award; the Exceptional Creative Accomplishment(s) Award; the Extraordinary Service Award; the Outstanding Faculty Award and the Visionary Community Service-Learning Award. Criteria for each award may be obtained from the Faculty Senate Office. fmiSandy Horwitz, x3263.

2004 Graduate Student Awards

Nominations are sought for:
fmix2138. Nominations are due by Mon., March 15. Forms are available at www.csun.edu/graduatestudies.

Tseng Family Collection Research Opportunities

Research opportunities for faculty are available in connection with the Tseng Family Collection of Chinese antiquities, recently donated to Cal State Northridge. A total of $50,000 will be awarded for 200405, to increase knowledge of the materials, culture, history, artistry, language, and times of the collection. The proposal deadline is Fri., Feb. 20. Guidelines and applications are available at www.csun.edu/research/1Research/Competition.htm. fmix2901.

Toastmasters Club

Veteran toastmasters will share knowledge at the first meeting of the Cal State Northridge Toastmasters, scheduled for Wed., Feb. 4, from noon1 p.m. in the Oviatt Library's Presentation Room. Subsequent meetings will be on the third Tuesday and the first Wednesday of the month, from noon1 p.m., in the Oviatt Library's Presentation Room. fmiAmita Naganand, x3277, amita.naganand@csun.edu, or Sabrina Rife, x5700, sabrina.rife@csun.edu.


Translator Certificate Program

The Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning offers a free orientation class Sat., Feb. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Engineering Building Auditorium, to acquaint bilingual students with CSUN Extension's Interpreting and Translating certificate program. The program trains people fluent in a language besides English as translators in legal and medical settings. fmi(800) 328-9900, or www.csun.edu/exl.

Professional Development Training

The Office of Human Resource Services and the Professional Development Office offer a professional development lecture titled "Juggling Commitments of Family and Career" on Wed., Feb. 18, noon1 p.m. in the Oviatt Library's Garden Level training room 16. Registration form at www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/training/courses/. Fax form to x5956. fmix3820.


Human Subjects Research Approval

Faculty and students performing research with human subjects must complete Human Subjects Protocol Approval form. Original forms and nine copies must be submitted to Research Office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Next committee meeting: Tue., Feb. 10. Next deadline: Tue., Feb. 24. Protocol submission forms in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or downloaded from www.csun.edu/research. fmix2901.

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