Vol. VIII, No. 12


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The deadline for the March 29 issue is Monday, March 22. 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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Wednesday, March 17

Nutrition Lecture

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics presents a nutrition lecture by Cheryl Forberg titled "Anti-aging Edibles—Wrinkle Cures in the Cupboard" from 1–2 p.m. in Sequoia Hall, room 112. fmi–x3102.

Wednesday, March 24

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department hosts a public lecture titled "Emotions in Phenomenology and Existentialism" at 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 120. The guest speaker is Robert Solomon, philosophy professor at the University of Texas, Austin. fmi–x2757, or www.csun.edu/~philos33.

Thursday, April 8

Professors Golf Association Tournament

The CSUN Professors Golf Association (CSUN-PGA) sponsors a golf tournament for CSUN faculty and staff at 11 a.m. at El Cariso Golf Course as part of a six tournament series. El Cariso is an executive size (par 62) course located in Sylmar, at 13100 Eldridge Avenue. Registration is $29. Registration or fmi–Lee Gassert, (818) 998-3021, or leland.gassert@csun.edu.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 1:15–5 p.m. Wed., March 17 and 24
University Hall 277

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2–4 p.m. Wed., March 17
University Hall 211

Educational Equity Committee

Meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mon., March 22
University Hall 211

University Student Union Board Meeting

Meets 1 p.m. Mon., March 22
USU Grand Salon

North Campus-University Park Development Corporation

Meets 9 a.m. Mon., March 29
University Hall 250

Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1–5 p.m. Thu., April 1
University Hall 277

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 2–4 p.m. Fri., April 2
University Hall 211

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets 1–3 p.m. Tue., April 13
University Hall 277


Catastrophic Leave Donations

Carol Hallenbeck (Office of Human Resources) is currently out on medical leave and is unable to return to work at this time. Hallenbeck's leave credits are nearly exhausted. She is requesting catastrophic leave donations on her behalf. The catastrophic leave donation form may be accessed at www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/forms/pledge.pdf. To make a donation of sick leave and/or vacation leave, forward completed forms to Renee Venezia, manager, Payroll Administration, mail code 8228.

Graduating Seniors Award

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs will present four students with the 2004 Outstanding Graduating Seniors Award for academic excellence, service to community and campus, exceptional achievements or for overcoming personal life circumstances. Applications for the $1,000 awards are due Friday, April 2. Awards will be presented at the Honors Convocation on Tuesday, June 1. Applications are available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University Hall, suite 310. fmi–x2391.

CELT Seeks Manuscripts

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) seeks faculty manuscripts for possible publication in the CELT fall 2004 newsletter. Faculty using problem-based learning, case teaching, inquiry learning, role playing, service-learning, reenactments, mock trials, and/or economic mini-societies are encouraged to submit work. Faculty working with Teachers for a New Era or ITEP also are invited to submit narratives concerning their experiences. All submissions are due by Tue., June 1, and should be sent as electronic Word attachments to kelly.kroeker@csun.edu. fmi–Kelly Kroeker, x6536, or www.csun.edu/~celtact.

Suicide/Depression Prevention Presentations

The Cal State Northridge Counseling Services' Student Suicide/Depression Prevention Speakers Bureau is offering 25–60 minute presentations to classes. fmi–Marshall Bloom or Tamara Klumpe, x2366.

Legal Foundation Scholarships

Applications for the 2004 Valley Community Legal Foundation Scholarships are now available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, University Hall, suite 310. This year, the foundation will award $4,000 in scholarships to Cal State Northridge graduating seniors who plan to start law school in fall 2004. Up to four scholarships will be presented at the foundation's annual Law Day dinner. Applications are due by Fri., March 19. fmi–x2391.

Project SHINE Seeks Volunteers

Cal State Northridge's Center for Community Service-Learning has been awarded a grant to implement Project SHINE (Students Helping in the Naturalization of Elders). The project partners faculty with college students who work with older immigrants and refugees seeking to learn English and become American citizens. The project is inviting faculty to become "Faculty Partners" by aligning one or more of their class projects with this initiative, and mentoring students they select to participate as tutor/coaches. Partnership grants of $500 per semester are available. fmi–Center for Community Service-Learning, x7395, or get applications at www.csun.edu/~ocls99/fundingopps.htm.

Oviatt Library Database Addition

The Research Institute of America's (RIA) Checkpoint database has been added to the Oviatt Library's business resources. The database contains the full text of United States tax law and code, IRS rulings and releases, tax news sources and international tax treaties. It is available at >a href="http://library.csun.edu/databases.html">http://library.csun.edu/databases.html.

The library also has launched a "Noise Free" initiative within the library building and encourages everyone to maintain an environment conducive to thought, study and research.

2004–2005 California Pre-Doctoral Program

The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting California State University students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. Applicants must be upper division or master's degree students enrolled at a CSU institution as of spring 2003, and who will be enrolled at a CSU campus for at least one semester of the academic year 2004/05. Obtain an application at www.calstate.edu/predoc/. The deadline for submission is Tue., March 30. fmi–Hedy Carpenter, x2138.

Italian Program Scholarships

As a longtime friend of the Italian Program at Cal State Northridge, philanthropist Robert Barbera in spring 2004 will award a one-time prize of $2,200 to a graduate or undergraduate student who has distinguished himself or herself in the study of Italian language and culture. Applicants must have declared an Italian minor, completed a minimum of four courses in Italian, and maintained grade point averages of 3.0 overall and 3.5 in completed Italian courses. Applications are available in Sierra Tower 405/408. fmi–Pat Miller, x3467 or Anthony Costantini, x3580.

Campus Health Services Policy

The new campus health services policy is accessible at <"a href="http://www-admn.csun.edu/vp/new_directory/900_univ_oversight/index.htm">www-admn.csun.edu/vp/new_directory/900_univ_oversight/index.htm.


SOLAR Training Labs

Information Technology Resources (ITR) offers the next Student On-Line Administrative Resources (SOLAR) training labs. All sessions are in the Oviatt Library’s Garden Level, room 33, unless otherwise noted. The lab sessions are as follows: fmi–Tina Actis-Purtee, x2204, or t.purtee@csun.edu.

Online Instruction Workshops

The Offices of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction are sponsoring faculty computer workshops to facilitate online teaching and learning. Registration is required and space is limited. All workshops are in the Sierra Hall, Faculty Lab 422. Sign up at www.csun.edu/~webteach/workshops.html. The workshops are as follows: fmi–Cathy Cheal, x6558, or catheryn.cheal@csun.edu.


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 deadline: Tue., March 30. Protocol submission forms in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or downloaded from www.csun.edu/research. fmi–x2901.

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