April 19, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 14


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Marilyn Magaram Nutrition Lecture Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center hosts a free nutrition lecture series. fmi-x3102, or magaram.center@csun.edu

EarthFair 2004

Sponsored by Associated Students' University Recycling Program, Earth Fair 2004 is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22 on the lawn in front of the Matador Bookstore. The LA Graffiti Abatement Program's blue RV and alternate fuel vehicles will mark the spot for the Earth Day event, to feature a noon performance by the CSUN Steel Drum Ensemble. fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477, or csunas.org/recycle

Learning Centered University Dialogues

President Jolene Koester, Interim Provost Linda Bain and Vice President for Student Affairs Terry Piper host "Brown Bag Dialogues" on the learning centered university concept. Unless noted, sessions will be from noon-1:30 p.m., University Hall 277. Beverages and cookies will be provided. Maximum attendance: 30.
The updated dialogue schedule: RSVP or fmi-Pattie Ridenour, x5005, or pattie.ridenour@csun.edu

Mental Health Speaker Series

The National Institute of Mental Health sponsors the Career Opportunities in Research Program and the Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program Spring 2004 Speaker Series. The first two in the series of free lectures are from 5-6:45 p.m. in Sierra Hall 322. fmi-Frederica Rose, x6280, or frederica.isabella.rose@csun.edu

Faculty Book Reading

The English Department and the College of Humanities Faculty Fellows Program host the reading of English professor Brian Leung's new book, "World Famous Love Acts," from 12:15-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 28 in Jerome Richfield Hall 319.

Deaf Studies Speakers Program

CSUN's Deaf Studies Department and the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program present: Admission is free and interpreters will be provided for both events. fmi-Genie Gertz, x5116.

Whitsett Lecture on Lewis and Clark

The History Department hosts its annual W.P. Whitsett Lecture on California and Western History at 8 p.m., Friday, April 30, University Student Union Grand Salon. UCLA history professor Stephen Aron, executive director of the Institute for the Study of the American West, will discuss "The Afterlives of Lewis and Clark." fmi-History Department, x3566.

Run, Walk & Roll

The third annual Run Walk & Roll Race benefiting the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, May 1, at the Kinesiology Building west patio area. fmi-Marjorie Chase, x4025, or marjorie.a.chase@csun.edu. Register online at www.w2promo .com, or from 6:30 a.m. at the event.

Una Serata Italiana

Stage adaptations of Italo Calvino's "Marcovaldo" and Natalia Ginzburg's "Ti Ho Sposato per Allegria" will be performed on: This honors project is supervised by professor Patrizia Miller, Language Learning Resource Center director, and is presented by the Italian section of CSUN's Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department and the Theatre Department. Admission is free. Reservations and fmi-Patrizia Miller, x3452.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Wed., 4/21, 28 and 5/5, 1:15-5 p.m.
University Hall 277

USU Board Meeting

Mon., April 26 and May 10, 1 p.m.
USU Grand Salon

Educational Equity Committee

Mon., April 26 and May 10
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
University Hall 211

Educational Policies Committee

Wed., April 28, 2-4 p.m.
University Hall 211

Senate Executive Committee

Thu., April 29, 1-5 p.m.
University Hall 277

Academic Technology Committee

Fri., May 7, 2-4 p.m.
University Hall 211


Our Deepest Sympathy

Physical Plant Management (PPM) and the MESA Engineering Program (MEP) join the campus community in offering deepest condolences to the family and friends of Olivia Gaines, who passed away on Tue., March 30. Gaines came to PPM after the Northridge earthquake. In fall 1995, she became MEP program manager, retiring in October 2003 due to sudden illness. Gaines was held in high regard by students and colleagues.

Owens Retirement

Nancy Owens (Family & Consumer Sciences) has retired after 36 years of valued service at CSUN. Owens served as president of the Faculty Senate from 1994-98 and of the California Faculty Association's Northridge chapter from 1983-87 and again from 1989-90. She was active in student organizations and university governance.

Summer Session Catalogs

Summer term catalogs are available at the College of Extended Learning, Matador Bookstore Complex, room 100. Seven sessions of university classes are scheduled between June 7 and August 13. Registration starts on Tue., April 20. fmi-x2504.

HR Professional Development Program

Janice Evelyn of the Los Angeles Unified School District will speak on "Time Management" at the Office of Human Resource Services' professional development session from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Wed., April 21, in the Oviatt Library's HR training room 16 (ground level). Registration forms are available in University Hall room 170, or at www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/ training. fmi-x3820.

Scheduling of Final Exams

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda Bain reminds deans, department chairs and faculty that under no circumstances should faculty change the time or date of scheduled final exams without written approval of the department chair and the college dean. The interim provost should receive a copy of any approved deviations from the printed final exam schedule.


ITR Workshops

Information Technology Resources (ITR) offers free training workshops to Cal State faculty and staff in the Oviatt Library. Enrollment is required. u Excel: Make the Most of the Solar Class Roster. April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thu., OV33 fmi-x2204, training@csun.edu, or www.csun.edu/itr/training/desc/

Online Instruction Workshops

The Offices of Undergraduate Studies and Online Instruction will sponsor faculty computer workshops. All labs will be in Sierra Hall, Faculty Lab 422 unless otherwise specified. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up at: www.csun.edu/ ~webteach/workshops.html fmi-Catheryn 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., April 27. Next committee meeting: Tue., May 11. 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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