April 19, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 14
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 May 3 issue is Monday, April 26. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.
Note: fmi-means for more information.
Nutrition Lecture Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center hosts
a free nutrition lecture series.
fmi-x3102, or email@example.com
- April 21, 1-2 p.m.
"How to Pick Fruits and Vegetables in Season"
Sequoia Hall 112
Jane Allen of One Generation Farmers Market
- April 24, 3-4 p.m.
"A Pictorial Tour of the Chinese Healthcare System"
Sequoia Hall 104
Louis Rubino (Health Sciences)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mon., April 26, Bain/Piper, faculty
- Tue., May 11, (12:30-2 p.m.)
- Wed., May 12, Bain/Piper, dept. chairs, deans, assoc. deans
- Mon., May 17, Koester/Bain, dept. chairs, deans, assoc. deans
- Fri., May 21, Koester/Piper, Student Affairs staff
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 email@example.com
- April 29
"Biculturalism: Socio-Cognitive Processes and Individual Differences"
Veronica Benet-Martinez, professor, UC Riverside Psychology Department
- May 6
"Ethnic Differences in Depression: Symptom Presentation and Treatment Response"
Hector Myers, professor, UCLA Department of Psychology
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.
- Thursday, April 29
on Deaf Women"
Roslyn Rosen, Council on Education of the Deaf, speaks at
5 p.m. in the Noski Auditorium, Business-Education Complex.
- Monday, May 3
"Deaf People in Cuba"
Oscar Balmaseda, Associacion Nacional de Sordos de Cuba (ANSOC), speaks at 5 p.m. in the Engineering Auditorium.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- Saturday, May 1, 8 p.m.
- Sunday May 2, 3 p.m.
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.
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/
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.
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.
fmi-x2204, email@example.com, or www.csun.edu/itr/training/desc/
- Dreamweaver Basics
Fri., April 23, 2-4:30 p.m. OV33
- Netscape Composers for Beginners
Tue., April 27, 2-4:30 p.m. OV32
- FrontPage for Beginners
Wed., April 28, 1:15-4:45 p.m. OV30
- Publisher for Beginners
Wed., April 28, 9-11 a.m. OV33
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/
fmi-Catheryn Cheal, x6558, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Design and Technology (not a computer lab workshop)
Tue., April 20, 12:30-2 p.m.
Sierra Hall, CELT Conf. Rm. 439
- Macromedia Fireworks
Wed., April 21, 2-3 p.m.
Thu., April 22, 2-3 p.m.
- Macromedia Flash
Wed., April 28, 2-3 p.m.
- PowerPoint: Advanced Techniques
Thu., April 29, 2-3 p.m.
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. fmiÐx2901.
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