May 3, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 15


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 17 issue is Monday, May 10. 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, 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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Tuesday, May 4

Marilyn Magaram Nutrition Lecture

Marilyn Magaram Center presents a lecture by Roger Clemens titled, director of Analytical Research and Services in Complementary Therapeutics at USC, "Functional Foods and Their Effect on Type II Diabetes" from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Sequoia Hall 112. fmi-x3102, or

Thursday, May 6-Tuesday, May 20

Mental Health Lectures

The National Institute of Mental Health sponsors the Career Opportunities in Research Program and the Minority Research Infrastructure Support Program Spring 2004 Speaker Series. All lectures are from 5-6:45 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 322. fmi-Frederica Rose, x6280, or

Saturday, May 8

Student Research Poster Symposium

CSUN hosts the Student Research Poster Symposium, whose sponsors include the National Science Foundation, at 10 a.m. (posters must be set up by 9:30 a.m.) Saturday, May 8 in the University Student Union's Grand Salon. fmi-Steve Oppenheimer, x3336, or

Tuesday, May 11-Friday, May 21

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 dialogue schedule: RSVP or fmi-Pattie Ridenour, x5005, or

Thursday, May 13

2004 Honored Faculty Reception

President Jolene Koester and Interim Provost Linda Bain will host the 2004 annual Honored Faculty Reception and General Faculty Meeting at 9:45 a.m. Thu., May 13 in the University Student Union's Grand Salon. The program includes the awarding of emeritus status faculty, honors for the 25-year faculty, presentations and installation of the 2004 faculty officers and recognition of faculty award recipients. The 2004 senate officers will also be honored. Buffet breakfast begins at 9 a.m. fmi-Sandy Horwitz, x3263.

Saturday, May 15

Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

CNBC television anchor Ron Insana, Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle and entertainer/humanitarian Richard "Cheech" Marin will receive the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Awards during the annual awards event at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, 1755 North Highland Avenue.

Sponsored by the California State University, Northridge Alumni Association, the event begins with a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by dinner and the program at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and other information, call the Office of Alumni Relations, x2137.

Sunday, May 16

Retired Faculty Brunch

The Association of Retired Faculty hosts its annual Memorial Awards Brunch at noon in Lamb's Lounge, University Club. At 1:30 p.m., non-members are welcome to attend a talk by Donald Cameron, professor emeritus of communication studies, on "The Changing Face of the Middle East."

Friday, May 21

Professors Golf Association Tournament

Celebrate the academic year's end with a day of golf for CSUN faculty and staff at 10 a.m. at the par 67 Westlake Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The Professors Golf Association (CSUN-PGA) is the tournament organizer. The $44 registration includes electric cart, greens fees and prizes. Faculty and staff, regardless of skill level, are invited. Registration and/or fmi-Lee Gassert, or (818) 998-3021.

Monday, May 24

Construction Management Benefit Golf Classic

CSUN's College of Engineering presents the second annual Construction Management Benefit Golf Classic on Monday, May 24. Registration is at 8:30 a.m., shotgun start at 10:30 a.m., North Ranch Country Club, Westlake Village. fmi-Independent Events & Media, (818) 224-3673.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets Wed., May 5, 12 and 19, 1:15-5 p.m.
University Hall 277

Senate Executive Committee

Meets Thu., May 6, 1-5 p.m.
University Hall 277

Academic Technology Committee

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

University Student Union Board

Meets Mon., May 10, 1 p.m.
USU Grand Salon

Educational Equity Committee

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

Educational Resources Committee

Meets Tue., May 11, 2-4 p.m.
University Hall 211

Educational Policies Committee

Meets Wed., May 12, 2-4 p.m.
University Hall 211

Foundation Board

Meets Wed., May 19, 6 p.m.
University Hall 250

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets Wed., May 19, 10 a.m.-noon
University Hall 277


Our Deepest Sympathy

University Advancement and the campus community offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of Randy Thomson (Public Relations and Strategic Communications) on the passing of his mother, Nelda Lockwood.

Approved Policy Item

President Jolene Koester's approval of the policy on experimental and special topics courses in general education:
If no request for formal EPC/GSC review of a course has been made by the date established for completion of "informal review of questions/ disputes," the experimental course will be approved for offering based on the school level review and approval.

Five Year Evaluation

A five year evaluation of Mack Johnson, associate vice president of Graduate Studies Research and International Programs, is underway. Questionnaires have been sent throughout the campus community to those familiar with his work. The deadline is Friday, May 7. For a questionnaire or fmi-Office of Faculty Affairs, x2962.

JADE Peer Educators Wanted

Through Cal State Northridge's University Counseling Services, Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) is looking for students who are interested in working as peer educators from fall 2004 to spring 2005. Peer educators are eligible to receive three units credit per semester. They gain experience in public speaking and educate others on the dangers and causes of eating disorders. Students may also receive letters of recommendation for employment or graduate school. fmi-JADE, x7500.

Summer Session Catalogs

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


Professional Development Programs

Cal State Northridge's Human Resource Services presents two professional development training presentations, both in the Oviatt Library's HR Training Room 16. Registration forms available online at, or at the Offices of Human Resources, University Hall 170. fmi-x3820.


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., May 11. Next deadline: Tue., May 25. Protocol submission forms in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or downloaded from fmix2901.

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