May 17, 2004 Vol. VIII, No. 17


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 June 1 issue is Monday, May 24. 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 18

Marilyn Magaram Administrators Honored

The College of Science and Mathematics and the Office of the Provost will host a reception honoring Edward Carroll for his seven years of dedicated service as dean, and Robert Park for his eight years of outstanding commitment as associate dean, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the University Club. RSVP to Shefali Desai, x2004, or

Thursday, 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 lecture from 5–6:45 p.m. in Sierra Hall, room 322. "Co-Morbidity of Substance Abuse and Depression in Urban Populations" will be discussed by Tony Strickland, professor, UCLA Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Department. fmi–Frederica Rose, x6280, or

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. Registration is $44. fmi–Lee Gassert, or (818) 998-3021.

Saturday, May 22

Orientation for Translation Program

The Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning hosts a free orientation and testing for its Interpreting and Translating certificate program from 9 a.m.–noon, in the Science Building, room 2132. The orientation introduces bilingual community members to training and employment opportunities as legal and government translators. Pre-registration is necessary. fmi–Caroline Miranda, x3332 or x4852.

Monday, May 24

Construction Management Benefit Golf Classic

CSUN's College of Engineering and Computer Science presents the second annual Construction Management Benefit Golf Classic: registration 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.

Wednesday, May 26–Friday, May 28

Goodwill "Check-Out" Donation Drive

Associated Students University Recycling Program and Services' annual "check-out" donation drive, intended to help students move out of residential life, will take place in Lot F9, east of Burdock and Southernwood Halls. Everyone on campus is encouraged to take advantage of this recycle and reuse event. A Goodwill attendant will be on site from 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. to accept donations and provide tax receipts. fmi–Cyndi Signett, x2477,, or Goodwill at (888) 446-6394.

Public Meetings

University Planning and Budget Group

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

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets Wed., May 19, 1:15–5 p.m.
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate

Meets Thu., May 20, 2–4:30 p.m.
Oviatt Presentation Room 81

Educational Equity Committee

Meets Mon., May 24, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
University Hall 211


Approved Policy Item

President Jolene Koester has approved a policy establishing campus e-mail as the official method of communication between faculty, staff and students. E-mail messages originating at the university will be sent to campus e-mail addresses, and also if so desired, members of the campus community will be able to specify a preferred personal e-mail address to which their campus e-mail can be forwarded. As this policy moves toward full implementation during fall 2004, more information will be forthcoming. The policy is available for review at

Catastrophic Leave Donations

Toni Uhlendorf (Biology), currently on leave caring for a family member, is unable to return to work at this time. She is requesting catastrophic leave donations on her behalf. To make a voluntary donation of vacation leave, access the catastrophic leave donation form online at Completed forms go to Renée Venezia, Payroll Administration, mail code 8228. fmi–Laurie Gold-Brubaker, x3809.

Marketing Department Chair Reappointed

Judith Hennessey (Marketing) was reappointed as chair of the Marketing Department in April. She will serve a three-year term effective August 18.

Professional Development Manager Appointed

Laurie Walton, the current manager of Learning and Development at Blue Shield of California, has been appointed as CSUN's new manager of Professional Development Programs. Walton will join the Human Resource Services staff on June 1.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The university community extends condolences to Miriam Cotler (Health Sciences), on the passing of her husband, renowned endocrinologist Robert Rood, at the end of April. Cotler has established the Robert Rood, M.D. Fund for the Center for Health Ethics and Policy in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD). To make donations, please contact Anne Robison, director of development for HHD, at x5863 or by e-mail at Checks can be made out to "CSUN Foundation" with "Robert Rood Memorial Fund" written in the memo line.

The university community extends sympathy to Owen Seiver, (Environmental & Occupational Health) on the passing of his mother.

The Music Department and the university community extend condolences to the family and friends of Karen Ervin-Pershing (Music), who passed away on May 10. Ervin-Pershing began teaching percussion at CSUN in 1976. Her career included performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pasadena Symphony, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater.

A regular contributor to Modern Drummer and Modern Percussionist magazines, Ervin-Pershing had served as vice president and board member of the Percussive Arts Society and was the author of books presenting compositions and arrangements for keyboard mallet instruments.

The May 18 concert by the Cal State Northridge Percussion Ensemble, to be directed by John Magnusson at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall, will be dedicated to Ervin-Pershing.

Student Development and International Programs, and the university community, extend sympathy to the family and friends of Adele Juarez, former director of the Office of International and Exchange Programs, who passed away on April 22.

In addition to serving the international students, Juarez developed the unit's social and cultural programs, as well as the Student Panels for an International Curriculum and Education (SPICE) program. She implemented many bilateral exchanges, such as student exchanges to China, Lithuania, Hungary and the Netherlands. Juarez also started the campus Honor Society for International Scholars, Phi Beta Delta.

To contribute to the Adele Juarez Scholarship Program, donations should go to Phi Beta Delta, mail drop 8261. fmi–John Charles, x3053.

TNE Request Proposals

The Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Initiative at Cal State Northridge invites research proposals to explore how higher education adds value to K–12 schools via the education of teachers. Proposals should focus on teaching processes and pupil learning at the elementary, middle or high school levels. Priority will be given to proposals that can develop promising lines of research and inquiry that will advance the goals of the TNE Initiative. Multiple awards between $3,000 and $5,000 will be given. To access the application form, visit or go to the dean's office in each college. fmi–Steven Mercer, x6424.


Rape Aggression Defense Courses

Cal State Northridge's Public Safety Department has summer and fall Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) courses scheduled for 5–8 p.m. on June 9, 10, 16, 17, and on September 15, 16, 22 and 23. R.A.D. is a self-defense program designed for women. All classes are taught in the USU's Shoshone Room.

Registration required. Classes are free for CSUN students and $10 for the public. fmi and registration forms,

Professional Development Programs

Cal State Northridge's Human Resource Services presents "Getting Things Done Through People (Delegation)," a professional development training presentation, in the Oviatt Library's HR Training Room 16, from 8:30–11:30 a.m., Wed., May 19. Speaker: Janice Evelyn, LAUSD. Registration required. Registration forms available online at, or at the Office of Human Resources, University Hall 170. fmi–x2101.


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., May 25. Protocol submission forms in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or downloaded from fmi–x2901.

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