June 1, 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 August 23 issue is Monday, August 16. 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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Saturday, June 6, and Saturday–Sunday, July 17–18

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Associated Students University Recycling Program invites the campus to recycle household hazardous and electronic wastes with the HazMobile from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., June 6, at the Calabasas Landfill, 5300 Lost Hills Road, Agoura, or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 17–18, at Pierce College, Parking Lot 4, 6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills. fmi–Cyndi Signett, x2477,, or (800) 988-6942.

Thursday, June 10

Recent Grad and Alumni Fair

The Cal State Northridge Career Center will host the Recent Grad and Alumni Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Student Union. Companies and organizations will meet with students from all majors. Graduates are advised to dress for success, and to bring a supply of resumes. To prepare for the fair, graduates may reserve space for workshops on job fair success, resume writing, and interviewing skills. fmi and workshop reservations-Marisol Sanchez, x2878,

Saturday, June 12

Compost Bin Sale and Workshops

Cal State Northridge will host the L.A. City Department of Public Works compost bin sale and composting workshops from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in lot G10 at the corner of Lassen Street and Zelzah Avenue. Learn how to compost grass, leaves and kitchen scraps into rich soil for houseplants or garden. fmi–Cyndi Signett, x2477, or

Monday, June 21

Matador Golf Classic

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics presents the Matador Golf Classic 2004 at 10:30 a.m., Lost Canyons Golf Club, 3301 Lost Canyons Drive, Simi Valley. Sat., June 5 is the entry deadline; space is limited. Costs: $750 foursome; $175 individual; $150 CSUN faculty/staff. fmi and reservations-x3215 or x7245.

Public Meetings

North Campus-University Park Development Corporation

Meets 9 a.m. Mon., June 14
University Hall 250


Our Deepest Sympathy

Physical Plant Management and the university community extend deepest condolences to the family and friends of Teddy Abat (Physical Plant Management) on the passing of his father in law.

The Associated Students/CSUN Children's Center and the university community extend sympathy to the friends and family of Marjory Kosh (Children's Center), a master teacher described by Center Director Arlene Rhine as an “excellent model and mentor” who devoted more than 20 years to the children and students with whom she worked. Donations may be made to the Children's Center. fmi–Arlene Rhine, x3596.

Academic Affairs Administrator-in-Charge

President Jolene Koester has announced that Vice Provost Philip Handler will serve as administrator-in-charge of Academic Affairs from June 1 through July 31. Undergraduate Studies Associate Vice President Margaret Fieweger, previously appointed as administrator-in-charge, recently sustained an injury and will be unable to accept the post.

The president expressed appreciation to Linda Bain at the conclusion of her service as interim provost. The university was fortunate to have the benefit of her leadership and experience during this time of transition, she said. Harold Hellenbrand, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, will begin his duties as provost and vice president for academic affairs on August 1.

Wireless Connectivity at Oviatt Library

The Oviatt Library now has 20 wireless enabled laptops and 20 wireless cards available for checkout within the library by students, faculty and staff from the Collaboratory Computer Lab on the third floor, east wing. fmi–

President's Annual Convocation

The President's Annual Convocation is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, August 19, on the front lawn of the Oviatt Library. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the traditional welcome back reception, followed by President Jolene Koester's convocation address at 9 a.m. Classes begin the following week. The address is being given in conjunction with other welcome back events planned during the week, including the freshmen and new faculty orientations and the college and department-wide welcomes.

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