October 20, 2003 Vol. VIII, No. 5


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 Nov. 3 issue is Monday, Oct. 27. 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 pubinfo@csun.edu, 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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Wednesday, Oct. 22

Britten Retirement

All faculty and staff are invited to a retirement reception honoring Sam Britten, founder and director of the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled and the Abbott and Linda Brown Western Center for Adaptive Aquatic Therapy, from 4:306:30 p.m. in the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, the Brown Center, room 140. Hosted by the College of Health and Human Development, the reception celebrates Britten's 45 years of dedicated service. Refreshments served. No RSVP required. In lieu of gifts, guests may contribute to the Dr. Sam Britten Scholarship. fmiJean O'Sullivan, x7127. For scholarship info, contact Anne Robinson, x3001, or anne.robinson@csun.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Annual Provost's Colloquium

Religious Studies assistant professor Amir Hussain, Cal State Northridge's 20032004 Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar, will speak on "The Study of Islam in the 21st Century" at the 12th Annual Provost's Colloquium at 4 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. A reception will follow. RSVP or fmix2138.

Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 23

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center invites the campus community to its next "Brown Bag Film Series" at Sequoia Hall, room 112. The next film is "Phytochemicals, Nutrition and Food Safety." Show times are 12:301:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 22, and 12 p.m. Thu., Oct. 23. fmix3102.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Harris Retirement

Ruth Harris, coordinator of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences' Language, Speech and Hearing Center, will be honored with a 6:30 p.m. retirement reception at the Porter Valley Country Club. Harris has served the department for 26 years. Under her direction, Northridge's Early Intervention Program won the California Speech, Hearing and Language Association's Program of the Year award in 1994. Harris also received the association's Honors of the Association recognition in 1998. fmi-Karen Green, x2880.

Thursday, Oct. 23

CSUN Christian Faculty & Staff Association Open House

The Christian Faculty and Staff Association invites the campus community to an open house and lecture from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Student Union's Grand Salon. Dallas Willard, philosophy professor at the University of Southern California, will present a lecture titled "The Christian in the Knowledge Factory." Willard's philosophical publications are in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic. Lunch will be served. fmiwww.csun.edu/~vceed002/cfsa.

Thursday, Oct. 23

San Fernando Valley Historical Lecture

Cal State Northridge celebrates the second anniversary of its San Fernando Valley History Digital Library with two historical perspectives of the Valley, presented by archivists Elizabeth Altman and Kirby Pringle at 7 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. fmix2638, or digital-library.csun.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 23

CELT's Beck Teaching Forum

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will have its forum from noon2 p.m. in the Oviatt Library's presentation room. The Beck Forum provides an opportunity for grant awardees to share their projects and to discuss innovative teaching practices and the enhancement of student learning. Welcome by Jolene Koester, president; Cynthia Desrochers, CELT director; Linda Bain, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded. No reservations required. fmix5934.
The forum schedule:
Presentations, 20022003 Judge Julian Beck Award Recipients
Wednesday, Oct. 29

Geological Sciences Lecture

The Department of Geological Sciences will sponsor a lecture titled "The Effect of Microbial Attachment on Carbonate Dissolution" from noon12:50 p.m. in Science Building 1, the second floor, room 1231. Pamela Conrad of Jet Propulsion Laboratory will speak. fmix2046.

Monday, Oct. 27 to Saturday, Nov. 1

Celebration of Africa

The African Studies Interdisciplinary Program, the Department of Pan African Studies and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and other campus sponsors, present the second annual "Celebrate Africa Week," featuring dance, music, movies, exhibits, panel discussions, a symposium on African philosophy and a traditional African feast. For event schedule and fmiTom Spencer-Walters, x3311, x3619 (fax), or tom.spencer.walters@csun.edu. Thursday, Oct. 30

Dance Company Panel Discussion

Five former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company will share highlights of their careers and Graham's modern dance legacy in a panel discussion. Free event. For reservations, call ticket office at x2488. fmiWilliam Martin, x7687. Friday, Oct. 31

Professors Golf Association Tournament

The Cal State Northridge Professors Golf Association will hold its mid-semester tournament at 10 a.m. at the Knollwood Golf Course, 12040 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Registration $46, includes cart. Prizes will be awarded and a Halloween "trick-or-treat" surprise announced. Faculty and staff, regardless of skill level, are invited. Registration and fmiLee Gassert, leland.gassert@csun.edu or (818) 998-3021. Monday, Nov. 10

UNICO Charity Golf Tournament

The UNICO (Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity) service organization will hold its third annual charity golf tournament, benefiting its sponsored fellowship program at Cal State Northridge: 9:30 a.m., California Country Club, 1509 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. The $150.00 cost includes golf, lunch and dinner, or $40 for dinner only. The tournament benefits fellowships for students studying Italian language and culture, and who plan to teach Italian at the high school level. fmi-Gailya Brown, x3301, or Al Consalvi, (626) 445-0225.
UNICO tournament events:


Fee Waiver Deadlines

For information on various deadlines, please access the fee waiver Web site at www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/benefits/ FEEWAIVER.html., or stop by the HRS Professional Development Office from 8 a.m. to noon in University Hall 170.

Human Subjects Research Approval

All faculty and students performing research that includes the use of human subjects must complete a Human Subjects Protocol Approval form. An original form and nine copies should be submitted to the Research Office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. The next deadline for submission is Tue., Nov. 25. The next committee meeting is Tue., Nov. 11. Protocol submission forms are available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or can be downloaded from www.csun.edu/research. fmix2901.

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