November 17 2003 Vol. VIII, No. 7


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 Dec. 8 issue is Monday, Dec. 1. 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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Wednesday, Nov. 19

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department hosts a lecture by USC School of Philosophy Director James Higginbotham titled "The English Progressive," 4 p.m., Sierra Hall 120. fmix2757, or

Friday, Nov. 21

Research and Creative Works Symposium

The Office of Graduate Studies invites the campus to the Cal State Northridge Research and Creative Works Symposium at 8 a.m. in the University Student Union Grand Salon. More than 100 students will provide oral and poster presentations on their research. A lunch reception is set for noon and an awards ceremony for 4 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Dietetic Internship Symposium

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics presents the annual Dietetic Internship Symposium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sequoia Hall 104. All nutrition/dietetic majors are encouraged to attend. fmix3102.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Ceramic Guild Sale

Cal State Northridge's 41st annual ceramic sale is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Art and Design Center at 18226 Halsted Street, featuring faculty and student ceramic wares, paintings, live music, raku firings and performers. fmiMatt Salyer, (805) 672-0156.

Monday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Dec. 5

China Institutes 20032004 Lecture Series

"Environmental Design Art in China: A Woman Architect's Achievements" will be discussed by design artist Ahua Bao at a China Institute lecture from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 24, Education Building, room 1214/1216.

The China Institute, the Phi Beta Delta honor society for international scholars, and the Michael D. Eisner College of Education present a lecture by visiting scholars William Chen, Peace Shiping Li and Army Jun Yuan of Shanghai Normal University in China, on education reform in Shanghai. Noon2 p.m. Fri., Dec. 5, University Student Union Lakeview Terrace Room. fmiJustine Su, x2138.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Anthropology Film and Discussion

The Anthropology Department presents "Oh, What a Blow That Phantom Gave Me," a film by UCLA professor John Bishop and Kansas State professor Harald Prins, at 6 p.m., Sierra Hall's Whitsett Room. Presentation of the film, on the pioneering work of CSUN's founding anthropology chair Edmund Carpenter, honors the late Keith Morton, former anthropology chair. fmix3331.

Friday, Dec. 12

Professors Golf Association Tournament

The Cal State Northridge Professors Golf Association sponsors a golf tournament at 10 a.m. at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino, Valencia. Faculty and staff, regardless of skill level, are invited. The $46 fee includes greens fees, prize money and cart. Registration and fmi -Lee Gassert, (818) 998-3021, or

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 25 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19 and Dec. 3
University Hall 250

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets 13 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1
University Hall 277

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 24 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate

Meets 24:30 p.m. Thu., Dec. 4
Oviatt Library presentation room

North Campus-University Park Development Corporation

Meets at 9 a.m. Fri. Dec. 5
University Hall 250

Academic Technology Committee

Meets 24 p.m. Fri., Dec. 5
University Hall 211

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 24 p.m. Tue., Dec. 9
University Hall 211

Christian Faculty & Staff Association

Meets noon Thu., Dec. 11
University Student Union, Thousand Oaks Room

Educational Equity Committee

Meets 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 8
University Hall 211


China Studies Scholarship

Undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study may apply for up to two awards from the China Scholarship Council to support a full year of study during the 20042005 academic year at a selected institute of higher learning in China. Submit applications to China Institute Director Justine Su via e-mail at The deadline is Feb. 14, 2004. fmix2138, or

China Institute 20042005 Faculty Development Grants

Cal State Northridge faculty with an interest in China have an opportunity to obtain $1,000 grants from the China Institute to start a project or study in their discipline to advance the field of China Studies. Applicants should submit written proposals and resumes, in Word file form, to China Institute Director Justine Su via e-mail: The deadline is Feb. 14, 2004. fmix2138, or

University Student Union Renovation

The University Student Union is undergoing major renovation. Although some services are being relocated within the existing facility, all services will be open throughout the two years of the project. Maps showing building access points are being sent via campus mail and posted at USU entrances. The Satellite Student Union will not be affected by the renovation. fmix2491, or

Section 600 and 700 Manuals

All full-time faculty members should have received a copy of the academic year 20032004 edition of the Section 600 manual. All part-time faculty should have received a copy of the academic year 20032004 edition of the Section 700 manual. Those who have not received their copies should contact their department secretary. These manuals are also available at fmix2962.

Final Examination Scheduling

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda Bain has released a notice to college deans on final examination scheduling:

University policy regarding final examinations, on page 55 of the current university catalog, states in part that in lecture courses, no final examination may be scheduled by an instructor prior to the regularly scheduled time. Final examinations for the fall 2003 semester are scheduled between Monday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 13.

Under no circumstances should faculty change the time or date of the scheduled final examination without written approval of the department chair and college dean. Forward to the provost a copy of any approved deviations from the printed final examination schedule.

Department chairs should be reminded of university policy in this matter, and of the importance of adhering to the printed schedule for final examinations. fmix2957.

Examinations and Religious Observations

The Office of Faculty Affairs announces that in administering any test or examination, campus policy states that any student who is eligible to undergo the test or examination will be permitted to do so, without penalty, at a time when the activity would not violate the students religious creed. The policy requires that faculty provide accommodation to students when an exam conflicts with a religious observation. In addition, faculty are asked to be sensitive to this matter and refrain from scheduling examinations on days that would affect many students religious observances. For assistance in evaluating a students request to re-schedule an examination for purposes of religious observation, contact the Office of Faculty Affairs, x2962.

Physics & Astronomy Lectures

The Physics and Astronomy Department will sponsor lectures at 3:45 p.m. on Wed., Nov 19 and Wed., Dec. 3. in Science Building 1, room 1124. Topics to be announced. fmix2775.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community and the staff of Physical Plant Management wish to extend their condolences to the family and friends of Lyle White, who passed away this week.

Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters Club starts on campus, to develop speaking, presentation and leadership skills. Meets twice a week noon1 p.m. Location to be announced. fmiAmita Naganand, x3277, or Sabrina Rife, x5700.

Eating Disorder Program

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE), a peer education and prevention project sponsored by University Counseling Services, offers campus presentations on eating disorder awareness. fmix7500, or


ITR Computer Workshops

ITR offers One Hour Photoshop Series" for faculty and staff. Enrollment required. Classes from noon1 p.m., Sequoia Hall 250 A. fmix2204, or

Faculty SOLAR Grading Training

Cal State Northridge faculty will use the Student On-line Administrative Resources (SOLAR) grading module to enter class grades beginning in fall 2003. Presentation/demo-style training and hands-on training workshops will be available for faculty from Mon., Nov. 17 through Fri., Dec. 12, and lab hours to supplement training will be available from Mon., Dec. 15 through Fri., Dec. 19. Review the training schedule and sign up at Enrollment is required for classes but not for the lab sessions. Participants must have a CSUN e-mail account and password. fmix7267, or


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., Nov. 25. Next committee meeting: Tue., Dec. 9. Protocol submission forms are in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or downloaded from fmix2901.

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