August 23, 2004 Vol. IX, No. 1


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.

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Tuesday, Aug. 31

Preventing Workplace Harassment

Human Resource Services’ Professional Development Programs unit is sponsoring a workshop on workplace harassment. The training session, which will be held in the Oviatt Library’s HR training room 16, will prepare managers, supervisors and other personnel to understand and address workplace harassment. fmi–Professional Development Programs, x3820.

Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Tuesday, Sept. 21

Northridge Toastmasters

Every first Wednesday and third Tuesday of the month, the Toastmasters meet from 12–1 p.m. in the Oviatt Library’s Presentation Room. However, the September 21 meeting will be held in Room 314 in the Oviatt Library. Build your leadership and management skills, and gain confidence in public speaking. fmi–Sabrina Rife, x5700.

Public Meetings

Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1–4:30 p.m.
Thu., Aug. 26
University Hall 277

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2–5 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 8
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate

Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 9
Oviatt Library Presentation Room 81

USU Board

Meets 1 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 13
USU Flintridge Room

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 15
University Hall 211

University Planning and Budget Group

Meets 1–3 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 15
University Hall 277

North Campus-University Park Corporation

Meets 9 a.m.
Tue., Sept. 21
University Hall 250


Our Deepest Sympathy

The Art Department, the Art Galleries and the university community extend condolences to Michelle Giacopuzzi (Art Galleries) on the loss of her father, and to Alicia Escobar-Obbink (Art Department) on the passing of her sister.

The College of Health and Human Development and all of the university community extend sympathy to Ruth Harris (Communication Disorders and Sciences) on the passing of her mother.

Physical Plant Management and the university community offer condolences to the family and friends of Ernesto Santana (Physical Plant Management) on the passing of his father.

Approved Policy Items

President Jolene Koester has approved the personnel calendar policy statement recommended at the university’s July 1 Special Faculty Senate Executive Committee meeting.

Koester also has approved revisions in the "Guidelines Respecting Acting and Interim Administrative Appointments"-Appendix N of the Manual of Procedures for Search and Screen Committees for Academic-Administrative positions. fmi–Faculty Senate office, x3263.

Catastrophic Leave Donation www-admn.csun/edu/ hrs/forms/pledge.pdf. To make a donation of sick leave and/or vacation leave, forward completed forms to Renee Venezia, manager, Payroll Administration, mail code 8228.

Department Chairs Appointed

New department chairs, all appointed for fall 2004–spring 2007 terms, include Janice Bell (Accounting and Information Systems), Craig Finney (Leisure Studies and Recreation), Richard Gunther (Systems and Operations Management), Rex Mitchell (Management), Peter Nwosu (Communication Studies), Diane Roscetti (Music), Teresa Williams-Leon (Asian American Studies), and George Uba (English). Lawrence Fleischer (Deaf Studies) resumes his chair appointment, ending in spring 2005.

Faculty and Staff Promotions To Professor
Irene Clark English
William De La Torre Edu. Leadership & Policy Studies
Robert Huff Health Sciences
Mehran Kamrava Political Science
Phillip Kligman Elementary Education
Taeboem Oh Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sabrina Peck Elementary Education
David Rodriguez Chicano/a Studies

To Associate Professor
David Ackerman Marketing
Elizabeth Bartle Sociology
Janna Beling Physical Therapy
Alberto Candel Mathematics
Cathy Costin Anthropology
David Diaz Urban Studies & Planning
Steven Dudgeon Biology
Vicki Ebin Health Sciences
Laura Edles Sociology
Rafi Efrat Business Law
Kellie Evans Mathematics
Terry Fuller Mathematics
Phillip Gorman Management
Robert Gustafson Cinema & Television Arts
Cynthia Heiss Family & Consumer Science
Hillary Hertzog Elementary Education
Amir Hussain Religious Studies
David Kretschmer Elementary Education
Kathie Marsaglia Geological Sciences
Lara Medina Chicano/a Studies
Deanna Murray Music
Margaret Roller Physical Therapy
Louis Rubino Health Sciences
Donna Sheng Physics & Astronomy
Kathryn Sorrells Communication Studies
Jonathan Stahl Cinema & Television Arts
Terry Sweeting Kinesiology
Brenda Timmerman Computer Science
Zhong-guo Zhou Finance, Real Estate & Insurance

To Associate Librarian
Mary Woodley Technical Services


MPA Class Schedule

The fall schedule of master of public administration classes is available at the Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning, Matador Bookstore Complex, Rm. 200. The college offers the graduate degree program evenings and weekends at the CSUN campus and in Burbank, Glendale and Thousand Oaks. fmi–x 5635, or

Test Preparation Classes

The Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning sponsors test preparation courses to prepare university students for the CBEST, CSET, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, RICA and SAT I exams. Classes meet evenings or weekends on campus. Brochures are available at the Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning, Matador Bookstore Complex, Rm. 100. fmi–(818) 225-8981, or

Youth Public Speaking Program

The Communication for Youth Institute is a six-week public speaking program for students in grades 5–12 offered by the Communication Studies Department. CYI takes place on Saturdays from 9–11:30 a.m. The institute’s fall session will begin on Saturday, October 2. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are available now. $20 materials fee. fmi–Ruth Kalin x6545.


Distinguished Visitors Speaking Program

Applications are now available for the 2004–2005 Distinguished Visitors Speaking Program. This program is designed to bring well-known speakers to California State University, Northridge. Applications are available in the Office of Graduate Studies or at under Current Events. The deadline is September 30. fmi–Hedy Carpenter, x2138.

Human Subjects Research Approval

Faculty and students performing research with human subjects must complete a Human Subjects Protocol Approval form. Original forms and nine copies must be submitted to the Research Office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Next deadline: Tue., Aug 31. Protocol submission forms are in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or can be downloaded from fmi–x2901.

Sabbatical Leave

Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave for the 2005–06 academic year should file an application with their department chairs no later than Friday, October 1. Applications and information about the sabbatical leave application process are available in departments or online via the Faculty Affairs Web site at fmi–Tyler DeAdder, x2962.

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