September 7, 2004 Vol. IX, No. 2
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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Monday, Sept. 13–Thursday, Sept. 16
Counseling Services Workshops
University Counseling Services (UCS) kicks off its free fall semester groups, workshops and services for students who need help with stress and time management, eating disorders and other problems. Sessions will be held in the UCS, located in the Student Services Building, Room 520, unless otherwise noted. fmi–x2366.
- Making Connections
Strategies for overcoming social anxieties and shyness.
Mon., Sept. 13, 1–3 p.m. (6 meetings)
- Incest Survivors Group
Discussions on incest, rape and physical abuse.
Tue., Sept. 14, 1–2:30 p.m.
- Human Relations Training
Exploration of opportunities to bridge racial, class, gender and other divisions. Students may receive one unit of independent study.
Tue., Sept. 14, 2–3:45 p.m.
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Support Group
Discussions on personal development, sexuality, friendships and intimate relationships.
Tue., Sept. 14, 5–6:30 p.m.
- Building Self-Esteem
Wed., Sept. 15, 3–5 p.m.
- Bipolar Support Group
Wed., Sept. 15, 2–3:30 p.m., in Students with Disabilities Resources conference room, Student Services Building, Room 110
- Overcoming Procrastination
Thu., Sept. 16, 2–4 p.m. (8 meetings)
Tuesday, Sept. 21
Celebrating Freedom to Read
Faculty and librarians will recognize national Banned Books Week (September 24–October 1) by reading from children's books that have been banned or challenged, in a free presentation set for 7 p.m. in the Oviatt Library's Presentation Room. Excerpts from J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series and Shel Silverstein's "A Light in the Attic" will be featured. Event coordinators are librarian Kimberly Embleton and English professor Joseph Thomas. An exhibition of banned books will be on view through Friday, Oct. 1 in the library lobby. fmi-Kimberly Embleton, x5336.
Tuesday, Sept. 21
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, Oviatt Library. Build leadership, management and public speaking skills. fmi–Sabrina Rife, x5700.
Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets 2–5 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 8
University Hall 277
Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 9
Oviatt Library Presentation Room 81
Meets 1 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 13
University Planning and Budget Group
Meets 1–3 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 15
University Hall 277
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 15
University Hall 211
North Campus-University Park Corporation
Meets 9 a.m.
Tue., Sept. 21
University Hall 250
Meets 6 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 29
fmi–Judy Landy, x4197
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Harry Hellenbrand reminds faculty members that university policy requires them to accommodate students when examinations conflict with religious observances. The provost urges faculty to refrain from scheduling exams on days likely to affect many students' observances. For help in evaluating requests to re-schedule exams for such purposes, call the Office of Faculty Affairs, x2962.
Approved Policy Item
President Jolene Koester has approved a change in the faculty bylaws providing for the inclusion of a Faculty Senate representative from the Athletics Department faculty.
Faculty Senate Election
A faculty election will be held for the senator-at-large seat vacated by systems and operations management professor Albert Kinderman, who has retired. Faculty members who have not yet been nominated and who wish to run for the two-year position, which begins in fall 2004, may submit a petition signed by 15 faculty members. Together with a brief biography, the petition should be submitted to the Faculty Senate Office by 5 p.m. on Thu., Sept. 23. fmi–Sandy Horwitz, x3263.
Catastrophic Leave Donation
Mae Graham (Residential Life and Conferences Services) is currently out on a medical leave of absence and is unable to return to work at this time. Her medical leave credits have been exhausted and she is requesting catastrophic leave donations on her behalf. The catastrophic leave donation form may be accessed at 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.
University Counseling Services' Student Suicide/Depression Prevention Speakers Bureau is offering presentations to classes. fmi–Marshall Bloom, x2366.
Eating Disorders Presentations
The Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) program offers 30 to 60 minute presentations facilitated by trained CSUN student peer educators. The presentations promote awareness of the causes, risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders, provide referrals for professional help, and encourage accepting attitudes toward body shape. To schedule, e-mail JADE coordinator Ellen Mayer at email@example.com, call the JADE office at x7500, or visit the University Counseling Services office, Student Services Building, Room 520.
Court and Medical Interpreting
The Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning offers a free orientation and testing session on Saturday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. to noon, to acquaint the community with its court and medical interpreting programs. Classes prepare bilingual people for careers in the public and private sectors. The orientation takes place at the Charles H. Noski Auditorium. fmi–x4769, or www.csun.edu/tsengcollege.
ITR Faculty/Staff Training
Information Technology Resources (ITR) provides free training workshops for CSUN faculty and staff. The training labs are located on the garden level of the Oviatt Library in the Windows lab unless otherwise noted:
- Access for Beginners
Prerequisite: Basic Windows knowledge (NT or higher)
Thu., Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
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 www.csun.edu/graduatestudies under Current Events. The deadline is September 30. fmi–Hedy Carpenter, x2138.
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 meeting date: Tue., Sept. 14. Next deadline: Tue., Sept. 28. Protocol submission forms are in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or can be downloaded from www.csun.edu/research. fmi–x2901.
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 www.csun.edu/facultyaffairs. fmi–Tyler DeAdder, x2962.
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