September 20, 2004 Vol. IX, No. 3


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 October 4 issue is Monday, September 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, 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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Tuesday, Sept. 21

Northridge Toastmasters

Every first Wednesday and third Tuesday of the month, the Toastmasters meet from 121 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 leadership, management and public speaking skills. fmiSabrina Rife, x5700.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Benefits Fair

The Office of Human Resources, Benefits Administration, will host a benefits fair in the Sierra Center, Special Events Room, from 10 a.m.2 p.m. Information about insurance and other benefits-related topics will be provided by representatives of various medical carriers. fmiKim McNeal, x3810 or Cathy Salazar, x 2119.

Wednesday, Sept. 22Thursday, Oct. 7

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center kicks off its Brown Bag Film Series in Sequoia Hall 112. Admission is free.
"How to Get Fat Without Really Trying"
Wed., Sept. 22, 10:3011:30 a.m.
Thu., Sept. 23, 34 p.m.
"Fat Like Me: How to Win the Weight War"
Wed., Oct. 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Thu., Oct. 7, 34 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 24

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a public lecture titled "Theorizing Justification" at 4 p.m. in Sierra Hall, Room 120. Peter Graham, assistant philosophy professor at UC Riverside, will be the guest speaker. fmix2757 or visit

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Nutrition Lecture

The Marilyn Magaram Center Nutrition Lecture series will have its first speaker, nutritionist Alan Aragon, from 2:305 p.m. His talk, "A Hard Look at America's Favorite Diets," will be held in Sequoia Room 104. Admission is free.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Clubs and Organizations

The annual Clubs and Organizations Recognition Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center and in the Business and Economics Building. Mandatory for all campus clubs and organizations, the event must be attended by two officers from each organization. Registration deadline: 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the Matador Involvement Center. fmix5111.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Breakfast at CSUN Series

The Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning sponsors education and networking seminars for human resources professionals in the community. The series launches October 6 from 7:309 a.m. with a talk on communication in the business environment, presented by CSUN communication studies professor Elizabeth Berry. fmix4852.

Tuesdays, Oct. 12 and 26, and Nov. 9 and 23

CELT Faculty Book Group

Faculty are invited to join the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching's book group, facilitated by Barbara Kroll (English, Linguistics/TESL), to discuss "Reflections on Multiliterate Lives." The group will meet from 2:153:15 p.m. in Sierra Hall 439. Registration is limited to 12 participants. fmix6536 or

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 25 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 22
University Hall 277

USU Board Meets 1 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 27
USU Grand Salon

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 24 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 29
University Hall 211

Foundation Board

Meets 6 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 29
fmiJudy Landy, x4197

Senate Executive Committee

Meets 14:30 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 30
University Hall 277


Retention, Tenure and Promotion

President Jolene Koester, Provost Harry Hellenbrand and Interim Associate Vice President Penelope Jennings will be available to meet with interested candidates for an informal discussion on retention, tenure and promotion on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 2:304:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room of the University Student Union. fmix2962

New Section 600 Manuals

All full-time faculty should have received the 200405 edition of Section 600 from their departments. Faculty who have not received it should consult with their departments or download a copy from the Office of Faculty Affairs Web site at

CSU International Opportunities for Faculty

The Academic Council on International Programs and the California State University Office of International Programs have developed opportunities for professional development for CSU faculty. The Wang Faculty Fellowship Program and resident director positions provide outlets for faculty development, collaborative research, teaching with international colleagues, and working with outstanding CSU students. Especially encouraged are resident director assignments at program locations in China, France, Japan, Mexico or Spain. fmiKofi Akwabi-Ameyaw at, or visit

Assistive Services & Equipment

The 200405 budget for the CSU Disabled Employees Program will include funding for the Assistive Equipment/Auxiliary Assistance Program for campus employees with disabilities. Requests for both assistive equipment and auxiliary assistance must be submitted at the same time and sent to mail drop 8208 no later than Friday, Oct. 15. fmiPatty Murray, x2077.


Youth Public Speaking

The Communication for Youth Institute (CYI) is a six-week public speaking program for students in grades 512 offered by the Communication Studies Department. CYI takes place on Saturdays from 911:30 a.m. The fall session will begin on Saturday, Oct. 2. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. $20 materials fee. fmiRuth Kalin, x6545.

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:


Speakers Program

Applications are now available for the 20042005 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 Thursday, September 30. fmiHedy 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., Sept. 28. Next meeting: Tue., Oct. 12. Protocol submission forms are in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, University Hall 265, or can be downloaded from fmix2901.

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