October 4, 2004 Vol. IX, No. 4


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 18 issue is Monday, October 11. 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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Tuesdays, Oct. 5 and 12

Faculty CELT Programs

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching offers "Moving Your Course Online" from 12:30-2 p.m. on Tue., Oct. 5, and "Student Response Technology and Classroom Assessment Techniques" from 12:30-2 p.m. on Tue., Oct. 12. Both sessions will be in the CELT Conference Room, Sierra Hall 439. fmi and RSVP-Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or kelly.kroeker@csun.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Breakfast at CSUN Series

The Roland Tseng College of Extended Learning launches education and networking seminars for human resources professionals at 7:30 a.m. with a talk on communication in the business environment, presented by CSUN communications professor Elizabeth Berry. fmi-x4852.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 7

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center continues its Brown Bag Film Series in Sequoia Hall 112. Admission is free. "Fat Like Me: How to Win the Weight War" will screen on Wed., Oct. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Thu., Oct. 7, 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 6-Sunday, Oct. 17

Union Program Council Events

fmi and registration-x2491.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 19

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. fmi-Sabrina Rife, x5700.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Open Forum on Campus Technology

How does information technology affect your life? How well does it support the CSUN community? Chief Information Officer Spero Bowman and Chief Technology Officer Steven Fitzgerald will lead an "Open Forum on Campus Technology" from 9-10:30 a.m. in Sequoia Hall 250A. Refreshments provided. fmi and RSVP-x5700.

Friday, Oct. 8

Learning Centered University Symposium

A symposium titled "The Learning Centered University: Where Are We Going, Where Have We Been?" is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Satellite Student Union, Shoshone Room. President Jolene Koester will welcome guests; Provost Harry Hellenbrand and Faculty President Ronald McIntyre will preside. Panels of successful practices and poster session presentations are planned. fmi-x2957.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Professional Development

Human Resource Services Professional Development Programs sponsors a talk by psychologist Debra Mandel on "Achieving Higher Job Satisfaction" at 1:30 p.m. in the Oviatt Library's HR Training Room 16, garden level. Register at www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/training/courses/registration.htm. fmi-x3820.

Tuesdays, Oct. 12 and 26

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 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Sierra Hall 439. Registration is limited to 12 participants. fmi-Kelly Kroeker, x6536 or kelly.kroeker@csun.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 14

CalPERS Pension Overview

Retirement issues will be discussed by a California Public Employees' Retirement System representative at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Oviatt Library, Human Resources Training Room 16. fmi-x3820, mail drop 8229, or www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/training/index.html.

Friday, Oct. 15

New Voices and Wings Awards

Student writers whose work appears in this year's edition of "New Voices" and "Wings" will be honored at an English Department awards event at 3 p.m. in the USU Grand Salon. fmi or RSVP-Tina Chewning, tina.l.chewning@csun.edu, or x4111.

Sunday, Oct. 17

CalPERS Home Loans

California Public Employee's Retirement System representative Claudia Manly will discuss how CalPERS' Member Home Loan Program can help in buying or refinancing a home, at 1 p.m. in the Oviatt Library's Human Resources Training Room 16. fmi-x3820, mail drop 8229, or www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/training.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2-5 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 6
University Hall 277

Union Program Council

Meets 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
USU Flintridge Room

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 13
University Hall 211

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 14
Oviatt Library Presentation Room 81

USU Board

Meets 1 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 18
USU Grand Salon


Our Deepest Sympathy

The university community and Physical Plant Management offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gabriel Vega (Physical Plant Management) on the passing of his mother.

Administrative Candidates Registry

In accordance with Appendix N of the Manual of Procedures for Search and Screen Committees, and the university’s administrative manual section 600, any employees interested in administrative position openings are requested to submit current vitae stating their interests and experiences. This information will be maintained on file within the Office of Equity and Diversity. fmi-x2077.


Student Projects Grants

The University Corporation’s Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for funding of innovative projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in The University Corporation office (third floor, Sierra Center) or online at www.csun.edu/universitycorporation/. Proposals are due in that office by 5 p.m. Mon., Nov. 15. fmi-Liz Kioussis, liz.kioussis@csun.edu.

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., Oct. 26. Next meeting: Tue., Nov. 9. 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.

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