October 18, 2004 Vol. IX, No. 5



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Events
Tuesday, Oct. 19

China Institute Lecture

History professor Richard Horowitz will lecture on "Foreigners in China's Service? Robert Hart and the Chinese Maritime Customs Administration, 1863–1908" at 10 a.m. in Conference Room 211, University Hall. The event is sponsored by the China Institute, the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs, and the History Department. fmi–x2138 or zsu@csun.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Wednesday, Nov. 3

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

CalPERS Home Loan Program

California Public Employees' Retirement System representative Claudia Manly will discuss how CalPERS' Member Home Loan Program can help in buying or refinancing a home, at noon on the garden level of the Oviatt Library, Human Resources Training Room 16. fmi–Professional Development Programs, x3820, mail drop 8229, or www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/training.

Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Oct. 21

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center continues its Brown Bag Film Series in Sequoia Hall 112. Admission is free.
"From Concept to Consumer—Food Product Development"and "The Great Food Fight"
Wed., Oct 20, 11:30–12:30 p.m.
Thu., Oct. 21, 3–4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20–Wednesday, Oct. 27

Union Program Council Events

Wed., Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m.: Free crafts event, USU. Supplies are limited.
Sat., Oct. 23, 9:30 a.m.: Horseback riding; transportation provided, $10 registration fee.
Wed., Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.: Student art exhibit, Grand Salon, USU. Free.
fmi and registration–x2491.

Friday, Oct. 22

CSUN-PGA Golf Tournament

The Cal State Northridge Professors Golf Association tournament will be held at Elkins Ranch in Fillmore on Friday, October 22. CSUN faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to participate in the event, at which Say-Peng Lim (Physics and Astronomy) will seek an unprecedented third consecutive victory. fmi–Don Cameron, camerontrs@aol.com or (805)480-9845.

Friday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 26

Faculty CELT Programs

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching offers "Teaching in our Diverse Classrooms" from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Fri., Oct 22, in the Sierra Center's Special Events Room (registration required). "Beck Brown Bag--Judge Julian Beck Grant Recipients Share Their Project Results" is set for 12:30–2 p.m. on Tue., Oct. 26 in the CELT Conference Room, Sierra Hall 439. fmi and RSVP–Kelly Kroeker, x6536, or kelly.kroeker@csun.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Tax-Sheltered Annuities

Derek Giacomazzi of AXA Advisors, LLC, will discuss tax-sheltered annuities, sponsored by the Office of Human Resources, Professional Development Programs, from 10–11:30 a.m. on the Oviatt Library's garden level, Human Resources Training Room 16. fmi–Professional Development Programs x3820, mail drop 8229, or www-admn.csun.edu/hrs/training/index.html.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Nutrition Lecture

The Marilyn Magaram Center's Nutrition Lecture series will feature public affairs specialist Laurel Eu from 2:30–4 p.m., discussing "Food Labeling and the New Food Guide Pyramid," in Sequoia Hall, Room 104. Admission is free. fmi–x3102

Thursday, Oct. 28

Christians in Academia

USC philosophy professor Dallas Willard will give a presentation on "Christians in the World of Academia: Do They Have Anything to Say?" at a brown bag lunch at noon in the Thousand Oaks Room, University Student Union. Students are welcome. The event is sponsored by the Christian Faculty and Staff Association, which meets at noon the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. fmi–www.csun.edu/science/cfsa/

Monday, Nov. 1

UNICO Golf Classic

The annual UNICO (Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, Opportunity) District 1 Charity Golf Tournament kicks off with registration at 9:30 a.m. at the California Country Club, 1509 S. Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Benefiting the College of Humanities' Italian Language and Culture Program, the event features contests, a 5 p.m. banquet and an auction. fmi or registration– (626) 445-0225 or visit www.unicosgv.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

Entertainment Lecture

Award-winning Japanese film director/producer Jun'ichi Suzuki will give a lecture titled "Entertainment vs. Engagement" at 12:30 p.m. in Manzanita Hall, Room 130. The lecture will be in Japanese with English translation. fmi–Akiko Hirota, x3460, or www.junichisuzuki.com.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2–5 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 20
University Hall 277

Union Program Council

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

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 27
University Hall 211

Senate Executive Committee

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

Notices

Student Affairs Interim Directors

Student Affairs administrators Gary Sanderson and Mary Ann Cummins-Prager have accepted interim director posts for Cal State Northridge's National Center on Deafness (NCOD) and its Center on Disabilities, respectively. Sanderson served as NCOD administrative staff interpreter and Cummins-Prager was coordinator of Students with Disabilities Resources. The two appointments are effective through June 30, 2005.

Academic Year Manuals

All full-time faculty members should have received a copy of the 2004–05 academic year edition of the Section 600 manual. All part-time faculty should have received a copy of the 2004–05 academic year edition of the Section 700 manual. Those who have not received copies should contact their department secretary. These manuals are also available online at www.csun.edu/~facacct/policies.

Classes

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 labs unless otherwise noted:
Deadlines

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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