Oct. 14, 1996 Vol. I, No. 5
Formerly the U.I.B.
This section publishes general announcements of the kind that formerly appeared in the University Information Bulletin. The deadline for submitting items is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears. The deadline for the issue of Oct. 28 is Monday, Oct. 21. The deadline for the issue of Nov. 11 is Monday, Nov. 4.
Please submit items by sending them to mail drop 8242, faxing them to x4937, or emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USU Board of Directors
The University Student Union board of directors will meet Monday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. in the USU board room. All students are welcome.
fmi - x2491
Personnel Planning and Review Committee
The Personnel Planning and Review Committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. in conference room A in the President's office.
Educational Policies Committee
The Educational Policies Committee will meet Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Business Building, 2224.
Faculty Executive Committee
The Faculty Executive Meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. in conference room A in the President's office.
President Announces Charity Campaign
CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson announced the United California State Employees campaign will soon be under way throughout California and that Cal State Northridge will be participating again this year. The official kick-off for the campaign statewide is Wednesday, Oct. 16. Provost Louanne Kennedy has agreed to lead this year's drive on campus.
Wilson said: "This campaign gives all of us, as state employees, an opportunity to express caring for our communities and neighbors, and to assist many of the volunteer agencies which have helped Cal State Northridge and Southern California during past disasters, particularly the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
"Many recent events, like the Oklahoma City bombing and the recent destructive storms in the Southeast, underscore the important mission of these organizations and remind us that these volunteer agencies bring us closer together as a people and represent the very best of our national character.
"The campaign provides a quick and convenient opportunity to contribute to the charity of your choice. It is also a way for us to demonstrate pride, unity and caring as Californians, state employees and members
of the Cal State Northridge community. While I have been very proud of the generous contributions that many of you have made to the program in the past, I hope we will give even more this year."
Peer Education on Eating Disorders
Peer education on eating disorders is available for 30- to 60-minute presentations to campus classes, clubs or organizations and to the community. The trained peer educators belong to JADE (Joint Advocates for Disordered Eating), a prevention and education program.
Presentations focus on accepting one's body image, recognizing causes and symptoms of eating disorders, and providing information to friends who are overly concerned with their weight and appearance.
fmi - x7500
Nutrition Analysis Program
The Marilyn Magaram Center is sponsoring a state-of-the-art computer nutrition analysis program to assist people in identifying their strengths and weaknesses in dieting. Cost is $5 and is open to all students, faculty and staff. Sessions will be held Mondays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., and Thursdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m., in Fine Arts room 109.
fmi - Diet Analysis Interns, x3102
Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
The Office of Student Development and International Programs is offering information sessions on study abroad and domestic exchange opportunities. The one-hour sessions, which take place twice a month, are aimed at providing students with information about the National Exchange Program as well as the CSU International Program. Students may sign up for these sessions at the office, near the USU's west entrance.
fmi - Marta Rezvani-Lopez or John Charles, x3053
Request for Nominations
LesBiGayTrs (Institute for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Studies) is seeking nominations and self-nominations for its campus advisory board. Meetings are generally held once a month to plan programs that include campus speakers, roundtable discussions, student research competitions and presentations of creative work.
fmi - Donald Hall, x2011
There will be a faculty election for one senator-at-large position and for the following by-law changes:
- Setting and distributing agendas for standing committees.
- Incorporating the Academic Computing and Instructional Media Advisory committees into the Academic Technology Committee.
Faculty seeking the senator-at-large position are John Clendenning, English; David Rodriguez, Chicano Studies, and Johnie Scott, Pan African Studies. Information will be distributed the week of Oct. 21. The election will take place by paper ballot from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.
New Exercise Program
Team Ex Phys of the Kinesiology Department will sponsor a new exercise program open to the entire campus community. The course will be laid out for walking or running and will focus on helping students, staff or faculty start and maintain an exercise program.
The walk/run will be held from 12:10-12:35 p.m., and will be followed by a brown bag lunch from 12:45-1:10 p.m. every Wednesday. All participants should meet under the palm trees at the north end of the Kinesiology Building. Knowledgeable advice, testing and record- keeping will be provided to aid in motivating participants.
fmi - x3220
In an effort to recruit international students, international student advisors and transfer center directors from local community colleges have been invited by the Office of Student Development and International Programs to a luncheon at the University Club on Friday, Oct. 18. Organizers hope the event will provide a forum for networking and socializing among professional colleagues.
Expansion for Arts Educational Equity
The School of the Arts Educational Equity Program (AEEP) has been expanded into a new center called the Student Resource Center/EOP. Similar in many ways to the AEEP, the Student Resource Center/EOP will continue to provide advisement and counseling as well as many other services. This new center will also include targeting first time freshmen and transfers and a variety of students who are identified as "high risk." When referring students for service, direct them to Music 150. Office hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
fmi - x2024
Human Resource Training on the Net
Human Resource Services Training and Development Programs can now be accessed through Netscape. The web address in http://www-hrs.csun.edu/empdev/train96, or it can be accessed in the Human Resource Services homepage.
fmi - Carol Hallenbeck, x3820
Career Center Workshops
The Career Center is offering a variety of workshops on career assessment, resume writing, interview techniques and more. For dates and times of workshops, call the center or visit its homepage at http://www.csun.edu/~hfcar009.
fmi - x2878
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community extends its sympathy to Liucija Baskauskas, professor of anthropology, on the death of her father and to James Fleming, information technology support group, on the death of his wife, Margaret.
Opening a Private Practice
The Marilyn Magaram Center is sponsoring a lecture on the "Pros and Cons of Opening a Private Practice" by registered dietitian Marla Dishman on Monday, Oct. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in Fine Arts 107. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m.
fmi - x3102
Liberal Studies at Ventura Campus
The CSUN Ventura Campus will offer an information session for individuals interested in obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies on Monday, Oct. 14, at 5 p.m. on the campus, 2151 Alessandro Drive, Ventura. An advisor from the CSUN Liberal Studies Program will make a presentation about admission and course work requirements. Call to reserve a space.
fmi - (805) 654-4575 or (805) 656-3606
Television Network Workshop
The College of Extended Learning's Continuing Education Television Network will broadcast "Teaching With Style," a live, interactive workshop, Friday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Oviatt Library, lower level, rooms 1 and 5.
fmi - x2355
Urban Studies 25th Anniversary
The Urban Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held in the University Student Union's Grand Salon on Saturday, Oct., 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Con Howe, Los Angeles city planning director. Dinner is $25. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 15.
fmi - x2904 or x3850
Credential Student Orientation
Multiple subject credential candidates who plan to begin student teaching in spring, 1997, are expected to attend an orientation meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Santa Clarita Room of the University Student Union. Information will be provided regarding curriculum method requirements and school assignments. Concurrent Special Education Program students are also expected to attend.
fmi - Frank, x2621
Chemistry Seminar Series
- Mark Midland, a professor from UC Riverside, will speak on "Molecular Modeling in Organic Chemistry," on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. in Science 2247.
- Richard Kaner, a professor from UCLA, will discuss talk "Conducting Polymer Membranes for Separations," on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. in Science 2247.
fmi - Hettie Sawatzke, x3381
The Career Center will host a job festival on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Student Union. Open to all students. Dress to impress and bring you resume.
fmi - x2878
Cultural Outing With DIG LA
DIG LA (Discover, Inquire and Grow in Los Angeles) will sponsor a visit to Buddhist and Hindu temples on Saturday, Oct. 26. Teachings about both cultures and their philosophies will be featured. All are invited to participate. Cost is $10 for students, $12 for non-students. Space is limited. Contact the Student Development office to register.
fmi - Fatemah Mahyari or Shannon Crouse, x2393
American Heart Walk
The Healthy Choice American Heart Walk will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27, on campus. Volunteers and walkers are encouraged to sign up with Volunteer Services in the Career Center. The event is sponsored by the American Heart Assn.
fmi - Volunteer Services, x2871 or x3260
Fee Waiver Applications Due
Faculty and staff interested in the employee and faculty dependent/spouse fee waiver programs for spring, 1997, should contact Carol Hallenbeck (x2173 or email, email@example.com) for an application packet. Deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 25. Continuing participants in both programs will automatically receive packets and should return them by Nov. 20. Changes in admission status for continuing participants are due Oct. 25. Fee deadline is Nov. 20. Faculty dependent/spouse program participants should follow the deadlines and procedures in the schedule of classes and their fee waiver packets. The fee waiver program is in the Office of Human New and Resource Services, Administration Park, Dome 702. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x2173.
Resident Director Applications
The CSU International Programs is accepting applications for:
The position provides qualified faculty members with an opportunity to be a vital part of the special experience of students involved in inter-cultural learning, to develop their administrative skills and to utilize their international communicative skills in a rewarding, professional environment.
- Five one-year, full-time resident director positions in France, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe position runs from January through December, 1998);
- One full-time, one-year regional director position in Japan/East Asia.
Faculty from all disciplines, minorities, women and those who have never had the opportunity previously to serve in one of these positions are especially encouraged to apply.
The deadline for the return of applications to the Office of International Programs, Long Beach, is Dec. 1.
Application materials and further information may be obtained from Tom Spencer-Walters, international programs, Office of the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies, Research, and International Programs; x2138 or x5832; fax: x4691; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 14, 1996