Oct. 28, 1996 Vol. I, No. 6


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 Nov. 11 is Monday, Nov. 4. The deadline for the issue of Nov. 25 is Monday, Nov. 18.
Please submit items by sending them to mail drop 8242, faxing them to (818) 677-4937, or e-mailing them to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee
The Personnel Planning and Review Committee of the Faculty Senate will meet Wed., Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. in Conference Room A of the president's office.

Faculty Senate Meeting
The Faculty Senate will meet Thurs., Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. in the USU's Pasadena Room.

Campus Wide Disabilities Issues Board Meeting
The Campus Wide Disabilities Issues Board meeting for the fall 1996 semester will be held Thurs., Oct. 31, in Conference Room A of the president's office from 1 to 3 p.m. Members and consultants are invited to submit items in writing by noon Tues., Oct. 29, to Steve Loving, Building "O," mail drop: 2684.


Grant Proposals Invited
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is inviting proposals for the National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program for 1997. Research topics include: natural resources and the environment, nutrition, food quality and health, plant systems, animal systems, markets, trade and policy, and new products and processes. Application deadlines vary according to program. fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901

Textbook Buyback
The Matador Bookstore will begin a weekly book buyback starting Nov. 1. Bring your unwanted textbooks to the bookstore's north window every Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Volunteers Wanted
The Career Center's Volunteer Services program is seeking campus volunteers for two separate events to help with booths, ticket-taking and costuming a Halloween Carnival and Haunted House. Call to sign-up.
fmi - x2871

Teleconference Videotape
The FL & L Language Lab (aka LLRC/Language Learning Resource Center) and the CSUN Television Network co-hosted the McGraw Hill Teleconference: "Integrating Technology into the Language Curriculum." Faculty and staff interested in viewing the taped video-conference may do so in the Language Lab (LLRC) ZC1595.
fmi - Pat Miller, x3452

Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community extends its sympathy to:

Our thoughts are with all of them.


Lecture on God and the Cosmos
A lecture on the relationship between God and the cosmos will take place Mon., Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in the USU's Santa Clarita Room. The lecture entitled "God and the Big Bang: Discovering Harmony Between Science and Spirituality," will be given by Daniel C. Matt, a professor at G.T.U., Berkeley. This event is sponsored by the College of Humanities and CSUN Hillel.
fmi - 886-5101

Open Forums About PSI Awards
Information about PSI (performance salary increase) awards will be presented at four identical open forums to be conducted by Stephen Montgomery, Director of Human Resources, in the USU's Santa Clarita Room. All campus staff are invited. Awards for faculty will not be discussed.

fmi - x2118

Guest Speaker on Domestic Violence
Peggie Reyna, the Deaf and Disabled Services and In Power Women's Self-Defense program coordinator for the L.A. Commission on Assaults Against Women, will speak about her experience as a battered woman and her work in the deaf community on Wed., Oct. 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 205.
fmi - Women's Studies Department, x3110

Music Shoppe Sale
The Arts Council Music Shoppe is having a sale in the Music Department Courtyard on Wed., Oct. 30, and Thurs., Oct. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Collector's and one-of-a kind items, priced from 25 cents to $10. Proceeds go to music scholarships. Come early for best selections.
fmi - x3180

Geological Sciences Lecture Series

fmi - x3541

Southern California Matrix Theory Meeting
The Department of Mathematics will host the 10th Southern California Matrix Theory meeting on Sat., Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All talks will take place in Science 2246. Speakers include Robert Grone (SDSU); Charles Johnson (College of William & Mary); Chi Kwong Li (College of William & Mary), ARuss Merris (CSU Hayward); Hans Schneider (University of Wisconsin, Madison), and Al Sethuraman (CSUN). Hans Schneider, past president of the International Linear Algebra Society, will be awarding the Hans Schneider prize in linear algebra posthumously to R.C. Thompson (UCSB), who passed away earlier this year.
fmi - Michael Neubauer, x4772

Portfolio Expert Available
Karen Maitland Schilling, a professor of psychology from Miami University of Ohio, will be on campus Mon., Nov. 4 and Tues., Nov. 5, meeting with various groups to discuss portfolio assessment. An open meeting for faculty, students and staff has been arranged for Mon., Nov. 4 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the University Club. Refreshments will be served.
fmi - Mary Ankeny, x2969

Women's Club Dinner Party
The University's Women's Club will have an informal potluck dinner for new faculty and administrative wives and husbands, and teaching faculty women with or without significant others on Sat., Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Del and Betsy Stelck. Their home is located at 9411 Lasaine Ave. in Northridge (west of Louis, south of Plummer). Each couple is asked to bring a salad or hot dish. Wine, coffee and dessert will be provided. RSVP to Betsy or Del at (818) 886-1170.

Chemistry Seminar Series

fmi - Hettie Sawatzke, x3381

Historical Lecture
The campus community is invited to a lecture on "Jose de Ziga and the Vanished World of Spanish San Diego" by Jack S. Williams on Tues., Nov. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in the University Club. A reception will follow. This event is sponsored by the History Department, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society and CSUN Historical Association. Call to reserve a seat.
fmi - x3566

Exercise Program For Seniors
Stephen Loy, professor of kinesiology, will present exercise programs for seniors with a tour of the addition to kinesiology building and its new facilities on Tues., Nov. 12, in room 274 of the kinesiology building. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Retired Faculty Association and CFA.
fmi - Harold Giedt, (818) 363-6272

Day of Dialogue
Project Community is hosting a "Day of Dialogue" on Wed., Nov. 13, in the USU's Grand Salon and other rooms in the USU. This program was created by the City Attorney's Office in response to the city's unrest following the O.J. Simpson verdict. Two sessions will be held, one in the morning and one in the evening. The Day of Dialogue hopes to create an open discussion focusing on diversity, inclusion and unity.
fmi - Wendy Yost, x2393


Gerontology Scholarship
The Monja Marchand Scholarship Award in Gerontology Studies is being offered by the SAGE Society to a graduate student whose academic program includes a substantial emphasis on aging. For application forms, contact Jean Daniels in the Center for Education and Research in Gerontology. The deadline is Dec. 1. The scholarship of $500 will be awarded February 15, 1997.

Fellowship Opportunity Family Environmental Sciences is offering a fellowship opportunity for students who wish to work with children and their families. The fellowship will offer $5,000 over two semesters. Undergraduates and graduates are invited to apply. Brochures and applications are available in Prairie Street 448. The deadline to apply is Dec. 1.
fmi - x3051

College of Education To Be Reviewed
The College of Education at Cal State Northridge is scheduled for an accreditation review April 13-16, 1997, by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for initial or continuing accreditation.

Both NCATE and CSUN recognize graduates, parents, schools and community organizations have valuable perspectives on the quality of the programs that prepare teachers and other school personnel.

We invite interested parties to submit written testimony on the College of Education to: Board of Examiners NCATE 2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20036-1023

Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered at Cal State Northridge, and should specify the respondent's relationship, if any, to the institution (i.e., graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates). Copies of all correspondence received will be sent to Cal State Northridge for comment prior to review. No anonymous or oral testimony will be considered. Letters of comment should be received by Jan. 31, 1997.

Faculty Retreat
The faculty retreat will be held at the Casa Sirena Marina Resort on Jan. 21, 22 and 23, 1997. The Faculty Retreat Committee has made the following changes to previous announcements:

fmi - Faculty Senate Office, x3263

Classes and Courses

Defensive Driving Course
A defensive driving course will be offered Thurs., Nov. 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the USU's South Valley Room. Faculty, staff and student employees who drive a state vehicle (including carts) in the course of their work must complete this class. This class no longer needs to be repeated every four years. Space is limited and a $20 fee per person will be charged to your department. Call the Environmental Health and Safety Office for reservations.
fmi - x2401

October 28, 1996