Nov. 11, 1996 Vol. I, No. 7



This section publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines and classes and courses of interest to the university community. The deadline for submitting items is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears. The deadline for the issue of Nov. 25 is Mon., Nov. 18. The deadline for the issue of Dec. 9 is Mon., Dec. 2.

Please submit items by sending them to mail drop 8242, faxing them to x4937, or e-mailing them to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu.


USU Board of Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting will be Mon., Nov. 11, at 5 p.m. in the USU Board Room. All students are welcome.

fmi - x2491

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

The Planning and Review Committee will meet on Wed., Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. in conference room A of the president's trailer.

Faculty Executive Committee

The Faculty Executive Committee will meet on Thurs., Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. in conference room A of the president's trailer.

Foundation Board of Directors Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Cal State Northridge Foundation will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Thurs., Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. in the Dance Studio, Room 292, of the Kinesiology Building. The meeting is open to the public.

fmi - x2150


Vice President Search Procedure Set

The Faculty Senate approved the following policy item on Oct. 10, 1996; it was subsequently approved by President Blenda J. Wilson. It sets criteria for establishing a search and screen committee for the position of vice president for University Relations. The policy reads as follows:

Applicants for the vice president for University Relations shall be screened by a nine-member committee composed of four presidential appointees, one of whom shall be a member recommended by the University Foundation and another of whom shall be a member recommended by the Alumni Association, the President of the Associated Students or designee, the President of the Faculty or designee and three members selected by the Personnel Planning and Review Committee. It is strongly recommended that the Search and Screen committee include members familiar with the duties and responsibilities of the Office of University Relations. In support of the policy, the Senate noted, "The nine member search and screen committee is needed to provide for all constituent groups to be represented on the committee."

Applications Accepted for Ventura Campus

CSUN's Ventura Campus is now accepting graduate and undergraduate applications for the fall 1997 semester. Undergraduate students wishing to attend the Ventura Campus must have a minimum of 56 transferable units. Applicants must obtain official transcripts from any colleges they have previously attended as part of the application process.

fmi - (805) 654-4575

Employment Recruitment Schedule

Departments may request to begin recruitment to fill staff and professional vacancies by submitting a personnel requisition form to the Office of Human Resource Services. Requisitions received on time and given the necessary clearances will be posted in the Employment Opportunities listing.

The following requisition and recruitment schedule has been established for the next few months to accommodate the dates the campus will be closed for the holidays. Requisition due dates will continue to be Mondays at noon. Recruitment will begin on Fridays, with the exception of Mon., Dec. 2.

Reqs. DueRecr. BeginsRecr. Closes
Mon., 11/11Fri., 11/15Mon., 12/2
Mon., 11/18Fri., 11/22Mon., 12/9
Mon., 11/25Mon., 12/2Mon., 12/16
Mon., 12/2Fri., 12/6Thu., 12/19
Mon., 12/9Fri., 12/13Thu., 1/2
Mon., 12/16Fri., 12/20Thu., 1/16
Mon., 1/6Fri., 1/10Thu., 1/23

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 on 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

Take IX Applications Invited

Take IX, the interactive orientation group designed to educate new students on issues dealing with college life, is seeking 10 applicants of all ethnic backgrounds. Hours must be flexible. A $600 stipend and priority registration will be provided as compensation. Interested applicants may pick up an application in the Office of Student Development or e-mail: cas23147@email.csun.edu

fmi - Christine Suarez, x2393

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Kenyon Chan (Asian American Studies), whose father Gene passed away Monday, Nov. 4.


Ethics and Values Colloquium

The next Ethics and Values Colloquium meeting will be Wed., Nov. 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in the Bank Building room 1. Ashin Matin-Asgari will speak on Islamic ethics.

fmi - Crerar Douglas, x3940 or Jim Kellenberger, x2752

Hazmobile Collection Days

The November household hazardous waste collection schedule for the month is Nov. 14-16 and Nov. 21-23 in Reseda at the Los Angeles Municipal Building parking lot.

fmi - Cyndi Signett, x2477

Premiere Screening of Himalayan Herders

The premiere screening of "Himalayan Herders," a film by Naomi Bishop (Anthropology) that spans a ten-year period of a Himalayan village, will be held in the USU's Theatre on Thu., Nov. 14, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Reception immediately following in the South Valley Room.

fmi - x3331

ACM Regional Programming Contest

The 1996-1997 Association for Computing Machinery Southern California regional programming contest will be held Sat., Nov. 16, at CSUN. Forty teams from colleges and universities in Southern California will participate in an all-day programming contest in the Mac Dome in Engineering Field.

Volunteer Opportunity

The Career Center's Volunteer Services is seeking volunteers to help coordinate and educate students for National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Nov. 17-23.

fmi - Katy McGriffin at (310) 397-2570

The Politics of AIDS

A presentation by Stella Theodoulou (Political Science) on "The Politics of AIDS" will take place Tue., Nov. 19, at noon in room 245 of Sierra Hall. Lunch will be provided.

fmi - x3317

Films on Nutrition

The Marilyn Magaram Center will present free films on food safety and low fat cooking on Wed., Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. in room 107 of the Fine Arts Building.

fmi - x3102

Geological Sciences Lecture Series

To conclude the fall 1996 Geological Sciences Lecture Series, Ronald Bloom of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will present a lecture titled "Remote Sensing--What Good is it Anyway?" on Wed., Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in Science Court 516. Refreshments will be served.

fmi - x3541

Lecture on Gender in Higher Education

Julia Wood, Nelson Hairston Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will give a lecture titled "Moving Gender into the Center of Knowledge" on Thu., Nov. 21, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in Sierra Hall 100.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry, x2857

The World of Cyberchat

To discover the world of Internet chats, join professors Jerry Schutte and Sheila Harbet as they demonstrate "mIRC" on Thu., Nov. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Sierra Hall 107. Questions to be addressed will include: what is "mIRC?;" how is it accessed?; and how is it used to carry out multiple "sub group" discussions?

fmi - x4049

Presentation of Cuban Documentary

Julian Nava (History) will present a documentary/lecture titled "Voices From Cuba Today: The Future of U.S.-Cuban Relations After the Cold War" on Tue., Nov. 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the University Club. It will be followed by a reception until 4 p.m.

fmi - x3317


Experts Directory Submissions

The submissions deadline for Cal State Northridge's 1997 Experts Directory is Fri., Nov. 22. Faculty and staff who want to be included in the book--which is sent to news media around the country to help them find experts on a variety of subjects--can pick up copies of an experts information survey from Carmen Ramos Chandler in the Office of Public Relations at x2130, or e-mail her at cchandler@exec.csun.edu.


Defensive Driving Course

A defensive driving course will be offered Thu., Nov. 14, from 1 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. The 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

November 11, 1996