Nov. 25, 1996 Vol. I, No. 8



For Your Information 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 Dec. 9 is Mon., Dec. 2. The deadline for the issue of Jan. 13 is Mon., Jan. 6.

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

Public Meetings

Educational Equity Committee Meeting
The Educational Equity Committee will meet Mon., Nov. 25, from 3 -5 p.m. in the president's office conference room C.

USU Board of Directors Meeting
The USU Board of Directors will meet Mon., Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. in the USU Board Room. All students are welcome.
fmi - x2491

Personnel Planning and Review Committee Meeting
The Personnel Planning and Review Committee will meet Wed., Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in the president's office conference room A.

Educational Policies Committee Meeting
The Educational Policies Committee will meet Wed., Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in Business Building room 2224.

Faculty Senate Meeting
The Faculty Senate will meet Thu., Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in the USU's Pasadena Room.

Foundation Board Meeting
The Board of Directors of the CSUN Foundation will hold its regular quarterly meeting Thu., Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. in the dance studio, room 292, of the Kinesiology Building.
fmi - x 2150


Employees Campaign Begins
The United California State Employees Campaign begins Mon., Nov. 25, and continues through Fri., Dec. 13.
fmi - Don Glynn in Human Resource Services, x2119

New Chargeback Requisitions
All campus service providers will be using new chargeback requisitions effective Dec. 1. If you have not received the packet containing copies of all of the new chargeback requisitions, contact Accounting Systems.
fmi - x2547 or e-mail: janice.griffin@csun.edu.

Faculty Election Results
The results of the faculty election are as follows: John Clendenning, English, won the election for senator-at-large. The two bylaws changes passed regarding Article V, Section 2, setting and distributing agendas for standing committee; and Article V, Section 2.1 and Article VI, Section 1.2, to incorporate the Academic Computing Committee and Instructional Media Advisory Committee into the Academic Technology Committee.
fmi - x3263

Faculty Retreat
Openings are still available for the faculty retreat that will be held on Jan. 21-23 at the Casa Sirena Marina Resort. To sign up, contact the Faculty Senate Office.
fmi - Arlene Noar, x3263, or e-mail: arlene.noar@csun.edu.

Junior Faculty Mentor Program
Junior faculty interested in applying for three units of release time to participate as interns in the Faculty Mentor Program Training Project in the spring 1997 semester must contact their department chair and college dean as soon as possible.
fmi - Don Dorsey, x2835, or Gordon Nakagawa, x2630

Book Buybacks
Book buyback will take place at a variety of locations and times for your convenience:

Holiday Donation Drive
The University Recycling Program will collect items for its annual Goodwill Holiday Donation Drive from Sat., Nov. 30, through Sun., Dec. 15. The program is sponsored by Associated Students Inc. and the University Corp.

Attendants will be on duty from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to issue receipts for tax purposes at two donation sites: the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street and the Matador Bookstore complex. Cyndi Signett, recycling program coordinator, said the drives give CSUN faculty, students, staff and the community a chance to recycle household items they no longer need. Goodwill Industries collects, repairs and reuses the donated items in its job training and vocational rehabilitation program for those with physical and developmental disabilities.
fmi - Cyndi Signett, x2477.

Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community extends its sympathy to Betty Grimmett (Health Science) on the loss of her mother. Condolences also go to Corinne Wilburne Barker (University Counseling Services) and Robert Barker (Accounting & MIS) on the Nov. 17 death of Corinne's father.


Family Focus Resource Center Meeting
The Family Focus Resource Center will hold its first meeting on Tue., Nov. 26, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the College of Education, room 3113. The center provides such services as an orientation on the California Early Start Program, guest speakers from the community and parent support groups.
fmi - x5575

Ceramic Guild Holiday Sale
The Ceramic Guild of CSUN will hold its annual holiday sale on Mon., Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the USU's Grand Salon. Work by student artists will be featured.
fmi - Jude Margolis, (818) 752-6415

Psychology Research Competition
The Psychology Department and Psi Chi (the national honor society in psychology) will hold their fourth annual Undergraduate Research Competition on Mon. and Tue., Dec. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in SH 327. Psychology students will present the findings of their independent research projects.
fmi - Ismelda Gonzalez, x2815

Chemistry Seminar Series
UCLA professor David Sigman will give a seminar on "Site-Specific Nucleases and Proteases," on Wed., Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in Science 2247. fmi - Hettie Sawatzke, x3381

Family Center Party
The Family Focus Resource Center, affiliated with CSUN's College of Education, invites faculty, staff and others to its annual holiday party on Fri., Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Education Building, room 3113. To RSVP by Dec. 4, call x5575.

Volunteers Needed
The Career Center's Volunteer Services and the H.E.L.P Group (an agency that provides programs for special need children) is seeking volunteers to help with their winter carnival on Sat., Dec. 7, in Sherman Oaks. There are three shifts available: 7-11 a.m.; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; and 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
fmi - x2871


Distinguished Teacher Nominations
Nominations for Distinguished Teaching Awards are now being accepted. Faculty and students are encouraged to nominate a professor for this award. Nomination forms and guidelines are available in the Faculty Senate Office, Faculty Office Building room 106. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31.
fmi - x3263

Classes and Courses

Teaching With E-Mail
A workshop that explores the use of e-mail for instruction will be held on Tue., Dec. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Sierra Hall 244. The workshop will address campus resources for teaching and learning e-mail, forms of electronic discussion, and hints for designing and choosing effective assignments. All faculty are welcome to attend. Reserve a space by e-mailing your request to hflrc007@csun.edu or call x2033.
fmi - nfernandez@csun.edu.

November 25, 1996