Dec. 9, 1996 Vol. I, No. 9



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 next issue of Jan. 13 is Mon., Jan. 6. The deadline for the issue of Jan. 27 is Tues., Jan. 21, because of the Jan. 20 holiday.

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

Educational Equity Committee
The Faculty Senate's Educational Equity Committee will meet Mon., Dec. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the president's office conference room C. Reports by Jose Luis Vargas, director of the Educational Opportunity Program; Bill Flores, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Joyce Feucht-Haviar, dean of the College of Extended Learning, are on the agenda.

Campus Planning Board
The Campus Planning Board will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on Wed., Dec. 18, in the president's office conference room C.


New Vision Insurance Carrier
As a result of a competitive bid, the Cal State Northridge vision plan--currently Vision Service Plan (VSP)--will change to a new carrier effective Jan. 1. Employees are advised to not use the VSP plan after Dec. 31, or they will be liable for services. The new carrier will be CPIC Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Blue Shield of California, with claims administration by Medical Eye Services. Information about the new plan will be mailed to all campus departments for distribution to eligible state employees this month. CPIC/MES claim forms, provider directories and coverage booklets will be available in the Office of Human Resource Services, Administration Park 702.
fmi - Jean Gearing, x3810, or email jean.gearing@csun.edu..

Holiday Donation Drive
The University Recycling Program will collect items for its annual Goodwill Holiday Donation Drive 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. 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

Eating Disorders Presentations
CSUN's Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) project offers presentations to campus classes, clubs, organizations and the community to increase awareness about eating disorders. To schedule a presentation, call x7500.
fmi - University Counseling Services, x2366, or the Student Health Center, x3693.

Intersession Class Registration
Registration is under way for intersession classes on the CSUN campus. The program of university credit courses will run Jan. 6 through Jan. 24 and will include dozens of classes from numerous university departments. Catalogs are available in the College of Extended Learning/Bookstore Complex.
fmi - x2786

Survey on the Effects of Violence
University Counseling Services is conducting a survey of Cal State Northridge faculty, staff and students about the secondary effects of violence. The survey takes five to seven minutes to complete and is confidential and anonymous. It can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.csun.edu/survey

Commission Thanks Forum Participants
The CSUN Commission on the Status of Women thanks the professors and students who participated in the "Proposition 209-Trick or Treat?" educational forum held Oct. 31.


Eating Disorders Prevention Program
Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE), CSUN's education and prevention program, is forming a steering committee to plan campus events and presentations for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 3-7. The committee's first planning session will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Mon., Dec. 16, in the University Counseling Services offices. Interested student interns also are invited to participate and can gain experience in program planning, development and facilitation, as well as learn about eating disorders.
fmi - Ellen Mayer, x2366

Deafness Center Hosts Symposium
The National Center on Deafness will host the 15th annual Interpreter Symposium on campus Wed., Thu. and Fri., Jan. 8-10.
fmi - x2614 or e-mail NCOD@csun.edu.


Library Research Session Requests
Requests for library research sessions can be made through Thu., Dec. 12, for the weeks of Jan. 6 and 13. Faculty whose scheduled class meeting times are outside the open hours of the Oviatt Library and Library Dome are encouraged to consult their specialist librarian for current availability of searchable databases and full-text sources via UNIX data account (e-mail) and World Wide Web browser connections.
fmi - x2277

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 106. The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31.
fmi - x3263

Poster Fair Planned for February
Faculty members are invited to participate in a poster fair celebrating research, scholarship and creative activity at CSUN planned for Feb. 26-28. Posters will represent work in progress, work completed in the last two years or proposals for ideas in search of collaborators. Faculty members also can display posters describing facilities that support research, scholarship and creative activity at CSUN. There will be no review or evaluation of the posters or abstracts.

Interested faculty should write or e-mail a statement of intent to participate before the end of this semester, Thu., Dec. 19, to Scott Perez, Sponsored Research and Projects, AP706, mail drop 8232, or e-mail sperez@csun.edu.

Include your name, title of poster, five keywords (multidisciplinary if possible), your department, office phone, campus mail drop and e-mail address. Participants also should provide a one-page abstract by Mon., Feb. 10. The abstracts will be collated and made available to the university community.
fmi - Mike Barnes, x2299 or e-mail renzo@csun.edu.

December 9, 1996