February 24, 1997 Vol. I, No. 13



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 Mar. 10 is Mon., Mar. 3. The deadline for the issue of Mar. 31 is Mar. 17 due to the spring recess.

Please submit items by sending them to mail drop 8242, faxing them to (818) 677-4937, or e-mailing then to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

The Personnel Planning and Review Committee will meet at 1:15 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

Educational Equity Committee

The Educational Equity Committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 24, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

Committee on Extended Learning

The Faculty Committee on Extended Learning will meet from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26, in the first floor conference room of the Matador Bookstore complex.

Campus Planning Board

The Campus Planning Board will meet from 10:30 a.m. on Thu., Feb. 27, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

The University Corporation Board of Directors

The University Corporation Board of Directors will meet at 3 p.m. Thu., Feb. 27, in the University Club.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Thu., Mar. 6, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

University Budget Advisory Board

The University Budget Advisory Board will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Fri., Mar. 7, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

Campus Wide Disabilities Issues Board

The Campus Wide Disabilities Issues Board will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Thu., Mar. 13, in the President's Trailer, conference room A. Participants desiring to submit agenda items can contact Ralph McFarland at x2684 or fax them to x4932 no later than Tue., Mar. 11.

CSUN Foundation Board

The Board of Directors of the CSUN Foundation will hold its quarterly meeting on at 3 p.m. Thu., Mar. 13, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sierra Hall, conference room 245. The meeting is open to the public. x2150.


Vice President Evaluation

Under administrative procedures, CSUN vice presidents receive a campus-wide evaluation every five years. This semester is Vice President of Student Affairs Ron Kopita's time to be evaluated by faculty, students and staff. A questionnaire will be distributed to a wide sample of the campus community in late February. Others wanting to participate may contact committee chair Barbara Swerkes at x3210, or AS President Vladimir Cerna at x2477.

ESL Students to Get Taste of High School Life

About 60 foreign students studying English as a Second Language through CSUN Extension will get a taste of American high school life on Tue., Feb. 25, when they visit El Camino High School in Woodland Hills. The students taking English classes on the CSUN campus come from Japan, Turkey, Argentina, Thailand and South Korea.

Associated Students Positions Open

Elections for president, vice president and senators of the Associated Students will be held from 6 a.m. Tue., Apr. 8, through 6 p.m. Wed., Apr. 9. Filing opens Mon., Feb. 24., at 8 a.m. and continues through Wed., Mar. 12, at 4:45 p.m. Forms are available in the AS office, room 100, University Student Union.

Performing Arts Center Spring Brochures Available

An 18-page brochure describing spring events at the Performing Arts Center is available by calling the center's event information line, x3943, and leaving a name, address and phone number.

Credential Program to Begin

An elementary school teacher internship credential program will begin in March. Students will study part time for a California teaching credential while working full time as elementary school teachers. Participants will be mentored by the university's instructional team and educators in students' school systems. The program is sponsored by the colleges of Education and Extended Learning. fmi-x2586

On-Line Faculty Housing Service

The Faculty Housing Exchange is an on-line service that helps faculty members on sabbatical, short-term appointments, etc., seek or offer housing. If potential matches are found, ordinarily a small fee is charged to contact the other party. However, no fees will charged for the service for a limited time. The Internet home page can be found at http://www.housingexchange.com.

Marathon Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist at the CSUN water station for the Los Angeles Marathon on Sun., Mar. 2. Volunteers should plan to arrive at 8 a.m. that day. fmi-x2871.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to Carl Dole (Physical Plant Management) on the loss of his mother.Budget Task Force Volunteers Sought


Wellness Conference at CSUN

A conference for health educators, students of public health and those involved in human resources and wellness programs will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tue., Feb. 25, in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. It will cover such topics as "The Changing Face of Worksite Wellness" "Intranet: Your way to Employee Health and Productivity" and "Keeping Our Communities Healthy." Registration is $40 for wellness association members and $60 for non-members. fmi-Leslie Godwin, (818) 880-4486, or Tere Filer, (310) 391-4552.

Eating Disorders, Nutrition Films

Two showings of the films, "Eating Disorders" and "Eat Smart," will be presented by the Marilyn Magaram Center from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tue. and Wed., Feb. 25-26, in room 107 of the Fine Arts building. The showings are free. fmi-x3102.

Poster Fair Spotlights Faculty Research

A poster fair celebrating faculty research, scholarship and creative activity will be on display in the Santa Clarita room of the University Student Union on Tue., Wed. and Thu., Feb. 25-27. A reception for poster fair participants will be held at 4 p.m. Tue. The display will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Tue. and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed. and Thu.

As part of the fair, Arnold Scheibel, UCLA professor of neurobiology and psychiatry and former director of the Brain Research Institute, will speak on "Learning, Maturation and Your Brain," from noon to 1 p.m. Wed. in the USU's West Valley Room. Some faculty will be at their posters for discussion from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wed. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thu. fmi- x2901.

First Grad Fest at CSUN

To help prepare students and their families for Graduation Day, Cal State Northridge will host its first annual Grad Fest on Wed., Feb. 26. The event will be in the Matador Bookstore quad from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at the Matador Bookstore concourse from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the ceremony, caps and gowns, graduation announcements, diploma verification, school rings, hotel and rental car information for out-of-town guests, postgraduate assistance through the CSUN Career Center and alumni involvement opportunities. fmi-Jamie Rigney, x2393, or the Office of Alumni Relations, x2137.

USO Schedules Auditions at CSUN

The Colour Me Freedom Foundation will conduct auditions for the USO from noon to 6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26, in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. Bands, musicians, magicians and entertainers of all types will participate. Those selected will travel overseas and perform at USO clubs around the world for a period of three to six weeks. fmi-Pan-African Studies, x3311.

Workshop for Students Declaring Majors

A workshop that will help students declare their majors and career paths will held Wed., Feb. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Advising Resource Center and EOP in E100 of the Education building.

The same session will be repeated on Thu., Mar. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. fmi -x2108.

Teleconference on Educational Media and Technology

The College of Extended Learning will broadcast a teleconference on "Educational Technology '97," from 10 a.m. to noon Thu., Feb. 27, in the Matador Bookstore complex, room 102. fmi-x2355.

Family Focus Resource Center Open House

The Family Focus Resource Center will hold an open house for families with children ages 3 to 5 who have developmental disabilities on Sat., Mar. 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the College of Education, room 3113. Participants must register at x7063 by Thu., Feb. 27, to reserve parking and child care.

Deafestival 97

The CSUN Deaf Studies Department will host Deafestival 97, at noon on Sat., Mar. 1, on campus. The annual symposium will present topics of interest to the deaf community. fmi- x4973.

Campus-Wide Budget Forum

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Academic Affairs Campus-wide Budget Forum on Mon., Mar. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center. An overview will be presented on the budget initiatives that Academic Affairs plans to develop and forward through the university's 1997-98 budget process. fmi-Spero Bowman, x2125.

Mathematics Physics Lecture

Roberto Monaco of the Department of Mathematics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, will speak on "Fluid Dynamic Processes with Dissipative Interactions at a Molecular Scale" at 3:30 p.m. Mon., Mar. 3, in ML 226. The lecture is open to everyone. fmi-David Klein, x7792.

Stress Reduction Video

University Counseling Services will present "The Joy of Stress" from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 3, on the fourth floor of University Park Apartments building 14. It also will be shown at the same time and location on Wed., Mar. 5. The video combines comedy with tips on reducing stress. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. fmi-x2366.

Red Cross Blood Drive

The annual Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on campus Tue., Wed. and Thu., Mar. 4 to 6, at the University Student Union. The times and locations are:

Pre-scheduled appointments are preferred. To schedule an appointment contact Barbara Vallaire in the Student Health Center at x3690 or Lisa Palley at x5970.

1997 Flag Ceremony and Dedication

The national honor societies Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa will hold their second annual flag presentation ceremony on Tue., Mar. 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Oviatt Library. The retired 1996 flag, which flew over the library last year, will be presented to Stan Charnofsky, head of the Marriage, Family and Child Counseling Program, for his dedication and concern for students' education. CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson will receive a new American flag. The Music Department's University Chorus, conducted by Elmer Heerema, will perform. fmi- Ruth Bass, (818) 355-2140.

Hamer Biographer to Speak

Kay Mills, journalist and author of "This Little Light of Mine," the biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, will present a lecture from 2 to 5 p.m. Tue., Mar. 4, in the Santa Clarita room of the University Student Union. Her topic will be "Fannie Lou Hamer and Grass Roots Political Activism." Mills' appearance is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series presented by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. fmi-x3850.

Television Censorship Forum

A forum analyzing the new television ratings system, "The Television Ratings System: Sense or Censorship," will be held Tue., Mar. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The panel will include television creators, executive producers and others in the industry. The event to be moderated by television newsman Jess Marlow is free and open to the public. fmi- x3192.

Spring Community Forum

CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson will hold her annual spring community forum on Wed., Mar. 5, in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. Wilson will share the latest news about campus issues during two sessions, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Climatology Professor to Speak

Arnold Court, CSUN emeritus professor of climatology, will present his research on "Wind Description, Estimation and Measurement from 1600-1900," on Wed., Mar. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall room 205. fmi-Timothy Boyle, x5632.

Chemistry Seminar Series

The CSUN Chemistry Department's Spring Seminar Series is hosting Maria Linder, a Cal State Fullerton professor who will speak on "Proteins of Copper Transport in Mammals." 4 p.m. Wed., Mar. 5 in Science 2228.

William Glasser Talk

Dr. William Glasser, a well-known figure in psychology and education, will speak at the Center in Educational Psychology Workshops Program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 8, in the auditoriium, room 101, of the Business Administration and Education building. Glasser will present his new "Choice Theory," which he calls an alternative to the stimulus response theory.

Fees for the workshop are $55 for students, $65 for professionals in training and $70 for licensed/certified professionals. To register or fmi, call Estee Diamond at x2549.


Governor's Employee Safety Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 1996 Governor's Employee Safety Award, an annual program designed to recognize outstanding performance of individual state employees for improving job safety, responding to life-threatening situations and preventing and reducing the number of occupational injuries. Nominations are due by Fri., Feb. 28. For nomination forms and additional information, contact Ron Norton at x2401.

Conference on Technology and Disabilities

CSUN's Center on Disabilities will present a five-day conference, "Technology and Persons With Disabilities," Tue. through Sat. Mar. 18-22, at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton and Marriott hotels. Science fiction author Ray Bradbury will deliver the keynote address and sign books on Wed., Mar. 19, at 7:30 a.m. More than 140 exhibition stations will present the latest in software, programs and services. Participants may register daily and attend morning and afternoon general sessions. To register, call x2578 V/TDD by Sat., Mar. 1.

Gender Equity Lecture

Marking Women's History Month, Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Sheila Kuehl will be the featured speaker at the second annual Reznik and Reznik Gender Equity Lecture from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. on Thu., Mar. 13, in the Business and Education lecture hall, room 101. The deadline for reservations is Thu., Mar. 6. Seating is limited.
fmi- Cheryl Atienza, x2590.

Student Research Symposium

The first campus-wide Student Research Symposium will be held Tue., Apr. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The format will permit 10-minute oral presentations and poster sessions. However, abstracts and faculty participant forms are due by Wed., Mar. 12.

Undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines may participate in one or both sessions by submitting an abstract. Oral presentations and posters will be judged. Cash awards will be provided to the outstanding presenter and the runner-up in both the undergraduate and graduate divisions in each category.

The categories are behavioral and social sciences; biological and health sciences; business and education; math, engineering and physical sciences, and arts and humanities. Categories may be adjusted as numbers of submissions necessitate. For the poster session, cash awards will be provided to the outstanding presenter in the graduate and undergraduate divisions only.

All departments with participating students are expected to select one faculty member to assist in judging the competitions.
fmi-Office of Graduate Studies, x2138.

Funding for Community Linked Projects

Katherine Kubarski, the head of Grantworks, a proposal consulting firm, will lead a workshop to help participants conceptualize, create and fund community projects. The workshop will be held Tue., Apr. 1, at the University Club. Participants may attend either a morning session (9 a.m. to noon) or an afternoon session (1:30 to 4:30 p.m.)

Prospective participants must submit a one-page statement about a potential project they would like to see funded that links the university with the community. This statement is due Fri., Mar. 14, and should be sent to Millie Loeb, Corporate and Foundation Relations, at mail drop 8275 or at fax x4823, or to Mark Lipschutz, Research and Sponsored Projects, at mail drop 8222 or at fax x4691. The workshop is free but limited to 25 people per session.
fmi -Millie Loeb, x2150, or Mark Lipschutz, x2901.

Instructionally Related Activities Budgets Due

The 33 programs receiving funds from CSUN's Instructionally Related Activities Budget have been mailed budget request forms for 1997-98 funds. Other programs wishing to request funds must submit a budget request form for the 1997-98 school year by Fri., Mar. 21. Forms are available by calling x2962 or visiting the Administration Park Dome 706. Eligible programs must be associated with a credit course offered by the academic department and involve students in an out-of-class activity resulting in a planned product, such as a written publication or a performance on campus.
fmi- x2962.


Demystifying the Oviatt Library

The university's Adult Resource and Re-Entry Program is sponsoring a workshop on "Demystifying the Library" to show students how to unlock library resources. Wed., Feb. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. outside the Oviatt Library.

Anxiety Reduction Workshop

Clinical psychologist Sandra Harris will begin an eight-week workshop on public speaking anxiety on Thu., Feb. 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in University Counseling Services, fourth floor, University Park Apartments building 14. The workshop, for students who fear speaking in class, will help develop coping strategies.

Music for Youth

An ongoing music therapy group is available at CSUN for children with disabilities and their parents. Sessions target various motor skills through playing instruments, singing and moving to music.

The Music Department also offers "Music For Youth Kindermusik," an ongoing class series for children aged 18 months to 7-years-old. For enrollment, scheduling and cost information, contact Judy Nelson at x3174

February 24, 1997