Apr. 14, 1997 Vol. I, No. 16



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 April 14 is Mon., April 14. The deadline for the issue of May 12 is May 5.

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

Educational Equity Committee

The Educational Equity Committee will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mon., April 14, and Mon., April 28, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

Campus Planning Board

The Campus Planning Board will meet Tue., April 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate will meet at 2 p.m. Thu., April 17, in the Pasadena room of the University Student Union.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

The Personnel Planning and Review Committee will meet at 1:15 p.m. on Weds., April 16, 23 and 30, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

University Budget Advisory Board

The University Budget Advisory Board will hold a special meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. on Mon., April 28, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

University Budget Forum

A campuswide forum on the CSUN budget for the 1997-98 fiscal year will be held on Tue., April 29, in the Performing Arts Center. All members of the campus community are invited to attend. Two sessions will be held: from 11 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
fmi-Ron Clouse, x4509.

Faculty Executive Committee

The Faculty Executive Committee will meet Thu., May 1, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

CSUN Alumni Assn. Annual Meeting

The CSUN Alumni Assn. will hold its annual meeting on Wed., May 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the University Club. The election of officers will be held promptly at 7 p.m. To volunteer and participate, call x2137. USU Board of Directors .


Friends of the Oviatt Library Nominations

Final nominations for the board of directors of Friends of the Oviatt Library will be accepted from the floor at the organization's general membership meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Mon., April 28, in the Santa Clarita room of the University Student Union. Prospective board nominees can contact Anne Petach at (818) 347-0758. Nominees serve two years and must be willing to work on board projects and attend meetings regularly. The next board meeting will be held Fri., April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, in the Oviatt Library, third floor room 314.
fmi-Cindy Ventuleth, x2635.

Cultural Visit to China

The Center for Partnerships for Educational Reform and the CSUN China Institute have organized a 21-day tour during which participants will have the rare opportunity of seeing some of China's most scenic rural areas. They will visit farm families and learn the origins and results of China's economic reform.

Li-Bu Larson, a Chinese language instructor at CSUN, will give lectures on Chinese history, culture, language and education throughout the tour. The itinerary includes Beijing, Weifang, Jinan, Xian, Wuhan, Shanghai, a Yangtze River cruise and other excursions. The tour will take place July 20 through Aug. 9 and costs $3,416 per person, including airfare, ground transportation, hotels, meals, river cruise excursion, guided sightseeing and exclusive tours.
fmi-Li-Bu Larson, (213) 462-5636, or write to the China Institute.

Poetry Contest

The English department is accepting submissions for the 1997 Academy of American Poets competition. A $100 prize will be awarded to the CSUN student whose poem or group of poems is selected. Submission guidelines are available from the department in University Park Apartments Bldg. 15, room 113. The winner will be announced Sun., June 1.

Gross Pay Report Available

Copies of the report of gross pay for the 1995-96 fiscal year are available at the reference desk in the Oviatt Library for all active and on-leave state employees.

JADE Seeking Applicants

JADE (Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating) is seeking applicants for JADE peer educator positions to begin fall 1997. Applications are available at the Counseling Center and the Health Center, or call x7500 to have an application sent to you.

Transportation Plan Available for Employee Review

The 1997 Transportation Plan is available for employee review and comment through noon on Fri., May 9, in the Commuter Transportation Program Office at University Park Apartments Bldg. 14, room 103; the Office of Human Resources, Administration 702; and the Oviatt Library reference desk. Comments should be submitted to Astrid Logan, manager of transportation programs, mail drop 8297. Comments cannot be sent by e-mail.

Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Wanted

Phi Beta Kappa alumni and others are needed to start a chapter on campus. Tom Piernik, director of student development and international programs, and Fred Strache, associate vice president of student affairs and director of the Student Health Center, are working to bring about the development of a chapter in association with the Blue Key honor society.
fmi-Tom Piernik, x2393, or Fred Strache or Delea Rayburn, Blue Key president, x3689.

CSEA, Human Resource Services Meetings

Dennis Dillon and Nancy Thompson, California State Employees Assn. chapter officers, along with CSEA representative Virginia Watts, have been meeting monthly with Stephen Montgomery and Marjorie Kantrowe of Human Resource Services to discuss issues for employees in units 2 (health care givers), 5 (grounds and custodial), 7 (clerical) and 9 (technical). The next meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Fri., May 2. Agenda items should be received no later than Thu., April 24. Any questions or suggestions for agenda items for the May 2 meeting can be directed to Dillon at x2662, or e-mail ddillon@csun.edu; Thompson at x3434, or e-mail nthompson@csun.edu, or Watts at (818) 776-8268 or e-mail Vwattscsu@aol.com.

Fueling Station Near Completion

A new automated fueling station is nearing completion on campus. The facility is located in the same area as the previous fueling station, but is oriented differently. The system is activated by an encoded magnetic strip on a plastic card similar to a credit card. Each individual given fueling rights will be issued a "PIN" number. The fueling card will not activate the gas pump unless this identifier is correct and valid.
fmi-Charlene Peters, x4678.

Diabetes Support Group

A diabetes support group meets the first Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Health Center conference room. The group is for individuals with diabetes or those who have family or friends with diabetes. Terri Emerson, a senior dietetics major, leads the group.
fmi-Barbara Vallaire, x3690.

Summer Youth Fitness, Sports and Dance Program

The kinesiology department will sponsor its 32nd annual Summer Youth Fitness, Sports and Dance Program from June 30 to July 25, from 8 a.m. to noon. Coeducational instructional activities for children ages 6 to 11 will include swimming, dancing, sports and elementary games. Department faculty members and teacher preparation majors will serve as instructors and assistants. Fees are $300 for the first child, $275 for the second child and $250 for the third child in the same immediate family. Discounts are available for children of faculty and staff.
fmi-x3205, or e-mail jane.sindayen@csun.edu.


Mathematical Physics Lecture

Martin Lo from Jet Propulsion Laboratory will speak on "The Invariant Measure for the Satellite Ground Station View Period Problem" on Mon., April 14, at 3:30 p.m. in Science 2132.
fmi-David Klein at david.klein@csun.edu

Faculty Teaching Discussions

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is sponsoring a series of 30-minute lunch-time discussions focusing on "Best Teaching Practices" of CSUN faculty in Engineering Field trailer 637. Participants should bring their own lunches. Remaining dates, times, speakers and their topics are:
Tuesday, April 15: Wednesday, April 16: