12:30 p.m., Gerry Luethy, associate professor of family and environmental sciences, student responsibility for learning.
fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x7892.
CSUN Student Research Symposium
The CSUN Student Research Symposium highlighting student achievement, research and creative activity will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., on Tues., April 15, in the Performing Arts Center. CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson will open the event. The symposium will feature oral presentations and a poster session given by undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty, staff and students are invited.
Attaining a Competitive Edge Teleconference
A free teleconference, "Peter Senge on Competitive Advantage," will be broadcast live on Wed., April 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Oviatt Library, lower level, room 5. The teleconference will examine how to gain a competitive advantage in today's marketplace. The event is sponsored by the College of Extended Learning's Educational Technologies and Distance Learning Services.
Day of Dialogue II
Project Community will host Day of Dialogue II, a discussion focusing on diversity and race relations, in two separate sessions Wed., April 16, in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. A morning session will begin at 9 a.m., while an afternoon session is scheduled at 1 p.m.
The purpose of the day is to provide an opportunity for a dialogue with community members. Participants will be challenged to address issues that are often not openly discussed on campus. Faculty members are encouraged to add the event to their curriculum or offer extra credit to students who attend.
Those interested in attending should call Wendy Yost, Project Community coordinator, at x2393, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Kristin Morgan, event chair, at x2160, e-mail email@example.com
Ventura Campus Instant Admission Day
Undergraduate students majoring in business (human resource and organization systems management), history and nursing who wish to begin studies in the fall at the CSUN Ventura campus can apply for instant admission on Wed., April 16, from 2 to 6 p.m.
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 56 transferable units and CSU general education transfer requirements in math and writing. There is a one-time application fee of $55. Fee waivers are available for some qualified students. Applicants should bring official copies of transcripts for all prior college courses and call (805) 654-4900 for reservations.
Kappa Omicron Nu Research Night
The CSUN and Southern California alumni chapters of Kappa Omicron Nu will sponsor their annual KON Research Night on Wed., April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. The event will highlight oral and poster presentations of student and faculty research and creative projects.
fmi-Nancy Owens, x3117.
Financial Planning Seminars
Two seminars on financial planning and the 403(b) tax shelter annuity will be presented by the Office of Human Resource Services. Paul Hewitt of the Executive Management Consortium will be the speaker on Thu.., April 17, while John Sliney of the Royal Alliance will give a presentation on Thu., April 24. Both seminars will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the College of Business Administration and Economics, room 1212. Both are open to all faculty and staff.
Retirement Party for Arlene Noar
A retirement celebration for Arlene Noar, administrative operations analyst in the Faculty Senate office, will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thu., April 17, at the University Club. Those who wish to contribute to a retirement gift may send a check made out to "Faculty Senate Fund: Arlene Noar" to the Faculty Senate office, mail drop 8221.
Daily Sundial 40th Anniversary Party
The journalism department is hosting a 40th anniversary party and reunion for the Daily Sundial on Fri., April 18, at 6 p.m. at Rusty's Surf Ranch, 256 Santa Monica Pier. Tickets are $35 and will benefit students through scholarships, research grants, equipment and technology.
The party is a major fund-raising event for the department. A feature will be a silent auction offering such items as walk-on parts on television shows, concert and sporting event tickets, movie passes, food, wine and lunch with Walter Cronkite. Sponsorships are available ranging in price from $1,200 for a table of 10 to $75 to be a classified ad page sponsor. For reservations, call x3135.
Family Focus Resource Center
The Family Focus Resource Center will hold two open houses on Sat., April 19, in room 3113 of the Education building. The center will welcome families of children with disabilities ages 6 to 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A demonstration on parent record notebooks will be presented. Each family will receive a complimentary notebook. Spanish interpretation and child care are available if requested in advance. RSVP to Laura Taylor at x7063 by Thu., April 17.
An open house for families of young people with developmental disabilities ages 13 through 21 will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Parents Maria Richardson and Myriam Alban will present the program, "Valuing Your Child and Utilizing Family as a Support." A training workshop will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. For reservations, call x7063 by Wed., April 16.
Miss Deaf CSUN Pageant
The semi-annual Miss Deaf CSUN Pageant featuring the talents of CSUN deaf women will be held at 7 p.m. Sat., April 19, in the Performing Arts Center. The winner will go on to compete in the Miss Deaf California Pageant in July. General admission is $15 and $6 for children.
South Americanist Network
CSUN will host the South Americanist Network, a new organization that meets biannually at a different university in the Southern California region, from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sun., April 20, in Sierra Hall room 239. Presentations will include, "Who Was That Labretted Woman?: A Moche Incursion of Foreign Women on the North Coast" by Alana Cordy-Collins, "Gender and Shamanish Among the Chilean Mapuche" by Mariella Bacigalupo, and "Chica Music as the New Peruvian Pidgin" by Raquel Ackerman.
fmi-Jerry Moore, (310) 243-3506.
Chumash History Lecture
John Johnson, curator of anthropology for the Museum of Natural History in Santa Barbara, will speak on the "Mission Records and Chumash Social Organization" on Mon., April 21, at 2:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall room 245. The event is sponsored by the anthropology department.
Technology Support Coordinating Meeting
The CSUN Information and Technologies Resources Office will hold its first technology support coordinating meeting on Mon., April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Burbank room of the University Student Union. All college and department information technology support personnel are invited. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss future needs and issues of common concern.
fmi-Mark Crase, x3966.
Community Internships Available
More than 50 Los Angeles County government and nonprofit agencies will be recruiting interns for fall 1997 at a Community Service Learning Internship Fair sponsored by the Career Center on Mon., April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. Students selected as interns may earn extra credit and gain practical experience in their majors while helping others through public service. Participants should dress for success and bring resumes.
A preparatory resume writing workshop will be held Tue., April 15, from 1 to 2 p.m. And an interview techniques workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wed., April 16.
fmi-Sandi Silverman, x2387, or Maureen Rubin, x2864.
Marilyn Magaram Center Film Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center will show the films "Vitamin Basics" and "Beans" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., on Tue., April 22, in Fine Arts 113, and again from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wed., April 23, in Fine Arts 107.
Future films include "Alcohol and Nutrition" on Tue., May 6, in Fine Arts 113 and "Diabetes and Food Choices" on Wed., May 7, in Fine Arts 107. Both showings are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
fmi-x3102, or fax x3446.
Geological Sciences Lecture Series
Karen Savage, who earned a master's degree from CSUN's geological sciences department, will speak on "Petrogenesis of the Conejo Volcanics, Santa Monica Mountains," on Wed., April 23, at 4 p.m. in SC 1231.
The event is sponsored by the geological sciences department and the geology club.
Dispelling Myths About Disabilities
"Disabilities--A Matter of Perception"--featuring two videos, one on disability misperceptions and the other on disability services at CSUN, along with a panel discussion--will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. on Wed., April 23, and Thu., April 24, in the Burbank room of the University Student Union.
The program is designed to give those attending a new understanding about people with disabilities and increase awareness of disability myths. Students with disabilities make up 5 percent of CSUN's student population, according to the program's sponsors, Students with Disabilities Resources and Students with Disabilities Connection.
fmi-x2684 or e-mail Jim Hammitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental Earth Fair
An environmental Earth Fair will be held Wed., April 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the University Student Union's Court of Community. The event will feature an array of environmental displays, organizations, public agencies and campus groups. The CSUN steel drum band will perform at noon. A recycled can sculpture contest will be held with winners announced at 1 p.m. Participants must sign up by Fri., April 18.
fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.
Writer Tillie Olson to Speak
Writer and poet Tillie Olson will discuss her collection of stories called "Tell Me a Riddle" on Wed., April 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks room of the University Student Union. This collection was published in 1962 and depicts working-class life in post-war America. The poetess, journalist and writer wrote the novel "Yonnondio," which is considered one of the best depictions of a migrant family in search of stable work in 1920s America.
Chemistry Department Lecture
Bruce Lipshutz, professor at the University of California Santa Barbara, will speak on "New Chemistry of Coenzyme Q: We Make it...and We Take it," on Wed., April 23, at 4 p.m. in Science 2228.
Volunteers Needed for Campus Pride Day
The Volunteer Services Program needs volunteers to help plant 40 new orange trees in the grove at Lindley Avenue and Nordhoff Street during the second annual Campus Pride Day on Thu., April 24. Participants can arrive any time between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., with the first 150 people receiving a free T-shirt.
Volunteers also are needed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., April 26, to help with screenings and tests at a health fair at Arminta Street School, 11530 Strathern St., North Hollywood.
Also, AIDS Project Los Angeles needs helpers at its dance party benefit from 7 to 11 p.m. on Sat., April 26, at Universal Studios.
fmi and to register-x3260.
CSUN to Host Bicycle Summit
The 1997 San Fernando Valley Bicycle Advocacy Summit will be held on Thu., April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Student Union. Registration fees of $45 per person ($15 for students) will include a continental breakfast and lunch, a summit program, list of attendees and two prize tickets. The summit will show citizens and decision-makers that bicycling is important to the city's health, both economically and environmentally. Participants can register at the door.
fmi-12th Council District Transportation Management Assn., (818) 882-5522.
Asian American Studies Lecture
Warren Furutani will deliver the fifth annual Asian American Studies Distinguished Lecture, "Leadership and Community Activism," on Fri., April 25, at noon in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. Furutani is president of the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council and a former member of the Los Angeles Board of Education.
Dog Agility Trials
The 1997 Trial for the Books dog agility competition will be held at 8 a.m. Sat. and Sun., April 26 and 27, on the Oviatt Library lawn. The event is open to the public and free for spectators. Trained canines, both purebred and mixed, will negotiate teeter-totters, zoom through tunnels and soar over jumps as they compete for titles from the North American Dog Agility Council and the Australian Shepherd Club of America.
West Valley DogSports is sponsoring the event as a fund-raiser for the Oviatt Library, in conjunction with Friends of the Library, since participants pay to partake. Last year's contest raised $2,500.
Asian and Pacific American Sensuality and Sexuality
The first national conference on issues involving sensuality and sexuality in Asian and Pacific American communities will be held Sat., April 26, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. Biomedical researchers, health care providers, humanists, social scientists and others will exchange the latest developments in their fields.
Registration is $60 per person and includes conference activities, comprehensive bibliography, continental breakfast, lunch, buffet reception and an evening performance of "Flowers and Drums," a multicultural celebration of music, dance and theater. A registration of $45 is available for members of the Assn. for Asian American Studies, Asian and Pacific Americans in Higher Education, Gay Vietnamese Alliance, CSUN faculty or staff and the department of psychiatry, UCLA/SFV. Registration is $22.50 for CSUN students.
The conference is sponsored by the Asian American studies department and the Center for Sex Research.
Armchair Visit to Alaska
Geography professors Robert Gohstand and Antonia Hussey will present "A Petite Adventure," a lecture and slide show on Alaska, on Mon., April 28, at noon in the Santa Clarita room of the University Student Union. The lecture will highlight the exploration of Alaska's inside passage as seen from a 34-foot motor yacht. Participants should bring their lunch. Cold drinks will be provided. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Oviatt Library.
Symposium on Arab Culture
The College of Humanities will present "Mapping the Future: A Symposium on Arab Culture," a series of lectures, music and poetry this month and in May.
A lecture and audio presentation, "The Evolution of a Tradition: Arabic Music Between Classicism and Post-Modernism," by Nasser Al-Taee, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Tue., April 29, in the Santa Clarita room of the University Student Union.
"An evening of Arabic Poetry and Music," with music performed by the Jilhad Racy Ensemble and recitations of Arabic poetry in translation, is planned on Wed., April 30, at 8 p.m. in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union.
UCLA history professor Afaf Marsot will discuss "Arab Women, Past and Present," on Tue., May 6, at 4 p.m. in the USU's Santa Clarita room.
"Arabs and the West: The Enigma of Modernity," a lecture by Fouad Moughrabi, a political science professor at the University of Tennessee, will take place on Tue., May 13, at 4 p.m. in the USU's Santa Clarita room.
Jeffrey King, philosophy chair at the University of California Davis, will speak on "What is a Philosophical Analysis?" on Wed., April 30, at 4 p.m. in University Park Apartments Bldg. 15, fourth floor conference room.
Ethics and Values Colloquium
The Ethics and Values Colloquium will be held on Thu., May 1, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Zelzah Court room 1510. Richard Rodewald of the philosophy department will speak on moral reasoning.
fmi-Crerar Douglas, x3940, or Jim Kellenberger, x2752.
Second Annual Lecturer Meeting
Lecturers are invited to join their colleagues for supper, drinks, music and lively discussions on issues concerning lecturers from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thu., May 1, in Faculty Office Building 108.
fmi-Rita at x2498 or Werner at x7794.
Conference on Teaching the Chicano Child
The second annual conference sponsored by CSUN's liberal studies program and Chicano studies department, focusing on teaching the Chicano child, will be held on Sat., May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Vaughn Next Century Learning Center, 13330 Vaughn St., Pacoima. The conference is open to all CSUN students, but seating is limited. For reservations, call x3300.
Master of Public Administration Conference
The College of Extended Learning's Master of Public Administration program will sponsor a conference and awards luncheon for those in the community who work in the public and non-profit sector on Sat., May 3, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the University Club. "The Changing Face of Government: Community Partnerships" will coincide with Public Service Recognition Week and include discussions on how employees can make a difference.
fmi-Myrna Mandell, x2457, or the MPA office, x5635.
Los Angeles--Past, Present, Future
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a series of three guest speakers next month as part of the interdisciplinary course, "Los Angeles--Past, Present, Future." Speakers, their topics and the dates they will appear are:
- Wed., May 7: David Rosales, executive director, Los Angeles office, the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, "L.A.'s Role in the Mexico-U.S. Trade Partnership."
- Fri., May 9: Leslie Lambert, Valley project director, Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, "Valley Redevelopment: Problems and Possibilities."
- Mon., May 12: Debbie LaFranchi, Mayor's Office of Economic Development, "Retaining and Attracting Businesses to the L.A. Basin."
All three lectures will be held from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Sierra Hall room 305. Seating is limited to 65 people.
fmi-Merry Ovnick, x3549, or email@example.com.
Master of Public Administration Summer Classes
The College of Extended Learning's master of public administration program offers summer classes at CSUN, the CSUN Ventura campus and CSUN's Glendale site. The MPA program is open to those with an undergraduate college degree who work in the public or nonprofit sector. Courses are held evenings and weekends and participants learn how to improve management and administrative skills.
fmi-x5635 or x3909.
Keys to Success Program
The Adult Resource and Re-Entry program will offer Keys to Success, a seminar and six workshops, on Sat., April 19, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Sierra Hall room 122. Registration is free.
Workshop for Students Declaring Majors
A workshop to help students declare their majors and career paths will be held Thu., April 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Advising Resource Center and EOP, Education room 100.
National Science Foundation Proposals
The National Science Foundation is requesting proposals for "Life in Extreme Environments" by Mon., April 14. The work must entail the study of life within extreme environments on earth and its application to the study of possible life on other planets. The interdisciplinary program involves the directorates for biological sciences, engineering, geosciences and mathematical and physical sciences, as well as the Office of Polar Programs.
fmi-Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901 or fax x4691.
California Pre-Doctoral Program
Participants applying for the California Pre-Doctoral Program must do so by Mon., April 14. The program is designed to increase the diversity of CSUN students who will continue their studies at the doctoral level and be eligible for faculty positions. Funding for travel, membership in professional organizations, special research costs and graduate school application test fees is provided by the program.
Applicants will be selected on the basis of potential for success in completing a doctoral program, probable effectiveness of the student/faculty plan and degree of underrepresentation in the national pool of doctoral recipients in the area of study proposed by the applicant. Each applicant must have a faculty sponsor who will be available for the duration of the plan specified in the application.
fmi-Hedy Carpenter, x2138.
Web Course Project Summer Grants
Summer grants of $500 will be awarded to faculty who agree to explore electronic resources such as e-mail, a World Wide Web course page, synchronous and asynchronous discussion etc. in a fall 1997 course. The Web Course Project will facilitate training, assessment, technological and pedagogical support. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Fri., April 25. To obtain an application, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Learning Resource Center, Engineering Field trailer 656.
fmi-Nancy Page Fernandez at email@example.com or x3561.
EROS Seeking Applicants
The EROS (Education and Resources on Sexuality) program is seeking applicants for EROS peer counsel and educator positions for the 1997 and 1998 academic years. EROS counselors are trained in reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and sexuality issues. They do peer counseling at the Student Health Center and presentations for campus groups. Applications are available at the health center or by calling x3693. Applications must be submitted by Wed., April 30.
Fee Waiver Programs
State employees interested in participating in the employee or faculty dependent/spouse fee waiver programs for fall 1997 should contact Carol Hallenbeck at x2173 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an enrollment packet. Packets automatically will be sent to continuing participants in both programs. New participants must submit the application by May 1 and those continuing by June 26. The application deadline for continuing participants with changes in admission status is May 1. The fee deadline is June 26.
Participants in the faculty dependent/spouse fee waiver program should follow the deadlines and procedures in the schedule of classes and their fee waiver packet. The program is located in the Office of Human Resource Services in Administration Park 702. Hours are from 8 a.m. to noon, Mon. to Fri.
The BF Goodrich Co. is seeking entries for its annual Collegiate Inventors Program. Inventions, ideas or processes must be original and the result of work completed by students and their faculty advisers. The program is open to any graduate or undergraduate students. Submissions are due by Tue., June 3.
April 14, 1997