April 28, 1997 Vol. I, No. 17



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 May 12 is Mon., May 5. The deadline for the issue of May 27 is Monday, May 19.

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 28, and Mon., May 12, 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. The meeting previously scheduled for Fri., May 16, has been rescheduled to Mon., May 12.

Campuswide 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.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

The Personnel Planning and Review Committee will meet at 1:15 p.m. on Weds., April 30, May 7 and 14, in the President's Trailer, conference room A.

Faculty Executive Committee

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

Educational Resources Committee

The Educational Resources Committee will meet Fri., May 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the President's Trailer, conference room C.

CSU Board of Trustees

The Cal State Board of Trustees will meet at 1 p.m. on Tue., May 13, and at 9 a.m. Wed., May 14, at the CSU headquarters, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach.

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.


University Women's Club Scholarships

The CSUN University Women's Club has presented $500 scholarships each to four students. Mary Cleary Scholarships for international students were awarded to Mary Owada from Japan, a pre-medical student, and Shanrika Rudrapatna of India, a pianist majoring in education. Lois Prator Scholarships were presented to Krista Sabo, who is midway toward attaining a physical therapy specialty degree, and Gabriela Rangel, an accounting and finance student. The scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of academic achievement, service to the community and constructive graduate goals.

Bookstore Buyback

The Matador Bookstore will buy back textbooks from students at the following locations, dates and times. fmi-x2985.
Matador Bookstore:
May 12-15 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
May 16 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 17 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 19-22 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
May 23 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drive-through at Student Lot A:
May 19-22 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Exchange:
May 19-22 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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. 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.

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. fmi-x3946.

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. Fri., May 2. 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 jeff.levy@csun.edu

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

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to Jim Logsdon (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his father and to Christie Logan and Jim Hasenauer (Speech Communication) on the death of her father.


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. fmi-x2638.

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.

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.

Nursing Program Accepting New Applicants

CSUN's Ventura Campus will hold a special meeting to provide information to potential students about the bachelor of science in nursing program on Tue., April 29, at 5:30 p.m., at the Ventura Campus at 2151 Alessandro Drive. A similar meeting is scheduled for Sat., May 10, at 9 a.m. This program, which is admitting a limited number of new students for the fall 1997 semester, is designed for those who have completed requirements for their registered nurse license and are looking to expand their scope of practice and assume greater responsibilities. For reservations, contact Donna Crawley at (805) 654-4900.

Career Conference For Women

The CSUN Career Center and the Los Angeles Times Valley Edition will sponsor a career conference for women, "New Work, New Ways," from 9 a.m. to noon on Wed., April 30, in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. Among speakers will be CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson, Adele Scheele, Career Center director, and Sandy Gooch, founder of Mrs. Gooch's (now Whole Foods Market.) Panelists will explore new work opportunities for women in art and entertainment, high-tech industries and entrepreneurial work. fmi-x3862.

Chemistry Seminar Series

UCLA professor Kendall Houk will speak on "Theoretical Modeling of Organic Reactions" on Wed., April 30, at 4 p.m., in Science room 2228.

Professor Surya Prakash of USC will speak on "Novel Fluorination Methods in Organic Chemistry" on Wed., May 7, at the same location and time.

Cinco De Mayo Scholarships

Three CSUN students will receive $500 scholarships from the Oscar De La Hoya Foundation and the CSUN Humanities Program during Cinco de Mayo festivities at noon Wed., April 30, in the Court of Community at the University Student Union. The second annual festival, sponsored by the Union Programs Council, will feature mariachi artist Nydia Rojas, hip-hop artist Lina Santiago, the Jalapenos, a Latin band, Mariachi Tlaquepaque and Ballet Folklorico Las Rosas. A $100 Tower Records gift certificate will be awarded to the best Macarena dancer.

Geological Sciences Lecture Series

Jason Saleeby from the division of geology and planetary sciences at Caltech will present "A 3-Dimensional Picture Beneath the Sierra Nevada" on Wed., April 30, at noon in SC 1231.

Peter Kresan from the department of geosciences at the University of Arizona will speak on "Arizona-Designs in Nature" on Fri., May 9, at noon in SC 2132. The event is sponsored by the department of geological sciences and the Geology Club.

Philosophy Lecture

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.

Reception for CSUN Authors

CSUN's Center for Southern California Studies will sponsor a reception in honor of "The Ethnic Quilt," a new book by CSUN geography professors James Allen and Eugene Turner, on Wed., April 30, from 4 to 6 p.m., in room 245 of Sierra Hall.

Ethics and Values Colloquium

The next meeting of 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 x3392, or Jim Kellenberger, x2752 or x2757.

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 room 108. fmi-Rita at x2498 or Werner at x7794.

Reception for Vern Bullough

A reception in honor of former CSUN history professor Vern Bullough will be held at 7 p.m. Fri., May 2, at the Oviatt Library. Bullough and his late wife Bonnie have contributed books and material on human sexuality to the special collections section of the University Library. The Vern and Bonnie Bullough Collection is recognized as one of the premier collections in the country on the topic of human sexuality. All members of the campus community are invited. fmi-Cindy Ventuleth, x2635.

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 nonprofit 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.

Parent Training Workshops and Open House

Ruth Harris, coordinator of the CSUN Language Speech and Hearing Center, will speak on "Building Communication Skills with Young Children" on Sat., May 3, from 9:45 a.m. to noon in the Education building, conference room 3118. The event is open to families with young children with developmental disabilities.

Cheryl Johnson-Ecker of the Hyland Clinic will speak on "Sensory Integration for Infants and Toddlers" on Sat., May 10, at the same time and place. Both workshops are sponsored by the Family Focus Resource Center. Participants should contact Laura Taylor at x7063 for reservations by Thu., May 1. Spanish translation is available if requested in advance.

The center will hold an open house for families with children ages 3 to 22 with developmental disabilities on Sat., May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Education building, conference room 3113. Participants with children ages 3 to 12 should contact Laura Taylor at x7063. Those with youths ages 13 through 22 should contact Myriam Alban at x7063 by Thu., May 1, to confirm attendance.

Stalin Interpreter to Speak

Valentin Berezhkov, Joseph Stalin's personal interpreter during the 1943 talks in Tehran among Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, will appear at a brunch to raise funds for a Russian language program at CSUN from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.

The event will be held at the Russian Village Restaurant, 13325 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks. Berezhkov, an assistant to the Soviet Minister of Foreign Trade during World War II, now teaches at Pomona College. The brunch is sponsored by the departments of history, foreign languages and literatures and Phi Beta Delta. Tickets are $35 a person ($30 for students). fmi-Ludmila Posner, x3467.

Distinguished Lecture Series

William Julius Wilson, Harvard sociologist and social welfare expert, will speak on Tue., May 6, at 4:30 p.m. in Speech-Drama room 121. His topic will be "New Social Inequality and Race-Based Public Policy." Time magazine last year called Wilson "one of America's 25 Most Influential People." He is an adviser to President Clinton on issues of race, poverty and the inner-city. Wilson's talk is part of the Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Admission is free.

Marilyn Magaram Center Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will show the film "Alcohol and Nutrition" on Tue., May 6, in Fine Arts 113 and the film "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.

U.S.-Mexico Symposium

A three-day symposium on relations between the United States and Mexico will mark the presentation of CSUN history professor Julian Nava's ambassadorial papers to the Oviatt Library. Nava served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 1979 to 1981.

A breakfast on Fri., May 7, will raise funds for archival work on the papers. Assembly Speaker Cruz M. Bustamante will discuss "Mexico and the State of California." The event will be held at 8 a.m. at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Reservations must be made by Fri., May 2, at x3850.

Carlos Rico of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs will speak on Thu., May 8, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the USU Grand Salon. Jorge Bustamante, director of Colegio de la Frontera Norte, will speak from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the same location.

Attorney and activist Joaquin Avila, former head of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will speak on Fri., May 9, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Grand Salon. Nava's papers will be presented to the library during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Fri., May 9, in the Oviatt Library portico. Speakers will include CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson and Mexican Consul General Jose Angel Pescador Osuna. The symposium is sponsored by the colleges of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences and the university library. fmi-x2538.

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:

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 e-mail merry.ovnick@csun.edu

Education Expo '97

The Career Center will sponsor its annual education teacher recruitment career fair, Education Expo '97, on Thu., May 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Student Union. Local school district administrators will meet, review resumes and interview CSUN teacher applicants. Credentialed CSUN applicants can interact with many school districts at this one-day event. Alumni may be charged a service fee. Persons with disabilities should contact Dixie Shaffer at x3261 or (TDD) at x3066 at least one week in advance for accommodation arrangements. fmi-x2878.

Part-Time Faculty Meeting

A meeting of part-time faculty will be held at 2 p.m. Thu., May 8, in the Pasadena room of the University Student Union. Provost Louanne Kennedy, Don Cameron, associate vice president of faculty affairs, and professors Edda Spielmann and Elizabeth Berry will provide information and discuss concerns.

Teaching in Tibet, Business in Shanghai

Justine Su, director of CSUN's China Institute, will speak on "Teaching and Teacher Education in Tibet" on Thu., May 8, at 2:30 p.m. in the Education building conference room 1214.

Arthur Lin, general manager of Land-Ocean Inchcape International Container Transport Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, will speak on "Doing Business in Shanghai" on Fri., May 16, at 3 p.m. at the same location.

Virtual Universities Teleconference

The College of Extended Learning's Educational Technologies and Distance Learning Services will present "Virtual Universities, California Style," a live teleconference, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thu., May 15, in room 104 of the bookstore complex. The broadcast will feature experts reporting on the latest developments of virtual universities, which bring classes to students via the Internet. The broadcast also will describe the state's progress in planning a California virtual university. fmi-x2355.


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.

Extended Credit Courses

The deadline for submission of proposed courses, workshops and seminars offered during fall 1997 through the College of Extended Learning is Sat., May 10. Post baccalaureate, professional courses and workshops developed to upgrade, update or meet license requirements offer additional opportunities, particularly when developed in cooperation with professional organizations. fmi-Julie Crippen, x3113.


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. fmi-x3683.

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 feewaiver@csun.edu 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.

Annual Awards for Clubs, Organizations

The deadline to file applications for this year's awards given by the Associated Students to student clubs and organizations is noon Wed., May 7. Among the entry categories are academic program, community service, diversity program, fund-raising, student talent, outstanding member, adviser of the year and outstanding organization. Applications are available in the Student Development and International Programs office in the University Student Union.

The award winners will be announced during a reception at 5 p.m. Tue., May 13, in the main dining room of the University Club. CSUN students chosen to be included in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" also will be honored at the event. fmi-Vicki Allen or Dawnyell Goolsby, x2393.

CSU Teacher-Scholar Institutes

The registration forms for the 1997 Teacher-Scholar Institutes sponsored by the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning are now available. The institutes will be held on the Cal State Chico campus June 9-12. All workshops will last for two days, except for the World Wide Web workshop, which is three and a half days. Participants interested in attending must contact the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at x5934. Reservations must be made by Mon., May 12, through the Chancellor's Office. fmi-x5934 or e-mail, Cynthia Desrochers at cdesrochers@csun.edu The following workshops will be offered: