Undergraduates Sunil Obediah and Cassandra Downs (psychology), working with assistant professor Sheila Grant-Thompson, won a $150 third place award for "Seeing is Believing: The Perpetuation of Stereotypes on Television."
The Office of Graduate Studies worked with the students to polish their presentations. The other participating CSUN students included:
Benjamin Brenner history undergraduate
Karni Hart interdisciplinary (FES) graduate
Barbara Kessler FES (interior design) graduate
Janine McMurdie and Ann Eliott biology graduate
Patty Melody kinesiology graduate
Talin Saroukhanian and Gloria Guevara political science graduate
Mary Petersen English graduate
The Matador Bookstore will buy back textbooks from students at the following locations, dates and times. fmi-x2985.
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.
May 19-22 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 23 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to assist at the Homeless Veterans Health Services Fair at the Veterans Hospital in West Los Angeles on Fri., May 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The fair helps homeless veterans become acquainted with such services as medical evaluations, nutrition, dental exams, legal help and food vouchers.
Dearborn Street Elementary School in Northridge needs volunteers for a fair on Sat., May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Volunteers who like to work with children will assist with game booths, face painting and other attractions.
Volunteers are needed for LA Works Day '97 on Sat., May 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.. to help with plantings, painting and removing graffiti.
Superior Street Elementary School in Chatsworth is looking for volunteers with entertainment talents such as in musical or magic to perform at the school carnival for children ages 5 to 11 on Sun., May 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Teenage Drama Workshop
The 40th annual Teenage Drama Workshop is accepting applications for its summer program to be held at CSUN June 23 through Aug. 3. Students entering grades 8 through 12 in the fall who are in good standing are eligible to apply for the program. The workshop features classes in acting, voice, movement, play writing, musical theater and improvisation in the morning and rehearsals for "Mazel and Shlimazel" and "Little Red Riding Wolf" in the afternoon. The productions will open in July. Faculty members, secondary teachers and professional artists teach the classes and guide the production program. The tuition is $750 for six weeks.
fmi-x3086, x3091 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cultural Visit to China
The Center for Partnerships in 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Assistive Technology Certificates
CSUN's College of Extended Learning has approved a new certificate program, Assistive Technology Applications, to be conducted by the Center on Disabilities. The 100-hour overview to practical applications of technology for persons with disabilities will be offered as a two-week training program July 13-25 at the Doubletree Hotel in San Francisco.
fmi-Kirk Behnke, x2578, fax x4929 or e-mail LTM@csun.edu.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus extends its sympathy to Ellen Mayer (University Counseling Services) and her family on the loss of her father.
Los Angeles--Past, Present, Future
Debbie La Franchi from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development will speak on "Retaining and Attracting Businesses to the L.A. Basin" on Mon., May 12, from noon to 12:50 p.m., in Sierra Hall room 305. The talk is part of the interdisciplinary course, "Los Angeles--Past, Present, Future," offered by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Seating is limited to 65 people.
fmi-Merry Ovnick, x3549, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arab Culture Lecture
The College of Humanities will present "Arabs and the West: The Enigma of Modernity," a lecture by Fouad Moughrabi, a political science professor at the University of Tennessee, on Tue., May 13, at 4 p.m. in the University Student Union's Santa Clarita room. The lecture is the final event of a symposium on Arab culture.
Annual Awards for Clubs, Organizations
The Office of Student Development and International Programs in conjunction with Associated Students will hold the annual Clubs and Organizations Awards reception on Tue., May 13, at 5 p.m. at the University Club.
All clubs and organizations were invited to submit applications for outstanding member, adviser of the year and outstanding organization, as well as in categories such as academic program, community service and entertainment program. CSUN students chosen to be included in "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" also will be honored at the event. Faculty and staff advisers are encouraged to attend the ceremony.
fmi-x2393, or email Vicki Allen at email@example.com.
Extended Learning Open House
The College of Extended Learning will sponsor a free open house for prospective students in its certificate program in graphic communication on Wed., May 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Eric Teitelbaum, a nationally recognized designer and illustrator, will speak on the latest developments in computer graphics and design.
Honored Faculty Reception
The annual Honored Faculty Reception will be held Thu., May 15, in the Grand Salon of the University Student Union. A continental breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 10 a.m..
The faculty being honored are those marking their 25th year at CSUN, new emeritus professors, the outstanding professor award winner, distinguished teaching award recipients and winners of the President's Associates awards. The event is open to the campus community.
fmi-x3263 or email Sandy Horwitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. on 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.
Arts Council Awards Ceremony
The Arts Council for CSUN will recognize outstanding work in the arts at its Awards Day ceremony and reception at noon on Fri., May 16, in the University Student Union's Little Theater.
fmi-Pat Perott, (818) 701-0731, or Lois Orr, (818) 885-0775.
Doing Business in Shanghai
Arthur Lin, a businessman from Taiwan now working for a British company, Land-Ocean Inchcape International Container Transport Co. Ltd., as its general manager of Shanghai operations, will speak on "Doing Business in Shanghai" on Fri., May 16, at 3 p.m. in the Education building, conference room 1214.
fmi-CSUN China Institute, x3939.
Goodwill Donation Drive
The University Recycling Program and Goodwill Industries will collect household items no longer needed or wanted during their annual Check-Out Donation Drive from Fri., May 16, through Tue., May 27, on the CSUN campus. Items will be collected from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street. An attendant will issue receipts for tax purposes. University Park and UPA buildings 1 through 11 and 13 will have drop-off bins for the convenience of residents. Sales of the items after they are repaired by Goodwill workers help fund job training and vocational rehabilitation programs for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.
University Women's Club Elections
The University Women's Club will elect officers to head the organization during its 40th year on Sat., May 17, at 10:30 a.m. at the Olive Garden Restaurant, 19724 Nordhoff Place, Northridge. Nominated are Lili Vidal for president, Ruth Lupul for secretary and Carol Turner for treasurer. Lunch will follow the business meeting. Reservations can be made with Carolyn Williams at (818) 363-2244.
Ventura Campus Commencement
The Cal State Northridge Ventura Campus will hold its fourth annual commencement ceremony on Fri., May 23, at 10 a.m. in the large gymnasium of Ventura Community College, 4667 Telegraph Road. CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson will confer more than 300 degrees to baccalaureate, graduate and credential students. Joyce Kennedy, who recently retired as director of the Ventura Campus, also will speak.
Alumni Job Fair
The Alumni Job Fair '97 will be held Wed., June 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Student Union. A job information exchange is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Participants should bring resumes and dress for success in the morning in order to make appointments with employers for the afternoon session from 1:30 to 4 p.m.. Reservations must be made one week in advance.
fmi-Dixie Schaffer, x3261.
Ceramics Lab Summer Session
The ceramics lab in the University Student Union will offer eight-week, non-credit classes in wheel-throwing beginning Mon., June 2. Students will learn how to throw bowls, cups and plates, and to glaze and fire them. The classes feature individualized instruction and afternoon and evening sessions. A special one-day Raku workshop also will be offered. The classes are open to students, staff and community members.
MPA 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.
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 email@example.com.
The following workshops will be offered:
- How to Put Your Courses on the WWW: Theory and Practice.
- Creating a Teaching/Learning Culture on Your Campus.
- Cooperative Learning or Collaborative Learning? Matching Our Strategies to Our Course Objectives.
- Teaching Science Using Case Studies and Team Learning.
- Classroom Assessment Techniques: Overcoming the "Them and Us" of the Classroom.
- Strategies for Promoting Active Learning Within the College Classroom.
- Practical Strategies for the Development of Computer Assisted Instruction.
- On-line Strategies to Facilitate Problem-Based Learning.
Sea Grant Program Proposals
The California Sea Grant program office is requesting grant proposals in three program areas. Marine Biotechnology Program has an intent to submit deadline of Fri., May 30. The Sea Grant-NOAA Partnership Program for Strategic Research and Development, and the Sea Grant National Outreach Competition intended for Sea Grant Outreach components and their partners, have deadlines of Mon., June 16.
fmi-Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901.
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.
Fulbright Scholar Awards
Each year, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars offers 700 or more Fulbright Scholar Awards in more than 130 countries to faculty, professionals, teachers and students to teach and conduct research or study abroad. Applications and information booklets for the 1998-1999 awards are available in the Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs Office, Administrative Dome 706. Applications must be submitted by Aug. 1.
A workshop for potential scholar applicants will be held on Wed., May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the University Club, President's room. Former scholars will speak about the application process, preparation for travel and adjustment strategies at foreign institutions. Handouts will be available and refreshments will be served. Call for reservations.
fmi-Tom Spencer-Walters, x2138, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 12, 1997