May 21, 1996Inaugural Issue



Announcements formerly printed in the UIB will now be printed in @csun.edu instead. A notice of the deadline for the first issue of the academic year will be circulated this summer.


Summer Ceramics Classes
Summer ceramics classes begin June 3 in the USU's Ceramics Lab. The 8-week, non-credit sessions offer small, individualized classes in throwing on the wheel. Afternoon and evening sessions are available.
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School of Engineeringand Computer Science Courses

The School of Engineering and computer Science will offer two short-term courses on campus this summer. They are:
"Introduction to VHDL Modeling,"June 18-21, will present logic synthesis as practiced in the real world. The course is intended for design, application , and CAD engineers and managers. In addition to four days of laboratory experience on campus. Instructors are Ramin Roosta, School of Engineering and Computer Science; Taher Abbasi, Synopsys, Inc.; and Pran Kurup, Cirrus Logic, Inc.
"Spreadsheet-Aided Systems Engineering and Optimization,"
July 15-19, will cover such topics as user friendly problem solving tools; modular-structured programming with VBA; system design, model and optimization; engineering system sensitivity analysis; and numerical analysis-based systems engineering. Instructors are Tom Mincer, Mechanical Engineering Department; David Hooper, continuing education soecialist in engineering applications of Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Enrollment may be made by individuals or companies. Contact Shirley Lang, Center for Research and Services, SECS, at x2146 or e-mail at shirley.lang@csun.edu.


University Foundation Board Meeting
The Board of Directors of the University Foundation will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Wed., June 19, at 3 pm inb the School of the Arts, Rehearsal Hall #159. The meeting is open to the public.
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Piano for Youth Recital
A recital by students who hjave participated in this semester's "Piano for Youth" program will take place on Sun., June 16, at 2 pm int he Recital Hall. Parents interested in having their children take part in the "Piano for Youth" program during the next academic year are urged to attend. 'Piano for Youth" is for children 7 years of age through high school.

fmi -Jeanine Jacobson x3167


Faculty Award Winners
Ronald Davis of the History Department has been named the univerity's Outstanding Professor, and four other faculty members have received Distinguished Teaching Awards: Klara Carmely, Business Law; Robert Carpenter, Biology; Arlinda Eaton, Elementary Education; and Charles Macune, History.

State Telephone Directories
The Technology Service Center has a limited supply of 1996 State Telephone directories on hand. The cost is $5.50 per copy, billed to FY 96/97. Submit a Technology Service. Order to mail drop 8223 and indicate the quantity desired.

Matador Bookstore Buyback Information
The Matador Bookstore will conduct book buybacks at the following locations and times:

Check-Out Donation Drive
The Associated Students' University recycling Program and Goodwill Industries are collecting household and other items for the "Check-Out Donation Drive" from 9 am to 5 pm daily through May 28 at the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street. Receipts for tax purposes wuk be issued at this location. There will also be drop- off bins at buildings 4,9, and 13 of the University Park Apartments. Goodwill uses funds from the collected, repaired and reused goods to provide job training and vocational rehabilitation for the physically and developmentally disabled.
fmi- Cyndi Signett x2477

CSUN Directory Recycling Program The University Recycling Program, Information & Technology Resources, and Mail Services will recycle all the old campus directories now through June14. Old directories can be placed in regular campus mail. Make sure the directory is stapled together. No envelope is required.
fmi- Cyndi x2477 or e-mail cynthia.signett

Fitness Center Summer Session Special The ASREC/USU Fitness Center is accepting faculty, staff, and alumni memberships at a special reduced rate for the 13 week summer session. The special fee of $55 is available now through Sat. May 25. The Fitness Center offers aerobics, free weights, treadmills, swimming and excercise equipment. Student assistants are available to advise on proper use of all equipment.
fmi- The Fitness Center x5755 or ASREC Sport x3225

Quickcopy and University Postal Services
The new Quickcopy Center and the University Postal Services will open in the USU (at the old Mercantile Store) in June, providing the following services: walk-up cash transactions and authorized requisition purchases, plus pick-up and delivery for jobs for established users. Jobs that require longer turnaround times may be scheduled in advance.
University Postal Services will offer the following: stamps, and other postal supplies, overnight, priority, first-class, third-class, UPS, international mail, and rental of small to large post office boxes, subject to availability. The official fall semester grand opening will be announced and the hours of service will be posted for each department.

Parking Information
Special parking permit for Fall 1996-1997 Annula Courtsey Permits will expire Sept. 1. Departments should forward all requests for Courtesy permits for the 1996-1997 academic year to mary Cooley, Parking Office Manager (mail drop 8290 or fax 4747) by June 30. Requests and written justification for each pass should be submitted on department letterhead.