August 19, 1996Vol. I, No.1


Formerly the U.I.B.

This section publishes general announcements of the kind that formerly appeared in the University Information Bulletin. The deadline for submitting items is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears. The deadline for the issue of Sept. 3 is Mon., Aug. 26. The deadline for the issue of Sept. 16 is Mon., Sept. 9.

Please submit items by sending them to mail drop 8242, faxing them to x4937, or e-mailing them to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu.


Extended Learning Hosts Open Houses

The College of Extended Learning will sponsor three open houses this coming week. One is an open house and career night on Tue., Aug. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Matador Bookstore complex. (fmi - x2786). The television network will host an open house and live demonstrations of classroom broadcasts to remote sites on Thurs., Aug. 22, 6-8 p.m., at the Matador Bookstore complex (fmi - x2355). The Master of Public Administration program will host an open house on Mon., Aug. 26, 5-7 p.m., in Sierra Hall 202 and at the CSUN-Ventura campus on Thurs., Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m. (fmi - x5635)

Reception for Adult Students, Faculty and Staff

The Adult Resource and Reentry Program, sponsored by University Counseling Services, invites all faculty, staff and new and continuing adult students and guests to a kick-off reception at the University Club on Thurs., Aug. 22, at 5:30 p.m. The reception, "Degrees of Success," will feature a keynote talk by Provost Louanne Kennedy. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP - Ellen Mayer at University Counseling Services, x2366

Hazardous Waste Collection

The city's Hazmobile, which collects hazardous waste, will be on campus Aug. 22, 23, 24 and Aug. 29, 30, 31. The Hazmobile will be located in Parking Lot T at the corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Collection will be by appointment only. Residents should call (800) 988-6942 to schedule an appointment. CSUN faculty, staff and students may request advance appointments between 7 and 9 a.m. on Thurs. and Fri. of both weeks. This two-hour block has been set aside for the CSUN community only.

fmi - Customer Service, Hazmobile Program, (800) 988-6942

Reception for Alumni Faculty and Staff

President Blenda J. Wilson and the Alumni Association will host an open house for faculty and staff who are also CSUN alumni Thurs., Aug. 29, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the president's home. RSVP by Thurs., Aug. 22, to Alumni Relations, Mail Drop 8275 or e-mail to gmounger@exec.csun.edu. Due to limited parking, car pooling is highly recommended.

Faculty Executive Committee Meeting

The Faculty Executive Committee will meet Thurs., Aug. 29, at 1 p.m. in the President's Conference Room A.

Learning in Retirement

SAGE, a learning-in-retirement organization, will sponsor an open house Fri., Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the First Presbyterian Church of Granada Hills, 10400 Zelzah Ave., north of Devonshire Street.

SAGE members share their interests in intellectual, artistic and social subjects. SAGE is associated with CSUN's College of Extended Learning and affiliated with Elderhostel.

fmi - (818) 831-5064

Financial Aid Workshop

A workshop on financial aid for graduate and undergraduate students, featuring Lily Vidal, scholarship/work study coordinator, will take place Tue., Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. in the USU's Glendale Room. The event is sponsored by Blue Key Honor Society.

fmi - Fred Strache x3689

Welcoming Receptions

A reception welcoming newly appointed college deans will take place Tue., Sept. 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the University Club. The reception will be hosted by Provost Louanne Kennedy for Joyce Feucht-Haviar, College of Extended Learning; William Flores, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Ann Stutts, College of Health and Human Development.

Also, a reception to welcome Provost Louanne Kennedy's new administrators will be held Fri., Sept. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the USU's Grand Salon. The administrators include Spero Bowman, director of academic resources; Delia Rudiger, executive assistant to the provost, and Jose Luis Vargas, director of EOP and Summer Bridge. The reception also will honor Lulu Falls for her service to Academic Affairs.

The campus community is invited to both receptions.

fmi - Office of the Provost x2957

Clubs and Organizations Rechartering

A two-hour mandatory rechartering meeting for all student clubs and organizations will be held Sept. 9-13 at noon, 2, 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Specific locations of the meetings will be sent to club and organization presidents via Associated Students mailboxes. Faculty advisors are asked to remind their groups of this meeting.

A club or organization officer must attend one of these meetings for the group to remain a viable student organization on campus.

fmi - Vicki Allen x2393

Color of Fear Workshop

A day-long workshop by Lee Mun Wah, producer of the film "Color of Fear," will take place Fri., Sept. 27. All faculty and staff are invited and will soon receive written information about signing up for it. The event is sponsored by EOP/ARCOS and the Provost's Office.


Study in Scandinavia

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is offering awards to study in Scandinavia for the 1997-1998 academic year. Grants are available to post-graduate scholars, professionals and candidates in the Arts. Fellowships are available at the graduate level for dissertation-related study on research. The application deadline is Fri., Nov. 1, 1996.

fmi - the American-Scandinavian Foundation, phone (212) 879-9779 or fax (212) 249-3444

Travel to India

Applications are being accepted for a four-to-six week exchange program to India. This exchange, sponsored by the Rotary Group, will start between Dec. 15 and 29, 1996, and will end between Jan. 12 to 25, 1997.

Applicants must be employed in the educational field for a minimum of two years at any level from pre-school to post-graduate or in any support area from campus police to administrative staff. Transportation, meals and lodging are provided.

The application deadline is Wed., Aug. 21.

fmi - Dick Strayer, (805) 582-2484 or Mary Beth Wolford, (805) 581-9486.


Biology of Cancer Series

Faculty, students and staff are invited to attend the fall 1996 Biology of Cancer lecture series Mondays 6-7:40 p.m. in Speech Communication 101. The lectures also can be taken for course credit. Priority seating will be given to those enrolled in the course.

fmi - Biology Department x3356

Music For Youth

Applications are now being accepted for the Music Department's "Music For Youth" program, offered to children ages 18 months to seven years. The classes provide an assortment of activities to promote language development, symbolic thinking, coordination and social interaction. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.

fmi - Kay Shuart Ladanyi (818) 368-6289

Piano For Youth

The Music Department's Piano for Youth program is offering piano lessons to children between ages 7 and 11 with no previous piano instruction. Lessons begin Sept.12. The registration deadline is Fri., Aug. 30.

fmi - Jeanine Jacobson x3167

Speech for Youth Institute Program

A public speaking course for students in grades 9-12 is offered through the Speech Communication Department on Saturday mornings during the fall semester. The course is available at no cost to students, but class size is limited. Enrollment is on a first-come, first served basis.

fmi - Rebecca Litke x2047 or x2853

Kindergarten on Campus

A nationally accredited kindergarten program will be offered this semester at the Lab School starting Mon., Aug. 26. The program offers a fully credentialed lead teacher, low child to teacher ratio, full days (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.), extended care before and after school, large, safe and tree-shaded yard.

To schedule a visit or fmi - x3131.


Policy Items from Faculty Senate Meeting

Two items were approved at the Faculty Senate Meeting of May16 and subsequently approved by President Wilson.

One item amended the procedure for determining sabbaticals when two applicants are tied. It allows the inclusion of part-time service in totaling applicants' length of service. The second item revised several sections in the Administrative Manual dealing with the appointment and evaluation process for administrative positions. One revision added a non-voting student member to appropriate search committees; another change affected the titles of positions subject to the provisions of Section 222.

A complete text of these changes is available from the Faculty Senate Office or on its Web page at http://www.csun.edu/~fs20469/.

fmi - Arlene Noar, Faculty Senate Office x3263

Peer Education Available on Eating Disorders

Peer education on the subject of eating disorders is available in the form of 30-to-60 minute presentations to campus classes, clubs or organizations and to the community. The trained peer educators belong to JADE (Joint Advocates for Disordered Eating), a prevention and education program sponsored by University Counseling Services and the Student Health Center.

Presentations focus on accepting one's body image, recognizing causes and symptoms of eating disorders and providing information to friends who are overly concerned with their weight and appearance. Presentations can be tailored to the group.

fmi - Ellen Mayer at University Counseling Services x7500

Theater Season Tickets and Auditions

Season tickets are now available for Theatre Department presentations. The package includes Aristophanes' Lysistrata, Frank Loesser's musical The Most Happy Fella, Donizetti's opera The Elixir of Love, Evelyn Fernandez's new play Luminarias and the award-winning musical Cabaret.

The season tickets can be purchased at the USU Ticket Office or by mail.

Auditions for The Most Happy Fella will take place Wed., Aug. 21, in the Campus Theatre (Speech-Drama 100) and for Lysistrata the following week. Auditions are open to all Northridge students.

fmi - Theatre Department Office (Speech-Drama 110) or x3086

Experts Directory Update

The Office of Public Relations is currently updating its experts directory, which is sent to news media personnel who use it to locate experts on a variety of subjects. If you would like to be added to this directory or update information about your areas of expertise, contact Carmen Ramos Chandler or her assistants at x2130 or e-mail them at pubinfo@exec.csun.edu.

Emergency Procedures

Information regarding emergency procedures in the event of fire, earthquake, medical emergency and building evacuation are posted in every classroom and office on campus. To ensure a safe working environment, review procedures with staff and students regularly and be sure everyone knows how to evacuate buildings and where to go afterward. To obtain additional copies of these procedures, contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at x2401.

fmi - Ron Norton x2401

Name Change for Disabilities Office

Disabled Student Services is now called Students with Disabilities Resources. The new name emphasizes the program's primary role to provide academic support services to students. The office's location in Building O and its telephone number (x2684) remain the same. The program's web page provides more information: http://www.csun.edu/cod/.

Parking Decals

Parking decals for faculty and staff are available for purchase at Student Financial Services in the Education Administration building, room E-103. Decals for fall 1996, annual 1996-97 or the three-year annual decals will be required beginning Tue., Sept. 3. Free parking is available in student lots for the first week of classes, Aug. 26-30. Semester decals are $63.00, annual decals (including summer) are $168.00. Three-year annual decals are available only for those on payroll deduction.

Employees currently on annual payroll deduction will receive a three-year decal with the Aug. 30 pay warrants. Deletions or additions to the deduction system must be made in person at Student Financial Services. Parking SALES will be available Fri., Aug. 23 and Aug. 26-27, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Student Financial Services.

On-Line Budget Transfer System

An On-Line Budget Transfer System (OLB) is now available. The OLB gives authorized university personnel the ability to make overnight budget transfers, eliminating the need for almost all paper budget transfer documents.

fmi - Ron Clouse x4509, Margo Dutton x3173, or John Horton x6556

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to several of its members:

August 19, 1996

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