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. 16 is Mon., Sept. 9. The deadline for the issue of Sept. 30 is Mon., Sept. 23.
Please submit items by sending them to mail drop 8242, faxing them to x4937, or e-mailing them to email@example.com.
- Faculty Executive Committee
The Faculty Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 1 p.m. in the president's conference room A.
- Campus Planning Board Meeting
The Campus Planning Board will meet on Tues., Sept. 17, from 9 to 10 a.m. in conference room A in the President's office.
- From the President
A personal thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped make this year's Welcome Back Picnic such a huge success for all members of our campus community!
- Sabbatical Leave Applications
Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave for the 1997-1998 academic year should file an application with their Department Chair no later than Fri., Oct. 4. Applications forms and information are available from department secretaries.
- New Name for Affirmative Action Office
The Office of Affirmative Action has changed its name to the Office of Equity and Diversity. Jeanette Mann's title is now Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Diversity. In addition, the name of the Presidential Advisory Board on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action (PABNAA) has been changed to the Presidential Advisory Board on Equity and Diversity (PABED).
- Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are now be offered in the Student Health Center, Mondays-Fridays, 12-12:50 p.m.
fmi - x4779
- Asian Pacific American Support Network
A group of CSUN alumni is in the process of forming an Asian Pacific American Support Network. The network will serve as a focal point of information and activities supporting the Asian American programs and studies on campus. To join APASN, contact the Asian American Studies department.
fmi - x4966 or Susan Ng, (818) 786-2884
- Multicultural Writer's Group
Izcalli, a multicultural writer's group for writers who seek a public forum, is starting this semester on campus. All types of work are welcomed for feedback and structured criticism. The group meets in University Park building 15 (Humanities building) in the 4th floor common room from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every third Friday for the duration of the fall semester beginning Fri., Sept. 20.
fmi - Frank Lechuga, x5683
- Human Subjects Research Procedure
All faculty and students performing research on human subjects must complete a Human Subjects Approval form for review by the Standing Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. For information on the deadline for submission and the meeting dates, contact the office of Research and Sponsored Projects.
fmi - x2901
- Music Department Free Concerts
The campus community is welcome to attend the Music Department's free noon concerts held every Tuesday and Thursday in the Recital Hall. The upcoming performance will feature a visiting jazz band from Canberra, Australia on Tues., Oct. 1.
fmi - Music department, x3180
- The Calpers/CSU Open Enrollment Period
The Calpers/CSU open enrollment periods began Sept. 1 and will conclude on Oct. 15. During this period, all eligible state employees may enroll in a medical/dental insurance plan and/or the FlexCash plan for the first time, change medical/dental insurance plans and/or enroll eligible dependents. All transactions will take effect Jan. 1, 1997. All departments were mailed the open enrollment information/worksheet for eligible employees during the week of Aug. 26. In addition, all current health insurance subscribers should have received the new PERS Health Plan Guide at their home address. Employees not enrolled in a medical plan or those who are enrolled but did not receive the PERS Health Guide or the Open Enrollment information/worksheet should contact the Office of Human Resource Services at x3810 to request the material. The Dependent Care Account (DCA) plan is also open for enrollment during this time. The account allows employees have certain expenses deducted from their paychecks before income and Social Security taxes are calculated. For detailed information about this plan, contact the Office of Human Resource Services at x3810. All open enrollment and DCA information can be accessed at: http://www-hrs.csun.edu. You can also request the material via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Motor Vehicles Accident Reporting
All campus vehicles must carry the Accident Identification Card, Std. Form 269, in their vehicle glove compartments. This card can be obtained from the PPM Work Control Center by calling x2222. This card will give you step-by-step information in case of an accident.
- Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community offers its condolences to:
- Sandra Mendoza, Buyer in the Purchasing Department, on the loss of her mother.
- Morris Zaslavsky, of the Art Department, on the loss of his father.
- Myra Feely, also from the Art Department, on the loss of her father-in-law.
- Staff Recognition Committee
The staff recognition committee will be meet Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 a.m. in the president's office, conference room A. All staff employees are invited.
fmi - Carol Hallenbeck, x3820
- Credential Student Orientation
Orientation meetings for multiple subject credential candidates who plan to begin teaching during the spring, 1997, semester will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, 3-4 p.m.; Wednesday., Sept. 18, 8:30-9:30 a.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 22, 3-4 p.m. in the USU's Santa Clarita Room. Concurrent Special Education Program students are also expected to attend.
fmi - Frank, x2621
- Workshops on Success
The Adult Resource and Reentry Program and the Business Administration and Economics Department will hold two workshops in September.
"The Path to Successful Employment" with Brian van der Westhuzian, director of internships, and G.J. Christensen, professor of office systems and business education, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Business Administration building room BB 4117. RSVP to x5552.
"Competing in the Global Market Place" with Linnea Bernard McCord, professor of business law, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Business Administration Building room BB 4117. RSVP to x5552.
- Retirement Party
A retirement party to honor Jacque Boutin, manager of employment development in Human Resource Services, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 3-5 p.m., in the multi-purpose room of Jeanne Chisholm Hall. If you would like to participate in a gift for Jacque, send your contribution to Joan Evans in Human Resource Services, mail drop 8220.
fmi - x2118
- Information Sessions for Special Education
Two information sessions for the special education credential program will be offered at the Ventura Campus beginning in the spring. They will take place Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Ventura Campus. The first meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. in the library (#130) and is geared toward students who wish to obtain a special education credentials in addition to an existing credential. The second meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. and is intended for students without credentials.
Enrollment will be limited, call to RSVP.
fmi - (805) 654-4575
- Environment and History Conference
The conference "Southern California Before 1900: Landscape, Climate and Ecology," will be held on campus Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 22. Keynote speaker will be John Garamendi, Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Tickets are: Students with ID, free; all others, $20. Early registration is recommended.
fmi - Lorna Fenenbock, x3532 or fax, x2723.
- CFA Personnel Workshops
The California Faculty Assn. will hold personnel workshops, Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. in the CFA office building 14, room 203. Both sessions cover discussion of personnel procedures for retention, tenure, promotion and additional information. All faculty are welcome.
fmi - Elizabeth Berry, x2857, or e-mail email@example.com
- Adult Resource and Reentry Workshops
The Adult Resource and Reentry Program and the Oviatt Library are offering two workshop/tours for the campus community: "Demystifying the Library" held Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25, noon-1 p.m. at the library. The first session will focus on using the library's resources efficiently and effectively. The Sept. 25 program will focus on using and understanding the libraries on- line computers.
- Color of Fear Workshop
A workshop presented by Lee Mun Wah, producer of the Color of Fear film, will take place Friday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Student Union's Grand Salon. Seats will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
fmi - x2108
- AIDS Walk LA
The Volunteer Services calls the campus community to be a part of the CSUN Team at AIDS Walk LA on Sunday, Sept. 29. The walk will begin at the Paramount Pictures Lot in Hollywood. People interested in volunteering or walking, sign-up early in the Volunteer Office. Bus transportation and T-shirts will be provided.
fmi - Volunteer Services, X2871 or x3260
- "Get Real" Teleconference
The program, Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Oviatt Library, room 1. Participants will interact with Rich Keeling in a program that emphasizes working towards "wholeness" in campus health programs. Refreshments will be served.
fmi - Amy Reichbach x3683
- University Peer Coaching Program
All faculty are invited to attend one of two fall peer coaching reorientation sessions featuring the program, "Summer School Success Story" with Jim Goss. A discussion on specific student interaction strategies to promote greater student participation and learning will be featured. The first session will be held Monday, Sept. 30, 1-2:30 p.m. and the second session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2-3:30 p.m. Both will be held in the Speech Communication building, 2nd floor conference room.
fmi - Cynthia Desrochers x7892
- Assistive Services and Equipment
The 1996-1997 budget for the Disabled Employees Program will include funding for the Assistive/Auxiliary Aid Assistance Program for campus employees with disabilities. Requests for both assistive equipment and auxiliary assistance must be submitted at the same time and sent to mail drop 8208 no later than Friday, Sept. 20. Note: old request forms have been changed. To receive new forms, contact Joan Hall.
fmi - x2077
- Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program
The Office of Graduate Studies' Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, is designed to bring well-known speakers to Cal State Northridge. The program will fund two types of requests: Category I for classroom visits or departmental seminars; Category II for individuals or small groups of scholars with broad appeal to participate in artistic performances, public lectures or topical conferences. A faculty committee will review the applications for funding. Applications are available by calling the Graduate Office. Deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 25.
fmi - x2138
- Seminar Series
The Department of Chemistry will hold a seminar featuring Edward Pope of Matech who will speak on "Sol-Gel Ceramics in Medicine" on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. in Science 2 rm. 227.
fmi - Hettic Sawatzke, x3381
- Ringers Wanted
Experienced handbell ringers are invited to join the University Handbell Choir. The one-unit class meets Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. in room 110 of the Music building. The handbell choir will perform with the University Choir on Friday, Nov. 22.
fmi - Fran Ulrich (818) 349-7871.
- Hatha Yoga
Hatha Yoga classes will be held Tuesday evenings,
from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and again at 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the USU's Aerobic Room, on the lower level by the pool. The instructor is Tom Clover, an instructor from the Siddha Yoga Center in West LA Cost is $6 per class or $25 for 5 classes. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.
- Jazz Master Class
A free master class in jazz will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The class will feature the Northcote Jazz Band, a visiting high school group from Auckland, New Zealand. All jazz aficionados are invited to sit in.
- Information and Technology Workshops
A variety of information and technology workshops are being offered throughout September. The workshops are open to all faculty and staff. All workshops will be held in the training lab located in Admin. Park 704A. A schedule and course descriptions are accessible on the World Wide Web at http://www.csun.edu/itr/tsg/training
Following is a list of the courses offered:
- Intro to Pine Email for DOS and Windows Users
Thurs., Sept. 19, 2-3:30 p.m.
- Intro to Pine Email for Macintosh Users
Thurs., Sept. 26, 2-3:30 p.m.
- Creating a Web Page: The Basics using Word or WordPerfect
(Mac or Windows)
Wed. & Fri., Sept. 18 & 20 9:30-11:30 a.m.
This is a four-hour workshop spanning two days.
- Intermediate HTML -- Backgrounds, Tables & Images
Wed., Sept. 25, 2-4 p.m.
- High-Speed ISDN Access to CSUN
Fri., Sept. 27, 2-3:30 p.m.
- Intro to Excel 5.0 for Windows
Wed., Sept. 18, 2-4:30 p.m.
- Intro to Excel 5.0 for Macintosh
Fri., Sept. 27, 2-4:30 p.m.
- Intro to Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0
Tues., Sept. 24, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Library Workshops
(Open to all faculty, staff and students. All workshops will be held in the Oviatt Library, Room 102).
fmi - x3966 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Internet Search/ERA Search Tools & Strategies
Wed., Sept. 25, 1-3 p.m.
- Beginning WWW Authorship
(using a Windows HTML Editor)
Fri., Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m.
This is a two-part workshop offered in morning and afternoon sessions.
- Intermediate HTML (Backgrounds, Tables & Images)
Fri., Sept. 27, 2-4 p.m.
- Intro to FirstSearch
Fri., Sept. 27, 9-10 a.m.
- Intro to CARL
Fri., Sept. 27, 10-11 a.m.
- Intro to Lexis-Nexis
Thurs., Sept. 26, 10-11 a.m.
- Advanced Lexis-Nexis Features
Thurs., Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-noon
- Intro to Document Delivery Electronic Resources
Fri., Sept. 27, 1-2 p.m.
- Intro to GEAC Advance (the Library's new on-line catalog)
Thurs., Sept. 19, 1-2 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 24, 2-3 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 26, 2-3 p.m.