Sept. 30, 1996Vol. I, No. 4


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 Oct. 14 is Mon., Oct. 7. The deadline for the issue of Oct. 28 is Mon., Oct. 21.

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

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee
The Personnel Planning and Review Committee will meet Wed., Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. in conference room A of the president's office.
Faculty Senate Meeting
The Faculty Senate will meet Thurs., Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. in the USU's Pasadena Room.


A Special Thank You
Jacque Boutin extends the following message to the campus community: "Thank you cannot begin to express the depth of my appreciation for all of you who participated in my retirement party. It was a celebration to be remembered for the warmth of your caring and for your generosity. I leave Cal State Northridge with mixed emotions, but I carry with me the image of my very special friends. With deep affection, Jacque Boutin."
Lois Skinner Prator Memorial Scholarship
According to the wishes of his late wife Lois Skinner Prator, former CSUN president Ralph Prator has set up a memorial scholarship in her name to honor and assist deserving students at CSUN. Contributions may be made by sending memorials in the name of Lois Skinner Prator Scholarship, c/o UWC Endowment Fund, 14932 Jadestone Dr., Sherman Oaks, 91403. Lois Prator established the University Women's Club as Faculty Wives in 1958.
Discount Books
The 1997 Entertainment 50 Percent Discount books are available at the Center of Achievement for the Physically Disabled, PE. 156.
fmi - x2182

Books Returned
The Matador Bookstore will begin returning textbooks to the publishers starting Tues., Oct. 1. Books ordered for the Ventura Campus will also be returned. Students who have not yet purchased their textbooks should buy them as soon as possible.
fmi - Textbook Returns Clerk, x2913

Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community extends its sympathy to Debbie Whitchurch of Systems and Technology on the death of her mother.


Nutrition Lecture
A lecture on "Nutrition Education As a Business" featuring Sheryl Rosenberg Thouin, will be held Mon., Sept. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building's Marilyn Magaram Center, Room 107. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
fmi - x3102

Mathematical Physics Seminar
Henry Abrash, a chemistry professor, will give a talk for the Mathematical Physics Seminar on Mon., Sept. 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Music Lawn 224. The title of his talk will be "The Mathematical Analysis of the Rates of Chemical reactions." All are invited to attend.
fmi - David Klein x7792 or

Career Preparedness Workshop
The Career Center is offering a special presentation to help students learn how a graduate education can prepare them for career success, Tues., Oct. 1, 5:30-7 p.m., in the USU's Burbank Room. The presentation will be given by Adele Scheele.
fmi - x2878.

Author Speaks on Korean American Experience
A talk given by Helie Lee on the "Discovery of a Korean American Identity," will be held Wed., Oct. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the USU's Grand Salon. Helie Lee is a local writer and author of "Still Life With Rice."
fmi - x3331

Chemistry Seminar Series

fmi - Hettie Sawatzke, x3381

Geology Department Lecture Series

fmi - x3541

Invention of Heterosexuality
Nationally known historian and author Jonathan Ned Katz will deliver a lecture from his latest book "The Invention of Heterosexuality," on Wed., Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the USU's West Valley Room.
fmi - Donald E. Hall, x2011

Memory Walk
The Alzheimer's Assn. of Los Angeles will stage its annual Memory Walk at the Los Angeles Zoo on Sat., Oct. 5, at 8:30 a.m. Free BBQ for all walkers and volunteers.
fmi - Volunteer Services office, x2871 or x3260

Welcome Back Breakfast
The University Women's Club is holding its welcome-back breakfast Sat., Oct. 5, at 9:30 a.m. in the University Club Lamb's Lounge. Ronald Borczon will be speaking on the subject of music therapy and recent recipients of two Mary Cleary International Scholarships will be on hand to greet guests. Reservations can be made with Mrs. Schaeffer by no later than Tues., Oct. 1. The cost is $12.
fmi - (818) 363-4706

Phenomenal Woman Awards
The Department of Women's Studies will hold its second annual Phenomenal Woman Awards ceremony at the University Club on Sun., Oct. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Call for tickets.
fmi - x3850

Films for Healthy Eating
The Marilyn Magaram Center will be show two films, "New Food Guide Pyramid" and "Vitamin Basics," on Tues., Oct. 8, at noon and Wed., Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at the center, located in Fine Arts Room. 107.
fmi - x3102

Weight Loss Program
The "Take it Off Today" weight loss program developed by Dr. Art Ulene is now at the Student Health Center. The eight-week program begins Wed., Oct. 9, and is open to students, faculty and staff. There is a $25 materials fee and participants must be at least 10 pounds over their ideal body weight. Call to register.
fmi - Barbara Vallaire, x3690

Ethics and Values Colloquium
Rabbi Elliot Dorff, rector and professor of philosophy at the University of Judaism, will speak at the Ethics and Values Colloquium on Wed., Oct. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m., in building 15 of the University Park Apartments, fourth floor conference room. His talk is entitled, "Jewish Ethics: Methods and Content."
fmi - x2757

Family Focus Resource Forum
The Family Focus Resource Center will offer a forum for families on the "Changes in Medi-Cal Benefits," on Sat., Oct. 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fleming conference room, third floor, School of Education building. This presentation will be offered in English with Spanish interpretation available. Call to RSVP by Tues., Oct. 8.
fmi - Judith Sultan, x5575

Adult Resource and Re-Entry Program Workshops

fmi - Irene McDonald, x5552

Urban Studies 25th Anniversary
The Urban Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held in the USU's Grand Salon on Sat., Oct., 19, 6:30-9: p.m., with keynote speaker Con Howe, Los Angeles City planning director. Dinner is $25, RSVP by Tues., Oct. 15.
fmi - x2904 or x3850

Psychology Reunion
The first Psychology Department Reunion (originally scheduled for Nov. 3) has been changed to Sun., Oct. 20, 2-5 p.m. The reunion will take place at the home of psychology professor Dee Shepherd-Look. RSVP by Mon., Oct. 12, to Joyce Brotsky at x2827. Guests are welcome.

Fire Extinguisher Training Hands on fire extinguisher training will be conducted Tues., Oct. 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. The training, held by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, gives participants the opportunity to extinguish an actual fire. All interested faculty, staff and students should contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
fmi - x2401


Last Chance for Financial Aid
The last day for enrolled students to apply for a short-term loan in the Financial Aid Office or Student Financial Services is Tues., Oct. 8, at noon. All short-term loans must be repaid by Thurs., Oct. 31.
fmi - Josie Carbajal, x2373

Extension Credit Courses
The deadline to submit all proposed courses, workshops and seminars for Intersession and Spring, 1997, through the College of Extended Learning, is Fri., Oct. 11.
fmi - Julie Crippen, x3113

FIPSE Program Proposals
The U.S. Department of Education is inviting proposals for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Program. Proposals should address innovative reform projects to serve as models for the solution of problems in postsecondary education. The deadline to apply is Fri., Oct. 18.
fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901

Fellowship Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Separate competitions are conducted for Graduate Fellowships and Minority Graduate Fellowships. Fellowships will be awarded for study and research leading to a master's or doctoral degree. The deadline to apply is Thurs., Nov. 7.
fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901

Proposals Invited for Ecological Restoration
The U.S. Department of Interior is inviting proposals relating to ecological restoration and information access. Deadline for submission is Fri., Nov. 1.
fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901

Student Project Grants
The University Corporation's Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for funding of innovative unique and exploratory student projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in the University Corporation executive office, Matador Bookstore complex, second floor. The deadline for submission is Fri., Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.
fmi - Liz Kioussis, x2906

Assignments Abroad
CSU International Programs is interested in receiving applications from all segments of the faculty for the position of International Programs Resident Director. Application information may be obtained from Tom Spencer-Walters in the Pan African Studies Department, Faculty Office Building. The application deadline is Sun., Dec. 1, 1996.
fmi - x5832


Ceramics Classes
The USU's Ceramics Lab is offering classes in wheel-throwing and hand-building in clay. Small, non-credit classes offer individual instruction in forming, glazing and firing your own work. Both afternoon and evening classes will be held. A one-day Raku Workshop is also offered. Classes begin the week of Sept. 30. Faculty, staff and community members welcome. Call to enroll.
fmi - x2798

Sept. 30, 1996

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