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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The USU Board of Directors will meet Mon., Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. in the USU Board Rm. All students are welcome.
fmi - x2491
The CSU Board of Trustees will meet Tues., Sept. 10 and Wed., Sept. 11 at the CSU headquarters in Long Beach. Call for location and times.
fmi - CSU headquarters (310) 985-2740.
The Faculty Senate will meet Thurs., Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. in the USU's Pasadena Room.
The University Foundation board of directors will hold its regular quarterly meeting Thurs., Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. in the TV Studio Rm.17 of the Oviatt Library, garden level. The meeting is open to the public.
fmi - x2150
The Personnel Planning and Review Committee of the Faculty Senate will meet Wed., Sept. 4, in at 2 p.m. in Conference Room A, President's Trailer.
A reception to honor Daniel Sedey, chair of the Philosophy Department, on his retirement from the university will take place on Tues., Sept. 3, 12-2 p.m. in the 4th floor conference room of UPA Bldg. 15. All are invited and refreshments will be served.
fmi - x2757
The Associated Students, Inc. will hold an inauguration for A.S. President Vladimir Cerna, Vice-President Parag Vaish, and the Student Senate on Tues., Sept. 3, in the USU's Grand Salon. A reception serving hors d' oeuvres will begin at 12:30 p.m., a ceremony will follow at 1:30 p.m., and the Senate will meet at 2 p.m.
fmi - x2477
A reception welcoming Dean William Flores, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Dean Joyce Feucht-Haviar, College of Extended Learning, will be held Tues., Sept. 3, at the University Club from 4 to 6 p.m. The reception is hosted by Provost Louanne Kennedy. BBQ and entertainment will be provided.
fmi - x2957
"Meet the Clubs Day," an event to showcase CSUN clubs and organizations, will be held Wed., Sept. 4, 12-4 p.m. in the USU's Court of Community. All are invited.
fmi - Dawnyell Goolsby, x2393
Peter Kelly, a professor at UC Davis, will discuss "Resonance Raman Spectroscopy of Hydrocarbon Radicals" in the first of the Department of Chemistry's fall semester seminar series Wed., Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. in Science 244.
fmi - x3381
Community and campus members are invited to attend the September Jewish High Holy Days services:
fmi - CSUN Hillel, 886-5101
The conference "Southern California Before 1900: Landscape, Climate and Ecology," will be held on campus Fri., Sept. 20, through Sun., Sept. 22. Keynote speaker will be John Garamendi, Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Tickets are: Students with I.D., free; all others, $20. Early registration is recommended.
fmi - Lorna Fenenbock, x3532 or fax, x2723.
The Career Center's Volunteer Services along with LA Works and the United Way are having a "Day of Caring" on Sat., Sept. 21. The groups will unite to revitalize homeless shelters, community centers, hospices and other places where children live and play. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to volunteer.
fmi - Volunteer Services at x2871 or x3260.
The College of Extended Learning is offering accelerated language classes to the community. Spanish, Italian or French classes will be offered for two weekends beginning Fri., Sept. 27. Cost is $300, but faculty and staff will receive a substantial discount.
Evening classes in basic Chinese, Italian, Spanish, French and Japanese will be offered for non-credit starting Tues., Sept. 17.
fmi - Daniele Dibie, x4769
A defensive driving class will be offered Thurs., Sept. 26, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the USU's South Valley Room. Faculty, staff and student employees who drive state vehicles (including carts) in the course of their work, must complete this course. This class no longer needs to be repeated every four years. Space is limited and a $20 fee will be charged to your department. Call for reservations.
fmi - Environmental Health and Safety office, x2401
The comprehensive examination option for the History Department's Master's Program is as follows:
The area proficiency exam for the thesis option will be Fri., Nov. 8, for area or special focus.
fmi - x3566
The faculty is reminded that it is campus policy to permit any student who's religious creed prevents him or her from taking a scheduled exam to be allowed to take the exam at a time that does not violate the student's religious creed.
The major Jewish holidays during the fall semester are:
All full-time faculty should have received a copy of the new edition of Section 600 from their department secretary. Faculty who have not received a copy should consult their department secretary or call x2962 for a new copy.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential consultation, counseling and referral services to all faculty and staff free of charge. The program assists employees with any problem interfering with their effectiveness. An EAP brochure was distributed with the August paychecks. If you did not receive one, call x2364.
fmi - University Counseling Services, x2364, x2366, or x7834 TDD.
Nominations from the university community for a staff representative to the President's Advisory Board are requested by President Blenda J. Wilson. The board will review budgetary information, projections, strategies and plans related to the university's support budget , and may provide recommendations to help ensure that the approved budget is consistent with CSUN's institutional mission and purpose. Nominations for the two-year appointment should be sent to: President's Office, mail drop 8230, by Monday, Sept. 30. Self nominations will not be considered.
A parliamentarian is needed for the faculty senate meetings held Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. Familiarity with Robert's Rules of Order is helpful, but experience is not necessary. Faculty interested in this position may contact James Goss at email@example.com., or the Faculty Senate office.
fmi - x3263.
The CSU publication Stateline is now available on the World Wide Web through the CSU system home page (www.calstate.edu). Starting this fall, the chancellor's office will be sending fewer copies of the publication to this campus.
The Office of Information and Technology Resources is offering training workshops on a variety of computer programs and Internet applications. All workshops are open to faculty and staff. A schedule and course descriptions are accessible on the World Wide Web at http://www.csun.edu/itr/tsg/training. To enroll, call x3966 or e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Film Loan Intercampus Consortium (FLIC), a service to obtain films and videos from member campuses, has been temporarily interrupted. A viable alternative is being looked into and is expected to be restored in the next 30 days. Faculty who take advantage of FLIC are advised to adjust their plans accordingly.
fmi - Rueyling Tsay, x2211
University Counseling Services (UCS) is offering groups/workshops on a variety of topics for the fall semester to meet student needs.
Workshops include everything from choosing a major to dealing with self-esteem issues. UCS also provides a help l ine, the telephone crisis intervention listening line, (818) 349-HELP.
To make an appointment or to sign up for a group/workshop, call x2366 or TCC x7834.
The Open University program, which allows non-matriculated students to enroll in courses without completing formal admission to the university, has been implemented at Ventura Campus for the fall semester. To participate, applicants must meet all course prerequisites, attend first course meeting and pay a $142 enrollment fee.
fmi - Ventura Campus, (805) 654-4574
San Diego State University will hold a memorial service for the three deceased engineering professors ( Drs. Chen Liang, Preston Lowrey and Constantinos Lyrintzis) on Tues., Sept. 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the SDSU Open Air Theater.
A memorial fund has been established to which contributions may be made. It is anticipated that memorial scholarships will be established in the name of each professor.
Make contributions payable to:
Engineering Professors Memorial Fund San Diego State University Foundation 5250 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182
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.
Tickets range from $22 to $42, but reduced prices are offered to faculty, staff and students. Group rates are also available. Tickets can be purchased at the USU Ticket Office, x2488.
fmi - Theatre Department, x3086
The campus community extends its sympathy to Elizabeth Whirledge, Daily Sundial general manager, on the death of her husband, Michael.