Jan. 26, 1998 Vol. II, No. 9


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines and classes and courses of interest to the university community.

We will strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring during the two-week period until the next issue. Items further in advance will be run on a space-available basis. Please submit items by sending them to mail drop 8242, faxing them to (818) 677-4937, or e-mailing them to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting. Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

USU Directors
Meet at 5 p.m. Mon., Jan. 26, in the Satellite Student Union, Pieza de Celis Room.

CSU Board of Trustees
Meets at 1 p.m. Tue., Jan. 27, and 9 a.m. Wed., Jan. 28, at CSU headquarters, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach.

Faculty Executive Committee
Meets at 1 p.m. Thu., Jan. 29, in President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Senate
Meets at 2 p.m. Thu., Feb. 12, in the Engineering Auditorium.

Parking Committee
Meets at 3:30 p.m. Thu., Feb. 12, in President's Conference Room C.


Budget Advisory Board
The University Budget Advisory Board will discuss the final report from the Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics during a special meeting at 2 p.m. Fri., Jan. 30, in President's Conference Room A. Two task force members-CSUN Controller Bob Kiddoo and Bill Jennings, chair of the finance, real estate and insurance department-have been invited to join the discussion. UBAB members who are unable to attend may submit comments in writing or through e-mail to President Blenda J. Wilson. Comments also can be given to another UBAB member who will be attending.

Staff Award Ceremony Meeting
The Office of Human Resources will hold its first meeting in connection with the 1998 Annual Staff Award Ceremony from 10-11 a.m. Tue., Feb. 3, in President's Conference Room B. Any staff member interested in the development of this year's program is invited to attend the first planning meeting. Please contact Human Resource Services at x2119 if you have questions. Prior authorization from your supervisor to attend this meeting is necessary.

Student Programs on Cable
The College of Extended Learning's Educational Technologies and Distance Learning Services will run the following CSUN student programs on the local cable television system for the Northridge area (Time Warner). Watch Channel 35 on Fridays, Feb. 6, 13 and 20. On other cable systems, look for the Los Angeles City channel. The schedule is as follows:
Time, Title
10 a.m., CSUN-Close Up
10:30 a.m., CSUN-Close Up
11 a.m., Valley View News
11:30 a.m., On-Point
Noon, RTVF Showcase
12:30 p.m., RTVF Showcase

Transportation Plan Approved
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved the University's Triennial Transportation Plan, which was submitted during the spring semester. The annual analysis will be submitted during the 1998 spring semester. fmi-x3946.

Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus extends its sympathy to:
-Charlie Wood (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his mother.
-Family and friends on the loss of Shirley Capdeville (Physical Plant Management), a member of the custodial staff.


Police Chief Finalists
Open forums are being held for the four finalists named as possible replacements for Ed Harrison, CSUN director of public safety, who is retiring this month. Harry Dolan, police chief, Lumberton, N.C., met with the university community Tue., Jan. 20. An open forum with Howard Miller, police chief, the University of Texas Pan American, was held Fri., Jan. 23.
The remaining forums are scheduled as follows:
-Gary Moses, deputy police chief, University of Pittsburgh, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Tue., Jan. 27, and
-Alan Cueba, assistant police chief at UCLA, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Wed., Jan. 28, both in the University Student Union, Burbank Room. Resumes are available for review in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. fmi-x2391.

The Commission on the Status of Women
The Commission on the Status of Women will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4, in the Business Building, room 2224. A follow-up on the effects of welfare reform on women, CSUN students and children will be discussed with state Sen. Hilda Solis (D-El Monte). Representatives from the women's studies department and office of Student Development will be present to discuss internships. fmi-x2077.

State Employees Association Elections
CSEA Chapter 312 Northridge will accept nominations for 1998-2000 officers at a meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Mon., Feb. 9, in Sierra Tower room 703. An election meeting will be held from 11a.m.-1p.m. Wed., Feb. 25, also in Sierra Tower room 703. Any member wishing to run for office may request a consent form from the election committee.

Any active member within their respective chapters is eligible for the office of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Any active member within their respective chapter and in their respective unit is eligible for the office of campus bargaining unit representative. Also, any active member in good standing in a chapter, including any member of the nominating committee, is eligible for the office of chapter general council delegate, provided that no conflict of interest exists.

Nominations for chapter office may be in writing, by submission of a consent form to the election committee at any time prior to balloting, or on the floor of the chapter election meeting. A nominee from the floor must sign a consent form before balloting. Nominations for chapter general council delegates may be in writing or by submission of a consent form to the elections committee. fmi-Hai-Ling Tang, mail drop 8327, x3448 or Carlene Kouri, mail drop 8326, x2637.

Enhancing Student Learning
A Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) roundtable will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 20, in the Bookstore Complex, room 102. The topic is "Enhancing Student Learning Through the Internet: A Pedagogical Discussion of Internet Technologies." fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x7892.

CSU Symposium
The fifth annual California State University Symposium on University Teaching will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 21, at Cal State San Bernardino. If you wish to attend, please contact Cynthia Desrochers at x7892.


Technology Training
Information and Technology Resources (ITR) offers a variety of free information and technology training workshops to faculty, staff and students. The January workshop schedule will be accessible on the web on Mon., Jan. 26, at http://www.csun.edu/itr/tsg/training/schedule.html Printed copies will be sent to campus offices. fmi and reservations- x3966 or e-mail training@csun.edu.

Piano for Youth
The Piano for Youth program in the music department is offering piano lessons for children 7-11 years old who have never had prior piano instruction, beginning Tue., Feb. 3. fmi or to make an interview appointment-Jeanine Jacobson, x3167.

Ceramics Lab
The Ceramics Lab in the University Student Union will offer non-credit classes in wheel throwing and hand building. Sessions run eight weeks and include individual instruction. Register early, class size is limited. All welcome. fmi-x2798.

Religion Lecture Series
The College of Extended Learning, in cooperation with the department of religious studies, will sponsor a Saturday lecture series on Buddhism and Christianity, beginning Feb. 7, from 10 a.m.-noon. Led by Masao Abe, internationally known professor of Buddhism and Japanese philosophy, the series begins with "Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha." There is no charge to attend the lectures, to be held in the Bookstore Complex, room 102 (inside the bookstore's main entrance). fmi-x2786.

Home Buying Seminar
The Matador Federal Credit Union will host a free home buying seminar from 5:30-7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4, in the Business Building, fourth floor, Great Western Conference Room 4117. Representatives from home mortgage, real estate and home inspection companies will speak. Reservation deadline is Fri., Jan. 30. MFCU will supply parking passes. fmi-Pierre Joujon-Rouche, (818) 993-6329, x202.


Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
The CSUN chapter of the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi is seeking applications for its annual Graduate Fellowship Award in support of students entering the first year of graduate study for the fall 1998 or spring 1999 semesters. Recipients must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi on the date awards are made (membership requires a grade point average of about 3.8 and in some years slightly higher). Current members or those tapped for membership for spring 1998 may apply. For an application packet, contact Stan Charnofsky at x2548. Application deadline is Feb. 1. CSUN can forward only one nominee to the national office for the $7,000 fellowships awarded each year.

University Peer Coaching Program
Faculty members are invited to participate in CSUN's Peer Coaching Program this spring. Each participant will pair with a colleague from a different discipline to observe each other's teaching and provide constructive, reflective feedback. The feedback-collegial, supportive and confidential-will be based on the teaching strategies participants have asked their partners to observe.

Time commitment will range from 6-8 hours during this semester including an orientation session, peer coaching practicum, working with a partner and an end-of-semester discussion meeting. Participants may want to select a coaching partner outside their discipline and ask him or her to join them at orientation.

The orientation session will feature success stories from last semester's peer coaching faculty and a short, peer coaching practicum. Orientation will be from noon-1:30 p.m. Tue., Feb. 10, in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Engineering Field 637 (west of the Student Union). RSVP by noon Fri., Feb. 6, to Cynthia Desrochers, x7892 or cynthia.desrochers@csun.edu

CSUN Poster Fair
The second annual CSUN Faculty Poster Fair celebrating research, scholarship and creative activity will be held Wed.-Fri., Feb. 25-27, in the University Student Union's Grand Salon Ballroom. To participate, write or e-mail a statement of intent including name, campus extension, e-mail addresses and campus mail no later than Fri., Feb. 6, to Scott Perez, sperez@csun.edu or Research and Sponsored Projects, AP 706, mail drop 8232. Participants should provide a one-page abstract by Mon., Feb. 9. Poster and abstract guidelines are on the web at: http:/ /www.csun.edu/~renzo/pfair.htm fmi-Mike Barnes, x2299.

Faculty Awards
A variety of awards are presented each year to CSUN faculty members to recognize outstanding achievement. Nominations and documentation for the following competitions should be sent to the Faculty President's Office, Faculty Office Building room 106, mail drop 8221. Awards will be presented at the honored faculty reception in May. fmi and for competition guidelines-x3263.

Deadlines are as follows:
-Outstanding Professor Award. Nominations and supporting materials due by mid-February. $1,000 prize.
-Advancement of Teaching Effectiveness Award. Nominations and supporting materials due the first week of March. $1,000 prize.
-Creativity Award. All materials must be submitted by the first week of March. $1,000 prize.
-Scholarly Publication Award. Published work and supporting letters or reviews must be submitted by the first week of March.
-Distinguished Teaching Awards. Nominations due by the second week of February. Supporting materials due by the second week in March. Up to five faculty members can receive $500 awards each.

NASA Research
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is soliciting proposals for research investigations concerning the role of solar variability in affecting terrestrial global climate. Participation is open to all faculty. Proposals are due Wed., Feb. 18. fmi-by e-mail from debra.tripp@hq.nasa.gov or through the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901.

Who's Who Nominations
Faculty are invited to nominate students for selection to the CSUN slate of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" for 1997-1998. Nomination forms must be returned to the Office of Student Development and International Programs. Deadline has been extended to Fri., Feb. 20. Nominees should be juniors, seniors or graduate students who have grade point averages of at least 3.0 for undergraduates and 3.5 for graduate students, have contributed to the campus through academics, extracurricular/student activities and are involved in the community. fmi-Vicki Allen or Kelly Kuchenbrod, Office of Student Development and International Programs, x2393.

Disabled Technology Conference
CSUN's 13th annual international conference, "Technology and Persons with Disabilities," will be held at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton and the Marriott Hotel March 17-21. Hotel costs are $109 single/double occupancy and must be booked 14 days in advance for this offer. For hotel reservations, contact the CSUN Center on Disabilities.

The pre-conference day with a series of three-hour workshops will be Tue., March 17. The cost will be $225 if registered by Feb. 27 and $275 after. The cost for the regular conference from Wed.-Sat. will be $349 if registered by Feb. 27 and $399 thereafter. This includes 200 speaking sessions and more than 200 exhibits. fmi-x2578.

Sabbatical Leaves Awarded
CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson has announced the award of 42 regular sabbatical leaves and 15 difference in pay leaves to be taken during the 1998-99 academic year. The listings are based on the following key: (d) Difference in Pay Leaves (t) Truly Outstanding and Exceptional (m) Meritorious

College of Arts, Media, and Communication
Name, Years of Credit
Clemons, Maryellen (d), 4
Falk, Heinrich (d), 5
Jacobson, Jeanine (t), 14
Jurey, Mark (t), 7
Leach, Joel (t), 7
Leps, Ants (t), 7
Portnoy, Kenneth (t), 6
Regnat, Francoise (d), 8

College of Business Administration and Economics
Name, Years of Credit
Anderson, Shirley (d), 4
Barker, Robert (m), 17
Bleich, Donald (d), 3
Christensen, G. Jay (m), 6
Curren, Mary (t), 10
Halcoussis, Dennis (m), 7
Johnson, Gordon (m), 11
Lammers, H. Bruce (t), 11
Phillips, G. Michael (d), 3
Sternberg, Robert (d), 4

College of Education
Name, Years of Credit
Farivar, Sydney (m), 10
Sato, Kyoko (m), 12
Sears, Sue (t), 8

College of Engineering and Computer Science
Name, Years of Credit
Adams, John (d), 14
Barnes, G. Michael (m), 6
Campbell, Bonita (m), 6
Di Julio, Shoeleh (m), 9
El Naga, Nagi (m), 10

College of Health and Human Development
Name, Years of Credit
Abourezk, Tami (m), 8
Chen, Tung-Shan (m), 9
Harbet, Shelia (m), 10
Mauksch, Roberta (m), 9
Strike-Roussos, Christine (m), 9.5
Wright, Alan (m), 8

College of Humanities
Name, Years of Credit
Barresi, Dorothy (d), 3
Chan, Kenyon (t), 8
Chianese, Robert (t), 8
Costantini, Anthony (d), 12
Haake, Katharine (d), 4
Hall, Donald (t), 7
Kroll, Barbara (d), 4
McClave, Evelyn (t) , 8
Solomon, James (t), 9

College of Science and Mathematics
Name, Years of Credit
Adams, Herbert (m), 12
Cadavid, Ana (t), 9
Chapman, Gary (m), 10
Coulson, Helen (m), 16
Hajdu, Joseph (t), 6
Watkins, William (m), 11
Zeitlin, Joel (d), 3

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Name, Years of Credit
Bayes, Jane (d), 4
Bland, Warren (t), 8
Broesamle, John (d), 4
Meyer, Michael (t), 9
Moss, Roger (m), 15
Present, Phillip (d), 8
Shepherd-Look, Dee (m), 16
Wang, I-Shou (m), 11

University Library
Name, Years of Credit
Reagan, Michael (m), 10.5


January 26, 1998

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