February 9, 1998 Vol. II, No. 13


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines and classes and courses of interest to the university community. The deadline for submitting items generally is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears. The deadline for the Feb. 23 issue is Mon., Feb. 16.

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 emailing them to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4937. Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

Campus Planning Board

Meets 10 a.m.-noon Thu., Feb. 12, in President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Senate

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

Parking Committee

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

University Budget Advisory Board

Meets 2-4 p.m. Wed., Feb. 18, in President's Conference Room A.

University Student Union Directors

Meet 5:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 23, in the Satellite Student Union Pieza de Celis Room.

University Corp. Directors

Meet 3 p.m. Wed., Feb. 25, in the University Club.

Faculty Executive Committee

Meets 1 p.m. Thu., Feb. 26, in President's Conference Room A.


CSUN Receives Grant

Cal State Northridge has received a $100,000 grant to continue the work of Project Community--which aims to break down barriers among campus people and groups--for another two years. This was CSUN's second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Pluralism and Unity Program. The funds will be used, in part, to expand two student programs developed under Project Community: DIG LA (Discover, Inquire and Grow in Los Angeles), which sponsors events such as tours of Hindu and Buddhist temples, participation in Native American powwow and multicultural retreats, and Project ACT (Advocates for Cultural Talk), a diversity awareness and prejudice reduction program that trains students to conduct peer-to-peer educational presentations and facilitated discussions.
fmi-Robert Kemmerling, x2364, or Raymond Juarez, x2393.

Directory Recycling

The 1998 CSUN telephone directories will be distributed soon. The 1997 directories can be recycled and picked up by campus mail (no envelope required) through April 30.
fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.

Warner Center Preschool

The Warner Center Children's Corner is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. This child care center is staffed by professionals from CSUN and is accredited by the National Assn. for the Education of Young Children. Preschool spaces are available immediately in half- and full-day programs for 2-5-year-olds. All CSUN employees and students qualify for discounted tuition rates. To enroll, call Kim Colby at (818) 887-1993. The center is located at 21261-A Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills.

Pacific Bell Internet Access

Pacific Bell Internet Services is offering unlimited Internet access to CSUN students, staff and faculty for a monthly rate of $14.95. The service includes free Internet access for 30 days, no set-up fees, billing options, free software, 24-hour, toll-free customer service and dial-up access up to 33.6 Kpbs. For information, call Pacific Bell Internet Services at (800) 708-INET, x910. Callers must mention "910" as the registration number to receive this offer.

Pay Phone Increase

The campus pay phone system has increased charges for a 15-minute local call from 20 cents to 35 cents. The new rate is comparable to Pacific Bell and General Telephone and was approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October 1997.

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 Fri., Feb. 13 and 20. On other cable systems, look for the Los Angeles City channel. The schedule is as follows:
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
NoonRTVF Showcase
12:30 p.m. RTVF Showcase

Volunteers Needed

The Career Center needs volunteers for the following events:

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to: