April 27, 1998 Vol. II, No. 15
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Status of Women
Commission meets noon-1 p.m. Wed., April 29, in the Education Building, room 3118.
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2 p.m. Wed., April 29 and May 6, in the Business Building, room 2224.
Faculty Executive Committee
Meets 1 p.m. Thu., April 30, in President's Conference Room A.
USU Board of Directors
Meet 5 p.m. Mon., May 4, in the Satellite Student Union, Pieza de Celis Room.
University Budget Advisory Board
Meets 2-4 p.m. Mon., May 4, in President's Conference Room A.
Campus Planning Board
Meets 10 a.m. Wed., May 6, in Business Building, room 4117. Agenda includes softball stadium siting, North Campus bio-tech design, campus construction update.
Statewide Academic Senate
Meets 1:30-5 p.m. Thu., May 7, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., May 8, at CSU headquarters, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach.
University Corp. Directors
Meet 3 p.m. Mon., May 11, in the University Club.
CSUN Alumni Assn.
Annual meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thu., May 21, in the University Club, Lambs Lounge.
The Faculty Senate voted at its March 12 meeting to approve the following policy statements:
The new policy statements were approved by CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson on March 31.
- A number of Cal State Northridge students do not graduate solely because they do not fulfill the upper division writing requirement (WPE). To ensure that students attempt the WPE early enough to allow time for potentially necessary preparatory work, a policy change to establish a deadline for attempting the WPE is proposed.
- In regard to a faculty member's professional responsibility as a teacher in relation to sexual harassment, the changes provide consistency in the language used throughout Section 600 to refer to groups of individuals who are protected from discrimination. The changes also respond to new guidelines from the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
Parking Lot C Renovations
Parking Lot C is going through renovations in its southern corner to increase the number of spaces in the lot. The renovations began April 23 and should be completed by the latter part of May.
Who's Who Among Students
The 1998 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" will include the names of 39 students from Cal State Northridge who have been selected as outstanding campus leaders. Students nominated by faculty and staff will be recognized at the Associated Students/SD and IP Awards Ceremony at 5 p.m. Wed., May 6, in the University Student Union Grand Salon.
The following students will be recognized: Nancy Bellew, Tamara Benefield, Elizabeth Bennett, Victoria Berman, Monika Birgel, Diana Castle, Richard Cortes, Aylin Derkrikorian, Jeannine Di Pasquale, Shereen Elhilu, Jennifer Goodwin, Sarah Gray, Cedric Hackett, Edith Hoffmann, Julie Hughes, Janelle Jalbert, Doris Javidzad, Jennifer Jelin, Kelly Kuchenbrod, Kelly Martinez, Gabriel Ortiz, Nicole Pacheco, Jill Pollack, Alva Posada, Angela Rad, Pantea Rad, Julia Ramos, Delea Rayburn, Michael Rice, Elisa Schoenfeld, Sonya Scott, Renee Shulman, Lorraine Snipper, Sheila Sofian, Jeremy Sonenschein, Jeremy Villar, Emily Wargo, Jonie Watanabe and Cynthia Weston.
Summer Session Registration
The College of Extended Learning sponsors the summer session program at the Northridge and Ventura campuses, with hundreds of credit classes offered in three separate sessions beginning Mon., June 1. Mail-in registration is now underway. Other summer programs offered are certificate programs, test preparation classes and the master of public administration program. Catalogs are available at the College of Extended Learning office, Bookstore Complex room 100, at the main entrance of the bookstore.
The Career Center needs volunteers for the following events:
- The Catholic Charities Guadalupe Community Center's "La Fiesta" in celebration of Cinco de Mayo from 2-9 p.m., Sat., May 2, at the Guadalupe Community Center, Canoga Park. fmi-x2320.
- CPR Blitz sponsored by the American Heart Assn. and the Student Health Center needs volunteers from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sat., May 2, in the main gym, Kinesiology Building.
- Revlon Run/Walk for Women 5K to help eradicate breast and ovarian cancer from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. May 9, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. fmi-(310) 393-6344.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus extends its sympathy to the following:
- Dianne Philibosian (College of Health and Human Development) and her family on the loss of her father.
- Viviane Klein (Student Accounting) and her family on the loss of her father.
- The family of John Furman, former theater department chair, who died April 15.
Brown Bag Film Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center will show the following films in the Science trailers room 524:
- "Food Safety" and "Taste" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tue., April 28, and from noon-1 p.m. Wed., April 29.
- "Dietetics and Legislature," from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tue., May 5, and from noon-1 p.m. Wed., May 6.
Music and the Internet
CSUN's Entertainment Industry Institute is co-sponsoring "Music and the Internet: Future of the Business," from 7-8 p.m. Tue., April 28, in the University Student Union, Grand Salon. Panelists from established record labels along with Internet music entrepreneurs will consider the implications of a "wired" world where musical artists can deliver their product directly to the consumer. Scheduled to participate are Marc Geiger, president of ArtistDirect; Ted Krysczko, director of product development for Walt Disney Records; Ted Cohen, consultant to the Music Marketing Network; Regina Kelland, president of Kelland Consulting, and Josh Warner, president of Blink Media. Panelists will answer audience questions. Moderator will be music professor Joel Leach.
DIG LA Field Trip
DIG LA (Discover, Inquire and Grow in Los Angeles), sponsored by Student Development and International Programs, has made arrangements with the Museum of Television and Radio that will allow 20 students, faculty and staff to attend an upcoming seminar "Aqui Se Habla Espanol: Hispanic Radio," from 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., April 29. The museum is located at 465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills. There will be key program personnel from radio stations KLVE and KSCA. Admission is free. For reservations, call the Office of Student Development and International Programs at x2393 and leave a message on extension 431.
Cinco de Mayo Concert
Cal State Northridge will observe Cinco de Mayo with a concert from noon-1:30 p.m. Wed., April 29, in the University Student Union Court of Community. Featured performers will include Beatrice Montez, Tierra, Mariachi Tlaquepaque, La Plebita de Sinaloa and Merengue Salsa and Aztec Dancers. A larger event, previously scheduled for May 2 at the North Campus Stadium, has been canceled.
Meet the Judges Forum
The political science department will sponsor "Cross-Examine the Judges Night" from 7-9 p.m. Wed., April 29, in the University Student Union Grand Salon. A panel of Los Angeles County Superior Court judges from the Van Nuys and San Fernando courts will answer the public's questions about how the courts work.
fmi-x3488 or x3476.
Medical Imaging Lecture
Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles--of the UCLA Center for the Study of the Evolution of Life and the Art Center College of Design--will present the next Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program Lecture from 4-5:30 p.m. Wed., April 29, in the University Student Union's Grand Salon. Her topic will be "Bullets and Bones, Psychics and Psychiatrists: Medical Imaging and the Law."
Shakespeare, Elizabethan Music
The University Library is presenting an evening of classic Shakespeare monologues with actor Eric Braeden, star of television's "The Young and the Restless," at 7 p.m. Thu., April 30, in the Little Theatre. The event also will include Elizabethan music by the group Mad Spirit. Admission is free. The event is co-sponsored by Friends of the Library, the English and theatre departments, the College of Humanities, Phi Beta Delta and the German American Cultural Society.
Northwest Family Fiesta
CSUN will co-sponsor "Northwest Family Fiesta," a Cinco de Mayo celebration with the Northridge and Chatsworth chambers of commerce and the Valley Cultural Center, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., May 3, at the Chatsworth Train Depot (old depot plaza road). There will be food, entertainment, children's hands-on art activities, arts and crafts exhibits and demonstrations, pony rides, children's dance performances and more. Entertainers will include Infantil Aguila Azteca Mariachis, Mariachi Sol Azteca, Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana, San Fernando Gardens Folklorico and the U.S. Navy Mariachi Band. Booths are available and volunteers are needed. Admission is free.
Teacher Recruitment Career Fair
The Career Center will host the Education Teacher Recruitment Career Fair Education Expo '98 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu., May 7, in the University Student Union Northridge Center. The fair will allow school district administrators an opportunity to meet and interview CSUN teacher applicants. School district personnel will review resumes, interview student teachers and connect to CSUN's faculty.
Employee of the Year Award
CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson will announce the recipient of the second annual Employee of the Year Award at this year's Staff Recognition Ceremony from 9-11 a.m. Thu., May 7, in the Satellite Student Union Shoshone Room. The award will recognize one staff employee who has made significant contributions and provided outstanding service to the university, including its auxiliaries--The University Corp., University Student Union, Cal State Northridge Foundation and Associated Students. The recipient will receive a personalized plaque memorializing the event and a $500 savings account from the Matadors Federal Credit Union. The recipient also will be honored by having a picture taken with the president, his/her name engraved on the all-university Employee of the Year perpetual plaque located in the president's trailer and an article about him/her printed in "From the President's Desk" and/or @csun.edu.
fmi-Maria Diaz, x3809.
CSUN Spring Pow Wow
The CSUN American Indian Student Assn. invites the campus and community to the 21st annual Spring Pow Wow, Sat.-Sun., May 9-10, in Parking Lot C. The event will feature contest dancing, arts, crafts and foods representing the various tribes and a Mother's Day tribute. The schedule is as follows:
fmi-Donna Akers, x5442.
- Grand entry, 1 p.m.
- Supper break, 5 p.m.
- Gourd dancing, 6 p.m.
- Close, 10 p.m.
- Gourd Dancing, noon
- Grand Entry, 1 p.m.
- Honoring Mother's Day, 2 p.m.
- Close, 6 p.m.
President Blenda J. Wilson and Provost Louanne Kennedy invites the campus community to celebrate the retirement of Dean Carolyn Ellner, College of Education, after 16 years of service from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tue., May 12, in the University Club.
Honored Faculty Reception
This year's Honored Faculty Reception will be held Thu., May 14, in the University Student Union Grand Salon. A buffet breakfast at 9 a..m. will be followed by the awards ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Honorees will be recognized for reaching emeritus status and faculty celebrating 25 years of teaching in the CSU system will be honored. Additional honored faculty will be receiving awards in the categories of Outstanding Professor; Distinguished Teaching; Creativity; Advancement of Teaching Effectiveness and Scholarly Publications. For reservations, call the Faculty Senate Office at x3263.
Experts Directory Update
The Office of Public Relations is updating the university's Experts Directory. Anyone who wants to be included in the new edition or make changes to their existing entry should contact public relations at x2270 for a copy of an experts survey. Changes or new submissions should be submitted by May 1.
The directory helps news media find the experts they need quickly and easily. It lists an array of faculty members whose expertise can enhance media coverage on a variety of subjects. The experts are grouped by general topics of interest to journalists, not by academic discipline or department. An updated directory is done once a year.
DIG LA Advisement Board
DIG LA (Discover, Inquire and Grow in Los Angeles) is seeking faculty who would be interested in serving on an advisory board that will meet three times per academic year to review programs, provide direction and critique feedback. Faculty interested in being part of the board should e-mail email@example.com by Fri., May 1, and further information will be forwarded. DIG LA offers out-of-classroom experiences to augment classroom learning and offers students and faculty the opportunity to discuss cultural issues in a safe and open environment.
Employee Fee Waiver
State employees interested in participating in the Employee Fee Waiver or Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Programs for fall 1998 should contact Carol Hallenbeck, x2173 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an application/enrollment packet. Packets will be sent automatically to continuing participants in both programs. The application deadline for new participants and continuing participants with changes in admission status is Fri., May 1. Deadline for continuing participants is Wed., June 24. The fee deadline is also June 24. Participants in the Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Program should follow the deadline and procedures in the schedule of classes and their fee waiver packet. The fee waiver program is located in the Office of Human Resource Services in Administration Park 702. Hours are 8 a.m.-noon, Monday-Friday.
Spring/Summer 1999 Graduates
Students planning to graduate with a bachelor's degree in spring or summer 1999 should apply for graduation by Fri., May 1. There is a $30 fee. After the deadline, students should not expect their graduation evaluations in time for touch-tone registration or before classes begin for the spring 1999 semester. To apply, students should contact the department of their major and take a copy of the departmental evaluation form to the Admissions and Records Student Information Center, located in the University Student Union, to obtain the graduation application form.
The National Endowment for Humanities announces the availability of faculty fellowships and summer stipends. NEH fellowships provide support for six to 12 months of full-time work on a project that will make a significant contribution to thought and knowledge in the humanities. The application deadline is Fri., May 1. NEH summer stipends support two months of full-time work on projects that will make a significant contribution to the humanities. The application deadline is Oct. 1.
fmi-Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901.
Estate Planning Seminar
The University Foundation is sponsoring a seminar on estate planning for faculty, staff and retirees from 1-3 p.m. Tue., May 12, in the University Club. Guest speaker will be Philip Magaram, certified specialist in tax, probate, estate planning and trust law, California Board of Legal Specialization, and a member of the CSUN Foundation Board of Directors. Magaram will provide tips on maximizing an estate, including personal and family trusts, tax strategies and planned giving techniques. Space is limited. Respond by Fri., May 8.
Women's Center Board
The Women's Center is searching for faculty and staff interested in serving on an advisory board. The organization presents many educational programs and offers various support groups, in addition to maintaining an extensive resource center and library. The operation is student-directed and has always relied on faculty and staff support. For the 1998-99 academic year, the center is interested in reestablishing the Women's Center Advisory Board. Deadline for sending inquiries to Vicki Allen, Student Development & International Programs, is Fri., May 15. fmi-x2393 or e-mail email@example.com.
April 27, 1998
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