May 26, 1998 Vol. II, No. 17


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines and classes and courses of interest to the university community. The next issue of the newspaper will be in August prior to the start of classes. A publication schedule for the 1998-99 school year will be distributed to the campus community during the summer.

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, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4937. Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

University Corporation

Board of Directors meets 11:30 a.m. Fri., May 29, University Club, Lamb's Lounge.

USU Board of Directors

Meets 5 p.m. Mon., June 8, in the Satellite Student Union, Pieza de Celis Room.

Foundation Board

Quarterly meeting 6 p.m. Thu., June 18, Jerome Richfield Hall, room 315.


Budget Advisory Board Meetings

The University Budget Advisory Board has two upcoming meetings scheduled on CSUN's 1998-99 budget: 2 p.m. Fri., May 29, and 3 p.m. Thu., June 25. Both are scheduled for President's Conference Room A.

Student Textbook Assistance

A memo has been sent to all departments and faculty members announcing the establishment of a $1,200 fund with the Financial Aid Office for students who need assistance purchasing their textbooks for the fall semester. The Matador Bookstore held a contest to increase the number of fall textbook adoptions received by the requested due date and offered to donate $1 for each adoption received. Of 4,900 courses, the bookstore received 1,199 adoptions. This compared to 969 adoptions received for the same period a year ago, an 11% increase. Lili Vidal of Financial Aid will distribute the money according to her established criteria. With increased awareness of this program-and an awareness of how early textbook ordering affects buyback and used book acquisition-it is hoped the fund will grow in the future.
fmi-Dean Goetz or Amy Berger, x2932.

LRC Move

The Learning Resource Center will move Tue., May 26, to Music Lawn 250. The phone number and mail drop code will remain the same.

Volunteers Needed

The Career Center needs volunteers for the American Cancer Society's fund-raiser walk, "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer." Sun., June 14, at Griffith Park.

DIG LA Planning Meetings

DIG LA will hold two informational meetings to inform faculty members how fall events being planned can support their curriculum. 1-3 p.m. Wed., June 10, and 1-3 p.m., Wed., June 24, in the USU's Ventura Room. In the past, DIG LA has included theatrical events such as "Rent" and "Ragtime," tours to the Getty Center, Museum of Tolerance and the Japanese National Museum, visits to cultural centers and special programs.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its sympathy to La Juan Steels (Financial Aid) on the loss of her grandmother.

Memorial Tree

Friends of Grace Olson, a former CSUN employee, will be planting a tree on campus in her memory. Those wishing to contribute should send checks, payable to "CSUN Foundation," to Rayetta Esquibel, mail drop 8242, by Mon., June 1. Please write "Grace Olson Tree Memorial" on the memo line.

Memorial Tree

Friends of Grace Olson, a former CSUN employee, will be planting a tree on campus in her memory. Those wishing to contribute should send checks, payable to "CSUN Foundation," to Rayetta Esquibel, mail drop 8242, by Fri., May 15. Please write "Grace Olson Tree Memorial" on the memo line.


CSUN Composting Event

The University Recycling Program, an Associated Students program, and the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will host a compost bin and composting workshop from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., May 30, in Faculty Parking Lot C (use Zelzah Avenue entrance). A master composter will be on hand to teach basic composting principles from 10 a.m.-noon. The bureau will have compost bins available at discounted prices, with proof of L.A. residency (a valid driver's license or DWP bill).
fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477. For composting bins, call the L.A. Resource Program at (213) 893-8251.

Asian Pacific Heritage Night

The CSUN China Institute and the San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Assn. will host Asian Pacific Heritage Night, a variety show featuring Asian Pacific performing arts, at 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 30, in the Performing Arts Center. Children under 6 will not be admitted. Cost is $10.
fmi and tickets-Angela Lew, x2600, Juliet Chiu (818) 709-3963 or Kwang-Nan Chow (818) 341-6166.

Goodwill Donation Drive

As the spring semester ends, the time has come for packing, moving and recycling. The University Recycling Program, an Associated Students program, and Goodwill Industries will be collecting items at CSUN for the annual Check-Out Donation Drive until Sun., May 31. The donation drive is geared to students "checking out" of the dorms and will give everyone a chance to recycle household items that are no longer needed. Funds raised will provide job training and vocational rehabilitation programs for participants with physical and developmental disabilities. Donations will be accepted at the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street, with an attendant on duty daily from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. to issue receipts for tax purposes.
fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.

Spiritual Care for Seriously Ill

Issues of spiritual care for the seriously ill and dying persons will be examined during a four-session workshop, Thu., June 4; Tue., June 30; Mon., July 27, and Tue., Aug. 4, in the University Club. The sessions will run from 8-11 a.m. each day.

Titled "Coming Alongside People: Helping Community Clergy Care for the Seriously Ill," the workshop is aimed primarily at community and hospital-based clergy, seminary students, health-care students and health-care providers. It is sponsored by the CSUN health sciences department, Kaiser Permanente's Continuing Care Department, Encino/Tarzana Regional Medical Center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Providence Health Systems and the Valley Interfaith Council.

Cost (including continental breakfast) is $15 per session or $45 for all four sessions. To register, call x7175. The topics are as follows:

Matador Mania '98

The Board of Directors of the Matador Athletic Assn. invites the campus and community to Matador Mania '98, a benefit celebration for Matador athletics, at 6:30 p.m. Sat., June 6, in the Activity Center (new gym) in the Kinesiology Building. The event will include a sports bar and casino, jazz ensemble, dinner buffet, auction and Matador sports highlights. Cost is $30 per person or $250 for a table of 10. For tickets, call x3215.

Dave Reeves Reception

Art Elbert, vice president of administration and finance, and Hildo Hernandez, director of physical plant management, invite the campus community to a reception honoring Dave Reeves' retirement. 4-7 p.m. Thu., June 25, in the Sierra Quad, south of the Oviatt Lawn. Reeves, assistant director of building trades, is retiring June 30 after 24 years of service.
fmi-Joan O'Brien, x4656.


Technology Training

Information and Technology Resources (ITR) offers a variety of free information and technology training workshops to faculty, staff and students. The June-July workshop schedule is accessible on the web at Printed copies will be sent to campus offices.
fmi and reservations- x3966, or e-mail

Assistive Technology Training

The Center on Disabilities and the College of Extended Learning announce the formation of training classes for the Assistive Technology Training Certificate Program (ATACP) this summer. The program is designed for individuals who seek to enhance their professional development and skill level by earning a certificate in assistive technology applications. Classes will be offered July 13-24 in the Pasadena-Arcadia area and Aug. 10-21 in Washington D.C.

The 100-hour training will consist of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and field visit observations on practical applications of assistive technology. There will be 80 hours of live instruction over the two weeks, 12 hours of on-line instruction and eight hours credit toward a required project to be completed within 90 days of completion of the program. Participants must have access to the World Wide Web to participate in part of the course through on-line interactive instruction. Cost is $1,995 per person. The program results in a certificate in assistive technology and 10 continuing education units.
fmi-Kirk Behnke, x2578.

Ceramics Lab

The ceramics lab in the USU is offering summer classes in wheel throwing and hand building. These small, non-credit, eight-week sessions offer individual instruction plus additional time to work outside of class. Register early as space is limited.

May 26, 1998

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