Nov. 17, 1997 Vol. II, No. 7


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 is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears. The deadline for the Dec. 1 issue, the last of the fall semester, is Mon., Nov. 24.

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 E-mail is the preferred method of submitting. Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics
Meets 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 17 and 24, in the Fernandeno Room of the Satellite Student Union, corner of Lassen Street and Zelzah Avenue.

Faculty Executive Committee
Meets 1 p.m. Thu., Nov. 20, in the President's Conference Room A.

Campus Planning Board
Meets 10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Nov. 24, in the President's Conference Room A.

University Student Union Directors
Meet 5:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1, in the Satellite Student Union, Pieza de Celis Room.

Foundation Board of Directors
Quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3, in the University Student Union, Grand Salon. fmi-x2150.

Faculty Senate
Meets 2 p.m. Thu., Dec. 4, in the Engineering Auditorium.

University Budget Advisory Board
Meets 2-4 p.m. Fri., Dec. 5, in the President's Conference Room A.


Faculty Bylaws Revision
On Oct. 31, President Blenda J. Wilson approved the following policy item: Bylaws of the Faculty-Article II, Organization and Powers of the Faculty; Section 3, Officers, will be revised to read: "The term of office for the president shall be two years. No individual shall serve more than two consecutive terms as president."

Intersession Class Schedules
Intersession schedules describing credit classes offered on campus during the winter break Jan. 5-23 will be available Mon., Nov. 24. Mail-in registration starts Mon., Dec. 1. Schedules can be picked up for no charge in the College of Extended Learning's registration area at the entrance of the Matador Bookstore complex.

North Library Annex Closed for Repairs
The North Library Annex will be closed for earthquake repairs through early spring 1998. The functions of the facility have been moved to the Prairie Street trailers with the exception of study space, which is available in the Oviatt Library, the Lindley Avenue Study Dome and Lindley Avenue Library Annex. Special collections will be housed in Prairie Street 442.
fmi-Carlene Kouri, library facility manager, x2637.

Sierra Hall Showcase
The Office of Student Development & International Programs will begin taking reservations for the Sierra Hall Showcase beginning Mon., Dec. 1. All Associated Student chartered clubs and organizations and any CSUN department or program may take advantage of the display case to promote a special event or their general programs. Reservations are on a first-come basis. Since the showcase is 30 feet wide, 6 feet tall and 5 feet deep, two organizations may share the window for a one-week period.

JADE Needs Volunteers
Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) needs staff and student volunteers to participate in an Eating Disorders Awareness Week event from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tue., Nov. 18, in the University Student Union, Burbank Room.

Child Care for Preschoolers
The Child Development & Family Relations Laboratory School has spaces available immediately in its full day preschool program for 4- to 5-year-olds. The school has been on campus for more than 25 years and is located on Halsted Street between Etiwanda Avenue and Reseda Boulevard. The program is licensed and accredited. To enroll, a child must be at least age 4 by Dec. 1.
fmi-Barbara Hill, x3131.

State Employees Charity Campaign
The United California State Employees Campaign is currently underway throughout California and Cal State Northridge will participate again this year. The campaign is an annual charity fund drive conducted among all state employees. The local UCSEC encompasses all of Los Angeles County. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has been selected as the administrator for the local campaign. Provost Louanne Kennedy has agreed to lead this year's drive on campus, which will run from Dec. 1-12.
fmi-Don Glynn, Human Resource Services, x2119.

Campus Food, Toy Drive
The Volunteer Services Program and Council is sponsoring the Campus Wide Food and New Toy Drive through Dec. 12. Collection bins will be located in all campus departments.

Gift Wrappers Needed
The Career Center is seeking volunteers to help Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND) wrap toys and prepare gift baskets for needy families. Times can be arranged at individuals' convenience.

Parking Concerns
The Parking Committee now has an e-mail address available for raising individual concerns or questions about committee meetings. An automated reply will be implemented to respond to each message received. The address is

Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus extends its sympathy to:
-Herbert Adams (Geological Sciences) and his family on the loss of his mother.
-Nadean Dupre (Financial Aid) and her family on the loss of her mother.


University Relations V.P. Candidates
Two candidates to become CSUN's new vice president for university relations have upcoming public presentations and receptions on campus.
-William Outhouse, interim vice chancellor for university advancement at the University of Arkansas, will make his public presentation on Thu., Nov. 20, from 4-5 p.m. in the Reseda Room of the University Student Union, followed by a reception there from 5-6:30 p.m.
-Michael Hammerschmidt, CSUN's current director of university development, will make his public presentation on Mon., Nov. 24, from 4-5 p.m. in the Balboa Room of the University Student Union, followed by a reception there from 5-6:30 p.m.

Lectures by Cancer Experts
The biology department and the Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology are sponsoring a series of free lectures on cancer by experts in the field from 6-7:40 p.m. Mondays in Science 2132. The tentative schedule is:
-Nov. 17, cancer case study.
-Nov. 24, radiation therapy.
-Dec. 1, DNA video.
The lectures-open to the CSUN community, faculty and staff-are part of a course taught by Steve Oppenheimer.

Teleconference on Race Relations
The College of Extended Learning's Educational Technologies and Distance Learning Services will broadcast a live, interactive teleconference, "Race Relations in Higher Education: A Prescription for Progress and Empowerment," from 10 a.m.-noon Wed., Nov. 19, in the lower level of the Oviatt Library, room 1. The program will feature Christopher Edley, Harvard Law School, and Stanley Fish, Duke University, who will discuss overcoming challenges within affirmative action and diversity programs, avoiding the "divide and conquer" trap that often emerges along racial and gender lines and moving from a defensive to an offensive position on affirmative action and diversity. Participants may phone in comments during the broadcast at no charge.
fmi-x2355 or x2356.

Chemistry Seminar Series
The chemistry department will host a seminar at 4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19, in Science 2228. UC Irvine professor Keith Woerpel will present "Silacyclopropanes: New Reactions and Applications to Organic Synthesis."

Geological Sciences Lecture Series
The geological sciences department and the Geology Club will sponsor a lecture featuring Andrea Donellan of Jet Propulsion Laboratory speaking on "GPS Observations of Fault Afterslip and Upper Crustal Deformation Following the Northridge Earthquake" at noon Wed., Nov. 19, in Science 1231.

Fall Lecturers Meeting
Lecturers are invited to join their colleagues for food, drinks and discussions on issues concerning lecturers from 5-7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19, at the University Club.
fmi-Rita, x2498 or Werner, x7794.

Angels in America
DIG LA (Discover, Inquire and Grow in Los Angeles) will host a theatrical event, "Angels in America," at 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19, in the Campus Theatre. A pre-play discussion is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free but space is limited. To reserve space, come to the Office of Student Development and International Programs in the University Student Union.
fmi-Vicki Allen or JoJo Jones, x2393.

Science Day For Youth
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will sponsor a science day for about 500 elementary students from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thu., Nov. 20, in the University Student Union. Workshops in biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy will be conducted. Lockheed will display its new model of the space shuttle X-33. The event is intended to encourage children's interest in science and math.
fmi-Pedro Garcia or Ari Soto, x2191.

Career Development Programs
Advising Resource Center/EOP will host "CSUN Success Stories: EOP Alumni Career Panel," from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 20, in Education 100, as part of the lunch-time series during National Career Development Month.

Technology Showcase
The civil and manufacturing engineering department and Silicon Graphics will sponsor a technology showcase featuring the latest in computer graphics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21, in the Engineering complex, automation lab, first floor, room 1128.
fmi-Jean Fritz at (310) 231-5830.

Coro Fellows Class
Coro Southern California is recruiting candidates for the 1998-99 Coro Fellows Class, a graduate-level training program in public affairs. The program consists of nine months of training in field assignments, seminars, interviews and public service projects. Amy Field from Coro and R.J. Comer, a CSUN alumnus and recent Coro fellow, will meet with interested faculty and students from 1-2 p.m., Fri., Nov. 21, in Sierra Hall room 202.
fmi-Warren Campbell, x3477.

China Institute Lecture Series
The China Institute will host a lecture featuring Shao-Ju Lee, CSUN management science professor, at 3 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21, in the Education building room 1214. His topic will be "Taiwan-Joseph or Ruth?"

Advances in Obesity
The Advances in Obesity Management workshop sponsored by the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri., Nov. 21, at the Red Lion Hotel, Los Angeles Airport. Fee is $80. Student-intern rates also are available. Lunch is included.

Family Focus Resource Center
The Family Focus Resource Center will hold programs for students, faculty, families and staff in the Education building room 3118 as follows:
-On Sat., Nov. 22, from 10 a.m.-noon, a seminar, "Social and Community Activities." A panel will talk about a variety of social activities and how people can become more involved in the community. For adults with developmental disabilities, their families and friends. Call Kathryn Lincoln at x7063 to attend.
-Also on Sat., Nov. 22, from 2-4 p.m., a seminar, "Social Development/Friendship-Making in Elementary Special Education and the Outside World," featuring Dr. Diane Cullinane, developmental pediatrician and medical director, Pasadena Child Development Associates. Child care is available if requested in advance. Call Laura Taylor at x7063 to attend.

Touch Down for Hunger
-CSUN athletics, along with The Daily News, KCSN-FM and Kaiser Permanente, will sponsor a food drive, "Touch Down for Hunger," to benefit Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND). Non-perishable foods can be brought to any home game, the athletics department or noontime concerts. A final collection will be held Sat., Nov. 22, at the Northridge-Northern Arizona football game.

Univ. Tower Apartments Demo
Two briefings on next year's planned demolition of the earthquake-damaged University Tower Apartments have been scheduled. On Mon., Nov. 24, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., a briefing for residents of the University Village Apartments will be held in the recreation room of Building L. A general community public briefing will be held Mon., Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m. in the University Student Union, Grand Salon. Abatement work on the tower's interior is scheduled to begin in early January.

Soliciting Gifts from Private Foundations
Sandra Glass, retiring program vice president of the W. M. Keck Foundation, will conduct two workshops on approaching private foundations and preparing successful proposals from 10:30 a.m.-noon and again from 2-3:30 p.m. on Tue., Nov. 25, at the University Club. Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to participate. Space is limited to 30 in each session. For reservations and session preference, call University Relations at x2150 or e-mail

Just for Us Potluck
Just for Us, a support group for adult consumers with developmental disabilities and their children, will hold a potluck from 10:30 a.m.-noon Tue., Nov. 25, in the Education building room 3113. Call Kathryn Lincoln at x7063 to attend.

Ceramic Guild Holiday Sale
CSUN's Ceramic Guild will sponsor its annual holiday sale-featuring student work in ceramics, art, fabrics, jewelry and sculpture-from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Nov. 29-30, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1, in the Design Center, 18226 Halsted St.


Computer Literacy Classes
The Office of Academic Technology offers free computer literacy classes to students as follows:

-Writing a Term Paper with Microsoft Word:
5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 17, in Education 1117;
5 p.m., Tue., Nov. 25, in Oviatt 2;

-Using the E-Mail System at CSUN:
5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 19, in Education 1117;

-Designing Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel:
5 p.m., Tue., Nov. 18, in Oviatt 2;
5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 24, in Education 1117;

-Using Netscape as an Academic Research Tool:
5 p.m., Thu., Nov. 20, in Oviatt 2;
5 p.m., Wed., Nov. 26, in Education 1117.
fmi-x3970 or x7809.

On-line Tutorials
The information and technology training schedule for November is available on-line. The on-line tutorials are available for both types of campus computers. It is assumed participants are already somewhat familiar with the Windows or Macintosh environments. Tutorials included are office systems, Internet-related, multi-media, electronic resource access and document delivery.
fmi-x3966 or e-mail

Holistic Scoring Workshop
Gale Larson, coordinator, upper division writing, will conduct a workshop on holistic scoring from 2-4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 19, in Business building room 1107. The workshop is required for those who want to be considered a reader/scorer for the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam. Readers are given a stipend for their services. Reservations are required. fmi-Gale Larson, x3420. For reservations, call Rashawn Green, x3303 or e-mail

Web Project Workshops
The Web Project is offering workshops for web teaching designed to meet a wide range of needs and interests. The workshops consist of two two-hour sessions during consecutive weeks and are held in Engineering Field 666B. Enrollment is limited to 20 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Enroll by e-mailing hflrc007@ or calling the Learning Resource Center, x2033.
The next workshop is Audio on the Web: RealAudio, focusing on how to use RealAudio both to prepare audio-enhanced material for the Web and to post audio records of classroom lectures and discussions. Fri., Nov. 21, and Dec. 5, from 1-3 p.m. Instructor is Steven Stepanek, computer science.


Employment Recruitment Schedule
Departments may request to begin recruitment to fill staff and professional vacancies by submitting a personnel requisition form to the Office of Human Resource Services. Requisitions received on time and given the necessary clearances will be posted in the Employment Opportunities listing. Closing dates are based on a minimum of 10 working days for the receipt of nonprofessional applications.
The requisition and recruitment schedule is as follows:
Req. Due Recruit. Begins Recruit. Closes
Mon., Nov. 17 Fri., Nov. 21 Mon., Dec. 8
Mon., Nov. 24 Mon., Dec. 1 Fri., Dec. 12
Mon., Dec. 1 Fri., Dec. 5 Thu., Dec. 18
Mon., Dec. 8 Fri., Dec. 12 Mon., Jan. 5
Mon., Dec. 15 Fri., Dec. 19 Tue., Jan. 13
Mon., Dec. 22 No Employment Opportunities
Mon., Jan. 5 Fri., Jan. 9 Thu., Jan. 22

Student Project Grants
The University Corp.'s Student Projects Committee is accepting proposals for funding student projects. Deadline is 5 p.m. Mon., Nov. 17, with no exceptions. Application forms are available in the University Corp.'s executive office, second floor, Matador Bookstore complex.

CSU Symposium Proposals
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) will host the 1998 Fifth Annual CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching, Sat., Feb. 21, at CSU San Bernardino. There is no registration fee and no stipends for presenters. The deadline for proposals is Fri., Nov. 21, to Cynthia Desrochers, mail drop 8370.
fmi-Julia Donley, x7586 or

Research Involving Human Subjects
All faculty and students performing research using human subjects must complete a human subjects protocol approval form. The original form and seven copies should be submitted to the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. The deadline for submission of the protocol is Wed., Nov. 26, and the committee meeting will be Wed., Dec. 10.

Rockefeller Grants Available
The Rockefeller Archive Center announces the availability of grants for graduate students to support travel, research and residencies at the center. Applicants may be awarded up to $5,000. Deadline for applications is Sun., Nov. 30. More information is available at the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects.

International Programs Resident Directors
CSU International Programs is accepting applications for five 12-month, full-time resident director positions (in France, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Zimbabwe) for 1999-2000, and one 12-month, full-time regional director in Japan/East Asia. The deadline for applications in the Office of International Programs, CSU headquarters in Long Beach, is Mon., Dec. 1. Interview dates will be Feb. 19-21. Applicants must be available on any of these dates for interviews to be considered for an appointment.
fmi-Tom Spencer-Walters, x2138 or x5832, e-mail

General Research Programs Grants
The American Philosophical Society is accepting proposals for its General Research Program. This program funds scholarly research in all areas of knowledge except those in which support by government or corporate enterprise is more appropriate. The maximum grant award is $6,000 and can be used in conjunction with awards from other granting institutions. Deadlines for applications and all letters of support is: Dec. 1 for March's decision and March 1 for June's decision. APS also funds the North Native American Research Program and the Mellow Resident Research Fellowships. Contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects.

Fall 1998 Graduation Applications
Students anticipating graduating with a bachelor's degree in fall 1998 should apply for graduation by Fri., Dec. 5. Fee is $30. After the deadline, students should not expect their graduation evaluation in time for touch-tone registration or before classes begin next fall. To apply for a bachelor's degree, contact your major department and take a copy of the departmental evaluation to Admissions and Records' Student Information Center in the University Student Union to obtain the graduation application form.

Nominations for Honorary Degrees
CSUN is again soliciting nominations of distinguished men and women, due Fri., Dec. 5, for honorary degrees to be conferred at commencement. Anyone within the university community may nominate candidates. The honorary degree committee, chaired by Dean Carolyn Ellner of the College of Education, will review nominations and make a recommendation to President Blenda J. Wilson for submission to the CSU Board of Trustees. (A maximum of two honorary degrees may be presented by the campus annually.) Candidates for honorary degrees are expected to be distinguished in their fields and of widely recognized eminence. The degrees honor either achievement in significant areas of human endeavor or outstanding service to the university, the state, the nation or humanity. Nominations should include the person's name, relationship to the university, if any, a brief biography and a justification for awarding the degree. Include sufficient information to establish the credentials of the individual, drawn from reputable sources such as "Who's Who" or other major published sources. Nominations should be sent to the dean of education's office, mail drop 8265.

Current Home Address W-2 Forms
W-2 forms reporting 1997 earnings will be mailed directly to the homes of all university employees (including student employees) from the State Controller's Office in Sacramento. Employees who have changed addresses must complete an Employee Action Request form no later than Mon., Dec. 8. This form is available in Payroll Services, Administration Park 705, and Human Resource Services, Administration Park 702, or you may call Human Resource Services at x3812 and request that a form be mailed to your campus address.
fmi-Payroll Services, x2314 or Tiffany Hy, x3812.

The preschool operated by the family environmental sciences department on the CSUN campus was misidentified in the Nov. 3 issue. Its correct name is the Child Development & Family Relations Laboratory School. The program is not affiliated with the Los Angeles Baptist school.

November 17, 1997

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