Dec. 1, 1997 Vol. II, No. 8


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

Public Meetings

Task Force on Intercollegiate Athletics
Meets at 7 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1, in the Fernandeno Room of the Satellite Student Union, corner of Lassen Street and Zelzah Avenue.

University Student Union Directors
Meet at 5:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1, and 5 p.m. Mon., Jan. 26, in the Satellite Student Union, Pieza de Celis Room.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets at 2 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3, in the President's Conference Room A.

Foundation Board of Directors
Quarterly meeting is 6 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3, in the University Student Union, Grand Salon. All are welcome.

North Campus/University Park Board
Meets at 1:30 p.m. Thu., Dec. 4, in the President's Conference Room B.

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

Master Plan Scoping Meeting
A public scoping meeting on the proposed revisions to the current University Master Plan will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thu., Dec. 4, in the University Student Union, Grand Salon. Proposed improvements for the main campus include a new loop road, the development of academic clusters, the creation of more useable open space and increased landscaped areas. The draft plan proposes several new buildings, including additional classroom buildings, parking structures and other facilities to support the university for years to come. The North Campus' proposed uses include a biotechnical research and development complex that will include both academic facilities such as classrooms and privately developed and leased space for private-sector uses in the biotech field. Also proposed for the North Campus are athletic facilities and entertainment industry uses, such as sound stages and post-production facilities.

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

Parking Committee
Meets at 3:30 p.m. Thu., Dec. 11, in the President's Conference Room B.

University Corporation Board of Directors
Meets immediately following the annual membership meeting at 2 p.m. Wed., Dec. 17, in the University Club.

Statewide Academic Senate
Meets 1:30-5 p.m. Thu., Jan. 22, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23, at CSU headquarters, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach.

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

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


Spring Commencement Schedule
The Honors Convocation and Commencement Committee has approved a new schedule for commencement that eliminates midday ceremonies and adds two evening ceremonies. The schedule change was made to avoid the heat experienced at last spring's midday commencement exercises. The 1998 schedule is as follows: Intersession Class Schedules
Intersession schedules describing credit classes offered on campus during the winter break Jan. 5-23 are available. Mail-in registration starts Mon., Dec. 1. Schedules can be picked up at no charge in the College of Extended Learning's registration area at the entrance of the Matador Bookstore complex, room 100.

Friday, May 22
Ventura Campus
Time and Location to be announced

Tuesday, May 26
Honors Convocation, University Club-6 p.m.

Wednesday, May 27
Arts, Media, & Communication, Oviatt Lawn-8 a.m.
Education, University Club-4 p.m.
Business Administration & EconomicsOviatt Lawn-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 28
Humanities, Oviatt Lawn-8 a.m.
Science & Mathematics, University Club-4 p.m.
Social & Behavioral Sciences, Oviatt Lawn-7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 29
Health & Human Development, Oviatt Lawn-8 a.m.
Engineering & Computer Science, University Club-4 p.m.

Sierra Hall Showcase
The Office of Student Development & International Programs will begin taking reservations for the Sierra Hall Showcase on 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. fmi-x2393.

Child Care for Preschoolers
The Child Development & Family Relations Laboratory School has spaces available 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.

Textbook Buyback
The Matador Bookstore will buy textbooks from students during finals week at three locations:
Matador Bookstore, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu., Dec. 8-11, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12;
Student Lot A, (drive-through buyback), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon.-Thu., Dec. 8-11, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fri., Dec. 12;
The Exchange, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Thu., Dec. 8-11, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12.

State Employees Charity Campaign
The United California State Employees Campaign is currently underway throughout California and Cal State Northridge is participating 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. CSUN Provost Louanne Kennedy has agreed to lead this year's drive on campus, which runs through Fri., Dec. 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 Fri., Dec. 12. Collection bins will be located in all campus departments.

Goodwill Holiday Donation Drive
The University Recycling Program, sponsored by Associated Students Inc. and the University Corp., will collect items for the annual Goodwill Holiday Donation Drive through Sun., Dec. 14. Collection sites will be located at the northeast corner of Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street in Parking Lot T and at the Matador Bookstore complex. An attendant will be available at each site from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to issue receipts for tax purposes. Funds raised by allowing Goodwill to collect, repair and sell donated items provide job training and vocational rehabilitation programs for individuals with physical and developmental disabilities.
fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.

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 through Mon., Dec. 15. Times can be arranged at individuals' convenience.

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.


Psychology Research Competition
The psychology department and Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, will hold their fifth annual Undergraduate Research Competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1, and from noon-4 p.m. Tue., Dec. 2, in Sierra Hall 327. Psychology students will present the findings of individual research projects.
fmi-A.L. Angel-Lahr, x2815.

DNA Video
The biology department and the Center for Cancer and Developmental Biology will present a DNA video from 6-7:40 p.m. Mon., Dec. 1, in Science 2132. The video is part of a course taught by Steve Oppenheimer.

CSUN Arts Sale
The Cal State University Arts Council will host a final mini sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tue., Dec. 2, in the Art Office complex on Halsted Street, trailer H1105. Featured will be Inuit (Eskimo) sculpture, along with the work of CSUN faculty and graduate artists. Paul Landacre wood engravings, Hans Burkhardt linoleum prints, jewelry, accessories and ceramics will be available. Proceeds go to student scholarships in the College of Arts, Media, and Communication.
fmi-Jean Mathy, (818) 353-0339.

Brown Bag Films Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center Brown Bag Film Series will have free film showings featuring "Diabetes and Food Choices" and "Nutrition: For Prevention and Adjuvant Therapy of Cancer," on Tue., Dec. 2, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and Wed., Dec. 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in Science trailer 524.

Intellectual Exchange with the President
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society will present another intellectual exchange with CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson from 1-2:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3, at the University Club. Discussion topics will include what to expect from the new CSU chancellor, what will happen with PSSIs (Performance Salary Step Increases), the effect of the new Cal State Channel Islands campus, the direction of costs and tuition and which academic programs will be stressed. A complimentary buffet will follow. All are welcome.

Korean Study Abroad Celebration
A reception, exhibit and program will be held to celebrate the Korean Study Abroad in Los Angeles fall 1997 program from 6-9:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 3, in the Studio Theatre, Speech-Drama building, room 113. The project offers CSUN undergraduate students two courses, Korean language and issues in Korean-American contemporary society, and includes a home stay experience with Korean and Korean-American families in the San Fernando Valley. Musician Heeran Choi Chung will play the kayagum, a traditional Korean stringed instrument at 7 p.m. An instructional panel and a film presentation of "The Story of Two Women" will follow at 8:15 p.m. RSVP to x2138 by Mon., Dec. 1. All are welcome.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day
The Matador Bookstore will host Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day from 2-6 p.m. Thu., Dec. 4. Instead of the usual 10 percent faculty/staff discount, the bookstore will offer a 25 percent discount on all purchases, including sale items but excluding software. Refreshments will be served.

Mary McArthur Retirement Party
The campus community is invited to a retirement party for Mary McArthur (who is leaving after 24 years as campus photographer) from 3-5 p.m. Mon., Dec. 8, in the studio, Oviatt Library garden level, room 17. The party will have a Hawaiian theme and Hawaiian attire is encouraged. To contribute to a gift, contact Tina Reed at x2211.
fmi-Cindy Ventuleth, x2635.

University Tower Apartments Briefing
A general community briefing on next year's planned demolition of the earthquake-damaged University Tower Apartments has been scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Mon., Dec. 8, in the University Student Union, Grand Salon. Abatement work on the tower's interior is scheduled to begin in early January and actual demolition in March or April.


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 Wed., Dec. 10, at schedule.html. Printed copies will be sent to campus offices.
fmi-x3966 or e-mail


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., 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 listing
Mon., Jan. 5 Fri., Jan. 9 Thu., Jan. 22

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 an honorary 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 Arts: The Soul of the City
The Historical Society of Southern California will present a conference, "The Arts: The Soul of the City," at 8 a.m. Sat., Jan. 17, at the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum. Art, literature, architecture, stained glass and fine book printing will be included in the presentations on the city of Los Angeles, all relating to the conference theme. The event is co-sponsored by CSUN's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the W.P. Whitsett Endowment and the university's Center for Southern California Studies. The registration deadline is Mon., Jan. 12.
fmi-Historical Society of Southern California, (213) 222-0546.

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 next deadline for submission of the protocol is Wed., Jan. 28, and the next committee meeting is Wed., Feb. 11

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 by Fri., Jan. 30. 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, x2393.

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.

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 guidelines-x3263.

Deadlines are as follows:

November 17, 1997

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