April 5, 1999 Vol. III, No. 12
For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines and classes and courses of interest to the university community. The deadline for the April 19 issue is Mon.,April 12.
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President's Advisory Board on Intercollegiate Athletics
Meets 7 p.m. Tue., April 6, President's Conference Room A.
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2 p.m. Wed., April 7, Advising Resource Center/EOP Conference Room 100, Education Annex.
Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets 1:15-5 p.m. Wed., April 7, President's Conference Room A.
Educational Resources Committee
Meets 2-4 p.m. Tue., April 13, President's Conference Room C.
General Faculty Meeting
"The Relationship of the Faculty with the CSU Administration." 2 p.m. Thu., April 15, Engineering Auditorium, Room 100.
Campus Planning Board
Meets 10 a.m.-noon Mon., April 19, President's Conference Room A.
The University Budget Advisory Board will meet from 2-4 p.m. Mon., April 12, in Business Building conference room 2224.
Faculty Senate Elections
The Faculty Senate will be holding elections from Thu., April 1 through Fri., April 23. All ballots must be in by 5 p.m. Fri., April 23. fmi-x3263.
Jewish Religious Holidays
Provost Louanne Kennedy asks that faculty and staff be sensitive to students' religious obligations when scheduling course deadlines and activities during the Jewish Passover holiday, from Thu.-Thu., April 1-8. Special observances will occur on the last two days of Passover, Wed.-Thu., April 7-8. Campus policy permits eligible students to reschedule tests without penalty. fmi-x2957.
Etiwanda Avenue Closure
The extension of Etiwanda Ave. is taking longer than planned. The delay is due primarily to rain and material-delivery problems. With a little cooperation from the weather, the project should be completed before the end of April.
Part of the construction requires closure of the intersection of Etiwanda Ave. and Prairie Street for up to three weeks. Thus, that area will be closed from Mon.-Sun., March 22-April 11. The closure will not allow traffic traveling east on Prairie Street to go south on Etiwanda.
During this period, access to disabled persons parking on Etiwanda will be through Parking Lot B. Temporary traffic signs will be posted during this period and public safety officers will be on hand at key times to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.
During the closure, if there are problems you wish to report, please contact DMJM project manager Michael McAlpine, x7719.
Summer Session Catalogs
Summer Session class schedules are available at the Matador Bookstore and in the College of Extended Learning office located at the main entrance of the Matador Bookstore. Mail-in registration begins Mon., April 5. Students need not be regularly enrolled at CSUN to take summer credit classes. Hundreds of university credit courses will be offered in three separate sessions beginning Mon., June 7. Summer classes also will be held at the university's Ventura Campus. fmi-x2786.
Special Education Stipends
CSUN has stipends available for the following special education credential programs, which include personalized advisement and mentoring, progression through the program as a cohort and one-on-one coaching by experienced teachers in professional development centers:
- Project COMETS undergraduates start early childhood, mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities (K-12) credential course work while finishing a bachelor's degree. Stipends up to $5,000 available for spring.
- Project CLAD-SE/early childhood credential (birth to pre-K). First year full time course work and field experience, second year employed as interns or emergency credential teachers and completion of course work. Stipends up to $6,000 available for spring and fall.
- CLAD-SE/ACT. Participate in the one year alternative accelerated collaborative teacher preparation program for mild/moderate or moderate/severe disabilities (K-12). Stipends up to $6,000 available for summer. fmi-x2534.
Q: When the professor asks the interpreter what the deaf or hard of hearing student's name is, why does the interpreter turn to the student to interpret rather than answering?
A: The goal of interpreting is to allow communication between the deaf or hard of hearing student and the professor (or other students). Therefore, it is inappropriate for the interpreter to answer. It is preferable to address the student directly by making eye contact and then asking the question (i.e. "What is your name?"). Then the student will look at the interpreter for the interpretation. This also applies to the phrase, "Tell him such and such." The professor can tell the student directly; the interpreter will interpret.
If a deaf or hard of hearing student's hand is raised, the professor can simply call on the student as he or she would call on a hearing student. The student may choose to ask the question using his or her voice, or have the interpreter voice it. When the student is responding using sign language, it is preferable for the professor to make eye contact with the student rather than the interpreter. When in doubt about what to do, treat the deaf or hard of hearing student as you would hearing students.
Athletics Web Site
CSUN Athletics is changing the official athletic site to a new web domain at www.GoMatadors.com. In addition to providing popular fan information, the web site features a new online Matador team shop. The shop includes caps, sweatshirts, polos, jackets, T-shirts and one very exclusive feature. Several items can be customized to include sport specific or alumni designations. This feature is particularly valuable with graduation approaching. As an added incentive, the merchandiser will offer free shipping and a percentage of sales to be contributed to Matador athletics with every on-line purchase. fmi-x2683.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus extends its deepest sympathy to Alice McLaine (Kinesiology) and her family on the loss of her father.
Burden Memorial Service
Joan Burden, a secretary in Information and Technology Resources, passed away Monday, March 29, from complications of cancer. She is survived by a husband, daughter and son, and three grandchildren. Burden's family is planning a memorial service on Sunday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 7136 Winnetka Ave. (near Sherman Way) in Canoga Park. CSUN colleagues are planning a future memorial service on campus, but the details have yet to be set. fmi-Pat Hollenbeck, x2211.
Brown Bag Film Series
The Marilyn Magaram Center will show the film "Introduction to Diet, Nutrition, and Cancer" from:
- 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tue., April 6, in Science trailers, room 524 and,
- 11 a.m.-noon Wed., April 7,
in Science trailers, room 520.
Charter Reform Panel
CSUN's Center for Southern California Studies and the Valley's United Chambers of Commerce are sponsoring a panel on Los Angeles City Charter reform titled "Charter Reform: Will the Compromise Charter Proposal Satisfy the Valley: What are the Changes? Will it Prevent Secession?" From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tue., April 6, in the Performing Arts Center. Panelists will include Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan, City Councilman Rudy Svorinich, Sharon Schuster of the appointed Charter Reform Commission, Rob Glushon of the elected Charter Reform Commission, Jeff Brain, executive director of Valley VOTE, and Paula Boland of the elected Charter Reform Commission. fmi-x6518.
The chemistry department, with sponsorship from the Chemistry Club and the Southern California affiliates of the American Chemical Society, is hosting upcoming seminar speakers. Wednesdays, 4 p.m., in Science 2228 as follows:
- April 7: Andrew Baird from Selective Genetics, Inc. on "Ligand-Mediated DNA Delivery: Strategies for Targeting Gene Therapeutics."
- April 14: Angelo Alfano from Edwards Air Force Base on "Decomposition Mechanism and Kinetics Research on Energetic Molecules."
The history department is sponsoring the W.P. Whitsett Lecture Series featuring Norris Hundley Jr., a UCLA history professor, on "Whither Californians and Their Water: Environmental Protection or Environmental Disaster." 8 p.m. Fri., April 9, in the University Student Union's Grand Salon. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner at 6:30 p.m. before the lecture. The dinner price is $25. fmi-x3566.
Women's Roles in U.S.-China
CSUN's China Institute and the women's studies department are sponsoring a forum titled "Women's Status and Roles in the United States and China." 10 a.m. Fri., April 9, in Education Building conference room 1214. Featured panelists include Angela Lew, Judith Marlane, Elizabeth Say, Wendy Wang, and Baorong Yao. Moderators will be Elliot Mininberg and Justine Su. fmi-Justine Su, x3801 or e-mail email@example.com.
Elderly Health Care
The Center for Sports Medicine will hold its second annual symposium, "Living Well Into the Golden Years." From 8-5:30 p.m. Sat., April 10, at the Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills. Topics will include resistance training for seniors, understanding falls, arthritis management, aging eyes, IRA distributions and long-term care, balance activities, pharmacist care, golden nutritional keys, aging hearing options, Alzheimer's, late-life depression, and participatory sessions in strength training and Tai Chi. Application brochures are available in the kinesiology department office. fmi-Bill Whiting, x4917, or Steven Loy, x3220.
Child Abuse Workshop
CSUN's Centers in Educational Psychology and Counseling are sponsoring a workshop for mental health professionals titled "Child Abuse: Identification, Assessment, Intervention and Treatment" from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., April 10, in the Business Auditorium, room 101. The keynote speaker is Esther Gillies. fmi-Diana Castle or Heidi Kwok, x2549.
Geological Sciences Lecture
The geological sciences department and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Upper Pliocene Mollusks from a Shell Lens at Sixth and Flower, Downtown Los Angeles" featuring George Davis from the crustacean section of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Noon Wed., April 14, Science Building room 1231. fmi-x3541.
The College of Extended Learning is sponsoring a satellite teleconference titled "The Third Element: Student Services for Distance and Distributed Learning" from noon-1:30 p.m. Thu., April 15, in the Oviatt Library, lower level, classroom 1. The campus community is invited to attend this conference on academic issues and technology. fmi-x2355.
The anthropology department and the Bess Lomax Hawes Student Folklore Archive are sponsoring a lecture titled "Healing the Spider Bite: Tarantismo and Neo-Tarantismo in the Salento" featuring Luisa Del Giudice. From 4-6:30 p.m. Thu., April 15 in the USU's Thousand Oaks Room. A lecture-demonstration titled "pizzica tarantata" featuring Enzo Fina and Roberto Catalano will immediately follow. fmi-x3331.
Women's Studies Conference
The Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association is sponsoring a conference titled "Gender, Power, and Sexuality: Students and Teachers Learning Together." From 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., April 17, in the USU, Grand Salon. There are varying registration fees to attend. The keynote address will be given by Ann Lane from the University of Virginia. The schedule of events is as follows:
- Registration and coffee, 8-9 a.m.
- Keynote speaker, 9-10 a.m.
- Workshops, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
- Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Workshops, 1-2:15 p.m.
- Workshops, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
- Closing celebration & raffle, 4-5 p.m. fmi-x3110.
40th Anniversary Event
Cal State Northridge is sponsoring a picnic-style event titled "CSUNday in the Grove" from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun., April 11, at the University Club's orange grove. Admission, parking and entertainment will be free. Charges for food, games and crafts. fmi-x3260.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
CSUN's Alumni Association recently announced the selection of four individuals to receive the 1999 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The awards will be presented 6:30 p.m. Sat., April 17, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in the roof garden. Tickets are $60 per person, or $550 for a table of ten.
The event-to be co-hosted by CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson and the past presidents of the Cal State Northridge Alumni Association-will honor alums who have achieved a high level of success in their chosen fields, bringing distinction to themselves, their community and their alma mater.
The 1999 honorees are:
fmi-or to purchase tickets, Office of Alumni Relations, x2137.
- Carol Vaness, international opera star with the Metropolitan Opera.
- Frank Del Olmo, Pulitzer Prize-winner and Associate Editor of the Los Angeles Times.
- Dirk Gates, President and CEO of Xircom and Ethernet connectivity pioneer.
- Yvonne Chan, educational leader and innovator of charter school programming.
Career Center Workshops
The Career Center is sponsoring workshops. Reservations are recommended.
The schedule is as follows:
- Tue., April 6 and 20: Career Assessment with Anita Kadkhoda from 1-3 p.m.
- Thu., April 8: How to Find a Teaching Job with Rory Barksdale from 3-4:30 p.m.
- Tue., April 13: Interview Techniques. Learn the right technique for interviewing in Part I with Anita Kadkhoda from 2-4 p.m.
- Thu., April 15: Interview Techniques. Practice your interview responses before the camera in Part II with Angie Orzada. 2-4 p.m.
- Wed., April 14: Resume Workshop. Bring your completed resume on a Macintosh disk. Career Center staff will help you write a resume prior to the workshop. With John Arany from 1-2 p.m.
- Thu., April 15: Internet Job Strategies. Learn how to read job descriptions, where to find jobs through professional organizations, and how to research a company on the Internet. With Ginny Hein from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Office of Human Resource Services is sponsoring workshops on topics including accounting, career assessment, conflict mediation, employee relations, fee waiver, labor law, managing stress, new employee orientation, purchasing, retirement, tax-sheltered annuities, travel, and wellness. The upcoming schedule is:
Brochures are available online at www-hrs.csun.edu. fmi-Office of Human Resource Services, x3820.
- Wed., April 7: Long Term Care. Discussing what a long-term care plan is and enrollment and overview procedures in the CalPERS LTC Program. With Mildred Boyle, CalPERS Marketing Manager. From 10:30 a.m-noon and 1:30-3 p.m., in Business Building room 4117.
- Thu., April 8: Functions of Purchasing and Materials Management. Discussing centralized purchasing functions, operating procedures and computer-based systems. With William Cooper, Dir. of Purchasing, from 9-11 a.m., in Business Bldg. room 4117. Ten participants required.
- Tue., April 13: Performance Appraisal: Discussing establishment and communication of expectations, mechanics and timetable of the appraisal, appraisal interview, goal setting. With Marjorie Kantrowe and Stephen Montgomery from 9 a.m. to noon in Business Building room 4117. Employees responsible for conducting performance appraisals are invited.
Conflict Resolution for Couples
A conflict resolution for couples workshop will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tue., April 13 and 20, in the University Park Apartments, building 14, room 317. Couples will learn effective strategies to resolve conflicts in intimate relationships and develop a new approach and improved skills for resolving disputes. Role-play practice is included. fmi-x2366.
CSU Channel Islands
The health science department is announcing the opening of admissions for the RN to BSN program to be offered at CSU Channel Islands beginning in the fall semester. The program enables practicing registered nurses to complete their bachelor of science degree in nursing. fmi-(805) 654-4575.
Biotechnology Seminar Series
The colleges of Science and Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, Health and Human Developments, and Social and Behavioral Sciences are sponsoring a seminar series exploring the interdisciplinary nature of biotechnology, presented by experts from academia and industry. One unit of credit can be applied by signing up for independent study course 499 (undergraduate) or 699 (graduate). The seminars will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, in Science 2132. The schedule is as follows:
- April 9: Biotech Industry, featuring Karen Sitney from Amgen.
- April 16: Biomathematics, featuring Mark Schilling, Miro Tanushev, and Ramin Vakilian from the CSUN math department.
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education has announced its annual competition. Below are the highlights of the announcement. Requested deadline for receipt of statements of intent to apply is Fri., April 16. Deadline for transmittal of applications is April 30. Deadline for intergovernmental review is June 29. Available funds are $9.5 million. Estimated range of awards is $20,000 to $1.5 million. Project periods can be up to 36 months.
Funded projects must meet one or more of the program's absolute priorities. fmi-Mark Lipschutz, Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901.
Employee Fee Waiver
State employees interested in participating in the Employee Fee Waiver or Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Programs for fall 1999 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 Mon., May 10. Deadline for continuing participants is Thu., July 1. The fee deadline is also July 1. 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. fmi- email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 5, 1999
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