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.

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) 677-4909, or e-mailing them to to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting. Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

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.


UBAB Meeting

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:

NCOD Information 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:

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.

Chemistry Seminars

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:

History Lecture

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 zsu@csun.edu.

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.

Satellite Teleconference

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.

Anthropology Lecture

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:

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.


Career Center Workshops

The Career Center is sponsoring workshops. Reservations are recommended. The schedule is as follows:

Training and Development Programs

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.

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:

FIPSE Competition

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 feewaiver@csun.edu, 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- carol.hallenbeck@csun.edu or feewaiver@csun.edu.


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