April 19, 1999 Vol. III, No. 14


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 May 3 issue is Mon., April 26.

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

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 1:15-5 p.m. Wed., April 21, and Wed., April 28, President's Conference Room A.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m. Wed., April 21, Advising Resource Center/EOP Conference Room 100, Education Annex.

Faculty Executive Committee

Meets 1-5 p.m. Thu., April 29, President's Conference Room A.


Faculty Senate Elections

The Faculty Senate will be holding elections through Fri., April 23. All ballots must be in by 5 p.m. Fri., April 23. fmi-x3263.

Matadors Federal Credit Union Seminar

The Matadors Federal Credit Union is sponsoring a free seminar on how to buy a car. The seminar will be conducted by Dean Woods of Auto Select from 5-6:30 p.m. Wed., April 21, at the Matadors Federal Credit Union, 9401 Reseda Blvd. Topics include the ins and outs of buying a car. The campus and community are invited. Seating is limited. fmi and RSVP-Pierre Joujon-Roche, (818) 993-6328, x202.

Coalition on Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention

The Campus Community Coalition on Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention will meet at 1 p.m. Thu., April 29, in the Student Health Center Conference Room.

Advisory Board on Equity and Diversity

Non-academic staff members interested in serving on the Presidential Advisory Board on Equity and Diversity should submit their names to Jeanette Mann by 5 p.m. Mon., May 10, in the University Park Apartments, Building 13, Room 107 or mail drop 8208. fmi-x2077.

Summer Session Catalogs

Summer Session class schedules are available in the Matador Bookstore and in the College of Extended Learning Office located at the main entrance of the Matador Bookstore. 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.

NCOD Information

CSUN's National Center on Deafness provides the following Q. and A. for university faculty and staff members to better serve the university's deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Q: How do deaf and hard-of-hearing students give presentations in class?

A: The students will choose to either sign presentations with the interpreters voicing, or they will voice for themselves. The professor should keep in mind that grading is for the presentation of content, rather than the interpretation. Therefore, voice quality, pronunciation, etc. from the interpreter should not influence the grade for the student's presentation (either positively or negatively).

Q: What if the deaf or hard-of-hearing student wants to meet with the professor during office hours?

A: The student has the option of either communicating directly with the professor, or requesting an interpreter. Some students prefer to communicate verbally one-on-one when there is no background noise; others may prefer to communicate through writing; still others will prefer to use the services of an interpreter. The best place for the interpreter to sit is next to the professor so the student can see both during the meeting.

Special Education Stipends

CSUN has stipends available for the following special education credential programs:

Athletics Web Site

CSUN Athletics is changing its official athletic web site to a new domain at www.GoMatadors.com . In addition to providing popular fan information, the web site features a new On-line 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 the sales to be contributed to Matador athletics with every on-line purchase. fmi-x2683.

Catastrophic Leave Donations

Debbie Gonzalez (Interpreting Services) is recovering from an illness and is seeking donations of sick or vacation time. Donations can be up to 16 hours per fiscal year. The donation form can be downloaded from the following web site:www.hrs.csun.edu/Forms /PledgeforDonationofLeave/OHRS_1-8 .doc and sent to Terry Castro-Oistad (Payroll Services), mail drop 8228.

Extension Credit Courses

Departments wishing to offer courses, workshops or seminars through the College of Extended Learning for Fall 1999 need to submit course offering forms as soon as possible to the College of Extended Learning. Post-baccalaureate classes, professional courses and workshops developed to upgrade, update or meet license requirements offer additional opportunities, particularly when developed in cooperation with professional organizations. fmi and course packets- Alice Lu, x2892 or Sari Small, x7527 or x3911.

Recycle Week

The University Recycling Program is sponsoring Earth Week '99 from Mon., April 19 through Fri., April 23. The schedule of events is as follows:

Anthropology Forum

The anthropology department is sponsoring an informal discussion titled "CSUN Life Experience Forum" from 1-3 p.m. Mon., April 19, in Sierra Hall, Room 239. Students from the Anthropology 375 class will share descriptions of their fieldwork and research they conducted this past semester.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will show the film "Eat Smart-The Latest in Nutrition Information" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tue., April 20, in Science trailers, Room 524 and from 11 a.m.-noon Wed., April 21, in Science trailers, Room 520.

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:

Graduate Education Conference

The Graduate Students Community Association, the Provost Council, Associated Students, the Union Programs Council, Multicultural Psychology Association, USU, and Kaplan are sponsoring a conference titled "Advancement to Graduate Education" at 10 a.m. Sat., April 24 in the University Student Union, Grand Salon. Topics include graduate school admission process and faculty mentorships. Seating is limited. fmi-Cedric Hackett, x2658.

Planetarium Dedication

President Blenda J. Wilson cordially invites the campus and community in the dedication of the University Planetarium in memory of Donald Bianchi, the founding dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at 4 p.m. Fri., April 23, on the Planetarium lawn. A reception and commemorative slide show will follow. RSVP at x2004 or e-mail bianchi.rsvp@csun.edu.

Teacher Recruitment Fair

The Career Center is sponsoring a teacher recruitment career fair and education expo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu., April 22, in the USU, Northridge Center. The fair gives school district administrators the opportunity to meet qualified CSUN teacher applicants. Alumni may be charged a service fee to attend.

Korean Reception and Exhibition

The Oviatt Library is sponsoring an opening reception for its exhibition titled "Mi: Beauty in Korean Art and Culture," at 6 p.m. Fri., April 23 in the Oviatt Library. There will be Korean dancers, a calligraphy demonstration, and authentic Korean food and drink. Everyone is invited to this free event. The exhibition will run through Fri., May 28 in the lobby of the Oviatt. Items on display include a replica of the Shilla gold crown from the 5th century, a 16th century wood printing block and ornamental pendants and dagger. fmi-x2638.

Asian American Studies Lecture

The Asian American Studies Department is sponsoring the seventh annual distinguished lecture featuring Angela Oh, a prominent attorney and civil rights activist at 8 p.m., Fri., April 23, in Business Education, Room 101. The first graduating class of AAS majors and the winners of the department's outstanding student awards also will be announced at this event. The campus and community are invited. fmi-x4966.

Carnival '99

The Union Programs Council is sponsoring Carnival '99 from Mon., April 26 through Thu., April 29. The event celebrates the community through educational displays, activities, and an arts and crafts fair. The arts and crafts fair will be set up on Campus A road on the south end of the USU for the whole week. fmi and a schedule of events-Jose Corral, x2640.

President's Luncheon

President Blenda J. Wilson is holding a President's Business Council luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue., April 27, at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank. Tickets are $60 per person or $500 per table of six guests plus a CSUN Presidential Scholar and university official. J.D. Power III, chairman and founder of J.D. Power and Associates, will be the keynote speaker on the topic "Focus on the Customer." The luncheon will be President Wilson's farewell to the business community. RSVP by Fri., April 23. fmi-x2150.

Geological Lecture

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club will sponsor a lecture titled "Recent Geologic Investigations of the Simi Fault, West end of Simi Valley, California as an Example of Recency of Faulting and Its Assessment," featuring Jerry Treiman from California Division of Mines. At noon, Wed., April 28, in Science Building 1, Room 1231. fmi-x3541.

Kinesiology Dance Concert

The kinesiology department is sponsoring a spring modern dance concert at 8 p.m. Fri., April 30, in the USU, Performing Arts Center. The concert is in celebration of the university's 40th anniversary. Tickets are $7 for students, faculty, staff, and seniors and $8 for general admission. They may be purchased at the Associated Students Ticket Office.

CPR Blitz

The West San Fernando Valley Division of the American Red Cross is sponsoring the Northridge Hospital Medical Center Fifth Annual CPR Blitz from 9 a.m.-noon Sat., May 1, in the Matadome. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost for Adult/Child CPR program is $15 and includes CPR certification. Entries received after Sat., April 24 will cost $20. fmi-(310) 277-2171.

First Amendment Forum Dinner

The journalism department is sponsoring the Kenneth Devol First Amendment Forum Dinner and lecture titled "News vs. Entertainment: Does It Matter if the Line Disappears? First Amendment Implications," featuring Erwin Chemerinsky. On Wed., May 5, in the Warner Center Marriott, 21856 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills. Reception begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $50. RSVP by Fri., April 23.


Technology Training

Information and Technology Resources (ITR) offers a variety of free information and technology training workshops to faculty, staff and students. The schedule of classes is as follows:

Career Center Workshops

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

Biotechnology Seminar Series

The colleges of Science and Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science, Health and Human Development, 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).

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.

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's of science degree in nursing. fmi-(805) 654-4575.

Outstanding Achievement for Equity and Diversity

Nominations are being accepted for the Ninth Annual Award for Outstanding Achievement for Equity and Diversity. All departments, schools, administrative units, programs, and individuals are eligible. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Fri., April 30. fmi-x2077.

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.


April 19, 1999

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