May 3, 1999 Vol. III, No. 15


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 17 issue is Mon., May 10.

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 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., May 4, President's Conference Room A.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 1:15-5 p.m. Wed., May 5, and Wed., May 12, President's Conference Room A.

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m. Wed., May 5, Advising Resource Center/EOP Conference Room 100, Education Annex.

Statewide Academic Senate

Meets 1:30-5 p.m. Thu., May 6, and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., May 7, at CSU headquarters, 400 Golden Shore, Long Beach.

University Corporation Directors

Meets 3 p.m. Mon., May 10, University Club.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets 2-4 p.m. Tue., May 11, President's Conference Room C.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., May 13, Engineering Auditorium Room 100.

Campus Planning Board

Meets 10 a.m. Mon., May 17, President's Conference Room A.


Library Exhibits

The Oviatt Library is sponsoring an exhibit titled "Mi: Beauty in Korean Culture" through the end of May in the Oviatt Library lobby.

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 code 8208. fmi-x2077.

Summer Session Registration

On-campus registration will begin Tue., May 11 for all three summer sessions. Session 1 runs from Mon., June 7 to Fri., July 16 or Aug. 6; session 2 runs from Mon., June 28 to Fri., Aug. 6, and session 3 runs Mon., July 19 to Fri., Aug. 20. Catalogs and registration forms are available from the College of Extended Learning, Matador Bookstore Complex, room 100. fmi-x2786.

UBAB Meeting

The University Budget Advisory Board will meet from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mon., May 17, in Business Building conference room 2224.

Faculty Mentors for Emerging Leaders Program

The Office of Student Development & International Programs (SD&IP) is looking for faculty interested in being mentors for the Emerging Leaders Program. Emerging Leaders faculty mentors will be asked to attend one of the EL weekly meetings to introduce themselves and then make themselves available, as needed/on-call, for advisement and questions regarding their departments. fmi-Vicki Allen, x2393.

NCOD Information

Q: Sometimes the interpreter interrupts the professor during the lecture and asks for a repeat or clarification. Is this really necessary?

A: Yes. The interpreter cannot interpret something that is not understood. Therefore, to effectively interpret, the interpreter may request clarification, repetition or spelling. The note-takers and real-time captionists may also occasionally ask for a repeat of information. These service providers have an ethical obligation to transmit information without making decisions to edit or omit something.

If the professor responds with, "never mind" or "it's not important," this creates an exclusionary tone towards the deaf or hard-of-hearing students and toward the service provider. If the professor instead responds with "it's in the text book," this is not helpful since the service provider is not a student in the class and therefore does not have the textbook.

When the professor works with service providers as a team, it makes a successful experience for all students, deaf and hearing alike. The NCOD is always happy to make appointments with professors and attend department meetings to orient faculty to working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students and the service providers who accompany them.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to the family of James Flanagan, who managed the University Tower Apartments from 1975 to 1983. A memorial leaf on the Oviatt Library Tree of Friends has been purchased in his name.

Special Education Stipends

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


Gay/Lesbian Town Hall Meeting

The Faculty Mentor Program, Educational Opportunities Program (EOP), and the Office of Student Development and International Programs are sponsoring a town hall meeting titled "Assessing CSUN's Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgendered Community" from noon to 2 p.m. Tue., May 4, in the USU Thousand Oaks Room. fmi-Gordon Nakagawa, x4151, or Tom Piernik, x2393.

Brown Bag Film Series

May is Older Americans Month and the Marilyn Magaram Center is ending their semester-long MMC Brown Bag Film Series by featuring two films Tue. and Wed., May 4-5. Both days will include "Good Nutrition for the Best Years" and in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, "Foods of Latin America." Tuesday's screening will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Science Court 524, while Wednesday's session will be from 11 a.m. to noon in Science Court 520.

AS Awards Reception

Student Development & International Programs and Associated Students will recognize this year's outstanding student clubs and organizations at 5 p.m. Wed., May 5, in the USU Grand Salon. Award categories include: Community Service, Diversity Program, Student Talent Award, Educational Program, Outreach Program, Outstanding Member, Advisor of the Year and Outstanding Organization. Students selected as the 1999 nominees for "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" also will receive their certificates.

Anthropology Presentations

The anthropology department is sponsoring presentations and lectures during May from 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays in Sierra Hall room 239. The schedule is as follows:

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 at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $50.

Media Teleconference

The College of Extended Learning, the journalism department and the Entertainment Industry Institute are sponsoring a live teleconference debate featuring a panel of television and entertainment industry journalists from 10 a.m.-noon, Thu., May 6, in the Oviatt Library. Panelists include Howard Rosenberg, television critic for the Los Angeles Times; Fran Shea, E! Entertainment television president; Andy Friendly from King World Productions, and Robert J. Dowling, publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. A satellite broadcast will link this group with a counterpart panel at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Panelists include Sam Donaldson from ABC News and CNN commentator Steven Roberts. fmi-x2355, or

Master of Public Administration

CSUN's Colleges of Extended Learning and Social and Behavioral Sciences are sponsoring a Master of Public Administration conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., May 8, in the USU Grand Salon. MPA alumni and people working in the public and nonprofit sectors are invited to the conference titled "Community Based Governance: Making Citizens Count in Public Service Delivery." Joseph DeLadurantey, law enforcement liaison for the Los Angeles County district attorney, will give the keynote speech. Workshops and roundtable topics will enable participants to network and exchange ideas for bringing the public into the governing process at the administrative agency level. A registration fee of $30 includes continental breakfast and an awards luncheon. fmi-Veena Bassi, x5635.

Sigma Xi Dinner and Lecture

Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, will hold its annual initiation and awards dinner at 5:30 p.m., Fri., May 14, at the Donald E. Bianchi Planetarium. Cost of the supper is $10 per person. Following presentation of awards, Douglas Yule from Caltech will speak on "Forecasting Great Earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault." All members of the campus community are welcome. For reservations, contact George Dunne, x2511 or, by Mon., May 10.

Matador Mania '99

The Matador Athletic Association is sponsoring Matador Mania '99 on Sat., June 5, in the newly remodeled Matadome. Cost to attend is $40 per person and includes a dinner buffet, casino tables, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. This year's swing theme promises a night of dancing and excitement with a live swing band. Proceeds for the event will benefit the athletic program. The association also is seeking donations of auction items from departments, individuals and corporations. Matador Mania is the association's largest annual fund-raiser. fmi-x3215.


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 fmi- Office of Human Resource Services, x3820.

Career Center Workshops

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

Technology Training

Information and Technology Resources (ITR) offers a variety of free information and technology training workshops to faculty, staff and students. The upcoming schedule of classes is as follows: fmi-x2204 or

Piano for Youth

The Piano for Youth Program in the music department is offering piano instruction to students between the ages of seven to 11 who have never had piano lessons. The session begins in September. For information and to make an appointment for an interview, call Carmina Glicklich, x3167. Space is limited.

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). The seminars will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays, in Science 2132. The next session is May 7 on the biomedical industry with Ahmed Enany, Southern California Biomedical Council.

Ergonomics Training

The Environmental Health and Safety office is offering ergonomics training from 10-11 a.m. Tue., May 11. Participants will learn techniques to customize their workstations and tasks, identify potential problems and begin implementing solutions. For reservations and location, call Nicki Keller, x2401.


Assistive Technology Training

The Center on Disabilities and the College of Extended Learning are hosting training classes for the Assistive Technology Training Certificate Program (ATACP) this summer. The program is designed for individuals who seek to enhance their professional development and skill level by earning a certificate in assistive technology applications. The schedule of classes, locations and registration deadlines follows:
Location Dates Deadline
S. Lake Tahoe, NV 6/7-11 5/24
Houston, TX6/21-256/7
Los Angeles, CA7/12-166/28
Orange Co., CA7/19-237/6
Chicago, IL7/26-307/12
Washington, DC8/9-137/26
The 100-hour training will consist of lectures, demonstrations, discussions and field visit observations on practical applications of assistive technology. There will be 40 hours of live instruction over the two weeks, 52 hours of on-line instruction and eight hours credit toward a required project to be completed within 90 days of completion of the live instruction workshop. Cost is $1,995 per person. The program results in a certificate in assistive technology and 10 continuing education units. fmi-Kirk Behnke, x2578.

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, 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- or

K-12 Academic Standards Conference

CSUN is sponsoring a two-day conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri. and Sat., May 21-22, in the USU Northridge Center. The conference will be devoted to the new California K-12 Academic Standards for Language Arts, Mathematics and Science. The registration deadline is May 14.

The theme of the conference is the California State Academic Content Standards for K-12. These are brand new subject matter standards for English and language arts, math and for science. They are high standards with specific grade level benchmarks. Textbooks and statewide exams will be based on them.

The conference is intended for all stakeholders in K-12 public education, including CSUN faculty, K-12 teachers and administrators and parents of school children, especially in the San Fernando Valley. Members of the audience will be able to question speakers and raise concerns.

Updated information on the conference is available at the following web site: Campus parking is available in Lot C on Zelzah Avenue north of Nordhoff Street.

Scheduled conference speakers include:

Lunches can be pre-ordered for each day of the conference for $6.95 each. For a boxed lunch, write checks made out to: University Corporation-Standards Conference. Mail checks for boxed lunches to: California State University, Northridge, College of Science and Mathematics, Standards Conference, 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330-8238. For registration or more information, contact David Klein at or x7792.

May 3, 1999

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