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.
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President's Advisory Board
on Intercollegiate Athletics
Meets 7 p.m. Tue., May 4, President's Conference Room A.
and Review Committee
Meets 1:15-5 p.m. Wed., May 5, and Wed., May 12, President's
Conference Room A.
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.
Meets 3 p.m. Mon., May 10, University Club.
Meets 2-4 p.m. Tue., May 11, President's Conference Room C.
Meets 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., May 13, Engineering Auditorium Room
Campus Planning Board
Meets 10 a.m. Mon., May 17, President's Conference Room A.
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
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.
Q: Sometimes the interpreter interrupts the professor during
the lecture and asks for a repeat or clarification. Is this
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
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:
- 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.
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.
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:
- May 10: Presentations to the Society for American
Archaeology by graduate student Brian Stokes and professors
John Steinberg, Cathy Costin, and Antonio Gilman.
- May 17: Presentations on "Union Organizing: Anthropologists
as Activists," featuring Judith Marti and Fred Krissman from
CSUN's anthropology dept. and John Pulskamp from East Los
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.
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 www.csun.edu/exl/distance.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by Mon., May
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.
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.
- Mon., May 3: TSA Distribution Upon Retirement from 2-4 p.m.
in the Business Building room 4117. Topics include the
mechanics of how to manage your retirement accounts after
retirement featuring David Bennett from Sanders & Associates.
- Thu., May 13: Orientation to the Job Classification and
Compensation Program from 9 a.m. to noon in the Business
Building room 4117. Topics include preparing the review
request, classification analysis, and compensation
guidelines. Featuring Andrea Polk and Mika Williamson from
Employment Development. Also a presentation on performance-
based pay by Stephen Montgomery from Human Resources.
Career Center Workshops
The Career Center is sponsoring workshops in the Career
Center. Reservations are recommended. The schedule is as
- Tue., May 4 from 2-3 p.m.: Resume Workshop: Bring your
completed resume on a Macintosh disk. Career Center staff can
help write resume prior to workshop. With Ross Berg.
- Wed., May 5: Part I from 2-4 p.m. Also Fri., May 7: Part II
from 1-3 p.m. Interview Techniques: Learn the right
techniques for interviewing in Part I with Sandy Silverman
and practice your interview responses before the camera in
Part II with Rory Barksdale.
- Thu., May 6 and Thu., May 20: 10 a.m. to noon. Career
Assessment: Identify personality type, occupational
preferences, work setting and vocational interests. With Ross
- Tue., May 11 from 2-4 p.m.: Job Search Strategies with
Angie Orzada and John Arany.
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 www.csun.edu/itr/training.
- Tue. May 4: Introduction to PowerPoint 97. With Chris Sales
from 2-4:30 p.m., Music Lawn 248A.
- Tue., May 11: Using Netscape Mail 4.0. With J.S. Fleming
from 9:30-11 a.m., Music Lawn 248A.
- Wed., May 12: Excel 97 Basics. With Tina Actis-Purtee from
1:30-4 p.m., Music Lawn 248A.
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.
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.
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
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.
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|Los Angeles, CA||7/12-16||6/28|
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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 email@example.com, 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- firstname.lastname@example.org or
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
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:
parking is available in Lot C on Zelzah Avenue north of
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
email@example.com or x7792.
- E.D. Hirsch Jr., author, president of Core-Knowledge
Foundation and professor at the University of Virginia,
- Hung-Hsi Wu, professor of mathematics at UC Berkeley.
- Marion Joseph, member of the California Board of
- Sandra Stotsky, author and faculty member of the Harvard
Graduate School of Education.
- Maureen DiMarco, former California Secretary of Education.
- Bill Honig, author and former California State
Superintendent of Schools.
- Janet Nicholas, member of the California State Board of
- Bonnie Grossen, research associate at the National Center
to Improve the Tools of Educators at the University of
- Nancy Ichanaga, principal of Bennett-Kew Elementary School
and member of Gov. Gray Davis' Task Force on Education.
- R. James Milgram, professor of mathematics, Stanford
University, and co-author of California Math Standards.
- Chester E. Finn, president, Fordham Foundation, and former
U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education.
- Richard Colvin, education reporter for the Los Angeles
May 3, 1999
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