June 1, 1999 Vol. III, No. 17


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines and classes and courses of interest to the university community. The deadline for submitting items generally is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears.

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.

The 1999-2000 publication schedule for @csun.edu, listing publication dates and the accompanying deadlines for submitting information, will be distributed on campus before the start of the fall 1999 semester. Submit items by e-mailing them to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.
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Public Meetings

CSUN Foundation Directors

]Meet 6 p.m. Thu., June 17, University Club. Call (818) 677-2150 for reservations and additional information.

University Technology Council

Meets 3:30-5 p.m. Thu., June 24, President's Conference Room A.


Staff Employee of the Year

Fidel Ramirez of CSUN's Office of Student Outreach and Recruitment Services was chosen as the university's staff Employee of the Year during the annual staff recognition awards ceremony May 19 in the Satellite Student Union.

Ramirez is the office's coordinator of pre-college programs. With his passion and commitment to Cal State Northridge, Ramirez has affected the lives of thousands of elementary, middle and high school students and their parents, and has inspired dozens of Cal State Northridge students to enter the field of education.

As one example of his efforts, Ramirez helps coordinate events such as this year's fifth annual "College: Making It Happen" conference, which hosted more than 1,000 students and family members. The event provided activities for students from pre-kindergarten through high school and their parents.

Other nominees this year were Ann Morey, Benjamin Elisondo, George Alwerth, Suzan Brownlee, Mickey Martinez, Lillian Marcus, George Mansoor, Debra Finley, Sabrina Rife, Karin Eby, Jim Castro, William Krohmer and Barbara Wetherby.

Home Address Info

All university employees (including student employees) must maintain current home address information with the university. If individuals have changes of address to report, it is essential that they complete an Employee Action Request form. This form is available in Payroll Services, Administration Park 705, and in Human Resource Services, Administration Park 702, or employees may phone Human Resource Services at x3812 and request that a form be mailed to their campus address. Employees should also notify their department secretary of any change in their address. fmi-Payroll Services, x2315, or Rhonda Gershon, x3812.

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 faculty members know the interpreter is interpreting everything they are saying?

A: Interpreters are bound by the Code of Ethics of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (the national professional organization of interpreters). One of the tenets states that the interpreter "shall render the message faithfully, always conveying the content and spirit of the speaker." Therefore, anything that transpires will be interpreted. Sometimes the deaf or hard-of-hearing students choose not to watch the interpreter, just as hearing students have the option of not paying attention.

It is up to the faculty member to monitor the students in the class, both deaf and hearing. The interpreter is there to interpret whenever the faculty member needs to make a comment to an individual student about behavior in the classroom including attendance, participation, tardiness, talking/signing, chatting, etc. Rule of thumb: treat the deaf or hard-of-hearing students as you would the hearing students.

Professors should feel free to call the NCOD at x2054 for information on working with deaf and hard-of-hearing students, or the service providers who accompany them.

Entertainment Industry Grants

CSUN's Entertainment Industry Institute announces the recipients of its 1999-2000 Interdisciplinary Project Support Grants. The recipients are:

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Maria Amaya (Physical Plant Management-Custodial) on the loss of her mother.

Matador Mania 1999

CSUN Intercollegiate Athletics invites the campus and community to Matador Mania '99. The evening will include a buffet dinner, gambling, swing dancing, unusual live and silent auction items, and door prizes on Sat., June 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Matadome. Tickets are $40 per person and can be ordered by calling x3215.

HazMobile Collection Dates

The summer HazMobile will be available for those who were not able to drop off their household hazardous wastes during Earth Week in April. The following dates and locations in the San Fernando Valley are scheduled: fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.

Vacation Planning Seminar

Floyd Beck and Alberto Magpali, owners of Cruise One/The Travel Company, will present a vacation planning seminar from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Thu., June 10, at the Matador Federal Credit Union, 9401 Reseda Blvd. The seminar is free for MFCU members and the community. The seminar will show how to get the best value for one's travel dollar, what to look for when making travel-cruise vacation plans, and what is new and exciting in the world of travel. Due to limited space, members should RSVP before Mon., June 7, with Pierre Joujon-Roche at (818) 993-6328, x202.

Composting Event

The University Recycling Program, an Associated Students program, and the city of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will host a compost bin and composting workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., June 12, in Faculty Parking Lot C (use Zelzah Avenue entrance). A master composter will be on hand to teach basic composting principles at 10 a.m. and noon. The bureau will have compost bins available at discounted prices, with proof of L.A. city residency (a valid driver's license or DWP bill). For info on composting bins, call the Solid Resources Citywide Recycling Division, (213) 847-1444. fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477

Blood Drive

The Student Health Center and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tue., June 15, in the quad area between the Matador Bookstore and the Oviatt Library. For appointments for donations, contact Barbara Vallaire, x3690.


Ceramics Lab

The Ceramics Lab in the University Student Union is offering non-credit classes in wheel throwing and hand building. Sessions run eight weeks and include individual instruction and additional time to work outside of class. Classes begin Mon., June 7. Register early, class size is limited. fmi-x2798.


June 1, 1999

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