September 14, 1998 Vol. III, No. 2


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 is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears. The deadline for the next issue of Sept. 28 is Mon., Sept. 21.

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) 677-4937, or e-mailing them to to E-mail is the preferred method of submitting. Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., Sept. 17, Engineering Auditorium, room 100.

Athletic Facilities Siting Advisory Committee

Meets 6:30 p.m. Thu., Sept. 17 and 24, University Club, main dining room.

University Technology Council

Meets 3:30-5 p.m. Thu., Sept. 24, University Club, President's Room.

University Corp. Directors

Meet 3 p.m. Mon., Sept. 28, Univ. Club.


Jewish Religious Holidays

Provost Louanne Kennedy reminds the campus community of the upcoming Rosh Hashanah holiday Sunday evening and Monday, Sept. 20-21. Many students also will observe Tue., Sept. 22, until sunset. It is campus policy that "in administering any tests or examinations, we will permit any student who is eligible to undergo the test or examination to do so, without penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student's religious creed."

Oviatt Library Tours

The Oviatt Library is sponsoring 20-minute basic orientation tours for new and returning students. Tours will be conducted every half hour from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Tue.-Thu., Sept. 15-17, at the information desk. fmi-x2281.

Chicano Theatre

CSUN's Student Resource Center, a hub of Chicano theatre in Los Angeles, will put on professional-caliber productions at least once a month. The program also will host lesser known, agit-prop local theater groups such as Chusma (Silver Lake) and Mujeres de Maiz (Highland Park). The shows are produced by the theatre department during the academic year and will be held at the Campus Theater in the Speech Drama building or in the Performing Arts Center. fmi-x2024.

Parking Permit Changes

The courtesy parking permits formerly used on campus are no longer valid and must be exchanged in the parking office for new ones. There are two new permits, "Diamond E" and "Official Guest." The Diamond E permit is for employees who use their own vehicles to do tasks for the university. It is valid only in spaces marked Diamond E. These spaces are located in visitor Lot L and in all faculty/staff and student lots. The permits are valid for only two hours and must be displayed along with a paid parking permit.

An Official Guest permit is for volunteers or guests of the campus, and is valid in all faculty/staff and student lots and in visitor Lot L for the time designated on the permit. For safety reasons, the fire marshal has forbidden anyone to park in the inner campus or next to any building or trailer regardless of reason. Lindley Avenue has been restriped for Diamond E, carpool, blue disabled zones and loading zones. White curbs are for passenger pick up and drop off. Drivers must stay in their vehicles while parked in those locations. Yellow curbs are for people needing to drop off items. A 30-minute loading zone permit must be obtained in order to park in those locations.

New Parking Machines/ Lot Changes

New parking permit machines have been placed in parking Lots A, B, C, O, and in the parking garage. Daily permits are $1.75 and are valid in all student lots. The machines will take any coin above a penny and any bill $20 and under. A change machine is available in the metered lot if needed. All information booths will continue to sell daily permits. The parking meters on Lindley Avenue, north of Superior and near the University Park Apartments Building 5, have been removed for new general parking and a new lot. The spaces can be used with any valid faculty/staff, student or daily parking permit. Campus Circulator shuttle route B has a stop near these spaces.

Policy Statement

President Blenda J. Wilson has approved a policy statement concerning the 1998-99 Academic Year Calendar of Personnel Actions and Procedures passed by the Faculty Senate on July 13. The policy states that at all levels of review, faculty unit employees shall be given a copy of the recommendation and the written reasons therefore, before recommendations are forwarded to a subsequent review level.

The faculty unit employee may submit a rebuttal statement or response in writing and request a meeting to discuss the recommendation within five working days after the receipt of the recommendation. A copy of the response or rebuttal statement shall accompany the Working Personnel Action File and be sent to all previous levels of review (Note: Article 11.4 of Faculty Bargaining Agreement requires that any material placed in a Personnel Action File must be provided to the affected faculty member at least five days prior to such placement). This section shall not require that evaluation time lines be extended.

Research Technical Support

The Mathematical and Statistical Assistance Center is offering technical support to campus community members who are conducting research or other projects and need help with model formation, problem identification and specification, data analysis and interpretation. fmi-Mark Schilling, x7797 or x2721.


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:

Volunteers Needed

The Career Center is seeking volunteers for the following events: or x2871 for other events.

40th Anniversary Events

CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson invites the campus and community to celebrate the university's 40th Anniversary and Founder's Day. The schedule of activities is as follows: fmi-x2137.

Punt, Pass and Kick Contest

Matador fans have a chance to win money in the "$10,000 Punt, Pass and Kick" half time football contest. 3 p.m. Sat., Sept. 26, in the North Campus Stadium. Entry forms are available at all home football games, in the Intercollegiate Athletic Office or via the Talk Back button on the Matador Athletics web page at fmi-x2683.

Geological Sciences Lecture

The geological sciences department, along with the Geology Club, is sponsoring a lecture titled "Geology Employment in the California Oil Industry," featuring Tony Reid from Occidental Oil. Noon Wed., Sept. 30, in Science Building 1, room 1231. fmi-x3541.


Research Involving Human Subjects

All faculty and students performing research that includes the use of human subjects must complete a Human Subjects Protocol Approval Form. Forms are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects in Administration Park 706. The original form and eight copies should be submitted to the research office for review by the Standing Advisory Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Upcoming deadlines for the submission of protocols and committee meetings are:
Deadlines Meeting Dates
Mon., Sept. 14 Mon., Sept. 21
Mon., Sept. 28 Mon., Oct. 12

Interacting with the Media

CSUN, along with NBC Channel 4 and the Los Angeles Times' Valley Edition, will host "Interacting with the Media: A Day for Nonprofits." 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thu., Sept. 24, in the Performing Arts Center. The event will give the campus and the community a chance to hear first-hand from Southern California media experts. Attendees will receive valuable information about crisis management, marketing, public relations, fund-raising strategies and interview techniques. Guest speakers are as follows: Registration is $30 and includes lunch. Payment must be submitted by check along with registration by Fri., Sept. 18. fmi-x2130.

Parenting Seminar

The Family Focus Resource Center will hold an educational seminar entitled "How Parents Can Be Effective Communicators with Children" (for families of infants and toddlers with special needs) from 9:45 a.m.-noon on Sat., Oct. 3, in the Education Building, conference room 3118. Reservations must be made by Wed., Sept. 30. Childcare is available. fmi-Judith Sultan, x5575.

Writing Across Curriculum Workshop

Faculty members-particularly those who teach upper division general education writing-intensive courses-are invited to attend a workshop entitled "Writing Across the Curriculum: Paperload." Carol Holder, a Cal Poly Pomona English professor and director of the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, will lead the workshop from 8:45 a.m.-noon on Fri., Oct. 2, in the Education Building, Arco rooms 1214/1216. RSVP by Fri., Sept. 25. fmi-Julia Donley, x7586, or e-mail

Woodrow Wilson Scholars

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announces the availability of Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences for 1999-2000. About 20 fellowships are awarded annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in the humanities and social sciences on national and international issues. The center especially welcomes projects that foster communication between the world of ideas and the world of public affairs. The average support is about $41,600, inclusive of travel expenses and 75 percent of health insurance premiums for fellows, their spouses and dependent children. Application deadline is Thu., Oct. 1. fmi-Karen Jordan, x2901.

Faculty Summer Stipends

The National Endowment for Humanities announces the availability of faculty summer stipends. NEH summer stipends support two months of full-time work on projects that make a significant contribution to the humanities. The application deadline is Thu., Oct. 1. fmi-Office of Research and Sponsored Projects, x2901.

Sabbatical Leave Applications

Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave in the 1999-2000 academic year need to file an application with their department chair by Fri., Oct. 9. Applications and information about the sabbatical leave process are available from department secretaries.

September 14, 1998

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