October 26, 1998 Vol. III, No. 5


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 Nov. 9 issue is Mon., Nov. 2.

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Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2 p.m. Wed., Oct. 28, Business Building Room 2224.

Faculty Executive Committee

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

President's Advisory Board on Intercollegiate Athletics

Meets at 7 p.m. Tue., Nov. 3, President's Conference Room A.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets at 2 p.m., Wed., Nov. 4, President's Conference Room A.


Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations are being sought for the CSUN Distinguished Alumni Awards. The program is being held in conjunction with CSUN's 40th Anniversary celebration. Any faculty, staff, alumni or emeritus faculty and staff may nominate an alum. fmi-Office of Alumni Relations, x2137.

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. If a faculty member plans field trips or meetings outside of normal class times, are interpreters and notetakers available?
A. Interpreters, notetakers, and real-time captionists are available for all campus-related activities, on or off campus. The service must be requested at least 72 hours in advance.

Q. What approach should a faculty member use when he or she wants to speak to the interpreter rather than the deaf or hard of hearing student?
A. The interpreter is obligated to interpret anything she or he hears the instructor say, given that the comment is audible to the hearing class members. If a faculty member wants to speak with the interpreter, the interpreter will interpret the question as well as his or her answer so that the students are not excluded, and so the students can provide input if they desire.

JADE Volunteers

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating is looking for volunteers to help with a "Mind and Body Fair" program involving planning, publicity, public relations and funding activities. The fair will be held during the 4th annual Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Week, Feb. 23-27. Interested volunteers should attend a meeting, 11 a.m. Tue., Nov. 3, in the Student Health Center. fmi-Ellen Mayer, x2366 or x7500.


Marilyn Magaram Center

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics is holding a series of events for the months of Oct. and Nov. The schedule is as follows: fmi-x3102, or e-mail magaram.center @csun.edu for all events.

Gerontology Lecture

The annual gerontology lecture sponsored by the Center for Education and Research in Gerontology will be held at 4:30 p.m. Tue., Oct. 27, in Sierra Hall, room 126. Pamela Parsons, chief administrator of Topanga Terrace Convalescent Hospital, will speak on "Long Term and Hospice Care Dilemmas as We Reach the 21st Century." fmi-Jean Daniels, x4992.

Chemistry Seminar

The chemistry department, with sponsorship from the Chemistry Club and the Southern California affiliates of the American Chemical Society, is hosting the following speaker at 4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 28, in Science 2228: Donald Paulson from Cal State Los Angeles on "Active and Cooperative Learning in the Organic Chemistry Lecture Class."

Philosophy Lecture

The philosophy department is sponsoring a lecture titled "Rationalism, Empiricism, and Naturalism" featuring Alvin Goldman from the University of Arizona. 4 p.m. Wed., Oct. 28, in Sierra Hall, room 114. fmi- www.csun.edu/~veed00a.

Student Fund-raisers

Students United for Bilingual Education is sponsoring the following fund-raisers: