October 26, 1998 Vol. III, No. 5
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- The Brown Bag Film Series will show a video titled "Nutraceuticals" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tue., Oct. 27 and from noon-1 p.m. Wed., Oct. 28, in Science 524.
- Halloween bake sale from 10 a.m.-
2 p.m. Thu., Oct. 29, outside Sierra Hall.
- Conference titled "Food Safety for the New Millennium" from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 6, at the Radisson Hotel-Los Angeles Westside. The event will provide crucial information for professionals and students in all areas of the food service industry, dietetics, health education and family & consumer sciences. Continuing education units credits will be available.
- Dietetic Internship Symposium from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7, at the Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room. Directors from internship programs in the dietetics field will help interested students and answer questions.
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.
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."
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.
Students United for Bilingual Education is sponsoring the following fund-raisers:
- Carne asada fund-raiser barbecue. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wed., Oct. 28, in the Sierra Quad.
- Laughlin, Nevada trip on Sat., Nov. 7. A bus will leave at noon from the corner of Lot T at Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street, and will return Sun., between 5 and 6 a.m. to the same location. Cost is $20. Proceeds are for a scholarship fund. Must be at least age 21. fmi-e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org., or call x7839.
Night Safety Walk
The Public Safety Advisory Board will conduct a night safety walk of the campus at 5:15 p.m. Thu., Oct. 29, starting at the University Park Apartments, building 14, south parking lot. The purpose is to identify potential hazards and recommend improvements for preventing accidents and injuries. Walks are one to two hours. Campus community members are encouraged to participate. fmi-x2201.
The American Lung Assn. and CSUN will host the 1998 Breath Games, a series of track and field activities for children with asthma, from 1-4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 1, at the university's track. The entry fee is $5 with pre-registration or $10 the day of the event. Volunteers also are needed. Parking is available in Lot T, located at Lassen Street and Lindley Avenue. fmi-Steven Loy, x3220, or Julie Golgert, x7518.
The Career Center is seeking volunteers for the following events:
fmi-www.csun.edu/~hfcar004 or x2871 for other events.
- Job Fair '98 sponsored by the Career Center. 8 a.m. Mon., Nov. 2, in the Northridge Center. Students interested in networking with employers should volunteer.
- Blood drive sponsored by the Red Cross. 1:30-7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 2, in the SSU, Fernandeno Room. The drive will also be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tue., Nov. 3; from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4; and from 10 a.m.-
3:15 p.m. Thu., Nov. 5, in the USU.
- Super Saturday sponsored by Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND). 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 7 and 14, at the MEND Center in Pacoima. Volunteers are needed to visit low-income families and assess their needs for the holidays. Training will be provided.
- Love Ride 15 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. 7 a.m. Sun., Nov. 8, at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, 3727 San Fernando Road. Volunteers for check-in and registration are needed. The 50-mile ride to Castaic will be led by Jay Leno.
Pan-African Studies Celebration
The Pan-African studies department, W.E.B. Du Bois-Fannie Lou Hammer Institute, and the Union Program Council are sponsoring a Wed., Nov. 4 celebration of the 30th anniversary of the creation of what is now the Pan-African studies department. All events will take place in the Performing Arts Center as follows:
- "Storm at Valley State" film showings and video interview with former Black Panther leader Stokley Carmichael. 11 a.m.-noon.
- "Ways I've Been: The Story of Nat Turner," written by S.K. Auduron will be dramatized by CSUN student O.G. McClinton at noon.
- Keynote address by James Garrett, founder of the Black Student Union and black studies department at San Francisco State, at 1 p.m. followed by a panel discussion on "The Evolution of Pan African Students at Northridge: Lessons for Students," moderated by David Horne and featuring professors James Dennis, Barbara Rhodes, Verne Bryant, and Eleazu Obinna.
Geological Sciences Lecture
The geological sciences department, along with the Geology Club, is sponsoring a lecture titled "Monumental Decay: Salts, Wind, and Honeycomb Weathering," featuring Eric Doehne from the Getty Conservation Institute of the Getty Center. Noon Wed., Nov. 4, in Science 1231. fmi-x3541.
Leimert Park Trip
The Pan-African studies department is sponsoring a commemorative trip to Leimert Park on Fri., Nov. 6, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the current Pan-African studies and Chicano studies departments at CSUN. Upon arrival, check in first at Babe and Ricky's Inn. Leimert Park is across the street. The celebration is also co-sponsored by the Faculty Senate. The schedule is as follows:
- Guided tours by the Leimert Park Cultural Association through art galleries and performance spaces from 6-7:30 p.m.
- Barbecue dinner at Babe and Ricky's Inn, a blues club, 43rd Street and Leimert Boulevard, at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 and dinner is complimentary.
The CSUN Women's Club is sponsoring a fall forum featuring a talk by biology professor Aida Metzenberg on her research into cloning and experiences in genetic counseling. 7:30 p.m. Fri., Nov. 6. Attendees need to call (818) 363-9686 for reservations and directions.
DIG LA Field Trip
Discover, Inquire and Grow in Los Angeles is sponsoring a field trip to a performance of the opera "Madame Butterfly." Noon-7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 8. The cost is $5, including bus transportation, admission and refreshments. Students must register to attend at the Student Development office, or call Vicki Allen or Colleen Frenck, x2393.
The Bess Lomax Hawes Student Folklore Archive and the CSUN anthropology department are sponsoring a free lecture demonstration titled "An Evening of Cambodian Culture," featuring Sophiline Cheam Shapiro at 7 p.m. Mon., Nov. 9, in the Business and Education Auditorium, room 101. fmi-x3331.
Web Project Workshops
The Web Project is offering workshops for web teaching designed to meet a wide range of needs and interests. The workshops consist of two two-hour sessions from 2-4 p.m. and will be held in Music Lawn, trailer 248A. Workshops can be taken separately or in any combination. Enrollment is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Enroll by e-mailing email@example.com or calling the Learning Resource Center, x2033.
- HyperNews, focusing on how to post messages to HyperNews discussion groups and how to create HyperNews discussion forums. Tue., Oct. 27. Instructor is Ilene Rubenstein.
- Internet Relay Chat, focusing on using IRC where participants will learn how to conduct real time class discussions on IRC and how to create their own IRC virtual classrooms. Thu., Nov. 5 & 19. Instructor is Shelia Harbet (Health Science).
Conflict Resolution for Couples
University Counseling Services is offering a two-session workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tue., Nov. 3 and 10, at the University Park Apartments, building 14, room 317. Participants will learn how to resolve conflicts in intimate relationships, learn about effective techniques for calming emotions, improving communication and creating win-win resolutions, including role play practice. fmi-x2366.
National Science Foundation
announces the availability of the 1999 Graduate Research Fellowships. NSF graduate fellowships are for students at or near the beginning of their graduate study in science, mathematics or engineering. Stipends will be up to $15,000 per year for up to three years. Deadline is Thu., Nov. 5. fmi-x2901.
The 1998-99 budget for the Disabled Employees Program will include funding for the Assistive Equipment/
Auxiliary Aid Assistance Program for campus employees with disabilities. Call Joan Hall, x2077, for the revised form and guidelines. Requests for both assistive equipment and auxiliary assistance must be submitted at the same time and sent to mail drop 8208 by Fri., Nov. 6. If the program does not meet your needs, contact Mary Ann Cummins Prager, x2391, for information about the Grace Petrie Endowment Fund for Handicapped Students.
Student Project Grants
The University Corporation's Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for innovative, unique and exploratory student projects for funding. The deadline for submission of proposals is 5 p.m. Mon., Nov. 16, in the University Corporation Executive Office, second floor, Matador Bookstore complex. fmi-Liz Kioussis, x2906.
October 26, 1998
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