November 9, 1998 Vol. III, No. 6
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Educational Resource Committee
Meets from 2-4 p.m. Tue., Nov. 10, Business Building, room 2224.
Educational Policy Committee
Meets at 2 p.m. Wed., Nov. 11, Business Building, room 2224.
Meets from 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 12, Engineering Auditorium, room 100.
Campus Wide Disabilities Issues Board
Meets from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 12, President's Conference Room A.
Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets at 2 p.m. Wed., Nov. 18, President's Conference Room A.
Foundation Board of Directors
Meet at 6 p.m. Thu., Nov. 19, Engineering Addition, room 1123. fmi-x2150.
To improve University emergency preparedness, a campus-wide disaster drill will be conducted from 10:45-
11:05 a.m. Wed., Nov. 18. The following campus buildings will simultaneously be evacuated to test building evacuation procedures, evacuation of alarm systems, floor and building warden program, emergency operations center, and on-campus emergency response teams:
Kinesiology; Science 1-4; University Bookstore; Art & Design Center; University Park Apartments, buildings 11 &14; Music; Sierra Tower;Student Health Center; University Student Union; Business Administration & Economics; Speech Communication; Faculty Office Building; Sierra Hall; Chisholm Hall; Oviatt Library; Education; Engineering; Speech; Drama; and Jerome Richfield Hall.
Special Education Stipends
CSUN has stipends available for the following special education credential programs, which include personalized advisement and mentoring, progression through program as a cohort and one-on-one coaching by experienced teachers in professional development centers:
Project COMETS undergraduates start Early Childhood, Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe Disabilities (K-12) credential course work while finishing BA. 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 experiences, 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-Project Office, x-2534.
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: What if the faculty member wants to discuss the deaf or hard of hearing student's performance in the class with the service provider?
A: Interpreters, notetakers and real-time captionists are not directly aware of the student's performance in the class. If the faculty member recommends tutoring, such services are available through the NCOD. Faculty members should direct their questions about student's degree of hearing loss, language preference, educational history to the NCOD. If the faculty member is concerned or has questions about student's background, he or she can communicate directly with the student (through the Interpreter, or call the student's Counselor at the NCOD at ext. 2099. Any questions regarding Service Providers can be directed to the appropriate department at x2614.
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus extends its sympathy to:
Marlene Pearson (English) and her family on the loss of her father.
A satellite teleconference titled "Mental Illness...Paint a Different Picture" will take place from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tue., Nov. 10, in the Oviatt Library, room 5. On-air segments are scheduled from 10-11 a.m. and from 11:40 a.m.-1 p.m. The teleconference features a panel of mental health experts who examine the ways clergy and lay people can respond better to individuals and families suffering from mental illness.
Assn. of Retired Faculty
The Association of Retired Faculty will host a talk titled "The Golden Years of Los Angeles" featuring emeritus history professor Leonard Pitt and his wife, Dale, from 2-4 p.m. Tue., Nov. 10, in the University Club. The Pitts are the authors of the book "Los Angeles A-Z."
College Students in Broadcasting
College Students in Broadcasting is holding a series of events. The schedule is as follows:
- Internship Night and Resume Workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tue., Nov. 10, in Speech Drama, room 209.
- NBC Tour, Thu., Nov. 19. More information will be available at the Tue., Nov. 10 meeting.
- Happy Hour at 3 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20, Marie Calender's at 19310 Business Center Drive, Northridge.
On-Site Instant Admissions Day
Student Outreach and Recruitment is sponsoring an on-site instant admissions day for high school seniors and transfer students from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 11, in the USU, Northridge Center. Students must have a completed CSU application, along with a $55 application fee, copies of transcripts-high school, community college, or other university, test scores from SAT I or ACT if the high school grade point average is below 3.0. Activities for the event include a campus tour, pre-advising sessions with faculty and staff from academic colleges, and sessions with Financial Aid and EOP counselors. To confirm attendance, call x2967 or x4689.
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:
- Nov. 11: Robin Garrell from UCLA from UCLA on "Structure on Stability of Self-Assembled Monolayers."
- Nov. 18: Katherine Kantarjieff from CSU Fullerton on "Molecular Crystallography: Then and Now."
State Employees' Campaign
The United California State Employees Campaign is currently underway throughout California. Cal State Northridge will participate again this year. The campaign is an annual charity fund drive conducted among all state employees. The local UCSEC encompasses all of Los Angeles County. The United Way of Greater Los Angeles has been selected as the administrator for the local campaign. There will be a kickoff for team leaders from 2-3 p.m. Wed., Nov. 11, in the University Club, Northridge Room. The actual campaign will run from Mon., Nov. 30 through Sat., Dec. 12. fmi- Spero Bowman x2125 or Sabrina Rife x2125.
Valley Pioneer Lecture
The history department is sponsoring a lecture titled "The Los Angeles Riots of 1992" featuring Lou Cannon, a special correspondent for the Washington Post, at 2:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 12, in the USU, Grand Salon. The talk is based on Cannon's new book, which will be available for purchase. fmi-x3566.
Chicano Theatre Lecture
The College of Arts, Media, and Communication Guest Artist Series is sponsoring the Development of Chicano Theatre Lecture featuring Rodrigo Duarte Clark, who will lead a discussion on the development of Chicano theatre at 8 p.m. Thu., Nov. 12, in the Performing Arts Center. The event is co-sponsored by the Union Program Council, CAMC Student Resource Center/EOP, Chicano/a Studies Department, College of Humanities, College of Extended Learning, and Associated Students. fmi-x3943.
Beck Teaching Forum
The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching invites faculty and staff to the Beck Teaching Forum: A Showcase of Instructional Development Projects from 2-4 p.m. Fri., Nov. 13 at the University Club. The program consists of posters, demonstrations, and presentations by 1997-98 Beck Grant winners, including a presentation on "Successful Beck Grant Proposals-What are they Looking For?" fmi-Cynthia Desrochers, x7892 or Julia Donley, x7586.
The Career Center is seeking volunteers for the following events:
- Religious and Cultural Diversity Faire from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 14, in the USU.
- Race for the Cure, sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Sun., Nov. 15, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. fmi-(818) 957-6006.
- Campus Wide Food and New Toy Drive, sponsored by the Volunteer Services Program and Council from Mon., Nov. 16 - Wed., Dec. 16. Collection bins will be located in all campus departments to benefit needy families in the San Fernando Valley.
- - Habitat for Humanity has projects every Sat. fmi-Habitat Hotline, (213) 963-8813 or the San Fernando Valley Chapter, (818) 765-2073. fmi-www.csun.edu/~hfcar004 or x2871 for other events.
Family Focus Seminar
The Family Focus Resource Center will hold an informal sharing group for parents with infants and toddlers with special needs. It will deal with the stress of the holiday season. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m.-noon Sat., Nov. 14 in the Education Building, Fleming Conference Room 3118. fmi-x5575 for reservations and child care.
President Blenda J. Wilson and friends, family, and former colleagues of Grace Olsen invite the campus and community to join them at the dedication of a memorial tree in her memory from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mon., Nov. 16, south of the Administration Building. A reception will follow in the President's Conference Room A. RSVP to Rayetta Esquibel, x2130.
President Blenda J. Wilson is holding the fall community forum from 11 a.m.-noon and from 12:30-1:30 p.m.. Mon., Nov. 16, in the USU, Grand Salon.
Brown Bag Luncheon
The Center for Sports Medicine is sponsoring a seminar titled "The Effects of Stress and Hypertension on Physical Performance and Injury" from 12:10-12:50 p.m. Tue., Nov. 17, Kinesology building, room 172. fmi-x4738.
Southern California Studies Lecture
The Southern California Environment and History Conference and the Center for Southern California Studies is sponsoring a lecture titled "Living in the Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Los Angeles' Urban Environment" featuring William Fulton, a leading commentator on planning, design, and real estate development. Noon-1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 18, Sierra Hall, room 245. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies. fmi-x2138.
Geological Sciences Lecture
The geological sciences department, along with the Geology Club, is sponsoring a lecture titled "Seismicity of the San Gregorio Fault and Monterey Bay" featuring Gerry Simila from the CSUN geology department. Noon Wed., Nov. 18, in Science 1231. fmi-x3541.
Nobel Laureate's Seminar
The biology department is sponsoring a seminar titled "A Research Journey" featuring Nobel Laureate Paul Boyer from UCLA at 2 p.m. Thu., Nov. 19, Engineering, room 100. A reception will follow.
The Provost's Colloquium will feature Katherine Haake, an English professor and 1998-99 Jerome Richfield Scholar at 4 p.m. Thu., Nov. 19 in the USU Grand Salon. She will speak on her fiction and non-fiction work and discuss her views on the significance of writing and teaching. Refreshments will be served. fmi-x2138.
Research and Creative Activity Symposium
The CSUN Research and Creative Activity Symposium will feature examples of students' research and creative work in oral and poster formats from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., Nov. 20, in the USU Grand Salon. The students are from different disciplines. Refreshments will be served. fmi-x2138.
The anthropology department is sponsoring a talk titled "Pathways to Ecstasy: An Experience-Centered Approach to Neo-Pagan Beliefs." featuring Sabina Magliocco at 2 p.m. Mon., Nov. 23, Sierra Hall, room 239.
1999 Faculty Retreat
The 1999 faculty retreat will be held from Jan. 26-28, at the Casa Sirena Hotel in Oxnard. Faculty are encouraged to attend. Priority will be given to faculty who have been at CSUN for five years or less. The cost is $25 for faculty who have been on campus for over five years and $15 for newer faculty. fmi-x3263.
President Wilson's IRC Event
CSUN President Blenda J. Wilson will chat with students over the Internet about the mission of Cal State Northridge during an on-line event scheduled for Wed., Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. The president wants to hear about students' educational experiences at the campus, what's working and what isn't, and suggestions for improvements.
Information on joining the event is available on the web at www.vcsun.org/~john/preswilson.html.
Ford Foundation Fellowships
The Foundation has 50 predoctoral fellowships for minorities. The awards will be given to individuals who have demonstrated superior scholarship and show the greatest promise for future achievement as scholars, researchers, and teachers in institutions of higher education. Stipends will be up to $14,000 per year for up to three years. The deadline to apply is Sat., Nov. 14. fmi-x2901.
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. Guidelines and applications are available there. fmi-Liz Kioussis, x2906.
The 5th Alumni Dinner Theater event, sponsored by the Alumni Assn., the University Club, and the President's Associates, will take place Sat., Nov. 21. A special four course dinner will be prepared and served by Betsy Corrigan from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the University Club. The dinner will be followed by a presentation of "Harvey" in the Campus Theatre. The production is directed by Jeremiah Morris. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations must be made by Nov. 16. fmi-x2076
Call for Proposals
The CSU Commission on Learning Resources and Instructional Technology and the Council of Library Directors have grants available in the $5000 range for faculty. Faculty must submit a project proposal no longer than five pages which promotes the development and support of campus and multi-campus information competence. Information is available at
November 9, 1998
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