November 9, 1998 Vol. III, No. 6


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. 23 issue is Mon., Nov. 16.

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Public Meetings

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.

Faculty Senate

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.


Disaster Drill

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: ul>
  • 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.

    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: 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.


    Satellite Teleconference

    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:

    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.

    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:

    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.

    Volunteers Needed

    The Career Center is seeking volunteers for the following events: