March 27, 2000 Vol. IV, No. 13


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 generally is noon on Monday one week before the issue appears.

The deadline for the April 10 issue is Mon., April 3.

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Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets from 1:15-5 p.m. Wednesdays, March 29, and April 5, in President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Executive Committee

Meets 9 a.m. Thu., March 30, in Business Building Room 3107.


Summer Session Catalogs

Summer Session catalogs for credit classes at CSUN and CSUN Channel Islands are available at the College of Extended Learning registration area, Matador Bookstore Complex room 100, and in the Matador Bookstore. Mail-in registration begins Mon., April 3. University credit courses will be offered in three separate sessions beginning Tue., June 6. fmi-x2504 or x2644.

Faculty Merit Increase Awards List

A list of the recipients of Faculty Merit Increase awards that took effect retroactive to July 1, 1998, and July 1, 1999, is available in the Faculty Senate Office in FOB 106 and at the Reference Desk in the Oviatt Library. In accordance with the Faculty Bargaining Agreement, the list includes the names of the recipients, their ranks, their department affiliations and the amount of their increases, expressed in both percentages and dollar amounts. Additional lists include information on gender and ethnicity, omitting the names of recipients. fmi-Office of Faculty Affairs, x2962.

Mentors for Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Program seeks peer mentors for the 2000-01 academic year. Student mentors will help plan weekly meetings for new emerging leaders and will serve as role models for new students. Leadership topics include identifying leadership styles, balancing academics and activities, time management, conflict resolution, delegation and risk-taking. Application forms are available at the Office of Student Development and International Programs. fmi-Vicki Allen, x2393.

Anxiety Management Support Group

University Counseling Services is offering anxiety management workshops/support groups involving attendance at five meetings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning April 11, in Student Services Building 520. If you constantly worry and are unable to relax, learn effective ways to reduce or eliminate your anxiety. fmi-x2366.


Women in Higher Education

The College of Extended Learning will broadcast a live teleconference titled "Women's Lives, Women's Voices, Women's Solutions-Shaping a National Agenda for Women in Higher Education" from 10 a.m. to noon Mon., March 27, and from 8-10 a.m. Wed., March 29, in the Matador Bookstore Complex, room 102. The caucus schedule for Tue., March 28, will be from 9:30-11 a.m. This national event will provide a forum to explore ways to access women's talents; develop new ways of working together in a multicultural world; share best practices and form collaborations and supportive networks; discuss how colleges and universities can better support women as teachers, workers, learners and creators of knowledge, and create a national agenda for women in higher education. fmi-x3125 or at

Free Tax Help

As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, students of the College of Business Administration and Economics and VITA supervisors are offering free tax preparation assistance to low-income families and individuals through Fri., April 14, at 15 centers throughout the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles areas. The center on campus is located in the Business Building room 2111 and will operate from 5-7:30 p.m. Mondays, March 27, April 3 and 10, and from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 29, April 5 and 12. fmi-x4519.

Education Careers Panel

The College of Education is offering a Careers Panel on Early Childhood Special Education by experts in the field from 7-10 p.m. Mon., March 27, in Education 1214. fmi-and for reservations x2534.

Women in the Media Forum

A forum on "Year 2000: Women in Television News" will take place from 2-4 p.m. Wed., March 29, in the USU Grand Salon. Leading female broadcast journalists-including Marta Waller with KTLA Channel 5; Beverly White with KNBC Channel 4, and Christina Gonzalez with KTTV Channel 11-will examine the progress women and minorities have made in television news. Judy Marlane, chair of CSUN's Radio-Television-Film Department, will moderate the discussion. fmi-x3192.

Brown Bag Lunch

The Women's Studies Department is sponsoring "Women in the Informal Economy" presented by Marta Lopez-Garza from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Thu., March 30, in JR 344. fmi-x3110.

Volunteer Opportunities

Students are invited to join the Volunteer Council. Meetings are held at 1 p.m. every Wednesday in the USU Ventura Room. There are many one-time and ongoing volunteer experiences available. fmi-Council hotline, x4106, or visit or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Workshop on Critical Thinking

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) is sponsoring a workshop on extending students' critical thinking skills from noon to 1:30 p.m. Fri., March 31, in the CELT Conference Room, Sierra Hall 439. The workshop will be facilitated by Don Brownlee of the Communication Studies Department, Richard Rodewald of the Philosophy Department and Cynthia Desrochers of CELT. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited. fmi-x5934.

CSUN Open House

CSUN will hold Open House 2000 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., April 1, in the Matador Bookstore. Incoming students starting classes this fall will have an opportunity to learn about their selected academic departments and colleges, get a glimpse of a typical classroom and visit labs, the library and the art gallery. Incoming students also will be able to meet with the staff of student clubs, organizations and student services. fmi-x2967.

Forum on Racial Profiling

A "Forum on Racial Profiling: The Community and Law Enforcement" will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tue., April 4 , in the Performing Arts Center. Guest panelists will include representatives from civil rights agencies, law enforcement and the CSUN Department of Chicano Studies. Jim Hasenauer of the Communication Studies Department will moderate the forum. The event is sponsored by Project ACT (Advocates for Cultural Talk), University Counseling Services, Project Community, Student Development, Mentoring Program, Associated Students Division of Cultural Awareness and the President's Advisory Board on Equity & Diversity. fmi-Carolyn Okazaki, x2366 or Trisha Fair, (818) 634-1778.

Gender Equity Presentation

The College of Education invites the campus and community to the fifth annual Janice and Ben Reznik Gender Equity Lecture titled "Pink PC's and Other Gendered Configurations" from 5 to 7 p.m. Tue., April 4, in the Engineering Auditorium. The lecture will be given by Karen Peterson, a research associate from the Center for Gender Equity at the Washington Research Institute in Seattle. RSVP by Fri., March 31. fmi-x2590.

W.P. Whitsett Lecture

The History Department invites you to the W.P. Whitsett California Lecture titled "Saving the 'Wild West': Women's Role in the Early Conservation Movement" at 8 p.m. Fri., April 7, in the USU Grand Salon. The lecture will be given by Glenda Riley from Ball State. Seating is limited. For reservations, x3566. There also will be a 5:30 p.m. reception and a 6:30 p.m. dinner before the lecture. Dinner is $25 per person. RSVP by Fri., March 31. fmi-x3566.

Child Abuse Prevention Seminar

CSUN's Child Development program will host "Partners in Prevention" from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., April 8, in the Satellite Student Union Shoshone Room. This event is dedicated to raising awareness and providing education on child abuse and neglect. fmi-Dorn Bronson, (818) 262-9388.

Nonprofit Networking Day

The Career Center will host a "Nonprofit Networking Day" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon., April 10, in the USU Grand Salon. Nonprofit organizations are offering full-time, part-time, and internship positions. This event is open to all majors. fmi-x2878.

New Employee Orientation

Every employee new to the CSUN campus should attend this workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Tue., April 11, in Student Services Building 535A. The workshop will cover a campus overview, employment and benefit information, the compensation system and public safety and parking information. Reservations are required. fmi-x3820.

First Amendment Forum Dinner

The Journalism Department and the Journalism Alumni Association invite you to the second annual Kenneth S. Devol First Amendment Forum Dinner with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. on Tue., April 11, at the Hilton Universal City. The event features a keynote address by attorney Rex Heinke on "Can the First Amendment Survive in Cyberspace?" Tickets are $55 each. RSVP to the Journalism Department by Mon., April 3. fmi-x3135.

Anthropology Lecture

The Anthropology Department is sponsoring a lecture titled "Complexity in Archaic States" at 5:30 p.m. Wed., April 12, in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451. The lecture will be given by Robert McCormick Adams from the University of California, San Diego. fmi-x3331.

1970 Baseball Team Reunion

Intercollegiate Athletics is hosting the 30-year reunion of the 1970 National Championship Baseball Team at a reception luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., April 15, at the baseball field. After lunch, the championship team will be introduced on the field prior to the game between the Matadors and the UCLA Bruins at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 (includes lunch and game). RSVP by Fri., April 7. fmi-Athletic Development Office, x3215.

Equity and Diversity Award Nominations

Nominations for the ninth annual Outstanding Achievement for Equity and Diversity Award are due to the Office of Equity and Diversity (mail drop 8208) by 5 p.m. Fri., April 28. All departments, schools, administrative units, programs and individuals are eligible. fmi-x4802.


Computer Workshops

Student Computing in the Learning Resource Center is offering the following computer workshops in Student Services Building 416: The full spring semester workshop schedule may be viewed at www.vcsun .org/~ccheal/Spring2000schedule.html. fmi-Catheryn Cheal at catheryn.cheal

Career Workshops

The Career Center is offering career workshops during the spring. Space is limited so reservations are preferred by calling x2878. Those attending should check in at the reception desk in the Career Center on the day and time of the workshop. The schedule is as follows:

Faculty/Staff Workshops

Information Technology Resources offers free one-hour workshops to faculty and staff. Space is limited, enrollment is required. To enroll, send an e-mail request to or call x2204. fmi-Camille Brooks, x1400 or The schedule is as follows:

Web Project Forum

In continuing to develop and expand its support for Internet teaching, the Web Project will sponsor a web teaching forum titled "PACE (Program for Adult College Education): Using the Power of the Internet for Innovative Course Scheduling" from 2-4 p.m. Tue., April 11, in Student Services Building 416. The forum is open to all members of the campus community. No reservations are required. fmi-Nancy Fernandez, x4103 or, or visit


Human Subjects Research

All faculty and students performing research that includes the use of human subjects must complete a human subjects protocol approval form. These forms are available from the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (AP 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. The next deadline for submission of protocols is Thu., March 30, for the meeting on Thu., April 13.

Graduating Seniors Award

Applications for the 2000 Outstanding Graduating Seniors Award are due Fri., April 7. Four students will receive an award of $1,000 each in recognition for academic excellence, overcoming extraordinary personal circumstances, and for dedication to community and campus service. Winners will be presented at the Honors Convocation on Tue., May 30. Applications are available in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Administration Dome 702. fmi-x2391.

Alpha Gamma Epsilon

Applications for scholarships granted to honor society members are due before Fri., April 7. The national chapter, Alpha Sigma Lambda, awards scholarships of $1,000 to members ages 22 or older who are matriculated in an undergraduate program and have completed 24 units with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applications are available in Student Services Building 502. fmi-x2366.

March 27, 2000

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