April 10, 2000 Vol. IV, No. 14

FYI

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 May 1 issue is Mon., April 24.

We will strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring until the next issue. Items further in advance will be run on a space-available basis. Submit items by e-mailing them to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.
Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets from 1:15-5 p.m. Wednesdays, April 12 and 26, in President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Senate

Meets from 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., April 13, in Engineering Auditorium Room 100.

North Campus/University Park Development Corporation Directors

Meet 9 a.m. Mon., April 17, in President's Conference Room A.

Campus Planning Board

Meets from 10 a.m. to noon Tue., April 18, in President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Executive Committee

Meets 1-5 p.m. Thu., April 27, in Business Building Room 3107.

Notices

Web Forum Cancelled

The PACE Forum originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Tue., April 11, and then rescheduled to Wed., April 12, in Student Services Building 416, has been cancelled. fmi-x4103.

Work Study Hires

Departments and programs that anticipate hiring work study students in 2000-2001 must send a representative to the mandatory annual supervisor's meeting scheduled from 9-11 a.m. Thu., April 27, in the Performing Arts Center. Departments and programs that have not yet determined if they will be hiring work study students should still send representatives to the meeting to go through the request process. Those without representation at the meeting will not be able to hire work study students in 2000-2001. fmi-Josie Carbajal, x3875, or e-mail josefina.carbajal@csun.edujosefina.carbajal@csun.edu, or visit www.csun.edu/finaid.

Peer Educators Needed

Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) is accepting applications for peer educators for the 2000-2001 academic year. JADE peer educators make presentations to classrooms, clubs and organizations on campus. Peer educators can receive class credit as well as valuable training about eating disorders, public speaking and leadership development. fmi-Ellen Mayer, x2366.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Brenda Leggon (Educational Opportunity Program, Advising Resource Center) and her family on the loss of her father.

Kinesiology Building Project

Construction to expand the physical therapy area and provide air conditioning to two classrooms in the Kinesiology Building will begin Mon., April 10, and last through mid August. During construction the original men's locker room will be closed. Access to the swimming pool through the men's locker room will not be available. A small area will be fenced off along the south side of the building for construction purposes, and parking will not be allowed. Access to the swimming pool through the southern gate will remain unaffected. Facilities Planning will coordinate the remodeling project. fmi-James Valiensi, x2222, or Facilities Planning, x2561.

Sierra Hall Elevator

The southwest elevator in Sierra Hall will be out of service during spring break between Mon., April 17, through Sat., April 22, due to repairs. The upper floors will be accessible by stairs or the Sierra Tower elevator. Light repairs also will be performed during this time in other locations of the building. fmi-Physical Plant Management, x2222.

Events

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.

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. Mon., April 10, and from 5-7:30 p.m. Wed., April 12. fmi-x4519.

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.

Used Book Sale

Friends of Oviatt Library will hold a final spring used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tue., April 11, in the Oviatt Library lobby. Checks are welcome with I.D. Proceeds will be used to buy new library materials. fmi-x2638.

First Amendment 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 will feature a keynote address by attorney Rex Heinke on "Can the First Amendment Survive in Cyberspace?" Tickets are $55. fmi-x3135.

Spring Night Safety Walk

The Public Safety Advisory Board will conduct its Spring Night Safety Walk at 7 p.m. Tue., April 11. The walk will begin at the University Park Apartments 14 south parking lot (near the Public Safety offices). The purpose of the walk is to identify potential safety hazards and make recommendations for improvements that will aid in preventing accidents and injuries. All members of the campus community are encouraged to participate in the one-to-two hour walk. fmi-x2201.

Spring Intellectual Exchange

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its Spring Intellectual Exchange at 2:30 p.m. Wed., April 12, at the University Club. Thomas Coleman and Nora Baladerian will be presenting. A buffet will be served. Admission is free. fmi-x2548.

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 UC San Diego. fmi-x3331.

Education Expo 2000

The Career Center will host a "Teacher Recruitment Career Fair" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thu., April 13, in the USU Northridge Center. Job information will be available and interviews will be scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. Job interviews for teaching positions will be conducted later in the day by school district administrators. The event is open to teaching credential candidates and others interested in teaching. fmi-x2878.

Smith Collection Opening

Friends of the Oviatt Library will host the opening of a collection of books and papers on Islam donated by Wilfred and Muriel Smith at 6 p.m. Fri., April 14, in the Oviatt Library. The Smiths donated the collection to CSUN's Islamic Studies program in the Religious Studies Department. There will be a reception, musical performances and speakers, including Brian Cantwell Smith, the son of the Smiths. The event is free and refreshments will be served. fmi-Amir Hussain, x2741, or e-mail amir.hussain@csun.edu.

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 www.csun.edu/volunteer or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming volunteer opportunities:

1970 Baseball Team Reunion

Intercollegiate Athletics is hosting the 30-year reunion of CSUN's 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). fmi-Athletic Development Office, x3215.

Strategies for Change Workshop

Human Resource Services is sponsoring a free workshop titled "Personal Strategies for Navigating Change" from 8 a.m. to noon Fri., April 21, in Business Building room 4117. Participants will explore and practice skills to develop a strategy and prepare action steps for a more successful transition to an identified change. To register or for more information, call Carol at x3820, send e-mail to challenbeck@csun.edu, or visit www.hrs.csun.edu/Year2000Train.html.

Earth Week

Recycling for Earth Week 2000 is sponsored by the University Recycling Program. The schedule of events is as follows:

Cultural Festival

The Office of Student Development and International Programs invites you to join a cultural festival from noon to 4 p.m. Fri., April 28, on the Sierra Quad. This event will feature dances, handicrafts, tourism information and food from six countries. The festival is sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Links and the Intensive English Program at CSUN. Admission and food are free. fmi-Roopa Rawjee, x3053 or e-mail roopa_r@hotmail.com.

Gamboa at MOCA Auction

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA will hold its ninth biennial art auction at 6 p.m. Sat., April 29, at 152 North Central Ave., Little Tokyo. The silent auction will include Angeles of No Mercy, a gelatin silver print, by Harry Gamboa Jr. from CSUN's Chicano Studies Department. Art auction tickets are $300. fmi-Jennifer Volland, (213) 633-5322.

Marlene Bloch Memorial

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will dedicate a memorial tree to Marlene Bloch at 10 a.m. Thu., May 25, in the Engineering courtyard, followed by a reception in Engineering Building room 1440. Bloch was a 1973 CSUN history graduate and former manager of academic resources for the college. She is missed by friends and colleagues who remember her for her valiant struggle against breast cancer that for years earned her the reputation of "survivor."

Those interested in making a contribution can make the check payable to the CSUN Foundation/ Marlene Bloch Memorial Tree, and send it to the attention of Tammy Glenn, Director of Development, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8295. fmi-send e-mail to tammy.glenn@csun.edu, barbara.caretto@csun.edu, chris.sales@csun.edu or carolina.franco-ardaghi@csun.edu.

Classes

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/Spring2000 schedule.html. fmi-Catheryn Cheal at catheryn.cheal@csun.edu.

Anxiety 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.

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:

Orientation to Job Classification and Compensation Program

Human Resource Services is offering an orientation to the job classification and compensation program from 10 a.m. to noon Wed., April 12, in Student Services Building 535A. Participants will gain a better understanding of how positions are classified and compensation programs are implemented. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820 or e-mail challenbeck@csun.edu or visit www.-hrs.csun.edu/Year2000Train.html .

Faculty/Staff Workshops

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

Fulbright Award Application Workshop

The Graduate Studies Research and International Programs Office will offer a workshop from 2-4 p.m. Thu., April 27, in the University Club to assist faculty who may be interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award. Each year the Council for International Exchange offers 800 or more awards in more than 135 countries to faculty, professionals, teachers and students to teach and conduct research or study abroad. Former Fulbright recipients will be at the workshop to assist potential applicants and answer questions about the program. To reserve a place, call x2138. Applications and information booklets for the 2001-2002 awards are available in the Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs Office, Administrative Dome 706. Applications for most Fulbright Awards are due by Tue., Aug. 1.

Deadlines

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.


Credit Union Board Members

Matadors Federal Credit Union announces the election of the following board members:

Steven Johnston (incumbent) (right)is a CSUN graduate and the acting police chief for the CSU Channel Island Police Department. He was the credit union's board chairman and has been an active board member for the past nine years.


Margaret Steiner (left)is the manager of academic resources for CSUN's College of Health and Human Development. As an active participant in the credit union, she has served on the MFCU board in the past and was the MFCU Supervisory Committee chairperson.





Kanaiya Mahendra(right) is a CSUN graduate with a master's degree in engineering. He previously served on the credit union's Member Services Committee and was a Supervisory Committee member for the past five years.





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