May 1, 2000 Vol. IV, No. 15


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 15 issue is Mon., May 8.

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, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.
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Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets from 1:15-5 p.m. Wednesdays, May 3 and 10, in President's Conference Room A.

Campus-wide Disability Issues Board

Meets from 2-4 p.m. Thu., May 11, in President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Senate

Meets from 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., May 11, in Engineering Auditorium Room 100.


Campus Planning Board Meeting

The Campus Planning Board meeting previously scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Tue. April 18, in President's Conference Room A has been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Tue., May 16, in President's Conference Room A.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to:
Terry Dawson (Physical Plant Management) and his family on the loss of his mother.
Dan Duran (Disability Resources) and his family on the loss of his father.

Faculty Development Grant Winners

Faculty Development Grant winners will implement 10 new service-learning classes during the 2000-2001 academic year through the grant program administered by the Center for Community-Service Learning. The program awards $1,000 stipends to professors who will combine academic coursework with meaningful work in the community. Grant recipients will attend an all-day faculty development training workshop on Fri., May 19, before preparing for and executing the new courses either in fall 2000 or spring 2001. The winning faculty members and their programs are as follows:


Earth Week

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

China Institute Lecture

The China Institute is sponsoring a lecture titled "Socialism or Capitalism: Socialist Market Economy in the Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development Zone" at 10 a.m. Wed., May 3, in Education Building conference room 1214. The lecture will be given by Frank Han Song Hong, vice president of the Industrial Development Corp., Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone. fmi-Justine Su, x3801 or e-mail

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 volunteer or VolunteerTrak in the Career Center. The following are upcoming volunteer opportunities:

Chime Institute Celebration

The Chime Institute for Children with Special Needs will celebrate its 10th anniversary at a reunion and celebration from 1-4 p.m. Sun., May 7, at the Child and Family Studies Center at 18330 Halsted St., Northridge. The event will include entertainment, activities for children and a silent auction. Faculty, staff and students are invited to preview and bid on auction items from noon to 4 p.m. Thu., May 4, in Education Building room 3111. fmi-x4979.

New Employee Orientation

Every employee new to the CSUN campus should attend this workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Tue., May 9, 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-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.

Religious Studies Presentation

The Religious Studies Department is sponsoring a discussion and free film showing at 4 p.m. Tue., May 9, at the USU Theater. Novelist Bapsi Sidhwa will speak on the religious and political forces that divided India and Pakistan in 1947 by presenting Lenny, the protagonist of her autobiographical novel "Cracking India." Through the eyes of 8-year-old Lenny, the event that separated India and Pakistan comes alive for the world to see. The discussion is a prelude to the showing of the film "Earth," which is based on her novel. fmi-Phyllis Herman, x3925 or x3392, or e-mail


Professional/Personal Growth Workshops

The University Student Union offers free workshops to faculty, staff and students to enhance their professional and personal growth.