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.
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Personnel Planning and
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.
Meets from 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., May 11, in Engineering Auditorium Room 100.
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 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:
- Elaine Blyler and Jennifer Romack (Kinesiology), "Interdisciplinary Developmental Assessment Clinic"
- Bobbi Eisenstock (Journalism), "Teaching Media Literacy:
A Workshop for Teachers"
- Rafi Efrat (Business Law), "Researching Business Law Issues & Documenting Business Transaction: A Community Service Orientation"
- Virginia Kennedy (Special Education), "Learning to Teach Children with Learning Disabilities in Meaningful Cultural Contexts"
- Gloria Melara (Computer Science), "Computers: Their Impact and Use"
- Richard Mitchell (English), "Playwriting in the Community"
- Louis Rubino (Health Sciences), "Developing Sensitivity for a New Generation"
- Victor Shaw (Sociology), "Linking Citizenship and Scholarship through Service-Learning: A Course Reform for Soc 348 Juvenile Delinquency"
- Carol Shubin (Mathematics), "Science Center Docent Training Program"
- Kathryn Sorrells (Communication Studies), "Intercultural Communication/K-12."
Recycling for Earth Week 2000 is sponsored by the University Recycling Program. The schedule of events is as follows:
- Clean Out Your Files: Through Fri., May 5. Join in the Recycling Program and U.S. Conference of Mayors' campaign to recycle old records, files and documents. The event is cosponsored by Physical Plant Management. fmi-x2477.
- Composting Event: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 6, in Parking Lot C. The City of Los Angeles Citywide Recycling Division will sponsor a backyard composting bin sale. Compost bins will be available at discounted prices with proof of L.A. residency. Free smart-gardening workshops on the basics of water-wise gardening, grass-cycling, mulching, yard trimmings and composting will be offered at 10 a.m. and at noon. fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477, or L.A. Citywide Recycling Division, (213) 473-8228.
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 email@example.com.
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:
- La Gran Limpieza: 9 a.m. to noon Sat., May 6. Friends of the L.A. River (FoLAR) and more than 1,000 volunteers will work together to clean up the vegetation for the wildlife around the Los Angeles River. Some locations include the Sepulveda Basin and Griffith Park. Bring work gloves and wear sturdy boots and sunscreen. A free T-shirt and lunch will be provided. fmi-visit www.FoLAR.orgM.
- Great Strides: Sun., May 7, at Balboa Park. Be part of the Great Strides walk to raise money for cystic fibrosis by participating in a 10K walk. Participants who raise at least $50 will receive a free T-shirt. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. To volunteer or register, call Erica, (310) 479-8585.
- CPR Blitz!: 7 a.m. to noon Sat., May 13, at the Intercollegiate Athletic gym. The American Heart Association and the Student Health Center present CPR Blitz! Call to become CPR certified or to assist with event, x3260.
- Revlon Run/Walk for Women (5K): Sat., May 13, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Permanent Charities presents the Revlon Run/Walk for Women to help eradicate breast and ovarian cancer in support of the UCLA Medical Center. Check-in is 7 a.m., the run begins at 8:45 a.m. and the walk at 9 a.m. The finishing ceremony and celebration will be at noon. Volunteers will help with registration, T-shirt distribution, refreshments and other activities. fmi-(310) 395-6779.
- Sea to Summit Century Bike Ride: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., May 13. Teen Challenge and Habitat for Humanity present Sea to Summit Century Bike Ride beginning at Teen Challenge in Ventura and ending 100 miles away at Mount Pinos in Frasier Park. All donations go to the charity of your choice. Volunteers are needed along the route and at Mt. Pinos. fmi-Ginny or Tonya, (805) 648-3295.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Student Union offers free workshops to faculty, staff and students to enhance their professional and personal growth.
- Increasing Self Esteem: 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Mon., May 1, in the USU Santa Clarita Room, and again from 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m. Tue., May 2, in the USU Pasadena Room.
- Women in Leadership: 11:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Mon., May 1, in the USU Santa Clarita Room, and again from 11:15 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. and 4-5:15 p.m. Tue., May 2, in the USU Pasadena Room.
- Body/Beauty/Balance: 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 2-3:15 p.m. Thu., May 4, in the USU Balboa Room.
- Making Your Meeting Dynamic: 1-2:15 p.m. and 5-6:15 p.m. Tue., May 9, in the USU Santa Clarita Room, and again from 1-2 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wed., May 10, in the USU Santa Clarita Room.
- Increasing Impact and Influence: 3-4:15 p.m. and 6:45-8 p.m. Tue., May 9, in the USU Santa Clarita Room, and again from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Wed., May 10, in the USU Santa Clarita Room. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Desgroppes, e-mail workshops2000_usu@yahoo
.com, or x6024.
Student Computing in the Learning Resource Center is offering the following computer workshops in Student Services Building 416:
- HTML 4: noon to 1 p.m. Mon., May 1.
- Keyboarding: 10-11 a.m. Wed., May 3.
- PowerPoint: 11 a.m. to noon Wed., May 3.
The full spring semester workshop schedule may be viewed at www.vcsun.org/~ccheal/Spring2000
schedule.html. fmi-Catheryn Cheal at email@example.com.
Financial Planning Workshop
As part of the Human Resource Services' Training and Development program, a personal financial management class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wed., May 10, in Student Services Building 535A. The workshop, titled "Financial Planning-Achieving Your Financial Goals," is designed to help individuals take charge of their financial future and will explore such issues as saving and investing for retirement, and investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.
Information Technology Resources is offering free CBT training to faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to noon Fri., May 12, in Music Lawn 21. Space is limited, enrollment is required. To enroll, send an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call x2204. fmi-Camille Brooks, x1400 or email@example.com.
Stress Management Workshop
Human Resource Services is offering a workshop titled "Managing Stress at Home and Work" from 1-2 p.m. Mon., May 15, in Student Services Building 535A. The workshop will show stress management techniques to help identify your stressors and develop a more balanced perspective. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.
Commission on the Status
of Women Nominations
The Commission on the Status of Women at CSUN is accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the following positions: faculty co-chair, staff co-chair, student co-chair and two representative to the Women's Council of the California State University. Nominations may be submitted by phone, fax or e-mail to Elizabeth Say, x3110, mail drop 8251, firstname.lastname@example.org; Patricia Watkins, x3431, mail drop 8248, email@example.com; or Jeanette Mann, x2077, mail drop 8208, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Mon., May 8.
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., May 4, for the meeting on Thu., May 18.
Fee Waiver Programs
State employees interested in participating in the Employee Fee Waiver or Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Programs for fall 2000 should contact Cathy Salazar (x2173, email@example.com) for an application/enrollment packet. Packets will be sent automatically to continuing participants in both programs. The application deadline for new participants and continuing participants with changes in admission status is Wed., May 31. The deadline for continuing participants is Fri., June 30. Participants in the Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Program should follow the deadlines and procedures in the schedules of classes and their fee waiver packet. The Fee Waiver Program is located in the Office of Human Resource Services in Administration Park 702 and operates 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.
May 1, 2000
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