May 15, 2000 Vol. IV, No. 16


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 30 issue is Mon., May 22.

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Public Meetings
Personnel Planning and Review Committee Meets at 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, May 17 and 24, in President's Conference Room A.

Campus Planning Board

Meets 11 a.m. Tue, May 16, in President's Conference Room A.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets at 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, May 17 and 24, in President's Conference Room A.


Judge Julian Beck 2000-2001 Grant Recipients

The recipients of the Beck Instructional Improvement Grants from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) are:
Kim Abeles, Art Public Art as a Studio Discipline$4,749
Tamarah Ashton, Special EducationCreating SPED 400 Online: Meeting a Specific Departmental Need$4,049
Shan Barkataki, Computer ScienceWeb Engineering for E-Commerce: A Proposal for Enhancing the Curriculum$5,000
Ronald Borczon, MusicDevelop a Student Handbook of Clinical Interventions Utilized in the Music Therapy Clinic$4,679
William Bowen, GeographyCreating Resources for Teaching California Geography & History in the Public Schools$4,049
Catheryn Cheal, ArtThe Lightbox Project$5,000
Oscar DeShields, MarketingE-Marketing Certificate Program$1,379
Bonnie Faherty, Health SciencesHead to Toe: The Physical Exam in 45 Minutes$3,000
Daniel Hosken, Mary Schliff, MusicIntegrating Technology Into the Music Education Curriculum$5,000
Sharlene Katz, Elec. & Computer Engr.Development of Computer Aided Instructional Modules for Learning Electric Circuit Analysis$5,000
Scott Kleinman, EnglishInteractive Text-Analysis Web Site for English 400$4,849
Rebecca Litke, Comm. StudiesPreparation of Instructional Activities Handbook for Diverse Oral Communication Instructors$5,000
Michael Love, AnthropologyWeb-Based Study Modules for Anthropology 150: Human Evolution and Culture$5,000
Heidemarie Lundblad, AccountingIntegrating Communication Assignments in Accounting Courses$5,000
Elena Marchisotto, Mathematics & Merri Pearson, NCOD Making Mathematics Labs Accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students$2,980
Lara Medina, Religious Studies & Yreina Cervantes, Chicano StudiesChicano/a Perspectives on Death, Spirituality and Art: Dias de los Muertos, Alla en Mictlan$5,000
Maria Helena Noronha, MathematicsLearning and Communicating Geometry through Visual Thinking and Reasoning$4,049
Matthew Penn, Physics & AstronomyMultimedia Lecture Material for ASTR152: I$4,753
Teresa Madden, Jane Prather, Soc.Diversity in American Schools: Developing a Course Targeted for Liberal Studies Majors$4,049
Kathryn Sorrels, Comm. StudiesDeveloping a University/School Community Partnership$4,049
Laura Uba, Asian American StudiesCritical Thinking: Teaching Guideline Issues and Applications$4,049
William Whiting, KinesiologyInteractive Web-Based Instruction in Human Musculoskeletal Injury$4,049
Michele Wittig, PsychologyTransf. Differences Into Opportunities: Internships to Prevent & Mediate Intergroup Conflict$5,000

Extended Learning Classes

The College of Extended Learning offers a variety of non-credit business and computer classes on campus during the summer. Programs in cinematography, foreign travel study, languages, test preparation, a master's of public administration program and a master's of fine arts in creative writing also are offered. Brochures are available at the College of Extended Learning registration area, Bookstore Complex room 100. fmi-x2504 or x2644, or visit

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Jody Myers (Religious Studies) and her family on the loss of her mother, and Robert Winslow (Leisure Studies and Recreation) and his family on the loss of his father.

Textbook Buyback

The Matador Bookstore will buy textbooks from students during finals week at three locations: fmi-x2932.

Hazardous Waste Collection

The HazMobile will be in the San Fernando Valley on Sat.-Sun., May 20-21, in Sun Valley, and Thu.-Sat., June 22-24, in Van Nuys. The HazMobile will collect paint products and solvents, motor oil and antifreeze, aerosol products, household and garden chemicals, pesticides and fertilizers, and car batteries and pool cleaners. fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477, the hotline (800) 988-6942, or TDD (213) 473-5664.

University Holiday Schedule

Interim President Louanne Kennedy has determined the university holiday schedule for the 2000-2001 academic year. Please note that in accordance with this holiday schedule, the university will be closed from Mon., Dec. 25, to Mon., Jan. 1. The university will reopen Tue., Jan. 2, 2001. The holiday schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day
Monday, Sept. 4, Labor Day
Thrusday, Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 24, Admission Day*
Monday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day
Tuesday, Dec. 26, Columbus Day*
Wednesday, Dec. 27, Veterans' Day*
Thursday, Dec. 28, Lincoln's Birthday*
Friday, Dec. 29, Washington's Birthday*
Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, New Year's Day
Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday*
Monday, May 28, 2001, Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4, 2001, Independence Day

Monthly-rate employees are entitled to the paid holidays on the day they are observed on campus unless they are in a non-pay status on the holiday, or they are required to work to perform necessary services. Hourly employees are eligible for prorated holiday pay pursuant to the table provided to all departments by memo dated Dec. 15, 1999. Employees who are required to work on a holiday will receive holiday compensation or compensatory time off. The holidays listed above are in addition to the personal holiday that every employee receives each January 1 and that must be used before December 31 of that year. Part-time employees and hourly employees are entitled to a personal holiday on a prorated basis. The university will be closed on the holidays listed above. Essential services, such as campus security, will be maintained on all holidays. fmi-Office of Human Resource Services, x2118.


General Faculty Meeting and Honored Faculty Reception

The annual General Faculty Meeting and Honored Faculty Reception will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thu., May 18, in the USU Grand Salon. The event will honor 25-year faculty members, emeritus professors and the recipients of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Creativity Award, Advancement of Teaching Effectiveness Award, Scholarly Publication Award, and the CSUN Outstanding Professor Award. The new senate officers also will be installed. fmi-x3263.

Anthropology Lecture

The Anthropology Department and the Bess Lomax Hawes Student Folklore Archive present a lecture titled "Jewish Humor and Imagining Social Change" at 4 p.m. Thu., May 18, in Sierra Hall 245. The lecture will be given by anthropology professor Elliot Oring from Cal State Los Angeles. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. fmi-x3331.

President's Reception

The campus community is invited to a reception honoring Interim President Louanne Kennedy for her past year of outstanding and devoted service as university president. Thu., May 18, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the University Club. RSVP via e-mail to academic.affairs or by calling x2150.

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture titled "Nothing More or Less Than Logic: Kant's Repudiation of Fichte's Wissenschaftslehre" at 2 p.m. Fri., May 19, in the Sierra Tower philosophy conference room 503. The lecture will be given by philosophy professor Wayne Martin from UC San Diego. The lecture is free and open to the public. fmi-x2757, or visit

Goodwill Donation Drive

The University Recycling Program and Goodwill Industries will be collecting items at CSUN for the annual Check-Out Donation Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., May 20, through Sun., June 4, in parking Lot N at the corner of Zelzah Avenue and Lassen Street. The donation drive is geared to students moving out of dorms and offers everyone an opportunity to recycle no-longer needed items. Funds raised will provide local vocational rehabilitation and job training programs. An attendant will be on duty daily to issue receipts for tax purposes. fmi-Cyndi Signett, x2477.

Positive Behavior Support

The Family Focus Resource Center is hosting a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., May 20, in the Education Building's Fleming Conference Room 3118. The presentation will focus on supporting young children with a variety of disabilities and behavioral challenges utilizing a PBS approach, and will emphasize the critical importance of family involvement. Special Education professor Richard Mesaros will speak. Child care will be provided on-site. RSVP by Wed., May 17, by calling x5575.

Jeanette Mann Reception

The campus community is invited to join Interim President Louanne Kennedy at a reception honoring Jeanette Mann for her retirement as the university's special assistant to the president for equity and diversity. Mon., May 22, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the University Club.

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. A reception in Engineering Building room 1440 will follow. 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 (mail code 8295), 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8295. fmi-e-mail tammy.glenn,, or carolina.franco -ardaghi@csun.eduM.


Ceramics Lab Registration

The Ceramics Lab in the University Student Union has opened registration for its summer schedule. Classes are open to faculty, staff, students and the general community. Learn to throw cups, bowls and vases on the electric wheel. Classes are small, non-credit, eight-week sessions offering individualized instruction and work time outside of class. Afternoon and evening sessions begin June 5. Register early because class sizes are limited. fmi-x2798.

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.

Managing Your Priorities

Human Resource Services is offering a workshop titled "Managing Your Priorities" from 8 a.m. to noon Wed., May 24 in Business Building 4117. Participants in this workshop will learn techniques to prioritize and manage tasks to increase overall productivity. Reservations are required. fmi-Carol Hallenbeck, x3820.

Computer Based Training

Information Technology Resources is offering a workshop on Computer Based Training (CBT): An Introduction from 10 a.m. to noon Fri., May 26, in Music Lawn 214. Camille Brooks will be the instructor. The workshop is offered free of charge to CSUN faculty and staff. fmi or to enroll, x2204 or e-mail


Summer Session Registration

Walk-in registrations will be accepted through Thu., 5/25, for Summer Session 1 (June 5-July 14). If registering for Summer Session 1 after that date, a late fee of $25 will be charged. Students may register in person for Summer Session 2 through Thu., 6/15, and for Summer Session 3 through Thu., 7/6, without a penalty charge. Students may register at the lobby of the Student Services Building. fmi-x2504 or x2644.

Few Waiver Programs

State employees interested in the Employee or Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Programs for fall 2000 can contact Cathy Salazar (x2173, for an application/enrollment packet. Packets will be sent to continuing participants in both programs. The application deadline for new participants and continuing participants with changes in admission status is Wed., 5/31. The deadline for continuing participants is Fri., 6/30. Participants in the Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Program should follow the deadlines and procedures in the schedule of classes and their fee waiver packet. The Fee Waiver Program is located in the Office of Human Resource Services in Admin. Park 702 and operates 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

CSUN 2000 Commencement and Honors Convocation Schedule
Date/College TimeLocationSpeaker
Friday, May 26
CSUN at Channel Islands10 a.m.South QuadCSU Board of Trustees member/CSUN alumna Debra Farar
Tuesday, May 30
Honors Convocation6 p.m.Oviatt LawnJudy Muller, ABC correspondent
Wednesday, May 31
Social & Behavioral Sciences8 a.m.Oviatt Lawnnone
Science & Mathematics4 p.m.University ClubRon Blom, Jet Propulsion Lab, CSUN alumnus
Health & Human Development6:30 p.m.Oviatt LawnDennis McCarthy, Daily News columnist
Thursday, June 1
Arts, Media & Communication8 a.m.Oviatt LawnFelix Gutierrez, senior vice president, Freedom Foundation
Engineering & Computer Science4 p.m. University ClubJon Ferrera,co-founder, Goldmine Software, CSUN alumnus
Humanities6:30 p.m.Oviatt LawnCongressman Xavier Becerra, 30th District
Friday, June 2
Business Administration & EconomicsOviatt Lawn8 a.m.none
Education4 p.m.University ClubMichael Spagna, Special Education Department

May 15, 2000

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