May 30, 2000 Vol. IV, No. 17


For Your Information publishes announcements of public meetings, notices, events, deadlines, 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.

We strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring during the two-week period until the next issue. Items further in advance will be run on a space-available basis.

This issue is the final one of the 1999-2000 academic year. The 2000-2001 schedule for @csun, listing publication dates and the accompanying deadlines for submitting information, will be distributed on campus before the start of the fall 2000 semester. Submit future 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

Foundation Board

Meets 6 p.m. Wed., June 14, in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building. For reservations and additional information, call x4197.

North Campus/University Park Development Corp. Board

Meets 9 a.m. Mon., June 26, in President's Conference Room A.


Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The HazMobile will be in the San Fernando Valley on 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.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Rosentene Bennet-Purnell (Pan African Studies) and her family on the loss of her mother.

MFA in Creative Writing

The College of Extended Learning offers classes this summer that lead to a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Classes include poetry and narrative writing, dramatic literature and studies in literacy periods. With faculty approval, students may take individual classes without seeking the MFA. fmi-Daniele Diebie, x4769.


College of Extended Learning MPA Graduation Ceremony

The College of Extended Learning's Master of Public Administration program will hold its graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. Wed., May 31, in the USU Grand Salon. fmi-Veena Bassi, x5635.

French Theater Posters of the Early 20th Century

Features original lithographs by various artists celebrating stage performances in the first decades of the 20th century. Organized by the Jane Moufflet Galleries of Paris and Los Angeles, this exhibit underscores the continued popularity and esthetic accomplishments of entertainment posters in urban settings.
Dates: Through Sun., Aug. 27
Place: Performing Arts Center Lobby Gallery

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:

Goodwill Donation Drive

The University Recycling Program and Goodwill Industries are collecting items at CSUN for the annual Check-Out Donation Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 the 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.

Grad and Alumni Job Fair

The Career Center is sponsoring a job fair for recent grads and alumni from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., June 7 in the USU. Entry-level through experienced full-time career opportunities will be available. fmi-x2878.


Career Workshops

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

From Conflict to Collaboration Workshop

The Office of Human Resources is offering a workshop titled "Moving From Conflict to Collaboration" from 8 a.m. to noon, Thu., June 1, in Business Building 4117. This workshop gives participants the skills to turn conflicts into opportunities to achieve positive, productive results. fmi-x3820.

New Employee Orientation

Every employee new to the CSUN campus should attend an orientation workshop. Three will be offered during the summer from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, June 13, July 11, and Aug. 8, in Student Services Building 535A. The workshop covers a campus overview, employment and benefit information, the compensation system and public safety and parking information. Reservations are required. fmi-x3820.

Overview of Optional Tax Sheltered Annuities

The Office of Human Resources' training and development program offers CSUN faculty and staff a personal financial management class titled "Overview of Optional Tax Sheltered Annuities" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wed., June 14 in Student Services Building 535A. Participants will learn the rules, advantages and differences between 401k, 403b and deferred compensation 457. A representative of Lincoln Financial will present the material. fmi-x3820.


Summer Session Registration

Walk-in registrations will be taken through Thu., June 15, for Summer Session II, and through Thu., July 6, for Summer Session III. If registering for Summer Session I, a late fee of $25 will be charged (registration deadline was May 25). Students may register at the lobby of the Student Services Building. fmi-x2504 or x2644.

Few 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, 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.

Faculty Senate Election Results

Faculty Officers
Diane Schwartz, Computer Science
Vice President
Michael Neubauer, Mathematics
Michael Barrett, Library
Statewide Academic Senator
Barbara Swerkes, Kinesiology


Jay Christensen, Management
Cynthia Desrochers, Elementary Ed.
Richard Mesaros, Special Education
Elliot McIntire, Geography
Bruno Osorno, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Judy Schmidt-Levy, University Counseling Services

Standing Committees
Educational Equity Committee

Matt Harris, Music
Educational Policies Committee
Roberta Madison, Health Sciences
Michael Neubauer, Mathematics
Educational Resources Committee
Marcia Henry, Library
Mingfang Li, Management
Sandor Reichman, Chemistry
Extended Learning Committee
Sandra Donohue, Health Sciences
Bonnie Faherty, Health Sciences
Graduate Studies Committee
Beth Lasky, Special Education
Rick Moore, Management
Janet Reagan, Health Sciences
Sandra Stanley, English
Linda Stone, Music
Library Committee
Brenda Timmerman, Computer Science

Advisory Committees
Learning Resource Committee

Matt Harris, Music
Marci Henry, Library
Heidemarie Lundblad, Accounting and MIS

May 30, 2000

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