Oct. 25, 1999 Vol. IV, No. 5


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 November 8 issue is Mon., November 1.

We will 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.

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.
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Public Meetings

Associated Students Senate

Meets 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the USU Grand Salon.

USU Directors

Meet 5 p.m. Mon., Oct. 25 in the Satellite Student Union.

Faculty Executive Committee

Meets 1-5 p.m. Thu., Oct. 28, in Business Building conference room 3107.

Campus Planning Board

Meets 10 a.m. to noon Wed., Nov. 3, in the President's Conference Room A.

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2-5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 3, in the President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Senate

Meets 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 11, in Engineering Auditorium room 110.


Faculty Listings for University Catalog

The Office of the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs is preparing the alphabetical listing of full-time faculty members for the 2000-2002 university catalog. Faculty members are asked to examine the information in the 1998-2000 catalog and report any changes to Pamela Valiton (pamela.a.valiton@csun.edu) or Nancy Cichon (nancy.cichon@csun.edu), Administration Park 706 (mail code 8220) or x2962, no later than Wed., Nov. 24, to guarantee inclusion in the next catalog.

Additional changes after that date may be reported, but will appear in the new catalog only if received prior to the final printing deadline. Changes due to promotion or change of department titles will be automatically incorporated. Faculty members are reminded that professional certification, appropriate to their disciplines and awarded by the recognized certifying agency, can be listed (for example, "Certified Public Accountant" or "Registered Geologist, State of California").

Fee Waiver Programs

State employees interested in participating in the Employee Fee Waiver or Faculty Dependent/Spouse Fee Waiver Programs for Spring 2000 should contact Cathy Salazar (x2173 or feewaiver@csun.edu) 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 Fri., Nov. 5. The deadline for continuing participants is Wed., Nov. 24. 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 Administration Park 702. The hours are 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

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., Nov. 4, for the meeting on Thu., Nov. 18.

New Edition of Section 600

All full-time faculty should have received a copy of the 1999-2000 edition of the Section 600 manual from their department secretary. Faculty who have not received a copy should consult with their department secretary or call the Office of Faculty Affairs, x2962, for a new copy.

"Who's Who Among Students" Nominations

All college deans, associate deans, department chairs, program directors and coordinators will be receiving forms from the Office of Student Development & International Programs (SD&IP) to nominate students for publication in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges" for 1999-2000. The forms will be available the week of November 1. General qualifications include junior, senior or graduate standing and an overall GPA of 3.0 for undergraduates or 3.5 for graduate students. Outstanding academic performance is a strong criteria. Consideration also will be given to a student's contribution to extracurricular activities both on campus and in the community. fmi-Stephanie Lester, x2393.

Free Movies

Catch the latest and newly released movies at the Satellite Student Union at 8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays. Student ID is required for admission. Sponsored by the Union Program Council and the University Student Union.

Monday Night Football

Watch Monday night football from 5:30-9 p.m. in the PUB at the USU. Come have food, drinks and fun. Sponsored by the University Student Union.

Diet Analysis Services

The Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics invites CSUN students, faculty and staff to learn more about their diets through diet analysis. Diet analysis interns will provide you with a detailed profile of your diet. Services for CSUN students, faculty and staff are provided at a discounted price of $5. Obtain forms at the Marilyn Magaram Center (SC 526) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 2-4 p.m. Thu., or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fri. fmi-x3102.

JADE Presentations

The Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating Program offers 30- to 60-minute presentations for classes. Facilitated by trained CSUN student peer educators, the presentations increase awareness of causes, risk factors and symptoms of eating disorders; provide information on how to help a friend who may have an eating disorder, and provide referrals for professional help. Peer educators are available to come to your class or organization at your convenience. Presentations can be tailored to your group. To schedule a presentation, call x7500.

Women's Support Group

The Women's Support Group, sponsored by the Women's Center and University Counseling Services, meets from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Student Services Building, room 520. fmi-x4803.

Support for Adult Students

Adult Resource Programs and the university are sponsoring FOCUS, a Focused Opportunity to Connect with Understanding Students, every Wednesday through Nov. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at University Counseling Services in the Student Services Building, room 520. FOCUS is a group providing support and solutions especially to adult students. Snacks are provided; bring lunch if you choose. For pre-registration or more information, call x2366.

NCOD Information

CSUN's National Center on Deafness provides the following Q. and A. for university faculty and staff members to better serve the university's deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Q: What basic points do faculty and staff need to remember when working with interpreters?

A: Here's a tip sheet from the interpreter's point of view. (These tips have been drawn from situations occurring on campus). An interpreter's wishes:

  1. Please do not stand in front of me while you are lecturing.
  2. I am here to interpret; I cannot function as a T.A. and pass out papers or erase the board.
  3. Speak directly to the deaf or hard-of-hearing student rather than telling me to "Tell him..." or "Ask her..."
  4. When I ask you for the spelling of terms, I need to have you spell them or write them on the board, rather than telling me it's not important or it's in the book.
  5. You and I are a team; my role is providing communication access.
  6. If you say to me, "Don't interpret that," I will interpret that anyway. If you don't want something interpreted, it is best not to say it at all.
  7. I need you to check that videotapes you show in class are closed captioned.
  8. If you are concerned about the students' grades, this is confidential information and I am not privileged to know about it.
  9. Please avoid referring to the deaf or hard-of-hearing students as "my" students. They are your students, hearing and deaf alike.
  10. I need you to understand that I interpret between two languages, not word-for-word. This takes time to find accurate language equivalency.
  11. For classes that are more than two hours, breaks are necessary (as mandated by University policy EPC 1992).
  12. I need to communicate with you on a regular basis to know your goals for your class and the daily schedule.


Brown Bag Lunch Series

The Women's Studies Department will host a talk by CSUN art professor Kenon Breazeale titled "Scandal/Flesh/ Appetite: The Body Imaged in Tabloid Photography" from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Tue., Oct. 26, in JR 344. fmi-x3110.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will show two films titled "Food Guide Pyramid" and "Nutrition Fact Labels" on Wed., Oct. 27, and Thu., Oct. 28. Wednesday's showing will be from noon to 1 p.m., and Thursday's showing will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Both films will screen in SC 524. fmi-x3446.

Chemistry Seminars The Chemistry Club and the Department of Chemistry are sponsoring the following seminars on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in SC 2228:

Aging Parents Lecture

The Women's Center, the Gerontology Committee and the Commission on the Status of Women are sponsoring a lecture by Debra Sheets from USC on aging parents. Topics will include independent living skills, housing, nutrition, support groups and community resources. Thu., Oct. 28, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room of the USU. fmi-Joan Hall, x2077.

CELT Workshop

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching is sponsoring the Faculty Writing for Publication Workshop. There are two sessions of the same workshop-from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thu., Oct. 28, and Fri., Oct. 29-in Education Building rooms 1214 and 1216. Due to the nature of the workshop, attendance at the entire session is required. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. For reservations and more information, call x5934.

Philosophy Lecture

The Philosophy Department is hosting a lecture titled "Free Will Remains a Mystery" from 3-5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 29, in JR 344. The featured speaker will be Peter van Inwagen, a philosophy professor at the University of Notre Dame. fmi-x2757 or visit www.csun.edu/~vfeed00a.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day

]The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites all faculty and staff members to an enjoyable afternoon of college football at North Campus Stadium at 3:05 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30, for CSUN's home football game against Weber State. Faculty and staff may bring a guest for free attendance. CSUN ID must be presented at a designated check-in table at the stadium on the day of the game to receive two complimentary general admission tickets.

Psychology and Counseling Workshops

The Centers in Educational Psychology and Counseling Workshops Program is sponsoring the following workshops: Affordable fees and continuing education units offered for MFCCs, LCSWs and educators. fmi-Diana Castle or Heidi Kwok, x2549.

Men's Basketball Banquet

Famed former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden will be the guest speaker at the CSUN men's basketball program tip-off banquet at 6:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 1, at the University Student Union, Grand Salon. The event will introduce the 1999-2000 team and feature a preview of the season's highlights. Reservations are $100 per person or $1,000 per table (seats 9). For an invitation or more information, call Phyllis Wade, x7245.

Valley Pioneer Lecture

The Whitsett Committee of the History Department is sponsoring the annual Valley Pioneer Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tue., Nov. 2, in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451. The lecture titled "Biddy Mason: An African American Pioneer in Old Los Angeles" will be presented by professor Sandra Kamusikiri of CSU San Bernardino. As part of the "History Alive! Chautauqua Program," sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities in its "Rediscovering California at 150" initiative, Kamusikiri will appear as Biddy Mason in the Chautauqua format. A reception will follow the presentation. fmi-x3566.

Mail Processing Workshop

The University Postal Service and the U.S. Postal Service are sponsoring "Mailing for the New Millennium" from 2-4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 3, and again from 9-11 a.m. Thu., Nov. 4, in Business Building room 4117. The workshop is designed for all personnel who routinely prepare mailings as part of their work assignments, as well as staff who manage postage and mailing expenditures. RSVP by Wed., Oct. 27, to james.licano@csun.edu, or call x2323 and give your name, department, title and the session you plan to attend.

Business Students Advisement Fair

The College of Business Administration and Economics is sponsoring an advisement fair from 10 a.m. to noon and from 5-7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 3, in the main entrance of the Business Building.

Beck Teaching Forum

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching invites faculty and staff to the Beck Teaching Forum: A Showcase of Instructional Development Projects, from 2-4 p.m. Fri., Nov. 5, at the University Club. The program will consist of posters, demonstrations and presentations by 1998-99 Judge Julian Beck Award recipients. fmi-Julia Donley, x6536, or Cynthia Desrochers, x5934.

Geological Sciences Talk

Patrick Abbott from the Department of Geological Sciences at San Diego State University will lecture on "Sturzstroms: High Speed Catastrophic Rock Flows," an example of using the modern high-technology classroom. The lecture will be held in the Planetarium (SC 3100) on Fri., Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club.

Islamic Studies Lecture

Farid Esack will present a lecture titled "Toward a Hermeneutic of Liberation: Contemporary Islam in South Africa" at 6 p.m. Thu., Nov. 11, in the University Club. The lecture is free to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. fmi-x2741.

Web Teaching Conference

The Virtual Visions Web Teaching Conference will gather faculty from the greater Los Angeles area to discuss the pedagogy and future of Internet teaching. The conference will be from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6, in the Engineering Auditorium. Sessions include "Online Only: The Virtual Teaching Experience," "Virtual Visions: Future Possibilities," and "The Power of Web Teaching Tools," as well as hands-on workshops. Registration and parking are free, and meals are $10. For more information or to register online, visit the Virtual Visions Conference web site at http://www.vcsun.org/~john /virtualvisions.html, or contact Shelia Harbet at shelia.harbet@csun.edu.

Volunteers Needed

The Career Center is seeking volunteers for the following events: