Nov. 8, 1999 Vol. IV, No. 6


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 22 issue is Mon., November 15.

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, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the preferred method of submitting.
Note: fmi-means for more information.

Public Meetings

Associated Students Senate

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

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets 2-5 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17, in President's Conference Room A.

Foundation Board of Directors

Meets 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17, at the Center for Communication Disorders and Sciences. For reservations and more information, call x2150.

Campus/Community Coalition on Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention

Meets 1-2:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 18, in the Student Health Center conference room, second floor.

Faculty Executive Committee

Meets 1-5 p.m. Thu., Nov. 18, in Business Building conference room 3107.


Intersession Class Schedules

Intersession class schedules will be available Mon., Nov. 15, in the Matador Bookstore and at the College of Extended Learning registration area in the Bookstore Complex, room 100. To request a schedule in the mail, call x2504 or x2644. Intersession will run from January 3-28.

Faculty Catalog Listings

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 ( or Nancy Cichon (nancy.cichon, 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 for an application/enrollment packet. Packets will be sent automatically to continuing participants in both programs. 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.

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.

Nominations Sought for Honorary Degrees

The university is soliciting nominations of distinguished men and women for honorary degrees to be conferred at commencement. Anyone in the university community may nominate candidates. The honorary degree selection committee, chaired by University Library Dean Susan Curzon, will review all nominations and make recommendations to the university president for submission to the CSU Board of Trustees.

Candidates for honorary degrees are expected to be distinguished in their fields and of widely recognized eminence. The degrees honor achievement in significant areas of human endeavor and/or outstanding service to the university, the state, the nation or humanity. For consideration, it is essential to include a statement of justification for awarding an honorary degree, a description of the relationship of the nominee to the university, and biographical information sufficient establish to the credentials of the individual, drawn from reputable sources such as "Who's Who" or other major published sources.

Nominations are due Fri., Dec. 3, and should be sent to the Office of the Dean, University Library, mail drop 8326. fmi-Murray Wood, x2150.

"Who's Who" Nominations

All college deans, associate deans, department chairs, program directors and coordinators will receive 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 are now available. 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 on campus and in the community. fmi-Stephanie Lester, x2393.

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.

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: How can I become better informed about working with deaf or hard-of-hearing students?

A: You can contact the NCOD by phone (x2614) or in person. The center is located at Jeanne Chisholm Hall between the Student Health Center and the Orange Grove. At the end of this column is a handy NCOD reference list. When contacting the NCOD, you can talk with supervisors of interpreting, notetaking, and real-time captioning services regarding the service providers in your class. You may have more than one service provider as different students may have requested different services.

You can also talk with supervisors of counseling and tutoring services if you are concerned about the performance of the students in your class. All deaf or hard-of-hearing students have an NCOD counselor to assist them with both academic and personal situations. The students can also request a tutor for a class in which they need specialized assistance.

The Library/Resource Center provides information on captioning of videotapes and equipment needed to show these films. The Resource Center has the following resources available to you:

Reference List for NCOD: x2614: interpreting, notetaking, real- time captioning services
x2099: counseling, tutoring services
e-mail: (NCOD)
e-mail: (Library / Resource Center)
home page:

John Lennon Scholarships

The Department of Music's Music Industry Studies and the BMI Foundation Inc. are searching for candidates for $10,000 and $5,000 John Lennon Scholarships. Applicants must be 15-24 years old and submit an original song on CD or tape along with a 1-2 page biography. Submissions must be sent to the CSUN Music Department, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8314, and be postmarked no later than Fri., Nov. 12. Music Industry Studies students will choose the best song with original music and lyrics from the submissions and will send their selection to BMI, where it will be in the running for a scholarship. Music Industry students will also help produce a free demo for the chosen artist and will help market the demo until May 1. For details on the rules, visit, or address questions or comments to


Stress Management Workshop

University Counseling Services is sponsoring a "Success Over Stress" workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Mon., Nov. 8, at the Student Services Building, room 510K. Students, faculty and staff who feel stressed by the demands of school, work, family and social life will learn strategies to reduce stress and increase success. fmi-x2366.

LesBiGayTrs Potluck

The Institute for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Studies will hold a potluck from 4-9 p.m. Tue., Nov. 9, at 17123 Lorne St., Van Nuys. fmi-x3110.

Open House

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Student Services Center Educational Opportunity Program will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tue.-Wed., Nov. 9-10, in Sierra Hall room 245. Students will learn about the Student Services Center/EOP and Social and Behavioral Sciences majors, campus resources and opportunities for student involvement. fmi-x2658.

Faculty Mentoring

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Student Services Center Educational Opportunity Program invites CSBS faculty to the Making Mentoring Work: Resources for Faculty Members/Advisors information days from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Wed. and Thu., Nov. 9-10, in Sierra Hall room 245. Information will be available on CSBS Faculty Mentor Program, SSC/EOP services, academic advisement and other student academic assistance resources. fmi-x2658.

Graduate School for Creative Writers

The Creative Writing Committee will hold a symposium on graduate school options for creative writers at noon Wed., Nov. 10, in JR 319. Interested graduate and undergraduate students are invited. fmi-x3416.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will show a film titled "Diabetes and Food Choices" in Science Court 5 room 524 from noon to 1 p.m. Wed., Nov. 10, and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thu., Nov. 11. fmi-x3102.

Chemistry Seminars

The Chemistry Club and the Department of Chemistry are sponsoring a seminar titled "Synthetic Studies Directed Toward Everninomycin Antibiotics" at 4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 10, in SC 2228. Professor Mikael Bergdahl of San Diego State will speak. fmi-x3381.

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.

Volunteers Needed

The Career Center is seeking volunteers for Super Saturday Home Visiting at MEND (Meet Each Need with Dignity) from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 13, at 13460 Van Nuys Blvd., Pacoima. Make a difference for a child at Christmas by helping with the 1999 Christmas Basket Program. Volunteer training will be provided. fmi-(818) 896-0246.

Psychology and Counseling Workshops

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

Armenian Studies Lecture

The Armenian Studies Program and the Armenian Association of CSUN will host a lecture titled "The Life and Works of St. Nerses Shnorhali" at 7:30 p.m. Tue., Nov. 16, in Northridge Center Hall. James Russell, chair of the Armenian Studies Department at Harvard University, will speak. An Armenian string quartet will also perform. fmi-x3467.

Geological Sciences Lecture

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club are sponsoring a lecture titled "Who Killed Lake Bonneville? Or Marley's Ghost" at noon Wed., Nov. 17, in SC 1231. Vicki Pedone will give the lecture. fmi-x3541.

Intellectual Exchange

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its fall Intellectual Exchange at 2 p.m., Thu., Nov. 18, at the University Club. Renowned psychiatrist William Glasser will give a lecture titled "Behavior Disorders as Choice: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom." Refreshments will be served. To reserve a space, call Stan Charnofsky, x2548.

Research/Creative Activities Forum

The Research and Grants Committee and the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects are sponsoring a forum titled "Perspectives on Research and Creative Activities" from 2-4 p.m. Thu., Nov. 18, in the Education Building, room 3118. The discussion will cover support for campus research and creative activities, and the role of research in the retention, tenure and promotion (RTP) process. Interim President Louanne Kennedy will be a special guest. Refreshments will be served. For reservations or information, call x2901.

Ceramic Guild Holiday Sale

The Ceramic Guild will sponsor its 37th annual Holiday Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 4-5, at the Design Center courtyard, 18226 Halsted St. Featured will be original designs by students and staff in ceramics, fire stained glass, sculpture and jewelry. A special preview sale for students, staff and faculty will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Thu., Dec. 2. fmi-Suzanne Shield-Pope, (626) 797-5440.


Computer Training

The Department of Information Technology Resources (ITR) offers free training workshops to faculty and staff. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

Student Computer Workshops

The Learning Resource Center offers the following workshops for students: To reserve a space, call x2033 or e-mail For the full schedule and explanation of the workshop activities, visit

Effective Learning Workshops

The Academic Performance Enhancement Experience (APEX) provides students with the opportunity to learn more effective ways to learn by improving reading, notetaking and test preparation techniques. Students will learn how to better manage time, avoid procrastination, reduce stress and motivate themselves. The last section is from 1-3 p.m. Wed., Nov. 10, at University Counseling Services on the fifth floor of the Student Services Building. fmi-x2366.

Workshops for Web Teaching

The Learning Resource Center's Web Project is offering an Online Testing Workshop from 2-4 p.m. Thu., Nov. 11, in Student Services Building room 416. Participants will learn how to create and administer true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and mixed testing formats using Quizmaker. Additional tools workshops-"Computer Tips for Web Teaching," "HTML: The Language of the Web," and "Real-Time Class Discussion: Internet Relay Chat"-may be scheduled on request. The programs are designed to meet a wide range of needs and interests, from Internet beginners to advanced users. Forums feature faculty from various disciplines who discuss their experiences of teaching and learning with Internet resources. Each forum is followed by tools workshops to help you learn the simple computer skills required for web teaching. Tools workshops may also be scheduled on request for your group. Forums and workshops are open to all members of the CSUN community. For information or to reserve a space, e-mail or, or visit the Forums and Workshops web site at, or call x2033.


English Experimental Course Proposals

The English Department announces that experimental course proposals must be submitted to the department's Curriculum Committee by Wed., Nov. 10, for discussion at the department meeting Fri., Nov. 19. Those proposals then go to the Academic Council in the College of Humanities by Mon., Dec. 6.

Student Project Grants

The University Corporation's Student Projects Committee is accepting student proposals for funding of innovative, unique and exploratory student projects. Guidelines and application forms are available in the University Corporation's executive office, second floor, Matador Bookstore complex. Deadline for submission of proposals is 5 p.m. Mon., Nov. 15. This is a firm deadline with no exceptions. fmi-Liz Kioussis, x2906.

Resident Director Positions

Application packets are available for resident director positions with California State University International Programs. Twelve-month full-time appointments for 2001-2002 will be made to the following countries: France, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Zimbabwe. An academic-year full-time appointment will be made to Japan. The deadline for completed applications is Wed., Dec. 1. For information and an application packet, contact Heinrich Falk, the CSUN representative to the Academic Council on International Programs, at x3086.

November 8, 1999

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