Nov. 22, 1999 Vol. IV, No. 7


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Public Meetings

Associated Students Senate

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

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets from 2-5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 1, in the President's Conference Room A.

Faculty Senate

Meets from 2-4:30 p.m. Thu., Dec. 9, in Engineering Auditorium room 100.

Educational Resources Committee

Meets from 2-4 p.m. Tue., Dec. 14, in President's Conference Room C.


Volunteers Needed

JADE (Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating) is recruiting volunteers in preparation for the fifth annual Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention Week in February 2000. Volunteers are needed to help with a Mind and Body Fair, program planning, publicity, public relations and fund-raising activities. Interested students should call Ellen Mayer, x2366 or x7500.

Employment Recruitment Schedule

The Office of Human Resource Services has established the following requisition and recruitment schedule to accommodate the dates the campus will be closed for the holidays: Due Begins Closing
Requisition Recruitment
11/22 11/29 12/10
11/29 12/3 12/16
12/2 12/10 1/3/00
12/9 12/17 1/7/00

NCOD Information

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

Q: What are some guidelines for instructors who have deaf or hard-of-hearing students in their classes?

A:The following points come from the Teacher Tip Sheet (prepared by the Northeast Technical Assistance Center at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York):

  1. Repeat or rephrase questions or comments from the class before responding.
  2. Face the class and speak naturally at a moderate pace.
  3. . Avoid the temptation to pick-up the pace when time is short.
  4. Do not lecture while writing on the blackboard.
  5. Write announcements and assignments on the blackboard.
  6. Write proper names, technical vocabulary, formulas, equations, and foreign terms on the blackboard.
  7. Help find seating near the front, if requested by the deaf or hard-of-hearing student.
  8. Encourage open communication from a student with a hearing loss about your teaching style.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus extends its deepest sympathy to Joel Athey (English) and his family on the loss of his brother.


Holiday Donation Drive

The University Recycling Program, Associated Students and the University Corporation will be collecting items for their annual Goodwill Holiday Donation Drive from Sat., Nov. 27, through Sun., Dec. 12. The donation site will be at the southeast corner of student parking Lot T near Lindley Avenue and Lassen Street. An attendant will be on duty daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to issue receipts for tax purposes. Goodwill will sell donated items, using the funds for vocational rehabilitation and job training programs. For information on acceptable and reusable items, contact Cyndi Signett, x2477, or Goodwill Industries, (818) 782-2520.

Anthropology Lecture

The Anthropology Department will present a lecture honoring the memory of Keith Morton titled "Troubled Times: Scarcity, Global Warming and Warfare in Prehistoric Southern California" at 5 p.m. Mon., Nov. 29, in Sierra Hall room 245. Professor Mark Raab will speak. The dedication of the Keith Morton Peer Advisement Center will follow. fmi-x3331.

Brown Bag Film Series

The Marilyn Magaram Center will host its Brown Bag film series from noon to 1 p.m. Wed., Dec. 1, in Science Court 5 room 524. Three films will be shown: "A Quick Consumer Look at Food Handling," "Alcohol and Nutrition" and "The Seven Most Popular Weight Management Myths." fmi-x3102.

Anthropology Presentation

Students in Anthropology 375-Ethnographic Research Techniques-will give a presentation titled "Immigrant Students at CSU, Northridge: Opportunities and Obstacles" from 2-3:30 p.m. Thu., Dec. 2, in Sierra Hall room 245. Fred Krissman will moderate. fmi-x3331.

Ceramic Guild Holiday Sale

CSUN's Ceramic Guild will sponsor its 37th annual holiday sale this year from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 4-5, in the Design Center courtyard at 18226 Halsted St. Featured will be original designs by students and staff in ceramics, fire stained glass, sculpture and jewelry. fmi-(626) 797-5440.

Academic Affairs Holiday Reception

Interim Provost Philip Handler invites you to attend the Academic Affairs Annual Holiday Reception from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 17, at the University Club. RSVP by Mon., Dec. 13 to x2957 or e-mail academic


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., Dec. 2, for the meeting on Thu., Dec. 16.

November22, 1999

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