Dec. 13, 1999 Vol. IV, No. 8


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 January 31 issue is Mon., January 24.

We will strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring 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

Educational Resources Committee

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

University Corp.

Annual membership meeting 2 p.m. Thu., Dec. 16, at the University Club, Northridge Room. The Board of Directors will meet immediately afterward at the same location.

North Campus/University Park Development Corp. Board

Meets 9 a.m. Thu., Jan. 20, in President's Conference Room A. fmi-x2561.


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: fmi-x2101.

Beck Instructional Development Grants

All faculty and staff are eligible for project support through the Judge Julian Beck Instructional Development Project Grants, which offer up to $5,000 for projects that enhance instruction at the university. Application guidelines and proposal forms are available in the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching in Sierra Hall room 438. The deadline for submission of proposals is Mon., March 6.

Book Buyback

Student book buyback locations and schedules are as follows: fmi-Matador Bookstore, x2932.

MPA Registration

Registration is underway for the Master of Public Administration program offered through the College of Extended Learning. Classes provide graduate education for those in the public and nonprofit sector who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in the broad field of administration. The program is held at the CSUN campus, at Cal State Northridge at Channel Islands and in Burbank.
fmi-x5635 or x3909.

Intersession Classes

Mail-in/drop-box registration is underway. Dozens of university credit classes are offered through the College of Extended Learning during Intersession, Jan.3-28. On-campus registration is available at the Bookstore Complex, room 100. Intersession class schedules are available at the Matador Bookstore.
fmi-x2504 or x2644.

China Institute Faculty Development Grants

The China Institute at CSUN is accepting applications from faculty for awards to support the development of collaborative training and research programs with institutions in China. One competition will be held for the entire academic year. This competition will support proposals for the summer 2000, fall 2000 or spring 2001 terms. There will be two grant awards of $1,000 each. Projects that involve student assistants and visiting scholars from China are especially welcomed. Six copies of the application proposal must be submitted to the China Institute (via campus mail drop 8342) by Tue., Feb. 15.
fmi-x3939 or e-mail

China Scholarship Award

The China Institute at CSUN is accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students in all fields of study for awards from the China Scholarship Council to support a full-year of study in any selected subject matter at an institution of higher learning in China. This competition will support applications for study in China for the 2000-2001 academic year. The scholarship will cover the recipient's tuition and living expenses. There is an additional stipend of $1,000 (or $500 for each recipient, if there are two) provided through the Lau Mi Award, established in the memory of Mildred Z. Mininberg. Six copies of application proposals must be submitted to the China Institute (via campus mail drop 8342) by Tue., Feb. 15. fmi-x3939 or e-mail

Test Preparation Courses

The College of Extended Learning sponsors a variety of test preparation courses Saturdays and evenings on campus. Classes prepare students to take the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, CBEST, MSAT, Reading Instruction Competence Assessment and Single Subject/Praxis Series-Mathematics for teachers. Brochures are available at the College of Extended Learning registration area, Bookstore Complex, room 100. For information about course content or exam format, call (818) 225-8981.

Health/Safety Reporting Shift

The CSUN Office of Environmental Health and Safety, starting Wed., Dec. 1, now reports to the Department of Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. The activities of Environmental Health and Safety have more in common with Department of Facilities Planning than with the public safety operation, where the unit has reported in the past. This change in reporting will have no impact on the interaction of Environmental Health and Safety with the other units of the campus.

Home Address for W-2 Forms

University employees (including student employees) will be mailed their W-2 forms, reporting statement of earnings, from the state Controller's Office in Sacramento, enabling employees to prepare their income tax documents. To report a change of address, you must complete an Employee Action Request form immediately. This form is available in Payroll Services, Administration Park 705, and in Human Resource Services, Administration Park 702, or call Human Resource Services at x3812 and request a form be mailed to your campus address. Your department secretary also should be notified of any change in address. fmi-Payroll Services, x2314, or Rhonda Gershon, x3812.

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards

The Research and Grants Committee announces the 2000-01 Competition for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Awards, which provide faculty the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 to pursue their scholarly and creative interests. Faculty may apply for three units of release time and/or funds for project expenses. In recent years, more than 60 percent of applicants have been funded. The deadline for submission of applications is 5 p.m. Fri., March 10. New faculty (hired as of fall 1997) will be considered as a group and given special consideration. Application materials are available in college and department offices or from the Research and Sponsored Projects Office at x2901. Faculty also can download the application from the Research and Sponsored Projects web page at: ~gripact/research.html


Academic Affairs 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:

Holiday Open House

The Family Focus Resource Center will hold its open house from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 4-5:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 17, in Education Building room E109-I.

December 13, 1999

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