VOL. LII, No. 3 - September 11, 1995

The deadline for contributions to the University Information Bulletin is Thursday at noon. The bulletin will be published each Monday and as needed during the week. Submissions should be hand-carried to 9528 Etiwanda, FAXed to x4937, e-mailed to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, or sent through campus mail to mail code 8242. Please type all items double spaced, or supply a file on disk. Direct UIB inquiries to x2130.


FYI: fmi - means for more information.

USU Seeking Missing Furniture

The University Student Union (USU) is looking for couches, chairs, coffee and end tables that were originally stored at North Campus following the earthquake and which may have been loaned or given inadvertently to campus departments. The furniture is oak veneer with red or gray upholstery, all with USU inventory tags.

Anyone with information should contact Kristen Pichler at x2491.

Sabbatical Leave Applications

Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave for the 1996-97 academic year should file an application with their department chair no later than Fri., Oct. 6, 1995. Application forms and information about the sabbatical leave application process are available from department secretaries.

PERS Long-Term Care Plan

Mildred Boyd from PERS will be in the USU Pasadena Room (second level, above the Tapestry Room) on Thu., Sept. 21, at 10 am to give a presentation on the new long-term care plan and to answer questions. The long-term care plan was developed to take care of essential activities like dressing, eating, bathing, or other basic needs for an extended period - activities not covered by the current health insurance plan. The presentation is open to PERS and STRS members only.

fmi - Donald E. Glynn x2119.

Chemistry Seminar Series

Dr. Larry Dalton of USC will speak on "The Role of Chemistry in Building the Information Superhighway" on Wed., Sept. 13, at 4 pm. Dr. Peter Dervan of CIT will speak on "Molecular Design for DNA Recognition" Wed., Sept. 20, at 4 pm. Both presentations are part of the Chemistry Dept. Seminar Series and take place in Science 2247.

fmi - David Miller x3381.

Ceramics Lab

The Ceramics Lab again offers eight-week courses in handbuilding and wheel-thrown clay forms. The non-credit classes meet in the USU and offer individual instruction. They are open to students, staff, and the community.

fmi - and to register x2871.

Physics Colloquium Dr. Robert Field of W. J. Schafer Associates will speak on "High Energy Laser Coating Technology Developments" on Wed., Sept. 13, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - Say-Peng Lim x2776.

Geological Sciences Lecture

A. Eugene Fritsche (Geological Science) will give a lecture, "Meteorite Impact, Belize, and the Planetary Society" on Wed., Sept. 13, at noon in Science Court 516. The public is welcome; refreshments will be served.

fmi-Betty Queen x3541.

University Corporation

Donald Miller, a 31-year employee of the University Corporation, has been appointed its associate director while continuing to serve as its controller.

fmi - Donald Queen x2909.

Job Fair

The Career Center will hold its part-time, internship, and volunteer fair '95 on Wed., Sept. 13, from 10 am to 1 pm in the USU Northridge Center.

fmi - x2887.

Foundation Board Meeting

The board of directors of the University Foundation will hold its regular quarterly meeting Wed., Sept. 20, at 3 pm in the University Club. Reports from committee members will be heard, and the election of directors emeriti and new board members will take place. The meeting is open to the public.

fmi - Marijke Elbo x2150.

Children's Art Exhibit

An exhibit of children's art co-sponsored by the Art Department and the Pasadena Armory Center will take place at the center's Community Room, 145 N. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena from Sat., Sept. 16, through Sun., Oct. 1. An opening reception will take place Sept. 16 from 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free.

For directions on free parking, call the armory at (818) 792-5101.

CSEA Chapter 312 News

Dennis Dillon (Theatre, x2662) has been appointed as president. Other officers are:

S. Mendelsohn, treasurer (x2265);

A. Pena-Hernandez, secretary (x3331);

P. Tabidian, Unit 7 representative (x3202);

and J. Rivera, Unit 9 representative (x2165).

Labor Clinics will take place in the Leisure Studies Conference Room from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm on Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 11, and Jan. 9. They will take place in Sierra Hall 241 at the same time on Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, and Jan. 24. These clinics are open to all.

fmi - Antonia Pena-Hernandez x3331.

Phi Beta Delta Presentation

Barry Devine (Kinesiology) will speak on "Egypt and CSUN" at the Omega Chapter of Phi Beta Delta's Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Tue., Sept. 19 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the USU's Thousand Oaks Room. The talk is open to Phi Beta Delta members and the campus community. Phi Beta Delta is an honor society for international scholars.

fmi - Adele Juarez x3053

Media Equipment Expands Services

Media Equipment Services of ITR (formerly Media Equipment Maintenance of the Instructional Media Center) will now provide emergency service response to problems related to media equipment such as VCR's, TV's, audio equipment, and 16mm projectors. This is in addition to its existing walk-in services. The office is open from 7 am to 8 pm on Mon. through Thu., and 7 am to 5 pm on Fri.

fmi - x3062.

Assistive Services and Devices

Requests for auxiliary aid for new employees with disabilities and equipment for all employees with disabilities are due in the Office of Affirmative Action (Building 13, Room 109, mail drop 8202) by Mon., Oct. 16, at 6 pm. The request form for the funds has been changed this year. All requests must use the new forms, with 10 copies plus the original.

The funds will come from the Systemwide Assistive Equipment/Auxiliary Aid Assistance Program, designed to defray the costs of reasonable equipment, devices, and auxiliary aid. Examples of equipment that may be purchased include adaptive computing equipment, portable telecommunications devices, and print magnifiers. Examples of auxiliary aid include readers, transliterators, drivers, and classroom assistants.

Math Department Move

The Mathematics Department is moving back to FOB the week of Sept. 11th. The department office will be closed on Mon., Sept. 11.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Rita Bennett, a long-time employee of the Library, will take place Thu., Sept. 14, at 4 pm in the Oviatt Library.

fmi - Snowdy Dodson x2261.

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Kwang-Nan Chow (Mathematics) on the death of his father-in-law Aug. 29.

Apology

The Aug. 21 UIB incorrectly reported the hours of the President's Coffees for Faculty and Staff as being from 9 to 10 am when in fact, as noted in the Aug. 28 UIB, the hours were 9 to 11 am. We regret and apologize for any inconvenience the error might have caused.

Bruce Erickson