VOL. LII, No. 13 - November 13, 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.

Attention Students: Filing for Graduation

Seniors who anticipate graduating with a bachelor's degree in Fall 1996 should apply for graduation by Fri., Dec. 1, 1995. There is a $30 fee. If you apply after the deadline you should not expect your graduation evaluation in time for touch tone registration or before classes begin for the Fall 1996 semester. To apply for your bachelor's degree, you must first contact your major department and then take a copy of your departmental evaluation form to the Admissions and Records Student Information Center, located in the Student Services Dome, in order to obtain the graduation application form.

fmi - x3700

Change in Express Shuttle Route

The route for the university's Express shuttle will change on Mon., Nov. 13. The new Limited Express will run the same direction as the regular Circulator shuttle but have only three stops: Zelzah Court, Lindley at Halsted, and Vincennes at Etiwanda (a newly created stop exclusively for the Limited Express). A large letter "L" on the front of the Limited Express will distinguish it from the regular Circulator shuttle.

fmi - x3946

Nominations sought for Honorary Degrees

The university is again soliciting nominations of distinguished men and women for honorary degrees to be conferred at commencement. Anyone within the university community may nominate candidates. The honorary degree committee, chaired by Dean of Education Carolyn Ellner, will review nominations and make a recommendation to the President for submission to the Board of Trustees. (A maximum of two honorary degrees may be presented by the campus annually.)

Candidates for honorary degrees are expected to be distinguished in their fields and of widely recognized eminence. The degrees honor either achievement in significant areas of human endeavor or outstanding service to the university, the state, the nation, or humanity at large. Nominations should include the name of the person nominated, relationship to the university, if any, a brief bio, and a justification for awarding an honorary degree. Include sufficient information to establish the credentials of the individual, drawn from reputable sources such as Who's Who or other major published sources. Nominations are due Fri., Dec. 8, and should be sent to the Office of the Dean of Education, mail drop 8265.

fmi - Michael Hammerschmidt x2150

Rescheduled Piano Ensemble Class Recital

The performance date for the Piano Ensemble Class Recital has been changed from Mon., Nov. 20, to Mon., Nov. 13, at 7 pm in the Recital Hall. Admission is free.

fmi - x3180

Internet Search Strategies Workshop

A workshop on Internet search strategies and tools will be held on Fri., Nov. 17, from 9 to 11 am in the Oviatt Library, Room 113. The workshop will focus on effective strategies for finding material on a particular topic and getting the most out of the World-Wide Web. Retrieval from the Web vs. retrieval from ERA databases will be discussed. Call to reserve a space.

fmi - x3966

Lecture on Animation Mathematics

Mark Jankins, senior software engineer in Walt Disney's Feature Animation Department, will discuss the types of mathematics used in animation and other areas of applied mathematics for the Math Club and Mathematical Physics Seminar on Mon., Nov. 13, at 3:30 pm in Science 2246. All are invited.

fmi - David Klein (818) 709-1530

Welcome for New Career Center Director

A welcome for Adele Scheele, the new Director of The Career Center, will be held on Mon., Nov. 13, from 8 to 10 am in the center's office, above the USU's Fitness Center, 2nd floor, New East Wing. If you can't come, call to welcome her at x3150.

fmi - x3261

Overseas Resident Directors Sought

Applications are sought for assignments as resident directors of the overseas study centers of the International Programs of the California State University for 1997-1998 or 1997-1999. Twelve-month full-time appointments will be made to Japan/East Asia, France, Mexico, and Zimbabwe. The application deadline is December 31.

fmi - Henrich Falk x3086 or x3076

Comedy Show Benefit for CCRI

The first annual CCRI (Community Counseling and Resource Institute) Comedy Frolics Benefit takes place on Sat., Nov. 18, at 8 pm and Sun., Nov. 19, at 4 pm in Business Education Auditorium 101. Emmy Award winner and Cal State Northridge alumna Barbara Keegan will guest star in a staged reading of comic sketches and plays to benefit CCRI. Written and directed by Marvin Chernoff (EPC), the show also features Bernie Nisenholz, Stan Charnofsky, Charlie Hanson, Shari Tarver-Behring, Joyce Medley, and Cecile Schwedes. Tickets for students, staff, faculty, alumni, and seniors cost $12; for all others, $15.

fmi - Joyce Medley or Kris Chernoff x2568

Early Childhood Special Education Conference

The third annual Leadership Conference in Early Childhood Education, "Cultural Diversity and the Future in Early Intervention," will be held on Fri., Jan. 26, from 10 am to 3:30 pm at the University Club. Sam Chan (California School of Professional Psychology) is the keynote speaker. The $25 registration fee includes buffet luncheon, parking, and materials.

fmi - Peggy Berrenson x2534

Workshop for Student Parents

The Adult Re-Entry Resource Program will give a workshop for student parents on Wed., Nov. 15, at noon in the USU's West Valley Room. All are invited.

fmi - Estella Gutierrez or Ellen Mayer x5552 or V/TDD 407-7834

Chemistry Lecture

Donald Blake (U.C. Irvine) will lecture on "Tropospheric Chemistry, Urban and Remote" on Wed., Nov. 15, at 4 pm in Science 2247.

fmi - x3381

Statistics Lecture

Arnold Goodman, statistician for the Los Angeles Department of Information and Technology Service, will lecture on "Statistics for the 21st Century: A Response to Technology and Economics" on Thurs., Nov. 16, at 3 pm in Science 2246.

fmi - Mark Schilling x7797

Poetry Reading

Poet Dorothy Barresi will read from her work on Tues., Nov. 14, from 12:30 to 1:45 pm in the USU's Balboa Room. The program is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.

Fashion Show

A fashion show will take place on Thurs., Nov. 16, from noon to 1 pm in the USU's Grand Salon. The show is presented by Cafe Fashion, a group of students from Speech Communication 323. The event is sponsored by the Union Program Council.

fmi - Margaret McLeish x2265

Los Angeles History Lecture

Jules Tygiel, a specialist in California history, will lecture on "Oil, Stocks, and Scandal in Los Angeles During the Roaring Twenties" on Mon., Nov. 13, at 2:30 pm at the University Club. Gary B. Nash (History) will provide an introduction, and a reception will follow. Call for reservations.

fmi - x3566

Employment Recruitment Schedule

Departments may request the start of recruitment to fill staff and professional vacancies by submitting a Personnel Requisition Form to the Office of Human Resource Services. Requisitions received on time and given the necessary clearances will be posted in the Employment Opportunities listing.

The following requisition and recruitment schedule has been established for the next few months:

Recruitment..................Requisition (due by noon)

Requisition due dates will continue to be Mondays at noon. The start of recruitment will remain on Fridays, with the exception of Mon., Nov. 27.

fmi - Jacque Boutin x2063

Lecture on China's Tree Gorges Hydroelectric Project

G.W. We and K.N. Liu (Jiao-tung University, Shanghai) will speak on "China's Tree Gorges Plan: The Largest Hydroelectric Project Ever Attempted by Mankind" on Mon., Nov. 20, from 4 to 5:30 pm in the Business Education Lecture Hall 101. The lecture is the first in the China Institute's '95-'96 lecture series.

fmi - Kwang-nan Chow x2712

Lecture on Bilingual Education

Francine Hallcom will speak on bilingual education in the LAUSD and surrounding areas, and why it has failed, on Wed., Nov. 15, at 4 pm in Zelzah Court 1536. The presentation includes excerpts from videos she developed in district schools.

fmi - x3453

University Club Events

The University Club presents the following events this week:

fmi - x2076

Holiday Craft Fair

The 21st Annual Holiday Craft Faire will take place from Mon., Nov. 13, to Thurs., Nov. 16, from 8:30 am to 3 pm in front of the Student Union on Lindley Avenue.

Nutrition Lecture

Nicki Lowenstein (Northridge Medical Center) will speak on "Legislative Issues and Changes in the Field of Dietetics" on Thurs., Nov. 16, from noon to 1 pm in the Fine Arts Building, Room 107.

fmi - x3102

Great American Smokeout

The 19th annual Great American Smokeout takes place on Thurs., Nov. 16. Activities will be held on the Quad from 10 am to 2 pm. Free t-shirts, buttons, stickers, education packets and posters are available for display and distribution in your areas.

fmi - Janet x3685

Physics Lecture

Art Gossard (U.C. Santa Barbara) will speak on "Building New Quantum Structures by Molecular Beam Epitaxy" on Wed., Nov. 15, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - Say Peng Lim x5612

Provost's Colloquium

The fourth annual Provost's Colloquium will be held on Wed., Nov. 15, at 4 pm in Recital Hall Room 158. This year's Jerome Richfield Scholar, Amalie Jo Orme (Geography), will lecture on "Climate Excalibur." An informal reception with refreshments will follow. The colloquium is designed to foster academic and social interaction on campus.

fmi - Hedy Carpenter x2138

"MOO" Workshop

The Course Web Project will sponsor a "MOO" Workshop on Tues., Dec. 5, from 4 to 5:30 pm in EF666B. ("MOO" is a type of software that creates a virtual space where people can interact.) Presenters will discuss instructional uses of this creative form of real-time virtual discussion and lead participants in a hands-on MOO experience. Space is limited - reservations must be received by Wed., Nov. 29.

fmi - Nancy Page Fernandez x3566 or nfernandez@huey.csun.edu.

Talk on Career Opportunities

Judith Montgomery, president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, will speak on "Where the Jobs Are" on Mon., Nov. 13, from 4 to 6 pm in the Jeanne Chisholm Hall, Room 106. The speech is presented by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and the Department of Communicative Disorders.

fmi - x2852

Research and Sponsored Projects Workshop

Mark Lipschutz, director of research, will conduct a workshop for all faculty describing the services available in the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects on Mon., Nov. 20, in the Engineering Conference Room, Engineering Addition 1308, from 3 to 4:30 pm. Topics will include identifying funding sources, building a budget, and technical assistance with proposal writing and preparation. The meeting is open to faculty; refreshments will be served.

fmi - x2901

Classical Guitar Solo Recitals

Ron Purcell will present his classical guitar students in an evening of solo recitals Thu., Nov. 16, at 8 pm in the Music Recital Hall. Admission is free.

fmi - x3180

Geological Sciences Lecture Series

Barbara Tewksbury of Hamilton College will lecture on "Taking the Plunge - Moving Away from Lectures" on Mon., Nov. 20, at noon in Science Court 516. The Department of Geological Sciences and The Geology Club sponsor the event.

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Student Consultation Sessions

The following English Department faculty will undergo review for retention, tenure, and/or promotion by the Department Personnel Committee during the 1995-96 academic year: Bartelt, Guillermo; Collier-Lakeman, Susanne; Dawahare, Anthony; Hall, Donald; Klein, Sharon; Kroll, Barbara; McClave, Evelyn; Ramjerdi, Jan; Rocha, Mark; Solomon, Jack; Spector, Cheryl.

The committee invites students who wish to consult with them about these candidates to meet with them on Tues,, Nov. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm or Wed., Nov. 15, from 11 am to 1 pm in Zelzah Court 1566. Students who wish to consult with the committee but cannot attend either of these sessions may submit written comments to Committee Chair Kate Haake.

fmi - x3431

PERS Retirement Planning Workshop

The PERS Los Angeles area office will conduct workshops for all state PERS members on Thu., Dec. 7; Wed., Dec. 13; and Tue., Dec. 19. Members will receive information on planning for retirement, post-retirement considerations, and calculating retirement allowances with an emphasis on selecting the best retirement date. The workshop will be approximately 1-1/2 hours long. To attend this workshop, reserve a place before Nov. 24. For reservations and meeting location, please call the PERS L.A. office at (310) 231-3464. In addition, PERS offers an extensive two-day seminar entitled "Financial, Estate & Retirement Planning" throughout the year. For future dates and locations, please contact the PERS L.A. office at (310) 231-3464. (

fmi - Don Glynn x3810

CSEA Rally

CSEA will sponsor a rally on Tues., Nov. 14, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the USU's South Valley Room. Brian Young, president of the CSEA's CSU division, will speak on current contract negotiations and answer questions. Lunch and door prizes provided.

fmi - Antonio Pena-Hernandez x3331