VOL. LII, No. 16 - December 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.

New President's Aide

Joan O'Brien joins the Office of the President as the president's aide Mon., Dec. 18. President Wilson asks that you join her in welcoming Joan to her new position.

Joan has extensive knowledge of the university and on-campus managerial and administrative experience. Employed here since 1990 in a variety of positions, she most recently was manager of administrative services in Physical Plant Management.

fmi - Randy Reynaldo x2128

Family Holiday Events at Performing Arts Center

Two events for the entire family will take place this coming week at the USU's new Performing Arts Center. The Theatre Arts Festival for Youth presents "A Christmas Carol" Tues., Dec. 12, and Wed., Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm. Information and tickets are available by calling 818/998-2339. The West Valley Ballet Company presents the "Nutcracker" ballet on Sat., Dec. 16, at 2 pm and 7 pm and on Sun., Dec. 17, at 2 pm. Tickets for "Nutcracker" are available through the AS Ticket Office at the USU or by calling 818/346-1578.

Executive Fellowship Program

The State of California's Executive Fellowship Program provides recent graduates and mid-career applicants of all backgrounds and academic disciplines a unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of California governmental processes and executive offices. Fellows are university employees and are awarded a monthly stipend of $1638. Fifteen fellowships are awarded each June for the following academic year.

fmi - Hedy Carpenter, Office of Graduate Studies, x2138

Book Donations for Book Sale

The Friends of the Oviatt Library seek used or new books for their spring book sale, scheduled for April, benefiting the library. To donate books (no periodicals, please), call Alex or Anne Petach at 818/347-0758 or leave a message at 818/717-5573. Arrangements can usually be made to pick up books from your home or office.

fmi - Cindy Ventuleth x2635

1996-97 Faculty Research Competition

The Research and Grants Committee announces the 1996-97 competition for research, scholarship, and creative activity awards. All faculty are eligible to apply in one of the following categories: mini grants up to $5000, summer stipends, or three units of reassigned time. The deadline for submitting applications is Fri., March 15, at 5 pm. A portion of available funds will be designated for awards to faculty hired since 1993-94. Application materials are available in department offices or in Research and Sponsored Projects, AP 706.

fmi - x2901

All University Conference on General Education

The Faculty Senate and the General Education Steering Committee will host the All University Conference on General Education on Thu., Jan. 25. All faculty, students, staff, and administrators are urged to attend this important meeting.

The conference addresses the final stages of general education renewal. The purpose of the conference is to arrive at a university-wide consensus for a G.E. model that addresses the following changes:

General Education Bulletin #7, which focuses on these challenges and alternative models and solutions, will be distributed to conference participants in early January. It will also be available on the World Wide Web with General Education Bulletins #1-6 (http://www.csun.edu/~hfaas004) or from the Faculty Senate Office.

If you have not already received one, a Registration Form is available from the Office of Undergraduate Studies (x2969). Registrants after January 5 should call the Faculty Senate Office (818)885-3263 or e-mail vcoao07j@csun.edu for space available.

fmi - Undergraduate Studies x2969

Faculty Mentor Training Program

The deadline to apply for the Faculty Mentor Training Program is Fri, Dec. 15. Selected interns will receive three units of release time during the spring semester. Interested faculty should contact their department chairs and school deans. The program is coordinated by the Advising Resource Center/EOP.

fmi - Dan Dorsey 818/773-1842

Used Oil Recycling

A new city program has been implemented for those of you who change your own oil - "Used Oil Recycling." The next event in the area is on Saturday, December 16, LA Valley College, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

fmi - University Recycling Program x2477

Past Yearbooks Available

Yearbooks from 1979 to 1995 are available for purchase in limited quantities in the A.S. Ticket Office. They make good gifts.

fmi - Maureen Farrell x2488

Toys for Tots Drive

A Toys for Tots Drive will take place Sat., Dec. 16, at 7 pm at the Cal State Northridge vs. Northeastern Illinois basketball game in the Matadome. For each paid admission plus an unwrapped new toy valued at $10 or more, each person will receive two general admissions tickets to a "double header" athletic event on Jan. 6: women's basketball vs. Navy and men's basketball vs. University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Toys will be presented to the U.S. Marine Corps, sponsors of Toys for Tots, during half time.

People unable to attend the Dec. 16 game can leave toys in the Child Development or Athletic Department Offices. The drive is sponsored by the CSUN Child Development Club in collaboration with Cal State Northridge Intercollegiate Athletics.

fmi - x3385

Opera Workshop

The Music Department's Opera Workshop will present an evening of opera scenes on Tues., Dec. 12, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. The voice students of David Scott will perform scenes from many popular operas in duets, trios, and small ensembles. Admission is free.

fmi - x3180

Job Search Strategies Workshop

A job search strategies workshop will take place Thu., Dec. 14, from 3:15 to 4:45 pm at The Career Center in the USU. It is open to currently enrolled second semester credential applicants.

fmi - Rory Barksdale x3149

Instructional Improvement Grants

Application guidelines and proposal forms for the 1996-97 Judge Julian Beck Instructional Improvement Projects are available in the Office of Graduate Studies. Recipients can receive up to $5000 for their projects, which can be in the following categories: promoting student learning through non-traditional methods of teaching and learning in general education and the academic disciplines, classroom research and assessment, on-campus seminars and conferences, and innovative uses of technology for improving instruction. The submission deadline is Mon., Feb. 19.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857 or eberry@csun.edu

Receptions for Departing Employees

A farewell reception for two University Relations employees will take place Mon., Dec. 11, from 4 to 6 pm at the University Club. Noreen Wolfe is retiring after 14 years here, and Marijke Elbo is moving to Washington State. Friends and colleagues are invited.

fmi and RSVP (above reception only) - Dhari Balvin x5445

A farewell reception for Frank Muniz of the Advising Resource Center/EOP will take place Wed. Dec. 13, from 4 to 6 pm in the USU's Grand Salon. Frank is leaving after serving 16 years as a counselor. Friends and colleagues are invited.

Christmas Break Parking

Parking enforcement will remain in effect through the Christmas break until Jan. 2. Pay parking in Lot M will remain in effect during that period. Parking regulations for the spring semester will appear in the Jan. 22 UIB.

fmi - Parking Office x2010

Payroll Warrants

Payroll warrants for the month of December will be issued to individuals on Fri., Dec. 29, between 8:30 am and noon at Cash Management in the Education Administration Building in the Business/Education complex at Vincennes and Etiwanda. A photo ID will be required to pick up the warrant. If you have someone else pick up your check, you must provide them a note of authorization for check pick-up and provide your social security number. A photo ID of the authorized photo will also be required. Warrants not distributed on Dec. 29 will be distributed to the departments as usual on Tue., Jan. 2.

fmi - Diane Jansen x2310

UIB Schedule

The final UIB of the fall semester will come out Mon., Dec. 18. The deadline for it is Thu., Dec. 14, at noon. The first UIB of the spring semester will appear Mon., Jan. 22. The deadline for it is Thu., Jan. 18, at noon.