VOL. LII, No. 19 - January 22, 1996

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."

General Education Conference

Space remains available for the All University Conference on General Education this Thu., Jan. 25. All faculty, students, staff, and administrators are urged to attend. The conference's purpose is to arrive at a university-wide consensus for a G.E. model.

fmi - Undergraduate Studies x29669

Department Chair Announcements

Three department chairs in the School of Business Administration and Economics have been asked to continue their assignments. They are Susan Plutsky of Office Systems and Business Education, William Jennings of Finance, Real Estate and Insurance, and Gerry Rossy of Management.

Evaluation of Dean

An evaluation of the performance of Charles Alexander, dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, is being conducted according to the Administrative Manual (622.4.3). Individuals who have not yet been contacted and who desire to contribute to the evaluation may request a questionnaire from Joseph Antunez (x2957). Questionnaires must be returned by Feb. 9.

Spring Semester Parking

Parking enforcement for permits will be suspended from Jan. 22 through Feb. 5 in student lots only. Pay Lot M will be open for no charge. All vehicles parked in faculty/staff and resident lots must display one of the following permits during this period: fall permit (honored until Feb. 5); spring semester, or annual permit. Faculty and staff without a fall or annual permit may park in any student lot for this time period. Permits are required in all other areas and other parking regulations will be enforced at all times. Card keys will not be issues or needed for the spring semester.

Starting Feb. 5, spring or annual permits must be displayed in all faculty/staff, student and resident lots, and payment will be required for Pay Lot M. Affix the permit either permanently to the left portion of the rear bumper or hand it from a suction cup hanger (available at the Bookstore) in the lower left corner of the rear window so it is visible from the rear of the vehicle. Decals must be securely affixed to either the windshield, left rear window, or left side of the rear bumper. Vehicles must be parked head-in between marked stalls. Violation of University Parking Regulations will result in a minimum $225 parking citation. Parking Office hours are Mon.-Thurs. from 8 am. to 7:30 pm.; Fri. from 8 am. to 5 pm. Call x2157 for help with special problems; after office hours, call the Police Dispatcher at x2111.

fmi - x2010.

Voice Mail

The campus voice mail system is nearly at capacity. As a result, the Technology Support Group will place any new requests for voice mailboxes on a waiting list and assign mailboxes only when disconnects of other mailboxes occur.

The Technology Support Group asks that each unit review its voice mail users. If someone has moved to another group, changed phone numbers, left the campus, or no longer needs voice mail, submit a telephone service request to remove the voice mail box. The request should go to Technology Support Group, Attn: Janice Johnson at mail drop 82223.

fmi - Julie Schauer x4879 or julie.schauer@csun.edu

The Daily Sundial

The first spring issue of the Daily Sundial will be published Jan. 22. The first regular issue will appear Jan. 29, the first day of classes.

fmi - x2998

History Exams

Dates for the comprehensive examinations are as follows: Old Program - major field on April 12; first minor field on April 19; second minor field on April 26. "New Program" - first area on April 12; second area or special focus on April 19. Students who intend to take the comprehensive examination must have completed all other program requirements and be enrolled in History 697 during the semester in which they take the exam (a one-time-only enrollment).

For the Thesis Option area, the date of the area proficiency examination, area or special focus, is April 12. The thesis oral examination must be arranged with the three-person thesis committee.

fmi - Ms. Sciortino x3566

Modernization of Research Facilities/Training

The National Science Foundation invites proposals for the Academic Research Infrastructure (ARI) program to improve the condition of research and research training facilities in the nation's academic institutions in all disciplines. The ARI consists of two components: instrumentation and facilities modernization. The application deadline is March 15.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Collaborative Research in Sectoral Policy

The National Research Council is accepting proposals to support collaborative research in public policy between American specialists and their colleagues from the Newly Independent States. Related fields include but are not limited to agriculture, energy, environmental studies, industrial policy, public health, research management, science policy, business management, economics, education, law, political science and sociology. The deadline for applications is March 15.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Fellowship for Graduate Study

Campus honor society Phi Kappa Phi announces a fellowship award of up to $7,000 for one CSUN student nominee who will begin graduate study within 12 months of receiving the baccalaureate degree. Nominees must be current, active Phi Kappa Phi members or be tapped for membership this spring.

fmi Stan Charnofsky, Phi Kappa Phi President, x2548

Family Focus Resource Center

The Family Focus Resource Center, which serves families of children with special needs, will present "How to Hire a Child care Provider," on Fri., Feb. 2, from 10 to 11 am. The program will explain how to interview, hire and keep a care provider. On-site child care will be provided. RSVP by Jan. 30 to (818) 717-5575.

The Center will also host informal morning meetings for families of special-needs children from 9 am. to 12 noon on March 1, April 5, May 3 and June 7. Library books, videos and resource materials will be available to parents at these meetings. Children are welcome. RSVP at least 3 days ahead so that free parking can be made available.

fmi - Judith Sultan x5575

Beginning Piano Students Wanted

The Piano for Youth program of the Music Department will offer private and group piano lessons to beginners, ages 7-10, on Thursday afternoons for 18 weeks starting in February. Students are accepted by interview only. Interviews will be conducted on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. beginning Jan. 23.

fmi - Melinda Bateman (818) 762-7144 or Dr. Jeanine Jacobsen in the Music Department (x3167)

Music for Youth Classes

The Music Department offers classes for children 18 months to 7 years through its new, nationally-recognized program "Music for Youth." Classes are available for a three-stage curriculum. Enrollment is first come, first served. Registration will close Feb. 12.

fmi - Kay Stuart Ladanyi, program director, (818) 368-6289

Assessment Expert on Campus

Doug Eder, an assessment expert from Southern Illinois University, will meet with various groups on campus from Feb. 5 to 7. Faculty, staff and administrators are invited to meet with Dr. Eder on Feb. 6 at 4 pm in the USU Santa Clarita Room.

fmi - Office of Undergraduate Studies x2969

Farewell Party for Vu Tranh Tran

The Financial Aid Office will host a part to celebrate the promotion of Vu Tranh Tran to the position of Director of Financial Aid at Cal State Los Angeles. It will take place Wed., Jan. 24, in the University Club Dining Room from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

fmi - Lili Vidal x2106