VOL. LII, No. 7 - October 2, 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."

Dependent Care Account (DCA) Sets Open Enrollment

The DCA program open enrollment period will be Oct. 2 to 31 for participation effective January 1, 1996. Employees currently enrolled must complete a new enrollment form for continuation (forms will be mailed directly to current participants). The DCA program allows employees to pay for necessary dependent care through pretax payroll deductions. For more information, visit the Office of Human Resources Services, Benefits Section, located in the Administration Park Dome 702.

fmi - Jean Gearing x3810

Free Tutoring in Geography

The Department of Geography is offering free tutoring to students enrolled in GEO. 101 Physical Environment, Geo. 102 Physical Geography Lab., Geo. 103 Weather, and Geo. 105 Weather Lab. Free tutoring is available Monday through Thursday, 1:00-4:00 pm in Sierra Hall 11. No appointment is required. The tutoring is part of a university-wide effort to retain students.

fmi - Geography Department x3532

Conference to Honor Prominent Mathematician

The Mathematics Department will hold a conference to honor mathematician Jerry Martindale, University of Massachusetts, on the occassion of his retirement. The conferencew will be Fri., Oct. 6, from 2 to 5:30 pm in the Business Building 1204, and Sat. Oct. 7, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in the Business Building 1206. Friday's speakers will be Jeffrey Bergen, Depaul University; Donald Passman, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and Gordon Swain, Ashland College. Saturday's speakers will be Charles Lanksi, USC; Jerry Martindale, University of Massachusetts; Susan Montgomery, USC; Murry Schacher, UCLS; and Lance Small, UCSD.

fmi - Jerry Rosen, 407-7790 vcmth00g@huey.csun.edu

1996 Entertainment Coupon Books Available

This year's Entertainment Coupon Books are available for a $40 tax deductible donation at the Center for Achievement for the Physically Disabled, P.E. 106. The coupons provide 50% savings on hundreds of restaurants, theaters, sporting events, theme parks, hotels and resorts until November 1, 1996.

fmi - Sam Britten x2182

Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program

Funds are available to bring well-known Distinguished Visiting Speakers to Cal State Northridge. Two types of activities will be funded; Category I - Applications will support speakers for classroom visits or departmental seminars (maximum support $400). Category II - Applications will fund individual or small groups of scholars to participate in artistic performances, public lectures, seminars, symposia, colloquia, or topical conferences with a broad appeal to the general university community (maximum support $1500). Priority filing deadline is Oct. 25. Applications should be delivered to the Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs, Admin. Park, dome 706.

fmi - Mack Johnson x2138

Jewish Religious Holiday Sukkot Observed

Many traditional orthodox and conservative Jews will observe the religious festival of Sukkot in October. Students observing Sukkot will be absent from classes on the following days, and should not be penalized for their religious observance: Mon., Oct. 9; Tues., Oct.10; Mon., Oct. 166; and Tues., Oct. 17.

Physics Colloquium

Dr. Barney Bales (Physics & Astronomy (will speak on "Biophysical studies of self-assembling model biological membranes by EPR: a new use for a 50-year-old technique," on Oct. 4, 4 pm in ML 226.

fmi - Say Peng Lim x2776

International Coffee Hour Every Friday

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet the university's international students from around the world every Friday from noon to 2 pm at the University Student Union, south wing, on Lindley Ave. Complementary beverages and refreshments ar served. The program is jointly hosted by campus groups, the Office of Student Development and International Programs.

fmi - Tom Piernik x3053

General Education Workshop

All interested faculty are invited to the GE Workgroup on Global, Muliticultural, and Ethical Understanding of the World, which will meet on Friday, Oct. at 1 pm in the Art and Design Center 101.

fmi - Bee Colman x2242, hcar3001@huey.csun.edu

Northridge Earthquake Documentary

"Epicenter U.," RTVF Professor Alexis Krasilovsky's first-hand account of the Northridge earthquake, will be screen at Laemmle's Sunset Theatre, 8000 Sunset Blvd. from Oct. 6 to 12.

fmi - Alexis Krasilovsky x2816

October NORTHRIDGE

The October NORTHRIDGE, just out, contains articles on Ron Davis's (History) Natchez Summer Courthouse Project, which has led to this month's on-campus exhibit of historic Natchez photos; profiles of President's Associates Award winners Lorraine Foster (Mathematics), Sheldon Harris (History), and Jack Lopez (English); a roundtable on the impact of women's studies by discussants Jane Bayes (Political Science), Elizabeth Berry (Speech Communication), Kenon Breazeale (Art), Carol Docan (Business), Bety Say (Religious Studies), Veda Ward (Leisure Studies and Recreation), and Mary Beth Welch (Women's Studies/Urban Studies); a talk with Karen Clark about the university's licensing program; and a "Cutting Edge" feature on the direction that unversity libraries may take over the next 20 to 30 years.

Linguistic Society Potluck

LingSoc, the Cal State Northridge Linguistics Soceity, will be holding its first Potluck Dinner of the semester on Fri., Oct. 6 at 6:30 pm in the 4th floor common room of Building 15 (just north of Zelzah Court). Following the potluck, Professor Jose Camacho will lead a discussion on conjuntion and switch reference. Everuyone is asked to bring enough food (one dish) for 4- people.

fmi - Linguistics Offic x3453

Weight Loss Program

The 8-week "Take It Off Today!" Weight Loss Peogram developed by Dr. Art Ulene begins Oct. 11 and is open to all students, faculty, and staff who are at least 10 lbs. over their ideal body weight. Registration ends Oct. 9. There is a $25 materials fee.

fmi - Janet Kestenbaum x3685

Dispute Resolution Center Programs

The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) of the University Counseling Services offers a number of programs to the campus community, including: mediation services and consultation to help in the resolution of conflicts; classroom presentations on basic conflict resolution techniques; extensive training for those who wish to become mediators; and, in conjunction with the newly formed Committee to Receive Allegations of Discrimination and Harrassment (CRADH), a training program on mediating inter-racial/inter-ethnic conflict. Dates and times of the mediation and CRADH training will be announced in a future UIB.

fmi - Tony Johnson x2366

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its sympathy to Sue Kaskus (Nationaol Center on Deafness) on the death of her mother.