VOL. LII, No. 14 - November 20, 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.

Thanksgiving Closures

Because of the Thanksgiving Holiday, offices that usually remain open on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm (Admissions and Records, Advising Resource Center, Learning Resource Center, Cash Management, School and Departmental Offices, etc.) will close at 5 pm this Wednesday.

Thanksgiving Deadline for UIB

The copy deadline for the Nov. 27 UIB is Tues., Nov. 21, at noon.

fmi - x2130

Violence in the Workplace Policy

President Wilson has approved the new campus policy prohibiting acts of violence and threats of violence toward faculty, staff, and students. The policy defines acts of violence and threats of violence and discusses remedies to resolve them. For your use and information, the policy is appended to this UIB.

fmi - Marjorie Kantrowe, x3816

Textbook Buyback

The Matador Bookstore will purchase textbooks from students from Dec. 4 through 9 and Dec. 11 through 15 at the following times: Mon. through Thurs., 8 am to 7:30 pm; Fri., 8 am to 4 pm; Sat., 10 am to 4 pm. There will be an additional buyback on Dec. 18 and 19, from 8 am to 4 pm.

fmi - Suzy x2913

Physics Colloquium

Dieter Weller of IBM Research Lab, Almaden, will speak on "Magneto Optical Kerr Effect Studies of Thin Film Alloys and Compounds" on Tues., Nov. 21, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - Say Peng Lim x5612

Faculty Art/Jewelry Benefit

The university's Arts Council will sponsor the 22nd Annual Faculty Art/Jewelry Sale on Mon. and Tues., Dec. 4 and 5, from 10 am to 5 pm in Halsted House 1105. The art includes pieces by university faculty members. The jewelry includes various antique and period items. Proceeds will go to the Arts Students Scholarships. Door prizes will be given.

fmi - Jean (818) 353-0339

CPR and First Aid Class

A First Aid and CPR class will be offered on Thurs., Dec. 7, from 8 am to 5 pm in the USU's West Valley Room. The class is open to all faculty and staff. Participants will receive a two-year certificate upon completion of the class. Reservations are required; a $25 fee will be charged to your department.

fmi - Perdeep Bhui x-2401

Intersession Dates

Intersession classes will take place from Jan. 2 through 26. Intersession course schedules will be available beginning Nov. 27 at the Continuing Education Office in the Matador Bookstore Complex. Mail-in registration begins Mon., Nov. 27, on-campus registration starts Tues., Dec. 5, and telephone registration begins Wed., Dec. 6.

fmi - Marcella Tyler x2786

HTML Workshop

The Course Web Project will sponsor an HTML workshop on Sat., Dec. 9, from 9:30 am until 3 pm. Hypertext Mark-up Language (HTML) is the coding that enables data to be displayed on the World Wide Web. All faculty and staff are invited. Prior to the workshop, participants will be asked to complete a simple on-line introduction to HTML and prepare a document to be coded. At the end of this self-paced workshop, participants will have a page on the WWW.

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

Statement on Assassination of Rabin

The School of Humanities, which houses the Jewish Studies Program, expresses its profound sorrow over the death of the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and offers its particular sympathy to the university's Jewish community. The School of Humanities condemns the violence that took the life of Prime Minister Rabin and declares itself an advocate for peace.

fmi - x3301

Memorial Tree for Linda Schneider

The School of Business Administration and Economics will plant a memorial tree in memory of the late Linda Schneider, who was an advisor in the school's associate dean's office. The dean's office is accepting donations to her Memorial Tree Fund.

fmi - Heidi Wolfbauer x2455

Winter Art Show and Sale

Art students will present "Collage," a winter art show and sale, on Sun. and Mon., Dec. 3 and 4, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Art and Design Center. Admission is free.

fmi - The Ceramics Lab x3011

Research Funds Available

The Department of Education has announced funds for field-initiated studies for educational research projects, including basic and applied research, inquiry with the purpose of applying tested knowledge gained to specific educational settings and problems, development, and demonstrations in the field of education and related fields. The application deadline is Jan. 5.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Lecture on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The inaugural lecture in a series introducing the Anthropology Department's new physical anthropology and archaeology laboratory will begin Mon., Nov. 27, at 4:30 pm with a talk by James McKenna (Pomona College), "When Stone Age Babies Are Born to Space Age Parents: An Evolutionary Perspective on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)." The talk will take place in Sierra Hall 243 and be followed at 5:45 pm with a reception in the laboratory, Sierra Hall 239.

fmi - Karol Chew x3331

Magaram Movie

The Magaram Center will show a video on low-fat cooking Tues., Nov. 21, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Fine Arts 107. Admission is free.

fmi - x3102

WASC Fourth-Year Report, Draft Two

The second draft of the CSU Northridge WASC Fourth-Year report is on file at the Oviatt Library Circulation Desk and in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Admin Park 706 (Provost's Dome). Suggested substantive changes to the report must be submitted in writing to Undergraduate Studies no later than Wed., Nov. 29, at 5 pm. Editorial changes may be submitted in writing or phoned to Ed O'Brien, Undergraduate Studies, by Nov. 29.

fmi - Ed O'Brien x2969

New Employee Orientation

All members of the campus community are invited to attend the New Employee Orientation on Wed., Nov. 29, at the University Club. (Staff must seek approval from the appropriate supervisor before confirming attendance.) Space is limited, so reply to Carol Hallenbeck by Nov. 27.

fmi - Carol Hallenbeck x3820

Violence in the Workplace Policy

California State University, Northridge, is committed to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment free from violence for its students and employees. Respect throughout the University for the dignity and rights of others is intrinsic to an environment free from violence.

The University has a zero tolerance for violence against members of the University community. The University prohibits acts of unlawful violence or threats of unlawful violence. The University may seek injunctive relief in the event of violence or threats of violence against any individual in and on the University community or campus facility.

The California "Workplace Violence Safety Act" defines "unlawful violence" as "any assault, battery or stalking." A "credible threat of violence" is a "knowing and willful statement or course of conduct which would cause a reasonable person to believe that he or she is under threat of death or serious bodily injury, and which serves no legitimate purpose." The Act describes a "course of conduct" as a pattern of conduct composed of a series of acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose, including following or stalking an individual to or from the place of work/study; entering the workplace/classroom; placing telephone calls to an individual; sending correspondences to an individual, including, but not limited to, the use of the public or private mails, interoffice mail, fax or computer e-mail. Lawful acts of self-defense or defense of others do not constitute illegal violence.

The circumstances surrounding conduct will be considered in determining whether conduct constitutes a credible threat or act of violence.

Existing California State University disciplinary, grievance, or other complaint procedures, as appropriate, may serve as the mechanism for resolving acts of violence or threats of violence. Each allegation of an act of violence or a threat of violence will be taken seriously. Where there is reason to believe that University regulations prohibiting violence have been broken, the University may pursue disciplinary action. Such disciplinary action could include demotion, suspension, or dismissal from the University for University employees and probation, suspension, or expulsion from the University for students.


Blenda J. Wilson

November 1, 1995