VOL. LII, No. 21 - February 5, 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.

Date Change for Workshop on Underprepared Students

The date of the next offering of the Faculty Mentor Program Workshop "Practical Motivational and Study-Skill Strategies for Unprepared Students" has been changed from Fri., Feb. 9, to Fri., Feb. 23, from 3 to 5 pm. Ron Doctor, professor of psychology, directs the workshop. Contact Shiva Parsa at x2792 to enroll.

fmi - Don Dorsey x2835

Multiple Subject Credential

Multiple Subject Credential candidates who plan to begin student teaching in the fall 1996 semester must attend one of the following orientation meetings in the USU's Santa Clarita Room: Tue., Feb. 13, 3 to 4 pm, or Wed., Feb. 14, 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Concurrent Special Education Program students are also expected to attend. Curriculum methods requirements and school assignments for the student teaching component will be discussed. fmi - Frank x2621

Physics Colloquium

Dieter Weller of the IBM Almaden Research Center will speak on "Magneto-Optical Kerr Effect Studies on Thin Film Alloys and Compounds" Tues., Feb. 6, at 4 pm in Music Lawn 226.

Geology Lecture Series

Roy J. Shlemon of Roy J. Shlemon and Associates will speak on "Geomorphic Indicators of Neotectonics in the San Fernando Valley" on Wed., Feb. 7, at 4 pm in Science Court 516. The program is the first in the Spring 1996 Geology Lecture Series

Difference-in-Pay Leaves

Applications for difference-in-pay leaves during the 1996-97 year, which are available in department and school offices, must be submitted no later than Fri., Feb. 16. Changes in the new faculty bargaining agreement permit faculty to apply for a difference-in-pay leave after only three years credited service after a regular sabbatical leave or a difference-in-pay leave.

fmi - Don Cameron x2962

Emeritus Faculty

Four faculty members completed participation in the Faculty Early Retirement Program at the conclusion of the fall 1995 semester. They are: Richard Abcarian, English; Robert Docter, Educational Psychology and Counseling; Frances Ulrich, Music; and Charles R. Westron, Biology.

fmi - Don Cameron x2962

Family Environmental Sciences Career Conference

A Career Conference will be held on Sat., Feb. 10, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at USU's Northridge Center. Business and industry representatives will provide career information about fashion design and merchandising, interior design, home economics education, family relations and child development, consumer resource management, and foods and nutrition. Adele Scheele, Career Center director, is the keynote speakers and Carrie Latt Wiatt, President of Diet by Design, is the guest of honor. There is no charge for the conference, but preregistration is required.

fmi - x5679 or x3051.

Campus Meeting Facilities Reservations

On Mon., Feb. 19, the Meeting Services Office will begin accepting facility reservations for the USU and Satellite Student Union for the fall 1996 and spring 1997 semesters. Departments should contact the office with reservation requests. Include time, date and room preference and at least two options in case of scheduling conflicts. Make requests at the Meeting Services Office in USU Room A-117, or call x3644.

After-Hour Building Permits

The new color for the DPS #104 Building Permit for spring and fall 1996 is available to all departments in the supply room at x2350. It will be valid from Jan. 29 through Dec. 31.

fmi - x2350

Research Grant Offered

The Association of Retired Faculty (ARF) will award $500 to an upper division student in any discipline for an outstanding research or creative project on the subject of aging. Applications may be picked up at the ARF office in Building 14, Room 204, until Mar. 1. Projects must be submitted by Fri., Apr. 5.

fmi - (818)407-7848

Notetaking Program Manager Needed

A $1500 graduate assistantship stipend is being offered to establish and organize a notetaking services program for Associated Students, the National Center on Deafness, and Disabled Student Services. The program will serve both non-impaired and disabled students on a semester basis.

fmi - Bill Foster, A.S. General Manager, x2477

Brown Bag Film Series Presentation

Videos on "Eating Disorders" and "The 7 Most Popular Weight Management Myths" will be shown on Tues., Feb. 13, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm at the Marilyn Magaram Center in the Fine Arts Bldg., Room 107. Admission is free.

fmi - x3102

Instructionally Related Activities Fund Requests

The 35 programs receiving funds from the 1995-96 Instructionally Related Activities budget have been mailed budget request forms for 1996-97 funds. Other programs wishing to request funds should call x2962 or visit Administration Park Dome 706. Eligible programs must be directly associated with one or more credit courses offered by an academic department. They must involve students in significant out-of-class activities which result in a planned product, such as a competition or performance before an audience, a display of material available to the university community, or a written publication available to students. The deadline for budget requests is Mar. 22.

fmi - x2962

Exhibit and Lecture on W.W.II Japanese Occupation

"The Forgotten Holocaust," a photographic exhibit depicting the terror and abuse by Japanese forces occupying parts of China, Korea and the Philippines during the 1930s and 1940s, opens Mon., Feb. 5, in the Oviatt Library. The exhibit is sponsored by the Friends of the Oviatt Library and the university's China Institute.

Historian Sheldon Harris, CSUN professor emeritus, will speak on the significance of the exhibit at a reception on Fri., Feb. 16, from 5:30 to 7 pm in the Oviatt lobby. He will also sign copies of his book "Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1931-1945 and the American Cover-up."

fmi - x2600 or x2832

Accelerated Foreign Language Classes Offered

The College of Extended Learning offers accelerated language classes in which participants learn foreign language basics in two intensive weekends. Classes start Fri., Feb. 23. Languages taught include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese. The cost is $300 per course, but faculty and staff receive a substantial discount.

fmi - Daniele Dibie x4769

Meeting of Commission on Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women invites the community to a Valentine's Day meeting on Wed., Feb. 14, at the Business Building Conference Room #2224, from noon to 1 pm. Bring a sweet to share.

fmi - x2077

Interactive Teleconference on Campus Health Issues

An interactive teleconference, "Get Real! What's Next for Campus Health?," featuring Richard Keeling, M.D., and participants from the U.S. and Canada, will air at the Oviatt Library, Room 1, on Tue., Feb. 13, from 10 am to noon. The Oklahoma State University teleconference will address how student health issues are related to the academic mission of the institution; the influences on individual and group behavior among college students; how to better the campus climate and influence student decision-making processes; and why risky behavior prevails despite college student factual knowledge of the dangers of STDs and substance abuse.

fmi - Amy Reichbach x3683

National Eating Disorders Screening Program

The first-ever national screening program on eating disorders will take place Wed., Feb. 7, at 6:45 pm in the Student Health Center, Room 238. The program gives students the opportunity to hear an educational presentation, complete a screening questionnaire, and meet individually with a health care professional. Results of the screening are confidential. Athletic departments, sororities and other campus organizations are encouraged to attend as a group activity. Students may also bring friends whose eating behaviors concern them.

fmi - Janet Kestenbaum x3685

University Counseling Services

University Counseling Services offers many groups and workshops in addition to individual personal and crisis counseling. The workshops and groups are free and confidential. Topics include: The office is open Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 8 am to 5 pm and on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 am to 7 pm. UCS also sposors the Helpline telephone crisis intervention listening line (818/349-HELP), open from 6 pm to midnight.

fmi - UCS Office, University Park Apartments, Bldg. 14, 4th floor

Volunteers Needed

The Valley Trauma Center, which provides support services to women and men who have been raped, sexually assaulted, or sexually abused, seeks volunteers to staff a 24-hour hot line and assist in its other programs and services. A training program will begin Fri., Feb. 9. The Center also provides violence prevention and education programs to schools, universities, and community organizations. The training program is open to members of the unversity community and their friends and family.

fmi - Patti Dengler (818) 772-0196.


The Morris K. Udall Scholarship is available for matriculated sophomores or juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to pursue a career in environmental public policy or who are Native American or Alaska natives and have demonstrated a commitment to a career in health care or tribal public policy. A minimum 3.00 cumulative college GPA is required. Faculty should refer students to the University Scholarship Office for applications and information. Complete application packets must be filed in the University Scholarship Office by Thu., Feb. 22, at 5 pm.

fmi - Lili Vidal x2106

Lecture on Interpersonal Violence

Philip Walker of UC Santa Barbara will speak on "Wife Beating, Boxing and Broken Noses: Skeletal Evidence for the Cultural Patterning of Interpersonal Violence" Tues., Feb. 13, at 7 pm in Sierra Hall 237. A reception follows immediately after in Sierra Hall 239. This is the second and final lecture in a series introducing the new physical anthropology and archaeology laboratory.


C-Cellular Pagers, located at the USU across from the Fitness Center, sells telephones and pagers and offers pager repairs. IIs hours are Mon.-Thu., 9 am to 6 pm, and Fri., 9 am to 2 pm. The phone number is (818) 773-8384.

Instructional Computing Workshop

A Social Sciences Instructional Computing Workshop will take place at CSU Fresno from June 24 through 28. It will offer two tracks, related to the particpant's prior computer experience. Funding, including room and board, is available for 40 CSU participants, who will be selected on the basis of their interest in using the materials in their classrooms. Application forms, which are due April 1, have been sent to all social science deans and chairs.

fmi - ed_nelson@csufresno.edu or (209) 278-2275

University Peer Coaching

All faculty are invited to participate in a Peer Coaching Program being initiated this semester. A voluntary, professor-to-professor interaction designed to enhance college teaching, peer coaching involves classroom observation followed by reflection on teaching strategies in a nonevaluative atmosphere of collegial partnership and trust.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857 or Cynthia Desrochers x7892