VOL. LII, No. 22 - February 12, 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.

Approved Policy Items

The following policy items were approved at the Faculty Senate Meeting of Dec. 14 and subsequently appoved by President Wilson: The text of these items is available on the World Wide Web at http:///www.csun.edu under University Relations or in hard copy from the Faculty Senate Office, Faculty Office Building, Room 106.

fmi - Arlene Noar x3263

Strategic Planning Web Page

The Strategic Planning Web Page is located on Netscape or Mosaic at http://www.csun.edu/~hfanr057/sp.html (the ~ is a tilde, in the upper left corner of your keyboard, and the 0 is a zero). If you do not have these Internet browsers, you can read the text by logging into Huey and then typing lynx at the prompt. Then type g (for "go to") and enter the address above. There are icons within the document for sending an e-mail message to the Committee, who seeks the campus community's reactions and comments.

fmi - Sue Thompson x2550

Robert H. Schiffman Memorial Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are being accepted for the Robert H. Schiffman Memorial Award. It will go to an outstanding, full-time classified graduate student who has completed at least one semester of graduate study here. The nominees must have at least a 3.25 undergraduate GPA and a 3.5 or higher graduate GPA. Applications are available in the Graduate Studies Office in AP 706. The deadline for submission of names is Mar. 22.

fmi - x2138

Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Nominations of graduate students who completed degrees in fall 1995 or will complete degrees in spring or summer 1996 are being accepted for the annual President's Associate Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Criteria include the student's GPA and recommendations from faculty familiar with the student's academic achievement. Applications are available in the Graduate Studies Office in AP 706. The deadline for submission of names is Mar. 22.

fmi - x2138

Geology Lecture Series

George C. Rossman of the California Institute of Technology will speak on "Artificially Improving the Color of Gemstones" on Wed., Feb. 14, at noon in Science Court 516. The lecture, sponsored by the Dept. of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club, is open to all.

Reader's Squaretable

The semester's first meeting of the Reader's Squaretable will take place on Tues., Feb. 13, from 7 to 9 pm in the Map Library, Sierra Hall 135. The group discusses nature writing and the creative non-fiction of Wallace Stegner, Edward Abbey, Ann Zwinger, John McPhee, Annie Dillard and other writers. The group comprises students and faculty from Geography, Biology, Earth Sciences, Geology and English, but all are welcome.

fmi - Lorna Fenenbock (805) 254-8382

Arts Council Music Shoppe Sale

The Arts Council Music Shoppe will hold a sale of collector's and one-of-a-kind items from 9:30 am to 3 pm on Wed. and Thurs., Feb. 14 and 15, in the Music Dept. Court Yard. Prices range from 25 cents to $10 for items such as record albums, music appreciation books, opera scores, piano music, and more.

fmi - Cherice Hall x3157

Noon Concert

Daniel Mason of the University of Kentucky will present a violin recital on Thurs., Feb. 15, in the Recital Hall. He will perform selections from Johann Sebastian Bach, George Rochberg, and Eugene Ysaye. The concert is sponsored by the Music Dept. Admission is free.

fmi - x3180

Asian American Studies Lecture

Dorothy and Fred Cardova, Filipino American historians, will speak on Fri., Feb. 16, from 4 to 7 pm in the USU's Grand Salon.

fmi - Kenyon Chan x4966

Classical Guitarist in Concert

The Music Department and the American Guitar Society present Alison Bert in a concert at 8 pm on Sat., Feb. 17, in the Recital Hall. She will perform works of Dowland, Bach, Villa-Lobos, and Locklair. Tickets are $12 or $25 for the AGS Series.

fmi - x3180

Chemistry Seminar Series

Donald Blake of UC Irvine will speak about "Tropospheric Chemistry, Urban and Remote" on Wed., Feb. 21, at 4 pm in Science 2247.

fmi - Hettie Sawatzke x3381

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture

Kit Machado will speak about his personal experiences and perceptions of Japan in a talk, "Japan in an Era of 'Internationalization and Reform': A View from a Japanese University," on Wed., Feb., 14, at 12:30 pm in the USU Pasadena Room. The lecture is sponsored by the Omega Chaper of Phi Beta Delta, Association of International Scholars.

fmi - Adele Juarez x3053

Relocation of Admissions and Records Units

Several units within Admissions and Records have been relocated to the Halsted Trailers from the Student Services Dome. Telephone numbers remain the same. Unit and personnel locations are:

HH 1176-Articulation and Administrative Support
Lorraine Newlon, Director, Articulation, Admissions and Records
Estelle Hekkers, Assistant to the Director
Linda Roy, Administrative Support

Educational Opportunity Program
Sandra Hernandez, EOP Admissions Analyst A-L
Cristel Tullock, EOP Admissions Analyst M-Z

HH 1170-International Admissions and Special Programs
Mary Baxton, Associate Director of International Admissions and Special Programs
Ellen Small, Admissions Advisor, Coordinatorof Special Programs
Cindy Ringwald, Administrative Support
Linda Westphal, Administrative Support
William Taylor, International Evaluations A-L
Ernie Hidalgo, International Evaluations M-Z
Deonna Rein, Administrative Support and Exchange Programs

CSEA Chapter 312 Officer Elections

The nominations meeting for all officers of Chapter 312 will be held Tue., Feb. 13, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the T Bldg. Conference Room. Offices include president, secretary, treasurer, bargaining unit 2, 5, 7 and 9 representatives, and general council delegates. Anyone interested in running for office must contact the nominating committee for forms and information prior to the Feb. 13 meeting. Contact Frank Vargas x2621 or Paula Sweet x2581.

fmi - Dennis Dillon x2662 or ddillon@huey.csun.edu

LesBiGayTrS Lecture/Discussion

The Institute for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Studies (LesBiGayTrS) presents "The Queer Frontiers of Faculty Research" with presentations by faculty members from English, Women's Studies, Speech Communication, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. This lecture/discussion will be held on Wed., Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 pm, in FOB 108.

fmi - Donald E. Hall x2011

Computer Index Search Demonstrations at Oviatt Library

Demonstrations on how to conduct a computer index/database search will take place at Oviatt Library during the spring semester from Feb. 12 through May 12. The sessions are scheduled for weekdays at noon in Room 102D and on Saturdays at 9:30 am at the Reference Desk.

The library has over 60 different databases and/or services. The sessions will introduce participants to the general principles of Boolean searching and basic principles of bibliographic database searching. Each demonstration will offer experience in searching computer indexes.

Mathematical/Statistical Assistance Offered

The School of Science and Mathematics offers technical support to faculty and staff in the areas of statistics and mathematics. Individuals or teams are invited to request help with problem identification, model formulation, analysis and/or interpretation of results.

fmi - Mark Schilling, Director (818) 407-7797

HazMobile Collection Dates

The HazMobile, which collects household hazardous wastes, will be in the Chatsworth area on the following days: Feb. 22-24 and 29 and Mar. 1-2.

fmi - Cyndi Signett x2477

Defensive Driving Classes Offered

Defensive driving classes will be held on Thurs., Mar. 7, from 8:30 to 11:30 am and from 1 to 4 pm in the USU South Valley Room. All faculty, staff, and student employees who drive a state vehicle (including carts) in the course of their work must complete this class; however, the class no longer needs to be repeated every four years. Space is limited. A $16 fee per person is charged to each department. Call x2401 for reservations. An account number will be needed to make the reservation.

fmi - Perdeep Bhui x2401

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community expresses its sympathy to the family of the late Allen G. Bormann, a long-standing friend and supporter of the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Recognized in 1990 by the CSU chancellor as "volunteer leader of the year" in California, Mr. Bormann worked closely over the years with CSUN and the Rockwell Trust to obtain grants for research, laboratory equipment and scholarships.