VOL. LII, No. 23 - February 19, 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."

New Campus Telephone Prefix

The campus will convert its existing five telephone prefixes (885 etc.) to a new single prefix over the summer break. The new prefix and other details will be announced in the next few weeks. Please keep this information in mind if you plan to order new stationery, business cards, or other printed material showing your phone number. The last four digits of your telephone number will remain the same.

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

Matador Teams Ranked Nationally

For the week ending Feb. 17, three Matador athletic teams are nationally ranked in the latest NCAA Division I polls. Men's volleyball (5-4) is ranked #6 in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll, women's softball (5-1) is ranked #8 in the Collegiate Sports Poll, and men's baseball (10-1) is ranked #13 in the Collegiate Baseball Poll. The last time these three sports were all ranked at this point of the season was 1993.

fmi - Brian Swanson x4839

Proposition 203

An important issue affecting all of public education will appear on the March 26 primary election ballot. Proposition 203 asks voters to authorize the sale of $3 billion in General Obligation bonds to build, repair, and renovate K-12 schools and facilities in the state's three higher education systems: the nine campuses of the University of California, the 22 campuses of the California State University, and the 107 California Community Colleges. ($2.025 is authorized for K-12 and $975 million for higher education).

Next week: Why a bond act?

fmi - Dorena Knepper x2123 and the university's Web page at http://www.csun.edu under University Relations/UIB

Cicely Tyson in Special Appearance

Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson ("The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "The Women of Brewster Place") will present a dramatic reading from some of her most famous roles and also answer audience questions on Thurs., Feb. 29, from 4 to 5:30 pm in the USU's Grand Salon. The program is part of the university's Black History Month celebration. Admission is free.

In addition, from Mon., Feb. 26, through Thurs., Feb. 29, The Career Center will show several of her performances on videotape. Check with the center for dates, times, and locations.

fmi - The Career Center x3150

Geology Lecture

Tanya Atwater of UC Santa Barbara will speak about "Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Palmer Peninsula: Geo-Tour of the Many Faces of Subduction" on Wed., Feb. 21, at 2 pm in Sierra Hall 122. The lecture is sponsored by the Geography Council, the Dept. of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club as part of the Geology Lecture Series.

Physics Colloqium

Barry M. Klein of UC Davis will speak on "First-Principles, All-Electron Studies of the Electronic Structure and Stability of Ordered Intermetallic Compounds" on Wed., Feb. 21, at 3 pm in Music Lawn 264.

fmi - Ruqian Wu x3900

Families and Literacy Videoconference Registration

The PBS videoconference on "Families and Literacy: Making Sense of the Issues" will be shown on Sat., Mar. 2, from 10 am to 1 pm in the Oviatt Library Room 1 (Garden Level). The conferences features examples of effective literacy programs and a discussion of community needs and activities. The program is free, but registration is required by Wed., Feb. 21, due to limited seating.

fmi - Joanna McKenzie or Ardis Flenniken x3923

Lecture on South Asia

Ram M. Roy of the Political Science Department, who returned recently from a two-month visit to foreign relations offices in South Asia capitals, will speak on "The U.S. and South Asia in the Post-Cold War Era" on Wed., Feb. 21, at 3 pm in Sierra Hall Room 245. The talk is sponsored by the Political Science Department.

fmi - x3488

Publicizing Clubs and Organizations

The Leadership Institute will sponsor a free workshop, "Publicizing Your Organization," for representatives of all clubs and organizations on Tue., Feb. 20, from noon to 1:30 pm in the USU's Balboa Room and on Wed., Feb. 21, from 5:30 to 7 pm in the USU's Burbank Room.

fmi - Colleen Farrell x2393

Ramadan Prayer Service

The Islamic Center Northridge, a member of the CSUN Interfaith Council, will celebrate the end of Ramadan, the fasting month, with a prayer service Tues., Feb. 20, 7 am on the Oviatt Lawn. The service, in English, is expected to attract more than 2000 Mulsims.

fmi - Ahmed El-Gabalawy x5813

Symposium on African Oral Histories in American Theater

A two-day symposium on "The American Theatre: The Documentary Performance and Its Emergence Out of Oral Tradition of the African Diaspora" will take place Feb. 23 and 24 in the Little Theatre in the Speech Drama Building. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the School of the Arts, the Theatre Department, and the Arts Educational Equity Program.

The symposium begins at noon on Fri., Feb. 23, with a discussion of the adaptation of oral histories, autobiographies and biographies to the stage. Participants include Beverly Robinson, UCLA theater professor; Victor Leo Walker II, a CSUN alumnus who is a Dartmouth College drama professor; and Paul Carter Harrison, playwright/director and writer-in-residence at Columbia College, Chicago. Symposium participants may also attend the Friday evening premiere of "Hating to See the Sun Rise," a "documentary performance" play created by CSUN theater professor Peter Grego out of slave oral histories.

A discussion of "Hating to See the Sun Rise" takes place on Sat., Feb. 24, at 10:30 am, followed by lunch and a matinee performance of the play. A 4:30 pm discussion on "The Politics and Polemics in the American Theatre of Race, Gender and Sexuality" concludes the symposium.

fmi - x2024 or x3086

Ruth Lencione Fellowship Available

A fellowship for students who wish to work with young students and their families is available to undergraduates and graduate students. It awards $5,000 over two semesters. The fellowships are funded from the estate of Ruth Lencione, a former faculty member who founded the Infant Intervention Program, which combines treatment from speech, physical therapy, and family environmental sciences. Ten fellowships are available over a five-year period. Brochures and applications are available from the Family Environmental Sciences Office, Prairie Street 448 or x3051.

Marilyn Magaram Center Nutrition Lecture

Linda M. Bartoshuk of the Yale University School of Medicine will speak about "Gustatory Sense Sensory Evaluation" on Tues., Feb. 20, from noon to 1 pm in Room 107 of the Fine Arts Bldg. The lecture is free. Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am.

Lecture/Poetry Reading

Marie Cartier will read excerpts from her poetry and give a lecture on Tues., Mar. 4, at 7 pm in the USU Grand Salon. Admission is free. The program is sponsored by the Women's Center and Queer Latinos Unidos.

fmi - x2780

Voter Registration Deadline Looms

To vote in the March 26 primary election, citizens must register by Feb. 26. They also must register if they have moved since the last election, changed their name, or wish to change their party affiliation. Voter registration forms are available in the Office of Government Relations, x2123 and mail drop 8353.

fmi - Dorena Knepper x2123

Evaluation of Dean

An evaluation of the performance of Jorge Garcia, dean of the School of Humanities, 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 Maria Ramos in the Provost's Office at email: maria.ramos@csun.edu or x2957. Questionnaires must be returned by Mar. 1.

fmi - Don Cameron x2962

Research Grant on Study of Violence

Applications are being accepted for a three-year research grant program offered by the National Institutes of Health. The investigator-initiated research will focus on the causes, course, treatment, management, and prevention of violence against women and violence within the family, including the legal consequences of this violence for victims. The deadline for applications is Mar. 29.

fmi - x2901

Guest Piano Soloist in Benefit Concert

Nanette Kaplan Solomon, professor of piano at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, will perform the works of contemporary women composers on Fri., Feb. 23, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall of the Music Bldg. Tickets are $6.50 general; $5 faculty and staff; and $3.50 students and seniors. The concert sponsors are the Music Dept. and Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity for women. Proceeds of the event will go to scholarships.

fmi - ticket information x2488; program information x3180

Chamber Group Performance

The Virtuosi di Los Angeles Ensemble will give a concert on Sun., Feb. 25, at 3 pm in the Recital Hall of the Music Bldg. The 10-piece group with harp will perform works of Mozart, Bach, Ravel and Debussy. The Music Dept. is the sponsor. Tickets are $6.50 general; $5 faculty and staff; and $3.50 students and seniors.

fmi - ticket information x2488; program information x3180

Open Meetings

I. Continuing Education Committee

The Continuing Education Committee will meet Wed., Feb. 21, from 3:15 to 5 pm in the Oviatt Library Basement, Conference Room 33. The agenda will include the chair's report (by Paul Krivonos), the dean's report (by James O'Donnell), the diploma certificate program on Seoul Conservatory music (by Jerry Luedders), Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs (by Mack Johnson), and English as a Second Language/International Education (by Michael Steadman).

II. Campus Planning Board

The Campus Planning Board will meet Wed., Feb. 28, at 10 am in the President's Trailer, Conference Room A. The agenda will include the status of earthquake recovery (by Arthur Elbert) and earthquake recovery: streets, roads, and parking (by Bill Chatham and Steven Lohr).