VOL. LII, No. 15 - November 28, 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.

United California State Employees Campaign Begins

The United California State Employees Campaign begins Mon., Nov. 27, and runs through Fri., Dec. 15. For information, see the attached letter from President Wilson.

Chancellor's Article

An article by Chancellor Barry Munitz, "Wanted: New Leadership for Higher Education," written for the Fall 1995 edition of "Planning for Higher Education," has been sent to all faculty senators. Copies are available from the Faculty Senate Office.

fmi - Faculty Senate Office x3263 or arlene.noar@csun.edu

China Institute Director

Justine Z.X. Su (School of Education) is the new director of the China Institute here. Su replaces L. Richard Ye (School of Business), who served as director for the 1994-95 academic year.

fmi - Justine Z.X. Su x3939.

Faculty Mentor Training Project

Ten junior faculty members will be invited to take part in an upgraded faculty mentor training program this spring that is designed to enhance their skills in helping students at risk of drop-out or academic disqualification. The interns will be granted three units of released time. Interested faculty should communicate with their department chair and dean, who will forward names to the selection committee.

fmi - Don Dorsey 818/773-1842.

Meeting for Adult Psychology Majors

Roger Moss (Psychology) will discuss "Capitalizing On Your Assets: Experience is a Plus!" at a continental breakfast for adult psychology students on Wed., Nov. 29, from 10 to 11:30 am in Sierra Hall 307. The discussion is sponsored by the Adult Resource & Re-Entry Program. R.S.V.P.

fmi - Estella Gutierrez or Ellen Mayer x5552 or V/TDD 407-7834

Who's Who Among American University Students

Each academic school has been sent nomination forms and criteria for the CSU Northridge Who's Who students for 1995-96. Each school has a quota based on enrollment. The nominations must be returned to the Office of Student Development & International Programs, mail drop 8261, by Wed., Jan. 10. Direct questions to your school office or to Vicki Allen, the program coordinator.

fmi - Vickie Allen x2393

Psychology Undergraduate Research Competition

The Psychology Department and Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology) will hold their Third Annual Undergraduate Research Competition Thurs., Nov. 30, from 9 am to 1 pm and on Fri., Dec. 1, from 9 am to 1 pm in Sierra Hall 327. Psychology students will present the findings of their independent research projects during two poster presentation sessions. All interested people are invited to attend.

fmi - Angel Lahr x2815

Fall '95 Job Expo

The Fall '95 Job Expo will be Thurs., Nov. 30, from 10 am to 4 pm in the USU's Northridge Center. Interviews can be arranged during the morning information exchange, 10 am to 1 pm; some companies will stay to interview students from 1:30 to 4 pm. Bring a resume and dress appropriately for a job interview.

fmi - Ann Morey x2388

Sculptural Art Installation at the Art Dome

Local artist Carole Kim exhibits her installation "Preserves: A Sculptural Installation" from Sat., Dec. 2 through Sat., Jan. 20, in the Cal State Northridge Art Dome, Music Lawn 236. The opening reception will be Sat., Dec. 2, from 4 to 6 pm. Kim was assisted by students from the Art Department. (Note: The Art Dome will be closed Dec. 21 through Jan. 6).

fmi - x2156

Chemistry Lecture

Richard Chamberlain (UC Irvine) will speak on "Non-Natural Amino Acids as Protein Structure/Function Probes" on Wed., Nov. 29, at 4 pm in Science 2247.

fmi - x3381

Sierra Hall Display Case Sign-up

Sierra Hall display case sign-ups for the spring semester are scheduled for Fri., Dec. 1, at 8 am at the Office of Student Development and International Programs in USU 113-Southwest Addition. All sign-ups are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Two organizations and/or offices can sign up for each available week. No Holiday Heat The university steam plant will reduce operations during the holidays beginning Fri., Dec. 22, at 4 pm. The steam plant will resume regular operations Sun., Jan. 1, at 11 pm. The affected buildings and areas are as follows: fmi - Tom Brown x3914 or Work Control Center x2222

Forgivable Loans Available

Forgivable loans are available for CSU minorities, women, and persons with disabilities pursuing doctorates. All areas of study will be considered, although priority will be given to applicants pursuing doctorates in natural science, mathematics, computer science and engineering. The program provides up to $10,000 per year for up to three years, forgivable at the rate of 20% for each year of full-time teaching in the CSU. Deadline for application is Feb. 19. Applications are available in the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs, Admin Park 706.

fmi - x2138

Advances in Cancer Research Presentation

Steve Oppenheimer (Biology) will speak on advances in cancer research and prevention at the monthly meeting of the Association of Retired Faculty on Tues., Dec. 5, at 2 pm at the University Club. The university community is invited to attend.

fmi - Isabelle Walker x3858

Instant Admissions Day for Transfers

The Office of Student Outreach & Recruitment - Transfer Services will host a Priority Admissions Day and Academic Fair on Wed., Dec. 6, from 10 am to 3 pm and from 5 to 8 pm for evening students in the USU's Grand Salon and Northridge Center. Prospective students will receive same-day, on-the-spot admissions processing and leave with an admission decision. Students can also obtain information about academic programs and student services.

fmi - x4689

Instant Admissions Day at Ventura Campus

The Ventura Campus will host an Instant Admissions Day for the Spring 1996 semester on Mon., Dec. 4, form 2 to 6 pm at the Ventura Campus, 2151 Alessandro Drive, Ventura.

fmi - (805) 654-4900

Goodwill Holiday Donation Drive

The University Recycling Program will collect used household and office items for the Fourth Annual Holiday Donation Drive from Sat., Dec. 2, through Sun., Dec. 10 from 9 am to 5 pm at the corner of Lassen and Lindley Avenue, where a Goodwill attendant will be on duty to issue receipts for tax purposes, and at the Matador Bookstore Complex.

fmi - Cyndi Signett x2477

Teleconference on Distance Learning

The second conference in a four-part satellite teleconference series, "Educating Amy," can be viewed on Wed., Nov. 29, from 10 to 11:30 am in Oviatt 5 (basement). This conference, on academic issues, will deal with curriculum development, faculty development, interaction, and access to information resources. There will be a panel discussion, vignettes from distance learning students and film clips of higher education experts.

fmi - Hedy Carpenter x2138

Public Safety Advisory Board Meeting

The last meeting of the Public Safety Advisory Board for the Fall 1995 semester will be on Wed., Dec. 6, at 10 am in the Student Health Center Conference Room. The Public Safety Advisory Board comprises representatives from PPM, Public Safety, AS, Student Affairs, and various other faculty and administrative departments. The board discusses and addresses campus safety. All members of the University community are encouraged to attend this open meeting.

fmi - Fred Strache x3689 or Marlin Hines x4997

Symphony Performance

The Cal State Northridge Symphony will perform on Sat., Dec. 2, at 8 pm in the USU's Performing Arts Center. The concert, "The Marriage of 'Pop/Folk' and 'Classical' Music,'" features selections ranging from Brahms to Bernstein. Ticket prices are $6.50 general, $5 faculty/staff, and $3.50 students/seniors.

fmi - x3180

Wind Symphony Performance

The Cal State Northridge Wind Symphony will perform on Thurs., Nov. 30, at 8 pm in the Little Theatre in the Speech and Drama Building. Ticket prices are $6.50 general, $5 faculty/staff, and $3.50 students/seniors.

fmi - x3180

Wind Ensemble Concert

The Cal State Northridge Wind Ensemble will perform on Fri., Dec. 1, at 8 pm in the USU's Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $6.50 general, $5 faculty/staff, and $3.50 students/seniors.

fmi - x3180

DIG LA Goes to Olvera Street

DIG LA (Discover, Inquire, and Grow in Los Angeles) will visit Olvera Street on Sat., Dec. 2. The event costs $9 for students, $14 for all others. Make your reservations at the Office of Student Development and International Programs at the entrance to the USU.

fmi - Vicki or Marta x2393

Coordinator, Program Review

Faculty interested in .2 units of release time for the spring semester for the position of Coordinator, Program Review may contact Margaret Fieweger, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Studies, x2969 or mail drop 8203. The Coordinator of Program Review establishes and maintains a schedule of program reviews; assists in managing and executing the program review process; provides consultation in the development of self-studies; works with the Office of Institutional Research to see that appropriate data are provided to departments engaged in writing self-studies and consults with the Director of Assessment on assessment projects that will be incorporated into the self-studies; works with the evaluators and internal review committees; facilitates the selection of external evaluators; prepares the memorandum of understanding between the department and the Provost; prepares annual reports for the Chancellor's Office, as well as other written material; maintains program review files; and coordinates program review with strategic planning. The Coordinator will work with the Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies to review and revise policies and materials as they relate to program review.

fmi - x2969

Coordinator, University Honors Program

Faculty interested in .2 units of release time for the spring semester for the position of Coordinator, Honors Program may contact Margaret Fieweger, Associate Vice President, Undergraduate Studies, x2969 or mail drop 8203. The Coordinator of the University Honors Program reports to the Associate vice President of Undergraduate Studies and is responsible for the development and coordination of the University Honors Program (formerly University Honors Program in General Education). The Coordinator will create a plan for the linking of the General Education Honors Program with existing departmental honors programs. The Coordinator will recruit students into and establish a liaison with the GE Student Honors Council to develop extracurricular Honors activities. The Coordinator will negotiate with school deans and department chairs in the selection of the GE Honors courses and instructors. The Coordinator will also work directly with the Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies to review and revise program requirements and rewards.

fmi - x2969

Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers are invited to Habitat for Humanity meetings on Tues., Dec. 5, at 12:30 pm in the USU's Balboa Room and on Wed., Dec. 6, at noon in the USU's Burbank Room. Habitat for Humanity helps biuld houses for the homeless.

fmi -Verne Bryant at vbryant@huey.csun.edu or Debbie Hellman at x2211 or email dhellman@huey.csun.edu

Workshop for Clubs and Organizations

The Leadership Institute will hold a free workshop for clubs and organizations on fundraising, sponsorship and budgeting on Tues., Nov. 28, from noon to 1:30 pm in the USU's Balboa Room and on Wed., Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 7 pm in the USU's Santa Monica Room.

fmi - Colleen x2393

Attachment

Date:  November 27, 1995
To: Faculty and Staff
Subject: 1995 United California State Employees Campaign

On Monday, November 27, 1995, the Faculty and Staff of California State University, Northridge, begin their seventh year under the United California State Employees charitable campaign. This is not a United Way Campaign. United Wasy is the approved principal to assist the State in this campaign. Under this charitable giving campaign, you may designate to any non-profit Federal and State approved agencies, as well as to both local and national charitable agencies.

Since 1962, you have pledged more than $310,834 to help those in need through one charitable organization or another. Over the years, your contributions have helped thousands of people you will never knkow. Your contributions through the United California State Employees payroll deduction plan will continue to help support medical research as well as health and mental retardation services, and child care services, to name a few of the many beneficiaries.

Not only is the United California State Employees Campaign a convenient payroll deduction method of supporting a number of chariable organizations, but it also eliminates duplication of fund raising drives in the University.

I know that an increasing number of faculty and staff members will show their concern for the welfar of the community by pledging to this campaign.

Sincerely,

Blenda J. Wilson
President