VOL. LII, No. 24 - February 26, 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.


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Attention 1996 Graduates

Congratulations to the graduating class of 1996! Those whose names will appear in the commencement booklet may check the spelling of their name and verify their major during the week of Feb. 26 at Student Information Services, in the Student Services Dome on Plummer St. and Lindley Ave.

fmi - Mary Baxton x3777

Women and Men in Society

Peirreit Hondagneu-Sotelo will discuss her current research and the USC program on the Study of Women and Men in Society on Tues., Feb. 27, at 1 pm in the USU's Pasadena Room. She is a sociology professor at USC and the author of "Gendered Transitions: Mexican Experiences of Immigration."

fmi - Sociology Dept. x3591

Eat Smart

The Marilyn Magaram Center will present the video "Eat Smart" on Tues., Feb. 27, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm and again on Wed., Feb. 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in Room 107 of the Fine Arts Bldg.

fmi - x3102

Raft Trip in Grand Canyon

Susan Tanges of Southland Geotechnical Consultants will lecture on "A Geological Raft Trip Down the Grand Canyon" on Wed., Feb. 28, at 4 pm in Science Court 516. Her talk is sponsored by the Geological Sciences Department and the Geology Club.

fmi - Betty Queen x3541

The Uses of Physics

Say-Peng Lim of the Physics and Astronomy Department will speak on "What Can You Do With a Physics Degree?" on Wed., Feb. 28, at 12 pm in Music Lawn 248-B. The Society of Physics Students sponsors the talk.

fmi - Steve Campbell x3222

American Film Institute Career Opportunities

Alumna Tina James, a coordinator at the American Film Institute, will speak on career opportunities and internships available at AFI on Thurs., Feb. 29, from 11 am to 1:30 pm in Room 17 of the Oviatt Library (lower level). The talk is open to all CSUN students and all alumni with a Career Center services card.

fmi - x4561

Jazz at Northridge Series

Saxophonist Joshua Redman and his Quartet will perform on Thurs., Feb. 29, at 7:30 pm in the new USU Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at CSUN/Ticketmaster Mon. and Wed. from noon to 7:30 pm; and Tues., Thurs., Fri. from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. Prices are $12 for CSUN students and $19 general admission, including seniors.

fmi - x3943

Non-Natural Amino Acids

Richard Chamberlain of UC Irvine will speak about "Non-Natural Amino Acids as Protein Structure/Function Probes" on Wed., Feb. 28, at 4 pm in Science 2247. The Chemistry Department sponsors the talk.

fmi - x4937

Proposition 203: Why a Bond Act?

Legislators, business and civic leaders, teachers and especially students acknowledge the need for constructing new classrooms and maintaining and modernizing existing public school facilities. They say we are educating future leaders in business, industry, and government as well as doctors, artists and humanitarians. The issue is no longer one of ability to compete in the global economy, but rather survival in a rapidly changing environment.

Given the magnitude of the need, the state General Fund is not a viable source of support for capital projects, whether for public education or other public entities. In the absence of other feasible funding mechanisms, the state Legislature has proposed the sale of General Obligation bonds for voter approval on the Mar. 26 ballot.

Two of the last three Public Higher Education Bond Acts have failed passage by 2% and 6% respectively. If Proposition 203 is rejected, public schools will be without the means to address capital construction, repair, and seismic upgrades. Moreover, the backlog of projects will have an additional two years to grow larger.

Next week: "How Will CSUN Benefit?"

fmi - Dorena Knepper x2123

Meeting Date of Disabilities Board

The next meeting of the Campus Wide Disabilities Issues Board has been rescheduled to Tues., Apr. 9, from 1 to 3 pm, in Conference Room "A" at the President's Office. Members and consultants are invited to submit agenda items in writing by noon on Fri., Mar. 29, to Steve Loving, Office of Disabled Student Services, Bldg. "O", mail drop 8264.

Textbook Return Advisory

Students are advised to purchase their textbooks ASAP. The Matador Bookstore will begin returning books to publishers on Fri., Mar. 1. Books ordered for the Ventura campus are included in this advisory.

fmi - x2913

Three Concerts

The Music Dept. will present three concerts in the USU Performing Arts Center this weekend. The CSUN Wind Ensemble, conducted by David Whitwell, will perform on Fri., Mar. 1, at 8 pm. Julia Heinen will perform the Weber Concerto No. 2 on clarinet.

The CSUN Symphony will perform Sat., Mar. 2, at 8 pm, with David Aks as conductor. Clarinet major Audra Camacho, a recent Concerto Competition winner, will play Weber's Concertino, opus 26.

The CSUN Junior Youth Orchestra, conducted by Kimberly Blake-Gilgore, and the Concert Youth Orchestra, conducted by John Kenion, will perform on Sun., Mar. 3, at 3 pm.

Tickets for each event are $6.50 general, $5 faculty and staff, and $3.50 students and seniors.

fmi - x3180

Earthquakes and Earthquake Recovery

The Association of Retired Faculty will meet Tues., Mar. 5, at 2 pm, in the University Club. Roger diJulio of the School of Engineering and Computer Science will give a talk on "A Structural Engineer's View of Earthquakes," and Art Elbert, vice president of administration and finance, will discuss the campus's earthquake recovery. All faculty and staff are invited.

fmi - Ruth Horgan (818)349-2319

The Future of Honors Programs

Provost Louanne Kennedy and Pat Nichelson, the new campus honors coordinator, will speak and answer questions about the future of the university honors programs on Tues., Mar. 5, from 12:30 to 2 pm in the USU's Grand Salon. The presentation is sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.

fmi - Todd Davis x3431

Gang Work in East L.A.

Father Gregory Boyle will speak about his work with gangs in Pico Gardens and Aliso Village on Thurs., Mar. 7, from 12:30 to 2 pm, in the USU Grand Salon. The Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program and the Chicano/a Studies Dept. sponsor the talk, described as a humanistic approach to gang violence.

fmi - Mary Pardo x2734

Your Child's Emotional Needs

A presentation, "Discovering Your Child's Unique Emotional Needs" will be given on Thurs., Mar. 7, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Family Focus Resource Center. RSVP by Mar. 5 to (818) 717-5575. Childcare is not available.

fmi - Judith Sultan x5575

Workshop for Work-Study Supervisors

The annual Work-Study Supervisor Workshop will be held on Thurs., Mar. 7, from 3 to 4:30 pm in the USU Thousand Oaks Room. If you plan to hire work-study students in the 1996/97 academic year, you or a representative must attend. Refreshments will be available.

fmi - Josie Carbajal x2373

The History of CSUN

John Broesamle of the History Dept. will speak about Suddenly a Giant, his history of CSUN, on Fri., Mar. 8, at 7:30 pm in the Education Bldg., Room 3118. The talk, part of the Spring Forum of the University Women's Club, is open to all.

Introduction to HTML

Steven Stepanek of the Computer Science Dept. will give an introduction to HTML, the HyperText Markup Language for World Wide Web documents, on Fri. Mar. 8, from 12 to 2 pm, in EA 1215. Basic fundamentals of HTML will be covered to help beginners create documents that can be viewed via most WWW browsers. Advanced topics such as forms and image maps will not be discussed.

fmi - Veronica M. Ornelas, vmo20372@dewey.csun.edu

Evaluation of Dean Handler

An evaluation of the performance of Philip Handler, dean of the School of the Arts, 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 Leah Holzman in the Provost's Office at x2957 or via e-mail: leah.holzman@csun.edu. Questionnaires must be returned by Mar. 15.

In addition, the evaluation committee will be available on Mar. 11 from 11 am to 1 pm for anyone wishing to meet in person. Call Leah Holzman for an appointment.

fmi - Don Cameron x2962

Sunday Brunch at the University Club

The University Club continues to serve brunch from 10 am to 2 pm every Sunday. Prices for the complete buffet are $12.95 adults and $6.95 children 12 and under; a la carte entrees begin at $5.95. Reservations are recommended.

fmi - x2076

Show Not Going On

The B-Boys of Comedy Part III, originally scheduled for Sat., Feb. 24, is cancelled until further notice.

fmi - Johnny Cruz (818)775-9669

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends condolences to James Wolf of the Biology Dept. on the loss of his father and to U. Satyanarayana of the Mathematics Dept. on the loss of his mother-in-law.