VOL. LII, No. 11 - October30, 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.

President Wilson's Fall Community Forum

President Wilson invites the community to her Fall Community Forum on Wed., Nov. 1, at the USU's Performing Arts Center. People may attend either of two sessions, at 11:30 am or 1 pm. The forum is a place to offer comments, advice, and ideas concerning the university.

fmi - x2121

Philosophy Lecture

Stuart Glennan of Butler University will lecture on "A Two-Tiered Theory of Causation" on Fri., Nov. 3, at 3 pm in Building 15, 4th Floor Conference Room.

fmi - x2757

Mariachi Music Performance

Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez will perform "Viva El Mariachi," a tribute to the evolution of mariachi music, on Fri., Nov. 17, at 8 pm in the USU Performing Arts Center. Tickets, available through the USU box office, cost: general, $20; faculty/ staff, $15; students, $10.

fmi - Arts Educational Equity Program x2024

Lecture on Toni Morrison

The lecture by Barbara Williams Lewis (USC), "Quiet As It's Kept: Gossip, Secrecy and Unspeakable Things in Toni Morrison's novel The Bluest Eye," will take place on Wed., Nov. 8, at 3 pm in the USU Grand Salon, not on Nov. 3, as previously indicated.

fmi - x3301

Policy for Naming of Campus Facilities

President Wilson has approved a new policy for the naming of campus buildings and facilities. This policy brings the campus into conformity with CSU system policy on this topic. Copies of the policy are available in the Office of the President, the Office of University Relations, the Vice Presidents' offices, and the Oviatt Library.

fmi - Michael Hammerschmidt x2150.

Fee Waiver Deadlines

State employees interested in participating in the employee waiver and faculty dependent/spouse fee waiver programs for Spring 1996 should contact Carol Hallenbeck, x2173, for a packet. Packets will be sent automatically to continuing participants in both programs. The application deadline for new participants is Nov. 8. The deadline for continuing participants is Nov. 22. The deadline for continuing participants with changes in admission status is Nov. 8. TTR registration packets and fees must be returned to Human Resource Services by Nov. 22. Registration packets received after Dec. 1 will require a $25 late fee.

IRS Code Section 127 expired Dec. 31, 1994, and, as of this date, has not been reenacted. (Section 127 provided for a tax exemption for graduate-level educational assistance.) Therefore, fees deferred for graduate-level coursework for the purpose of career development must now be reported as taxable income. This does not affect undergraduates and job-related graduate courses. Should this legislation be extended or be made retroactive, a notice will be placed in the UIB. Fee Waiver Program hours are from 8 am to noon, Monday through Friday.

fmi - Carol Hallenbeck x2173

Defensive Driving Classes

Defensive Driving Classes will be offered on Tues., Nov. 21, from 8:30 to 11:30 am and again from 1 to 4 pm in the USU's South Valley Room. Faculty, staff, and student employees who drive a state vehicle (including carts) in the course of their work must complete this class every four years. A $16 per person fee will be charged to your department. Call the Environmental Health and Safety Office for reservations; space is limited. Please have your account number ready when you call.

fmi - Environmental Health and Safety Office x2401

Student Computer Workrooms

Student computer workrooms provide students with word processors, spreadsheets, compilers, statistical applications, and World Wide Web, general Internet, and e-mail access. These facilities are open to all students and are available seven days a week from 7 am to 11 pm in the following locations: Engineering 127, Engineering Field Dome, Music Lawn 204, and Music Lawn 208.

Two additional workrooms, open Monday through Friday - 7 am to 11 pm, are located in Sierra South 300 and Sierra South 302.

fmi - x7809 and off-campus 407-7809

Public Discussion on General Education

The General Education Steering Committee Workgroup "Developing Learning Communities/Breadth/Linkages/Connections to Major" will hold a public forum, "Linkage Models for General Education, Building Learning Communities: A Public Forum," on Thurs., Nov. 2, from 3 to 5 pm in Business Building 4117. All faculty, staff, students, and administrators are invited. Discussion facilitators include Robert Kemmerling, Counseling Center; Sharon Klein, English; Tom Piernik, Student Affairs; and members of the workgroup.

fmi - Mary Lee Sparling x3356

Career Information for Arts Majors

Community Arts Director Earl Sherburn and a panel of speakers from the Department of Cultural Affairs will be on campus to provide career information on Wed., Nov. 8, from 11:30 to 1 pm in the Instructional Media Center, Oviatt Library, Room 17 (lower level). The presentation is especially targeted to students in the School of the Arts, but all are invited to attend.

fmi - Rory Barksdale x2878

Debate on Affirmative Action

A debate on affirmative action will take place on Tues., Oct. 31, from 12:15 to 1:45 pm in the USU's Grand Salon. It will feature state Senator Diane Watson and Joe Gelman, campaign manager for the California Civil Rights Initiative. The debate is being sponsored by the Presidential Advisory Board on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action. It is the first in a series of events planned by the board to provide faculty and students an opportunity to learn about the initiative and discuss affirmative action in public higher education.

fmi - Office of Affirmative Action x2077

Physics Colloquium

Carl Gwinn (UC Santa Barbara) will lecture on "Interstellar Optics for Femtoradian Imaging" on Tues., Oct. 31, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - Say Peng Lim x5612

Freshman and Transfer Admissions Days

The Office of Student Outreach & Recruitment Services will host two Priority Admissions Days and Academic Fairs on Fri., Nov. 10, from 9 am to 2 pm (for freshmen) and on Wed., Dec. 6, from 9 am to 2 pm and from 5 to 8 pm (for transfer students). Both events will be held in the USU's Grand Salon. Prospective students can take advantage of the one-stop admissions processing and leave with an admissions decision.

fmi - x2967

Proposals Sought for Teaching Conferences

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the 1996 Lilly Conference on College Teaching to be held March 8-10, 1996, at Lake Arrowhead. The deadline for proposal submissions is Nov. 15.

Faculty are also invited to submit proposals for presentation at the 1996 CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching on Sat., Feb. 10, at CSU Los Angeles. The proposals should be for brief presentations or demonstrations related to effective teaching. The deadline for proposal submission is Nov. 13. Information packets and proposal forms are available in the Office of Graduate Studies, Research, and International Programs.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857 or x2138

Forum on Innovative Teaching

Winners of the 1994-95 Judge Julian Beck Instructional Improvement Projects grants will discuss and demonstrate the results of their projects at forum on innovative teaching on Fri., Nov. 10, from 2 to 4 pm at the University Club. Guidelines for the 1996-97 grants will be available. Refreshments will be served.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857

Night Safety Walk

The Public Safety Advisory Board will conduct a Night Safety Walk of the campus on Thurs., Nov. 2, at 5:30 pm, beginning at the south parking lot of Building 14. Participants will help identify potential hazards and make recommendations for improvements that will aid in preventing accidents and injury to the campus community. The walk generally takes 1-2 hours.

fmi - Marlin Hines x4997

Employer Interviews for Graduating Seniors and Alumni

The Career Center invites graduating seniors and alumni to register for campus interviews with employers still available during November '95. Come in and complete paperwork at once.

fmi - x2878

Provost to Address Retired Faculty Assoc.

Louanne Kennedy will speak at this month's meeting of the Association of Retired Faculty (ARF) on Tues., Nov. 7, at 2 pm at the University Club. Kennedy will speak on curriculum and strategic planning, general education revisions, and the status of the Ventura campus. All active and retired faculty are invited to attend the meeting.

fmi - x3846

Optimist Club Seeks Advisor

The Optimist Club is looking for a faculty advisor. The club will hold an informal meeting on Thurs., Nov. 2, at 6:30 pm in the Satellite Student Union's Pieza de Celis Room.

fmi - Randell Resneder 775-9752 or Rresneder@csun.edu

Fellowships for Research at CIRES

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences has announced fellowships for Ph.D. scientists in physics, chemistry and dynamics of Earth system for research at CIRES, Boulder, Colorado. Application deadline is Fri., Dec. 15.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Faculty Ballot on Revision of ASCSU Constitution

A faculty ballot regarding revisions to the Constitution of the CSU Academic Senate will be sent to all full-time faculty on Fri., Nov. 10. The amendments, which will be voted on as a single question, will become effective upon ratification by faculties of all CSU campuses. A cover memo dated Fri., Nov. 10, will provide instructions for voting. Faculty are urged to vote upon receipt of the ballot.

fmi - 3263

Concert by Swiss Lutenist

Hopkinson Smith, a lutenist from Switzerland, will perform 17th century Italian and Spanish music on Wed., Nov. 1, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. Tickets cost: general, faculty, staff: $10; students and seniors: $8.

fmi - x3180

Funds Available for Research Computing Equipment

The National Science Foundation has funds available for the purchase and personal support of special purpose computing equipment for research in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. Research projects involving symbolic and algebraic computations and graphical representations are encouraged. The application deadline is Mon., Dec. 4.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Workshops for Disabled Students

Students with Disability Internship Project will hold four different workshops in November: fmi - Terri Goldstein x3148 (Voice) or x3066 (TDD)

"It Starts at 8:07" Concert Rescheduled

The Cal State Northridge Jazz Vocal Ensemble concert, originally scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 2, will take place on Tues., Dec. 5, at precisely 8:07 pm in the Recital Hall. Tickets cost: general, $6:50; faculty/staff, $5; students/seniors, $3.50.

fmi - x3180