VOL. LII, No. 25 - March 4, 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.

Strategic Planning Web Page

The Strategic Planning Committee invites you to view its new Web site for university strategic planning information and welcomes your questions and opinions. The Huey address is: http://www.csun.edu/~hfanr057/sp.html (the 0 is a zero, the ~ is a tilde in the upper left corner of your keyboard). You may e-mail the Strategic Planning Committee within the Web site.

fmi - Sue Thompson x2550 or e-mail sue.thompson@csun.edu

Habitat for Humanity Chapter Meeting

There will be a Habitat for Humanity meeting on Mon., Mar. 4, at 2 pm in the USU, Thousand Oaks Room. Topics include chapter organization and recognition, structure of on-going projects and existing work sites, plus spring break opportunities for Apr. 1-5. All interested faculty, staff and students are invited.

Funding Opportunities for Faculty

A representative from California Council for the Humanities will speak about funding opportunities for faculty on Tues., Mar. 5, at 1 pm in the USU, Granada Room. CCH is interested in projects which emphasize analysis and exchange of ideas. The next grant deadline is Apr. 1.

fmi - x2901

Worldwide Extremist Trends

Rick Eaton of the Simon Weisenthal Center will speak about his investigations of extremist groups worldwide on Wed., Mar. 6, at 3 pm in the USU Grand Salon. The talk is co- sponsored by HISA (Humanities Interdisciplinary Student Association), Emerging Leaders, AS SPACE, Associated Students, and the Humanities Interdisciplinary Program.

Educational Policies Committee Meeting

The Education Policies Committee will meet on Wed., Mar. 6, at 1:30 pm in Presidential Conference Room A to discuss the draft document "Governance and Coordination of General Education" prepared by the General Education Steering Committee. Interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Physics Colloquium

Stephen Walton of the Physics and Astronomy Dept. will speak on "Restoration of Full-DIsk Solar Images" on Wed., Mar. 6, at 3:30 pm in ML 264.

fmi - x3900

Chemistry Seminar Series

Peter Rentzepis of UC Irvine will speak about "Picosecond, Time-Resolved X-Ray and Electron Diffraction" on Wed., Mar. 6, at 4 pm in Science 2247. The Dept. of Chemistry sponsors the talk.

fmi - x3381

Premiere CSUN Student Films

Movies by some of CSUN's top film students will be shown at a special screening on Wed., Mar. 6, at 7:30 pm at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at 5230 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. The films were written, produced and directed by students under the guidance of the RTVF Department's film production faculty. The event is free and open to the public.

fmi or reservation - x3192

Brush Up on Interview Skills

The Career Center presents a panel discussion on "Interview Skills That Get Results" on Thurs., Mar. 7, from 11 am to 12:15 pm and again from 12:30 to 1:45 pm in the Instructional Media Studio, Oviatt Library. It will cover the do's and don'ts of interviewing and answering tough interview questions. All students, faculty and staff are welcome. Sign up in the Career Center at the USU because seating is limited.

fmi - Darcel Jarrett-Bowles x2878

Badminton for Fun and Fitness

A weekly badminton hour is scheduled to begin Fri., Mar. 8, from 11 am to noon in PE 100 of the Matadome. Jennifer Romack of the Kinesiology Dept. is the organizer. CSUN faculty and staff are invited. No reservations are needed.

fmi - x3205

Jazz Legend Joins "A" Bank Concert

Buddy Childers will be a guest performer at the Jazz "A" Band concert on Fri., Mar. 8, at 8 pm. He played trumpet with Woody Herman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and other jazz greats and tours with Frank Sinatra. Ticket prices are $6.50 general; $5 faculty and staff; and $3.50 students and seniors. Advance purchase is recommended.

fmi - x3180

Viola Recital

The Music Dept. presents Jeffrey Showell of the Univ. of Arizona in a viola recital on Sat., Mar. 9, at 8 pm, in the Recital Hall. Selections include Furst's "Sonatina for Viola and Piano, opus 13" and Bartok's "Concerto for Viola." Admission is free.

fmi - x3180

'On the Spot' Returns

The comedy improv troupe "On the Spot" will perform on Sat., Mar. 9, at 8 pm in the USU Grand Salon. This two-year old group of CSUN staff, students and graduates has appeared at The Comedy Store, Pasadena's Ice House and many other venues. Associated Students sponsors the performance, which is free. Everyone is welcome.

fmi - Richard-Edward de Vere x2310

Women Composers Featured in Recital

Faculty artist Julia Heinen, clarinet, with Heidi Brende, piano, and Richard Kravchak, English horn, will perform works of women composers on Sun., Mar. 10, at 3 pm, in the Recital Hall. The Music Dept. sponsors the program in celebration of Women's History Month. Tickets are $10 general and $5 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. All proceeds go to music scholarships. An artist's reception follows the performance.

fmi - x3180

CSUN Jazz Combos

Gary Pratt will direct the CSUN Jazz Combos in a concert on Sun., Mar. 10, at 8 pm, in the Recital Hall. They will play well- known standards and originals. Tickets are $6.50 general; $5 faculty and staff; and $3.50 students and seniors.

fmi - x3180

Calling All Job Seekers

The Career Center hosts Job Festival '96 on Mon., Mar. 11, from 10 am to 1 pm in the USU Northridge Center. Employers eager to hire grads, undergrads, interns and volunteers will be on campus. Everyone is welcome. Bring your resume.

fmi - x2878

School of Humanities Lecture

Jessica Hagedorn, winner of the American Book Award, will speak about "Critical Fictions" on Mon., Mar. 11, from 7 to 9 pm in the Shoshone Room of the Satellite Student Union. She is a performing artist, novelist and poet.

fmi - Kenyon Chan x4966

Public Meetings About North Campus Property Proposals

Four prospective developers will present their proposals for the North Campus property on Mon., Mar. 11, from 9:30 to 11 am and from 1:30 to 3 pm in the Satellite Student Union's Shoshone Room; and again on Tues., Mar. 12, from 9:30 to 11 am and from 2:30 to 4 pm, in the Satellite Student Union's Fernandeno Room. Public comment is not scheduled for the meeting, but comments, concerns or recommendations may be submitted ahead of time in writing, by fax or by regular mail, to the North Campus Board:

Mr. Jack Rollow, Project Consultant
Office of Facilities Planning & Operation
Mail drop 8219
Fax: (818)407-6552

Citizens can provide public comment at a regular, open meeting of the North Campus Board on Mon., Mar. 25, at 2:30 pm in the USU Grand Salon. Following public comment, the Board will vote and select the developer or developers.

fmi - Dorena Knepper x2123

Shipwreck Excavation

George Bass, archaeologist, author and treasure hunter, will discuss his excavation of an ancient Bronze Age shipwreck in Turkey on Thurs., Mar. 14, at 7 pm in the USU's Grand Salon. His visit is sponsored by the university's Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program, the School of Social and Behavioral Science, Departments of Geography and Anthropology, and the Geography Council.

fmi - x3532

University Foundation Board Meeting

The board of directors of the University Foundation will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Thurs., Mar. 21, at 3 pm, in the School of Business Administration and Economics Bldg., Room 4117. The meeting is open to the public.

fmi - x2150

Proposition 203: How Will CSUN Benefit?

While Cal State Northridge has no specific projects on the 1996-97 approved list for funding, money from the Bond Act will benefit the campus in two ways:

(1) Funding of Minor Capital Outlay projects, such as the installation of new chemistry fume hoods to comply with life safety and environmental regulations, and the upgrading of existing physics computer labs for high-speed and high-capacity computers for the physics program. In addition, four projects, which would bring university facilities in compliance with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act would also be funded. [It is anticipated that CSUN's share will be between $250,000 - $350,000 for these projects.]

(2) Planning money ($270,000) for telecommunications infrastructure. This project is part of a large, systemwide program to upgrade and build new conduit and cable lines to keep pace with rapid changes in high technology. [The total systemwide request is $12.3 million.]

The CSUN-Ventura Campus will also benefit from Prop. 203: Funding ($936,000 for preliminary planning and working drawings) to bring needed utilities (water, electrical, sewer & telecommunications) to the border of the permanent site will be provided.

Next week: "Who Supports and Opposes Prop. 203?"

fmi - Dorena Knepper x4937

Study Abroad This Summer

EF International Language Schools will award a 1996 Summer Study Abroad Scholarship to a CSUN student who embodies commitment to intercultural awareness through academic study, community service and leadership. The scholarship includes a ten-week program at an EF School in France, Germany or Spain, plus round-trip travel expenses and room and board. The deadline for submitting documents is Apr. 1.

fmi - (818)772-0903

Focus Groups Want Input

Focus groups will meet on Mon., Mar. 25, from noon to 2 pm to gather ideas for creating a conceptual framework of the CSUN credential programs that will undergo accreditation review next year by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. All interested members of the campus community are invited to participate in the focus groups.

fmi - George Ferrell x2522 or george.ferrell@csun.edu

Disciplining Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities

A program on "Disciplining Strategies for Your Toddler With Developmental Disabilities" will be held on Thurs., Mar. 14, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Family Focus Resource Center. RSVP by Mar. 12 to (818)717-5575. Child care is not available.

fmi - Judith Sultan x5575

A Night Out at the Theater

DIG LA (Discover, Inquire, and Grown in Los Angeles) offers an outing on Sun., Apr. 21, that includes the Mark Taper Forum production of "Blade to the Heat" and dinner at the French Quarter in Santa Monica. The cost of $20 for students and $25 for non-students includes transportation, theater ticket and dinner. Space is limited. Reservations may be made in the Office of Student Development and International Programs at the entrance to the USU.

fmi - Vicki or Marta x2393

Acting Opportunities for Teenagers

The 39th annual TeenAge Drama Workshop will be offered from Jun. 24 to Aug. 4 by the CSUN Dept. of Theatre. The open-enrollment program for students in 8th to 12th grades combines classes, full production performances, staged readings and crew/management options. Tuition for the six-week program is $675 by May 1 or $750 after that date.

fmi - Dee Scattone x3086

Instructional Technology Institutes

CSU will sponsor Faculty Development Institutes on Instructional Technology during June in the following areas:

Video-Based Course Delivery:

Distributed Course Delivery for Problem-Based Learning: Putting Learning First: Taking Advantage of New Technologies: Each CSU campus may send a team of four faculty and instructional technology specialists to each of the four institutes. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies x2138 for applications.

fmi - Elizabeth Berry x2857

Free Tickets for All Faculty and Staff

The men's volleyball team is ranked sixth in the nation, and the Athletic Department, in conjunction with Project Community, extends two free tickets to all faculty and staff for the game against George Mason University on Mon., Mar. 11, at 7 pm in the Matadome. The tickets can be picked up at the Office of Student Development and International Programs in the USU, or contact Wendy Yost, Project Community coordinator.

fmi - Wendy Yost x2393

School of Humanities Lecture

Lourdes Arguelles will speak about "Gender, Sexualities, & Transnational Migration: Hidden Narratives from California" on Thurs., Mar. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the USU Thousand Oaks Room.

fmi - x3110

Women in the Media

A film producer and freelance journalist will speak about their careers on Tues., Mar. 12, at 8 am in Prairie Street 470. Robin Schorr, with the production team of Kennedy-Marshall, and Rita Street, formerly the editor-publisher of Animation Magazine, will also discuss how their role as women in media helps, hurts, and hastens change.

fmi - x3135

Stochastic Modeling in Finance

Alexander Weron, currently a professor at UC Santa Barbara, will speak on "Simulation Approach to Stochastic Modeling in Finance" on Tues., Mar. 12, at 2 pm in the Business Building Room 4117. The event is sponsored by the School of Business Administration and Economics.

fmi - Elizabeth Trybus x4616

NSF-Funded Research

Neal Tate, a program officer from the National Science Foundation, will speak to faculty about research interests, proposal submission, and other aspects of NSF-Funded Research on Wed., Mar. 13 at 3 pm and Thu., Mar. 14, at 1 pm in Sierra Hall 245. He will answer questions about any NSF division.

Faculty who cannot attend either presentation but who would like to speak to him should call the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects at x2901.

fmi - x2901

Students in a "Who's Who"

The 1996 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" will include 58 CSUN students. Students were selected by a campus nominating committee on the basis of academic achievement, community service, extracurricular activity leadership, and potential for continued success.

The students are Kamilah Ali, Begona Amador, Lynn Amate, Thomas Barnes, Michael Berman, Julie Bornstein, Laura Clark, Harris Cohen, Kelly Collin, Pamela Collins, George Diem, Jill Dow, Stephan Franciosi, David Ganelin, Shadi Ganjavi, Monica Lynn Garner, Neekole Glaspie, Lisa Hague, Talin Haritunians, Pounciana Ibrahim, Jeannette Jarvis, Craig Jepson, Diana Johnstone, Mary Catherine Karr, Aram Khachatourians, Igor Kirzhner, and Brian Klein.

Also, Carissa Klevens, Nancy Lynes, Alice McKenzie, Rochelle McMurray, Thomas MacNeil, Catherine Michaud-Derley, Jonathan Moses, Karen Naughton, Arsineh Nazarian, Concepcion Perez, Delea Lou Rayburn, Todd Rosen, Robin Rousselet, Jennifer Rowe, Sheri Rubolino, Aroutun Safarian, Audry Sayad, Sandi Silverman, Keith Stephenson, Yukuko Suyama, Marilou Tan, Joshua Tenenbaum, Anthony Teresi, Hieu Tong, Elham Toobi, Kimloan Trinh, Scott Tsuji, Oliver Vasquez, Jacqueline Ward, Gregory Wolfe, and Eugenia Wu.

Staff Recognition Ceremony

Employees on the attached list are eligible to receive service awards this year. Employees whose name do not appear but who believe their consecutive length of service at CSUN entitles them to an award this year should contact Marian Dent at x2119 by Mar. 15. Awards go to employees whose appointment and subsequent length of service total five, ten, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years in 1996. This year's ceremony will take place May 10 in the Satellite Student Union's Shoshone Room.

fmi - Marian Dent x2119

London Semester

Faculty interested in teaching in the London Semester Program in spring 1997 are invited to apply through the Office of Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs. The application deadline is March 29.

fmi - x2138

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends condolences to Wayne Aller of the Dept. of Psychology on the loss of his father.