VOL. LII, No. 26 - March 11, 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.

Jesse Jackson Speaks at Student Rally

Rev. Jesse Jackson will speak at an affirmative action rally on Thurs., Mar. 14, from 10:30 am to 2 pm in front of Oviatt Library. He is scheduled to speak about 12:50 pm. Other speakers will include Abby J. Leibman, Rosemary Dempsey, Michael Woo and Richard Alarcon. Ethnic dancing will be part of the program. The event is organized by the CSUN Coalition for Affirmative Action, comprising more than 20 campus student groups.

Proposition 203:
Who Supports It and Who Opposes It?

Individuals who have endorsed the K-12/Higher Education Bond Act on the March 26 Primary Election ballot include: Governor Pete Wilson; Richard Atkinson, President, University of California; Delaine Eastin, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; David Mertes, Chancellor, California Community Colleges; and Barry Munitz, Chancellor, California State University.

A partial list of organizations supporting the measure includes the California Association of Realtors, California Business Roundtable, California Chamber of Commerce, California Faculty Association, California Labor Federation AFL-CIO, California Manufacturers Association, California School Boards Association, California State PTA, California Taxpayers Association, California Teachers Association, Congress of California Seniors, League of Women Voters, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Rainbow Coalition.

Prop. 203 is opposed by the Libertarian Party of California.

Next Week: "Supporting and Opposing Arguments"

fmi - Donna Knepper x2123

Student Health Insurance Deadline

Enrollment premiums for the Student Health Insurance Plan provided by Associated Students must be postmarked or received by the A.S. Accounting Office in Admin. Park 700 by Fri., Mar. 15.

fmi - x2389

Gender Equity Lecture Series

David Sadker will speak about his research on the impact of gender on education on Mon., Mar. 11, at 5 pm in the Speech Drama Bldg., Room 121. A panel discussion will follow. This is the first presentation in the Reznik & Reznik Gender Equity Lecture Series. Seating is limited.

fmi - Maria Boutin, School of Education, x2590

The Politics of Hate

Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), will speak on "Stopping the Politics of Hate: Exposing the Radical Right Agenda" on Mon., Mar. 18, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in the USU Performing Arts Center. Topics will include the radical right's culture of hate, grassroots organizing to defeat the right wing agenda, and NOW's march to "Fight the Right" in San Francisco on Apr. 14. An organizing workshop will follow in the USU Thousand Oaks Room.

fmi - Jeremy Padow x3635 or Avre Llamas x2780

Student Elections by Touch-Tone

Associated Students spring elections will be held Mar. 26-28 for president/vice president, Senate seats and USU Board of Directors. A fee allocation referendum will also be on the ballot. There will be five campus polling sites, or ballots can be accessed by calling x3000 and pressing "8" for touch-tone elections. PIN numbers are available through A&R at no charge.

fmi - Julie Quint x2477

Summer Youth Fitness, Sports and Dance

The Kinesiology Dept. will offer its 31st annual Summer Youth Fitness, Sports and Dance Program for children ages 5-10 Monday through Friday from 8 am to noon, July 1-26. The program includes daily coeducational activities in swimming, sports, dance, and games/fundamental movement.

fmi - x3463

Student Poems Sought

The English Department is accepting submissions for the 1996 Academy of American Poets competition. A prize of $100 will be awarded to the CSUN student whose poem or group of poems is selected. The winner will be announced at the English Department's Graduation Tea Party. Submission guidelines are available from the English Dept. in Bldg. 15, Room 113.

fmi - x3431

Marilyn Magaram Brown Bag Film Series

The videos "Nutrition Facts Label" and "Smart Supermarket Shopping" will be shown on Tues., Mar. 12, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and again on Wed., Mar. 13, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm, in the Fine Arts Bldg., Room 107. Admission is free, and all are invited.

fmi - x3102

Physics Colloquium

Charles M. Falco of the University of Arizona, Tucson, will speak about "Metallic Superlattices and Ultra-Thin Films" on Tues., Mar. 12, at 3:45 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - x3900

The Jews of India

Barbara Johnson of Ithaca College will talk about "The Jews of India: East Meets West in the Modern Jewish Experience" on Tues., Mar. 12, from 11 am to 12:15 pm, in Sierra Hall, Room 244A. The Jewish Studies Program sponsors the free lecture. The campus community is invited.

fmi - Jody Myers x3392

Tectonics of the San Fernando Valley

Robert S. Yeats of Oregon State University will talk about "Tectonics of the San Fernando Valley" on Wed., Mar. 13, at 4 pm in Science Court 516. The Geological Sciences Department and The Geology Club sponsor the lecture.

fmi - x3541

Meeting on the Status of Women

The Commission on the Status of Women at CSUN will meet on Wed., Mar. 13, from noon to 1 pm in the Business Building, Conference Room 2224. Everyone is invited.

Educational Policies Committee Meeting

The Educational Policies Committee will meet on Wed., Mar. 13, at 2 pm in Presidential Conference Room C. Topics will include discussion of the General Education Steering Committee's draft document "Governance and Coordination of General Education," strategic themes based on the Strategic Planning Mission and Values Statement, and a Freshman Year Experience course. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Changing Gender Patterns-Talk and Dinner

Vern and Bonnie Bullough will talk about "Changing Gender Patterns: New Findings about the Transgender Community" on Thurs., Mar. 14, at 7 pm, at the University Club. The presentation of the Center for Sex Research is free, while the dinner that precedes it at 6 pm costs $15. All are invited to attend. Reservations are required for dinner.

fmi - james.elias@dewey.csun.edu or x3298

Jews and Muslims

Reuven Firestone of Hebrew Union College will lecture on "How Do We See Each Other? Classic and Contemporary Views of Jews and Muslims Toward the Other" on Thurs., Mar. 14, from 12:30 to 1:45 pm in the USU Pasadena Room. The program is free and open to the campus community. The Office of Graduate Studies' Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program is the sponsor.

fmi - Jody Myers x3392

Test for Prostate Cancer

James Wu of the University of Utah will talk about "A New Diagnostic Test for Prostate Cancer" on Fri., Mar. 15, at 2 pm in Science 2146. The colloquium is sponsored by the Biology Dept. and the Minority Access to Research Careers Program.

fmi - x3356

Jazz Concert

The Music Dept. presents the CSUN "B" Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gary Pratt, on Fri., Mar. 15, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. Tickets are $6.50 general, $5 faculty and staff, and $3.50 students and seniors.

fmi - x3180

March HazMobile Collection Schedule

The March household hazardous waste collection schedule for the area is Mar. 16 in Lancaster and Mar. 21-23 in Sunland.

fmi - Cyndi Signett x2477

Online Disability Resources

Two publications produced by the Career Center's Students with Disability Internship Project are available online. "Succeeding Together: People with Disabilities in the Workplace-A Resource Manual" and "Job-Seeking Skills for People with Disabilities: A Guide to Success" can be accessed at http://www.csun.edu/~sp20558/.

fmi -and to order hard copies, contact x3148

Youth Orchestra Perfomance

The CSUN Philharmonic Youth Orchestra will perform with the newly refurbished concert organ on Sun., Mar. 17, at 3 pm in the USU Northridge Center. Jerry D. Luedders directs. Organ professor John West performs the Saint-Saens Third Symphony with orchestra. Tickets are $6.50 general, $5 faculty and staff, and $3.50 students and seniors.

fmi - x3180

Music Therapy Clinic Grand Opening

The Music Therapy Clinic will hold its grand opening on Mon., Mar. 18, at 7 pm, in the Music Bldg., Room 108. CSUN has the only music therapy program in the CSU system; the new clinic is the only one of its kind on the West Coast. John Diaquino of the television series "SeaQuest" will take part.

fmi and RSVP - Ron Borczon x3174

Free Noon Piano Concert

Guest pianist Hao Huang will perform on Tues., Mar. 19, at noon in the Recital Hall. The concert will include Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." Admission is free.

fmi - x3180

Philosophy Lecture
on Content and Problem-Solving

Adrian Cussins of UCSD will speak about "Nonconceptual Content and the Metaphysics of Problem-Solving" on Wed., Mar. 20, at 4 pm, in the Bldg. 15 4th Floor Conference Room. Everyone is invited.

fmi - x2757

Ethics and Values Colloquium

Bee Coleman of the Art Dept. will speak about "Appropriation in Art: Inspiration? Collaboration? Colonization?" at the first meeting of the Ethics and Values Colloquium on Thurs., Mar. 21, from 3 to 5 pm, at the Halsted Trailers, Room 1130. All are welcome.

fmi - x3392

Faculty Mentor Program Workshop

Becky Litke of Speech Communication will direct a workshop on "Large Classes: Organization and Coping Strategies" on Fri., Mar. 22, from 2 to 4 pm (this is a date change from the original schedule). The program is part of the Underprepared Student Series offered by the Faculty Mentor Program. Contact Shiva Parsa at x2792 to enroll.

fmi - Don Dorsey x2835

Automotive Equipment for Sale

A sealed bid salvage sale of automotive equipment (cars, trucks, lawn equipment, etc.) will be held on Tues., Mar. 26, from 9 am to 4 pm, at the North Corporation Yard on the corner of Plummer and Etiwanda.

Anthropology Study Tour
to Australian Outback

Karen Saenz of the Anthropology Dept. will lead a two-week study tour in northern Australia June 10-24. Participants will learn about Aboriginal art and culture in hikes from bush camps to remote rock art sites. Space is limited. The registration deadline is Mon., Apr. 1. An information brochure can be picked up the the Anthropology Dept. office in Sierra South 221.

Student Logo Competition

A $50 prize will be presented to the winner of a student competition for a logo to represent the scholarly mission of LesBiGayTrS (The Institute for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Studies). Requirements: Entrants must be currently registered CSUN students; logo designs may be multi-colored but must be reproducible in black and white; designs must be suitable for public and academic use; more than one entry per student is permitted. Send entries to Donald Hall or Jan Ramjerdi, Dept. of English, mail code 8248. Deadline for submissions is Wed., May 1. Awards will be announced on Fri., May 17.

fmi - Donald Hall or Jan Ramjerdi, x3431

Introduction to Java

Steven Stepanek of the Computer Science Department will present a "sack lunch" lecture introducing the Java programming language on Fri., Mar. 22, from noon to 2 pm in Engineering Addition 1215. Java is the new language for creating advanced applications on the World Wide Web. This lecture will cover the general concepts of the language; attendees should have some prior knowledge of C++ or Smalltalk.

fmi - Steven Stepanek, x2799, sgs@secs.csun.edu

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends condolences to Robert Delwarte of the Music Department and his wife, Frieda, on the loss of their son on Mar. 2.