VOL. LII, No. 27 - March 18, 1996

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Memorial Service for Dean Bianchi

A memorial service for Dean Bianchi will take place Fri., Mar. 22, at 4 pm in the Northridge Center of the USU. The service will be informal and include remarks from several of his colleagues.

fmi - Don Cameron x2962

Campus Tax Assistance Program Recognized

IRS Commissioner Margaret Milner Richardson will make a special presentation to CSUN's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) on Wed., Mar. 20, from 1 to 3 pm, in Conference Room 4117 of the School of Business Administration and Economics. Jim Donaldson and Richard Orozco of the IRS will also attend. VITA trains business students to prepare income tax returns for taxpayers who are elderly, disabled, non-English speaking, or poor. The program was started here 25 years ago and has become a model for similar programs across the country.

fmi - Julie Lichtenberg x3621

Arguments For and Against Proposition 203

Arguments in support of Proposition 203, the K-12/Higher Education Bond Act appearing on the March 26 ballot include the following: In the absence of alternatives, projects in the pipeline from earlier bond acts will be halted. Projects waiting to enter the pipeline-desperately needed repairs, renovations, and technological upgrades of existing classrooms, libraries, and laboratories will be further delayed, guaranteeing that these facilities will continue to become less useful and less safe.

The cost per person per year has been estimated at $6.40-or less than the price of a movie ticket. Voters must weigh the consequences of increasing the state's bond indebtedness against the physical decline of its public education system. Voters approving this Bond Act will be making an investment in the state's future.

The opposition, as stated in its ballot argument, is based on the following:

1. A college education is not a right. Students who have the determination and qualifications to attend college should pay the entire cost themselves. If the $975 million earmarked for colleges is truly needed, then those who use the facilities should pay for them.

2. Over half of California's bloated $57 billion budget already goes to schools. There should be plenty of money in each school district's regular budget to pay for needed projects and maintenance.

3. We can't afford Prop. 203, which will raise taxes and government spending.

fmi - Dorena Knepper x2123

Psychology Workshop

The Adult Resource & Re-Entry Program workshop will be held on Mon., Mar. 18, from 4 to 5:30 pm in Sierra Hall Room 327. All psychology students are invited.

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Marilyn Magaram Center Nutrition Lecture

Marilyn Joyce, author of "Five Minutes to Health," will speak on Tues., Mar. 19, from 12 to 1 pm in Room 107 of the Fine Arts Building. Refreshments will be served before the lecture at 11:30 am.

fmi - x3102

Graduate Student Fellowship Available

A CSU Fellowship honoring the late Chancellor Emeritus Glenn S. Dumke and his wife, Dorothy, is available to a student in the fields of public policy, American history, economics, archival management and government. Undergraduate GPA must be 3.0 or above. The application deadline is Mon., Apr. 15.

fmi - Hedy Carpenter x2138

AIDS Dance-A-Thon

The AIDS Dance-A-Thon will be held at Universal Studios on Sat., Apr. 27, from 7 to 11 pm. Proceeds will benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles, Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team, Being Alive, Gay & Lesbian Adolescent Social Services and PAWS (Pets Are Wonderful Support). Pre-registration is required for participation. Registration forms are available at the Health Center, the Women's Center, and the Office of Student Development and International Programs in the USU.

fmi - Vicki Allen x2393

Educational Policies Committee Meeting

The Educational Policies Committee will meet on Wed., Mar. 20, at 1:30 pm in Presidential Conference Room A. Topics include "Governance and Coordination of General Education" and a First-Year College Experience course. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the meeting.

"Klez-O-Rama" at Performing Arts Center

Naomi Goldberg's Los Angeles Modern Dance and Ballet group presents "Klez-O-Rama" on Thurs., Mar. 21, at 8 pm and on Sun., Mar. 24, at 2 pm in the USU Performing Arts Center. They will perform seven dances set to Klezmer music, the traditional celebration music of the Eastern European Jewish community. The sponsors are School of the Arts, Associated Students, CSUN Hillel, and the USU Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at the A.S. Box Office. Prices are $22 general, $19 faculty and staff, $15 seniors and $12 students.

fmi - Jan Bryant x2248

Dispute Resolution Training

Dennis Westbrook, project director of the Martin Luther King Dispute Resolution Center, will conduct a cross-cultural/cross-racial conflict training program on the following Thursdays from 9 am to noon: Mar. 21 and 28; April 11, 18 and 25. All are welcome. Registration is required.

fmi - University Counseling Services x2366

Classical Guitar Guest Artist

Wolfgang Lendle, a classical guitarist from Germany, will perform on Sat., Mar. 23, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. Sponsors are the Music Dept. and the American Guitar Society. Tickets are $12.

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Mathematical Physics Institute Lecture

Martin Lo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Cal Tech will speak about "Space Mission Design Near the Earth-Sun Collinear Lagrange Points" on Mon., Mar. 25, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 226. The lecture is interdisciplinary with connections to mathematics, physics and engineering. Upper-division students will find the lecture informative.

fmi - David Klein x7792

Chamber Music Summit I

Chamber Music Summit I will present professional West Coast musicians in concert on Mon., Mar. 25, at 8 pm in the USU Performing Arts Center. Among the selections are Ravel's "Scheherazade," Brahms' "Trio in E-flat, opus 40," and sextets for clarinet choir by Bach, Mozart and Schumann. Tickets are $8 general, faculty and staff; $5 students and seniors. Proceeds will benefit the Music Department Scholarship Fund.

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China Institute Lecture Series

Feng Shusen, Los Angeles consul-general of the People's Republic of China, will speak on "Reform and Development in China and Critical Issues in U.S.-China Relations" on Mon., Mar. 25, from 2 to 3:30 pm in the USU Thousand Oaks Room. Topics will include recent social reform and economic development in China, the status of Hong Kong in 1997 after its return to China, and the crucial link between Mainland China's military posture in the Taiwan Strait and U.S. trade policies towards Mainland China and Taiwan. Refreshments will be served.

fmi - Justine Su x3801

Physics Colloquium

Myron F. Goodman, University of Southern California, will speak about "Biochemical Basis of DNA Replication Fidelity" on Tues., Mar. 26, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - Ruqian Wu x3900

A.S. Clubs & Organizations Recognition Reception

The recognition reception for Associated Students clubs and organizations will be held on Wed., May 8, at 5 pm in the USU Thousand Oaks Room. All A.S. clubs and organizations will soon receive applications in their A.S. mailboxes. Categories include: fundraising, educational and entertainment programming, publicity campaigns, overall outstanding organization, and advisor of the year.

fmi - Vicki Allen x2393

Education Research Programs

The U.S. Department of Education announces two research programs:

The Research in Education of Individuals with Disabilities program is designed to advance the knowledge base and improve the performance of professionals, parents and others who provide early intervention, special education, instruction and related services to help children with disabilities learn more successfully.

The National Institute of Disability and Rehabiliatation Research program supports research and demonstration in single project areas that deal with problems encountered by individuals with disabilities in their daily activities.

Application transmittal deadline for both programs is Fri., May 17.

fmi - Scott Perez x2901

Submissions Sought for Literary Magazine

Submissions are being accepted for the Fall 1996 issue of "Northridge Review," the English Department's literary magazine. Categories include: prose/fiction (up to 15 pages); poetry (groups of 3 to 5 poems); photographs, sketches, cartoons and/or artwork (black & white only). Send submissions to English Department, UPA 15, Room 113. Those without SASE cannot be returned. The deadline is Fri., May 3.

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LesBiGayTrs Awards

The Institute for Lesbian, Gay and Transgender Studies will award two prizes of $50 each (undergraduate and graduate) for student research and creative activity in the areas of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender studies. Categories include written work, visual arts, music and media arts. The deadline is Wed., May 1.

fmi - Donald Hall or Jan Ramjerdi x3431

Chemistry Lecture Series

F. Daniel Little of UC Santa Barbara will speak about "Curiosity- Driven Research" on Wed., Mar. 27, at 4 pm, in Science 2247. The Department of Chemistry sponsors the lecture.

fmi - x3381

Evaluation of Performance

An evaluation of the performance of Robert Kemmerling, director of University Counseling Services, 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 Janine Kinney in the Housing Office at x2160 or via e-mail at janine.kinney@csun.edu. Questionnaires must be returned by Fri., Mar. 29. In addition, the evaluation committee will be available on Mon., Mar. 25, from 9 to 10:30 am for anyone who wishes to discuss Robert Kemmerling's performance in person. Call Janine Kinney at x2160 to arrange an appointment.

fmi - Roger Frichette x2160

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its condolences to Donald Salter of the Philosophy Department on the death of his mother. Condolences are also offered to Jack Winkelman and his wife, Esther Winkelman, both of the Health Science Department, on the death of her father.