VOL. LII, No. 31 - April 15, 1996

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FYI: fmi - means "for more information."

New Purchasing Director

William Cooper has been appointed Director of Purchasing for the university. He has over twenty-five years of experience in both the public and private sectors, most recently at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College as their Director of Purchasing and Materials Management. Vice President Art Elbert asks that you join him in welcoming Mr. Cooper to our campus.

Faculty Elections

The General Faculty Election and the Faculty Senate Election are taking place by touch-tone telephone beginning today, April 15.

Instructions for these two elections were sent out to all faculty from the Faculty Senate Office last week. PIN number information was also sent to faculty from the Personnel Office. If any faculty member has not received this information, please call the Faculty Senate Office at x3263, or send an e-mail message to arlene.noar.

Don't forget to vote in the Faculty Elections this week.

Educational Policies Committee Meetings

The Educational Policies Committee will meet on Wed., Apr. 17, at 1:30 pm in the Education Building, Room 1121, for a first reading and discussion of the draft documents "General Education Council Bylaws," "Proposed Change to Bylaws of the Faculty Senate," and "General Education Coordinator Position."

EPC will hold a second reading of the documents and consider motions related to them on Wed., May 1, at 1:30 pm in the Business Building, Room 2224. Interested parties are encouraged to attend the meetings.

Undergraduate Summer Program Offered

The University of Utah is accepting applications for a summer program to provide underrepresented undergraduate students an opportunity to perform research under the guidance of faculty in education, engineering, humanities, mines and earth sciences, social and behavioral sciences, science and medicine. A travel allowance, free on-campus room and board and a $1,600 stipend are provided for all participants. Deadline for applications is May 1.

fmi - Office of Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

Poetry Reading

Will Alexander, a Los Angeles poet, reads and discusses his work today, Mon., Apr. 15, from 6 to 7 pm in the 3rd Floor Conference Room, Building 15. He is the author of three books of poetry, including Asia & Haiti.

fmi - Jan Ramjerdi x2793 or x3431

Faculty Summer Grants for World Wide Web

The World Wide Web Course Project offers a limited number of $500 summer grants for faculty who want to integrate Internet resources into at least one course for the fall '96 semester. The university's Instructional Development Program will make the awards. Application forms are available at the Learning Resource Center in Engineering Field 656 or via e-mail at hflrc007. Deadline for applications is Fri., May 3.

fmi - Jerry Schutte, Web Project Coordinator, at jschutte@csun.edu

Music Department Programs

The Music Department presents six events this week. Admission, unless otherwise noted, is $6.50 general, $5 faculty & staff, $3.50 students & seniors. fmi - x3180

CSEA Labor Clinics

Virginia Watts, the area Labor Relations Representative, will hold labor clinics on Tues, Apr. 16, and Wed., Apr. 24, in the "T" Building Conference Room. She will answer questions and talk with employees about employment problems. Appointments with her can be scheduled at (818) 776-8268.

There will be an open meeting of the E-Board on Wed., Apr. 24. All employees are invited.

Psychology Lecture

Jean C. Elbert, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, will speak about "Neurocognitive Deficits in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia" on Wed., Apr. 17, from 3:30 to 5 pm in Sierra Hall, Room 353.

Library Database Lecture Series

The following library database lectures are held in the Oviatt Library Lab, Room 113. Faculty, staff and students are welcome.

Internet Search/ERA Search Tools & Strategies
Tues., Apr. 16, from 10 am to noon

Intro to Lexis-Nexus
Wed., Apr. 17, from 1-2 pm

Advanced Lexis-Nexus Features
Wed., Apr. 17, from 2-3 pm

CARL: UnCover databases on ERA
Thurs., Apr. 18, from 9-10 am

Intro the Library's Document Delivery Electronic Resources
Thurs., Apr. 18, from 10-11 am

FirstSearch databases on ERA
Thurs., Apr. 18, from 11 am to noon
fmi - Marcia Henry x3012

Marilyn Magaram Center Brown Bag Film Series

The videos "Vitamin Basics" and "Good Nutrition for the Best Years" will be shown on Tues., Apr. 16, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and again on Wed., Apr. 17, from 12:15 to 1:15 pm in the Fine Arts Building, Room 107.

fmi - x3102

Sociology Career Faire

The Sociology Department hosts its Career Faire on Tues., Apr. 16, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and again on Wed., Apr. 17, from 10 am to 2 pm in Sierra Hall, Rooms 354-A and 333. Graduate students and professionals will be on hand to discuss career options in sociology-related fields. Participating agencies include the DEA, FBI, LAPD, LA Probation, and Youth & Children Services.

fmi - x3591

Police Rummage Sale & Auction

The University Women's Club and the Campus Police will hold a rummage sale and auction of lost & found articles on Wed., Apr. 17, on the grass triangle at the bookstore complex. Items include jewelry, cellular telephones, scientific calculators, sunglasses, books and clothing. The rummage sale starts at 8 am. Auction items are on view at 10 am and the auction starts at noon.

The lost & found items on sale have been held by the Department of Public Safety for more than six months. Items are sold "as is" with no refunds. Cash and check (with driver's license I.D.) are accepted. Proceeds from the sale go to scholarships.

fmi - Carolyn N. Williams (818) 363-2244

Ethics and Values Colloquium

James Dennis and Johnnie H. Scott, both of the Pan African Studies Department, will speak about "Rush to Judgement: The Role of the Mass Media in Politicizing America Through the O.J. Simpson Trial" on Wed., Apr. 17, from 2-4 pm in Room 108 of the Faculty Office Building.

fmi - x3392

Night Safety Walk

The Public Safety Advisory Board will conduct a "Night Safety Walk" of the campus on Wed., Apr. 17, starting at 6:30 pm in the UPA 14 south parking lot. The purpose of the walk is to identify and recognize potential hazards and make recommendations for improvements that will aid in preventing accidents and injuries. All members of the campus community are encouraged to participate in the one- to two-hour walk.

fmi or to sign up for the walk - Marlin Hines x4997

Internet Colloquium for Faculty

The Campus Web Project at CSUN and the Learning Resources Center sponsor a faculty colloquium on the application of Internet tools in the classroom on Fri., Apr. 19, beginning at 1 pm in the Business School Auditorium. Topics include class techniques for the use of e-mail, newsgroups, the World Wide Web, and Chat. Future faculty involvement in the project will be discussed and "hands-on" practice will be offered during the colloquium. Everyone is invited.

fmi - Jerald Schutte x4049

Computer Diet Analysis Offer

Diet Analysis interns at the Marilyn Magaram Center will evaluate the nutritional strengths and weaknesses in the diets of students, faculty and staff for a fee of $5. Pick up the forms at the Marilyn Magaram Center in Fine Arts 109 during these hours: Mon. 8-9 am; Tues. 10-11 am; Wed. 12:45-1:45 pm; Thurs. 3:15-4:15 pm

fmi - x3102

New Scholars Lecture Series

Lisa Palmer, a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at UCLA, speaks on "Making Literal the Metaphor: Cristina Peri Rossi's Museum of Useless Forces" at 1 pm on Wed., May 1, in the USU Granada Room. The sponsor is the School of Humanities. Everyone is invited.

Spring Pow-Wow

The American Indian Student Association (AISA) hosts the "All My Relations-Gathering of the People Pow-Wow" on Sun., Apr. 21, from 11 am to 9 pm on lot "C" at Plummer and Zelzah. There will be inter-tribal dancing, Native American food, arts and crafts, a traditional feed and contest dancing. Everyone is invited.

Student Art Exhibit

Donna L. Turner, a candidate for the Master of Arts, opens her show, "It's Only a Paper Doll," on Sun., Apr. 21, with a reception from 2 to 6 pm. at the North Gallery, HH 1102. The exhibit is open from 10 am to 4:30 pm Mon., Apr. 22, through Thurs., Apr. 25.

Mathematical Physics Institute Talk

Wayne Bishop, a former member of the Mathematics Task Force and the Advisory Panel to the California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing, discusses "Mathematics Education in the 80's and 90's in the Public Schools and the California Framework for Mathematics" on Mon., Apr. 22, at 3:30 pm in the Planetarium, Science 3100. Everyone interested in K-12 math education in California is invited.

fmi - David Klein x7792

Theater and Dinner

DIG LA (Discover, Inquire, and Grow in Los Angeles) plans an off-campus cultural activity for Sun., Apr. 21. Included are "Blade to the Heat," a theatrical performance at the Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles Music Center) and dinner at the "French Quarter" in Santa Monica. Registration fee is $20 for students and $25 for non-students. The fee covers transportation, ticket to the theater and dinner. Space is limited. Reservations can be made in the Office of Student Development and International Programs located at the entrance to the Student Union. fmi - Vicki or Marta x2393

Free Tickets to Matador Games

Two complimentary tickets are offered to faculty and staff for two upcoming athletic events. The first event is the #7-ranked Matador baseball team (35-7) against the University of San Diego here on Tues., Apr. 23, at 2:30 pm. The second event is a doubleheader on Fri., Apr. 26, starting at 1:30 pm when the #5-ranked Matador softball team (28-8) hosts Southern Utah University. Intercollegiate Athletics and Project Community sponsor the program.

fmi and tickets - Wendy Yost x2393

Symposium & Exhibit on Early Travels Along the California Coast

A symposium on "Early Travels to the California Coast: 1854-1858" will be held on Mon., Apr. 22, from 3-5 pm in the USU's Pasadena Room. Discussion focuses on Johann Georg Kohl, a 19th century German geographer, author and historian, who studied and mapped the California coast on his visits in the 1850's. Speakers include Margrit Krewson from the Library of Congress, and Hans-Albrecht Koch from the University of Bremen in Germany. A reception in the Oviatt Library follows the presentation. The symposium is free.

An exhibit, "California-Progress of Discovery, will be in the lobby of the Oviatt Library Apr. 22-30. A display of Kohl's maps will be part of the exhibit. The exhibit is free.

Co-sponsors are the University Library, the Department of History, Friends of the Oviatt Library and Phi Beta Delta.

fmi - Cindy Ventuleth x2635

Lecture on 19th century Women in Mathematics

Shawnee L. McMurran, Providence College, and James J. Tattersall of the U.S.M.A. at West Point will speak about "Women and Mathematics at Cambridge" on Tues., Apr. 23, at 3 pm in Room 1133 of the Business Building. The Math Club sponsors the discussion.

fmi - (818) 407-7816 or ali.zakeri@csun.edu

Geology Lecture Series

Adriana C. Ocampo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory talks about "Jupiter and the Galileo Mission" on Wed., Apr. 24, at 4 pm in Science Court 516. The Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club are the sponsors.

fmi - x2820

Chemistry Seminar Series

Craig Merlic, UCLA, speaks about "Cyclization Reactions of Polyene Substrates Templated by Transition Metal Complexes" on Wed., Apr. 24, at 4 pm in Science 2247. His lecture is sponsored by the Department of Chemistry.

fmi - x3381

Evaluation of Performance

An evaluation of the performance of Fred Strache, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of the Health Center, is being conducted according to the Administrative Manual (622.4.30. Individuals who have not yet been contacted and who desire to contribute to the evaluation may request a questionnaire from Mary Ann Olson in the Financial Aid Office at x2085 or via e-mail at molson@csun.edu. Questionnaires must be returned by Tues., Apr. 30. Anyone wishing to discuss Fred Strache's performance in person, please call Mary Ann Olson at x2085 to arrange an appointment.

fmi - Diane Ryan x2085

New University Stationery

The University stationery has been updated to include,
  1. At the request of the Chancellor's Office, a listing of the campuses of the California State University System,
  2. The title change from Schools to Colleges, and
  3. The new telephone prefix-677. The prefix change becomes effective July 17, 1996.

New Printing of Stationery

Please use your current supplies as long as practical, and switch to the new layout as you resupply. To order new stationery call Reprographics x2898.