VOL. LII, No. 32 - April 22, 1996

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FYI: fmi - means "for more information."

Faculty Elections

This is the last week that faculty can vote in the General Faculty Election and the Faculty Senate Election.

Educational Equity Bylaws Change

A change in the Educational Equity Bylaws (Article V., Section 2.3) was approved at the Mar. 14 Faculty Senate Meeting and subsequently approved by President Wilson. The change specifies that the Director of Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) rather than the Associate Vice President of Academic Services shall serve as the executive secretary of the Education Equity Committee. The complete text of the change is available in the Faculty Senate Office (x3263) or below.

Telephone Orders Update

Due to the upcoming prefix change on July 15, no new telephone lines will be installed on campus from June 1 through Aug. 1. In addition, no moves or changes to campus lines or telephones will be made from July 10 through July 19. The effective date of the prefix change is July 15, not July 17.

fmi - Janice Johnson x2212 or e-mail to Janice.Johnson

Campus Pride Day

Help beautify Cal State Northridge in the campus celebration of National Service Day on Thurs., Apr. 25. When you volunteer an hour between 10 am and 2 pm to beautify the campus, you become eligible for a drawing of prizes donated by neighboring businesses. Call x2871 to sign up (the first 100 to register receive a free t-shirt) or check in at the Students Organized for Service table in front of the USU on Lindley between 10 am and 1:30 pm on Apr. 25. Sponsors are The Career Center, A.S. Recycling Program & Earth Week, and Associated Students.

fmi - Students Organized for Service x2871

Mayor Riordan to Speak About L.A. Business

Mayor Richard Riordan will speak to Merry Ovnick's class "L.A.: Past, Present and Future" on Wed., May 8, in Room 305, Sierra Hall. His topic is "Attracting and Retaining Business and Jobs in Los Angeles." Visitors are welcome.

Linguistics Lecture Today

David Kronenfeld, professor of anthropology at UC Riverside, speaks about "A View of Semantic Concepts and Categories: A Cognitive Intersection of Linguistics and Anthropology" today, Apr. 22, at 3:30 pm in Zelzah Court 1575. Everyone is welcome.

Mark Rocha Takes New Position

Mark Rocha, associate dean of the School of Humanities, has been appointed dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Humboldt State University in the CSU, effective July 1.

Lecture Today by Italian Scholar

Giovanni Dessi of the University of Rome, Tor Vergata, will speak about "Ugo Spirito and American Philosophy" today, Apr. 22, from 1 to 2 pm in the Fernandeno Room of the Satellite Student Union. Ugo Spirito was an Italian philosopher (1896-1983) persecuted for his political and philosophical ideas. The Department of Foreign Languages, Graduate Studies and the School of Humanities are the sponsors. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited.

Faculty Academic Regalia Rental

Order forms are available at the Matador Bookstore for the rental of caps and gowns for the May 30 Honors Convocation and the May 29-31 graduation ceremonies. For guaranteed delivery, reservations and rental fees must be submitted by Tues., Apr. 30. After that date, additional fees will be required to ensure a timely delivery.

Pick-up dates for caps and gowns are May 20-25. All regalia should be returned to the designated drop-off points at the ceremony or to the Matador Bookstore immediately after the ceremony. Late returns must be made to the Matador Bookstore. A $2.50 per day late fee is charged beginning Tues., June 11.

fmi - and to request order forms - Matador Bookstore x3624 or x2908

Talk on Community-Based Policing

Mark Kroeker, Southern Bureau Chief of the LAPD and former S.F. Valley Bureau Chief, will speak about "Community-Based Policing" on Wed., Apr. 24, at 4 pm in Engineering 100.

fmi - Harvey Rich x3591

Retirement Planning Workshops for PERS Members

The Los Angeles Area Office of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) will conduct state retirement planning workshops for PERS members on Wed., June 5, at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, and again on Tues., June 18, at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Topics include planning for retirement, the retirement process, post-retirement considerations, and the retirement allowance calculation procedure with an emphasis on selecting the best retirement date. The workshops are approximately 112 hours long. For reservations and workshop locations, contact the PERS L.A. Office at (310) 231-3464 before May 20.

Physics Colloquium

Charles Knobler of UCLA's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will speak on "Stars and Stripes: Structures and Optical Textures of Monolayers" on Wed., Apr. 24, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 264.

fmi - x3900

Media Library Open House

The ITR Media Library will host an open house on Wed., Apr. 24, from 10 am to 2 pm in the Oviatt Library, Lower Level, Room 30. Visitors can tour the new Multimedia Lab, see interactive two-way video classrooms in action, and survey more than 800 new instructional video programs. Staff will demonstrate new classroom media presentation equipment, including portable computer projectors. Everyone is invited.

Music Department Programs

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

Two Events on Black Youth

A conference on "African American Youth and Violence: Implications for Educational Achievement" will be held on Thurs., Apr. 25, from 9 am to 4:30 pm in the USU Grand Salon. Participants include C. Boyd James of the Center of Violence and Social Change; Henry T. Stuckey, president of Stop the Violence-Increase the Peace Foundation; and Garth Kasimu Baker-Fletcher, author of Somebodyness: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Theory of Dignity" and Xodus: An African American Male Journey. Everyone is invited.

"An Evening of Conversation with Dr. Bonnie Dill" will take place on Fri., Apr. 26, from 7 to 9:30 pm in the University Club. Dill, professor of women's studies at the University of Maryland, examines issues of concern to young African American women. To reserve a seat for this evening, call x3312.

Both events are hosted by the W.E.B. DuBois-Fannie Lou Hamer Institute for African American Achievement at CSUN.

fmi - Pan African Studies Department x3312

Fiction & Poetry Reading

LesBiGayTrS (The Institute for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender Studies) announces a fiction and poetry reading on Fri., Apr. 26, from noon to 2 pm in UPA Building 15, 3rd floor conference room. The schedule includes lesbian fiction readings from noon to 1 pm and open readings from 1 to 2 pm. A sign-up sheet for the open readings will be available at the event, or call Jan Ramjerdi at x2793 or x3431.

Red Buttons and Steve Allen Entertain on Campus

Entertainer Red Buttons joins singer Aliza Kashi in a performance on Sun. Apr. 28, at 3 pm and again at 7 pm in the new Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at (818) 785-8885.

Steve Allen and his new Big Band perform on Sat., May 4, at 8 pm in the new Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the A.S. Ticket Office x2488 or at Ticketmaster.

fmi - and brochures - x3943

Mathematical Physics Institute Lecture

Leonard Schlessinger, manager of the Biomathematics Department at Kaiser Permanente, talks about "The Kaiser/Sandia National Health Care Model" on Mon., Apr. 29, at 3:30 pm in ML 226. Everyone is invited.

fmi - David Klein x2331

Philosophy Lecture

Barbara Herman, of UCLA's Philosophy Department, speaks about "Moral Literacy: An Argument for a Distinctly Moral Motive" on Wed., May 1, at 4 pm in UPA 15, 4th Floor Conference Room. Everyone is invited.

Seminar to Help Disabled Find Jobs

A seminar to help disabled and hearing-impaired people find jobs will take place on Tues., Apr. 30, from 1 to 3 pm in the USU's Pasadena Room. Topics include the obstacles the deaf and disabled can overcome as they prepare for careers, career paths, and internships and work experience. Panelists include Jeanette Nishikawa of Cal State Long Beach, Stella Wiggins of Kaiser Permanente and Herb Larson of the NCOD. The seminar is free and open to the public. The university's Adult Resource and ReEntry Program and The Career Center are the sponsors.

fmi - Ellen Mayer x2366 or Brian Douglas x2320 (or x3066 TDD)

Dinner/Tea Time Theatre

Performances of "The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard, will take place in the Fernandeno Room of the Satellite Student Union. The schedule is: Tickets are available through the USU Ticket Office and Ticketron at x2488.

A special dinner theatre performance for students will take place Wed., May 1, at 6 pm. The cost is $3 for students on the meal plan and $9.25 for all others. Contact the Satellite Student Union for tickets to this event.


The geology lecture by Adriana C. Ocampo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, scheduled for Wed., Apr. 24, has been cancelled.

Lecture on Teaching Strategies

Keith Lenz of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas speaks about "Pedagogies for Diversity" on Wed., May 1, from 2 to 4 pm in the USU's Northridge Center. He will discuss effective teaching strategies to increase the academic success of university students from diverse academic and cultural/linguistic backgrounds. The Faculty Senate Educational Equity Committee (EEC) and EOP sponsor the presentation.

fmi - and to RSVP - Beth Lasky x2725 or e-mail beth.lasky@csun.edu

Concert of Contemporary Jewish Songs

Cindy Paley performs contemporary Jewish songs for worship and celebration on Fri., May 3, at 8 pm in the CSUN Hillel-Jewish Student Center. A Shabbat service and dinner at 6 pm precede the concert. The concert is free. The dinner costs $7 for students and $10 for faculty and staff. The deadline for paid dinner reservations is Wed., May 1.

fmi - (818) 886-5101


A limited number of $500 grants are available for new faculty participants in the World Wide Web Course Project, but last semester's participants are not eligible for them. Applications are due May 3.

fmi - Jerry Schutte, e-mail jschutte@csun.edu

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends its condolences to Vern Bullough, emeritus professor of history, on the recent loss of his wife, Bonnie.

Faculty Senate Office Memorandum

Date: February 1, 1996

Subject: Educational Equity Bylaws Change

The change in the Educational Equity Bylaws is as follows:


Section 2.3 Educational Equity Committee. This committee shall consist of twelve members: Eight members elected by the Senate; two appointed by the President and two students appointed by the Associated Students Senate, one graduate and one undergraduate. Two of the members shall be from the educational equity programs. The committee shall have no more than two faculty members from one school. This committee shall study educational equity policy and make recommendations affecting educational equity; annually review all existing university, school and department educational equity efforts, all educational equity expenditures and allocations, and proposals for new educational equity program; and facilitate coordination and cooperation of all educational equity efforts. The Director of Educational Opportunitites Program (EOP) shall serve as the Executive Secretary of the Committee.