VOL. LII, No. 32 - April 22, 1996
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FYI: fmi - means "for more information."
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
"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.
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
- Wed., Apr. 24, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall
CSUN Percussion Ensemble Annual Concert
Joel Leach, director (admission free)
- Thurs., Apr. 25, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall
Guitar Solo Concert by students of Ron Purcell
- Fri., Apr. 26, at 8 pm in the USU's Northridge Center
CSUN Steel Drum Ensemble, directed by "Gee" Rabe
- Fri., Apr. 26, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall
Guest artist Robert Spring, clarinet
- Sat., Apr. 27, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall
New Music Ensemble, directed by Daniel Kessner
- Sun., Apr. 28, at 3 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church
Address: 18425 Kittridge, Reseda
University Chorus with Handbell Choir
Elmer Heerema and Frances Ulrich, directors
- Sun., Apr. 28, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall
The "B" Jazz Ensemble, directed by Gary Pratt
- Mon., Apr. 29, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall
Guitar Students of Gregory Newton (admission free)
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
Barbara Herman, of UCLA's Philosophy Department, speaks about "Moral Literacy: An Argument
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.
- Dinner Theatre (meal and performance)
Fri., May 3, at 7 pm
Sat., May 4, at 7 pm
Cost: student $15, general $17
- Tea Time Theatre (refreshments and performance)
Sun., May 5, at 4:30 pm
Cost: student $6, general $8
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
fmi - and to RSVP - Beth Lasky x2725 or e-mail email@example.com
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
Project, but last semester's participants are not eligible for them. Applications are due May 3.
fmi - Jerry Schutte, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Deepest Sympathy
The campus community extends its condolences to Vern Bullough, emeritus professor of
history, on the recent loss of his wife, Bonnie.
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.