VOL. LII, No. 33 - April 29, 1996

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FYI: fmi - means "for more information."

Educational Resources Committee Meetings

The Educational Resources Committee (ERC) will not meet on Tues. April 30. It will meet on Tues., May 7, and Tues., May 14, from 2 to 4 pm in the President's Conference Room C.

fmi - Cheryl Spector x3431

Workshop on Scholarship Portfolio Building and Job Interviews

A student workshop on scholarship portfolio building and job interviews will take place on Tues., Apr. 30, from 2:30 to 4 pm in the USU's Reseda Room. A representative from Culver Personnel will speak about "Hiring Qualities for University Graduates to be Placed in Management Positions." Other speakers will be from The Career Center. The Blue Key Honor Society sponsors the event.

Eat Lean Mexican Cuisine

The Peer Nutrition Counseling Program and Los Angeles Latino Project will sponsor an information and food- tasting station on Wed., May 1, from 11 am to 1 pm at the Matador Bookstore complex. Visitors can sample traditional Mexican foods that have been modified to contain less fat and more flavor. They can learn how easy it is to shop for and prepare low-fat meals. Everyone is invited.

fmi - Janet x3685

Tax-Shelter Annuity Seminar

Ben Maltese, a certified financial planner from MetLife Resources, will conduct a tax-shelter annuity seminar on Wed., May 1, from 11 am to 1 pm in the BA&E Building, Room 1212. He will discuss a guaranteed maximum exclusion allowance report for tax shelter annuity contributions.

fmi - Jean Gearing x3810

Physics Colloquium

David J. Sellmyer of the University of Nebraska will speak about "Physics and Applications of Nanocrystalline Magnetic and Magneto-Optic Films" on Wed., May 1, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 264.

fmi - x3900

Education Teleconference

A teleconference on "Quality and Assessment in Distance Education" will be shown on Thurs., May 2, from 10:30 to noon in the Oviatt Library, Garden Level, Classroom 1. The College of Extended Learning's Continuing Education Television Network is the host. Admission is free.

fmi - Peg Auchterlonie or Sheri Kaufman x2355

Lecture on Archaeological Research in Mexico

Alejandro Martinez Muriel, director of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will give a slide presentation of the latest archaeological research in Mexico on Thurs., May 2, from 7 to 8 pm in Sierra Hall 245. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in Sierra Hall 239

fmi - x3331

Lecture on Homosexuality

John P. DeCecco, professor of psychology at San Francisco State University and editor of The Journal of Homosexuality, will speak about "Born Queer: Issues in Homosexuality" on Thurs., May 2, at 7 pm at the University Club. Admission is free. Wine and cheese will be served at 6:30 pm. The Center for Sex Research is the sponsor.

fmi - James Elias x3298 or james.elias@csun.edu

Education Expo '96

The annual teacher recruitment career fair will be held on Thurs., May 9, from 10 am to 4 pm in the USU's Northridge Center. Representatives from area school districts will be in attendance to meet and interview qualified CSUN teacher applicants. All CSUN students and alumni are invited. Alumni may be charged a service fee. The fair is sponsored by The Career Center.

fmi - The Career Center x2878

Mathematical Physics Institute Lecture

Roberto Schonman of UCLA's Department of Mathematics will talk about "Metastability and the Kinetic Ising Model" on Fri., May 3, at 3:30 pm in Music Lawn 224. Everyone is invited.

fmi - David Klein x2331 or david.klein@csun.edu

Modern Dance Spring Concert

The Kinesiology Department will present its annual Spring Modern Dance Concert on Fri., May 3, at 8 pm in the Kinesiology Building gymnasium. Everyone is invited. Tickets may be purchased at the Associated Students Ticket Office. The cost is $6.50 general admission and $4.50 for students, staff, faculty and senior citizens.

Readers Theatre Production

The Readers Theatre Production of Peter Marston's "The Unfair Sex" will be presented in the studio theatre of the Speech Drama Building on: Fri., May 3, at 8 pm; Sat., May 4, at 8 pm; and Sun., May 5, at 6 pm. Based on a 1953 dating manual for single women, it offers a humorous look at courtship. Admission is free.

fmi - x2208

Music Department Concerts

The Music Department opens its 8th annual May Music Festival on Fri., May 3, with a special concert and a reception to honor two longtime faculty members, Frances Ulrich and Robert Delwart, who have more than 73 years combined service to the university. Admission for all the May events is $6.50 general, $5 faculty & staff, $3.50 students & seniors. fmi - x3180

New Scholars Lecture Series

Alicia Rodriguez, a doctoral candidate in history at UC Santa Barbara, will speak about "Urban Populism: Challenges to Democratic Control in Dallas, Texas, 1887-1900" on Wed., May 8, at 1 pm in Speech 110. The School of Humanities sponsors the presentation.

Geological Sciences Lecture Series

Floyd Sabins from Chevron Research will talk about "Exploration for Minerals, Oil and Gas-Using Remote Sensing" on Wed., May 8, at 4 pm in Science Court 516. The Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club are the sponsors.

Junior Faculty Mentor Program Internships

Junior faculty interested in applying for three units of release time to participate as interns in the Faculty Mentor Program Training Project must contact their department chair and school dean as soon as possible. This project is funded by the Faculty Mentor Program, supported by the Provost Council and coordinated by the Advising Resource Center/EOP.

fmi - Don Dorsey x2835

CSU Teacher-Scholar Summer Conference

The CSU Teacher-Scholar Conference, sponsored by the CSU Institute for Teaching and Learning, will be held June 10-13 at CSU Pomona in the Kellogg West Conference Center. Workshops include "Helping Students Retain, Elaborate, and Deep-Process Material to Enhance Learning," "Collaborative Learning," "Promoting Active Learning," "Assessment of Student Learning," "Teaching Academic Literacy Skills." Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. Partial reimbursement for faculty enrolled in the workshops is available.

fmi or brochures - Elizabeth Berry x2857

Leisure and Recreation Under Stress

Hillel Ruskin will talk about "Leisure and Recreation Under Stress: The Israeli Case" on Mon., May 13, from noon to 1 pm in the USU's Grand Salon. The talk explains how Israel developed programs of leisure and recreation to improve the quality of life for its people. Classes are welcome. Large groups should RSVP at x3001. Light refreshments will be served.

fmi - Sue Young x3001

Lecture on Ethnic Relations in Russia

Sergei Arutiunov, chair of Caucasian Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Ethnology, will talk about "Emerging Ethnic Relations in the Caucasus" on Mon., May 13, at 7 pm in Sierra Hall 305.

Interfaith Graduation Service

Graduating seniors and their families are invited to an interfaith graduation service on Thurs., May 16, at 7:30 pm at the Institute of Religion, 9244 Zelzah Avenue (at Prairie St.). President Wilson and students from major religious groups will speak. The University Interfaith Council sponsors the service.

fmi - Interfaith Council x4850

Day of Dialogue Facilitators Needed

Project Community is seeking 20 to 30 students, faculty and staff to facilitate discussions on diversity and race relations during a "Day of Dialogue" this coming fall. Facilitators will be trained Thurs., May 9, from 10 am to 5 pm. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

fmi - Wendy Yost x2393 or wendy.yost@csun.edu

Instructional Technology Grants

CSU has announced a systemwide competition for projects using instructional technology to improve learning. Awards range from $30,000 to $50,000. The mailing deadline is May 9.

fmi - Research and Sponsored Projects x2901

USU Flea Market

The USU will hold a flea market in its basement May 1 through May 3, selling vintage office equipment, CSUN clothing items, period furniture, and kitchen equipment. Cash and carry only.

fmi - x2491

Our Deepest Sympathy

The campus community extends condolences to Karen Jensen of the Health Science Department on the recent loss of her brother, to Carol Mackey of the Anthropology Department on the loss of her father, and to Colleen Gray of Cash Management on the loss of her mother.