VOL. LII, No. 30 - April 8, 1996
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New Staff in President's Office
Two staff members have joined the office of President Blenda Wilson: Judy Winfield and
Judy Winfield has been recently appointed President's Aide. Judy worked for several years in
the Publication Services Department at the J. Paul Getty Trust and in the private sector,
providing executive-level administrative support. Judy has served in a variety of roles in the
Office of the President since October 1995, and is now a permanent member of the staff.
Doretta Crawford recently moved to California from Illinois, where she served in various
positions in the executive offices of the Secretary of State, Governor, House of
Representatives, and Comptroller. She assumes budget and administrative duties.
Used Book Sale Benefits Oviatt Library
A used book sale to raise funds for the library is scheduled for Apr. 9-11 on the Oviatt patio.
The Friends of the Oviatt Library and Associated Students are the sponsors. Prices start at 25c.
A preview sale for Friends of the Oviatt Library will be held on Mon., Apr. 8, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
(Friends' memberships will be available also, starting at 7 pm).
Booksale hours for the public are:
Tues., Apr. 9, 10 am to noon (CSUN I.D. required);
12-6 pm, open to the public
Wed., Apr. 10, 10 am to 6 pm
Thurs., Apr. 11, 9 am to 1 pm
fmi - Jim Goodsell x2638
The Human Resource Services fee waiver program hours are Mon.-Fri., 8 am to noon, not to 5 pm,
as reported in last Monday's UIB.
Reception for Charlotte Oyer
A reception to honor Charlotte Oyer of the Oviatt Library on her retirement after 31 years at
the university will be held on Tues., Apr. 9, from 3 to 5 pm on the north portico (enter at the
north bridge) of the Oviatt Library. The campus community is invited.
Retired Faculty to Meet
The Association of Retired Faculty will meet on Tues., Apr. 9, at 2 pm in the University Club. Tom
Houts of EPI (Estate Plans, Inc.) will give a seminar on long-term care. EPI is an insurance
broker that offers 11 different long-term care plans. Faculty and retirees will have the
opportunity to compare plans, including the PERS plan.
fmi - Ruth Horgan (818) 349-2319
Fiscal Year End Spending Calendar
A copy of the 1995/96 Fiscal Year End Spending Calendar has been mailed to deans, directors
and department heads. The calendar can also be accessed on the Web at http://www.csun.edu/~admsvcs/year_end/
fmi - Carmen Magana x2547
Columnist Robin Abcarian to Speak
Robin Abcarian, columnist for the L.A. Times, will speak about "Turning Back the Clock: Reversing
Affirmative Action, Reproductive Rights and Other Social Programs" on Thurs., Apr. 11, at noon in
the University Club. The talk is part of Phi Kappa Phi's spring Intellectual Exchange.
Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, and reservations are required.
fmi - Stan Charnofsky x2548
Marilyn Magaram Center Nutrition Lecture
Jim Warren will discuss sports nutrition in his talk "Health in Relation to Productivity" on Tues.,
Apr. 9, from noon to 1 pm in the Fine Arts Building, Room 107.
fmi - x3102
Performances of New Artforms
"Shouts and Whispers," a performance series by artists who are breaking barriers between
traditional types of expression, will take place Apr. 9-11. The programs will include
performance poets, musicians, literary poets and spoken word performers. Admission is free.
Scheduled performances are:
- Luis Alfaro, Richard Ferguson, Kathi Martin, Willie Sims with music by Ethan James on Tues., Apr.
9, at 7 pm in the Art Dome, Music Lawn 236;
- Erin Aubry, Max Benavidez, Ellyn Maybe, Eric Preistley with music by Ocho-X on Wed., Apr. 10, at 7
pm in the Art Dome, Music Lawn 236;
- Liz Belile, Linda Gamboa, Liz Gonzales, Eloise Klein Healy with music by T.N.P. on Thurs., Apr. 11,
at noon in the USU Thousand Oaks Room.
The events are sponsored by the School of the Arts, the School of Humanities, and the School of
Social and Behavioral Sciences.
fmi - Kathi Martin x2242 or x2156
Schedule for CSEA Labor Clinics
CSEA Labor Clinics will be held 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Conference Room of Building T on the
following dates: Wed., Apr. 10; Tues., Apr. 16; and, Wed., Apr. 24. Call (818) 776-8268 to make an
appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but there may be a wait.
Lecture on Domestic Violence
Peggie Reyna of the L.A. Commission on Assaults Against Women will speak on Wed., Apr. 10,
from 4:30 to 6:50 pm in PS 402, and again on Thurs., Apr. 11, from 2 to 3:15 pm in PS 406. She is
the coordinator for the Deaf & Disabled Services and the In Power Women's Self-Defense
Programs for the L.A. Commission on Assaults Against Women and is recognized nationwide for
her work in the field of domestic violence and child abuse in the deaf community.
fmi - x3110
Panel Discussion on Cultural Stereotypes
A symposium on "Confronting Cultural Stereotypes in the Media" will be held on Thurs., Apr. 11,
from 12:15 to 2:15 pm in the Shoshone Room of the Satellite Student Union. Tony Valdez of
Channel 11 is the moderator. Panel members include Cindy Allen, Lili Berko, Lillian Lehmlan,
Carmen Ramos Chandler, Johnie Scott and Nate Thomas. The Presidential Advisory Board on
Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action is the sponsor.
Bertice Berry Lecture and Book Signing
Bertice Berry, former talk show host and professor, will speak on Thurs., Apr. 11, at 7 pm in the
USU Performing Arts Center. The University Student Union's Union Program Council sponsors the
program. After the lecture, she will sign copies of her new book, Bertice, The World According to
Me. Admission is free. The doors open at 6:30 pm.
fmi - x2491
International Lunch Buffets
The University Club's "International Lunch Buffets" schedule for April is: Fri., Apr. 12, Moroco; Fri.,
Apr. 19, Poland; and, Fri., Apr. 26, Portugal. The buffets are available from 11 am to 2 pm. The
cost is $7.95 per person. Reservations are urged.
fmi - x2076 and for reservations
Ruth Schrier Exhibits Art
Ruth Schrier, emeritus professor of art, will exhibit her recent paintings Apr. 12 to May 3 at
Orlando Gallery, 14553 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm
Tuesday through Saturday. A reception for the artist will
take place on Fri., Apr. 12, 8-10 pm.
Free Running Clinic
A free clinic for the recreational running athlete and those who want to make running a part
of their fitness program will be held on Sat., Apr. 13, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Encino-Tarzana
Regional Medical Center auditorium, 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. Topics include biomechanics,
running vs. jogging vs. walking; cariovascular principles of training; training for distance;
choosing a running shoe; and warming up and cooling down to prevent injuries. Sponsors are
Orthopedic Excellence at Encino Hospital and the Cal State Northridge Center for Sports
fmi - and RSVPs (818) 995-5007
Faculty Elections by Touch-Tone
The General Faculty Election and the Faculty Senate Election will take place by touch-tone
telephone Mon., Apr. 15, through Fri., Apr. 26. Instructions for these two elections were sent to
all faculty last week by the Faculty Senate Office. PIN number information was also sent to all
faculty by the Personnel Office. Any faculty member who has not received this information
should call the Faculty Senate Office, x3263, or e-mail arlene.noar
Funds Available for Interactive Teaching Videos
Awards of $500 are available this summer for faculty who want to prepare courses that will be
taught via interactive video in Fall 1996 and Spring 1997. Applicants must submit a brief
narrative describing how they will use interactive video in teaching students at Venture or
other CSU campuses. Course descriptions should include methods for improving the pedagogy
of distant learning, ways of assessing student success in the course, and replicability.
Applications are due in at the Graduate Studies Office in AP 706 by Wed., Apr. 24.
A faculty committee will review applications and announce awards by Fri., May 10.
NEH Fellowships and Summer Stipends
Through its Fellowship and Summer Stipends programs, the National Endowment for the
Humanities provides opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in disciplines of the
NEH Fellowships provide support through two programs, Fellowship for University Teachers and
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent scholars. The fellowships must cover an
uninterrupted period from six to twelve months. Deadine: May 1.
NEH Summer Stipends support two months of full-time work on projects that will make a
significant contribution to the Humanities. Faculty members must be nominated by their
institutions for the Summer Stipends. Each institution must nominate two applicants. Deadline:
fmi - (202) 606-8467 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(202) 606-8551 or email@example.com
Evening Childcare Available
Evening childcare for children 6 months to 6 years of age is available at Warner Center
Children's Corner Tues. and Thurs. evenings, 6 to 9 pm. All CSUN employees are eligible for this
program. Advance reservations are suggested.
fmi - Deanna Weigold (818) 887-1993
Faculty Book Orders
Summer requisitions are past due and must be submitted ASAP to the Matador Bookstore. The
deadline for fall requisitions is Mon., Apr. 15.
fmi - Gayle Noble or Rasmita Dhruv x2913 or x 2940
Interior Design Student Showcase
Interior design students will exhibit their work Apr. 15-18 in the USU Grand Salon. Awards for
special achievement in design will be given by local sponsors at the opening on Mon., Apr. 15, 5
to 7 pm in the Grand Salon. Exhibit hours are Tues., Apr. 16 through Thurs., Apr. 18, from 10 am to
fmi - Roberta Mauksch x3051
Philosophical Perspectives Lecture
Nathan Salmon of UC Santa Barbara will speak about "Wholes, Parts and Numbers" on Wed., Apr.
17, at 4 pm in the 4th Floor Conference Room of UPA 15. Everyone is invited.
Spring Evacuation Drills Schedule
A series of drills this month will test evacuation procedures and alarm systems
and the floor and building warden program.
Campus buildings will be evacuated according to the following schedule:
- Tues., Apr. 16, at 10:40 am
Art & Design Center
North Library Annex
- Tues., Apr. 23, at 10:40 am
Faculty Office Building
- Tues., Apr. 30, at 10:40 am
Student Health Center
All building occupants must participate. Instructors and department heads should ensure that
building occupants are familiar with the evacuation procedures posted in their classrooms and
offices. Additional copies of these procedures can be obtained from the Environmental Health
and Safety Office.
fmi - x2401
Associated Students, Inc. Can Contest
The 3rd annual Aluminum Can Sculpture Contest will be judged on Wed., Apr. 24, during EarthFair.
The contest is open to CSUN clubs, organizations, students, faculty and staff. Prizes totalling
$600 have been donated by ASREC Sport, CSUN Commuter Transportation Program, Matador
Bookstore, Mrs. Gooch's and Six Flags Magic Mountain. All entrants receive a one-day pass to
the campus fitness center. The application deadline is Fri., Apr. 19.
fmi and rules - Cyndi Signett or Bert Darakorn x2477
Chemistry Seminar Series
Jay Siegel, UC San Diego, will speak about "Stereochemical Variations on a Sphere: Synthesis,
Shape and Symmetry" on Wed., Apr. 17, at 4 pm in Science 2247. The Department of Chemistry
sponsors the lecture.
fmi - x3381
Alternative to Canceling Class
Peer nutrition counselors from the Student Health Center will talk to your class if you cannot
be there. Among the topics are weight loss and gain, supermarket savvy and reading the new
fmi - Janet Kestenbaum x3685
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 recommend improvements to prevent accidents and
injuries. All members of the campus community are encouraged to participate in the one- to
fmi or to sign up - Marlin Hines x4997
Family Environmental Sciences Research Night
Family Environmental Sciences will hold its annual research night, featuring faculty and
students' research and creative projects on Wed., Apr. 17, at 7 pm in the USU's Pasadena Room.
Topics include family studies, consumer affairs, fashion design and merchandising, and food
science. Sponsors of the event are the Omicron Beta Epsilon Chapter and the Southern
California alumni chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society.
fmi - Anne Marenco (818) 717-5679
National Science Foundation Proposals Sought
The National Science Foundation, Division of Human Resource Development, invites proposals
for experimental projects for women and girls. These projects support major, comprehensive
initiatives designed 1) to create positive and permanent changes in the academic, social, and
scientific climates, abetting the interest and aptitude of women and girls in science,
engineering, and mathematics; 2) to add to the knowledge base about interactions between
gender and the infrastructure of science, engineering, and mathematics which can provide
direction for future efforts.
Informal preliminary proposals have a target date of Wed., May 15. Formal proposals will be
due Sept. 1.
Susan Stryker will talk about her book-in-progress, Trans: Changing Sex and Other Ecstatic
Passages into Postmodernity, on Thurs., Apr. 18, at 7 pm in the USU Northridge Center. The
lecture is part of the CSUN Office of Graduate Studies' Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program.
fmi - Jacob Hale x2757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Scholars Lecture Series Announced
The School of Humanities sponsors presentations by graduate students completing their
doctoral dissertations at local universities. All faculty, staff and students are invited to
attend. Lectures are scheduled for Apr. 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15, all at 1 pm.
The Wed., Apr. 24 lecture features Wendy Walters, a doctoral candidate in literature at UC San
Diego, speaking on "The Politics of African Diaspora: Writing and Location," in the USU's Balboa
fmi - Mark Rocha x3301