VOL. LII, No. 30 - April 8, 1996

The deadline for contributions to the University Information Bulletin is Thursday at noon. The bulletin will be published each Monday and as needed during the week. Submissions should be hand-carried to 9528 Etiwanda, FAXed to x4937, e-mailed to pubinfo@exec.csun.edu, or sent through campus mail to mail code 8242. Please type all items double spaced, or supply a file on disk. Direct UIB inquiries to x2130.

FYI: fmi - means "for more information."

New Staff in President's Office

Two staff members have joined the office of President Blenda Wilson: Judy Winfield and Doretta Crawford.

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:

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 Medicine.

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 Humanities.

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: Oct. 1.

fmi - (202) 606-8467 or fellowsuniv@neh.fed.us
(202) 606-8551 or stipends@neh.fed.us

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 4 pm.

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:

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 food labels.

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 two-hour walk.

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.

LesBiGayTrS Lecture

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 jacob.hale@email.csun.edu

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 Room.

fmi - Mark Rocha x3301