VOL. LII, No. 3- September 5, 1995

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.


Attention: Department Secretaries

Some UIB items are relevant to students. So that students have an opportunity to read them, please post each week's UIB in your department office. Thanks.

Extension Credit Courses

The deadline for submission of proposed courses, workshops, and seminars offered during Intersession and Spring 1996 through the Office of Continuing Education is September 18. Classes are limited to the needs of students and classes of interest. Post-baccalaureate, professional courses, and workshops developed to upgrade, update or meet license requirements offer additional opportunities, particularly when they are developed in cooperation with professional organizations.

For more information, call Julie Crippen at x3113.

Leadership Institute Speakers

The Leadership Institute is looking for dynamic speakers to lead one- to two-hour student workshops for the fall and spring semesters. Topics range from money management to nonverbal communication.

For more information, contact Colleen Farrell or Jennifer Rowe at the Office of Student Development and International Programs at x2393 or mail drop 8261.

Recycling Program in Student Housing

A recycling program will be implemented in student housing and a safety enclosure will be constructed to house the collection program equipment, financed in part by the California Department of Conservation Division of Recycling.

For more information, contact Reekitta Grimes in Associated Students at x2477.

Date Rape Presentations Available

DATE Project, a date/acquaintance rape prevention program, is offering presentations this fall. They are facilitated by student peer educators.

For more information, call DATE at x3990 or University Counseling Services at x2366, mail drop 8217.

Professor's Play Being Performed

A one-act play, Yes, Charlie Chaplin, by Marvin Chernoff (Educational Psychology and Counseling) is being performed on Thursday nights from September 7 through 30 at the Egyptian Arena Theater, 1625 North Las Palmas Ave., in Hollywood. The play is a drama about three survivors, one of them a survivor of the Holocaust. Other plays on the program are by Lynn Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, and Horton Foote. The admission is $5.00, and security parking is available close by. For reservations, call (213) 464-1222.

Arts Council Music Shoppe Sale

The Arts Council Music Shoppe is having a sale in the Music Department courtyard on Wednesday and Thursday, September 6 and 7, from 10 am to 3 pm. The items, priced from 25 cents to $10.00, include record albums in pristine condition, music appreciation books, opera scores, piano music, etc.

Faculty Listings in University Catalog

An alphabetical listing of full-time faculty members is being prepared by the 1996-98 University Catalog. Faculty members are asked to examine the information in the 1994-96 edition and report any changes to Nancy Cichon at x2962 or Dome 706 by October 11 to guarantee inclusion in the new edition. Additional changes after that date may be reported, but they will appear only if received prior to the final printing deadline.

Changes due to promotion or change of department titles will be automatically incorporated. Professional certification, appropriate to the discipline and awarded by the recognized certifying agency (for example, "Certified Public Accountant" or "Registered Geologist, State of California") can be listed.

Media Equipment Services Extends Hours

To offer improved support to the instructional program, the Media Equipment Services of ITR (formerly Media Equipment Maintenance of the Instructional Media Center) will now be open from 7 am to 8 pm, Monday through Thursday, and 7 am to 5 pm on Friday.

Clubs and Organizations Rechartering Meeting

Faculty and staff who serve as advisors to a club or organization are reminded that rechartering for the 1995-96 academic year will take place Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Satellite Student Union. A student officer from each group must attend one of the two days to continue receiving the privileges afforded chartered clubs and organizations. Although faculty advisors are welcome to attend, they cannot take the place of a student officer.

A list of charter clubs and organizations is available from Vicki Allen at the Student Development Office, x2393.

CSSA to Meet Here

Students are invited to take part in the Open Forum that will be part of a two-day meeting of the California State Student Association on September 9 and 10. Remedial education will be a main topic of discussion. The Open Forum begins at 9 am on both days. The meeting on Saturday will take place in the Thousand Oaks Room, and the Sunday meeting will take place in the Grand Salon, both in the Student Union.

For more info., contact Reekitta Grimes at x2477.

Counseling Groups and Workshops

University Counseling Services will offer a wide array of groups and workshops for students this semester. The groups are confidential and available without fee.

Topics include choosing a career or major, dealing with stress, procrastination, shyness, smoking cessation, eating disorders, musical performance anxiety, relationships, self-esteem, students over 30, and coming out as lesbian, gay or bisexual. A new offering is APEX (Academic Performance Enhancement eXPerience), available in three series of five meetings each.

University Counseling Services also provides individual personal and crisis counseling, career and major choice counseling, an adult re-entry resource program, a date and acquaintance rape prevention program, a suicide prevention project, a dispute/conflict resolution center, and an employee assistance program. It sponsors the Helpline telephone crisis intervention listening line that is open from 6 pm to midnight at (818) 349-HELP.

The office is open Mon. and Thu. from 8 am to 5 pm, Tues. and Wed. from 8 am to 7 pm, and Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.

For more information or to sign up, the office is located in University Park Apartments, Building 14, 4th floor.

Readers Theatre Meeting

An introductory meeting of Readers Theatre, which performs stories of Los Angeles, will take place Wednesday, September 6, at 2 pm in SP224. Students may earn one unit of credit by participating. No prior performing experience is necessary. Those who cannot make the meeting can contact Christie Logan at x2859.

Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar

Amalie Orme of the Geography Department has been selected as the Jerome Richfield Memorial Scholar for 1995-96. The recipient of the award receives three units of release time for research in the arts, sciences, or humanities.

Liberal Studies Program

Robert Hoffpauir, who coordinated the Liberal Studies Program, is returning to full-time teaching in the Geography Department. Kenyon Chan is the new director of Liberal Studies and remains chair of the Asian American Studies Department.

Media Training Workshop

A media training workshop, "Breaking News, Breaking Barriers," for faculty and staff directors will take place Friday, October 6, from 9 am to noon in the Grand Salon of the USU. The workshop will explain the role of journalists and the media, including how they operate and make decisions, and offer tips on working with them more effectively. It will include discussion with a panel of local journalists who cover Cal State Northridge.

Hosted by the Public Relations Department, the program is intended for faculty and staff who have an interest in or are likely to deal with journalists. Participants will receive a free copy of the book "Media Guide for Academics." Refreshments will be served before the program.

Enrollment is limited to 100. To enroll or for more information, call Rayetta Esquibel at x2130.

Career Center Workshops

The Career Center will hold workshops in career assessments Wednesdays, September 6 and 20, from 2 to 4 pm; in resume writing Thursday, September 7, from 9:30 to 10:30 am; and in interview techniques Tuesday, September 5, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The Career Center, where the workshops will take place, is in the east wing of the USU above the Fitness Center. For reservations, call x2878.

Also, the Students with Disabilities Internship Program will hold an information program Wednesday, September 6, from 9 to 10:30 am. For more information, contact Terri Goldstein at x3148 (voice) or x3066 (TDD).

Employee Assistance Program

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) brochures were distributed with the September payroll checks. If you did not receive one, please call x2364 for a copy.

The EAP provides confidential consultation, counseling and referral services to all faculty and staff free of charge. The program assists employees with any problem or concern that may be interfering with their effectiveness. Robert Kemmerling, director of Counseling and Testing, coordinates the program, which is staffed by counselors from University Counseling Service. Call x2364, x2366 or v/tdd@407-7834 for an appointment.

Language and Literacy Program

A language and literacy program for elementary and secondary students with literacy problems will begin later this month. To qualify, students must be in at least the second grade and functioning six months or more below grade level in reading achievement. The program is offered by the Los Angeles Times Literacy Center of the School of Education.

For more information or an applicaton, contact Glenn Bailey at x3333.

EPC Meeting Schedule The Educational Policies Committee will meet 1:30 on the following dates in the coming year:

For more info., contact Ed O'Brien at x2969.

ERC Meeting Schedule

The Educational Resources Committee (ERC) will meet from 2 to 4 pm on the following dates. All meetings will take place in the President's Conference Room C unless otherwise noted.

For more info. contact Cheryl Spector at x3431.

Campus Book Group

If you are interested in the campus book discussion group which was noted in last week's UIB, the correct extension for Virginia Elwood is x5336.

Oviatt Library Tours

Tours will take place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after Labor Day Weekend, including orientation to the campus' computerized library resources and the other three University Library facilities. Returning students are especially invited. The 20-minute tours will be every hour and half-hour, beginning at 11 am in the lobby. The last tour of the day begins at 1:30 pm. Self-guided tours are available at other times at the Information Desk in the Oviatt Library lobby.

Our Sincere Sympathy

The campus community expresses its sympathy to Charles Robinson (Financial Aid) on the death of his father-in-law and to Nadean Dupre (Financial Aid) on the death of her daughter.

Sympathy also goes to Debbie Bogard (English) on the death of her husband and to John Peters (English) on the death of his mother.

Phyllis Shaffer, who served for 35 years as a campus test officer until she retired in 1991, died August 23. The campus extends its sympathy to her family. The date of a memorial service is pending.