VOL. LII, No. 34 - May 6, 1996

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The General Faculty Election Results are:

President-James Goss, Religious Studies
Vice President-Lynne Cook, Special Education
Secretary-Treasurer-Diane Schwartz, Computer Science
Statewide Academic Senator-Mary Lee Sparling, Biology
Senators-at-Large

The following Bylaws Changes Passed:

Campus Budget Forum

An open forum on the 1996-97 budget will take place on Mon., May 13, from 11 am to noon and again from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the new USU Performing Arts Center. Topics include the current governor's budget as it relates to CSUN and the status of this year's campus budget planning process. President Wilson and the vice presidents will lead the discussions. Comments and questions are invited.

fmi - Lisa Baylin x2305

Reception for Ralph Vicero

A reception to honor Ralph Vicero of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences on his retirement will take place on Tues., May 14, from 4 to 6 pm in the University Club. The campus community is invited.

Panel on Hate in Cyberspace

A panel will discuss "Hate in Cyberspace: Has Free Speech Gone Too Far?" today from 11 am to 12:30 pm in the USU's Santa Clarita Room. Participants include Jonathan Weber of the Los Angeles Times and David Hoffman of the Anti-Defamation League. Maureen Rubin of Journalism will moderate. The Journalism Department, the Los Angeles Times and the Anti-Defamation League of the San Fernando Valley are the sponsors.

Music Department Concerts

The Music Department will offer three concerts, all free of charge, in the Recital Hall. They are:

fmi - x3180

Presidential Advisory Board Meeting

The Presidential Advisory Board on Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action will meet on Tues., May 7, from 8 to 9:30 am in the Business Building, Room 2224. All meetings are open.

Physics Colloquium

Barbara Jones of IBM Almaden's Research Center will speak about "Non-Fermi Liquid Behavior in Two-Channel Kondo Problems for One and Two Impurities" on Tues., May 7, at 4 pm in Music Lawn 226.

fmi - x3900

Tom Hayden Discusses Affirmative Action

State Senator Tom Hayden will take part in a forum on "Exposing the Truth About Affirmative Action: The Myths and the Realities" on Thurs., May 9, at 7 pm in the USU Theatre. Representatives from the Asian Pacific Americans for Affirmative Action, the Multi-Cultural Collaborative, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, NOW and NAACP will participate. A student-led workshop on the issues raised by the proposed California Civil Rights Initiative will follow the forum.

The CSUN Women's Center, Office of Affirmative Action Programs, NOW, and the San Fernando Valley Affirmative Action Coalition are the sponsors.

fmi - (818) 727-0167

Worldwide Web Authorship Classes

World Wide Web Authorship (HTML) classes will be offered today and on Thurs., May 9, in the Oviatt Library Instruction Laboratory. Each day is divided into a 9 am to noon session on coding Web pages and a 2 to 4 pm session on making those pages available on the WWW. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. To register, send an e-mail message to Michael Reagan at mreagan@huey.csun.edu with the following information: your name, the day you wish to attend, and a short description of your level of expertise in using the WWW.

Two Teleconferences

A teleconference on recent telecommunications legislation and its impact on higher education is being shown today from 9:30 am to noon in the Oviatt Library, Garden Level, Classroom 1. Attorneys will discuss legal issues. Prarticipants may ask questions.

A teleconference on "Mapping the Future: New Routes to Learning Productivity" will be shown on Thurs., May 9, from 10 to 11:30 am in the Oviatt Library, Garden Level, Classroom 1.

The College of Extended Learning's Continuing Education Television Network is the host of both teleconferences. Admission is free.

fmi - Peg Auchterlonie or Sheri Kaufman x2355

Santa Monica Mountains Projects

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, in conjunction with the California Urban Environmental Research and Education Center, is requesting proposals from all disciplines for projects associated with the Santa Monica Mountains. A presentation defining project opportunities will take place on Tues., May 7, at 9 am in the USU's South Valley Room. RSVP to x2901. Faculty who are unable to attend the presentation may contact the Research Office at x2901 or e-mail for details.

A "Cooking With Love" Lunch Buffet

A lunch buffet featuring recipes from "Cooking With Love, Hearty Fare from the National Center on Deafness" will take place on Wed., May 8, from 11 am to 2 pm in the University Club. The cost is $7.95 per person. Cookbooks will be on sale for $5. Attendees may also win a cookbook.

fmi - or to make a reservation - x2076

International Lunch Buffets

The University Club's "International Lunch Buffets" schedule for May is: Fri., May 10, Turkey; Fri., May 17, Puerto Rico; Fri., May 24, Hawaii. The buffets are available from 11 am to 2 pm. The cost is $7.95 per person. Reservations are urged.

fmi and reservations - x2076

Associated Students Awards Reception

The Associated Students Awards Recognition Reception will be Wed., May 8, at 5 pm in the USU's Thousand Oaks Room. Award categories include outstanding educational program, outstanding entertainment, most creative publicity, fundraiser of the year, outstanding organization, advisor of the year. Also, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities certificates will be given to this year's CSUN recipients. Faculty, staff, and students are invited.

fmi -Vicki Allen x2393

Unity Sculpture World Tour Begins

The world tour of the Unity Sculpture, a seven-foot, three-dimensional rendering of the world, will be launched on Wed., May 8, at 11:30 am in the Sierra Quad. The sculpture was created by the Unity Project, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles' Human Relations Commission, to symbolize peace, love and respect for diversity in its travels around the globe. Participants include Christopher McCauley of the city's Human Relations Commission, Richard Kaplan of the Unity Project, and Patrick Sheane Duncan, writer of the film Mr. Holland's Opus. Attendees will be invited to sign a declaration that will accompany the sculpture on its tour. Also, Duncan will have free tickets to his new play Souls on Fire, based on the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

fmi - x2130

Deaf United Talk Show

Marilyn Smith of Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services will talk about "Deaf Women, Deaf Men, and Deaf Society" on Thurs., May 9, at 4 pm in Jeanne M. Chisholm Hall, Multi-Purpose Room. The Deaf Studies Department, the Office of Graduate Studies and the National Center on Deafness are the sponsors.

fmi - Deaf Studies x4973

Lecturers Meeting

Lecturers are invited to discuss lecturers' issues on Thurs., May 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm in the Faculty Office Building, Room 108. Refreshments will be served.

fmi and to RSVP - Werner Horn x7794

Asian American Heritage Display

A display set up by the "Asian American Immigrant World" class of Curtis Rooks will be on view during the month of May in the Satellite Student Union lobby. May is Asian American Heritage month.

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.

"Love Letters" Productions to Endow Memorial Scholarship

The Association of Retired Faculty is presenting A. E. Gurney's "Love Letters" to endow the annual Memorial Scholarship. The performance schedule is: Fri., May 17, at 8 pm; Sat., May 18, at 8 pm; and Sun., May 19, at 2 pm. All performances are in the Speech Drama Building's Little Theater. Performers include Jennifer Leonard, a CSUN alumna, and Donald Salper of the Speech Communication Department. The Memorial Scholarship awards $500 annually to a CSUN student or students for outstanding scholarly and/or creative work. The $25 per person admission is completely tax-deductible. For reservations, send checks to: Association of Retired Faculty, PO Box 280578, Northridge, CA 91328 or call (818) 363-7522.

Arts Council Awards Day

The Arts Council of CSUN will hold its Awards Day ceremony on Thurs., May 16, at noon in the Speech Drama Building's Little Theater. Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students from the Art, Music and Theater Departments. Students, faculty, and Arts Council Members are invited. A reception for the recipients, their families and friends follows the ceremony.

fmi - (818) 882-5819

Evaluation of Associate Vice President

An evaluation of the performance of Margaret Fieweger, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies, is being conducted according to the Administrative Manual (622.3). Individuals who have not yet been contacted and who desire to contribute to the evaluation may request a questionnaire from Cindy Barrett at x2183 or e-mail cindy.barrett@csun.edu.

Curriculum Suggestion

The Health Center urges faculty planning their curriculum for the fall semester to consider including AIDS Walk 1996 as extra credit or course work in their discipline. Last year more than 400 members of the campus community signed up for the AIDS Walk.

fmi - Amy Reichbach x3683

Fulbright Scholar Awards for 1997-98

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars offers more than 800 awards in over 135 countries to faculty, professionals, teachers and students to teach and conduct research, or study abroad. Applications and information booklets for the 1997-98 awards are now available in the Graduate Studies, Research and International Programs Office in Administrative Dome 706. Application due date for most 1997-98 Fulbright Awards is Aug. 1.

fmi - x2138