VOL. LII, No. 35 - May 13, 1996

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FYI: fmi - means "for more information."

Current Home Address Information Needed

All university employees (student employees included) must furnish current home address information to the university. To report an address change, request an "Employee Action Request" form from Payroll Services in Administration Park 705 or from Human Resource Services in Administration Park 702. To have a form mailed to a campus address, phone Human Resource Services at x3812. In addition, notify the department secretary of any change in address.

fmi - Payroll Services at x2314 or Rhonda Gershon at x3812

Medical/Dental Open Enrollment

The 1996 open enrollment period will be Sept. 1-30 with an effective date of Jan. 1, 1997. PERS Health Benefits Guide and premiums will be issued to all eligible employees in August 1997.

fmi - Jean Gearing x3810

Honored Faculty Reception

The winners of the 1996 President's Associate Awards will be honored at the Honored Faculty Reception on Thurs., May 16, at 10 am in the USU's Grand Salon. The honorees are: Creativity - William Toutant, School of the Arts, and Dorothy Barresi, English; Scholarly Publication - Reba Soffer, History, and Gary Anderson, Economics; Advancement of Teaching Effectiveness - Radha Ranganathan, Physics & Astronomy, and Jeffrey Charonnat, Chemistry. Each winner receives a $500 award. The 25-year faculty, the emeritus faculty and the Distinguished Teaching Award winners will also be honored at the reception. Breakfast will be served at 9 am. All faculty are invited.

Colloquium on Sexuality

Veronica and James Elias of the Sociology Department will present a colloquium today on changes in the field of human sexuality and the shift in therapy from sex therapy to sexual psychotherapy for the treatment of desire disorders. The colloquium will cover the variety and variation of adaptation in the transgendered community, the recombination of gender disorders in the sexual disorder section of DSM IV, among other topics. It will take place at 3 pm in Sierra Hall 245.

Ethics and Values Colloquium

Jane Bayes of the Political Science Department will speak about "Ethical Conflicts at the Fourth United Nations Congress on Women in Beijing" on Wed., May 15, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm in the Faculty Office Building, Room 108. The lecture is part of the "Ethics and Values" Colloquium series.

New Scholars Lecture Series

The School of Humanities presents the last in its series of lectures by local doctoral candidates on Wed., May 15, at 1 pm in the USU's Balboa Room. Rachel Adams, a doctoral candidate in women's studies at UC Santa Barbara, will speak about "Photographer Diane Arbus and the Fashioning of Freaks in American Culture." Kathlyn Breazeale, a doctoral candiate in religion/ theology at Claremont, will talk about "Theology and Domestic Violence: Toward an Anthropology of Mutuality."

Music Department Fundraiser

An Afternoon of Wine, Food, Music and Silent Auction to benefit the Music Department's three youth orchestras will take place on Sun., May 19, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm at the Warner Center Hilton Hotel in Woodland Hills. Auction items include art work, tickets to sporting and theater events, signed books and gift certificates from local businesses. The cost is $40 per person.

fmi - x3735 or (213) 257-0277

California Bike Commute Day

Participate in the California Bike Commute 1996 by riding your bike to work, school, errands or play on Thurs., May 16. Registration is free. Applications are available at the Commuter Transportation Program Office in UPA Building 14, Room 103, mail drop 8297.

fmi - Astrid B. Logan x3946

Art Exhibit

Beverly Mona Weinger will exhibit her rusty, welded metal sculptures "On the Road Again" from May 19 to May 23 at the North Gallery. Gallery hours are Mon. through Thurs. from 10 am to 5 pm. The opening reception will be held on Sun., May 19, from 2 to 6 pm.

fmi - (310) 455-2333

Matador Bookstore Buyback Information

The Matador Bookstore will conduct book buybacks at the following locations and times: fmi - x2913

Geological Sciences Lecture Series

Adriana C. Ocampo of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will present a lecture on "Jupiter and the Galileo Mission" on Wed., May 15, at 4 pm in Science Court 516. The Department of Geological Sciences and the Geology Club are the sponsors. This is the last lecture in the series.

fmi - x3541

Commission on the Status of Women Meeting

The Commission on the Status of Women at CSUN will meet on Wed., May 15, from noon to 1:15 pm in the Business Building, Room 2224. It is open to all.

Reception for Dorothy Meier

A reception to honor Dorothy Meier, a member of the Sociology Department since 1970, on her retirement will take place on Wed., May 15, from 3 to 5 pm at the University Club. The campus community is invited.

Reception for James J. O'Donnell

A reception to honor James J. O'Donnell, dean of the College of Extended Learning, on his retirement will take place on Fri., May 17, from 4 to 6 pm at the University Club. RSVP to Marcella Tyler x3979.

fmi - Marcella Tyler x3979 or mtyler@huey.csun.edu

Technology Support Group Meetings

Technology Support Group personnel will discuss the upcoming campus prefix change to 677 on Fri., May 17, at 10 am and again at 2 pm in Administration 704A. RSVP to x4879 or e-mail julie.schauer@csun.edu.

LesBiGayTrS Reception

The Institute for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Studies will host a reception to celebrate its first year on Fri., May 17, from 1 to 3 pm in Faculty Office Building, Room 108. The LesBiGayTrS award for student research and creativity will be presented.

fmi - Donald E. Hall x2011

South African Jazz Pianist Performs

Jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and his trio will perform on Sat., May 18, at 8 pm in the USU's New Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available at the Associated Students Ticket Office at x 2488 or Ticketmaster.

fmi - x3943

Backyard Composting Workshop

A free workshop explaining how to make environmentally-friendly compost will take place on Sat., May 18, from 10 to 11:30 am in Canoga Park.

fmi - Cyndi Signett x2477 or e-mail

Opera Scenes

The Music Department will present opera scenes on Tues., May 21, at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. David Scott is the director. The program includes scenes from "The Marriage of Figaro," "Lakme," "Tender Land," "The Queen of Spades," "The Saint of Bleecker Street," "Die Fleidermaus," "Street Scene" and "The Magic Flute." Admission is free.

Piano for Youth Recital

A recital by students who have participated in this semester's "Piano for Youth" program will take place on Sun., June 16, at 2 pm in the Recital Hall. Parents interested in having their children take part in the "Piano for Youth" program during the next academic year are urged to attend. "Piano for Youth" is for children 7 years of age through high school.

fmi - Jeanine Jacobson x3167

School of Engineering and Computer Science Courses

The School of Engineering and Computer Science will offer two short-term courses on campus this summer. They are: Enrollment may be made by individuals or companies. Contact Shirley Lang, Center for Research and Services, SECS, at x2146 or e-mail at shirley.lang@csun.edu.