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1. Announcements

Thursday’s Notes will suspend publication during the Winter break. From all of us here at the Thursday’s Notes News Desk, we wish you the happiest of holidays!

2. Reminders

Research & Graduate Studies and Faculty Development announce the Faculty Writing Initiative, four new programs to help CSUN faculty pursue their writing endeavors. From writing scholarly articles for publication to engaging in creative writing, there is a program for you! Workshops for full time faculty and lecturers from all colleges are detailed online at http://www.csun.edu/research-graduate-studies/resources-training. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, and seats are filling fast.

The 19th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium will take place on February 13, 2015 at the USU Northridge Center. The purpose is to showcase excellence in scholarly research and creative activity conducted by CSUN undergraduate and graduate students across all academic disciplines. This is a student conference featuring oral and poster presentations to an audience of students and faculty and faculty judges. Based on the recommendations of the judges, cash awards will be presented in each of the oral sessions. For the poster session, cash awards will be provided to the outstanding undergraduate and graduate posters. The online application period starts November 14, 2014 and will close December 22, 2014. The application can be accessed through the following link: https://www.csun.edu/student-symposium.

3. Opportunities

The annual CSUN Competition for Research, Scholarship, and Creative
Activity Awards provide faculty the opportunity to receive a mini-grant
of up to $10,000 or 3 or 6 units of reassigned time to pursue their
scholarly and creative interests. The deadline for submission of
applications is 5 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2015. For the instructions and application, see http://www.csun.edu/sites/default/files/2015-16_RSCA_Application_F.pdf.

4. Achievements

Dr. Linda Rader Overman, one of our alum and lecturers who successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation at Lancaster University in the UK last November and was awarded the degree of Ph.D. in Creative Writing this October.

Stephanie Satie received an award for Best Documentary Script from The United Solo Festival in N.Y. Also, she has been invited back to The Odyssey Theatre to perform Silent Witnesses on Sundays at 2 p.m. from January 11 to February 1.