1. Announcements

The Office of Community Engagement is offering Faculty SEED/Mentorship Grants (up to $1000 per faculty member applicant) and Student Scholar Grants (up to $500 to pay for a student scholar to support your teaching). Deadline: October 15 by 5:00 p.m. to communityengagement@csun.edu. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Danielle Spratt, Director of Faculty Engagement, at danielle.spratt@csun.edu.

Please let Wendy Say know which classes you will have evaluated this semester by October 15th. Thanks.

2. Reminders

The Waves Award Ceremony will be held on Friday, October 4, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Grand Salon. Please come out and help celebrate our students and their writing achievements!

The annual Open Enrollment period for benefits is going on now through Friday, October 4, 2019. Changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2020. For detailed information, please access the Benefits Administration Open Enrollment Information website, and follow the instructions. All Open Enrollment elections must be submitted in the eBenefits module by close of business on October 4, 2019.

The Office of Graduate Studies announces the 2019-2020 Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS). The goal of this program is to bring prominent artists, scientists, entrepreneurs and other leading thinkers to campus to engage CSUN students and faculty. The deadline is Monday, October 15, but the DSS program will fund speakers during the Fall and Spring semesters. To apply, it is not necessary that you have already secured the speaker. A faculty committee will review and make recommendations for funding.

3. Opportunities

The Faculty Development Office is offering the following sessions and workshops:

Get Inspired Session! Online Teaching and Learning
Tuesday, October 1, 2:00-3:00 p.m. or
Wednesday, October 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Oviatt Library 30

Online Teaching and Learning Series
Tuesdays, Oct. 15, 29 & Nov. 5, 1:00-4:00 p.m. or
Wednesdays, Oct. 16, 30 & Nov. 6, 9:30am-12:00 p.m.
Oviatt Library 30

For more information visit https://www.csun.edu/undergraduate-studies/faculty-development/events.

4. Achievements

Gianne Braza’s (current Senior in CW) poem “We’re All Trying To Get Back Home” will be published in Pidgeonholes Literary Journal as part of their THE BODY contest. The poem is currently long-listed for the prize.

Leilani Hall will be honored as one of seven Faculty Mentors at the Northridge Scholars and Faculty Mentors Reception on Friday, October 11, 2019 at University House.

Congratulations to both!