Three outstanding senior English majors are eligible for the College’s Wolfson Scholar nomination, based on their academic standing: Tereza Abelian, Javier Marmol, and Justin Weekley. The College is looking for more information in order to choose among its qualified candidates, so please send me any of the following about our English candidates: achievements; awards; on-campus and/or community involvement; etc. Please send info by Monday, March 22 (i.e. the Monday after spring break).
The Lecturer Pool Applications for AY 2021-22 are open, and the postings are available at https://www.csun.edu/humanities/english/job-openings%20. Applications are due by Monday, March 29, 2021.
COVID vaccines are now available for educators and staff! I know many of you have gotten your first shots already or have an appointment to do so. If not, both Kaiser Permanente and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are offering CSUN Employee Vaccination Days. These opportunities are open to both state and auxiliary employees (including student employees), regardless of county of residence, or current health care provider. Both venues will confirm appointments for 2nd dose vaccinations at the time of the initial appointment. These appointments are only for CSUN employees. You will be required to provide employment verification at the time of your appointment. Please see the list of acceptable documents at: https://www.csun.edu/hr/employee-covid-19-vaccination-information.
Los Angeles County CSUN Employee Vaccination Day @ CSUN Campus
March 12, 2021 and Additional Date Pending
LA County Registration: https://csun.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bgRW1ZzE4XSd7w
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a small number of access codes available for appointments tomorrow, March 12, 2021. If interested in this opportunity, please complete the registration link ASAP. Thereafter, based on availability, we will provide you an access code with instructions on how to schedule your own appointment.
The County has also informed CSUN that they are attempting to provide a number of access codes for appointments at the CSUN Vaccine Distribution Site (CSUN’s B1 and B2 parking lots) for CSUN employees the week of March 15, 2021. We do not yet know the exact date. If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the same below registration link. If we are not able to provide you an access code for March 12, we will keep you on a list to receive any codes available for next week. Once the County confirms a date and based on availability, we will provide you an access code with instructions on how to schedule your own appointment. We anticipate a very short window to both provide you the code and have you schedule an appointment.
The County will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. Follow up appointments for the 2nd dose will be made for approximately three weeks from date of the initial injection at the same location.
Kaiser Permanente CSUN Employee Vaccination Days @ Woodland Hills Medical Center
Sunday, March 21st 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. or Wednesday, March 24th 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Kaiser Registration: https://csun.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_09hU2wGhYJwvwYm
Kaiser Permanente will make available the Moderna vaccine to CSUN employees at their Woodland Hills Medical Center, 5601 De Soto Ave., Woodland Hills, CA. Follow up appointments for the 2nd dose will be made for four weeks from date of the initial injection at the same location. Non-Kaiser members are eligible to participate. If interested in this opportunity, please complete the registration link below no later than Saturday, March 13, 2021 at midnight.
Amanda Harrison will lead a discussion of the next Freshman Common Read, When They Call You a Terrorist – A Black Lives Matter Memoir, in Irene Clark’s 525WS class, and all are invited. Koin the conversation on April 21st at 4 PM. Susanna Eng-Ziskin can obtain copies for faculty and staff. Link to Common Read Page
The Research & Sponsored Programs (RSP) office is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the 2021 Summer Grant Program. This program provides summer salary to further the development of a full proposal for external funding to support new and ongoing research, scholarship, and creative activities across the CSUN campus. RSP anticipates making up to 19 awards at $3,000 each. Application deadline: April 1, 2021. Awards: $3,000 View the RFP
The CSUN English Department lost two valued lecturers last week. We honor their lives and work, and we mourn their passing.
Robert Kane died on March 3. Robert was one of my first students at CSUN, and he graduated with an English BA in 2005. Robert’s wife, Christine, shared the following: “His students loved him for his knowledge, sense of humor, and his abilities. His unique approach to teaching was that a lesson is well-learned if it’s also entertaining. Before he began his teaching career, Robert was an accomplished actor who toured with several well-known Shakespeare companies. He was also a talented playwright who had his work produced in both LA and New York. He will be greatly missed.”\
Joanne Martin died on March 9. She received her BA in English from CSUN in 1982, and in 2012, she completed the MA in English (Literature). She taught all levels of composition. Joanne went through our TA program alongside another lecturer, Kathy Roman, who shared the following. “Joanne has been such a dear friend and colleague since we met in grad school here at CSUN in 2009. Her love of literature and learning was always contagious! We had many classes together, and one that I will always remember was the TA program. Joanne always came to class with some baked goodie. Our TA group talked about our excitement about teaching, dealt with our fears and student issues, laughed together, and ate Joanne’s wonderful goodies. Joanne and I worked together over the last many years developing classes, and we learned so much from each other as we struggled to create meaningful content and then work effectively with students. Joanne’s love of teaching, tremendous care for students, amazing work ethic, and wonderful sense of humor and laugh have profoundly impacted my teaching and my life. I will miss our daily chats over this past year as we both grappled with the pandemic and she battled cancer. I am deeply saddened over the loss of a wonderful friend and amazing colleague.”