For Your Information October 12, 2015

For Your Information shares announcements of events, public meetings, notices, classes and deadlines relevant to CSUN faculty and staff. The submission deadline is noon on Monday, one week before the next post.

The deadline for the Oct. 26 posting is Monday, Oct. 19.

We strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring until the next post. You can submit future items by emailing, sending them to mail drop 8242 or faxing them to (818) 677-4909. Email is the preferred method of submission.


Oct. 13

Faculty and Staff Yoga 

CSUN faculty and staff members can take part in yoga from 11 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at Nordhoff Hall 106. Wear stretchy comfortable clothes and bring a mat.

To register, visit 

Oct. 14

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Night – Men’s Soccer vs Cal State Fullerton

All CSUN Faculty and Staff (with valid CSUN ID) receive free admission for themselves and three guests. Game starts at 7 p.m. on the Matador Soccer Field.

For more information, visit

Oct. 14

Lunch Time Express

CSUN faculty and staff wanting to exercise during their lunch break can come to the Student Recreational Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday. Available classes are indicated by a red symbol next to the class name on the SRC group exercise schedule.

The exercise schedule can be found at

Oct. 14

Walkability Wednesdays

Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. CSUN faculty, staff and students can take a walking tour of various campus paths. A map and brochure with different walking paths for various fitness levels will be provided. The tour will begin at Santa Susana Hall 115.

Oct. 20

Campus Sustainability Day

The annual celebration of sustainability, which will be held at the University Student Union, will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m. Presentations by guest speakers and CSUN faculty will cover a variety of topics related to sustainability. 

For more information, visit

Oct. 21

Streamapalooza! Insights into Copyright and Media for 21st Century Educators

Media, copyright concerns and fair use practices will be front and center at this upcoming symposium. Prominent national and regional experts will explore matters such as online-only courses, access and discovery, open access, and other timely issues. Come join the conversation! Join the Streamapalooza!

For more further details and to RSVP, please visit the event webpage at 

Oct. 21-22

GloSho 2015

Clean tech leaders and stakeholders from around the world will exchange ideas and discuss trade, investment and innovation. Speakers include California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

For more information, visit

Oct. 22

CSUN Open Access Award: Digital Publishing and the Future of Scholarship

Attendees are invited to join the discussion on open access digital publishing and learn more about the growing Open Access movement. Speakers include CSUN Provost YI LI, Library Dean Mark Stover, publisher of Collabra Dan Morgan and more. The event will be held from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. in the Thousand Oaks Room, USU. 

TO RSVP, visit

Oct. 22

Working Moms Brown Bag lunch

This event allows CSUN’s working moms to gather together for monthly support, advice and camaraderie. Bring your lunch and take a well-deserved hour for yourself. The group will meet at Moorpark Room, University Student Union from noon to 1 p.m.

For more information, visit

Oct. 22

Kerry Rockquemore Presentation

President and CEO of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity presents a Faculty Workshop on writing procrastination and resistance and how to identify your writing blocks and move through them. The free workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Ferman Presentation Room at the Oviatt Library.

Please send your RSVP to


Oct. 12

Preventing Skin Damage to Our Skin – (Derma Scan Screening Included)

This class is open to all faculty and staff who want to learn more about sun damage and how to prevent it. The session is from 10 to noon at the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

To register, visit

Oct. 13

CERT Training

This seven-week course meets once a week from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room, Oviatt Library. At the end of the course, participants will be certified with basic competency in emergency medical triage and operations, damage assessment, fire suppression, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, volunteer team management and more.

To register, visit

Oct. 13

Reducing Stress and Finding Joy Through Mindfulness – An Orientation

Learn specific mindfulness techniques that can reduce stress by committing 2-5 of mindfulness per day. The class will be held from 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. at the Human Resource Training Room, Oviatt Library 16. 

To register, visit

Oct. 15 

Being at Your Best: Knowing Your True Colors and How Best to Work with Others

True Colors™ is a personality identification system for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. Understanding your true colors will provide you with an expanded appreciation for valuing differences and communication skills to build avenues for a more harmonious, productive environment. The class will be from 9 to 10:55 a.m. in  the Oviatt Library Presentation Room.

To register, visit

Oct. 15

Identity Theft Prevention

This workshop will help attendees understand what identity theft is, how criminals obtain your personal information and how to detect, deter and defend yourself against victimization. The class will be from noon to 12:55 p.m. in the Department of Police Services, Second Floor Training Room. 

To register, visit

Oct. 20

CalPERS One on One Consultation

This class, which is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will allow attendees to have a one on one consultation about planning for retirement. Location will be announced soon.

To register, visit

Oct. 21

VALIC One on One Advisement

Faculty and Staff who are with VALIC or want to explore their retirement planning products can schedule a 30-minute appointment with a VALIC representative. Advisement is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UN 165. 

To schedule an appointment, contact VALIC representative Rachel Baroma at (1-800)-892-5558 or

Oct. 21

Selling Yourself; Selling Your Ideas

In this session, faculty and staff will be able to evaluate the needs of their audience, choose an appropriate approach and clearly communicate their goals. The class will be from 10 to 10:55 a.m. in the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

Oct. 22 

Navigating the Audit Trail

Faculty and staff who attend this event will be able to more readily identify their business risks within their department, learn about the importance of internal controls and will learn the “red flags” of fraud. This class is from 10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. at the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

To register, visit

Public Meetings

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

Meets from 1:15 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

UN 277

Faculty Senate Committee

Meets at 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Jack and Florence Presentation Room, Oviatt Library 81

Educational Policies Committee

Meets from 2 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

UN 211

Board of Directors

Meets at 12:30

Monday, Oct. 19

Thousand Oaks Room, USU



Oasis Wellness Opportunities Available for Faculty and Staff

The new Oasis Wellness Center has rolled out selected programming for CSUN faculty and staff looking for a place to relax and revive here on campus.

The Oasis is offering fee-based services on-premises to faculty and staff through the Klotz Student Health Center, which include massage therapy, acupuncture and nutrition counseling with a Registered Dietician. In addition, free nutrition counseling appointments with Peer Nutrition Counselors from the College of Health and Human Development are now available.

Visit the Oasis website for a schedule of available services.

Register through the Klotz Student Health Center or in-person at the Oasis.

The CSU Catastrophic Leave Donation Program

The CSU Catastrophic Leave Donation Program allows employees to voluntarily donate sick and/or vacation leave credits to employees that are totally incapacitated due to a catastrophic illness or injury, and have exhausted all leave credits.  Family illnesses that are deemed catastrophic, requiring an employee to be absent to care for an immediate family member, are also eligible for the CSU Catastrophic Leave Donation Program.

Any employee who accrues vacation or sick leave credits may voluntarily donate either of those credits to another employee

The following employees are out on medical leave and have exhausted their leave credits:

Marta Gaffney (Sociology)

Parthenia Hosch (Biology)

Leeshawn Farmer (Faculty Services)

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