For Your Information September 28, 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. 12 posting is Monday, Oct. 5.

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.


Sept. 30

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

Sept. 30

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.

Sept. 30

EOP Memorial Plaque Unveiling

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) will be hosting the unveiling of a memorial plaque dedicated to the students, faculty and staff who fought for social justice on campus. The event will take at the Ralph Prator Sundial Foundation, near Bayramian Hall, at 11 a.m.

Oct. 8

Vocal ARTillery

Local community poets and performing artists will share their art with CSUN faculty, staff and students. The event, which is organized by CSUN students, will be from 8 to 10 p.m. in Santa Susana Hall. 

Oct. 30

Celebration of Shane Frehlich’s Life

The CSUN campus will hold a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. in the Valley Performing Arts Center for Kinesiology professor Shane Frehlich, who passed away after a struggle with leukemia. 

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Sept. 30

Making CSUN’s eTravel Solution Your Roadmap to Seamless Travel Reimbursements

This session will help faculty and staff make every CSUN-related travel experience a more positive one. The class will cover the basics of the CSU Travel Policy, the fundamentals of air and auto travel, meals, hotel and lodging, conference, workshop or invitation fees, and advances and refunds. 

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Sept. 30

Smoking Cessation Informational – Now is the Time

This class is open to faculty, staff and students who are trying to kick their smoking habits. CSUN is now a smoke-free campus, so this session will help people who are trying to quit. The class will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Oviatt Library 16.

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Oct. 1

Overcoming Obesity- What Really Works

This class will show participants how to make realistic lifestyle changes that will promote long-lasting weight loss without fad dieting. The session is from 10 to 11:25 a.m. in Oviatt Library 16.

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Oct. 6

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.

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Oct. 6

TIAA-CREF One on One Advisement 

If you are already enrolled in a Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) with TIAA-CREF or want to explore their retirement-planning products, this is an opportunity to schedule a 30-minute individualized appointment to discuss retirement savings planning with a TIAA-CREF representative. The session is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at University Hall 165.

To schedule a one-on-on appointment, contact Michael Johns at 1-800-732-8353 or 1-626-432-6316.

Oct. 7

VOYA One on One Advisement

If you are already enrolled in a Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) with VOYA Retirement Life & Annuity or want to explore their retirement planning products, this is an opportunity to schedule a 30-minute individualized appointment to discuss retirement savings planning with a VOYA representative. The session is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at University Hall 165.

Oct. 7

Going Solar: Everything You Need to Know

The class will cover terminology used in the industry and the most important factors homeowners should consider in choosing a solar system. The class is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Oviatt Library 16. You can learn more about CSUN’s sustainability program and events at

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Oct. 7

Find Optimal Childcare and Schools for your Child

This session will have experts speaking about how to select a high-quality early childhood setting, benefits from alternative schooling situations (i.e., charter schools, homeschooling, gifted programs) and traditional public education settings. The class is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Department of Police Services, 2nd Floor Training Room.


2016 Faculty Retreat

The 2016 Faculty Retreat, “Rediscovering CSUN” will be held on Jan. 19 and 20, 2016 on the CSUN campus. The deadline for presentation proposals is Mon., Oct. 19.

More information and the link to submit a presentation proposal can be found at For more information– Email