For Your Information September 14, 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 Sep. 28 posting is Monday, Sep. 21.

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.


Sep. 14 to Sep. 17
Commit to Be Fit
CSUN staff, faculty and students who want to improve their physical fitness are invited to Redwood Hall 180 from Sep. 14 – 5:30 p.m. to Sep. 17– 6:30 p.m. Commit to be Fit will help with weight loss and maintenance through exercise and nutrition. All participants must complete paperwork prior to participation at

Sep. 15
Building Marshall Program
The Department of Police Services invite all CSUN faculty and staff who are interested in becoming Building Marshals for campus departments. The training course will provide information about being better prepared incase of an on-campus emergencies. The course will be held from noon to 12:55 p.m. on the second floor Training Room at the Department of Police Services.

To register, go to

Sep. 15
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

Sep. 16
Latino Americans: Prejudice and Pride
A film screening with special guest Lecturer Jorge Leal will take place at the Oviatt Library Presentation Room from 2 to 4 p.m. This film is one in a series of events scheduled to highlight Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

Sep. 16
Utilizing and Skillport Learning Libraries to Your Advantage
Come learn how to take advantage of these free tools from 10 to 10:55 a.m. at the Human Resources Training Room in the Oviatt Library 16. Participants will learn how to navigate through the different libraries on and Skillport and become familiar with the different topics each website offers.

To register, visit

Sep. 16
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

Sep. 16
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.

Sep. 16

Grow Your Mind Book Club

Come to the Human Resources Training Room in the Oviatt Library from noon to 1:00 p.m. for an introductory session. Attendance for every meeting is not required.

To register, visit

Sep. 17

Exploring Transportation Options @ CSUN

New faculty, staff and students will be able to spend time with CSUN’s campus parking and transportation experts and learn the easiest, safest ways to get to and from campus.

To register, visit

Sep. 18
Bianchi Planetarium
Come and learn about stars and constellations and planets visible in the sky during summer and autumn of this year at the Summer/Autumn Sky Show at the Bianchi Planetarium at 7:30 p.m. It is followed by An Introduction to Eclipse Science and Travel. General admission tickets are $6 for one show, $10 for two shows; students are $4 for one show and $7 for two shows.

For more information― visit the Bianchi Planetarium website or call (818) 677-2488.

Sep. 19
Founders’ Day
The annual CSUN Founders’ Day celebration will be held at the USU East Conference Center from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Former CSUN faculty, staff and alumni will be honored at the event. The registration cost is $35 per person and is free for 50-year club inductees.

To register, go to

Sep. 22
Benefits and Wellness Fair
Stop by the annual Benefits & Wellness Fair from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Northridge Center, University Union to speak and learn about Health Care providers, Savings & Retirement Planning Partners, Voluntary Plans and CSUN Departments.

For more information, view the Benefits & Wellness Fair flyer


Sept. 17
Rooting Out Unconscious Bias
CSUN faculty interested in eliminating unconscious bias within search committees and at the College level are invited to attend The Colleagues Room in the Sierra Center from 3 to 5 p.m.

To register, send your name and email address to

Sep. 22
Let’s Work Together to Save Energy and Water
Attendees will learn what CSUN has done to conserve water and energy, discuss current and upcoming projects, and much more. The workshop will take place from 1:30 to 2:25 p.m. in the Human Resources Room of the Oviatt Library.

To register, visit’s-work-together-save-energy-and-water-9222015

Sep. 22
Basics of Pepper Spray Defense
CSUN faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about the basics of pepper spray defense. The workshop covers criminal and civil liabilities, moral principles, storing and disposing of aerosol defense sprays and much more. The class is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Department of Police Services, 2nd Floor Training Room.

To register, visit

Sep. 24
CalPERS Seminar: Planning for Your Retirement
Faculty and staff nearing retirement are invited to learn how to strategically plan and prepare for retirement. The class is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Human Resources Room of the Oviatt Library.

To register, visit

Sep. 24
Disaster Ready: Personal Preparedness 101
This course will provide a venue for discussion about disaster preparedness on campus, at home and in our communities. Attendees be given an overview of personal preparedness tips and recommendations for a variety of hazards. The class is from noon to 12:55 p.m. at the Department of Police Services, 2nd Floor Training Room.


Personnel Planning and Review Committee
Meets 1:15 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 16

Foundation Board and Committee
Meets 4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21
TBD (UN250 not available)

Board of Directors
Meets 12:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21
Grand Salon, USU

Faculty Senate
Meets 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 24


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

Service on Faculty and University Committees and Boards
Faculty who would like to be considered for election or appointment to positions in faculty governance, to standing or advisory committees of the Faculty Senate, or to various all-university committees and boards are invited to complete the University Service Form on the Faculty Senate website. To be considered for the spring faculty elections, please submit the form to the Faculty Senate office by Jan. 20, 2016.

For more information– Email


The Department of Kinesiology and the campus community extends condolences to the family of Shane Frehlich, Faculty President and Kinesiology professor. He passed away on Sept. 4 due to complications arising from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A 100 Citizens Frehlich Fundraiser Challenge will be held on Sept. 16 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. near Redwood Hall to raise money for scholarships for
Frehlich’s children. A memorial service will be held in his honor at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Valley Performance Arts Center.

For more information about the fundraiser, contact professor Steven Loy at Contact professor Kristy Michaud at for information about the memorial service.