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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 http://www.csun.edu/development/training/events/commit-be-fit
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 www.csun.edu/development/training/events/building-marshall-training
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 http://www.csun.edu/development/training/events/facultystaff-yoga-6
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.
Utilizing lynda.csun.edu 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 Lynda.com and Skillport and become familiar with the different topics each website offers.
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 www.csun.edu/src/classes/print.
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.
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 www.csun.edu/development/training/events/grow-your-mind-book-club-9162015
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.
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.
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 www.csunalumni.com/foundersday2015
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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 http://www.csun.edu/development/training/events/basics-pepper-spray-defense
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.
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
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 http://www.csun.edu/faculty-senate/faculty-retreat. For more information– Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact professor Kristy Michaud at email@example.com for information about the memorial service.