For Your Information 10-13-14

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. 27 posting is Monday, Oct. 20.

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.10 – Oct.19
Juarez, a Mexican Docudrama
CSUN professors José Luis Benavides and Kent Kirkton of the Institute for Arts & Media collected oral histories to create the Mexican docudrama adapted and directed by Peter Grego. This devised piece explodes with the words and testimony of actual hero/survivors of the conditions in present-day Mexico. The screening will be held in Nordhoff Hall’s Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
For more ticket information― call (818) 677-2488

Sixth Annual Research Fellows Colloquium
Provost Harry Hellenbrand cordially invites you to the Sixth Annual Research Fellows Colloquium. Come hear distinguished faculty Susan Auerbach, Maia Beruchashvili, Vibhav Durgesh, Martha Escobar and Ellen Jarosz discuss their research from 2-4 p.m. in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library’s Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room. The event will be moderated by Associate Dean Marianne Afifi.
For more information―Call (818) 677-2271.

Women’s Surprisingly Prominent Role in Ancient Jewish Magic
CSUN’s Jewish Studies program presents a discussion by author Maggie Anton, who will be discussing the research behind her newly published historical novel, Enchantress. The lecture will be held in Jerome Richfield Rm. 319 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
For more information and to RSVP―Call (818) 677-4724 or email

Oct. 15
LGBTQ Perspectives Panel
All are welcome to attend the panel presentation examining topics within the LGBTQ community held in the University Student Union’s Grand Salon from 6:30-8 p.m. Topics will range from ally engagement to finding the right company to work for and more.
For more information–email or call (818) 677-2137

Bianchi Planetarium
Come and learn about stars and constellations and planets visible in the sky during Autumn at the Autumn Sky Show, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. It is followed by NASA’s Dawn Mission, Asteroid Retrieval,and the Future of Solar Electric Propulsion. General admission tickets are $6 for one show and $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) 677-5601.

Oct. 20
Master of Social Work Info Session
The Tseng College hosts an information session for CSUN’s Master of Social Work program at Sierra Hall, Whitsett Rm. 451, 6:30-8 p.m. The session is open to community members as well as CSUN students and is for those interested in the online program and the CSUN program held at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.
For more information — or call (818) 677-3332.

Oct. 21
Independent Minyanim and Feminism in the American Jewish Community
Dr. Tobin Belzer will discuss how independent minyanim (prayer groups) and feminism have affected American Judaism over the past 40-50 years. In particular, she addresses the manner in which their critiques of Jewish practices have been adopted by Jewish mainstream institutions.The lecture will be held in Sierra Hall 315 from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
For more information and to RSVP―Call (818) 677-4724 or email

Oct. 21
High Touch, High Tech Times
From Facebook to email and texting, technology has taken over as the primary means of communication. Yet conversations are still a crucial part of relationship-building, both professionally and personally. This upbeat presentation given by keynote speaker Sarita maybin will provide real-life strategies for maintaining “high-touch” relationships while taking advantage of the innovations of “high-tech” times. The free workshops will be held in University Student Union’s Northridge Center from 12- 3 p.m.
For More Information and RSVP―email or call (818) 677-2533

Oct. 23
Women and Jewish Religious Law
Rachel Biale, author of the classic textbook, Women in Jewish Law: The Essential Texts, Their History, and Their Relevance for Today, will be speaking about contraception and family planning in Judaism. She will discuss how the rabbinic understanding of men’s duty to procreate have an impact on women’s lives and bodies and what can we learn from religious texts about women’s autonomy and agency.The lecture will be held in Sierra Hall 451 (Whitsett Room) from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
For more information and to RSVP―Call (818) 677-4724 or email

Oct. 25
Chicana/o Studies Department 45th Anniversary Benefit Concert
The department of Chicana/o Studies will be celebrating 45 Years of traditional Mexican music, song and dance. CSUN Chicana/o Studies faculty, alumni and associates who have achieved regional, national and international distinction through their teaching and performance of traditional Mexican music, song and dance will be featured in the concert. All ticket proceeds benefit the CSUN MEChA Scholarship Fund, Ignacio Pulido Scholarship Fund and the Adrian and Ezekial Rodriguez Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for children under 12 and the event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza del Sol.
For more information — call Chicana/o Studies (818) 677-2734

Oct. 25
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: A March Against Sexual and Domestic Violence is Strength United’s signature community event to raise awareness about sexual assault, domestic violence, child maltreatment and other forms of intimate abuse. Families, students and community members will gather on the Nordhoff lawn at 10:30 a.m. and walk a mile through campus and the local city streets, expressing solidarity with victims of violence. The march will be followed by a fun community resource and activity fair on campus for the participants, volunteers and their families and an awards ceremony for the top fundraising individuals and teams.
For more information — visit

Oct. 28
EOP Free Speech Event
CSUN students, faculty and staff are welcome to freely express their thoughts, views and opinions in Matador Square from 11:30a.m.-2 p.m. Participants are welcome to deliver speeches, perform spoken word and/or express their thoughts through music, art or dance on any topic. This is a free event and the entire CSUN community is welcome to participate. If you are faculty or staff, you can show your support by encouraging students to participate.
For more information — email Leslie De Leon Tzic at or Dinah Nucum at

Public Meetings
Graduate Studies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 14
University Hall 277

Educational Resources Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 14
University Hall 211

Faculty Senate
Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Jack and Florence Presentation Room
(Room 81, West Wing, Lower Level of Oviatt Library)

Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15
University Hall 211

University Student Union Board of Directors
Meets 12:30–2 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 20
University Student Union, Grand Salon

General Education Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 22
University Hall 211

Senate Executive Committee
Meets 1–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 30
University Hall 277

Department of Police Services Community Workshops

Oct. 20 – Oct. 24
radKIDS – Personal Empowerment Safety Education
The radKIDS workshop teaches children from the ages 8-12 how to recognize, avoid, resist and escape physical violence and/or harm and abduction. Sergeant Francisco Gudani, Officer Michael Reyes and the Crime Prevention Unit will be leading this workshop in the Department of Police Services on the 2nd floor training room and the cost is $10 per child.
For more information―visit the Safety Workshops Page.

Oct. 21
Managing During Critical Incidents on Campus, 9-10:30 a.m.
Chief of Police Anne Glavin and Chief of Staff Jill Smith will help CSUN staff and faculty understand the structure and organization of the University framework in response to routine and critical incident emergencies on campus. The session will also provide advice to help staff remain calm and understand the emergency response process, information flow and actions to take in a given situation. We will also discuss expectations for management personnel and how to prepare for emergencies ahead of time on a departmental level. This workshop will be held in the Department of Police Services on the second floor.
For more information―visit the Safety Workshops Page.

Oct. 23
Basic Residential Security, 12-1:30 p.m.
The Basic Residential Security workshop will teach you basic residential security principles and how you can apply those principles to secure your home and surroundings and reduce your chances of being a victim of crime.The workshop will also discuss what to look for when living in multiresidental apartments/condos.
For more information―visit the Safety Workshops Page.

First-Time Home Buyer’s Seminar, 4-6 p.m.
The University Corporation will host its fourth annual First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar for Faculty and Staff at the Orange Grove Bistro to educate the attendees about the in’s and out’s of purchasing a home in today’s real estate environment. The panel will focus on understanding the role of the real estate buyer’s agent, the importance of choosing the right lender, how you hold title to your property, the meaning and use of escrow, and lastly, understanding the legal aspects of property disclosure documents prior to signing them.
For more information—Email or call (818) 677 -3974

2015 Faculty Retreat
The 2015 Faculty Retreat, “CSUN: Celebrating Diversity” will be held on Jan. 12 and 13, 2015. The first day is on the CSUN campus with the usual schedule. The second day will be an off-campus trip that is currently being planned. The Senate Office is now accepting proposals for presentations – deadline is Monday, Oct. 20. Information and the link to submit a proposal to offer a presentation at the Retreat is available at faculty-senate.
For more information—Email or call (818) 677-3263.

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, 2015.
For more information—Email or call (818) 677-326

Nov. 1
GCBA Application Deadline
Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Spring 2015 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA), offered by the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics in collaboration with the Tseng College. The one-year program is for those with an undergraduate degree in a field other than business who want to strengthen their foundation in business administration or prepare to enter an MBA program. The program is open to the community.
For more information — see the Tseng College website or email

Nov. 1
MPA Application Deadline
Those who want to take CSUN’s Spring 2015 Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Glendale Community College and at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health need to apply by Nov. 1. The MPA degree is for those with a bachelor’s degrees who work in government, nonprofit or public-sector fields. The program is open to the community.
For more information — visit Tseng College website or call (818) 677-3332

Nov. 1
Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Management: Hospitality Management
Nov. 1 is the deadline to apply to CSUN’s new online master of science in Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation Management, Spring 2015 program. The program is open to the community.
For more information — visit Tseng College website or email​