For Your Information 11-18-13

For Your Information shares announcements of events, public meetings, notices, classes and deadlines. The submission deadline is noon on Monday, one week before the next post.
The deadline for the Dec. 9 posting is Monday, Dec. 2.

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.

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Nov. 19
Friends of the Library Portico Book Sale
A wide variety of gently used books are available starting at 25 cents. The book sale well be held on the Delmar T. Oviatt Library’s front portico from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information―Call (818) 677-2638.

Nov. 20
Screening of Film About the Founding of the Department of Chicana/o Studies
The screening of the documentary, “Unrest: Founding of the Cal State Northridge Chicana/o Studies Department,” will take place at 6 p.m. in the Ferman Presentation Room in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library. Filmmaker Miguel Duran will answer questions about the film, which shares the story of a group of students and faculty who sacrificed and fought the school’s administration for the opportunity to teach Chicana/o studies.
For more information―Call (818) 677-2638.

Nov. 21
Supporting Employees with Disabilities: The Accommodation Process
Supervisory and managerial staff are invited to attend this interactive discussion presented by Human Resources and Equity and Diversity.
For more information―Call (818) 677-6566.

Nov. 21
The Business of Athletics
Join the CSUN Alumni Association at a panel presentation examining the athletics industry from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the University Student Union’s Grand Salon. Featured alumni will provide an insider look within the business side of athletics, ranging from facilities to marketing to sports management and other fields. The event is free.
For more information―Visit the Alumni Association website.

Nov. 22
Dialogues with the Provost (and Guests) Interdisciplinary Education
Join Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, at a discussion with Joel Smith, former vice provost and chief information officer at Carnegie Mellon University, and Ken O’Donnell, senior director, student engagement and academic initiatives and partnerships at the CSU Chancellor’s Office.
For more information and to RSVP―Call Linda V. Noblejas at (818) 677-4960.

Nov. 22
Bianchi Planetarium

Come and learn about stars, constellations and planets visible in the sky during autumn at “Autumn Sky Show,” which takes place at 7:30 p.m. It is followed by “Mt. Wilson Observatory.” 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.

Nov. 24
400 Miles to Freedom
CSUN’s Jewish studies program presents a dramatic documentary about the Ethiopian Jewish experience. The screening of “400 Miles to Freedom” will take place at 10 a.m. at the Laemmle’s Town Center 5, 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino.
For more information and to RSVP―Call (818) 677-4724 or email

Nov. 26
Department of Pan African Studies: Bi-Annual Men of Color Enquiry and Student Poster Session
Dyrell Foster, dean of students at Rio Hondo College, will discuss “Understanding the Student Engagement Experiences of African-American Males” on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the University Student Union’s Grand Salon. The event will include poster presentations on black men from students enrolled in the Pan African studies class “Black Men in Contemporary Times.”
For more information―Call (818) 677-3311.

Nov. 30
30th Annual CSUN Powwow
The 30th annual CSUN Powwow will take place on the Chicano House Lawn on Saturday at 11 a.m. The cost is free, and all drummers and dancers are welcome to attend.
For more information―Call (818) 677-3418.

Dec. 3
CECS Brown Bag Series – Fall 2013
Bring your lunch and listen to George Wang, professor in the Department of Computer Science, discuss “Big Data—Trends and Technologies.”
For more information―Visit the CECS Brown Bag Series website.

Dec. 3
Matador Bookstore Appreciation Event
Faculty and staff are invited to visit the Matador Bookstore between 2 and 6 p.m. for some treats and special holiday savings.
For more information―Call (818) 677-2932.

Dec. 5
Bianchi Planetarium
Come and learn about stars, constellations and planets visible in the sky during autumn at “Autumn Sky Show,” which takes place at 6:30 p.m. It is followed by “Hubble Vision.” 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 informationVisit the Bianchi Planetarium website or call (818) 677-2488.


General Education Council
2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 20
University Hall 211

Faculty Senate
2–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 21
University Hall 277

University Student Union Board of Directors
12:30 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 2
USU, Grand Salon

Personnel Planning and Review Committee
1:15–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate Library Committee
2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
Oviatt Library 372

Academic Technology Committee

1–3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6
University Hall 277

Graduate Studies Committee
2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Education 1214/1216

Educational Policies Committee
2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
University Hall 277

Classroom Technology Committee
9–10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 13
University Hall 211

Research and Grants Committee
10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13
University Hall 277

University Planning and Budget Group
12–2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
University Hall 277

Senate Executive Committee
1–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014
University Hall 277


Nov. 19
A retirement consultation will be presented by Todd Reinhart, a workplace planning and guidance consultant. This class is located in University Hall 165, HR Conference Room. To schedule an appointment with FIDELITY, contact Todd Reinhart at (800) 642-7131.

Nov. 20
ING One-On-One
A retirement consultation will be presented by Kam Nassiri, a financial advisor. This class is located in the HR Conference Room, University Hall 165. To schedule an appointment with ING, call  (818) 774-0719.


Flu Shots Available by Appointment
This year’s seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine is available now until supplies run out for all CSUN students, faculty and staff by appointment at the Klotz Student Health Center. The vaccine may provide protection against three strains of influenza viruses. The cost is $15.
For more informationCall (818) 677-3666 or visit the Klotz Student Health Center website.

University Counseling Center Open House for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff members are key contributors to student success and as such wear many hats! The University Counseling Center’s professional staff is available as consultants to collaborate with you in your roles as professors, administrators, advisors, counselors and/or leaders of students. The center’s hours of operation for the month of October are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Bayramian Hall 520. Consultation involves a collegial relationship in which the consultant(s) deal exclusively with your work-related or student issues. Services are free and available to any academic department or administrative unit, as well as any individual staff or faculty members.
For more informationVisit the University Counseling Center website.

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, 2014.
For more information—Email or call  (818) 677-3263.

December Payroll Distribution

December pay warrants will be distributed in the lobby of Bayramian Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from noon to 2 p.m. A form must be filled out and delivered to University Cash Services by Dec. 18. The form is available at University Cash Services or online. A CSUN photo identification is required in order to release your pay warrant. Employees unable to pick up checks may authorize someone to do so, in writing. Include the name of the authorized person, the employee’s department, the last four digits of the employee’s Social Security number and the employee’s signature. Uncollected checks will be available for department pick-up from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2.

For more information―Call (818) 677-7222 or email



2014 Faculty Retreat
The 2014 Faculty Retreat “CSUN Shines: Community Engagement” will be held Jan. 13 and 14. The first day of the event will take place on the CSUN campus, but the second day will move off campus with a visit to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. The deadline to register is Dec. 2. To register, visit the Faculty Senate website.
For more information—Email or call (818) 677-3263.