For Your Information 2-22-16

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 Dec. 7 posting is Monday, Nov. 30.

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.


CSUN Black History Month Celebration: Hallowed Grounds
Here are some events:

  • Feb. 22: Lecture and Book Signing: Africana Studies professor Marquita Gammage, USU, Northridge Center, 3 to 5 p.m.,
  • Feb. 22: Special Guest: Activist, Povi Tamu-Bryant, USU, Flintridge Room, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 22: Film Screening: “The Meteor Man” and Q&A with Robert Townsend, Armer Theatre, 7:30 to 10 p.m. *Registration required
  • Feb. 24: Wikipedia Editing Event: Oviatt Library, Computer Lab A, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 24: Film Screening: “Paris is Burning”, USU, Pride Center, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 26: Conference: Harambee High School conference, USU, Northridge Center, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Feb. 26: Talent Showcase: Faculty, Staff and Alumni After Hours, USU, Northridge Center, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 29: Keynote Speaker: Amina Hassan and Judge Robin Miller Sloan about the life of Judge Loren Miller, Oviatt Library,Ferman Presentation Room, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 29: Film Screening: “10,000 Black Men named George” with Special Guest Robert Townsend, Armer Theatre, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Feb. 23
A Conversation with Governor Michael Dukakis
Michael Dukakis was governor of Massachusetts from 1975 to 1979 and again from 1983 to 1991. In 1988, he was the democratic nominee for president of the United States. This event is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451. 
To register, visit

Feb. 24
The Ethics of Giving Within and Outside of the Jewish Community
Classes: Rabbi Kaufman

Come hear Rabbi Kaufman speak at 3:30 p.m. in Jerome Richfield 247. Kaufman has served as a campus and community rabbi and teacher, school principal, college administrator, social worker, and program organizer for all ages and backgrounds. Call (818) 677-4724 or email to reserve a seat.

Feb. 27

Comics & Visual Culture- Student Research Symposium

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the USU, East Conference Center. The collaborative effort aims to advance comics studies and teaching across campus.

March 1

CSUN Wind Ensemble at VPAC

Join the Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) for the annual interactive concert that will engage, entertain, and educate Doors open for this concert at 7 p.m.


Feb. 23

Rape, Aggression Defense (RAD) for Women – A Self-Defense Workshop

This class will taking place at the Department of Police Services, 2nd Floor Training Room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a hands-on training with the opportunity to utilize the RAD techniques in a safe, comfortable training environment, monitored by instructors.

For steps to register, visit

Feb. 25 

Saving Money for College Through a 529 Program – Scholar Share 

Come and learn about ScholarShare California’s 529 College Savings Plan. Earnings grow tax-deferred, and distributions for qualified higher education expenses are tax-free. This class is from noon to 1 p.m. at the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

For steps to register, visit

Feb. 25

Life Happens: Coordinating the Leave Process for Employees

Whether planned or unforeseen, sometimes employees need to ask for time away from work. This training session, which takes place from 2 to 3:15 p.m. in the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16, will discuss the types of leave programs available, and most importantly, your role in the coordination process.

For steps to register, visit

Feb. 29

Supporting LGBTQ Students on Campus – Panel Discussion

How are you supporting LGBTQ student on campus? This session will provide a panel discussion with Sarina Loeb and LGBTQ students talking about issues LGBTQ students face on campus. This class takes place at the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

For steps to register, visit

March 3

Budgeting in Action

Learn how three different areas on campus develop, allocate, and manage their budgets and other resources. This overview of how budgeting is handled within these three divisions and how they interact when necessary, will provide you with useful knowledge and tips. This session is from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

For steps to register, visit


The CSU Catastrophic Leave Donation Program 

The CSU Catastrophic Leave Donation Program allows employees to voluntarily donate sick and/or vacation leave credits to employees that are totally incapacitated due to a catastrophic illness or injury, and have exhausted all leave credits.  Family illnesses that are deemed catastrophic, requiring an employee to be absent to care for an immediate family member, are also eligible for the CSU Catastrophic Leave Donation Program.

Any employee who accrues vacation or sick leave credits may voluntarily donate either of those credits to another employee

The following employees are out on medical leave and have exhausted their leave credits:

Johnie Scott (Africana Studies)

Ernest Phillips (Student Housing)