For Your Information 4-1-14

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 April 7 posting is Monday, April 14.

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.


April 3

Richard W. Smith Lecture Series

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences presents, “The Evolution Revolution: How Recent Research Changes What We Know About Human Evolution.” Cameron M. Smith, a prehistorian at Portland State University, will review the new evolutionary synthesis using examples to illustrate just how evolution works. The event is free and will take place in Sierra Hall 451 from 7 to 9 p.m.For more information and to RSVP—Call (818) 677-4030.

 April 11

What’s Shaking, SoCal? We Hope It’s Not Our Fault

The Friends of the Oviatt Library invites the community to explore what’s going on underground. Susan E. Hough, seismologist and author will be leading the discussion in the Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room starting at noon. For more information and to RSVP-Call (818) 677-2638 or visit

April 14

Annual Juried Art Student Exhibition

An exhibition by CSUN graduate and undergraduate students in all media of the visual arts opens Monday, April 14 and continues through May 10. There will be a reception held Friday, April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. located in the Arts and Design  Center. For more information—Call the gallery office at (818) 677-2156

 April 15

Douglas Merrill, former CIO and vice president of engineering at Google and current CEO of, will be giving two talks to faculty on how to educate students to be data scientists who can understand data problems in the industry. It will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. in Chaparral Hall 5208. For more information—Contact Carol Shubin at

 April 17

 Tseng College Information Session – Public Sector Management

The Tseng College hosts an information session for the public at 6 p.m. for CSUN’s bachelor of arts degree-completion program in Public Sector Management offered in downtown Los Angeles. The information session takes place at the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters, 333

S. Beaudry, 2-131, second floor, Los Angeles, CA  90017. The program is for those who seek to finish their bachelor’s degree and who work in the government, nonprofit or public sector. For more information—Visit the Tseng College website at or email

Tseng College Information Session – Master of Public Health

Learn about CSUN’s new online Master of Public Health:  Community Health Education degree at an information session at CSUN’s University Club, Orange Grove Bistro, at 6 p.m.  The Tseng College administers the program in collaboration with CSUN’s College of Health and Human Development. Participants are expected from a variety of backgrounds, including health-related professions and sciences, sociology and public health administration. For more information—Visit the Tseng College website at or email

 Bianchi Planetarium

Come and learn about stars, constellations and planets visible in the sky during spring at “Spring Sky Show,” which takes place at 7:30 p.m. It is followed by “MarsQuest” 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.

April 21

Dialogues with the Provost

Guest speaker, Manuel Pastor, director of the program for environmental and regional equity at the University of Southern California, will be leading a dialogue titled, “Looking Forward: Demographic Change for the Next America.” This event will be held in the Recital Hall, Cypress 158 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information—Call (818)-677-4960.

April 22

Master of Public Administration – Nonprofit Sector Management Option

The Tseng College hosts an information session for the public at 6 p.m. in downtown Los Angeles, for CSUN’s Master of Public Administration – Nonprofit Sector Management Option.  Classes are held at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA  90012. For more information—Visit the Tseng College website at or email


Faculty Senate Library Committee

2–4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2

Oviatt Library 372

General Education Council

2–4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2

University Hall 211

Academic Technology Committee

1–3 p.m.

Friday, April 4

University Hall 211

University Student Union Board of Directors

12:30 p.m.

Monday, April 14

USU, Grand Salon

Graduate Studies Committee

2–4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 15

University Hall 211

Personnel Planning and Review Committee

1:15-5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

University Hall 277

Faculty Senate

2–4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 17

University Hall 277

Research and Grants Committee

10 a.m.–12 p.m.

Friday, April 18

University Hall 277

University Planning and Budget Group

12–2 p.m.

Friday, May 30

University Hall 277


April 7-11

radKIDS – Personal Empowerment Safety Education 8-12 Years of Age

The Department of Police Services will present a workshop to teach children how to recognize, avoid and resist physical violence and abduction. The class is scheduled to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the department’s 2nd floor training room. It’s $10 per child and attendance is mandatory for all five days. For more informationVisit the Safety Workshops Page or Register for this event.

Annual Federal Work-Study Supervisor’s Meeting  

Supervisors who want to hire work-study students must attend an annual meeting. Various sessions will be held for newcomers, experts and for off-campus supervisors.  For more information—Email or call (818) 677-2373.


The Sistahood Community is a drop-in support group for African-American female students. The social gathering provides a caring, connected and confidential setting for the students to learn and grow. The group meets every Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the University Student Union’s Ventura Room. If you know of any students who may benefit from this you may contact Paulette Theresa at (818) 677-2366 or Ani Avetisyan at (818) 677-6416.

2014 Faculty Election Results

The following faculty members have been elected for the following positions:

·      Faculty President: Shane Frehlich (Kinesiology)

·      Vice President of the Faculty: Adam Swenson (Philosophy)

·      Secretary of the Faculty: Terri Lisagor (Family and Consumer Sciences)

·      CSU Academic Senator: Jerald Schutte (Sociology)

·      Senators-at-Large: Sheila Grant (Psychology), Boris Ricks (Political       Science),Diane Schwartz (Computer Science), Merril Simon (Educational Psychology and Counseling), Veda Ward (Recreation and Tourism Management)


April 4

Honors Convocation Nominations
The Office of Student Involvement and Development is accepting nominations in the category of Personal Achievement from faculty, staff and administrators for undergraduate and graduate students
. For more information―Contact the office at (818) 677-2393.

April 14

2014 Outstanding Senior Award

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Senior Award. Four students will receive an award of $1,000 each in recognition for academic excellence, service to community and campus, and exceptional achievement or personal life circumstances that have been overcome. Winners will be presented at the Honors Convocation on Friday, May 16. For more information -Visit