For Your Information 4-18-16

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 May 2 posting is Monday, April 25.

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 20

CSUN Slam Poetry Club and Open Mic

CSUN’s Slam Poetry Club will host a performance and open mic event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Learning Commons. To sign up and show the CSUN community your creative ability, visit

April 20

Big Read by Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis Rodriguez is a Poet Laureate of Los Angeles and has 15 books in poetry, children’s literature, fiction and nonfiction. He will be speaking at the USU, Northridge Center from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

April 21

Earth Day 2016

EarthFair is an all-day outdoor campus event featuring yoga, crafts, music,giveaways, and interactive activities. This event, which is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bayramian Lawn, is designed to inform CSUN students of both environmental conservation and world issues facing our society today.

April 27

Kinesis: Emerging Choreography

This dance concert features the works of top undergraduate student choreographers and dancers. Produced by the Department of Kinesiology, with the support of the Institutionally Related Activities program. The event will take place at 8 p.m. at the Plaza de Sol Performance Hall. The cost for students and seniors is $15 and for adults it’s $20.
To register for this event, visit

April 28

American Islam and the Challenge of Islamophobia

This event explores the effects of Islamophobia on American Muslim communities, past and present. This event is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. in the USU, Thousand Oaks Room.

April 28

Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help people better manage their personal finances. Through these free events, CSUN students, faculty, staff and community members will be able to identify numerous financial resources available to them.

To RSVP, visit

April 28

Envisioning California Lecture: Year of the Angry Voter

This event, which is from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Nordhoff Hall 121, will discuss the unprecedented nature of the 2016 elections. Our panel discussion will include Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics, Kareem Crayton, Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt Law School, and Adrian Pantoja a professor in Political Studies and Chicano Studies at Pitzer College and also Senior Analyst for Latino Decisions.

To register, visit


April 19

Intersectionalities of Sex Work

In this workshop, which is from 4 to 6 p.m. in the USU, Thousand Oaks Room,  topics discussed in the prior two “Behind Closed Doors” events will be expanded, but there will be a direct focus on intersectional identities in sex work.

April 19

Performance Management/Providing Useful Feedback

Attend this session, which is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16, and learn the critical steps for a collaborative and successful performance management process as well as discuss the staff evaluation instruments and contractual requirements to help navigate our performance management process.

For steps to register, visit

April 20

The Intersectionality of Gender and Race of Black Students

This event, which is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Residential Life, Multi-Purpose Room, will be a group discussion on the struggles of being both Black and female in a society that has a turbulent history of dealing with racial and gender discrimination.

April 20

Dealing with Workplace Violence and Fear or Threats of Violence – PART II

This workshop will deal with the worst case scenario of an active shooter situation on campus. A dynamic video will be shown and discussion will follow to explain the survival mindset necessary in that situation as well as realistic strategies for dealing with it. The class is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Department of Police Services, 2nd Floor Training Room.

For steps to register, visit–-part-ii

April 20

Toastmasters Informational Meeting

Your participation in a Toastmasters club can lead you to conducting effective meetings, guiding successful team collaborations, and enhancing your listening and speaking abilities. This class is from noon to 1 p.m. in the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16, Garden Level.

For more information and steps to register, visit

April 21

Stress Management Workshop

Participants will be able to identify stressors (frequency, severity), gain aware-ness of reactions to stress, and identify ways to overcome stress. Cristina Rubino will facilitate the course, which is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Juniper Hall 4117, and will provide follow-up coaching and training via email.

For steps to register, visit

April 21

Transitioning from Peer to Supervisor

Whether you are aspiring to become a supervisor or manager, a new supervisor or manager, or whether you have served in that role for some time, you will find this workshop helpful. Attendees will explore how to start off on the right foot with a new boss or team; how to establish an open and positive work environment and how to avoid the most common mistakes of a new supervisor. This course is from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16.

For steps to register, visit

April 26

Student Connection Panel

This interactive presentation, which is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16, will allow you as faculty and staff to explore and ask questions about the motivations, needs and challenges facing our students while you help contribute to the success of our student population.
For steps to register, visit

April 27

Fire Safety in the Home and Wildfire Preparedness

This course, which is from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the Department of Police Services, 2nd Floor Training Room, will focus on fire hazards, covering fire safety in the home as well as wildfire specific preparedness measures. Home fires are very common in the US, and often times they are preventable.

For steps to register, visit


2016 Honored Faculty Reception

The annual Honored Faculty Reception is on May 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon, University Student Union.  Faculty awards will be presented for Outstanding Faculty; Distinguished Teaching, Counseling, or Librarianship; Scholarly Publication; Creative Accomplishment; Extraordinary Service; and Visionary Community Service-Learning.   Emeritus professors and faculty completing milestone years of service will be honored.  Refreshments will be served.   Click here to RSVP by May 13.

Revised Senate Policy

The Basic Skills policy was recently revised and apporved by the Faculty Senate on March 10 and by President Dianne F. Harrison on April 7.

To read the updated policy, visit