For Your Information 4-4-16

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 April 18 posting is Monday, April 11.

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 7

The Buck Stops Here: Cash Handling Training

If you handle payment transactions, there are CSU/CSUN guidelines you must follow to protect the University. Through this workshop, which is in the
Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16 from 9 to 10:15 a.m., you will: be made aware of procedures you must follow, learn tips and guidelines you should follow to protect yourself and the University and prepare you and your department to be in a better position in the event of an audit.
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April 7
TEACH Grant Information Session
The Teacher Education Assistance For College and Higher Education (TEACH Grant Program) offers assistance up to $4000 per school year for students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary, secondary or educational service agency that serves disadvantaged students. If you are interested, have at least at 3.25 Cumulative GPA or have scored in the 75 percentile on GRE or SAT, you may qualify for this grant opportunity.

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April 7

VALIC: One on One Advisement

If you are already enrolled in a Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) 403(b) with VALIC or want to explore their retirement planning products, this is an opportunity to schedule a 30-minute individualized appointment to discuss retirement savings planning with a VALIC representative. Advisement is available from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment, please contact your VALIC representative Rachel Baroma at 1-800-892-5558 x 8737 or

April 11

Reserving Academic Meeting & Event Spaces on Campus

This class, which will be held in the HR Training Room, Oviatt 16, 1st Floor Garden Level from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., will review how to reserve space and rooms on campus for meetings and events: who to contact, and how far in advance you should begin the process.

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April 12

Poetry Writing Workshop

This free workshop takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Oviatt Library, Lab A.

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April 12

Understanding Hospitality & Procurement Policies

This class, which will be held in the HR Training Room, Oviatt 16, 1st Floor Garden Level from 9 to 9:55 a.m., will review the various purchasing options available to you, and look at the procurement matrix, as well as the hospitality expense policy and State Trust & Lottery funding.

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April 14

Going Solar: Everything You Need to Know

This class, which will be held in the HR Training Room, Oviatt 16, 1st Floor Garden Level from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., cover terminology used in the industry and the most important factors homeowners should consider in choosing a solar system.

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April 6

Familias Unidas Por La Justicia

Familias Unidas Por La Justicia will present on their efforts against malpractices of wage theft by corporate interests that continue to manipulate the food system. This free event will begin at 4 p.m. in the USU, Pasadena Room.

 April 7
Queer Migrations

The event, which is from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., in the USU,Thousand Oaks Room, will feature Bamby Salcedo, member of TransLatina Coalition, and jorge Gutierrez, Member of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement. The presenters will discuss their work as it relates to the criminalization experiences of LGBTQ migrant.

April 8

Media Images of Black Masculinity & Womanhood

This event, which is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the USU, Northridge Center, will explore the topic of Media Images of Black Masculinity & Womanhood at this semester’s Bi-Annual Men/Women of Color Enquiry & Student Research Poster session with featured speaker Dr. Elwood Watson.

 April 8
Annual Juried Student Show

An exhibition by CSUN graduate and undergraduate students in all media of the visual arts including animation, ceramic, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, website design, and video. The exhibition begins at noon on April 8 and concludes on April 27 at 4 p.m. at the Main Art Gallery.

April 8

Weird Theatre Festival

WTF? is a collection of short plays by playwrights committed to uniquely theatrical storytelling and language.  Like music, poetry, opera and art which are rarely bound by a need to “make sense,” these writers engage audiences’ imaginations in the interpretation of their work. The festival, which is in the Experimental Theatre of the Valley Performing Arts Center (VPAC), begins at 7:30 p.m. on April 8 and concludes April 17 at 2 p.m.

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April 11

Magaram Center Annual Public Policy Event

This year’s event, “Advocating for a Healthy and Sustainable Food Environment” is designed to empower individuals to become effective advocates for food access, nutrition and community health.  The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Oviatt Library, Presentation Room.

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April 13

Masters of Arts in Humanities Information Session

An online information session about the online Master of Arts in Humanities program will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet faculty and staff and get all your questions answered.

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April 13

Education Expo 2016

CSUN Student Teachers, Grad Students, Undergrads & Alumni Welcome! Meet Recruiters from charter schools, school districts, & other organizations. The expo will be held in the USU, Northridge center from noon to 4 p.m. Session A is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Session B is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

April 14

Master of Public Health:  Community Health Education

The Tseng College hosts an ONLINE information session 7-8 p.m. for the Master of Public Health:  Community Health Education program. The Q & A format will address all your questions about this online graduate program! For more information:


Senate Election Results

Faculty Officers:
Faculty President (2 year term):  Adam Swenson, Philosophy
Vice President of the Faculty (1 year term):  Mary-Pat Stein, Biology
Secretary of the Faculty (1 year term):  Terri Lisagor, Family and Consumer Sciences

CSU Academic Senator (3 year term):
Adam Swenson, Philosophy

Senators-at-Large (6 Senators, 2 year terms):
Andrew Ainsworth, Psychology
Sheila Grant, Psychology
Barbara Gross, Marketing
Kim Henige, Kinesiology
Boris Ricks, Political Science
Theresa White, Africana Studies