For Your Information 9-15-14

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 Sept. 29 posting is Monday, Sept. 22.

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.


Sept. 15–Sept. 18
Route 66, Westbound to Paradise
Route 66 is known as the “road to opportunity” linking Chicago to Los Angeles beginning in the mid 1920s. This art exhibit will showcase the 20 printmakers and their take on the metaphorical road in the West Gallery. For more information, call CSUN’s Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156.

Sept. 16
HR Benefits and Wellness Fair
The Office of Human Resources will host a Benefits and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the University Student Union, Northridge Room. Benefit plan representatives and several of our internal campus partners will be available to answer your questions. Join us and receive a free carotid artery screening, giveaways, and plenty of information to assist you with your Open Enrollment selections. For more information, visit 2014 Benefits and Wellness Fair.

EOP Celebration Event
The Educational Oppurtunity Program will be celebratiing its 45th year on CSUN’s campus at the Matador Bookstore Lawn from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The CSUN and EOP Community will come together and celebrate a program that has changed the lives of thousands of students. The program – known for helping first generation,underrepresented students succeed – will host a variety of activities including food,games,music and drawing. Admission is free.

Sinbad causes an uproar of comedic hysteria when he takes the painful trials and embarrassing tribulations of day-to-day life and throws them back into his audiences’ faces. He will be performing in the Valley Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.
To buy tickets–visit the VPAC website.

Sept. 19
Bianchi Planetarium
Come and learn about stars and constellations and planets visible in the sky during late summer at the Summer/Autumn Sky Show, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. It is followed by Light Years from Andromeda. 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) 677-5601.

Sept. 20
The Fab Faux
“Come Together” for an unforgettable evening with the acclaimed Beatles’ tribute band, known for its painstaking recreations of their iconic songs, and hear them perform one of the greatest albums of all time, Abbey Road, in its entirety! Their performance will be held in the Valley Performing Acts Center at 8 p.m.
To buy tickets–visit the VPAC website.

Sept. 20
Founders’ Day
Celebrate the legacy of achievement that has become California State University, Northridge and reunite with classmates and colleagues whose hearts never left San Fernando Valley State College. The event starts in the University Student Union at 10:30 a.m. Graduates from the class of 1964 and former faculty/staff members who started their first year of service at Valley State in 1964 will be inducted into the 50-year club. Tickets are $35 per person and available for purchase online. The registration deadline is Sept. 10.

Sept. 22
Master of Social Work Info Session
The Tseng College hosts an information session for CSUN’s Master of Social Work program, at Sierra Hall, Whitsett Rm. 451, 12:30-2 p.m. The session is open to community members as well as CSUN students and is for those interested in the online program and the CSUN program held at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita.
For more information–visit the Tseng College website or call (818) 677-3332.

Sept. 26
Family Fun Zone
Enjoy an evening of games, inflatables, crafts, food and music on the OST lawn (behind the Sol Center, USU) from 4 to 7 p.m. Your family will enjoy an afternoon of games, food, music, an inflatable playground, and arts and crafts. We can’t wait to see you and your mini-Matadors there! For more information―call (818) 677-2491 or visit the University Student Union website.

Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17
University Hall 211

University Student Union Board of Directors
Meets 12:30–2 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 22
University Student Union, Grand Salon

General Education Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 24
University Hall 211

Foundation Board
Meets 4 p.m.
Tuesday , Oct. 7
Valley Performing Arts Center

Senate Executive Committee
Meets 1–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 2
University Hall 277

Academic Technology Committee
Meets 1–3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 3
University Hall 211

General Education Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
University Hall 211

Graduate Studies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 14
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate
Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 16
Jack and Florence Presentation Room
(Room 81, West Wing, Lower Level of Oviatt Library)

Department of Police Services Community Workshops
Sept. 16
Building Marshal Training, noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Building Marshal Program will provide emergency response procedures for some of the most common or likely critical incident emergency situations that may occur on the campus. The training is designed to enhance your chances of protecting yourself as well as assisting others in an emergency situation. The training is for those faculty and staff who are participants in the Building Marshal program. If you are interested in volunteering to be a Building Marshal, please contact Kit Espinosa at (818) 677-5973 or before registering for this event.

Sept. 18
Tools and Tips for Your Safety, noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tighten up your safety tool belt and discover the programs and services offered by CSUN Department of Police Services, many of which are free! Learn about the resources around you that increase your awareness and personal safety such as street smarts, vehicle & personal safety, theft prevention and minimizing your risks of becoming a victim. This workshop will help you make safety a priority whether on campus or at home. For more information―visit the Safety Workshops Page.

Human Resources Newsletter
Please take a moment and read the September, 2014 Issue of HR News for important information on benefits open enrollment, the benefits fair, student assistant eligibility and hours of work, our updated website and much more.

Longtime CSUN staff member, Willie (Stahl) Linsk passed away on Sept. 2 following a long and valiant fight against pancreatic cancer. During Linsk’s 15 years at CSUN, she served as an administrative assistant and later business manager of the student newspaper, the Daily Sundial, nurturing hundreds of students in both the editorial and business operations.


Sept. 15–Oct. 10
The Annual Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment is an opportune time to evaluate your current benefits and review what makes the most sense for you and your family going forward. Any changes made during the Open Enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2015. During the Open Enrollment period, employees may enroll in a health plan, change health plans, remove or add eligible dependents, and enroll or re-enroll in the Health Care or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account plans. For more information―visit Open Enrollment.

Sept. 26
Sabbatical Leave
Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave for the 2015-16 Academic Year should file an application with their Department Chair no later than Friday, September 26, 2014. Application forms and information about their sabbatical leave application process are available in your department or online via the Faculty Affairs website under Memos.