For Your Information April 6

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 Apr. 20 posting is Monday, Apr. 13 .

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.


Apr. 13

Campus Climate Lecture Series: Sue Rankin
Rankin’s address to the CSUN community will focus on CSUN’s Spring 2011 campus climate assessment, where we might be today, and describing a series of recommendations for how CSUN can foster a healthy and inclusive environment, that will improve the working, living and learning for all members of the university community. The two part lecture will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Oviatt Library’s Fermin Presentation Room.
For more information and to RSVP — visit Climate Lecture Series
Apr. 14
Jewish Music: The Soul of the People
Cantor Daniel Friedman of Temple Ramat Zion will give an overview of Jewish music at Sierra Hall 305 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. The Jewish music reflects the various countries and cultures in which Jewish people have lived. He will also discuss new trends and developments in Jewish music today.For more information and to RSVP — call (818) 677-4724 or email .

Apr. 19

Felix and Meira

This film tells a story of a liaison between two people living vastly different lives mere blocks away from one another in present-day Montreal. Meira, a young Hasidic wife and mother who feels deadened by the constraints imposed by her community, meets Felix, a middle-aged atheist adrift and estranged from his family.  Through Felix, Meira learns of the world outside of her tight-knit orthodox community and finally must choose her future path.The film will start at 10 a.m. at Laemmle’s Town Center 5
 located at 17200 Ventura Blvd.
, Encino, Calif. This film is free and open to the public until seats have been filled.

For more information and to RSVP — call (818) 677-4724 or email (maximum two names per request).

Apr. 21

Mandatory Work-Study Annual Meeting
All new departments, programs, and research directors that want to hire or may want to hire Federal Work-Study students in 2015-2016 must send their department contact and back-up to the annual meeting at 9 to 11:30 a.m. on the garden level of the Oviatt Library 16. Continuing departments with fewer than two FWS student employee hires per year are also required to attend. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Reserve your seat today by sending an email. In the email subject line please put your DEPT ID # – FWS Annual Mtg. RSVP.  In the body of the email please provide your department name, your name and phone extension.

For more information and to RSVP — email

Apr. 24

Bianchi Planetarium

Come and learn about stars, constellations and planets visible in the sky during Spring at the Spring Sky Show, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. It is followed by Hubble Vision show at 8:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $6 for one show and $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.

 Public Meetings

University Student Union Board of Directors

Meets 12:30–2 p.m.
Monday, Apr. 13

University Student Union, Grand Salon

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

Educational Resources Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 14
University Hall 211

Educational Policies Committee

Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Apr. 22
University Hall 211

Senate Executive Committee

Meets 1–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 23

University Hall 277


Department of Police Services Community Workshops

Apr. 23 

The Basics of Pepper Spray Defense, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The Basics of Pepper Spray workshop, from at CSUN PD, covers a variety of topics, including citizens’ possession and use of chemical properties and effects of pepper spray. Registration is free but a personal canister of pepper spray with keychain case can be purchased for $6.
For more information — visit the Safety Workshops Page.


May 13

Honored Faculty Reception
The annual Honored Faculty Reception will take place on May 18 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. You must RSVP by May 13.
For more information and to RSVP —



2015 Faculty Election Results

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

Faculty Officers:

Vice President of the Faculty (1 year term):  Adam Swenson, Philosophy
Secretary of the Faculty (1 year term):  Kristy Michaud, Political Science
CSU Academic Senator (3 year term):
Sandra Chong, Family & Consumer Sciences
Senators-at-Large (6 Senators, 2 year terms):
Larry Becker, Political Science
Sandra Chong, Family and Consumer Sciences
Sharon Klein, English
Janet Oh, Psychology
Whitney Scott, Child and Adolescent Development
Cheryl Spector, English

For more information — call Heidi Wolfbauer at (818) 677-3263.

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 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.

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

Cindy Sloan (University Cash Services)
Shane Frehlich (Kinesiology)

To make voluntary donations, please forward a completed Catastrophic Leave Donation form to Payroll Administration, mail code 8228. You can access the form online.