For Your Information Dec. 8

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 Jan. 26 posting is Monday, Jan. 16.

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.


Dec. 9
Bone Marrow Registry Drive
California State University, Northridge and Be the Match are partnering up to find the cure for blood cancers at Redwood Hall,West Patio from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can register at the event to be a donor through BE THE MATCH Registry and see if you are a match for Shane Frehlich, CSUN faculty president and professor of kinesiology who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), or any patient in need. Those ages 18 to 44 can sign up, and it takes less than 10 minutes. Volunteers will fill out a questionnaire and do a simple cheek swab. For those who are found to be a match for Shane or someone else with a cancer of the blood, the process of donating marrow has improved dramatically in recent years. There is a match out there somewhere for every patient and you could be the one to save a life! 10 minutes of your time and a simple cheek swab can help save a life!
You can join online at Be The  : USE PROMO CODE: Hope4Shane

Dec. 10
Dealing with Holiday Stress
Join Mark Stevens, CSUN’s director of University Counseling Services, for a discussion on how this festive time of the year can also be the most stressful, and what we can do to reduce the stress and increase the joy we experience in the season. The session will be held in HR Training Room OV16, Garden Level from noon to 1 p.m.
For more information and how to RSVP — visit

Dec. 11
Opportunities for Women in Leadership
CSUN leaders Daisy Lemus, Helen Cox, Tina Kiesler, Julia Heinen and Hilary Baker discuss professional development opportunities available for women in leadership roles. The session will be held in the Police Services Conference Room from noon to 1:30 p.m.
For more information and how to RSVP — visit…

Jan. 3
The Art of Pruning
Environmental horticulturist Don Hodel will talk about the basics of tree pruning — the why, when and how — with a special emphasis on maintenance pruning, during the next session of the CSUN-al Gardening series at noon. Registration for the free class is required. Email to request a space in the class or for more information.
For more information — visit

Jan. 4
CSUN Jewish Studies Program Upcoming Films
The CSUN Jewish Studies Program will be holding a screening of Sister Wife followed immediately by Wherever You Go at 10 a.m. at the
Laemmle’s Town Center 5 located at 17200 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316.
Both films are 97 minutes total and will be followed by Q & A with CSUN Jewish Studies faculty.The event is co-Sponsored by Adat Ari El, Temple Ahavat Shalom, Temple Kol Tikvah, Temple Ramat Zion, Valley Beth Shalom, and CSUN Hillel.
This film is free and open to the public until seats have been filled.
For more information and to RSVP — (818) 677-4724 or email (maximum 2 names per request).

Jan. 12 – Jan. 31
18th Annual High School Student Art Invitational
In it’s 18th year, the CSUN Art Galleries is hosting its Annual High School Art Invitational from Jan. 12 through 31, 2015. The exhibition showcases work made by students from nearly 40 public and private high schools in the San Fernando Valley. Selected by members of each school’s art faculty, each school may invite up to six students to participate by submitting one work each. Only works from the spring and fall, 2014 terms are eligible. The exhibition features over 200 works and encompasses a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, photograph and animation. The lively and ever popular artist’s reception will be held on Friday, Jan. 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. Gallery Hours are Monday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
For more information — visit

Public Meetings

Graduate Studies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
Education Bldg 1214/1216

Educational Resources Committee
 Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
University Hall 211

General Education Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 10
University Hall 211

University Student Union Board of Directors
Meets 12:30–2 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 26
University Student Union, Grand Salon


Dec. 10
Master of Social Work Information Session
Come find out about CSUN’s Master of Social Work program, offered by CSUN’s Department of Social Work in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in collaboration with the Tseng College. An information session takes place in Sierra Hall, Whitsett Rm. 451, fourth floor, 6:30-8 p.m. Faculty and staff will give an overview about this program, offered on campus, online and off-site at college of the Canyons in Santa Clarita to those with a bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field. The event is open to the community.
For more information — or email


2015 Faculty Retreat
The 2015 Faculty Retreat, “CSUN: Celebrating Diversity” will be held Jan. 12-13, 2015. The first day will be on the CSUN campus with the usual schedule. On the second day, faculty will have an opportunity to go on a “walking tour” of the historic downtown Los Angeles area. If you wish to attend,please click here to register.
For more information—Email or call (818) 677-3263. 

Matador Gear Available at Northridge Fashion Center

The Matador Holiday Kiosk is open now through Dec. 31. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays at the Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Ave., Northridge.
For more information Visit the Matador Bookstore website or contact Amy Berger or (818) 677-2932.

Service on Faculty and University Committees and Boards
Faculty who would like to be considered for election or appointment to positions in faculty governance, to standing or advisory committees of the Faculty Senate, or to various all-university committees and boards are invited to complete the University Service Form on the  Faculty Senate website.  To be considered for the spring faculty elections, please submit the form to the Faculty Senate Office by Jan. 20, 2015.
For more information—Email or call (818) 677-3263

Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

With the California rains finally upon us, review some tips to avoid slips,trips and falls at work, home or at play. CSUN’s Department of Environmental Health and Safety has determined some common factors in slip and fall incidents are

  • Wet or uneven  surfaces
  • Footwear (elevated heels increase risk substantially)
  • Distractions

To find out what you can do to prevent a fall, you can go to the Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention and read a few simple tips to keep you on your feet and off the ground.
You can help!  If you see a hazard such as a spilled liquid or a broken sidewalk, report it to Work Control at (818) 677 – 2222.


Dec. 17
December Payroll Distribution
December pay warrants will be distributed in the lobby of Bayramian Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 31 from noon to 2 p.m. A form must be filled out and delivered to University Cash Services by Dec. 17. The form is available at University Cash Services or online at A CSUN photo ID is required in order to release your pay warrant.  Employees unable to pick up checks may authorize someone to do so, in writing.  Include the name of the authorized person, the employee’s department, the last four digits of the employee’s Social Security number and the employee’s signature. Uncollected checks will be available for department pick-up from noon-4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.
For more information—call University Cash Services at (818) 677-7222.