For Your Information Feb. 23

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 Mar. 9 posting is Monday, Mar. 2.

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.


Feb. 14 – Mar. 28
Tin Can Transmissions – 10 Years in the Making
Opening Feb. 14, the exhibition entitled Telegraph Art Collective Tin Can Transmissions-Ten Years in the Making, marks the 10-year anniversary of this divergent collective of artists. Comprised of seven members with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, Telegraph is an artist collective that originated in Detroit.This exhibition will involve a variety of objects, installations and interventions created entirely on site. Utilizing the CSUN facilities and working closely with student artists, members of Telegraph will respond directly to the site and its conditions. The artists will be in residence in the CSUN Art Galleries 10 days prior to the opening of the exhibition and will be hosting workshops and lectures as the exhibition unfolds. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Main Art Galleries from 4 to 7 p.m.
For more information — visit Art Galleries.

Feb. 24
Read to Lead Reception and Panel Discussion 2
The Oviatt Library will host the second panel discussion of the Read to Lead initiative, featuring panelists from a variety of backgrounds with one common theme: how reading has enriched their personal and professional lives.  The distinguished panelists will discuss literature ranging from non-fiction to poetry and how it has shaped their leadership philosophies. The Read to Lead Initiative includes 20 campus leaders from CSUN faculty, staff, students and alumni, all of whom will be featured in a physical exhibition in the Library. Please RSVP no later than Feb. 23.
For more information and to RSVP — call (818) 677-5081 or

Feb. 25
The American Civil Rights Movement, Selma and the Fight for the Right To Vote
Donzaleigh Abernathy’s presentation about the American civil rights movement will close a month-long celebration of black history in the Plaza del Sol Performance Hall from 4 to 6 p.m.  Abernathy is the youngest daughter of Ralph Abernathy, the best friend of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. She witnessed in her home the integral decision-making and the behind-the-scenes negotiations involved in the civil rights movement, which shaped America’s laws and society.
For more information — email Vicki Allen or at (818) 677-5111.

Feb. 25
Coordinating a Leave
Kari Dom, leave of absence and workers’ compensation specialist and Laurie Gold-Brubaker, associate director of benefits administration and workers’ compensation will discuss when the leave process is triggered, the types of leave programs available, and most importantly, your role in the coordination process. They will also discuss what questions are and are not appropriate to ask employees to respect privacy, and how the interactive accommodation process may come into play when employees return from leave. The information session will be held in the HR Training Room on the garden level of the Oviatt Library 16 from 2 to 3:15 p.m.

For more information — visit Human Resources.

Feb. 26
Bianchi Planetarium
Come and learn about stars, constellations and planets visible in the sky during Winter at the Winter Sky Show, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. It is followed by We are Almost at Pluto 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.

Feb. 26
Julian Sands in A Celebration of Harold Pinter
Oscar-nominated actor Julian Sands will present an intimate portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, playwright and man – Harold Pinter. The performance will be held in the Plaza del Sol at 7:30 p.m. John Malkovich will direct Sands, best known for his romantic lead in A Room with a View. Tickets are on sale for $45-55 at the Valley Performing Arts Center website.
For more information and to RSVP — visit Valley Performing Arts Center.

Mar. 2
Memorial for Jean Daniels, Founder of CSUN Social Work Department
On Saturday, Jan. 17 the world lost a legend when Jean E. Daniels, founder of the CSUN Department of Social Work and longtime Sociology professor passed away. Her legacy will live on in the Jean E. Daniels Award for Leadership and Academic Excellence that is presented during our MSW hooding ceremony every May. The CSUN community will celebrate her life at 10:30am in the Thousand Oaks Room of the University Student Union. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jean E. Daniels Scholarship Fund.
For more information — visit Jean Daniels Memorial.

Mar. 2
Academic Freedom, Empire & the Settler Colonial State
Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative’s first event of the spring is a panel discussion regarding academic freedom and settler/colonial state/empire. The entire campus is invited to the Oviatt Library Presentation Room at 4 p.m. to discuss global issues surrounding current and historic state domination.
For more information — visit College of Humanities.

Mar. 9
Mindfulness Series Part 1
The two-part mindfulness series is designed to be both informative and experiential, and will provide participants with a basic understanding of how to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday lives. Workshops will include ample opportunities for mindfulness practice, and will teach participants how mindfulness practice can be effective in the reduction of anxiety or depression.  Participants will also be given various mindfulness-related community resources that they may pursue should they have continued interest in the topic. The information session will be held in the HR Training Room on the Garden Level of the Oviatt Library 16 from 10 to 11 a.m.
For more information — visit Human Resources.

Public Meetings

University Student Union Board of Directors
Meets 12:30–2 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 23
University Student Union, Grand Salon

Senate Executive Committee
Meets 1–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 26
University Hall 277

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

Faculty Senate
Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 5
Jack and Florence Presentation Room
(Room 81, West Wing, Lower Level of Oviatt Library)

Academic Technology Committee
Meets 1–3 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 6
University Hall 211

Graduate Studies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 10
University Hall 277

Educational Resources Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 10
University Hall 211

Foundation Board
Meets 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 10
Language, Speech and Hearing Center


Department of Police Services Community Workshops
Feb. 2327
radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
The radKIDS workshop teaches children from the ages 8-12 how to recognize, avoid, resist and escape physical violence and/or harm and abduction. Police Sgt. Francisco Gudani, Officer Michael Reyes and the Crime Prevention Unit will be leading this workshop in the Department of Police Services on the 2nd floor training room and the cost is $10 per child.
For more information — visit the Safety Workshops Page.


Feb. 25
Spring 2015 Faculty Senate Elections
Nominations for Faculty Senate positions are being accepted at the Feb. 12 Faculty Senate meeting. Another option to run for an open position is to submit to the Faculty Senate Office a petition with 15 faculty signatures by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Open for election are the posts for vice president (one-year term), secretary (one-year term), CSU statewide academic senator (three-year term), senators-at-large (two-year term, six positions).
For more information — call Heidi Wolfbauer at  (818) 677-3263.