For Your Information May 4

For Your Information shares announcements of events, public meetings, notices, classes and deadlines relevant to CSUN faculty and staff.

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.

May 6
CSUN Honors Poet Laureate: Luis Rodriguez
CSUN will honor Poet Laureate, Luis Rodriguez in the USU Northridge Center Complex from 2 to 4 p.m. The special program will feature a student spoken-word performance and reading from the honoree himself.Rodriguez is the author of the well-known memoir: Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley.
For more information and to RSVP — call (818) 677-7713 and email Juana Mora at

May 7
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 Magellan: Report from Venus 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.

May 13
Department of Social Work Capstone Poster Presentation
The Department of Social Work is honored to invite the campus community to the Capstone Poster Presentation in the USU Northridge Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to learn about the research projects the  graduating master of social work students have been working on for the past year.
For more information and to RSVP —  (818) 677-7630 or email

May 18
2015 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 — call (818) 677-3263 or visit

May 19
CTVA Multimedia Showcase
The Department of Cinema and Television Arts invites the CSUN community to a showcase of works created by multimedia production students. There will be a screening in the Armer Theater of Manzanita Hall that includes animated shorts and short documentary films. There will also be games and other interactive student projects to engage with hand on. Jim D’Addario, a CTVA alumnus and award-winning producer for the Walt Disney Company since 1995, will be speaking.
For more information visit…

 Public Meetings

University Student Union Board of Directors
Meets 12:30–2 p.m.
Monday, May. 4
University Student Union, Grand Salon
Educational Policies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, May. 6
University Hall 211
Faculty Senate
Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May. 7
Jack and Florence Presentation Room
(Room 81, West Wing, Lower Level of Oviatt Library)
Graduate Studies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, May. 12
University Hall 277
Educational Resources Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, May. 12
University Hall 211


$5 Friday Lunch at Geronimo’s
Geronimo’s is offering a Friday lunch special for faculty and staff only from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 8. Located at the Satellite Student Union on campus, Geronimo’s offers all-you-can-eat dining from nine food stations at the low price of $5.
For more information — visit University Corporation website.

Revisions to Section 600 and 700
On April 2, 2015, the Faculty Senate approved changes to Section 600 and 700 of the CSUN Administrative Manual mandated by revisions to the CSU-CFA Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement for Unit 3 (2014-2017). President Dianne Harrison approved these revisions on April 16, 2015.  Click here to see the revised sections. An index listing Faculty Senate policies, and links to recently approved and frequently requested policies, is available here:
For more information — call (818) 677-3263.