For Your Information: Oct. 8, 2012

For Your Information shares announcements of events, public meetings, notices, classes and deadlines. The submission deadline is noon on Monday, one week before the next post.

The deadline for the Oct. 22 posting is Monday, Oct. 15.

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.


Oct. 14

Language, Speech and Hearing Center Open House
Celebrating 50 years of providing quality, affordable evaluation, treatment and therapy to people of all ages throughout Southern California in need of help with speech, language, hearing, cognition and swallowing disorders, the Language, Speech and Hearing Center welcomes all to its Open House from 5 to 8 p.m.

Oct. 25

The Commerce of Creativity Distinguished Speakers Series
Internationally celebrated industrial designer Ravi Sawhney ’78 (Art) will speak about his experiences and accomplishments, including his new co-authored book “Predictable Magic. There will be a book signing after the free lecture in the VPAC, Kurland Hall at 7 p.m.
For more information—
call Jennifer Reifsneider at (818) 677-7038.

Oct. 28

“Orchestra of Exiles”
The Jewish Studies Program will host a free screening of “Orchestra of Exiles,” a love-song to music and to human ideal. It is told through rarely seen historic photographs, film footage and exquisite musical recordings of Bronislaw Huberman, a Polish Jew who defied Nazi Germany with his musical talents. Make a seat reservation as space is limited.
For more information—
email or call (818) 677-4724.

Oct. 30

First-time Home Buyer Seminar
The University Corp. will host the 2nd annual First Time Home Buyer’s Seminar for CSUN faculty and staff from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Orange Grove Bistro. The purpose of the seminar is to educate the attendees about the ins-and-outs of purchasing a home in today’s real estate environment. The panel will focus on understanding the role of the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent, the importance of choosing the right lender and of how you hold title to your property, the meaning and use of escrow and lastly understanding the legal aspects of property disclosure documents prior to signing them. Register by Oct. 27 for the seminar at
For more information—
call Nicole Celentano at (818) 677-2655

Nov. 1

Volunteer Service Awards
The Office of Alumni Relations will host the 11th Annual Volunteer Service Awards and luncheon on Nov. 1 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. Awards will be presented to exemplary volunteers.
For more information—
email or call (818) 677-1300.

Nov. 3

Phenomenal Woman Awards 2012
In celebration of women who have made outstanding contributions to the community, the Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies will host the 10th Biennial Phenomenal Woman Reception and Awards Fundraiser on Nov. 3 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Grand Salon, University Student Union. The honorees are Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Melissa Roxas, poet, health worker, and human rights activist; Chanchanit Martorell, community activist and organizer; and Lindsey Horvath, political activist. Tickets are $65 and $40 for alumni. Reservations are required.
For more information—
visit the Women’s Studies website or call (818) 677-3110.

Nov. 8

Myth Goes to the Movies
English professor Robert Lopez presents “Lawrence of Arabia” in honor of the film’s 50th anniversary and its role in American popular culture and history at 7 p.m. in Jerome Richfield Hall 319. The film will be accompanied by student projects exploring the relationship of the film to mythology and literature and by a discussion panel of Iraq War veterans. Admission is free.
For more information—
email or call (818) 677-3415.

Public Meetings

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

Research and Grant Committee
Meets 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 12
University Hall 277

Educational Policies Committee and GE Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
University Hall 211

Faculty Senate Standing Committee on Extended Learning
Meets 3:15–5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Executive Conference Room, Bookstore Complex

Faculty Senate
Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Jack and Florence  Ferman Presentation Room
(Room 81, West Wing, Lower Level of Oviatt Library)

General Education Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
University Hall 211

Foundation Board
Meets 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Orange Grove Bistro
For more information—
call (818) 677-4400


Department of Police Services Fall Safety Workshops:

Oct. 18

Basic Residential Security
“How to Make Your Home a Safer Place” will cover principles in securing your home or apartment/condo and surroundings to reduce your chances of being a victim of crime. The free class will take place at CSUN PD from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sign up at

Oct. 22

radKIDS Personal Empowerment Safety Education
For children between 5 and 12 years of age, the radKIDS curriculum includes realistic physical skills to recognize, avoid, resist and escape physical harm and abduction. Registration is $10 per child for the 5 days of class. Ending on Oct. 26, class will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at CSUN PD. Sign up at 8-12.

For more information on workshops offered by the Department of Police Services,
call (818) 677-2111.

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

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


Tseng College Master’s Program
Beginning Jan. 8, 2013, Tseng College will offer a Master of Public Administration program in both the Ventura and Norwalk areas to those working in the public, nonprofit or government sectors. The MPA program provides graduate courses in management, human resources, communications, public policy and analysis and labor relations.
For more information
—email Patti Burleson.

Tseng College Educational Psychology Workshops
The Tseng College offers professional development courses on campus for marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers who need continuing education hours for license renewals. Classes take place in one-day weekend workshops in October and November and are offered in collaboration with CSUN’s Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling.
For more information
—visit the Educational Psychology Workshops web page or email

New Employee Orientation
New employees are automatically signed up for New Employee Orientation, which is held every other month and covers an array of topics including employee benefits, employee relations, information technology at CSUN, police services and emergency preparedness, an introduction the Los Angeles area and other university policies. If you missed your scheduled orientation or would like to confirm your participation, contact Sue Talavera at or (818) 677-3820.

House for Lease
The University Corporation has a three-bedroom, two-bath house on Lassen Street for lease beginning on Nov. 1. The home is adjacent to campus, offers all utilities and is a spacious 2,100- square feet. Rent is $2,175 per month.
For more information—
email Linda Turner or visit

CSUN Food Garden
Volunteer with the Institute for Sustainability on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to help maintain the campus garden located behind Northridge Academy High School on the northeast side of campus.
For more information—
contact the Institute for Sustainability at (818) 677-7710.


Oct. 22

2013 Faculty Retreat
The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for the 2013 Faculty Retreat “CSUN. Shine.  Illuminating Pathways to Success,” to be held on Jan. 14 and 15, 2013, on the CSUN campus, to the Senate Office is Oct. 22. Information and proposal forms are available at
For more information—
email Heidi Wolfbauer or call (818) 677-3263.