For Your Information: Sept. 10, 2012

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

The deadline for the Sept. 24 issue is Monday, Sept. 17.

We strive to include all items submitted by deadline occurring until the next issue. 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.


Sept. 15

U.S. Constitution Day Seminar
CSUN history professor James Sefton and University of Wisconsin political science professor James Evans will lead a free seminar on the “Presidential Powers Granted by the Constitution.” The event takes place at the University Club’s Orange Grove Bistro. Continental breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 9 a.m. Reservations are required. For more information–Tseng College or email or call (818) 677-2270.

Sept. 19

Propositions 30 and 38 Debate
Provost Harry Hellenbrand, Academic Affairs, the Bookstein Institute for Higher Education in Taxation, the Department of Political Science, the Delmar T. Oviatt Library and the Tseng College will host a discussion about Propositions 30 and 38 on California’s November ballot. The debate will take place in the Jack and Florence Ferman Presentation Room of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information–Tseng College or (818) 677-2270.

“Escape Fire” Screening
The CSUN Chapter of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School, College of Health and Human Development and Department of Health Science faculty Louis Rubino and Salvador Esparza present a screening of the documentary film “Escape Fire” at 8 p.m. in the University Student Union Theater. The film examines the healthcare system and how it can be improved.
For more information–
Danielle Brown, president of IHI Open School, CSUN Chapter at.

 Sept. 21

Founders Day
Celebrate the legacy of achievement that has become California State University, Northridge and reunite with classmates and colleagues whose hearts never left San Fernando Valley State College. Tickets are $35 per person and available for purchase online. The event will include a luncheon, 50-Year Club induction (honoring the classes of 1958–62) and campus tours. The registration deadline is Sept. 14.
For more or call (818) 677-2137.

Sept. 22–Oct. 13

Art Exhibitions
Featuring the works of full-time art department faculty Mark Farquhar, Jim Kelley, Lesley Krane, Laurel Long, Michelle Rozic and Christian Tedeschi, “Faculty Exhibition: In Two Parts” continues with Part Two in the Main Art Gallery. Concurrently in the West Gallery, “Burning Wall Street,” a project organized by art education professor Edie Pistolesi with 150 students’ participation, utilizes miniatures of Wall Street, matchstick banks, mixed media “occupiers” and artist Alex Schaefer’s burning bank paintings.

Sept. 24

Gallery Talk: 10 a.m.

Oct. 13

Closing Reception: 4 p.m.–7 p.m.

Sept. 24

Myth Goes to the Movies
English professor Robert O. Lopez presents the 50th Anniversary Celebration of “The Music Man” featuring special guest Shirley Jones. The free event will take place in the Armer Theater, Manzanita Hall 101, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Sept. 27

Pride Center Grand Opening
The University Student Union will celebrate the opening of the Pride Center at 10 a.m. The new Pride Center will provide resources for the LGBTQ community.

Public Meetings

Graduate Studies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
University Hall 277

Educational Resources Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 11
University Hall 211

Research and Grant Committee
Meets 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 14
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate Standing Committee on Extended Learning
Meets 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept.19
Executive Conference Room, Bookstore Complex

Educational Policies Committee and GE Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 19
University Hall 211

University Planning and Budget Group
Meets 12–2 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20
University Hall 277

Faculty Senate
Meets 2–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Jack and Florence Presentation Room
(Room 81, West Wing, Lower Level of Oviatt Library)

General Education Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
University Hall 211


Department of Police Services Fall Safety Workshops

Sept. 18
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Info Session
Police Services, 12–1:30 p.m.

This all-risk, all-hazard training course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. Meet members of the CSUN CERT Council and team and find out how you can become involved. Sign up online.

Sept. 20

Tools and Tips for Your Safety at CSUN
Police Services, 12–1 p.m.

Many crimes are committed simply because the opportunity presents itself to the criminal. Learn how a few simple crime prevention safety tips will minimize criminal opportunities and make your life safer and more enjoyable. Sign up online.

Sept. 25

Building and Floor Marshall Training
Police Services, 12–1:30 p.m.

The Building and Floor Marshall program is designed to provide recruiting, training and coordination of volunteers in every major building on campus. The training will provide emergency response procedures for some of the more common or likely critical incident emergency situations that may occur on campus. Training is for interested volunteers. To volunteer, please contact Kit Espinosa at (818) 677-5973 before registering for training
For more information on workshops offered by the Department of Police Services, (818) 677-2111.

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

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


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 or (818) 677-3820.

Music You Can Work to: The Music You Want!
Campus-owned KCSN radio offers the perfect soundtrack for your on-campus work day. Show your campus pride and tune in to 88.5 FM for a daily music mix of contemporary “Smart Rock,” featuring artists such as Melissa Etheridge, The Eagles, Counting Crows, Bruce Hornsby, Neil Young and many more. Weekend programming offers an eclectic mix, including “Saturday with the Beatles,” “The Dylan Hour,” “Rock n Roll Times,” and “Americana Matinee.” Listen today to hear why iconic groups such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have lent their support to this campus gem. Listen on the radio, online or on your mobile device. Bookmark the website for traffic and concert information, and “like” KCSN 88.5 on Facebook for exciting updates and announcements.

Policy on Examinations and Religious Observations
Campus policy states that “in administering any test or examination, we will permit any student who is eligible to undergo the test of examination to do so, without penalty, at a time when the activity would not violate the student’s religious creed.” If a faculty member needs assistance in evaluating the request of a student for the re-scheduling of an examination for purposes of religious observation, contact the Office of Faculty Affairs at (818) 677-2962.


Sept. 14

Tseng College Open University Registration
Enrollment for fall 2012 classes through the Open University program closes on Sept. 14.  Open University allows those not enrolled in a CSUN degree program to take academic credit courses on a space-available basis.
For more information, Tseng College online or (818) 677-2504.

Sept. 28

Sabbatical Leave Application
Faculty members intending to apply for a sabbatical leave for the 2013–2014 academic year should file an application with their department chair no later than Sept. 28. Application forms and information about the sabbatical leave application process is available with each department or online via the Faculty Affairs website.

Peter Charles Prager

The campus community extends deep condolences to the family of Peter Prager, former special assistant to the dean of the library emeritus, who passed away on July 26. Prager joined the CSUN family in 1984, and he was well-known in the Delmar T. Oviatt Library for his kind words, lively conversations and warm sense of humor. Charitable contributions can be made to Catholic Relief Services, MEND or New Horizons in his honor.