For Your Information: Sept. 24, 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. 8 posting is Monday, Oct. 1.

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.


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. The Closing Reception is Oct. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Oct. 1

Science in the K-12 schools: Oh My…Do We Have It Wrong!
The College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Michael D. Eisner College of Education will bring Ioannis Miaoulis, president and director of the Museum of Science in Boston, to discuss how the educational system fails students Monday, Oct. 1, in Recital Hall, Cypress Hall from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
For more information—
visit the CECS dean’s office website or call (818) 677-4501.

Oct. 3-5

Film Festival 2012: Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
The Department of Pan African Studies presents a film festival featuring the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in honor of the organization’s 46th anniversary. Films show Oct. 3–5 at various times in the Sala de la Osa Room, Satellite Student Union.
For more information—
visit the Department of Pan African Studies website or call (818) 677-3311.

Oct. 4

The Eugene Price Forum: A Discussion on the 2012 Elections
The Department of Political Science and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will host a discussion about the 2012 elections on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall. The panelists are Chris Kofinis, who has worked as a Democratic strategist, and Greg Strimple, president of GS Strategy Group and Republican consultant. The panel will be moderated by political science professor Lawrence Becker, chair and Eugene C. Price Professor at CSUN. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information—
call (818) 677-3488.

Oct. 28

“Orchestra of Exiles”
The CSUN Jewish Studies Program will host a viewing of “Orchestra of Exiles,” a documentary that tells the story of Bronislaw Huberman, a Polish Jew who defied Nazi Germany with his musical talents. Space is limited. Please RSVP. 
For more information—
email or call (818) 677-4724.

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, alumni for $40. Reservations required are required.
For more information—
visit the Women’s Studies website or call (818) 677-3110.

Public Meetings

Educational Policies Committee and GE Council
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
University Hall 211

Library Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Oviatt 373

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

Academic Technology Committee
Meets 1–3 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 5
University Hall 211

Graduate Studies Committee
Meets 2–4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
University Hall 277

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


Professional Development
The Office of Human Resources’ Personal and Professional Development Program will present Michael Josephson, well-known for his radio talk show “Charter Counts,” will provide an inspirational introduction to understand characteristics of an ethical workplace, Tuesday, Oct. from 2 to 4 p.m. in the 
Grand Salon, 
University Student Union. This is open to all interested faculty and staff.
For more information—
visit the Human Resources website. 

Tseng College Master’s Program
Beginning Jan. 8, 2013, the 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.


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