For Your Information 5-2-16

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.

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 3

Authors of the Impossible: How to Talk About the Paranormal Without Embarrassment

In this lecture, which begins at 11 a.m. in the USU, Grand Salon, Jeffrey Kripal will revisit his “Authors of the Impossible” thesis which was my first fascination/encounter with his work on the once vibrant but now neglected topic of the paranormal among academics.

May 4

Men’s Circle 

This workshop, which is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Jacaranda Hall 1552, will revolve around a wide range of issues men face on a daily basis. Men will explore the source of their rage, including betrayals, shame and abandonment, and the transcendent paths to healing and becoming multi-dimensional and solid in a world where men are expected to be emotionally shut down and fractured.

May 7

Student Fashion Show: A Designer’s Cut

Please join us in celebrating our 37th annual TRENDS fashion show at CSUN. Each year, the CSUN Fashion Show Production class and the corresponding student organization TRENDS collaborate to host a fashion show, which highlights the talent of the university’s Senior Apparel Design and Merchandising students. The theme for our 2016 show is A Designer’s Cut. Tickets for students with ID is $15. General Admission is $20. The show will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Northridge Center, USU.


May 4

Managing During Critical Incidents on Campus: Leadership Issues for “Routine Emergencies” and Actual Crisis Events

In this session, MPPs and supervisors will better understand the structure and organization of the university framework (who does what and when) in response to routine and critical incident emergencies on campus. The class will be held in the Department of Police Services, 2nd Floor Training Room from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

For steps to register, visit“routine

May 5

Summer 2016 Student Assistant Hiring & Processing Workshop

These workshops are intended for administrative personnel responsible for hiring and processing Student Assistants for employment during Summer 2016. These sessions will not address hiring and processing of Academic Personnel. The class is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the HR Training Room, Oviatt 16. For steps to register, visit

May 10

What’s Trending in Nutrition for 2016?

Gluten free, Paleo, Coconut oil, Cleanses… Confused about what to eat to stay healthy? Join the crowd! This class is from 2:05 to 3:35 in the Human Resources Training Room, Oviatt Library 16. For steps to register, visit


Honored Faculty Reception

Monday, May 23, 2016

 The annual Honored Faculty Reception will begin 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.   Click here to RSVP by May 13.

For more information, visit

Winners of this year’s Faculty Awards:

Outstanding Faculty Awards:
Wendy Murawski, Special Education
Jill Razani, Psychology

Distinguished Teaching, Counseling, or Librarianship Awards:
Soheil Boroushaki, Geography
John Paul Nuño, History
Mark Otten, Psychology

Preeminent Scholarly Publication Award:
Takashi Yagisawa, Philosophy

Exceptional Creative Accomplishments Award:
Alexis Krasilovsky, Cinema and Television Arts

Extraordinary Service Award:
Charles Hanson, Educational Psychology and Counseling
Visionary Community Service-Learning Award:
Jongeun Kim, Family and Consumer Sciences


May 4

2 to 4 p.m., UN 211

Educational Policies Committee