For Your Information

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 publication of @CSUN will resume with the start of the fall 2012 semester.

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.


May 21

Honored Faculty Reception

The annual Honored Faculty Reception will begin at 10 a.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. A continental breakfast will be served. RSVP by May 14 by calling (818) 677-3263 or emailing
For more information–Heidi Wolfbauer, (818) 677-3263 or

May 21–May 24

2012 Commencement and Honors Convocation Schedule:

May 21

• 6 p.m., Delmar T. Oviatt Library Lawn – Honors Convocation
Interim President Harry Hellenbrand, speaker National Teacher of the Year for 2012 and alumnus Rebecca Mieliwocki, speaker

May 22

• 8 a.m., Oviatt Library Lawn – Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication
• 3:30 p.m., Manzanita Hall Lawn – College of Science and Mathematics
• 6:30 p.m., Oviatt Library Lawn – College of Health and Human Development

May 23

• 8 a.m., Oviatt Library Lawn – College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
• 3:30 p.m., Manzanita Hall Lawn – College of Engineering and Computer Science
Global commercial operations information systems portfolio manager and computer science alumnus Nicholas Timinskas, speaker
• 6:30 p.m., Oviatt Library Lawn – College of Humanities

May 24

• 8 a.m., Oviatt Library Lawn – College of Business and Economics
Telecommunications entrepreneur and marketing alumnus Paul Jennings, speaker
Business executive, former U.S. Census Bureau Director and alumnus Vincent Barabba receives honorary degree
• 6:30 p.m., Oviatt Library Lawn – Michael D. Eisner College of Education
National Teacher of the Year for 2012 and alumnus Rebecca Mieliwocki, speaker

May 29

Nonprofit Sector Management Information Session

The Tseng College will host an information session for its nonprofit sector management graduate credit certificate program from 6–7 p.m. at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244, S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles. Classes begin in August at the same location.
For more information
–Visit the Tseng College program website or email

June 6

2012 Staff Service Awards

The California State University, Northridge 46th Annual Staff Service Awards and Recognition of Excellence Awards event will be held from 8:30–11:30 a.m. in the Northridge Center Complex, University Student Union. This event recognizes employees who have achieved milestones in five-year increments of dedicated service to the university. Please review the recipients. If you believe your years of service should be recognized and your name is not on the list, or it is not correctly listed, please email Sue Talavera.
For more information
–Sue Talavera, (818) 677-3820 or

June 6

Online M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language Information Session

The Tseng College will host an information session for its new online master’s degree in teaching English as a second language from 6-8 p.m. at the University Club. Classes start Aug. 22. RSVP for the session via email Taleen Seropian.
For more information
–Visit the Tseng College program website or call (818) 677-3332

Public Meetings

Educational Equity Committee

Meets 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 14
University Hall 277

Foundation Board

Meets 6 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6
Off-campus location TBD
For more information–Judy Landy (818) 677-4197


Employee Assistance Program

The Office of Human Resources and the Employee Assistance Program offer special workshops and seminars. The workshops are available to all interested CSUN faculty and staff.
For more information–Debra Rozanski at (818) 677-2681

Weekly Relaxation-Meditation Sessions

Mondays and Thursdays from 1–2 p.m.
Twice-weekly sessions for April will be held in Bayramian Hall 520.
For more information–University Counseling Services at (818) 677-2366

Weekly Yoga

Thursdays, May 17, 23 and 30 from noon–1 p.m.
Yoga sessions will be held at the USU Plaza Studio 1, located under “The Pub” on the pool deck level. No registration required. Check out the summer yoga class schedule.
For more information–Brittny McCarthy at (818) 677-2123 or

Catastrophic Leave Donations

Victor Caririllo (Chicana/o Studies), Suzanna Edwards (IT Help Center) and Blenda Fair (Physical Plant Management) are out on medical leave and have exhausted their leave credits. To make a voluntary donation, please forward a completed Catastrophic Leave Donation form to Payroll Administration, mail code 8228. You can access the form online.
For more information
–Laurie Gold-Brubaker at (818) 677-3809 or Benefits Administration


New Policies Passed by the Faculty Senate

An index listing all policies approved by the Faculty Senate and links to some recently approved and frequently requested policies are available on the Faculty Senate website.

Department Chair Appointments

William Watkins, acting administrator for Academic Affairs, recently announced the following academic department chair appointments: Say-Peng Lim of the Department of Physics and Astronomy; Eric Kelson of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Larry Allen of the Department of Biology; and Shari Tarver-Behring of the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling.

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