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                                                                                                                                                                                                Vol. XIII · No. 13   March 16, 2009

CSUN Plans Web Home Page Redesign, New Calendar
New Design, Calendar Expected to Make Information More Accessible

V     isitors to Cal State Northridge’s
       Web home page may soon have
       an easier time finding information
and events.
    University Advancement plans to
                                                                                                                                                                                               of Web and Technology Services for
                                                                                                                                                                                               the Division of Student Affairs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   This continues efforts to improve
                                                                                                                                                                                               the university’s Web environment. Last
                                                                                                                                                                                               year, University Advancement launched
redesign the home page to make it                                                                                                                                                              the Web Environment Improvement
more user-friendly by more prominently                                                                                                                                                         Project. The leaders of this project are
displaying the links to the most                                                                                                                                                               working with the various colleges,
frequently requested Web sites and                                                                                                                                                             departments and programs to ensure
creating a university master calendar.                                                                                                                                                         their Web sites meet graphic standards
    The goal of the project is to create                                                                                                                                                       and are structuring documents
a Web site that is current, accurate,                                                                                                                                                          “semantically” to make Web site
graphically appealing, easy to navigate                                                                                                                                                        content more accessible. They are
and accessible to all users.                                                                                                                                                                   also working to make sure all Web
    “We’re trying to make available to                                                                                                                                                         sites are in compliance with state
users the information they are seeking                                                                                                                                                         and federal laws requiring access by

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in a more straightforward manner,”                                                                                                                                                             people with disabilities.
said Joseph O’Connor, CSUN’s manager                                                                                                                                                               CSUN recently hosted the launch of
of university Web communications.                                                                                                                                                              the new, user-friendly College Portrait.
He has used Google Analytics to             Joseph O’Connor, CSUN’s manager of university Web communications illustrates proposed
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The launch was part of a national
track activity on the Web site and          Home Page.                                                                                                                                         public university initiative—the
found that some of the popular links                                                                                                                                                           Voluntary System of Accountability—
are hard to find and access.                the university’s first campus-wide,                               will be reviewed by University                                                   to develop easy-to-use, Web-based
    “This is about simplicity,” he added.   master calendar. Departments will                                 Advancement.                                                                     College Portraits in an effort to provide
He hopes to launch the project by April.    now have the option to request an                                     “The new Web calendar will                                                   trustworthy, reliable data about the
    University Advancement has teamed       event be placed on a master calendar                              allow easier cross-promotion of                                                  university to prospective students
with Student Affairs in developing          on CSUN’s home page. The request                                  events,” said Paul Schantz, director                                             and their families.

Construction Resumes: CSUN’s Valley Performing Arts Center
Finalized State Budget Clears Way for Return of Cranes, Bulldozers to Site of Area’s Largest Arts Venue

W        ith a state budget finally in
          place, Cal State Northridge
          March 2 resumed construction
of the Valley Performing Arts Center
and several other minor capital improve-
                                               “The quality of life is enhanced
                                            by the arts. Everybody understands
                                            that,” he said. “What people need to
                                            understand beyond that is that it is
                                            not just about quality of life. It’s
                                                                                                              created a good quality of life. All
                                                                                                              upside. Absolutely no downside.”
                                                                                                                  A public-private partnership, the
                                                                                                              Valley Performing Arts Center at
                                                                                                              California State University, Northridge
                                                                                                                                                                                               leaders broke ground on the project on
                                                                                                                                                                                               April 30, 2008. Designed by Hammel,
                                                                                                                                                                                               Green and Abrahamson, Inc. (HGA),
                                                                                                                                                                                               the new center will serve as a cultural
                                                                                                                                                                                               and economic landmark for the San
ments projects that were suspended          about an economic engine. So, for                                 is expected to be the region’s premier                                           Fernando Valley. The 1,700-seat, $125
late last year because of California’s      those who want to know what’s the                                 venue for Broadway-caliber productions                                           million performing arts center will
economic crisis.                            investment in a performing arts                                   featuring prominent national and                                                 include sophisticated features such
    The California budget amendment         center, well there’s a huge payback.                              international artists. Upon its opening,                                         as the ability to acoustically tune its
was approved on Feb. 20, clearing           And the payback is that you’ve created                            the Valley Performing Arts Center                                                main performance hall to fit particular
the way for construction to resume.         economic activity, you’ve created                                 will be the largest arts venue in the                                            presentations, whether they are music,
University staff is working with the        wealth, you’ve created jobs and you’ve                            area. It also will serve as a major arts                                         dance, theater, films or speakers.
contractor to assess how the 62-day                                                                           education center for local students                                                  For more information about the
construction suspension will impact                                                                           and the community.                                                               Valley Performing Arts Center, visit
project costs. The center is expected                                                                             The university and community                                       
to open to the public in 2010.
    CSUN President Jolene Koester
said the Valley Performing Arts Center                                                                                                                                                                                       Nonprofit Org.
“is going to bring the creative arts to                                                                                                                                                                                       U.S.Postage
the region in a way that no other                                                                                                                                                                                                 PAID
facility currently makes available.                                                                                                                                                                                          California State
    “The Valley needs a performing                                                                              18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California 91330-8242                                                       Northridge
arts center,” Koester said. “Cal State
Northridge is committed to serving
this Valley. We, with the help of our
community partners, will make this
    She said the “population of this
                                                                                          Photo by Lee Choo

region will have a major performing
arts center” where the residents will
be able to participate in and celebrate
the arts.                                   Construction resumes on Valley Performing
    Los Angeles County Supervisor           Arts Center at California State University,
Zev Yaroslavsky agreed.                     Northridge after state budget delay.
CSUN Professors Publish Cultural Anthology
Insight into the Struggles Latino and Asian Immigrants Face

C     al State Northridge Asian
       American studies professors
       Gina Masequesmay and Eunai
Shrake collaborated with Chicana/o
studies professors Ana Sanchez-
                                                                                                                          at all levels to better understand their
                                                                                                                              Mora found inspiration for this
                                                                                                                          book through her own experience as
                                                                                                                          an immigrant from Mexico during
                                                                                                                                                                      service professionals to understand
                                                                                                                                                                      the lived experiences, cultural values
                                                                                                                                                                      and strengths of immigrants and their
                                                                                                                                                                      families,” she said. “We hope that
                                                                                                                                                                      these stories may help them become
Munoz and Juana Mora to create an                                                                                         the 1960s.                                  more supportive of students who are
innovative publication that addresses                                                                                         “I began school not knowing a           immigrants or children of immigrants.”
the struggles of Latino and Asian                                                                                         word of English and still adjusting to          Above all, the authors hope the
immigrants.                                                                                                               so many things such as the food, the        stories will empower Asian and
    “Learning English/Learning America:                                                                                   weather and the way things are done         Latino American students to deal
Latino and Asian American Voices,”                                                                                        here. It was quite shocking,” she said.     with their current challenges and to
is a collection of essays that provides                                                                                       For Sanchez-Munoz, inspiration          share their story with others.
insight on the physical, emotional,                                                                                       came in the form of experience as a             “Immigrants bring a life experience,
linguistic and cultural struggles that                                                                                    professor who wanted to provide a           a set of values and a strong desire to

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Latino and Asian immigrants in the                                                                                        tool to aid teachers when facing a          learn when they come to this country,”
United States face.                                                                                                       student immigrant.                          said Mora. “I hope these stories inspire
    “The importance of such a book is                                                                                         Oftentimes, student immigrants will     readers to be more open about learn-
that it focuses on the real experiences                                                                                   become discouraged, hindering the           ing what the immigrant is experiencing
and voices of immigrants, and not on                                                                                      learning process, said Sanchez-Munoz.       so that it is not always the immigrant
theories of immigration,” said Mora.                                                                                          “In order to serve the student          who has to do all the learning.”
“In this respect, it can inform teachers         Cover of Culrtural Anthology                                             population, it is crucial for these                              —Nichole O’Grady

Whitsett Graduate Seminar to Explore California History
Six American Graduate Students to Share Research at Seminar

S    ix American graduate students
      from universities across the
      United States, including Cal
State Northridge, will gather to share
their study of California history on
                                                from universities across the United
                                                States. These are people doing
                                                innovative work on California’s rich
                                                past,” said Josh Sides, Whitsett chair
                                                and associate history professor.
                                                                                                                             Speakers include Karen Drohan,
                                                                                                                          a CSUN graduate student who will
                                                                                                                          discuss “McCarthy’s Choice: The
                                                                                                                          Panama Pacific International
                                                                                                                          Exhibition and the Politics of
                                                                                                                                                                      including David Igler, associate
                                                                                                                                                                      professor of history at the University
                                                                                                                                                                      of California, Irvine.
                                                                                                                                                                         The event is free and a compli-
                                                                                                                                                                      mentary lunch will be provided.
Friday, March 20 from 9 a.m. to                     The seminar will include three                                        Compromise,” and Jimmy Patino, a            Those who are interested in attending
3:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall Room 451.              panel discussions on “Progressive                                         University of California at San Diego       are required to RSVP as soon as
    The speakers are part of the 4th            Era California,” “Natural Resources                                       graduate student who will speak             possible.
annual Whitsett Graduate Seminar in             and the Environment” and “Race,                                           on “ ‘A Whole Community’ and ‘Its              For more information, call
California History sponsored by CSUN’s          Ethnicity, and Civil Rights” in California.                               Weakest Sector: Forging a Chicano-          (818) 677-3566 or visit the Web site
History Department.                             Each panel topic will include one or                                      Mexicano Movement in San Diego              at
    “Each year, we feel honored to              two of the graduate students who                                          Borderlands.’ ”                             whitsettgrad4.pdf.
host and cultivate some of the great            have each done extensive research                                            Each panel will be led by professors                          —Paola Cervantes
graduate talent on our campus and               on the subject.                                                           from various California universities,

                                                           Flashbacks—CSUN’s Golden Fifty
                                                               The Past and Present of Cal State Northridge
    Faculty Backed University                                                                                                                                        and wine tastings also were on the
    Club Celebrates 40th                                                                                                                                             schedule.
    Anniversary                                                                                                                                                          At the request of the University
                                                                                                                                                                     Club board of directors, the University
    It was the 1967–68 academic year                                                                                                                                 Corporation assumed operation of
    and faculty at San Fernando Valley                                                                                                                               the club in 1991. Since that time, the
    State College wanted a place to meet                                                                                                                             Corporation has done a great deal to
    for lunch or enjoy a glass of wine at                                                                                                                            refresh its appearance. To reenergize
                                                                                              Photo by Dat-Tuyen Nguyen

    the end of a hard day of lecturing                                                                                                                               and create a theme for the facility,
    and grading exams. Some like-minded                                                                                                                              the main dining room was renamed
    souls agreed to have a small sum                                                                                                                                 the Orange Grove Bistro. In the last
    taken out of their monthly paychecks                                                                                                                             few months, the corporation has hired
    and placed in savings, recalls Don                                                                                                                               a new catering manager, a new club
    Cameron, emeritus faculty member                                                                                                                                 manager and introduced a new menu
    of Cal State Northridge. The goal was                                                                                                                            featuring weekly specials. The area
    to grow these funds into the wood,                                                                                                                               surrounding the facility has also
    nails and mortar that would be                                                                                                                                   undergone extensive renovation
    needed for the University Club. In                                                                                                                               with the opening of the Sam and
    the meantime they made do, meeting                                                                                                                               Mary Haskell Orange Grove Walk.
    at various campus locales to break            Faculty laying the foundation for the University Club in the 1970s                                                 It is a lovely walkway and retreat,
    bread and dream of the future.                                                                                                                                   set off by a beautiful new koi and
        Segue forward to 1973–74. Inspired        president of the club. The group                                        kitchen, meeting room and bar.             turtle pond, located near the site of
    by President James Cleary’s promise           pitched in according to his or her                                      Lamb’s Lounge was added in the             the Valley Performing Arts Center at
    of land at the corner of Zelzah               talents, pouring foundations, pounding                                  mid-1980s with the help of a donation      California State University, Northridge.
    Avenue and Nordhoff Street, a group           nails, framing partitions and putting                                   from Robert Lamb, former chair of              The club is open to faculty, staff
    of faculty decided to use the collateral      up drywall. Cameron said he                                             the Geography Department. The              and the community. All are welcome
    from individual mortgages and                 painted walls.                                                          University Club proved quite popular       to dine, partaking of the atmosphere,
    secured a bank loan to purchase                   Set adjacent to CSUN’s historic                                     with faculty, who instituted a series      fine food and celebrated landscape.
    the first building materials for the          Orange Grove, the completed                                             of lunchtime programs that featured                        —Julia Venkateswaran
    club, said Marcella Tyler, past               structure included a dining room,                                       university speakers. Frequent socials

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                                            Memorial                                   Workshops:                                       The Association of Retired Faculty
Events                                      A memorial gathering will be held in
                                            honor of Dolores Yonker, former
                                                                                        “The Odd Couple—Working with
                                                                                                                                        (ARF) Memorial Awards—$1,500.
                                                                                                                                        The award recognizes and provides
Tuesday, March 17                           chair of the Art History Department          For MPPs                                       financial support to graduate students
Religious Terrorism                         and long time faculty member. A              Harry Hellenbrand and Terry Piper,             for excellent scholarship and creative
CSUN’s Jewish Studies program will          small exhibition of her paintings and        presenters.                                    activity. Three awards of $1,500 each
host a lecture on “Religious Terrorism      drawings will be on display at the           Wednesday, Mar. 25,                            will be made to support ongoing
in Judaism, Hinduism and Islam Today.”      memorial on Tuesday, Mar. 24 from            10:30 a.m.–12 p.m.                             projects that are part of a master’s
The speakers will be Jody Myers, Phyllis    11 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Art & Design           “The Work-Life Balance Beam”                   degree. Award criteria includes a
Herman and Mustafa Ruzgar. The              Center, Room 300. Gifts may be               For all managers                               research project description, two
lecture takes place 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m.      made to the CSUN Foundation in               Hilary Baker and Cynthia Rawitch,              faculty letters of recommendation
in the Thousands Oaks Room, USU.            support of the Dolores M. Yonker             presenters.                                    and a willingness to provide a brief
fmi–Jewish Studies, x4724 or e-mail         Memorial Scholarship for Art History         Wednesday, Mar. 25 and                         presentation of the project at the                    students. To make donations,                 Thursday, Mar. 26, 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m.           ARF annual brunch on May 16.
                                            contact Andrea Reinkin x0196 or                                                             Applications are due in the office
Thursday, March 26                          fmi–                Department of Public Safety                      of Graduate Studies by Friday,
Richard W. Smith Lecture                                                               The Department of Public safety will             Mar. 20.
in Culture Studies                          Catastrophic Leave Donation                present Spring Safety Workshops open             Nathan O. Freedman Memorial Award
The College of Social and Behavioral        Sherry Lane (Human Resources),             to students, staff, faculty and the              (formerly President’s Associates
Sciences hosts “Brain and Culture:          currently out on a medical leave of        community. They will take place at               Outstanding Graduate Student
Neurobiology, Ideology and Social           absence, has exhausted her leave           the CSUN Police Department, corner               Award)—$1,000.
Change,” presented by Bruce Wexler,         credits and is requesting catastrophic     of Darby Ave. and Prairie St. in the             The award is presented to an
professor of psychiatry at Yale             leave donations on her behalf. To make     Training Room (second floor), unless             outstanding graduate student who
University School of Medicine. A            a voluntary leave donation of sick         noted otherwise. fmi–Daniel Foster,              will complete the master’s degree
reception and book signing will follow      leave and/or vacation leave, forward       crime prevention coordinator, x5820              program by June 2009. To be
the lecture, which takes place at 7 p.m.    a completed catastrophic leave donation    or                       eligible, a student must have earned
in Sierra Hall 451, Whitsett Room.          form to Payroll Administration, mail         “Aerosol Defense for Citizens:                 a minimum grade point average of
fmi–x4030.                                  code 8228. Leave donation pledge             The Basics for Pepper Spray”                   3.5 and made a significant contri-
                                            forms are available at http://www-           Wednesay, April 1,                             bution to his or her field of study.
                                              5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.                            Students must submit a current
Public Meetings                             Catastrophic Leave Donation                Faculty Development
                                                                                                                                        resume and two faculty letters of
                                                                                                                                        recommendation outlining the
Personnel Planning and                      Robert Marshall (Oviatt Library, Special   Faculty Development will sponsor the             student’s contributions to the
Review Committee                            Collection & Archives), currently out      Spring 2009 All-University Program               academic field. Only two letters
Meets 1:15 p.m.–5:00 p.m.                   on a medical leave of absence, has         and the Spring 2009 Faculty Develop-             will be accepted. Applications are
Wednesday, Mar. 18                          exhausted his leave credits and is         ment Learning Community and Special              due Friday, Mar. 20.
University Hall 277                         requesting catastrophic leave donations    Series sessions. Faculty Development
                                            on his behalf. To make a voluntary         is located in Sierra Hall 437 and              Graduating Senior Award
Extended Learning Committee                 leave donation of sick leave and/or        Kiren Dosanjh Zucker is the director.          Applications for the 2009 Outstanding
Meets 3:15 p.m.–5 p.m.                      vacation leave, forward a completed        fmi–Donna, x6656.                              Graduating Senior Award are due
Wednesday, March 18                         catastrophic leave donation form to          “Teaching and Learning about Race in         Monday, April 13. Four students will
Bookstore Complex Conference Room           Payroll Administration, mail code 8228.      the Classroom in an Age of “Raceless-        receive an award of $1,000 each in
                                            Leave donation pledge forms are              ness:” Sharing Dilemmas & Strategies         recognition for academic excellence,
Educational Policies                        available at       Workshop: Critical Race Theory:              service to community and campus,
Committee                                   ohrs/atozforms.htm.                          Diversifying our Curriculum                  and exceptional achievements or
Meets 2 p.m.–4 p.m.                                                                      Boris Ricks (Political Science),             personal life circumstances that have
Tuesday, March 25                                                                        facilitator.                                 been overcome. Winners will be
University Hall 211                         Classes                                      Tuesday, Mar. 17, 3:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
                                                                                         Sierra Hall 451, Whitsett Room
                                                                                                                                      presented at the Honors Convocation
                                                                                                                                      on Monday, May 18. Applications
Senate Executive Board                      Office of Human Resources                    “Getting into Teams:”A Faculty Workshop      are available in the Office of the
Meets 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.                      The Office of Human Resources will           Series on Student Teams Projects             Vice President for Student Affairs,
Thursday, Mar. 26                           present Benefits Administration Infor-       Workshop Two: Navigating Conflict            University Hall, Suite 310, or at
University Hall 277                         mation Workshops for the spring 2009         in Student Teams                   
                                            semester for all interested CSUN staff       Whitney Scott Lewis (Child &                 students. fmi–x2391
                                            and faculty. fmi–Marianne Hudz, x5246.       Adolescent Development), facilitator.
Notices                                       Strategic Planning for Your Future: An
                                              Important CalPERS Retirement Workshop
                                                                                         Thursday, Mar. 19, 2 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
                                                                                         Sierra Hall 451, Whitsett Room
                                                                                                                                      Experts Directory
                                                                                                                                      The Office of Marketing and Commu-
Approved Policy Items                         Mindy Fox, presenter.                      “Dealing with Students in Distress:          nications is in the process of updating
President Jolene Koester has recently         Tuesday, Mar. 24, 9 a.m –11 a.m.           Partnering with University Counseling        the university’s award-winning Experts
approved policy statements recom-             and 1 p.m.–3 p.m.                          Services to Support Students”                Directory. The directory is designed
mended for approval by the Faculty            Oviatt Library, Presentation Room          Lideth Ortega-Villalobos (University         to help news media find the experts
Senate. Approved revisions to policies        To register call (888) 225-7377 or         Counseling Services), Ann Eipe               they need quickly and easily. It
were on Training for Equity and               visit AIG.      (University Counseling Services)             contains a broad array of faculty
Diversity Representatives on Search           TIAA-CREF One-on-One Retirement            and Aisha Dixon-Peters (University           whose expertise enhances media
Committees for full-time Faculty,             Consultations                              Counseling Services), facilitators.          coverage on a variety of subjects. Any
details available at     Tom McKinney, presenter.                   Monday, Mar. 30, 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.            faculty member interested in being
senate/policies/equity_diversity_             Thursday, Mar. 26                          Sierra Center, 2nd floor,                    included in the book can obtain a
training.pdf, and on five-year Review         University Hall 165, Human                 Colleagues Room                              form from the Office of Marketing
of Provost and Vice President for             Resources Conference Room                                                               and Communications by calling x2130.
Academic Affairs, details at http://          To make an appointment,                                                                 The deadline for making changes to
five_year_review.pdf. An index listing
                                              visit the TIAA-CREF Web site,
                                                                                       Deadlines                                      an existing entry or for a new
                                                                                                                                      submission is April 24.
to all polices approved by the Faculty        call Lisa Ratliff at (866) 842-2095,     Office of Graduate Studies
Senate, links to some recently                x456335.                                 Student Awards
approved and frequently requested                                                      The Office of Graduate Studies is
policies is available on the Faculty        Professional Development                   seeking nominations for two Graduate
Senate Web site under Resources,            The Professional Development Program       Studies Awards. Criteria for selection                 provides free training workshops for       and nomination forms/cover sheet are
fmi–Heidi Wolfbauer, x3263.                 CSUN staff in the Oviatt Library,          available from the Graduate Studies
                                            Presentation Room, unless noted            Web site:
                                            otherwise. fmi–Lauren Nile,                graduatestudies/sfo/studentawards.html.
                                                        fmi–Hedy Carpenter, x2138                                                                               March 16, 2009 · @CSUN · California State University, Northridge    3
In Brief                                                                                                          Azerbaijan Consul General Speaks at CSUN
Bobby Braswell, Tremaine                              personal milestone by claiming career
Townsend, Rob Haynes,                                 win No. 200 against UC Riverside on
Josh Jenkins Earn Big West                            Feb. 14. In his 13th season as CSUN
Accolades                                             head coach, Braswell owns a career
For the second straight season, Cal                   record of 203–180 (.530).
State Northridge head men’s basketball
coach Bobby Braswell has earned                       Azerbaijan Consul General
Big West Conference Coach of the                      Discussed ‘The Geopolitics
Year honors.                                          of Energy Security’
    Senior center Tremaine Townsend,                  Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan’s first
who leads the conference in rebound-                  Consul General to Los Angeles dis-
ing, was named First Team All-Big                     cussed “The Geopolitics of Energy
West, while senior forward/guard                      Security in Eurasia, Central Asia,
Rob Haynes and senior guard Josh                      Europe and America” on March 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Photo by Lee Choo
Jenkins gained Honorable Mention                      at Cal State Northridge’s Little Theatre.
All-Big West accolades.                                   Suleymanov was introduced by
    The Matadors overcame an early                    Elizabeth Say, dean of College of
season six game losing streak and                     Humanities.
the loss of two of their top players                      Suleymanov was appointed                               Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan’s first Consul General to Los Angeles, discussed “The
Josh Jenkins and Deon Tresvant, to                    Azerbaijan’s first Consul General of                       Geopolitics of Energy Security in Eurasia, Central Asia, Europe and America,” at a
win nine of their last 12 games. The                  Los Angeles and the Western United                         presentation March 11. From left: Stella Theodoulou, dean of the College of Social and
                                                                                                                 Behavioral Sciences; David Honda, CSUN Foundation board member; S. K. Ramesh,
regular season culminated with the                    States, with the personal rank of Envoy                    dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science; Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan
Matadors winning their first outright                 Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary,                         Consul General; and Elizabeth Say, dean of the College of Humanities.
Big West championship at 11–5. It                     by Azerbaijan President Ilham Alike
marked back-to-back championships                     in 2005.
for Braswell, who led CSUN to a                           Prior to his appointment,                           Azerbaijan. He also served as press                    with the United Nations High Commis-
share of the crown with Cal State                     Suleymanov served as senior counselor                   officer for the Azerbaijan embassy in                  sioner for the Refugees in Azerbaijan
Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara last                   of the Foreign Relations Department                     Washington D.C. Before entering                        and with the Open Media Research
season. Braswell also reached a                       of the Office of the President in Baku,                 diplomatic service, Suleymanov worked                  Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.

                                           The A.S. Ticket Office in the University Student Union sells tickets to many events on campus, except for some held by outside groups.
                                           The Ticket Office is open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. For prices not given, call (818) 677-2488. To park on campus for performances,
                                           athletic events, lectures and other activities, guests must purchase a $5 parking permit.

Art and Exhibits                           “Spring Sky Show” and “New                    Men’s and Women’s                        ‘Animal Farm’                               Woyzeck
                                           Wheels on Mars–The Mars                       Track and Field                          Directed by John Halas and Joy              An army orderly struggles to hold
 For gallery info, call (818) 677-2156.    Science Laboratory Mission.”                  3/19     Northridge                      Batchelor.                                  onto his fragile, fragmented sanity
 Main gallery hours: Mon. through Sat.     Fri., March 27, 7:30 p.m.                              Spring Break Open 9 a.m.        Thu., March 26, 7 p.m.                      in this influential German classic.
 12-4 p.m. and Thursdays noon–8 p.m.                                                     3/20     Northridge                                                                  Written by Georg Büchner and
 Admission is free unless specified. For
 library exhibits, call (818) 677-2285.                                                           Spring Break Open 9 a.m.        ‘The Damned                                 translated by Jon Mackendrick.
                                           Athletics (home games):
                                                                                                                                  [La Caduta Degli Dei]’                      Fri., March 20, 8 p.m.
Dicran Kassouny                             Faculty and staff receive reduced rate       Men’s Volleyball                         Directed by Luchino Visconti.               Sat., March 21, 2 & 8 p.m.
Master of Fine Arts, Photography.           general admission to all regular season      3/17     NJIT                   7 p.m.   Reel Dilemmas series.                       Sun., March 22, 2 p.m.
Runs through Thu., March 19.                home events. For more info,                  3/18     Lees-McRae             7 p.m.   Fri., March 27, 6 p.m.                      Tue., March 24, 7:30 p.m.
                                            call (818) 677-2488 or visit
West Gallery, Art and Design Center                                                      3/21     Hope International     7 p.m.                                               Wed., March 25, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  ‘Observe and Report’                        Thu., March 26, 7:30 p.m.
Stan Benson                                                                              Women’s Water Polo                       Starring Seth Rogen, Anna Faris,            Fri., March 27, 8 p.m.
Master in Arts, Painting.                                                                3/28     Pacific                  noon    Ray Liotta.                                 Sat., March 28, 2 & 8 p.m.
Runs Fri. March 27 through                                                               3/29     UC Davis                noon    Mon., March 30, 7 p.m.                      Sun., March 29, 2 p.m.
Thu., April 2.                                                                                                                                                                Studio Theatre Lab,
West Gallery, Art and Design Center                                                                                               Music                                       Nordhoff Hall 113
Passion for the Possible:
                                                                                          Screenings are free and take place in    Admission to all music events (unless
The Work of Sister Corita                                                                 the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater        otherwise specified): $10 general, $7
Works by celebrated serigraph                                                             on the first floor of Manzanita Hall at    faculty, staff and seniors, $5 students.
artist Corita Kent.                                                                       the southwest corner of campus.
                                                                                          Seating not guaranteed. For more
Workshops based on Kent’s                                                                                                         Lab Jazz Band and
                                                                                          info, call (818) 677-3192 or see
teachings on selected Saturdays.              Baseball                                        NuVeau Art Ensemble
Curator: Aaron Rose.                       3/17    BYU                       2   p.m.                                             Gary Pratt, director.                         is published biweekly during the academic
Runs through Sat., April 4.                3/19    Columbia                  3   p.m.    ‘Fury’                                   Fri., March 27, 8 p.m.                        year for the university community of
                                                                                                                                                                                California State University, Northridge.
Main Gallery                               3/20    Columbia                  3   p.m.    Directed by Fritz Lang.                  Music Recital Hall                            Copies are available without charge and
                                           3/21    Columbia                  1   p.m.    Mon., March 16, 8 p.m.                                                                 on request. Direct inquiries, comments,
                                                                                                                                                                                and suggestions to Managing Editor,
                                           3/22    Columbia                  1   p.m.                                                                                           Public Relations and Strategic
                                           3/27    UCSB                      3   p.m.    ‘Longford’
                                                                                                                                  Theater/Performance                           Communications,
                                                                                                                                                                                18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA
                                           3/28    UCSB                      1   p.m.    Directed by Tom Hooper.                                                                91330-8242.
                                           3/29    UCSB                      1   p.m.    Wed., March 18, 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                voice (818) 677-2130 / fax (818) 677-4909
                                                                                         ‘Sansho the Bailiff                                                                    Web site
                                                                                         [Sanshó dayû]
                                                                                                                                                                                Jolene Koester, President
                                                                                         Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi.                                                           Vance T. Peterson, V.P. for University
                                                                                         Thu., March 19, 7 p.m.                                                                  Advancement
   Fifty and Fabulous                                                                                                                                                           Michael T. McManus, Asst. V.P., Marketing
California State University, Northridge/                                                                                                                                        and Communications
San Fernando Valley State College                                                        ‘The Letter’                                                                           Editorial Team
at the half-century mark.                                                                Directed by William Wyler.                                                             Shanté Morgan, Managing Editor
                                                                                                                                                                                Brenda Roberts, Editor, Publications
An exhibition on the history of CSUN                                                     Mon., March 23, 7 p.m.                      Ladysmith Black                            Randal Scot Thomson,
from 1958 to 2008.                                                                                                                   Mambazo                                     Director of Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                Carmen Ramos Chandler,
Runs through Aug. 2.                                                                     ‘Adventureland’                          South Africa’s eight-member a                  Director of News and Information
C. K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery,                                                          Studio preview screening.                capella ensemble has recorded                 Tatsuo Kumagai, Graphic Designer
Oviatt Library                                                                           Directed by Greg Mottola.                more than 40 albums and won                   Lee Choo, Photographer
                                              Softball                                                                                                                          Eve Green, Student Intern
                                           3/28    Pacific      noon & 2:30 p.m.          Tue., March 24, 7 p.m.                   multiple Grammy awards on their               Arman Sadri, Student Intern
Bianchi Planetarium                        3/29    Pacific                 noon                                                    path to becoming the most popular             Nichole O’Grady, Student Intern
                                                                                                                                                                                Paola Cervantes, Student Intern Recyclable
For ticket info, (818) 677-2488 or visit                                                 Alfred Hitchcock Presents:               musical group in African history.          Women’s Tennis                                “Man from the South”                     Fri., March 20, 8 p.m.
Telescope viewing follows second           3/20    Columbia                  2    p.m.   Guest: Norman Lloyd.                     Plaza del Sol Performance Hall
show.                                      3/23    San Francisco             2    p.m.   Wed., March 25, 7 p.m.                   $36–$45
                                           3/25    Dartmouth                 2    p.m.
                                           3/27    UC Irvine                 2    p.m.
                                           3/28    Harvard                       noon

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