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  1. 1. Inside: 2 Founders Day Celebrated 2 Theatre Faculty Awarded Fulbright 3 FYI 4 Calendar Vol. XIV · No. 4 October 5, 2009 Cal State Northridge—The Intellectual, Economic and Cultural Heart of the San Fernando Valley and Beyond HR Launches Workshop Series on Personal Finance V.P. Tom McCarron and Dean William Jennings Offer Advice on Managing Debt and Improving Credit E ncouraging participants to take what he called a “commonsen- sical” approach to finances, Tom McCarron, vice president for administration and finance, said • Paying credit cards late impacts FICO scores and the ability to secure good interest rates. Created by the Fair Isaac Corp., FICO is the most well-known credit scoring system tightening your purse strings can in the United States. actually lead to fewer sleepless nights. • Consumers should pay off credit McCarron and William Jennings, cards every month and never have dean of the College of Business and debt that exceeds more than 30 Economics led a well-attended percent of their income. presentation on Personal Finance, • Houses and education are generally Wednesday, Sept. 16 in the Oviatt thought of as good debt. Meals, Library’s Presentation Room. vacations and the latest technical “This is meant to be an enjoyable gadgets which can quickly run up session from which you’ll take away credit cards are in the bad debt tools that will help you sleep better category. Photo by Lee Choo at night,” McCarron said. “Your FICO score impacts every- This was the first in a series of thing in your life,” he said “from your eight workshops titled “Building A credit card interest rate to your ability Game Plan for Today’s Economy,” to get a mortgage. Protect it at all costs sponsored by the Office of Human Tom McCarron (left) and William Jennings led first workshop in series. by making your monthly payments Resources. The workshops will address on time.” the financial and emotional concerns “Your FICO score impacts everything in your life, Jennings told the audience that of faculty and staff who fear they will “saving money gives you more control be impacted by the current economy. from your credit card interest rate to your ability over your life.” McCarron and Jennings seamlessly “Many wonder how much they shared the lecture podium while to get a mortgage. Protect it at all costs should be putting away for retirement,” imparting valuable information on: Jennings said. He recommended putting good debt vs. bad debt, investments, by making your monthly payments on time.” away 15 percent per month of pre-tax credit scores, savings, investments, pay towards retirement. planning for retirement and other William Jennings, For more information about topics of concern to CSUN employees dean of the College of Business and Economics personal finance, visit www. who have recently endured pay cuts, www. due to the state’s budget crisis. Debra Rozanski, coordinator of the campus community during this difficult,, The next talk in the series, “Paying Employee Assistance Program, said the year of furloughs.” www. or for College when Money is Tight,” is series is part of CSUN’s “commitment McCarron said consumers need to scheduled for Oct. 7. to employee well-being and to the be aware of several key factors: —Julia Venkateswaran Cal State Northridge Enrollment Growth Halted State Budget Crisis Forces Limits on Applications from Freshmen, Transfer Students and Others C al State Northridge experienced a drop in the number of students enrolled for fall 2009. This marks the first decline in enrollment in five years. end of the 2010–11 academic year. “We are no longer going to be advancing aid and earlier admission dates,” said Harry Hellenbrand, provost and vice president for academic affairs. progress toward a degree and limiting the number of new students coming to the university,” said Cynthia Rawitch, associate vice president for under- graduate studies. baccalaureate students, Rawitch noted that during times of economic hardship, it’s not uncommon to find an increase in students returning to school for more education. The Office of Institutional Research “It’s been a terribly difficult thing to As for the increase in new post- —Arman Sadri reported recently that the university do because the university’s always welcomed 35,198 students for fall been about accessibility.” 2009, 1,010 less than last year. The largest decline is in first-time Nonprofit Org. The fall 2009 reduction is the first freshmen students. Last year, the U.S.Postage step in a series of enrollment cuts campus closed the application period PAID California State dictated by the state’s budget crisis. early for fall 2009 freshmen. This University The campus’ operating budget for summer, the Chancellor’s Office instruct- 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, California 91330-8242 Northridge 2009–10 was cut $41 million as part ed all CSU campuses to accept no of a $584 million reduction to the admission applications for the 2010 CSU system in the state budget. spring semester from freshmen or The cuts have impacted the entire transfer students. campus community, resulting in Despite the overall decline in employee furloughs, student fee enrollment from last year, there were increases and student enrollment slight increases in the number of reductions. continuing, new post-baccalaureate President Jolene Koester has said and new transfer students. CSUN will have to reduce campus “We’re trying to focus as much as enrollment by 6,000 students by the possible on students making good
  2. 2. Founders Day 2009 Marked by Look Back at Valley History President Koester Announces Plans to Rename Fountain in Honor of President Ralph Prator F rom reminiscing about what’s not here anymore to celebrating what remains the same, the second annual Cal State Northridge Founders Day celebration was enjoyed The highlight of the event was the induction of 18 alumni and former faculty and staff, who graduated or began their careers at San Fernando Valley State College in the 1959–60 by all who attended. academic year, into the 50 Year Club. President Jolene Koester also “We appreciate this recognition,” announced that the fountain in front said Don Cameron, emeritus professor of Bayramian Hall will be renamed in the Department of Speech, who in honor of the late President Ralph was invited to speak during the event Photo by Dat-Tuyen Nguyen Prator, the first president of what was on behalf of the inductees. Cameron, then known as San Fernando Valley taught at CSUN from 1960 to his State College. She said Prator, who retirement in 1998. He said there are served as president from 1958 to 1968, 16 of the 98 faculty who worked at helped lay the foundation for the the university still living. campus’ remarkable academic and Alumni and former faculty inducted into CSUN’s 50 Year Club. First row from left: Lucille Duffy, “Most of us look back on that time physical stature. Carol Marderosian, Joyce Linden, Sam Winningham, Lydia Schneider, George Marcinik. as a time of unlimited opportunities,” More than 100 former students Second row from left: Harry Stone, Carroll Richards, Beverly Richards, Bradford Cordova, said Cameron who was among nine and faculty attended the celebration Helen Moriarty, Sue Gregor Young, Frances Ulrich, Don Cameron, Allen Dirrim and Tom retired faculty honored at the event. on Friday, Sept. 25 at the University O’Gorman. Third row from left: John Clendenning, DeWayne Johnson, Harley Higginbotham Jr., Koester said Founders Day is a Daisy Kuhn and David Whiteside. Club. Martin “Marty” Cooper, a name “wonderful tradition.” synonymous with the San Fernando Park was Owensmouth and Northridge resident who serves on the College of Founders Day was first held last Valley, delivered the keynote address, was called Zelzah. Several popular Business and Economics’ San Fernando year, as part of CSUN’s yearlong entitled “The San Fernando Valley… eateries, he noted, have been shuttered: Valley Economic Research Center celebration of its 50th anniversary. What’s Not Here Anymore.” Dupars in Encino, Ott’s Pink Pig in Van Advisory Council. “The more things Next year’s event will honor the class He provided a verbal tour of the Nuys and Panorama City’s Moongate. change, the more they are the same.” of 1960–61 and will be held on Friday, Valley from its early years when “Communities, like people, tend to Guests were treated to the sounds Sept. 24, 2010. For more information, Reseda was known as Marian, Canoga change,” said Cooper, a 40-year Valley of CSUN’s Jazz “A” Band and lunch. visit Two CSUN Theatre Faculty Awarded Fulbright Grants Cleveland and Morrison: Taking Their Theatrical Expertise Around the World T he grease paint! The costumes! The characters and their stories! Cal State Northridge theatre professor J’aime Morrison and lecturer Annie Cleveland are taking the magic have finally become a recipient.” Cleveland, 59, of Northridge, is teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in costume and make-up design with an emphasis on computer- Politécnico de Laeiria, where she will teach a course entitled “Performance and the Body.” While in Portugal, Morrision will do research and develop a new dance theatre piece based on was approved by Congress and signed into law in 1946. The goal of the program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is to of live theater around the world as aided design at National Taiwan the heteronyms- one or more imaginary promote “mutual understanding the university’s two latest recipients University. characters created by a writer to write between the people of the United of Fulbright awards. “Computer-aided costume design in different styles -of Portuguese poet States and the people of other Morrison will be traveling to is a relatively new field and I was Pessoa. Pessoa, who created at least countries of the world.” Portugal next spring to develop and very gratified to see the faculty at 70 heteronyms. Fulbright grants are made to create a dance theatre piece based on NTU encouraging exploration in Morrison said she hopes to bring U.S. citizens and nationals of other work by Portuguese poet Fernando computer technology as it specifically the movement piece she creates on countries for a variety of educational Pessoa. Cleveland left last month for relates to costume design,” she said Pessoa’s work back to CSUN. “I would activities, primarily university lecturing, Taiwan for a nine-month teaching before she left. love to see what our students here at advanced research, graduate study appointment in the Department of In addition to her teaching duties, CSUN would do with it,” she said. and teaching in elementary and Theatre at National Taiwan University Cleveland intends to collaborate with Cleveland’s and Morrison’s honors secondary schools. Since the program’s in Taipei. designers and professors from Taiwan bring to 49 the total of CSUN faculty inception, approximately 279,500 Both women said they were and neighboring countries to evaluate members who have received the participants-chosen for their academic honored to receive Fulbrights. Morrison, the impact of computer-aided design prestigious Fulbright award since merit and leadership potential-have who was a runner-up twice for a on traditional pedagogy. 1980. The Fulbright Program, the had the opportunity to exchange Fulbright while a graduate student, Morrison, 40, of Santa Monica, will U.S. government’s flagship program ideas and to contribute to finding said she was particularly “happy to be leaving in March for the Instituto in international educational exchange, solutions to shared issues. Federal Grant Helps CSUN Prepare Students for Ph. D Grant Program Targets Students from Disadvantaged Backgrounds with Strong Academic Potential C al State Northridge has been studies, research and international advanced degrees. means to keep tabs on these students awarded $879,992 by the U.S. programs. “The doors this grant will “The goal is to increase the attain- so we can make sure they have the Department of Education for a open for students who might not have ment of Ph.D. degrees by students tools to complete their various program designed to give CSUN otherwise had the means to, or even from underrepresented segments of graduate degrees.” students the tools they need to thought of, attending graduate school society,” Johnson said. The grant will The Ronald E. McNair Post- succeed in graduate school. is fantastic.” be used to award students financial Baccalaureate Achievement Program, The Ronald E. McNair Post- The program, which began Oct. 1, aid in the form of stipends, academic also referred to as the McNair Baccalaureate Achievement Program targets students from disadvantaged counseling, mentoring, research Scholars Program, is a Department will prepare students for doctoral backgrounds who have demonstrated opportunities, seminars, internships of Education initiative with the goal studies through involvement in research strong academic potential. University and tutoring. of increasing the number of Ph.D. and other scholarly activities. Northridge personnel will work closely with the “We are going to do everything we degrees attained by students from received a four-year grant that will program’s participants as they complete can to make sure that they graduate underrepresented segments of fund support for 25 students each their undergraduate requirements. from CSUN with the academic creden- society, including first-generation, year of the award. Once they’ve received their bachelor’s tials to take them into some of the low-income college students. The “This is a wonderful opportunity degrees, the students will be encour- top graduate programs in the country,” program is named after scientist that we are happy to share with our aged to enroll in graduate school. Johnson said. “But we aren’t going Ronald McNair, who died in the students,” said Mack Johnson, CSUN’s Their progress will be tracked through to abandon them once they leave space shuttle Challenger explosion associate vice president of graduate their successful completion of our campus. The grant gives us the in 1986. 2 California State University, Northridge · @CSUN · October 5, 2009
  3. 3. FYI For Your Information publishes The deadline for the October 19, sending them to announcements of events, public issue is Monday, October 12. mail drop 8242 or faxing them to meetings, notices, classes and We strive to include all items (818) 677-4909. E-mail is the deadlines. Submission deadline is submitted by deadline occurring preferred method of submitting. noon on Monday, one week before until the next issue. Submit future Note: fmi–means for more the next issue. items by e-mailing them to information. CSUN affiliates. fmi–Daniel Foster, Public Speaking Events Notices crime prevention coordinator, at or x5820. The Department of Communication studies will offer a Saturday morning Monday, October 5 Catastrophic Leave Donations course in public speaking for students Book Bargains Anita Kaiserman from Purchasing Building a Game Plan for in grades 5–12. Classes will run from Stop at CSUN’s Friends of the Library Contract Administration is currently Today’s Economy Oct. 10 –Nov. 14, 9–11:30 a.m. Bookstore in the Oviatt Library, out on medical leave of absence. The Office of Human Resources will fmi–Lisa Thranow, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Most She has exhausted her leave credits present, “Paying for College When of the books are $1 or less. Book and is requesting catastrophic leave Money is Tight,” Wednesday, Oct. 7, Effective Time Management donations welcomed. Contact Vicki donations on her behalf. To make a from 1–2 p.m., in the Oviatt Library, The Office of Human Resources will Campbell, x2638 for pickup at home voluntary donation, please forward a Presentation Room. fmi–Debra Rozanski present,“Effective Time Management,” or office. fmi– completed Catastrophic Leave Donation at or x2681. on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9–12 p.m., friends/. form to Payroll Administration, mail Oviatt Library, HR Training Room16. code 8228. Access form at http://www- Benefits Information fmi–Sue Talavera, x3820 Friday, October 9 The Office of Human Resources Faculty and Staff Benefits Fair presents Benefits Information Work- Employee Assistance Program Faculty and staff planning to make shops in the fall 2009 for all interested The Office of Human Resources benefits changes or who want infor- CSUN PD is on Facebook CSUN staff and faculty. fmi–Marianne presents Employee Assistance Programs mation about their benefits are invited As an additional tool for commu- Hudz, x5246. in fall 2009 for interested faculty and to a Benefits Fair from 12–2 p.m., nicating with the CSUN community, MetLife One–on-One Retirement staff. fmi–Debra Rozanski, x2681 or USU Grand Salon. The annual the Department of Police Services can Consultations benefits open enrollment runs now be found on Facebook. The page Monday, October 5 Three Times Per Week Relaxation Group until Friday, Oct. 9. fmi–http:// includes information on department Human Resources Conference Room, Mondays 11 a.m.–12 p.m. programs, services and crime trends. UN 166 Wednesdays 1–2 p.m. enrollment/index2009.html. For appointments contact, Chris Thursdays 1–2 p.m. New University Training Page Maltese, (805) 371-4217 or Bayramian Hall Room 520 Friday, October 16 The Office of Human Resources has (818) 648-0907. fmi–Mark Stevens, x2366 or x7834. The Center for Sex and launched the University Training and fmi– Intuitive Eating Gender Research Professional Development home Page. benefitsportal/tsa/. Mondays at 12 p.m.–1 p.m. The fall 2009 Colloquium Series The page will provide links to campus VALIC and ING One-on-One Oviatt Library, HR Training Room16, continues with “Elementary Pre-Service departments that offer training and Retirement Consultations Garden Level. Teachers and Homophobia: Curricular classes. fmi– Monday, Oct. 12 Parenting Teens Changes Making a Difference.” The training/. HR Training Room, Oviatt Library 16 Tuesday, Oct. 6 event takes place from 1 p.m.–3 p.m., Appointments for VALIC contact, 12–1 p.m. Sierra Hall 451, Whitsett Room. Northridge Magazine Pete Schwartz, (818) 517-6884 or Oviatt Library, HR Training Room16, fmi–Jacob Hale, Going Online or Garden Level. Northridge Magazine, Cal State Ellen Gross, (818) 618-5448 or Free Furlough Yoga Wednesday, October 21 Northridge’s magazine for alumni,; Wednesday, Oct. 7 and 14 Dr. Maya Angelou at CSUN friends and community, will be appointments for ING contact, 12–12:50 p.m. The University Student Union in available online starting this month. Kam Nassiri, (818) 774-0719 or Redwood Hall 180 collaboration with Associated Readers may keep up with the LA Department on Aging: Individual Students SPACE and the Residence activities and issues that engage the Fidelity One-on-One Retirement Sessions for Caregivers Hall Association are proud to present, university, faculty, staff, students, Consultations Tuesday, Oct. 13 “An Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou,” alumni and friends by visiting Thursday, Oct. 15 12–2 p.m. at 8 p.m. in the CSUN Matadome. Human Resource Conference Room, Oviatt Library, HR Training Room16, Tickets are free to students, faculty UN 165 Garden Level and staff. Tickets are required for For appointments, call (800) 642-7131. Caregiver Support Group the event. fmi– Classes fmi– benefitsportal/tsa. Tuesday, Oct. 13 2:30–3:30 p.m. E-Learning Certificate Oviatt Library, HR Training Room16, Public Meetings Programs for CSU Employees The CSU Chancellor’s Office System- University Faculty Development Garden Level. Personnel Planning & wide Professional Development will All-University Programs and Faculty Register for CERT Review Committee offer 20–40 live seminars now through Development Learning Communities. Level 1 Training Meets 2–5 p.m. Nov. 28. The fee-based courses include fmi–Donna Brooks, x6656 Staff, faculty and Los Angeles County Wednesday, Oct. 7 fundamentals of leadership and Effective Techniques for Learning and residents 18 years and older are University Hall 277 management, foundations of project Retention eligible to take a six-week disaster- management and foundations in Wednesday, Oct. 7 preparedness course offered by the Research and Grants customer service. fmi–Lynne Hellmer, 11–12:30 p.m. Community Emergency Response Team Committee senior director of Systemwide Pro- Sierra Hall 439, CIELO Conference (CERT). Classes are scheduled every Meets 10 a.m.–12 p.m. fessional Development, (562) 951-4403 Room Thursday, Oct. 22–Dec. 3, 9–11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9 or visit Faculty Writing Circle Oviatt Library, Music & Media Lecture University Hall 277 elearning. Wednesday, Oct. 7 Room. The last class on Dec. 3 will be 3–4:30 p.m. from 9a.m.–12 p.m. Space is limited. Educational Resources CalPERS Retirement Seminar Sierra Hall 439, CIELO Conference fmi–Rudy Quitoriano, x2401. Committee Learn more about CalPERS retirement Room Meets 2–4 p.m. and strategic choices to maximize Faculty Book Group: Developing Tuesday, Oct. 13 University Hall 211 retirement benefits. The workshop will take place Tuesday, Oct. 6 from Learner-Centered Teaching Tuesday, Oct. 13 Deadlines 9–11:30 a.m. and 1–3:30 p.m. in the 12:30–1:30 p.m. 2010 Faculty Retreat Graduate Studies Committee Oviatt Library, Presentation Room. To Sierra Hall 439, CIELO Conference The 2010 Faculty Retreat, “Educating Meets 2–4 p.m. enroll go to Room Through Uncertain Times: Keep the Tuesday, Oct. 13 or register by phone at (888) 225-7377. The Future of the University Faith; Keep the Focus,” will be held University Hall 277 Wednesday, Oct. 14 on Jan. 12 and 13, 2010 at CSUN. Basic Self Defense for Women 12–1:30 p.m. The Senate Office is now accepting Educational Policies The Department of Police Services is Sierra Hall 439, CIELO Conference proposals for oral presentations and Committee offering Rape Aggression Defense Room campus tours. The deadline is Friday, Meets 2–4 p.m. (R.A.D.), a self-defense program for Think, Pair, Share: Strategies for Oct. 23. For more information and Wednesday, Oct. 14 women. The four-day course will be Engaging Students in the Classroom proposal forms, visit University Hall 211 held on Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22, Monday, Oct. 19 senate/retreat.html. fmi–Heidi 5:30–8:30 p.m. It is $10 for faculty, 10–11:30 a.m. Wolfbauer, or x3263. staff and students and $20 for non- Sierra Hall 451, Whitsett Room October 5, 2009 · @CSUN · California State University, Northridge 3
  4. 4. In Brief The Oviatt Library’s Historic by LA. as Subject, an alliance of CSUN’s “Water Day” free and open to CSUN faculty, staff, Holdings to be Highlighted research archives, libraries and to Offer Information students and the community. It will The historic treasures held in Cal collections dedicated to preserving Join several speakers at Cal State take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in State Northridge’s Oviatt Library will the history of the Los Angeles region. Northridge on Tuesday, Oct. 20 for the Oviatt Library Presentation Room. be celebrated at the fourth annual The free event will take place “Water Day” to find out more about “We’re hoping to get the message Los Angeles Archives Bazaar. Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to ways to sustain the state’s depleting out there about the dire straits Southern The bazaar will feature displays 5 p.m., at the USC Davidson Confer- water resources. California is in with the water and representing more than 50 historical ence Center at 3415 S. Figueroa St. “Water Day” will include a series what we can do about it,” said Nancy collections and archives in the Los in Los Angeles. of four workshops organized by Kurland, chair of the committee that Angeles region, highlighting materials For more information about CSUN’s Institute for Sustainability. organized the event. relating to the city and covering a the bazaar, visit the Web site at The goal is to raise awareness about For more information, contact full range of subjects, from the arts water supply issues in California and Nancy Kurland at to politics. The bazaar is presented conservation efforts. The event is or visit sustainability/. Calendar 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 $6 parking permit. Art and Exhibits Reception: Tue., Oct. 13. ‘East of Eden’ Runs through July 16, 2010. Directed by Elia Kazan. For gallery info, call (818) 677-2156. C.K. and Teresa Tseng Gallery, Reel Dilemmas series: Films from Main gallery hours: Mon. through Sat. Oviatt Library the 1950s. 12-4 p.m. and Thursdays noon–8 p.m. Fri., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. Admission is free unless specified. For library exhibits, call (818) 677-2285. Bianchi Planetarium For ticket info, (818) 677-2488 or visit Music Student Advertising Graphics Association Telescope viewing follows second Admission to all music events (unless Advisor: Paula Di Marco. show. otherwise specified): $10 general, $7 Imani Winds Runs through Thu., Oct. 8. Women’s Volleyball faculty, staff and seniors, $5 students. Grammy-nominated Imani Winds West Gallery, Art and Design Center “Autumn Sky Show” and 10/6 UC Irvine 7 p.m. carves a unique path in the “Magellan: Report from Venus.” 10/9 Cal Poly 7 p.m. CSUN Wind Ensemble classical music world, bridging Fri., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. 10/10 UC Riverside 7 p.m. Lawrence Stoffel, conductor. European, American, African and Tue., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. Latin American traditions. Athletics (home games): Plaza del Sol Performance Hall Thu., Oct. 8, 8 p.m. Cinematheque Plaza del Sol Performance Hall Faculty and staff receive reduced rate Jazz ‘A’ Band $45 Screenings are free and take place in general admission to all regular season the Alan and Elaine Armer Theater “Birth of Cool.” home events. For more info, Matt Harris, director. call (818) 677-2488 or visit on the first floor of Manzanita Hall at Ballet Hispanico the southwest corner of campus. Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. Ballet Hispanico has thrilled Seating not guaranteed. For more info, call (818) 677-3192 or see Plaza del Sol Performance Hall audiences worldwide for nearly 40 Arid Eden Men’s Cross Country years, boasting 13 stunning Lauren Richardson and Michael C. 10/16 Northridge Faculty Artist Series dancers and showcasing Cuban, McMillen. Invitational 5 p.m. ‘The Day of the Locust’ Julia Heinen, clarinetist and Dmitry Spanish, Brazilian, and Two artists who project personal Directed by John Schlesinger. Rachmanov, pianist. Argentinean choreographic and narratives onto the vast spaces of Wed., Oct. 7, 3:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18, 3 p.m. musical styles. the desert landscape, combining Cypress Recital Hall Tue., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. installation and film. ‘César and Rosalie’ Plaza del Sol Performance Hall Runs through Sat., Oct. 10. Directed by Claude Sautet. $45 Main Gallery “Many Views of France” series. Theater/Performance Wed., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Smokey Joe’s Café: The Interpreted performances subject to The Soloist: Celebrating change. Songs of Leiber and Stoller the Healing Power of Music ‘The Long Voyage Home’ The Tony Award nominated Exhibit offers an introduction to Directed by John Ford. Broadway musical features songs some of the key themes of Steve Thu., Oct. 8, 3:30 p.m. by the premier rock & roll Lopez’s book, “The Soloist.” The Men’s Soccer songwriters of the pre-Beatles era: curators are Susanna Eng-Ziskin 10/10 UC Irvine 3 p.m. ‘Bande à Part Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. and Lindsay Hansen, Oviatt Library. 10/17 UC Santa Barbara 3 p.m. (Band of Outsiders)’ Sat., Oct. 17, 8 p.m. Runs through Wed., Oct. 14. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Plaza del Sol Performance Hall Oviatt Library Lobby Thursday Nights at the Cinematheque: Jean-Luc Godard Barri Lucci and the French New Wave. Master of Arts candidate. Thu., Oct. 8, 7 p.m. Fri., Oct. 9 through Thu., Oct. 15. West Gallery, Art and Design Center ‘Grand Illusion’ is published biweekly during the academic Directed by Jean Renoir. year for the university community of California State University, Northridge. “Talk Turkey” “Many Views of France” series. Copies are available without charge and Art Education Group Project. Tue., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Anna in the Tropics on request. Direct inquiries, comments, and suggestions to Managing Editor, Advisor: Edie Pistolesi. Cuban immigrants Santiago and Public Relations and Strategic Runs Fri., Oct. 16 through Men’s Swimming ‘Gabrielle’ Ofelia have a cigar factory in a Communications, Thu., Oct. 22. 10/17 Alumni Meet noon Directed by Patrice Chereau. small 1929 Florida community in 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8242. West Gallery, Art and Design Center “Many Views of France” series. this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. voice (818) 677-2130 / fax (818) 677-4909 Women’s Cross Country Wed., Oct. 14, 3:30 p.m. Written by Nilo Cruz. e-mail “Now Give Me 10/16 Northridge Directed by Christine Menzies. Web site publicrelations/atcsun/ Three Cheers” Invitational 5 p.m. ‘One Deadly Summer’ Presented by special arrangement Jolene Koester, President The Timeless Magic of Gilbert and Directed by Jean Becker. with Dramatist Play Service, Inc. of Vance T. Peterson, V.P. for University Sullivan exhibition features Gilbert “Many Views of France” series. New York. Advancement Michael T. McManus, Asst. V.P., Marketing and Sullivan posters, music scores, Wed., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. and Communications books, theater programs and more, Thu., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Editorial Team collected by David Trutt. Organized ‘The Big Sleep’ Fri., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. Shanté Morgan, Managing Editor Brenda Roberts, Editor, Publications and installed by Tony Gardner, curator, Directed by Howard Hawks. Sat., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Randal Scot Thomson, with the assistance of staff and Thu., Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 11, 2 p.m. Director of Publications student assistants in the Library’s Little Theatre, Nordhoff Hall 121 Carmen Ramos Chandler, Director of News and Information Special Collections and Archives ‘Une Femme Mariée $8–$20 Tatsuo Kumagai, Graphic Designer Department. Sponsored by Gus (A Married Woman)’ Lee Choo, Photographer Arman Sadri, Student Intern and Erika Manders, Friends of the Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Elizabeth Cruz, Student Intern Oviatt Library, and Stephen M. Thu., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Sergio Sanchez Recyclable Women’s Swimming Dell’Aversano, D5 Designs, Ltd. 10/17 Alumni Meet noon