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CSUN looks for feedback on Envision 2035 impact report

CSUN will host a public meeting Tuesday to provide an overview of the draft Environmental Impact Report findings on the university’s Envision 2035 master plan to campus and community members. The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the CSUN Oviatt Library Presentation Room. A presentation will be given by CSUN’s environmental consultant. Afterward, there will be a session for public comments and questions. University officials have sought community and campus input on Envision 2035 total will develop a general framework for major campus development over the next 30 years. Plans could include new faculty/staff housing, which has currently moved toward construction, possible new student housing, and new academic buildings and parking. Copies of the draft EIR will be available for review at the meeting and are available for download at the Envision 2035 website, www.csun.edu/envision2035. Public comments on the draft EIR can be submitted during a 45-day period through Dec. 29 by contacting the Facilities Planning office at ext. 8219.

– Ryan Denham

President Koester asked to extend term on AASCU board

A subcommittee of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities has asked CSUN President Jolene Koester to extend her term on the AASCU board of directors. Koester joined the board last year for a one-year term set to expire this month. A subcommittee of the board in October recommended that Koester extend her term to 2008. The full board voted Nov. 21 to affirm the recommendation at its annual meeting. The AASCU represents more than 430 public colleges, universities and higher education systems in the United States and its territories. Koester will continue to help the association fulfill its stated goals, which include the promotion of appreciation and support for public higher education; providing of policy leadership and program support for academic quality, access and inclusion; and the creation of professional development opportunities for institutional leaders, among others, according to a statement. AASCU schools, according to the association, enroll more than 3 million students, totaling 56 percent of enrollment at all public four-year institutions.

– R.D.

CSUN galleries to host local high school student art exhibit

CSUN will host a high school art exhibit that will feature the work of nearly 200 students from more than 35 San Fernando Valley-area high schools. The opening of the “High School Art Invitational,” along with an opening reception, will take place Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at galleries in the Art and Design Center between North University Drive and Halsted Street. The exhibit will feature the students’ work in different types of media, including painting, sculpture, video, graphic design and mixed media, and exhibitors were selected by art teachers from the artists’ respective schools. The exhibit is free of charge and will remain on display through Jan. 14. Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery will be closed Dec. 23 through Jan. 2. Louise Lewis, CSUN’s gallery director, will discuss the exhibit Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. at the gallery.

– R.D.

Corrections and Clarifications

In an article titled “CSU looks to boost minority enrollment,” published Nov. 23, a pull quote was incorrectly attributed to Michael Laurent. In fact, Michael Stanley said the quote.