August 31 2009
We're at the start of a new academic year. I hope your summer was productive. For those of you new to the department, I am the editor of this newsletter and I am also the advisor the the BSCS program. In this newsletter, I put together important announcements from the department, college, and University that are pertinent to all of you. I also post information about jobs, internships and scholarships that have come to our attention. I send an e-mail message notifying everyone when a newsletter is ready. I recommend taking a moment to review the contents of the newsletter as often we use it to deliver critical information.
As I'm sure you know by now, we are in the midst of a budget crisis that has affected all of us. Below are just a couple of the immediate impacts the budget cuts have had on the campus.
The following is a list of dates when the campus will be closed this semester:
As you return to campus, please be aware that the H1N1 Flu is still a cause for concern. Some CSULB students tested positive in the Spring semester. The flu season may raise the level of infections throughout the country. The University has asked us to distribute the following information:
The Long Beach Health Department has advised the following habits to prevent catching or spreading the flu:
There are two very important campus policies that every undergraduate student must be aware of. Here is a brief description of each policy, please see your advisor if you have questions about these or any other policy.
There are a number of key deadlines to keep in mind for this semester, in particular:
Advising of students resumed this week, please check with the department office to learn about the specific days/times when faculty are available for advising of students.
The state budget cuts have had a significant impact on the schedule of classes so some of you may find that classes you want or need to take are full and you cannot enroll. Whenever there is a section that is open, students must do what they can to change their schedule in order to enroll in the open section.
If the class you need is full, students must contact the department office, in particular the chair of the department will review your request.
Other concerns may be addressed by the advisors, so students should also seek their advise.
Computer Engineering students who are required to do a senior project are reminded that they must attend the first class meeting of CECS 490A. Attendance is mandatory as many important announcements will be made and also enrollment in the class will be determined. CECS 490A will meet Monday/Wednesday starting at 9:30am in VEC-402.
The department is in need of Student Lab Assistants for CECS 174.
Please email Mrs. Mack as soon as possible.
Jordan Price, an alumni and special education reading teacher is seeking to hire a programmer to assist in creating a reading lesson CD. Please contact Jordan Price via e-mail.
”Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.”
By Doug Larson as found in Back to School Quotes and Sayings website. From Dr. Monge… Be sure to backup your computer… “The Computer ate my homework” is no excuse! :)