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Weekly Wednesday Message

January 25, 2012


Budget Update

As you probably know, the Governor’s 2012-13 budget relies heavily on the passage of two initiatives on the November 2012 ballot. Also, the Governor enacted the $100M “trigger” mid-year reduction for the CSU ($7.8M to CSULB) for the current fiscal year. This permanent reduction is being covered by university reserves for Spring 2012. In addition to the "trigger" cuts, our campus must address other structural deficits that are being covered this year and Fall 2012 by the use of other one-time funding.

The Governor’s most recent budget actions and decisions for this year and the future are being reviewed and evaluated. Road Show #3, as with the previous “road shows,” has been created to share information on the current and future budget realities and budget planning. Dates and times will be available soon. (To access previous "road shows" and other budget information, please see Budget Central.)

For several years, all Divisions at CSULB have been taking steps to reduce costs in response to the dramatic budget reductions. The Resource Planning Process (RPP) has been central to our planning and actions in response to these realities. Thank you for your perseverance and continued good work in the face of very difficult circumstances.


Civil Rights Leader to Speak on Campus

The Department of Africana Studies is hosting an inaugural Black History Month 2012 Lecture featuring one of the country’s major civil rights leaders, Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The lecture will be held Thursday, February 2, from 12 – 1 pm in the Beach Auditorium (formerly the University Student Union Ballrooms).

The title of the lecture is “Black History and American Democracy: Considerations for the Coming Decades.” Mr. Jealous will offer a critical assessment of the interrelated and intertwined histories, current issues and obligations to the future that African Americans and all other Americans share in creating and sustaining a truly multicultural, just and good society.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact the Department of Africana Studies at extension 5-4624 for additional information.

Presentation Abstracts for Women’s Research Colloquium Due January 30

The deadline to submit presentation abstracts for the 2012 Women’s Research Colloquium has been extended to Monday, January 30.

The colloquium, sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, highlights research done by women and/or research related to women’s issues and concerns. The colloquium features two presentations by faculty or staff and will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid.

More information can be found in the 2012 Women’s Resource Colloquium Call for Presentation Abstracts. Cover letters, abstracts, and questions can be directed to Mary Jones-Harley, or extension 5-8455.

Reminder: Deadline to Participate in Ethics Study is February 1

The deadline to participate in the campus-wide ethics study sponsored by the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership in the College of Business Administration is Wednesday, February 1. Even faculty who do not teach ethics or have a specific interest in the topic are encouraged to participate.

Anyone with questions regarding this research can contact Brenda Freshman, Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration and Director of Research for the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, at (562) 985-1962 or

Three University Art Museum Exhibitions Open Friday

Three new exhibits are opening at the University Art Museum on Friday.

Lou Reed - Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe:
The world premiere audio installation of Metal Machine Trio as an ambisonic 3-D re-creation. In collaboration with the acoustic specialists at the Arup Engineering SoundLab in New York, Lou Reed has been able to recreate, for museum visitors, this groundbreaking composition from exactly the same acoustic perspective he had while performing it onstage.

Split Moment: Split Moment examines the modes artists utilize to appropriate and engage performance by contextualizing issues such as viewership, mediation, and presence.

Static Noise - The Photographs of Rhona Bitner: Static Noise is the first West Coast museum exhibition to present a glimpse into Listen, the most recent in photographer Rhona Bitner's continuing two-dimensional exploration of performance, theater and spectacle.

The exhibits run through April 15. University Art Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5 pm, with extended hours on Thursday until 8 pm.

Did You Know?

CSULB student Heather Youmans received a golden ticket on American Idol Sunday, sending her to Hollywood to compete for one of 20 spots. Find out more about Youmans, a journalism major and music minor, on American Idol’s website or by watching the show, which airs on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 pm on FOX.

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