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Weekly Wednesday Message

February 15, 2012

Information on CSULB Budget Presented at “Road Show”

To assure that everyone interested has the opportunity to learn about the campus’ budget situation, we have scheduled three open sessions at which we will present what is currently known about the Governor’s proposal for next year’s State budget and how it is anticipated to affect us.

The State budget process is unpredictable and subject to many changes. This presentation will share with you the best knowledge we have now.

The three sessions are scheduled for:

  • Monday, February 27, 3 to 4 pm at the Anatol Center
  • Tuesday, February 28, 12 to 1 pm at the Barrett Athletic Center
  • Friday, March 2, 9 to 10 am at the Barrett Athletic Center

Some of you may have already seen this presentation in another forum, but others may not yet have had the opportunity. If you are unable to attend any of these sessions, the PowerPoint that will be presented will be posted on the campus Budget Central website.

We hope these sessions and the information on Budget Central proves useful.

Provide Feedback on CLA Dean Finalists

Faculty, staff and students are invited to provide confidential feedback online regarding the College of Liberal Arts dean finalists. So that your confidential, individual input can be given full consideration, please submit feedback by Monday, February 27 at 5 pm.

Dates of the final two open forums follow. For additional information on each of the candidates and the online feedback form, visit the CLA Dean Search website.

Candidate Open Forum

Dr. Sachiko Matsunaga

  • Chair, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures & Professor of Japanese, CSU Los Angeles
Wednesday, February 15
3:30 - 5 pm
Anatol Center

Dr. David Wallace

  • Chair, Department of Writing and Rhetoric & Professor of Rhetoric and Composition, University of Central Florida
February 21
9 -10:30 am
Anatol Center

Discover Faculty Resources at the University Bookstore

Faculty are invited to attend “Discover What’s in Store: Faculty Resources at the University Bookstore” on Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 from 11 am – 1 pm. The event will be held inside the Bookstore.

You do not have to stay the entire time, please come and go as your schedule permits. Box lunches will be provided for all registered attendees.

Co-sponsored by the Faculty Center for Professional Development and the University Bookstore, the event will provide information on numerous resources, including:

  • Publisher Representatives & Resources
  • Online Textbook Requisition System Overview/Q&A
  • Textbook Rentals
  • Campus Copy Center Custom Publications
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Computer Hardware/Software Educational Tools
  • eReaders & Tablets (iPads or Android)

Attendees can enter into a drawing for an Apple iPad and other great prizes.

For more detailed information: Please email or call (562) 985-7780.

To register: Please call (562) 985-5093. Please provide your preference of turkey, beef, or veggie sandwich.


Daffodil Days are Here

Purchase flowers for yourself or have gifts delivered anonymously to pediatric and adult cancer patients through the American Cancer Society’s Daffodil Days – Gift of Hope Campaign. Gift of Hope donations fund cancer research, educational programs, advocacy, services for cancer patients and their families, and furthers the mission of the American Cancer Society.

Prices range from $10 for a bouquet of 10 daffodils to $25 for daffodils anonymously delivered to a cancer patient or a teddy bear anonymously delivered to a child being treated for cancer.

Orders are due Friday, February 24. Flowers will be delivered on Tuesday, March 20.

To place an order, visit CSULB’s Staff Council website.


Did You Know?

Three Criminal Justice faculty members and one graduate student have published research on constitutional rights against unreasonable searches and seizures in the American Journal of Criminal Law, one of most respected law journals in the nation, published by the University of Texas, Austin School of Law.

Faculty members Hank Fradella, Ryan Fischer and Connie Ireland, and graduate student Weston Morrow found that the U.S. Supreme Court appears to be misapplying its own test for constitutional privacy rights. In Katz vs. United States (1967), the Court ruled that a person seeking the Fourth Amendment’s protection must have demonstrated an actual expectation of privacy “that society is prepared to recognize as reasonable.”

But they found that the judiciary makes such determinations on a case-by-case basis without the benefit of empirical research, which would lend insight into society’s actual views. The researchers surveyed members of the public and found that judges overwhelming fail to appreciate the degree to which “society” believes privacy should be protected from law enforcement intrusion.

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