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Weekly Wednesday Message

February 22, 2012

Budget Road Shows Start Next Week

Three open sessions focusing on the campus’ budget situation will be held beginning next week. The three Budget Road Shows 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 (formerly the Pyramid Annex)
  • Friday, March 2, 9 to 10 am at the Barrett Athletic Center (formerly the Pyramid Annex)

The presentations will cover 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 at this point.

If you are unable to attend any of these sessions or if you wish to access these presentations online, the PowerPoint that will be presented will be posted on the campus’ Budget Central website.


Provide Feedback on CLA Dean Candidates by Monday

All of the candidates for the CLA Dean search have visited campus. The Search Committee will be meeting to write a summary report of the candidates on Tuesday, February 28. An essential part of that evaluation will be the individual and group assessments of each candidate.

Please provide your evaluation and observations of the candidates by 5 pm on Monday, February 27. You should send your evaluation through the confidential online form designated for this purpose.


MunchNLearn for Faculty

On March 20, from noon to 1 pm in the CSULB Faculty Center (AS 116), Lisa Grobar (Economics) will make a presentation entitled “Affordable Learning with Flatworld Knowledge.”

Flatworld Knowledge is the world’s largest publisher of free and open college textbooks. Professor Grobar will talk about her experiences using a Flatworld text, will demonstrate how these texts can be customized using Flatworld’s “Make-it-your-own” editing platform, and will provide sample materials for workshop participants to review.

Registration is not necessary. Brown bag.  For questions or additional information, contact


CSULB 49er Staff Day is March 28

Join colleagues from across campus for lunch, music, craft booths, door prizes and a rummage sale during Staff Day on Wednesday, March 28 from 10 am – 2 pm.

  • Staff Day T shirts can be ordered for $10 until March 7.
  • Lunch is $7 and will be served from 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Nugget. The deadline to order lunch tickets is Wednesday, March 21. Lunch tickets cannot be purchased on Staff Day.
  • Donations of gently used items for the rummage sale will be accepted until Wednesday, March 21. Contact Jenn Moran for item pick-up.

For complete details about the event, including order forms, visit the Staff Council website.

New Ways to Follow CCPE

Keep up with the College of Continuing and Professional Education’s (CCPE) programs, services and instructors by following its new blog, Education Solutions: Where Careers and Education Intersect. CCPE has also enhanced its newsletter online. NewsLink now offers a series of short videos that complement the articles about its programs and services on its website.


Nominations Due for President’s Commission on the Status of Women Awards

Nominations are due Monday, February 27 for two awards offered by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW).

  • Advancement of Women Awards honor individuals for their outstanding work on behalf of women. The categories for this award are students, lecturers, tenured/tenure-track faculty members, staff members and administrators.
  • Honoring Community Organizations and their Campus Partners Award recognizes the impact that collaborations between CSULB and community-based organizations have on the lives of women.

More information and the nomination form for each award can be found on the PCSW website.

Friday is the Deadline to Order Daffodils

Friday is the last day to order flowers or gifts 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.

To place an order, visit CSULB’s Staff Council website. Flowers will be delivered on Tuesday, March 20.


Did You Know?

Senior Industrial Design students and Mechanical Engineering students are designing and constructing two cars for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) competition to be held this June in Lincoln, Nebraska. Their works-in-progress will be on display at the Long Beach Grand Prix in April.

Under the guidance of Industrial Design’s Max Beach and Mechanical Engineering’s Christiane Beyer, the project, named Hot Flying Metal, should be completed in about four months. Follow their progress online.

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