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Weekly Wednesday Message

March 7, 2012

Student Research Competition Results

More than 60 students participated in CSULB’s Student Research Competition last month, with 25 taking home awards for first place, second place or honorable mention. The following first and second place winners will go on to compete in the CSU Student Research Competition, which will be held at CSULB May 4 - 5.

  • Rhiannon Vaughan - Biological & Agricultural Sciences Category
  • Denise Okamoto - Business, Economics, and Public Administration Category
  • Ashley Frazier - Education Category
  • David Lee - Engineering and Computer Science Category
  • Aaron Joffe - Engineering and Computer Science Category
  • Sarah Clingan - Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences Category
  • Calvin Fitch - Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Sciences Category
  • Kayleigh Sevi - Humanities and Letters Category
  • Thomas Baker - Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category
  • Michele Cadigan - Social and Behavioral Sciences Category

A complete list of participants and winners is available online. Congratulations to all who took part in this exciting event.

Annual CalPERS Planning Your Retirement Workshop

Benefits Services will provide a class on March 27 from 11 am – 1:30 pm for employees who are nearing retirement and want to learn about planning for retirement and the process of retiring.

This workshop will be presented by a CalPERS Retirement Specialist. Registration is required. Please visit Benefits Services website for more information.

Friday is the Deadline to Apply for Sustainability Retreat

Friday, March 9 is the deadline for faculty to apply for the two-day sustainability retreat in May led by Lisa Swallow, a nationally recognized sustainability scholar and the author of Green Business Practices for Dummies.

To be accepted, faculty must have a course to modify or a new course to create that engages issues of sustainability. Space is limited to 20 faculty participants. The one-page application is available online; submit the completed application to

The retreat, which will be held May 21 and 22, at the Faculty Center for Professional Development (AS 116), is based on a national model of curriculum development and will provide a community for intellectual dialogue around local sustainability issues and global environmental awareness. Lunch will be served each day. A reception will be held on May 21.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the Faculty Center for Professional Development and the Division of Administration and Finance. For more information, contact

Tour Art Department Classrooms, Exhibits

Staff Council’s upcoming Munch’N’Learn offers a guided tour of Art Department classrooms and exhibits. The 50-minute tour will be given on Friday, March 23 from 12 – 1 pm by Department Chair Chris Miles. Bring your lunch and meet in front of the Art Store.

Space is limited. Register by emailing or calling extension 57722.

Did You Know?

Lucy CraigCSULB MFA/MBA student Lucy Craig beat students from top business schools across the country to win an internship as a client development consultant for Gallup. Out of a pool of 1,297 applicants, Craig was one of seven selected for the internship. She will be working with Gallup scientists and Fortune 500 clients to develop solutions to their business problems.



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