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Weekly Wednesday Message

May 2, 2012

CSULB Hosts CSU Student Research Competition Friday, Saturday

More than 200 students from 21 CSU campuses will be presenting their research here on Friday and Saturday at the 26th annual CSU Student Research Competition.

Among the competitors are 10 students from CSULB – graduate students Thomas Baker, Ashley Frazier, David Lee, Denise Okamoto, Kayleigh Sevi and Rhiannon Vaughan and undergraduate students Michele Cadigan, Sarah Clingan, Calvin Fitch and Aaron Joffe.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to watch the presentations, which will run from noon to 5:20 pm on Friday and 8 am to noon on Saturday. Presentations will be held in the College of Business Administration (CBA) Building.


Scholarly Writing Institute is June 11-13

Faculty can receive support with their scholarly writing projects at the June Scholarly Writing Institute (SWI) Monday, June 11 – Wednesday, June 13. The SWI will take place in the Karl Anatol Center (AS-119) from 9 am – 4 pm.

The program provides participants with 20 hours of dedicated writing time and resource consultants who are recognized for their expertise in specific areas such as editing and statistical analyses. Faculty participants are expected to have most of their scholarly writing project ready to write before attending the SWI. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers for individual use.

Register beginning Monday, May 7 by emailing with the following:

  • Your name
  • Department
  • Appointment level (Lecturer, Assistant, Associate, Full) and
  • Writing project title.

Registration closes on June 4. It is suggested that faculty register early as demand has exceeded capacity in recent years. Registration priority will be given to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

The SWI is jointly organized by the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) and the Faculty Center for Professional Development (FCPD). If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sofia Batshoun at or 5-2478.


Outstanding Textbook Requisitions Due

Textbook requisitions for summer and fall 2012 courses were due back from all departments the last week of March.

The percentage of textbook requisitions received to date is at 70.5%. Thanks to everyone who has submitted their requisitions.

Textbook requisitions can be easily submitted electronically through the bookstore website. If you need assistance or have questions about the textbook requisition system, please contact the CSULB Textbook department at 5-7780 or email

To ensure that all students have access to summer and fall term textbooks and other instructional materials in a timely manner, it is critical that materials be requested ASAP. All textbook requests for the upcoming terms are to be submitted no later than the end of the spring semester.

Submittal of textbook requisitions ensures that CSULB complies with federal and state laws governing access to information and services for students and other persons with disabilities. It also significantly reduces the cost of textbooks for students, not only through reduced shipping fees but also through the textbook buy-back program. Submitting your order soon will allow the Bookstore to offer students more cash for their books during Finals Week.

Additional information about CSULB’s policy on the timely ordering of textbooks and instructional materials (PS 08-11) is available online.

Thank you for helping us meet this very important goal.


Staff Nominations for Academic Senate Due Friday

Nominations are due Friday, May 4 for one (1) staff senator position on the Academic Senate. The Academic Senate meets twice a month during the academic year.

The Academic Senate is a full-University Senate which concerns itself with many needs of the University by developing policies and serving as a communications link between the faculty and the administration of the University. It includes not only faculty in its voting membership but also representatives from the staff, students, student services, and administration.

This staff senator position is for a three-year term. If you are interested and are a permanent, full-time staff employee (including auxiliaries), please visit the Staff Council website for a nomination form and/or more information. If you'd like to have a nomination form sent to you, please email Cynthia Riley at

Did You Know?

Pacific Standard Time, CSULB's Vocal Jazz ensemble led by Christine Guter, won the DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards Collegiate Graduate Vocal Jazz Category for the second year in a row.



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