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Weekly Wednesday Message

May 9, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Commencement


Staff participation is critical to making Commencement special for our graduates and their families. Employees who would like to participate in the 2012 Commencement festivities May 23-25, and have their supervisor’s permission, are encouraged to volunteer.

Volunteer opportunities include distributing Commencement programs, assisting the Platform Party and providing directions to guests on campus. Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of one (1) two-hour time period.

Please contact Tammy Sung via e-mail at or extension 5-4546 to volunteer or for additional information.


Three CSULB Students Win in CSU Student Research Competition

The following CSULB students won first place in the 26th Annual CSU Student Research Competition held at CSULB this past weekend.

  • Thomas Baker
    Presentation: "The Bead on a Hoop and Ferromagnetism: An Analogy between Classical Mechanics and Magnetism”
    Category: Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • Denise Okamoto
    Presentation: “The Motherhood Wage Gap”
    Category: Business, Economics and Public Administration
  • Sarah Clingan
    Presentation: “Sex Trading for Drugs in Long Beach, California”
    Category: Health, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences

Congratulations to all students who participated in this competition.

Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success. Special thanks go to Vice Provost Cecile Lindsay, Tammy Sung and Barbara Hall in Academic Events, and Leslie Kennedy and Bob Rodgers in Academic Technology Services for their hard work.


Alternative Medicine Lecture Supports Japan's Recovery from 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a lecture on the holistic aspect of alternative medicine in the Far East.

Guest speaker Mari Kusumi, president of the University of Human Arts and Sciences in Japan, will discuss “The Sciences of Mind Body Correlation” on Friday, May 18 from 12 - 1 pm in the School of Nursing Building, Room 66.

Lunch will be provided. The cost of admission is $5 for students, $10 general admission. A portion of the admission fees collected will go to support Japan’s economic recovery from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Kusumi serves as chair of the Board of Trustees at Waseda College of Medical Arts and Sciences, chair of the Board of Trustees at the Japan Society of Health Sciences of Mind and Body and as supervising editor and author of Health Sciences of Mind and Body.

For further information, please contact Staci Freeman, 5-2521 or email


2012-13 CSULB Catalog is Online

The 2012-13 Catalog is now available online. A printer-friendly version of the catalog is also available online.


Safe Zone Ally Training Available to Support LGBTQ Campus Community

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in a training program to help them better understand lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) issues and be part of a university-wide network of support.

The Safe Zone Ally Training will be held Wednesday, June 6 from 12:45 – 5 pm in the Anatol Center (AS-119). RSVP to Sharon Cruz,, by Friday, May 25.

After training, faculty and staff will serve as allies who use their knowledge and skills to foster a supportive and safe atmosphere for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff. Everyone who completes the training will receive a CSULB Safe Zone Ally sticker to display.


Did You Know?

CSULB student Ananzah Talavera is one of 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to be awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS).

The scholarship will allow Talavera to study the Turkish language in Turkey this summer. Over 5,200 students applied for the award, making it among the most competitive scholarship competitions in the United States.



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