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Weekly Wednesday Message

May 16, 2012

Volunteers Needed for Commencement

More than 9,000 degrees will be conferred for the 2011-12 academic year, with more than 6,000 students participating in nine Commencement ceremonies May 23-25.

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, 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 for additional information.


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 pm – 5:00 pm in The Karl Anatol Center. RSVP to Sharon Cruz,, by Friday, May 25, 2012.

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?

For the second time in three years, President Alexander has been named the recipient of the “Robert C. Maxson President of the Year Award” by the California State Student Association (CSSA).


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