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Weekly Wednesday Message

June 6, 2012

Convocation 2012: Save the Date

Convocation will be held on Friday, August 24. Look for additional event information this summer via email.


Dr. Gayle Fenton to Lead CBA Student Success Efforts

Over the past few years, CSULB has worked hard to enhance university and college advising collaborations and to implement college-based initiatives designed to improve graduation rates.

  • All of CSULB’s colleges now have advising units that work with faculty to meet students’ advising needs.
  • University and college advisors work collaboratively with Student Services to welcome and advise new students.
  • Departments are increasingly working with the Faculty Center for Professional Development and the Learning Assistance Center to improve student learning in historically challenging courses.

Our colleges, in particular, are working hard to create coordinated student success plans. The College of Engineering launched its Engineering Student Success Center and is already seeing higher retention rates. The College of Liberal Arts is seeing similar results with its ATLAS network (Advising Teaching Liberal Arts Students). These coordinated programs model national best practices.

The College of Business Administration (CBA) will be launching a similar initiative, creating a CBA student success center under the leadership of Dr. Gayle Fenton, Senior Director of Academic Advising.

For the past few years, Dr. Fenton has served as the senior director of the University Center for Undergraduate Studies (UCUA), refining its mission and working collaboratively with Student Services and the colleges to meet the needs of new students and student cohorts requiring proactive advising, such as the Beach Learning Community. Her experiences in Student-Athlete Services and UCUA make her an ideal choice for this new role.

Dr. Fenton will continue in her role as Senior Director of Academic Advising with responsibility for Student-Athlete Services, University Advisor Institutes and the University Advising Council. Lorenzo Gutierrez-Jarquin, Associate Director, and Jennifer Osborne, Assistant Director, will continue overseeing day-to-day operations of UCUA under the supervision of Lynn Mahoney, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies. The changes went into effect June 1.


RIMI Training: Social Networks, Analyzing Network Data

Faculty are invited to attend a Research Infrastructure in Minority Institutions (RIMI) training on Social Networks and Health as well as Analyzing Network Data on June 20 and 21 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Center for Behavioral Research Services.


BeachID Password Changes

Employees are required to reset their BeachID passwords annually after their last password change in order to meet CSU security requirements and reduce the risk of hackers gaining access to university resources.

The BeachID password is used to access @csulb email, MyCSULB, BeachBoard, campus wireless service, and VPN as well as log into many campus computers maintained by colleges and campus units, except in the College of Engineering, CCPE, the Foundation, and 49er Shops.

You will begin receiving email messages about 14 days before your password expires, informing you that it is time to change it. To change the password, visit the BeachID Account Manager, select Change Password / Security Questions and follow the prompts.

If you do not change your password before it expires, you will not be able to log into your @csulb email or campus computers that use your BeachID password until you reset it. To reset it, call the Technology Help Desk at 5-4959 or visit the BeachID Account Manager page.

Employees who use the CSU Common Financial System (CFS) will continue to reset their password every 90 days after their last password change. If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Help Desk.


Openings Still Available for Academic Enrichment, 49er Camps

There are still openings for CSULB's Academic Enrichment and 49er camps

  • Academic Enrichment Camp teaches basic skills and activities in math, computers, language arts and art.
  • The sport-oriented 49er Camp provides basic skills instruction in a variety of athletic activities, including archery, tennis, basketball, gymnastics, bowling, soccer, softball, racquetball, golf, volleyball, dance, physical fitness, and track and field. Additionally, each camper receives daily swim lessons during the entire four-week session.

Did You Know?

Liliana Montalvo, who graduated last month with a degree in history, has been selected for a 2012-13 U.S. Student Fulbright award to conduct research for a year in Mexico City.

She will study never-before-seen documents relating to the 1940s-1960s Bracero Program, which was a series of laws and diplomatic agreements, initiated by a 1942 exchange of diplomatic notes between the United States and Mexico, for the importation of temporary contract laborers from Mexico to the United States.


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