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Wednesday Message

September 17, 2012


Study-Abroad Scholarships Available for
Winter 2013 Programs

Faculty and staff are asked to share the following information about study-abroad scholarships with students.

Students who plan to participate in a Short-Term Study Abroad program in Winter 2013 can apply for a $412.50 scholarship – half the cost of their tuition for the program.

For the last two years the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) has offered more than 60 such scholarships during Summer Session study-abroad programs. CCPE will continue those for Summer 2013. CCPE is offering these additional scholarships to also cover students during Winter term.

The scholarship criteria and the application form are available online.

To be eligible, students must submit the application form along with an essay describing their financial need and the impact that the study abroad experience is likely to have on their future to the Study Abroad office by Friday, October 12.

For more information, contact the Education Abroad Office at the Center for International Education in Brotman Hall, extension 5-5585.


Discuss Ethics at Ukleja Center’s Fall Roundtable

Faculty are invited to the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership’s Fall Faculty Roundtable on Friday, November 9 from 8:30 – 11:30 am at the Barrett Conference Center. The event will focus on the following objectives:

  • Increasing the visibility and importance of teaching ethics across the curriculum
  • Encouraging continual learning and peer support for faculty members teaching ethics
  • Providing feedback and direction to the Center on next steps of research agenda
  • Encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration in conducting research on ethics training and other ethics-related topics.

RSVP to on or before November 1. For additional information, please visit the Ukleja Center website.


NEA 4 on Campus Next Week

Discount Tickets for Events on Art & Censorship

Discount tickets are available to faculty and staff for upcoming events with the “NEA 4,” a group of performance artists whose federal grant applications were rescinded in 1990 because their work was considered “indecent.”

The artists, Karen Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck and Holly Hughes, sued for reinstatement of their National Endowment for the Arts grants. Their case went all the way to the Supreme Court. The artists lost in a decision that allowed the government to place restrictions on funding based on “decency standards.”

  • Hear from three of the artists during “The Law and the NEA 4,” a free panel discussion about the case, on Thursday, September 27 at 1 pm at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
  • At 8 pm on Thursday, September 27 artists Holly Hughes and Tim Miller will perform at the Carpenter Center. Discount tickets are $20 for faculty and staff.
  • John Fleck and Karen Finley will perform on Friday, September 28 at 8 pm at the Carpenter Center. Discount tickets are $20 for faculty and staff.

The NEA 4 events are part of CPAC’s Banned, Blacklisted and Boycotted: Censorship and the Response to It (The B-Word Project), an 18-month campus-wide initiative designed to provoke thought, discussion and research into the effects of censorship across all disciplines.

Other upcoming B-Word Project events include:

  • MacArthur genius/choreographer Bill T. Jones working with dance students and speaking to all audiences in a free lecture on Friday, September 21 at 1 pm at the Carpenter Center.
  • Karen Finley offering a meditation with music at the University Art Museum on Wednesday, September 26 at 7 pm. Free.

To RSVP or for information on these and other upcoming events, visit the B-Word Project website.


Health Benefits Fair is Tomorrow

Get answers to your benefits questions at the Health Benefits Fair tomorrow, September 20 from 12 – 2 pm on the third floor patio of Brotman Hall.

Representatives from the benefits plans will be available to provide information and answer questions. Pioneer Medical Group will be conducting glucose health screenings.

Changes can be made to health, dental, flexcash, certain voluntary benefits and health care reimbursement account plans now through Friday, October 5.

For more information visit Benefits Services, email or call extension 5-2381.


Happy Hour for New Faculty

New Faculty Happy Hour will be held at the Faculty Center for Professional Development (AS 116), Wednesday, September 26, 5 - 6:30 pm. ALL tenure-track faculty hired between Fall 2009 thru Fall 2012 are invited to attend. Please RSVP to

Networking, refreshments, and Dr. Andrew (Zed) Mason, Interim AVP for University Research and Sponsored Programs, will talk about university research resources and how his office can help new faculty with research and scholarly activities, including grants.


Faculty Information Fair at the University Bookstore Next Week

Find out what’s new in course materials and bookstore services at the Bookstore’s semi-annual Faculty Information Fair on Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27 from 11 am – 1 pm. Please come and go as your schedule permits.

Brought to you by the University Bookstore and participating campus and vendor partners, the event will provide information on numerous topics, including:

  • Our new self-authoring & book creation website
  • Hands-on training with our online requisition tool
  • Print & digital course materials publishers
  • Textbook rentals
  • Custom course packs and Campus Copy Center services
  • Hardware/software, educational tools and discounts
  • The latest innovations in E-readers and Tablets
  • Campus resources from CSULB Campus Partners

All attendees will be provided a complimentary box lunch. RSVP online by Monday, September 24. The event will be held at the Bookstore.

A New Kind of PARK(ing)

On Friday, September 21, students in the Recreation and Leisure Studies Department will create a temporary park in a portion of Lot 18 (between Brotman Hall and the Dorms), as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day."

Bring your lunch or enjoy a break in the park!

  • The “park” will be open to the campus community between 10 am and 2 pm.
  • College of Health and Human Service Dean Ken Millar will do the official ribbon cutting of the "park" at noon.
  • Calypso band "Steel Parade," under the direction of CSULB alum Phil Carrillo, will provide a “concert in the park" from 11 am – 1 pm.

PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure. PARK(ing) Day is about re-imagining the possibilities of the urban landscape. More information regarding local PARK(ing) Day activities, including a global map of all participating cities, is available on the PARK(ing) Day website.


Did You Know?

For the fifth consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report has ranked CSULB the fourth–best public regional university in the western United States in its annual edition of America's Best Colleges Guide.


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