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Wednesday Message

October 10, 2012

Registration for Scholarly Writing Institute Opens Next Week

Faculty can make progress on their writing projects at the Scholarly Writing Institute, which offers 16 hours of dedicated writing time and resource consultants to provide assistance, January 7 – 9 in the Anatol Center (AS-119).

Faculty interested in registering for the Scholarly Writing Institute (SWI) are asked to attend all three days of the workshop, have most of their research completed (i.e., ready to write) and have a laptop or desktop computer available for their use.

Register online between Monday, October 15 and Monday, December 10.

The summer 2012 SWI was an overwhelming success. Faculty members expressed a need for assistance in overcoming a variety of obstacles in beginning or completing scholarly writing projects required to reach immediate and long-term scholarly milestones. Those who participated appreciated the time to write, reflect, and consult with colleagues about writing issues.

Additional information about the SWI can be found on the CSU website. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Faculty Center for Professional Development via email or at 5-5287.


Ukleja Center Offers Ethics Stipends

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for Ethics Across the Curriculum stipends for the 2012-13 academic year.

The stipends, provided by the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, are worth $2,000 and are designed to support the development of an ethics teaching module in the course(s) faculty teach. Proposals are due Friday, November 9.


California “Great Shakeout”

On Thursday, October 18 CSULB will participate in the California “Great Shakeout,” during our bi-annual building evacuation drill, which will last from approximately 10:18 – 10:35 am.

The University fire alarms will sound to announce the start of the drill. All members of the campus community are being asked to Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds. There will not be any freeway closures, power outages, or other simulated effects of the hypothetical earthquake. After the Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill please evacuate the buildings until told to return by Building Marshalls, authorized personnel, or until 10:35 am.

The Drop, Cover, and Hold On exercise is voluntary. However, we would like to see all members of the campus community participate. The main goal of the Shakeout is to get Californians prepared for major earthquakes, so please use the Shakeout as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake. Visit the Earthquake Country website for tips on how to prepare, protect, and recover.

We will also conduct a test of the Emergency Notification System, so please take a moment to ensure that your contact information is current in MyCSULB. If you need further assistance, visit the Technology Help Desk or call (562) 985-4959.

Happy Hour for New Faculty

Faculty and department chairs who have joined CSULB since Fall 2010 are invited to a happy hour social event on Tuesday, October 30 from 5 – 6:30 pm at the Anatol Center Patio. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to by October 23.


LifeFit Center Grand Opening is This Friday

Faculty and staff are invited to participate in the grand opening of the LifeFit Center @ the Beach on Friday, October 12.

Established in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the LifeFit Center @ the Beach aims to be the premier health and fitness facility in the Long Beach area for the age 50+ community, providing

  • Comprehensive and innovative health, fitness, social, and wellness programming, and
  • Education, research, and career development opportunities for CSULB students, faculty, and staff.

The schedule of events for the grand opening will be as follows:

  • 9 am: Tours of the LifeFit Center
  • 10 am: Group Fitness Class – Fit & Fun
  • 11 am: Group Fitness Class – Stretch & Balance
  • 12:15 pm: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Center is located in the northeast corner of the Kinesiology building in rooms 106, 107, 110A and 110B. Starting October 15, it will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.

Distinguished Speaker Series Next Week

Tickets are available for the Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday, October 18, featuring retired U.S. Navy Admiral Eric Olson, former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command and 38-year Navy SEAL.

A barbecue buffet dinner will be available at 6 pm. outside the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, followed by the University Brass Ensemble Musical Salute at 6:30 pm.

Beginning at 7:30 pm, Olson will discuss principles of teamwork and leadership in his address, “The World at Night: Creating Special Operations Forces to Counter Asymmetrical Challenges.” A panel discussion will follow at 8:30 pm with a picture-signing session at 9 pm.

Order event and/or dinner tickets or get additional information online. All proceeds from the Distinguished Speaker Series benefit CSULB Student Scholarships.


International Education Week 2012 is November 13-16

International Education WeekFaculty and staff are invited to participate and share the following information about International Education Week with students.

Celebrated around the world, International Education Week highlights the transformative potential of international education and exchange. From Tuesday, November 13 to Friday, November 16, campus departments and student groups are invited to hold internationally themed events that bring awareness to global issues or celebrate international cultures. An Event Calendar is available on the Center for International Education (CIE) website and will be continuously updated as new events are planned.

For more information, or to add your event to the calendar, please send an email to Melissa Lyon at the International Student Services Office in CIE.


Did You Know?

LeeAnne Langton, a lecturer in the English Department, has received a prestigious Senior English Language Fellowship that will allow her to train English teachers and develop curriculum at St. Augustine University in East Africa.


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