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Wednesday Message

October 24, 2012

Important Reminder About November Class Schedule

Veterans Day Schedule

Please note the change in schedule during the week of Veterans Day, a practice that began in Fall 2010 and which will continue in future years when Veterans Day falls on a day other than Tuesday.

  • In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, no classes will be held and campus will be closed on Monday, November 12.
  • All Monday classes will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead, at the same times and in the same university space normally occupied on Monday.
  • All Tuesday, November 13 classes are canceled.
  • Special events will not be scheduled on Tuesday, November 13.

No Fall Break

Classes will be held Wednesday, November 21, the day before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Because of the necessity to maintain an adequate number of instructional days per academic year, it is not always possible to provide for a Fall break the day before Thanksgiving. Rather than add another day of instruction in December, the Campus Calendar Committee and the Executive Committee of the Academic Senate recommended eliminating Fall Break for 2012.


Windows 7 Training Available

Windows 7 training is now being offered by ITS. The session, titled “What’s New in Windows 7? An Introduction for New Users” runs 1.5 hours long in the ITS Training Room located in Brotman Hall Room 180-D.

All staff and faculty are invited to attend. To view the agenda or to sign up, visit the ITS Training calendar. For questions about this training, please contact Kerri Sorenson, ITS Trainer.

Safe Zone Ally Training Available to Support LGBTQ Campus Community

Faculty, staff, and teaching assistants 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 Friday, November 30th from 8:15 am – 12:30 pm. RSVP to Sharon Cruz by Friday, November 23. Space is limited.

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.


“Why We Care” Sustainability Event Today

11 am – 2 pm in USU Ballroom

Join in on CSULB’s commitment toward sustainability today at “Why We Care” between 11 am – 2 pm in the University Student Union Ballroom.

Learn about the environmental impacts occurring on the planet today due to non-sustainable habits, sustainable practices that CSULB has implemented and what YOU can do – on campus and in your personal daily life – to make a difference.

The event includes campus, city and vendor displays, as well as refreshments and raffles. Pledge to begin a sustainable practice and receive a re-useable water bottle. Visit and obtain six booth stamps to participate in a raffle to win a bicycle donated by Jax Bikes.

Why We Care,” hosted by Financial Management, Physical Planning & Facilities Management, ASI and the campus Sustainability Task Force, is one of many activities taking place to communicate and promote campus sustainability during Eco Week.

California Poet Laureate Visits Campus October 31

Meet California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Wednesday, October 31 from 6 – 7:30 pm in the Anatol Center (AS-119).

Herrera, the first Hispanic writer to be appointed California’s Poet Laureate, has written more than 20 books, including narratives for children and young adults. He currently serves as the Tomás Rivera Endowed Chair in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. He previously served as professor and chair of Chicano and Latin American Studies at California State University, Fresno.

The event, presented by the Chicano and Latino Studies Department, is free. Sponsors include the President’s Office, the Comparative Literature and Classics Department, Romance German Russian Languages & Literature Department and Poets and Writers Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation.

For further information, please contact Dr. Anna Sandoval.

How Did the Moai Statues Get to their Place on Easter Island?

October 30 Event Highlights Research, Upcoming Documentary

Dr. Carl Lipo’s (Anthropology) research on the moai statues of Easter Island and how they were moved from rock quarries in the island’s interior to coastal platforms has been the subject of a book, a cover story on National Geographic magazine and a PBS NOVA/National Geographic television documentary, “The Mystery of Easter Island,” which will air on Wednesday, November 7 at 9 pm on PBS SoCaL TV (KOCE).

Before the documentary airs, the campus community can attend a public discussion of the program. The event, being held on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 pm at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, includes introductory comments by College of Liberal Arts Dean David Wallace; presentation of excerpts of the documentary with remarks; and a question and answer panel with Lipo, research colleague Terry Hunt, NOVA executive producer John Bredar and NOVA senior science editor Evan Hadingham, moderated by Wallace.

Tickets cost $10 and are available online. Proceeds from the event will benefit CSULB students.

Did You Know?

A 17-member delegation from the He'nan Family Planning Commission, Yima City, China, visited the College of Education on October 10 to learn about child development in early years and early childhood education programs in the United States.

The delegation, hosted by the US-China Business Training Center in Los Angeles, heard from Dr. Jyotsna Pattnaik, coordinator of Teacher Education's Master’s in Early Childhood Education program.  They also heard from her students and visited Family and Consumer Sciences’ preschool program.

As a result of the visit, Dr. Pattnaik and Teacher Education Chair Paul Boyd-Batstone are exploring new opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate with early childhood educators in China.



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