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Weekly Wednesday Message

November 7, 2012

Passage of Proposition 30

We are pleased that Proposition 30 – the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012 – was approved by California voters on Tuesday. Please see President Alexander’s message to the campus community sent yesterday.

FAQ Available on New Grants and Contracts Reporting System

A FAQ about the PeopleSoft Conversion and Data Warehouse Reports is now available for principal investigators (PI) and account holders on the Grants Management Conversion System website.

To facilitate the transition to the new grants and contracts reporting system, we will continually provide updates via email and on the website. It is our goal to make sure that all PIs and account holders are informed of new information and training during this interim period.

Get the New CSULB Mobile App

The CSULB Mobile app is now available from the iTunes and the Google Play stores. The app includes features such as news, events, staff directory, campus map, athletics’ updates, weather and public transit information. It also includes links to services such as the Library, BeachBoard, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center, and the Bookstore.

Future releases will include MyCSULB, dining services, alumni services and additional student services. For more information visit the Instructional Technology Support Services website or email

Email Records Retention in Outlook

The campus has updated its Records Retention and Disposition Schedules. Please be aware, Records Retention Schedules apply to both paper and electronic records, including email.

To assist with the management of email records, the campus has activated a function on Outlook that will allow you to assign Retention Policies (specified time periods) to your email and email folders. The directions for this functionality can be found online. Once you assign the Retention Policy using the drop down menu in Outlook, Outlook will automatically monitor and delete emails according to your assigned retention period. When used properly, this functionality should save you a great deal of time monitoring and purging email.

If you have questions, please contact Information Security Management, Audit and Compliance.

Aysu Spruill
Director, Internal Audit
Information Security Officer

Gene Wohlgezogen
Assistant Information Security Officer

Reminder: Class Schedule Change Next Week

  • 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 in instructional spaces on Tuesday, November 13.

Additional information about the change in schedule during the week of Veterans Day is available online.


Ceremony on Friday Honors Veterans

A ceremony in honor of Veterans Day will be held on Friday, November 9, beginning at 11 am at the Speakers Platform in front of the University Bookstore.

All veterans, their families and friends are invited to join the campus community as it recognizes the nation’s military veterans, especially the more than 450 student veterans currently attending CSULB. The event is being presented by the university’s Office of Veterans Affairs Services.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors who are veterans or bring a picture of a veteran who cannot attend the event.

Once the Veterans recognition event is concluded, there will be a birthday cake ceremony in honor of the 237th Marine Corps Birthday, which is on Saturday, November 10.

Reminder: Homecoming on Saturday

Show your 49er Pride at Homecoming 2012: Bringing Home the Gold on Saturday, November 10. Enjoy tailgate activities starting at 11 am in Parking Lot 13 at the Pyramid. Activities include:

  • Live Entertainment: The Emperors
  • Beach Pride Zone: Includes a caricature artist, airbrush tattoo, Mobile Science Museum and more.
  • CSI @ CSULB: Take a look at the different forensic tools and methods used by today's law enforcement (12-1:15 pm in the E-Tec Building).
  • "Mini Language Lessons” offered by the College of Liberal Arts. Learn the most commonly used phrases in German, Spanish, French and Japanese.
  • Vendor Village: Numerous vendors from throughout the community will display their products.
  • Student Village: Mechanical bull, jousting and other activities.
  • Japanese Garden: Learn how to make origami frogs and participate in origami frog races.

The game starts at 3:05 pm with the men’s basketball team taking on the University of North Alabama.

Celebrate International Education Week

International Education Week will take place Tuesday, November 13 – Friday, November 16 with numerous events that promote international education and exchange. A complete schedule can be found on the Center for International Education website. Some highlights include:

International Education Week Kick-Off Festival
Tuesday, November 13 from 11 am – 2 pm
Central Plaza (near Friendship Walk)

  • Opening remarks by CSULB international education leaders.
  • Dance performances representing styles from around the world.

African Cultural Extravaganza: A Celebration of African Writing, Films, and Dance
Wednesday, November 14 from 12 – 2 pm
Beach Auditorium, University Student Union

  • Dr. Uche Ugwueze (Africana Studies) will read from her newly published novel, Guns in Every House.
  • Professor Anne D'Zmura (Theatre Arts) will show a short film about her study abroad experience in the Bacho village in Tanzania.
  • West African dance display and study abroad information.
  • Discussion on the Africa project.

American Language Institute Student Poster Session
Thursday, November 15 from 1 – 3 pm
University Student Union Ballrooms ABC

  • A great opportunity for conversation and interaction with American Language Institute students who will be showcasing their interests.

Faculty: Have you Ever Thought about Teaching a CSULB Course Abroad?
Friday, November 16 from 12 – 1 pm
Chartroom/Pacific Room with an Asian buffet lunch

  • Learn about the options for teaching a CSULB course abroad in Summer or Winter sessions.
  • Faculty who have taught short-term courses abroad will be present to answer questions.
  • RSVP by Tuesday, November 13.

Bookstore’s Annual Holiday Shopping Event - November 16

The CSULB Alumni Association and 49er Shops will hold the 28th Annual Exclusive Evening for alumni, faculty, staff and their families on Friday, November 16, from 4 – 7:30 pm at the University Bookstore. There will be 10 to 25 percent discounts on many store items. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, a caricature artist, door prizes, games, music and more.

If you plan on attending, RSVP by Wednesday, November 14, by contacting the 49er Shops Bookstore at 562-985-5093.

Did You Know?

Garment design works by seven undergraduate students from the fashion merchandising program have been accepted for inclusion in the fashion show at the International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference in Hawaii, November 13-17.

Only 37 percent of the total design entries were accepted for the conference, but CSULB had seven of its 10 submissions selected for the event. Congratulations to Suzanne Marshall, director of the CSULB Fashion Merchandising and Design program, and students Breana Chew, Kristina Koga, Tiffa Lu, Basil Malicsi, Andrea Medina, Elizabeth Moreno and Dawn Roda.

In addition, two Fashion Merchandising and Design students’ designs have been selected as entries into the Pink Ribbon Crusade’s Royal Fashion Show and Luncheon to be held on the Queen Mary in February 2013. Congratulations to Terresa Pritchett, who won an entry into the show, and Emma Hancock, who was selected as a runner-up. Both Terresa and Emma have been asked to construct their garments for the fashion show.


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