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Weekly Wednesday Message

January 30, 2013

Upcoming IRBNet Training Sessions

Training Sessions for IRBNet, which brings electronic protocol submission and management to the CSULB research community, are being offered in FO5-116 this semester at the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, February 12 at 10am
  • Wednesday, March 20 at 2pm
  • Thursday, April 18 at 10am

Online video training is also available.

Please contact Mary Walker (extension 5-5314), if you have any questions.


Invitation to Nominate: Awards Honoring Contributions to Women

DEADLINE: Monday, March 4

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) invites nominations from the campus community for the following awards:

The Advancement of Women Awards

These awards honor individuals for their outstanding work on behalf of women. The categories for this award are students, lecturers, tenured/tenure-track faculty members, staff members and administrators.

The Honoring Community Organizations and their Campus Partners Award
This award recognizes the impact that collaborations between CSULB and community-based organizations have on the lives of women.

More information and the nomination form for each award can be found on the PCSW website.

Inquiries can be made to Betsy Decyk via phone (562-985-2577) or email (

Awards will be presented at the Women’s Research Colloquium on Wednesday, April 10.


Last Call for Student Research Competition Jurors

As you know, the CSULB Student Research Competition will be held Friday, February 22 from 12 – 5 pm. Faculty are encouraged to volunteer for potential “juror duty” on the day of our campus competition.

Unlike “jury duty,” which is obligatory and involves adjudicating possible criminal activity, Student Research Competition “juror duty” is uplifting and interesting. Each year, CSULB graduate and undergraduate students present impressive research and creative activities undertaken through the mentorship of CSULB faculty.

If you are interested in volunteering for our “juror pool,” please RSVP to Tammy Sung (extension 5-4546) by Friday, February 1.


Evacuation Drill – Tuesday, February 5

On Tuesday, February 5 CSULB will conduct a campus wide building evacuation drill from approximately 1:30 - 1:45 pm.

A test of the Emergency Notification System (ENS) will also be conducted at that time. Please take a moment to ensure that your contact information is current in MyCSULB. For assistance in updating your contact information, please visit the Technology Help Desk or call (562) 985-4959.

More information on the Emergency Notification System is available on the University Police website.


American Cancer Society Presents Final Daffodil Days

CSULB Staff Council is proud to present the American Cancer Society’s FINAL Daffodil Days - Gift of Hope campaign. Donate to a great cause and brighten up your home or office at the same time!

Your contribution will help fight the battle against cancer, as well as support the strategic priorities of our university. Since 1996, CSULB has raised over $70,000 for the Daffodil Days campaign, bringing in almost $6,000 in 2009 alone. Items available for purchase include:

  • 10 Daffodils in a bouquet ($10)
  • Sunshine Vase with 10 Daffodils ($20)
  • Vision Vase with 20 Daffodils ($35)
  • Gift of Hope - daffodils anonymously delivered to a cancer patient (minimum order $25)
  • Bear of Hope - teddy bear anonymously delivered to child receiving cancer care (minimum order $25)

The deadline to order is Thursday, February 21. Flowers will be delivered Tuesday, March 19.


Did You Know?

On Friday, CSULB alumnus Chris Phan begins apprenticing with the world-renowned Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in New York City.

Phan, who finished his BFA degree in the fall, danced in Jones’ Reading, Mercy and the Artificial Nigger, a landmark piece of choreography presented in In Collaboration: Bill T. Jones and CSULB Department of Dance, which was the fall dance concert and the culminating event of the campus-wide B-Word Project co-produced by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and the Department of Dance.

It was while Jones was working with the all-CSULB dance cast that he noticed Phan’s blend of technical training and raw athletic physicality and invited him to be an apprentice.

While in New York, Phan also hopes to put his skills in dance production to use as a theater tech at New York Live Arts, the home of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

“I’m excited about the chance to put to use everything I’ve learned at CSULB,” Phan said.


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