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Weekly Wednesday Message

March 20, 2013

Last Week to Register for Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning

The Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning will be held on May 21 from 10 am to – 4:30 pm in the FCPD (Lib. 507).

This year’s event will be a “Green Thread” Workshop that assists faculty in including sustainability in teaching and learning. The event will conclude with a Boat Tour of Long Beach Harbor from 6 to 9 pm. Attendees may bring one guest on the Boat Tour!

Applications can be found on the FCPD website under workshops and institutes. Email completed to applications to no later than midnight March 27.


Staff Academic Senate Nomination Forms Due April 3

Nominations are being sought for three staff senator positions on the Academic Senate. This position is for a three-year term. Academic Senate is a full-University Senate which concerns itself with the many needs of the University by developing policies and serving as a communications link between the faculty and the administration of the University. It includes not only faculty in its voting membership but also representatives from the staff, students, student services, and administration.

Academic Senate meets twice a month during the academic year. If you are interested and are a permanent, full-time staff employee (including auxiliaries), nomination forms and more information are available on the Staff Council website. You may also email Charleen Rice ( to have a nomination form emailed to you. Nomination forms are due Wednesday, April 3.


49er Shops Customer Satisfaction Survey

Here’s an opportunity to share your opinion and be entered to win an iPad Mini! Go to the survey link by March 22 and be part of the customer satisfaction survey, focusing on improving service and product offerings from the 49er Shops and University Bookstore.


Healthcare Leaders will Discuss Wellness on Campus

The Donald P. Lauda Wellness Lecture will focus on “Healthy Organizations, Healthy Communities: A Conversation on Wellness with Healthcare Leaders” on Monday, April 8 at 5:30 pm at The Pointe in the Walter Pyramid.

The event is free to attend. Light refreshments and healthy snacks will be provided. RSVP by Monday, April 1 at or by calling 5-5434.

More information is available online.


FCPD Hosts Professor Turned Novelist

Faculty are invited to join professor turned novelist Barbara Corrado Pope as she shares her insights on how academic authors can become fiction authors on April 30.

CSULB’s Faculty Center for Professional Development will host two opportunities on April 30 for faculty to hear Barbara’s insights and interact with her noon – 1 pm and 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the FCPD, Lib. 507. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP (state either noon to 1 OR 5:30 to 6:30) to More information on Barbara is available online.


Violence Prevention Workshops This Friday

CSULB’s On Campus Emergency Assistance Network, Project OCEAN, is hosting Campus Violence Prevention workshops open to the entire campus this Friday, March 22.

Project OCEAN supports the overall mental health and wellbeing of our campus community – join us to learn more about how you can protect yourself and others if faced with a threat or act of violence on campus.

There will be two separate workshops on Friday:

  • Morning session for faculty, staff and administrators
  • Afternoon session for CSULB students.

Dr. Tony Beliz, Deputy Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC-DMH), is a leading expert on Targeted Violence in Los Angeles County and will be presenting. Dr. Beliz has presented for federal and state law enforcement agencies and a multitude of schools including K-12, community colleges and universities.

Sgt. Rick Goodwin, from the University Police Department, and Corrie O’Toole, LCSW, from the Faculty & Staff Assistance Program, will also speak about safety on our campus.

Please register for the workshop online (make sure to register for the correct workshop, e.g. staff versus student).

Place: USU 205 A,B,C
Time: 10 am – 12 pm for faculty, staff and administrators; 2 pm – 4 pm for students
Date: Friday, March 22


Reception for Alumni Association Grant Recipients is March 27

The campus community is invited to attend the Alumni Grants Program Reception on Wednesday, March 27 at 4 pm at The Pointe.

At the reception, the CSULB Alumni Association will award a total of $50,162 to nine programs. Special thanks goes to SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, which sponsors the Alumni Grants Program.

Congratulations to the following recipients:

  • Biological Sciences: Brian T. Livingston
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry: Kris Slowinski
  • Computer Engineering and Computer Science: Shadnaz Asgari
  • Design Department: Martin Herman
  • Electrical Engineering: Walter Martinez
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Parvin Shariat
  • School of Nursing: Loucine M. Huckabay
  • Physical Therapy: Olfat Mohamed
  • Single Subject Credential Program: Deborah Mitchell

To attend the reception, please contact Leticia Lozoya at 5-2539 or


Staff Day is on April 3; Pre-Order Lunch Tickets

Join colleagues from across campus at Staff Day, Wednesday, April 3 from 11:30 am – 1 pm at the Nugget. Play Bingo, participate in raffle drawings, shop vendors’ booths and enjoy music provided by KJazz. A lunch special from El Pollo Loco is available to pre-order.

El Pollo Loco is offering a Veggie Bowl, Veggie Tostada, or two-piece combos with chicken, small sides of beans and rice, and a loco salad. All meals come with one bottled water. Meal tickets cost between $5.50 and $6.50. Lunch tickets must be pre-ordered by Wednesday, March 27.

You can submit your request online for lunch tickets and a vendor table, if you’d like to sell or share your hobbies with other staff. You can also contact your Staff Council member, who will take your orders.


Child and Family Center Open House

The Child and Family Center, a NAEYC Accredited program, will be hosting its annual Open House on Friday, April 5 from 11 am – 1 pm in the Family and Consumer Sciences building (FCS) Preschool classroom FCS 107 and Toddler Classroom FCS 109.

The Child and Family Center provides childcare services for CSULB employees and their families for children 18 months to 5 years of age. The Open House serves as an opportunity for families to receive Fall 2013 enrollment applications and information, meet the lead teachers and administrators, tour the classrooms, and learn about the Center’s curriculum.

For more information, please visit the Center's website.


Did You Know?

Sabrina RiveraThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently named Sabrina Rivera, a fourth-year student at CSULB, as a finalist for its 2013 New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition. As an ASCE New Face, Rivera is eligible for selection as ASCE’s representative for the national New Faces of Engineering – College Edition recognition program, sponsored by the National Engineers Week Foundation. Congratulations to Sabrina on this distinction.


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