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Weekly Wednesday Message

April 10, 2013

Current Dates and Deadlines

Today 2013 Women's Research Colloquium
Today Global Studies Institute Reception
Today Faculty-in-Residence Program applications due
4/12 Alternative Spring Break faculty proposals due
4/12 Bowling for Books
4/15-4/19 CSULB Education Week
4/16 Project OCEAN's Live Your Life Day Resource Fair
4/18 University Achievement Awards

University Achievement Awards April 18

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the University Achievement Awards & Celebration of Instruction, Research, Creative Activity & Service honoring 15 members of the campus community on Thursday, April 18 at The Pointe in the Pyramid.

The event schedule is as follows:

3 - 7 pm Displays featuring student and faculty research and creative work will be available to view
4 - 5 pm University Achievement Awards ceremony
5 - 7 pm Hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar


CSULB Education Week April 15-19

Faculty, staff and students are invited to learn more about programs in the College of Education (CED) during CSULB’s Education Week April 15-19.

The weeklong series of events is a coordinated effort to heighten awareness of CED programs, and make sure students know the many options available for them in the College.

Look for the CED Information Booth Monday through Thursday in the Central Quad, where faculty and staff will be available to answer questions. In addition, each day there will be workshops, student association meetings, and information sessions related to all programs in CED.

Events include a free documentary screening of "American Promise," an Education Resource Fair and the Dean's Student Open Forum.  A complete schedule of events is available online.


Faculty Information Luncheon on April 24, 25

Faculty members can learn more about the evolution of course materials, digital options, and alternative educational resources available through the University Bookstore at an information luncheon on April 24 and 25 from 11 am – 1 pm in the Pacific Room/Chartroom.

Business partners representing various educational course material suppliers will also be in attendance to address any questions.

Topics will include:

  • Digital course-packs using Academic Pub
  • CSU Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative at CSULB
  • Adaptive Learning Option using Mc-Graw-Hill
  • Digital Learning from Cengage
  • MyLabs from Pearson Education
  • iPad & Tablets in the classroom, the latest in innovations

RSVP for this event online. Lunch will be served at 11 am, the program will begin promptly at 11:15 am. An iPAD Mini will be raffled between the two dates. For questions, please contact the Textbook Office at 5-7780.


Spring 2013 VET NET Ally Seminar

Because the transition from military life to life on a college campus can be difficult, the CSULB Veterans Affairs Services Office has developed the VET NET Ally Program, a seminar to educate faculty and staff about the unique needs and concerns of military service members and veterans studying at CSULB.

Interested faculty and staff are invited to participate in a half-day VET NET Ally training seminar on Friday, April 26, from 8 am to 12 pm. Seminar attendance is limited. To reserve a seat, please contact Marshall Thomas by Friday, April 19th at 5-4279 or at

The goal of the program is to foster a campus atmosphere that supports the academic and personal success of service members and veterans, and to establish a network of visible allies to provide support and assistance to CSULB students who have served in our armed forces.

At the end of the training, participants will be given a decal to display in their workspace to show they are allies to CSULB's student veterans.

More information about the program is available online.


Bowling for Books Fundraiser is Friday

Have fun bowling and raise money for textbook scholarships. There is still time to participate in the 49er Shops Fifth Annual Bowling for Books event this Friday, April 12 from 1 – 6 pm at Cal Bowl in Lakewood.

The event is held each year to raise money for the 49er Textbook Scholarship, which helps students in need pay for textbooks and other course materials.

The registration fee is $25 per person and includes three games, shoe rental, a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments and an award reception. For more information about Bowling for Books or the 49er Textbook Scholarship, visit the 49er Shops website or contact Linda Welty at 5-7700.


Learn About the Queer Studies Minor

Faculty, staff and students are invited to a launch of the Queer Studies minor on Thursday, April 18 from 5 – 7 pm in the Dance Center Courtyard. Professors who teach Queer Studies courses will be available to answer questions about the minor.

The event is being sponsored by the Department of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, the Dance Department, the LGBTQ Task Force, the LGBT Student Resources Center and the Psychology Department.


Did You Know?

"Lifelong Learning for Engineers and Scientists in the Information Age," co-written by CSULB Librarian Hema Ramachandran, was chosen by the Engineering Libraries Division of the American Society for Engineering Education for the Best Publication Award 2013.

Ramachandran co-wrote the book with Dr. Ashok Naimpally, a former CSULB faculty member who is now Dean of Mathematics, Science and Engineering at Fresno City College and Caroline Smith, a Librarian at UNLV.  The book was chosen over all other nominated monographs and articles published in 2012.

The book was described in one letter of nomination as "deceptive in its brevity; each succinct chapter concludes with a list of references providing a wealth of further information and examples to explore." An award committee member described it as "a great resource."

Ramachandran and her colleagues will be presented with the award at the annual meeting of the Engineering Libraries Division on June 25 in Atlanta, Georgia.


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