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Weekly Wednesday Message

April 17, 2013

Current Dates and Deadlines

4/18 University Achievement Awards
4/15 - 4/19 CSULB Education Week

Last day to RSVP for VET NET Ally Seminar

4/22-4/25 Chinese Food and Culture Festival
4/24 Farmer’s Market
4/24 - 4/25 Bookstore’s Faculty Information Luncheon
4/25 Deadline for 3ET Proposals


University Achievement Awards Tomorrow

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 tomorrow, 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


3ET Awards Reminder: Proposals Due Next Week

Faculty proposals for “Enhancing Educational Effectiveness Through Technology Awards (3ET): Flipping the Classroom” are due Thursday, April 25.

All faculty, including counselors, librarians, and full-time and part-time lecturers, are eligible to participate (FERP are not eligible for this award program). The current call for proposals is for work to be accomplished in Summer 2013. All funds will be awarded upon submission of a final report due prior to the beginning of the Fall 2013 semester. 

If you have questions, please contact Terre Allen,


Campus Travel Preferences Survey

Are you frustrated about parking? Do you wish transit could be better? Do you want to bike or walk to campus, but cannot due to concerns about safety or theft?

CSULB is currently undertaking a campus wide effort to improve our transportation options and to reduce commuting greenhouse gas emissions and we need YOUR help!

Please take a short moment and let us know your opinion by filling out the campus travel preferences survey and you can be eligible to win a FREE iPad Mini or a Beach Cruiser bike!

Take the short survey (5 minutes or less) so that we can better serve your transportation needs. All information is confidential.


CSU Seeks California Pre-Doctoral Program Faculty Director

The CSU Chancellor’s Office seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Faculty Director of the California Pre-Doctoral Program.

This professional-development opportunity is available for a CSU tenured or tenure-track faculty member who is committed to supporting the doctoral aspirations of our diverse CSU student body.

The California Pre-Doctoral Program has had the good fortune of having strong leaders who have coordinated the delivery of campus-based mentoring and research experiences to talented students who are preparing for doctoral-level education and careers in academe. The program includes the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars program and the California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education. The faculty director serves a one-year re-assignment to the Chancellor’s Office, and the term may be extended to a total of three years.

Additional information is available online.


Chinese Food and Culture Festival Next Week

The Chinese Food and Culture Festival will take place April 22-25, focusing on regional foods and the culture and geography that shaped the cuisine.

On Monday, April 22 there will be an opening ceremony and a Chinese banquet in the University Student Union to kick off the festivities. The ceremony will include remarks from CSULB leadership, a Bian Lan (face-changing) performance and Chinese music. Chinese dignitaries at the event include the Chinese Consul General of Los Angeles, Congresswoman Judy Chu and celebrity chef Martin Yan.

During the festival, expert Chinese chefs will demonstrate how to prepare special regional dishes and explain how the regional culture and geography has influenced the flavor and preparation over time. See the complete schedule online.


Did You Know?

Hector Neff (Anthropology) and an international team of researchers have generated definitive new evidence about the chronology of events recorded on Maya monuments that are inscribed with dates in the Maya Long Count. The new study shows that the so-called Goodman-Martinez-Thompson (GMT) correlation of the Maya and European calendars is correct. The study appears in the April 11 edition of Scientific Reports.


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