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Weekly Wednesday Message

May 8, 2013

Current Dates and Deadlines


CPAC Season Preview Party

5/13 Deadline to register for the
June Scholarly Writing Institute
5/15 Deadline to RSVP to the Farewell Gathering for President Alexander
5/15 CITT Town Hall Meeting
5/17 Last Day to Donate to "Goodies for Kiddies"

Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning  

5/21 Faculty Long Beach Harbor Boat Tour

Register for the Scholarly Writing Institute

Faculty are invited to register for the Scholarly Writing Institute (SWI) by Monday, May 13.

The Institute will be held June 10 – 12 to assist faculty in completing a substantial amount of writing on a specific scholarly writing project. The program will provide participants 12 hours of dedicated writing time and resource consultants who are recognized for their expertise in specific areas such as editing, illustration, and statistical analyses. Consultants will be included in the Institute depending on the types of challenges individual faculty face.

Faculty interested in registering for the Scholarly Writing Institute are asked to:

  • Attend all three days
  • Have most of their research completed (i.e., ready to write)
  • Have a laptop or desktop computer available for their use.

To register, return a completed SWI registration form to the Faculty Center for Professional Development, Library, Room 507, or email it to


Save the Date: Summer Research Grants and Contracts Workshop

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) is offering a Research Grants and Contracts Orientation and Writing Workshop the week of July 22 to July 26. Professional experts will be providing training during this weeklong event on topics including:

  • Identifying funding opportunities and customizing search parameters for direct email feed using various search engines such as SMARTS/GENIUS, GRC, the CDFA Register, NSF/NIH etc.
  • Proposal and budget preparation, submission, internal clearance routing with Cayuse 424
  • HR and payroll – identifying your staffing needs and classification levels
  • “Manage My Budget” including, procurement, online requisitions, P-card purchases, Verbal PO’s, delegation of authority etc.
  • “Where is My Money” - Running self-service financial reports through the Data Warehouse
  • Research Compliance including navigating through IRB, IACUC, FCIO, RCR
  • Writing a successful proposal
  • Statistical and Experimental Design

New faculty who have never submitted a proposal are strongly encouraged to attend. Registration is required for individuals who wish to attend the entire full-week workshop. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Please note that registration is not required for those individuals who would simply like to attend one or more of the offered training modules.

Further details to follow. For additional information and registration inquiries, please contact Mae DeBruin.

Open Forums for the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum

Finalists for the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum will be on campus Thursday, May 9, Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14. The Search Committee invites faculty and staff to attend the open forums to meet and ask questions of each candidate.

The primary duties of the Director will be to help all departments and programs develop upper-division, writing-intensive courses to fulfill the new Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) and to help develop writing courses in the major. This is a tenure/tenure-track position, and the qualified candidate who fills it will work directly under the AVP for Undergraduate Studies.

For the dates of each finalist’s visit, additional information on the candidates or to provide feedback on the candidates, please visit the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum Web page. All open forums will be held from 2 to 3 pm in the Anatol Conference Center (AS-119).


Reserving the Anatol Center - Change in Phone Number

The phone number for reserving the Anatol Center was listed incorrectly in last week’s Wednesday Message. All Anatol Center reservation requests and questions should be directed to Carmen Arreola at extension 5-7019 or

What’s Coming to CPAC: 2013-14 Season Preview

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2013-14 Season Preview Party at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 pm.

Hosted by Executive Director Michele Roberge, this free event will introduce the Center’s entire season of professional artists coming to perform at CSULB. The eclectic line-up includes appearances by:

  • Actor John Lithgow
  • Opera singer Frederica von Stade
  • The hip-hop dance company—JABBAWOCKEEZ
  • Broadway stars Rachel York and David Burnham
  • The Peking Acrobats
  • The comedic classical music duo—Igudesman & Joo
  • Spain’s Victor Ullate Ballet

Those who attend can take advantage of advance purchase discounts, and get priority seating. Ticket office staff will be on hand to take orders and answer any ticketing or subscription questions.

Complimentary refreshments will be served in the theatre’s lobby afterwards.

RSVP online or by calling the CSULB Arts Ticket Office at (562) 985-7000.


State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) will hold a free town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 15 from 6 – 8:30 pm in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.

This year’s event, “Efficiency and Competitiveness: Securing Cargo and Jobs,” will focus on defining what makes a port competitive. Topics will include how efficiency across the supply chain impacts the region’s economy, affects the community, and provides job opportunities. The town hall will also address how the impact of local decisions affects national and global competitiveness.

For additional information, call the CITT office at (562) 985-2872 or visit the town hall website.

Did You Know?

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music continued to demonstrate its strength and depth in jazz training and musicianship as a vocalist, a composer and Pacific Standard Time, its premiere jazz ensemble, each earned three top honors in the 35th annual DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards.

The awards were announced the same week the Chamber Choir performed with the Rolling Stones. Sixteen members of the choir sang “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” with the band during the encore at Staples Center Friday night.


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