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Weekly Wednesday Message

June 19, 2013

Current Dates and Deadlines

6/24 Real Estate Seminar
7/13 Concerts in the Grove Series Begins
7/17 CalPERS Planning Your Retirement Workshop
7/17 Medicare 101 Workshop
7/22-7/26 Summer Research Grants and Contracts Workshop
7/23-7/28 Staff Week
8/1 Deadline to donate a Target Gift Card
for Engineering Girls at the Beach
8/23 Convocation

King Alexander's first official day as President of LSU is Monday, June 24.  Therefore, the official date for me to become Interim President and for David Dowell to become Interim Provost is also June 24.  I am honored and humbled to have this opportunity to serve the people and programs at CSULB in this new role.  Our mission of serving students will continue to shape our future.


Save the Date: Convocation

The 2013 Annual Convocation will be held on Friday, August 23. Look for additional event information this summer vie email and on the Convocation website.


Donate a Target Gift Card to Engineering Girls at the Beach

Staff Council is collecting Target gift cards, with a value up to $25, to assist 40 fifth- and sixth-grade girls staying at CSULB in August for a week-long Engineering Girls at the Beach program.

The girls, who are from the Villages at Cabrillo, will participate in engineering-based activities and will receive information to help them on a pathway to college success. The Target gift cards will assist the girls in purchasing personal items for their stay on campus.

If you would like to donate a Target gift card, please drop it off by August 1 at Staff Human Resources, BH 335. Or call extension 5-8798 for pick up. Those donating will be recognized during a special orientation ceremony.

For additional information, contact Staff Council Chair Berta Hanson at 5-8798.


Save the Date: Staff Week is July 23-28

Participate in scavenger hunts, enjoy a picnic lunch and attend a Los Angeles Dodgers game during Staff Week July 23-July 28.

Hosted by Staff Council, Staff Week activities are as follows:

Tuesday, July 23 Scavenger hunt. Free snow cones.
Wednesday, July 24 Scavenger hunt. Free popcorn.
Thursday, July 25 Bring your lunch and a blanket for the staff picnic.
Sunday, July 28 CSULB Staff Dodger game. Bring your family and friends to watch the Dodgers play the Cincinnati Reds.  Seats are in the infield reserve section.  Tickets are $20 for a ticket, Dodger dog and soft drink; $15 for game ticket only.  Information on ordering tickets to come.

Look for additional details in the coming weeks.

Annual CalPERS Planning Your Retirement Workshop

Wednesday, July 17, 10am - 12:30pm
Barrett Athletic Administration Center Conference Room

Benefits Services is hosting a retirement workshop for employees who are nearing retirement and want to plan for retirement and the retirement process. This workshop will be presented by a CalPERS retirement specialist. The workshop will cover retirement calculation, service credit, survivor continuance and the retirement application process.

Due to limited seating this workshop is offered to University employees with a minimum of 5 years of CalPERS service credit. Please RSVP by July 12 by contacting Benefits Services at or extension 5-2381.


Medicare 101 Informational Workshop

Wednesday, July 17, 2 - 3pm
Barrett Athletic Administration Center Conference Room

Are you retiring near the age of 65? How well do you understand your Medicare benefits? Benefits Services is hosting an informational seminar about Medicare and how it works with your CalPERS retiree health plan.

If you are thinking about retirement or are already Medicare eligible, come and get the information needed for enrollment. You will receive easy-to-understand information about Medicare. Please RSVP by July 12 by contacting Benefits Services at or extension 5-2381.


Did You Know?

Seven engineering students are in Nebraska this week for the Formula SAE chapter of the Collegiate Design Series, a competition that pits the race car they designed and built against cars from 80 other teams.

Led by graduated senior Adam Rowe, the team members include Taylor Hoff, Ryan Lee, Jonathan Levine, Paolo Linares, Kyle O’Rourke and Matthew Serrano. Christiane Beyer (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) is the faculty advisor on the project. We wish them the best of luck.


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