Inside CSULB

Weekly Wednesday Message

August 14, 2013

In This Edition

Current Dates and Deadlines

8/15 Memorial for Bob Rodgers
8/15 RIMI Training
8/19 First Day of Fall Semester
8/22 RIMI Training
8/23 Convocation
8/26 First Day of Classes

Emergency Preparedness Drill and Armed Suspect Incident

Yesterday morning University Police conducted a multi-agency response exercise to an active shooter and mass casualty incident on the campus. On behalf of Academic Affairs, I would like to thank the Long Beach Police Department, Long Beach Fire Department, St. Mary Medical Center, Student Health Services and the many volunteers for their participation in this exercise. 

In the afternoon University Police, with the assistance of Long Beach Police, responded to a 911 call of an armed suspect on campus.  After investigating, it was determined that a cell phone was mistaken for a weapon. 

We were fortunate that the report turned out to be a false alarm; however, the day’s events remind us of the importance of communication in an actual incident. 

Please make sure your contact information is up to date in MyCSULB. If you want to receive text alerts on your phone, you must opt in through MyCSULB.

To opt in, please follow these steps:

  • Sign into MyCSULB and select the Employee Center.
  • Select “Personal Information Home.”
  • Select the “Phone Numbers” link at the top of the right column
  • View the table appearing on the new page and be sure all of your phone numbers are current.  Click on “Add a Phone Number.” A new row will appear at the bottom of the table.
  • Select the blank cell in the “Phone Type” column.  A drop down menu containing several options for phone type will appear.  Select the option “Emergency Alert Text Message.”
  • Enter your mobile number in the cell to the right. 
  • Click “Save” after entering your data.

You must opt in to this feature.  Even if your mobile number is already listed, you will not receive text alerts unless you add it to receive ENS messages.

I also encourage faculty to fill out and discuss with students in each of their classes the emergency preparedness instructions as well as the campus emergency procedures.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff continues to be a top priority. 


Convocation is Next Friday

Faculty and staff are invited to attend CSULB’s Annual Convocation on Friday, August 23. Interim President Donald Para and Interim Provost David Dowell will reflect on recent accomplishments and outline their initiatives for the upcoming year.

A breakfast reception will take place in the Dance Courtyard from 8 to 8:45 am with the program beginning at 9 am in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. If you require special accommodations, please contact Disabled Student Services at 562/985-5401.


CSULB London Semester - Spring 2014 Applications Available for Faculty

Interested in teaching in London for the Spring 2014 semester?  

The Center for International Education is now accepting applications for the CSULB London Semester Program.  Faculty members teach GE courses in London and receive their regular CSULB salary plus a housing allowance, airfare reimbursement and office space. Departments are compensated for the faculty release.

More details about the program and an application are available online.

The deadline to apply is Friday, August 30.  Interviews will be conducted on Friday, September 6 in the afternoon.


Grand Opening of Physical Therapy Faculty Practice

The new Physical Therapy Faculty Practice is hosting a grand opening at the LifeFit Center in the Kinesiology Building on Monday, August 19.

The clinic will provide students, staff, faculty and the surrounding community access to the most highly skilled physical therapy clinicians in the area – CSULB Physical Therapy Department faculty whose specialties include orthopedics, sports, neurology, cardiopulmonary, geriatrics and pediatrics.

Visit the clinic inside the LifeFit Center or call 562-985-8286 for questions related to physical therapy.


Tech Tip

With the start of the fall semester less than a week away, don’t forget to download the CSULB mobile app on your smartphone for quick access to BeachBoard, emergency information, university news, the campus directory, services, shuttles, maps, athletics and more.


Did You Know?

CSULB was designated one of the best colleges in the West by the Princeton Review in its list of “2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” 




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