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Weekly Wednesday Message

May 22, 2013

Current Dates and Deadlines



6/10-6/12 Scholarly Writing Institute
7/22-7/26 Summer Research Grants and Contracts Workshop
8/23 Convocation

Over the next three days, in nine Commencement ceremonies, more than 8,600 students will be graduating from CSULB. Thousands of friends and families will visit our campus to celebrate our students’ achievements. We share in the pride of accomplishment of our students.

Special congratulations go to all CSULB staff members who are earning their degrees this week.

As we conclude another extraordinary year at CSULB, I want to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication to our students. I wish you a safe and productive summer.


Adobe Creative Suite Software License

A software license for Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection is expected to be available for installation on all university-owned computers beginning Fall 2013 and continuing through June 2016.

Information regarding availability, distribution and installation of Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection are pending the completion of the procurement process at the Chancellor’s Office, which is expected in July. The software includes:

  • Photoshop
  • Extended Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Adobe Muse
  • Acrobat Pro
  • Flash Professional
  • Flash Builder
  • Dreamweaver
  • Edge Animate
  • Fireworks
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • After Affects
  • Adobe Audition
  • Speed Grade
  • Adobe Prelude
  • Encore
  • Bridge
  • Media Encoder

Academic Technology Services (ATS) will provide details to campus technologists who will be the primary source for installation.

Faculty interested in using these products should contact their college technologist.

Special thanks to Vice President Mary Stephens for partnering with Academic Affairs to make this important software license available to CSULB.


Staff Council Accepting Target Gift Card Donations for Engineering Girls at the Beach

This summer the College of Engineering is bringing 40 fifth- and sixth-grade girls from the Villages at Cabrillo to the CSULB dorms for a new week-long Engineering Girls at the Beach program. From August 5 – 11, the girls will participate in engineering-based activities and receive information to help them on a pathway to college success.

Staff Council is collecting Target gift cards with a value up to $25 to assist the girls in purchasing personal items for their stay. 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.


Did You Know?

Four faculty members received 2012-13 Ethics Across the Curriculum Awards from the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership. 


  • Gary Hytrek (Sociology)
    “Workers’ Rights as Human Rights: Ethics and Fairness in the Workplace”
  • Christopher Karadjov (Journalism & Mass Communication)
    “Breaking the Silence: Reporting on Disability”
  • Jennifer Ostergren (Communicative Disorders)
    “Ethics and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: Consensus Building in Real-World Applications”
  • Dana McDaniel Sumpter (Management & Human Resource Management)
    “The Ethical Management of Human Resources: Integrating Ethics into HRM 600”


The award provides a $2,000 stipend to faculty who integrate a three-hour ethics module into their courses.  The application deadline for pedagogical proposals is November 8, 2013.

In the future, funding will also be available for ethics research grants.  The application deadline for research proposals is March 1, 2014.


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