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Weekly Wednesday Message
March 12, 2014

Did You Know?

Students in a science labThe Science Education Department is playing a key role in CSULB’s effort to increase the number of women who go into the sciences. Chair Lisa Martin-Hansen discusses the department’s work in this area.

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

Students participating in NIH-funded research are required to complete the CITI Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) module along with face-to-face RCR training. To help students fulfill this requirement, the Office of Research and Sponsored Program is offering an RCR workshop on Friday, April 11 from 7:45 am to 12:15 pm.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Nancy Lewis as soon as possible. Members of the campus community interested in RCR are welcome to attend, however, priority will be given to students participating in NIH-funded research.

Audio Visual Help for Classrooms

The Audio Visual Services/Classroom Support Services team provides troubleshooting service and assistance for faculty experiencing AV issues when using a university classroom.

The hours for support service are as follows: Monday - Thursday: 7 am to 8 pm, Friday: 7 am to 5 pm. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.

The support number to call when experiencing issues in a classroom is (562) 985-4962 (or extension 5-4962 on a campus phone).

Instructional Technology Support Services’ AV Services is in the process of updating AV support information on signs in all university classrooms.

Student Applications Due Friday for Program that Provides Financial Support for Research

The deadline for students to apply for the new Summer Student Research Assistant Program is Friday, March 14. This program is designed to provide financial support for students to undertake full-time research and scholarly activities in collaboration with a CSULB faculty (or principal investigator) research mentor.

Research assistants are compensated on the basis of time devoted to their research but are encouraged to undertake full-time research for a period of eight consecutive weeks. Maximum award amounts are $2,560 for undergraduate and $3,200 for graduate students.

Additional information, including how to apply, is available online.

The Child and Family Center Annual Open House

The Child and Family Center will hold its Annual Open House from 11 am to 1 pm, on Thursday, April 3 in FCS Rooms 107 and FCS 109.

Accredited by National Accreditation for the Education of Young Children, the center is a nationally-recognized student-teacher training facility which also provides childcare for employees on campus. The center operates a full-day toddler classroom for children ages 18 months to 3 years and two full-day preschool classrooms for children ages 3 to 5 years.

This is a wonderful opportunity for interested families to visit the center, meet the lead teachers and administrators, and pick up an enrollment application for the 2014-2015 school year. Reservations are not necessary.

Women’s Research Colloquium is April 9

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women will host its signature event, the Women’s Research Colloquium, at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid on Wednesday, April 9, from 5 to 7:30 pm. The evening will highlight CSULB scholars who contribute to our understanding of issues related to women and activists who advance causes important to the well-being of women.

The Colloquium will feature presentations by Adriana Verdié (Bob Cole Conservatory of Music) and Rashida Crutchfield (School of Social Work).

Reservations for the Colloquium, which includes dinner, can be made to Cynthia Angiuli via email at or phone at (562) 985-1688. Please make your reservations by Monday, April 7. The cost is $20.00. Payment may be made in advance or at the door on the evening of the Colloquium. Even if you are unable to attend, you are also invited to sponsor one or more students.

For more details, please visit the President’s Commission on the Status of Women website.

Save the Date: Earth Expo

Celebrate Earth Day at CSULB’s Earth Expo April 22 and 23 from 11 am to 2 pm in the Student Union Ballrooms. Learn what you can do to help the environment, enjoy sustainable food and get a chance to earn rewards. On Wednesday only transportation vendors will be at the event to provide information on walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, and taking transit to campus.

Look for more information about the event, which is organized by the Financial Management Green Team and ASI, in the coming weeks. If you have questions, please contact Alternate Transportation Coordinator Elissa Thomas at

Jewels of the Night Food and Wine Festival

Bid on a wine tasting and tour in Sonoma Valley, a Vegas vacation, a chance to enjoy an Angels suite with 10 of your friends and more at the 20th annual Jewels of the Night on Saturday, May 3.

The event, which raises money for student-athlete scholarships, includes a live auction, almost live auction and silent auction. In addition, there will be entertainment, food from area eateries, wine tastings and a cigar lounge.

For more information or to make reservations, visit

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