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Weekly Wednesday Message
August 13, 2014

Did You Know?

This year, 59 new tenured and tenure-track faculty were hired, the most since 2007-08. You can meet them at Convocation and learn more about them in upcoming Wednesday Messages.

Getting Around Campus: Traffic Signal, Off-Campus Parking

Traffic Signal on West Campus Drive

Beginning Friday, August 15, the overhead traffic signal at the West Campus turnaround near Brotman Hall will be fully activated as red/yellow/green signals. This will improve safety by allowing pedestrians to cross in groups while vehicles are stopped by the light. Please be aware of this change when driving in the area and watch for pedestrians as they adjust to the new traffic controls.

Additional Parking for First Three Weeks

On-campus parking will be congested for the first three weeks while students add, drop or change classes. Additional parking will be available at the Marina Lot just south of 2nd Street and Marina Drive (see map).

From the Long Beach Transit 171 bus stop, take the CSULB shuttle bus to the McIntosh Building. Marina Lot shuttles will run from Monday, August 25 through Thursday, September 11; the shuttles will operate Monday through Thursday only, 8 am to 7 pm.

On-campus parking should be readily available Fridays, evenings and weekends; however, Marina Lot service will be adjusted if necessary.

Please plan ahead and leave ample time to find a parking space and travel to and from campus. For questions, call Parking Services at (562) 985-4146.

Getting Ready for Classes: Your Syllabus, BeachBoard, Important Dates

These resources make it easier for faculty to create an accessible syllabus, upload it to BeachBoard and plan the semester:

Update Your Contact Lists: Several People Move into New Administrative Positions

Among those starting in new positions this year are:

Timothy Mozia - Associate Dean of Academic Programs in the College of Continuing and Professional Education

In this new position Dr. Mozia is responsible for program development, new degree initiatives, and building strong partnerships with campus partners and external agencies.

Dr. Mozia brings over 20 years of managerial experience in continuing education program development, operations, and financial management. His experience also includes online education and international program development. He most recently served as Acting Associate Dean and Director of Operations at California State University, Dominguez Hill’s College of Extended and International Education. Dr. Mozia has taught courses at the University of Denver and for Corinthian Colleges.

Kris Slowinski - Interim Associate Dean in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM)

Dr. Slowinski has been appointed to fill a new associate dean position within the CNSM. As interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Evaluation, and Advising, he will focus on curriculum, enrollment, scheduling, and oversight of the CNSM Academic Advising Center. Prior to becoming interim associate dean Dr. Slowinski was the chair of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Brian Trimble - Interim Director for the University Art Museum

Dr. Trimble has been with the University Art Museum for eight years as the curator of education, connecting the museum to the CSULB and greater Long Beach communities through interdisciplinary educational programs both on and off campus. He has been instrumental in building relationships throughout campus, collaborating with various academic departments to offer programming and curriculum that serve the diverse interests of our student population, while connecting them to the arts.

Dr. Trimble is an alumnus of the university, most recently receiving his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from CSULB, following a BFA in Ceramics and an MA in Art Education. He will serve as Interim Director while the College conducts an international search for the next UAM Director.

Additional personnel changes announced earlier this year have also taken effect. Vice President Carmen Tillery Taylor is now leading Student Services. Dr. Simon Kim is the Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs. Cyrus Parker Jeannette is the Dean of the College of the Arts and Margaret Black is the Associate Dean.

Events: Convocation & Reception for President Conoley

On Friday, August 22, faculty and staff can come together at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center for Convocation.

  • 8 – 8:45 am: Continental Breakfast in the Dance Courtyard
  • 9 – 10:30 am: Hear from ASI President Phillips, Academic Senate Chair Dan O’Connor, Provost David Dowell and President Jane Close Conoley at Convocation
  • Meet President Conoley immediately following Convocation until 12:30 pm

Don’t Forget: Power Outage will Affect Technology on Saturday

A power outage is scheduled for the Library and the Academic Technology Services (ATS) Data Center on Saturday, August 16 from 4 am to 6 pm. All systems and servers will be shut down with the exception of the BeachBoard redirect server.

There should not be any disruption to BeachBoard service, however, the following services will be unavailable during the power outage:

  • Symposia
  • ORCA/Dematic
  • Patron/Bursar Processing
  • Illiad
  • JAWS, SPSS, and ARCGIS licensing
  • KMS and Microsoft licensing
  • StudioAbroad
  • Flash Video Streaming
  • Contribute Publishing
  • Signup/Uniprint
  • Timeclock/Thesis, AAR, APSD, FHR
  • Windows and Mac authentication
  • Student Academic Records (SARS) Grid / SARS Call
  • AdvisorTrac/TutorTrac
  • Hall of Science, College of Education, College of Business & Administration, and University Theater classroom computers (PVS)
  • Meeting Room Manager
  • EZproxy
  • Virtual Oral/Aural History Archive (VOAHA) and Elizabeth Murray websites
  • Network file shares located in the ATS Data Center
  • All virtual and physical servers located in the ATS Data Center

Please contact, if you have questions or concerns.

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