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Message from the Provost

David Dowell

The 2014-15 academic year has gotten off to a great start.

On Friday, about 950 people attended Convocation at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Thanks to all who attended and officially welcomed President Jane Close Conoley to campus. Transcripts, photos and video of the event will be available on the Convocation website in the coming days.

We hired 58 outstanding new tenured and tenure-track faculty this year. (You can learn more about each of them throughout the year in the Wednesday Message.) According to a report by the Statewide Academic Senate, CSULB has more tenured/tenure-track faculty than any other CSU and more total full-time equivalent faculty, despite not being the largest CSU. We may have done more to protect resources for faculty during the difficult budget years than sister campuses.

With a new president and a stable budget, there has never been a better time to be part of The Beach.

To learn about our incoming freshmen and many of the exciting initiatives in store, including $2 million in support of RSCA, professional development support for lecturers and the return of the Legacy Lecture, continue reading.

Students Can Learn About the Peace Corps

Students can learn about joining the Peace Corps on Friday, September 5 from 11 am to 12 pm in the University Student Union.

Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Congressman Alan Lowenthal will talk about the importance of public service and how individuals can make a difference through the Peace Corps. There will also be a volunteer who will speak about the application process and what it is like to serve in the Peace Corps.

For more information, email

Final Exams for Most Wednesday-only Classes Set for December 10

Wednesday, December 10 will be a student study day except for students whose Wednesday-only class final exam was previously scheduled for Wednesday, December 17. Final exams for these Wednesday-only classes will be held on December 10. Learn more.

Leadership Fellows Program Open to Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff can submit applications for the second cohort of the Leadership Fellows professional development program. Learn more.

Free Tickets to a Bob Cole Conservatory Concert

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music is offering faculty and staff two free tickets per semester to any of its concerts in the Daniel Recital Hall. Learn more.

Property and Lost & Found Sale/Auction

Next month the Property Office will hold a sale/auction of university property identified as no longer needed by the campus, as well as unclaimed items in the Lost and Found Department. Learn more.

Upcoming Events
Open Enrollment Begins
Health Benefits Fair
Faculty Supper Club

Welcome to the New Semester

The Spring 2014 semester has gotten off to a good start. Once again, CSULB's popularity is evident as Spring enrollments are running ahead of forecasts. We expect about 1,000 more students this Spring than last.

Applications for Fall 2014 admission also reached an all-time high, with 83,500 applications for undergraduate admission received by December 1. We believe that Long Beach received the 5th largest number of applications of any U.S. university. Get the entire message.


Provost's Wednesday Message


Academic Affairs 2013 Annual Report


Don't Forget... Dates & Deadlines

1/27 Supporting Materials for Faculty Awards Due
1/29 Deadline to submit abstracts for the Women’s Research Colloquium
2/21 CSULB Student Research Competition