There have been multiple shark sightings at El Porto Beach in Manhattan Beach. Should you stay out of the water? Dr. Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab, tells KPCC's Take Two there is no need to panic.
He will also be among the scientists discussing his research on white sharks at the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' Fellows Colloquium on Tuesday, November 5 at The Pointe in the Pyramid.
Please see the following reminders about class changes this semester.
Please note the change in schedule during the week of Veterans Day, a practice that began in Fall 2010:
No special campus events will be scheduled in academic spaces Tuesday, November 12 to avoid potential conflicts with classes.
Additional information is available online.
Please remember the schedule for final examinations for the fall semester is Thursday, December 12 to Wednesday, December 18, with one exception.
Wednesday-only classes currently scheduled for final examinations on Wednesday, December 18th will have their finals rescheduled at the same time on Wednesday, December 11th.
To assist you with fall semester planning, a pdf of the 2013-14 Academic Calendar is available on the Academic Affairs website.
Faculty who would like help getting a new project started, expediting a project in progress or introducing new students to their field or area of research are invited to join the new Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) as a research sponsor.
Through the program, second-year students serve as research assistants, supporting faculty in their research, scholarly and creative work. Fifty students will be invited to the program for the 2013-2014 academic year. From the pool of UROP participants, faculty will have an opportunity to interview and select their own research assistant(s).
Research sponsors can be any tenure track or tenured faculty member or full-time lecturer with an active research, scholarly or creative agenda. Research sponsors will receive professional development funding of $500 per student to cover student research-related expenses.
This is a great way for faculty to engage with students outside the classroom while receiving assistance with research, scholarly and creative projects. Faculty who are interested in involving student(s) in their research, can read more about the program and complete the brief online application.
The 26th Annual CSULB Student Research Competition will take place Friday, February 21, 2014. Please encourage graduate and undergraduate researchers and artists to participate in this event, in which they compete for honors and cash prizes in the following disciplinary categories:
From the campus competition, 10 CSULB students will be selected to represent the university at the system-wide competition, held this year at California State University, East Bay on May 2 and 3, 2014.
Faculty are asked to please consider volunteering for potential “juror duty” the day of the campus competition (Feb 21 with a window of 12-5 p.m.). Unlike “jury duty,” which is obligatory and involves adjudicating possible criminal activity, Student Research Competition “juror duty” is uplifting and interesting. Each year, CSULB students present impressive research and creative activities undertaken through the mentorship of CSULB faculty.
Faculty interested in volunteering for the “juror pool,” are asked to RSVP to Academic Events Coordinator Michelle Terry, Michelle.Terry@csulb.edu, by Friday, January 24, 2014.
Transportation choices form the largest part of our carbon footprint. Each year, the South Coast Air Quality Management District asks all employees in the South Coast Air Basin to complete a brief survey to help measure our transportation emissions as well as the effectiveness of employee commute reduction programs, such as U-PASS and the Employee Rideshare Program. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete the survey, which can be found at AQMD Survey.
Please read these survey instructions for information on how to complete the survey. Faculty, GA/TA, and student assistants who do not have consistent daily schedules may have difficulty completing this survey, and the survey instructions describe how such schedules must be entered.
If you would prefer to complete the survey by phone, please call (562) 985-4091. For questions or assistance you may contact the Sustainable Transportation Coordinator at SustainableTransportation@csulb.edu or call (562) 985-4091.
There are several ways to celebrate Halloween on campus.
Bring a carved pumpkin, dress in costume or stop by to see your colleagues at the costume parade/contest and pumpkin carving contest by the Speakers Platform outside the Bookstore.
Registration begins at 11:45 am for the individual and group costume parade/contest and the pumpkin carving contest. Please bring a pre-carved pumpkin to participate in the pumpkin carving contest. The parade and judging will begin at 12:10 pm.
The following office areas are participating in the department decorating contest. Stop by to judge them for yourself, but please note most of them are participating in the costume contest and may not be open from 12 – 1 pm.
All staff members are invited to join the University Art Museum’s tour of the exhibition Gabe Bartalos: Abhorrence and Obsession at 5:30pm for a spine chilling experience. You are also invited to donate a non-perishable food item to the food drive taking place at the museum all day. All food collected will be donated to Food Pantry on Campus.
For more information on these Halloween Spooktacular events, visit the Staff Council website.
The Office of Veterans Services has scheduled a series of events on Tuesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 7 in honor of Veterans Day, which is November 11.
Homecoming is Saturday, November 9. Reserve your lunch and game tickets by Friday, November 1. Tickets for faculty and staff are free. Tickets for guests are $5 and include both lunch and the game. The ticket reservation form is available online.
The men’s basketball game against Hawai’i Pacific University starts at 3 pm, but the activities begin at 11 am in Parking Lot 13 with the following:
Volunteers are needed to assist with handing out badges at the Homecoming registration table on Saturday, November 9.
Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts between 9 am and 3 pm. Anyone interested can contact Michelle Terry, Academic Events Coordinator, via email at Michelle.Terry@csulb.edu or at extension 5-4546.
A Day in Our Shoes, is taking place on Wednesday, November 6 from 10 am to 3 pm to raise awareness of those who live with a disability on a daily basis. Anyone who attends the event will be given an opportunity to simulate a disability to better understand the experience.
You can simply walk in any time between 10 am and 3 pm to experience what it is like to have the following disabilities:
Please RSVP on or before Monday, November 4, if you would like to experience what it is like to have the following disabilities:
If you would like additional information or would like to RSVP, please contact Chris Vickery, ASI Secretary of Disability Affairs at Christopher.Vickery@Student.Csulb.edu or (562) 972-1116.
The recommended browser when using MyCSULB, BeachBoard or your @csulb email is Mozilla Firefox.
To submit an item for the Wednesday Message, email it to Linda.Fontes@csulb.edu by Monday at 5 pm.
10/31: Halloween Spooktacular
11/1: Deadline to reserve Homecoming Tickets
11/8: Deadline to Apply for Ethics Across the Curriculum Funding
11/11: Campus Closed for Veterans Day