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Weekly Wednesday Message
March 26, 2014

Did You Know?

Dr. Angela Locks (Educational Leadership) was the keynote speaker at a symposium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program at the University of Michigan earlier this month. The event included the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the National Science Foundation and campuses from across the country.

Her address, “Broadening Access to and Through Postsecondary Education: Serving the 21st Century College Student,” focused on best practices and research regarding racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse college students and the role of undergraduate research in broadening access to post-secondary education.

Commencement Volunteers Needed

Staff are invited to participate in the 2014 Commencement ceremonies, May 20-23. Volunteers are needed to help make the day special for graduates and their families by:

  • Distributing Commencement programs
  • Assisting the Platform Party in the VIP Staging Room
  • Providing directions to guests on campus, including directing guests with special needs to accessible routes.

Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of two-hour time periods. If you are interested and have received your supervisor’s approval, please contact Michelle Terry via email at michelle.terry@csulb.edu or at extension 5-4546.

Fulbright Program Accepting Applications

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is accepting applications for teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-16 academic year. The application deadline for most awards is August 1.

Nearly 600 awards are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

After a 10-year hiatus, the U.S. Scholar Fulbright Program is reopening in Belize, the Bahamas, and Guyana. Visit the interactive map for an overview of all opportunities.

U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program website.

Bowling for Books to Raise Money for Textbook Scholarships

The 49er Shops will host its 6th annual Bowling for Books event on Friday, April 11 at Cal Bowl in Lakewood starting at 1 pm. The event raises money for the 49er Textbook Scholarship program, which helps CSULB students pay for textbooks and other course materials.

Registration is open to anyone. Registration forms are available online. Each team must consist of four team members. The registration fee is a minimum of $25 per person and includes three games of bowling, shoe rental, food, drinks, prizes, and a t-shirt.

Deadline is Friday to Submit Proposals for International Curriculum Awards

The International Education Committee and the Center for International Education invite all departments to submit proposals for internationally-related innovations in instruction. Proposals are due Friday, March 28.

This award aims to ensure that the 'variety and scope of the University's international curricular offerings are continuously broadened and deepened.’

Four awards of three units of assigned time will be provided to departments to revise standard course outlines that augment existing student learning outcomes to include global learning outcomes.

Additional information and the call for proposals are available online.

Faculty and Students Can Display RSCA at Achievement Awards

Faculty and students are invited to submit posters, exhibits, books and/or published works to be displayed from 3 to 7 pm at the University Achievement Awards Thursday, April 17 at the Pointe in the Pyramid.

This is an opportunity to honor the outstanding accomplishments of faculty, students and staff and showcase recent and ongoing research, publications, and creative activities.

  • To submit a book/publication, please email the book or article titles with the list of authors to Lori Vidal by Wednesday, April 9.

Additional information about submitting items for the event is available online.

Child and Family Center Open House Next Week

The Child and Family Center’s annual Open House is Thursday, April 3 in FCS Rooms 107 and 109 from 11 am to 1 pm.

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.

Accredited by National Association 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.

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 jewelsofthenight.com.

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