Provost's Message - January 2023
Looking Forward: 2023 at The Beach
Hi friends! As we ring in 2023, it is our hope that you all had an opportunity for rest, and spending time with your loved ones. A new year brings forth hope, renewal, and excitement for all that is to come, and offers each of us a chance to set our sights on the future.
It also offers time for reflection, as we look back on some of the many achievements made over the past calendar year. As a team in 2022, The Beach ranked #1 in 'Student Outcomes,' #3 nationwide for advancing social mobility, and we were elevated to a 'Doctoral University: High Research Activity (R2)' status to name a few notable accomplishments.
Make sure to check out our top news stories from 2022 to see all that we have attained together. These are just a few incredible examples of the hard work, dedication, and Beach excellence that our faculty and staff bring to campus each day.
With your continued support and collaboration, it is certain that we will go on to pave the way to provide an exceptional educational experience, and make positive impacts on our community and in the lives of our students. Here is to a happy and successful 2023 together! Go Beach!
Karyn Scissum Gunn, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
President's Awards for Outstanding Faculty Achievement - 2022-23 President’s Awards for Outstanding Faculty Achievement applications are now open. This year, a total of up to 20 awards of $10,000 will be offered to select faculty in each college. Apply by February 3.
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This month, CSULB has many exciting Points of Pride to report and share with our community. Learn more about our #BeachPride
CSULB Dominates Local and State Politics - From serving in U.S. Congress to the City of Long Beach, The Beach's local influence on politics is now greater than ever.
Faculty Brothers Supply Iranian Protesters with Virtual Health Care - Dr. Kamiar Alaei and his brother, Arash Alaei, have been providing critical telemedicine sessions to Iranians injured in the recent protests.
Distinguished Faculty Elected for Community College Hall of Fame - CED Distinguished Faculty in Residence Dr. Bill Vega will be inducted into the American Association of Community Colleges' Leadership Hall of Fame.
A Vanpool Benefit Available to CSULB Employees - Don't forget to sign up for CSULB's employee vanpool for an easier and greener commute this spring.
Reimagining The Beach with the Future U Survey Project - The Future U Project wants your input regarding the renovation and expansion of the University Student Union (USU). Please submit this brief survey by Friday, February 10.
Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership Stipend Applications Open - Applications for The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership's two stipends for faculty and lecturers are due on March 1. Apply now!
35th Annual CSULB Student Research Competition - The Annual Student Research Competition will be held on Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the College of Business Building.
50th Annual CSU Puvungna Pow Wow - The 50th Annual CSULB Pow Pow will be held on March 11 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and March 12 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Upper Campus Quad.
RSCA 3rd Annual Event Accepting Submissions - The Week of Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity's third annual event will take place from April 17-23. Please email your submissions to AA-OURS@csulb.edu.
In Memoriam - We had several members of our Beach community pass away in November and December of 2022. The following faculty will be deeply missed for their contributions to our campus: CLA Faculty Robert Cash and Emeriti Faculty Earl Calrson, CHHS Faculty Gail Farmer, COTA Faculty Joan Casares, and CNSM Emeriti Faculty Carol Itatani.