Provost's Message - March 2023
Celebrating Women's History
It is incredible to think that we are already halfway through our semester. Certainly, our hard work and determination this spring will bring a hopeful end to our academic year. March also signals great hope as we celebrate the numerous contributions of women throughout our society, communities, and world.
Women’s History Month, allows us to reflect on the achievements, persistence, and resilience of women in their battle to promote gender equity and create more opportunities for women everywhere. We have many women at The Beach who contribute greatly to the vibrancy and diversity of this campus. Please follow our Instagram, as we highlight many of their stories. Please also make sure to attend our Women’s History Month Events across campus. Together, let’s show our support, learn more about the struggles for equality, and especially understand how we can support others and create a more inclusive community for ALL.
Whether it be through reading, attending events, supporting our sporting events, or just engaging in meaningful discussions, thank you for celebrating this important effort. ALL of us have a responsibly to ensure our campus and all its people can thrive. Let’s do our part to recognize the incredible women who inspire, break down barriers, and lead the way for others.
Karyn Scissum Gunn
CUMU Institutional Membership - CSULB is one of the newest institutional members of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU)! CUMU offers unique opportunities for all employees at The Beach to participate and benefit from free workshops, a recording inventories, virtual series, and more.
Other Important Dates:
Women's History Month: Campus Celebrations - March
Memphis Jookin': The Show - $10 Tickets - March 10
Wellness Ambassador Training - March 10
- DEIA Day: The Intentionality of Equity Work - March 15
This month, CSULB has many exciting Points of Pride to report and share with our community. Learn more about our #BeachPride
College of Education Achieves Accreditation After “Phenomenal” Showing - The College of Education was awarded a state-wide Accreditation for its high-quality credential programs.
Mathematics Faculty Paves Way for CSULB’s Black Community - Professor of Mathematics and Beach alumnus Dr. Kagba Suaray was recently recognized on Mathematically Gifted & Black for his passionate ways of inspiring Black mathematicians.
English Professor’s Poetry Collection Named Finalist for Prestigious Award - Professor of English David Hernandez’s latest collection of poetry, “Hello I Must Be Going,” is a finalist for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award.
View the latest accolades and see how our Academic Affairs faculty members are contributing as experts in the news.
Stay up to date on your colleagues that have acquired the latest CSULB grants and gifts on our website.
2022 CSULB Academic Senate Retreat Results Now Available - The Academic Senate's Retreat, “Shifting Tides: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Students” has generated impactful results on post-pandemic learning. Review the report today.
Student Opportunity! College Corps Recruitment Still Open - We are recruiting students to partake in meaningful and paid internship opportunities as College Corps Interns. Applications are due by March 13.
The Power of Purpose, Passion, and Perseverance Lunch and Learn - RSVP for the ACE Women's Network of Southern California's Connect and Learn luncheon held at CSULB on Friday, April 21 from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Be an Advocate! NET VET Ally Seminar - Support CSULB's veteran community at the next NET VET Ally Seminar on Wednesday, March 22 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
ATS Professional Development for Faculty and Staff - ATS offers a variety of professional development workshops including Canvas sessions, the learning management system that will replace BeachBoard at the end of spring. Faculty and staff group tours of the Innovation Space are also available for reservation now.
Available Now! March Faculty Center Hybrid Workshops - The Faculty Center's next Integrating CRSP workshop is on Tuesday, March 14 from 1 - 3 p.m., followed by an UndocuAlly Training on March 15 and 16 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Office of Research and Economic Development Satisfaction Survey - The Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED) survey examines its areas of effectiveness and improvement. Please complete this brief survey by March 31.
President’s Awards for Staff Employees Nominations Due - Reminder! Today is the last day to submit President's Awards for Staff nominations by 5 p.m.
Student Technology Loan Program Update - The CSUCCESS Program has finished distributing all available loaner laptops and tablets. Please visit the computer labs on campus for student technology resources.
BeachScholarship Applications Closing Soon - Friendly reminder that applications for BeachScholarships will be closing on March 13 at 11:59 p.m. All new and continuing students are encouraged to apply!