Provost's Message - September 2022
Latinx Heritage Month, Sally Casanova Awards, and More!
The Fall 2022 Semester is in full swing! Our community is truly back at the Beach! Seeing so many of our students and colleagues connecting across campus is joyful and reminds us of many of the things about the Beach we have missed. Here’s to wishing ALL of you a strong start to your classes, and we hope you are getting involved and finding your community at the Beach.
One great opportunity to connect around community involves our Cultural Welcomes to be held September 12-16. These events will provide opportunities to connect not only with communities we find closest to our own experiences but with others as well to enrich our sense of support and appreciation for ALL!
Throughout September 2022, CSULB is proudly celebrating Latinx Heritage Month. Be sure to check out the wonderful Latinx Heritage Month Events going on throughout September. Our Latinx students, faculty, and staff make up a large part of our Beach community, so let us each commit to dropping by these activities – I am sure you will come away learning something new about your Beach family members!
We ALL play a role in creating an inviting and inclusive campus culture. Together, we can find powerful (and rewarding) ways to connect to one another and celebrate the value each person brings to this campus. Go Beach! - Provost Karyn Scissum Gunn
This month, CSULB has many exciting outcomes and news to report to our community. Read more about our September Points of Pride to get the latest updates:
- CSULB Ranks No. 5 in Ed.D. for Educational Leadership
- Honor Code Magazine Wins 2nd Place in NCHC Newsletter Contest
- CSULB Receives $175,000 in Grants from Sunstone Management
Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars - 13 CSULB students were named recipients of the prestigious Sally Casanova California Pre-Doctoral Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year. Each recipient will receive $3,000 to explore and prepare for doctoral programs in their respective fields and work alongside a faculty mentor. We’re pleased that so many Beach students were selected.
Great ShakeOut - We will participate in the annual “Great Shakeout” earthquake drill and conduct a campus-wide building evacuation on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 10:20 – 10:50 a.m. During this drill, everyone will be prompted via BeachALERT to first “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” as if a major earthquake were occurring. A second alert will be issued advising all individuals currently inside campus buildings to promptly evacuate and go to the Evacuation Assembly Area for their building. The drill will conclude around 10:50 a.m. when all alarms and strobe lights are turned off. For more information on campus drills or other emergency procedures, visit the University Police website or contact Allyson Joy.
Faculty Center Events - This September, the Faculty Center will focus on building community and offering faculty learning opportunities across campus. Initiatives include:
- Providing campus-wide meet and greets to build relationships between BMAC and faculty to support students with disabilities.
- The first Coffee and Community event will welcome faculty and engage them in casual discussions on active learning and inclusive teaching strategies.
- Several book clubs will be held this month to bring together faculty interested in STEM-related teaching, equity, and culturally responsive pedagogy.
- Ongoing Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) will focus on addressing equity issues impacting student success through a Culturally Responsive lens.
- Visit the Faculty Center for details on FLCs and other fall workshops.
Accelerate Long Beach - Navigating the Future - The Long Beach Economic Partnership's regional economic forum returns with Accelerate Long Beach presented by Bank of America, where we'll be hearing from business and economic leaders on the theme of "Navigating the Future."
Other Important Dates:
Carpenter Center 50% Off Sale - The Carpenter Center is offering CSULB staff and faculty 50% off select shows between September 1-14. Add tickets to your cart then use promo code FACULTYSTAFF50 at checkout to save. This offer is valid for current CSULB faculty and staff only. Must use a campus e-mail address at checkout and show campus ID at the door. Limited to 2 tickets per show. Wit & Wisdom and Cabaret shows are not included in this offer. For ticketing questions, please reach out to the Ticket Office at 562.985.7000
BMAC Faculty Resources - Faculty are encouraged to visit Faculty Access to MyBMAC to review new policies and processes related to Extensions of Individual Assignments and Disability-Related Excused Absences accommodations. Contact BMAC if you have any questions.
September ATS Resources - Check out the latest ATS resources to get valuable updates on:
- Fall Faculty Professional Development Program Registrations
- Classroom Equipment and Student Assistants Available
- The New CSULB Zoom Cloud Storage Policy
- Canvas Faculty Training Workshop Series
Evening Food Now Available Through Curbside Bites Food Trucks - Starting September 12, there will be an evening on-campus dining option! Food trucks will be stationed outside Peterson Hall (PH1) Mondays - Thursdays from 5 - 9 p.m. Nearly a dozen local favorite eateries will be featured on a rotating basis. This is in addition to the lunch food trucks stationed at both Peterson Hall and Friendship Walk on Mondays - Thursdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The food truck schedule will be posted on Where to Eat and Shop on Monday, September 12.
College of Liberal Arts: Aspire 2022 - The latest issue of Aspire magazine is out. The annual publication debuted last year as part of efforts to celebrate the many achievements across the CLA community. Stories in the 2022 issue include profiles of new tenure-track faculty, a Q&A with Dean Thien, and a feature on the interdisciplinary Not Alone at the Beach program.
Inside Cal State Long Beach - President Jane Close Conoley's latest op-ed outlines how convocation maps our plan to build a better Beach. Read the Press Telegram article.
COVID-19 Updates - For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 website.
- Chris Lowe - Shark Lab Directory Gives Tips on How to Avoid Shark Attacks - CNN Travel
- Laura Gonzalez and Robert Kleinhenz - CSULB Finance Experts Talk About Inflation - Spectrum News1 Socal & KABC
- William Jeynes and Laura Gonzalez - CSULB Faculty and Students Discuss Federal Loan Forgiveness - NBC News, CBS News, KNX, Long Beach Press Telegram, & Univision
- Chris Lowe - Shark Lab Director Assesses White Shark Attack on Marine Mammal Off San Diego - Outdoor Life Magazine
- Kate L. Flach - CSULB Lecturer and Student Post Opinion in WAPO - Washington Post
- William Jeynes - CSULB Professor Discusses Ways to Reduce School Shootings - Spectrum News1 Socal
- Chris Lowe - CSULB Professor Talks About Shark Attack off Miami - CNN
- Chris Lowe - Shark Lab Director Sheds Light on "Serial" White Shark Attacks - NBC News
- Andrew Jenks - CSULB Professor Explains the Impact of Ukrainian Attack on Crimea - KCBS radio.
- Rashida Crutchfield - CSULB Participates in Meeting Students' Basic Needs - EdSource
- Laura Gonzalez - CSULB Finance Expert Discusses Use of Credit Cards in Business - WalletHub
- Robert A. Kleinhenz - CSULB Economist Suggests Inland Empire Not In Recession At This Time - Riverside Press-Enterprise
- Jake Wilson - Sociology Professor on the growing wave of wildcat strikes and the importance of unions to counter corporate power in the economy - KNX News Radio
- Jake Wilson - Sociology Professor discusses “sweatshops on wheels” and the poor working conditions facing port truckers - Daily Breeze
- Jake Wilson - CSULB Professor Discusses Minor League Unionization - Los Angeles Daily News
- Wade Martin. Accelerator Proposal. AA. Sunstone Management Inc. $75,000 (July 2022 - June 2023)
- Aili Malm. Supporting small and rural law enforcement agency body-worn camera policy and implementation program. CHHS. Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Arizona State University via DOJ. $75,438 (July 2021 - September 2023)
- Seiji Steimetz. Economic Impact of Advanced Air Mobility on Southern California. CLA. Long Beach Economic Partnership. $50,000 (July 2022 - July 2023)
- Susan Salas. Via Care Mentored Internship Program. CHHS. Via Care Community Health Center via Ca Dept. of Health Care Services. $13,310 (August 2022 - September 2023)
- Paul Baker Prindle. Sol Negro 2022 Community Project Grant. COTA. Arts Council for Long Beach. $1,000 (October 2021 - September 2022)
- Barbara Kim. Project Resilience: Improving Post-Pandemic AAPI Student Wellness and Fostering Career Pathways at the Beach. CLA. U.S. Department of Education. $299,366 (October 2021 - September 2026)
- Rafael Topete. TRIO Student Support Services - Disabilities 2020. SA. U.S. Department of Education. $261,888 (September 2020 - August 2025)
- Rafael Topete. TRIO Student Support - STEM 2020. SA. U.S. Department of Education. $261,888 (September 2022 - August 2025)
- Raisa Hernandez-Pacheco. Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)-Alexis Diaz. CNSM. NSF. $46,000 (September 2021 - August 2026)
- Loretta Enriquez. Educational Talent Search Programs. SA. U.S. Department of Education. $646,839 (September 2021 - August 2026)
- Loretta Enriquez. Educational Talent Search - South Bay. SA. U.S. Department of Education. $287,361 (September 2021 - August 2026)
- Raisa Hernandez-Pacheco. BRC-BIO: The evolutionary demography of a social mammal. CNSM. NSF. $452,989 (September 2022- August 2025)
- Michele Scott. CSULB Educational Opportunity Center Program. SA.U.S. Department of Education. $1,368,965 (September 2022 - August 2027)
- Janette Mariscal. TRIO-Ronal E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program SA. U.S. Department of Education. $1,309,440 (October 2022 - September 2027)
- Stephen Mezyk. Collaborative Research: CAS-MNP: Radical-induced Weathering of Micro- and Nanoplastics in Water: Impacts on Suspensions, Agglomerations, and Contaminant Adsorptions. CNSM. NSF. $192,385 ( September 2022 - August 2025)
- James Kisiel. The Expansion of a Mobile Making Project That Engages Underserved Youth Across California in STEM. CNSM. NSF. $505,863 (September 2022 - August 2027)
- Ehsan Barjasteh. An Active Learning-based Educational Program for Hispanic STEM Students through Industry-University Partnership. COE. NSF. $969,532 (June 2020 - May 2025)
- Erin Booth-Caro. Justice Corps. SA. Justice Corps. $28,500 (August 2022 - August 2025)
- Dominica Scibetta. California State University Long Beach GEAR UP Program. SA. $1,210,400 (October 2021 - September 2028)
- Amanda Young. Project CAPE (Certification in Adapted Physical Education). CHHS. U.S. Department of Education. $1,250,000 (September 2022 - August 2027)
- Samiha Rahman. Black Muslim Worldmaking: Race, Religion, and Gender in the Lives of Black Muslim College Students. CHHS. Arizona State University Foundation via Spencer Foundation. $14,909 (August 2022 - July 2024)
- Andrea Balbas. Collaborative Research: Investigating Mantle Source Reservoirs and Cretaceous Plate Motions Recorded by Ancient Mid-Pacific Oceanic Rises and Seamount Tracks. CNSM. NSF. $138,534 (January 2022 - December 2024)
- Yu Yang. Efficient Production and Safe Transmission Of Green Hydrogen. COE. Southern California Gas Company. $45,000 (August 2022 - March 2023)
- Sandra Perez. Evaluation: Certificate Program in Criminal Justice Spanish. AA.Cal State San Bernardino University Enterprises Corporation via US Dept of Education. $14,705 (October 2020 - September 2023)
Dr. Carl J. Slawski a Emeriti Sociology Faculty Member, passed away in June 2022. He will be fondly remembered for his lasting contribution to the campus.