2011 Halloween Spooktacular!!

The campus will be kicking off its Annual Charitable Giving Campaign on Halloween - Monday, Oct. 31.

The festivities begin in the morning with the department decorating contest. We will be providing the "Spooktacular Passport" again this year. Employees can pick up a Passport in their department or HR Programs on Friday, Oct. 28 and are encouraged to visit all eight of the participating departments to marvel at the creativity and hard work! The judging categories will be: Most Humorous, Most Creative, Scariest, and Best Newbie. Completed Passports (all departments stamped) will be entered for a chance to win in a special drawing.

Next, employees are invited to come to Salon A at 1:30 p.m. for the individual costume contest.  There will also be hors d'oeuvres, beverages, guest presenters, raffle prizes, the drawing for the Spooktacular Passport, and a ton of fun and friendship.

The focus of our charitable campaign this year is volunteerism. Our guest presenters will be United Way, Food Share and Habitat for Humanity. The University would like to collect and present Food Share with food for needy families, so employees who bring a canned good or non-perishable food item will receive an extra raffle ticket.

Come on out to the event, visit departments and enjoy yourself. Have fun seeing all the costumes and learn how you can give back to your community in ways you never imagined.

For additional information, please contact Janet Korsmo, Human Resources, at ext. 3181 or janet.korsmo@csuci.edu.

Operation Safe Halloween - No Tricks, Just Treats  - Oct. 31

CI Police & Parking Services and University Auxiliary Services, Inc. will be hosting Operation Safe Halloween from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. This fifth-annual community outreach event provides a safe and enjoyable evening for the families within the University Glen community.

Our motto: Safety First. Traffic control and speeding enforcement programs will be implemented throughout East Campus. Parents and children will be able to congregate and traverse safely through their neighborhoods with a minimum of concern for traffic hazards. Police & Parking Services personnel will also be on foot that evening throughout the community.

Similar to last year, a booth and command center will be set up on the south end of Santa Cruz Island Drive where our staff will greet children, check and distribute candy. Staff will also be located at an information booth in Town Center and available to answer questions about safety and services provided in the University Glen community by Police & Parking Services.

Please remember: Safety is everyone's responsibility. If you see any suspicious behavior or situations, please report them immediately.

For additional information, please contact Corporal Kevin Medley, University Police, at ext. 8444 or visit www.csuci.edu\police.

Fall 2011 Employer Panel - Nov. 2

Career Development Services will host the fall 2011 Employer Panel on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the Career Development Center located in Bell Tower 1548. This event will provide students with an opportunity to hear directly from Human Resources and Management professionals exactly what companies are looking for in job candidates. The experts represent a wide breadth of experience and will share the interviewing techniques and strategies students will need in order to interview effectively and get hired.


  • Patrice Poleto, VP of Human Resources at AG RX
  • Karla Ksan, Director of Human Resources & Administration at Penfield & Smith Engineers
  • John Israel, Ventura County District Manager at Vector
  • Dee Emami, Personnel Management Analyst at County of Ventura

For additional information, please contact Amanda Carpenter, Coordinator for Career Development Services, at ext. 3565 or amanda.carpenter@csuci.edu.

Career Development Services to host Graduate & Professional School Fair Week – Nov. 10

The 8th Annual Graduate & Professional School Fair Week will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Broome Library Plaza. Through a series of preparatory workshops and events, CI students will have the ability to interact with a panel of current graduate students, have their curriculum vitae’s critiqued, and develop strategies for navigating the Graduate & Professional School Fair. The Fair is an excellent opportunity to meet graduate school representatives from a variety of local and regional programs to acquire information pertaining to admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, financial aid, and distinctive program features. This year 38 graduate and professional schools will be ready to answer admissions questions and provide academic information to CI students interested in learning more about their graduate school options. To see a list of participating schools, please visit: www.csuci.edu/careerdevelopment

For additional information please contact Amanda Carpenter, Coordinator of Career Development Services, at ext. 3565 or amanda.carpenter@csuci.edu.

B&TP Holiday Mixer special rates available - Dec.1

Preparations are underway for the Business & Technology Partnership’s ninth-annual Holiday Mixer slated for Thursday, Dec. 1. Faculty and staff are eligible to purchase two tickets at a special rate of $20 per person.

This year’s Holiday Mixer is focused on “Innovation in Animation: The Art and Science of Visual Effects.” Keynote speaker Drew Tolman has over a decade of experience making family blockbusters and reporting to some of the most successful executives and producers in Hollywood. Ms. Tolman has moved between four studios (Fox, Disney, Universal, and Warner Bros.) in both development and production in 2D Animation, 3D Animation and VFX/Live Action. She has helped build three animation studios and has managed nearly every department at one point or another. Currently, she is a Post Production Supervisor for The Walt Disney Company and will be speaking to her experience in working with Animation and Visual Effects.

For additional information, please contact Alissa Larreta, Events Specialist, at ext. 8916 or alissa.larreta@csuci.edu.

© Wavelength October 27, 2011

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