CI Spirit Wednesdays

Show your campus pride by wearing attire with any University logo on Wednesdays throughout the fall semester!  The Communication & Marketing team will visit various areas of the campus every Wednesday and randomly award $5 gift cards to students, faculty, and staff showing their CI Spirit.  Gift cards may be used towards a purchase at Islands Café, Student Union, or the Freudian Sip on campus, or Tortillas or Subway located at the University Town Center.

For additional information contact Nancy Gill, Director of Communication & Marketing at ext. 8456 or

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is sponsored by the Ready Campaign and FEMA. NPM is held each September and is designed to encourage all Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.

Being informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen where you live, and the appropriate ways to respond to them, will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. The best thing you can do for your family is to be prepared for an emergency with a family plan, emergency kit, and supplies. The recommended amount of supplies should last a minimum of 3 days for each person. Your emergency planning should also address the care of pets, aiding family members with access and functional needs and safely shutting off utilities


For additional information contact Cpl. Kevin Medley at ext. 8444 or

Campus Safety Awareness Month

September is “Campus Safety Awareness Month.” As we go about our busy daily schedules let’s take a moment to reflect on a few tips to help keep us safe. The list below, of a few simple things, can be utilized into your everyday activities. We invite you to share it with your family and friends.

Here are a few safety tips you can use on campus and in your daily activities.

  1. Use common sense, look at your surroundings, and be aware of what or who is around.
  2. Beware of what or who is behind you.
  3. Be aware when stepping off curbs while using a cell phone or iPod.
  4. Park in a well-lit area.
  5. Scan the area before you walk to your car.
  6. Have your car keys out ready, before you get to your car.
  7. Have your personal cell phone with the direct University Police phone number 805-437-8444.
  8. Know the various locations of the campus Emergency Blue Phones.
  9. When you are inside a classroom or building, make a mental note of where all the exits are.
  10. In the event you are unable to leave the classroom / building, consider safe locations within your room. Under tables, desk, utility closets. (Not storage closets).
  11. The University is partnered with WeTIP the nonprofit organization for reporting crime anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-78-CRIME.

For more information contact Cpl. Kevin Medley at ext. 8444 or

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