Great Showing for CI Sailing over Winter Break

The CI Sailing Club competed in the Peter Wenner Rainbow Invite in Honolulu, HI over winter break.  CI’s Varsity A division team took three first place finishes and placed top five in nearly every race.

A total of 13 teams competed, including Hosei University from Tokyo, Japan. Other teams included University of Hawaii (4 boats), USC, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine, Western Washington University, and UC San Diego. CI finished in 6th place overall with a total of 156 points. Greg Dair (Skipper) and Bianca Barnes (Crew) who sailed A division, with Lisa Marchand as the alternate, placed second for their division. Sierra Marangola (Skipper) and Jeffrey Tedmori (Crew) sailed B division. University of Hawaii took 4 of the top 5 places.

Next up, CI will compete in the prestigious Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta in San Pedro on Mar. 9 – 11 against California Maritime Academy, New York Maritime Academy, Maine Maritime Academy, USC, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

CI Sailing   Pictured: CI Sailing’s Greg Dair and Bianca Barnes during the third race on Jan. 21.

For more information, contact Sailing Club Advisor Deanne Ellison at ext. 3151 or

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Multicultural Programs hosted 66 community, students, faculty and staff to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Thursday, January 26, 2012 at an event featuring Mr. Steven Loewenstein performing the civil rights leader’s most beloved speeches. Educator/performer Mr. Loewenstein presented his one-man show, “Montgomery to Memphis,” with the assistance of Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer.  Mr. Lowenstein and Dr. Sawyer took the audience through the life and times of Dr. King by narrating and dramatically interpreting excerpts of five powerful speeches over a photo slideshow and music.  The event began with gossip music presented by Bethel AME Choir from Oxnard. The evening also featured performances by Mr. Jevon Wilkes, Ms. Franchesca Brown, and Ms. Alysha Griggs, members of CI’s Usawa Student Union. 

Bethel Choir Bethel AME Choir of Oxnard

Steven LowensteinMr. Steven Loewenstein

Multicultural Programs

Back Row L-R: Mr. Jevon Wilkes, CI Student; Dr. Wm. Gregory Sawyer, VP for Student Affairs; Ms. Jennifer Chapman, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs; Mr. Steven Loewenstein; Front Row L-R: Ms. Alysha Griggs, CI Student; Ms. Franchesca Brown, CI Student

For more information, contact Jennifer Chapman, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at ext. 3243 or

“Identity and Affirmation: Post War African American Photography Exhibit” continues

Multicultural Programs assisted Denis Lugo, Curator of Identity and Affirmation at California State University Northridge (CSUN), and the CI Art Department in hosting approximately 45 students, faculty and staff at the reception and presentation of the “Identity and Affirmation: Post War African American Photography Exhibit”  on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the Broome Library Gallery.  The exhibit continues through Mar. 15.

This exhibition features images produced by Los Angeles African American photographers during the post-war years 1945-1980 and offers insight into the era and artistic growth and development of events shaping African American identity in Southern California.

For more information, contact Jennifer Chapman, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at ext. 3243 or

© Wavelength February 9, 2012

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