Peace Pole Unveiling - Sept. 21

CI will unveil a Peace Pole displaying the message, “May Peace Prevail on Earth,” in 7 different languages on Friday, Sept. 21 at 12 noon at the Central Mall,  The pole, an initiative of the Centers for Community and Multicultural Engagement, Interdisciplinary Studies and International Affairs, will symbolize the campus’ collective support for and celebration of peace, social justice, and diversity and serve as a gathering place for events such as Take Back the Night rallies, Day of Silence, 9-11 remembrances, and other events. By planting a Peace Pole in our campus community, CI is showing solidarity with people all over the world who have planted their Peace Poles in the same spirit of peace.

For additional information contact Pilar Pacheco, Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement, at ext. 8851 or

#ReGENERATION - Sept. 26

The Center for Community Engagement in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Engagement will be showing the award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 12 noon in Malibu Hall 100.  The movie explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today’s youth and young adults as they attempt to engage on a myriad of social and political issues.

For additional information contact Pilar Pacheco, Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement, at ext. 8851 or

MVS Speaker Series: Key Executives in Government and Business - Sept. 28

Fall 2012 MVS Speaker Series

The MVS Speaker Series will kick off its fall 2012 Speaker Series on Friday, Sept. 28 with Rick Cole, who served as City Manager of Ventura for the past eight years.  The 2012 series offers the public the chance to learn about important issues and decisions facing three influential figures in local government, business and technology, and entertainment. The event begins at 12 noon in Malibu Hall 100 with a complimentary lunch.

Cole also previously served as City Manager of Azusa for six years and also served three terms on the Pasadena City Council, including two years as mayor.  He's widely cited as an expert on local government and was recognized by Governing Magazine as one of their 2006 City Officials of the year, the only city in the nation recognized that year.

The Speaker Series is sponsored and presented by the Business Advisory Council of the MVs School of Business & Economics. RVSP at

For additional information contact Merissa Stith, Events coordinator, at ext. 8548 or

United Way Day of Caring – Sept. 29

The Center for Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs will participate in United Way’s Day of Caring. The event places students, faculty, and staff in the community engaging in real world learning. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a short term service project for a local community agency and learn about important issues impacting the community at large. CI students will leave campus by Roadrunner Shuttle at 12:30 p.m., serve at a community site from 1 to 4 p.m., return to campus for pizza and reflection/sharing from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

CI students have the option of choosing one of two service projects.

For additional information contact Pilar Pacheco, Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement, at ext. 8851

Learning Resource and Advising Center Academic Workshops- Oct. 2, 3, 8

The Learning Resource and Advising Center are offering a series of weekly academic workshops for students throughout the fall semester.  See below for the next two workshops in October. View the full schedule of workshops. (PDF, 227KB)

Adapting to Teaching Styles. Wonder why they do it that way? Adapt your learning style to succeed in any environment.
Presented By: Cassy Mitchell, Graduate Intern for Advising
Location: Bell Tower 1568
Session I: Tuesday, October 2, from 4 pm—5 pm

Choosing a Major. Discuss what you can do with different majors after graduation with experienced Academic Advisors—and then go to the Major Fair on October 9!
Presented By: Sue Saunders & Blake Buller, Academic Advisors
Location: Bell Tower 1568
Session I: Wednesday, October 3, from 11 am – 12pm
Session II: Monday, October 8, from 4 pm—5 pm

Commuter Coffee - Oct. 4

New Student, Orientation and Transition Programs along with the Police Department and Student Government are sponsoring a series of Coffee for Commuters events this semester. The first event was held earlier this month in the A4 parking lot. The purpose of these events is to encourage and engage transfer students in our campus life.  Coffee for Commuters has three additional dates planned from 8 to 10 a.m. in the A4 parking lot:

  • Thursday, Oct. 4
  • Wednesday, Nov. 7
  • Thursday, Dec. 6

Last year a needs assessment survey to 144 commuter students showed a variety of unmet needs that are currently being addressed. Some of the needs already identified include:

  • Establishing a Commuter Club on campus
  • Lockers to store books and personal items on campus
  • Activities for commuter students to engage with one another
  • Online ride share system to identify potential carpooling partners.

Commuter Coffee

For additional information contact Jay Derrico, Coordinator for Veterans Affairs and Transition Programs, at ext. 2745

Fifth Annual Major Fair - Oct. 9

The Fifth Annual Major Fair will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Broome Library Plaza. The event assists students with exploring their major/minor options and also to help answer questions regarding the various academic opportunities available at CI. Faculty representatives will be available at tables to speak with students regarding academic program choices. Academic Advisors and Career Center staff will also be on hand to answer questions. View the full flyer. (PDF, 7.47MB)

Students may also have their picture taken with President Rush between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Light refreshments will be available.

For additional information contact Academic Advising at ext. 8571 or

Come see “The Fab Faux”- Oct. 20

“The Fab Faux” has been called the “World’s Greatest Beatles Tribute Band” and is known for their note perfect renditions of Beatles favorites, specializing in playing songs that even the Beatles never performed live.

The All-Star band features Will Lee, longtime bassist for the David Letterman Show and Jimmy Vivino, musical director and guitarist for the Conan O’Brien Show. The musical virtuosity of “The Fab Faux” is legendary and completely up-ends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Far beyond being extended sets of cover versions, their astounding shows are an inspired rediscovery of the Beatles' musical magic, as “The Fab Faux” tackles the group's most demanding material live onstage in a way that has to be experienced to be believed.

All CI students, faculty, staff, friends and family have been offered a special $35 cash discounted ticket. The concert will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. Last year, 86 CI students, faculty, staff, friends and family attended “The Fab Faux” once-a-year Southern California appearance.

For additional information contact Paul Murphy, Lecturer, Music, at ext. 8969 or

© Wavelength September 20, 2012

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