Blackboard Roving Sessions- Mar. 4, Apr. 18

The Teaching and Learning with Technology Initiative in conjunction with Academic Technology Services will be holding 'Roving Blackboard Sessions' throughout the semester to support faculty in their use of technology in the classroom. Bring your questions and ideas about CI Learn or stop by and hear how your colleagues are using technology to support student learning. The sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Monday, Mar. 4: Bell Tower West 1188, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Apr. 18: Madera Hall 2381, 9 -11 a.m.

For more information, contact Jill Leafstedt, Associate Professor of Education, at ext. 2792 or

The Body Dialogues- Mar. 4 & 5

Join Multicultural Programs and Housing & Residential Education in support of Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness Week on Monday, Mar. 4 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Mar. 5 at 4 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100 as CI students direct and perform the play The Good Body by Eve Ensler. During the performances, Dr. Jon Derek Croteau will read excerpts from his up-coming book The Thinning Years, A Young Man's Attempt to Starve the Gay Within about his struggle with eating disorder during his coming-out process. Dr. Croteau will host a Thinning Years Workshop on Tuesday, March 5 at 10 a.m. in the Student Union Coville Conference Room.

Click here for the full flyer. (PDF, 1.57MB)

RSVP for the workshop here.

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

Student Success Workshops- Mar. 5, 13, 27

All students are welcome to attend the upcoming Student Success Workshops, hosted by the Advising Center. RSVP is not required. Please see below for information on the upcoming workshops.

Test Taking Strategies: Exams have you in a sweat? Discuss tactics and strategies to combat test anxiety and “guess smart.”
Date: Tuesday, Mar. 5
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1568

How to Choose a Major: No major? No problem! Find out which major could be right for you.
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 13
Time: 4 – 5 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1568

Discover your Learning Style: Gain an understanding of how you learn and how you can adapt that to your professors’ teaching style.
Date: Wednesday, Mar. 27
Time: 5- 6 p.m.
Location: Bell Tower 1568

For more information, contact Beth Williams, Advising Center Support Coordinator, at ext. 8971 or

Performing Arts Program presents “Thresholds”- Mar. 7-14


A fitting project for CI’s ten year anniversary, Thresholds brings diverse parts of our community together to chronicle shared histories, celebrate common experiences, and discover new perspectives. Thresholds was developed by students from Performing Arts 391 Production, Art 499 Capstone, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), in collaboration with Project Lulu artists Lisa McKhann and Karen Keenan and acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller. It is directed by Catherine Scott Burriss, and produced by Heather Castillo, with musical direction by Craig Bickel.

Five performances will be held at Malibu Hall on the CI campus. Evening performances will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 7, Friday, Mar. 8, Wednesday, Mar. 13 and Thursday, Mar. 14. One matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 9.
Tickets are free for CI students, $5 for all other students, $10 for CI faculty and staff, and $15 for the public. To purchase tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006. Tickets may also be purchased at the door with cash. Seating is limited so advance purchase is recommended.

For more information, contact Catherine Scott Burriss, Associate Professor of Performing Arts, at ext. 3126 or

CalPERS Retirement Workshop- Mar. 7

Are you prepared? This free CalPERS educational class helps you plan and prepare for retirement. Regardless of where you are in your career, begin now to secure your future!

“Planning Your Retirement” will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Broome Library Room 1360. Attend this class if you would like to learn more about:

  • Service credit
  • Retirement formulas and benefit factors
  • Retirement pay options
  • Taxes and your retirement
  • Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA)
  • Retirement application process
  • Working after retirement
  • CalPERS health benefits & online resources
  • Retirement reform and what it means to you

Registration is required and space fills quickly. Early RSVP is recommended.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Janet Korsmo, HR Programs Support Assistant, at ext. 3181 or

Second Film in “cinEngage” Series - Mar. 7

On Thursday, Mar. 7 at 6 p.m. in Malibu 100 , the Center for Community Engagement and the Center for Multicultural Engagement will be hosting its second film, as part of the documentary series, “cinEngage.” View From a Grain of Sand is shot in refugee camps of Pakistan and the war-torn city of Kabul, as three remarkable Afghan women lead us through the maze of Afghanistan’s complex history, informing this examination of how international interventions, war and the rise of political Islam have stripped Afghan women of their freedom over the last thirty years.

Combining interviews and rare archival material, this evocative film is a harrowing, thought-provoking and movingly intimate portrait of a still divided and brutalized nation. Addressing timely issues of women, Islam, and US foreign policy, the film is a compelling and vital addition to the global dialogue of our times. After the film, a Q&A with filmmaker Meena Nanji will follow.

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

CI Relay for Life- Mar. 8-9

Excitement is building for the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of CSU Channel Islands, scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon on Friday, Mar. 8 and run through noon on Saturday, Mar. 9 in the South Quad.

This year, the American Cancer Society celebrates its 100th anniversary as CI celebrates its 10th anniversary. In honor of both of these anniversaries, the event planning Committee (comprised of student volunteers) chose “Decades of Hope” as this year’s theme.

The second annual CI Relay for Life Luminaria Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Mar. 8 at 7 p.m. Beginning at dusk, Relay for Life participants and donors remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those battling the disease by dedicating Luminaria bags which will be lighted and placed around the track for the remainder of the event.

Luminaria bags are available at the Student Union Building Information Desk, and the Student Support Services program in Bell Tower East, Room 1805 for $10 each.

The Ceremonies Committee will also be conducting a canned food drive in the two locations listed above to assist in the weighting of the Luminaria bags - in case of winds the day of the event. The proceeds of the canned food drive will be donated to the Ventura County Rescue Mission after the event.

For more information, contact Deanne Ellison, Director of Administrative Services, University Auxiliary Services, Inc., at ext. 3151 or Or visit

Safe Spring Break: Mar. 11 – 13

Safe Spring Break is an event designed to inform CI students about low-risk personal behaviors before they embark on a week of fun in the sun. Through innovative programming, students receive information on responsible alcohol use, driving safety, sexual safety and personal safety. Safe Spring Break encourages students to have a fun, stress relieving spring break that is healthy, and substance-free.

Come join the fun and have a Safe Spring Break:

  • Monday, Mar. 11: Mocktails at 2 p.m. SUB, Tree House Courtyard
  • Tuesday, Mar. 12: Rootbeer Pong at 6 p.m. SUB, Dining Room
  • Wednesday, Mar. 13: Festival from 12 – 2 p.m. South Quad (Free Pizza, Drawings, & Fun Activities)

These events are sponsored by Student Life, CI Police & Parking Services, CI Housing & Residential Education, and Associated Students Inc.

For more information contact Carola Alden, Personal Counselor at ext. 3982 or

Networking for Small Business Owners- Mar. 12

CI’s Thousand Oaks campus will host the workshop “Networking for Small Business Owners” on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Learn the importance of getting off the computer and getting out to connect with other businesses and community organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Women’s Networking and Business groups, and service organizations.

This workshop is free and open to CI students, faculty, staff, and community members throughout Ventura County. The Thousand Oaks campus is located at 501 Marin St., Suite 200.

For more information, contact Edward Padilla, Administrative Office Coordinator, at 805-777-1615 or

Everyone’s Irish at St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Mar. 16

Join students, faculty and staff as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary by participating in the City of Ventura’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade to be held on Saturday, Mar. 16 at 10 a.m. along Main Street in Ventura. A campus flatbed truck will carry students, faculty and staff along the parade route.

Additional details for check-in time and helping to decorate our campus vehicle will be shared in the next Wavelength.

For more information or if you want to sign up to participate contact Nancy Gill, Director of Communication & Marketing at ext. 8456 or

Cesar Chavez Celebration - Mar. 25-27

The Centers for Community and Multicultural Engagement, Chicana/o Studies, Communication  and History programs, John Spoor Broome Library, and Project ISLAS will be hosting weeklong events in celebration of the life and values of César E. Chávez.  These events are made possible from funding from Instructionally Related Activities and include:

  • Mar. 25, Kickoff to Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Library Courtyard
  • Mar. 26, Voice of a Generation: Spoken Word Performance Workshop: 4 – 6 p.m., Student Union Building
  • Mar. 26, Rhyme for a Reason: Social Justice Poetry Slam: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Student Union Building
  • Mar. 27, Equitable Language for a Just Community: 1 – 3 p.m., Petit Salon
  • Mar. 27: Cesar E. Chavez: A Legacy of Service: Photo Exhibit Opening & Reception: 5 – 7:30 p.m., Broome Library 1320.

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

Self-Defense Class for Women – Mar. 26, 27, Apr. 2 & 3

The CI Police Department will be offering R.A.D. class throughout the year for students, staff, and faculty of CSU Channel Islands. The next class will be held on campus Mar, 26-27, and  Apr. 2, 3 from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Last day to sign up is Mar. 8.

This is a 12 hour class (3 hours each day) with a $20 registration fee due at sign-up. This will be fully refunded upon completion of program. Class size is limited, so register NOW at Police and Parking Services in Placer Hall. A waiting list is also being established, so if you miss this upcoming class, another will be offered next fall.

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) is the largest women's self-defense training program in the country, being taught by more than 350 universities and municipal law enforcement departments nationwide. The Rape Aggression Defense System is a program of realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques. The R.A.D. system is a comprehensive course for women, which begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training.

For more information, contact Rachel Huff, Community Involvement Coordinator, at ext. 8444 or or

Women’s Recognition Luncheon- Mar. 27

The Women's Recognition Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 27 at 12 noon in the Grand Salon.  Any member of the campus community can nominate an exceptional female leader or group/organization that has fostered the growth and development of the community. Nominations will be accepted on the basis of women’s contributions to Integrative Approaches, Experiential, and Service Learning, Multicultural Perspectives, and International Perspectives in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Nominate a student, faculty, staff, administrator, alumni, community member and/or female group/organization here.

Click here to RSVP.

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

cinEngage presents “Children in No Man’s Land”- Mar. 28

A screening of Children in No Man’s Land will take place on Thursday, Mar. 28 at 6 p.m. in Broome Library 1320. This film is a documentary that uncovers the current plight of the 100,000 unaccompanied minors entering the United States every year. This film gives this timely political debate about the U.S./Mexico border a human face by exploring the story of Maria de Jesus (13) and her cousin Rene (12) as they attempt to cross the U.S./Mexico border alone to reunite with their mothers in the Midwest. Focusing on minors crossing through the Sonora Desert area in Nogales, Arizona, this film explores every detail of these children’s journey as well as the journeys of other children we meet on the way.

We uncover in an intimate and personal way where they are coming from, what their journeys have been like, and how they’ve gone about making the United States of America their new home. Q & A with the film’s director, Anayansi Prado will follow.

For more information, contact Pilar Pacheco, Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement at ext. 8551 or

Revoltoso: The Art of Xico González – Mar. 28

Revoltoso, a new exhibit by artists Xico Gonzalez, will debut on Thursday, Mar. 28 at 7 p.m. at Café on A, 438 South A Street, in Oxnard. Brash, evocative, and never shy, González's Revoltoso features silkscreen posters created in support of numerous political causes, but mainly the fight for immigrants' rights. In this Mestizo Gallery Stroll González's art "over-turns" conventional thought and popular images to make his audience react in visceral ways. In his own words, González "seeks to empower people uniting in common cause against a common oppressor disguised in different mascaras [masks]." This has made him not only an artist, but an activist/organizer that puts his artistic skills to the benefit of his community. Xico’s work contributes to the long dialogue of art, activism and the legacy of the Chicano Art Movement.

For more information, contact Pilar Pacheco, Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement at ext. 8551 or

B & TP Leadership Dinner - Apr. 18

The Business & Technology Partnership is hosting the ninth-annual Leadership Dinner on Thursday, Apr. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach. This special event is an annual fundraiser that benefits student scholarships at CSU Channel Islands and recognizes outstanding business and technology community members, faculty and exceptional CI students.

The evening will honor the following:

  • Ann Deal, Founder & CEO, Fashion Forms as B & TP Business & Community Leader of the Year
  • Steven Gill, Partner, Gills Onions as B & TP Technologist of the Year
  • Dr. Cynthia Wyles, CI Professor of Mathematics as B & TP Faculty Leader of the Year.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to five outstanding CI students- names of recipients to be announced soon!

Each faculty or staff member is eligible to purchase two tickets at this special rate and payroll deduction can be utilized to make this purchase even easier. This is a great opportunity to support the students of CI! Please kindly find attached the reply card to complete your ticket purchase.

Tickets are $150 per person.

Support CI students with a table sponsorship of $1,200 and receive eight tickets for your guests and two tickets go to host CI students.

For more information contact Carrick DeHart, Director for Major Gifts, at ext. 8919 or

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