Fountain Celebration – May 10

Everyone on campus is invited to a celebration of the Central Mall Fountain to be held on Friday, May 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. The completion of the fountain marks a significant milestone in the renovation of the heart of your campus. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information contact Noheli Viramontes at ext. 3552 or

Students to receive honors, awards at Honors Convocation Ceremony, May 11

CI will bestow honors on high-achieving graduating seniors during its 2013 Honors Convocation, Saturday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the John Spoor Broome Library Plaza. The ceremony is open to all students earning honors and graduating from Fall 2012 through Summer 2013. To receive honors at graduation, a student must have completed a minimum of 30 units at CI for a letter grade and earned a grade point average of 3.50 or above in all CI and transfer coursework. Graduates may receive honors at one of the following three levels: cum laude for GPAs of 3.50 – 3.74; magna cum laude for GPAs of 3.75 – 3.89; and summa cum laude for GPAs of 3.90 – 4.0.

CI also celebrates the outstanding achievements of graduating seniors in areas that span the campus. Graduating President’s Scholars will be recognized during the ceremony. CI also recognizes outstanding students in each major with Program Honors, and acknowledges students with achievements in the areas of community engagement and integrative, multicultural, and international perspectives with Mission Center Awards. Graduating students who are members of the Mortar Board Four Pillars Chapter, the nation’s premier honor society, will also be recognized during the event. Additional awards will include the Senior Leadership Award, granted to students who have demonstrated exemplary student leadership, scholarship and service, and the Silver Dolphin Award, granted to student leaders who have contributed significantly to the quality of life at CI.

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

2nd Annual Celebration of National Employee Fitness Day- May 16th

On Thursday, May 16, President Rush will lead CI employees on a campus walk in honor of the 2nd Annual Celebration of National Employee Fitness Day. Meet in the center of our newly beautified Campus Mall at 1:30 pm. Be sure to bring your comfortable walking shoes to work this day!

Come out to enjoy some great company, stretch your legs and see some of the beauty of our campus! Generally the walk is only 20 to 30 minutes, so please join us!

Prior to the campus walk, a health related Brown Bag Lunch & Learn is being offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Broome Library 1310. The topic of this Lunch & Learn is Introduction to Stress Symptoms, Causes and Effects on Your Health (& Solutions!). Limited seating is available, so please RSVP to Janet Korsmo if you plan to attend.

Bring your lunch and wear comfortable clothes. We will be practicing a few techniques. We won’t be getting on the floor, but you will want to be comfortable.

For more information, or to RSVP to the Lunch & Learn, contact Janet Korsmo, HR Programs Assistant, at ext. 3181 or

Commencement – May 18

More than 1,440 CI students will receive degrees in separate morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies on May 18 to be held at the South Quad. The morning ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will include the following academic programs: Anthropology, Art, Chicana/o Studies, Credentials (teaching), Early Childhood Studies, Education, English, History, Liberal Studies, Performing Arts, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

The afternoon ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and will include the following academic programs: Applied Physics, Biology, Business, Biotechnology & Bioinformatics, Biotechnology/MBA (dual degree), Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Science & Resource Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, Nursing, and Spanish.

Graduating students may pick up a maximum of two Commencement Parking Permits between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday, or 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, from Police & Parking Services located in Placer Hall. Students unable to pick up Commencement Parking Permits during regularly scheduled hours may call Parking Services at 805-437-8430 to make arrangements for after-hours pick-up.

Beginning Tuesday, May 14, the remaining Commencement Parking Permits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Degree candidates and guests who arrive on campus without a Commencement Parking Permit will not be permitted to park on campus. Degree candidates and guests may also utilize the free VISTA bus and Roadrunner shuttle transportation, both of which will be available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station.

For additional information contact or 805-437-3100, or visit

EduSoCal Conference- May 21

EduSoCal is the premier face-to-face conference in California where you Meet/Share/Learn/Play with your local peers and colleagues working in the fields of Information and Educational technology. This year the conference will be hosted at CI. You won't want to miss the intimate keynote conversation with Dr. Michael Wesch, Kansas State University, creator of world-famous videos "A Vision of Students Today" and "The Machine is Us/ing Us."

To register, visit

For more information, contact Judy Frazier, Budget Analyst, at ext. 8402 or

Through the Grapevine- June 20

On Thursday, June 20, join President Rush and his wife, Jane, along with other distinguished guests, for an evening of great wine and tasty food. Through the Grapevine is an annual event benefitting the Alumni & Friends endowed student scholarship fund. Held at Four Brix Winery in Ventura from 5:30-8:30 p.m. this event will feature internationally-inspired wine blends and food pairings. Full event details. (PDF, 1.18MB)

The cost is $50 for A&FA members and $65 for non-members. CI Alumni or military attendees receive two admissions for $50, a great two-for-one deal.

For additional information or to help sponsor the event, contact Noheli Viramontes, Advancement Events Assistant, at ext. 3552 or

Celebration of Service Rescheduled to Fall 2013

The Celebration of Service has been rescheduled to fall 2013 due to the Springs Fire. However, the Center for Community Engagement would like to congratulate the following award recipients for their outstanding community engagement efforts:

Brittany Galvan, Student Award
Kathryn Benner, Cabrillo Economic Development, Community Partner Award
Jose Alamillo, Faculty Award
Alysha Cordova, Reflective Essay Award

Award winners will be presented with their awards at the Celebration to be held during the fall semester.

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

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