2015 Spring Speaker Series - March 13 and April 17

The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics will host two more speakers as part of their Spring Speaker Series. All events will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100.

Tomorrow, March 13, President and CEO of FaceFirst, Joe Rosenkrantz will speak about his facial recognition software platform. FaceFirst is being used worldwide for surveillance and law enforcement. Rosenkrantz is avid tinkerer and hobbyist, and believes in having a balance in life between work and fun.

On Friday, April 17, Co-founder and Chairman of Blue Ocean Enterprises, Curt Richardson, will speak about his investment career, including the launch of Otterbox. Richardson discovers, creates and invests in business opportunities and makes strategic investments in commercial real estate. Richardson created the first prototype of a waterproof case in his garage in the early '90s and in 1998, Otterbox, a Fort Collins-based company that is an innovator of protective solutions for leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors, was born. He served as the CEO at Otterbox for 14 years, and the rapid growth and success of Otterbox led to the creation of Blue Ocean Enterprises.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. Events are free and open to the public; lunch is included.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Iden, Business & Economics Coordinator, at ext. 3979 or jennifer.iden@csuci.edu.

St. Patrick’s Day – March 14

St. Patrick's DayThe campus community is invited to participate in Ventura’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14 featuring President Rush as a parade judge.

This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Troops” and students, clubs and organizations, as well as faculty and staff are all welcomed to join the University’s parade entry. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and travel along Ventura’s Main Street.

All CI parade participants are encouraged to wear their CI red attire. Students, faculty and staff interested should contact.

For additional information, contact Celina Zacarias, Director of Community & Government Relations, at ext. 8920 or celina.zacarias@csuci.edu.

Neuroscience Sheds New Light on the Brain – March 26

Special guest Nathalie Gosset will present the most recent discoveries in neuroscience on Thursday, March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Broome Library, Room 1360. Gosset will highlight what is new and how the new understanding may solve modern American issues such as regaining the lead in STEM education, and the rehabilitation of soldiers with PTSD. Other information about the neuro differences between the female and male brain, aging of the brain, and insights about the brain longevity will be discussed.

To attend, RSVP to edward.padilla@csuci.edu or ext.3517 by Monday, March 23.
Refreshments will be served.

Gosset is the Senior Director of Technology Innovation Evaluation at the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California.

For additional information, contact Edward Padilla, Administrative Support Coordinator, at ext. 3517 or Edward.padilla@csuci.edu.

Relay for Life - March 27 & 28

Sign up now to be part of our fourth-annual CI Relay for Life
Relay for Life
Whether it is through a friend, colleague, family member, or our own personal experience, we all have been touched by cancer in some way. All CI students, faculty and staff are encouraged to be part of the 2015 CI Relay for Life beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27 until sunrise on Saturday, March 28 in the South Quad.

To register a new team, become a team member, register as a survivor, donate money or to volunteer to plan or work at the event contact: CI Relay for Life 2015 Event Chair Cicily Gardea at cicily.gardea247@myci.csuci.edu.

To sign up online, click here.

For additional information, contact Jennifer DaCunha, at 805-665-3616, jennifer.dacunha@cancer.org or visit www.relayforlife.org/csuchannelislandsca.

Mending Patriotism Workshop – April 1

In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, the Center for Community Engagement will work with local artist/activist Juna Rosales-Muller and the Mending Patriotism Project. This project is a series of quilts made from clothing cast off by migrants attempting to cross Mexico's Sonoran desert towards the US border. The project aims to provide a space for learning and exchange around the issues of border-crossing, human migration, and national identity. Rosales-Muller will lead participatory workshops in the tradition of an old-fashioned sewing bee. In these workshops, participants gather to contribute to an original quilt using clothes left behind by migrants crossing the US border.

Working either on individual squares of clothing or a large-scale quilt pieced together from this material, students will intimately engage with pieces of migrants' cast-off clothing and transform this charged material. At the same time, students will practice traditional craft techniques such as embroidery and darning that may be applicable skills to our lives outside the art space. This event is made possible by funding from Instructionally Related Activities.

Please RSVP here.

For additional information, contact Pilar Pacheco, Managing Director, Center for Community Engagement, at ext. 8851 or pilar.pacheco@csuci.edu.

Staff Service Awards & Faculty Commemoration – April 2

Join us on Thursday, April 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon to honor colleagues that have met significant and specific milestones in their commitment to CI. You are invited to dress for the occasion at this "Glitz & Glamour" event.

Award Honorees:

Staff - 15 years

  • Herb Aquino
  • Nancy Gill
  • Elizabeth Rubalcava
  • Dawn Smith
  • Dale Velador

Staff - 10 years

  • Nathan Avery
  • Crystal Bernal
  • Betty Berriochoa
  • Art Carpenter
  • Sonia Chavez
  • Tia Clarke
  • Jessyka Dalton
  • Jesse Dellinger
  • Joseph Dobzynski, Jr.
  • Caroline Doll
  • Marc Dubransky
  • Neal Fisch
  • Sherie Frame
  • Judy Frazier
  • Kimberly Gardner
  • Omar Hernandez
  • Janet Korsmo
  • Carmen Krebs
  • Lori MacDonald
  • Pilar Pacheco
  • Jerilee Petralba
  • Amanda Quintero
  • Janet Rizzoli
  • Jo Ann Stuermer
  • Diana Smith
  • Donna Vea
  • Dianne Wei

Staff - 5 Years

  • Pamela Abbott
  • Connie Baker
  • Michael Berman
  • Andre Borghetti
  • Leo Cervantes
  • Meagan Chiaramonte
  • Scott Duffer
  • Geri-Lyn Himebaugh
  • Brianne Keighley
  • Vanessa Mendoza
  • Alison Potter
  • Cassie Silic
  • Merissa Stith
  • Janel Suliga
  • John Whipp

Faculty - 10 years

  • Julia Balen
  • Julie Barmazel
  • Leo Benegas
  • Anna Bieszczad
  • Christophe Bourely
  • Sean Carswell
  • Angela Chapman
  • Jerome Clifford
  • Diana Ray-Goodman
  • Debra Hoffman
  • Shoichi Kamei
  • Sandra Kornuc
  • Annette Kubitza
  • Horst Liebl
  • KuanFen Liu
  • Nancy Loman
  • Tera Marquez
  • Amiko Matsuo
  • Michelle Moon
  • Paul Murphy
  • Julia Newman
  • Rafael Perez
  • Kathleen Quaife
  • Nathaniel Reid
  • Mari Rockenstein
  • Neil Rocklin
  • Tim Rummel
  • James Sayre
  • Robert Seabaugh
  • Claudia Volpe
  • Peter Yi

Please RSVP if you plan to attend. Honorees were sent an email with a specific link for their RSVP and do not need to RSVP a second time.

For additional information, contact Janet Korsmo, Human Resources Assistant, at ext. 3181 or janet.korsmo@csuci.edu.

Cesar Chavez Day of Service – April 3

In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, the Center for Community Engagement has adopted the non-profit organization, Prototypes, and made a commitment to focus all services days throughout the year on this one organization. Prototypes Women's Center is a 6- to 12-month residential treatment program for women and their children. CI students will be taken by Roadrunner Shuttle to Prototypes to volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. We will work alongside the residents – helping makeover their grounds (i.e., weeding, raking, sweeping, and cutting back shrubbery) and other projects. Funding for this event was provided by Instructionally Related Activities.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.

For additional information, contact Pilar Pacheco, Managing Director, Center for Community Engagement, at ext. 8851 or pilar.pacheco@csuci.edu.

Sorami: Sky viewing picnic – April 7

CI’s Japan animation and Intercultural Services will celebrate Asian culture by incorporating a Japanese pastime, Hanami- flower viewing into a Sorami-sky viewing picnic party. The event is open to the campus community on Tuesday, April 7, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Quad. There will be cultural food, crafts and activities for the entire CI family. We will have main stage featuring dance, music and Cosplay.

View the flyer for full event details. (PDF)

For additional information, contact Motoko Kitazumi, at ext. 3243 or Motoko.kitazumi@csuci.edu.

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