Monday Morning with Mo – Sept. 14

Monday Morning with Mo

Hey students, need to talk? Intercultural Services wants to connect with you by conversing about how college is working out and most importantly, if Intercultural Services events can help. Stop by on Monday, Sept. 14 from 9 – 10 a.m. in Bell Tower, Room 1506 to meet the staff and discuss your college experience so far and explore the support services available.

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at ext .3243 or

Movies with Mo: Underwater Dreams – Sept. 16

Underwater Dreams

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Intercultural Services will kick-off the celebration of Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15) with the screening of Underwater Dreams. The film will be shown on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 – 8 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100.

The documentary is about four undocumented Mexican high school students entering a competition to learn how to put together a robot that could function underwater. Through many trials and errors, and a few unpredictable tools, these students ended up winning the competition and beating MIT during the process. This story has now created a legacy that has inspired those who doubt what is possible.

After the film, Cindy Wyels, Professor of Mathematics and CI Dreamers will speak about science and what it means to be undocumented in California.

For additional information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at ext .3243 or

Constitution Day: Marriage Equality & Beyond – Sept. 17

This past June, the Supreme Court announced that the right to marry someone of the same sex is protected by the U.S. Constitution. As a result, states can no longer prohibit same-sex marriage even if supported by the majority of their electorate. The decision was an important step in the evolution of LGBTQIA rights. However, the right to marry is only one issue in a much larger struggle for civil rights.

In observance of Constitution Day, join us on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 3 – 4:15 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100 as a panel of speakers will provide legal, political, historical and personal perspectives on the impact of this decision and what else needs to be done to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans.

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

Chris Botti Live in Concert – Sept. 19

Chris Botti

CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank present Chris Botti, Live in Concert! Join us for the annual President’s Dinner and benefit concert featuring the unique and expressive sound of Grammy® Award-winning trumpeter, Chris Botti. Don’t miss this intimate concert under the stars on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai.

Purchase your tickets today! General Admission ticket: $65 ; VIP Tickets: $250 - VIP patrons will enjoy premium seating along with cocktails and dinner overlooking the amphitheater prior to the concert.

For more information contact Mackenzie Tolson, Advancement Events Specialist, at ext. 3552 or

Passport to Personal Health and Safety Fair – Sept. 23

Health & Safety Fair

Join us at the Passport to Personal Health and Safety Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Quad and Grand Salon. This free event is being offered in collaboration by Human Resources, Wellness & Athletics, and the Emergency Management Department of the CI Public Safety Unit to provide all campus employees with information on a variety of opportunities afforded to them at CI and in the surrounding area.

Vendors and representatives from each of the areas will be available to answer questions and provide more information and demonstrations. This fair coincides with the open enrollment period for health benefits in addition to National Preparedness Month. Hope to see you there!

For more information contact Christopher Bombara, Human Resources Administrative Assistant, at ext. 3163 or

Peace Corps and Pizza – Sept. 28

Are you wondering what you might want to do after graduation? The Peace Corps is an integral part of the global community helping to eradicate disease, feed the hungry, and address other worldwide challenges through innovative grassroots solutions.

On Monday, Sept. 28, from 12 – 1:15 p.m. in Ojai Hall, Room 1986, learn how you can make a difference in global communities from Peace Corps Representative Ty Manning. Pizza will be served.

For more information contact Neil Olipani, Community Engagement Ambassador, at ext. 3619 or

Salsa and Wheelchair Salsa Dancing – Oct. 1

Salsa Dancing

Ready for some salsa dancing lessons? On Thursday, Oct. 1, from 4 – 7p.m. at the Aliso Hall Plaza, Intercultural Services presents Marisa Hamamoto and her wheelchair dance company, Infinite Flow.

Marisa Hamamoto and her dance company will not only be performing, teaching everyone how to salsa dance, and speaking about her experience as a wheel-chair and able-bodied dancers. The dance education program will be from 4 – 5 p.m. and the free dance from 5 – 7 p.m.

She herself has gone through her own physical challenges, and created her dance company, Infinite Flow with the mission of sharing the power of dance and performance to individuals with physical challenges, promoting musicality, rehabilitation, and social interaction through performances and events. To learn more about Infinite Flow, visit their website:

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at ext .3243 or

United Way Day of Caring – Oct. 3

The CI community will participate in United Way of Ventura County's annual Day of Caring to take place on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This annual event will bring together CI students, staff and faculty to serve at Prototypes Women's Center, a 6- to 12-month residential treatment program for women in recovery and their children. Join us as we work alongside the residents, helping makeover their grounds and other projects. All volunteers will receive a Serve it Up and Day of Caring T-shirt for their participation.

Participants will meet at the Sage Hall parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and ride a bus together to the service site. The bus will return to campus by 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at the service site.

For more information contact Neil Olipani, Community Engagement Ambassador, at ext. 3619 or

Dodger Day – Oct. 4

CI Dodger Day

CI is taking over Dodger Stadium! Join over 1,000 CI students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community friends at the 12th Annual Dodger Day on Sunday, Oct. 4. Cheer on Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean as he throws out the first pitch and root for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they take on the San Diego Padres.

Tickets include free transportation from CI; game time is 12:10 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Cathy Sanchez at ext. 3701 or For more information contact Steven Guetzoian, Specialist, Alumni Engagement & Annual Fund at ext. 3622 or

Careers for the Public Good – Oct. 7

The Center for Community Engagement, in collaboration with Career Development Services, provides students the opportunity to gather information from a variety of local non-profits interested in working with the CI community. Local non-profits will spend a day on the CI campus recruiting volunteers, interns, and employees.

Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Central Mall to learn more about these great opportunities. Please RSVP for the Careers for the Public Good Event.

For more information contact Neil Olipani, Community Engagement Ambassador, at ext. 3619 or

JET Program Information Session – Oct. 13

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Student Union Coville Conference Room, learn more about the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) from a JET representative who will offer insight into the application process and experience of teaching abroad for a year.

View full event details. (PDF, 166KB)

For more information, contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at ext .3243 or

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