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.

Please RSVP here for Peace Corps and Pizza if you plan to attend.

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

Project ACCESO & Graduate Studies Center Open House – Sept. 30

On Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 4-6 p.m., Project ACCESO and the Graduate Studies Center will host an open house for the CI community highlighting available services, projects, and upcoming events. RSVP to Jennifer Lugo or Aracely Flores Refreshments will be served.

Click here for full details on the GSC Open House. (PDF, 421KB)

For more information contact Jennifer Lugo, GSC Administrative Support Coordinator, at ext. 3579 or

Salsa and Wheelchair Salsa Dancing – Oct. 1

Infinite Flow

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, performing and teaching salsa dance as well as 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.

Hamamoto created her dance company 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. To purchase tickets, visit 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

Major Fair – Oct. 6

Major Fair

The annual Major Fair will take place Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Broome Library Plaza. This event is designed to assist students with exploring their major/minor options and other services offered by Academic Affairs such as Academic Advising, the Learning Resource Center and the University Writing Center.

In addition, students can learn more about studying abroad, service learning opportunities, academic clubs active on campus and services offered through the Graduate Studies Center and Career Development Services. Light refreshments will served.

For more information Beth Williams, Academic Support Analyst, at ext. 8571 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 here for 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. To learn more about JET, visit

For full event details on the JET Program, click here. (PDF, 166KB)

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

Sidewalk CPR – Oct. 13

Sidewalk CPR training is being offered at the Broome Library Plaza on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Take 5-10 minutes and learn how to save a life by learning hands-only CPR from a trained professional. This free event is sponsored by AMR/Gold Coast and the CI Police Department.

For more information, contact Rachel Huff, Community Involvement Coordinator, at ext. 8880 or

Meet the Men of McFarland USA – Oct. 15

Men of McFarlandOn Thursday, Oct. 15, Intercultural Services is hosting the Meet the Men in McFarland USA luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Grand Salon.

The Disney film, McFarland USA is based on the real life events about McFarland High School's inaugural cross country team. The seven men whose lives were featured in the film - Thomas Valles, Johnny Sameniego, David Diaz, Danny Diaz, Damacio Diaz and their Coach Mr. White - will be in attendance to discuss their experiences (overcoming financial, cultural and personal obstacles), how their story was portrayed in the film and how diversity is represented in the media.

The program is scheduled for:

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch

12 - 1 p.m. Discussion

1 - 1:30 p.m. Q&A

1:30 - 2 p.m. Closing

Lunch will be served to those who RSVP by Friday, Oct. 9 at this link:

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

IGER Luncheon – Oct. 16

The Institute for Global Economic Research (IGER) presents “The Global Economy, Cyber Security and Investment Implications” on Friday, Oct. 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Malibu Hall 100. This free luncheon will include a presentation by Sung Won Sohn, Professor, MVS School of Business & Economics and a Cyber Security discussion moderated by Stan Stahl.

Please register here for the IGER Luncheon if you plan to attend. Full event details for the IGER Luncheon are available here. (PDF, 217KB)

For more information contact Paulina Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant, at ext. 3637 or

Free FAFSA Workshop for those who assist parents and students – Oct. 17

Do you assist parents and students with completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid Applications (FAFSA)? Then join us for a free workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Aliso Hall, Room 150. This workshop is administered by the California Student Aid Commission and will cover how to complete an accurate application, the DREAM ACT, How to Leverage Resources, What You Need to Know, and Why Follow-Up is Critical After Completing the FAFSA. This workshop is sponsored by the Ventura County P-20 Council.

Click here for full event details on the Free FAFSA Workshop. (PDF, 403KB)

For more information contact Meagan Chiaramonte, Project Specialist, Office of the President, at ext. 3570 or

k(NO)w Justice, k(NO)w Peace: Getting Involved with Tunnel of Oppression – Oct. 28 -29

Tunnel of Oppression is a two-day interactive experience hosted by Housing & Residential Education on Oct. 28 - 29 in Petit Salon.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a campus diversity initiative originally developed at Western Illinois University in 1994, inspired by The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. The creators of the Tunnel of Oppression sought to provide participants with an emotionally charged experience that would allow them to briefly experience what oppressed groups have endured/continue to endure in their lives. Through the use of photographs, facts, displays, vignettes, videos, and recordings concepts and forms of oppression are communicated to and interpreted by participants.

After “going through” the Tunnel participants (usually a small group – no more than 15 people) are able to debrief their experience with the facilitators who lead them through the Tunnel. Traditionally to close the debrief participants are asked to consider what actions they will take in their own lives to aid in deconstructing oppression.

For more information, visit

For more information contact Michael McCormack, Coordinator of Community Programs, Housing & Residential Education, at ext .3513 or

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