B & TP Leadership Dinner – Apr. 19

The Business & Technology Partnership is hosting the eighth-annual Leadership Dinner on Thursday, April 19 at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort. This special event is an annual fundraiser that benefits student scholarships and recognizes outstanding business and technology community members, faculty and exceptional CI students.

The evening will honor the following:

Ronald C. Werft - President  & CEO, Cottage Health Systems
B&TP Business & Community Leader of the Year

Casey Houweling - Proprietor, Houweling Tomatoes
B&TP Technologist of the Year
Blake Gillespie - CI Associate Professor, Chemistry
B&TP Faculty Leader of the Year
Five student scholarships will be awarded - names of recipients to be announced soon.
Faculty and staff receive a discounted ticket of $75 per person (regular cost is $150). 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. Please fill out the form at  http://www.csuci.edu/giving/2012leadershipdinner.pdf and submit in person as instructed.

For more information contact Alissa Larreta, Advancement Events Specialist at ext. 8916 or alissa.larreta@csuci.edu.


Free Beatles Tribute Concert- Apr. 19

“Paperback Writer - The Beatles Experience” takes its audience on a trip through the musical years of the world's most popular rock group of all time! Hear the hits from the Ed Sullivan Show through the colorful Sgt. Pepper's years and on to the roof tops of “Let It Be” performed with spot on vocal, look and sound alike ability. This national show is featured at Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure park as well as dazzling audiences across the states and around the world performing for fairs, major casinos and the cruise industry.

Paperback Writer has performed in South America, The Caribbean, and Japan, and is guaranteed to bring audiences the most precise experience of The Beatles as humanly possible. For more information, visit: http://www.paperbackwritersite.com/. To register for this event, visit https://csuci.wufoo.com/forms/beatles-tribute-concert/.

For more information, contact Merissa Stith at ext. 8548 or merissa.stith@csuci.edu.


Poe Symposium “Agriculture in the Golden State” – Apr. 20

The Biology Program will present the 8th Annual Poe Symposium on “Agriculture in the Golden State: Challenges in Feeding California in the 21st Century.” The symposium will address how growers in California are continually being challenged by the introduction of new insect pests, drug resistant pathogens, and environmental concerns at the urban-agricultural interface. The symposium will take place Friday, Apr. 20 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., in Aliso Hall and is free and open to the public.

There are several scheduled speakers addressing a variety of subjects, including Dr. Ben Faber, Dr. Oleg Daugovish, and Dr. Michael Cahn from the University of California Cooperative Extension; Mr. Brett Chandler, President and General Manager of Associates Insectary and Dr. Gordon Wardell, Senior Bee Biologist for Paramount Farming Company.

Pre-registration is recommended. To register, visit http://biology.csuci.edu/poe/poe8agriculture.

For more information about the event contact Ruben Alarcón, Assistant Professor of Biology, at ext. 2634 or ruben.alarcon@csuci.edu.


“Occupy Camarillo: Mediating War for Peace”- Apr. 21

CSU Channel Islands will host the 2nd Annual Mediation Conference on Saturday, April 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the John Spoor Broome Library on the CI campus.

The conference, presented by CI’s Communication Program and the Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement (VCDS), brings together expert mediators and community members for a day of sharing knowledge and skills on how to better solve conflict, engage divergent voices, and promote healing in our community.

The program features keynote speaker Laurel Greenspan Kaufer, a noted mediator/arbitrator and founder of Kaufer Mediation.  Kaufer recently was named Attorney of the Year by California Lawyer for her pro-bono efforts to co-develop Prison of Peace, a highly successful conflict resolution training program for inmates at the maximum security Valley State Prison for Women.
Eight break-out sessions, led by some of Southern California’s leading conflict resolution experts, will be offered throughout the day.  For listings of the break-out session times and topics, visit http://www.vcds.bz/newsandevents/conference.html.

Advance registration for community members is $85 and includes lunch, materials and the opportunity to engage in critical discussions.  Community members may pre-register online at www.vcds.bz.  Registration on the day of the event is $100.

CI students, faculty and staff may register at no cost by Friday, April 13 at https://csuci.wufoo.com/forms/mediation-conference/.

For more information, contact Tracylee Clarke, Assistant Professor of Communication, at ext. 3305 or tracylee.clarke@csuci.edu.


Film Screening: “God Sleeps in Rwanda” - Apr. 23

The Centers for Multicultural and Community Engagement, in collaboration with Audrey Stein, will be screening the Academy Award-nominated film, God Sleeps in Rwanda, on Monday, Apr. 23 from 12 -1:30 p.m., at the Broome Library, Room 1360.

Uncovering amazing stories of hope in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, this film captures the spirit of five courageous women as they rebuild their lives, redefine women's roles in Rwandan society and bring hope to a wounded nation.  Come see this inspiring and powerful film that is a tribute to the strength and determination of the human spirit. There will be a question and answer session with the film's director immediately following the screening.

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


Economic Research Luncheon to focus on global economy, Pacific Rim countries and export opportunities- Apr. 25

CI's Institute for Global Economic Research (IGER) will hold its semi-annual Economic Research Luncheon focusing on the global economy, including the Pacific Rim countries and export opportunities. The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Sung Won Sohn, IGER’s Director. Sohn will discuss how local businesses need to look beyond the traditional marketplace and export.

 This event, which is open to the public, will take place on Wednesday, April 25, at the Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Resort in Oxnard.  It will begin at 11:30 a.m. and includes lunch. Reservations are $50 per person.

To register for the event visit: www.OxnardChamber.com or call the Oxnard Chamber office at 805-983-6118.

For more information, contact the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at ext.  8545 or visit http://business.csuci.edu.


Strike a Pose for CI’s 10th Anniversary – Apr. 26

The entire CI campus community is invited to pose in a “10” formation photograph on Thursday, April 26 in front of the Bell Tower on Los Angeles Avenue. Commemorative anniversary tee shirts, to be worn in the photo, will be distributed beginning at 1:00 while supplies last; formation will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The photograph will be used in marketing collateral created to celebrate the University’s anniversary in August and throughout the next academic year.

For more information, contact Joanna Murphy, Associate Director, Communication & Marketing, at ext. 8915 or joanna.murphy@csuci.edu.


Celebration of Service – Apr. 27

Provost Dawn Neuman and the Center for Community Engagement invite you to a Celebration of Service on Friday, Apr. 27 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. in the Broome Library, Room 1320.

The event is two-fold: to honor the work of our faculty, students and community partners and to provide space for local community organizations, University faculty, staff, and students, to interact and develop innovative educational partnerships. While enjoying a complimentary hot breakfast, participants will hear about current collaborative projects, the commitment of the University to strengthen such efforts, and engage in networking to facilitate beneficial campus-community alliances. This event is by reservation only.

For more information, contact Pilar Pacheco, Associate Director, Center for Community Engagement at ext. 8851 or pilar.pacheco@csuci.edu if you will be attending. Limited space is available.


© Wavelength April 12, 2012