Freshmen STAR Weeks are here!

Freshmen: Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to meet with Academic Advisors to plan for your success. We encourage you to sign up for your STAR appointment today!  During your STAR workshop meeting, advisors will review requirements for your major as well as general education and very specific graduation requirements.  We will also review your CI Academic Requirements report (CARR) which electronically monitors your academic progress and assist you with the planning of your spring 2013 schedule of classes that best fits your educational and personal goals.

The following workshop times are available:Oct. 1-5:  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Oct. 15-19 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

For more information contact the Advising Center at ext. 8571

Student Success Week- Oct. 8-12

CI Student Success Week

CI is hosting its first annual Student Success Week Oct. 8 – 12.  The purpose is to explore how CI students define success and how the CI community can better support students in their efforts.  Highlighted activities include: the annual Major Fair on Tuesday Oct. 9 from 11 a.m.—2:30 p.m. at the Broome Library Plaza with faculty representatives and academic advisors, Career Center representatives and other staff; and Pictures with the President on Tuesday Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Broome Library Plaza in which students will be identified with their graduating class (a first-year student may be identified as "Class of 2016", and a new transfer student may be identified as a "Class of 2014") and receive a personalized photo with President Rush.  Students may have the opportunity to have coffee with a member of the faculty or the staff, too. 

Research suggests that the following behaviors have a positive impact on academic success: declaring a major as soon as possible; taking part in study sessions, discussion groups, tutoring, and university life; and seeking advice and establishing a relationship with a faculty member, academic advisor or staff member.

For more information, contact Terry Ballman, co-lead on the Student Success Partnership, at ext. 8996; or Damien Peña, co-lead on the Student Success Partnership, at ext. 3218 or

Be a blood hero! Save a life!- Oct. 8 & 9

CI Rotaract will be sponsoring a blood drive on Oct. 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the South Quad.  Please stop by the bloodmobile and drop off a pint!

Appointments can be made online at

For more information, contact CI Rotaract Co-Advisors Kaela Casey at ext. 3330 or or Janet Pinkley at ext. 3217 or

Academic Workshops- Oct. 8, 17 , 23 & 30

The Learning Resource and Advising Center are offering a series of weekly academic workshops for students throughout the fall semester.  See below for the October workshop offerings. View the full schedule of workshops. (PDF, 227KB)

Choosing a Major.Discuss what you can do with different majors after graduation with experienced Academic Advisors—and then go to the Major Fair on Oct. 9Presented By: Sue Saunders & Blake Buller, Academic AdvisorsLocation: Bell Tower 1568Session II: Monday, Oct. 8, 4 pm—5 pm

Combat Test Anxiety. Exams have you in a sweat? Discuss tactics and strategies to combat test anxiety and “guess smart.”Presented By: Jennifer Clinkenbeard, Learning Resource Center CoordinatorLocation: Bell Tower 1568Session I: Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 4 pm—5pm

Effective Study Skills. Learn how to study efficiently and effectively, getting the most out of the time you put in.Presented By: Blake Buller, Academic AdvisorSession II: Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 4 pm—5 pm

Stress Management. Offered during midterms and finals preparation, come to learn about how to keep calm and productive during stressful times.Presented By: Monica Rivas, Academic AdvisorSession I: Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 5 pm— 6pm

For more information contact Jennifer Clinkenbeard, Learning Resource Center Coordinator, at ext. 8921 or

International Connection- Oct. 10& 24 and Nov. 11& 21

International Connection sponsored by Multicultural Programs in conjunction with the Center for International Affairs’ Study Abroad Program fosters community and creates a connection among CI’s international and domestic students.  Bi-weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays (Oct. 10 &  24, Nov. 11 & 21) in the MWGSC (Bell Tower 1512) at 12 p.m.

International Connection

An International Celebration will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to celebrate the culture of our International Students. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Chapman, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs, at ext. 3243 or

Campus Reading Celebration with Author Junot Díaz – Oct. 11

CI will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author Junot Díaz as the featured guest at its eighth annual Campus Reading Celebration, Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon on the CI campus.  Díaz will sign copies of his books after his presentation.

The Campus Reading Celebration is an annual event that unites the CI campus community, the public and noted authors in a dialogue about culturally and socially significant books and their underlying themes.  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, chosen by CI students as this year's Campus Reading Celebration book, recounts the life of Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is an overwhelming critical success, winning the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2008, John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize, the Dayton Peace Prize in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as appearing in more than 35 best-of-the-year book lists.  New York magazine named it the Best Novel of the Year and Time magazine named it No. 1 of the Top 10 Fiction Books of 2007.  Miramax acquired the rights for a film adaptation in 2007.

Reservations are required for this event and can be made online at:   Admission for CI students, faculty, and staff is free.  The cost for community members is $10 and $5 for non-CI students.

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

Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War- Oct. 11-Nov. 29

Lincoln: The Constitution and The Civil War, is coming to the Broome Library from Oct. 11 – Nov. 29.  This traveling exhibition explores Lincoln’s struggle to resolve the basic questions that divided Americans at the most perilous moment in our nation’s history. This exhibition develops a more complete understanding of Abraham Lincoln as a president and the Civil War as the nation’s gravest Constitutional crisis.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Broome Library Exhibition Hall and will feature UCLA Professor Dr. Joan Waugh, author of U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth.  Please RSVP for the opening reception at:

Also on display during the exhibition period are selected George Stuart Historical Figures on loan from the Museum of Ventura County.

This exhibit was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office and sponsored by National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, contact Janet Pinkley, Assistant Librarian, at ext. 3217 or; or Laura Worden at ext. 2632 or

Politics to the Extreme- Oct. 15 & 16

CI will host “Politics to the Extreme: American Political Institutions in the 21st Century,” Monday, Oct. 15, and Tuesday, Oct. 16, in the Grand Salon at the CI campus. 

The free public conference will bring nationally noted authors, experts, politicians and pundits to the CI campus for two days of presentations, moderated sessions, discussion and debate about polarization in American politics.

On Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m., Mann and Ornstein will share their views on the breakdown in the American political system, offer solutions, engage in Q&A with the audience, and sign copies of their new book.

For a detailed list of speakers, topics and schedules, please visit  Registration is recommended at

The conference is being sponsored by the Dirksen Congressional Center and Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, as well as media sponsors Ventura County Star and The event will be broadcast live at and will be archived on their website for future viewing. 

For more information contact, Scott Frisch, Professor and Chair of the Political Science Program, at ext. 2770 or; or Sean Kelly, Professor of Political Science, at ext. 3309 or

cinEngage- Oct. 17

As part of the documentary film series, “cinEngage,” the Centers for Community and Multicultural Engagement will be showing the documentary, Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness, Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 12 noon Malibu Hall 100. This film runs 104 minutes.

This 2000 documentary chronicles Japan's consul to Lithuania, Sugihara, who risked career, disgrace, his life, and the lives of his family defying Tokyo by writing transit visas for refugees desperate to escape persecution. In August 1940, Sugihara spent upwards of sixteen hours a day issuing visas, until Soviet-occupied Lithuania forced the final shutdown of the country's last remaining consulates. In the end, more than 2,000 Sugihara-stamped passports allowed hundreds of families to flee Europe through Russia to safe havens abroad. Today it is estimated that more than 40,000 people owe their very existence to Sugihara's heroic acts of humanitarianism.

There will be a Q&A with the film’s director Diane Estelle Vicari.  This event is sponsored by Instructionally Related Activities.

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

Economic Research Luncheon- Oct. 26

CI’s Institute for Global Economic Research (IGER) will hold its semi-annual Economic Research Luncheon focusing on the global economy, including the U.S., Europe, and China. The event will feature a presentation by Dr. Sung Won Sohn, IGER’s Director. Dr. Sohn will discuss the concept of reverse innovation and how multinational companies are benefitting from innovations occurring overseas.  He will also discuss the economic implications of the upcoming presidential election. 

This event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Friday, Oct. 26, in the Petit Salonlocated in the North Quad.  It will begin at 12 noon and includes lunch. To register for the event, please visit http://iger.csuci.eduview the full flyer. (PDF, 238KB)

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

Day of the Dead – Oct. 29

Day of the Dead AltarJoin us for the annual Day of the Dead event,  a collaboration between the Art History 333 Class, Multicultural Programs, Art Program, Chicana/o Studies, and the Broome Library on Monday, Oct. 29.  Various activities will be held including adding items to the Day of the Dead altar to pay respect to loved ones. The altar will be in the Broome Library by the Children’s section.  Please do not bring perishable items and provide photocopies not original photos.

Sand murals are a form of art that depict traditional Latino or religious symbols. You can help paint the Day of the Dead sand mural designed by distinguished Chicano artist Leo Limon. To sign up for a slot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, please fill out the Wufoo form at

Join us for the opening dedication celebration of "The Lights of Life" at 6 p.m. at the Broome Library Plaza.

Leo Limon Chicano Artist Leo Limon

For more information contact Jennifer Chapman, Coordinator of Multicultural Programs at ext. 3243 or

5k Turkey Trot- Nov. 4

On Sunday, Nov. 4, CI Rotaract will host its first 5k Turkey Trot fundraiser.  The race will begin at 8 am with the course going through campus and University Glen.  Registration for adults is  $30 and $25 for students or participants under 18 years of age.  Participants that register by Friday, Oct. 5 will receive a commemorative technical shirt.  The top placing male and female from each age category will receive a frozen turkey.  Post-race pancakes and syrup provided by Camarillo’s Marie Callendar’ss.  Funds raised from this event will support CI Rotaract’s service projects including the Camarillo Boys & Girls Club Carnival, Assisted Living Flower Delivery, and CI Rotaract’s End Polio Now Campaign, as well as professional and leadership development and academic scholarships for CI students.

Register now at here for full details. (PDF, 1.30MB)

For more information contact CI Rotaract co-advisors Kaela Casey at ext. 3330 or or Janet Pinkley at ext. 3217 or

Self-Defense Class for Men- Nov. 9, 10& 11

Participants will have the opportunity to  raise their awareness of aggressive behavior, recognize how aggressive behavior impacts their lives, learn steps to avoid aggressive behavior, consider how they can be part of reducing aggression and violence, and practice hands-on self-defense skills to resist and escape aggressive behavior directed toward them. This program is designed to empower participants to make safer choices when confronted with aggressive behavior.

The CI Police Department will be offering R.A.D. class for men Nov. 9, 10 and 11 for CI students, staff, and facultyfrom 4 to 8 p.m. in Malibu Hall. This is a 12 hour class (4 hours each day) with a $20 registration fee due at sign-up. The fee will be fully refunded upon completion of all 12 hours in the program. Class size is limited, so register NOW at Police & Parking Services located in Placer Hall. The deadline to register for this class is Friday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.

For more information contact Corporal Dan Russ, Community Involvement Coordinator, at ext. 8444 or

Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research- Nov. 17

CI is proud to host on Nov. 17 the upcoming Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR).  The conference provides a forum for the presentation of the best research, scholarship, and creative activities of undergraduate students in the region, and encourages communication of innovative achievements across disciplines.  SCCUR is broadly multi-disciplinary, including the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and applied sciences.  Students present their scholarly work either in 15-minute seminar presentations chaired by faculty moderators, in poster sessions, or in exhibition or performance. Visit  for information and to register to attend!

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

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