Are you game?  WE ARE – CI!

We kicked off our participation in the 2014 Corporate Games last night at the Opening Ceremonies and Run/Walk/Jog event in Ventura. More than 25 events will be held at different venues in the county through May 10. 

There are still openings (male, female or either) available in the following Division A/AA events:
Coed Beach Volleyball (1-3 spots; at least 1 F)
Dodge ball (2M, 1F)
Indoor Volleyball (1M, 1F)
Kickball (5F)
Paintball (1-3 spots)
Sand Sculpture (5 spots)
Table Tennis (1M)
Team Tennis (1-3 F)
Tug-of-War (5M, 1F)
Photo Contest (unlimited)
Community Service Project (unlimited)

Click here for a full schedule of events or visit

Good luck to our teams competing during the following time frames!
April 6-12: basketball, beach volleyball, bocce ball, coed softball, darts, dodge ball, indoor volleyball, kickball, paintball, table tennis
April 13-17: 8-ball billiards, men’s softball, 5K run
April 21-26: horseshoes, soccer, table tennis, team tennis
April 27-May 10: 9-ball billiards, bowling, Dominoes/Spades/Texas Hold ’Em, flag football, golf, horseshoes, miniature golf, MB2 Kart racing, team tennis, Cornhole tournament, Tug-of-War, sand sculpture and Scrabble.

To sign-up or for more information, contact Joanna Murphy, Associate Director of Communication & Marketing and CI Corporate Games Coordinator at


“WhyCI” video contest deadline extended

The “WhyCI” video contest submission deadline has been extended to April 21. CI is offering $1,500 scholarships to one current student and one prospective (admitted) student who can best answer the question of why they chose CI in a 15-second video.

To enter the contest, students must submit their video via Instagram no later than Monday, April 21, using the hashtag #whyCI. The video must be 15 seconds or less, explain why the student chose CI, and clearly identify the student in text or audio. It can be a combination of live-action, still photos, and/or animation sequences. 

Visit for full rules or email with questions. 

Entries will be judged by CI’s Marketing Advisory Committee on message content, visual creativity, originality, and the number of “likes” received. The top two students will each receive a $1,500 scholarship, usable only at CI. The two grand prize scholarship recipients will be notified in a surprise visit to their classroom.

Eight other finalists will earn $50 dining gift cards provided by University Glen Corp., which can be used at any of CI’s on-campus restaurants or dining facilities. 

For more information contact Tom Emens, Multimedia Coordinator, at


National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2014

This semester CI is administering the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to first-year and senior students. NSSE gathers information about CI students to improve our campus. Survey information may be found at   To view the flyer, click here. (PDF, 131KB)

How does it work?
President Rush and NSSE ( invited students to participate on Feb. 13 with a link to the survey. It’s not spam! Students who complete the survey are automatically entered into a random drawing to win one of ten Freudian Sip or Tortilla’s gift cards ($10 value). 

Difficulty logging in? Lost the email?
Don’t worry; you can still enter! Send a note to You will receive an email reminder too. 

How is the information used?
CI uses survey information to learn about student experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Your voice helps shape campus planning, paints a picture of Dolphin life and why it is meaningful. NSSE results will be posted on the Institutional Effectiveness website:  

What about my privacy?
The survey is confidential and approved by CI’s Institutional Review (ethics) Board. No individual answers will ever be identified in any report. 

Please take the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your feedback!

For more information, contact Michael Bourgeois, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, at ext. 3925 or


Water Conservation

As you may be aware, Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency in the State of California. Water conservation has been a goal of Facilities Services for several years and we have already taken steps to significantly reduce the amount of water consumed at CI.

At CI, we do not use precious potable water for irrigation. Over the past five years, we have converted the entire irrigation system to use reclaimed water instead of potable water. We have installed waterless urinals throughout the campus, and have installed aerators on the faucets. These steps have allowed us to cut potable water usage by more than 50%.

To reduce potable water usage further, we are planning to install low-flush toilets which will cut water usage per flush by half. Even though we use reclaimed water for irrigation, we are still implementing ways to reduce irrigation usage. We have installed a network of irrigation controllers which determine irrigation needs based on weather pattern and moisture content in the ground. We are programming the controllers now, and should see a reduction in reclaimed water usage within the next few months.

Here is a link to water conservation measures you can adopt:

For more information, contact Scott Watterson, Student Assistant, Facilities Services, at ext. 8461 or


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