Performing Arts Presents: Twelfth Night – Mar. 26-Apr. 3

Twelfth NightSet in the swinging seventies, this classic Shakespearian love triangle full of disguise, mistaken identity, love, folly, and music finds a shipwrecked Viola in a strange new land, Illyria. Presuming her brother to be lost at sea, Viola seeks safety in disguise as “Cesario,” a male alter ego that she assumes when she takes a job as servant to Duke Orsino, ruler of Illyria. Viola, as “Cesario,” is ordered by the love-sick Duke to deliver his messages of love to the uninterested Olivia. Olivia falls in love with the messenger, “Cesario,”—really Viola—who in turn has secretly fallen in love with the duke. Viola’s identical twin brother, Sebastian, arrives in Illyria and becomes mistaken for Cesario, before everything is finally resolved into a happy ending for (almost) everyone.

Performances will be staged by CI faculty and students in Malibu Hall 140, March 26-28, April 1-3 at 8 p.m.; and one matinee performance on March 26 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are free for CI students, $5 for all other students, $10 for CI faculty and staff, and $15 for the public. Ticket information:

For additional information, contact Edward Padilla, Administrative Support Coordinator, at ext. 3517 or

Neuroscience Sheds New Light on the Brain – March 26

Special guest Nathalie Gosset will present the most recent discoveries in neuroscience on Thursday, March 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Broome Library, Room 1360. Gosset will highlight what is new and how the new understanding may solve modern American issues such as regaining the lead in STEM education, and the rehabilitation of soldiers with PTSD. Other information about the neuro differences between the female and male brain, aging of the brain, and insights about the brain longevity will be discussed.

To attend, RSVP to or ext.3517. Refreshments will be served.

Gosset is the Senior Director of Technology Innovation Evaluation at the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. For additional information,  visit:

For additional information, contact Edward Padilla, Administrative Support Coordinator, at ext. 3517 or

Mending Patriotism Workshop – April 1

On Wednesday, April 1 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Broome Library, Room 1360, the Center for Community Engagement will work with local artist/activist Juna Rosales-Muller and the Mending Patriotism Project. This project is a series of quilts made from clothing cast off by migrants attempting to cross Mexico's Sonoran desert towards the U.S. border. The project aims to provide a space for learning and exchange around the issues of border-crossing, human migration, and national identity.

Rosales-Muller will lead a participatory workshop in the tradition of an old-fashioned sewing bee. In these workshops, participants gather to contribute to an original quilt using clothes left behind by migrants crossing the U.S. border. Working either on individual squares of clothing or a large-scale quilt pieced together from this material, students will intimately engage with pieces of migrants' cast-off clothing and transform this charged material. At the same time, students will practice traditional craft techniques such as embroidery and darning that may be applicable skills to our lives outside the art space.

Please RSVP here for Mending Patriotism Workshop. This event is made possible by funding from Instructionally Related Activities.

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

Staff Service Awards & Faculty Commemoration – April 2

Join us on Thursday, April 2 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Salon to honor colleagues that have met significant and specific milestones in their commitment to CI. You are invited to dress for the occasion at this "Glitz & Glamour" event.

Staff - 15 years

  • Herb Aquino
  • Nancy Gill
  • Elizabeth Rubalcava
  • Dawn Smith
  • Dale Velador

Staff - 10 years

  • Nathan Avery
  • Crystal Bernal
  • Betty Berriochoa
  • Art Carpenter
  • Sonia Chavez
  • Tia Clarke
  • Jessyka Dalton
  • Jesse Dellinger
  • Joseph Dobzynski, Jr.
  • Caroline Doll
  • Marc Dubransky
  • Neal Fisch
  • Sherie Frame
  • Judy Frazier
  • Kimberly Gardner
  • Omar Hernandez
  • Janet Korsmo
  • Carmen Krebs
  • Lori MacDonald
  • Pilar Pacheco
  • Jerilee Petralba
  • Amanda Quintero
  • Janet Rizzoli
  • Jo Ann Stuermer
  • Diana Smith
  • Donna Vea
  • Dianne Wei

Staff - 5 Years

  • Pamela Abbott
  • Connie Baker
  • Michael Berman
  • Andre Borghetti
  • Leo Cervantes
  • Meagan Chiaramonte
  • Scott Duffer
  • Geri-Lyn Himebaugh
  • Brianne Keighley
  • Vanessa Mendoza
  • Alison Potter
  • Cassie Silic
  • Merissa Stith
  • Janel Suliga
  • John Whipp

Faculty - 10 years

  • Julia Balen
  • Julie Barmazel
  • Leo Benegas
  • Anna Bieszczad
  • Christophe Bourely
  • Sean Carswell
  • Angela Chapman
  • Jerome Clifford
  • Diana Ray-Goodman
  • Debra Hoffman
  • Shoichi Kamei
  • Sandra Kornuc
  • Annette Kubitza
  • Horst Liebl
  • KuanFen Liu
  • Nancy Loman
  • Tera Marquez
  • Amiko Matsuo
  • Michelle Moon
  • Paul Murphy
  • Julia Newman
  • Rafael Perez
  • Kathleen Quaife
  • Nathaniel Reid
  • Mari Rockenstein
  • Neil Rocklin
  • Tim Rummel
  • James Sayre
  • Robert Seabaugh
  • Claudia Volpe
  • Peter Yi

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.  Honorees were sent an email with a specific link for their RSVP and do not need to RSVP a second time.

For additional information, contact Janet Korsmo, Human Resources Assistant, at ext. 3181 or

Cesar Chavez Day of Service – April 3

In celebration of Cesar Chavez Day, the Center for Community Engagement has adopted the non-profit organization, Prototypes, and made a commitment to focus all services days throughout the year on this one organization. Prototypes Women's Center is a 6to12 month residential treatment program for women and their children.

CI students will be taken by Roadrunner Shuttle to Prototypes to volunteer from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We will work alongside the residents – helping makeover their grounds (i.e., weeding, raking, sweeping, and cutting back shrubbery) and other projects. Funding for this event was provided by Instructionally Related Activities.

Please RSVP for Cesar Chavez Day of Service.

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

Sorami: Sky viewing picnic – April 7

CI’s Japananimation and Intercultural Services will celebrate Asian culture by incorporating a Japanese pastime, Hanami- flower viewing into a Sorami-sky viewing picnic party. The event is open to the campus community on Tuesday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Quad. There will be cultural food, crafts and activities, as well as a stage featuring dance, music and Cosplay.

View the flyer for full event details. (PDF)

For additional information, contact Motoko Kitazumi, at ext. 3243

Farmworker Immersion Project – April 10

For a third year in a row and in collaboration with the community-based organization, Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, the Center for Community Engagement will host the Farmworker Immersion Project , a program that places students in the community learning about farmworker rights and immigration issues. On Friday, Apr. 10 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., students will get a first-hand experience of typical farm work life in Ventura County. We will speak with farm workers and their families in their homes and visit a local berry farm where students will learn about the agricultural business in our county. The farm manager will instruct students on how to harvest the berries. Students will work for more than an hour in the field. At the end of the day we will come together for group reflection.

Please RSVP for Farmworker Immersion Project. This event is made possible by funding from Instructionally Related Activities.

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

B&TP Leadership Dinner – April 16

Join us as we celebrate the unique partnership between the CI Foundation and the Business & Technology community as we honor community members Christopher Meissner and Lynda Weinman, CI faculty Priscilla Liang, and five CSU Channel Islands students with scholarships.

Reserve your ticket at CI faculty and staff can purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $75 per person.

For additional information, visit: or contact Alissa Larreta, Assistant Director of Advancement Events at ext. 8916 or

Get Naked: CI Earth Day – April 21

Earth Day 2015Dare to live bare at CI’s Earth Day celebration to be held on Tuesday, April 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Mall. A raffle with gift/travel giveaways will be held while attendees can learn about ways to live with the earth and not against it. There will be hands on experiences in nearly all the booths plus a bumping DJ, lazer tag, henna tattoos, aerial arts performers hanging in the sky, and much more!

Grab lunch at our delicious food trucks serving locally grown food and meet up with the various attendees including Tesla Motors, Wholly Hemp, Community Roots Garden and many more to make your Earth Day experience amazing! The more booths you visit, the more times you’ll be entered in the over-the-top raffle!

For additional information, contact Delanie Nolan, Publicity Coordinator-CI Earth Day, at ext. 8588 or

Peace Corps & Pizza! – April 27

Peace Corps volunteers travel overseas to make real differences in the lives of real people. An information session will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, followed by a panel discussion from 1:30-2:30 p.m. with former Peace Corps members, including CI faculty.  Free pizza will be available.

Please RSVP for Peace Corps & Pizza!.

For additional information, contact Monica Alvarado, Community Engagement Ambassador, at ext. 3619 or

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