Sorami: Picnic Party – April 12


Intercultural Services and the Japanimation club will be hosting the Sorami: Picnic Party on Tuesday, April 12 from 11 a.m.  2 p.m.  at the Broome Library Plaza.

We welcome everyone to join the outdoor fun with lawn games, food, Polynesian dancing, tattoo discussion and cosplay contest. Outdoor games such as life size Scrabble, Skee Ball, and even pick up Sticks have been prepared for this event. This event will also encourage students to try shaved ice with an assortment of toppings, and Filipino fusion food made by the food truck White Rabbit.

From 12 – 1 p.m., performers from Tausala Polynesia will perform Polynesian dancing. After the performances, from 1 – 2 p.m., a discussion on tattoo culture will be facilitated by tattoo artist Manu Farraons. His work will be on display to show different Polynesian designs he has done for clients. At 2 p.m. the grand finale of the event will be determining winners for the cosplay contest. So make sure to dress up, stop by and take part in the Asian Fusion festivities.

For additional information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or

Gain Insight- April 15

Insight Conference

All are welcome to participate in INSIGHT, a student-community advocacy conference that will provide workshops and discussions rooted in social justice. Come learn about local causes, strategies to use in advocating for a cause, and connect with community leaders and organizations. 

Our keynote speaker is Kevin Powell, a nationally acclaimed commentator, activist, poet, and author ( Workshops will be provided by guest community leaders from organizations such as the ACLU Ventura County, Forever Found, Dreamers without Borders, Common CAUSE, the Trevor Project and other local organizations. These partners will discuss strategies for becoming involved in community issues and organizing to support the causes you care most about. In addition, during the closing session you will have time to talk with peers and community partners about issues and causes important to you.

The conference is free, with lunch, dinner, and a t-shirt provided, and is open to all.


This is a collaborative event hosted by: Title IX & Inclusion, ASI, Housing & Residential Education, Intercultural Services, Student Conduct & Community Responsibility, and Student Leadership Programs.

For additional information contact Michael McCormack, Coordinator of Community Programs, at 805-437-3513 or

Food for Fines Food Drive – April 17-30

Food Drive

The John Spoor Broome Library will be hosting a Food for Fines food drive from April 17-30. Help support FOOD Share, Ventura County's Food Bank, by donating non-perishable food items. Bring in a donation and receive $1 for every can or non-perishable, non-expired food item toward overdue fines up to $10. Even if you do not have late fines please help us feed our community by bringing in food donations! Collection bins will be located in the Broome Library lobby. 

Food items needed most include:
Canned proteins (e.g. tuna, chicken)
Canned soup
Canned or dried fruits
Canned vegetables
Dried beans, rice, and pasta
Canned spaghetti sauce
Peanut butter

Come out and support your local food bank!

For additional information contact Riki Hernandez, Library Services Specialist II, Circulation and Stacks, at 805-437-3379 or

B&TP Leadership Dinner – April 21

Join us as we celebrate the unique partnership between the CSU Channel Islands Foundation and the Business & Technology community as we proudly present an evening for student scholarship fundraising at the 12th  Annual B&TP Leadership Dinner.

This year’s event honors Yardi as Business Leader of the Year; Pamela & Karl Lopker as Technology Leaders of the Year; Michael Soltys as Faculty Leader of the Year; and five CSU Channel Islands student scholarship recipients. The dinner will be held Thursday, April 21 at 6 pm at the Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach.

Regular tickets are priced at $150 each. Discounted tickets are available for CI faculty and staff ($75 each).

RSVP at View the flyer for full event details. (PDF, 10,587KB)

For additional information, contact Mackenzie Tolson, Advancement Events Specialist at 805-437-3552 or

Peace Corps: Engage. Expand. Explore. – April 27

Peace Corps

Peace Corps volunteers travel overseas to make real differences in the lives of real people. Interested in learning more about this incredible opportunity? The Center for Community Engagement is hosting a Peace Corps information session - learn more and enjoy free pizza! 

Join us on Wednesday, April 27 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. in Bell Tower, Room 1424 to learn more about serving in the Peace Corps.

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend Peace Corps: Engage. Expand. Explore. .

For additional information contact Frances Klingenberger, Peace Corps Ambassador, at 805-437-3619 or

Lavender Brunch – April 28

On Thursday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Intercultural Services and Spectrum will be hosting CI’s annual Lavender Brunch in the Petit Salon.

The Lavender Brunch recognizes the challenges and celebrates the triumphs experienced by LGBTQIPA students during their college years and allows graduating seniors the opportunity to recognize a CI mentor during their time in college.

The goal for the Lavender Brunch is to educate students on how they can support the LGBTQIPA community beyond CI. This year’s keynote speaker is Chris Angel Murphy, currently a Trevor Space administrator for the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is an organization that provides suicide prevention within the LGBTQIPA community. Chris graduated from Cal State L.A. with a bachelor’s degree and from USC with a master’s degree, both in Social Work. Chris is interested in working with foster care youth, the trans* and non-binary experience, and domestic violence towards LGBT+ youth.

Graduating seniors who would like to recognize a mentor at the Lavender Brunch for their support and encouragement of the LGBTQIPA community can do so at Nominations are due by Monday, April 4. 

Brunch will be provided to those who RSVP by April 15. View the flyer for full event details.  (PDF, 1,413KB)

For additional information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or

African-American Women in STEM: The trek beyond the Ph. D – April 29

Join the CI community on Friday, April 29 from 1:30-5 p.m. in El Dorado Hall, Room 110 for a Q&A reception event where three African-American women will share their successes and challenges as they moved through and beyond graduate school. 

Full event details are available on the flyer. (PDF, 1,439KB)

For additional information contact Carolina Mendez, STEM Collaboratives Coordinator, at 805-437-3706 or

Diversity & Inclusion: Climate Discussion Lunch & Learn – April 29

Join us on Friday, April 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the El Dorado Hall lawn for the latest Lunch & Learn series.  This series is intended to open space for CI faculty, administrators, staff and students to participate in small-group discussion on topics focusing on the campus climate for faculty and administrators of color. 

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

For additional information contact Carolina Mendez, STEM Collaboratives Coordinator, at 805-437-3706 or

Frances Huggins Community Clinic Health Fair and Street Store – April 30

In collaboration with the Center for Community Engagement, Nursing program, and B.A. Huggins Ministries, Capstone students Briana Huizar and Emily Hops are presenting the Frances Huggins Community Clinic Health Fair and Street Store on Saturday, April 30 from 2 - 6 p.m.

Health Fair vendors will be providing literature and resources on a variety of health topics focused on the theme of "Healthy Kids, Healthy Family." The Street Store is a dignified pop-up store consisting of donated clothing where the underserved community of central Oxnard could procure items they would otherwise not have access to, all free of charge. Donations of new and gently used clothing and shoes are being collected for distribution to children and the homeless. Volunteers are also needed for the day of the event. 

For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering or providing donations, please contact Street Store Project Coordinator Briana Huizar at 805-437-3191 or

Legacy Awards – May 5

Legacy Awards

All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the annual Legacy Awards: A Celebration of Leadership on Thursday, May 5 in the Grand Salon. Dessert reception at 6 p.m. Awards begin at 6:30 p.m. 

RSVP by Tuesday, April 19 at

Hosted through a collaboration between Associated Students Inc. and Student Leadership Programs, The Legacy Awards: A Celebration of Leadership is CI's premiere recognition of students, student organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators who exemplify the University mission through a commitment to student-centeredness, service, community and individual development.

For additional information contact Student Leadership Programs at 805-437-3356 or

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