LGBTQ+ Exhibit – Sept. 12-16

LGBTQ termsWhen you hear LGBTQ+, do you know what the “+” includes?

What do these acronyms stand for? As our understanding of human gender and sexuality grows, so does the list of gender and sexual minority identities embraced by people at CI and beyond. Intercultural Services and Retention Outreach & Inclusion Student Services is proud to present the Gender and Sexuality Exhibit, an extensive (but not exhaustive) primer on gender and sexual identity coinciding with the visit to our campus by Michelle Enfield of The Red Circle Project on Wednesday, Sept. 14. 

The Gender and Sexuality Exhibit is shaped like a heart and includes information on identities, pronouns, pride flags, and more. It will be located at the Student Union Tree House Courtyard Sept. 12 through 16, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or Motoko.kitazumi@csuci.edu.

Benefits and Wellness Fair – Sept. 13

Join us at the Benefits and Wellness Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Malibu Hall, Room 100. This free event is being offered in collaboration with Human Resources and Wellness & Athletics to provide all campus employees with information on a variety of opportunities afforded to them at CI and in the surrounding area. Vendors and representatives from each of the areas will be available to answer questions and provide more information. This fair coincides with the open enrollment period for health benefits.

For more information contact Janet Korsmo, Human Resources Coordinator, at 805-437-3163 or janet.korsmo@csuci.edu.

CalFresh: Better Food for Better Living - Sept. 14

Attention CI students – The CalFresh program can add to your food budget and provide you with healthy and nutritious food. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

Come find out if you are CalFresh eligible by visiting the CalFresh office, located in Ojai Hall, Room 1978 every Wednesday beginning Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet with CalFresh representative Sandra Torres. For more information about the CalFresh program, call 805-983-7100.

For more information contact Jeannette Edwards, Centers Coordinator, at 805-437-2608 or Jeannette.edwards@csuci.edu.

What it means to be a Native American Transgender Advocate – Sept. 14

Michelle Enfield and The Red Circle Project (RCP) are scheduled to speak and facilitate a discussion on what is being done for the Native American and LGBTQ+ community on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Enfield is of the Red Running Into the Water people clan (Tachii’nii), born for the Black Streak Wood people clan (Tsi'naajinii). In 2009, Enfield began volunteering as an HIV test counselor and began her career working with underserved populations at risk for HIV infection. Enfield is currently the Program Coordinator of Native American Programs, including the Red Circle Project, at Aids Project Los Angeles Health & Wellness and works specifically with the Native American population by providing HIV education, support and referrals.

The schedule for the Wednesday, Sept. 14 consists of three parts: 

  • 10-11 a.m.: Meet and greet with Enfield in Bell Tower, Room 1471. 
  • Noon – 1 p.m.: Enfield will be speaking about her experience with the RCP and their impact on their community in the Student Union Courtyard. 
  • 2-3p.m.: Discussion on how to create a more inclusive and respectful environment at CI in the Coville Conference Room, Student Union Building, Room 1080. 

Everyone is welcome to attend and is asked to register online

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or Motoko.kitazumi@csuci.edu.

Coastal Cleanup Day 2016 – Sept. 17

CI is proud to participate in the Ventura Countywide Coalition’s Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer event in the State of California.

The 2016 Coastal Cleanup Day takes place at various locations including the CI campus on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to Noon.  You are welcome to join the fun and help maintain the beauty that CI has to offer as well as protect waterways and wildlife of the central coast. 

If you plan to participate, we ask that you park in the A3 parking lot adjacent to University Drive as you enter the campus.  Some helpful reminders:

  • Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and sleeved shirts
  • Bring a hat
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring work gloves
  • Sign the waivers (PDF, 104KB) and bring them to the event (participants under 18 must have a parent/guardian signed waiver)
  • Bring a water bottle

For more information contact Jennifer Lindquist, Hazardous Materials Manager, at 805-437-3605 or Jennifer.lindquist@csuci.edu.

United Way Day of Caring – Sept. 17

Members of the CI community are invited to participate in United Way of Ventura County's annual Day of Caring, bringing together CI students, staff and faculty to serve on a community project. This year, we will be working on a cleaning project to spruce up the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo in preparation for the new school year. All participants will be provided with a Serve It Up and United Way Day of Caring t-shirt, water bottle, lunch, transportation and a great experience. 

The Day of Caring takes place Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CI students, staff and faculty will meet at Sage Hall parking lot at 8:30 to be taken by Roadrunner Shuttle to the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo. Lunch will be served at the service site and participants returned to campus by 1:30.

Please RSVP if you plan to participate.

For more information contact Neil Olipani, Community Engagement Ambassador, at 805-437-3619 or neil.olipani@csuci.edu.

Monday Morning with Mo: Managing Finances and Credit – Sept. 19

Hey, students! Need to talk? Intercultural Services wants to connect with you by chatting about your college experience, both inside and outside of class. We will have a topic of conversation once a month to talk about all the things we “shouldn’t” be talking about but need to be talking about, starting with money.

First, watch this video to get a preview of what we want to talk about. 

If you watched this video and didn’t know the answers then visit Intercultural Services in Bell Tower, Room 1471 on Monday, Sept. 19 from 9-10 a.m.

Marilyn Peake, Community Outreach Officer at Ventura County Credit Union, is passionate about social justice and education and can answer your questions about loans, credit cards, and budgeting.

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or Motoko.kitazumi@csuci.edu.

Access to Food, Finances, and Healthcare workshop series – Sept. 19-22

In 2015, a year-long study commissioned by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White pertaining to Student Hunger and Homelessness Issues on CSU campuses determined that one in four CSU students are food insecure, the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

In response to this study, the Center for Community Engagement and Intercultural Services will be hosting a series of workshops (PDF, 1.2MB) offering resources that target issues involving financial literacy, health care and food insecurity.

The workshops will take place in Sage Hall, Room 2030 on the following days and times:
Monday, Sept. 19 - CalFresh Workshop, 11 a.m. to Noon - FOODShare
Tuesday, Sept. 20 - Medi-Cal and Covered CA, 10-11 a.m. - United Way and Ventura County
Wednesday, Sept. 21 - Medi-Cal and Covered CA, 11a.m. to Noon - United Way and Ventura County
Thursday, Sept. 22 - CalFresh Workshop, 10-11 a.m. - FOODShare
Thursday, Sept. 22 - Financial Literacy, 11 a.m. to Noon - Ventura County Credit Union

Please stop by to learn how you or someone you know may be eligible for these social services.

For more information contact Motoko Kitazumi, Intercultural Services Coordinator, at 805-437-3243 or Motoko.kitazumi@csuci.edu.

Emergency Preparedness Fair – Sept. 22

September is National Preparedness Month and you can prepare by getting a kit and making a plan at the Emergency Preparedness Fair (PDF, 692KB), Thursday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the South Quad. 

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet local vendors who can provide information on making emergency plans and demonstrate preparedness products.  Visit the various displays for a chance to win one of many raffle prizes.  

Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. Tools are available here: www.ready.gov/september.

For more information contact Rachel Huff, Crime Prevention & Community Involvement Coordinator, at 805-437-8444 or Rachel.huff@csuci.edu.

Student Financial Literacy Week – Sept. 26-30

Student Business Services (SBS) wants to empower students with the knowledge and skills you need to manage your money, your resources and your finances effectively so that you can enjoy a lifetime of financial well-being

During the week of Sept. 26 through Sept 30, SBS is offering educational workshops focused on teaching students valuable financial skills including:

Basic Financial Literacy 101
Creating a budget
Understanding student loan repayment
What is a credit score and how is it calculated
How to set long-term financial goals

Workshops will be held daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., lasting 30 minutes each. All workshops will be held in the Coville Conference Room, Student Union Building, Room 1080.

Please RSVP for the workshops in advance.

For more information contact Rachel Linares, Bursar, Manager of Student Business Services, at 805-437-3536 or Rachel.linares@csuci.edu.

Treat Yourself to an Evening with Bruce Hornsby – Oct. 8

CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank present an evening with Bruce Hornsby.

Bruce HornsbyJoin us on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Libbey Bowl in Ojai for an intimate concert under the stars featuring a piano solo concert by Grammy Award-Winning artist Bruce Hornsby. His commercial stock soared early on, when The Way It Is - the title track of his 1986 debut album - became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby has pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Bob Dylan, and Bonnie Raitt. 

Tickets can be purchased online.

Funds raised will strengthen academic programs and create opportunities for CSU Channel Islands students.

Sponsors: Rabobank, Gene Haas Foundation, Sage Publishing, Wells Fargo, Montecito Bank & Trust, Pacific Western Bank, Harrison Industries, Keets & Hugh Cassar, Elise & Bill Kearney, Karen & Peter Wollons, Bank of America, Canteen for Coastal California, PCL Construction, Ventura Rental, Julie Kays Design, Douglas B. Kays Commercial Real Estate Broker, Ventura County Star, Limoneira, Musick Peeler LLC, Armando Gomez Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Pacific Coast Business Times, V3 Printing, Seasons Catering, Jordano's, KVTA.

For more information contact Mackenzie Tolson, Events Specialist, at 805-437-3552 or Mackenzie.tolson@csuci.edu.

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