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10/19 - CSUCI’s Day of the Dead celebration includes outdoor sand sculpture and imaginative ofrendas ... October 19, 2017 — Crocheted tacos, eggs, skulls and pan dulce decorate one of many altars or ofrendas that will be on display at Napa Gallery for the 2017 Day of the Dead celebration at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). The all-day celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 1 is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of the John Spoor Broome Library at One University Drive on the Camarillo campus, and the public is welcome. The celebration is part of the ongoing Getty-led Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (PST: LA/LA) exhibition taking place at 70+ locations across Southern California. The day begins at 9 a.m. with the delivery of seven tons of sand at the Broome Library Plaza for a sand sculpture that w...
10/13 - NOAA grant to CSUCI enables Oxnard School District students to explore the Santa Barbara Channel ... Oct. 13, 2017 — Fostering a sense of connection and respect for the magnificent ocean, foliage and wildlife in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties is the objective behind a grant awarded to CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Called a “B-WET” grant, the $59,955 award goes toward the NOAA’s continued support of the collaborative project entitled “Crossing the Channel: An Inquiry-based Expedition.” The NOAA California Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program funds watershed environmental education projects for San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay and the Santa Barbara Channel. This is the second phase of a three-yea...
10/10 - “Science of the Impossible” magician Jason Latimer to perform at STEMtastic! Awards Event ... Oct. 10, 2017—World-renowned science magician Jason Latimer will give one of his hallmark “Science of the Impossible” presentations during the second annual STEM-tastic! awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Oxnard. Sponsored by the Ventura County STEM Network, STEM-tastic will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Oxnard College Performing Arts Center at 4000 S. Rose Ave. in Oxnard. Schools, businesses, non-profits, military weapon centers, and other Ventura County organizations with STEM (science technology engineering math) programs will be recognized at the STEM-tastic! celebration. “There are so many amazing STEM programs in our county,” said VC STEM Director Phil Hampton, ...
10/5 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will play at CSUCI President’s Concert in Ojai ... Oct. 5, 2017—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy—the homegrown swing band that played their way to international fame— will ignite the night Saturday, Oct. 14 for the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) President’s Dinner & Concert. The seven-piece band, which has sold millions of records and played sold-out concerts everywhere from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, is back in Ventura County to help raise funds for CSUCI’s students. The band is rooted in Ventura County and four members are from the Ventura/Santa Barbara area. The show is from 7 to 9 p.m. in Ojai’s Libbey Bowl at 210 S. Signal St. in Ojai. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $250 for VIP tickets with all proceeds going to benefit CSUCI. Together ...
10/4 - CSUCI art shows include hybrid humans, an evolving Ventura Avenue and cultural fusion on display ... Oct. 4, 2017— Three new exhibits celebrating undergraduate and recently-graduated Art students are on display in Napa Hall at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) from now through Oct. 25. The reception for “Fusion,” “Creatures Unveiled” and “Mi casa es su casa,” a room-sized work by graphic artist Hugo Castillo will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the Napa Gallery. The public is invited. True to its title, “Fusion” is a collection of student work from Art Lecturer Aurora Valentine’s class, called “Understanding Art Processes.” “Fusion” will be on display in the CI Palm Temporary gallery. Works in the show were created by students investigating different cultural art for...
10/4 - Always fun ... The Bird Museum Fall Open House on Saturday ... The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology or The Bird Museum will be open to the public on Saturday, October 7th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, for a rare opportunity to tour the Foundation’s extensive bird, nest, and egg collections. An Art exhibit will take place all day and will showcase professional and amateur artists within our local community displaying their bird-themed artistic creations. Hands-on egg blowing and other demonstrations and activities at 11 AM and 2 PM. Raffles will be held at 11:00 AM and 3:30 PM ... must be present to win! Gift items also will be available for purchase.
... Presented by: Camarillo Bird Museum - Western Foundation Of Vert ... Venue: Western Foundation Of Vertebrate Zool...
10/3 - CSUCI Police Department to participate in national “Pink Patch Project” ... Oct. 3, 2017 — The CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Police Department is one of the first law enforcement agencies in Ventura County to participate in the nationwide Pink Patch Project (PPP). The CSUCI officers have joined some of the CSU sister campuses and about 200 law enforcement agencies nationwide who are trading their traditional patches for pink patches from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “It will allow us to open a conversation about breast cancer awareness,” said Acting Lieutenant Christopher Jetton. “We’re out there every day, and because we’re in uniform, we’re visible. People notice us.” Because the Pink Patch Project began in California, the majority of law e...
9/28 - CSUCI nursing student wins prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award ... Sept. 28, 2017 — Determination to support and set a good example for her sons is what motivates CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) nursing student Amanda Garcia. The 30-year-old Santa Maria native is one of 23 students, one from each of the CSU campuses, to receive the prestigious CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. The CSU Board of Trustees honored the scholars during their regular meeting held Sept. 19 at the CSU office in Long Beach, California. “Because of the graciousness and goodness of other people, I am able to continue my education,” Garcia said. “I really want to make these people proud. I want to let them know their investment will not go to waste.” The Trustees’ Award is CSU's highest recogniti...
9/27 - CSUCI will accept fall 2018 applications beginning Oct. 1 ... Sept. 27, 2017 — Beginning Oct. 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses, including CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) will be accepting applications for fall 2018. This is the first time all prospective students will apply online at the CSU’s new application portal: Cal State Apply. Transfer students used it earlier this year, but this is the first time it is open for all incoming freshman, transfer, graduate and international students wishing to attend a Cal State University, including CSUCI. The new, streamlined, user-friendly portal is open during the two-month priority application period, which closes on Nov. 30, 2017. “Cal State Apply has been designed to improve and simplify the process for the mor...
9/22 - New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan to speak at CSUCI ... Sept. 22, 2017 — New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan will speak on the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) campus on Wednesday, Sept. 27 beginning at 12:45 p.m. in the Grand Salon. Corrigan’s bestsellers include “Glitter and Glue,” “The Middle Place,” and her latest book “Tell Me More: And Other Important Things I’m Learning To Say,” which inspired the subject of the Sept. 27 presentation, empathy. “Her topics are so heartfelt, meaningful and relatable to us as individuals in our daily lives and to our responsibilities as humans in our society,” said CSUCI Human Resources Manager, Wendy Olson. “Through her storytelling of true events, we can relate to situations she describes such as cancer, motherho...
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