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CSUCI’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute takes students under the sea
... June 19, 2017 — Students who sign up for the June 22 “Under the Sea: The Nautilus Exploration” class through CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI)’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) may get a chance to watch live video of a dive aboard the Nautilus. The Nautilus is an Exploration Vessel (EV) piloted by Robert Ballard, Ph.D., best known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the sunken R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck and more than 150 deep-sea expeditions. The class will be taught by Melissa Baffa, who works as a development officer at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Baffa will talk about her life-changing weeks aboard the 64-meter research vessel as the Nautilus ...
Celebration of Life for Hank Lacayo to be held at CSUCI
... June 14, 2017 — A voice for workers, a force for seniors, a champion for education and a true friend to CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI), Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo will be honored on Saturday, June 24 on the campus. The public is invited to a Celebration of Life for Lacayo who passed away on May 1 after a long illness. Leading business, political and civic leaders will join members of the CSUCI campus from 4 to 7 p.m. in front of the John Spoor Broome Library to celebrate the many ways Lacayo benefited the community and the University. “Hank was an early and important friend of CSUCI and had a very special and deep connection to our University,” said CSUCI President Erika D. Beck. “He was instrumental in the founding of our...
CSUCI Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics receives national accreditation
... June 1, 2017— The national Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has accredited the Martin V. Smith (MVS) School of Business & Economics at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). The ACBSP accreditation is a national stamp of approval assuring that an institution has met specific standards of quality and excellence through a recognized independent organization. The MVS School of Business & Economics is one of 2,983 ACBSP accredited business programs nationwide. “The students, faculty and staff of the MVS School of Business & Economics are gratified to receive ACBSP accreditation of our BS in Business and MBA Programs,” said Dean of the MVS School of...
VC STEM network to present Golden Gear awards at CSUCI
... May 29, 2017 — Ventura County middle schools, elementary schools and other learning environments will be recognized on May 31 for their innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. Six elementary schools, two middle schools, one early childhood education center and three expanded learning settings (museum, after-school or summer programs, for example) will be presented with Golden Gear awards from the Ventura County STEM network (VC STEM, http://vcstem.org), which is led by CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). The announcement of the Golden Gear award winners will be 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, in Malibu Hall on the CSUCI campus at One University Drive in Camarillo. The formal awards ceremony w...
CSUCI Biology student named 2017 Newman Fellow
... May 30, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands Biology major Marisol Luis is one of 273 students nationwide who have been named a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow. Luis, who graduated on May 20, plans to apply to graduate school in hopes of eventually going on to earn her Ph.D. and study stem cells. The Newman Civic Fellowships are awarded by Boston-based Campus Compact, a non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education. Luis, who is the first in her family to attend college, said she has always felt a gravitational pull toward helping others in any way she could. “Experiencing poverty while growing up has pushed me to seek positive change in the world. I always asked myself ‘Why should I progress and ...
CSUCI to graduate largest class
... May 15, 2017 – CSU Channel Islands (CI) candidates for graduation will receive degrees in separate morning and afternoon ceremonies on Saturday, May 20. With 2,261 students eligible to receive degrees or credentials, candidates include those who have completed their degree programs during fall 2016, spring and summer 2017. The morning ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. and will include the following academic programs: Anthropology, Art, Chicana/o Studies, Early Childhood Studies, Education, English, Global Studies, History, Liberal Studies, Performing Arts, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The afternoon ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. and will include the following academic programs: Applied Physics, Biology, Biotechnology & Bioin...
CSUCI receives $100,000 endowed Nursing scholarship from Grossman
... May 15, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Nursing scholars in financial need will be able apply for a scholarship from the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The scholarship is possible because of a generous $100,000 donation from the Grossman Foundation that was presented April 20 at the 13th Annual Business & Technology Partnership Leadership Dinner at the Westlake Inn in Westlake Village. The Dr. Richard Grossman Endowed Nursing Scholarship was presented in conjunction with the late Lon Morton, former Grossman Foundation board member and CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer of Morton Capital Management. Morton, a longtime friend of the late Dr. Grossman’s ...
CSUCI’s Computer Science students place 3rd in national NASA Swarmathon competition
... May 5, 2017—CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Computer Science students who placed third in the nation in the Second Annual NASA Swarmathon competition will demonstrate how they developed their winning algorithm during the SAGE Research Conference Saturday. The NASA Swarmathon team traveled to NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the competition, which took place April 18 through 21. The CSUCI Swarmathon team, whose motto was “We can log in!” were competing against 19 other college teams across the nation. Each team was given the task of developing an algorithm that would power a swarm of sample-collecting robots on Mars. NASA is using this contest to crowd source effective approaches from un...
CSUCI, Oxnard College and Oxnard Union High School District will enter into STEMpacts with students
... May 3, 2017 — With their families by their sides, 70 high school and middle school students will gather at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on May 11 to enter into a pact with Oxnard College and/or CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). Oxnard Union High School District students will sign a STEMpact, which requires the student to keep up his or her grades, start researching career choices in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and completing college preparatory work, among other promises. Middle school students will commit to one of the STEM academies at Hueneme or Channel Islands High School. Channel Islands has the Marine Science Academy and Mechatronics Engineering Aca...
CSUCI Honors Convocation set for May 13
... April 28, 2017 — Graduating seniors nominated for honors by the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) faculty will be recognized and presented with awards at the 2017 Honors Convocation Saturday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the John Spoor Broome Library Plaza. The ceremony is open to all students earning honors and graduating between fall 2016 through summer 2017. These outstanding students from the Class of 2017 have the distinction of being recognized at President Erika Beck’s first Honors Convocation ceremony at CSUCI. Students being honored at graduation have completed a minimum of 30 units at CSUCI for a letter grade and earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or above in all CSUCI and transfer coursework. Graduating seniors may ...
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