May 24, 2017
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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 ...
Executive producer of HBO’s “Girls” is keynote speaker at CSUCI’s SAGE Research Conference
... April 27, 2017 — Producer/screenwriter/cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan will be the keynote speaker at the 9th Annual SAGE Student Research Conference on May 6 at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). Kaplan, also known as BEK, has worked on NBC’s “Seinfeld,” HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and is currently the executive producer for HBO’s “Girls.” His trademark single-panel cartoons, known for their ironic humor, frequently appear in The New Yorker and he has written seven books for adults and three for children, his latest, a memoir called “I Was a Child.” “The SAGE Conference highlights faculty-mentored student research and creative activity,” said Professor of Political Science Sean Kelly, Ph.D., o...
“Borders” is the theme behind CSUCI “Arts Under the Stars”
... April 27, 2017 — Lizard people, adaptive dance, African drumming, theatrical monologues and musical ensembles are only some of the 14 different performances at CSU Channel Islands’ (CSUCI) “Arts Under the Stars” scheduled for Friday, May 5 on the lawn outside of El Dorado Hall. Associate Professor of Performing Arts Heather Castillo expects more than 650 people for the free show, which begins at 7:30 p.m., when the stars come out. The theme of the sixth annual “Arts Under the Stars” is “Borders,” a vision for the show developed by CSUCI’s Center for Integrative Studies. “The students really challenged themselves with different subject matter, from mental health to political borders to refugees,” said the show’s...
It's here!!! 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival on Saturday
... The Ventura County Blues Society is the presenter of the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival – April 29th 2017 and we look forward to carrying on this tradition for many years to come. Be there for every note! The VCBF has blues giants like Chris Cain, RJ Mischo, MICHAEL JOHN & THE BOTTOM LINE Featuring Mikey Mo (Mikey Mo Band), Debbie Davies, Crooked Eye Tommy and GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS The Phantom Blues Band!
THE SCHEDULE (Subject to Change):
Jim Gustin & Truth Jones ... 11:00 – 11:45 AM
Crooked Eye Tommy ... Noon - 12:45 PM
Michael John & The Bottom Line, featuring Mikey Mo ... 1:00 – 1:45 PM
R.J. Mischo ... 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Chris Cain ... 3:15 – 4:25 PM
CSUCI to award honorary doctorate to local champion of migrant education
... April 25, 2017 — A 60-year veteran of education who has championed the often-neglected population of migrant, homeless, at-risk or foster children will receive an honorary doctorate from CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) during the May 20 commencement ceremony. President Erika D. Beck will award Ventura County Office of Education (VCOE) migrant education director Joe Mendoza an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in recognition of his work as a teacher, administrator, speaker and advocate for thousands of students in need. “It is my privilege to recognize the extraordinary and transformative efforts of Mr. Mendoza,” Beck said. “He has inspired and motivated thousands of children who are now parents and pro...
Investiture of Erika Beck as President of CSUCI set for May 5
... April 25, 2017 — The public is invited to the formal investiture ceremony of Erika D. Beck, Ph.D., as President of CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI). The investiture is scheduled for Friday, May 5 at 2 p.m. in front of the John Spoor Broome Library on campus. The CSU Board of Trustees appointed Beck as President of CSUCI on March 9, 2016, and she assumed her duties on Aug. 8, 2016. Traditionally held within the president’s first year, the investiture ceremony is an opportunity for the community to mark a new era as the formal symbols and titles are conferred on the new president. Music, welcoming remarks, presentation of colors and an academic procession will highlight the event. CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White will ...
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