December 18, 2017
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CSUCI Goleta campus will continue to be closed week of Dec. 17-23
... Camarillo, Calif., Dec. 15, 2017 – CSU Channel Islands will continue to close their Goleta campus the week of Dec. 17-23 due to the Thomas Fire that has reached Santa Barbara County, as well as the current and forecasted poor air quality for that area. CSUCI Goleta students will receive instructions via email from faculty regarding options for completing final projects or exams. A list of frequently asked questions related to the fires for the CSUCI community are available on our website.
CSUCI Computer Science team places in top 10 in prestigious regional contest
... Dec. 13, 2017 — A team from CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Computer Science Program placed 10th among 105 teams from Southern California who competed in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest held at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s the oldest and most prestigious programming competition,” explained Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Program Michael Soltys, Ph.D. “The California regionals are always very tough because we compete with universities like Cal Tech, Stanford and Berkeley.” This year, the CSUCI team beat the team from the California Institute of Technology. “Over the last three years, we’ve been doing better and bet...
CSUCI named a top university for helping low income students improve their circumstances
... Dec. 12, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) is among the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation in terms of social mobility, a term synonymous with a low income students being able to improve their socioeconomic circumstances. CSUCI is ranked number 18 out of 1,363 universities in the “Social Mobility Index” (SMI), which was developed by CollegeNET — a software company for higher education, and PayScale, Inc.an online salary, benefits and compensation information company. The SMI measures the extent to which a college or university educates more economically-disadvantaged students at a lower tuition rate, then graduates them into promising careers. CSUCI Executive Director...
CSUCI Business & Technology Partnership Executive Committee welcomes 10 new members
... Dec. 12, 2017 — Ten representatives from a variety of industries and non-profit organizations will be joining the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Business & Technology Partnership Executive Committee. Included in the group of new additions are two CSUCI faculty members. “With these new members, we have connections from agriculture, technology and finance to education and the non-profit sector,” said CSUCI Director of Major Gifts, Carrick DeHart. “It allows us to get a complete industry view so as to better serve the region and our students.” Bringing a legal and agricultural perspective to the committee is business attorney Melissa Sayer, principal (owner) of Matilija Law, Inc., in Ventura. ...
CSUCI launches “Ekho Your Heart” to benefit campus community affected by fires
... Dec. 8, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) has set up a special fund for members of the campus community who were affected by the December 2017 fires. Those who wish to help CSUCI students, faculty or staff who are displaced, lost homes or were otherwise affected by the fires can donate to the “Ekho Your Heart” Fire Relief Fund. Named for CSUCI’s dolphin mascot, “Ekho,” the fire relief fund has been established to help provide temporary housing, clothing, bedding, cell phones and other basic necessities for those in the greatest need. Since sunrise Tuesday, CSUCI staff have been working around the clock to ensure the safety of the campus community, according to President Erika D. Beck. She a...
Ventura County Blues Society Annual Toy Drive -- Saturday
... Join us for the Ventura County Blues Society's Annual Toy Drive for the Children and Families of Casa Pacifica. $20.00 per person or a new unwrapped toy for the same value or more. Or you can do both. Let’s all make sure the children have a great Christmas. Full Bar and Great Food for an additional fee. Scheduled to perform: ..... Deb Ryder ..... Debbie Davies ..... R.J. Mischo ..... Alastair Greene ..... Guy Martin Band ..... Crooked Eye Tommy ..... Michael John & The Bottom Line featuring Mikey Mo Special ..... Toni Dodd & Southern Blues ...... Lightnin' Willie ..... + other very special guests. Doors open at 11:00AM music at 12:00PM. For more information about Casa Pacifica - http://www.casapacifica.org/ .....
CSUCI Nursing program has 100% pass rate for state nursing boards—again
... Nov. 22, 2017 — For the fourth time, CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Nursing graduates scored a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the state boards that allow them to practice nursing. The latest 100% pass rate is for the 57 CSUCI Nursing graduates who took the state boards between July 1 and Sept. 30. All 57 passed on their first attempt. CSUCI Nursing graduates also managed a 100% pass rate for the 2011/12, 2013/14 and 2015/16. “We have not fallen below the 90% ever,” said Nursing and Health Sciences Chair Lynette Landry Ph.D., R.N. “The national pass rate was 81.4%. I’m very excited. To me, it’s reflective of the quality of our faculty and their commitment to stud...
CSUCI Choir’s winter concert celebrates poetry and songs of the British Isles
... Nov. 16 — William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Ursula Wood are among the British poets who will be celebrated during the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Choir winter concert entitled: “The Poet Sings: Songs and Poetry of the British Isles.” Concerts are Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in Malibu Hall on the CSUCI campus and again Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church at 1251 Las Posas Rd. in Camarillo. Performances are free, but donations are appreciated. The performance will interweave poetry readings and musical selections from the Medieval era to the 20th Century. “Words alone are expressive, but combined with music goes to a much deeper level,” said CSUCI Choir director KuanFen Liu, wh...
Art show at CSUCI emphasizes diversity with “Disparate Pleasures” and three faculty/grad shows
... Nov. 14, 2017 — Three artists with different styles are displaying their diverse yet cohesive show, “Disparate Pleasures,” at the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Napa Gallery beginning Nov. 27 with an opening from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 30. “Disparate Pleasures” opens against a backdrop of three shows already underway in Napa Hall from a CSUCI faculty member and two graduate art students. The work of Art Lecturer Beverly Decker and graduates Vanessa Gomez and Ryan Lewis opened Nov. 6 and will run through Dec. 12 on CSUCI Grad Walls 1 and 2 and the CSUCI Palm Temporary Gallery. “Disparate Pleasures” in the Napa Gallery features the work of three UC Santa Barbara Master of Fine Arts ...
CSUCI’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers criminal profiling, Shakespeare at the Rubicon
... Nov. 9 — The 2017 Fall “Taste of OLLI” classes this year include a presentation at the Rubicon Theatre in Ventura, a look into the mind of a predator from a Los Angeles Police Department Detective, and a conversation about the complex and controversial origins of Thanksgiving. Open to any community member age 50 or better (50+), Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) classes at CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) are $15 per class. It’s easy to enroll in any class. Call 805-437-2748 or visit: http://go.csuci.edu/olli. Here’s a look at what OLLI is offering in November and December: Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Studio Channel Islands, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo “The Grea...
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