January 16, 2018
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CSUCI Environmental Science Professor to discuss impacts of Thomas Fire on wilderness and wildlife
... Jan. 12, 2018 —CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Professor and Chair of the Environmental Science & Resource Management Program Sean Anderson, Ph.D., will speak about the short- and long-term effects of the Thomas Fire as part of the Ventura Land Trust’s (VLT) 2018 Environmental Speaker Series. The community lecture begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Rd. in Ventura. The lecture is entitled “No Doubting Thomas: The Impacts, Management and World after 2017’s Ventura County Fires.” “I’ll be talking ...
CSUCI faculty member gets NEH grant to research 19th century wine industry
... Jan 11, 2018 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Assistant Professor of History Julia Ornelas-Higdon, Ph.D. has received a $42,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to help her research a more complete history of the California wine industry. “We tend to think of the California wine industry as something very white,” Ornelas-Higdon said. “It’s something we connect with wealthier groups of upper and upper middle-class people. My book challenges those racial stereotypes. The California wine industry involved a diverse set of immigrants.”...
“History and Mystery: Finland at 100” exhibition invites public to explore Finland
... Jan. 11, 2018—The Finnish people drink more coffee per capita than any other people in the world. Finland holds world championships for mosquito catching. Finland has a 100 percent literacy rate. And on Finland’s “National Sleepyhead Day,” the last person in the household to wake up is thrown in the water. These are just a few fun facts about Finland, a small but mighty country that celebrated 100 years of independence on Dec. 6, 2017. In honor of this milestone, CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) is hosting an exhibition in the Broome Gallery called ...
Santa Barbara Mayor joins CSU Channel Islands Advancement team
... Jan. 8, 2018—Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider is joining the CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) Advancement team as Regional Director of Development. Schneider ends her term in office tomorrow, Jan. 9, and begins her new role with CSUCI the following day. “My role will be connecting people to the University from South Santa Barbara County by working with the Development office and the CI Foundation,” Schneider said. “South Santa Barbara County is within the service area of Cal State Channel Islands, but because it’s not right in front of us in terms of visibility, ...
Two grants give steam to STEM programs at CSUCI and across the county
... Dec. 21, 2017 — Two separate programs led by CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) have received grants to support the cause of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education. The Amgen Foundation awarded $75,000 toward a program entitled “Expanding the Impact and Sustaining the Work of the VC STEM Network.” And a CSUCI summer program that introduces high school students from Oxnard Union High School District to the basics of physics and engineering is getting a $25,000 boost from the Pentair Foundation. Led by CSUCI, the VC STEM network is a coll...
CSUCI and KidSTREAM offer “print your own snowflake” event to thank firefighters
... Dec. 21, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) and KidSTREAM Children’s Museum are teaming up to offer kids a festive way to thank the firefighters or send holiday wishes to families affected by the Thomas fire. Kids can print their own snowflakes at the “3-D Print a Snowflake” event from 12 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 at the Camarillo Premium Outlet, across from the Crocs store. CSUCI Educational Partnerships will provide the 3-D printers that kids can use to print a three-dimensional snowflake ornament, then create a note or drawing for a firefighte...
CSUCI launches nationwide search for Vice President for Student Affairs
... Dec. 20, 2017 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) is seeking to fill the position of Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) with plans for the new hire to begin in spring of 2018. With assistance from an executive firm called Academic Search, the nationwide search is for someone with excellent leadership skills who knows how to enhance the practices the University has at its foundation, such as diversity, inclusion and student retention. In partnership with CSUCI, a representative from Academic Search is organizing an All-Campus Open Forum to provide stude...
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.” ...
A Christmas Story, the Musical -- now playing at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
... Based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every holiday season, A Christmas Story, the Musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts-an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. You'll enjoy all the iconic scenes from the movie: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the notorious leg lamp award; the bunny suit; and much more.
The delightfully ...
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