January 21, 2018
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CSUCI is awarded $200,000 to diversify future faculty candidates
... Jan. 19, 2018 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) welcomed its largest freshman class ever last fall and anticipates the Class of 2018 will also be the largest to date. As the campus continues to grow, the student demographic is also changing, becoming more diverse with each passing year. To ensure the faculty continues to reflect the diversity of the students, the CSU Office of the Chancellor awarded the CSUCI Inclusive Excellence Task Force a $200,000 grant to help seek out, recruit and maintain a diverse faculty. “The student population we have now is very differ...
This Weekend ... Winterfest All Breed Dog Show ... at Ventura County Fairgrounds
... Ventura County Dog Fanciers Association. Come on down and join us! Vendors will be there so you can also shop 'til you drop! Contact ... Linda Whisenhut ... Presented by: Ventura County Fairgrounds ... Venue: Ventura County Fairgrounds
Opening this Weekend ... Sister Act, the Musical ... Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
... SISTER ACT is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit based on the 1992 film that has audiences ready to rejoice! Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Disney's Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, SISTER ACT is the funniest and funkiest musical around. SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in ...
Plan ahead! Get your tickets for "This Random World"
... Written by Steven Dietz. Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD follows a series of intersecting lives: A mother determined to maintain her independence, a daughter longing for adventure, two sisters seeking common ground, and an internet prank gone awry. Warmly humorous and lyrically bittersweet, this play investigates what it is to love, to lose, and be touched by the serendipity of life.
From the author of BECKY’S NEW CAR presented last season, Steven Dietz’s masterful dialogue and storytelling will once again delight SPTC audiences with ...
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...
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