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Announcements 10/15/12

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012


Announcements for the week of October 15

  • Contracts for Full-Time Faculty were due to Academic Affairs last Friday.  If you have not turned in your contract, please bring two signed copies to Academic Affairs as soon as possible.
  • The Big Picture, drawings by Alexey Steele, exhibit in the Kwan Fong Gallery through Monday, Nov. 26. Artist's Reception: Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5pm.  For more information visit Kwan Fong Gallery.
  • Faculty Lunch, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 11:00am-1pm, Roth Nelson Room. (Note time change - Faculty Lunch will now begin at 11am.)
  • University Chapel, Thursday, Oct. 18, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • Earthquake Drill - CLU will be holding an Earthquake Drill on Thursday, October 18, in conjunction with the California Shakeout Earthquake Awareness Day.  We are not announcing the time of the drill, but it will require an evacuation of all buildings for approximately 30 minutes.
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning’s lunch series this Thursday, Oct. 18, from 12:15 to 1pm, is in SBET 127. Henri Mondschein (ISS) will present "Enhancing Information Literacy with Literati." Lunch will be served. If you would like to propose a topic or lead a Series session, please contact Joan Wines at x3277.
  • Founder's Day Convocation - Friday, Oct. 19, 10:30am, Samuelson Chapel.  Faculty should wear their regalia and meet at the Luther Statue at 10:15am in order to process. Please note that due to the fact that the class schedule has changed, this Friday time may conflict with classes you are teaching this year.  You should not cancel classes to accommodate Founder's Day Convocation. Please RSVP to  so that we can reserve enough pews in the Chapel.
  • Founders Day Concert - Suzanne Freeman Memorial Concert, Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30pm, Samuelson Chapel.  The University Symphony, conducted by Daniel Geeting, will perform CLU alumnus David Freeman's memorial to his mother, Elegy in Memoriam. Donations accepted. For more information, visit the CLU Events Calendar.
  • Homecoming and Family Weekend, October 19-21.  For more information and a schedule of events, visit CLU Homecoming.
  • 9th Annual Student Research Symposium, Saturday, Oct. 20, Oral Presentations: 9-10:30am in Richter hall, Ahmanson Science Center; Poster Presentations: 10:30am-12:30pm in the Ahmanson Science Center Atrium. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship.  For more information visit OURCS .
  • Barbara Collins (Biology) will discuss her life and her new memoir,You Lead a Mean Trail: Life Adventures and Fifty Years of Teaching, from 10 to 11 am, Saturday, Oct. 20, in Lundring Events Center. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase. For more information, contact Stephanie Hessemer in the Alumni & Parent Relations office at or x3161.
  • Homecoming Choral Concert, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2pm, Samuelson Chapel, Wyant Morton conducting. Donations accepted.  For more information, visit the CLU Events Calendar .
  • CLU Alert Notification System: In order to apprise you of emergency situations on campus and the surrounding area and to provide you information regarding the campus-wide building evacuation exercise on October 18, please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date. To update, simply log into the MyCLU portal at and click on the CLU Alert tab at the top of the screen. Verify existing information and enter your additional contact information in the spaces provided.  Be sure to click UPDATE INFORMATION on the lower right corner of this page before exiting.
  • Please invite your students to register for the Mathews Leadership Forum, Thursday, Nov. 8, 5:30pm, at the following link: This event is FREE for students and offers an opportunity for them to mingle with civic leaders, doctors, business professionals, and more!  Further details can also be found at the link above. For more information contact John Tannaci at .
  • Art conference discount – CLU employees and students will receive a 20% discount on attendance to TRAC2012: The Representational Art Conference Oct. 14-17 at the Crowne Plaza in Ventura. Join master artists, critics and thought leaders from around the world for lively discussion and studio demonstrations, and to explore representational art’s place in the 21st century. For information on the conference, visit To receive the 20% CLU discount, send an email to


  • GPEC meets on the first Tuesday of the month during the academic year. Please provide your submissions through the Course Leaf Catalog submission process two weeks prior to the meeting date for full consideration by the committee. We thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
    • SOM's proposal for an online proctoring system to test out of MBA Foundations (Proctor Cam) has been approved by GPEC, and is open for the two week review.


  • CEJ Lecture Series presents Jose Marichal (Political Science) speaking on "Does Facebook Make us Better Citizens?" Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7pm, Lundring.  Admission is free. For more information, contact CEJ at x3694.
  • Poetry Reading, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 7pm, Roth Nelson Room. Poet Claudia Keelan, author of six collections of poetry including Missing Her (New Issues 2009) and Utopic (Alice James Books, 2000), which won the Beatrice Hawley Award, will read from her work. Keelan is professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Interim, the university’s annual literary review. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jacqueline Lyons at
  • Sheila Lowe, a forensic handwriting examiner and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Handwriting Analysis, will discuss the science of handwriting analysis and its use in forensics and law on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6-8pm, Swenson 101. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department.  For more information, contact Robert J. Meadows at or x3484.
  • The Orvil and Gloria Franzen Organ Program Series presents Organist Shelly Moorman-Stahlman in Concert, Friday, Oct. 26, 7pm, Samuelson Chapel. Admisison is free. For more information, visit
  • 2012 Francophone Film Festival presents Les Émotifs anonymes (Romantics Anonymous), Friday, Oct. 26, 7:15pm, Preus-Brandt Forum. All films are subtitled in English. Admission is free. For more information, visit .
  • The Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation and the History Department present Mette Hjermind McCall speaking on Titanic: The Danish Stories, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2pm, Roth Nelson Room. Admission is free. For more information, contact Mary Hekhuis at 497-1057.

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