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Announcements 11/5/12

Monday, Dec 17, 2012


Announcements for the week of November 5

  • Faculty Lunch, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 11:00am-1pm, Roth Nelson Room. (Note time change - Faculty Lunch will now begin at 11am.)
  • An Evening of Poetry and Prose with J.T. Ledbetter, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 8pm in the Lundring Events Center. Admission is free.  Sponsored by the English Department. For more information, contact Joan Wines at or x3277.
  • University Chapel, Thursday, Nov. 8, 11:25am, Samuelson Chapel.
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning’s lunch series this Thursday, Nov. 8, from 12:15 to 1pm, is in SBET 127. Brian Young (English) will present "Facebook in the Composition Classroom." Lunch will be served. If you would like to propose a topic or lead a Series session, please contact Joan Wines at x3277.
  • Poetry Reading by Peter Covino, Thursday, Nov. 8, 7pm, Overton Hall. Prizewinning Poet Peter Covino is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island and author of poetry collections The Right Place to Jump (2012) and Cut Off the Ears of Winter (2005).  His prizes include the 2007 PEN American/ Osterweil Award for emerging poets, and the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize for his chapbook, Straight Boyfriend (2001). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jacqueline Lyons at
  • 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 .
  • The Theatre Arts Department presents their Mainstage Production The Trojan Women by Euripides, Directed by Michael J. Arndt, Thursday, Nov. 8, Friday, Nov. 9, Saturday, Nov. 10, Wednesday, Nov. 14, Thursday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8pm and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2pm, in the Black Box Studio Theatre. Admission is $10, free with CLU ID. For information contact Theatre Arts at x3415.
  • Conejo Valley Film Festival, featuring movies filmed locally, Saturday, Nov. 10, Preus-Brandt Forum. Admission is $10, $7.50 for students and seniors, $5 for children. For information visit Conejo Valley Film Festival or contact Tim Hengst at .
  • Arete Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Wyant Morton, presents The British Are Coming! Sunday, Nov. 11, 2pm, Samuelson Chapel. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 from the website in advance. Students are $10 at the door with ID. Children under 12 are free.  For information or to purchase tickets, visit Arete Vocal Ensemble.
  • ISS invites faculty to participate in a three-part webcast series "Teaching with iPad and iTunes U" presented by Apple on Nov. 13, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4. Educators will show you how to build customized courses full of dynamic interactive content you can share with your students—and you can participate in a live Q&A session at the end of each webcast. To learn more and register, visit For more information, contact Amir Malik at .
  • The Pearson Library has partnered with Literati/Credo, which provides the Credo Referencedatabase geared to undergraduate students and creates customized Information Literacy Tutorials that offer guidance on starting research, evaluating sources, plagiarism and much more. Two tutorials focus on Rodes Fishburne’s Going to See the Elephant, this year’s Freshmen Seminar common reader.  Some tutorials include embedded interactive quizzes. Consider linking the tutorials to your Blackboard pages and please share these with students in your classes. Contact Henri Mondschein X3012 for more information.
  • The Information Technology Advisory Committee recently concluded a faculty survey that went to a random sample of faculty.  We are encouraging any faculty member to provide additional suggestions for how you think the student technology fee should be used to enhance teaching, learning, and/or research.  Email your suggestions to Dan Hamilton at
  • Academic Standards, in conjunction with EPPC and Joan Griffin, is exploring the feasibility of on-line courses in the traditional Undergraduate Program. We are currently developing a philosophy consistent with CLU's mission and a set of guidelines similar to those currently in place for graduate on-line courses. A pilot program is being considered for summer 2013. Initially, we would like to offer two different courses. We are looking for full-time faculty members who are interested in developing a hybrid on-line class (a combination of in-class and on-line work.) The course should be appropriate for an offering in the summer session. There will be a stipend and assistance in developing the courses. If you are interested, please respond by November 14 to Ken Gardner, Chair, Academic Standards, at or x3863.
  • The President’s Diversity Council is accepting applications for Faculty Development Mini-Grants of up to $1,500 and Guest Speaker Grants of up to $300.  The purpose of each grant is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism, diversity and/or global society at CLU.  The applications can be found on their website at  For more information, contact Juanita Hall at .
  • The Community Leaders Association (CLA) is dedicated to enriching CLU and promoting its interaction with the community and local businesses. To this end, CLA has funds available to support faculty/departmental grants. Appropriate proposals include cultural events and seminars, scientific research equipment, and all requests in between. The application deadline is Dec. 14. The application form and rubric are on the Academic Affairs website under Financial Resources. For more information, contact John Tannaci, Chair of CLA’s Faculty Grant Selection Committee, at
  • The CLU Bookstore is looking for a faculty member to serve on the Bookstore Advisory Council. This council reviews and recommends bookstore operating policies and procedures, and provides guidance to the bookstore. The commitment is 4 meetings per year (2 per semester).  If you are interested, please email
  • The Big Picture, drawings by Alexey Steele, exhibit in the Kwan Fong Gallery through Monday, Nov. 26.For more information visit Kwan Fong Gallery.


  • The following proposals have been approved by the EPPC and are available for 2-Week faculty review through Monday, November 17.  Unless otherwise marked, the proposals are available upon request. For an e-copy,  please send comments to Jose Marichal --
    • PSYC 2xx - Energy and Society (as a speaking Intensive course)
    • BUS  429 - Executive Roundtable (changes to catalog description) - available on Courseleaf
    • HIST 321 - Colonial History (for global perspectives)
    • Psychology - Removal of courses and changes to catalog description
  • The following curriculum proposals have completed the two week comment period and are considered passed by EPPC and the Faculty: 
    • CHIN/COMM 285: Exploring Chinese Media and Culture (As a travel course)
    • ACTV 182 Fundamentals of Basketball - available on Courseleaf
    • ACTV 182 Tang Soo Do - available on Courseleaf
  • The following curriculum proposals have been approved by EPPC and will be presented to the faculty for consideration at the next meeting:
    • History Pedagogy Emphasis proposal
  • 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.


  • Faculty Meeting, Monday, Nov. 12, 4-6pm, Swenson 101, with refreshments in the Pamela M. Jolicoeur Gallery beginning at 3:40pm.
  • International Education Week, Monday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 16. World Fair, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5-8pm, University Plaza. Celebrate cultres from around the world with food, entertainment and displays of cultures represented at CLU.
  • Reel Justice Film Series presents Malaria - Fever Wars, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7pm, Samuelson Chapel.
  • Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, Friday, Nov. 16, 8pm, Samuelson Chapel. Donations accepted.  For more information, call the Music Department at x3306 or visit CLU Music. .
  • Annual Holiday Wellness Fair – All faculty are invited to the Annual Wellness Fair, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11am-3pm, Roth Nelson Room.There will be information on tips to reduce stress during the busy holiday season, helpful healthy recipes, and raffle prizes for those who attend. For information, contact Roxanne Robinson in Human Resources at ext. 3177 or

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