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A Salute to Student Achievers: University Awards

Congratulations to Our 2018 Student Achievers!

On Monday, May 7, 2018 from 6:30-8:00p.m. in the Fitzpatrick Arena, our Stan State Student Achievers will be recognized in the annual student awards ceremony co-sponsored by the offices of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Open seating is available if you have time to attend.

Event Program

College of Science Student Research Competition

7th Annual College of Science Student Research Celebration

Please come view and support the student poster presentations by undergraduate students from all disciplines in the College of Science. The celebration will be located in the hallways of Naraghi, mostly in the lobby and the area by the Commons. Free food and beverages will be available, courtesy of the College of Science. Friends, family, and young relatives who haven't pick a college major yet are VERY welcome.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Location: Turlock Campus | Naraghi Hall, First Floor
  • Questions? Megan Thomas |

The High Impact Practices Taskforce and the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning invite you to attend theHigh Impact Practices Summit



featuring keynote speaker

Dr. George Kuh

The summit will also feature mini-presentations by members of the HIPs Faculty Learning Community, as well as an informative session about current programmatic HIPs at Stanislaus State over lunch.

  • Date: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 11:00am-2:30pm
  • Location: Stan State Campus | JSRFDC, Room 118
  • RSVP: Required
  • Questions? Gerard Wellman | Faculty Coordinator for High Impact Practices 

To Register and For More Information

Space is limited to the first 50 registrants!

Lunch will be provided.

The Ethnic Studies Film Festival

The Ethnic Studies Film Festival (May 9-12th) will showcase films that deal with a variety of critical topics, including: race/racism, power relations, representation, intersectionality, empowerment, and activism/social change.

The film festival is FREE, open the public, and will mostly take place at CSU Stanislaus and at the Modesto State Theater. The film festival program will be available on the website.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

PDF Flyer Available!

Stan State Theatre Under the Stars presents: TARTUFFE

TARTUFFE by Moliere. Directed by Daniel Gately. FREE. May 1-6. Stan State Theatre Under the StarsThis year's Theatre Department production takes use back to the 16th century in full costume and elaborate set for this classic comedy. Elegant! Sophisticated! Unscrupulous! Conniving! Tartuffe is in the house!

Orgon's family is up in arms because Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud. Classic comedy ensues as Tartuffe takes full advantage of his conjuration, but who rules in the end?

  • Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 6:00pm to Sunday, May 6, 2018  - 10:00pm
  • Location: University Amphitheater
  • Questions? Kate Evans | (209) 667-3451​

Come and enjoy a warm evening, on the lawn, under the stars, with Tartuffe!

FREE Admission | Gates open at 6pm, show at dusk | Low back chairs and blankets and picnics welcome | Please no outside alcohol or glass | Complimentary parking in Lot 3

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

"Who is Asian American?" Panel Discussion

A Discussion of Diversity, History, and Linked Fate

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 2:00pm-3:30pm
Where: Circulation Hall, University LibrarBeverages and cookies will be served.

Moderatored by Dana Nakano, Assistant Professor of Sociology. Panelists include:

  • Bao Lo, Assistant Professor and Director of Ethnic Studies
  • Vincent Laus, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Cat Hannula, Outreach Librarian
  • Noriel Mostajo, Stan State Student

Stanislaus State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its activities and programs. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about physical access, please call 209-667-3675 in advance of your participation or visit. Beverages and cookies will be served.

PDF Flyer Available! 

Transcend-Transverse Conference & Evening Reception

Transgender and Gender-nonconforming needs in the Central Valley and Beyond.

The conference will bring together the local and regional transgender and gender nonconforming community and their allies for education, advocacy and community building with a special focus on the ethnic diversity of the region. CEUs available.

The keynote speaker for the evening reception is Dean Spade, transgender activist and author, is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law. Dean Spade founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law. In 2015, he finished the documentary video Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back. In 2017, he created an online mutual aid toolkit for activists as a response to the current rise of conservative politics in the US.

  • Dates: Friday, May 4, 2018

Main Conference
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Turlock Campus | MSR 130 

Evening Reception
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Turlock Campus | Main Stage Theater

For Information & Registration

Faculty Affairs Support Unit Review

A Support Unit Review is underway for Faculty Affairs. An external consultant will be visiting campus on May 1 and 2, 2018 to participate in the review.  Special sessions on May 1 and 2, 2018 have been set aside for faculty to participate in an in-person discussion with the external consultant to provide feedback on the operations of Faculty Affairs.

  • Dates: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 9:00am-10:00am and Wednesday, May 2, 2018 |  8:00am-9:00am
  • Location: Turlock Campus | JSRFDC 118
  • Questions? Jason Myers | Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

All faculty are invited to attend and provide feedback at any of the sessions.

17th Annual Honors Program Capstone Conference

Presentations and Posters

Please join us for the 17th annual Honors Capstone Conference! Thirty two seniors will present on their capstone research projects. Juniors will provide research posters and sophomores will display their Service Learning projects. A conference program will be distributed shortly. Plan on staying as long as your schedule permits. We are thrilled to include McNair Scholars in the research poster session this year.

  • Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 | 11:00am-4:30pm
  • Location: Turlock Campus | JSRFDC
  • Questions? Ellen Bell |

More Information Available!

The Committee for Sustainable Futures & University Library Present


DamNation shines the spotlight on dam removal, a powerful ecological solution that can restore compromised watersheds, revive fisheries and associated jobs, protect coastline and wetlands, and improve the lives of those living in towns and native communities located near existing dams.

  • Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location: Turlock Campus | Circulation Hall, University Library
  • Questions? Wendy Olmstead |

Screening is followed by discussion.
Popcorn and beverages will be served. Brown bag dinners are permissable.

PDF Flyer also available!

Civic EngagementIn 2016, our campus approved Baccalaureate Learning Goals (BLGs) representing “the skills, competencies, knowledge, and abilities that Stanislaus State commits to developing in its students through General Education, the major, and co-curricular programs.”  Civic Engagement was identified as one of these key competencies in BLG 5 – “Demonstrate personal responsibility and civic engagement with respect and appreciation for diverse local and global peoples, cultures, environments, and resources.” Recognizing the need to support and develop this competency, the campus added Civic Engagement as a key core competency and established a Faculty Learning Community to develop a definition, criteria, and resources. Over the last semester, the FLC has been exploring the literature around civic engagement and now hope to facilitate discussions around the nature of civic engagement at Stanislaus State, starting with faculty viewpoints. The FLC hopes to gain a solid understanding of how Stanislaus State faculty define, view, and integrate civic engagement in their courses and across the curriculum.

We invite all faculty, particularly faculty teaching in upper-division General Education, to attend a focus group!

  • Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 | 12:00pm-1:30pm
  • Location: Stan State Campus | JSRFDC 118
  • RSVP: Erin Littlepage | Office of the Provost | RSVP is requested to determine food order.

Cultural and Political Legacies of Genocide

Assyrians, Armenians, Yezidis, and Kurds under Ottoman and

Dr. Hannibal Travis

 Iraqi Rule

What are the links between genocide denial and continued mass violence? Please join us this important conversation featuring human rights scholar Dr. Hannibal Travis to learn how and why a "zone of genocide" emerged in northern Iraq from the Ottoman Empire to modern genocides against Assyrians and Yezidis.

This event is free and open to the public. Students and off-campus visitors are welcome.

  • Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018 | 7:30pm-9:00pm
  • Location: Stan State Campus | Naraghi Hall of Science, Room 101
  • Questions? Stacy Fahrenthold | Department of History

Sponsored by the Francis Sarguis project in Modern Assyrian Heritage; the Col

lege of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; the Department of History; and the Assyrian Club at Stanislaus State.

Printable PDF Flyer also available!

April 2018

College of Business Administration

Champions of the American Dream

Champions of the American Dream is an event where we honor and learn from community leaders who have distinguished themselves not only by their success, but also by their contribution to the community. This year we are pleased to recognize Prime Shine Car Wash Founder Norm Porges as the 2018 Champions of the American Dream honoree.

  • Date: April 26th at 6pm
  • Location: Stan State Campus | Snider Hall
  • Questions? College of Business Administration | (209) 667-3288 |

PDF Flyer also available!

Call for Nominations: The J. Burton Vasché Award

Each year at Commencement an outstanding senior receives the J. Burton Vasché Award. The Award is presented to the senior who displays the highest standards of leadership, cooperation, participation, service, and scholarship throughout his or her years at the University. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

In order to ensure consideration of all qualified candidates, the Commencement Student Awards Committee is requesting that each academic department, through the department chairperson, forward the name of at least one student candidate to their Dean, along with the student's resume and a brief description of the student's involvement in campus service and leadership. Each Dean will then forward a minimum of three nominees to the Commencement Student Awards Committee.

Nominations may originate with any member of the campus community, but must be submitted to the department chairperson of the student's major department. If the student has a major which is within a department that does not have a chairperson, the nomination may be submitted directly to the appropriate dean. Individuals making nominations should include the student’s resume and a brief narrative of the candidate’s involvement in campus affairs.


  • Friday, April 20, 2017:     Nominations due to the department Chair
  • Friday, April 27, 2017:     Department selections due to the Dean
  • Friday, May 4, 2017:        Dean’s final nominations due to the Committee, MSR 360

Jill Tiemann-Gonzalez, Chair
Commencement Student Awards Committee
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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Grant Prospecting Workshop

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    Do you have a great research idea but need help identifying a funder?  Come learn about the tools available to help find funding opportunities for your research.

    • Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | 11:00-12:00pm 
    • Location: Stan State Campus | MSR 130C
    • RSVP: | (209) 667-3493

    Space is limited.

    Faculty Research Seminar Series

    Three Delusional Ideas of the Western World Regarding Natural Environment, Humans, and their Societies

    • Presenter: Dr. Ralph Becker
    • Date: Friday, April 27, 2018 | 12:00pm-1:00pm
    • Location: Stan State Campus | JSRFDC, Room 118
    • Questions? Rotimi Odeh | Department of Agriculture, Economics, & Social Sciences
      Tel. (209) 667-3961 |

    PDF Flyer also available!

    Phi Kappa Phi Awareness Week & Initiation Ceremony

    "Phi Kappa Phi 20 Years Forward"

    April 23-27, 2018

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – Chapter 282, will hold its annual Phi Kappa Phi Awareness Week this year from April 23-27, 2018. During this week, the Stanislaus State Chapter provides funding to sponsor activities that further the society’s mission of supporting scholarly achievement.

    Reformation and RevivalsAn Exploring the Reformation and Revivals

    Monday, April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
    MSR 130

    An Afternoon with Director Dan Gately

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
    MSR 130

    Phi kappa phiPhi Kappa Phi Initiation

    Friday, April 27, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
    Mary Stuart Rogers Building, 130

    RSVP Required
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    Master of Public Administration Information Sessions

    Want to learn more about the Master of Public Administration graduate program?  Here’s a chance to meet the faculty, to learn about the admission process, MPA requirements, courses offered and where this program might lead you!

    • Dates:  March 15 & April 19, 2018
    • Time:  6:00PM-7:00PM
    • Location:  Bizzini 111
    • RSVP:

    MPA Information Sessions Flyer

    Contact Information:
    Political Science & Public Administration | Bizzini 132 | 209.667.3388 |

    Stan Fresh Plant Sale

    Come out and purchase fresh plants grown by students at the garden in support of the Stanislaus State Agriculture program.

    The following plants are available: Beefsteak tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Peppers, Egglant, Herbs, Fruit Trees, and many more!

    • Date: Monday, April 16, 2018 | 11:00am-3:00pm
    • Location: Stan State Campus | Sustainable Garden
    • Questions? Costanza Zavalloni | Andrew Griffin

    PDF Flyer also available!


    LGBTQ+ Community Fair Kicks Off Pride Week

    An LGBTQ+ Mentoship Program Production

    Funded by the President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion

    The LGBTQ+ Mentorship Program is putting on the LGBTQ+ Community Fair as the kickoff event to Pride Week on campus. Join us out on the Quad on Monday, April 16 from 11am-3pm. There will be tons of information, community organizations, games, prizes, and ... of course ... FUN!!!

    • Date: Monday, April 16, 2018 | 11:00am-3:00pm
    • Location: Stan State Campus | Quad
    • Questions? Dana Nakano | (209) 667-3512

    Participating Organizations: Stan State LGBTQ+ Mentorship Program | Stan State Gender Studies Program | Stan State Student Health Services | Stan State Counseling and Psychological Services | Transgress Press | Love Evolution | Central Valley Pride Center | Stan State Transgender Conference

    PDF Flyer also available!

    The Graduate Equity Fellowship Program

    Now Accepting Applications for 2018-2019

    The Graduate Equity Fellowship (GEF) program seeks to increase the diversity of students completing graduate degree programs in the CSU, encourages continuation of master’s students toward doctoral programs, and promotes consideration of university faculty careers. The GEF provides fellowships for economically disadvantaged CSU students and promotes faculty mentoring and research opportunities. GEF funds are provided to Stanislaus State by the CSU system.

    Individual graduate programs make the final selection of recipients of Graduate Equity Fellowships from among qualified applicants from those programs. Awards are generally approximately $1,000 per academic year, divided equally between fall and spring semesters. The amount awarded is to defray the costs of tuition and books.

    To determine eligibility, and to apply for this opportunity, please visit

    Deadline to apply is Monday, April 16th by 5:00PM.

    For more information, contact the Center for Excellence in Graduate ( 

    ASC Faculty Fellows: Call for Applications

    Application Deadline: noon on Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides a centralized location for undergraduate, undeclared and general education advising needs, where all students can obtain assistance regarding graduation requirements, academic disqualification and reinstatement, major exploration, undeclared and pre-nursing advising, class registration, university policies and procedures, and general education petitions. 

    One new ASC Faculty Fellow will be selected to work with the Faculty Director for Advising and Learning Cohorts (FDALC), the continuing ASC Faculty Fellows, faculty in academic departments and programs, and advising staff and peer leaders in the colleges and Academic Success Center to enhance advising services and student success. With office space in the ASC, the Faculty Fellows advise students, serve as liaisons between the ASC and academic programs, and provide support to learning cohort programs including the Structured Exploratory Emphasis (SEE) General Education programs.

    Applications must be received by noon on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  Applications should be submitted to Betsy Eudey, Faculty Director for Advising and Learning Cohorts. Applications may be emailed to or delivered to the Academic Success Center in MSR 210. 

    Application Packet with more information

    2018 Leadership Alliance Diversity Conference

    April 18-20, 2018

    The Leadership Alliance Diversity Conference (LADC) will convene its 2018 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Closing the Achievement Gaps conference on April 18-20, in San Diego, CA. The event is community-initiated, student-focused and student-driven. Conference attendees will identify best contemporary strategies, practices, and programs aimed at closing the academic achievement gaps of underserved student populations, K-12 and college.

    About the Conference
    Register Here

    WASC Steering Committee Seeking Feedback

    Dear Campus Community,

    The WASC Steering Committee is seeking feedback from the campus community on the WORKING DRAFT essays that will comprise our Institutional Report for reaffirmation of accreditation. If you would like to provide feedback (name and email optional), please go to our anonymous feedback platform to view the essays and submit comments.

    In addition to the online platform, there will be Open Forum sessions on April 9, 2018, at which feedback can provided. More information about the forum sessions is coming soon.

    Thank you for your interest in and support of this university-wide effort.

    WASC Steering Committee

    Collegiate Learning Assessment – More Dates Added!

    [Image result for $25 amazon gift card icon] Stanislaus State is currently administering the Collegiate Learning Assessment to eligible seniors (graduating in 2018). Additional dates have been added for April to meet our goal of 100 student participants.

    What is the CLA+?

    The CLA+ is a proctored, 90 minute online assessment. Students will be asked to (1) perform “real-life” tasks (such as preparing a memo or policy recommendation) and/or (2) prepare essay responses to simple prompts, or more complex passages for students to identify the weak points in the argument. The Council for Aid to Education, a non-profit research organization, is conducting the CLA+.

    The first 100 seniors participating in the CLA+ will receive an individual score report and a $25 Amazon gift card after completion of the exam. Seniors can register using the following link Register.

    For more information visit the CLA+ webpage. Questions? Email

    PDF Flyer also Available!

    Please print to post in your offices to share with students!

    Christine Snyder’s Retirement Reception

    Christine Snyder has been an integral part of California State University, Stanislaus for the last 20 years. Her contributions will always be valued and remembered. Her hard work, commitment, and dedication are worthy of admiration. Please stop by and give her thanks for her great service.

    • Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Location: South Dining Hall in Turlock

    For more information or questions, please contact Zona Zaragoza ( 

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    March 2018 

    Dolores Huerta Visit PosterThe College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in partnership with M.E.Ch.A. de Stan State & the Stanislaus chapter of the CFA invite your attendance at a special event:

    Celebrating the Life and Accomplishments of
    Dolores Huerta

    featuring a screening of the acclaimed documentary film


    Tuesday, March 27th @7pm in Snider Recital Hall

    Post-screening discussion with Pablo Rodriguez

    Pablo worked closely with Dolores Huerta as director of the Dolores Huerta Community Organizing Institute before moving into his current role as Executive Director of Communities for a New California (CNC) Education Fund, a nonprofit organization committed to achieving environmental, economic, and socially just public policy for working class families in rural areas of California. 

    Stockton Center Support Unit Review

    A Support Unit Review is underway for the Stockton Center. An external consultant will be visiting campus on March 28-29 to participate in the review.  Special sessions on March 29th have been set aside for faculty to participate in an in-person discussion with the external consultant to provide feedback on the operations of the Stockton Center.


    • Time:  9:00AM-10:00AM
    • Location:  South Dining


    • Session 1:  1:00PM-1:45PM  in room 1014
    • Session 2:  5:30PM-6:15PM  in room 1014

    All faculty are invited to attend and provide feedback at any of the sessions mentioned above.

    Instructionally Related Activities

    The Instructionally Related Activities Committee invites submission of proposals for funding for the AY 2018-2019. For more information, visit the IRA website. 

    The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday, March 30th, no later than 10:00 a.m. Proposals submitted after this deadline may be declined for review. Please send your proposal electronically via E-mail to:

    More Information on IRA 

    Explore the campus with the provost greer

    Have you ever wondered what is inside the round building by NARAGHI HALL?

    Here is your chance to see inside and chat with Provost Greer. Seating is limited to the first 12 RSVPs for each session. Light refreshments served!

    RSVP at

    Faculty Forum

    • Date: Friday, March 9th
    • Location: University BioDome
    • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Staff Forum

    • Date: Monday,  March 26th*
    • Location: University BioDome
    • Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

    Opportunities for additional sessions in other unique campus venues will be coming soon.

    Conversations with President Junn 

    Wednesday, March 14th
    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Stockton Center, Rm. 1049

    President Ellen Junn will be available to meet with you, hear what is important to you, and talk about your experience on campus.

    *If you need special accommodations, please email M. Williams.

    Event Flyer.pdf

    General Education Program Forums

    Regarding EO 1100/1110

    The campus community is invited to participate in the 2nd General Education Program Forum to discuss required revisions due to EO 1100-Revised and EO 1110 on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M. in the South Dining Hall. The forum will begin promptly at 9:30 A.M. The first GE Program Forum was held on Friday, February 16, 2018.

    Members of the University Educational Policies Committee (UEPC) and the General Education Subcommittee of the UEPC, representatives from the departments of English and Mathematics, and the offices of the Provost and Enrollment Services will provide an overview, answer questions about policy requirements, and share strategies for revisions to ensure compliance. This forum will primarily focus on responding to EO 1100. The following information will be shared at the forum:

    Summary of Required Changes Per EO 1100GE SUB Recommendations Regarding EO 1100Redesign of CSU GE Subarea A2 Written CommunicationRedesign of CSU GE Subarea B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning

    Please review this information and other resources available on the Stanislaus State General Education website. Submit suggestions, questions, and/or concerns through the anonymous web form. You may also submit online questions during the meeting by joining the live Zoom meeting and submitting questions via the chat.

    Note: A Draft Proposed Changes to the General Education Program was developed and will be discussed at today’s forum. A summary of the Current General Education Requirements is also available. 

    Light refreshments available as early as 9:15 A.M. will be provided by the Office of the Provost.

    32nd Annual Stanislaus State Student Research Competition

    Friday, March 9th
    MSR 130 & MSR 130C

    The Stanislaus State Student Research Competition promotes excellence in student research and creative activity by recognizing outstanding student scholarship across all disciplines. Students present their research before a panel of faculty judges; top presenters in each category earn monetary awards; and delegates are nominated to compete at the statewide CSU Research Competition, where they compete against other outstanding scholars in the CSU system.

    This year’s competition will feature 35 presentations from undergraduate and graduate students at Stan State, across a wide-variety of disciplines. Please come and support our students by attending any of the sessions below.

    • Undergraduate Arts and Humanities Session: 9:30am-11:20am
    • Biological and Natural Sciences Session: 11:30am-1:20pm
    • Undergraduate Social Sciences Session: 12:05pm-1:25pm
    • Graduate Social Sciences Session: 1:35pm-3:55pm
    • Undergraduate Physical Sciences Session: 1:35pm-2:25pm
    • Graduate Arts and Humanities Session: 2:35pm-3:55pm

    For a detailed list of these sessions, including presenter names and research titles, please visit the Student Research Competition website.

    Phi Kappa Phi Awareness Week Proposal

    "Phi Kappa Phi 20 Years Forward"

    April 23-27, 2018Phi kappa Phi logo

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – Chapter 282, will hold its annual Phi Kappa Phi Awareness Week this year from April 23-27, 2018. During this week, the Stanislaus State Chapter will provide funding to sponsor activities that further the society’s mission of supporting scholarly achievement. We would like YOU to consider submitting a proposal for one or more activities.

    Proposed Activity for Phi Kappa Phi Awareness Week

    Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. 

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    February 2018

    Black History Month Events

    For more information about the events for Black History Month:


    Black History Month Events Calendar

    University Library Website Survey

    The University Library will undergo a building renovation beginning in June of 2019.  Before the building closes, we would like to improve the Library’s website so we can ensure continuity of library services during the 2-year renovation period.

    We invite you to take a short survey to help us understand what services and resources you currently use and what you would like to see added.

    We will also be conducting focus groups sessions during Spring semester. Please let us know if you are willing to participate in a focus group at the end of the survey.

    Survey Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018. The survey has closed.

    Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program

    Campus Deadline for Submission of Applications: February 16, 2018

    This Program is an invaluable opportunity for CSU Stanislaus juniors and seniors to spend fall semester 2018 as an intern to a California member of the US House of Representatives in Washington DC.  In addition to their work in congressional offices, participants attend regular seminars and engage in academic coursework on policy issues and different aspects of government.

    More Information

    32nd Annual Student Research Competition 

    Please encourage your undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the 32nd Annual Student Research Competition, to be held on our campus on Friday, March 9, 2018. This is a great opportunity for students to present their research, scholarship, and creative activity projects on campus, and to have the opportunity to earn monetary awards.

    The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at noon.

    Application Details

    If you have any questions, please direct them to the SERSCA program at (209) 667-3493 or

    California Pre-Doctoral Program

    Are your students interested in pursuing a doctoral degree? The California Pre-Doctoral Program may be able to help!

    What is the California Pre-Doctoral Program?

    The California Pre-Doctoral Program is an excellent opportunity open to undergraduate and master’s students interested in pursuing a research doctorate.  This program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting economically and/or educationally disadvantaged CSU students in their pursuit of a doctorate degree.

    Program Benefits

    Students selected for this prestigious award are designated Sally Casanova Scholars, and receive $3,000 in funding for the following activities:

    1. Travel – visits to doctoral-granting institutions and attendance at professional meetings in the students’ field
    2. Development – student membership in professional organizations, subscriptions to academic journals, graduate school application and test fees, GRE preparation materials, and research materials.

    In addition, Sally Casanova Scholars have the opportunity to compete for a funded Summer Research Experience program at a doctoral-granting institution to receive exposure to doctoral research.

    Role of the Faculty Sponsor

    CSU faculty members are an integral component of this program as they will work closely with applicants to prepare them for graduate studies.

    Any CSU faculty member may identify and sponsor promising upper-division undergraduate or master’s degree students to the Pre-Doctoral Program. As a student adviser, the faculty member will guide applicants through the program, and may accompany them to UC and other doctoral-granting campuses for site visits, or to national symposia or professional meetings, which will expose them to their field of interest. The adviser may also help acquaint applicants with information about academic careers, identify appropriate journal subscriptions and learning experiences, as well as ensure that they are prepared for doctoral study.

    More Information

    • If you are interested in learning more, or if you would like to sponsor a student application, please visit the sites below and contact the Campus Coordinator.
    • Campus Deadline: February 23, 2018*

    *Interested students must meet with the Campus Coordinator no later than February 16th in order to apply for this program

    Pre-Doctoral Campus Coordinator

    Ashley Reeves
    Center for Excellence in Graduate Education
    (209) 664-6782

    Pre Doctoral Program Website
    California Pre-Doctoral Program Sally Casanova Scholarship Info

    Learning Management System (Blackboard) Evaluation Project

    OIT and the Technology and Learning Subcommittee have been charged by the Provost and UEPC with undertaking an evaluation of the University’s current Learning Management System (LMS) environment.  The primary purpose is to explore options as the current Blackboard contract is up for renewal in Spring 2019.  While one option will certainly be to retain Blackboard as the primary LMS environment on campus, this project is inviting participation from faculty in evaluating two potential replacements: Canvas and Moodle.

    We are beginning the project by inviting all interested faculty to attend presentations on the potential Blackboard replacements.  Attendance at both presentations is highly encouraged but not required.

    • Canvas Presentation: Monday, Feb 5th at 10 am & 1:30 pm.  FDC 118.  One session will be recorded and made available for later viewing.
    • Moodle Presentation: Thursday, Feb 8th at 10 am & 1:30 pm.  FDC 118.  One session will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

    Additional materials related to the anticipated timeline of the project, links to additional information about Canvas and Moodle, as well as a FAQ are being prepared to aid the campus in participating in the evaluation.

    LMS Satisfaction Survey

    The University’s Learning Management System (LMS) Evaluation Project is eager to collect your thoughts about the current LMS environment (Blackboard) and your interests/needs regarding a potential change.  You are invited to participate in a short three question survey that will provide important data as the project moves forward. Please respond by Tuesday, February 20. Your input in this process is valued. The survey is closed.

    Tim Held, Chair
    Technology and Learning Subcommittee

    Corey Cardoza
    Director Information and Learning Services, OIT 

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    January 2018

    Chonnam National University (CNU) International, Korea Summer Session 2018 Visiting Scholar Program

    Please consider submitting an application to become a Visiting Scholar at Chonnam National University (CNU) in South Korea. CNU has a growing internationalization program and they have reached out to our campus with this wonderful opportunity. The application submission is straightforward and worth the effort, but the deadline of January 11th is fast approaching.

    CNU is located in the metropolitan city of Gwangju which lies in the middle of Jeonnam (Chonnam) province and has a population of approximately 1.5 million. The university was formally established in January, 1952. It currently consists of 59 academic departments in 19 colleges and 11 graduate programs. 

    Please use the following links to access:

    Curriculog - Curriculum Management Software

    Implementation Plan

    In Fall 2017, the Office of the Provost introduced a curriculum management software designed to integrate with the current online catalog and PeopleSoft to the campus. Curriculog is a curriculum management system software hosted by Digital Architecture, or DIGARC, the company that currently hosts Stanislaus State’s online catalog (

    Curriculog houses all curricular proposals and automatically routes them for approval. The software allows stakeholders to see what courses and programs are proposed online, so that you can even check the status at home or on your mobile device.

    We have also created a campus Curriculog website where we will share regular updates and information. If you have any additional questions regarding the product or implementation, please contact Sarah Schraeder ( Please share this announcement as you determine appropriate.