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December 2017

CSUCI Nursing program has 100% pass rate for state nursing boards - again

Courtesy of CSUCI Communication & Marketing

CSU Trustees' Award winner, Amanda Garcia

For the fourth time,  CSU Channel  Islands  (CSUCI) Nursing graduates scored a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the state boards that allow them to practice nursing.

The latest 100% pass rate is for the 57 CSUCI Nursing graduates who took the state boards between July 1 and Sept. 30. All 57 passed on their first attempt.

 CSUCI Nursing graduates also managed a 100% pass rate for the 2011/12, 2013/14 and 2015/16.
 "We have not fallen below the 90% ever," said Nursing and Health Sciences Chair Lynette Landry   Ph.D., R.N.  "The national pass rate was 81.4%. I'm very excited. To me, it's reflective of the quality of   our faculty and their commitment to student success."

 The average pass rate for the state of California for 2016 was 88.2%.

 Landry said that integral to the success of the Nursing graduates is Professor of Nursing and former  Nursing Chair Karen Jensen, who retired but still teaches part time.

 Both Jensen and Landry credit the 100% pass rate in part to a remarkable faculty, who go above and   beyond for their students, and always model professional behavior.

 "There is a lot of student mentoring that goes on in the department," Landry said. "More so than I've   seen in other institutions. There is a collegiality and sharing among faculty, within the department and   externally." read more

Ekho Your Heart Fire Relief Fund

A special fire relief fund has been established under the Ekho Your Heart Program to assist CSUCI students, staff, and faculty recovering from the December 2017 fires that destroyed homes and displaced people throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties. This fund has been established to help provide temporary housing, clothing, bedding, cell phones, and other basic necessities to those with the greatest need.

This initiative is named for CSUCI's mascot, Ekho, and the belief that we are committed to supporting the needs of our campus community in all circumstances.

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Our deepest thanks to all the agencies assisting with the fires here in Southern Californi

Joe Shapiro appointed Interim AVP/Dean of CSUCI Extended University and International Programs

Dr. Joe Shapiro, who recently announced his retirement from San Diego State University (SDSU), was appointed on October 2, 2017, by CSUCI Provost Geoffrey Chase to serve as the Interim Dean and Associate Vice President of Extended University and International Programs at CSU Channel Islands
Dr. Shapiro joined SDSU as Associate Dean of the College of Extended Studies (CES) in late 2001, and following a national search he was appointed Dean of the College in 2007.While serving as Dean, Dr. Shapiro served SDSU in many capacities including, but not limited to the campus wide WSCUC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Committee, the International Programs Council, the International Programs Working Group and the CSU Commission on the Extended University. 
Joe Sharpiro is the Interim AVP/Dean of Extended University
 He also represented SDSU on the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Education and   Workforce Committee as well as the Defense, Veterans and Military Committee of the Chamber. Dr.   Shapiro also represented SDSU on two committees of the San Diego Regional Economic Development   Corporation and on San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's OpportunityWORKS taskforce.  read more

Highlights from the MS Biotechnology Mixer
MS Biotechnology instructor Doug Lane leads the panel discussion.

Industry representatives Brian Lee, Orlando Chirikian, Noel Silva, William Pratt, and Carl Meinhof take questions from the audience.  

Crowd mixing and mingling.

Panel facilitator Doug Lane chats with featured speaker Orland Chirikian and Oren Wilcox, MS Biotechnology/MBA student.

Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and industry representatives attended the MS Biotechnology Fall Mixer held recently at the Sterling Hills Country Club in Camarillo.  Instructor Doug Lane, MBA, led a panel discussion with industry representatives from local companies, including Noel Silva, a CSUCI MS Biotechnology aluma. During a Q&A sessions, Lane and audience members asked the panel about future trends in the biotechnology and biomedical engineering industries as well as questions about the types of skills hiring managers are seeking in recent graduates.
Orlando Chirikan, MS Biotechnology/MBA alumnus, gave the keynote address in which he detailed his research in Cardiovascular iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cells) and shared video footage of cells beating in synchronization as well as a 3D printer used to print tissue.  Chirikian, who began his career in business and started a non-profit organization as an undergraduate student, shared the career pathway that lead him into stem cell research. 

The MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree Program is offered through CSUCI Extended University. We invite you to learn more about the program and to join us for an information session

BS Business student, Melissa Fernandez, is channeling her potential by staying focused on her goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree. She's challenging herself to build connections and pursue her dream of becoming a CPA. She says, "The business program is so valuable... I'm being pushed beyond my safety zone. I am getting support from my teachers and my peers. They see potential in me that I have not yet seen."

Fall 2018 application period opens January 1

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Extended University

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) understands you have a life, a full life. So when it comes to continuing your education, you need lots of options. That's where Extended  University comes in.

We offer affordable graduate and undergraduate degrees tailored for busy adults throughout Ventura  and Santa Barbara Counties, and beyond through online degree completion and certificate  programs. Through CSUCI Extended University programs you will gain the skills and expertise  necessary to land a job, grow professionally, and move onto new career paths.
There's a world of opportunity waiting just for you.
Join us for an  information session. Visit our  website to learn more about our programs.  Contact us to  learn how CSUCI Extended University can help you  CHANNEL YOUR POTENTIAL. 
Graduate Information Sessions
Undergraduate Information Sessions
MBA at Thousand Oaks
Thursday, January 11, 6:00-7:00pm
Monday, February 5, 6:00-7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MBA at Santa Barbara
Wednesday, January 10, 6:30-7:30pm
Santa Barbara/Goleta Campus
Tuesday, February 6, 5:30-6:30pm
(Online via Zoom)

MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
Tuesday, January 9, 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, February 7, 6:00-7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Biotechnology
Tuesday, January 9, 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, February 7, 6:00-7:00pm
Thousand Oaks Campus

MS Computer Science
Wednesday, January 10, 6:00-7:00pm
Monday, February 12, 6:00-7:00pm
(Online via Zoom)
MS Mathematics
Monday, January 8, 6:00-7:00pm
Thursday, February 15, 6:00-7:00pm
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BS Business at Santa Barbara 
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30-7:30pm
Santa Barbara/Goleta Campus
Wednesday, February 21, 5:30-6:30pm
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Tuesday, January 9, 6:30-7:30pm
Santa Barbara/Goleta Campus
Tuesday, February 20, 5:30-6:30pm
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Thousand Oaks/Camarillo 
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Melissa Whitacre, MBA 
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Jeff Ziskin, Editor - CSU Channel Islands Extended University