Division of Administration and Finance - News & Notes


Shelter-in-Place Drill on Tuesday, September 15

On September 15, 2015 we will be running our second annual campus-wide Shelter-In-Place Drill. The drill will last approximately 20 minutes, commencing at 10:00 A.M. and ending at 10:20 A.M. This drill will be a discussion-based drill; no evacuation of classrooms/buildings or barricading of classrooms will take place during the drill. The drill will begin with a test of the BeachALERT! Emergency Notification System (ENS).

Participation in this drill is vital to all members of our campus community. It is important to understand that in certain emergency situations evacuation is not the recommended reaction. In instances of severe weather, hazardous material release, or acts of violence, students, faculty, and staff must have knowledge and experience of what it means to shelter in place.

In order to facilitate this discussion-based drill, faculty and staff are asked to visit the Shelter Drill Information webpage prior to the planned event. The website contains additional information about the drill as well as various scenarios designed to facilitate dialogue about the event. Students are also encouraged to visit the website and review the documentation along with the various scenarios.

In addition, please take a moment to ensure that your contact information is current in MyCSULB. For assistance, see How to Update Your Phone Number on the Emergency Notification System webpage. You may also visit the Technology Help Desk website or call ext. 5-4959.

Your efforts help prepare our community to be ready for any future incidents.

Nominate a Distinguished Alumnus/a

You know what a great institution Cal State Long Beach is by the products it produces: Successful alumni making a profound difference in our communities, their chosen fields of expertise, and our alma mater.

To further recognize the contributions and accomplishments of these outstanding alumni, consider nominating them as a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus/a, the highest recognition bestowed by the Alumni Association. Deadline to submit nominations is Friday, November 6, 2015.

To discuss potential candidates, contact Gay Arakawa, Alumni Association Executive Director at ext. 5-7880 or gay.arakawa@csulb.edu. Visit the Alumni Association webpage for guidelines, past recipients, selection process and the nomination form.

Upcoming Career Development Center Opportunities

The Career Development Center provides workshops, information sessions, job fairs and events to help students explore and prepare for their career opportunities as well as connect with employers to gain insight on the current job market and the skills needed to succeed.

  • Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Job and Internship Fair, Thursday, September 17
    Employers from various industries within the STEM fields will be visiting Cal State Long Beach to connect with students in the USU Ballrooms on Thursday, September 17 from 12 Noon until 4 P.M.
  • Graduate and Professional Schools Fair, Tuesday, September 22
    Representatives from public and private institutions will be providing information on post-graduate opportunities and test preparation programs at the Speaker’s Platform on Tuesday, September 22 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. This event is sponsored by the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

Visit the Career Development Center website for details.

Good Password Practices

Weak password practices can give cybercriminals easy access to your data, so protect yourself by remembering five password tips:

  1. Change yours often. Changing all your personal and work-related passwords at least annually will help maintain a lower level of risk. This is already the standard for your campus Beach ID password.
  2. Don't share yours with friends or coworkers. Keep them to yourself. Really.
  3. The longer, the better. The campus Password Standard is a good reference tool for creating strong passwords, since it follows National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines, including password length.
  4. Be mysterious. Do not use passwords that are easy to guess or are an evident part of your personal life, such as addresses or the names of family members. Also protect your passwords by being discreet and vigilant about onlookers while logging in to your devices and accounts.
  5. Don't leave yours lying around. Sticky notes are great, but not for posting passwords. If you find it necessary to write down your passwords until you commit them to memory, perhaps store them in a hidden location or try a reputable online password manager app.


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