Speaker Date Topic
Kirstie Hettinga, Ph.D Feb 22, 2017
Credibility and Transparency in Today's News Media

Kirstie Hettinga will address the role of media literacy in today's society, the phenomenon of fake news, and how to judge the credibility of media sources. Her research addresses issues of credibility and transparency in news media. Kirstie is an assistant professor of communication at California Lutheran University and teaches courses in media writing and editing and serves as the faculty adviser to Cal Lutheran’s student newspaper, The Echo.

Dr. Greg Sawyer Mar 01, 2017
Interesting Results from a CSU Survey

After an in-depth survey of the CSU student body, researchers learned some startling statistics of homelessness and meal/food insecurities facing a large percentage of CSU students. Dr. Greg Sawyer, VP of Student Affairs at CSUCI will report these statistics and what CSUCI is doing as first steps to help alleviate these problems.

Nancy Mitchell Mar 08, 2017
Canine Assistance Programs

VIP Dog Teams offers independence through canine assistance, as well as vocational and educational programs. Nancy Mitchell will tell us how her organization trains both service and therapy dogs to assist special needs people to gain greater independence. 

Bill Doswell Mar 15, 2017
Offsite Meeting at the Ventura County TECH Center
Career Education Center:  465 Horizon Circle, Camarillo, CA 93010 (At Camarillo Airport)
The brand new TECH (Test & Evaluation Collaboration Hub) Center is a high-tech immersive environment that teaches students about aviation by putting them in the pilot's seat. Our host/liaison/tour guide will be Bill Doswell, TECH Center Aviation Specialist.
Mike Nuñez Mar 22, 2017
What You Might Not Know About Avocados
We all know—and love!—guacamole. But, here’s a man who knows his avocados! Mike Nuñez, President of the California Avocado Association, calls avocados his lifeline. He’s worked in farming for over 40 years and currently works for Calavo Growers, one of the largest marketing companies of avocados worldwide. Mike will speak about things we may never have known about this delicious, nutritious fruit.
Cristina Vanderlaan and Lita Lee Mar 29, 2017
The California Conservation Corps

The California Conservation Corps, in partnership with John Muir Charter School, provides a job/education program that helps 18-25 year olds gain the skills they need in order to pursue their career goals. Cristina Vanderlaan, Lead Teacher for High School and Career Development Programs, and Lita Lee, Director of Outreach and Partnerships, will give an overview of the California Conservation Corps located on Wright Road, Camarillo.