February 25, 2018
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CSUCI and the CSUCI Nursing program are recognized in two prominent surveys
... Feb. 23, 2018—CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) has been recognized on two national fronts. U.S. News & World Report has ranked CSUCI as 18th in the Top Public Schools category among Universities in the West. In addition, RegisteredNursing.Org has ranked CSUCI’s Nursing Program as the 12th best in the state out of 131 programs. CSUCI is among the highest-ranked public colleges and universities in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings published by U.S. News & World Reports. The Top Public Schools category scores public colleges and universities on a variety of...
Firefall -- this Saturday at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
... In an age where new bands come and go, Firefall has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and shows no sign of slowing down. Their layered harmonies backed by driving rhythms transcends many genres from rock to country to AC and brought the band platinum and gold success with such hits as “You Are the Woman,” “Strange Way” and “Just Remember I Love You.” ... Presented by: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza ... Venue: Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Friday ... Ronny and The Classics ... at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
... Ronny and the Classics return to the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center for an evening of pop standards and retro rock 'n' roll hits from the 1950s and '60s. This high-energy quintet are known for their flashy attire, hot moves and performances of such fun classics as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Summertime Blues" and "Blueberry Hill." There's no genre of music this band doesn't include in its songbook and you might even hear R&B groovers like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "Billy Jean" along with some contemporary hits from ...
Cast Announced for Ojai ACT's (3/16 - 4/8)
... The Bard returns to the Ojai Art Center Theater with Macbeth, a joint production between the theater and the Ojai Performing Arts Theater. Taking the helm is director Michael Addison, a seasoned theatrical professional including a long history of Shakespearean productions, as an actor, director and producer. The play opens March 16 and runs weekends through April 8. Tickets are available online at OjaiACT.org or by calling 805 640-8797 to reserve seats.
“We live in troubled times,” said Addison. “I wanted to do a production of Shakespeare that would be pertinent to us as a culture. Firs...
Just announced .... 13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival -- April 28
... Southern California's Longest-Running Yearly Big Blues Event, returns on Saturday, April 28. Gates open 10:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share, Safety Harbor Kids and other local charities (please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Food Share.
This year's lineup features multiple former Grammy nominee, vocalist Earl Thomas; harpist-vocalist extraordinaire, John Nemeth; SoCal...
Save the Date! 13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, Dedicated to the Late Mickey Jones -- 4/28
... (CAMARILLO, CA) - The 13th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, Southern California's Longest-Running Yearly Big Blues Event, returns on Saturday, April 28, to Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., in Camarillo. Gates open 10:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share, Safety Harbor Kids and other local charities (please bring a nonperishable food item to...
CSUCI History major wins internship with the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.
... Feb. 19, 2018 — CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) History major Samantha Mendoza was in 12th grade when she decided she wanted to be a librarian. “I had talked to my dad about it and he suggested I work at the Smithsonian, and that could be my end goal,” Mendoza said. “And I thought I’d be about 80 years old when that happened.” But it’s happening now. Mendoza, 26, is working at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. this semester as part of the Smithsonian Minority Awards Program, an internship designed to increase participation am...
CSUCI among colleges and universities ranked “Best Bang for the Buck - West”
... Feb. 16, 2018 — The nonprofit Washington Monthly has once again listed CSU Channel Islands (CSUCI) as one of the colleges and universities that offers students the “Best Bang for the Buck - West.” The bimonthly magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck” rankings are for institutions of higher learning that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. “Instead of rewarding colleges for the number of applications they reject, we give them credit for enrolling unusually large numbers of low-income and first-generation students,” wr...
This Random World ... now playing at Santa Paula Theater Center
... Written by Steven Dietz. Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, THIS RANDOM WORLD follows a series of intersecting lives: A mother determined to maintain her independence, a daughter longing for adventure, two sisters seeking common ground, and an internet prank gone awry. Warmly humorous and lyrically bittersweet, this play investigates what it is to love, to lose, and be touched by the serendipity of life.
From the author of BECKY’S NEW CAR presented last season, Steven Dietz’s masterful dialogue and storytelling will once again delight SPTC audiences with...
Sister Act, the Musical ... final weekend ... at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
... SISTER ACT is a feel-good musical comedy smash hit based on the 1992 film that has audiences ready to rejoice! Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Disney's Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Enchanted), dazzling dance routines and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, SISTER ACT is the funniest and funkiest musical around. SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the ...
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