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Where in the world will you go? See where CLA Faculty have gone.

January 5th, 2015

 Where will your Liberal Arts major take you in the world? Japan? South Africa? See where the faculty of CSULB’s College of Liberal Arts have gone! To see the map, click here:  College of Liberal Arts World Map.

The Art of Employment: Improve Your Employment Prospects with a Liberal Arts Degree Coupled with Technical Skills

December 15th, 2014

In the current economy, current and prospective students are particularly concerned about maximizing their career prospects after graduation. Burning Glass Technologies addressed this issue with analysis of the level jobs available to liberal arts graduates. They discovered that from July 2012-June 2013 there were 955,000 jobs available to recent grads; however, if those students coupled... [Read more]

CLA Students have Mentor Lunch with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

November 19th, 2014

On November 14,2014, Dr. Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, hosted eight students as part of the College of Liberal Arts Mentor Lunch Program. Students Heather Brooks, Jamison Gilmore, Asia Lias, Alejandro Martinez, Dylan Pastor, Stephanie Robles, Amber Vincent, and JaQuea Willis joined Associate Dean Amy Bippus in Mayor Garcia’s office in City Hall. Mayor... [Read more]

CLA Students Met with Aquarium of the Pacific Vice President of Human Resources for Mentor Lunch

October 27th, 2014

 On October 24th as part of the CLA’s Mentor Lunch program, Kathie Nirschl, Vice President of Human Resources for the Aquarium of the Pacific, hosted eight students and Associate Dean Amy Bippus. Kanika Banks, Brad Davis, Johnathan Granados, Emily Ibrahim, Zoltan Jely, Asia Lias, Moe Nanami, and Bonnie Shilling toured the Aquarium displays and back... [Read more]

Dr. Barnes receives M. Katherine B. Darmer Outstanding Community Service Award

September 3rd, 2014

Professor Barnes, shown on right.
Dr. Nielan Barnes, Sociology department, received the M. Katherine B. Darmer Outstanding Community Service Award by the Orange County Lavender Bar Association.  This award, named in memory of the late Katherine Darmer, a founding member of the OCLBA Board of Directors, recognizes individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to the... [Read more]

Survey of Employers Shows Value (and Earning Power) of Liberal Arts

August 27th, 2014

 The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) published a report January 22, 2014, highlighting the value of a liberal arts degree.  This report focuses on U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2010-2011,  in which Hart Research Associates surveyed 318 employers of at least... [Read more]

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Wins Accreditation

July 1st, 2014

For Long Beach State’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, regaining accreditation this spring was not an easy task.
The program, once considered one of the premier journalism programs in Southern California, fell on hard times in the 1990s, with an economic downturn, faculty retirements and a flood in the basement of the SSPA Building  —... [Read more]

A Highly Productive Recruiting Year Nets CLA a Multi-talented Class of New Faculty

July 1st, 2014

The CLA had a very productive recruiting year in 2013-14. Thirteen new faculty members will join the College in fall 2014 as nine of our Departments/Programs conducted successful faculty searches, with four programs hiring two faculty each.  The Dean’s Office thanks all of the faculty search committees for their excellent work in creating a multi-talented,... [Read more]

Nine CLA departments recognized for Achievement in Student Success for 2014

July 1st, 2014

CLA departments earned more than half of the new awards that Academic Affairs instituted to recognize for high performance with respect to student success.  The Awards were provided in two categories.
“High Achievement in Student Success” awards went to the 12 CSULB departments with the highest graduation rates for native and transfer students within respective departments... [Read more]

Record number of students walk in CLA’s 3 commencement ceremonies

July 1st, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the College of Liberal Arts held three separate commencement ceremonies for the first time, to better accommodate the many students and their families who want to celebrate this accomplishment of receiving their CSULB degree. 
This year we had 2459 students walk in CLA’s graduation – the largest in our history.... [Read more]