|Date:||Saturday, May 18, 2013|
|Time:||2:00PM to 5:00PM|
|Location:||Soroptimist House (across the street from the Student Health Center and next to the new Nursing Building)|
|RSVP & Contact:||Anna Nazarian-Peters at (562) 985-8528 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Website:||American Indian Student Services|
Driving directions and campus maps: www.csulb.edu/maps
Sponsored by: American Indian Student Council, American Indian Studies, American Indian Student Services, Student Life and Development and Division of Student Services.
California State University, Long Beach has long enjoyed the reputation of having an active American Indian presence on campus and having many American Indian Alumni. The University has a tradition of commitment to American Indians which dates back to before the Fall of 1968 when several American Indian students were specifically recruited to Long Beach to begin classes. Today, CSULB actively assists American Indian students in achieving their academic goals and enhancing their personal, intellectual and social development.
With this, we want to congratulate all of our graduates and wish them all the best in their endeavors as they move on to the next journey in their lives. We would also like to thank the parents, families, friends and supporters, without whom the students could not have succeeded as well as they have.
In addition, we would like to acknowledge our current American Indian students as they complete another semester at CSULB.
The reception will include dinner, recognition of the graduates, giveaways, singing by the CSULB Community Drum, and a reunion of our American Indian Alumni.
Composed in 1995 by Gordon Wasteste with the Elks Whistle Drum from Regina, Saskatchewan. This song is sung for our students, by the CSULB Community Drum during the reception.
Sung in the Dakota language, this song conveys to students that at those times when your education becomes difficult and you are thinking of quitting, remember that your family and friends are anxious and excited about the good things that you will do with your education, remember that we are depending upon you and standing behind you.