Disabled Student Services, located in Brotman Hall Room 270, offers students support services for in-classroom activities, career development resources, use of and training on adaptive computer equipment and access devices, disability-related counseling, and academic advisement. Its mission is “to assist students with disabilities as they secure their university degrees at California State University, Long Beach.” Deaf and hearing impaired students can be provided sign language interpreters, real-time captioners (RTC), note-taking services and a parking permit for priority parking spaces. At the High Tech Center, students can receive assistance in editing written assignments for course work, and assistance in the use of production software applications. The Center also offers test accommodations for WPE, ELM/EPT examinations completed with the use of a computer, and print media converted to an alternative e-text format, audio media, or literary Braille. The Stephen Benson Program for Students with Learning Disabilities (SBP) serves the needs of CSULB students who have a diagnosed learning disability. The program provides counseling for clarification of issues related to learning disabilities, makes recommendations for accommodations, and fosters self-advocacy in students. General services for all students with disabilities include academic advising, tutoring, disability parking, campus and agency liaison, test taking services and accommodations, note taking, reader services, registration assistance, priority registration, scholarship applications, admission advising, research assistants, financial aid advising, and disability management. For more information, visit the Disabled Student Services website.
The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) Special Events Commission together with the 49er Shops, Inc. and L.A. City Farm hosted the first-ever farmers’ market at CSULB. The event was located outside of the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Students were able to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, juices and even prepared foods from vendors such as Homeboy Bakery, Alex’s Fruits and Nuts, Pressed Juicery and Joe’s Produce. Due to the success of the event, two additional days were scheduled for April 24 and May 8. According to ASI Communications Coordinator Christina Esparza, “The farmers’ market was primarily for the students. It was an idea for students by the students, but we got people from off campus coming in so it’s intended for the campus community as well. We’re not going to turn anybody away.” For the entire article, visit the Inside CSULB website.
One of the most challenging things about having students in college is watching them struggle with stress. The level of stress students feel is extremely high during the end of the semester when students realize there is more left for them to do then they thought. Parents may feel helpless when they experience their students having meltdowns as a result of stress. However, College Parents of America offers a few suggestions for parents to help their students through these tough times.
For more information or the entire article, visit the College Parents of America website.
The Commencement Ceremonies at CSULB are a joyous event for students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators. Although tickets are not required, guest seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Guests are recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony, allowing for a twenty-minute walk from the parking area to the Central Quad, on upper campus. The ceremony lasts for about two hours with outdoor seating so guests are advised to dress appropriately. The University also hosts an optional hour-long reception immediately following the ceremony on the Terrace Level of the University Student Union. Refreshments and music will be provided at the reception. Parking is free in all of the student lots, and two shuttle services are available for guests parking on the North and East side of campus. For more information including the schedule of ceremonies, visit the CSULB Commencement website.
CSULB's Parent Orientation Program (POP) offers parents an opportunity to learn about academic requirements for a baccalaureate degree as well as introduces parents to important campus services and resources for students. Parents are viewed as part of the team along with faculty and staff that are ready to support their student’s academic success and well-being at CSULB. The 2013 dates for POP are June 20, June 21, June 27, June 28, July 19, August, 1, August 2 and August 6. The 2013 dates for POP en Espanol are July 12 and August 9. If you have a freshmen starting in Fall 2013 and are interested in participating in Summer POP 2013, please visit the POP website for further information and registration. You are also welcome to contact the Dean of Students Office at email@example.com.
In 49er sports, the Dirtbags (Men’s Baseball team) host seven games at Blair Field on May 10, 11, 12, 14, 17, 18 and 19. The Women’s Softball team hosts three games at the Softball Complex on May 4, 5 and 11. For more information, visit the Long Beach State 49er website.
For more information about these and other campus events, please visit the CSULB Calendar of Events.
Newsletter by Valerie Kelsey