Author Archives: Leadership Update

A Message from the President

President F. King Alexander There was a time, really not that long ago, when California was envied worldwide for its commitment and access to higher education. The California Master Plan, enacted in the 1960s, defined the expanded roles of the California community college system, the California State University and the University of California, in the process making it possible for nearly everyone to take advantage of learning beyond high school … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Proposition 30 Included Among State Ballot Measures In November

On Nov. 6, Proposition 30, the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012, will be included among state measures on the ballot. Proposition 30 is Gov. Jerry Brown’s initiative that would increase state revenues for K-12 schools and … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Adds 2 New Doctoral Degrees—Physical Therapy, Nursing Practice

For the first time, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) began offering two new doctoral degrees—a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) and a doctor of nursing practice (DNP)—this year, and university officials involved with the programs believe that each will … More

Fall 2012 Issue

49ers Get 2nd Straight Conference Commissioner’s Cup with Best Average Ever

Long Beach State is hoisting the Big West Conference (BWC) Commissioner’s Cup once again after tallying the best point average during the 2011-12 season.  The 49ers recorded a 140.0-point average, the highest average ever achieved by any school in the … More

Fall 2012 Issue

LBSU Men’s Volleyball Player on 2012 Volleyball Magazine All-America Team

Long Beach State (LBSU) men’s volleyball player Taylor Crabb has been named to the 2012 Volleyball Magazine All-America Third Team. Crabb, a sophomore, led the 49ers with 303 kills (2.75 kills/set) and ranked first on the squad with 1.91 digs … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Ranked 9th Nationally in Awarding Bachelor’s Degrees to Minority Students

In the most recent listing of the “Top 100 Degree Producers” by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is ranked ninth in the nation in conferring baccalaureate degrees to minority students.  In the previous year’s … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Long Beach State Well Represented on USA Volleyball Rosters in London Olympics

When USA Volleyball announced its roster for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Volleyball Team, the 12-man list included three former 49ers—David Lee, Paul Lotman and David McKienzie.  Additionally, the team is coached by LBSU coach Alan Knipe. On the women’s side, … More

Fall 2012 Issue

19 Parent-Daughter Pairs Stay at CSULB as Part of ‘My Daughter is an Engineer’

Nineteen fifth-grade girls brought a parent to stay at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) for a weekend this summer, as part of an on-campus residential program designed to promote women in engineering. Called “My Daughter is an Engineer,” the … More

Fall 2012 Issue

28 Long Beach State Athletes Named Big West Academic All-Conference Honorees

Twenty-eight Long Beach State (LBSU) student-athletes were recognized for qualifying for the Big West Conference’s (BWC) Academic All-Conference Teams. To be eligible for Academic All-Conference honors, student-athletes must have completed at least one full season of competition prior to 2012, carry … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Verizon Supports CSULB Science Education Summer Camp for Homeless Children

Homeless children have a hard enough time getting a proper education, let alone attending a summer educational enrichment camp. But thanks to a $58,000 Verizon Foundation grant, up to 120 Long Beach children from homeless families enjoyed a two-week summer … More

Fall 2012 Issue

All 18 Teams at Long Beach State Exceed Division I Academic Performance Rates

The NCAA announced its multi-year academic performance rates (APR) for Division I teams, which covers a four-year period from the academic years of 2007-08 to 2010-11, and Long Beach State exceeded the minimum score in all 18 sports the school … More

Fall 2012 Issue

LBSU Golfer 1st 49er in Men’s History to Go to NCAA Championship as Individual

Long Beach State (LBSU) golfer Philip Chian made the short drive up the 405 freeway to Pacific Palisades earlier this year to compete in the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at Riviera Country Club. One of six players competing … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Fishing Team Captures National Championship

If you want to know if practice pays off, just ask Justin Gangel and Alex Cox, a pair of Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) seniors who captured the National Guard FLW College Fishing Western Conference Championship Utah Lake in Provo, … More

Fall 2012 Issue

LBSU Track and Field Teams Earn Division I All-Academic Distinctions

The Long Beach State (LBSU) women’s track and field team has been selected a 2012 Division I All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).  It is the eighth year in a row that … More

Fall 2012 Issue

7 CSULB Graduate Students from CHAAT Spend Summer at Internships with NASA

Seven Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) graduate students from the campus’ Center for Human Factors in Advanced Aeronautics Technologies (CHAAT) spent their summer vacations performing internships with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). CHAAT performs on-going research to measure … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Student Spending Fall in Washington, D.C. as Panetta Intern

John Sellers, a senior political science major at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), is spending the fall semester in Washington, D.C. as the campus’ 2012 representative in the Congressional Internship Program, which is sponsored by the Panetta Institute for … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Students Set Their Sights on the Stars with NASA Internships

When opportunities to study astronomy and physics with NASA experts came their way, three California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) physics students jumped at the chance. Master’s student Sam Koshy and undergraduates Jill Pestana and Stephanie Sodergren served in NASA … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Grad Student at Cal State Long Beach Named Recipient of Hearst/Trustees’ Award

Serena Do, a graduate student in public policy and administration at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), was named the campus’ recipient of the 2012-13 William R. Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. Each year, the California State University (CSU) selects 23 … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB CAMP Student Serving as HACU Intern

Marlene Luna, a member of College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), went to Palo Alto in northern California this summer, where she served with the Department of Veterans Affairs—Veterans Health Administration as a Hispanic Association of … More

Fall 2012 Issue

President’s Scholars Program at Cal State Long Beach Welcomes 26 New Scholars

With the start of the 2012-13 academic year, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) welcomed 26 of the best and brightest of this past spring’s California high school graduates into the fold of its President’s Scholars Program. CSULB President F. King … More

Fall 2012 Issue

4 Cal State Long Beach Students Selected 2012-13 Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars

Four Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) students were named Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars for the 2012-13 academic year.  The one-time award includes $3,000 in funding support, which each scholar is using for specific activities that will help him or her become strong … More

Fall 2012 Issue

2 CSULB Students Chosen for Finals of Engineering Research Competition in Paris

From a field of 600 entries, a team of two California State University Long Beach, (CSULB) engineering students, Pushpender Singh and Manmeen Kaur, were among 25 teams that qualified for the finals of the Go Green in the City international competition … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Student Gets Fulbright for Study in Mexico City on 1940s-1960s Bracero Project

Liliana Montalvo, a graduating senior at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), was selected for a 2012-13 U.S. Student Fulbright award, which is funding a year of research in Mexico City where she isstudy never-before-seen documents relating to the 1940s-1960s Bracero … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Doctoral Student, 10 Grad Students at CSULB Awarded Research Fellowships

A doctoral student and 10 master’s students at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have been awarded Graduate Research Fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year. Now in its eighth year, the Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) was created by the university … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Science Faculty Earn $589,999 DoD Grant to Support Nano-optics Experiments

Trying to observe something about 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair is a challenge for scientists, but Yohannes Abate, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Anthropology Lecturer Named a Top Professor on RateMyProfessors.com

Positive reactions from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students who voted through RateMyProfessors.com have earned Anthropology Department lecturer Thomas Douglas the No. 15 ranking in the nation on the website’s 2011-12 Highest Rated University Professors list. Douglas has been an … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Chemistry Prof Receives NIH Grant to Study Peptides as a Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients dread the hours spent hooked to intravenous lines that send toxic chemotherapy medications like Paclitaxel into their bodies, treating the tumors but also producing problematic side effects. Now, Katarzyna Slowinska, an associate professor of chemistry at California State … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Vice Provost Receives Fulbright Award to Travel to Germany for Higher Ed Program

David Dowell, vice provost for planning and budgets at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), received a Fulbright award to participate in “Do More with Less–Implementing Change in Higher Education Management in Germany” program as part of a delegation of chief financial … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Faculty, Students Studying Molecules to Carry Drugs Across Cell Membranes

Cells in humans and animals are resilient in fending off intruders, which is why so many potentially beneficial drug cures are unsuccessful during development because they can’t cross cell membranes of bacteria, viruses or cancers. Now, Michael P. Schramm, assistant … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSU Long Beach Archaeologist’s Easter Island Findings in National Geographic

Easter Island (Rapa Nui), located nearly 2,500 miles west of Chile, has long intrigued explorers and scientists because of its enigmatic moai statues. When was the remote island first inhabited, what did the gigantic stone statues represent and how did … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Professor Named 2012 Geological Society of America Fellow

Richard J. Behl, professor of geological sciences at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), became the second CSULB faculty member to be named a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA), joining Professor Stanley C. Finney, a 2011 Fellow. … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Media Group Wins National Award for Documentary on the Panama Canal

Dave Kelly, director of Advanced Media Production (AMP) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), and his staff have won a second accolade recognizing their work for the production of the documentary titled “Panama Canal Expansion: The Battle for Jobs … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Professor Gets Lifetime Award for Contributions to Central American Studies

Norma Stoltz Chinchilla, professor and co-chair of the Sociology Department at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Central American studies by the Lozano-Long Institute for Latin American Studies (LLILAS) and the … More

Fall 2012 Issue

CSULB Faculty Member Gets Douglas Legacy of Vision Award at LA Mission Event

Betty McMicken, an associate professor in the Communicative Disorders Department at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), received the Anne Douglas Legacy of Vision Award at the Los Angeles Mission’s 76th Gala. The focus of the gala was to honor Douglas, who … More

Fall 2012 Issue

U.S.News & World Report Ranks CSULB 4th Public University Best in West

For the fifth consecutive year, U.S.News & World Report has ranked California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) the fourth best public regional university in the western United States in its annual edition of “America’s Best Colleges Guide.” Additionally, the Long … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Victory Media Names Cal State Long Beach to ‘Military Friendly Schools’ List

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to its coveted Military Friendly Schools list.  This is the third straight year CSULB has received the designation. The … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Molina Healthcare, CSULB Launch New Internship to Help with Career Choice

In a move that further strengthens its connection to the community, Molina Healthcare launched a new internship program with California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) this summer called the Professional Development Program (PDP). The new program is just one of … More

Fall 2012 Issue

DENSO Funds Top Plasma Cutting System for College of Engineering at CSULB

The DENSO North American Foundation has funded a computer-supported plasma cutting system valued at nearly $50,000 for a laboratory to support research and teaching in the College of Engineering at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Befor, in order to … More

Fall 2012 Issue

Coca-Cola Foundation Awards Cal State Long Beach $500,000

The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a $500,000 grant for a new Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarships program.  Twenty-five students will receive the four-year scholarships beginning with cohorts in each of the next four years. The … More

Fall 2012 Issue

49ers Reach NCAA Tournament’s Second Round

When Dan Monson became the Long Beach State men’s basketball head coach five years ago, the program was in a state of flux. Well, he certainly changed that, and success has definitely followed Although Long Beach State’s men’s basketball 2011-12 … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Women’s Volleyball Wins Big West, 25th NCAA Tournament Berth

The women’s volleyball team clinched its 12th Big West Conference Championship in November, earning Long Beach State its 25th consecutive entrance into the NCAA Volleyball Championship by beating University of the Pacific. The 49ers joined Penn State, Stanford, and Nebraska … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Women’s Soccer Makes NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

Women’s soccer had a banner 2011 season, winning the Big West Tournament and making it to the Elite Eight round in the NCAA championships where they lost to No. 3 Duke. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) selected … More

Spring 2012 Issue

LBSU Point Guard Named CollegeInsider.com’s Mid-Major MVP

Long Beach State (LBSU) men’s basketball player Casper Ware was named the 2012 CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Most Valuable Player. The senior point guard has received a number of postseason honors since leading the 49ers to the Big West Conference championship and a … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Paintball Team Wins National Championship

Sometimes, the third time is a charm. For California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) club paintball team, it was certainly true as it captured the 2012 National Collegiate Paintball Association (NCPA) Class A Division Championship at the Central Florida Paintball … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Women’s Sand Volleyball Team Plays in 1st National Championship

The Long Beach State (LBSU) sand volleyball team competed in the first-ever collegiate national championship in the sport in Gulf Shores, Ala.  The event is hosted by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The 49ers faced Pepperdine University, Florida State, … More

Spring 2012 Issue

49ers Finish Strong with Four Individual Victories on Final Day of Big West Championships

The Long Beach State track & field team finished strong on the final day of the 2012 Big West Championships as it totaled four individual victories and 11 top-three performances at Anteater Stadium. The 49er men scored the most points … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Coach Named All-District Coach

Long Beach State (LBSU) men’s basketball coach Dan Monson has been named one of 24 All-District coaches by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).  Monson was named the District 9 recipient by the NABC for the second straight season. … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Long Beach State Men’s Golf Squad Captures Team Championship

The Long Beach State (LBSU) men’s golf team captured its second team championship of the year, winning the second annual Folino Invitational at the Industry Hills Golf Club. LBSU held onto first-place by two strokes over Pepperdine and three shots … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Tennis Hits Big

Continuing its pursuit of excellence, 49er women’s tennis entered the spring season with its 11th consecutive national ranking from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. During the season, the team rose to 37th in NCAA Division I and captured the Big West … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Princeton Review Again Names Cal State Long Beach One of Nation’s Best Values

California State University, Long Beach has once again been named one of the nation’s “Best Value” public colleges and universities by The Princeton Review, which teamed up with USA Today to announce its list of the 150 “Best Value Colleges … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Freshman Applications to Cal State Long Beach Up 10 Percent

Already having one of the largest first-time freshman applicant pools in the nation, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) added to those numbers as the fall 2012 application period came to a close. CSULB had a nearly 10 percent increase in … More

Spring 2012 Issue

CSULB’s Alexander Among 10 Presidents, Chancellors Invited to Meet with President Obama

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) President F. King Alexander was one of just 10 university presidents and chancellors invited to a private White House meeting with President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to talk about affordability … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Among Best Leaders in International Students

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) is a popular campus for international students judging by its No. 4 national ranking among master’s degree institutions that have students from other countries, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) most recent “Open … More

Spring 2012 Issue

California State University, Long Beach Receives Nearly $1.7 Million for Biotechnology Program

Developing healing therapies derived from stem cells—body cells that can grow into a variety of other tissues—is an increasing emphasis in modern healthcare research and businesses. As a result, labs and companies need scientists who understand the field, so in … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Officials Announce Osher Foundation’s $1 Million Endowment for Its Lifelong Learning Institute

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) President F. King Alexander has announced a $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation in support of the campus’ Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at CSULB), located in the College of Health and … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach President F. King Alexander Again Named CSU President of the Year

For the second time in three years, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) President F. King Alexander has been named the recipient of the “Robert C. Maxson President of the Year Award” by the California State Student Association (CSSA). CSSA is … More

Spring 2012 Issue

CSU Long Beach, Fullerton Receive $525,000 NSF Grant to Increase Women in Science

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) have received a three-year, $525,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative research project that will focus on increasing women’s interest and retention in computer … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Student Recreation and Wellness Awarded LEED Gold Certification

In a first for the university, the Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been awarded a LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first-ever LEED, which stands … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach’s Center for Community Engagement Awarded $200,000 for Civic Engagement

The Center for Community Engagement at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was awarded a $200,000 grant from the California Community Foundation (CCF) to develop and implement a leadership development curriculum to build community member capacity for civic engagement through … More

Spring 2012 Issue

CSULB College of Education Receives 2-Year, $234,000 Grant

The College of Education at California State University Long Beach (CSULB) has been awarded a grant from the James Irvine Foundation to implement partnership models of clinical teacher preparation and induction that prepare new California secondary teachers for Linked Learning … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives Largest Grant, $170,000, for Nursing, Physician Assistant Programs

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is among 12 universities and colleges in the state to receive a combined total of $1.47 million in grants to enhance family nurse practitioner and physician assistant training programs.  With its $170,000 award, CSULB, … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives $100,000 NEH Grant for Languages

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) Romance/German/Russian Languages and Literatures (RGRLL) Department a $100,000 grant to support its French and Italian for Spanish Speakers Initiative. The NEH grant will allow CSULB to … More

Spring 2012 Issue

University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach Wins “Best Show in a University Gallery”

The American chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) has selected the University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) as one of its two “Best Show in a University Gallery” Award recipients for the … More

Spring 2012 Issue

CSULB Faculty Measure Radioactive Fallout in California Kelp Damaged from Japanese Nuclear Reactor

Radioactivity from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant made its way in the atmosphere across the Pacific to the North American west coast in a matter of days following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. One of the … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Chemistry Lecturer at CSULB Named Among Nation’s Top Professors

Thomas Gufrey, a long-time chemistry lecturer at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been named one of America’s top undergraduate professors by The Princeton Review in its newest guidebook The Best 300 Professors. Published in partnership with RateMyProfessors.com—the highest-trafficked … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Student Selected 2011 National Winner for Breaking News Photography

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) senior Stefan Agregado has been named the national winner of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) 2011 Mark of Excellence Award for breaking news photography. Titled “CSU students arrested in protest,” the photograph, framed … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Tandem from Cal State Long Beach Wins Moot Court Championship

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) political science majors Yasmin Manners and Ryan Chapman teamed up to win the Texas State Undergraduate Moot Court Championship Tournament held March 30-31 at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Manners and Chapman … More

Spring 2012 Issue

CSULB Graduate Student Earns Statewide Research Award

Fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) may seem like pests to most people, but their simple biologic structure makes them ideal hosts for a variety of scientific experiments. For her work in identifying a fruit fly gene that can be useful in … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Graduate, Undergraduate Students Win Top Honors in Research Competition

Three students from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)—Thomas Baker, Sarah Clingan and Denise Okamoto—captured top honors at the 26th annual CSU Student Research Competition, a statewide contest showcasing the significant research done by undergraduate and graduate students in the … More

Spring 2012 Issue

CSULB Graduate Student 1st in University History to Win Southern California Kaiser Fellowship

Natalie Whitlock, a graduate student at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has become the first CSULB student to receive the Southern California Kaiser Fellowship. “I am very excited about this opportunity and am honored that I was one of … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Ranks Among Top State Universities in Graduates’ Mid-career Earnings

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) continues to make gains in the mid-career earnings potential of its graduates compared to other state universities across the country, according to the most recent College Salary Report released by PayScale.com. With a mid-career … More

Spring 2012 Issue

Kiplinger’s Names Cal State Long Beach Among Nation’s Top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the top 100 best values in public colleges for 2011-12.  The ranking recognizes four-year institutions that combine outstanding education with economic value. CSULB appears at … More

Spring 2012 Issue

A Message from the President

President F. King Alexander There are times when we can look back and consider times in history when directions were taken that had major impact, changing lives and impacting futures. In California, we are facing just such a time right now: decisions made in the next few months will make a difference in the lives of our children and their children, ultimately impacting the quality of life that is uniquely Californian. More

Spring 2012 Issue

Professor Awarded $1.4 Million for Nuclear Fuel Research

Stephen Mezyk, professor in Chemistry and Biochemistry at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB), has received a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant to examine the effects of radiation on nuclear reprocessing systems in the Fuel Cycle Research and Development area. The … More

Winter 2011 Issue

It’s Here! New Recreation and Wellness Center Opens

The long-awaited campus Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) at Cal State Long Beach is now open for business, and it’s been busy. “Since every student can join, our goal is to have as many of our 34,000 students registered as active members … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Receives $2.25M for College Assistance Program

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded CSULB’s Offices of Educational Equity Services (EES), Division of Student Services, a five-year grant totaling $2,257,296 to administer a College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) for students attending campus from migrant and seasonal farm … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives ‘Best in the West’ Designation in Princeton Review’s ‘2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region’

The Princeton Review has designated California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) a “Best in the West” college in its Web site feature, “2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” which was posted in August. One of just 120 institutions receiving the … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Women’s Track and Field Team Earns All-Academic Honors; 4 49er Athletes Named to Division I All-Academic Field Team

The Long Beach State women’s track and field squad has been tabbed a 2010 Division I All-Academic Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Meanwhile, four athletes from the 49er men’s and women’s track … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Communication Studies Professor Earns 2010 Ehninger Award from National Communication Association

Craig R. Smith, professor of communication studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been named the recipient of the 2010 Douglas W. Ehninger Award for lifetime achievement in rhetorical scholarship by the National Communication Association (NCA). The Ehninger … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Biochemist’s Research Supports Premise That Chemical Plasticizers May Contribute to Autism, Alzheimer’s

Who knew that brine shrimp—the tiny creatures popularly known as “Sea-Monkeys”—could reveal problems with chemicals found in plastics or even contribute to potential treatments for neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and autism? CSULB biochemistry Professor Roger Acey and students … More

Winter 2011 Issue

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Cal State Long Beach 4th Best Public Regional University in West in Its 2011 Best Colleges Guide

U.S.News & World Report has ranked California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) the fourth best public regional university in the western United States in its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges Guide.”  The western region includes 13 states from Texas to … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Listed Among Top 15 Percent of Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools Doing Most to Embrace Veterans

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been listed among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. G.I. Jobs, a monthly magazine that … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach’s Green Campus Interns Promote Energy Conservation, Environmental Awareness on Campus

To better increase awareness regarding energy conservation and bridge the divide between students and institutional energy costs, Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) new student-led Green Campus Program is working to instill and develop sustainable concepts and practices at the university. … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Engineering, Liberal Arts Colleges Send 51 Local School Girls to Visit NASA’s Dryden Center

Fifty-one high-achieving elementary and middle school girls traveled in August to the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, hosted by the College of Engineering (COE) and the College of Liberal Arts’ Center for … More

Winter 2011 Issue

With Incoming Class of 30 Scholars, Cal State Long Beach Welcomes 1,000th President’s Scholar to Campus Since 1995

With the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) welcomed its 1,000th President’s Scholar to the campus, signaling a significant milestone in the life of an initiative that has enhanced the campus’ reputation as one … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Gets $920,000 Improving Teacher Quality Grant from California Post-Secondary Education Commission

The California Post-Secondary Education Commission has awarded a four-year, $920,000 Improving Teacher Quality grant to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to support teacher development at the Long Beach Unified School District’s Cabrillo and Jordan high schools. The grant, which … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Receives $1.7 Million NIDA Grant to Study Acceptability, Accuracy of Rapid Tests for Infectious Diseases

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a four-year, $1.7 million research grant to Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) Center for Behavioral Research and Services (CBRS) for a project that will … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Formerly Homeless CSULB Student Who Took Shelter in Music Rooms Named Recipient of Hearst/Trustees’ Award

When Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) student Brian K. Smith found himself homeless, he didn’t give up on his dream of a university education.  He found refuge in it…literally. The senior Spanish translation and music major used the CSULB music … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB’s College of Business Administration Listed in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 300 Business Schools

Highlighting its three “affordable and efficient MBA programs,” the College of Business Administration at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review and is featured in its guidebook “The Best 300 Business … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB President, LBCC President, LBUSD Superintendent Attend White House Signing Ceremony, Make Presentation

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) President F. King Alexander traveled to Washington, D.C. with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser and Long Beach City College (LBCC) President Eloy Ortiz Oakley to join President Barack Obama at … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Gets Nearly $1 Million CPEC Grant to Work with Local Algebra Teachers, Increase Students Achievement

The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) has awarded Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) a four-year, $996,284 grant for a project that will have university professors working with algebra teachers from five Long Beach high schools in an effort to increase … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Tutor, Recent Grad Receives 2010 Outstanding Tutor Award from College Reading, Learning Association

Jubilee Rodriguez, a summer 2010 graduate of Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) with a B.S. in mathematics, is this year’s winner of the Tom Pasternack Outstanding Tutor Award, given by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). Established by the CRLA International … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Ranked 3rd Most Secure University, College in Nation in Magazine’s ‘Security 500’ Rankings

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was recognized as the third “most secure” university/college in the nation by Security Magazine in its 2010 “Security 500” rankings, released in the publication’s November issue. Only 27 universities and colleges from across the country were … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach 1 of 6 CSU Campuses Using $3 Million Grant to Help At-Risk Students Attain College Degree, Become Teachers

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) is one of six California State University campuses to be awarded a total of $3 million by the California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention Program to help at-risk students attain a college degree to become … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Graduate Awarded International Parliamentary Scholarship; Will Serve 15-Week Internship with German Parliament Member

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) senior Justin Schafer has been awarded the prestigious International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS), which includes serving a 15-week internship with a member of the German Bundestag or German National Parliament. Offered in 25 countries, the IPS … More

Winter 2011 Issue

CSULB Receives Largest Number of First-Time Freshman, Transfer Applications Among CSU Campuses for Fall 2011

The final numbers are in after the close of the application deadline for students to attend any of the 23 California State University (CSU) campuses in fall 2011, and Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) leads the way as the system posted record numbers … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Among Best Public Institutions in the Nation in Improving Student Graduation Rates

Years of focus on improving student graduation rates is paying off for Cal State Long Beach (CSULB). A recent report in The Chronicle of Higher Education showed that over the latest five-year period, graduation rates at CSULB have increased by 13 percentage … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Officially Dedicates, Unveils New School of Nursing Building; 1st Addition to Nursing Facilities Since 1975

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) has officially dedicated the campus’ new School of Nursing Building, a $4.3 million project that is the first addition to the university’s nursing facilities since 1975. With nearly 10,600 gross square feet, the new building … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Cal State Long Beach Officially Dedicates, Unveils New School of Nursing Building; 1st Addition to Nursing Facilities Since 1975

Before a large crowd of faculty, staff, students and alumni, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) officially dedicated  the campus’ new School of Nursing Building, a $4.3 million project that is the first addition to the university’s nursing facilities since 1975. With … More

Winter 2011 Issue

Music Video by Cal State Long Beach Student Wins Grand Prize, $50,000 in OnVidi.com’s Student Film Contest

With all that went wrong during the shoot, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) student Leah McKissock found it ironic that the song for the music video she was directing was called “Nothing is Wrong.” Despite all the trials and tribulations, however, the final product has paid off…in a big way. More

Winter 2011 Issue