Issue: Spring 2010

Spring 2010 Issue Leadership Update Newsletter

CSULB Kinesiology Department Celebrates 40 Years of Helping Children with Disabilities on Campus

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) recently marked 40 years of assisting children with disabilities with a special celebration that recognized a pair of on-campus programs and those who have participated in them. “I began thinking that 40 years was … More

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CSULB Student Captures 1st Place in National Council for Black Studies Student Essay Contest

Elise McCutchen, a senior in Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), was recognized recently as the first-place winner in the undergraduate division of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) Annual Student Essay Contest on the topic … More

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California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Awards $170,000 to CSULB’s School of Nursing

The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) awarded $170,000 to the School of Nursing at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to support family nurse practitioner training and preparation for primary care careers. CSULB received the largest of … More

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CSULB Business Student to Cycle Across U.S. in ‘Journey of Hope,’ Raise Funds for Those with Disabilities

Pushing himself to the limit of his physical abilities while generating funds and awareness to help those with disabilities, Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) student Brent Freeman will participate in Journey of Hope, a 4,000-mile bicycle ride across the United … More

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CSULB’s ‘Women Engineers @ the Beach’ Celebrates 10 Years of Attracting Young Girls to Engineering

Celebrating 10 successful years in encouraging young girls to consider future careers in engineering and science, Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) College of Engineering (COE) hosted the “Women Engineers@the Beach” conference in March. More than 380 girls from 19 middle … More

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Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation Presents $174,800 to Cal State Long Beach for Student Scholarships

The Long Beach Rotary Scholarship Foundation has given $174,800 to California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) that will be used for scholarships to more than 130 students. The check presentation was made by Greg Hill, president of the Long Beach … More

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CSULB Graduates More than 9,000 Students in 2009-10

More than 9,000 students will have completed their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) by the end of the summer 2010 session. The 2010 graduating class is the largest in the university’s history with students … More

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CSULB’s F. King Alexander Named CSU’s ‘President of the Year’ by California State Student Association

F. King Alexander, president of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been named this year’s recipient of the “Robert C. Maxson President of the Year Award” by the California State Student Association (CSSA). CSSA is the single recognized voice … More

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Free Tax Return Help Offered Through CSULB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Accounting majors at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) assisted students and members of the community with their 2009 tax returns free of charge through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The program ran through April 9 at the … More

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New Training Program for Marine Terminal Operations Offered at CSULB

A new training program designed for front-line managers and others interested in marine terminal operations is being offered through the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). The Marine Terminal Operations Professional (MTOP) program … More

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CSULB’s New ‘Saturday MBA’ Integrates Business Disciplines to Better Prepare Students for Today’s Business Environment

In Fall 2010 Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) will launch the “Saturday MBA,” a restructured master of business administration (MBA) degree program that is distinguished by an innovative, cross-discipline integrated curriculum designed to teach students to solve the complex issues organizations … More

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CSULB Business Student Finishes Among Nation’s Top Orators at Moot Court Nationals

For a guy who almost quit college a couple of times and changed his major from engineering to business, Tim Appelbaum seems now on track. The California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) senior had another verification that his decision to stay in … More

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CSULB Featured in National Report for Outperforming Most Institutions in Helping Students Graduate

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was recognized for its efforts in outperforming most similar U.S. institutions in helping students stay on track and graduate in a major national report released in April by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). … More

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NCLR/CSULB Latino Center Receives $296,000 USDA Grant to Develop Course on Latino Nutrition, Chronic Disease Prevention

Having just completed a two-year project with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR)/Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training has received another two-year grant … More

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CSULB Athletes Capture Javelin, 400-Meter Hurdle Titles at Big West Conference Track and Field Championships

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) junior Randi Hicks claimed the women’s javelin title, and senior Kennth Medwood won the 400-meter hurdle crown at the recent Big West Conference (BWC) Track and Field Championships in Northridge. Hicks won the event with … More

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CSULB Graduation Rate Efforts Pay Off, Especially for Underrepresented Minority Students

With the recent federal policy emphasis aimed at improving college and university graduation rates led by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the recently launched system-wide “Graduation Initiative” announced by the California State University (CSU), public institutions throughout the nation … More

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CSULB Professor Named “Diversity Champion” for Work in Communicative Disorders of Linguistically Different

Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) Communicative Disorders Chair Carolyn Conway Madding was named a Diversity Champion recently by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in a ceremony held in New Orleans. Madding was recognized for her initiation, development and supervision of CSULB’s … More

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Princeton Review Ranks CSULB Among Top 50 ‘Best Value’ Public Colleges in the Nation for 2010

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) once again has been named one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges by The Princeton Review, which teamed up with USA Today to present its list of the 100 “Best Value Colleges … More

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CSULB Associate Professor of Psychology Selected for Psychological Association’s Early Career Achievement Award

Kim-Phuong Vu, an associate professor of psychology at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), has been named recipient of the 2009 Earl Alluisi Early Career Achievement Award from Division 21: Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology of the American Psychological Association … More

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National Community College Hispanic Council, CSULB Team Up to Offer NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program

The Educational Leadership Program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is collaborating with the National Community College Hispanic Council (NCCHC) to offer the NCCHC Leadership Fellows Program this summer at the campus. Established in 1985 as an affiliate of … More

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CSULB Professor to Receive 2010 Distinguished Educator Award from American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Richard J. Behl, a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), received the 2010 Distinguished Educator Award during the 85th annual Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Pacific Section. Behl, … More

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CSULB Receives National Recognition for Its Commitment to Service-Learning, Civic Engagement

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) was named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for … More

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Graduate Student at CSULB Receives 2010-11 Fulbright Award to Conduct Research in Germany

A master’s degree student studying German at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) has been selected for a U.S. Student Fulbright Award that will have her conducting research in Germany during the 2010-11 academic year. Roma Claudia Hernández will conduct … More

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Strategic Language Initiative at CSULB to Receive $2.88 Million Appropriation from U.S. Defense Bill

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) received a $2.88 million appropriation from a recently approved defense spending bill as the lead institution in the multi-CSU campus Strategic Language Initiative (SLI). U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., along with U.S. Reps. Laura … More

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2 CSULB Students Receive Prestigious Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Two California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) students received prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships which  allowed them to spend the spring semester studying abroad.  Junior Kathy Tran was at City University of Hong Kong studying international business and Chinese.  Senior … More

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