Issue: Spring 2012

Spring 2012 Issue – Leadership update May 22, 2012

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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