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Founders Day

Clues to the future are in our past and our past demonstrates excellence! Founders Day will take a fun and vibrant look at campus history. Learn more about CSULB and discover how vital The Beach continues to be today.

CSULB’S Impact on Long Beach

Zoom iconJoin us on Zoom from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. to discuss how the campus continues to impact the City of Long Beach.


Jeremy Harris

Jeremy Harris ’04
President and CEO, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

Suzie Price

Suzie Price ’94
Councilmember District 3 /Former ASI President

Seiji Steimetz

Dr. Seiji Steimetz
CSULB Professor and Chair of Economics

Austin Metoyer


Austin Metoyer '11

Downtown Long Beach Business Alliance, Economic Development and Policy Manager

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#CSULBTurns71 Trivia Contest!

Let's have some fun! Join in a live virtual trivia contest from 6pm-6:30pm.

Led by event emcee, Kim Armstrong, ’88, ’91, ‘94 /Vice President, CSULB Alumni Council.

Test your knowledge in rounds focused on 1949, 1970 and The Beach. Prizes for round champions.

To play, you'll need to download the Kahoot! app onto your mobile device (it's FREE and available in the App Store or Google Play).

Congratulations to the winners!

Read About CSULB History

Did you know there is a book about The Beach? Take a trip down memory lane with author and CSULB Faculty Barbara Kingsley-Wilson as she discusses her publication, Long Beach State-A Brief History. Moderated by Dr. Lee Brown, Emeriti Professor and Chair of the Department of Journalism.

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Purchase your copy of Long Beach State-A Brief History, written by Barbara Kingsley-Wilson online through the CSULB Bookstore. Save 25% in celebration of Founders Week!


Speaker Bios

Barbara Kingsley-Wilson

Barbara Kingsley-Wilson has been a full-time lecturer and adviser for the Daily 49er since 2004.  She has been a journalist for over twenty years, covering courts, crime, education and sports for the Orange County Register, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and the Rochester Times-Union. She also wrote sport pieces for USA Today and worked as an intern with the Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel.  She graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and later earned her master’s degree and taught news writing as a fellow in the Kiplinger Mid-Career Reporting Program at Ohio State University.  She taught journalism at USC before coming to CSULB in 2004. She spent one summer in Amman, Jordan, as part of a United States grant to study women and sports.  She has won awards from the Associated Press and the Orange County Press Club and contributed articles to an O. C. Register project that won the Pulitzer Prize. She lives with her family in Long Beach and continues to write for local news sites, including the Long Beach Post and other media.

Dr. Lee Brown

Dr. Lee Brown is a proud 1960 graduate of Long Beach State and was editor-in-chief of the Forty-Niner from 1959- 1960. He taught in CSULB’s Department of Journalism from 1998-2010, and was chair of the department from 1998 to 2001. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Brown was a reporter and editor for the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, San Diego Union, Washington (D.C.) Star, the Orange County Evening News and KXIC-AM, Iowa City, Iowa. He previously taught at San Diego State University, the University of Maryland and the Buffalo State College (SUNY). He is the author of The Reluctant Reformation: On Criticizing the Press in America and received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

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