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Making Waves: Accomplishments of the CSULB Community

Published December 23, 2019

Student wins nationwide commercial contest

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Film student Cathy Bui won the nationwide Lamps Plus “Light What You Love” contest with her inspirational video based on her family and friends. She submitted her video, which depicts her family and friends in an illuminated living room, on Instagram; it was her interpretation of lighting the things she loves.

Bui, a junior from Fountain Valley, narrates the importance of the people in her life and their impact. A connection is made to the lighting of the living room. She, along with her parents, grandparents and friends, appear in the video.

Bui wrote, directed and edited the video over two days. She collaborated with Bobby Kelley, her director of photography, and used a pocket cinema 4K camera.

Lavay to receive Lifetime Achievement award

Dr. Barry Lavay, a professor in the kinesiology department, has been selected by the SHAPE America Recognition Awards Committee to receive the Julian U. Stein Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2020 National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Lavay is considered to be a national leader in the field of Adapted Physical Education. He helps prepare students for a career in teaching physical education to individuals with disabilities. Lavay is co-director of After School Adapted Physical-activity Programs (ASAP) and Camp Nugget, programs designed to offer positive on-campus physical activity experiences to children with disabilities.

Honor awarded

The Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development within the Division of Student Affairs has been awarded the 2020 Institution of Excellence Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration. The award recognizes an institution that is engaged at the highest level and uses best practices.

ASCA and its members pledge to uphold the integrity of the student-conduct process and build safer educational communities and positively impact learning.

Student creates on-campus walking map

Sofia Ramos, a cross country and track and field athlete and LifeFit intern, has created a wellness walking map that students, faculty, and community members can follow to improve their health. The 3.1-mile route begins at the University Student Union and ends at the LifeFit Center near the College of Health and Human Sciences building.

The LifeFit Three Mile Wellness Walk takes walkers to Brotman Hall and past the Walter Pyramid to Carpenter Performing Arts Center and alongside the soccer field and engineering buildings. It eventually winds around to the LifeFit Center.

Alumna featured in publication

Alumna Caitlin Dickerson, an award-winning journalist, was profiled in The Key Reporter by Cal State Long Beach student Lakin Allen. The Key Reporter is Phi Beta Kappa’s publication for news and alumni relations.

Dickerson, who has worked for NPR and The New York Times, was featured after being named on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list for Media in 2019. She was a Phi Beta Kappa member who graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies and Spanish.