CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 11, No. 20, October 18, 2012


Students Lead Voter Registration Efforts

California’s new online system has made registering to vote a lot easier—and with campus communities emphasizing the importance of civic engagement and students leading registration efforts on campus, record numbers of CSU students are registering to vote for the upcoming election. More.

Enhancing Learning with Online Tools

Approximately 80 percent of Americans use the internet, which means about 240 million people across the United States go online on a regular basis. With increased awareness and access to online communities, CSU faculty are going beyond the four walls of the classroom and integrating online and social media tools into their curriculum. More.

Cal Maritime Hosts US Transportation Leader

US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Cal Maritime president Thomas Cropper.U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made a special visit to Cal Maritime Oct. 11, where he officially commissioned newly-appointed president Thomas Cropper as a Rear Admiral in the United States Maritime Service. During his visit, Secretary LaHood also addressed cadets and toured the training ship Golden Bear.

Soon after LaHood's visit, it was announced that Cal Maritime would be among America's six state maritime academies to share an additional $2.3 million from a federal government program that recycles obsolete vessels. More.

Chancellor Reed Honored for Strides in STEM

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed received the California STEM Education Leadership Award Oct. 15 at the 2012 California STEM Summit in San Diego. The award recognizes his achievements in advancing innovative and effective STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education initiatives across the state as well as his leadership of the CSU system, which produces the largest number of math and science teachers in the nation.

Wine Country Welcomes Weill Hall

From American cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Chinese pianist Lang Lang, the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall at Sonoma State University is now hosting some of the world’s most recognized musicians. But the world-class hall, which celebrated its grand opening the weekend of Sept. 29, will also host the educational endeavors of students in SSU’s music department. More.

Weill Hall

In the news

Mexican Government Honors Sac State President

Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez has won the Ohtli Award, the Mexican government’s highest honor for leaders of Mexican descent. More.

Cal Poly Pomona Festival Marks Two Decades

For the past 20 years, children and parents from throughout Southern California who want a taste of farm life and fall fun have headed to the Pumpkin Festival at Cal Poly Pomona. More.

SF State Launches Disability Institute

San Francisco State’s Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability includes a community partnership aimed to help public school students learn about the history of people with disabilities. More.

CSUSB Receives Prestigious Civic Engagement Award

Cal State San Bernardino has been named one of five universities and colleges from across the country to receive the prestigious Washington Center Higher Education Civic Engagement Award. More.

Chico, Fresno Campuses Join Forces for Economic Good

The Center for Economic Development at Chico State has established a regional partnership with the Office of Community and Economic Development at Fresno State. More.

CSUs Receive More Upward Bound Grants

The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded nearly $2 million to help strengthen the math and science skills of low-income and first-generation students attending CSU campuses at Chico, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pomona, and Sonoma. More.

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Sacramento State alumna and Chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, Jamillah Moore discusses college access and the future of California's Masterplan for Higher Education.


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