CSU Leader
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Vol. 11, No. 14, July 5, 2012

CSU Alumni Make Objects Come to Life

It’s the shows on television that make the audience laugh. It’s the paintings in the office that liven up the room. It’s the music heard in movies that capture a scene. It’s the photographs on the wall that catch the eye. Arts and media influence everyday culture, and the California State University offers programs that produce artists who breathe life into objects.

CSU’s hands-on programs prepare students for careers in film, broadcast and interactive media, as well as teach them techniques to excel as a musician, painter, photographer or artist. More.

CSU Summer Arts Brings Artistic Stardom to CSUMB

CSU Summer Arts

For the first time since its inception in 1985, CSU Summer Arts will reside at CSU Monterey Bay, bringing an artistic explosion to Monterey County. On July 2, the first of Summer Arts’ five-year residency at CSUMB began after previously being hosted by Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Humboldt State, Cal State Long Beach and Fresno State. Several hundred students will participate in two-week long courses taught by experts in subjects such as theatre, dance, music, art, animation, writing and new media. More.

Helping the Community…One Fabric at a Time

Student from SFSU's Apparel Design and Merchandising program By building relationships with organizations throughout the local community, the CSU creates opportunities where students are able to gain the real-world experience needed to excel in their field. At San Francisco State, apparel design and merchandising students have a chance to exercise what they learn in the classroom by volunteering their time to local organizations in need.

Windows into the Community, a program started earlier this year, allowed 45 visual merchandising and promotion students to create storefront displays for Goodwill Industries, with the goal of increasing foot traffic and sales for two Goodwill stores in San Francisco. More.


SSU Partners to Create Music Education Program

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute will partner with Sonoma State and the Santa Rosa Symphony to help support a new five-year education program for underprivileged youth starting in the 2013-14 season. More.

Fresno State Art Program Displays Students’ Work at Smithsonian Festival

Fresno State’s Partners-in-Art is among 25 university programs across the United States selected to display its students’ works at the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. More.

CSU Stanislaus Professor to Open Visual Arts Center in Modesto

Jessica Gomula-Kruzic, a CSU Stanislaus arts professor, is spearheading a new visual arts exhibition center in Modesto thanks to a grant from ArtPlace, a national organization formed to support “creative placemaking” projects across the country. More.

CSUCI Professor Featured in Traveling Art Exhibition

CSU Channel Islands Associate Professor of Art Luke Matjas will exhibit three large-scale works in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Ignite! The Art of Sustainability. More.

CSUN Professor Honored for Contributions to Classical Music

New York Cuban Cultural Center recognizes Cal State Northridge Professor Emeritus Aurelio de la Vega for his contributions in classical music. More.



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