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Issue #6
September 2010
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CSU'S APPLICATION PERIOD
FOR FALL 2011 OPENS ON OCT. 1

The California State University admissions applications cycle for the fall 2011 begins on Oct. 1, 2010. Students intending to enroll in fall 2011 as first-time freshmen or upper-division transfers from community colleges are strongly encouraged to apply as early as Oct. 1, 2010 and no later than Nov. 30, 2010.

Students intending to attend a CSU campus next fall should visit the website www.csumentor.edu to get information and complete the online application.

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‘ES EL MOMENTO’ BRIDGES 2 WORLDS TO PROMOTE HISPANIC EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT

Sylvia Acevedo

CSU is teaming up with the media giant Univision and dozens of other higher education institutions, K-12 educators and community organizations to produce 'Es el Momento,' the largest education fair in the western United States.

Organizers and volunteers for the event have a single goal in mind: Bridging a cultural gap between Spanish-speaking parents and California's education system. And, as the title states in Spanish, “The time is now.”

"They are two worlds apart," said event coordinator Sylvia Acevedo, founder and president of CommuniCard, a company that specializes in producing educational events for Spanish-language audiences.

Acevedo is training staff and volunteers who will work in the Es el Momento Education Fair, which will take place at California State University, Dominguez Hills, from noon to 5 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 9.

Why a College Education Fair for Parents?

Fairs of this type are needed, Acevedo said, because not knowing the U.S. education system harms the educational opportunities of a significant portion of the rising generation and will hurt the nation’s competitive edge related to the availability of a highly skilled workforce.

The U.S. educational system often is best navigated by a U.S.-born "soccer mom" who aspires to see her son or daughter attending college. An immigrant mother, on the other hand, typically lacks knowledge of how the U.S. educational system works.

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HACU'S 24TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN SAN DIEGO

California State University, Fullerton President Milton GordonThe CSU system and campuses will participate in the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities' Annual Conference, to be held Sept. 18-20 in San Diego.

The conference is a national forum on best practices in the education of Hispanics and offers opportunities to promote and expand partnerships for collaboration between HACU member institutions and public- and private-sector organizations.

The CSU Office of the Chancellor and 12 CSU campuses are Hispanic Serving Institutions, a federal designation for campuses where Hispanic enrollment constitutes at least 25 percent of the total enrollment. 

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STATE DESIGNATES LAST WEEK OF MARCH AS LATINO EDUCATION ADVOCACY WEEK

 Juan Sepulveda and Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter

The State of California has declared the last week of March as statewide Week of Advocacy for Latino Education.

The Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR 137) was introduced by Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter of Rialto.

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