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Issue #9
December 2010
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CSU Receives 611,000 Undergraduate Student Applications for Fall 2011

The California State University received more than 611,000 undergraduate applications during the two-month, fall 2011 priority application period ending Nov. 30. The number of applications slightly exceeds last year's record, demonstrating a consistently strong demand for a CSU education.

While the fall 2011 application period has concluded for most CSU campuses, certain campuses remain open for applicants for the winter and spring 2011 terms. Individual campus deadlines differ and can be reviewed by visiting the CSUMentor Application Filing Status Report.



CSU Gears Up for a Month Filled With Super Sundays in February

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African American Church partners and CSU officials met recently to discuss plans for 2011 CSU Super Sunday.

Events Planned at 120 Churches Across the State
Approximately 120 churches are planning to participate in the Sixth Annual CSU Super Sunday event that will take place in February at predominantly African American congregations throughout the state.

The largest number of churches will hold CSU Super Sunday on Feb. 20 in Northern and Central California and on Feb. 27 in Southern California.

During the events thousands of families will hear the higher education message delivered from the pulpit by California State University trustees, presidents, the chancellor and other top education officials.

CSU Super Sunday seeks to encourage young African American students to prepare academically to be able to enroll and graduate from college. At the event, students and their families receive information about how to apply to any of the CSU's 23 campuses, eligibility requirements and financial aid.  

Read more about the most recent Super Sunday events.

International Pre-College Science Competition to be Held in May in L.A.


The world's largest international science competition for students in grades 9–12 will be held on May 8-13, 2011, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Sponsored and organized by the Intel Corporation and the Society for Science & the Public, the event will convene approximately 1,600 high school students from nearly 60 countries and territories to showcase their independent research.

The youths who will participate in the competition represent the next generation of innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs who will take today's technological advances to the next level.

Interpreters, Judges and Volunteers Needed
Approximately 200 volunteer interpreters will be needed to help student teams from other countries to converse with others and to explain their science projects. The greatest demand for interpreters will be in the Spanish, Russian and Mandarin languages. Interpreters in other languages and approximately 500 general assignment volunteers also will be needed.

In addition, judges for projects in 17 scientific disciplines are encouraged to volunteer. Judges must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent (D.O., Ed.D., D.D.S., D.V.M.) or a minimum of six years of related professional experience beyond receiving a B.A., B.S., or a master's degree.

Watch this video to learn more about the competition and ways to volunteer and support Intel ISEF 2011 in Los Angeles.

Contact ISEF for more information about the event.



California Supreme Court Upholds
AB 540


In a ruling issued on Nov. 15, the California Supreme Court upheld the provision that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at the California State University, University of California and California Community Colleges.

In a 28-page ruling, the state's Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision rejecting the argument that AB 540 unfairly favors undocumented immigrants who live in California over U.S. citizens who live outside the state.

AB 540 is a California law enacted in 2001 to exempt students who meet certain eligibility requirements from paying nonresident tuition at California public colleges and universities.

Read the statement issued by the CSU General Counsel.

CSU Community Outreach by the Numbers in 2010


Families reached during Super Sunday events throughout the state.


Parents and children who learned about California's Education system at the Es el Momento Education Fair.


Middle school students who participated in the Road to College Tour. 


Parents who received training to support their children's education, under the CSU-PIQE Latino Partnership Initiative.


Students, parents and mentors who learned how to prepare and apply to CSU during the Super Saturday College Fair


Special honorary bachelor’s degrees granted this summer to Japanese American students who were removed from CSU campuses in 1941-42 and sent to internment camps.


African American churches that are partners with the CSU to deliver the higher education message in Central/Northern California and Southern California.


Community and education leaders who met with the CSU to discuss strategies to improve college access for Asian American and Pacific Islander students from underserved communities.


Summer Algebra and Math Institutes that helped improve math skills of middle school students. 


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