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Issue #26
May 2012

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Journey to Success CSUEB & San Francisco State

Education Summit for Asian American, Pacific Islander Students at CSU East Bay, May 19

The California State University system will welcome Bay Area students to the "Journey to Success" Education Summit, to be held at Cal State East Bay on Saturday, May 19. The summit is open to all families and students in grades 6 through 12 or in community college. It especially targets underserved students and families of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.

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CSU Presents Culturally Responsive Math Instruction Program at College Board's Conference

AAPI Summit Dr. Rehema Gray, a professor at CSU Northridge, made a presentation on CSU’s Summer Algebra Institutes at a College Board-sponsored gathering that drew more than 500 higher education participants from across the country.

The Summer Algebra Institute represents a model for collaboration among academia, community and faith-based institutions to develop African American students' skills in mathematics.

The program is part of CSU’s African American Initiative designed to increase the college preparation, enrollment and graduation rates of African American students.

The algebra program uses a culturally relevant mathematics curriculum designed to enhance academic performance, nurture college-going aspirations and accelerate acquisition of  math skills.

The presentation took place at the "Dream Deferred" conference,  April 26-27 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Dream Deferred Conference 2012 CSU Presenters Tony Ross Barbara Young Tony Ross, (left) vice president at CSU Los Angeles, and Barbara Young, consultant to the CSU on African American education, during the "Dream Deferred" Conference.

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Upcoming College Events and Fairs

May 19
CSU AAPI Journey to Success
Fijian, Cambodian, Laotian, Samoan, Hawaiian, Chinese, Vietnamese and Filipino
CSU East Bay (Co-hosted by San Francisco State University)

May 12-13
2nd Annual Pow Wow Honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas
CSU Dominguez Hills

May 22-23
Native American Student Advocacy Institute

May 31-June 1
Preparate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America
Hyatt Regency Miami, Fla.

August 25
CSU Super Saturday College Fair
CSU Dominguez Hills

October 1
Taste of Soul Festival in Los Angeles

October 13
Es El Momento
CSU Dominguez Hills




Educators Explore Best Practices to Engage Asian American and Pacific Islander Students in Higher Education

AAPI Summit Tu-Uyen Nguyen, assistant professor of Asian American Studies at CSU Fullerton, spoke about barriers AAPI students face to succeed in higher education.

"Educating and Engaging AAPI Students" was the focus of the inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit presented April 25 in Los Angeles by the College Board and the California State University system.

Approximately 120 educators from public and private colleges and universities gathered at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel to discuss the complex issues facing AAPI students as they plan to go to college.

Highlights of the event included a presentation by Dr. Robert Teranishi addressing the misrepresentation of AAPI students in the broader discourse on America's higher education; keynote addresses by two California State University AAPI presidents, Leroy Morishita of CSU East Bay and Mo Qayoumi of San Jose State University; and a presentation by Iosefa Aina, dean and director of the Asian American Resource Center at Pomona College.

A major theme that emerged was the importance of promoting leadership of AAPI professionals in education. It was perceived as a priority that must be addressed by educators and community leaders.

AAPI Summit Trina Tan, (left) CSU Fullerton undergraduate student and CSU East Bay President Leroy Morishita. Tan spoke spoke about her engagement in student activities and her desire to become an university leader.


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CSU To Promote College Message at Pow Wow

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A dancer during a pow wow at the State Capitol grounds in Sacramento in 2010.

The 2nd Annual Pow Wow honoring the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas will be celebrated May 12-13 in the Sculpture Garden at CSU Dominguez Hills.

The event held to maintain continuity of American Indian identity also will be a venue to educate tribe members about college opportunities at CSU's 23 campuses.

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