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Issue #29
August 2012

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2012's CSU Super Saturday College Fair Set for Aug. 25 at CSU Dominguez Hills

CSU Super Saturday is rapidly approaching and will be bigger than ever.  This year's event will feature workshops providing information on professional careers and inspirational stories to succeed in college.

In addition to the vital workshops about how to prepare early for college and how to obtain financial aid, Super Saturday will feature a session on Parent Training and Empowerment as well as a presentation on strategies for success of African American males in higher education.

Another panel featuring emerging degree options will highlight the Hospitality Management Program, offered at several CSU campuses.

"From restaurants and hotels to attractions and travel, hospitality is big business in California," said Tony Ross, Cal State Los Angeles vice president and leader of the CSU African American Initiative. "This workshop will highlight a variety of CSU programs that prepare professionals to lead in this large industry." 

CSU Super Saturday will take place at California State University Dominguez Hills, Aug. 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To download a printable flier or to register, please visit the website.   http://www.calstate.edu/supersaturday/

CSU Super Saturday Plenary Session
CSU Super Saturday participants during the opening session at CSU Dominguez Hills University Theater in 2010.

National Society of Black Engineers Students
Youth associated with the National Society of Black Engineers during CSU Super Saturday in 2011


College Board and CSU Fullerton to Host College Planning Town Hall for Hispanic Families, Sept. 8

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A town hall, Destino Universidad, will welcome Hispanic families at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event, conducted in English and Spanish, will feature discussions about the steps needed to successfully enroll in college. Special sessions will focus on courses and exams that prepare students for college, admission standards, financial aid and college resources for AB 540 students.

"As the number of Latino students aspiring to college continues to increase, we are committed to ensuring that these students have access to the resources and support that will ensure a successful transition to college," said Peter Negroni, senior vice president at the College Board.

Destino Universidad is part of a series of bilingual town halls presented at higher education institutions throughout the nation. The event has already taken place in New York, New Mexico, Florida, Massachusetts and Georgia. The Sept. 8 event is the second time it will take place in California.

California State University, Fullerton is hosting the event at the Titan Student Union Portola Pavilion. Free parking will be available.

Entry to the event is free but space is limited to the first 600 registrants. Those interested in attending must register by calling 657.278.7324 or visiting https://apps.fullerton.edu/Destino_Fullerton


Upcoming College Events and Fairs

August 25
CSU Super Saturday College Fair
CSU Dominguez Hills

September 8
Destino Universidad
CSU Fullerton

September 28
Native American Day, CSU San Bernardino

October 5-6
27th Annual California Indian Conference, CSU San Marcos

October 13
Es El Momento
CSU Dominguez Hills

October 20
A Taste of Soul, Los Angeles

November 3
CSU AAPI Journey to Success
San Jose State University

December 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander Community Forum
CSU Chancellor's Office


Students Mentored Through the African American Initiative Receive Jenkins Scholarships

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About 35 students who participated in programs of the CSU African American Initiative have won  a California State University Jenkins Scholarship.

The $500 scholarship is available through funds provided by the Matthew & Roberta Jenkins Family Foundation.  

Matthew Jenkins, a member of the board of the CSU Foundation, is a strong supporter of the CSU African American Initiative and has participated as a speaker in many CSU Super Sunday events.

During his presentations, he inspires young people to confront challenges with integrity and to work hard to succeed in life.

To qualify for the Jenkins Scholarship, students need a minimum GPA of 2.50 and demonstrate that have been accepted to a CSU campus.

This year's recipients will begin their studies at CSU campuses across the state in the fall.

Parent Institute for Quality Education Graduates More Than 28,000 Parents

PIQE Report 2011

The Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) graduated 28,178 parents last year in California, including about 10,000 who took part in PIQE program sites sponsored by the CSU.

To promote a college-going culture, PIQE provides a 9-week training program, empowering parents to take an active role in building a constructive relationship with teachers, principals and counselors.

PIQE also provides workshops on early child development and financial literacy. Recently PIQE began a pilot to develop parents' understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers. Under the pilot, parents have the option to extend their classes for 4 additional hours to learn about STEM.

The CSU Chancellor's Office and the system's 23 campuses support the PIQE program and ensure that it reaches parents whose children attend schools served by CSU campuses.

In 2011, PIQE delivered its program at 450 middle and high school sites in California.

Since its inception in the state, PIQE has graduated more than 533,000 parents and enhanced the education of more than 1.5 million students. The parent engagement program is offered in 16 languages and operates in five states.

See the 2011 PIQE report


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