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Issue #43 | OCTOBER 2013

25,000 Participants Visit Es el Momento Event To Learn About Education in California

Thousands of Hispanic parents and their young children attended the 5th Annual Es el Momento Education Fair at CSU Dominguez Hills on Oct. 5.






At Es el Momento Education fair, Latino parents learned about the many career-building possibilities that await their children if they graduate from high school well-prepared for college. Participants discussed college opportunities with representatives from dozens of California higher education institutions, K-12 schools, educational nonprofits and a few universities from other states.

Families also attended workshops about college preparation, financial aid, careers for women in the news media and in the STEM fields. The event also offered town-hall discussions on immigration reform and the Affordable Health Care Act.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White drew strong applause as he told the audience that he was there to learn from parents as much as parents were there to learn about higher education. White also visited a room filled with young children and spent time reading to toddlers.

Es el Momento Education Fair is part of the CSU Latino Initiative and is produced by Univision, the California State University and California State Dominguez Hills. Volunteers from the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE) played a key role as workshop presenters during the event.

See the Es El Momento Photo Gallery

 

CSU Leaders Attend Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Events in Washington

 
Photo: Sacramento State/Steve McKay From left, Steven R. Stuck, vice president and general manager of Univision's KTFK, KUVS 19 and 64,  Alexander Gonzalez, president of Sacramento State University, Roger Dickinson, member of the State Assembly and Jorge Haynes, CSU's senior director of external relations during the ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the first Es el Momento event in Sacramento.

Top: Hugo Morales, CSU trustee;  Congressman Joaquín Castro of Texas and Jorge Haynes, CSU system. Middle: Michael Ortíz president, Cal Poly Pomona and Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor, University of Texas System. Bottom: Mildred García, president, CSU Fullerton and Congressman Ruben Hinojosa, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.


USC's Center for Urban Education Holds Conference on Hispanic Serving Institutions

The Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California held a discussion about the mission of Hispanic Serving Institutions and their effectiveness in encouraging positive academic outcomes among Hispanic students.

Held Oct. 11 in Los Angeles, the conference featured as speakers Tomás D. Morales, president, CSU San Bernardino, Devorah Lieberman, president, University of La Verne, and Peter García, president, Diablo Valley College.

Manuel Pastor, USC professor and director for the Center for the Study of Immigration Integration, delivered the morning keynote presentation. Enrique Murillo, professor, CSU San Bernardino and executive director of LEAD (Latino Education Advocacy Days) spoke at the closing session about the benefits of creating a community of HSIs practitioners.

CSU Campuses Are Accepting Student Applications for Fall 2014 


 All CSU campuses are accepting student applications for the Fall 2014 term. Applicants should submit their information via CSU Mentor. All admission categories are subject to be closed at any time after Nov. 30, 2013.

Watch Video  “How to Apply to the CSU” Video

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Women Veterans Share Their Strengths at Leadership Conference

Photo: Sacramento State/Steve McKay From left, Steven R. Stuck, vice president and general manager of Univision's KTFK, KUVS 19 and 64,  Alexander Gonzalez, president of Sacramento State University, Roger Dickinson, member of the State Assembly and Jorge Haynes, CSU's senior director of external relations during the ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the first Es el Momento event in Sacramento.

Karen White


Women who have served in the military were reunited during the California Women Veterans Leadership Conference held Sept. 25-27 in San Diego. 
 
CSU's Karen White discussed opportunities in higher education for veterans during a panel about mentoring women veterans.

Fresno State and Dominguez Hills Recognized Among Nation’s Best for Programs Designed to Increase Latino Student Success

Fresno State’s CLASE program and Dominguez Hills’ Encuentro Hacia El Exito (ETE) program have been recognized by Excelencia in Education as one of the top programs in the United States for increasing academic opportunities and achievement for Latino students.

According to Excelencia in Education these programs represent leading effective investments in post-secondary education today to increase enrollment, performance and graduation of Latino students.

The 2013 edition of “What Works for Latino Student Success in Higher Education” features each of the 22 college honorees and evidence of their success.


UPCOMING COLLEGE EVENTS AND FAIRS

October 19
Taste of Soul
Los Angeles

October 28
College Motivation Day
Link to Registration site: www.csus.edu/saseep/motivationday
CSU Sacramento



 
Questions, ideas or comments about editorial content, e-mail Clara Potes-Fellow. Visit the External Relations website for more information on programs that serve diverse communities across the state.
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