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Issue #38
May 2013

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CSU Unveils How-To-Get-to-College Brochure in Luiseño Language

Luiseņo How to Get to College brochure

CSU’s How-To-Get-to-College brochure in Luiseño language is unveiled at the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center in CSU San Marcos. From left, Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., director of the center; Tishmall Turner, campus Tribal Liaison, and Karen Haynes, president of CSU San Marcos.

Six Luiseño Bands Received the Brochure

CSU How-To-Get-to-College brochure in Luiseņo languageAs part of the unveiling ceremony, representatives from six Luiseño Bands--La Jolla, Pala, Pauma, Pechanga, Rincon and Soboba-- were presented with the brochure mounted on core board.

“Unveiling this brochure is of historic significance for the tribes and the CSU,” Proudfit said. “It will educate our children about the steps to college and also will increase our people’s sense of belonging to the CSU.”

The brochure is produced by the CSU to inform middle and high school students and their parents about the classes that are necessary to qualify for college.

“The academic performance and college attainment of Native American students is of high importance to our state and nation,” said CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White. “We are proud of our partnership with the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center to inform Native American families about how their children can prepare early for college.”

The CSU’s How-To-Get-to college brochure is also available in Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Hmong, Tongan, Cambodian, and Samoan. The publication is printed in English on one side and in another language on the other side.

Production of the college information in Luiseño was financed through a grant provided by Southwest Airlines.

Read the story as reported on KPBS.

CSU to Inform Counselors About Student Admission Process

Counselor ConferencesHigh school and community college counselors will receive the most up-to-date information on CSU admission, enrollment management, financial aid and student services.

Participants will also learn about programs and support services available to students, including foster youth, veterans and students with disabilities.

These informational sessions are designed to provide support and resources to high school and community college counselors about college admission processes.

The following is the schedule of conferences and links to register online:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
CSU High School Counselor Conference
Pasadena Convention Center

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
CSU Community College Counselor Conference
Pasadena Convention Center

Thursday, September 26, 2013
CSU High School Counselor Conference
Ontario Convention Center

Monday, September 30, 2013
CSU-UC High School Counselor Conference
Visalia Convention Center

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
CSU High School Counselor Conference
Cal Expo, Sacramento

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
CSU High School Counselor Conference
Santa Clara Convention Center

Thursday, October 3, 2013
CSU Community College Counselor Conference
Santa Clara Convention Center

Upcoming College Events and Fairs

May 30-31
Native American Student Advocacy Institute
College Board - Montana

June 1
Journey to Success for Asian and Pacific Islander families in Southern California.
CSU Dominguez Hills.

CSU AAPI Initiative Ambassadors


AAPI Journey to Success EXPO
To Be Held June 1, at CSUDH


The Asian American and Pacific Islander Expo featuring cool classes and information about how to apply for college will be held at CSU Dominguez Hills on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Click on this link to register.

Governor's May Revision Keeps $125 Million Budget Investment for CSU

Proposed $125.1 million in additional state funding for the CSU would bring CSU budget to $2.3 billion. Read more

Cal State Fullerton Hosts Journey to College at La Quinta High School

La Quinta HS Student volunteers at CSU AAPI Journey to College

La Quinta High School students who volunteered as greeters during the Journey to College event.

Approximately 250 participants from various schools in the Garden Grove District attended Cal State Fullerton’s Journey to College for Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) high school students and their families.

Parents were invited to attend the joint student-parent-faculty panel to learn about issues and challenges faced by Asian and Pacific Islander students and how to help students navigate the college experience.

This event, held April 23 at La Quinta High School, was part of the CSU AAPI Initiative.

Click here to view CSUF La Quinta HS Journey to College Pictures

San José State Student Nora Y. Cata Selected as Udall Intern

Nora Y. Cata, a member of the Seneca-Cayuga tribe and a student at San José State University, was selected by the Udall internship program for American Indian and Alaskan Native students.

Nora Y. Cata, SJSU student The Udall Foundation is an independent federal agency established by Congress in 1992 to provide federally funded scholarships for college students intending to pursue careers related to the environment, as well as to American Indian students pursuing tribal public policy or health care careers.

Cata is pursuing an M.S. in environmental studies. Her research focuses on the implementation of residential solar energy in the Navajo Nation.

Learn about other Native American students who will be Udall interns in 2013

Pow Wow Celebration Hosted at CSU Dominguez Hills
Pow Wow Dancer

The Third Annual Pow Wow honoring Native American Indian victims of crime and violence was held April 21-27 at CSU Dominguez Hills.

Pow Wow events help maintain cultural continuity and affirm Indian identity among American Tribes. The events include dancing, prayers and rituals that reinforce traditions and model the culture for the younger generations.

See a video of the Pow Wow at CSU Dominguez Hills.

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