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Issue #34
Feburary 2013


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Chancellor White to Confirm CSU's Commitment to African American Education During Super Sunday

Chancellor White
Chancellor Timothy White speaks to leaders of the African American Initiative during its quarterly meeting on Jan. 31.

Chancellor Timothy White will join CSU presidents, trustees and education officials during CSU Super Sunday events that will take place in predominantly African American churches throughout California during February.

"The CSU's commitment is stronger than ever to motivate and encourage African American students to prepare for college and earn a university degree," White said.

On Feb.17, White will speak during the 11 a.m. service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Bakersfield. On Feb. 24, White will take to the pulpit during the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles, and on March 10, he will address the congregation of Glad Tidings Church of God in Christ in Hayward during the 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services.

The annual Super Sunday event is produced by the CSU African American Initiative - a partnership between CSU campuses and African American religious leaders with the goal of increasing college-going rates among African American students.

See a story in the Los Angeles Times about the initiative's impact on college applications by African American students.

For more information about Super Sunday and to see the schedule of events across California please visit the Super Sunday website.

HACU's Capitol Forum Planned for April 15-16

HACU The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will hold its National Capitol Forum on Hispanic higher education on April 15-16. The 18th annual event will include visits to Capitol Hill to speak on behalf of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and Hispanic higher education. Please click here to see more information.

Upcoming College Events and Fairs

February 17
Super Sunday, Northern California

February 24
Super Sunday, Southern California

March 17-19
36th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education
Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort by Hilton, Santa Barbara

April 15-16
HACU 18th National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Education

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

How-To-Get-To-College Brochure to be Published in Luiseño Language

Jonathan Basquez-Patrick Murphy-Demetry Cagey -  Pechanga Culture

CSU's How-To-Get-To-College information written in the Luiseño language will soon be posted on the CSU website.

Production of the brochure was accomplished through a collaboration between CSU External Relations and the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at CSU San Marcos.

Joely Proudfit, Ph.D. director of the Center worked with an expert in Luiseño language to complete the translation. The project was financed through a grant provided by Southwest Airlines.

The brochure will enhance CSU's efforts to inform the most underserved student population in the region about the opportunity to earn a college degree.

Department of Education Announces Grant Program for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The Hispanic-Serving Institutions program at the U.S. Department of Education is holding a series of informational webinars addressing preparation for a possible grant competition in 2013. For a complete list of scheduled dates, times and passwords, please click here.

García Inaugurated as President of CSU Fullerton

Garcia Inauguration

CSU Chancellor Timothy White (left), Mildred García and Joseph Arnold, dean of the College of the Arts, during García's inauguration as the fifth trustee appointed president of Cal State Fullerton.

During her inaugural address, García pledged to serve the university and work to ensure student success and closure of the achievement gap. The event, held on Feb. 1, was attended by about 700 people.

See more information at the CSUF website.

 

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