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Issue #18
September 2011
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CSU Super Saturday Encourages Prospective
College Students To Be Better Than the Best

College success is about improving yourself, your family and your community, said T. Fox, director of the Cal State Los Angeles' MESA Center, as he welcomed students and families to the CSU Super Saturday college fair on Aug. 27.

The Super Saturday fair was designed to inspire and empower middle and high school students to aim high and pursue their dreams through higher education.

The annual event, held at CSU Dominguez Hills, attracted approximately 1,700 parents, students and mentors who learned how to best use the middle and high school years to become college ready.

At workshops, parents received advice about how to plan for their children's educational future and about the process of applying and securing money to pay for college. They also learned about the difference between a loan and a grant, and about costs to attend a CSU school.

At the campus booths, attendees had many questions for CSU students and college representatives, who were ready to pitch the benefits of each CSU campus.

"People ask me what's the most popular major in my campus and what's the student-faculty ratio," said Eddie Reyes a student who was staffing the CSU Fullerton booth.

Andrea Palacio, admissions officer at Humboldt State University said that she was taking the names of visitors to her booth to invite them to take a college tour to Humboldt. "Every summer we take two buses full of students from Los Angeles to spend a week on our campus," she said, adding that 30 percent of Humboldt's students come from the Los Angeles area.

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Super Saturday Video

Super Saturday Photo Booth
Participant has her photo taken in cap and gown as a keepsake and reminder of the college goals set during CSU Super Saturday.

Super Saturday keynote speaker T. Fox of Cal State L.A.
Keynote speaker T. Fox of Cal State L.A. delivers a motivational speech about the value of a college education.

Super Saturday audience in the University Theater at CSUDH

Audience during Super Saturday's opening ceremony at the CSUDH University Theater.


Cambodian Community Leaders
Join CSU to Plan College Fair

Cambodian College Fair Planning Meeting at Sophy's Restaurant

CSU Long Beach faculty member Simon Kim leads the discussion during the Cambodian college fair planning session held recently at Sophy's Restaurant in Long Beach.

Leaders of the Cambodian community of Long Beach recently joined the CSU Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative to plan a college fair to inform Cambodian and Southeast Asian families about college opportunities at CSU campuses.

The college fair will take place Oct. 8 in the Student Union Ballroom at California State University, Long Beach. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register to attend the "Journey to Success" Education Fair.

Download the printable flier

Journey to Success Cambodian and other Souteast Asian flier

Visit the CSU AAPI Initiative website

Call to Artists

College Board's Call to Artists

The College Board is soliciting AP Studio Art student to submit artwork that reflects diverse communities' engagement in education. The deadline to submit artwork entries is Oct. 21, 2011.

Selected works will be featured in program booklets and marketing materials promoting the College Board's Diversity Conferences.

View the Call to Artists website


Upcoming Events

College Fairs

  • September 27
    CSU College Night
    Pasadena Convention Center
    Printable Flier

  • October 1
    Feria Educativa College & Career Fair
    CSU San Bernardino

  • October 8
    AAPI Journey-to-Success College Fair Cambodian and all Southeast Asian
    CSU Long Beach
    Printable flier

  • October 22
    Es El Momento
    Latino College Fair
    CSU Dominguez Hills

  • November 5
    AAPI Journey-To-Success
    Vietnamese, Filipino
    CSU Fullerton

"Freedom's Sisters" Exhibit
at the Museum of Tolerance

Freedom's Sisters Exhibit at Museum of Tolerance

The Museum of Tolerance is presenting the "Freedom's Sisters" Exhibit, which pays homage to a group of extraordinary African American women who shaped much of the spirit and substance of civil rights in America.

Visit the exhibit's website

Telemundo to Broadcast LEAD's Town Hall at College Fair in CSUSB

Feria Educativa College Fair LEAD CSU San Bernardino

Spanish-language TV Network Telemundo has joined LEAD and Cal State San Bernardino's Education Fair. The event will take place in the Santos Manuel Student Union, at CSUSB, on Saturday Oct. 1.

On Sunday Oct. 2, Telemundo will broadcast nationally the fair's Town Hall during the program "Enfoque," hosted by anchor Jose Diaz Balart.


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