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Former Long Beach Mayor Attends Mentor Lunch with CLA Students

February 23rd, 2015

Former Long Beach Mayor, Robert Foster, visited campus on February 20th to join eight of our students as part of the College of Liberal Arts Mentor Lunch Program. Associate Dean, Dr. Amy Bippus, hosted Mr. Foster on campus along with several student attendees, which included: Laura Acosta, Jei Florentino, Steven Kerns, AJ Leone, Larry Horsley,... [Read more]

CSULB’s Journalism Program Ranks #4 Nationally

February 19th, 2015

CSULB’s journalism program was ranked No. 4 nationally by Journalism Degree
According to Journalism Degree, “The Fall of 2011 saw new course requirements for journalism students at CSU Long Beach. Some required courses for students earning a journalism degree include: “Writing Across the Media,” and “Introduction to Online Media.” CSU Long Beach also offers a number of additional course... [Read more]

The Nile Project

February 4th, 2015

Published: February 2, 2015

By Shayne Schroeder
The Nile Project is helping to transform the Nile conflict by inspiring, educating and empowering an international network of university students, including many from CSULB, to cultivate the sustainability of their ecosystem. The project, which comes to campus this week, integrates programs in music, education, dialogue, leadership and... [Read more]

Children’s Literature Celebrates Black History

February 4th, 2015

Published: February 2, 2015
By Richard Manly

“Perhaps it is only in childhood that books have any deep influence on our lives.” – Graham Greene
The celebration of African-American culture that is Black History Month finds valuable expression in Black children’s literature.
Africana Studies’ Bede Ssensalo is an expert in Black children’s literature in the U.S., Africa and the... [Read more]

NEH Grant Aids Berquist’s Research

February 2nd, 2015

Originally Published: January 15, 2015

Emily Berquist
By Richard Manly
History’s Emily Berquist Soule recently received a grant of $50,400 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to fund her research on the politics of slavery and antislavery in the late Spanish Empire.
“I’m really excited to be able to move forward on my second book,” said Berquist,... [Read more]

Where in the world will you go? See where CLA Faculty have gone.

January 5th, 2015

 Where will your Liberal Arts major take you in the world? Japan? South Africa? See where the faculty of CSULB’s College of Liberal Arts have gone! To see the map, click here:  College of Liberal Arts World Map.

The Art of Employment: Improve Your Employment Prospects with a Liberal Arts Degree Coupled with Technical Skills

December 15th, 2014

In the current economy, current and prospective students are particularly concerned about maximizing their career prospects after graduation. Burning Glass Technologies addressed this issue with analysis of the level jobs available to liberal arts graduates. They discovered that from July 2012-June 2013 there were 955,000 jobs available to recent grads; however, if those students coupled... [Read more]

CLA Students have Mentor Lunch with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

November 19th, 2014

On November 14,2014, Dr. Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach, hosted eight students as part of the College of Liberal Arts Mentor Lunch Program. Students Heather Brooks, Jamison Gilmore, Asia Lias, Alejandro Martinez, Dylan Pastor, Stephanie Robles, Amber Vincent, and JaQuea Willis joined Associate Dean Amy Bippus in Mayor Garcia’s office in City Hall. Mayor... [Read more]

CLA Students Met with Aquarium of the Pacific Vice President of Human Resources for Mentor Lunch

October 27th, 2014

 On October 24th as part of the CLA’s Mentor Lunch program, Kathie Nirschl, Vice President of Human Resources for the Aquarium of the Pacific, hosted eight students and Associate Dean Amy Bippus. Kanika Banks, Brad Davis, Johnathan Granados, Emily Ibrahim, Zoltan Jely, Asia Lias, Moe Nanami, and Bonnie Shilling toured the Aquarium displays and back... [Read more]

Dr. Barnes receives M. Katherine B. Darmer Outstanding Community Service Award

September 3rd, 2014

Professor Barnes, shown on right.
Dr. Nielan Barnes, Sociology department, received the M. Katherine B. Darmer Outstanding Community Service Award by the Orange County Lavender Bar Association.  This award, named in memory of the late Katherine Darmer, a founding member of the OCLBA Board of Directors, recognizes individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to the... [Read more]