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Survey of Employers Shows Value (and Earning Power) of Liberal Arts

August 27th, 2014

 The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) published a report January 22, 2014, highlighting the value of a liberal arts degree.  This report focuses on U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2010-2011,  in which Hart Research Associates surveyed 318 employers of at least... [Read more]

Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Wins Accreditation

July 1st, 2014

For Long Beach State’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, regaining accreditation this spring was not an easy task.
The program, once considered one of the premier journalism programs in Southern California, fell on hard times in the 1990s, with an economic downturn, faculty retirements and a flood in the basement of the SSPA Building  —... [Read more]

A Highly Productive Recruiting Year Nets CLA a Multi-talented Class of New Faculty

July 1st, 2014

The CLA had a very productive recruiting year in 2013-14. Thirteen new faculty members will join the College in fall 2014 as nine of our Departments/Programs conducted successful faculty searches, with four programs hiring two faculty each.  The Dean’s Office thanks all of the faculty search committees for their excellent work in creating a multi-talented,... [Read more]

Nine CLA departments recognized for Achievement in Student Success for 2014

July 1st, 2014

CLA departments earned more than half of the new awards that Academic Affairs instituted to recognize for high performance with respect to student success.  The Awards were provided in two categories.
“High Achievement in Student Success” awards went to the 12 CSULB departments with the highest graduation rates for native and transfer students within respective departments... [Read more]

Record number of students walk in CLA’s 3 commencement ceremonies

July 1st, 2014

On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the College of Liberal Arts held three separate commencement ceremonies for the first time, to better accommodate the many students and their families who want to celebrate this accomplishment of receiving their CSULB degree. 
This year we had 2459 students walk in CLA’s graduation – the largest in our history. Dean... [Read more]

American Red Cross Staff Meets with CLA Students for Mentor Lunch

May 6th, 2014

During our second CLA Mentor Lunch on April 25, employees from the Greater Long Beach Chapter of the American Red Cross welcomed juniors and seniors Perla Balderas, Melysa Castro, Shana Dent, Megan Gray, Jennifer Kim, Michelle Ng, Brittany Prough, and Kathy Santilli, as well as Associate Dean Amy Bippus from the College of Liberal... [Read more]

CSULB Bateman Team Chosen as Finalists at Annual Public Relations Student Society of America Competition

April 15th, 2014

The Cal State Long Beach Bateman team has made it to the finals of the annual Public Relations Student Society of America competition, and they will be traveling to Atlanta to present its campaign to judges on May 9. Out of 51 entries for the PRSSA 2014 Bateman Case Study Competition, CSULB and two other... [Read more]

Mentor Lunch Program Prepares Students For Competitive Job Market

April 8th, 2014

On March 28, local business leader Kraig Kojian, President and CEO of Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), hosted seven students and Associate Dean Amy Bippus from CSULB’s College of Liberal Arts for the CLA’s new Mentor Lunch program. Students Spencer Darbey, Cecily Clark, Jennifer Kim, Christian Walker, Ana Garcia, Allison Gallagher, and Luis Carcano toured the... [Read more]

Technical and Professional Communication Students Write for Los Angeles Fire Department

March 25th, 2014

CSULB students Jaimee Beck and Sharon Clark are both students in the English Department’s Technical and Professional Communication Certificate Program (TPC). With an emphasis in writing ranging from business, science, technology, government, public service, and freelance, the TPC program offers students the necessary skills and techniques for a career in professional writing.
In applying the knowledge gained from... [Read more]

American Indian Studies Celebrates 44th Pow Wow Anniversary at CSULB

March 18th, 2014

Grand Entry
March 8th and 9th marked the 44th annual Pow Wow event at CSULB and the 45th year of our American Indian Studies program (AIS). Located on Puvungna, a village and burial site of Tongva peoples, the Cal State Puvungna Pow Wow is a sacred space for many of the Native American community in attendance.... [Read more]