In 2010-11, CSULB faculty, staff and students seized opportunities to give back to the university, their fields of study and the community.
Service to the Community
- The colleges provided a number of opportunities for local students, including:
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- Trips to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Dryden Flight Research Center coordinated by the College of Engineering and the Center for Human Factors in Advancement Aeronautics Technologies for girls in elementary and middle school.
- Opportunities for homeless children to attend Young Scientists Camp thanks to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a grant from the Verizon Foundation.
- The College of Continuing and Professional Education began celebrating its 40th anniversary as a valuable and vibrant outreach arm of the university.
- In response to the closure of Frog’s Fitness and its Beach Wellness Program, the College of Health and Human Services opened the Center for Active Aging to provide services for the local senior community.
- As a university, CSULB hosted numerous events for the campus and surrounding community, including:
- 127 athletic events, with a total attendance of 122,200.
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- Thirty performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center and seven Zoppé Family Circus performances in downtown Long Beach. Total attendance for ALL arts events on campus was more than 100,000.
- Nine Notable Speaker Series events hosted by the College of Business Administration.
- The Distinguished Lecture Series held by the College of Engineering that focused on California’s Water Challenge
- The Fellows Colloquium offered by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics focusing on stem cell research, and
- The inaugural Point/Counterpoint forum hosted by the Center for International Trade and Transportation on the Panama Canal expansion’s effect on local ports.
- The Center for Community Engagement entered into three new long-term partnerships in Central Long Beach, El Monte and cities in Southeast LA, providing community-based research opportunities for faculty and service learning opportunities for students.
- About 2,600 students, enrolled in 100 service learning courses, completed an estimated 40,000 hours of service.
- The Educational Leadership program in the College of Education hosted the first annual Educational Leadership symposium focusing on building bridges and cultivating partnerships among leaders from preschool to college.
- The Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership partnered with the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to offer Leading the Ethical Organization, an ethics seminar for business leaders. More than 400 people attended the event, which featured author and management expert Ken Blanchard and U.S. Congressman Dan Lungren.
- John Carnahan (Cole Conservatory) was elected vice president of the Western Division of College Band Directors National Association.
- Alice Doyle (Cole Conservatory) was elected president of the Pacific/Southwest Chapter of the American Musicology Society.
- Dr. Stan Finney served as chair of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS).
- Dr. Brandon Gamble (Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling) was named president-elect of the California Association of School Psychologists for 2011-12.
- Susan McLain (Dance) is the Vice President of Nominations and Elections for the American College Dance Festival Association.
- José Sánchez-H (Film and Electronic Arts) served as a member of the Film Acquisition and Preservation Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences.
- The Center for International Trade and Transportation led one of six pilot programs nationally designed to identify and test innovative transportation workforce development solutions for the Federal Highway Administration.
- Faculty in the Colleges of Education, Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences and Mathematics provided professional development to high school teachers in the areas of history, language arts and algebra thanks to several grants from the California Postsecondary Education Commission and the US Department of Education.