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Wednesday Message

July 25, 2012

HSI Grant Transition

CSULB’s first Title V, Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mi Casa, Mi Universidad grant, has recently concluded federal funding. The grant was originally scheduled to conclude in June 2011. Because the grant had not been spent out, the federal grant managers gave approval to spend out the grant by May 31, 2012. Due in part to the lack of cooperation between political parties in Washington, an opportunity to apply for continuation of this grant was not available to our campus.

A status report on many of CSULB’s efforts to support the success of Latino students, and all students on our campus is available online.

Southbound I-605/ I-405 Connector Closed for Two Weeks

The southbound I-605 / southbound I-405 connector will be closed beginning Monday evening, July 30. Crews must reconstruct this connector to accommodate the new I-405 / I-605 HOV connector and additional lanes on the I-405 freeway. Detour information is available online.

Scavenger Hunt, Family Game Night, Yogurtland

Participate in a campus Scavenger Hunt today, Family Game Night tonight and enjoy live music and Yogurtland frozen yogurt tomorrow during Staff Week sponsored by Staff Council.

  • Meet at 12 pm today at the fountain outside of Brotman Hall for the Scavenger Hunt across campus. Groups must be no more than four people.
  • Family Game Night will be in the Student Union from 6 – 8 pm. Play pool, start a game of table tennis or participate in cosmic bowling – all are free.
  • Buy Yogurtland frozen yogurt for $2 and enjoy local band Low Low Jones’ mix of funk, rock and soul at the Nugget tomorrow from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

For more information about Staff Week, visit the Staff Council website.


Did You Know?

CSULB has had participants in every summer Olympic games since the university opened in 1949 and this year is no exception. Eight alumni will compete for gold in this year’s games, which begin with opening ceremonies on Friday.

  • Misty May-Treanor, who won the gold medal in beach volleyball in 2004 and 2008, will compete again with teammate Kerri Walsh. They are the only beach volleyball team to repeat as gold medalists.
  • Tayyiba Haneef-Park and Danielle Scott-Arruda will compete on the Women's Volleyball team. Both were on the team in 2008 when the U.S. won the silver medal. Haneef-Park was the second-leading U.S. scorer at the Olympic Games with 102 points.
  • The Men’s Volleyball team has three CSULB alumni on the team – David Lee, David McKienzie and Paul Lotman – and is led by head coach and CSULB alumnus Alan Knipe.
  • Kenneth Medwood will compete in the 400 meter hurdles for Belize.

Additional information on the athletes and a complete schedule of events is available on


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