isabled Student Services, located in Brotman Hall Room 270, offers students support services for in-classroom activities, career development resources, use of and training on adaptive computer equipment and access devices, disability-related counseling, and academic advisement. Its mission is “to assist students with disabilities as they secure their university degrees at California State University, Long Beach.” Deaf and hearing impaired students can be provided sign language interpreters, real-time captioners (RTC), note-taking services and a parking permit for priority parking spaces. At the High Tech Center, students can receive assistance in editing written assignments for course work, and assistance in the use of production software applications. The Center also offers test accommodations for WPE, ELM/EPT examinations completed with the use of a computer, and print media converted to an alternative e-text format, audio media, or literary Braille. The Stephen Benson Program for Students with Learning Disabilities (SBP) serves the needs of CSULB students who have a diagnosed learning disability. The program provides counseling for clarification of issues related to learning disabilities, makes recommendations for accommodations, and fosters self-advocacy in students. General services for all students with disabilities include academic advising, tutoring, disability parking, campus and agency liaison, test taking services and accommodations, note taking, reader services, registration assistance, priority registration, scholarship applications, admission advising, research assistants, financial aid advising, and disability management. For more information, visit the Disabled Student Services website.
Current and future students studying in CSULB’s Urban Teacher Education Academy (UTEACH) will benefit from new stipends and scholarships thanks to a $500,000 gift from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union (FCU). “SchoolsFirst FCU has long been a tremendous partner for CSULB and this most recent gift will truly benefit students by providing additional access to our groundbreaking UTEACH program,” said Andrea Taylor, Vice President of University Relations and Development. “This partnership is a wonderful example of philanthropy leading to more opportunities for students who will then go out and change our community for the better.” In addition to supporting the program over the next five years, the gift will also be used to provide five $5,000 scholarships each year as well as $1,000-$2,000 stipends for all program participants. For the full article visit News at the Beach.
One of the most challenging things about having students in college is watching them struggle with stress. The level of stress students feel is extremely high during the end of the semester when students realize there is more left for them to do then they thought. Parents may feel helpless when they experience their students having meltdowns as a result of stress. However, College Parents of America offers a few suggestions for parents to help their students through these tough times.
For more information or the entire article, visit the College Parents of America website.
**May 8 – Last day of instruction
- Deadline to drop with college dean’s signature (Note: Drops at this time are rarely approved and are not permitted after the final day of instruction)
**May 11-16 – Final examination week
**May 15 – Last meal of semester (lunch) in residence halls
– All residents must vacate residential housing by 7:00 p.m.
**May 19 - Commencement ceremonies for College of Engineering, College of Natural Science
and Mathematics and College of Education
**May 20 – Commencement ceremonies for College of Liberal Arts
**May 21 – Commencement ceremonies for College of the Arts and College of Business Administration
**May 22 – Commencement ceremonies for College of Health & Human Services
– Last day of the semester
- Final day to file Request for Medical Withdrawal
- Deadline to file Request for Educational Leave for Fall 2013 with $10 missed deadline fee
**May 26– Campus closed in honor of Memorial Day
In 49er sports, the Dirtbags (Men’s Baseball team) host eight games at Blair Field on May 12, 15, 16, 17. The Women’s Softball team hosts two games at the Softball Complex on May 8 and 9. For more information, visit the Long Beach State 49er website.
The Commencement Ceremonies at CSULB are a joyous event for students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators. Due to a large number of graduates, tickets are now required for the ceremonies for College of Health & Human Services, College of Liberal Arts, College of the Arts and College of Business Administration. Guest seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis for all other ceremonies. Guests are recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony, allowing for a twenty-minute walk from the parking area to the Central Quad, on upper campus. The ceremony lasts for about two hours with outdoor seating so guests are advised to dress appropriately. The University also hosts an optional hour-long reception immediately following the ceremony on the Terrace Level of the University Student Union. Refreshments and music will be provided at the reception. Parking is free in all of the student lots, and two shuttle services are available for guests parking on the North and East side of campus. For more information including the schedule of ceremonies, visit the CSULB Commencement website.
For more information about these and other campus events, please visit the CSULB Calendar of Events.
Newsletter by Zion Smith