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Competition in Cal State Long Beach’s 24 Hours Animation Contest Provides Key Learning Experience for Hundreds of Students
About 525 students representing 24 universities from the U.S. and two other countries competed in California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB) 13th annual 24 Hours Animation Contest for Students over the weekend. Altogether, 105 teams participated in the contest, which asks five-person teams to create a 30-second animated film in just 24 hours. The results were announced Tuesday, Oct.6, with CSULB placing five teams in the top 25 and the overall winner coming from California State University, Fullerton. The theme of this year’s competition was “Imagine if Technology was Introduced at the Dawn of Humankind: What if Adam and Eve Found an Apple Computer Instead of an Apple?”
Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Christopher J. Steinhauser, Long Beach City College (LBCC) Superintendent-President Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California State University, Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, gathered to issue the 2015 annual report for the Long Beach College Promise during a celebration event at LBCC.
On Friday, Sept. 18, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) convened a town hall meeting to discuss reshaping the university’s President’s Scholars Program. In its current incarnation, the President’s Scholars provides California high school seniors who are qualifying valedictorians from accredited high schools or National Scholars (National Merit Semifinalists/Finalists, National Achievement Program Semifinalists/Finalists, and National Hispanic Recognition Scholars) an opportunity to compete for the premier scholarship package offered by the university.
Bob and Barbara Ellis remain longtime supporters of California State University, Long Beach, their alma mater, and the couple’s desire to help the next generation of teachers recently resulted in a $1.4 million bequest to the College of Education (CED) to create a scholarship endowment for credential students.