Associated Students, Inc.
In November, the ASI honored longtime benefactor Dr. Stuart L. Farber on the occasion of the unveiling of his portrait in the Farber Senate Chambers in the University Student Union. Farber, dean of students and professor emeritus, was advisor for the ASI Senate for more than 30 years.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Last February, CAPS announced selection of its 2012-2013 interns for 12-month, full-time internships in its American Psychological Association accredited doctoral internship program. Selected interns are Rebecca Dragosits, Ed.M., Pepperdine University; Jungeun Kim, M.A., State University of New York, Albany; and Araceli Mejia, M.S., Arizona State University.
Dean of Students Office
On November 10, the Dean of Students Office, in collaboration with the CSULB Alumni Association, hosted “The Freshmen Report Card” event for parents. This event was designed to keep parents informed of key university resources and the role parents can play to help their students be successful at CSULB.
Disabled Student Services
On February 14, 2012, singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder spoke at a White House roundtable on disability-related issues held at CSULB. The roundtable discussion was led by Kareem Dale, then President Barack Obama’s special assistant for disability policies. More than 30 leaders from the disability community in Southern California attended the event, which was hosted by DSS and the Division of Student Services.
On December 4, the Multicultural Center presented a Cross-Cultural Colloquium to more than 250 students in the Anatol Center. Topics featured at the all-day event explored facets of Native-American, American, Filipino, German, Japanese, French and Aztec cultures. The colloquium spotlighted research by students and faculty and culminated in a keynote address and book signing by Dr. H. Samy Alim of Stanford University. This event, which was co-sponsored by the Linguistics Student Association, marked the official debut of MCC funding for student programs that invite the campus-at-large to experience and examine diversity.
Partners for Success
At the Partners for Success Graduation Celebration held April 25, 36 faculty mentors bid farewell to 33 Partners students upon their graduation from CSULB. The ceremony culminates the four-year journey Partners students share with their mentors as the students navigate their college years. The impact of the faculty members on their students was vividly apparent as students shared personal stories about the importance of their faculty mentors’ constant encouragement, words of support and connections to resources along the road to their success.
On October 30, Project OCEAN held a campus-wide event, “Check Yourself.” CSULB students “checked themselves” by taking online mental health screenings on iPads, entered a raffle to win free salsa classes, engaged in fun-filled, stress-busting activities and danced Zumba. Project OCEAN also developed “Express Yourself” for students to engage in creative activities, such as making buttons with encouraging messages or sharing about life’s challenges in an essay contest. Project OCEAN (On Campus Emergency Assistance Network) is currently funded by the voter approved Proposition 63, the California Mental Health Services Act, and continues to provide suicide prevention training at CSULB.
Student Recreation & Wellness Center
In January, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association awarded the SRWC its 2012 outstanding sports facilities award. the NIRSA award recognizes college sports facilities that boast innovative design and demonstrate excellence in architectural design, functionality and how well the facility meets its purpose.
In January, the Student Services Division Learning Outcomes Committee hosted a workshop, “Measuring Student Learning Outcomes.” Attended by more than 40 division employees, the workshop focused on teaching participants how to determine appropriate and varied quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing student learning outcomes. For more information on the division’s assessment efforts go to http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/students/assessment/.
Student Transition & Retention Services
During fall 2012, STARS/SOAR launched a first-year experience success series, a collaborative workshop series designed to address important academic information and campus resources at critical points in the semester. Workshops included time management, essential study strategies, how to write a college paper and how to prepare for finals.
Women’s Resource Center
On October 19, more than 60 CSULB students representing ASI government, fraternities and sororities participated in the Long Beach candlelight vigil in honor of domestic violence survivors and in remembrance of those who have died at the hands of someone they knew. The event was sponsored by WomenShelter of Long Beach, the Women’s Advisory Group to the Long Beach Chief of Police, and CSULB’s Project Safe.
Also, on October 25, students from Professor Courtney Ahren’s Psychology 375 Community Psychology course, the Criminal Justice Student Association, the YWCA-Greater Los Angeles Area Sexual Assault Crises Services and the Women’s Resource Center presented the bi-annual Clothesline Project at the Speaker’s Platform. The project is a unique display of T-shirts designed by survivors that encourage women to break the silence on violence against women. Additional resources were offered by a peer health educator from Student Health Services and a psychologist from Counseling and Psychological Services.