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CSULB committed to accreditation process

Bianca Palos, Staff writer

November 20, 2008

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Into its third year of a four-year re-accreditation process, Cal State University Long Beach set out to inform the campus about the ongoing effort with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. A panel, consisting of faculty and administrators, noted the progress the university has made.The university has seen an increase in graduation since 2002 when WASC first started tracking the freshman class."It rose from 23 p...

Bookstore open house

Christine Choo, Staff writer

November 20, 2008

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Cal State University Long Beach Alumni Association and the University Bookstore welcomes alumni and guests on Friday to kick off its annual Bookstore Open House by offering discounts, door prizes, free food and a fashion show from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the University Bookstore."We want alumni to come back to CSULB to reminisce and catch up with friends, while purchasing Beach gifts for family and friends at discounted pri...

Homecoming

Matthew Wilkinson, Staff writer

November 19, 2008

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Students, parents and alumni will fill the campus Saturday for Cal State Long Beach's annual Homecoming celebration. The event has recently been held during the spring semester, but will return to its roots and take place in the fall semester.There will be a variety of events to welcome alumni and their families back "home" and get spirits high before the men's basketball team faces the Weber State Wildcats. The festivitie...

Shaking off sticky science misconceptions

Joanne Tucker, City Editor

November 19, 2008

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To some people's knowledge, the moon is malleable, water evaporates into oxygen and plants rely on food given to them from the soil, not the energy from the sun's rays.These are some of the misconceptions held by students that science teachers have to deal with from elementary school up through college. The science education department headed the CSULB College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' second "Fellows Colloquium" at...

Speaking out on meaning of jihad

Speaking out on meaning of jihad

Adam Meyn, Staff writer

November 19, 2008

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As part of Islamic Awareness Month, Amir Abdel Malik spoke about the misconceptions of jihad in the media and explained his view of the meaning behind the word on Tuesday at Cal State Long Beach." 'Jih...

ASI approves rental program

Chelsea Robertson, Staff writer

November 19, 2008

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After weeks of discussion, the Associated Students, Inc. Senate unanimously voted to approve the Textbook Rental Program and the Campus Safety Initiative.The rental program has been talked about at the ASI Senate meetings for the past six weeks, being amended almost weekly, and is now in the hands of the 49er Shops, Inc., which has already begun taking steps to inform professors of the program. Professors will be required to...

CSULB ranked second in producing Fulbright Awards

Chelsey Finegan, Staff writer

November 18, 2008

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Cal State Long Beach staff and alumni are making their mark overseas. CSULB has been ranked second nationally among master's institutions in producing Fulbright Awards for U.S. students for 2008-09, according to the Oct. 24 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.The Fulbright Program, started in the aftermath of World War II, is the nation's program for international educational exchange. The program sends 800 sch...

Students take advantage of free rides

Laura Johnson, Staff writer

November 18, 2008

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The U-PASS program has steadily gained riders since the beginning of the semester, although the number of boardings leveled off in October, according to data from Long Beach Transit.  In October, about 5,600 Cal State Long Beach students, faculty and staff rode LBT a total of 101,000 times, an increase in boardings of almost 20 percent compared with September. "With so many students riding it, it's proved that it's a viable m...