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November 2012
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Alumni Association News

 GREETINGS FROM THE CSULA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT

 

Carlos Illingworth Jr.With Thanksgiving around the corner, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal members and volunteers.  I appreciate your patronage and for allowing the Alumni Association to be of service to you.

Since the start of our fiscal year in July, we have had the honor of welcoming new Board members, committee chairs, and volunteers to assist in fulfilling the mission of the Alumni Association.  Our committees have been meeting regularly to plan important programs and exciting events.  We continue to expand our visibility on campus and the community by attending and supporting events and functions.  Being visible within the community allows us to meet, and re-connect with CSULA alumni.  It also provides us with an opportunity to establish corporate partnerships with local businesses, thereby securing valuable benefits for all of our members.

The Alumni Association hosted the 38th Annual Alumni Awards Gala last month to celebrate the achievements of 9 alumni and 2 students of the University. Through their professional and personal endeavors in the arts, business, entertainment, education, science and innovation, this year’s honorees have brought much honor to the University.

The Alumni Speed Mentoring event that took place on November 1st at Cal State L.A. was enormously successful!  This fun and innovative program connected alumni professionals with students and other alumni.  The event focused on quick-hit information, time-efficient networking and the methodical pursuit of a mentor.  Through the Alumni Mentoring Program, the Alumni Association strives to positively influence the educational and professional pursuits of our alumni and students. There are more than 500 participants enrolled in the program. If you are not already part of this enriching program, I invite you to get involved today!

I am also happy to share that the CSULA Alumni Student Scholarship Applications are now available for both undergraduate and graduate students of Cal State L.A.  Thanks to generous donations from Alumni Association members, we are able to provide students with the much needed financial help to achieve their educational goals. 

Now until December 7th, the CSULA Alumni Association will be participating in the E.P.I.C. Food and Toy Drive on campus.  A donation box will be at the Alumni Center and alumni can stop by to drop off non-perishable goods and toys for low-income families in Los Angeles.  We are proud to support such a worthy cause. 

On behalf of the CSULA Alumni Association Board of Directors and our staff, I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season!

With warmest wishes,

Carlos Illingworth ‘04
President, CSULA Alumni Association
 

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  SPEED MENTORING EVENT A SUCCESS

 
Well-dressed and looking to make a good first impression, Cal State L.A. students attended a recent match-making event on campus hoping to find “the one.” However, they weren’t on the hunt for soul mates, they were looking to be paired up with career advisors as part of the CSULA Alumni Mentoring Program.

The mentoring program was started in 2008 as a way for alumni to share their valuable work experience with current students through discussions on educational options, career choices, goals and networking. Today, more than 500 people participate in the program.  Read more...

Source: CSULA Spotlight - Office of Public Affairs.

 

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  SPREAD A LITTLE CHEER

 

Picture of toys and food collected for 2011 EPIC holiday drive.The CSULA Alumni Association is proud to support and participate in the annual E.P.I.C. Toy & Food Drive.  A drop-box is now located in the Alumni Center lobby until December 7th.  Alumni who wish to donate non-perishable goods and toys can do so Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  E.P.I.C.’s drive focuses on providing food and toys to low-income families during the holiday season. This initiative gives students, clubs, organizations, alumni, and all members of the campus community the opportunity to make a positive contribution in the greater Los Angeles area.

To schedule a drop-off, please contact the CSULA Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) or email alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

 

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  MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT OF THE MONTH

 

November

LUCKMAN FINE ARTS COMPLEX - During the month of November, the Luckman Fine Arts Complex is the CSULA Alumni Association benefit of the month.  As a member of the CSULA Alumni Association, you receive a 20% discount on regular performances at the Luckman Theatre on campus. 

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA delivers cutting edge music, dance, and visual arts from around the world to the Los Angeles community. The Luckman Complex is home to three unique spaces: the Luckman Theatre with a capacity of nearly 1200, the Intimate Theatre with modular seating of 300, and the Luckman Gallery with contemporary presentations throughout the year. The Luckman Theatre is also home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra, which performs regularly throughout the season.

For more information to order tickets, contact the Luckman Box Office at (323) 343-6000 or visit http://www.luckmanarts.org.


December

CAL STATE L.A. COLLEGE OF EXTENDED STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS (CESIP) - During the month of December, CESIP is the CSULA Alumni Association benefit of the month.  As a member of the CSULA Alumni Association, you receive  10% discount on most on-campus classes, including four professional certificates programs, with a $25 discount on the cost of any individual course in the CFP® Education program.

The renamed College takes over on campus from the former Division of Extended Education, offering courses needed for professional certification, career advancement, and personal enrichment, and adding a new international capability with programs such as Study Abroad and Study in LA

For more information, and to view a course catalogue, visit www.calstatela.edu/extension, or call CESIP at (323) 343-4900.  

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  UPDATE YOUR EMAIL INFORMATION

 

Your CSULA Alumni Association is engaged in environmentally sound practices, and is continuously refining processes to better serve our members, while doing our part to lessen the impact of our carbon footprint.  Electronic communications continue to be a central element of our connections with alumni.

It is very important, especially in these economically and environmentally challenging times, for us to email event invitations, announcements of new benefits and programs, membership renewals, and other exciting news.  We encourage you to keep your preferred email address current in our records so that you will continue to receive communication.

 

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Alumni Mentoring Program

   THE CSULA ALUMNI MENTORING PROGRAM NEEDS YOU!

 

The mentoring program serves as a forum where current students and alumni receive firsthand insight and direction on educational options, goal setting, career choices, potential employers and networking opportunities.

By sharing your valuable experience, you are helping to shape and define these students and alumni professional’s future. Additionally, the Alumni Mentoring is an excellent way for you to meet and interact with other friends and alumni of the University. 

Become a Mentor today! To sign up, please click on the link below!

Sign Up for Menttoring

FOR CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE CSULA ALUMNI MENTORING PROGRAM:

As a new component to your mentoring experience, we have created a Facebook Group for you to share your knowledge, skills, information and perspective to foster the personal and professional growth of someone else.  Whether you are paired up or still waiting for a pairing, this group allows you to post messages, ask questions, and connect with both students and alumni of Cal State L.A. 

Please note that this Group is not a job search, resume posting, job board, or personal dating service. This program will in no way, form, or manner try to replace the existing services provided to alumni and students by the University Career Development Center. Any inappropriate posting(s) will be removed and your membership to the group will be reviewed.  The Group is only open to members who have completed the CSULA Mentoring Program application, interview, and all necessary paperwork.

To join, simply follow these steps:

1.       Have an existing Facebook account or open a new Facebook account:
     www.facebook.com.

2.       Type “CSULA Mentoring Program” in the search field (top of page).

3.       Click on the “CSULA Mentoring Program” Group

4.       Click on “Ask to Join Group”

5.       Your membership status will be verified before you are accepted in the group.

We hope that the Alumni Mentoring Program Facebook Group enhances your mentoring experience.

What are you waiting for?  Join today!

For more information and to register for this member-only program, contact
James Cuaresma
at (323) 343-5828 or email him at jcuaresma@cslanet.calstatela.edu.

 

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Advocacy

   ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

 

The advocacy committee creates and coordinates support for CSULA and the California State University among State, Federal and locally elected officials through advocacy efforts of individual alumni, alumni organizations and campus officials. The responsibilities of the committee members are to work with staff in determining program priorities; to assist in planning evaluation programs; to help staff in recruiting, mentoring, and training advocacy program participants; to attend advocacy committee events and play a leadership role in order to become articulate spokespersons on CSULA and CSU legislative and governmental issues; and to become knowledgeable about legislative advocacy techniques and volunteer political involvement. 

 
If you are interested in getting involved with the Advocacy committee, please contact      Maria Ubago '98 '06 at (323) 343-4945 or email her at mubago@cslanet.calstatela.edu.
eAdvocacy Center
 

As a supporter of Cal State L.A. and the California State University system, you can make a difference -- but only if your voice is heard by our elected officials. With your help we can ensure that Cal State L.A. remains a priority for elected officials, community leaders and others involved in the legislative and budget processes so that our faculty, staff and students have the support they need to continue the tradition of leadership, excellence and opportunity that Cal State L.A. has established.

Join us in our mission to promote access to a high quality college education for all academically eligible students and to make student success a reality. Show the state's lawmakers that you care about higher education and the value of what Cal State L.A. has done for you and our community.

CSULA E-Advocacy Legislative Action Center

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Alumni Networks

    GROW YOUR INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ALUMNI NETWORKS

 
The CSULA Alumni Association is seeking dedicated volunteers to support and advance our organization’s mission and goals. If you want to lead and grow alumni member participation in an Alumni Network.....join us!

To learn more, please contact James Cuaresma at (323) 343-5828 or email him at  jcuaresma@cslanet.calstatela.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Business Alumni Network: The Business Alumni Network connects CSULA Alumni Association members who are graduates of the College of Business and Economics or have strong interest in the field. Members have the opportunity to network with successful CSULA business professionals, maintain contact with business advisors and professors, meet prospective employers and employees, and mentor CSULA Business and Economics students.

Education Alumni Network: The Education Alumni Network connects members of the CSULA Alumni Association who are graduates of the Charter College of Education, educators, and/or administrators who value the role of education.  The Network provides opportunities for members to build collegiality through continuing education programs as well as professional and social networking events. The Network also sponsors a sophisticated mentoring program, whereby members have the ability to mentor students and alumni pursuing careers in the field of education.

Engineering Alumni Network: The Engineering Alumni Network is a network of CSULA Alumni Association members who are graduates of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST), or have strong interest in the field.  Members are invited to events and programs that are geared specifically to alumni within these fields, including workshops, mentoring receptions and campus events.   

Entertainment and the Arts Alumni Network: The Entertainment and the Arts Alumni Network connects CSULA Alumni Association members who are graduates from the College of Arts and Letters, or have strong interest in the field. This Network will sponsor networking events, workshops, mentoring and professional development programs specifically designed for individuals in the field of Entertainment and the Arts!

Nursing Alumni Network: The Nursing Alumni Network connects graduates of the College of Health and Human Services - specifically the School of Nursing.  Nursing Alumni Network members are granted the opportunity to attend professional and social events and workshops, all of which are geared towards patient care and the healthcare industry. The Network also partners with other professional nursing groups to expand the networking pool even further. Members are invited to participate in the CSULA Alumni Mentoring Program to assist students and graduates in theihttp://a.lr pursuit of a career in the healthcare profession.

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Online Networks

Online Networking bannerThe CSULA Alumni Association is adding to your online experience and expanding networking opportunities with "official" group pages on LinkedIn, Facebook.  These online networking and social sites can help you develop a community of friends, colleagues, and new contacts for professional and social purposes. 

IT'S YOUR ONLINE COMMUNITY! 

BE A PART OF IT!

 
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site mainly used for professional networking.  Currently more than 26,000 Cal State L.A. alumni and students in LinkedIn and over 1,500 members of the CSULA Alumni Association LinkedIn Group today!  To connect, click here
FacebookFacebook is a social networking site.  Users may join common interest user groups, organized by workplace, school, or college, or other characteristics.  With more than 1,300 members and growing, the official CSULA Alumni Association Facebook Page is the place to get news, events, new membership benefits, share photos, and connect with fellow alumni members!  To connect, click here.

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Benefits
LA Fitness   Working Advantage
Kaplan Test Prep   Career Development Center
Office Depot   University Bookstore
CSULA Federal Credit Union   Division of Extended Education
Health Insurance & Liberty Mutual   Campus Parking
Food Discounts   Cal State L.A. Library
Moving Day Boxes   Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Conroy's Flowers   Cal State L.A. Athletic Games
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   GYM MEMBERSHIP

 

LA Fitness

The CSULA Alumni Association is excited to now offer an exclusive gym discount* through LA Fitness:

No initiation fee!
Only $29.99 per month!
Access to ALL national locations!

How do I sign up? 

To take advantage of this special CSULA Alumni Association discount, contact Tony Johnson at the Alhambra LA Fitness at (626) 310-3030.  Even though you sign up at the Alhambra, CA location, you have access to all of LA Fitness national locations.  Enrollment requires first and last monthly payment.  Total due at enrollment is $59.98.  You must have a valid Alumni Association membership card to enjoy this benefit!

For more information visit: https://www.lafitness.com/Pages/Default.aspx

 * Valid only to new memberships.  Subject to change without notice.

About LA Fitness
Born in Southern California in 1984, we continue to seek innovative ways to enhance the physical and emotional wellbeing of our increasingly diverse membership base. Today, our state-of-the-art clubs span the continent and we’re still expanding. Our strong and successful growth stems from our commitment to understanding and meeting the distinct needs of each community we serve. With our wide range of amenities and a highly trained staff, we can provide fun and effective workout options to family members of all ages and interests. Because we know that a healthy society depends on the wellbeing of all those who comprise it, our emphasis is on giving our members the most for their dollars to make the  LA Fitness experience accessible to more segments of the community.

   

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   KAPLAN TEST PREP AND ADMISSIONS

 
  CSULA Alumni Association Members SAVE 10%!
 

Cal State L.A. Alumni Association and Kaplan have partnered to offer Cal State L.A. Alumni Association Members 10% off Kaplan Grad Courses. Kaplan has helped more than 4 million students achieve their educational and career goals. 

To take advantage of this discount, contact the Alumni Center at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) or email alum@cslanet.calstatela.edu

KAPLAN EVENTS

Start your success story today! At Kaplan Test Prep, their mission is to help students achieve the scores they need to attend their top-choice graduate school programs. Feel free to take a free practice test at www.kaptest.com/practice or feel free to try a free event by going to www.kaptest.com and clicking on free events.

   

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   OFFICE DEPOT

 
Office Depot Banner
  • Immediate savings
  • Special discount pricing
  • The buying power of 215,000 CSULA Alumni
  • Valid in 840 locations throughout the United States
Sign-up

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  CSULA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
 

CSULA Alumni Association members are eligible to join the CSULA Federal Credit Union with a minimum $25 deposit, plus a $10 one time membership fee. The Credit Union is a full service financial institution offering free Online Banking and Bill Payer service.

To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card when joining. For more information call the CSULA Federal Credit Union at (323) 505-2600 or visit their web site at https://www.calstatela-fcu.org/index.php/alumni-association.

 

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   HEALTH INSURANCE

 
MARSH
 
Protect Your Family and Yourself

Attention Cal State L.A. Alumni: Take pride in your alma mater and stay connected by enjoying exclusive discounts through Marsh on Liberty Mutual Auto & Home Insurance as well as life and health insurance products. Click here to learn more or call 888-560-ALUM (2586) for more details.

   LIBERTY MUTUAL

 

Liberty Mutual Insurance

A Special Offer on Auto and Home Insurance

As a CSULA alum, you could receive exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance.1 We offer personalized coverage, Multi-Car and Multi-Policy Discounts, 24-Hour Claims Assistance and more. Liberty Mutual is trusted countrywide for quality coverage and exceptional service. Click for a free quote.

1Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Please consult a Liberty Mutual sales representative for additional information.

Spend a little. Protect a lot.

Renters insurance from Liberty Mutual is affordable, averaging just $20 a month.2  And as a CSULA alumni, you could save even more with exclusive savings.1 Think about what you own—such as laptop, cell phone, digital camera, flat-screen TV, bike or iPod. If your possessions were stolen or damaged, could you afford to replace them? Click to learn more about our quality coverage.

1Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Please consult a Liberty Mutual sales representative for additional information.

2Average premium cost based on a 2011 sample of the renters policy premiums paid. Individual premiums will vary.

Better Car ReplacementTM

An accident doesn’t have to slow you down. With our exclusive Better Car ReplacementTM coverage, if your car is totaled, we’ll give you the money to buy a car one model year newer with 15,000 fewer miles on it.1 This is optional coverage that helps you get back on track. And our quality auto and home coverages offer many other benefits and money-saving opportunities. As a CSULA alumni, you could receive exclusive savings for even greater value.2 Click to learn more.

2Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. Certain discounts apply to specific coverages only. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify. Please consult a Liberty Mutual sales representative for additional information.

1Optional coverage. Deductible applies. Applies to a covered total loss. Does not apply to leased vehicles or motorcycles. Not available in NC.

To learn more about Liberty Mutual insurance or get a free, no-obligation quote, call
800-524-9400 mention client # 100152 or visit www.LibertyMutual.com/calstatela.

Coverage underwritten and provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and its affiliates, 175 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116.  ©2012 Liberty Mutual Group.  All rights reserved.

 

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   FOOD DISCOUNTS

 

El Pollo LocoShow your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 20% OFF! (with a purchase of $5.00 or more)

Valid only at the
CSULA Campus Location
(323) 343-6728

 

Pick-Up Sticks

Show your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 10% OFF!

Valid only at
1129 S. Fremont Street
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 281-2233

 
Qdoba

Show your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 10% OFF.  Restrictions may apply & discount subject to change. 
Valid only at 1129 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra CA, 91803  (626) 570-6711.

  Juice It Up

Show your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 10% OFF!


Valid only at the
CSULA Campus Location

 

Sizzler

Show your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 15% OFF!

Valid only at
2201 W. Commonwealth Avenue Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 570-9695

 

Dona Rosa

Show your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 10% OFF!

Valid only at
577 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 449-2999

 

Just Grillin

Show your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 15% OFF on any combo meal or salad.

Valid only at
1129 S. Fremont Avenue Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 576-1111

 

Souplantation

Show your CSULA Alumni Association Card and get 15% OFF!

Valid only at
2131 W. Commonwealth Avenue Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 458-1173

 

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   MOVING DAY BOXES

 

Moving Day Boxes

 

CSULA ALumni Association members get 10% discount on orders of moving boxes and moving supplies. For more information, click here.

 

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   CONROY'S FLOWERS

 
Conroy Flowers Show your Membership Card and Save 20%!
Valid only at the 1100 West Valley Blvd. Alhambra, CA location
For more information call (626) 2810927.
(Some exclusions apply.)
 

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   WORKING ADVANTAGE

 
Working Advantage
The Cal State L.A. Alumni Association is pleased to offer a great benefit Working Advantage With Working Advantage, you can save up to 40% on movie tickets and up to 37% on BLOCKBUSTER movie rentals nationwide. Working Advantage also offers incredible discounts on Broadway Theatre, theme parks, sporting events, family events, online shopping, gift certificates, seasonal ski tickets and more

 

 

 

Register for your FREE account today!

1. Go to www.workingadvantage.com  

2. Click on REGISTER

3. Click Employees Click Here

4. Contact the CSULA Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUm (2586) for the membership ID.

5. Take advantage of online offers immediately.

TO ORDER BY PHONE, CALL (800) 565-3712.  ENJOY THE SAVINGS!

 

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   CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER

 

Craeer Development Center

As a valued member of the Alumni Association, you are invited to attend the many seminars and job fairs hosted by the Career Development Center. Recently, the Alumni Association has partnered with the CSULA Career Development Center to offer services to Alumni Association Members free of charge ($35 value)! To take advantage of the many services offered by the Center, just show your membership card. Some of the programs include:

  • Career Center Workshops

  • Employer Job Listing Information

  • Career/Job Fairs

  • Eagle iJobs Password and Access

  • On-Campus Interviews

  • Individual Career Counseling

  • Job Search Techniques

  • Career Testing

  • Career Information/Decision-Making Program

To access the CSULA Career Development Center and to get more information, please visit: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/cdc/index.htm or contact (323) 343-3237.

 

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   UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE

 
University Bookstore
Members receive a 10% discount on all regular priced CSULA clothing, gifts and general reading books (textbook and food NOT included)! To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card at the register. For more information, call the University Bookstore at (323) 343-2500.
 

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   COLLEGE OF EXTENDED STUDIES AND INTERNATIONAL

   PROGRAMS

 
CSULA’s College of Extended Studies and International Programs offers courses and programs needed for professional certification, career training, and personal enrichment – all at convenient times and locations to fit your busy work schedule.   Classes include programs in Paralegal Studies, Legal Interpretation and Translation, and Tax and Accounting Seminars.   

CSULA Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount on most on-campus classes, including all those mentioned above.  The discount is only applicable to a limited number of  online classes.  Be sure to present your membership card when registering for an Extended Education course to take advantage of your membership benefits. 

Beginning this Fall, Extended Education features a new CFP® Certification Education Program, offering 5 personal financial planning courses in an accelerated, online format – ideal to meet the needs of professionals in this field seeking to qualify for the CFP® designation. CSULA Alumni Association members will receive a $25 tuition discount on any individual course for which they enroll in this new program.  For further information, and to view the catalogue, go to http://www.calstatela.edu/extension and click on “Business Programs,” or visit www.onlinefinancialcertificates.com.

For more information, you can contact the College of Extended Studies and International Programs at (323) 343-4900. 

 

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   CAMPUS PARKING

 
Campus Parking

Members can request free campus parking twice a quarter (excluding Alumni Association and University events and holidays) . Spaces are limited and subject to availability during Welcome Center hours only.  To take advantage of this benefit, contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586) during normal business hours at least 48 hours in advance and we will request a space for you.

 

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   LIBRARY

 

Members are entitled to alumni library privileges at JFK Memorial Library. You may borrow circulating books for four weeks and may renew books once for an additional four weeks. Ten books may be checked out at any given time and are subject to recall. In addition, alumni members have access to most of the library's non-circulating materials and other resources including government publications, reference books and periodicals, as well as selected databases and special collection materials.

Access to certain specific databases and resources may be restricted to registered CSU students and faculty due to contractual limitations.

To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card at the JFK Memorial Library and you will be issued an alumni library card.

For more information, contact the Alumni Association at (323) 343-ALUM (2586).  Resources at other CSU libraries may also be used with your alumni library card. Call the circulation desk of the CSU library you want to visit for more information.

 

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   LUCKMAN FINE ARTS COMPLEX

 
Luckman
Members receive a 20% discount on regular performances at the Luckman Theatre at the CSULA campus. Discounts on some special engagements may be excluded. To take advantage of this benefit, present your membership card when ordering tickets. For more information, call the Luckman Theatre Box Office at (323) 343-6600 or visit their website.

BUIKA

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

Hailed as the “flamenco queen” by the New York Post, Latin Grammy-nominated artist Concha Buika makes her triumphant return to the U.S. Spanish songstress Buika is the daughter of political refugees from Equatorial Guinea and grew up in a Gypsy neighborhood on the Spanish island of Mallorca. For Buika, flamenco was an open door: “It’s not just about music, it’s a way of life. It’s about not running away from yourself. Some people sing about what they would like to happen or would like to be, but in the copla and el cante, we confront who we are, with all our fears and all our defects. In the United States there’s also a great tradition like this: it’s called the blues.” Creating a fusion with flamenco, jazz, soul, and dance rhythms, Buika has become an international sensation. “Her voice has an intensity and a power that’s hard to define,” says NPR. Buika’s voice is piercingly unique and echoes the rich and passionate influences of her upbringing. The New York Times calls her “luminous...magnificent...superb!”

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW 

Event Partner: Amoeba Music

Venue: Luckman Theater @ Cal State L.A.
Ticket Prices: $30 - 50 For Alumni Association Members: $24 - 40

For more information and to purchase tickets with the Alumni Association discount, contact the Luckman Box Office at (323) 343-6600.


PUNCH BROTHERS

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 8:00 p.m.

The New Yorker calls Punch Brothers “wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative.” Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band’s many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009, they began a regular, standing-room-only residency in New York City; these shows ultimately spawned 2010’s Grammy-nominated Antifomatic, which was produced by Jon Brion. Their new album Who’s Feeling Young Now? was released to critical acclaim.

Media Partner: 89.9 KCRW

Event Partner: Origami Vinyl

Venue: Luckman Theater @ Cal State L.A.
Ticket Prices: $25 - 45 For Alumni Association Members: $20 - 36

For more information and to purchase tickets with the Alumni Association discount, contact the Luckman Box Office at (323) 343-6600.

 

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   ATHLETICS

 
The Golden Eagles Online
CSULA Alumni Association members, and a guest, will be admitted free to all Golden Eagles regular season home sporting events when they present their Alumni Association membership card at the ticket booth. Come out and support your favorite Golden Eagles teams

Log on to the new Golden Eagle website or call (323) 343-3080 for schedules and more information.

 

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   CAL STATE L.A. TODAY MAGAZINE

 

Cal State L.A.

TODAY!

 

Members receive the official CSULA Today Magazine.  This campus publication is produced quarterly and feature stories, alumni class notes, campus news and events. 

The Alumni Association also has a section in this publication under "Alumni News."  It features Alumni news stories, upcoming Alumni events, and new benefits.  It's another way for you to stay connected and engaged with your Alumni Association!

For more information, please visit Cal State L.A. Today Online.

If you would like to update your subscription, please click here.

 

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Alumni Merchandise
  CSULA DIPLOMA PRESERVATION
Diploma Preservation

 

 

Through the CSULA Alumni Association, WBT Industries has designed a program that allows you to have your diploma preserved on solid hand-crafted Walnut Wood or in the Black Edition. Preservation will transform your original Cal State L.A. diploma into a work of art, ready to display in your home or office.  For more information and to preserve your diploma, please click here.

   CSULA COLLEGE RINGS FOR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERS!
 
Class RingsAs you head towards future successes, the ring that signifies this success should say as much about who you are and what makes you one-of-kind as it does about your degree. Your college class ring expresses some of the best things that make you you.  Balfour will tailor-make your ring to reflect you and your sensibilities.  Order your rings by clicking here.

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CSULA Campus News
   LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP
   

Dr. James Rosser gives speech.

After 33 years of distinguished service, California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) President James M. Rosser announced on September 18, 2012 that he will retire as president on June 30, 2013, the close of the University’s academic year.

Rosser, 73, is recognized for the remarkable breadth of his service, for his early and long-standing commitment to academic excellence, as a champion for the arts and sciences, for participating in landmark changes in state and national education policy, and his dedication to cultural diversity.

Rosser became the sixth president of CSULA in 1979, making him the current longest-serving four-year public university president in the nation. His presidency is also the longest in both CSULA’s and in the 23-campus California State University’s history.  read more...

 

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  2012 BILLIE JEAN KING EVENT HONORED JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE
   

The 15th annual Billie Jean King and Friends Event was held on Oct. 27, 2012, at the Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena.

The recipient of the Joe Shapiro Award is one of the top female athletes of all time, Jackie Joyner-Kersee.  She dominated the track and field scene for 13 years and won a total of six Olympic medals over a span of four Olympic Games.  Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named Jackie Joyner-Kersee the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century and she was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2004. 

Her success goes beyond the track and field arena, Joyner-Kersee is known world-wide for her philanthropic efforts.  Through her foundation, she provides youth, adults and families with athletic lessons and the resources to improve their quality of life.

Source: CSULA Athletics.  For more information, please contact (323) 343-3080.

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Pat Brown Institute
 

   ELECTIONS 2012: POLITICS AND POLICY

 

A presidential election is the most important moment of decision in American politics.  It reshapes not only politics, but the policies of federal and state governments for years to come.  In this conference, we will explore the election results themselves, and then consider how the incorporation of immigrant communities, governance reforms, higher education, and health care will be impacted by what happened on Election Day.

When: Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 8:30 a.m.
Where: CSULA Golden Eagle Ballrooms, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032

To register and for more information, please click here.

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