Category: Community Outreach

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Upon recommendation from the Academic Senate of the California State University, Long Beach Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Brian Jersky approved a name change for the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The college’s new name, the College of Professional and International Education (CPIE), more accurately reflects what the college does, as well as the students and communities it serves.

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PHOTO: The traditional art of paper-cutting was a highlight of activities at the Chinese Culture Festival kick-off event

In cooperation with the Confucius Institute on campus, CSULB hosted the annual Chinese Culture Festival from September 25-28, 2017.

The free series of events focused on traditional Chinese art and music, with the aim of improving understanding between China and the U.S. through a variety of cultural and artistic exchanges.

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PHOTO: The traditional Chinese stringed instrument guzheng is introduced before a performance


The events kicked off on the lawn in front of the university's bookstore, featuring performances of traditional Chinese instruments such as the hulusi and the guzheng, followed by an opening ceremony dinner that evening.

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PHOTO: Examples of Chinese calligraphy were demonstrated and given to attendees of the festival

Throughout the week, the USU Ballroom was filled with exhibitions on traditional Chinese art and calligraphy, music workshops, and lectures on fashion trends, traditional medicine, social media, and international trade policies.

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PHOTO: EMT Program instructor Matt Coffey speaks about the program during Homecoming 2017
CCPE’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program was on display during Homecoming 2017 on Saturday, November 4, 2017. EMT instructors Glen Rodriguez and Matt Coffey hosted a table in front of the Walter Pyramid, where they provided valuable information while giving tours of the fully-equipped ambulance used to train students in the program.

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PHOTO: CCPE new building groundbreaking ceremony, (L-R) MATT Construction CEO Steve Matt, ZGF Architects Partner Ted Hyman, CCPE Dean Jeet Joshee, CSULB Provost Brian Jersky, President Jane Close Conoley, VP of Administration and Finance Mary Stephens, Senior Manager of Construction Services Mark Zakhour

Until now, CCPE never had its own building; instead, it utilized available facilities and classrooms on the CSULB campus. Due to the growing need for additional space as its programs grew, the college found it necessary to have its own space. On March 3, 2017 the campus broke ground on the new CCPE building

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PHOTO: Participants in Long Beach-based nonprofit Why’d You Stop Me? (WYSM)
 
Event + Reaction = Outcome. It’s a well-known formula for success that’s been touted by everyone from weight-loss experts to self-help gurus to college football coaches.

But for Jason Lehman, founder and executive director of the Long Beach-based nonprofit Why’d You Stop Me? (WYSM), the formula presented a unique approach to solving a complex real-world challenge: reducing acts of violence between the police and the community.

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In March, CCPE launched a brand new marketing campaign for Summer Sessions 2015. Speaking to the ambitious characteristics of CSULB students, the 2015 “Doers Do” campaign seeks to honor CSULB students’ determination and tenacity.

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