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CSU Dominguez Hills Partners With ShareFest and LAUSD to Encourage College and Leadership Aspirations in Urban Teens
many teens in the South Bay, summer vacation means family excursions,
time on the beach, or possibly a temporary job. For others, attempts to
fill the idle hours ends up in gang activity and drug abuse.
provide better summer options for youth at risk, California State
University, Dominguez Hills recently partnered with the Los
Angeles-based nonprofit ShareFest and the Los Angeles Unified School
District to hold the second annual Youth Development Academy (YDA). The
four-week program provided an opportunity for young people to
participate in positive activities that instill good learning habits,
leadership qualities, and an ambition to go to college.
university should encourage the educational growth of youth by exposing
them to a college environment," says David Gamboa, director of
Government and Community Relations.
the YDA, students learned about health, nutrition, character building,
decision-making, self-awareness and leadership through activities that
included sports, theatre, art, reading, and other educational
activities designed to show the many options that exist beyond the
self-destructive and high-risk activities that are widely available in
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A Look Back: Velodrome Built for 1984 Olympics Brought CSU Dominguez Hills Recognition as Sports and Entertainment Venue
Dr. Donald Gerth, former president of California State University,
Dominguez Hills, was hoping to bring publicity to the university during
the 1984 Olympics, he offered the Carson campus as a possible venue to
the event chairman Peter Ueberroth.
conversation resulted in the building of a Velodrome on campus, a world
class cycling venue with a 333.3 meter track and seating for 2,500
spectators. For the Los Angeles Olympics, 6,000 were accommodated with
temporary seating. The construction, which cost $3.5 million, was
funded by the Southland Corporation (now known as 7-11, Inc.) and was
completed in 1981. In preparation for the Olympics, the concrete track
was tested with several smaller events, including a human-powered
vehicle exhibition in 1983.
Philo, archivist, University Archives and Special Collections, says
that the use of venues at existing locations throughout Los Angeles,
enabled the city to host the Olympics without suffering financial
losses on a one-time event that would incur substantial expenses.
Olympic committee] was determined to find sponsorship for the events
and make sure that Los Angeles didn’t take a financial hit like other
[cities] had in hosting the Olympics,” he says. “Los Angeles became the
model on how to do that.”
says that the effort required to bring an Olympic venue to CSU
Dominguez Hills speaks to the commitment the campus was making to
become a vital part of the Los Angeles community, “where people would
come for a premier event like the Olympics.”
put us on the map,” he says. “The thought behind it was that we would
[later] use it as an outdoor amphitheatre for the university. The
further thought was we would make Dominguez Hills the center of
collegiate cycling in the country.”
to David Karber, emeritus professor of public administration and former
vice president of administration at the time of the Velodrome’s
construction, building the Velodrome and hosting the Olympic cycling
events on campus inspired the development of a CSU Dominguez Hills
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Steven Bradford (B.A.
'85) was elected to California Assembly for the 51st District on
September 2. Previously, he worked for Southern California Edison and
was a City Councilman for the City of Gardena.
Elizabeth L. Greenwood
(B.A. '92), has been selected to serve on the Board of Administration
for the Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System (LACERS). She is
a Deputy City Attorney in the Safe Neighborhoods Division, Neighborhood
Prosecutor Section. She has also worked at the San Pedro Branch of the
City Attorney's Office in the Homeland Security and Gang Units. She has
served the City of Los Angeles since 1996.
(B.A. '75), was named the next Los Angeles fire chief. He will become
the second African-American to lead the 3,500 member fire department.
His nomination was confirmed by the City Council on September 11.
Philip Schlom (B.S.
'86), has been appointed the principal accounting officer and corporate
controller for Park Drilling, a global drilling contractor and service
provider. He will have responsibility for all aspects of accounting and
financial reporting. He held several financial leadership positions at
Flowserve Corporation, and served as an audit and assurance manager for
PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1988-1997.
(B.S. '89), has been named director of physician services at Saint
Vincent Hospital. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the
employed physicians affiliated with Saint Vincent Hospital. He is a
certified medical practice executive for the American College of
Medical Executives as well as president of the MA/RI Medical Group
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|CSU Dominguez Hills Orthotics and Prosthetics Program Moves to VA Long Beach Medical Center
CSU Dominguez Hills Orthotics and Prosthetics (O&P) Program has
officially opened the doors of its new O&P lab and classrooms at VA
Long Beach Healthcare System (VALB) medical center. A ribbon cutting
ceremony last month was attended by students, administrators,
practitioners, disabled veterans and community members. For more than
25 years, CSU Dominguez Hills has been a leading educator of
prosthetists and orthotists; the O&P program is one of only nine
such programs in the nation and the only one in California.
the vision of Director Ron Norby and his VA Long Beach team, a
state-of-the-art O&P teaching facility has been custom built to
train the future generation of prosthetic and orthotic practitioners,"
Scott Hornbeck, coordinator of the O&P Program said. "This is a
golden opportunity for the CSU, the VA and people in need of prosthetic
and orthotic services."
new facility, which will be named the VA Long Beach Healthcare
System/CSU Dominguez Hills Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics,
includes two classrooms, two technical laboratories, an instructional
demonstration room, a dedicated patient examination room, a gait
analysis area, a computer resource room, library, and faculty offices.
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Sept 21: Graduate School Fair. 10am - 2pm on the Loker Student Union Vendor Walkway. Additional event information is provided online. There is no registration fee.
Sept 26: Chivas/CSU Night, 7:30 pm.
Club Deportivo Chivas vs. New York Red Bulls. CSU alumni, students, staff and faculty get discounted tickets starting at just $15!
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Oct 15: Beach Cities Alumni and Friends Reception.
Hosted by CSU Dominguez Hills Alumni Association from 6pm-8pm. The
reception will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach and
Marina; 300 North Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. RSVP by
October 9, 2009 to email@example.com or call (310) 243-3337.
Oct 16: Homecoming. Men's Soccer vs. UC San Diego, 4:30pm at the Toro Stadium.
Women's Soccer vs. UC San Diego, 7:00pm at the Toro Stadium.
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