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Oct. 21, 2003
DH-03 TK 065
Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367
tknox@csudh.edu



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Holds Inaugural Honors
Student Conference

CARSON, Calif: – California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) will host a statewide Honors Student Conference on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Loker University Student Union with the theme: “Celebrating Honors Scholarship.” Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr., President of CSUDH, will deliver the luncheon address.

The conference, the first honors student conference in the CSU system, is designed for honors students from campuses throughout the CSU system and offers them an opportunity to share their research, projects, posters, and creative endeavors with honors students from other universities.

Many sister universities within the 23-campus CSU system will join Cal State Dominguez Hills as they acknowledge the accomplishments of these honors students with special conference presentations. Some of the topics as presented by the honors students include: “The Police Sub-Cultures and Brutality,” “Aspects of Deaf Culture,” “Prostitution in Medieval Europe,” “A National Security: Whose Interest Does it Serve?” “The Hitler Youth,” and “Shakespeare’s Villains.”

Dr. Joyce Johnson, professor of English, serves as director of the CSUDH Honors Program and is chair of the conference. Commenting on the conference goals and objectives, she said: “We expect to inaugurate a system-wide conference that will continue each year and fully engage our honors students with rewarding interaction between our sister universities. We hope to encourage our students to participate in scholarly research and disseminate their work beyond the boundaries of Cal State Dominguez Hills.”

Johnson hopes the honors students will be prepared to field questions that are germane to their research. “We will offer multiple sessions where students will make 15 minute presentations on their research or other academic and creative endeavors,” Johnson said.

Johnson, who received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Cal State Dominguez Hills in 1970 and 1972 respectively, ultimately became the first CSUDH student to teach at the University. She earned her doctorate degree in Comparative Cultures with an emphasis in Literature from UC Irvine in 1977.

Honors students from CSU Bakersfield, Long Beach, Fullerton, Stanislaus, Cal Poly Pomona, San Diego State, Fresno, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU San Bernardino, and San Jose State are scheduled to attend the conference.

California State University, Dominguez Hills takes pride in offering a “World of Opportunity” to everyone who desires a quality higher education. You can learn more about Cal State Dominguez Hills Honors Program at www.csudh.edu/honors/. For more information, please call Professor Johnson at (310) 243-3050.

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