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Sept. 27, 2007


CSU Dominguez Hills to Host “The Big Hot" Concert
Featuring Bobby Valentino and Special Guest Lil’ Fizz

Carson, CA California State University, Dominguez Hills will host its first “Big Hot” concert featuring R&B vocalist/songwriter Bobby Valentino and special guest Lil’ Fizz on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The event will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Activities Field on campus. Gates will open at 1:30 p.m. The event is open to the campus community and the public.

In June 2007, a group of students and staff from Toro Productions, programming board of the Loker Student Union, and the Multicultural Center started to plan the Big Hot in an effort to develop student activities and build community on campus.

“The purpose of the major concert is to bring a positive, high profile event to campus to help further establish a positive image of CSUDH,” said Lui Amador, Multicultural Center Coordinator.

The planning committee took in consideration the voice of students while deciding on the artist. “This concert will help put Dominguez Hills on the map of universities students want to go to. We want to show students that we can create campus activities as major universities do all the time,” said Cilecia Foster, Student Programmer, Multicultural Center.

In spring of 2006, the Office of Student Life administered a student life survey to assess the co-curricular programs operated on campus as well as measure the level of satisfaction with current campus activities. The results clearly showed that students want more campus activities.

“We planned this major concert to increase student interest in campus life and the various leadership and development opportunities that we provide for our students,” said Carole Desgroppes, Program Coordinator, Loker Student Union.

The collaborative efforts between various departments of the university to produce this event have been tremendous.

“We hope to make it an annual event that will become a tradition for the campus. The Big Hot could be a major concert or a major lecture, whichever will respond to the needs and wants of CSUDH students,” said Marco Dowell, Director of the Office of Student Life.

The campus is located at 1000 E. Victoria Street in the City of Carson near the junction of the Harbor, Artesia and San Diego freeways. The concert will be held in the Activity Field, located at the corner of Toro Center Drive and Pacific View Drive on campus. Visitor parking permits may be purchased for $3 at the yellow dispensing machines at the front of each campus lot.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com. CSUDH students can purchase tickets for $8 by contacting Toro Productions at (310) 243-2640 or Multicultural Center at (310) 243-2519.

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About CSU Dominguez Hills -- California State University, Dominguez Hills is a highly diverse, urban university located in the South Bay, primarily serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The university prides itself on its outstanding faculty and friendly, student-centered environment. Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders. On campus is the Home Depot Center, a multi-purpose sports complex that hosts world-class soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, and cycling.





Carole Desgroppes
Program Coordinator
Loker Student Union

(310) 243-2185

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