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CSULB alumni often maintain a strong connection to their alma mater—no matter how long or how far they travel after graduation. This was amply demonstrated at EDU Days, an academic fair held in Copenhagen in September, at which students and alumni connected with study abroad programs through EDU, a growing corporation focused on education. Study Abroad @ The Beach was in attendance, with Associate Director Chris Mefford overseeing a booth to promote CSULB’s program.

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Two students in the Engineering Program at Cal State University, Long Beach–Antelope Valley (CSULB-AV), Stephanie Leathers and Theara Boon Kwok, were awarded scholarships at the recent Gathering of Eagles 2016 celebration in Lancaster, CA. The Flight Test Historical Foundation's Gathering of Eagles honored the 35th Anniversary of the F-117 stealth aircraft’s first flight, with remembrances from pilots and a fundraiser to support the Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base.

Both students are well on their way towards pursuing careers in the aerospace industry, and are utilizing CSULB-AV’s Engineering Program to get there.

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This fall, the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Emergency Management (CCJEM), in partnership with CCPE, has launched an online Masters of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice (MSCCJ) program for working law enforcement professionals seeking to advance their careers.

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Laurel A. Kashinn already had a degree in journalism, work experience in the publishing industry, and ownership of two graphic design businesses, when she decided to return to her love of writing after the late-2000s economic recession. She did some research on the topic of ghostwriting, and was pleasantly surprised to learn about the kind of money that can be earned in that field.

Continue reading A Ghost of a Chance.
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CSULB’s Graduate Program in Sport Management sent a group of students off to Japan this summer for an intensive Study Abroad program, providing an incredible educational opportunity that underscored the global reach of the athletics industry. 

From July 20th to August 1st, the 11 students—including ten from Sport Management along with an undergraduate in Asian Studies—were immersed at Sendai University, which has programs dedicated to physical education as well as sports and health science.

Continue reading Land of the Rising Sports.
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“Impossible” isn’t a word that seems to exist in Margaret Muhr’s vocabulary.

For example, in just five years, she rose from an administrative coordinator in the planning and development department for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, to serving as its director of emergency services. At the same time, while working full-time, Muhr completed her undergraduate degree, then enrolled in the 18-month Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security—becoming its first and only Native American graduate. As if that weren’t enough, she did all of this as a mother of four children.