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PHOTO (L-R): CCPE Program Developer Hitoshi Furuya, CSULB Study Abroad students, and CCPE Dean Jeet Joshee at Sendai University
​Japan’s Sendai University, which specializes in kinesiology and physical education, celebrated its 50th Anniversary last fall with a week-long series of events. Located northeast of Tokyo, Sendai has enjoyed a longstanding student exchange partnership with CSULB’s Center for International Education (CIE), and invited representatives from CSULB among 19 educational institutions from 13 countries. Representatives from Long Beach included CCPE Dean Dr. Jeet Joshee and CCPE Program Developer Hitoshi Furuya, along with five CSULB students and recent graduates who had participated in study abroad programs at Sendai.

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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.

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.

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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msgisci_banner_v2_600.jpgGeospatial sciences, remote sensing, and cartographic visualization may sound like esoteric terms, but they have an everyday impact on anyone who’s ever used Google Maps.

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(L-R) Juliet Hidalgo, CSULB Senior Communications Strategist; Dr. Brian Jersky, CSULB Provost and Senior VP; and Ho-Sung Chang, President of Dankook University

CSULB Senior Vice President and Provost Brian Jersky and Senior Communications Strategist Juliet Hidalgo visited South Korea to celebrate Dankook University’s 70th Anniversary in November 2017. The celebration honored guests, alumni, and faculty from the top-tier university, which is a key partner of CSULB’s Study Abroad student exchange programs in Asia.


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PHOTO (L-R): SBWIB Award recipients and CCPE representatives Tim Mozia, Associate Dean; Penni Wells, Associate Director of Professional Programs; and Regina Cash, Director of Academic and Professional Programs; with Wayne Spencer, SBWIB Chairperson

CCPE was honored by the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB) at its 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony last fall. The award recognized 100% job placement for CCPE’s Human Resources Management Certificate Program for the academic year. Every student who took the course was able to secure and maintain employment, utilizing their HR certificate and SBWIB’s support services. 

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PHOTO: CCPE grad Sarah Winston working with textiles at Mingei International Museum in San Diego
Many museum patrons enjoy the art on display without realizing that many more masterpieces are hidden away in the building’s storage facilities.

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