CSU Super Sunday
California State University officials target prospective students and their families
The kick-off event is Feb. 8 at Temple Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino. On Sunday, Feb. 15, officials will visit 41 African American churches in the Bay Area and on Sunday, Feb. 22, will visit 27 churches in greater Los Angeles.
“At Super Sunday, thousands of students and their families learn that planning for college starts in the sixth grade. We hope to make communities aware of the steps that students need to complete each year to get to college,” said CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. “We are pleased to say that these efforts are paying off. Since Super Sunday began, the CSU has seen steady increases in African American undergraduate enrollment.”
On Super Sunday, CSU intends to encourage young African Americans to plan early for college.
Campus presidents, trustees, the chancellor, and other officials will address the congregations to engage the community in helping students get on track and succeed in college. The complete list of churches http://www.calstate.edu/supersunday/churches.shtml is available online.
Following the services, CSU outreach staff and church education counselors will provide information about college applications and financial aid.
Students will also be introduced to the CSU Mentor website that prospective students use to find information and apply to a CSU campus. Participants will also receive the “How to Get to College poster, which provides middle and high school students and their parents with step-by-step information on planning for college.
For more information, visit the CSU Super Sunday website at www.calstate.edu/supersunday.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Union-organized protests against budget cuts to the California State University system are planned for today at all of its campuses.
The aim of "Take Class Action: Demand Quality Education'' is "to bring greater public attention to what's going to happen to the CSU if we have a billion-dollar cut to the system,'' said Teri Yamada, president of the Cal State University Long Beach chapter of the California Faculty Association, the
union that represents the system's faculty and the event's organizer.
LONG BEACH, Calif.—The California State University Board of Trustees today approved a 5 percent mid-year tuition increase and a 10 percent hike for the 2011-12 academic year.
The board's Finance Committee approved the tuition hikes Tuesday during a meeting in Long Beach.
In an effort to help African American students and their families understand what it takes to get into college, the California State University system will hold its fifth “Super Sunday” at 90 churches around the state.
During the programs, CSU leaders including the chancellor, trustees, presidents, students and others will speak with students and community members about how to apply to the state’s 23 CSU campuses as well as how to obtain financial aid.
The vast majority of African American college-going students in this state go to California’s Community Colleges—still one of the truly great bargains in America. That being said, there are plenty of current problems in the process.
Highland High School is known for its outstanding athletic programs and its embrace of school pride, but there is another school feature they have begun to embrace—the Black Student Union (BSU).
“The whole point of the club for us is basically to help encourage students to recognize the culture and have development of respect of their own cultures and also respect other cultures, as well, and be empowered to do great things in education,” BSU coordinator and guidance counselor Gwen Shim said.