CSU Leader
News and Information for California State University Leaders
Vol. 11, No. 24, December 6, 2012

CSU Campuses Help Fight Hunger

Associated Students Morale Commissioner Jacqueline Karczewski gives food to San Diego families in need.

Hunger is a reality for one in six people in the United State, and CSU campuses are working hard through countless campaigns to help reduce the number of Americans struggling with hunger. More.

Making a Difference with Community Service

The California State University Center for Community Engagement Establishes Fundraising Effort in Celebration of 15th Anniversary Since 1997, the CSU Center for Community Engagement (CCE) has guided CSU students in contributing more than 32 million hours of community service annually to California, which has a total economic impact of $697 million to the state. CCE will celebrate its 15th anniversary next March, and has kicked off the anniversary celebration with a scholarship fundraising campaign. Funds collected via Indiegogo.com (www.indiegogo.com/csu-cce) will be made available as grants and scholarships to help support community engagement efforts throughout the CSU. The goal is to raise $15,000. More.

Teaching Across Borders

CSU faculty pride themselves on passing the torch of knowledge on to future leaders. Each campus hosts an array of talented individuals who take their specialties and develop educational curriculum in other countries.

During summer and winter breaks, CSU Northridge professor Nhut Ho travels regularly to Vietnam to work with Vietnamese educators on revamping the country’s higher education system and to raise its level of standards.

In January, CSU Long Beach English lecturer LeeAnne Langton will help Tanzania develop its English language curriculum.

Nonprofits Transforming Lives

Jen Cordaro at a Refugee Camp in 2005Through programs that teach students how to build successful nonprofit agencies, CSU campuses are producing individuals who are essential to tackling issues such as managing climate change, supplying food and water to developing communities, redeveloping urban areas, and providing quality education and health care to underserved populations. Most CSU campuses offer public administration degrees that allow students to gain an in-depth view of the nonprofit sector. More.

In the news

SDSU Receives $3M Gift to Support Global Studies

Charles W. Hostler has donated a $3 million gift to support the University’s international and area studies programs. More.

CSUEB President Announces $50K Matching Pledge for Scholarships

CSU East Bay President Morishita made a pledge to match up to $50,000 for scholarships for CSUEB students—for each dollar raised, the president and his wife will make a donation in an equal amount. More.

Fresno State President Welty Honored for Philanthropic Efforts

Fresno State President John D. Welty was recently honored with two awards for his philanthropic leadership during his tenure at the university. More.

CSUN Receives $750K Bequest

Dr. Richard and Ilona Buratti have donated $750,000 to CSU Northridge’s College of Science and Mathematics to help fund graduate student scholarships and research-related expenses. More.

Former CSUSB President Donates $50K to Faculty Endowment

Anthony Evans, CSUSB’s second president, donated $50,000 to help 14 faculty members expand their research and develop new courses. More.

CSU Voices and Views blog

Featured Post: Called to Serve

Cal Maritime President Thomas Cropper discusses how the University is a world leader in “pracademics” — the practical reinforcement of academics by real world application.


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