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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPT. 21, 2000

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu

 

Literacy discussed at Council of 100 luncheon meeting

Literacy, and what is being done to promote it, will be discussed at the next meeting of the Council of 100 at California State University, Bakersfield.

The noon luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the multipurpose room in CSUB's Student Union will feature three CSUB education professors, who will discuss reading and literacy, and CSUB's role in helping people learn to read.

"Much has been written about the importance of reading and literacy," said Michael Chertok, CSUB's vice president of University Advancement. "And education appears to be the No. 1 issue both locally and on the national scene. These three specialists can give us insights into the challenges faced every day by classroom teachers."

The Council of 100 is a group of area business executives and community leaders who meet quarterly with CSUB officials to learn of the resources the university can provide.

Chamber of Commerce and Kern Economic Development Corp. members are also invited to the meeting.

Cost for the luncheon is $10, and reservations are required. To make a reservation, please call Kellie Lundy at 661/664-2136.

 

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