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Freshman convocation at CSUB
 
September 8, 2005
CONTACT: CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456, mstepanovich@csub.edu,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,
jloveless@csub.edu

California State University, Bakersfield will hold its first Freshman Convocation on Monday (Sept. 12) at 11 a.m. in the Doré Theatre.

CSUB President Horace Mitchell will personally welcome all the new first-time freshman students to CSUB for the new academic year at the convocation. “This is symbolic of the beginning of the year for freshmen,” Mitchell said.

These students will meet key individuals associated with the Roadrunner First-Year Resources for Success and High-Achievement Program or (RUSH-A). “This is a new program that has been implemented as one means of achieving our new vision of excellence in the quality of the student experience at CSUB,” said Ed Sasaki, CSUB interim associate vice president for academic programs and dean for undergraduate studies. The newly redesigned course (CSUB 101) will familiarize freshman students with the campus, requirements for the baccalaureate degree, student life, staff and faculty. In addition, it will assist freshman students in establishing "support networks" at CSUB by engaging other students, student services staff, and faculty as academic advisors and as mentors.

A luncheon will immediately follow the convocation at Alumni Park. Instructors for the new CSUB 101 course, school deans, faculty and staff will be available during the luncheon. About 40 student clubs will have tables at the luncheon so students can meet club representatives.

Organizers expect about 200 people for this first-time event.

For more information please contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies at (661) 654-3420.

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