CSUB welcomes entire community to sixth annual open campus event

California State University, Bakersfield offers more than a top-notch education for tomorrow's leaders. It is a resource for community members of all ages – from children to senior citizens.

The entire community is invited to learn more about all of CSUB's offerings at its annual open campus event, Celebrate CSUB! The sixth annual event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Parking and admission are free.

Families are especially encouraged to attend, as there will be art projects and games for children and a multitude of activities for prospective students and their parents. Local band Thee Majestics will provide musical entertainment. Educational components include science demonstrations, student research presentations, and tours of the campus labs. It is also freshman orientation day for incoming CSUB students for Fall 2012.

"Celebrate CSUB! has become a great tradition at the university. It allows us to highlight our academic programs and co-curricular offerings. In an environment of declining state support for higher education when it is so easy to focus on what’s wrong, the university continues to march forward, celebrating what’s right in higher education,” said Evelyn Young, coordinator of Celebrate CSUB!

The Chemistry Circus is back with chemistry students capturing interest in science by performing experiments that transform bananas into hammers, make pickles glow or otherwise make things go "boom!"

Family friendly events also include:

  • 5K Fun Run and Pancake Breakfast (8 a.m. start time; entry fee $20)
  • Spring Carnival and food booths by student leadership groups
  • Circle Painting community art project
  • Sierra Middle School Kids for Solar Energy
  • Project Clean Air with Kern County’s Blue Sky Partners
  • Judo Demonstrations

KGET, City of Bakersfield Recreation & Parks, Pepsi, and Walker-Lewis Rents are event co-sponsors.

"It’s an affordable family outing on a great spring morning,” Young said. “It’s academics wrapped in fun with something for everyone.”

For a full list of events, Fun Run registration form and more information about Celebrate CSUB!, visit www.csub.edu/celebrate or call 661-654-2175.

For More Information

Contact CSUB Public Affairs
(661) 654-2136