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‘Celebrate CSUB’ Highlights University With Open House for Community

California State University, Bakersfield is inviting the community to attend and participate in a number of events – including the final round of the Bakersfield’s Got Talent competition -- as part of its 11th annual open house event, “Celebrate CSUB, “ on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebrate CSUB is a day filled with activities for attendees of all ages.  It provides a opportunity for the community, prospective students, and parents to experience what CSUB has to offer.
Activities at the event include:
·      A 5K Fun Run beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the Student Recreation Center.
·      Orientation for potential students at 8 a.m. in the Icardo Center.
·      Booths and activities will officially begin at 9 a.m. in Runner Park, along with PG&E’s Roadrunner Science Day with educational components and demonstrations.
·      A “Taste of Bakersfield” at lunchtime will feature various food trucks and restaurants that will be on campus.  Participants will include Hunsaker Brothers’ Carnie Kettle, The Curbside Kitchen, Michaelangelo’s Wood Fired Pizza, Moo Creamery, and Mossman’s Catering. CSUB’s Black Graduation group also will offer hot dogs and hot links.
·      Student organizations and clubs also will have various booths to answer questions and inform attendees of their work on campus.
“Celebrate CSUB” also will include the final round of the Bakersfield’s Got Talent competition beginning at 11:30 a.m. The talent competition is for everyone – singers, groups, bands, dancers, instrumentalists and more.
Finalists will compete and showcase their talents in front of a live audience and have the opportunity to win prizes, including $1,000. The first two rounds of auditions were held on April 15 and April 23 in the CSUB Music Building.
"I believe Bakersfield’s Got Talent continues to be a success because it gives our performers an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a live audience and gives our community the opportunity to appreciate the all talents Bakersfield has to offer,” said CSUB Spirit Program Coordinator and Bakersfield’s Got Talent Director Arthur Smith. “Celebrate CSUB is a unique backdrop for this event in that it places our Bakersfield’s Got Talent participants on a stage unlike any other event to demonstrate their talents,. I have been told is a huge reason why everyone who has participated enjoys the experience so much.”
Admission and parking are free.
For a full list of events to help plan the visit on campus, the Fun Run registration form, and more information about Celebrate CSUB, please visit:

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