News Release| EPIC America Reads/Counts Program; Cal State L.A.


Media Advisory
Friday, April 30, 2010; 9:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

300 schoolchildren declare
‘Cal State L.A., Here We Come!’

Local K-6th grade students are ‘college students’ for a day

Note to editors and news directors:


from five Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools, the
kindergarten through sixth-grade students will be on campus

Friday, April 30
, for a Cal State L.A.-style school day.
Reporters are welcome to join them. To make photo arrangements, please

contact Victoria Mosqueda by cellphone at (323) 640-6884 or office phone
at (323) 343-3380.

As college students for a day, the children will be able to enjoy
lessons on the science of tie-dye and invisible ink, check out the
award-winning Mini Baja vehicle, discover various marine organisms, tour
the new sciences complex, meet the Golden Eagle mascot and student
athletes, and more.

The visit is the culmination of the Cal State L.A.

Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC)

America Reads/America Counts program

in which Cal State L.A. students provide academic assistance at the
schools to children who are below grade level.

The schoolchildren will come from the following Los Angeles schools:

           99th Street Elementary,
9900 S. Wadsworth St., 90002

Ann Elementary,
126 E. Bloom St., 90012

438 N. Brannick Ave., 90063

Robert F. Kennedy Elementary,
4010 E. Ramboz Dr., 90063

Huntington Dr. Elementary,
435 N. Huntington Dr., 90032

WHAT:          “Cal State L.A., Here We Come!“ and 300 K-6th-grade

WHEN:          Friday, April 30, 2010

                        9 - 9:45 a.m.:            buses arrive

                        9:45 a.m.:                  welcome in Eagles
Nest Gym

                        10 a.m. – noon:        demos/activities; some

Exploratorium (Physical Sciences 453)

                                                           Jump Start
Your Nerves (Fine Arts 309)

                              Athletic presentations (Gym and Reeder Field)

discussion (Salazar Hall C162)

                                                           Mini Baja
(Engineering & Technology B15)

                                                           Marine Touch
Tank (La Kretz Hall lobby)

                                                           Tie-dye &
invisible ink (La Kretz Hall 146)

                                                            Speech and Debate Team (King Hall B3008)

                          Noon – 1:15 p.m.   Banquet lunch in Golden
Eagle Ballroom

The luncheon program will include a keynote presentation
by Vice President Tony Ross of Student Affairs at Cal State L.A., along
with speeches by college and
elementary school students to encourage everyone to go to

Various locations at California State University, Los Angeles.
The University is located at

the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeway.

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Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 210,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six
Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12.
Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.


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