Event Schedule

Monday, May 5, 2014

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good Sponsored by Grifols
    10 a.m.–noon
    Career Center lower level
    President Covino will launch a week-long celebration with the official opening of the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, reaffirming his commitment to creating a “university of place” that works in partnership with the Los Angeles region.

Student Festival Sponsored by Wells Fargo
    1:40–4:30 p.m.
    University-Student Union Plaza
    Live entertainment, games and food trucks from across the city! This event is open to everyone: students, faculty, staff and alumni. Students should bring campus IDs to receive free meal tickets and all other guests will pay a nominal fee for food. Everyone is encouraged to wear Cal State L.A. gear to show off school pride.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rosie Casals/Pancho Gonzalez Tennis Center Groundbreaking with Billie Jean King
    10 a.m.–noon
    Cal State L.A. Tennis Courts
    The groundbreaking of the highly-anticipated Rosie Casals/Pancho Gonzalez Tennis Center marks the first major construction project for the Billie Jean King Sports Complex. Speakers will include President Covino, alumna Billie Jean King, tennis Hall-of-Famer Rosie Casals and Greg Gonzales, founder of the Pancho Gonzalez Youth Foundation. Join us for a special announcement about community youth programs.

The Academic Senate Distinguished Lecture on Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
    1:30–3:30 p.m.
    Golden Eagle Ballroom
    The Academic Senate is pleased to host Maria Elena Durazo for its inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Engagement, Service, and the Public Good. Durazo is the executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. A reception will follow the lecture.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Grand Opening of the Hydrogen Research Facility
    10 a.m.–1 p.m.
    Cal State L.A. Hydrogen Fueling Station
    Part of the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology (ECST), the new Hydrogen Facility at Cal State L.A. will be utilized for research, teaching and advancing clean transportation technologies, as well as dispensing fuel to hydrogen fuel cell vehicle users. Several exciting projects being developed by ECST faculty, staff and students will be on display at the grand opening.

Naming of the Charon D’Aiello Sandoval and David Sandoval Student Services Center
    4–6 p.m.
    Student Affairs 101
    Charon and David are both Cal State L.A. alumni and retired employees. This event recognizes their service to Cal State L.A. and celebrates their generous support of Student Affairs, the Educational Opportunity Program and the Summer Bridge Program. The unveiling of new signage will be followed by music and light refreshments.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Eagle-Con 2014 Sponsored by Art Directors Guild
    1–6 p.m. Thursday, 2–8 p.m. Friday
    University-Student Union, 3rd Floor
    Eagle-Con is a two-day event that brings together indie comics, superheroes, critical thinking, and an insider’s view of this highly creative industry. Eagle-Con will explore issues of race, gender, orientation, identity and representation in comic books while also celebrating the boundless imagination of artists and writers that turns "ordinary" humans into lifelong devotees of the superhero/ine.

GO East LA: A Pathway for College and Career Success Sponsored by Grifols
    10 a.m.
    Garfield High School, 5101 E. 6th St., Los Angeles
    Cal State L.A., East Los Angeles College and the Los Angeles Unified School District will announce a partnership to create a “cradle to career” initiative for the youth and families of East Los Angeles.

Day of the Educator
    4:30–5 p.m. Reception, 5–7 p.m. Program
    Golden Eagle Ballroom
    The Day of the Educator recognizes Cal State L.A. Charter College of Education students, scholarship recipients, and outstanding local school district partners.


Friday, May 9, 2014

Presidential Investiture
    11 a.m. Ceremony
    The Luckman Fine Arts Complex
    Keynote Address: Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

    1 p.m. Reception Sponsored by Barnes & Noble
    University-Student Union Plaza