Eagle Fest 2002

April 2, 2002





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cal State L.A. for
Kids of All Ages

Discover the Worlds of Opportunity at Cal State L.A.’s Open House on April 13

Los Angeles, CA – Cal State L.A. will reveal “worlds of opportunity” on its campus during a University-wide Open House on Saturday, April 13, 2002. Visitors ages 1 to 100 will be able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the wonders of Cal State L.A. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

From the “World of Arts and Letters,” there will be demonstrations of Raku pottery-making, an introduction to philosophy through performance art, and scenes from the recent John Lion New Plays Festival, courtesy of the College of Arts and Letters. The Luckman Fine Arts Complex will also open its doors for guests to tour backstage of the theatre as well as to survey the recent works on view in the art gallery.

In the same universe, the “World of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology” will feature numerous exhibits, demonstrations, a Mariachi band gig, and a “Meet the Dean” session. For the public’s enjoyment, the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology will display the Super Eagle, Cal State L.A.’s futuristic, award-winning “supermileage” vehicle, along with the University’s world-famous solar-powered car, Solar Eagle III.

Martial arts demonstrations, health information booths, a trivia game for the whole family, and more will be offered by the “World of Health and Human Services.” Be prepared for a galaxy of wonders as the College of Health and Human Services also presents a crime lab demonstration which will feature such hot topics as DNA testing, crime scene finger printing, and eye-witnessing techniques.

The “World of Natural and Social Sciences” will visually entice visitors with its geography map rooms, archeological exhibits, biological science greenhouse, social interaction laboratory, forensic psychology lab, and rock and mineral museum. Faculty-presented “magical” experiments and hands-on workshops will also be presented by various academic departments within the College of Natural and Social Sciences.

As part of the “World of Education,” the C. Lamar Mayer Learning Center will introduce visitors to interactive playrooms for young children experiencing learning difficulties through its educational enrichment and English language development programs.

Among the day’s general festivities are a fair featuring student clubs and organizations, college tours for prospective students and their families, a soccer skill showcase, raffles and giveaways, face painting, games and food.

Introducing the community to music of the various world cultures, Cal State L.A.’s annual World Music Festival will present a concert program featuring CSLA Latin Jazz Ensemble (Latin jazz), Slowrider (rock), Fred Walker (jazz), Susie Hansen (salsa), Taiko drummers, and more.

Free to the public. For more details, call the Cal State L.A. Office of Outreach and Recruitment at (323) 343-3901.


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