CONTACT: Margie Yu Public Affairs Specialist (323) 343-3047
Cal State L.A. Office of Public Affairs (323) 343-3050 Fax: (323) 343-6405
For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. Celebrates
Homecoming 2006 with Mardi Gras
What & Who: Cal State L.A. will host a fun-filled Mardi Gras in celebration of Homecoming 2006. It will be a great night of casino-style gaming, fantastic prize giveaways and mystifying entertainment. Let a hypnotist dazzle you, learn what your future holds from fortune tellers, and enjoy the old New Orleans celebration! There will also be vendors selling crafts, jewelry and food. CSULA alums are invited to join the homecoming festivities.
When: Friday, February 10, 2006, 7 p.m.-12 midnight
Where: Cal State L.A. Student Housing, Phase II Lounge. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys. Public (ticket dispenser) parking is available in Lots C, F and G, or the top level of North Parking Structure 2.
Cal State L.A. students, faculty and staff with a valid ID may pick up Mardi Gras play packs for free. (Cal State L.A. students who bring their ticket stub from the February 10th Golden Eagles basketball game to the Mardi Gras check-in table will receive extra play pack money.) Pre-purchase Midnight Raffle tickets for $1.00 at the University-Student Union Administration Office, King Hall D150.
For more Mardi Gras information, call the Center for Student Development and Programs at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-5110.
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