SPACE NEWS -- still no news! The update on the new space is still that nothing is definite. The scheduled completion date for the new Student Union building is now this summer, so decisions on the vacated space in King Hall will be made this spring. It will take a huge community effort to move so be on the lookout for more news and information from Rich sent through email (or via your EEPster!). And, the new Student Union will have some fun new possibilities for our EEPsters, like a bowling alley!
|CSULA's 2008 Mock Trial Team: EEPsters Hayley S, Raj S., Michael L., David N., David S., Kathryn D, and Sonia L, with regular student DJ|
EEPsters in the News! Congrats to the following who are just a few of our amazing EEPsters. Please email Rich if your EEPster's accomplishment was overlooked, so it can be included in subequent newsletters!
|Golden Eagle Award recipients|
|EEPsters on top of the .... world?|
Summer EEPster Opportunities. PEEPs have been collecting a wealth of information on summer internships and educational opportunities for those not planning on school/mentoring this summer. Thank you especially to PEEPs Peggy Simons and Sharon Lowe for emailing so many of these to Rich. We have placed them permanently on the PEEP website here. These include fabulous ideas like Aerospace, legal aid, historic preservation, Mock Trial Institute at UCLA and much, much more. And, remind your EEPster of the upcoming CSULA Career/Job Fair on Wed, April 30th right on campus -- over 100 companies and agencies will be there with full-time and part-time jobs/internship possibilities!
|Our fearless leader advises against the goal of perfect grades! These are his words of wisdom on what is needed for grad school, based on his 18 years of experience advising EEPsters.|
|New Academic Advisor Dr. Jeff Benedict|
Randi Swedenberg Update. Randi, former EEP academic GA, got a new job at Humboldt State University in their Human Resources Dept. It was good to hear from her, and especially good to hear about her new position; we wish her the very best.
Welcome Bryant Ortiz. EEP has a new EEP office worker (through the Federal Work Study Program) Bryant Ortiz. Bryant is a very nice soft-spoken young man who is a CSULA freshman majoring in English, who will be helping out with the myriad office/clerical and student support services.
Moved? Changed emails? Please take a moment to make sure EEP has your current information, so you can be reached for everyday matters and more importantly, in case of emergency. Please email EEP with any new information. We have a wealth of information on CSULA's Emergency Preparedness, and suggestions for your home too.
|Freshmen EEPsters at Catalina|
Reminder: PEEP Website and Yahoo Group. The PEEP website is continuously updated with tons of useful links and information -- emergency procedures, summer internships, scholarships, news articles and more. Everything is linked from this one page, so please bookmark it! And our private Yahoo PEEP group contains a private PEEP roster with city and emails so PEEPs can set up carpools, or just get in touch with the parents of your EEPster's friends, as well as a history of Rich's emails.
Electronics Recycling for Scholarships! The EEPC is preparing to launch a fundraising campaign to create an EEPC Scholarship fund, raising money through collecting and recycling used consumer electronics. So please don't throw out those old/non-working electronics, including: Cell Phones, empty Printer Cartridges, DVD Movies & games, game systems, laptop computers, digital cameras/frames, GPS and more. A flyer will detail what EEPC can collect money for -- coming home soon!
|Don't forget your college tax breaks!|
eScrip is Easy! It's simple, it raises lots of money for EEP, it's free and it needs you! And even your friends and relatives! Just sign up your grocery cards once and EEP gets a percentage back on all the grocery purchases all year long! If you have no charitable organization specified on your cards, the stores just keep all the money. Sign yourself up online (click here) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) PEEP Jennifer Edge for help. We're aiming for $1000 next year -- please help us out!
ebay Donations. Don't discard, Donate! PEEP Helene Chemel will convert your unwanted collectibles into cash for EEP on ebay through her i-soldit store in Chatsworth. Visit the I-SoldIt website for more information.
Spring Quarter 2008 Important Dates. Dates of interest for this quarter are:
|EEPsters probably need more tutoring...|
|...before using the bowling alleys in the New Student Union|
WPCT -- April 13th (revised date!). The semi-annual WPCT and PEEP meeting will be Sunday, April 13th -- PEEP Meeting 10-11:30am and Prospective-PEEP (test-takers' parents) meeting 12-2pm. PLEASE, NO FOOD ITEMS THIS TESTING! All current and alum PEEPs are welcome to attend the PEEP meeting -- topics discussed will include changes to future testing (the WPCT is being phased out), outreach plans, the latest on the new space, the new Student Union building, and more. Don't forget that this is a good time to bring those unwanted tchotchkes for EEP to sell on ebay!! Those PEEPs interested in staying to greet prospective parents noon-2pm, kindly email Ned Fenton (email@example.com) to volunteer; about 5-8 PEEPs are needed until 2pm. The WPCT itself lasts until 4pm.
Provie Orientation Meeting -- May 29th (revised date). This year's prospective EEP student orientation evening is scheduled for Thursday, May 29th from 6-9pm, at King Hall. A few PEEPs are needed to attend and answer questions from the 50+ EEP applicants and their parents. Kindly email Ned Fenton (firstname.lastname@example.org) to volunteer. Many EEPsters will be volunteering too.
Volunteer Opportunities. Please get as involved in the PEEP as you can! PEEP still has many volunteer positions available, such as organizing October's New Parent Welcome, newsletter-writing, Fundraising Committee, Social/New Parent Welcome Committee -- please email PEEP Donna Hay at email@example.com for more information. And thank you to our newest volunteer: Bruce Edge for website design/maintenance. Keep your eyes peeled for his innovative new website design, which should be unveiled by summer!
Yearbooks, Sweatshirts, T-shirts and More! We have it all! Just have your EEPster order one, and Rich will send home the item and a bill! With questions, email the EEP Club or call 323/343-5488 and leave a message.
|we love having EEPsters display their EEP pride!|
Scene/Seen 1980-2000. A selection of works produced in the latter two decades of the 20th century donated to the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Permament Collection during the past decade by artists, collectors and friends. Sat, March 29 - Sat, May 24 at the Luckman Gallery; Gallery hours: Mon.-Thu. & Sat., noon-5pm.
Luckman Season: Call the Luckman Box Office (323-343-6600) or visit website.
Issac Delgado. Cuba’s famous and beloved modern salsa musicians, Grammy-nominated vocalist combines elements of Afro-Carribean rhythms with pop and jazz to form a unique style that brings audiences to their feet. Sat, March 29, at 8pm. at the Luckman Theatre
Decadancetheatre -- an explosive fusion of hip hop and dance theatre that is "intensely emotional and casually streetwise." Sat, April 5 at 8pm at the Luckman Theatre.
A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie -- the Luckman Jazz Orchestra's tribute to legend Dizzy Gillespie, the most popular and copied trumpet player since Louis Armstrong. Sat, April 26, 8pm in the Luckman Theatre.
Death and the Ploughman -- is a hauntingly beautiful play written in Germany in 1401, and awakens the complex mystery encased in a deeply disturbing question: How do we manage to live full and vibrant lives while death breathes down our neck? Thur, April 24 - Sun, April 27 8pm in the Intimate Theatre at the Luckman.
Spring 2008 Science Series - Physical Sciences 158:
Wed. April 2 at 8pm -- Jennifer Garrison: "Understanding Volcanic Activity: Predicting Eruptions and Investigating Underground Plumbing Systems."
Wed. May 7th at 8pm -- Xin Wen (Chemistry & Biochemistry): "Toxic Metal Interactions with Zinc Finger Protein--A Molecular Mechanism in Carcinogenesis."
Midterm Madness -- EEPsters can pick up free scantrons or bluebooks, plus nachos, gift cards and more! -- Mon., Apr. 14, 4pm, Salazar Hall Quad; Tue., Apr. 15, Noon, Main Walkway; Wed., Apr. 16, 4pm, King Hall Walkway; Thu., Apr. 17, Noon, Main Walkway
Lectures sponsored by CSULA Philosophy Club: in the Golden Eagle Ballroom call (323-343-4176) Ann Garry, Philosophy Dept for more information
Blood Drives: Appointments (323 343-3301) are preferred; walk-ins are welcome. (EEPsters over 18 can donate too)
Mon Apr 14-Tues Apr 16, 10am-4pm -- USC Blood Donor Center’s Blood Drive in Lot 4
Tues May 6-Thurs May 8, noon-6pm -- American Red Cross Blood Drive in Lot 4
April is National Poetry Month Reading
Wed. April 2 at 6:30pm in the Golden Eagle Ballroom -- featuring American poet, scholar, teacher, and critic Adrienne Rich.
Wed. Apr 16 at noon in Music 150 -- Featured poet A.B. Spellman will be giving a presentation on jazz with the CSULA Jazz Band.
Thu, Apr 17 at 6:30pm in the Music Hall -- Featured poet: A.B. Spellman is both a founding member of Black Arts Movement and one of the fathers of modern jazz criticism.
Mozart’s Magic Flute -- the beloved 1791 Mozart masterpiece, Die Zauberflote. A wonderful introduction to opera and high quality singer-actors for the aficionado.
Thur, May 15-Sat, May 17 at 8pm and Sun, May 18 at 3pm at the Luckman Theatre.
This is just a partial listing of all the fabulous events available for EEPsters and PEEPs -- for all events visit the CSULA complete calendar at http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/calendar/.
Bill on home school rights urged - LA Times, March 8, 2008. Governor criticizes court requirement of a teaching credential and says he will move to protect practice. Click here for complete article.
Cal State closing the door earlier - LA Times, February 27, 2008. Schools move up application deadlines in hopes students will miss them, easing the effect of budget cuts. Click here for complete article.
Colleges turn discounters - LA Times, December 23, 2007. Harvard joins a growing list of institutions that are replacing student loans with grants for middle-class students. Click here for complete article.
For a link to the index of dozens of articles Rich has clipped -- to learn about homework myths, identity theft, MySpace safety, "crispies", "twixters" and much more -- click here!
Old Favorites! A Nation Deceived - a study summarizing 50 years of research on acceleration and its effectiveness - at this website http://nationdeceived.org/download.html and TIME's "Saving The Smart Kids" - a 2001 study found that 70% of kids who skipped ahead had no regrets. MENSA Bulletin "My Son Is A High-School Dropout -- and Proud Of It."