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Feburary 2014

News and Information for CSUDH Alumni and Friends

Save the Date Investiture

On May 2, 2014, California State University, Dominguez Hills will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Willie J. Hagan as the 10th president in the university’s 53-year history. Everyone who steps onto the campus of CSU Dominguez Hills senses the excitement and energy that President Hagan's leadership has brought to the university.

Click here to visit the Inauguration website.

Recent Alumni Return to Alma Mater for Inaugural Alumni Career Chat

Oscar Moreno, a junior majoring in film and television production, sat transfixed as nine alumni panelists and about 20 other invited alumni shared details of their college days as well as how they’ve attained success early in their careers.

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University Strategic Plan Town Hall Engages Campus Community

Approximately 250 faculty, staff, and students from California State University, Dominguez Hills joined top university administrators on Feb. 20 in the Loker Student Union Ballroom for a first in a series of town halls designed to provide participants with an opportunity to contribute suggestions and recommendations toward revising the campus’s current Strategic Plan.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills President’s Update

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Professor of Anthropology Jerry Moore Honored with Prestigious Book Award

The Society of American Archaeology (SAA) has named Jerry Moore, chair of Academic Senate and professor of anthropology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, the recipient of its 2014 Book Award for his book, “The Prehistory of Home” (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2012).

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Alumni Notes

Timothy Hagel (M.P.A., ’06) has been appointed police chief of the Thousand Oaks Police Department. Hagel, a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, emerged as the top pick from a slate of three exceptionally talented candidates. As Chief, Hagel will bring extensive law enforcement experience, a community policing perspective, and a strong background in youth outreach. Hagel currently directs the Sheriff Department’s West County Operations and previously served as the Fillmore police chief from 2008 to 2011.

Nicole Howard (M.P.A., ’03) has been appointed as director of customer services for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. A 12-year veteran of the district, Howard will oversee all customer-related operations, programs and services.

Jason Negro (B.A., ’97) was named 2013 National Football Coach of the Year by MaxPreps. In his fourth year at the helm of the St. John Bosco’s football program, the Bosco alumnus (’91) guided the 16-0 Braves (one of the first teams in California history to accomplish that mark) to their second-straight Trinity League title, the school’s first football CIF title, a Southern California regional championship and a state championship over De La Salle of the North.

Karen (Stier) Sandler (B.A. 1976)
, software engineer turned novelist, is looking forward to the publication of two books in 2014: REBELLION, the last entry in her young adult/science fiction Tankborn trilogy; and HANGTOWN, the second in her Janelle Watkins mystery series.

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Upcoming Events

Join Now for FREE Reconnect and recommit to CSU Dominguez Hills by joining the Alumni Association. This is your opportunity to help strengthen CSU Dominguez Hills as the premier public educational institution of the South Bay. A Lifetime Membership is now available for all alumni without charge! Active alumni will be able to take advantage of a wide variety of discounts and affinity programs. Become active today by completing the online Alumni Information Update form or call (310) 243-2237.

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Upcoming Events

Theatre and Dance Department Produces Two-man Play, “Topdog/Underdog”
Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 7, 8 at 8 p.m.
March 2, 9 at 2 p.m.
Location: Edison Theatre, CSU Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA 90747
Tickets: General admission – $15; Students and senior citizens – $10. Purchase tickets.

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Free Income Tax Preparation and Family Resource Fair
Sat., March 8
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: CSUDH, Welch Hall
To schedule our tax preparation appointment call (866) 910-9559 or online.

Toro Night
LA Galaxy Vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Sat., April 12
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Stub Hub Center

$35 Ticket Package - $5 of proceeds will be given to the Senior Class Gift
1 General Admission Ticket
2 Drink Vouchers
Exclusive Access to Pregame & Halftime College Rally Zone

$20 Ticket Package - $2 of proceeds will be given to the Senior Class Gift
1 Grass Berm Ticket

First 150 Buyers will receive a cobranded LA Galaxy/CSUDH Scarf
To purchase tickets contact Rachel Valdez at (310) 630-2154

Sixth Annual Labor, Social and Environmental Justice Fair
Thur., April 24
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Outdoor fair 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills

Free• Live Entertainment • Speakers • Films • Refreshments

For additional information contact the Labor Studies Dept. and Club at (310) 243 –3583 or email Vivian Price  or visit the website.

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