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California State University, Bakersfield


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Motto It's your university...
Established 1965
Type Public
President Dr. Horace Mitchell
Undergraduates 5,963
Postgraduates 1,500
Location Bakersfield, California, USA
Campus Suburban, 375 acre (1.5 km²)
Former names California State College, Bakersfield (1965-82)
Colors Royal Blue, Gold
Nickname Roadrunners
Athletics Division I (Transition phase from NCAA Division II)
Affiliations California State University system
Website csub.edu

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), also called CSU Bakersfield and/or Cal State Bakersfield, is a public university located in Bakersfield, California, and was founded in 1965. CSUB opened in 1970 on a 375 acre (1.5 km²) campus, becoming the 19th school in the California State University system. The university offers 31 bachelor's, 22 master's degree programs, and 1 Ed.D Doctoral Program (starting Fall 2008). A notable building is the Walter Stiern Library, with a 650,000 volume capacity. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Bakersfield redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links CSU.PNG‎ This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Bakersfield redirects here. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Doctor of Education degree (Ed. ...


As of fall 2002, some 7,700 undergraduate and graduate students attended CSUB, at either the main campus in Bakersfield or the satellite campus, Antelope Valley Center in Lancaster, California of Los Angeles County. Lancaster, California, USA, is the eighth-largest city in Los Angeles County and the 9th fastest growing city in the United States. ... Map of California showing Los Angeles County. ...

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History

The Walter Stiern Library, CSUB
The Walter Stiern Library, CSUB

CSUB owes its founding to the Donahoe Higher Education Act of 1960, which formalized the creation of the CSU-system, initially as the "California State Colleges"-system. The areas in the Southern San Joaquin Valley had been demanding a four-year university since the 1950s. After considering several locations, including nearby Delano and parts of Kings and Tulare County, a steering committee decided on Bakersfield because at the time it was the largest isolated metropolitan area in the United States without a 4-year university. Their decision was turned into a bill by Bakersfield's State Senator Walter W. Stiern, ratified by the California State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Edmond G. Brown. Image File history File links Walter_Stiern_Library,_CSUB.jpg The Walter Stiern Library, CSUB, September 2003. ... Image File history File links Walter_Stiern_Library,_CSUB.jpg The Walter Stiern Library, CSUB, September 2003. ... The California Master Plan for Higher Education of 1960 was developed by Clark Kerr, during the administration of Gov. ... The Central Valley of California The San Joaquin Valley (English pronunciation in IPA: [sæn wɑˈkin]) refers to the area of the Central Valley of California that lies south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Stockton. ... Delano is a city located in Kern County, California. ... Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, southeast of Fresno County. ... Tulare County is a county located in U.S. state of Californias Central Valley, south of Fresno. ... Walter W. Stiern (1914-) was a Democratic California State Senator representing Kern County. ... Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... For other persons named Pat Brown, see Pat Brown (disambiguation). ...


Under these rules, the school was founded as California State College, Bakersfield in 1965. It opened for classes in September 1970. In 1982 the California State College system became the California State University system and the school changed to its present name. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Athletics

Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners

The university invests heavily in its athletic department and was part of the NCAA Division II program in all sports but wrestling until 2006. For example the softball team has won championships in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990. Roadrunner teams formerly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. For wrestling, CSUB competes in the Pac-10 conference. The Roadrunner sports teams have won national championships in men's basketball, swimming, wrestling, soccer, women's volleyball, tennis, and softball. Men's and women's basketball teams compete at the Rabobank Arena in downtown Bakersfield. Image File history File links Col_cs_bakersfield. ... Image File history File links Col_cs_bakersfield. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) is an intercollegiate athletic conference in the Division II of the NCAA. It was founded in December of 1938 and began competition in 1939. ... Collegiate wrestling (sometimes known as folkstyle wrestling) is the commonly used name of wrestling practiced at the university level in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... Soccer redirects here. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Rabobank Arena Rabobank Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Bakersfield, California, USA. Located downtown at the corner of Truxtun Avenue and N Street, it was built in 1998, and was formerly known as Bakersfield Centennial Garden, that was named by a local resident, Brian Landis. ...


On June 1, 2006, Cal State Bakersfield President Horace Mitchell formally announced that they will be moving their athletics program to Division I and raising $6 million over a five year period for the additional costs. Part of the additional costs is to start a baseball program.[1] Along with the addition of the baseball team, women's golf will be added. [2] During the four-year transition process, CSUB teams will be ineligible to compete for NCAA Championships. CSUB is looking to join the Big West Conference, an all-California conference that includes several former rivals of the Roadrunners. [3] Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Big West Conference (BWC) is an NCAA-affiliated Division I major college athletic conference that formerly sponsored Division I-A American football. ...


Rudy Carvajal has been CSUB's Athletic Director since 1972. In 2005, Carvajal received the prestigious CSU Wang Family Award. Under Carvajal's leadership, CSUB has won over 30 national championships and received the Sears Directors Cup in 1998. [4] blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ... Sears Directors Cup - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


On May 17, 2007, CSUB announced that Bill Kernen would be the school's first baseball coach, with the school's first official season beginning in spring of 2009.


Student Life

CSUB has over 90 official student clubs and organizations (including 10 Greek Organizations). The Associated Students Inc. (ASI) is the recognized student government and is known for having an active role on campus. CSUB's campus has a Student Union and an upcoming 75,000 sq.ft. Recreation Center. [5]


CSUB is predominantly a commuter school, drawing its student body from a mix of recent high school graduates in the local area and working people returning to school or pursuing a degree part-time. In Fall 2006, CSUB received its highest enrollment of first-time freshmen (around 820). Many credit the appeal of the "move to Division I" for the increase of younger students. [6] While the majority of students live off-campus, the campus dorms can accommodate up to 324 students, or under 5% of the 2002 enrollment figure of 7700. Space in the dorms has historically been plentiful, with single-occupancy rooms often available and one entire dorm devoted to faculty offices through the mid 1990s. [7]


The six buildings comprising the dorm complex are each named after locations in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings novel: Rivendell, Rohan, Entwood, Numenor, Dobry, and Lorien. Dorm facilities include a first floor lounge in each building, a dining commons, a swimming pool, a sand volleyball court, a pond, and a parking lot.[8] CSUB is in the initial stages of building new dorms (referred to as Living Residences) on the northeast side of campus. [9]


Tradition

The CSUB Fight Song and Alma Mater were selected through a structured contest initiated by the student government, Associated Students Inc. (ASI). The winner of the Fight Song Contest was a current music student, Gwendolyn Wilcox, and the winner of the Alma Mater Contest was a CSUB alumnus and current high school music instructor, Bill Ingram[10].


Fight Song

CSUB Victory!
Striving on, we face the goal,
And will not be denied.
Always knowing, courage showing,
Strength is on our side.
Fighting on we're holding strong
With victory in sight, We will prevail, we will not fail
to win the fight!
C-S-U-B, CSUB Victory!


Alma Mater

Long Live CSUB
The blue and gold stands high for honor,
Thanks to all its pride.
We stand to pay respect and glory,
For us all to guide.
We are proud to shine above the mountains,
And across the sea.
Salute the blue and gold traidtion,
Long live C-S-U-B.


Vision of Excellence

In September of 2004, CSUB adopted a new mission statement (referred to as the "Vision of Excellence") under the leadership of the University President, Dr. Horace Mitchell.


“By 2014-15, CSU Bakersfield will be the leading campus in the CSU system in terms of faculty and academic excellence and diversity, quality of the student experience, and community engagement. Realization of our vision will be advanced by recruitment, development and promotion of excellent and diverse staff within an organizational culture committed to excellence in all areas.”


Notable Alumni

Stephen Neal, New England Patriot, NCAA and World Champion Wrestler
Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Politician
Roy Ashburn, California State Senator
Tito Ortiz, UFC Fighter
Kebu Stewart, Pro Basketball Player
Lyle Martin, Pro Soccer Player Stephen Neal is a starting right guard in the National Football League who re-signed with the New England Patriots after testing the free-agency market following the 2005 season. ... Kevin McCarthy For other people named Kevin McCarthy, see Kevin McCarthy. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jacob Christopher Tito Ortiz aka The Huntington Beach Bad Boy (born January 23, 1975) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter from Huntington Beach, California. ...


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