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Encyclopedia > California State University, Long Beach
California State University,
Long Beach

Motto: Vox Veritas Vita
(Latin: "Voice, Truth, Life")
Established 1949
Type: Public
Endowment: US $35 million [1]
President: Dr. Fieldon King Alexander
Faculty: 2,150 (1,116 full time) [3]
Students: 36,870 [2]
Undergraduates: 30,607 [2]
Postgraduates: 6,263 [2]
Location Long Beach, California, Flag of the United States
Campus: Urban, 323 acres (1.3 km²)
Former names: Los Angeles-Orange County State College (1949-50)
Long Beach State College (1950-64)
California State College, [at] Long Beach (1964-72)
Colors: Gold and Black           
Nickname: 49ers, Dirtbags, The Beach
Mascot: Prospector Pete
Athletics: 18 varsity teams,
NCAA Division I
Affiliations: California State University system; Big West Conference,
Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, AASCU, ASAIHL
Website: http://www.csulb.edu/
The Walter Pyramid, the University's most prominent sporting complex and most recognizable landmark.
The Walter Pyramid, the University's most prominent sporting complex and most recognizable landmark.

California State University, Long Beach (also known as Cal State Long Beach, CSU Long Beach, Long Beach State, CSULB, LBSU, or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment. The University is located at the southeastern coastal tip of Los Angeles County, less than a mile from the border with Orange County. (Map) Image File history File links Size of this preview: 644 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (800 × 745 pixels, file size: 376 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... 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. ... 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Cal State Long Beach has received much critical acclaim from some of America's top college guides. It has been ranked as one of the top five public masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges Guide" for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.[4] Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


CSULB was also ranked as the No. 3 best value public college in the nation by The Princeton Review. The campus is featured in the "Top 10 Best Value Public Colleges" list in the 2007 edition of its book America's Best Value Colleges, released in March, 2006. More than 30 factors were considered to rate the colleges in four categories: academics, tuition GPA (the sticker price minus average amount students receive in gift aid scholarships and grants), financial aid (how well colleges meet students' financial need) and student borrowing.[5] The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit American educational preparation company. ...


In addition, Long Beach State is one of the West Coast's top universities/masters institutions in student body diversity and is home to the largest publicly funded art school west of the Mississippi. The university currently operates with one of the lowest student fees in the country at US $3,116 per year.[6] Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... USD redirects here. ...

Contents

History

Established in 1949 by California Governor Earl Warren to serve the rapidly expanding post World War II population of Orange and Southern Los Angeles counties, Cal State Long Beach hasn't always been held in the same esteem as it is today. But over the years, CSULB has overcome its exceedingly humble beginnings and grown to be one of the state's largest and most well-respected universities. For the swing saxophonist and occasional singer, see Earle Warren Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was a California district attorney of Alameda County, the 20th Attorney General of California, the 30th Governor of California, and the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (from 1953 to 1969). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


At its inception, the institution was known as Los Angeles-Orange County State College. It consisted of 25 courses taught by 13 faculty members in two apartment buildings at 5381 Anaheim Road in Long Beach. In June 1950, the citizens of Long Beach voted overwhelmingly to purchase 320 acres as a permanent campus for the college, now known as Long Beach State College. The purchase price was nearly $1,000,000. Utilizing the new location, the school began to establish itself as a permanent presence in the area, and as a result its student enrollment grew rapidly. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ...

The original location of Los Angeles-Orange County State College.
The original location of Los Angeles-Orange County State College.

By 1960, the student body had skyrocketed to more than 10,000 students, and by 1966 that number would reach 20,000. In 1964, LBSC changed its name to California State College at Long Beach in an effort to unify with the state system and enhance its prestige (it was renamed California State College, Long Beach in 1968). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In 1965, CSCLB hosted the first International Sculpture Symposium to be held in the United States and the first at a college or university. Six sculptors from around the world and two from the United States created many of the monumental sculptures seen today on the campus. The event received national media attention from newspapers around the country including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Art in America and a six-page color spread in Fortune Magazine. The International Sculpture Symposium movement was spearheaded by Karl Prantl in Austria in 1959. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... Art In America, published since 1913, is an illustrated monthly art magazine covering the visual art world both in the US and abroad, but concentrating on New York City. ... Categories: Magazines stubs | Time Warner subsidiaries | Business magazines ...


The school acquired university status in 1972 along with 12 other state college campuses. The promotion was decided by the Board of Trustees of the California State University system, according to total enrollment, size of graduate programs, complexity and diversity of majors and number of doctorates held by faculty at each college. CSCLB became CSULB. For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... 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. ...

E. James Brotman Hall, the University's administrative headquarters on campus.
E. James Brotman Hall, the University's administrative headquarters on campus.

Also in 1972, the campus became the home of the largest library facility in the then 19-campus CSU system: a modern six-story building with a seating capacity of nearly 4,000 students. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


In 1995, President Robert Maxson initiated the privately funded President's Scholars Program providing selected qualified California high school valedictorians and National Merit finalists and semi-finalists with a full four-year scholarship package which includes tuition, a book stipend, and housing. Since the program's inception more than 600 students have accepted the scholarship. In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ... The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple choice standardized test generally taken by high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the United States. ...


As of Fall 2006, CSULB had 35,574 students in attendance, making it the second most populous campus of the CSU system (after CSU Fullerton with 35,921). California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University system. ...


Puvunga

The campus is believed to be the location of an ancient Tongva village and burial site known as Puvunga and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as such. CSULB has challenged this designation, claiming they were not consulted when the application was filed. From 1992 to 1995, when the university attempted to build a strip mall on the last undeveloped portion of the campus, the Tongva people filed a lawsuit and initiated protest which involved physically occupying the land day and night to stave off bulldozers.[7] Gabrieleno Native American women Tongva may also refer to the Tongva language. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ... For the traditional meaning of the word mall, see pedestrian street or promenade. ... A Caterpillar D10N bulldozer at work A bulldozer is a very powerful crawler (caterpillar tracked tractor) equipped with a blade. ...


There were also lawsuits between Dr. Keith Dixon, professor emeritus of anthropology, the university, and the Tongva people concerning the improper storage of aboriginal remains and artifacts. All matters were put to rest when President Maxson promised that as long as he was president no development would occur at the site. He further stated he did not wish to make a more permanent agreement because he did not want to tie the hands of future administrations. To date, no development has occurred on this portion of the campus; however, in 2006 President Maxon retired as University President, leaving the topic open for further discussion. Emeritus (IPA pronunciation: or ) is an adjective that is used in the title of a retired professor, bishop or other professional. ... Anthropology (from Greek: ἀνθρωπος, anthropos, human being; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the study of humanity. ... The term indigenous people has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ...


Academics

CSULB is comprised of seven academic colleges:

plus an Interdisciplinary Studies program. The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... Interdisciplinary work is that which integrates concepts across different disciplines. ...


Together, the colleges offer a total of 81 baccalaureate degrees, 67 master's degrees, 16 education-related credential programs, and three doctoral degrees (two joint and one free-standing).[8] 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. ... Look up credential in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The University's educational goals reflect its large population of students and faculty. Among the numerous classes and majors, Liberal Arts and Sciences represent the General Education (GE) core, while a variety of classes make up GE electives; students rarely study the same subjects as each other, but all GE classes focus on the development of writing and critical thinking skills. In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ... The Core Curriculum was originally developed as the main curriculum used by Columbia Universitys Columbia College. ...


Academic department reputations

CSULB is perhaps most well-known for its Engineering program. U.S. News and World Report has rated it as one of the Top 50 undergraduate programs in the nation, and even commended the University's programs for first-year students as "stellar examples of academic programs that lead to student success."[9] Long Beach's programs in Accounting, Business Administration, and Art are also well-respected in the industry. Engineering is the discipline of acquiring and applying knowledge of design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... It has been suggested that Accounting scholarship be merged into this article or section. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... This article is about Arts as a group of disciplines. ...


In addition, according to the National Science Foundation, CSULB is the number one campus in the nation amongst Master's level universities for producing students who go on to earn doctoral degrees in the Sciences.[10] The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ... A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ...


Admissions

Fall Admissions Statistics[11]

  2006 2005 2004
Applicants 63,165 56,724 51,753
Admits 33,468 31,098 27,789
 % Admitted 53.0 54.8 53.7

For the Fall 2006 semester, Long Beach State received 62,531 applications for admission, including 42,850 from first-time freshman; both totals are the highest among all campuses in the CSU system. (San Diego State had the second most in both categories, with 58,934 and 42,054 respectively.)[12] Long Beach offered admission to 33,468 (53%) of the applicants, and in turn 10,427 (31.2%) of the admittees accepted their offers. In all, the total application yield rate for the Fall 2006 semester was 16.5%.[11] The average high school GPA of incoming freshmen for Fall 2006 was 3.35, and the average SAT score was 1014.[13] 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 landmark architecture featured in the school logo. ...


Impaction

Cal State Long Beach itself is an impacted campus as designated by the CSU system. As such, the University currently receives more eligible applications than the campus can accommodate, and therefore must restrict admissions beyond initial eligibility requirements (contrary to usual CSU practices.) 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 college application is something that you send to colleges and universities. ...


Moreover, the university has several impacted majors, i.e. majors in which the university receives more applications than there is space to accommodate. Impacted majors are authorized to use supplementary admission criteria and/or higher admission standards than the CSU minimum requirements in considering applicants to the program. These criteria are applied equally to continuing CSULB students and entering upper-division transfer students.


List of Currently Impacted Majors


Student life

CSULB hosts over 350 events annually, welcoming more than 150,000 patrons to its performance halls, conferences centers, and exhibit venues. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 2. ...


Associated Students

Associated Students Incorporated is the student government of the campus. ASI is a non profit corporation which represents the interest of the student body and operates the University Student Union (USU), the Isabel Paterson Child Development Center, and the campus Recycling Center. In addition, ASI sponsors a number of campus events and activities through mandatory student fees.


Union Weekly and The Daily 49er

The university has two newspapers: The Union Weekly (formerly The Long Beach Union Newspaper) and the Daily 49er. The first issue of the Daily 49er was published November 11, 1949. The Daily 49er currently publishes Monday through Thursday during the fall and spring semesters, and once a week during the summer sessions. The Daily 49er was previously affiliated with the CSULB's Journalism Department, though it is now independent of the department. It has always been, however, a student-run publication. Due to recurring financial issues, the Daily 49er is currently facing the possibility of relegating its publication to a strictly online format.


The Union Weekly, which is partially student-funded, and affiliated with the associated student body organization (and not with any academic college, school, or university discipline), publishes every Monday during fall and spring semesters, and has been a part of the Cal State Long Beach campus since the debut of its first issue on April 22, 1977, when it was formed in response to the Daily 49er. The student-run Union Weekly focuses on being an alternative voice on campus and features a satirical section called The Grunion. At one time in the early 80's, The Union was a daily newspaper giving heavy competition to the Daily 49er. However, a massive deficit brought on by daily publication nearly caused the Union to fold. It has been a source of term papers and external studies by other publications[citation needed] that in spite of at times heavy deficits, huge internal battles and editorials that angered[citation needed] the Associated Students that had at times tried hard to close the paper[citation needed], that it still exists and just celebrated its 30th anniversary on April 26, 2007. The paper lost two of its great cartoonists in the 80's with the deaths of Curt Leber and Ben Ferrar.


Housing

Cal State Long Beach operates eighteen residence halls which are divided into five communities: Parkside, Residence, Los Alamitos, Los Cerritos, and the International House. The unique International House pairs international students with U.S. residents. In August 2007, the CSULB Foundation announced that it had purchased the property leased to nearby Brooks College for future use as CSULB student housing. [14] Brooks College is a system of two for-profit colleges in Long Beach and Sunnyvale, California. ...


KKJZ 88.1 FM

The California State University Long Beach Foundation owns the KKJZ non-commercial broadcast license of 88.1 FM, a Jazz and Blues radio station. Global Jazz, Inc., an affiliate of Mount Wilson FM Broadcasters, Inc., programs and manages the radio station. KKJZ (KJAZZ, 88. ... Mount Wilson Broadcasting is a Los Angeles based company. ...


KBeach internet radio

Kbeach is a student-run internet stream that has had a presence on campus in various forms since the 1970s. The independent and mainstream music channel is streamed over the internet and piped into the student union. Kbeach Global Radio, also known as KBeach. ...


Shows currently include and have included Headbangers Beach, Sex at the Beach, Metal Top Hat Radio, Flashback Odyssey, The Powerfuse, Pop Secret, and Brunch With Tiffany and Jessica.


Pow Wow

During March of every year since 1970, the University has hosted the largest pow-wow in Southern California. This free two day event, which attracts more than 6,000 persons each year, features Native American dancing, arts, craft and native foods. This article is about a Native American gathering. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... For other uses, see Craft (disambiguation). ...


Campus

Panoramic view of the campus's sports fields.
Panoramic view of the campus's sports fields.

The campus spans 323 acres (1.3 km²) across 84 buildings and is located 3 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It has its own U.S. Postal Zip code: 90840. CSULB is located at 1250 Bellflower Boulevard. It is bounded by East 7th Street to the south, East Atherton Street to the north, Bellflower Boulevard to the west, and Palo Verde Avenue to the east. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x771, 210 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x771, 210 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x771, 173 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x771, 173 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 161 pixelsFull resolution‎ (5,697 × 1,146 pixels, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 161 pixelsFull resolution‎ (5,697 × 1,146 pixels, file size: 3. ... This article is about the unit of measure known as the acre. ... Mr. ...


Architecture

The architecture of the campus is mostly of the International style (designed primarily by noted architect Edward Killingsworth) and is very minimalist, placing emphasis instead on the landscaping that surrounds it. This naturalistic, park-like layout has earned the campus numerous design awards, as well as other awards from gardening societies for its immaculately maintained grounds. Even the newer buildings are built in a very restrained glass-and-brick style. The integration of landscaping and architecture is perhaps most apparent at the school's theater complex, where a dense grove of ficus trees is planted in such a way that it forms a continuation of the pillar-supported canopy at the theater's entrance. The University's registration offices are located in the open courtyard of Brotman Hall, which is "roofed" by a similar jungle-like canopy. The Psychology building is also notable for its soaring, airy courtyard planted with tall Eucalyptus trees. The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1927) The Weissenhof Estate in Stuttgart, Germany (1930) The International style was a major architectural trend of the 1920s and 1930s. ... Edward Killingsworth (1917-2004) is best known as a participant in Architecture Digests Case Study program in the mid 1950s. ... Fig redirects here. ... This article is about the plant genus. ...


Campus Landmarks

The University Student Union commons building, AKA "The U," is located at the center of campus and has the distinction of being one of the largest structures on any campus in California. Occupying roughly 180,000 square feet, The U is a sprawling three-story glass building that establishes itself as one of the main venues on campus. In addition to housing numerous classrooms and offices, The U offers many more casual attractions, including (but not limited to) a study lounge, a ballroom, a food court, a bowling alley, an arcade, and a movie theater.


49er basketball and volleyball games are currently played in the iconic, eighteen story Walter Pyramid (formerly known as the Long Beach Pyramid) located on north campus. The Pyramid is a state of the art sporting complex that can accommodate over 5,000 fans when including temporary seating and standing room. Two sections of interior stands are fitted with large hydraulic lifts which can lift the seating elements forty-five degrees into the air, creating room for five volleyball courts or three basketball courts.[15] The Pyramid is also home to the Southern California Summer Pro League, a noted showcase for current and prospective NBA basketball players. SPL Official Website The Walter Pyramid. ... Hydraulics is a branch of science and engineering concerned with the use of liquids to perform mechanical tasks. ... The Summer Pro League, officially known as the The Southern California Summer Pro League (SPL) is a basketball league held every summer in Long Beach, California where first and second round draft picks in the NBA are able to improve their skills. ...


CSULB is also distinguished as home to the renowned University Art Museum that ranks in the top 10% of the nation's 6,000 plus museums. UAM official website.


In addition, The University is home to the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, an artistic retreat of solitude and beauty. Among its many picturesque attractions, The Garden features a large pond populated with Koi. Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden official website. The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (1. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Koi can also mean a virtual pet species in Neopets. ...


Future Development

In the Spring of 2007, the student body voted overwhelmingly to approve the construction of a student recreation and wellness center on campus. Slated for completion by Fall 2010, the Rec and Wellness Center is to be an extensive all-purpose athletic center covering about 125,000 square feet on North Campus. Current plans include facilities for fitness programs and aerobics classes, courts for volleyball, basketball and badminton, rock climbing walls, an indoor track, a student lounge, and much more.


Campus Sustainability

The University, in its push to support climate sustainability, installed solar panels on Brotman Hall and the Facilities Management canopy parking in 2007.[16] The University has been taking steps in addressing the challenge of sustainability, with the support of its student government, student body, and organizations, such as the Environmental Science & Policy Club.


The Environmental Science & Policy Club (ES&P Club) has brought support to environmental awareness and sustainability through club activities, such as coastal clean-ups, hikes, plant-restoration project, tabling, conferences, guest speakers, & Kaleidoscope. In 2006, the ES&P Club supported the installation of waterless urinals in the University's men's restrooms. [17] One of the largest events the ES&P Club puts on every year is Earth Week in April with documentary screenings, discussions, speaker series, and much more. [18] [19]


The University "has a comprehensive energy management program incorporating real-time metering and energy-saving technologies such as the EnergySaver, which provides a more sophisticated alternative to turning off the lights by automatically varying the voltage to the ballasted fixtures and reducing the power consumed, while maintaining appropriate lighting levels." [20]


Public transportation

The campus is currently serviced by:

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Athletics

The "Go Beach!" water tower.
The "Go Beach!" water tower.

An NCAA division 1 member, Long Beach State has 18 sports teams and plays competitively in baseball, cross country, softball, track and field, and women's soccer, as well as both men's and women's basketball, volleyball, water polo and golf teams. The university is a founding member of the Big West Conference and also competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,272 × 1,704 pixels, file size: 1. ... 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. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... Soccer redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Water polo is a team water sport that combines some elements of swimming and football. ... 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. ... The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation is a College Athletic Conference whose member teams are located in the western United States. ...


In addition to NCAA-sanctioned sports, Long Beach State also fields numerous competitive club sports teams, such as rugby, ice hockey, ultimate frisbee, soccer, crew, and many others. A BCRFC match at Boston College Collegiate club rugby (a collegiate version of rugby union) is played throughout universities in the United States of America. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Ultimate Frisbee is a competitive non-contact team sport played with a Frisbee or similar flying disc most commonly weighing 175 g. ... Soccer redirects here. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ...


In the realm of sports the school is referred to as "Long Beach State." The official name of Long Beach State sports teams is "The 49ers" in honor of the year the university was founded and for the prospectors of the California Gold Rush one hundred years before then. Unofficially, "The Beach" is used to refer to Long Beach State and its sports teams as it is the only university on the West Coast with the word "Beach" in its name. One can see the cheer "Go Beach!" written on many CSULB products around campus and on the large water tower near the entrance to the campus. The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began shortly after January 24, 1848 (when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill in Coloma). ... The mushroom-shaped concrete water tower of Roihuvuori in Helsinki, Finland was built in the 1970s. ...


The Beach has several rival schools when it comes to sports. In addition to being located in close proximity to each other, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton have competed heavily as conference rivals in baseball for nearly 20 years. More recently, specifically since 2006, Long Beach State and UC Irvine have participated in the annual "Black and Blue Rivalry Series." In this challenge, each school earns points for its collective conference championships and head-to-head victories against each other (across all NCAA sports in which both schools participate). The totals are added up at the end of the season and a winner is declared: Long Beach leads the all-time series 2-0. Finally, Long Beach State also has a long-standing "beach school" rivalry with UC Santa Barbara. California State University, Fullerton, commonly known as CSUF, CSU Fullerton, or Cal State Fullerton, is a part of the California State University system. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public research university primarily situated in suburban Irvine, California, USA. Founded in 1965, it is one of ten University of California campuses and is commonly known as UCI or UC Irvine. ... The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara County, California, USA. It is one out of 10 campuses of the University of California. ...


Unlike all other Long Beach State sports teams, the baseball team unofficially goes under the moniker "The Dirtbags." Since the hiring of Dave Snow as head coach in 1989, the LBSU baseball team has become one of the most successful teams in the school's athletic history. The Dirtbags are consistently ranked in the national top 30 and have appeared in 16 of the last 19 NCAA tournaments. Along the way, the team has won 8 Big West conference championships, hosted 3 NCAA regionals (plus 1 super regional), and appeared in 4 College World Series.[21] The school has also produced a number of prominent professional players over the years, including former American League MVP Jason Giambi and former American League Rookie of the Year Bobby Crosby. Many more ex-Dirtbags have participated in the prestigious MLB All-Star Futures game, such as rookie phenomenons Jered Weaver and Troy Tulowitzki.[22] The unofficial name for the California State University, Long Beach baseball team. ... 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 American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Jason Gilbert Giambi (born January 8, 1971) is a Major League Baseball player who is the 1st baseman and designated hitter for the New York Yankees. ... This article is for the baseball player. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Jered David Weaver (born October 4, 1982 in Northridge, California), is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... Troy Trevor Tulowitzki (born on October 10, 1984, in Santa Clara, California), nicknamed Tulo, is a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Colorado Rockies. ...


Long Beach State is home to one of the top women's volleyball teams in the nation. Seasonally ranked in the national top 25, the team plays one of the most competitive schedules in the nation year in and year out. Long Beach has won three national titles in women's volleyball (plus one in men's volleyball). In 1998 the women's team took the national #1 rank from Penn State and went on to win the NCAA finals as well as the World finals against China, claiming the #1 spot in the World.[21] The LBSU men's volleyball played for the 2004 NCAA National Championship and finished 2nd in the nation. Additionally, in 2004 LBSU alumna Misty May won the Olympic Gold Medal in Beach Volleyball. For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... The Pennsylvania State University The Pennsylvania State University (commonly known as Penn State) is a state-related land-grant university in Pennsylvania, with over 80,000 students at 24 campuses throughout the state. ... 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. ... Misty May Playing Beach Volleyball Misty May-Treanor is a professional volleyball player in the United States. ...


The women's tennis team has made quite a name for itself in recent years. Since 2002, Long Beach State has won 5 of the last 6 Big West Conference titles and appeared in as many NCAA tournaments over the same period.[21] In addition, three 49ers (out of seven players total) were named to the first team All Big West Team, including star player Hannah Grady who was named Big West Player of the Year for both her freshman and sophomore years in 2006 and 2007.


The LBSU Men's basketball team has also enjoyed success in recent times. In the 2006-07 season, the 49ers finished with a 24-8 (12-2) record, the Big West conference championship, and the school's first trip to the NCAA tournament in 12 years. Star guard Aaron Nixon was named Big West player of the year, as well as being selected as an AP Honorable Mention All-American. On April 6, 2007, it was announced that Dan Monson (formerly of Gonzaga University and the University of Minnesota) would become Long Beach State's next head Men's Basketball Coach, succeeding Larry Reynolds. Dan Monson (born October 6, 1961 in Spokane, Washington) is the current mens basketball coach at the University of Minnesota. ... Gonzaga University is a private Catholic university located in Spokane, Washington. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ...


Long Beach State has had the honor of having at least one of its own athletes participate in every Summer Olympic Games since 1952, (the first Olympiad after the school's founding).[23] Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ...


Long Beach has also had a number of nationally prominent coaches, including Tex Winter, Jerry Tarkanian and Lute Olson in men's basketball, George Allen in football, Frances Schaafsma in women's volleyball and basketball, Joan Bonvicini in women's basketball, and Jon Urbanchek and Don Gambril in swimming. Morice Fredrick Tex Winter (born February 25, 1922) is a successful American basketball coach and innovator of the triangle offense. ... Jerry Tarkanian (born August 8, 1930), also known as Tark the Shark, is a former college basketball coach known for colorful behavior, including habitually chewing on a towel during games, and for his public criticisms of and clashes with the NCAA. He was head coach at three different Division I... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... George Herbert Allen (April 29, 1918 – December 31, 1990) was an American football coach in the NFL. // Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan, where his father, Earl Raymond Allen, was recorded in the 1920 and 1930 U. S. census records for Wayne County, Michigan as working as a chauffeur to... Dr. Frances M. Schaafsma (b. ... Joan Bonvicini is currently the head womens basketball coach at University of Arizona, having joined the program in 1991. ...


Long Beach State competed in Division I football for a number of years (1969-91), producing a number of professional players, including Terrell Davis and Mike Horan, among others. George Allen, the famed Los Angeles Rams and Washington Redskins coach, had a short one-year tenure at Long Beach State. Long Beach State discontinued its football program after the 1991 season due to budget constraints. Prior to going Division I in 1969 the football team competed in the old "College Division" of the NCAA from 1955 through 1968. Terrell Lamar Davis (born October 28, 1972 in San Diego, California) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League from 1995 to 2001. ... Michael William Horan is a former professional American football punter with a 16 year career in the NFL from 1984 to 1999. ... George Herbert Allen (April 29, 1918 – December 31, 1990) was an American football coach in the NFL. // Allen was born in Detroit, Michigan, where his father, Earl Raymond Allen, was recorded in the 1920 and 1930 U. S. census records for Wayne County, Michigan as working as a chauffeur to... The St. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


Alumnus John "J.P." Calderon competed in the 13th edition of the hit reality television show Survivor. Calderon, who is now a professionally ranked AVP player, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2000 after playing on the nationally ranked Division I Men's Volleyball Team. This article is being considered for deletion for the 2nd time in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Survivor is an American version of the Survivor reality television game show based on the Swedish television series Expedition Robinson originally created in 1992 by Charlie Parsons. ... AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) was founded in 1983 to cater to the sport of beach Volleyball, its players and fans. ...


Fight Song

We’re the Forty-Niners,
Our colors way up high will shine.
Down the Field, We'll never yield,
Like the days of ’49 we’ll fight on.


We’re the Forty-Niners,
Our foe will know we’ve come to fight,
And just like the days of old…
We’ll Fight, Black and Gold!


Alma Mater

Alma Mater Hail to Thee
And We Pledge Our Loyalty
To the College of Our Choice
Thee We Serve With Hand and Voice
Now and in the Future Bright
Citadel of Truth and Right
Honor, Glory and Renown
All are Thine Dear Gold and Brown*[24] Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ...


*In the Spring of 2000, by student vote, the official school colors were changed from Gold and Brown to Gold and Black.


Notable People

Main article: List of California State University, Long Beach people

This is a list of notable people associated with California State University, Long Beach. ...

References

  1. ^ CSULB Press Releases: Fundraising August 6, 2007
  2. ^ a b c Fall 2007 Headcount
  3. ^ University Facts Fall 2006
  4. ^ U.S. News & World Report, August 17, 2008
  5. ^ The Beach Review, Spring 2006: Princeton Review Ranks Cal State Long Beach No. 3 Best Value Public College in the United States. Public Affairs and Publications. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  6. ^ Fees and Finances - Basics. Division of Administration & Finance. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  7. ^ Background on Puvunga and the Sacred Site Struggle. About Puvungna. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  8. ^ Introduction to the Institutional Report: Overview of the Institution. College of Education. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  9. ^ CSULB News and Events: This Week @ The Beach. August 29, 2005
  10. ^ The Beach Review, Fall 2006: Building the Foundation of Science. Public Affairs and Publications. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  11. ^ a b Admissions: Applications, Admissions, and Enrollment (by college). Division of Administration and Finance. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  12. ^ New Students Applications and Admissions, Fall 2006. CSU Analytic Studies. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  13. ^ College Preparation: High School GPA SAT Scores. Division of Administration and Finance. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  14. ^ Press-Telegram, August 15, 2007
  15. ^ The Walter Pyramid. Long Beach State Athletics. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  16. ^ [1]. CSULB's installation of solar panels. Retrieved September 10, 2007
  17. ^ [2]. Water Conservation at CSULB. Retrieved April, 2006
  18. ^ [3]. Wetland Discussion at CSULB. Retrieved April 26, 2007
  19. ^ [4]. EarthWeek at CSULB. Retrieved April 24, 2007
  20. ^ [5]. Decisions for a Sustainability Tomorrow. Retrieved April 19, 2005
  21. ^ a b c Championship Teams. 49er Historical Archive. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  22. ^ Professional Alumni. 49er Historical Archive. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  23. ^ Olympians Associated with Long Beach State. 49er Historical Archive. Retrieved August 10, 2007
  24. ^ Traditions. 49er Historical Archive. Retrieved August 10, 2007

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California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California in terms of enrollment.
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