The Grunion

Volunteers, friends and family members helped students move in to their dorms on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Long Beach State has scheduled an active shooter and mass casualty exercise from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at the University Student Union, the west campus turnaround and the north lawn of the student union. 

Long Beach State University enrolled nearly 3,800 transfer students for the Fall 2017 term, a number that placed the campus among the top 10 in the country, according to a release. 

Long Beach's higher education establishments went face to face with some changes and challenges in 2018. Here's an overview of some big — and small — things that happened last year at California State University, Long Beach, and Long Beach City College.

Artist panelists are leading Cal State Long Beach's Zines Are Us workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, July 28, at the University Art Museum, 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.

People can leave reality behind — perhaps for a bit — with the California State University, Long Beach, Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship's (IIE) campus-wide Virtual Reality (VR) Day. 

California State University, Long Beach, was listed as number 70 among public colleges and universities and 184 among all colleges in the 2018 Kiplinger's Best Values in Public Colleges rankings.

"This is the play of the moment," "Dreamers: Aquí y Allá" ("Here and There") co-director Andrea Caban said. "We as human beings learn from story. We connect to each other with story."

The big, bright yellow "Go Beach" letters near West Campus Circle at California State University, Long Beach, just might've been a good selfie opportunity for students at the beginning of spring semester Monday.

California State University, Long Beach's student radio station, 22 West Radio (formerly KBeach Radio), ranks second among Great Value College's website's 30 Amazing College Radio Stations. 

The admissions office at California State University, Long Beach, — and all other CSU campus — is open to applications through Thursday, Nov. 30, for the fall 2018 semester.

Although usual business would mean discussing the current state of the school's academics, funding and programs, the tone was widely political, with an emphasis on student safety. 

The Migrant Education Program is a federally funded program that operates at Smith Elementary School, and offers programs for parents and students on Saturdays. Students and families are able to receive informational and educational assistance while enrolled in school.

California State University, Long Beach, named Shireen Pavri as college of education dean starting July 3. She has been interim dean since August 2016, when former dean Marquita Grenot-Scheyer took a position at the CSU chancellor's office.

The 47th annual Pow Wow — an American Indian celebration — is this weekend at California State University, Long Beach.

The year in education featured some new faces, buildings, unrest, money —or lack thereof — and more at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach City College (LBCC), and Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). Here are some of the news stories in education 2016.


New student applicants at California State University, Long Beach, for fall 2017 are at an all-time high — 91,268, according to a release from the school.

Part of what’s considered the California State University’s most comprehensive system for addressing students’ housing and food needs — the Student Emergency Intervention Program — celebrated a landmark.

Three area campuses in the Cal State University system and one University of California school in the region received warnings this week from a free speech group that says some of their institutional policies restrict student and faculty expression.

Smartphones, tablets electric cars, city power grids and more rely on lithium-ion batteries or other means of storing energy, but with that amount of power in a condensed area, safety may be a concern.

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