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Feb. 15, 2007

Sean Kearns
Media Relations Director
(323) 343-3050
Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405

Media Advisory: Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cal State L.A.
Hip-hop musical, zarzuela, robotic demo,
films, food, laser show offered

Eagle Fest to showcase
Cal State L.A. to prospects, community

Los Angeles, CA -- On Saturday, Feb. 17, Cal State L.A.’s Eagle Fest will introduce prospective students and community members to the campus and its programs with dance and music performances, science lab demonstrations, an exhibit of Cal State L.A.’s award-winning alternative technology vehicles, and a martial arts presentation.

Workshops on financial aid and admissions will be offered in English and Spanish, as will campus tours. Cal State L.A. is still accepting applications for Fall Quarter 2007 and the financial aid deadline is Friday, March 2.

The Eagle Fest activities will also include food, prizes, scholarship giveaways, a Golden Eagles baseball game, screenings of student films, geological and botanical displays, and a student club and organization fair. There will be information booths on academic majors, the admission process, on-campus housing, studying abroad, the Library, student government, campus safety, and other topics.

Cal State L.A. is at the Eastern Avenue exit, along the San Bernardino Freeway, near the 10 and 710 freeway interchange. Admission and parking are free to the public. For the complete Eagle Fest schedule, contact Cal State L.A.’s Outreach and Recruitment office at (323) 343-3839.


Performance Stage (Main Walkway):
10:35 a.m. – judo presentation
11:10 a.m. – zarzuela, Spanish operetta
11:30 a.m. – gospel choir
12:10 p.m. - belly dance demo
1:10 p.m. – excerpts from hip-hop musical “Groovaloo”

Physics Exploratorium
11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & noon (Physical Sciences 453) – Fascinating demonstrations with lasers, electricity and superconductors. Rainbow prism glasses will be given to all participants.

Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology Expo
12:15-2 p.m. (Engineering & Technology Courtyard) – Featuring Cal State L.A.’s national champion supermileage vehicle, electric cars, Solar Eagle III, concrete canoe, steel bridge construction, and more.

* Screenings of student film productions in all genres (Music 255, 256, 208 – Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
* Demonstration of modern and “robotic” equipment used in biological research (Biological Sciences 175 – 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.)
* Financial Aid 101 – information on grants, loans, scholarships and work study (Golden Eagle Ballroom I)
English – 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
Spanish – 11:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.
* “How to Get to College” admission requirements and opportunities (Golden Eagle Ballroom II)
English – 11:15 a.m. & 1:15 p.m.
Spanish – 10:15 a.m. & 12:15 p.m.
* Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology presentation (King Hall D4046 – 11 a.m. & noon)

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 190,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center now under construction.


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