Education is a Universal Theme for NBC Human Resource Manager

Lisa Collins.

One might think that someone encountering the likes of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, *NSync, The Rock, and Angelina Jolie during stints at Motown Records, Jive Records, and NBCUniversal would be star struck. But it was a bunch of teenagers that struck a chord with California State University, Dominguez … [Read more...]

Cathy Jacobs: Ornithologist Creates a Bird’s-eye View of “the Big Picture”

Cathy Jacobs, a lecturer in interdisciplinary studies and biology, is a two-time winner of the Excellence in Service Award.

While recalling her experiences of growing up in rural environments across the United States, Cathy Jacobs says that her career as an educator was inspired by a childhood spent outdoors. “I’ve been a naturalist since I could remember,” she says. “I was always catching snakes and wading in ponds, … [Read more...]

Joy Harjo Presents Poetry and Music at Native American Heritage Event

L- R: President Mildred García, Harjo, Gayle Elliott, lecturer, interdisciplinary studies, and Patricia Kalayjian, associate professor and chair, interdisciplinary studies

Poet Joy Harjo presented an evening of spoken word and music to students and the campus community in the Loker Student Union as part of last month’s Native American Heritage celebration. The event was presented by the IDS/PACE Alumni Club, the Multicultural Center, World Cultural Studies, and the … [Read more...]

Can’t Buy Me Love: Course Examines Consumer Spending

Lynette Bell (at far left) is recorded by "Marketplace" while telling the class about her thwarted ambitions to cook like a Food Network chef. Pictured with Anne Choi, assistant professor of interdisciplinary studies.

Despite the economic downturn, holiday spending still happens, with shoppers looking for the perfect gift at a good price. As is often the case, the would-be Santas are also buying presents for themselves, many of which will end up in the backs of closets or otherwise never used. This fall, in … [Read more...]

Gayle Elliott: Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Brings Ethnic Literature to Life

English major D. Takasu welcomed one of her favorite actors A Martinez to CSU Dominguez Hills.

When Gayle Elliott, lecturer of interdisciplinary studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, shows a film to her students, she doesn’t just screen it, she invites one of the film’s stars to speak to her class. A Martinez starred in the 1989 “Pow Wow Highway,” the story of the … [Read more...]

CSU Dominguez Hills Professor’s Documentary on Mexican Migrant Worker Bracero Program Screens on Campus

WHAT:        “Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program” screening WHEN:        Monday, October 25, 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. WHERE:      Loker Student Union Ballroom, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, CA COST:          free “Harvest of … [Read more...]

Inaugural Labor and Social Justice Fair at CSU Dominguez Hills Features History Makers and Entertainment to Present Labor Issues

The first-ever Labor and Social Justice Fair at California State University, Dominguez Hills will take place on Thursday, April 30, from noon to 9 p.m. The date of the event was chosen by its proximity to May 1, or May Day, an international holiday recognizing the achievements of the labor movement … [Read more...]

Weekend College: Interdisciplinary Studies Program Offers Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program

Pat Kalayjian, chair and associate professor of interdisciplinary studies (IDS), is excited about offering an IDS/PACE (Program for Adult College Education) program at California State University, Dominguez Hills that will allow qualified transfer students to complete their bachelor’s degree in two … [Read more...]

Lois Feuer: Shakespearean Scholar Publishes New Essay on “Macbeth”

Lois Feuer contributed an essay, “Hired for Mischief: the Masterless Man in ‘Macbeth,’” to a new collection of critical essays on Shakespeare’s tragedy. Published in March by Routledge, the anthology Macbeth: New Critical Essays (ed. Nick Moschovakis) is aimed at upper division students. The … [Read more...]

Faculty Honorees Highlighted at 2007 Commencement

At the Master’s Hooding Ceremony on May 17 and the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 18, three California State University, Dominguez Hills faculty members will be recognized and honored for their achievements. Recommended and nominated through the efforts of their students and colleagues, … [Read more...]