A soon-to-be released comic book, created by #CSULB Shark Lab director and marine biology professor, Chris Lowe, is designed to interest children in learning about creatures that live beneath the ocean waves. Lowe’s intention is to reach a younger audience through simple sentences and colorful illustrations. Link in bio.
#CSULB engineering students spent much of the past school year working on a rocketry project inspired by NASA’s R&D practices. The team claimed a Top Five finish in a national competition after launching their rocket more than 4,500 feet into the sky and deploying a UAV from the rocket after its landing.. The student team, Long Beach Rocketry, had more than 30 student members for the 2018-19 school year, and achieved its successful launch during the 2019 NASA Student Launch finale in early April at Marshall Space Flight Center. The competition tested students’ abilities to plan a rocket launch, develop a vehicle that could explore a world beyond earth, and work together in a setting analogous to a government or private space concern. #GoBeach 📸: @nasa
The Beach is at the Capitol today representing a victorious history. Long Beach State Athletics is at the state Capitol to celebrate its national championship win and visit with the Chancellor's Office for Advocacy and State Relations. Showing off the back-to-back @ncaa trophies are student-athletes Carlos Rivera and Alexander Anastassiades. #GoBeach
Nine commencement ceremonies were held at the University track and field this week to celebrate the class of 2019. Graduates were showered with traditional commencement confetti before each ceremony. Guests were invited to attend the ceremonies to honor the graduates. #GoBeach19
Camryn Hohneker first caught the acting bug when she was four or five years old and continued to perform throughout her life. This week, she will graduate with degree in Theatre Arts. “I think most actors and performers are adrenaline junkies, once you get on the stage you can’t stop,” she said. Long Beach State is where Hohneker said she learned about the craft and artistry of acting. She also credits Hugh O’Gorman, the Theatre Arts Department’s head of acting, with helping her understand what it means to be accountable as an actor, or in her words, “remaining truthful under imaginary circumstances.” Hohneker’s roles have included Marnie, a lead role in the comic “The Drunken City” as well as that of the titular heroine in “Alice in Wonderland.” Besides her stage work, she said she has performed in student films and is also a former member of the Associated Students, Inc. Senate.
Jonah Stoffers will celebrate earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in May before traveling to South Korea for a year to teach English to elementary school children. His concentration is in global politics, and he wants to spend his career in the world of international policy and human rights. “I hope to secure a job that allows me to learn about other cultures and regions of the world through the lens of international policy or advocacy,” Stoffers said. Stoffers, who minored in English, already has experience as a tutor and in the human rights field. He volunteers as an English tutor for International Sanctuary, teaching English to human trafficking survivors in Mumbai via a videoconference connection. Healso volunteers for Long Beach BLAST, which is a Long Beach-based mentoring organization. Stoffers also plays the saxophone, with Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker being among his favorites. #GoBeach19 #CommencementLB
Glance at volleyball player Kyle Ensing’s biography and the list of his accomplishments is overwhelmingly impressive. What you don’t see among his accolades, though, are those achievements that reflect the other side of Ensing, the numbers that make a mother proud. The student part of a student-athlete. The senior opposite/outside hitter is not only an All-American on the court, he is an All-American in the classroom and will graduate his spring with his B.A. in consumer sciences. “When people give you credit for being a good athlete, a lot of times there’s not a lot of good academics to go with it because athletes don’t put as much effort into their academics,” said Ensing, who has earned Academic All-American status the past two years. “But excelling in academics has always been in my family and ... it always nice to make them proud.” His mother and the rest of the family were equally as proud last year when Ensing helped Long Beach State win the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Volleyball Championship, and again when the No. 2-ranked Beach defended its title last week.
TJ DeFalco who finished with a match-high 17 kills, five blocks, five digs and two aces, cheers as Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball wins against Pepperdine. The @lbsumvb team are 2018 defending champions, led by a talented coaching staff. “I think the unique part is of the whole thing is how the conference season played out,” Coach Alan Knipe said, regarding last night’s game against Pepperdine. “It just led to this perfect storm that both teams stayed away from each other for four months and then we played each other three times in a [short span].” “We’ve had these really, really exciting close matches but ultimately it comes down to that they are a very talented team and we like to believe that we are, too.” Long Beach State will play Hawai’i this Saturday in Walter Pyramid for the national championship. #LBnation #GoBeach 🏐 Link in bio
Before he arrived at Long Beach State, David McGill struggled as a student. At times, he and his two sisters slept on couches, in motels and a garage. Now 21, the graduating criminology, criminal justice and emergency management major is described by his professors as an “impressive and distinctive” student with an exceptional work ethic. Outside the classroom, McGill believes passionately in affordable housing and healthcare, and currently interns with the American Civil Liberties Union in their educational equity department. #GoBeach19 #CommencementLB #StudentSpotlight
Jessica Lam arrived at Long Beach State in 2015 as President's Scholar. She studied accountancy and finance at the College of Business and aspires to one day serve as the CFO for a Fortune 500 company. When not crunching numbers, her hobbies include hiking and escape rooms. #GoBeach19 #CommencementLB
Come listen to Drs. Christine Whitcraft and Erika Holland explain how California’s wetlands and lagoons are being stressed out and what the future holds for these ecological wonders. “Recovering Our Future: The Past, Present & Future if Coastal Wetlands” begins at 6:30 tonight at The Chartroom on campus. #wetlands #California #coastal #GoBeach