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MARCH 2010
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Octavio Paz Conference 2010: Now Accepting Proposals

Student Spotlight: Susana Castillo, Stage Manager

Photo Gallery:
BURN THIS, Behind the Scenes

Events for our Community: Poetry Readings, Opera, & more

Straight A's: Arts & Letters Achievements

Student Opportunities: NEW jobs, scholarships,  internships, & more

Faculty & Staff Opportunities

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Many students are eligible for academic credit as compensation for their internship hours. 
Cal State L.A. professors and our Career Center can help you develop an internship experience supporting
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Please contact us for more information! 
College of Arts and Letters, Office of the Dean:  (323) 343-5061.

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and Money:  Rideshare!

Even once per week can save you money and save our environment from unnecessary pounds of pollution.  Cal State Los Angeles Offers Extraordinary Benefits for Ridesharers:
  • Transit Subsidies
  • Preferential Parking for Carpoolers
  • Regional Guaranteed Ride Home Program
  • Metro Rewards
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Contact Commuter Services at (323) 343-5227 to find out more about these great benefits. 

Custom trip itineraries are available for all conscientious travelers;
visit LA Metro at or call 1-800-COMMUTE. 

Straight A's

The U.S. government has awarded $2.88 million to the California State University Strategic Language Consortium, which trains students in Arabic, Persian, Russian and other languages that are considered critical to national security, commerce and cultural understanding.  The funding is part of a defense spending bill recently signed by President Obama.  Participating campuses include Cal State Long Beach (Mandarin Chinese), Cal State Fullerton (Persian), Cal State L.A. (Korean), Cal State Northridge (Russian) and Cal State San Bernardino (Arabic). Read the full story at the LA Times online.

Chair of Liberal Studies Patrick Sharp co-edited the collection Darwin in Atlantic Cultures, published by Routledge in 2009. Professor Sharp co-wrote the introduction and authored one essay as well. For more information, visit the publisher's website:

Professor of Art Jack Butler is currently exhibiting at BC Space: 235 Forest Ave., Laguna
Beach, February 6 - April 11, 2010.  This exhibition
Professor Jack Butler
Professor Jack Butler
highlights the th
irty-seven year history of BC Space. BC Space: Mything in Action features artwork by forty-five artists who exhibited at the gallery over the past four decades and helped advance the reputation of BC Space as a venue for artists engaging in often controversial ideas. The exhibition will document the substantial role BC Space played in Southern California promoting photography as a fine art medium and ambitious projects such as the Laguna Canyon Project and Legacy Project documenting the transformation of the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station into the Great Park of Orange County. 

The Art History Society of CSULA sponsored a special lecture for LA Artist & Asco founding member GRONK, held on Wednesday, February 17. GRONK is best known for his murals, including those at Estrada Courts in East Los Angeles. Gronk has been involved with theater since his teenage ASCO days, through more elaborate stage design for organizations such as the Los Angeles Opera and Santa Fe Opera. His scenic work has also been featured onstage with Latino Theater Company and East West Players. He has collaborated with composer Joseph Julian Gonzalez on "Tormenta Cantada," a visual/musical piece performed in 1995 with Kronos Quartet at University of California, Los Angeles.

The work of faculty member Carole Frances Lung (Department of Art) is currently being featured in the exhibit Gestures of Resistance at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, in Portland, Oregon. Lung's work examines Portland's garment culture and utilizes a bicycle-powered sewing machine.  Lung's piece "Manufacturing Moholy in Weimar" was recently featured in the article "Learning Styles," by Susan Tallman, in Art in America (January, 2010).

The Theatre Arts and Dance production of Velina Hasu-Houston's play Tea performed at the Region VIII Kennedy Center American College Theatre festival in St. George, Utah, February 9-13, 2010. 
  Original CSULA cast members Amanda Jonsson, Kristine Dickson, Beatrice Collins, Katherine Rose Young, and Hiroko Saeki performed at the festival.  The lighting design for Tea, designed by Theatre Arts and Dance student Amber Cox, presented her design at the KCACTF design exhibition and competition.
  Tea was directed by Professor Pam Dunne and was performed at the Intimate Theatre in October 2009.  The play was revived in the State Playhouse on February 5 and 6.

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Celebrating Octavio Paz:
World Civilizations, Modernity, and Poetics

California State University, Los Angeles honors the life, work, and influence of poet and essayist Octavio Paz, with the 2010 Octavio Paz Conference, World Civilizations, Modernity, and Octavio Paz: A Plurality of Pasts and Futures.

Proposals are currently being accepted for the conference, to be held May 14-15 at the Golden Eagle Ballroom at Cal State L.A.  The deadline for a one-page abstract of conference papers is March 31, 2010. The submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed, and their acceptance or rejection will be communicated by e-mail on or before April 15. Please send your abstract as an electronic attachment to or mail to Dr. Roberto Cantú, Department of Chicano Studies, California State University, Los Angeles,
5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032.

Octavio Paz (México, 1914-1998) is one of the world's foremost poets and essayists of the 20th century. He lived in France, India, England, and the United States, and served Mexico for many years in the diplomatic corps. As the editor of literary journals, such as Plural and Vuelta, Octavio Paz was also a promoter of literate culture in Latin America. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990.

The poetry and essays of Octavio Paz were inspired by plural traditions, from Western Romanticism and the Avant-Garde to world civilizations, ranging from China, India, Japan and Mesoamerica, to modern France and the Anglophone world, among others. More than aesthetic moments or examination of ideas, the poetry and criticism of Octavio Paz were based on ethical and political convictions. His books on poetics (e.g.,The Bow and the Lyre), and literary history (Children of the Mire: Modern Poetry from Romanticism to the Avant-Garde), can be read as an extended revision of literary histories based on national languages and traditions, challenging writers to reflect on modernity and its integral dependence on other world cultures and ancient civilizations. No less significant was Octavio Paz's affirmation of human freedom, fraternity, and pluralism, and his critique of orthodoxies in politics and religion.

The 2010 Conference on Octavio Paz will be devoted to his poetry, poetics, and essays that examine world civilizations and modernity. The conference organizers invite papers on the following topics:

1. Octavio Paz and his writings on Mesoamerica: art, history, and religion.
2. Essays by Octavio Paz on art, poetry and culture of Colonial Mexico.
3. Octavio Paz and art criticism.
4. Studies on Octavio Paz's autobiographical writings: poetry and essays;
5. Octavio Paz's translations in Versiones y diversiones, including his theoretical reflections on translation.
6. Poetry and essays by Octavio Paz on China, India, or Japan.
7. Octavio Paz and collective poetry: from Renga (1969) to Hijos del aire (1979).
8. Octavio Paz and the Hermetic Tradition.
9. Octavio Paz's historical critique of sex, love and eroticism in Western civilization, from Plato and Petrarch to Sade and Bataille.
10. Octavio Paz, Mallarmé, and Breton: Poetry and Poetics.
11. Octavio Paz, the Avant-Garde and Structuralism: from Marcel Duchamp to Claude Lévi-Strauss.
12. Octavio Paz and the modern legacy of world religions and civilizations: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Ancient Mexico, among others.
13. Octavio Paz and theatre: La hija de Rappaccinni.
14. Octavio Paz's critical writings on colonialism, modernization, and totalitarianism in the 20th century.
15. Octavio Paz and the 1910 Mexican Revolution: Critical Essays.

For more information on the Octavio Paz Conference, visit the Conference website at or contact Professor Roberto Cantu at 

Susana Castillo Makes Magic

English and Theatre Arts and Dance double-major
Susana Castillo and Professor Stephen Rothman (Director of BURN THIS).
Susana Castillo and Stephen Rothman
Susana Castillo has found her niche, doing what she calls "making magic happen." After taking a Dance class in 2005, because she missed the activity she had loved in her youth, Castillo found herself increasingly involved in the production aspect of Theatre Arts and Dance activities.  Now an Assistant Stage Manager for the Cal State L.A. production of Burn This, by Lanford Wilson, Castillo feels she has found her true calling. 

"I love organizing everything in order to make the show run smoothly.  I love calling the cues.  I love that when I say 'Go,' I can see the results.  It's like making magic, and I love it," she says. 

Castillo has worked some professional stage managing jobs off-campus, and intends to pursue the profession following her anticipated graduation in 2010.  She recently Stage Managed the Cal State L.A. production of Maritare: Shakespeare & Shaw, at the Intimate Theatre.

Stage Management is one of the less visible aspects of a theatrical production, but a critical one.  Stage managers, like Castillo, are responsible for organizing every aspect of a theatrical production and serve as a central hub of communication between the various disciplines and personnel working on a show.  It is not uncommon for a stage manager to be involved in every step of a production, beginning with auditions and concluding only after the run is over, the set has been cleared, and the bills have been paid. 
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About her experiences with Cal State L.A. Theatre Arts and Dance productions, Castillo says she has found much personal and professional support from her faculty and production staff.  "I feel so lucky to be able to work with these people who I know are committed to me, and to all their students, above all else," she says, "and that commitment is contagious."

Click to view exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the BURN THIS rehearsal phase.  Photos by Garen Mirzaian.

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BURN THIS plays for one more weekend: Saturday March 13 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, and Sunday March 14 at 2:30pm, at the Arena Theatre of Cal State L.A.  Tickets are available online at 

Photo by Garen Mirzaian.


CSULA Community Events

Sat MAR 6 - Sat MAR 20
Graduate Thesis Art Exhibition
Fine Arts Gallery, Fine Arts Building
A showcase of the current graduating MA and MFA thesis candidates from the Studio Arts and Design options.
Gallery hours: Mon.-Thu. & Sat., noon-5 p.m.  Call the CSULA Fine Arts Gallery at (323) 343-4040 for more information.
FREE and open to the public.

Fri MAR 12
Wind Ensemble
Publicity Poster for BURN THIS.
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The State Playhouse at Cal State L.A.
FREE and open to the public

Sat MAR 13 - Sun MAR 14
Burn This, by Lanford Wilson
Arena Theatre at Cal State L.A.
Shadows of death, sexuality, love, and gender, are reveal
ed and humanized in Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lanford Wilson's sympathetic portrayal of individuals caught in contemporary twenty-something malaise.  Directed by Professor Stephen Rothman, and starring CSULA students Ben Caron, Vince Major, Ricky Pak, and Meggie Welch.
Tickets at
Arts & Letters Box Office opens one hour before showtimes.
Mar 13 at 2:30 and 7:30, and Mar 14 at 2:30. 

Sun MAR 14
Mesoamerican Network 2010 Spring Conference
On topics including caves in war, gods of wind and water, and Aztec human sacrifice, the Mesoamerican Society of CSULA will host Southern California Mesoamerican Network 2010 Spring Conference, Sunday, March 14, 2010.

1:00-5:00p.m., in King Hall Lecture Hall 1 at Cal State L.A.

LIST OF PRESENTATIONS:Mesoamerican Conference Poster
  • New Evidence for the Involvement of Caves in Ancient Maya Warfare, By James E. Brady (CSULA) and Christophe Helmke (University of Copenhagen)
  • The Waterlily Serpent and the Classic Maya Gods of Wind and Water, By Jeremy Coltman (CSULA)
  • Narrative Themes in the Nahua-Mixteca Style Vessel Tradition of West Mexico, By John Pohl (USC)
  • Moving Through Subaltern Spaces: Religious Practice and Gender Ideologies in Postclassic Mesoamerica, By Shankari Patel (UC Riverside)
  • A new look at Aztec Human Sacrifice, By Manuel Aguilar (CSULA)

The Mesoamerican Society of CSULA is a student organization dedicated to furthering the study of the field through symposia, workshops and other events. For details, email

For more info, visit

Mon MAR 15 - Fri MAR 19
Winter Finals

Wed MAR 31

Campus Closed for
Helena Maria Viramontes
Helena Maria Viramontes portrait by Nico Tucci

Cesar Chavez Day

Thu APR 1
Helena Maria Viramontes Reading
As part of Statement literary and arts magazine's 60th anniversary, fiction writer Helena Maria Viramontes will read from her work and discuss her experience with the literary magazine and her subsequent publishing career.
6:30p.m. in Salazar Hall 184, at Cal State L.A.
FREE and open to the public.

Thu APR 8 - Sat APR 10
This is The Rill Speaking,
by Lee Hoiby
Publicity poster for This Is The Rill Speaking.
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A one act opera based on an original text by Lanford Wilson.

Featuring CSULA student performers Steve Chavez, Joseph Garate, Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Christie Lawrence, Stephanie Lynn, Lynda Reynolds, Tara Riccelli, Irene Salazar, Nandani Sinha, Chad Viator, and Sarah Wheeler. Directed by Mark Lamanna, with Musical Direction by Ben Makino, the story captures the everyday happenings of rural America. One of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson's early works, THIS IS THE RILL SPEAKING is a non-narrative, multi-vocal evocation of a 20th century small town--the genre embodied in such works as Dylan Thomas's Under Milkwood, Edgar Lee Master's Spoon River Anthology, the stories of Sherwood Anderson, and Thornton Wilder's Our Town.
SHOWTIMES: Apr 8, 9, and 10 at 7:30pm, and Apr 10 at 2:30pm. 
Tickets available at
Arts & Letters Box Office opens one hour before showtimes.

Thu APR 15 - Sun APR 18
M. Butterfly, by David Henry Hwang
The State Playhouse at Cal State L.A.
The Pulitzer Prize-nominated and Tony Award-winning play M. BUTTERFLY, by David Henry Hwang, comes to the State Playhouse for one weekend only.  Featuring CSULA student-actors Taylor Edwards, Matt Franta, Derrick Gary, Anthony Li, Patrick McElree, Ramona Young, Whitney Tenney, Iskui Irene Boyadjian, Oliver Mack Calhoun, Beatrice Collins, Rishad R. Rai, and Salvador Yanez, and Directed by Cal State L.A.'s Communication Studies Professor David Olsen. The play centers around the characters of Rene Gallimard (McElree)--  a  civil servant of the French Embassy in China-- and  Song Liling (Li), a Chinese opera singer who is actually a man masquerading as a woman. Song also happens to be a spy for the Chinese government. The play explores the layers of disguise, fantasy, memory, and power unfolding through their affair, and the consequences of deceit and truth-telling.  Prized for David Henry Hwang's thought-provoking dialogue, M. BUTTERFLY remains both socially relevant and reflective of  current events.   
SHOWTIMES: April 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m.;  April 17 and 18 at 2:30p.m.
Tickets available at
Arts & Letters Box Office opens one hour before showtimes.

Thu APR 15
Transparencia y Densidad: Jose Kozer Poetry Reading
6:00p.m. in the Music Hall at Cal State L.A.
Featuring poet Jose Kozer, with bilingual readings and dialogue with the audience.
FREE and open to the public

CSU Events

Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Regional CSUEU meeting
Sponsored by the Organizing Committee to share budget and related information
Lyles Center, CSU Fresno, an Amtrak-adjacent site
Contact: Nancy Kobata:

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 16-17
CSU Board of Trustees meeting
401 Golden Shore, Long Beach

Friday-Sunday, March 26-28
CSUEU Board of Directors Meeting
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento

Wednesday, March 31
Cesar Chavez Day
Headquarters Closed

Monday-Tuesday, April 26-27
CSUEU Lobby Day
Capitol, Sacramento

Mark your Calendars:

Fri APRIL 23, 7pm
Honors Convocation
University Gymnasium, for Students receiving Dean's List Honors, Freshman Honors, and Special Recognition in Graduate Studies. 
By Invitation Only.


Fri JUNE 11, 5pm
Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement
  • University Athletic Stadium
  • Charter College of Education
  • College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology
  • College of Health and Human Services


Sat JUNE 12, 8am
Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement
  • University Athletic Stadium
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Natural and Social Sciences


Student Opportunities

A Place Called Home is seeking a detailed Full Service Bookkeeper.  Reports to: Chief Operations Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt.  Hours: Full-time (schedule may vary).  Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000 annual salary
Benefits: Competitive health insurance package, paid vacation, and 401K matching plan. A Place Called Home is a dynamic, non-profit youth center in South Central Los Angeles. APCH provides educational programs, counseling, mentoring, music, dance and art classes, and fitness opportunities. As youth participate in our programs, they discover interests and talents and develop a better sense of themselves and their place in the world around them. Our goal is to increase the likelihood that youth will stay in school, pursue higher education, attain viable jobs, and become active citizens capable of making positive change in the world in which they live. ( To apply, please send your cover letter and resume, to Angela Maldonado; HR Director at (E-mail submission only/No phone inquiries)

Serendipity Early Care and Education Centers has a part-time teacher position working with 2 year olds. The hours are 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Monday through Friday. The applicant must have 12 Early Childhood Education units minimum. We have good salaries and benefits. We are open year round. Please fax, e-mail or call Lana Shifflet at 626-574-7421 fax, or 626-574-7477.
Location: Arcadia. Compensation: based on education and experience. This is a part-time job. Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.Phone calls about this job are ok. [This job posting was found on Craigslist LA.]

The English Language Center ( is hiring a number of summer staff for its junior program at UCLA. Our campus junior programs offer international high-school aged students the opportunity to study English on American university and college campuses.
We are looking to fill the following administrative staff positions: Resident Director, Activities Coordinator, and Student Services Coordinator. We will also be hiring a number of Teachers and Resident Counselors.
Ideal candidates for all positions should have experience working with students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Those applying for administrative staff positions should have experience in administration of a short-stay resident program (i.e. summer camps, or study abroad programs). Teachers should have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in TESOL or a closely related field, as well as experience teaching English as a Second Language. Resident Counselors are ideally college students or recent graduates with an interest in international education.
Applicants should send a resume or CV, a cover letter, and contact information to: ELC Los Angeles, 10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 210, Los Angeles CA 90024. Tel. (310) 470-3019, Fax. (310) 470-6733.
Location: Westwood. Compensation: Varies by position. Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster. Please, no phone calls about this job! [This job posting was found on Craigslist LA.]

City of Torrance Community Services Department: JOB OPPORT U N I T Y :  INSTRUCTOR I - (DANCE AND EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR), CULTURAL SERVICES DIVISION, SALARY $20.13 - $22.21 per hour The City of Torrance Community Services Department is currently accepting applications for an Instructor I to teach youth and adult, dance and exercise classes for the Cultural Services Division. Interested applicants can submit an application, resume and cover letter to the City of Torrance Human Resources Department, 3231 Torrance Boulevard, during the following hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Human Resources Department is closed every other Friday. Applications, resume and cover letter can also be submitted on-line on the Human Resources Department web page at www.TorranceCA.Gov. * Only those candidates whose training and experience best meet our needs will be invited to participate in an oral interview. If no qualified applicants apply by the deadline, the position will be reopened. If you have additional questions contact Randi Maddox at Rmaddox@TorranceCA.Gov The City of Torrance is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants with disabilities who require special arrangements must contact the above-named personnel prior to testing/interview.

Do you like playing music for fun? Are you learning to play a new instrument or a new piece of music? Not afraid to practice music in an outdoor public space?  Then PUBLIC PRACTICE is for you!  Practice, practice, practice.  Experience the process of practice - not performance - in  unexpected outdoor public spaces at the Music Center.   Learn more!  WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?  Open to non-professional INSTRUMENTAL musicians and music hobbyists of all skill levels and cultural musical traditions. Choose to participate as a solo musician or as a duo.  HOW DO I APPLY?  It's EASY - apply online, takes as little as 15 minutes! Sign up now!  APPLY! DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 12, 2010. Early applications are encouraged.  There is no audition. Musicians will be selected based on stated interest, understanding of Public Practice goals, and commitment to
recreational music-making. QUESTIONS? E-mail

The Friends of the Chinese American Museum is currently seeking applications for the following position:  EXHIBITION COORDINATOR, LOCATION: Chinese American Museum, 425 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  TYPE: Full-time.  START DATE: Immediate; position open until filled.  SALARY: Salary starting from $35,000; competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2010.  
TO APPLY:  Applicants are accepted on a continuous basis and remain open until filled. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted within 40 calendar days of receipt of your application.   · (Preferred) Email: Send documents as Adobe PDF attachments to Administrative Director Dora Quach, at Please save each PDF attachment as "Firstname Lastname - Cover Letter"; "Firstname Lastname - Resume"; "Firstname Lastname - 3 References"; "Firstname Lastname - Salary History." Please indicate "CAM Exhibitions Coordinator" in the subject heading.   · U.S. Mail: Mail cover letter, résumé, three references, and salary history to:  Attn: Dora Quach, Friends of the Chinese American Museum
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012, RE: CAM Exhibitions Coordinator.  · Inquiries:   Please contact Dora Quach at (213) 485-8484; or consult the CAM website at for more information.


Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon) is a kids' television show looking for Animation Interns.  Nickelodeon needs enthusiastic candidates who are interested in character animation, storyboarding, motion graphics, and special FX (compositing, FX, etc.).  This opportunity offers valuable experience and on-the-job training, ideal for those who want to get into animation for television.  Experience is preferred with one or more Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, AfterEffects, or InDesign.  Some Animation experience is preferred but not required.  Please send a resume and any work samples or a portfolio via email to Kevin Lee at  Online or electronic files are preferred.  For more information, email Kevin, or call Downey Studios at (562) 922-8071, x6608.

The College of Arts and Letters has four openings for Publicity Assistants.  Salary $8.65-$13.00 hourly; up to 20 hours per week; M-F and possible Saturdays; flexible scheduling.  Publicity Assistants will maintain and develop the College Facebook page, attend and photograph or record video of Arts & Letters events, and design graphic and photo elements for the College's monthly e-newsletter and website. For more information, click on the graphic link at right, or visit Eagle-i Jobs and search for Job ID 10144.  To apply, submit via email a resume and cover letter and three samples of your best photography or graphic design (class assignments OK), to Noelle Leiblic, Events, Publicity, & Outreach Coordinator, at  Applications without a cover letter and graphic/photo samples will not be considered.  This is a work-study position, but any student who filed a FAFSA may be eligible, even if work study was not initially awarded.

Award winning theatre company Son of Semele is accepting submissions for  new members.  No dues!  Theatre artists of all types are sought to contribute to the continuing production of dynamic theatre, influenced by SITI, Ontological, Wooster, and Complicite.  Candidates for membership must have knowledge of Viewpoints.  Suzuki and clown training are a plus.  For more information, visit or contact the Membership Director at  To apply, email a statement of intent, a list of your skills and abilities, a headshot and resume, and a philosophical statement about your artistic beliefs, to 

KP Educational Theatre is seeking actors over 18 to play 8-25 year olds.  Any ethnicity or type, but must be able to move well and carry a tune.  Good comic timing and fluency in Spanish are a plus.  Must have some theatre training and experience.  KP Health is seeking people who care strongly about issues facing the youth of Southern California.  Performers are expected to participate fully in all aspects of production, including props, sound, set, and strike, and receive training as peer health educators.  If you are interested in auditioning or becoming a member of the company, send a headshot and resume to Joseph Alanes, Educational Theatre Programs, 323 East Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91188, or email  This is a paid position.

The Inland Empire's New Latino Theatre Company will be conducting talent membership drives, seeking experienced actors who can sing, dance, and play musical instruments.  Also seeking stage support personnel, musicians, choreographers, and playwrights.  This is a Latino theatre company, and our productions require proficiency in conversational Spanish.  Preference will be given to those who can communicate verbally in English and Spanish. If you are interested, please send your resume to  For more information, visit


Cal State L.A. on-campus scholarships are awarded by the Scholarship Office, academic departments, and various campus organizations. Visit the Center for Student Financial Aid for important information about Scholarship Eligibility.

CSULA Students can earn university credit while studying abroad.  Study Abroad offers amazing opportunities for travel, leadership, and a rich global education, and options are much more affordable than many students realize.  For more information, visit the Office of International Programs and Services at CSULA, or click HERE to download the NSE application. CONTACT:  Amy Y. Wang, J.D., Director, International Programs and Services, California State University, Los Angeles, Administration Building 127, Telephone: 323-343-3170

Visit EAGLEi Jobs for jobs, mentoring, internships, and career information. 

Cal State L.A. offers a variety of professional services to support students and their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit the Support Services website for information and links to these services and more:
  • personal counseling
  • academic tutoring
  • peer mentoring
  • health services
  • career center
  • child care

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