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October 28, 2005 |
F. King Alexander, the 42-year-old leader of Murray State University in Kentucky, was chosen Thursday to become the sixth president of Cal State Long Beach. Alexander, who has headed Murray State since succeeding his father, Kern Alexander, in the job four years ago, will replace Robert C. Maxson, 69. Maxson announced in February that he planned to step down this year after 11 years at the helm of the university.
April 30, 2005 |
The loss of three key seniors from the men's volleyball team that reached the NCAA title match last season had Long Beach State searching for an identity. "There was a time early in the year where we put some wins together but also lost some matches," Coach Alan Knipe said. "It was a little up and down. But we've cut down on our errors and are playing with more confidence."
April 29, 2005 |
In any other year, Long Beach State men's volleyball Coach Alan Knipe might have felt more at ease after advancing to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation final, as his team did Thursday night with a victory over UC Santa Barbara. Four teams will advance to next week's NCAA championships at UCLA, three receiving automatic bids awarded to conference champions and one receiving an at-large bid.
March 25, 2005 |
Bitter rivals Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State have been the Southland's top teams in recent years and the Titans' move to the top of every major college baseball poll this week added a little more drama Thursday at Blair Field. Long Beach struck the first blow in the three-game nonconference series, getting two runs in the seventh inning to defeat the reigning College World Series champions, 3-2, before a chilled but energetic crowd of 1,744.
March 10, 2005 |
Nothing this season has been easy for Long Beach State or UC Santa Barbara. Long Beach needed a furious surge at the end of the regular season just to make the Big West Conference tournament, while Santa Barbara had trouble fielding a legitimate roster throughout the season. So why would Wednesday's first-round game between the teams be any different at the Anaheim Convention Center? Both teams did their best to give it away before Santa Barbara pulled away late for a 55-49 victory.
December 23, 2004 |
Georgetown hasn't been an elite team for a long time, but it was still too much for Long Beach State in a 57-51 victory Wednesday in the Rainbow Classic. Freshman forward Jeff Green had game highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Hoyas in the tournament's consolation bracket at Hawaii's Stan Sheriff Center. Georgetown improved to 5-3.
October 24, 2004 |
Director Wes Craven has been responsible for scaring the living daylights out of people with horrifying thrillers such as "The Hills Have Eyes," "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and the "Scream" trilogy. But the 65-year-old director is somewhat frightened about teaching a directing workshop Wednesday as part of Cal State Long Beach's 10th annual WideScreen Film Festival.
October 2, 2004 |
Constance Glenn, founding director of the University Art Museum at Cal State Long Beach, gives a light tap to a shiny, helium-filled Mylar pillow that has just floated into a museum entrance hall. The tap directs the wayward pillow back into the room from which it has escaped to reunite with the other puffy silver rectangles that make up the Andy Warhol installation "Silver clouds."
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July 7, 2004 |
After becoming president of Cal State Long Beach 10 years ago, Robert C. Maxson acted quickly to try to attract academically stronger students to his campus. His key initiative was the President's Scholars recruiting program. It offered full-tuition scholarships, housing, book stipends, extra academic counseling and even such perks as free parking for California high school valedictorians and for other star students who ranked within the top 1% in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
May 17, 2004 |
Cal State Northridge was a surprise winner of the league two years ago. UC Riverside and UC Irvine have become contending teams in that time. But the Big West Conference in baseball is still about Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State. One or the other has won the league title in 16 of the last 18 seasons and nothing has changed in 2004. The two traditional powers will decide the conference championship next weekend at Blair Field.