by Wei Su and Xiao Liu, CSA
CSUN CSSA (California State University Chinese Students & Scholars Association) was established in 2008. This organization is a social club that was formed by a group of ambitious and patriotic Chinese students and scholars. Our mission is to enhance friendship and comradeship amongst members; to carry forward Chinese cultures; to promote greater awareness and appreciation for the latest developments coming from the globalized Chinese society; and to help new incoming Chinese students and scholars to become comfortably integrated with the American environment. This organization welcomes all Chinese students and scholars. We have sponsored and hosted many events for Chinese students at CSUN, and given them lots of opportunities to make friends with each other. In the spring of 2010, we held a very successful event called "Chinese Cultural Night," which generated lots of praise from students and faculty at CSUN. In addition, we held a Karaoke Singing Competition in the Fall Semester of 2010, just after the Chinese mid-autumn festival. Nearly 100 students took part in this big event. In the new year, in 2011, we are planning to organize more cultural events and student gatherings, which will present a new Chinese student image to the public.