BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -
17 California State University - Bakersfield students are attending the Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C., this weekend.
CSUB is among over 30 colleges and universities and 400 students traveling to the nation's capital to attend the 2013 Presidential Inauguration and swearing-in ceremony.
As part of a two-week program hosted by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, students and faculty will convene in Washington, DC from January 12 - 22, and participate in a series of discussions, site visits and guest lectures that will culminate in public inauguration events.
“The inauguration and swearing-in ceremony is such a symbolic tradition for our country,” said Mike Smith, president of The Washington Center.
“Every four years Americans tune in to the coverage of the inauguration and a lucky few watch from the parade route. CSUB students will not only learn about the transition of political power, they will be a part of historic inauguration events, live, as they happen. We thank CSUB for making this opportunity a reality for their students.”
“This program, hosted by the Washington Center, is a prime example of CSUB's commitment to excellence in education. Seventeen CSUB students have traveled to Washington, D.C. for a first-hand look at our government in action. It will be an experience that all of them will remember for a lifetime,” said Dr. Horace Mitchell, CSUB President.
Students will hear political leaders and White House news correspondents share personal stories of presidential campaign trails, elections and national policy. Historians and renowned professors will host interactive discussions on political appointments, congressional confirmations and policy agendas.