CSUSM NewsCenter (Academics)

2018
June
18,
2018
North County firefighters gathered in San Marcos for a wildfire simulation last month, but this wasn’t your typical training. The City of San Marcos rallied crews from several cities to help Cal State San Marcos students test a drone technology th...
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June
07,
2018
The City of San Marcos is home to about 25,000 residents 50 years and older who are approaching retirement -- or are in the thick of it. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to slow down. In fact, the San Marcos Senior Activity Center i...
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May
14,
2018
Sara Freitag’s passion in advocating for marginalized populations was ignited while working for a year as a photojournalist and humanitarian, three months of which were spent in Panama. That passion motivated the Cal State San Marcos communication ma...
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May
11,
2018
San Marcos, CA – More than 3,500 students are expected to graduate from California State University San Marcos this month, making the Class of 2018 the largest graduating class in CSUSM history. The University’s 27th annual commencement ceremonies ar...
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March
26,
2018
The numbers can be depressing. Barely one in four Americans has crafted an advanced directive detailing what actions should or should not be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make a decision for themselves. Perhaps even more ala...
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February
02,
2018
California State University San Marcos’ nursing program has been ranked 13th in the state by RegisteredNursing.org, which ranked the programs at 131 colleges and universities throughout California by assessing factors that represent how well a progra...
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2017
December
13,
2017
Anyone who has ever stepped into a patient ward at a hospital knows all too well that the cacophony of bed alarms and emergency signals can be a bit desensitizing. Administrators call it “alarm fatigue,” and when administrators at Scripps Memorial Ho...
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2016
October
18,
2016
The new Academic Success Center (ASC) brings together coaching, tutoring and mentoring to ensure student success. ...
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September
06,
2016
Cal State San Marcos is making it easier than ever for students to earn their diploma faster. While the fall semester is just underway, it’s also the perfect time for students to review and select classes for spring 2017, and beyond, in their Degr...
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July
19,
2016
Toni Olivas and her colleagues noticed a common element among many freshmen as they arrived on campus at Cal State San Marcos: The students didn’t understand the research process. CSUSM helps freshmen overcome that through the General Education Li...
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May
27,
2016
On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, Cal State San Marcos conferred nearly 3,200 degrees and credentials at its 25th commencement ceremony, making the Class of 2016 the largest graduating class in university history. Relive the celebration or s...
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2015
September
03,
2015
California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has earned initial accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) p...
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SLP
September
02,
2015
Assistant Professor Badal Joshi is helping to mold the applied mathematics program at Cal State San Marcos. “I feel I can have a great impact on how the program evolves here,” said Joshi, who earned his Ph.D. at Ohio State University and taught at...
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June
01,
2015
The California State University system has been called the greatest jobs engine the state has ever known, and Cal State San Marcos takes that role to heart. Based on feedback from stakeholders in multiple business and nonprofit sectors, CSUSM is laun...
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February
11,
2015
Cal State San Marcos is at the forefront of a nationwide movement to lower soaring textbook costs, helping hundreds of students save a total of $414,000 since launching an ambitious new program a little more than a year ago. Under the Cougars Affo...
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2014
October
17,
2014
Talk to most people about the most pressing problem facing the Middle East today and you’ll probably hear about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, ISIS in Syria and Iraq, or the nuclear ambitions of the Iranian government.CSUSM Associate Professor Sco...
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February
26,
2014
In the heart of our nation’s capital, Cal State San Marcos seniors Kristine Diaz and Carrie Martin are interning and attending class this semester as part of Cal Sate DC, a unique program that combines academic with experiential learning. The program...
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2013
December
03,
2013
On Friday, Dec. 5 California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Communication Department will host the 10th Annual Whiteness Forum, a culminating project for students in the course “Communicating Whiteness” taught by Professor Dreama Moon. The event...
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November
20,
2013
In 2002 a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that employers are 50 percent more likely to interview applicants with white names—such as Emily or Matthew—than those with Afri...
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November
18,
2013
On Thursdays at noon in Science Hall 2, you will find a group of a dozen enthusiastic students dissecting their favorite childhood book series, chapter by chapter. Is this a secret book club for super fans? The palpable excitement might lead a casual...
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