CSUSM NewsCenter (CEHHS)

2017
October
03,
2017
There was a time earlier this year when Dr. Lorna Kendrick thought she might take a position at another university. That was before she was introduced to the nursing faculty at Cal State San Marcos. “Meeting the faculty here changed my mind abo...
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August
28,
2017
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicked off Monday with nearly three dozen new faculty, several new programs and the highest enrollment in campus history. President Karen Haynes, the most senior president in the CSU system, opened the 201...
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June
28,
2017
North County San Diego teachers will gather at California State University San Marcos on Friday, July 28 for the third annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California ...
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June
21,
2017
“I have a passion for both teaching and research, and CSUSM’s environment allows me to excel and have a nice balance. There are not a lot of environments where you can do that.” -- Dr. Christina Holub It’s all about prevention. That’s the me...
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June
15,
2017
Robert Rivas always asks the boys who attend his Encuentros Leadership Academy what they’re going to do with their college degree. Among the common responses are pursuing a career as a lawyer, doctor or engineer. But one profession has been not...
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June
05,
2017
California State University San Marcos has appointed Dr. Lorna Kendrick as its new director of the School of Nursing effective July 1. Dr. Kendrick has been the Director and Campus College Chair of the College of Health Professions School of Nursi...
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May
18,
2017
Irene Diggs took two Stuart Mesa Elementary School students to the nearby Marine Corps Mechanized Museum on Camp Pendleton hoping it would inspire them to write for an anthology project called “Voices of Military Children.” After visiting the muse...
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May
16,
2017
More than 3,300 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, six standouts from the Class of 2017 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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April
24,
2017
Ana Hernandez knows the value of being bilingual in the teaching profession. At the end of March, she took 16 Cal State San Marcos School of Education students to the California Association for Bilingual Education conference in Anaheim. She has...
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April
17,
2017
Carlos Olivares had a difficult time adjusting to life in the United States after moving from Mexico when he was 9. “I struggled a lot growing up,” Carlos said. “I struggled adapting to a new culture and I rebelled quite a bit.” The struggles c...
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April
17,
2017
Five American Indian students wasted no time in getting acclimated to Cal State San Marcos’ School of Nursing last fall. The students are attending CSUSM through a recently awarded grant called Graduating American Indians into Nursing (GAIN). Fund...
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March
30,
2017
Some people celebrate graduating from college with a brief vacation. Jacob Thum, who earned his kinesiology degree from Cal State San Marcos in spring 2016, devoted months to hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans the U.S.-Mexico border to Ca...
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March
28,
2017
Erica Schulteis knows first-hand the benefits of the simulation program used by Cal State San Marcos’ Speech-Language Pathology Department. “It really builds your confidence,” said Erica, who will graduate from the SLP master’s program in May. “Th...
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February
28,
2017
The Cal State San Marcos School of Nursing is offering free hands-only CPR training on Thursday, March 9. CSUSM nursing students will train as many people as possible how to perform hands-only CPR during the event. The training for hands-only CPR ...
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February
10,
2017
Eliza Bigham typically does a pre-trip visit before taking her Cal State San Marcos human development students abroad. It allows Bigham to finalize numerous details, including plans for the students’ work with a local partner in the country they a...
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February
01,
2017
San Marcos, CA – California State University San Marcos’ nursing program has been ranked 12th in the state by RegisteredNursing.org. RegisteredNursing.org ranked the programs at 127 colleges and universities throughout California by assessing fact...
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January
11,
2017
California State University San Marcos is hosting a one-day event on Friday, Feb. 3 for educators and students to learn how The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection can bring new understanding to the issues of equity and access facing s...
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2016
December
22,
2016
The end of the year is a time of reflection for many before embarking on resolutions for a new year. What will you remember most from 2016? A heated presidential election cycle? The Syrian refugee crisis? Or are you a long-suffering Cubs fan still...
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December
20,
2016
Sinem Siyahhan is used to receiving incredulous looks when she refers to the first-person shooter video game “Halo” as family friendly. But Siyahhan, an assistant professor of educational technology and learning sciences in Cal State San Marcos’ S...
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December
06,
2016
Jacob Thum is better known as Fancy Pants on the Pacific Crest Trail. It’s a nickname he earned in the early stages of his quest to hike the 2,650-mile trail, which spans the U.S.-Mexico border near Campo to British Columbia, Canada, near the U.S....
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November
22,
2016
It’s not unusual for the veterans who participate in Operation Art to start with a cautious approach. “A lot of times they are hesitant and say they’re just going to watch,” said Marilyn Huerta, a communications specialist in Cal State San Marcos’...
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November
14,
2016
Jessica Dockstader was understandably nervous heading off to participate in the Panetta Institute’s Congressional Internship Program in August. Jessica, a human development major at Cal State San Marcos, knew she would be surrounded by political s...
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October
31,
2016
Eliza Bigham knows from experience the importance of culturally appropriate toys for children in different countries. While on a trip to Vietnam with one of her Cal State San Marcos Human Development classes a few years ago, Bigham saw tour vans p...
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October
27,
2016
Faculty members in Cal State San Marcos’ human development program are in agreement when it comes to their students: The students all want to make a difference in people’s lives. “These kids want to change the world, and they can have a major that...
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October
25,
2016
Dia de los Muertos has become more than just a holiday for Cal State San Marcos graduate Vanessa Martinez. Calaveras, or sugar skulls, represent departed souls. They originated from the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of t...
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October
07,
2016
Youwen Ouyang has always been impressed by the young women who participate in the Women’s Hackathon at Cal State San Marcos. The event generates excitement among female high school and college students who work collaboratively using computer scien...
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October
04,
2016
Erika Daniels says there are two common responses people outside the teaching community have when somebody says they want to be a middle school teacher: “Why would you want to do that?” or “You’re a saint for doing that.” But forget the stereot...
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September
27,
2016
California State University San Marcos’ School of Education is hosting the 2016 Virginia Hansen Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 8. The symposium provides innovative instruction for elementary school teachers. Registration is free, but limited to 100 p...
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September
23,
2016
San Marcos, CA – Carolina Quirarte was inspired to become a nurse while seeing the care her grandmother received during a 14-year battle with breast cancer. Carolina, a third-year student at Cal State San Marcos, has overcome difficult challenges ...
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September
20,
2016
Carolina Quirarte has seen first-hand the difference that a healthcare provider’s demeanor can have on a patient. Carolina watched her grandmother battle breast cancer for 14 years. Her grandmother’s emotional state was a like a roller-coaster rid...
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