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2019
February
19,
2019
Maria Nunez is representing District 1 on the San Marcos City Council after being elected last November as the culmination of her first political campaign.  But that representative just as easily could be Arcela Nunez-Alvarez, Maria’s older sister...
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February
18,
2019
As the first in his family to attend college, Conner Whitten knows all too well the challenges faced by first-generation students. For Conner, those challenges not only included helping his parents understand the often complex, painstaking process...
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February
15,
2019
The life-size bronze cougar statue that adorns the third-floor courtyard of Craven Hall has become one of the most recognizable symbols on the Cal State San Marcos campus. Titled “Tukwut,” it represents both the mascot of the university and the Luise...
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February
12,
2019
More than 15 years after she graduated from Cal State San Marcos, Crystal Rodriguez can confidently say that her experience at the university is still paying dividends.  When Rodriguez interviewed last year to be the chief of staff of the presiden...
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February
11,
2019
Dr. Andrew Spieldenner is impacting policy and attitudes on HIV. Spieldenner, an assistant professor of communication at Cal State San Marcos, is one of two new North American delegates to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), whi...
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February
06,
2019
Cal State San Marcos alumnus Christopher Morales is participating in the 2018-19 California Senate Fellows program. Morales served as ASI’s vice president of student and university affairs in 2016-17. The Capital Fellows Programs, which are admini...
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February
04,
2019
If Tyler Burch had preconceived notions about life as a congressional staffer, they quickly dissipated last fall. Tyler, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos with a bachelor’s in economics in May, spent the fall semester as a participant in...
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January
30,
2019
Hayden Weir wanted to brew beer before he was old enough to drink it.  The interest originated when Weir and a friend, as a fun experiment, tried one of those five-gallon Mr. Beer home-brew kits that you can buy at your local Target. It blossomed ...
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January
16,
2019
Most people knew Carol Channing as a Broadway legend, as the iconic star of the long-running musical “Hello, Dolly!”, as a performer with one of the most easily recognized voices in American pop culture.  Merryl Goldberg knew Channing, first and f...
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January
08,
2019
Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at Cal State San Marcos, kicks off its spring lineup with Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement and a social justice activist, on Feb. 5. This season boasts a diverse selection of six events as t...
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January
03,
2019
As Jameson Meyst sat in jail, facing charges of drunken driving, his mind focused on the other people involved in the three-car accident. “I thought everyone had died,” Jameson said. While others sustained injuries, Jameson was relieved to lear...
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2018
December
20,
2018
It was in the fall of 2007 that Lindsay Riedel met a fellow Cal State San Marcos student who made an immediate, lasting impression.  Consuelo Martinez was in her first semester after transferring from Palomar College, and the two women soon discov...
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December
04,
2018
As the end of the year approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2019. But before putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a look back at some of the most-talked-about stories of 2018. The University ...
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November
29,
2018
With an ever-increasing population, amazing advances in technology and overall growth, it’s often challenging for a university to remain connected to its local community while still working to preserve key components of the past. When Cal State Sa...
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November
01,
2018
Four Cal State San Marcos student veterans have received 2018-2019 San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Military Veteran Student of the Year Academic Scholarships. The recipients are: David Falconer, who served in the Marines as a comp...
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October
25,
2018
Looking at Armando Zaragoza’s resumé, it is easy to understand his desire to become a university vice president of student affairs. “I just love interacting with students,” said Armando, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos in May with a ba...
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October
15,
2018
Sometimes the stars align and you find yourself in the place you’re supposed to be. Sometimes moments may seem insignificant at the time, but you realize later those moments remarkably shaped your future. For what are moments if not miniature tapestr...
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October
04,
2018
Music feeds the soul, as the saying goes. Sean Griser believes that now more than ever, especially since a music-based project he took on more than three years ago has transformed the course of his academic career at Cal State San Marcos.  Griser ...
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September
27,
2018
Camarada, San Diego’s premiere chamber ensemble, presents a sizzling array of tango music and dance on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Cal State San Marcos. The concert will feature Raul Juarena’s tango interpretations, which are enriched by influences of jaz...
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September
25,
2018
Oscar Duran forwarded an email about a summer fellowship to his younger brother Juan with a succinct message: You better apply for this. Juan didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity. When Oscar asked how the application was going as the deadline...
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September
25,
2018
When the San Diego art collective Public Address approached Judit Hersko, a member of the group, in 2017 about presenting a piece of work for an exhibition in Escondido, she countered with a better idea.  Since Hersko, an associate arts professor ...
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September
25,
2018
Iris Lee tries to visit art galleries and exhibitions as often as possible. Unfortunately, many of her friends don’t share her interest in visual arts. “It’s a bummer going by yourself and having no one to talk to,” Iris said. Iris, a visual...
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September
19,
2018
In 2015, Palomar Mountain was one of nine bucket-list rides highlighted by Bicycling magazine in a feature called “The Best and Hardest Climbs in the U.S.” For some, it may indeed be a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list ride. For Cal State San Marc...
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August
31,
2018
Robert Iafe, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, had his proposal for the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions selected by the board of directors of the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation. CSUSM is one of just ...
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August
29,
2018
It was during the promotion of his last documentary, “Commune,” about a decade ago that filmmaker and Cal State San Marcos professor Jonathan Berman encountered the subject that would engage and inspire him for many years to come.  Berman was flip...
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August
23,
2018
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off Monday with more than a dozen new faculty, several new programs and 17,000 students. President Karen Haynes, the senior president in the California State University system, opened the 2018-19 aca...
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August
09,
2018
Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at California State University San Marcos, kicks off its fall lineup with “Back to School Dance Battle with Johnny5 and TURFinc” on Sept. 20. This season boasts a diverse selection of five events as the...
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August
08,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is one of six California State University campuses that earned National Science Foundation funding to support educational opportunities for math and science students pursuing a K-12 teaching credential. CSUSM will receive $842...
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August
01,
2018
Cal State San Marcos’ campus looked quite a bit different when music professor Bill Bradbury joined the faculty in 1993. Only Academic Hall, Craven Hall and Science Hall 1 had been built. As for a state-of-the-art music studio, well, only if you c...
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August
01,
2018
Ben Fairweather and Mike Stevenson have learned more than their share of lessons while working to open Culver Beer Company. But the biggest surprise? “The money going out the door,” said Stevenson, laughing. “Lucky for us beer is a pretty go...
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