CSUSM NewsCenter (CHABSS)

2018
April
19,
2018
San Marcos, CA – Cal State San Marcos visual and performing arts students will host an exhibition of their work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The exhibition, “Unrestrained: Unsubdued Creativity and the Processes of Making,” is free and open to...
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April
19,
2018
Any number of accomplishments might come to mind when one thinks of Merryl Goldberg. Acclaimed saxophonist. Leader in arts education. Wang Family Excellence Award recipient. One achievement that probably doesn’t come immediately to mind? Ski...
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April
13,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is going high-tech in an effort to bolster enforcement of its recently implemented smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy. The new endeavor will utilize a cellphone-friendly tracking app to scan QR codes placed on existing sign...
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April
12,
2018
Jodie Lawston is an avid cyclist who has ridden in races as long as 500 miles and who moved to Pauma Valley in part to be closer to the notoriously punishing climb up Palomar Mountain. She didn’t know it at the time, but when the Cal State San Mar...
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April
11,
2018
Cal State San Marcos student Kristina Vo doesn’t mince words when praising Steinway & Sons pianos. “It’s a pretty big deal to play on a Steinway,” said Kristina, who will graduate in May with a double major in economics and visual and performing a...
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April
02,
2018
Ingrid Trovão jumped at the opportunity to direct the play “Sisters in the System” after being asked by Cal State San Marcos associate professor Judy Bauerlein. Ingrid has always been drawn to productions that help increase visibility or conversat...
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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
27,
2018
Jill Watts still remembers her first trip to the city of San Marcos. A native San Diegan, Watts was 10 years old when she made the long journey with her mother from their Southeast San Diego home to a chicken ranch in San Marcos. Watts’ father ...
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February
21,
2018
Curtis Taylor had his heart set on playing the saxophone. As a fifth grader in Bedford, Ohio, Taylor had no doubts after attending a symposium designed to help students find an instrument to their liking. Then he found out the cost of a student...
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February
19,
2018
At 16, Lyndcee Barragato made a phone call that sounds like the makings of a John Hughes cult classic. She called the mother of one of her sophomore peers, Caleb, asking if he would be her date to the winter formal. Caleb’s mother burst into tears...
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January
31,
2018
Brenda Barniga had a long list of items to procure for her Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program application last year. There was the written essay, a résumé, college transcripts, two faculty letters of recommendation – and that didn’...
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January
30,
2018
Merryl Goldberg knows there are some people who would call cuts to arts education a budget issue. Not Goldberg. “It’s a priority issue,” said Goldberg, who is entering her 25th year as a faculty member at Cal State San Marcos. Goldberg point...
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January
25,
2018
Michael Wood always encouraged Marines under his command to pursue an education. Michael, who was on active duty for 12 years, did everything from offer to let them go home early to rearranging schedules. But Michael never took classes himself ...
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January
23,
2018
California State University San Marcos’ School of Arts has announced the spring lineup for its Media Makers series, which features guest artists from a variety of fields discussing their work. All events are free and open to the public; they’re he...
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2017
December
21,
2017
As the end of the year quickly approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2018. But before putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a look back at some of the many successes at CSUSM in 2017, and some of ...
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December
04,
2017
When Cal State San Marcos alumni Ryan Beaton (’17) and Kristina Kalchev (’17) made a public service announcement last winter, the possibility of winning an award wasn’t exactly on their radar. ...
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November
20,
2017
San Marcos, CA – Dr. Keith Trujillo, a California State University San Marcos psychology professor and director of the university’s Office for Training, Research & Education in the Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the...
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November
03,
2017
Dr. Konane Martinez, who serves as chair of the Cal State San Marcos Anthropology Department, has been appointed to the California Office of Binational Border Health Advisory Group, a move that places her in a position to influence binational partner...
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September
27,
2017
“I love working here because the mission of the university has social justice written all over it” -- Marisol Clark-Ibáñez Marisol Clark-Ibáñez was wrapping up the courses needed for a bachelor’s degree in literature when she took a sociology c...
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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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August
24,
2017
Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at California State University San Marcos, kicks off its fall lineup with “Leading America's Movement for Cleaner Rivers with Chad Pregracke” on Thursday, Aug. 31. This season boasts a diverse selection...
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August
23,
2017
Being sentenced to prison wasn’t the most terrifying experience of Martin Leyva’s life. When you’re arrested for the first time at age 13 and you spend the next two decades in and out of jail and prison, it’s easy to become accustomed to life behi...
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July
24,
2017
“Cal State San Marcos is a wonderful place to teach because the university creates a community of thinkers and creators without boundaries.” – Lucy HG Solomon   Her interdisciplinary works have been exhibited in galleries ranging from the Mu...
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June
23,
2017
California State University San Marcos has signed agreements with Noli Indian School and Sherman Indian High School to provide guaranteed admission for students. Students who meet established benchmarks for participation and performance, and meet ...
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June
23,
2017
“Performing is a passion but I think teaching and influencing and bringing music to students’ lives is just as meaningful and rewarding.” -- Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng A new major in music. A new lab with two dozen, 88-key digital keyboards. A new St...
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June
19,
2017
Merryl Goldberg is on a mission to change public perception of the arts. “I’ve never met a kid who wasn’t capable,” said Goldberg, a music professor in CSUSM’s School of Arts. “I have met a lot of kids who haven’t had opportunities. I was one of t...
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June
02,
2017
“I want to elevate the authentic presentation of American Indians in the mass media.” -- Dr. Joely Proudfit Dr. Joely Proudfit minces no words in describing her mission advocating for American Indians. “My American Indian culture and identit...
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June
01,
2017
Talk about getting involved. Thanks to a new Democracy in Action initiative launched this year at Cal State San Marcos, scores of students spent the spring semester working with the city of San Marcos on endeavors that included strategies to reduc...
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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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May
15,
2017
A team of Arts & Technology majors at Cal State San Marcos took the top prize at the 2017 Sustainable Earth Decathlon in Los Angeles for designing a mobile app connecting those who want to act with projects focused on building sustainable communities...
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