CSUSM NewsCenter (CoBa)

2019
September
27,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Maria Valdivia signed up for a drug treatment program with the goal of getting time shaved off her jail sentence. She wasn’t focused on actually kicking her drug habit, at least not at the beginning. But entering that program became a turning poin...
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September
26,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Some people step foot on a college campus with a physical and financial plan, execute said plan and graduate four years later in preparation to tackle the real world. But, like many others, Amiel Maldonado did not have everything figured out. W...
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August
08,
2019
| 09:22 PM America/Los_Angeles
Erik Groset is no horse racing junkie, but like many people in San Diego, he enjoys a nice summer day at the Del Mar racetrack – the gorgeous seaside setting, fun times with friends and family, laying down a little money to make it more interesting. ...
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August
02,
2019
| 08:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
By his own definition, Ed Ashley is a connector. That’s what ultimately drew him to education from the high-powered world of management consulting. “I am a dot connector,” he says. “I connect dots in all combinations, whether that’s student to com...
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May
24,
2019
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
No wind, sun or beating rain could stop them. The class of 2019 showed up in large numbers with family, friends and supporters at this year's commencement ceremonies. This year's graduating class is the largest in California State University San Marc...
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May
20,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
She has built a successful career in the mobile marketing industry and founded Mobvious Media, a digital enterprise later acquired by one of Spain’s largest media conglomerates. She opened the Chicago, New York and Los Angeles offices of AdsMovil, wh...
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May
08,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Alisha Blush first attended college, she was a smart, high-achieving but relatively aimless teenager, going to the university she thought she was supposed to go to and pursuing the career she thought she was supposed to choose.  When she retu...
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May
02,
2019
| 05:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Most people stay away from the beach when it rains. But on this particular cold and rainy day seven years ago, Jaime Jacob and her dad made their way down to Beacon’s Beach in Leucadia to hit some sand wedges near the shore. Jacob was a freshman a...
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May
01,
2019
| 01:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly 3,800 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On April 29, six standouts from the Class of 2019 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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April
02,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly every season, the San Marcos Youth Basketball League has to turn away more than 100 excited but ultimately disappointed athletes because there aren’t enough courts. When the City of San Marcos recently updated its Master Parks & Rec Plan fo...
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March
26,
2019
| 05:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
Blake Steinecke had no interest in playing blind ice hockey. He didn’t even know the sport existed until someone in a Facebook support group for people afflicted with an inherited form of vision loss told him about it. It didn’t matter that Blake ...
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2018
December
04,
2018
| 08:46 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
26,
2018
| 06:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
Growing up in a family of musicians – her father’s band once opened for Earth, Wind and Fire – it may be no surprise that Cal State San Marcos Assistant Professor of Marketing Kristin Stewart’s research includes how music impacts the way people feel ...
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November
14,
2018
| 10:25 AM America/Los_Angeles
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the University community will come together for CSUSM Giving Day to support the causes closest to their heart and double their philanthropic impact with a dollar-for-dollar match. CSUSM Giving Day is held in conjunction with t...
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November
07,
2018
| 05:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
This time last year, Steven Sutherland was attending a Veterans Day ceremony at MiraCosta College that doubled as a memorial service for one of his friends at the college, a Marine veteran who had committed suicide two weeks earlier.  During the s...
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November
05,
2018
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Hagen Javier almost ignored the Instagram post about an internship fair at Cal State San Marcos, but the advice he received from an older friend kept gnawing away at him. The friend had returned from college and told Hagen, then in high school, th...
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October
16,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
At the peak of Palomar Mountain, more than 5,000 feet above sea level, sits the house that Jim Hamerly built. Built, in this case, didn’t mean hiring a contractor and writing checks. Hamerly built the house. From developing a 250,000-step Gantt...
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September
07,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After Shadrach Vaughn graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a degree in business administration in 2014, he did what a lot of fresh alumni do: He moved away from inland North County and headed for the beach.  In Vaughn’s case, he found a nice o...
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August
31,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
23,
2018
| 02:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
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
02,
2018
| 09:56 PM America/Los_Angeles
Few job titles have earned the envy status that Judith Downie ’94 has in San Diego County. When Downie introduces herself as a craft beer historian, jaws drop and questions begin to pour in. It’s an unexpected title for a librarian, especially one...
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August
01,
2018
| 09:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
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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August
01,
2018
| 09:11 PM America/Los_Angeles
Long before San Diego came to be known as the “Capital of Craft” and the 78 was nicknamed “Hops Highway,” Todd Colburn was a lover of beer. This was in the 1980s — before Stone, before Karl Strauss, before Ballast Point — and he and his best friend (...
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June
18,
2018
| 01:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
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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May
04,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
More than 3,500 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, five standouts from the Class of 2018 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or ...
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April
25,
2018
| 07:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
Wells Fargo believes in education, and the company demonstrated this commitment during a recent visit to Cal State San Marcos. Two representatives from Wells Fargo were on campus April 11 to donate eight Kindle Fire tablets to Cal State San Marcos...
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March
20,
2018
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Bob Rief began his stint on the Cal State San Marcos campus in January, he might have been more nervous than the students who were about to learn the collected wisdom of a lifelong business executive. After all, Rief said, “the last time I sa...
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February
22,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
San Marcos, CA – Author and consultant Ed Jenks will speak about the challenges of working with millennials – and how to harness their unlimited potential – as part of Cal State San Marcos’ Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Mentorship Building (...
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February
01,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
He has worked as a human resources executive for some of the world’s leading corporations, including Monsanto, Arco and DreamWorks SKG. He’s the co-founder of two human resources consulting firms. And he’s taught at USC’s Marshall School of Business ...
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January
24,
2018
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A Cal State San Marcos business professor has co-authored a new study in the latest issue of Business Horizons detailing the challenges organizations face when responding to online criticisms and offering suggestions on how to engage with unhappy con...
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