CSUSM NewsCenter (HumanDevelopment)

2018
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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March
27,
2018
Erika Martinez had been through these kinds of nights before. Her father high or drunk, throwing whatever he could get his hands on, waking up the neighbors in the middle of the night with his yelling. But something changed for Erika on this parti...
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February
26,
2018
Riley Bender grew up in Orange County, but it’s difficult for her to pinpoint a specific city. There was Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Irvine, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Tustin, the list is seemingly endless. There were periods of being homele...
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2017
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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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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2016
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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July
06,
2016
The students in Cal State San Marcos professor Elizabeth Bigham’s Human Development 495 Field Experience course couldn’t have imagined the emotional bond that would develop over just a couple of weeks working with children in Brazil. “I just thoug...
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2015
April
09,
2015
When Rafael Hernandez looks across the Cal State San Marcos campus, he sees a university steeped in diversity, a university not afraid to take chances, and a university that is actively trying to expand its efforts to serve the underserved. These are...
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