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CSUSM NewsCenter (Students)

2020
September
21,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Kayla Nguyen knows first-hand the challenges that come with being a first-generation college student. For Nguyen, it’s occasionally compounded by being a first-generation American. One of those challenges was trying to explain to her family why sh...
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September
14,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Latin@/x Center (LXC) will host a virtual celebration to mark its fifth anniversary at noon on Sept. 17. “Given the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) status of the university and the high percentage of Latin@/x identifying students on campus ...
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August
31,
2020
| 14:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Cal State San Marcos chose a graphic novel by George Takei as its Common Read in February, there was little reason to hope that students might be able to hear the writer talk about the book.  After all, the actor who became famous by playing ...
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August
28,
2020
| 11:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos expects to welcome more than 16,000 students Monday as it kicks off a fall semester unlike any in its history. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and in alignment with the California State University’s decision for ...
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August
27,
2020
| 12:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
The University Student Union and IITS have partnered to establish a computer lab in the USU Ballroom and Meeting Rooms for students who need access to computers, printing services, power and/or Wi-Fi. Beginning Aug. 31, the USU computer lab is ope...
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August
26,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It would be difficult to overstate the challenge that Norm Bishop faced the first time he attempted a virtual therapy session through the Cal State San Marcos Speech-Language Clinic.  For the previous few years, Bishop had been a steady and famili...
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August
12,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Marlene Salazar puts air quotes around the word “friends” when describing the people who tried to dissuade her from pursuing an education. Some told her she was too old. Others said her focus should be on having kids, not school. “I lost a lot ...
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July
30,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos received a best practice award for social equity and justice at the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference for the second straight year. The award was for a collaboration with Cal State Northridge on a project t...
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July
28,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Kathleen Parra always knew that TRIO Student Support Services played a big role in her success at Cal State San Marcos. But it wasn’t until she was applying for financial assistance for students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that she realized jus...
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July
22,
2020
| 09:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos students have an opportunity to foster real-life solutions to a specific community challenge in the upcoming Summer Innovation Challenge, which is managed by the CSUSM Innovation Hub. Individuals and teams interested in partic...
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July
22,
2020
| 08:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
Fernando Soriano remembers well what it was like to be a professor at Cal State San Marcos during the Great Recession about a dozen years ago.  As the U.S. economy cratered and his graduating students confronted a dire job market, Soriano was over...
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July
16,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ruby Reyes has only been able to see her parents and siblings twice over the past four years. The first time came after Reyes got a job as a cashier and saved enough money to buy a plane ticket to Oaxaca, Mexico, surprising her family during sprin...
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July
15,
2020
| 14:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Even under the best of circumstances, organizing and putting on summer orientation at Cal State San Marcos can feel like a herculean task. It’s easy to understand why, given that the annual program for first-year students and their families as well a...
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June
30,
2020
| 13:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
April Dawson came to Cal State San Marcos to study biotechnology. She left with a mission — and a viable method — to help feed the world. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Idaho State University, Dawson saw the Master of Biotechnol...
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June
26,
2020
| 07:42 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last month, there was a changing of the guard atop Associated Students, Inc., at Cal State San Marcos.  Of course, the fact that the transition happened virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic is merely the most obvious sign that this won’t ...
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June
24,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Kiya Pasley is grateful for the support she has received during the COVID-19 pandemic – both financial and from her professors at Cal State San Marcos. In fact, Pasley may not have learned about some of the financial assistance available were it n...
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June
22,
2020
| 15:46 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot execute its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was instituted in 2012 to protect eligible undocumented people from deportation ...
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June
15,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
While planning and preparation are always important, life can change in the blink of an eye. When China essentially shut down the entire city of Wuhan – home to 11 million people – in January, many residents had to immediately flee their apartment...
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June
11,
2020
| 17:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dear CSUSM Community, This month, the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to make a decision about the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides protection from deportation and a work permit to ...
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June
04,
2020
| 14:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
Since taking over as director of the Black Student Center at Cal State San Marcos last summer, John Rawlins III has facilitated many discussions with Black students about race relations in America.  But given the emotionally wrenching events of th...
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May
22,
2020
| 11:53 AM America/Los_Angeles
In recognition of the challenges that graduates overcame this spring in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association is gifting the entire Class of 2020 a free two-year New Grad Membership. “It is a priority to CS...
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May
22,
2020
| 09:34 AM America/Los_Angeles
A Cal State San Marcos student-run investment club has released a report on the management of $200,000 in university foundation assets during the COVID-19 financial crisis.  The CSUSM Cougar Fund, a team of undergraduate finance students, released...
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May
21,
2020
| 15:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
When the going got tough, Cal State San Marcos got creative.  Stymied by the inability to host traditional commencement ceremonies this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, CSUSM instead dreamed up a way to give the Class of 2020 the celebratory ...
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May
20,
2020
| 09:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like hundreds of other members of the campus community, the Jardin family eagerly participated in the Graduates on Parade celebration at Cal State San Marcos on Friday, May 15.  They decorated their car with markers, streamers and balloons, piled ...
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May
11,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Thu Viet Snyder didn’t have an easy path to earning her degree in computer science Coming from Vietnam, she had to navigate a different culture and a new language. She had a passion for computers, but little background in computer science. And, pe...
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May
08,
2020
| 09:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos will honor its graduating class of 2020 with a unique and spirited celebration called Graduates on Parade.  The parade will take place on campus on Friday, May 15 starting at 9 a.m.   Graduates are encouraged to decorate th...
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May
08,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly 4,700 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this academic year, including six standouts from the Class of 2020 who are receiving special recognition for their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or staff a...
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May
05,
2020
| 11:18 AM America/Los_Angeles
One of the significant benefits to attending a major university is its extensive alumni network, and Cal State San Marcos is no different in that regard. The university recently rolled out a new program called Cougar Connect: CSUSM Mentorship Prog...
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May
05,
2020
| 10:23 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos will begin distributing money to students this week from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed into law last month. CSUSM received $7.9 million through the CARES Act on May 1 to assist...
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May
04,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dorris Staples always had a passion for helping others. The board members of her foundation and her friends still remember hearing her describe it as helping someone get from one side of a bridge to the other, making sure they had the footing and cou...
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