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2020
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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August
10,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Erik Caldwell was about 10 years old, his parents purchased the family’s first computer. This was in the late 1980s – before the World Wide Web captured the public imagination – and for a young boy of a certain age, computers were little more th...
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August
05,
2020
| 11:22 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos will host a San Diego County-operated, walk-up coronavirus testing site beginning Monday, Aug. 10, expanding critical testing services to North County residents. CSUSM students, faculty and staff – along with members of the publi...
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August
03,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like many people, Tiffaney Boyd’s daily life seemingly has become an endless parade of Zoom meetings. But one such virtual get-together last month will stay in her memory for a long time.  In late June, there was a surprise Zoom party to celebrate...
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July
31,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Carl Kemnitz spent the last five years at San Jose State, not only one of the largest schools in the California State University system but also the oldest. When he became Cal State San Marcos’ provost and vice president of Academic Affairs on Jul...
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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
29,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
The Cal State San Marcos campus may be closed this fall, but the Arts & Lectures series will go on.  The longstanding series at CSUSM will present a virtual fall lineup, with all of the events taking place via Zoom. This season boasts a diverse se...
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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
20,
2020
| 13:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cal State San Marcos faculty and staff continue to go above and beyond on behalf of students and the campus community during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pleased to highlight some of the campus heroes as nominated by students and colleagues. Know...
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July
20,
2020
| 10:48 AM America/Los_Angeles
To the Faculty and Staff of The California State University: I write today to emphasize the seriousness of the California State University’s budget situation and, in broad strokes, outline a multiyear plan that will allow us to strategically navig...
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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
16,
2020
| 08:32 AM America/Los_Angeles
Two Cal State San Marcos professors are invited speakers who will be participating in virtual events about racism and diversity within the next week.  On Thursday, July 16, history professor Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall will be part of a watch party...
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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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July
09,
2020
| 08:13 AM America/Los_Angeles
Bob Mangrum often told stories about the impact teachers had on his life. Mangrum’s mother died when he was young, and he had a challenging upbringing in Oklahoma. He shared with his children, Trudy and Bill, that it wasn’t unusual for him to skip...
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July
08,
2020
| 13:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
It seemed like a simple question in the moment. Yet Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals was left stumped by it.  It was 2017, and Keifer-Wheals was driving to the annual Cougar Night at Petco Park. His passenger was Michelle Romans, Cal State San Marcos' dire...
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July
06,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Karen Glover has been a sociology professor at Cal State San Marcos for 13 years, but perhaps never has her area of expertise been as vitally relevant to the national conversation. Glover has spent much of her career researching and teaching about...
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July
06,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Neal Griffin doesn’t remember exactly when he first sat down to start writing, just that it was something his wife encouraged him to try. “She said to me, ‘You're always telling these stories and you seem to enjoy it. You should start writing some...
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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
25,
2020
| 15:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
It would take a major story to bump from the top of the news cycle the deadliest global pandemic in a century.   That story happened on Memorial Day, when a white police officer from Minneapolis killed a Black man named George Floyd by kneeling on...
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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
19,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Antoinette Chanel was a fifth grader at Grapevine Elementary School in Vista when the then-San Diego Chargers reached the Super Bowl in January 1995. Grapevine hosted a contest in which students were asked to write a poem about the Chargers. Chane...
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June
16,
2020
| 12:56 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dreama Moon is quick to point out that she’s not the Cal State San Marcos authority on racism and white supremacy.  The longtime communication professor is sensitive to the reality that she’s a white person being interviewed about racial inequalit...
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June
15,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Mae West was born in the 19th century, and she was a white entertainer who achieved her greatest fame during the Great Depression era.   To hear Cal State San Marcos history professor Jill Watts tell it, however, West would not have been out of st...
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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
15,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Although she’s a biology professor, Deborah Kristan was a natural choice to be tapped as associate dean of Cal State San Marcos’ College of Education, Health and Human Services in January 2018.  When she first came to CSUSM as an assistant profess...
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June
12,
2020
| 16:35 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cathy Baur went through a half-dozen newspapers every day when she was the public information officer for the Poway Unified School District. This was in 1990, long before Google alerts and online aggregation services, and Baur’s job responsibiliti...
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