CSUSM NewsCenter (TopStory)

2018
January
19,
2018
A comprehensive study of Cal State San Marcos’ economic impact has found that the University is fueling more than $458 million into the region each year and supporting thousands of jobs in industries ranging from retail to real estate. The study e...
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January
12,
2018
Damien Brantley’s foster mother always told him he should attend college. Despite her encouragement and his desire to pursue higher education, there was still the matter of preparing for the rigors of college as a first-generation student. As D...
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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
18,
2017
Her official title is Head of User Services at the Cal State San Marcos University Library. But Carrie Moran says one of her most important roles is promoting social justice and providing a voice for the queer community – especially considering the c...
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December
15,
2017
She is a founding director of the Social Justice and Equity Project at Cal State San Marcos, one of many endeavors that led to CSUSM’s Office of Inclusive Excellence. Her ongoing efforts were rewarded with the 2015-16 President’s Inclusive Excellence...
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December
14,
2017
Cal State San Marcos’ Senior Experience Program has helped regional businesses and nonprofits for a quarter of a century. Now, thanks to a gift from Malin and Roberta Burnham through the Burnham Foundation, the door is open for additional nonprofi...
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December
14,
2017
Stella Clark once had a student who was forced to sneak into his grandmother’s nursing home at night to sleep on the floor because he had nowhere else to go. Clark, who founded the Modern Language Studies department at Cal State San Marcos, recall...
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December
13,
2017
Anyone who has ever stepped into a patient ward at a hospital knows all too well that the cacophony of bed alarms and emergency signals can be a bit desensitizing. Administrators call it “alarm fatigue,” and when administrators at Scripps Memorial Ho...
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December
12,
2017
Catalina Melendez isn’t fazed by a daunting schedule.  “It’s challenging, but it’s not unbearable,” said Catalina, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos in May with a bachelor’s in speech-language pathology.  Being a full-time student is ...
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December
11,
2017
Diversity isn’t a fad. It’s in our DNA at Cal State San Marcos. More than demographics, diversity at CSUSM represents three core values: inclusion, social justice and equity. ...
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December
11,
2017
Francisco Fernandez knows the importance of higher education.   As he enters the final stretch of a seven-year journey toward his bachelor’s degree, Francisco is determined to help others from his hometown of Zapopan, Mexico, follow a similar path...
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December
11,
2017
Jeff Mata never planned to attend college. He never thought about competing in judo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He certainly didn’t expect to speak to audiences about the challenges he has overcome.  Mata never could have predicted just how much the ...
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December
11,
2017
Female finance chiefs are rising. While the representation of women in senior financial roles is still less than 15 percent among Fortune 500 companies, there is progress. Last year, the number of female CFOs doubled. One of those executives joini...
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December
11,
2017
The weight was worth it.  "And it looks good with the blue turf,'' CSUSM basketball player Ethan Alvano said.  Cal State San Marcos’ newest fitness facility -- powered by Aire-brand equipment, weights and training ropes -- has blossomed behind ...
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December
08,
2017
Update: Dec. 10, 2017, 11:15 a.m. As danger from the Lilac Fire dissipates, CSUSM will continue to monitor the situation, but our campus will return to normal operations on Monday, Dec. 11. The University Library will reopen at midnight tonight. ...
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December
07,
2017
Born and raised in the highlands of Kenya, Dr. David Bwambok was mesmerized by the healing powers in traditional medicinal plants often employed to treat villagers in place of modern pharmaceuticals. He set out to find out why, earning a Ph.D. fro...
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December
06,
2017
She is a seasoned marketing professional, works with an innovation startup in San Francisco and founded whyzze.com, a subscription mentorship site. But ask Misti Cain what her greatest accomplishment is, and she won’t hesitate to tell you. “Not be...
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December
05,
2017
Cal State San Marcos had a different feel when Rylee Leavitt’s grandmother attended in the early 1990s. Back then, Jane DeRoche was a single mother returning to school for her bachelor’s knowing it would help her earn a better living. ...
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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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December
04,
2017
It’s all about teamwork. That’s the message in the partnership between the Computer Science & Information Systems Department at Cal State San Marcos and Hunter Industries. ...
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November
28,
2017
Mr. Stalboerger went to Washington and Cal State San Marcos is the better for it. ...
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November
27,
2017
The Cal State San Marcos community will come together Nov. 28 to show their hearts in support of CSUSM Giving Day. Kicking off at midnight, the 24-hour campaign will bring together students, alumni, family members, employees and friends of the Uni...
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November
27,
2017
For at least one Cal State San Marcos student, the Beyond the Stereotype campaign wasn’t just about fostering conversations among the campus community. It was also an opportunity for personal reflection. “I’m questioning some things, and that’s OK...
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November
09,
2017
Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Services continued a week of events with its annual Veterans Day Observance on Thursday afternoon. CSUSM campus members joined student veterans and dignitaries in Markstein Hall for a ceremony followed by a reception...
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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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October
30,
2017
Lisa Flora is in the present, and that’s a sweet place. Flora has continued her rise among Cal State San Marcos runners during the 2017 women’s cross country season. But Flora also has a bright future in law enforcement. Along with her recent r...
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October
25,
2017
I did not know this would become my passion. I never aspired to be a university president. Well before my days as a dean, professor, social worker, or businessperson, this career path was not on my radar, especially as an undergraduate. So how the...
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October
24,
2017
Four journalists will participate in a panel discussion at Cal State San Marcos on the role of media in a healthy democracy. Sponsored by the American Democracy Project at CSUSM, the free event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the University St...
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October
19,
2017
Amid the excited roars of over 1,000 students and fans at Cougar Madness, CSUSM’s mascot debuted with a new look, feel and attitude, ready to help athletics compete to their full potential in NCAA Division II. Crash the Cougar surprised the crowd ...
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October
13,
2017
Eight guest speakers will tackle some of today’s leading issues at the inaugural TEDxCSUSM event on Saturday, Nov. 4 at Cal State San Marcos. The TEDxCSUSM event, which is licensed by TED, was organized by a team of CSUSM students. “We believe ...
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