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2020
February
26,
2020
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nick Krueger considers himself lucky to have found a perfect fit when he pledged a fraternity at Cal State San Marcos in fall 2016. It was during Krueger’s second year on campus and he had just two options. Fortunately for Krueger, he felt at home...
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February
21,
2020
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Lauren Loeb has been interested in political science ever since visiting Washington, D.C., for the first time as an eighth grader. Loeb had an opportunity to return to Washington last fall, this time for a nearly three-month stint as a participant...
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February
19,
2020
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos professor Natalie Wilson wants us to look at zombies, vampires and witches as warriors for social justice. Wilson, who teaches primarily for the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department and who has written extensively ...
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February
14,
2020
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
While her fellow Cal State San Marcos professors were knee deep in the first day of final examinations last December, Kristen Nahrstedt received a call asking if she could be ready in three weeks to take a group of speech-language pathology students ...
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February
13,
2020
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Karen Schaffman has been drawn by the allure of dance since she was a young child growing up in Bloomfield, Connecticut. When Schaffman was a toddler, her mother enrolled her in a summer creative dance class at the playground down the street from the...
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February
11,
2020
| 07:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the Democratic primary heats up, and with the 2020 presidential election around the corner in November, political candidates are being placed under the microscope from Iowa to New Hampshire to California.  Democrats want to know which candidate...
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February
10,
2020
| 01:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Black History Month has been celebrated in this country for nearly 50 years, double that if you consider it began as a weeklong celebration in 1926. But instead of simply celebrating history, Cal State San Marcos takes it to another level of honor...
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February
10,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos will host its first Women’s Leadership Symposium on Feb. 29, providing participants an opportunity to connect, explore and engage in topics pertaining to women’s leadership and empowerment The free event, being held from 8:30 ...
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February
07,
2020
| 06:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of the first calls Ellen Neufeldt made last summer when she learned that she had been appointed the new president of Cal State San Marcos was to the university’s first president, Bill Stacy.  Neufeldt happened to know Stacy already, as their p...
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February
04,
2020
| 07:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
Alessandra Colfi is an expressive arts therapist who worked with patients at the San Diego Cancer Research Institute. She also is a practicing Buddhist fascinated with Eastern culture.  So, one day about eight years ago, Colfi stumbled upon the id...
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January
31,
2020
| 05:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Many students who dream of medical school envision the white lab coat, sterile exam rooms and the latest high-tech medical equipment. As an undergraduate in Santa Barbara, Amanda McKenna instead rolled up her sleeves, set up a rope and some tables in...
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January
29,
2020
| 05:35 PM America/Los_Angeles
Take a walk around an institution of higher learning, and you’ll witness students, staff, professors and deans either lost in thought or interacting about something important. The last thing campus community members want to think about is what would ...
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January
23,
2020
| 09:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
President Ellen Neufeldt has had a purposeful focus since arriving at Cal State San Marcos last July. From the moment she stepped foot on campus, she has set out to gain a deeper understanding of the institution’s culture and hear first-hand from all...
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January
23,
2020
| 05:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Hosting the Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) was an exhaustive process that took nearly two years of planning. But as a small group of conference organizers stood in Cal State San Marcos’ University Student Union ...
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January
23,
2020
| 05:14 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Amanda Melanese learned that John Warner would be speaking at Cal State San Marcos, the fourth-year chemistry student got on YouTube to view some of his past talks. “It was just amazing,” Melanese said. “I had my dad watch them, too. I was li...
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January
21,
2020
| 10:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rare is the provost who puts a relatively young university on the path toward adding more than a dozen new academic programs.  Rare is the faculty member who’s such an expert in his field that he has something named after him.  And rarest of al...
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January
17,
2020
| 09:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study led by Cal State San Marcos marketing professor Glen Brodowsky suggests business students who are more tolerant of cheating in the classroom are more likely to tolerate unethical corporate behavior in the board room. Because of the imp...
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January
13,
2020
| 01:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
A university professor’s career path is a winding labyrinth of research, teaching, grant writing and advising students of varying skillsets and interest levels. Carving time to sit down to write a textbook can sometimes be the most daunting task. ...
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January
08,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When San Marcos city officials were looking for guidance on how to proceed with their plan to install public art in the emerging North City neighborhood, they knew just where to turn.  They went to their trusted community partner in Cal State San ...
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January
06,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Back in 1996, Lamine Secka left his job with the San Diego Police Department to work as a police officer at UC San Diego, the university he had graduated from the year before.  Almost 25 years later, college campuses remain his home away from home...
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January
02,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at Cal State San Marcos, will present a packed spring lineup culminating in an appearance by Tara Westover, author of the bestselling and highly acclaimed 2018 book “Educated: A Memoir,” the CSUSM Common R...
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2019
December
20,
2019
| 06:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the end of the year approaches, many are already looking ahead to a new decade. 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 2019.   Ne...
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December
19,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ Department of Physics has been named a 2020 recipient of the American Physical Society (APS) award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education. The University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of North Carolina-Chapel ...
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December
11,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Justin Perron grew up like a lot of Canadians – he was practically born wearing ice skates and had dreams of a career in the National Hockey League. Not much has changed. “I still think I’m making the NHL,” Perron quipped. Perron is still we...
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December
09,
2019
| 06:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
As a high school kid in Orange County, Sean Hernandez certainly didn’t lack for academic role models.  His mother is a high school calculus teacher. He has three older sisters, all of whom went to college. One of the three even graduated from Stan...
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December
06,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When most college students earn a scholarship, the money goes toward helping offset the price of attending school. For David Falconer, it quite simply changed his life. “It means everything,” said Falconer, a Cal State San Marcos junior. “When ...
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December
03,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A girl grows up in Mexico, one of eight children of parents who didn’t attain more than a third-grade education.   The family moves to America in search of a better life, but college is never discussed; it’s not even in their frame of reference. T...
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November
27,
2019
| 07:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos student assistants who work at the Cougar Career Closet have become accustomed to correcting a common misconception. “When students first hear about it, they ask, ‘So I have to return the clothes?’ ” said Sophie Cruz, a career...
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November
25,
2019
| 12:29 AM America/Los_Angeles
View and download all homecoming photos. Homecoming 2019 was a hit at Cal State San Marcos. Pops of blue could be spotted across campus as the university celebrated a full week of festivities. The campus community was greeted with colorful banners...
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November
22,
2019
| 01:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
The abuse can be financial, psychological, physical or sexual. And when it comes to the elderly, it is only getting worse. All of which is why a new book that was co-written and edited by Cal State San Marcos associate professor Dr. Amy Carney, “Elde...
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