CSUSM NewsCenter (TopStory)

2018
June
18,
2018
North County firefighters gathered in San Marcos for a wildfire simulation last month, but this wasn’t your typical training. The City of San Marcos rallied crews from several cities to help Cal State San Marcos students test a drone technology th...
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June
11,
2018
More than $190,000 was raised and a record number of gifts were received in support of student scholarships during Cal State San Marcos’ annual gala on June 2. The event, which was co-hosted by CSUSM President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation...
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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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June
05,
2018
When Cal State San Marcos coach B.J. Foster settles into his bus seat for a men’s basketball road game, don’t fault him for leaning back and relaxing. After riding in the storage area for years, that leather seat feels pretty good. “We used to thr...
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May
24,
2018
Cal State San Marcos celebrated the graduation of more than 3,500 students – the largest graduating class in CSUSM history – during the University’s 27th annual commencement ceremonies May 18-19. Notably, 54 percent of the graduating students were...
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May
23,
2018
Malesha Taylor wants to help instill confidence in her Cal State San Marcos students to pursue a career in music if that’s their dream. “A lot of people think you can’t have a musical career, that it’s just a hobby,” said Taylor, who joined CSUSM’...
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May
16,
2018
When Katherine Kantardjieff graduated from USC in 1979, she was one of only three women to receive a bachelor’s of science in chemistry, and there were no female faculty members in the department. In the decades since, women have become much more ...
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May
15,
2018
The epiphany came when Mariana Arevalo was imparting a bit of parental advice to her oldest son as he was readying to enter high school. Education, she said, was of paramount importance. College, she emphasized, was the key to a better future. “Af...
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May
14,
2018
Sara Freitag’s passion in advocating for marginalized populations was ignited while working for a year as a photojournalist and humanitarian, three months of which were spent in Panama. That passion motivated the Cal State San Marcos communication ma...
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May
10,
2018
Dwaine Collier wasn’t supposed to be at Cal State San Marcos' commencement ceremony on May 18. Not after being born to a mother addicted to drugs. Not after bouncing between family members and foster families for most of his childhood. Not after atte...
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May
09,
2018
Jimmy Wayne has devoted countless hours to helping former foster youth. It’s a topic that resonates with Wayne, who has detailed his own experiences in foster care through his songs and writing. An award-winning country music artist whose songs an...
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May
09,
2018
Construction has officially begun on Cal State San Marcos’ new Extended Learning building. Part of a public-private partnership, the project includes a 135,000 square foot, six-story building, an accompanying 709-space parking garage and a pedestr...
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May
08,
2018
When Stephen Vandereb became a father at 16, he never could have imagined he would be where he is today. Stephen was recently recognized as a Cal State San Marcos Civility Champion and the Outstanding Senior Student of the Year for his contributio...
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May
04,
2018
More than 3,500 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On May 1, five standouts from the Class of 2018 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or ...
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May
03,
2018
It was more than just sending a balloon up into the air. This balloon was filled with 5 kilos of helium and carried a payload of sensors and an ionization chamber measuring cosmic radiation, acceleration, wind speed, air pressure, temperature, and mo...
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May
02,
2018
Jenny Veyna is justifiably proud of her many achievements at Cal State San Marcos. A senior biochemistry major, Veyna will become a first-generation college graduate later this month, and she even tried out to speak at commencement on May 18 (she was...
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April
27,
2018
Cal State San Marcos history professor S. Deborah Kang’s groundbreaking book unmasking the little-known history of our nation’s immigration agencies is quickly racking up the honors, with her new work, "The INS on the Line: Making Immigration Law on ...
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April
25,
2018
Wells Fargo believes in education, and the company demonstrated this commitment during a recent visit to Cal State San Marcos. Two representatives from Wells Fargo were on campus April 11 to donate eight Kindle Fire tablets to Cal State San Marcos...
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April
24,
2018
Mission Hills High School junior Mitra Zarinebaf is like a lot of her friends. When it comes to using the latest technological gadgets, she was a pro. When it comes to understanding the technology behind those gadgets, not so much. Until now. Than...
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April
23,
2018
Brittany Masterson remembers the exact moment she decided to leave. It wasn’t after the black eye. It wasn’t after being kicked in the head. It wasn’t after finding a scarf to hide the bruises on her neck. It wasn’t even one of the terrif...
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April
19,
2018
Any number of accomplishments might come to mind when one thinks of Merryl Goldberg. Acclaimed saxophonist. Leader in arts education. Wang Family Excellence Award recipient. One achievement that probably doesn’t come immediately to mind? Ski...
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April
19,
2018
When the LGBTQA Pride Center first opened at Cal State San Marcos, the office was tucked away in a small space at the University Commons, it had no budget, no money, and interacted with only a handful of students – if that – each month. No more. ...
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April
13,
2018
Cal State San Marcos is going high-tech in an effort to bolster enforcement of its recently implemented smoke- and tobacco-free campus policy. The new endeavor will utilize a cellphone-friendly tracking app to scan QR codes placed on existing sign...
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April
12,
2018
Jodie Lawston is an avid cyclist who has ridden in races as long as 500 miles and who moved to Pauma Valley in part to be closer to the notoriously punishing climb up Palomar Mountain. She didn’t know it at the time, but when the Cal State San Mar...
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April
11,
2018
Cal State San Marcos student Kristina Vo doesn’t mince words when praising Steinway & Sons pianos. “It’s a pretty big deal to play on a Steinway,” said Kristina, who will graduate in May with a double major in economics and visual and performing a...
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April
10,
2018
Cal State San Marcos student Alexa Ufholtz was involved in charitable endeavors as a teenager in Orange County. But participating in philanthropy as a member of CSUSM’s chapter of Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) proved eye-opening. “I never realized how ...
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April
04,
2018
CSUSM students volunteered their day off of school to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist César Chávez with a special all-campus community service day on Friday, March 30, 2018. More than 300 students spent a collective 1,000 hours ser...
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April
04,
2018
Throughout the month of April, CSUSM will hold a series of events focused on educating and raising awareness of issues within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and allied (LGBTQA) community. Sponsored by Associated Students, Inc., ...
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April
03,
2018
Jason Jackson was running late, thanks to the area’s weekend traffic that any local can verify. “I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I did,” said Jackson, a Cal State San Marcos track and field coach. “When I got into the stadium, I walked ...
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April
02,
2018
Ingrid Trovão jumped at the opportunity to direct the play “Sisters in the System” after being asked by Cal State San Marcos associate professor Judy Bauerlein. Ingrid has always been drawn to productions that help increase visibility or conversat...
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