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2018
December
04,
2018
The search for a successor to Karen Haynes, the longtime president of Cal State San Marcos, began in earnest Friday when the University hosted a forum where members of the campus community weighed in on the traits they’d like to see in a new leader. ...
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December
04,
2018
As the end of the year approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2019. 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 2018. The University ...
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November
30,
2018
For the past 17 years, Dr. Eliza Bigham has watched her senior-level Human Development 497 class culminate in an evening project presentation in front of parents, friends and community partners. Each semester’s presentation, which she refers to as...
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November
29,
2018
With an ever-increasing population, amazing advances in technology and overall growth, it’s often challenging for a university to remain connected to its local community while still working to preserve key components of the past. When Cal State Sa...
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November
26,
2018
An interactive memorial that sits west of the Arts Building and honors the brave acts of a committed group of college students who were executed for peacefully resisting the Nazi regime in 1943 is in desperate need of repair. The Jewish Faculty-Staff...
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November
26,
2018
Growing up in a family of musicians – her father’s band once opened for Earth, Wind and Fire – it may be no surprise that Cal State San Marcos Assistant Professor of Marketing Kristin Stewart’s research includes how music impacts the way people feel ...
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November
26,
2018
Construction of Cal State San Marcos’ Extended Learning building reached another important milestone earlier this month during a “topping out” ceremony. A topping out is typically observed when the last beam is placed on top of a new building. Eve...
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November
24,
2018
Dr. Yongjie Zheng is a computer science and software engineering expert. Now he’s on the ground floor of Cal State San Marcos’ new software engineering program, a program that will offer its first courses next fall and will graduate its first class o...
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November
20,
2018
The way Laurie Stowell sees it, writing has been the poor stepchild of public schools for far too long. The Cal State San Marcos professor of literacy is trying to change that through the San Marcos Writing Project, a comprehensive effort aiming to b...
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November
15,
2018
Ruth Westreich has always been a caregiver. Westreich’s father died when she was young and, without any siblings, she was solely responsible for taking care of her ill mother. “When I was doing my significant caregiving, there was nothing avail...
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November
14,
2018
When Emiliano Ayala talks about how important the mission of the California State University system is to him personally, it’s the farthest thing from lip service.  Before he took over as the dean of Cal State San Marcos’ College of Education, Hea...
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November
14,
2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the University community will come together for CSUSM Giving Day to support the causes closest to their heart and double their philanthropic impact with a dollar-for-dollar match. CSUSM Giving Day is held in conjunction with t...
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November
09,
2018
It wasn’t long ago that Anthony Rincon spent his days filling in the gaps between kicking the ball around the soccer pitch. As a high school student at El Camino in Oceanside, Rincon’s time and thoughts focused on soccer. School was something to d...
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November
08,
2018
CSUSM spirit has attracted a lot of attention – 1.5 million views and counting – on social media in the last month with the university’s first collection of official GIFs. A GIF, a commonly used acronym that stands for Graphics Interchange Format,...
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November
07,
2018
This time last year, Steven Sutherland was attending a Veterans Day ceremony at MiraCosta College that doubled as a memorial service for one of his friends at the college, a Marine veteran who had committed suicide two weeks earlier.  During the s...
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November
05,
2018
Hagen Javier almost ignored the Instagram post about an internship fair at Cal State San Marcos, but the advice he received from an older friend kept gnawing away at him. The friend had returned from college and told Hagen, then in high school, th...
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November
01,
2018
Four Cal State San Marcos student veterans have received 2018-2019 San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Military Veteran Student of the Year Academic Scholarships. The recipients are: David Falconer, who served in the Marines as a comp...
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October
25,
2018
Salvador was docked in Newport, Ore., midway through a two-week summer internship at sea doing geological research through the STEMSEAS program when he checked his email and noticed a message on a topic very near to his heart.  Marisol Clark-Ibane...
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October
25,
2018
Looking at Armando Zaragoza’s resumé, it is easy to understand his desire to become a university vice president of student affairs. “I just love interacting with students,” said Armando, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos in May with a ba...
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October
25,
2018
For the first time in history, more than half of the 23 California State University campuses are being led by women presidents, a statistic that is nearly double the national average. To celebrate the milestone, nine of the 12 CSU women presidents, a...
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October
23,
2018
A record 525 alumni and friends of CSUSM raised their glasses while raising support at the University's annual "Taste for Student Success," a lively outdoor festival showcasing gourmet cuisine, fine wines, craft brews and premium spirits. CSUSM's pic...
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October
17,
2018
To help students become more engaged in the political process, Cal State San Marcos decided to bring the politicians to them.  Almost a year ago, with the midterm elections on the horizon, the CSUSM Office of Government Relations approached Associ...
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October
16,
2018
At the peak of Palomar Mountain, more than 5,000 feet above sea level, sits the house that Jim Hamerly built. Built, in this case, didn’t mean hiring a contractor and writing checks. Hamerly built the house. From developing a 250,000-step Gantt...
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October
15,
2018
Sometimes the stars align and you find yourself in the place you’re supposed to be. Sometimes moments may seem insignificant at the time, but you realize later those moments remarkably shaped your future. For what are moments if not miniature tapestr...
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October
10,
2018
University Police uniforms have a special touch of pink this month as CSUSM officers participate in the Pink Patch Project, a nationwide effort to raise awareness in the fight against breast cancer. “It’s a cause that is personally important to me...
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October
09,
2018
William Felty received the 22 Pushup Challenge in the fall of 2016. It was the year when the social media craze was sweeping the nation, similar to but on a smaller scale than the famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014.  The idea was to do 22 pus...
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October
05,
2018
Cal State San Marcos believes that there should be more Latinx teachers in public K-12 schools.   Now the University has the money to help accomplish that very goal.  Late last month, CSUSM was awarded a $2.7 million, five-year grant from the U...
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October
04,
2018
Music feeds the soul, as the saying goes. Sean Griser believes that now more than ever, especially since a music-based project he took on more than three years ago has transformed the course of his academic career at Cal State San Marcos.  Griser ...
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October
02,
2018
Nearly 60 signs calling “dibs” have popped up around campus as part of a playful employee giving campaign where faculty and staff have temporarily named a campus landmark and, in doing so, eliminated a funding gap for a vital student resource. Whi...
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October
02,
2018
A record 41 breweries, wineries, distilleries and eateries will offer up delicious tastes and sips at CSUSM’s annual fundraising festival, Taste for Student Success, on Saturday, Oct. 20, benefiting student success initiatives across campus. A han...
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