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CSUSM Announces June 18 Annual Gala Entertainment

 The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) annual gala will heat up on Saturday, June 18, 2011 with internationally acclaimed music sensation NRG.  NRG plays the greatest dance music from the 40s to today's hits, combined with electrifying choreography, fantastic vocals and superb musicianship. CSUSM is also pleased to announce that Channel 8 News Anchor Barbara-Lee Edwards will return for the second year in a row to be Mistress of Ceremonies. Edwards is co-anchor for News 8 at 5:00, 6:30, and 11:00 p.m. every weeknight. She also tackles the latest medical issues, breakthroughs and discoveries in her exclusive "Health Alert" reports every Monday and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at 11:00 p.m.Online registration is now open. The public is invited to register now to reserve a spot.  Tickets to the gala are $300.00 per person and sponsorships are currently available.For more information and ticket sales, visit: www.csusm.edu/gala.What:                  CSUSM Annual Gala: "An Evening in Tuscany"When:                  Saturday, June 18, 6 to 11 p.m.Where:                CSUSM campus - 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San MarcosAbout California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.