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CSUSM Hosts Annual Gala, June 18: "An Evening in Tuscany"

"An Evening in Tuscany" will be the theme of this year's California State University San Marcos gala, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011 on the university's picturesque campus. Guests will enjoy an enchanting evening under the stars as the university is transformed into an old world Italian village.The annual event is attended by hundreds of university friends and donors, regional business and civic leaders, and alumni as well as faculty, students, and staff. More than just a night of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner and dancing, proceeds from the gala's scholarship auction will benefit many deserving CSUSM students in their pursuit of higher education.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.