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CSUSM in the Headlines: Summer 2015 in Review

By CSUSM NewsTeam

This summer, the work of Cal State San Marcos students, faculty and staff were featured in news stories by regional and national media. If you missed the headlines, the CSUSM News Team invites you to enjoy this curated list of highlights. More headlines are archived in the NewsCenter.

Celebrating 25 Years

Good Morning San Diego Anchor Carlos Amezcua welcomed President Karen Haynes to the KUSI studio for a segment highlighting the start of fall semester including updates on record-breaking enrollment, athletics and diversity efforts.

Would you Give Money to a Raiders Fan?

The San Diego Union-Tribune recently interviewtwo business professors, Vassilis Dalakas and Ben Cherry, about their sports marketing study that looked at fandom and human behavior. According to Dalakas and Cherry, fan identification is a powerful force for sports teams, often having an effect beyond the stadium.

Two-Plus-Two in Temecula

When Inside Higher Ed—an online publication based in Washington D.C.—ran a story on CSUSM at Temecula, they highlighted the campus’ novel partnership with Mt. San Jacinto College to offer students a guaranteed transfer pathway. Cohort-based—meaning students progress through the program together—tuition prices are locked and time to completion is guaranteed.

The Garden is His Classroom

Associate Professor of Public Policy and Planning and Geography Coordinator Greig Tor Guthey was interviewed by San Diego Magazine for a back to school feature on unique courses taught at universities this fall. His class, Food Worlds: Studies in Comparative National Cuisines, isn’t just for foodies but for anyone interested in the diversity of food worldwide. Don’t miss his recommended reading suggestions.

The Jewish Face of Cal State San Marcos

Alyssa Sepinwall, professor of history and the most recent recipient of CSUSM’s highest faculty honor, the Brakebill Award, was profiled by San Diego Jewish Journal. The article highlights her expertise in French-Jewish history as well as her commitment to increasing Jewish-themed courses and activities on campus.

Ideas Flow towards Saving Scarce Water

When water leaders from across North County met in July to discuss obstacles and highlight achievements in water conservation and supply, The Coast News reached out to Wesley Schultz, professor of psychology and interim dean for Graduate Studies for comment. Schultz’s research on the psychology of water conservation to promote positive consumer change has received national attention.

Students Look beyond the Stereotype

CSUSM’s spring poster campaign on the harmful effects of stereotypes and cultural appropriation was noticed by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine—the oldest and largest diversity magazine in higher education. In the article the magazine features the posters which feature CSUSM minority students tearing up images commonly used to exploit their respective racial or ethnic group. Visually, they are a powerful reminder that beyond stereotypes there is history.

Passionate about Higher Education and the Community

President Karen Haynes’ 12-year career at the helm of Cal State San Marcos was highlighted in a cover story by 92078 Magazine. In the article, not only will you read about Haynes’ passion for improving public higher education, empowering women in leadership and increasing opportunities for underrepresented student populations, but you’ll also learn about her favorite hobbies and local spots, too.