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CSUSM President to Address Faculty, Staff at Convocation, Aug. 22

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will launch the 2012-13 academic year with its annual fall Convocation for faculty and staff on Thursday, Aug. 22 at the M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union. Convocation marks the beginning of the new academic year. Fall classes begin on Monday, Aug. 26.Scheduled for 9:00 a.m., the event will include an address by President Karen Haynes in which she will share recent University accomplishments and her vision for the year ahead. Vice President for University Advancement Neal Hoss will serve as master of ceremonies.  Who: President Karen Haynes and nearly 500 faculty, staff and administratorsWhat: Convocation is an annual welcome to the faculty and staff of CSUSM and marks the beginning of the new academic year. Fall semester classes begin Mon, Aug. 26.When: Thursday, Aug. 22, reception begins at 9:00 a.m.in the Sulpizio Grand Salon with the program and remarks beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the Hunter Gymnasium.Where: The M. Gordon Clarke Field House/University Student Union is located at the corner of Campus Way and Campus View Drive on the CSUSM campus. General parking is in the parking structure. Lot L is reserved for disabled parking only. About 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.