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CSUSM President to Address Faculty, Staff at Convocation, Aug. 23

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. 23 at the Clarke Field House/University Student Union. Convocation marks the beginning of the new academic year. Fall classes begin on Mon, Aug. 27.Scheduled for 9:00 a.m., the event will include an address by President Karen Haynes. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Emily Cutrer will serve as mistress 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. 27.When:  Thu, Aug. 23, 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 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.