CSUSM NewsCenter (Academics)

2019
December
03,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
A girl grows up in Mexico, one of eight children of parents who didn’t attain more than a third-grade education.   The family moves to America in search of a better life, but college is never discussed; it’s not even in their frame of reference. T...
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October
22,
2019
| 05:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ellen Neufeldt arrived at Cal State San Marcos’ University Village Apartments on Aug. 23 with a smile and a friendly greeting for volunteers at move-in day. She posed for selfies with proud parents. Shook hands and introduced herself to staff. Warmly...
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September
04,
2019
| 12:18 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ Pathways to Academic Success & Opportunities, commonly known as PASO, is one of 16 national finalists for Excelencia in Education’s 2019 Examples of Excelencia. The winners will be announced at the Celebración de Excelencia i...
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August
30,
2019
| 07:20 PM America/Los_Angeles
Growing up in Georgia, Holly Hampton dreamed of living in California at an early age. However, as she began to grow into a career as a librarian, she accepted that her plan was not going to come to fruition. In fact, her career was moving in the o...
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August
27,
2019
| 08:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Thirty years ago, on Sept. 1, 1989, California Governor George Deukmejian signed into law Senate Bill 365, officially establishing California State University San Marcos. CSUSM’s founding ushered in an era of higher education in the United States,...
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August
23,
2019
| 01:22 AM America/Los_Angeles
With its official opening on Aug. 26, Cal State San Marcos’ Extended Learning building moved from first shovel to first class in just 16 months. As the largest academic building on campus, the six-story, 135,000-square-foot EL building (ELB) brings a...
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May
31,
2019
| 05:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
Becoming a provost was never part of Graham Oberem’s plan. He never expected to be an administrator of any type at Cal State San Marcos. But when Oberem steps down as CSUSM’s provost at the end of June, it will mark the end of a 6½-year tenure, mo...
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May
22,
2019
| 08:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Youwen Ouyang and Marisol Clark-Ibáñez first connected in a meaningful way almost a decade ago at a summer “boot camp” for Cal State San Marcos faculty.   Clark-Ibáñez was a coach for the program designed to introduce e-learning to faculty members...
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May
13,
2019
| 07:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
As someone who has spent nearly a quarter century working in the construction industry, Kevin Dunn thought he had a handle on popular misconceptions about undocumented immigrants in the workforce. It wasn’t until the Cal State San Marcos sociology st...
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May
08,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Alisha Blush first attended college, she was a smart, high-achieving but relatively aimless teenager, going to the university she thought she was supposed to go to and pursuing the career she thought she was supposed to choose.  When she retu...
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May
01,
2019
| 01:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly 3,800 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On April 29, six standouts from the Class of 2019 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or s...
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April
17,
2019
| 10:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
On the March day when she learned that she had been appointed the next president of Cal State San Marcos, a day she said she will never forget, Dr. Ellen Neufeldt received an email from CSUSM’s current president, Dr. Karen Haynes. As part of the m...
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April
09,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has identified the fourth president in the university’s history, and it’s someone whose educational values hew closely to those held dear by her predecessor.   The California State University Board of Trustees announced in Mar...
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2018
November
30,
2018
| 07:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
For the past 17 years, Dr. Eliza Bigham has watched her senior-level Human Development 497 class culminate in an evening project presentation in front of parents, friends and community partners. Each semester’s presentation, which she refers to as...
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November
29,
2018
| 11:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
With an ever-increasing population, amazing advances in technology and overall growth, it’s often challenging for a university to remain connected to its local community while still working to preserve key components of the past. When Cal State Sa...
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November
20,
2018
| 10:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
The way Laurie Stowell sees it, writing has been the poor stepchild of public schools for far too long. The Cal State San Marcos professor of literacy is trying to change that through the San Marcos Writing Project, a comprehensive effort aiming to b...
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November
14,
2018
| 01:52 AM America/Los_Angeles
When Emiliano Ayala talks about how important the mission of the California State University system is to him personally, it’s the farthest thing from lip service.  Before he took over as the dean of Cal State San Marcos’ College of Education, Hea...
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November
01,
2018
| 07:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Four Cal State San Marcos student veterans have received 2018-2019 San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) Military Veteran Student of the Year Academic Scholarships. The recipients are: David Falconer, who served in the Marines as a comp...
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October
05,
2018
| 07:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos believes that there should be more Latinx teachers in public K-12 schools.   Now the University has the money to help accomplish that very goal.  Late last month, CSUSM was awarded a $2.7 million, five-year grant from the U...
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September
07,
2018
| 09:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jesus Perez wasn’t always heavily involved in the physics community at Cal State San Marcos. But joining the Society of Physics Students changed that. After joining SPS, Jesus started attending conferences and participating in physics events on ca...
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September
05,
2018
| 11:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
Marissa Beltran was concerned that she might not have the necessary coding experience to thrive in Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) Extension program. It didn’t take long for her to realize she had nothing to worry about. “As l...
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August
31,
2018
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Robert Iafe, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, had his proposal for the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions selected by the board of directors of the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation. CSUSM is one of just ...
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August
23,
2018
| 02:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
The fall semester at Cal State San Marcos kicks off Monday with more than a dozen new faculty, several new programs and 17,000 students. President Karen Haynes, the senior president in the California State University system, opened the 2018-19 aca...
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August
08,
2018
| 06:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos is one of six California State University campuses that earned National Science Foundation funding to support educational opportunities for math and science students pursuing a K-12 teaching credential. CSUSM will receive $842...
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June
18,
2018
| 01:27 AM America/Los_Angeles
North County firefighters gathered in San Marcos for a wildfire simulation last month, but this wasn’t your typical training. The City of San Marcos rallied crews from several cities to help Cal State San Marcos students test a drone technology th...
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June
07,
2018
| 08:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
The City of San Marcos is home to about 25,000 residents 50 years and older who are approaching retirement -- or are in the thick of it. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re ready to slow down. In fact, the San Marcos Senior Activity Center i...
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May
14,
2018
| 05:35 PM America/Los_Angeles
Sara Freitag’s passion in advocating for marginalized populations was ignited while working for a year as a photojournalist and humanitarian, three months of which were spent in Panama. That passion motivated the Cal State San Marcos communication ma...
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May
11,
2018
| 06:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
San Marcos, CA – More than 3,500 students are expected to graduate from California State University San Marcos this month, making the Class of 2018 the largest graduating class in CSUSM history. The University’s 27th annual commencement ceremonies ar...
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March
26,
2018
| 01:50 AM America/Los_Angeles
The numbers can be depressing. Barely one in four Americans has crafted an advanced directive detailing what actions should or should not be taken for their health if they are no longer able to make a decision for themselves. Perhaps even more ala...
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February
02,
2018
| 07:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
California State University San Marcos’ nursing program has been ranked 13th in the state by RegisteredNursing.org, which ranked the programs at 131 colleges and universities throughout California by assessing factors that represent how well a progra...
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