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2019
May
15,
2019
In the first commencement ceremony for Cal State San Marcos’ College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences on Friday morning, there will be 212 graduates receiving a bachelor’s degree in communication. There will be 115 who earn a de...
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May
13,
2019
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
It’s not the needles that bother Stephanie Gonzalez. It’s watching the nurses struggle to find a vein. “When I see people now, I always stare at their veins and think, ‘Wow, you have nice veins,’ ” Stephanie said. “It’s the little things.” Step...
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May
01,
2019
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
29,
2019
Stephanie Trevino is as tough as an old patch of Texas leather, fitting being that she hails from San Antonio. She served two tours of duty in the Marines during wartime, one in Iraq for seven months in 2008 and one in Afghanistan for eight months th...
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April
15,
2019
Judy Bauerlein has lived in Southern California for more than a decade, but she still has Pennsylvania in her bones.   Bauerlein was born in Ambler, a northern suburb of Philadelphia, one of 11 children in a family that’s a hodgepodge of German, I...
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April
08,
2019
Three years ago, the Cal State San Marcos theatre program reached out to Jason Eberwein to direct a show. He had been part of a handful of productions on campus, but he wanted to present a show that would speak to the strengths of everyone involve...
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April
08,
2019
Jeremy Addis-Mills already was heavily involved on the California State University alumni council, the representative voice of the more than 3 million alumni of the CSU system.  Now he’s deepening his level of commitment for the next six years.  ...
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March
07,
2019
For Mary Robertson, it felt like the first day at a new school.   Her heart was pounding. She was racked with self-doubt. Would the kids like her? Would she fit in?  It was the fall of 2010, and Robertson was standing outside an LGBTQ youth dro...
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March
05,
2019
His suitcases were packed. The social workers were on their way.  Matt Walsh was only 14 years old but had endured a lifetime of abuse at the hands of a woman who had adopted him from the foster care system when he was an infant. Now he was headed...
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March
04,
2019
Tiffany Teusch didn’t give much thought to college as a teenager. Teusch failed most of her high school classes as a freshman and sophomore. She spent her final two years of high school transitioning to a new school, a new living situation and try...
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February
27,
2019
When you’re a college student, the last thing you want to do – well, other than study for another final or write another term paper – is talk about the end of your life.  College students, or just young people in general, like to think of themselv...
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February
19,
2019
Maria Nunez is representing District 1 on the San Marcos City Council after being elected last November as the culmination of her first political campaign.  But that representative just as easily could be Arcela Nunez-Alvarez, Maria’s older sister...
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February
18,
2019
As the first in his family to attend college, Conner Whitten knows all too well the challenges faced by first-generation students. For Conner, those challenges not only included helping his parents understand the often complex, painstaking process...
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February
15,
2019
The life-size bronze cougar statue that adorns the third-floor courtyard of Craven Hall has become one of the most recognizable symbols on the Cal State San Marcos campus. Titled “Tukwut,” it represents both the mascot of the university and the Luise...
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February
12,
2019
More than 15 years after she graduated from Cal State San Marcos, Crystal Rodriguez can confidently say that her experience at the university is still paying dividends.  When Rodriguez interviewed last year to be the chief of staff of the presiden...
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February
11,
2019
Dr. Andrew Spieldenner is impacting policy and attitudes on HIV. Spieldenner, an assistant professor of communication at Cal State San Marcos, is one of two new North American delegates to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), whi...
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February
06,
2019
Cal State San Marcos alumnus Christopher Morales is participating in the 2018-19 California Senate Fellows program. Morales served as ASI’s vice president of student and university affairs in 2016-17. The Capital Fellows Programs, which are admini...
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February
04,
2019
If Tyler Burch had preconceived notions about life as a congressional staffer, they quickly dissipated last fall. Tyler, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos with a bachelor’s in economics in May, spent the fall semester as a participant in...
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January
30,
2019
Hayden Weir wanted to brew beer before he was old enough to drink it.  The interest originated when Weir and a friend, as a fun experiment, tried one of those five-gallon Mr. Beer home-brew kits that you can buy at your local Target. It blossomed ...
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January
16,
2019
Most people knew Carol Channing as a Broadway legend, as the iconic star of the long-running musical “Hello, Dolly!”, as a performer with one of the most easily recognized voices in American pop culture.  Merryl Goldberg knew Channing, first and f...
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January
08,
2019
Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at Cal State San Marcos, kicks off its spring lineup with Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too movement and a social justice activist, on Feb. 5. This season boasts a diverse selection of six events as t...
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January
03,
2019
As Jameson Meyst sat in jail, facing charges of drunken driving, his mind focused on the other people involved in the three-car accident. “I thought everyone had died,” Jameson said. While others sustained injuries, Jameson was relieved to lear...
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2018
December
20,
2018
It was in the fall of 2007 that Lindsay Riedel met a fellow Cal State San Marcos student who made an immediate, lasting impression.  Consuelo Martinez was in her first semester after transferring from Palomar College, and the two women soon discov...
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December
04,
2018
As the end of the year approaches, many are already looking ahead to 2019. But before putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year’s resolutions, let’s take a look back at some of the most-talked-about stories of 2018. The University ...
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November
29,
2018
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
01,
2018
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
25,
2018
Looking at Armando Zaragoza’s resumé, it is easy to understand his desire to become a university vice president of student affairs. “I just love interacting with students,” said Armando, who will graduate from Cal State San Marcos in May with a ba...
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October
15,
2018
Sometimes the stars align and you find yourself in the place you’re supposed to be. Sometimes moments may seem insignificant at the time, but you realize later those moments remarkably shaped your future. For what are moments if not miniature tapestr...
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October
04,
2018
Music feeds the soul, as the saying goes. Sean Griser believes that now more than ever, especially since a music-based project he took on more than three years ago has transformed the course of his academic career at Cal State San Marcos.  Griser ...
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