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2020
July
09,
2020
| 05:13 PM America/Los_Angeles
Bob Mangrum often told stories about the impact teachers had on his life. Mangrum’s mother died when he was young, and he had a challenging upbringing in Oklahoma. He shared with his children, Trudy and Bill, that it wasn’t unusual for him to skip...
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June
12,
2020
| 01:35 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cathy Baur went through a half-dozen newspapers every day when she was the public information officer for the Poway Unified School District. This was in 1990, long before Google alerts and online aggregation services, and Baur’s job responsibiliti...
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June
12,
2020
| 05:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dr. James Chun had only been in his role as Cal State San Marcos’ interim medical director for Student Health and Counseling Services for a short time when he was asked in February to assist in the university’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC). Ch...
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June
11,
2020
| 02:05 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dear CSUSM Community, This month, the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to make a decision about the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides protection from deportation and a work permit to ...
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June
04,
2020
| 11:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
Since taking over as director of the Black Student Center at Cal State San Marcos last summer, John Rawlins III has facilitated many discussions with Black students about race relations in America.  But given the emotionally wrenching events of th...
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June
04,
2020
| 10:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cal State San Marcos faculty and staff continue to go above and beyond on behalf of students and the campus community during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pleased to highlight some of the campus heroes as nominated by students and colleagues. Know...
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June
02,
2020
| 05:25 AM America/Los_Angeles
This message was shared with the campus community on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 4 p.m. Dear CSUSM Community, Over the course of this past week, we all have been shaken by the unnecessary death of George Floyd. I know the grief continues to weigh ...
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May
21,
2020
| 12:51 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the going got tough, Cal State San Marcos got creative.  Stymied by the inability to host traditional commencement ceremonies this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, CSUSM instead dreamed up a way to give the Class of 2020 the celebratory ...
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May
12,
2020
| 09:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cal State San Marcos faculty and staff continue to go above and beyond on behalf of students and the campus community during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pleased to highlight some of the campus heroes as nominated by students and colleagues. Know...
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May
05,
2020
| 08:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of the significant benefits to attending a major university is its extensive alumni network, and Cal State San Marcos is no different in that regard. The university recently rolled out a new program called Cougar Connect: CSUSM Mentorship Prog...
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May
04,
2020
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dorris Staples always had a passion for helping others. The board members of her foundation and her friends still remember hearing her describe it as helping someone get from one side of a bridge to the other, making sure they had the footing and cou...
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April
29,
2020
| 06:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
In late January, Jessica Waite opened a restaurant called The Plot. It was her third eatery in her beloved South Oceanside, but the one that was clearly nearest and dearest to her heart.  The Plot, as Waite likes to say, is essentially the brick-a...
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April
28,
2020
| 10:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cal State San Marcos faculty and staff continue to go above and beyond on behalf of students and the campus community during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pleased to highlight some of the campus heroes as nominated by students and colleagues. Know...
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April
21,
2020
| 01:20 AM America/Los_Angeles
In early March, Jennifer Ballentine was watching the COVID-19 crisis emerge in the United States with growing alarm. Ten days earlier, a nursing home outside Seattle had reported the first U.S. death from the virus. Within a week, 24 states had logge...
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April
15,
2020
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cal State San Marcos faculty and staff continue to go above and beyond on behalf of students and the campus community during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re pleased to highlight some of the campus heroes as nominated by students and colleagues. Know...
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April
14,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Michelle Harvey is the first to admit that she’s far from an expert seamstress. The family sewing machine is one that she gave to her 10-year-old son, Mason, as a gift just last Christmas, and the two of them learned how to sew by watching YouTube vi...
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April
13,
2020
| 10:08 PM America/Los_Angeles
Prospective students, recently admitted students, families and community members will have an opportunity to learn more about Cal State San Marcos when the university hosts a virtual Discover CSUSM event on April 24. Attendees can participate in p...
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April
08,
2020
| 08:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
President Ellen Neufeldt has been holding virtual town halls as part of her ongoing commitment to keep both the campus and community updated about Cal State San Marcos’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But nothing could have prepared Neufeldt fo...
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April
07,
2020
| 02:40 AM America/Los_Angeles
Regina Frasca has worked at Cal State San Marcos for 21 years. Now the director of the Office of Safety, Health and Sustainability, she has witnessed three major fires come dangerously close to campus. She has seen her team recover from earthquake...
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April
07,
2020
| 04:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
If you had driven up to Craven Circle on the morning of Monday, March 16, you could have been forgiven for thinking you had stumbled upon a pop-up Sonic Drive-In.   For hours on end, car after car pulled into the circle, many of them parking perpe...
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March
30,
2020
| 10:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last Wednesday, as he does every weekday at 6:15 a.m., José Manuel Villarreal convened a huddle – with appropriate social distancing, of course – of a small team of coworkers in the parking lot of Epiphany Prep Charter School in Escondido.  Each p...
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March
13,
2020
| 10:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has begun the transition to virtual instruction for the rest of the spring semester as the university responds to the coronavirus pandemic that is affecting daily life in ways big and small around the world.   During a four-da...
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March
05,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
It’s hard to believe it was only about five months ago that Cal State San Marcos President Ellen Neufeldt asked physics professor Chuck De Leone and psychology professor Sharon Hamill to co-chair a faculty advisory committee to consider how to create...
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February
26,
2020
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Nick Krueger considers himself lucky to have found a perfect fit when he pledged a fraternity at Cal State San Marcos in fall 2016. It was during Krueger’s second year on campus and he had just two options. Fortunately for Krueger, he felt at home...
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February
10,
2020
| 01:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Black History Month has been celebrated in this country for nearly 50 years, double that if you consider it began as a weeklong celebration in 1926. But instead of simply celebrating history, Cal State San Marcos takes it to another level of honor...
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February
07,
2020
| 06:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of the first calls Ellen Neufeldt made last summer when she learned that she had been appointed the new president of Cal State San Marcos was to the university’s first president, Bill Stacy.  Neufeldt happened to know Stacy already, as their p...
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February
04,
2020
| 07:12 PM America/Los_Angeles
Alessandra Colfi is an expressive arts therapist who worked with patients at the San Diego Cancer Research Institute. She also is a practicing Buddhist fascinated with Eastern culture.  So, one day about eight years ago, Colfi stumbled upon the id...
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January
29,
2020
| 05:35 PM America/Los_Angeles
Take a walk around an institution of higher learning, and you’ll witness students, staff, professors and deans either lost in thought or interacting about something important. The last thing campus community members want to think about is what would ...
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January
21,
2020
| 10:47 PM America/Los_Angeles
Rare is the provost who puts a relatively young university on the path toward adding more than a dozen new academic programs.  Rare is the faculty member who’s such an expert in his field that he has something named after him.  And rarest of al...
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January
08,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When San Marcos city officials were looking for guidance on how to proceed with their plan to install public art in the emerging North City neighborhood, they knew just where to turn.  They went to their trusted community partner in Cal State San ...
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