CSUSM NewsCenter (TopStory)

2019
April
17,
2019
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
17,
2019
When you walk around campus this spring, you can see a noticeable pop of color thanks in no small part to the Southern California super bloom. An unusually rainy winter and spring season has led to the local phenomenon that has resulted in nearly eve...
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April
16,
2019
Faculty and staff gathered on Tuesday, April 9 to honor the long and distinguished careers of President Karen Haynes and First Gentleman Jim Mickelson at a campus-wide retirement celebration. Haynes, the longest-serving president in the California...
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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
09,
2019
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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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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April
02,
2019
Nearly every season, the San Marcos Youth Basketball League has to turn away more than 100 excited but ultimately disappointed athletes because there aren’t enough courts. When the City of San Marcos recently updated its Master Parks & Rec Plan fo...
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March
26,
2019
Blake Steinecke had no interest in playing blind ice hockey. He didn’t even know the sport existed until someone in a Facebook support group for people afflicted with an inherited form of vision loss told him about it. It didn’t matter that Blake ...
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March
25,
2019
If she were to list the truly unbelievable days in her life, Lalitha Nataraj will most likely forever put a fall day in September 2017 at or near the top. Having just stepped onto dry land following a Disney cruise with her family, the librarian a...
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March
22,
2019
Cal State San Marcos student Omar Apolinar, who this fall will enroll in a Ph.D. program en route to a career in organic chemistry, has been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Angewandte Chemie for a study that has the potential to imp...
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March
20,
2019
The California State University Board of Trustees has appointed Ellen J. Neufeldt, Ed.D., to serve as the next president of California State University San Marcos. Neufeldt currently serves as vice president of student engagement and enrollment servi...
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March
14,
2019
Cal State San Marcos professor Christiane Wood has written the book on innovative education. Literally. Wood’s new publication, “The Literacy of Play and Innovation: Children as Makers” (Routledge, 2019) provides an in-depth study of four early ed...
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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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March
01,
2019
Before the season began, the Cal State San Marcos surf team lost one of its top performers when Will Reichel decided to spend some time studying abroad. And when top performer and Pro Junior Tour surfer Micah Crozier went down with a broken femur ...
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February
27,
2019
Barbara Mannino and Syd Harris were no strangers to Cal State San Marcos when they attended the ACE Scholars Services scholarship donor reception in 2015.   Mannino had been on the advisory council to President Karen Haynes for more than five year...
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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
26,
2019
Nadia Delgadillo Miranda made a promise to herself when she enrolled at Cal State San Marcos: She would seek out every possible opportunity to prepare herself for a career in science. As part of that vow, Nadia attended meetings for the Office for...
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February
25,
2019
It’s another step in the right direction for Cal State San Marcos. Forward Together, the University’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, was a bold ambition. Some wondered if CSUSM aimed too high when setting a goal of raising $50 million. ...
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February
21,
2019
Dr. Xiaocong (Simon) Fan came to Cal State San Marcos in December after nearly two decades at Pennsylvania State University to help build a new software engineering program. His impact is already being felt. Fan is a driving force in developing cu...
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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
19,
2019
It’s a Monday afternoon in October at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences, which means it’s time for a little STEM.  Sixteen students from sixth through eighth grades line up outside a classroom door 15 minutes before the lesson is to begin at t...
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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
13,
2019
Staircases by their very nature are passageways. But one stairwell at Cal State San Marcos is causing passersby to pause. Spanning across two floors in the architectural center stairwell of Kellogg Library is a mural titled “In This Classroom, There ...
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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
07,
2019
Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes reflected on her long, distinguished tenure and highlighted the university’s growth and accomplishments over the years during her 15th and final Report to the Community address on Thursday morning.  As p...
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