CSUSM NewsCenter (TopStory)

2019
December
06,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
When most college students earn a scholarship, the money goes toward helping offset the price of attending school. For David Falconer, it quite simply changed his life. “It means everything,” said Falconer, a Cal State San Marcos junior. “When ...
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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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November
27,
2019
| 07:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos student assistants who work at the Cougar Career Closet have become accustomed to correcting a common misconception. “When students first hear about it, they ask, ‘So I have to return the clothes?’ ” said Sophie Cruz, a career...
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November
25,
2019
| 12:29 AM America/Los_Angeles
View and download all homecoming photos. Homecoming 2019 was a hit at Cal State San Marcos. Pops of blue could be spotted across campus as the university celebrated a full week of festivities. The campus community was greeted with colorful banners...
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November
22,
2019
| 01:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
The abuse can be financial, psychological, physical or sexual. And when it comes to the elderly, it is only getting worse. All of which is why a new book that was co-written and edited by Cal State San Marcos associate professor Dr. Amy Carney, “Elde...
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November
19,
2019
| 05:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Daisy Santana thought about leaving Cal State San Marcos. Escaping an untenable living situation during her freshman year led to an exhausting commute for the final months of the semester last spring. Then came a futile search to secure affordable...
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November
08,
2019
| 07:51 PM America/Los_Angeles
When he and his wife bought their first home in 2011, Jason Beyer was pleased to learn that just up the street, on Woodland Parkway in San Marcos, was located a park whose main feature is a memorial wall for military veterans.  Beyer is a military...
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November
05,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Maya Kummer was a struggling student at Cal State San Marcos, Campus Coffee was a piece of her therapy. Even on days when depression hit her hardest, she would leave Academic Hall with tears in her eyes, put on sunglasses and walk over to the...
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November
04,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jessica Waite had a lot of the same worries that most suburban American kids face, concerns related to school performance, social currency, the health of loved ones. But for Waite, growing up in Kirkland, Wash., outside of Seattle, her anxiety was...
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November
01,
2019
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
The listing on eBay was for a 1965 GMC truck, the kind used back in the day to make bread deliveries. The cost was $1,200. The mileage was impossible to know, really, because the truck didn’t have a working odometer. It didn’t have much that was w...
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October
31,
2019
| 04:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
For many people, deciding what to give family or friends for a special occasion can be agonizing. For Dayleen Coleman, it was a piece of cake, so to speak. Coleman, for a certain period of her life, was the cake lady. Birthday party? Bake a cake. ...
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October
30,
2019
| 04:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Doctors use the Glasgow Coma Scale to assess patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. Points are assigned for responses to eye, motor and verbal tests. The maximum score of 15 offers the best prognosis. A score between three and eight is ...
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October
28,
2019
| 11:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
A neuron is a cell in the central nervous system that transmits information to other cells. Luis Arrioja was sitting in his high school AP Psychology class at nearby Escondido High a few years ago when the lecture turned to neurons and their role ...
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October
25,
2019
| 02:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Erik Lamkin is just 26 years old, but he sounds a bit like a grizzled professional athlete closer to the end of his career than the beginning. When your job requires you to gorge on thousands of calories in a single sitting, it’s safe to say you’r...
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October
25,
2019
| 08:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
Update 2:50 p.m. As we continue to monitor wildfire activity in the region, we want to share that another wildfire - the Miller Fire - is burning in Valley Center and evacuation orders are in effect. The resources that we shared earlier today r...
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October
25,
2019
| 03:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
Update at 1:55 p.m. SDG&E has restored power to CSUSM’s main campus. The campus closure remains in effect through 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 as university staff conducts safety checks and implements power restoration procedures. All classes,...
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October
24,
2019
| 11:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Megan Hammerschmidt transferred to Cal State San Marcos from MiraCosta College for the fall 2018 semester, she wasn’t exactly looking for a rewarding campus life experience.  “I came here really not having any thoughts of doing anything other...
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October
24,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
KIN Whiskey is more than just a clever name to Taylor Lax, a 2010 graduate of Cal State San Marcos. Lax’s father, Bernard, started the craft spirits company three years ago in the family’s native Los Angeles, and Lax now runs the growing business ...
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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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October
21,
2019
| 11:58 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jon’Nae Vermillion finds a quiet spot before every Cal State San Marcos women’s basketball game and listens to “Something About the Name Jesus,” a song her mother played for her when she was a child. The music allays the concerns about her right s...
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October
18,
2019
| 08:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
A pair of former Cal State San Marcos students are leading one of the fastest growing independent real estate brokerages in the country with total sales volume this year projected to surpass $3 billion. Serial entrepreneurs and former CSUSM studen...
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October
17,
2019
| 08:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
The question has vexed astronomers for years: How do water and hydroxyl radicals, which have the same elements as water, surface on asteroids sluicing through space? A paper published Oct. 7 in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Nature Astronomy” ...
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October
16,
2019
| 08:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
When red-flag warnings of Santa Ana winds were issued in San Diego last week, Lindsey Rowell went into motion.  She participated in meetings of the top decision-makers at Cal State San Marcos. She educated colleagues on what the impacts would be i...
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October
16,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Change is coming to Cal State San Marcos next fall with an exciting, new dining experience focused on community, quality, value, sustainability and variety. The university’s dining café will open on the first floor of The QUAD in time for the star...
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October
15,
2019
| 01:04 AM America/Los_Angeles
Isaias Torres frequently tagged along while his father, Luis, worked at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs. Isaias did so out of necessity – he was in elementary school and his father couldn’t afford childcare. Some days, Isaias would ...
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October
15,
2019
| 12:22 AM America/Los_Angeles
Giving back is a fundamental part of life for Lee and Rosita Hieb. Now retired, they understand the challenges of charitable giving for young people when they’re early in their careers and trying to get established. But Lee and Rosita also know...
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October
14,
2019
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Kevin Mendoza remembers his reaction when his robotics adviser at Oceanside High School casually said that Northrop Grumman was looking for students to apply for a STEM learning experience as part of a pilot phase for a new talent pipeline program an...
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October
11,
2019
| 11:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
It was a long summer for Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Services team. The group endured three moves around campus while the newly expanded and renovated Epstein Family Veterans Center was being completed. But it was well worth the wait. Studen...
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October
09,
2019
| 02:19 AM America/Los_Angeles
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 at 4:57 p.m. With recent changes to California law, regional utility officials have warned that power may temporarily have to be shut off to customers in areas of high fire risk beginning Thursday, Oct. 10 to mitigate the r...
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October
07,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Before its recent renovation, the media production studios at Cal State San Marcos was a nice space for students, faculty and staff to explore and create utilizing a pair of traditional video studios with control rooms, overhead lighting and a large ...
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