CSUSM NewsCenter (TopStory)

2020
January
17,
2020
| 09:55 PM America/Los_Angeles
A new study led by Cal State San Marcos marketing professor Glen Brodowsky suggests business students who are more tolerant of cheating in the classroom are more likely to tolerate unethical corporate behavior in the board room. Because of the imp...
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January
13,
2020
| 01:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
A university professor’s career path is a winding labyrinth of research, teaching, grant writing and advising students of varying skillsets and interest levels. Carving time to sit down to write a textbook can sometimes be the most daunting task. ...
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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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January
06,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Back in 1996, Lamine Secka left his job with the San Diego Police Department to work as a police officer at UC San Diego, the university he had graduated from the year before.  Almost 25 years later, college campuses remain his home away from home...
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January
02,
2020
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Arts & Lectures, a longstanding event series at Cal State San Marcos, will present a packed spring lineup culminating in an appearance by Tara Westover, author of the bestselling and highly acclaimed 2018 book “Educated: A Memoir,” the CSUSM Common R...
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2019
December
20,
2019
| 06:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
As the end of the year approaches, many are already looking ahead to a new decade. 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 2019.   Ne...
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December
19,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos’ Department of Physics has been named a 2020 recipient of the American Physical Society (APS) award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education. The University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of North Carolina-Chapel ...
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December
11,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Justin Perron grew up like a lot of Canadians – he was practically born wearing ice skates and had dreams of a career in the National Hockey League. Not much has changed. “I still think I’m making the NHL,” Perron quipped. Perron is still we...
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December
09,
2019
| 06:34 PM America/Los_Angeles
As a high school kid in Orange County, Sean Hernandez certainly didn’t lack for academic role models.  His mother is a high school calculus teacher. He has three older sisters, all of whom went to college. One of the three even graduated from Stan...
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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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