CSUSM NewsCenter (community)

2019
July
03,
2019
Abrahán Monzón wasn’t focused on political or social issues as a young person from the Imperial Valley. But that all changed while attending UC Santa Barbara as an undergraduate. Abrahán started college in September 2008, just two months before Ca...
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July
02,
2019
Merryl Goldberg knows a good leader when she sees one. When she met Dairrick Khalil Hodges early last year through their roles in the San Diego Creative Youth Development Network, she could tell immediately that he was something special.  “At the ...
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July
01,
2019
Dr. Ellen J. Neufeldt officially has begun her tenure as Cal State Marcos’ new president as the university on Monday welcomed the fourth leader in its history for her first day on campus.  Neufeldt was appointed to the presidency in March by the C...
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June
24,
2019
Located in the center of campus, a unique and symbolic concrete bench honors the indelible impact of President Karen Haynes and First Gentleman Jim Mickelson. The art installation, built into the northwest-facing hillside along Forum Plaza, is known ...
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June
18,
2019
Cal State San Marcos has a long history of successful Gala fundraisers to support student scholarships. But the 2019 Gala on June 8 was unlike any other. A special evening to celebrate the legacy of President Karen Haynes and First Gentleman Ji...
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June
13,
2019
Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes received the Neil Morgan Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement during the 2019 Visionary Awards on June 6. It was the second time Haynes has been honored by local leaders in recent months. In May, the ...
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June
13,
2019
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is now the Shiley CSU Institute for Palliative Care, thanks to another generous gift from prominent  philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley.  Shiley announced during Cal State San Marcos’ annual fundraising gala...
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June
05,
2019
It’s safe to say that when Karen Haynes first met Jim Mickelson, it wasn’t exactly a classic boy-meets-girl love story. It was an ordinary, but also unexpected, encounter between a social work advocate and a social work professor. The clincher was pe...
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June
05,
2019
Do women need to dress like a man to rise to leadership? “The apparel oft proclaims the man.” Shakespeare penned the line in “Hamlet” as Polonius’ parting parental advice to his son, but the statement – with its modern translation that clothes ...
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June
05,
2019
From the deep-hued paint on the walls to the faint aroma of coffee, President Haynes’ office is filled with delightful, unexpected and storied pieces. 1. Goodbye Taupe, Hello Presidential Purple // It was one of the first changes she made to her o...
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June
04,
2019
Karen Haynes still remembers buying the suit. It came from a shop in Amsterdam, purchased while Haynes and her husband, Jim Mickelson, were teaching abroad one summer. This was before Haynes was appointed Cal State San Marcos’ third president, bef...
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June
03,
2019
When Damien Brantley was at his lowest point, when he felt like he had nothing left and nowhere to turn, Mr. Jim was there. That was what Brantley called Jim Mickelson, the founding director of ACE Scholars Services. The innovative Cal State San M...
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May
30,
2019
The wait is nearly over for Cal State San Marcos’ military-affiliated students. The much-anticipated expansion of CSUSM’s Veterans Center is nearing completion, and many of the entities involved in making it a reality gathered to celebrate a miles...
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May
03,
2019
The rededication of the White Rose Memorial at Cal State San Marcos had been in the works for months.  But the event took on an added significance in the wake of the shooting last weekend at a Jewish synagogue in Poway.  Hundreds of people turn...
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April
30,
2019
The CSUSM community will gather in solidarity on Wednesday at the rededication of its White Rose Memorial on Forum Plaza at noon. The interactive memorial honors the brave acts of a committed group of college students who were executed for peacefully...
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April
29,
2019
As we continue to grieve following Saturday’s senseless act of violence and hate at Chabad of Poway, let’s recommit to each doing our part to ensure that CSUSM is not just a place that talks about being a diverse and welcoming community, but one that...
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April
27,
2019
I am deeply saddened and stunned by the senseless act of violence and hate that occurred this morning at Chabad of Poway, when a shooter opened fire on the congregation, resulting in the death of at least one individual and injuring others. We are he...
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April
23,
2019
When Melinda Saltzmann speaks on campus this week, she will be able to relate to many of the people in the audience.   She hopes that the feeling is mutual.  For many years, Melinda did not think her story was one worth telling. She felt too as...
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April
23,
2019
The University Police Department was honored earlier this semester by the Special Olympics at its annual Kickoff Brunch with an award as the “Most Valuable Rookie Agency.” CSUSM Police Chief Scott Ybarrondo was the keynote speaker at the event. UP...
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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
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
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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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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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
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
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
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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February
07,
2019
The first gift of the day came in just after the clock struck midnight. By 6 a.m., when the late-autumn sky was still dark, 114 donations already had been made.  The pace rarely waned during Giving Day at Cal State San Marcos on Nov. 27. Administr...
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2018
December
04,
2018
The search for a successor to Karen Haynes, the longtime president of Cal State San Marcos, began in earnest Friday when the University hosted a forum where members of the campus community weighed in on the traits they’d like to see in a new leader. ...
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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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