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CSUSM NewsCenter (topstory)

2020
July
09,
2020
| 08:13 AM 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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July
08,
2020
| 13:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
It seemed like a simple question in the moment. Yet Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals was left stumped by it.  It was 2017, and Keifer-Wheals was driving to the annual Cougar Night at Petco Park. His passenger was Michelle Romans, Cal State San Marcos' dire...
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July
06,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Karen Glover has been a sociology professor at Cal State San Marcos for 13 years, but perhaps never has her area of expertise been as vitally relevant to the national conversation. Glover has spent much of her career researching and teaching about...
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July
06,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Neal Griffin doesn’t remember exactly when he first sat down to start writing, just that it was something his wife encouraged him to try. “She said to me, ‘You're always telling these stories and you seem to enjoy it. You should start writing some...
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June
30,
2020
| 13:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
April Dawson came to Cal State San Marcos to study biotechnology. She left with a mission — and a viable method — to help feed the world. After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from Idaho State University, Dawson saw the Master of Biotechnol...
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June
26,
2020
| 07:42 AM America/Los_Angeles
Last month, there was a changing of the guard atop Associated Students, Inc., at Cal State San Marcos.  Of course, the fact that the transition happened virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic is merely the most obvious sign that this won’t ...
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June
25,
2020
| 15:36 PM America/Los_Angeles
It would take a major story to bump from the top of the news cycle the deadliest global pandemic in a century.   That story happened on Memorial Day, when a white police officer from Minneapolis killed a Black man named George Floyd by kneeling on...
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June
24,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Kiya Pasley is grateful for the support she has received during the COVID-19 pandemic – both financial and from her professors at Cal State San Marcos. In fact, Pasley may not have learned about some of the financial assistance available were it n...
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June
22,
2020
| 15:46 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration cannot execute its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was instituted in 2012 to protect eligible undocumented people from deportation ...
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June
19,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Antoinette Chanel was a fifth grader at Grapevine Elementary School in Vista when the then-San Diego Chargers reached the Super Bowl in January 1995. Grapevine hosted a contest in which students were asked to write a poem about the Chargers. Chane...
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June
16,
2020
| 12:56 PM America/Los_Angeles
Dreama Moon is quick to point out that she’s not the Cal State San Marcos authority on racism and white supremacy.  The longtime communication professor is sensitive to the reality that she’s a white person being interviewed about racial inequalit...
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June
15,
2020
| 13:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Mae West was born in the 19th century, and she was a white entertainer who achieved her greatest fame during the Great Depression era.   To hear Cal State San Marcos history professor Jill Watts tell it, however, West would not have been out of st...
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June
15,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/Los_Angeles
While planning and preparation are always important, life can change in the blink of an eye. When China essentially shut down the entire city of Wuhan – home to 11 million people – in January, many residents had to immediately flee their apartment...
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June
15,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Although she’s a biology professor, Deborah Kristan was a natural choice to be tapped as associate dean of Cal State San Marcos’ College of Education, Health and Human Services in January 2018.  When she first came to CSUSM as an assistant profess...
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June
12,
2020
| 16:35 PM 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
| 08:15 AM 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
| 17:05 PM 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
| 14:21 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
| 13:44 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
03,
2020
| 09:07 AM America/Los_Angeles
It’s hard to grasp the seemingly endless ways that the coronavirus pandemic can be damaging to people’s mental health.  Maybe you have a loved one who has suffered from, or even died from, COVID-19. Maybe you’re a front-line health worker and live...
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June
02,
2020
| 20:25 PM 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
27,
2020
| 13:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jackie Trischman knows what it’s like to contend with budget cuts in higher education. She has seen it multiple times in her 25 years as a faculty member at Cal State San Marcos. Finding solutions in those difficult times was part of her inspirati...
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May
22,
2020
| 11:53 AM America/Los_Angeles
In recognition of the challenges that graduates overcame this spring in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cal State San Marcos Alumni Association is gifting the entire Class of 2020 a free two-year New Grad Membership. “It is a priority to CS...
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May
21,
2020
| 15:51 PM 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
20,
2020
| 14:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The job prospects for the almost 4,700 students in the Class of 2020 at Cal State San Marcos were shaping up to be especially robust, with some analyses describing it as the strongest job market in half a century.  In February, employers added 273...
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May
20,
2020
| 09:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Like hundreds of other members of the campus community, the Jardin family eagerly participated in the Graduates on Parade celebration at Cal State San Marcos on Friday, May 15.  They decorated their car with markers, streamers and balloons, piled ...
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May
12,
2020
| 14:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
As a professor of history, of course, Jill Watts is also a student of history.   Watts knew that many U.S. history textbooks, in the all-important pages about the hugely consequential Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidency, make passing references t...
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May
12,
2020
| 12:34 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
11,
2020
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Thu Viet Snyder didn’t have an easy path to earning her degree in computer science Coming from Vietnam, she had to navigate a different culture and a new language. She had a passion for computers, but little background in computer science. And, pe...
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May
08,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Nearly 4,700 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this academic year, including six standouts from the Class of 2020 who are receiving special recognition for their achievements. Honorees were nominated by faculty or staff a...
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