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Faculty-Staff Convocation to Launch Academic Year at CSUSM

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will launch the 2010-11 academic year with its annual fall Convocation for faculty and staff on Thursday, Aug. 25. For the first time in approximately 15 years, the event will be held on campus at The Clarke Field House/University Student Union.Scheduled for 9:00 a.m., the event will include an address by President Karen Haynes. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Emily Cutrer will serve as mistress of ceremonies.Who: President Karen Haynes and nearly 500 faculty, staff and administratorsWhat: Convocation is an annual welcome to the faculty and staff of CSUSM and marks the beginning of the new academic yearWhen: Thursday, Aug. 25, 2009, reception begins at 9:00 a.m. with the program and remarks beginning at 10:00 a.m.Where: The Clarke Field House/University Student Union—located at the corner of Campus Way and Campus View DriveAbout California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $189.2 million, generating a total impact of $228.6 million on the regional economy. Over 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region fueling the local workforce. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.