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Steps Magazine: Spring / Summer 2012 Issue

In the Current IssueView the full issue with a full-screen "page flipper" effectAn Artful EducationNew research finds that the arts boost reading in elementary schoolsLeaving Their Mark, Seniors Give BackSenior business major Marco Lemus is challenging his classmates to show their Cougar pride and give back to Cal State San Marcos. “This campus has given so much to us as students,” he said, “it’s important that we give a little back.”Cultivating Future EcologistsHome to more than 55,000 plant varieties and 5,600 animal species, Brazil has the largest biodiversity in the world. Nearly one in every four plant species can be found within its borders. Exploring the effects of deforestation on one of the country’s prominent ecosystems, CSUSM undergraduates travel to Brazil each summer to participate in a unique internship conducting field research.A Home for HeroesCSUSM currently has the highest percentage of student veterans per capita of any university in the CSU. Among the student-veterans who call CSUSM home are filmmaker Sebastian Maselli and former U.S. Navy search and rescue swimmer Amber Bouge.Call of Duty: Piloting Marine OneMarine Corps helicopter pilot and history alumnus Major Jim Mullin is among a select few commissioned to fly Marine One, transporting our nation’s most precious cargo: the President of the United States.Download the complete issue as a printable PDF documentThe complete 2011 Honor Roll of Donors (PDF)Need a printed copy?To request a printed copy of Steps Magazine, please email us at publicity@csusm.edu.