Nu Upsilon Research Conference

Nu Upsilon Research Conference led by Dr. Eliza Bigham Nu Upsilon (the CSUSM chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu, a national honor society for human sciences) presents Undergraduate Student Research. Each presentation represents an original undergraduate student research project and the topics are fascinating and wide ranging. The projects reflect the skills that students majoring inContinue reading “Nu Upsilon Research Conference”

Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Russ Neuhart

Pictured: From Left, Ashley Einbender, student and nominator; Dr. Russ Neuhart. This year, the Office of Service Learning hosted its first Service Learning Showcase! The Showcase provided an opportunity for us to share some of the fantastic work being done through service learning during the 2016-2017 academic year.   Each team of presenters included students, facultyContinue reading “Outstanding Service Learning Faculty Russ Neuhart”

Grant Provides Path to Nursing for American Indian Students

By Eric Breier Five American Indian students wasted no time in getting acclimated to Cal State San Marcos’ School of Nursing last fall. The students are attending CSUSM through a recently awarded grant called Graduating American Indians into Nursing (GAIN). Funding for the grant didn’t become official until shortly before the start of the fallContinue reading “Grant Provides Path to Nursing for American Indian Students”

Inspiring Journey from Refugee to Marine to Graduate

By David Ogul Nearly a decade as a refugee after fleeing a brutal civil war? Check. U.S. Marine combat engineer in Iraq and Afghanistan? Check. Promising biochemist who has been accepted into among the most prestigious research institutions in the world? Check. Meet Sharon Patray, who will walk across a stage at Cal State SanContinue reading “Inspiring Journey from Refugee to Marine to Graduate”

Human Development Student Ready to Make a Difference

By Eric Breier Carlos Olivares had a difficult time adjusting to life in the United States after moving from Mexico when he was 9. “I struggled a lot growing up,” Carlos said. “I struggled adapting to a new culture and I rebelled quite a bit.” The struggles continued into his freshman year at Escondido HighContinue reading “Human Development Student Ready to Make a Difference”

Project ACCEPT Preparing Bilingual Teachers

By Eric Breier Ana Hernandez knows the value of being bilingual in the teaching profession. At the end of March, she took 16 Cal State San Marcos School of Education students to the California Association for Bilingual Education conference in Anaheim. She has already heard from school districts wanting to interview them. “They’re worth theirContinue reading “Project ACCEPT Preparing Bilingual Teachers”