Honors, Awards & Grants Archive
Maureen Fitzpatrick (Professor, Psychology) was honored as the Professor of the Year by Psi Chi (student honor society in Psychology)
Merryl Goldberg (Professor, Visual and Performing Arts) received an Academic Achievement award from the San Diego Theater Educators Association
Rebecca Lush (Assistant Professor, Literature and Writing Studies) has won the Geyer prize from the University of Maryland for her dissertation, "The ‘Other’ Woman: Early Modern English representations of Native American Women, 1579-1690."
Kim Pulvers (Assistant Professor, Psychology) is the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Service Learning Faculty Award from Cal State San Marcos
CIVILITY ICONS: Associate Professor Veronica Añover (Modern Language Studies) and Assistant Professor Shana Bass (Political Science) were honored as CSUSM Civility ICONs (Initiating Civil Opportunities Now) in April. Dr. Bass was recognized for her project, USING CIVILITY BRACELETS IN THE CLASSROOM. "For Spring 2012, I thought that my Political Science courses could use a dose of civility and community, and that the civility themes of 'Care, Respect, and Empathy' would be useful to emphasize for the discussions of politics and controversial issues that repeatedly arise in my courses. As part of my introductory discussion to our Classroom Code of Conduct, I discussed the campus Civility campaign and its themes and introduced a civility bracelet specifically for students in each of my courses. I handed the bracelet out the first day to a student who exemplified civility to his/her classmates in our discussion, and then the student wearing the bracelet was to personally pass it on at the end of each class period to another student who exemplified civility that day. This plan worked very well in my classes and bracelets are still in circulation." Dr. Bass was nominated by Sammi Carr, CSUSM fourth year student and student member of the CSUSM foundation Board.
Dr. Añover is extremely honored to have been named Faculty Civility ICON: "I embraced the Civility campaign from its conception and fostered in my classes a respectful and tolerant learning environment. I try to be a role model for my students by treating each one of them with the respect and understanding that they deserve, no matter who they are and where they come from. Next year, to honor my ICON nomination, I intend to ask my students to perform a random act of kindness each week and to post it -in the target language (either French or Spanish)- on our Cougar Course's blog to share it with all." Dr. Añover's was nominated by Tiffany Gabbard, CSUSM Study Abroad Coordinator, who stated, "Veronica is truly one of nicest individuals on the planet. I love her warmth, charisma, and the passion with which she teaches. She is such a believer in the value of international education and this stems from her intense interest in the world and her love for humanity. I appreciate what a support she has been to me, to the Office of Global Education, and to the campus community at large. What a remarkable professor and friend!"
Lecturer Dr. Jennifer Lynch (Communication) was selected as the January "Civility Champion" by Student Life & Leadership and the Dean of Students Office. She was profiled in The Pride (now Cougar Chronicles) Dec. 6, 2011 issue. More information about the CSUSM Civility Campaign is available at: http://www.csusm.edu/civility/
Assistant Professor Kimberly D'Anna-Hernandez (Psychology) was awarded CSUSM Grant Proposal Seed Money for the project "Postnatal alterations of the hypocretin/orexin system may influence depressive behavior." Prof. D'Anna-Hernandez's research is also funded through a NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) grant.
Associate Professor Marisol Clark Ibañez (Sociology) presented the event, "Avenidas to Success for AB 540 Students" in February, which served about 200 members of the North County community interested in supporting, or directly affected by, undocumented immigrant status. The event was funded by an NCHEA grant. North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA) is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for North County citizens and to promoting working relationships among California State University, San Marcos; Mira Costa College; and Palomar College. The one-time event was comprised of social networking for students, dinner, presentations on financial aid & scholarships, and a comprehensive immigration legal overview along with smaller break-out sessions with SD area immigration attorneys. The flurry of interest for this conference also generated a list serve of almost 400 participants who are interested in or affected by issues related to undocumented immigrant status. She now manages what is now known as the "AVENIDAS" listserv -- the goal of which is to continue to serve as a source of accurate information on legal, financial, and social activism around issues of immigration. With the keen interest of others in the community and sister colleges, this will most likely become an annual event.
Assistant Professor S. Deborah Kang (History) has been awarded a one month summer Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library to conduct research on her book-in-progress The Legal Construction of the Borderlands: The INS, Immigration Law, and Immigrant Rights
on the U.S.-Mexico Border, 1917-1954 (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).
Associate Dean and Professor Patty Seleski and Assistant Professor Ibrahim Al-Marashi (History) were awarded a $1,500 seed grant from the CHABSS dean's office, thanks to a private donor, to do the groundwork for a proposed Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Digital Archive.
Assistant Professor Kendra Dyanne Rivera's (Communication) COMM 390 course was awarded a Service Learning Mini-Grants, Spring Semester 2012.
Professor Michael McDuffie (Philosophy) has been appointed as a Community Member to the Palomar Medical Center Investigational Review Committee, the hospital's equivalent to an institutional review board, for the review of proposed research studies involving human participants, to be conducted at the hospital.
CSUSM President Karen Haynes honored seven faculty and staff in January, including Natalie Wilson, Women's Studies and Literature & Writing Studies, who received the President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Outstanding Lecturer, and Judit Hersko, Visual and Performing Arts, who received the President's Outstanding Faculty Award for Scholarship and Creativity. Congratulations Natalie and Judit! Read more about the awards...
Professor Peter Arnade, CSUSM History Department, was awarded a grant by UCLA's Center for 17/18th Century Studies to hold a two day conference on Spanish Habsburg Cities in Europe and colonial Latin America to be held at UCLA and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, March 1-2 2013. Professor Arnade was nominated for a one month stay at the Sorbonne (University of Paris-IV) as the "Dupont Chair" for February 2013 as "professeur associé."
Professor Marcos Martinez, Professor of Theater, has received an Arts Partnership Grant from Kenneth Picerne Foundation in San Juan Capistrano. The focus of the grant will be to do theatre with the Latino community of Escondido and North County.
Professor Sheryl Lutjens, Women's Studies, collaborated with Attorneys Anne Bautista and Joycelyn Grospe of Access, Inc. (San Diego) in implementing the VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) Leadership Project grant in fall semester 2011.
James Miller, Adjunct, Arts and Technology, has been invited to become an honorary member in the Golden Key international Honor Society. Prof. Miller was recognized during an induction ceremony November 19, 2011 and presented a certificate and pin for service in his capacity as an adjunct faculty member in VPA. He was nominated by a Eric Lopez, who is a student officer in the society.