Faculty-Staff Convocation to Launch Academic Year at CSUSM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

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. 26 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Scheduled for 9:00 a.m., the event will include an address by President Karen S. Haynes.  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Emily Cutrer will serve as mistress of ceremonies.

Who: President Karen S. Haynes and nearly 500 faculty, staff and administrators.

What: Convocation is an annual welcome to the faculty and staff of CSUSM and marks the beginning of the new academic year.

When: Thursday, Aug. 26, 2009, reception begins at 9:00 a.m. with the program and remarks beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Where: The California Center for the Arts, Escondido-340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

About California State University San Marcos

California 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 $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. 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.