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Anthropology Prof Writes Book About Search for 'Lone Woman' of Cultural Fame
Professor Tom Holm, who teaches Marine Archaeology and Preservation, recently published a book that was eight years in the making. Tom was inspired by the 1960's children's novel, "Island of the Blue Dolphins" that he read – and re-read twice – with his daughter.  This novel by Scott O’Dell chronicles the tale of a 12-year-old girl named Karana who’s stranded alone for years on an island off the coast of Southern California. Professor Holm's book, “Shrouded Heritage: Island of the Blue Dolphins”, is a captivating account of his long, all-encompassing quest to discover the truth behind the Lone Woman’s identity, her life on San Nicolas Island, and her link between local indigenous tribes as well as those tribes’ historical connection to the island. 

Are You Interested in Becoming a K-8 Teacher?
CSUSM’s Liberal Studies degree just made it simpler for you to navigate the California teacher credentialing pipeline.  At CSUSM, you can now fold the CSET I-III standardized testing requirement into your Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree program’s Elementary Subject Matter and Integrated Teacher Education options. That’s three standardized tests you don’t have to spend time and money on!

Valuing Diversity and Inclusion in the Global classroom—and beyond
Professors in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, such as Dr. Anne Randerson, who teaches courses such as Introduction to Global Studies, see themselves as advocates and activists who provide opportunities for students to view the world around them from different perspectives.

Professor Earns Grants to Support Arts, Mentee
Music Professor Merryl Goldberg recently received two state grants to support programs and research stemming from her ART=OPPORTUNITY initiative. The funding will support Camp AART (Attitudes, Awareness and Relationship Training), an arts education program that focuses on suicide prevention through creative youth development. Additionally, the funding will be used to conduct two studies to expand on the research component of the ART=OPPORTUNITY public awareness project. 

First grauate from American Indian Studies Program
California State University San Marcos implemented an American Indian studies bachelor's degree program in 2017 but has already produced its first graduate, Rachelle Lee Peterson.

Commencement 2019, May 17 - 9 a.m. Ceremony Photos and Live Stream Replay

Commencement 2019, May 17 - 2:30 p.m. Ceremony Photos and Live Stream Replay

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Interested in becoming a K-8 teacher? Then read this article.
CSUSM'S Liberal Studies degree just made it simpler for undergraduate students to navigate the California teacher credentialing pipeline. Read the article to find out how!

Dr. Veronica Añover announced as next Associate Dean of Curriculum, Academic Programs and Student Success
CHABSS is pleased to announce Dr. Veronica Añover as our next Associate Dean of Curriculum, Academic Programs and Student Success. 

Dr. Añover will begin her work as Associate Dean on July 29, 2019 and we are excited to have her join the CHABSS Dean's Office family

Class of 2019 the largest graduating class in CSUSM history
Fun fact: The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences graduating students make up nearly a third of these graduates.

CSUSM professor probes environmental impacts on Native Americans in new book
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, an adjunct professor of American Indian Studies at Cal State University San Marcos, has released a new book on the history of environmental justice through a Native American lens. 

Psychology Major Conner Whitten Named CSUSM President's Outstanding Graduate
Nearly 3,800 students are expected to graduate from Cal State San Marcos this month. On Monday, six of the best from the Class of 2019 were honored at a special awards dinner to celebrate their achievements.

Theatre Professor Knows All About 'Sweat' 
CSUSM Theatre Professor Judy Bauerlein has lived in Southern California for more than a decade, but she still has Pennsylvania in her bones. Bauerlein was born in Ambler, a northern suburb of Philadelphia, one of 11 children in a family that’s a hodgepodge of German, Irish, Italian and Dutch blood. Her grandfather was a machinist in a steel factory, an emblem of the industrial, working-class roots of the Rust Belt state. She has shed the traces of the distinctive Philly accent that she marinated in during her childhood, but it occasionally surfaces when she’s had a couple of Rolling Rocks and is watching her beloved Eagles. 

So when Bauerlein, a professional actress and a theater professor at Cal State San Marcos, first heard about “Sweat” – a Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play about a group of friends in the economically distressed town of Reading, Pa. – her curiosity was piqued immediately. And when she discovered that the play would be produced locally, by the downtown San Diego Repertory Theatre, she knew she had to be involved.   

** Also, head over to the San Diego Union Tribune's Art + Culture page to read the feature on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, SWEAT.

Alumnus to Lead CSU Alumni Council
CHABSS Alum Jeremy Addis-Mills, 36, who graduated from Cal State San Marcos in 2007 with a degree in social sciences and women’s studies, was appointed in March to a top leadership position on the CSU alumni council. He will begin a two-year term as president-elect on July 1, to be followed by two years as president and two years as immediate past president  becoming the first CSUSM graduate to serve in all three posts. All are volunteer roles. 

'Boeing Boeing' Allows Student Actors to Grow
CHABSS Threatre Program collaborated with Jason Eberwein, a web developer in CSUSM’s Instructional & Information Technology Services department, to direct Boeing Boeing. Theatre department chair Judy Bauerlein brought him in as an assistant director for the New Play Festival in 2011, and he has been working with the theatre department in various capacities ever since. He’s now the co-faculty staff adviser for the newly created student theatre club.  

Dr. Elizabeth Matthews to be CHABSS Interim Dean
Dr. Elizabeth Matthews has accepted appointment to the position of Interim Dean for the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Effectie August 1, 2019. CONGRATULATIONS, DR. MATTHEWS, AND WELCOME! 

Leading the Fight - By David Ogul
Dr. Andrew Spieldenner is impacting policy and attitudes on HIV. Spieldenner, an assistant professor of communication at Cal State San Marcos, is one of two new North American delegates to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), which is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 by connecting governments, nonprofits and the private sector in providing life-saving HIV services. 

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