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CSUSM will host a free forum “Fresh Perspectives on California’s Water Future”



Extended Learning at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is excited to announce a new free forum series, “Fresh Perspectives on California’s Water Future.” The series was developed in collaboration with local industry leaders and takes an in-depth look into topics that are rarely presented or discussed in open public forums. Policy makers, experts and water industry leaders will share their unique perspectives on three separate evenings, while actively engaging the audience and encouraging questions and participation.

All forums will be held in the CSUSM University Student Union from 6:30 – 8:30pm.

September 9th, 2015: The Psychology of Water – Until recently, primary barriers to California’s water future were mostly technical and financial. However, as traditional sources of water supply become more difficult to acquire, today’s water industry is facing new obstacles in terms of cultural attitudes and orientations. Deep seated predispositions about nature, waste water recycling and even color can offer stiff resistance to viable alternatives. A panel of regional experts will explore this topic, provide examples and discuss solutions while encouraging audience interaction.

October 14th, 2015: The Politics of Water – An exploration of the shifts and changes taking place in the state’s water power structures, players and coalitions.

November 18th, 2015: The Economics of Water – who pays and who benefits? This evening will delve into an anatomy of the financial aspects of water supply, competing market interests and pricing strategies.

Register for any of our free forums at Call 760-750-4004 for more information.

Back to School Update from City of San Marcos


As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session later this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.

While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that continued relief is on the way.

In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are lined up over the next year. Planned projects include resurfacing of Rancho Santa Fe Road and annual pavement repair work throughout the community. New traffic signals slated for the intersections of Borden Road, Richland Road and Rose Ranch Road will also provide safer routes to Richland Elementary School.

During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.

For the latest traffic and road work updates, visit or sign up for automatic traffic email alerts by visiting

Friday CSUSM Commencement ceremonies rescheduled to Sunday due to inclement weather

Cal State San Marcos
California State University San Marcos announces that commencement ceremonies originally scheduled for Friday, May 15 at the Mangrum Track and Field will be rescheduled to Sunday, May 16 due to inclement forecasted weather and for the safety and comfort of guests, graduates, faculty and staff. Saturday’s ceremonies will go on as scheduled.Three ceremonies were originally scheduled for Friday at 10am (College of Business Administration), 1 pm (College of Science and Mathematics) and 4:30 pm (College of Education, Health and Human Services). However, the National Weather Service is forecasting a 90 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm.
Timely updates will be posted as needed on the CSUSM Commencement Website as well as on Twitter (@csusmnews) and Facebook ( is the revised commencement schedule:Saturday, May 16 at 9 am
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences – Ceremony A

Saturday, May 16 at 1:30 pm
College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences – Ceremony B
Sunday, May 17 at 10 am
College of Business Administration

Sunday, May 17 at 1 pm
College of Science and Mathematics

Sunday, May 17 at 4:30 pm
College of Education, Health and Human Services

14-Year-Old Girl Guilty of Starting Cocos Fire: Judge | NBC 7 San Diego

14-Year-Old Girl Guilty of Starting Cocos Fire: Judge

The girl faced four felony charges and a misdemeanor.

A 14-year-old girl was convicted Tuesday of starting last year’s devastating Cocos Fire by sparking a small fire in her backyard.

The judge found her guilty of four of the five counts against her, including the one linking her to the Cocos Fire, though the judge said she did not intend to harm anyone.  READ & WATCH MORE via 14-Year-Old Girl Guilty of Starting Cocos Fire: Judge | NBC 7 San Diego.

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CSUSM breaks ground on new sports center. |

Cal State San Marcos University Sports Center

CSUSM begins work on sports center

CSUSM President Karen Haynes joined administrators and athletes at the university Monday to celebrate the ground-breaking of the campus’ $11.5 million sports center, which is scheduled to open in August 2016. The 25,000-square-foot center, paid for through student fees, will give a true home court for the men’s and women’s basketball teams and the women’s volleyball team. READ MORE via CSUSM breaks ground on new sports center. |

Free Information Session on February 11: Master of Biotechnology, a Professional Science Master’s Degree, Cal State San Marcos

Cal State San Marcos


Free Information Session for the Master of Biotechnology (MBt),

A Professional Science Master’s Degree

California State University San Marcos

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096-0001


Wednesday, February 11, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.


In response to a regional workplace need for individuals who are trained in science, technology and management, the Professional Science Master’s Degree is now accepting applications for Fall 2015.

CSUSM’s biotech master’s degree program was created to meet the biotech industry’s demand in San Diego County for scientists who also have a background in business and is designed to meet the scheduling needs of working professionals. You can earn your degree part time, with online, evening and weekend classes.

Comprising 38 units in a combination of biotechnology and business classes over five semesters, this program is one of the more practical and applicable biotechnology degrees available in the San Diego area. Biotech industry leaders have overwhelmingly indicated a

need for business training in addition to laboratory experience with hands-on understanding of the increasingly complex technologies being developed in the biotech industry.

For more information about the upcoming information session please call 760-750-4020 or email 

About Extended Learning at California State University San Marcos

As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties. Offering degree programs and both academic credit and noncredit professional development courses, as well as career-based certificate programs, we help individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals.

Cal State San Marcos basketball is still a national power |

CSUSM hoops is again a national power

For a second straight year, wins are gushing out of North County at an incomprehensible rate.

For a second straight season, a school most people didn’t even realize had a basketball program is forcing folks to take notice.

READ MORE via Cal State San Marcos basketball is still a national power |

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