With Thanksgiving approaching, some CSUSB students share what they are thankful for during these difficult times. "I am thankful for my parents, family, all of the supportive people in my life, my job as a behavior interventionist, my education, and my faith and determination. With all of these components, I have been able to overcome the many stressors that have been thrown my way this 2020 and, by doing so, I am most thankful to say that I will be graduating in December as a first-generation college student." "At this moment, I am most thankful for my family, friends, and, most importantly, staying healthy and protected throughout this pandemic. I am thankful for these things … [Read more...] about Vox pop: What are you thankful for?
CSUSB's Office of Community Engagement Director, Diane Podolske, discusses how the annual Coyote Cares Day event turned into a virtual 5K event. Q: How was the planning process different for this event this year compared to the previous years? A: Typically, we are contacting our community partners for service projects, reserving food trucks and entertainment, and making sure we have everything ready for a fun day of service. Planning for this year was different because it focused more on publicity to recruit participants and to educate them on the level of food insecurity in our local communities. I guess I would say it was easier, but it is really fun to host an in-person service … [Read more...] about Campus community takes part in virtual charity
The campus community gathered to gain a fundamental understanding about why pronouns matter in CSUSB Human Resources' collaboration with the Latinx Task Force. They believe that incorporating gender inclusive language into everyday life will help take another step towards equality. The Latinx Task Force is a volunteer-driven coalition working to promote community health and wellness. Presenters at this event included members Jenifer Metz and Mayra Serrano. Metz explained that this presentation was originally developed because their organization wanted to become more educated on these topics. Before attendees learned more about pronouns, they were first presented with the … [Read more...] about CSUSB discusses the relevance of pronouns
CSUSB's Obershaw DEN practices safe ways to remain open and running. Basic Needs Coordinator, Natalie Cleary, explained that students can receive any information they need through the services. “We have seen a decline in student traffic, but we have tried to supplement that with also providing information on community resources,” Cleary said. Safety precautions have been put in place for students who decide to come to campus. The DEN is providing pick-up service only to reduce the risk of exposure. “Prior to COVID-19, you used to be able to come in and select items,” Cleary said. “Now we’re not allowing students to come into the pantry.” The DEN has moved operations outside. … [Read more...] about Obershaw DEN continues to provide basic needs to students
2020 marks 100 years of women’s right to vote, but the fight towards equality continues to stay relevant around the globe. CSUSB hosted its third annual 50/50 Movement on September 17. Students, faculty, and the community were invited to join the movement through the virtual platform, Zoom. In total, 149 staff, faculty, and students gathered on Zoom for this event. According to Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Denise Banuelos, the previous year saw 80 in attendance for the in-person event. The 50/50 Movement is a global initiative aimed to discuss how to improve society and guarantee a more gender-balanced world. Keynote speaker Eloise Gomez Reyes, five panelists, and a guest … [Read more...] about Campus community gathered virtually to support the fight for gender equality