On March 9, 2020, the campus community held a reception in the Center for Global Innovation's lobby in celebration of International Women's Day. CSUSB’s Center for International Studies and Programs and The Santos Manuel Student Union Women’s Resource Center co-hosted a celebration of International Women’s Day 2020 with a gallery exhibit on campus. Dr. Tatiana Karmonova spoke in front of attendees at the start of the reception and touches on the gender wage gap as well as maternity leave. "I hope this small event inspires you to take action and to advocate for equal rights of women," stated Dean Karmonova. Nautica Harden, a sophomore and international business … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day gallery exhibit strikes conversations of gender equality on campus
The Q2S change is happening in less than six months, and it can be intimidating if you don’t have the correct information. Students worry about not being able to finish on time or taking classes that they shouldn’t need to. Departments set up their own criteria, but as far as general education goes, everyone will have to follow the same requirements. Dr. Craig Seal, who is the former dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, spoke about the advantages of teaching on a semester system based on his experience with both approaches. “Quarters are so fast. When you get in and you miss a week because something happens, all of a sudden you’re failing a course and there’s no chance to … [Read more...] about A Q2S Guide
While the month of February is often known for its short duration and Valentine's Day, this time of each year is also recognized and celebrated as Black History Month. The CSUSB community held their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in the Coussoulis Arena on January 20, 2020. The event was attended by prominent figures from all over the San Bernardino community, such as Mayor John Valdivia and Eloise Gomez Reyes as a member of the 47th district of the California State Assembly. Keynote speaker Pastor Dwight Radcliff said, “Oftentimes when we come to MLK Celebrations, the conversation is monopolized by the black-white binary of race and racism." However, Pastor … [Read more...] about Recognizing and celebrating the infinitude of Black History Month
CSUSB student and prominent community figure, Marlo Brooks has decided to take his talents to the political realm and run for City Council, representing the 5th Ward. Brooks, who is trying to balance life as a high performing student and candidate of a local city election, is an English major in his last year at CSUSB. His pillars of integrity, transparency and change encompass his ideal vision to rebuild San Bernardino with voting taking place on March 3. Q: Now that you are finishing your term at CSUSB, how is the transition from student to a local politician? A: I took on that role because I felt that I had mimicked what it was to transition well, to be a responsible … [Read more...] about Who is Marlo Brooks?
There is a trend of hate crimes on the rise in U.S. cities with many groups of marginalized people being targeted. On November 6, 2019, a presentation was held on campus about the trend of hate crimes on the rise, according to a study done by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. The presentation was organized by one of the authors of the hate crime study, Brian Levin, a professor of criminal justice at CSUSB. Levin has also written various articles and journals on the subjects of hate crimes and extremism and has even testified before both houses of Congress on the subjects. The presentation given showcased former FBI agent Cynthia Deitle, who served as a member of the … [Read more...] about Hate crimes: a trend on the rise
As the fall quarter gets busier, the struggle to find parking is at its peak. Campus officials have plans for helping students find parking with the help of new software. Savanna Trombetta, a senior at CSUSB who works two campus jobs, said that finding parking has always been difficult for her, even when she lived in student housing. “I think we can handle the mass number of students here but just not in parking terms because we’re such a heavy commuter campus. I think that the commuter aspect is really negatively impacted the way our parking services work,” said Savanna Trombetta, who is hopeful for the possible parking solution. CSUSB Assistant Professor for Computer Science … [Read more...] about Campus community’s concerns over parking
High wind and fire alerts caused last-minute power outages, leaving residents without hot water or electricity. The university was closed for five days last month, leaving many students with nowhere to go. High winds have always affected CSUSB, but starting this fall, due to the fires last year, Southern California Edison (SCE) power company has been taking more precautions than usual. Campus had little warning and no control when SCE turned off-campus power, according to Jon Merchant, the interim director for The Department of Housing & Residential Education (DHRE). "We're kind of at the mercy of the power company in terms of when these things occur," Merchant said. When … [Read more...] about Campus residents scramble to adapt to power outages
By Yera Nanan, Avery Robinson, Fatima Gomez, and Graciela Ramirez The lack of representation and weak recruitment of Pan-African/Black students causes the number of Pan-African students to dwindle, said campus community members. CSUSB has two labels: one being a diverse campus, and the other being a Hispanic serving institution (HSI) due to the fact that the campus has a Hispanic population of over 60 percent. Student Engagement Coordinator, Jane Rodriguez, stated that she does not feel that there is enough representation on campus. "I think being a Hispanic serving institution it would be great to see more diversity when it comes to upper administration or individuals that … [Read more...] about Challenges of a Hispanic Serving Institution: Is enough being done to ensure sense of belonging among minority students?
The Advising Department held their semi-annual Coyote Advising One-Stop to assist students with the quarter to semester transition and help them graduate sooner. The event was held in the Union Hall plaza, on Tuesday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It was located on the south side of the campus next to parking lot D and provided students with a one-stop shop for advising resources. This event was co-coordinated by Academic Advisors Star Wildes and Erika Hernandez. Wildes hoped the event allowed students to become more excited about graduation. “While Coyote Advising One Stop was designed to help seniors, my favorite aspect of the event is that it brings departments to the … [Read more...] about One Stop Shop for student success
This fall quarter of 2019 marks the beginning of Coyote PLUS's Peer Mentoring Program: Second-Year Experience. It is part of the Coyote PLUS Programs which include Student Mentoring: First Year Experience, Supplemental Instruction, and Tutoring. Carolina Meza is the lead coordinator of the program. She along with the University of Redlands graduate students, Angelica Sweeney, Breena Lizaola and Evan Tellez, help to train the six mentors to provide help to the 60 mentees during the upcoming fall quarter. The Student Mentoring Program at CSUSB is separate by the first-year experience and second-year experience. The Student Mentors Program is for first-year students or first-year … [Read more...] about New mentoring program added