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
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?