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CSUMB Welcomes New Chief Diversity Officer

SEASIDE, Ca., June 18, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has officially welcomed Brian Corpening to serve as CSUMB’s new chief diversity officer as of June 18, 2018. Corpening, who has served as the assistant provost for diversity & community partnerships at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center since 2006, will oversee CSUMB’s Office of Inclusive Excellence.

CSUMB Celebrates 22nd Commencement

SEASIDE, Calif., May 18, 2018 – With a record number 2,321 candidates for graduation, CSUMB began its 22nd annual commencement celebration Friday, May 18, 2018 with the first of three ceremonies spread out over two days. The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduated today, May 18th while the College of Business, College of Health Sciences and Human Services, College of Education and College of Science are slated to commence Saturday, May 19th.

Commencement 2018

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) congratulates all the graduates of the class of 2018! Below is a selection of news clips and fun facts related to the 22nd annual commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Freeman Stadium.

Commencement 2018 By The Numbers

SEASIDE, Calif., May 18, 2018 – With a record number 2,323 candidates for graduation, CSUMB began it’s 22nd annual commencement celebration Friday May 18, 2019 with the first of three ceremonies over two days.

Four Students Earn Pre-Doctoral Summer Fellowships

SEASIDE, Calif., May 16, 2018 – Four CSUMB seniors, all Sally Casanova Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year, have been awarded summer research fellowships for the summer of 2018 through the Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship Program. All four pre-doctoral scholars have been awarded up to $8,000 each in support of their summer research to cover the cost of housing, meals and a research stipend.

2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay Winners Announced

SEASIDE, Calif., May 16, 2018 – Winners of the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay were selected by a panel of judges at CSUMB @ Salinas City Center May 12, 2018. The 25 finalists first pitched their business ideas in a 10-minute presentation to a panel of judges before a final “shark tank” style pitch competition determined the victors.

Students Excel at CSU Student Research Competition

SEASIDE, Calif., May 10, 2018 – Nine CSUMB student-researchers represented CSUMB at the 32nd annual CSU Student Research Competition May 4-5, 2018 at Sacramento State University. Psychology major and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC) researcher Rebekah Newman took home first place in the category of education, graduate level session while Yollette Merritt took home second place in the humanities and letters category, graduate level session.

CSUMB Holds Honors Convocation 2018

SEASIDE, Calif., May 5, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) held its annual honors convocation May 5, 2018, recognizing select students for distinguished academic achievements.

Community Dialogues Event in King City Focuses on Educational Attainment

SEASIDE, Ca., May 4, 2018 -- CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa hosted a facilitated dialogue to discuss educational attainment with South Monterey County community members at the Salinas Valley Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Final Round of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay Set for May 12

SEASIDE, Calif., May 1, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) will host the 2018 Startup Challenge Finale Saturday, May 12, 2018 at CSUMB @ Salinas City Center.

CSUMB Receives $750K Grant in Support of Master of Science Physician Assistant Program

SEASIDE, Ca., April 24, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has received a $750,000 workforce development grant from Central California Alliance for Health to support CSUMB’s new Master of Science Physician Assistant (MSPA) program.

CSUMB Welcomes New Dean of Students

SEASIDE, Ca., April 20, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has officially welcomed Leslie Williams to serve as the new associate vice president (AVP) for student affairs and dean of students. Williams, who served as the dean of students at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) for the past 6 years, will be responsible for oversight of all student life at CSUMB.

CSUMB Breaks Ground on New Student Union

SEASIDE, Ca., April 16, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) officially broke ground on construction of the new Otter Student Union today, April 16, 2018. The Otter Student Union, expected to open in spring of 2020, continues to fulfill CSUMB’s campus vision for growth in our Comprehensive Master Plan.

Community Dialogues Forum Focuses on Immigration

SEASIDE, Ca., March 29, 2018 -- CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa hosted a facilitated dialogue at CSUMB at Salinas City Center on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5:30-7 p.m. to discuss the issue of immigration in the United States.

Associate Professor Cheryl Logan Receives Fulbright Award

SEASIDE, Ca., March 20, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) School of Natural Sciences associate professor Cheryl Logan has been awarded a 2018-19 U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to study coral thermal tolerance in the Galápagos Islands.

Monterey County Students Present Findings to Polar Scientists at CSUMB

SEASIDE Calif., Mar. 15, 2018 – Nearly 100 Monterey County middle and high school students participated in the Student Polar Research Symposium Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the CSUMB University Center Ballroom.

Ethics and Responsible Business Forum 2018

SEASIDE, Ca., March 9, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is slated to host the 16th annual Ethics and Responsible Business Forum on Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 3-5 p.m. at CSUMB’s University Center Ballroom.

Startup Challenge Returns to CSUMB

SEASIDE, Ca., March 1, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is set to host the Startup Challenge again this spring for the ninth consecutive year. The Startup Challenge is a new business competition and accelerator program that supports the founding, funding and growth of new and innovative businesses in the Monterey Bay region.

New Committee Examining Solutions to Enhance Coral Reef Resilience

SEASIDE, Ca., February 26, 2018 – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently appointed a new committee of 12 international experts tasked with investigating strategies to increase the resilience of coral reefs. California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) School of Natural Sciences associate professor Cheryl Logan represents CSUMB on the committee.

CSU's 'Super Sunday' Comes to CSUMB

SEASIDE, Ca., February 20, 2018 – California State University (CSU) leaders, trustees, campus presidents and alumni will visit nearly 100 churches across the state Feb. 24-25 to encourage students to pursue higher education during CSU Super Sunday.

The Future of Fish: Trade-offs Associated with California’s Seafood

SEASIDE, Ca., February 16, 2018 – A panel of experts hosted by California State University Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology (COAST) will present to legislators about ocean issues and solutions for a sustainable future in Sacramento on Feb. 20, 2018. California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) School of Natural Sciences professor James Lindholm will be a featured expert.

CSUMB to hold Symposium on Women in Ag and Tech

SEASIDE, Ca., February 14, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Institute for Innovation and Economic Development is slated to host a half-day symposium featuring women in agriculture, technology and agtech on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 from 2-5 p.m..

A Steward of the Community: CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa

SEASIDE, Ca., February 8, 2018 – CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education during his last visit to Washington D.C. See the full interview here.

CSUMB and Monterey Jazz Festival Enter Educational Partnership in 2018

SEASIDE, Ca., February 6, 2018 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and Monterey Jazz Festival have entered a new educational partnership that will launch a series of jazz education activites beginning March 5, 2018 at CSUMB.

Local High Schools Compete in National Ocean Sciences Bowl at CSUMB

SEASIDE, Ca., February 1, 2018 – Eleven high schools from the Northern and Central California region will face off in the regional component of the 21st annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

Art Exhibition at Salinas Center for Arts and Culture to Focus on Foster Youth

SEASIDE, Ca., January 26, 2018 – A new exhibition, “LOST CHILDHOODS: Unofficial stories,” opens February 2, 2018 at the California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Salinas Center for Arts and Culture from 5-9 p.m.

CSUMB to host White Sharks of California Research Panel January 30

SEASIDE, Ca., January 24, 2018 -- California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) will host a panel of industry-leading shark researchers to discuss their approaches to studying California’s iconic marine predator Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at CSUMB’s World Theater. The event is open to the public and free for all to attend.

CSUMB Student Daniel Olivares Awarded U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad

CSUMB student Daniel Olivares is one of nearly 1,000 American undergraduate students from 386 colleges and universities across the United States selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad during the 2017-2018 academic year.

President Ochoa Joins Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

SEASIDE, Ca., January 5, 2018 – CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa has joined a collective effort of distinguished higher education leaders from across the nation to improve how colleges and universities address immigration-related matters affecting their campuses.

University Promise Welcomes 3,100 Local 6th-Graders

More than 3,100 sixth-graders from around Monterey County are visiting Cal State Monterey Bay this week to make and to receive a promise.

SNS Associate Professor Corey Garza Elected to SACNAS National Board of Directors

SEASIDE, Ca., Dec. 6, 2017 – CSUMB School of Natural Sciences associate professor Corey Garza has been named to the national board of directors for the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

CSUMB Breaks Ground on Academic III

SEASIDE, Ca., November 6, 2017 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) officially breaks ground on the construction of Academic III at 11 a.m. today in a ceremony at the site of the new building. Academic III is slated to open in Fall of 2019 and continues to fulfill the CSUMB campus vision for growth in our Comprehensive Master Plan.

Hackathon Weekend Focuses on Creating Tech for Disaster Recovery

SEASIDE, Ca., November 6, 2017 – California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (IIED) hosted the 6th annual Startup Hackathon weekend featuring more than 100 students from Monterey Peninsula College, Cabrillo College, Hartnell and CSUMB Nov. 3-5, 2017.

CSUMB to Host 3rd Annual Native American Gathering Nov. 4

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 30, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Native Advisory Council (NAC) will host the third annual Native American gathering at CSUMB on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017.

Research Predicts Coral Adaptation is Possible if Ocean Warming Rates are Reduced

SEASIDE, Ca., November 1, 2017 – A new study led by researchers from UC Davis, UCLA, Stanford University and California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) predicts coral adaptation is possible if ocean warming rates are reduced.

CSUMB Celebrates 20 Years of Giving from Monterey Peninsula Foundation

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 27, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) recently celebrated 20 years of annual giving from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation (MPF), amounting to a total of $7.6 million over 20 years.

School of Humanities & Communication Recognized for Integration of Civic Responsibility

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 25, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) School of Humanities & Communication (HCOM) was recognized today by The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) for providing a model on how to make civic learning and democratic engagement an expectation for all students who major in that discipline.

CSUMB to Open New Community-Based Arts and Culture Center at Salinas City Center

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 23, 2017 – The CSUMB Salinas Center for Arts and Culture, a new community-based arts center, will hold a grand opening Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at CSUMB at Salinas City Center.

CSUMB, Hartnell to host Social Work Symposium

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 19, 2017 – CSUMB and Hartnell College will host aspiring behavioral health professionals at a day-long symposium at CSUMB’s University Center on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

CSUMB Participates in the Great California Shakeout

SEASIDE, Ca., Oct. 19, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) students, faculty and staff participated in the world’s largest earthquake drill on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

CSUMB Hosts Community Dialogues Forum on Health Care

SEASIDE, Calif., October 16, 2017 -- CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa hosted a panel of local health care experts at CSUMB on Monday October 16, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m. for a facilitated dialogue on the issue of health care in the United States.

Possible Fort Ord Prescribed Burn Scheduled for October 5, 2017

A possible prescribed burn is planned for Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the northern portion of the Fort Ord National Monument, also known as BLM Area B, on theformer Fort Ord, if weather conditions permit.

CSU Campuses Begin Accepting Fall 2018 Applications on October 1

(Sep. 21, 2017) – Beginning October 1, all 23 California State University (CSU) campuses will accept applications for admission to the fall 2018 term. Students interested in attending the CSU can apply online at the university’s new application portal: Cal State Apply. The priority application period will close on November 30, 2017.

CSUMB welcomes Teacher Pathway Program students to campus

Students enrolled in the CSUMB-Hartnell South Monterey County Teacher Pathway Program visited CSUMB for the first time and were welcomed by the men's and women's basketball teams as well Monte Rey, our sea otter mascot.

CSUMB’s Anna Holder Receives 2017 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement

SEASIDE, Calif., Sept. 19, 2017 – CSUMB alumna and current graduate student Anna Holder was awarded the 2017 CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement September 19, 2017 at the CSU Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, Calif.

Teacher Pathway Program Receives Generous Donation at 6th Annual Mariachi Festival

SEASIDE, Calif., September 11, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) College of Education received a generous donation at the Sixth Annual Mariachi & Tequila Festival on September 9, 2017 that will help ensure the joint Teacher Pathway Program with Hartnell College continues well into the future.

New Frontiers Water Forum to Focus on Water Management Strategies for the Central Coast

SEASIDE, Calif., September 7, 2017 – National and international innovators, policymakers and scientific researchers are slated to gather at the Greater Vision 2017 New Frontiers Water Forum on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Seaside, CA., in an all-day event.

President Eduardo M. Ochoa Responds to DACA Rescinding

In light of today’s announcement from Washington, D.C. concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, I believe I speak for the entire CSUMB community when I state my full and unequivocal support of our DACA students.

Smoke and Tobacco-Free CSUMB

In accordance with the California State University Chancellor's Office Executive Order 1108, CSUMB is 100% Smoke Free and Tobacco Free effective September 1, 2017. Please see the CSUMB campus compliance guidelines for CSUMB-specific compliance information.

Guardian Scholars Program Provides Support for Former Foster Youth

CSUMB student Theresa Dexter spent her summer working to support the needs of former foster youth who are currently studying at CSUMB and are now members of the Guardian Scholar's Program.

CSUMB Ranked Among Sierra Magazine’s 2017 Cool Schools

SEASIDE, Calif., August 22, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) was recognized today by Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, who released its eleventh annual “Cool Schools” ranking of North America’s greenest colleges and universities.

CSUMB President Eduardo M. Ochoa Recognized for Executive Excellence in Academia

SEASIDE, Calif., August 18, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) President Eduardo M. Ochoa has been announced as the 2017 Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) Award Winner for Executive Excellence in Academia.

CSUMB Kicks Off 24th Year, Welcomes Students Back to Campus

SEASIDE, Calif., August 17, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) will begin welcoming students back to campus Friday, August 18, 2017.

CSUMB, Naval Postgraduate School to Host 4th Annual Summer Research Symposium

SEASIDE, Calif., August 10, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) will co-host the 4th annual summer research symposium at the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CSUMB to Co-Host Third Annual California Teachers Summit July 28

SEASIDE, Calif., July 26, 2017 – Thousands of teachers will gather across California on July 28 for the third annual Better Together: California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking that is open to all California pre-K-12 teachers, teacher candidates and school administrators.

CSUMB Receives Grant to Enhance Bio Curriculum; Will Incorporate Big Data

SEASIDE, Calif., July 17, 2017 – California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has received a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation that will help modernize how biology is taught at CSUMB.

CSUMB Faculty Corey Garza Receives INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine’s 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award

SEASIDE, Calif., July 6, 2017 – CSUMB School of Natural Sciences associate professor Corey Garza has received the 2017 Inspiring Leaders in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

150 Immigrants to Naturalize at CSUMB July 3

MONTEREY, Calif., June 27, 2017 – The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will naturalize 150 immigrants at California State University Monterey Bay on July 3, 2017.

Four Undergraduate Researchers Selected for Pre-Doctoral Scholarships

SEASIDE, Calif., June 20, 2017 – Four CSUMB seniors have been selected as Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars for the 2017-18 academic year.

CSU Chancellor Issues Statement on 2017-18 State Budget

June 19, 2017 – California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White has issued a statement following the June 15 passage of California's state budget by both houses of the legislature.

CSUMB “Game Jam” Introduces Virtual Reality to First Generation Students

SEASIDE, Calif. June 15, 2017 – CSUMB is exposing local students to virtual reality technology through the University’s first-ever VR “Game Jam” event, scheduled the week of June 12-16 in the Gambord Business and Information Technology (BIT) Building.

CSU Joins "We Are Still In" Climate Declaration

SEASIDE, Calif. June 6, 2017 -- The California State University has joined a coalition of over 1,400 cities, states, businesses and universities who are standing together to maintain U.S. leadership on climate change and clean energy.

CSUMB Receives Federal Funding to Continue Upward Bound Program

SEASIDE, Calif., June 2, 2017 – CSU Monterey Bay (CSUMB) has been selected to receive two federal grants under the U.S. Department of Education’s Upward Bound Program totaling $574,556.

CSUMB Offers Summer Technology Camps for Middle and High School Youth

SEASIDE, Calif., June 1, 2017 – CSUMB’s Institute for Innovation and Economic Development will host two uniquely tailored technology camps this summer for middle and high school youth from July 10 through July 21, 2017

CSUMB Receives Grant to Enhance Suicide Prevention Training Programs

SEASIDE, Calif., May 31, 2017 – CSU Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is slated to receive a three-year, $270,000 mental health and substance abuse grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CSUMB Celebrates 21st Commencement

SEASIDE, Calif., May 20, 2017 – With a record number 2,083 candidates for graduation, CSUMB celebrated its 21st annual commencement Saturday May 20, 2017 with two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Former Rep. Sam Farr brought a historical and nostalgic perspective to the ceremonies with his keynote address at the university he was pivotal in establishing more than 20 years ago.

Monterey County Film Commission Selects CSUMB’s Briana Gonzales as Scholarship Winner

May 17, 2017 – Cinematic Arts and Technology student Briana Gonzales was named the 2017 winner of a $2,000 scholarship in the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program.

CSU Launches New Cal State Apply Application Portal

May 16, 2017 – The California State University (CSU) today announced the launch of a new application portal, Cal State Apply, a streamlined user-friendly application for all CSU incoming students.

MPC, CSUMB Sign Dual Enrollment MOU for Business Admin & Marine Science Students

SEASIDE, Calif., May 15, 2017 – Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) and Cal State Monterey Bay (CSUMB) solidified a new pathway program Monday, May 15, 2017 allowing for dual enrollment between institutions for students seeking to complete a bachelor’s in business administration or marine science at CSUMB.

CSUMB Alumnae Win Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program

SEASIDE, Calif., May 12, 2017 – Two CSUMB alumnae were members of the Wonder Women film crew who won the 2017 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program April 30, 2017.

Upcoming Fort Ord Munitions Cleanup: Public Meeting May 23, 2017

May 12, 2017 -- Munitions cleanup activities will begin in the northern portion of the Fort Ord National Monument in June 2017. The U.S. Army is hosting a public kickoff meeting on May 23, 2017 to share information about the cleanup and provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions.

CSUMB’s 21st Commencement Saturday May 20, 2017; Sam Farr to Give Keynote Address

SEASIDE, Ca., May 12, 2017 -- Cal State University Monterey Bay’s 21st commencement ceremony will take place Saturday May 20, 2017 at Freeman Stadium with two separate ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Local Startups to Compete for $50K in Cash Prizes at Startup Challenge Finals May 12

SEASIDE, Calif., May 4, 2017 – Twenty-four local startups will compete for $50K in cash prizes at CSU Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) Joel and Dena Gambord Business & Information Technology Building Friday May 12, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Students Receive Top Honors at CSU Student Research Competition

SEASIDE, Calif., May 2, 2017 – Six CSUMB students represented CSUMB at the 31st annual CSU Student Research Competition April 28-29, 2017 at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; two took home first place honors.

CSUMB Hosts 1,400 7th Graders for Santa Cruz County College Commitment April 28

SEASIDE, Calif., April 28, 2017 – 1,400 seventh-graders from seven Santa Cruz County middle schools attended the Santa Cruz County College Commitment (S4C) Friday, April 28, 2017.

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