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Faculty and staff, while social distancing and wearing face coverings, gathered on campus at Cal State San Marcos on Aug. 27 to hear university President Ellen Neufeldt’s Convocation address. (CSUSM public relations photo by Andrew Reed)

Cal State San Marcos sees success in keeping COVID-19 numbers low

Bella Ross October 13, 2020
As major universities across the nation dominated headlines for becoming sites of major COVID-19 outbreaks, some smaller schools such as Cal State San Marcos have excelled at creating a safe environment for students and campus employees.
The spread of the coronavirus has forced California State University San Marcos to cancel all university-sponsored events, including May graduation ceremonies. (CSUSM public relations photo by Alan Brown)

North County colleges’ coronavirus reality: Remote classes, canceled graduations

Chase Spear March 18, 2020
As the number of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to grow, North San Diego County colleges have enacted precautionary changes to their campus operations.
Crews prepare a native oak tree for placement in its new home the morning of Aug. 12 at the North City project in San Marcos. The tree was moved from its original spot nearby. (North City courtesy photo)

Old San Marcos oak now a centerpiece of new North City neighborhood

North Coast Current August 20, 2019
If you visit the growing cluster of housing and businesses just across from California State University San Marcos on the north side of East Barham Drive, you will find the new home of a living landmark.
CSU San Marcos President Ellen J. Neufeldt meets with members of the academic senate April 12 during her tour of the campus. She officially took office July 1. (CSUSM photo by Andrew Reed)

Ellen Neufeldt begins tenure as Cal State San Marcos’ fourth president

North Coast Current July 7, 2019
California State University San Marcos’ new president officially took office July 1. She replaces Karen Haynes, who retired in June.
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stands guard in front of Chabad of Poway on April 27 after a shooting at the house of worship. (Sheriff’s Department photo)

Local health, educational leaders express outrage, heartbreak over Chabad of Poway attack

North Coast Current April 29, 2019
Lori Gilbert Kaye, a victim who died in Saturday’s Poway synagogue shooting, was the wife of a Scripps Coastal doctor. The suspect was a CSU San Marcos student.

CSU San Marcos to run active-shooter drills Jan. 6

North Coast Current January 4, 2016

California State University San Marcos will run active-shooter training drills Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with North County law enforcement, fire and medical agencies, the university has...

Cal State San Marcos is set to become an NCAA Division II institution following its application in February 2014. (Photo by Troy Orem)

A new arena: NCAA transition at San Marcos going smoothly, but not without initial hurdles

Patrick Carr November 7, 2015

On a hot, sunny day, a breeze whips up a large cloud of dust in a construction lot on the campus of Cal State San Marcos. The curved, grey, unfinished building sits on the lot. It only stands out because...

Several of this year’s scholarship winners gather Aug. 3 to celebrate their awards from the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. (Courtesy photo)

15 students get scholarships from San Dieguito foundation, Scripps

North Coast Current August 15, 2015

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito Foundation and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla celebrated the efforts of 15 students seeking healthcare-related careers by granting them scholarships for the...

Japanese-American internment camp survivor and local resident Tak Sugimoto (left) speaks with Paul Meardon about his experiences in 1942 when he and his family were sent to a camp during World War II. The discussion was part of the Human Library event held June 7 at the Encinitas Library. (Photo by Troy Orem)

Checking out books was the Human thing to do at Encinitas Library event

Helen Hawes June 11, 2015

Reading got personal at the Encinitas Library on June 7 with a Human Library event, where borrowers could check out a Human Book and discover life from a different point of view through a 15-minute question-and-answer...

CSU San Marcos President Karen Haynes. (Courtesy photo)

SAN MARCOS: University to mark 25th anniversary at June 20 gala

May 31, 2015

SAN MARCOS — CSU San Marcos celebrates its 25th anniversary June 20 with a Silver and Blue Gala starting at 6 p.m. Hosted by university President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation Board, the event’s...

From an upturn in housing to stable city coffers, local observers of the economy anticipate a positive 2015. (stock.xchang)

Business leaders optimistic about 2015

Alex Groves January 22, 2015

With 2015 underway, officials in North County say they see good things in store for business and the region’s economy overall. But in spite of noticeable gains in sales tax revenue, increases in chamber...

UPDATE: No gunman at Cal State San Marcos

North Coast Current August 20, 2014

An updated safety alert posted by California State University San Marcos on Aug. 20 states there was no reported gunman on campus after all. As of 9:45 a.m., the campus lockdown was cleared, according...

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