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

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)

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.

Local college executives see more room for women in higher-ed leadership

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after more than 15 years leading the institution. (CSUSM photo)

Lauren J. Mapp

June 28, 2019

California State University San Marcos President Karen Haynes retired in June after five decades of working in higher education. Among her accomplishments over the years, she cites being able to lead two universities as a president. Haynes said this is a rarity in both the number of years served and for a woman to work in two presidential roles in academia.

Local educators, state rep lukewarm on proposed online community college

A new statewide online California community college is proposed to focus on career and credential programs. Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2018-19 budget plan calls for $120 million to have the college up and running by the fall 2019. (Photo by Juliette Leufke, Unsplash)

Joel Vaughn

July 6, 2018

A state online community college may be just over the horizon, though local faculty and elected officials aren’t quite sure if it’s entirely necessary. (Audio story included)

Schools closed due to fire emergency

North Coast Current

May 14, 2014

Update 10:40 p.m. May 15: All colleges and school districts listed below have announced closures for Friday, May 16. Several school districts in North County have announced closures in the wake of major brush fires in the region May 14 that have damaged or destroyed several homes. Students at Cal S...

Palomar College marks opening of arts complex

Palomar College Governing Board President Nancy Chadwick (left) and college President Robert Deegan celebrate the opening of the remodeled performing arts complex at the San Marcos campus Sept. 20. (Photo by Manny Lopez)

Manny Lopez

October 2, 2013

Palomar College celebrated the grand opening of its $24 million performing arts complex with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by tours and multidisciplinary performances featuring faculty members at the newly renovated Howard Brubeck Theatre on the main campus in San Marcos. Held on Sept. 20, the...

SAN MARCOS: Vista businessman to be honored Nov. 16

September 24, 2013

SAN MARCOS — Vista entrepreneur Art Barter, owner and chairman of Datron World Communications Inc. and president and CEO of Servant Leadership Institute, is set to receive the Palomar College Comet Award at the 22nd annual Palomar College Black-Tie Gala, “Palomar’s Star Spangled Salute to Educat...

SAN MARCOS: College’s Brubeck Theatre reopens

September 19, 2013

SAN MARCOS — Palomar College’s remodeled and expanded performing arts complex, including the Howard Brubeck Theatre, reopens on Sept. 20. A grand opening will be held at 1 p.m. The project has added 12,081 square feet of new space that includes a dance studio, offices and a black box theater. 1140...

Brass ensemble to perform ‘Blazing in the Brass’

April 2, 2013

SAN MARCOS – Palomar College’s Palomar Brass Ensemble presents “Blazing in the Brass,” classic and contemporary repertoire performed by three ensembles, at 8 p.m. May 1 in Palomar College Performance Studio O2, 1140 W. Mission Road in San Marcos. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors...

Palomar performance focuses on literary works

April 2, 2013

SAN MARCOS – The Palomar Chamber Singers & Palomar Chorale present “Jabberwocky! A Choral Dreamscape,” highlighting the works of Walt Whitman, Lewis Carroll, Rudyard Kipling and William Shakespeare, at 8 p.m. April 5 and 6. The performance will be held at Palomar College Performance Lab D10,...

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