Freshmen applications jump more than 5 percent

CSU Monterey Bay saw a 5.3 percent increase in freshmen applications this year over last year, with approximately 15,391 first-time freshmen applying for admission next fall.

The university’s total number of applicants is 12 percent higher than two years ago when 13,753 applied, said Dr. Ronnie Higgs, the university’s vice president of student affairs and enrollment services

CSUMB also had 3,713 upper-division transfers apply, an increase of 1 percent.

Flu shots available at CSUMB

flu clinic logoIt’s free. It’s on campus. It takes only a few minutes and it really doesn’t hurt.

It not only helps you, it also helps your family and everyone with whom you come into contact. Yet more than half of adult Americans fail to get a flu shot every year.

Artists reflect on issues of sustainability

Visual artist Peter Hiers and dancer/choreographer Matthew Nelson will be part of a program at CSU Monterey Bay on Dec. 3.

The free event, “Artistic Reflections on Issues of Sustainability and Systems Thinking,” will be held in the Alumni and Visitors Center starting at noon.

Professor Dan Fernandez will introduce the program, followed by a short presentation on the Real Food Challenge by members of the Associated Students Environmental Committee.

Chamber music concert set for Dec. 5

Guitar-percussion duo proves that chamber music is far from stuffy

The Living Earth Show – electric guitarist Travis Andrews and percussionist Andy Meyerson – will perform at CSU Monterey Bay on Dec. 5.

Campus closed Nov. 27 and 28

CSU Monterey Bay will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28.

Classes will resume and offices will be open on Monday, Dec. 1.

Become an entrepreneur in 54 hours

CSUMB to host Startup Weekend Jan. 23-25

Ever wonder what it takes to be an entrepreneur? 
CSU Monterey Bay will be a great place to find out when the university hosts Startup Weekend Monterey Bay Jan. 23-25.

CSUMB joins national initiative on economic inequality

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is spearheading a national effort to engage students in the topic of economic inequality and its impact on democracy. CSU Monterey Bay, which has long been a leader in the area of service learning in higher education, is one of 31 institutions participating in the effort.

Campus food, clothing drives help the community

CSU Monterey Bay is embracing the spirit of the holiday season with a flurry of charitable activities intended to help the local community.

Honoring others, helping students

Benefactors recognized for providing scholarships

Bob Johnson and Diego Espinoza will be among the honorees at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov. 21. Both were nominated for awards by CSU Monterey Bay, but they share something much more important.

International Education Week Nov. 17-19

CSU Monterey Bay welcomed its largest-ever group of international students this year.

About 200 students from other nations are attending CSUMB this semester, and hundreds more are coming to campus for shorter stays to study English through an intensive American language and culture program.