Foundation of CSUMB adds board members

Eight community members have joined the Foundation of CSU Monterey Bay board of directors.

Established in 2011, the Foundation brings community and campus leaders together to foster, encourage and promote the goals and purposes of CSUMB. Board members will advise the president and other university officers and play an active role in philanthropic support.

Coming to terms with the experience of combat

Author discusses memoir Oct. 10 at CSUMB

As a Marine lieutenant during the Vietnam War, Karl Marlantes learned what every young officer learns – to fire a rifle, to command a platoon, to fight and to kill. Over the next four decades, he spent his time reading, thinking and writing a memoir that helped him come to terms with that experience.

Visiting artist series kicks off Sept. 17

CSU Monterey Bay’s visiting artist series kicks off Sept. 17 when Los Angeles artists Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr. visit campus.

Artists Karla Diaz and Mario Ybarra Jr.Their presentation will get under way at 6 p.m. in Visual and Public Art Building 72 on Inter-Garrison Road at Fifth Avenue. The presentation is free and open to the public.

CSUMB commemorates Constitution Day

To commemorate Constitution Day, California State University, Monterey Bay Professor David Reichard will present a talk on the topic “Beyond 5 to 4: Understanding How Supreme Court Justices Interpret the Constitution and Why it Matters,” at 8 p.m., Sept. 17.

The talk will be held in the University Center living room. The University Center is located on Sixth Avenue and B Street. Driving directions and a campus map are available at

While the event is free, a parking permit must be purchased from a machine on the lot.

Campus celebrates Chicano/Latino Heritage Month

Chicano/Latino Heritage Month celebrated Sept.15-Oct. 15Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is Chicano/Latino Heritage Month. During the month, the cultures and tradition of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central and South America and the Caribbean are celebrated.

Sea Otter Awareness Week comes to campus

Events also scheduled around the local area Sept. 21-27

Sea Otter Awareness Week, the annual recognition of the vital role these marine mammals play in the near-shore ecosystem, will be celebrated Sept. 21-27.

Computer science students work on shark project

Students in the CSIT-in-3 program know a good opportunity when they see it.

CSIT-in-3 is a collaboration between CSU Monterey Bay and Hartnell College that enables students to earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science in three years. The program started in 2013 and has just admitted its second cohort of 32 students.

Experience Japanese tea ceremony


Tea ceremony


The School of World Languages and Cultures will hold its annual fall tea ceremony on Sept. 17 in the University Center living room. The public is invited to attend.

Weekly Farm Stand returns to campus

CSU Monterey Bay Dining Services is teaming up with the campus Farm Club to bring a weekly farm stand to campus throughout the fall.

Coastal Cleanup (in Salinas)

Join Return of the Natives on Sept. 20 at Upper Carr Lake

The annual worldwide Coastal Cleanup Day is the largest volunteer event on the planet. Hundreds of thousands of people in more than 100 countries clean up beaches, lakes and waterways.

If you’d like to help with the effort, join CSU Monterey Bay’s Return of the Natives (RON) on Sept. 20 to celebrate the day and contribute to a better environment. RON is working in partnership with Save Our Shores on the annual event.