From Air Force medic to college graduate

'CSUMB made a difference for me'

Tina Banks has beaten the odds.

Faculty grants support summer projects

Eight summer faculty projects in the area of innovative teaching and learning have been funded through the generous support of the CSUMB Foundation board’s annual fund.





The projects are focused on innovative ways to serve students, and include approaches that address scalability, use of technology, and incorporation of new pedagogies

Capping off college with senior projects

Capstone Festival set for May 14, 15 and 16

Alyssa Nally has been working with the Monterey chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, implementing the foundation’s Rise Above Plastics program.

Commencement by the numbers

One year of planning and countless staff hours create this unforgettable day

More than 2,800 chairs are rented for commencement

8,000: Graduation tickets printed

6,500: Programs printed 

Awards recognize excellence in journalism

The second annual Otter Realm Awards, recognizing students who have done excellent work in journalism – including print, video, photography and page design – were handed out at a campus ceremony on May 7.

“Students need more public recognition of their work,” Dr. Estella Porras said last year when she started the competition. “With the awards, students feel encouraged to seek excellence, and are reminded of the value that their work has in their communities.

CSUMB student wins film commission scholarship


Jessica Moss is this year’s recipient of the Monterey County Film Commission’s student scholarship.

Moss is a senior at Cal State Monterey Bay, where she studies Cinematic Arts and Technology. She plans to use the $2,000 grant to help with expenses for her capstone project, “The Maw,” an animated film short.

GOWNS GONE GREEN

Class of 2014 dons regalia made from recycled bottles

The gowns worn by CSU Monterey Bay’s graduates will still be black, but come commencement day on May 17, they’ll also be green.

Environmental filmmaking class explores Fort Ord

This semester, students from CSU Monterey Bay explored Fort Ord in an environmental filmmaking class. The results of that exploration will be presented May 9 at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz. 

The showing is part of Planet Ord, a multi-media exhibition curated by CSUMB professor Enid Baxter Ryce that will be on display through July 20. The presentation of student work is one of several special programs offered during the course of the show.

Marine science student earns NOAA scholarship

Emily Aiken sounds like a campus recruiter when she explains why she chose CSU Monterey Bay for graduate school.

CSUMB video wins CASE silver medal

A video telling the story of CSUMB has taken a top honor in the CASE (Council for Advancement and Opening shot of Support of Education) Circle of Excellence competition.