Students celebrate TRiO Day with service projects

Feb. 22 is National TRiO Day, a day set aside to celebrate the positive impact of federal programs that help low-income and first-generation students enter college and earn degrees.

At CSU Monterey Bay, it’s also an opportunity to give back to the community.

'Ideas of March' mobile app competition at CSUMB

Opportunity for participants to create the next killer app

It’s innovative, intense and for those who thrive on creative competition, a shot at fame and fortune.

Professor honored for lifetime achievement

Professor Yoshiko Saito-Abbott has been honored by her peers with a lifetime achievement award.

Lecture addresses post-traumatic stress condition

Dr. Jerry Griffin, a physician and retired soldier, will explore the topic of post- traumatic stress condition at a public lecture on Feb. 24.

CSUMB reaches out to black community through church visits

Super Sunday encourages more students to enroll

In February, a trio of CSU Monterey Bay administrators will be featured speakers at local churches to spread the word about the importance of going to college.

Student volunteers offer free tax preparation

Looking for a way to reduce the stress of tax season? CSU Monterey Bay student participants in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – VITA – program may have an answer.

Alumnus honored for HIV/AIDS advocacy


Steven Goings (SBS ’10) will be honored at the annual Crystal Ball, an event that benefits the education and prevention programs of Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services (CCHAS).

Goings, one of two honorees at the Feb. 22 event, will be honored for his work promoting AIDS awareness and prevention at CSU Monterey Bay during the three years – 2010-'12 – he served as the university’s purposeful service coordinator.

Online path to computer science degree completion

Did you leave school before you finished your bachelor’s degree in computer science? Do you have a college degree but would like to earn a second one in computer science?

Starting in the fall, CSU Monterey Bay will offer a degree completion program in Computer Science and Information Technology designed for students who have earned at least 60 college credits.

The fully online program offers a blend of computer science theory and information technology practice. Graduates will be prepared for such job as:

Hidden health crisis on campus: Eating disorders

Feb. 26 film showing, discussion will address the issue

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 25 percent of college students have eating Approximately 25 percent of college students have eating disordersdisorders.

Sustainability and a sense of place

Annual FOCUS event returns Feb. 12

California State University, Monterey Bay will host FOCUS, the university’s annual look at sustainability issues, on Feb. 12.

The seventh annual free event presents speakers and discussion groups that address the topic, “Sustainability and a Sense of Place.”

All events will take place in the University Center on Sixth Avenue at B Street. CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa will open the program with brief remarks at 1 p.m.