ShakeOut shakes things up on Oct. 16

The Big One – it’s not a matter of “if,” Californians have been told. It’s a matter of “when.”

At 10:16 on the morning of Oct. 16, members of the CSU Monterey Bay community are invited to join millions of people in this year’s Great California ShakeOut drill to prepare for the inevitable by practicing the drop, cover and hold on move.

Mayan health and agricultural practices topic of Oct. 6 talk

Professor Bernardo Ca'amal ItzáProfessor Bernardo Ca’amal Itzá, the United Nations representative for the Mayan People, will visit Cal State Monterey Bay on Oct. 6 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Faculty member shares diversity strategies

Professor Corey Garza has been successful in attracting underserved students – minorities, low income and first-generation college students – to ocean sciences.

Professor helps to set world record

Electric vehicle enthusiast charged up by EV rally

Dr. Fernandez with world record certificateCal State Monterey Bay Professor Dan Fernandez was one of hundreds of electric vehicle buffs who helped the U.S. reclaim a world record Sept. 20 in Cupertino.

The vision mural, through a new lens

A new vision mural will start to take shape in a few weeks.

Students in Juan Luna-Avin’s painting and mural class have started sketching out the mural that will be painted along a wall on Inter-Garrison Road and Fifth Avenue. Painting is expected to start the third week in September and be completed by the end of the semester.

A touch of CSUMB at Days and Nights Festival

Philip Glass’ Days and Nights Festival returns to the local area Sept. 25-28, with a big contribution from CSU Monterey Bay.

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.