Imagine shipping out to war tomorrow. What would your art look like today?
Fort Ord – once the largest military base in the American West – was a vital center during much of the 20th century. More than a million people lived and worked at the base, embedding the current architectural ruin with layers of murals and traces of their lives. Planet Ord explores the contemporary experience and historical echoes of their abandoned city, relating it to the many lost places in contemporary America.
Miriam Lopez, a seventh-grade teacher at Vista Verde Middle School in Greenfield, has been honored for her work in the classroom.
Lopez, who earned a teaching credential from CSU Monterey Bay and is currently enrolled in the university’s master of arts in education program, was given the Crystal Apple Award by television station KSBW.
Gregory Orfalea, author of Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra’s Dream and the Founding of California, will make a presentation at CSU Monterey Bay on April 3. The community is invited to this free event.
Outstanding work by CSU Monterey Bay students on topics including the changing media landscape, the effectiveness of a workplace exercise program and nitrous oxide emissions of lettuce crops will be presented at a systemwide competition in May.
Grant allows undergrads to get first-hand experience
One of CSU Monterey Bay’s selling points is its proximity to the bay. Students enjoy the recreational activities associated with it; they can also work with faculty members and scientists on research projects tied to it.