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 csumb.edu/maps.

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.

Learn what to do in an emergency

Preparedness Fair set for Sept. 11

Should a disaster strike, university officials want campus community members to be prepared, educated on what to do and have the resources and training to be emergency-ready.

Faculty, grad student work on novel way to manage grasslands

Dr. Suzy Worcester and John Inman, a graduate student in CSU Monterey Bay’s applied marine and watershed science program, have been working with Bruce Delgado at the Bureau of Land Management to manage 2,500 acres of coastal grasslands at Fort Ord National Monument.