Students honored for academic excellence

CSU Monterey Bay will hold its annual honors convocation May 16, recognizing more than 250 students for their distinguished academic achievements.

This year’s event was moved from the University Center to Freeman Stadium, and from its traditional date in late April to the day before commencement.

Five students will receive special awards, 22 will be honored for their Service Learning work and 247 will be acknowledged for having earned grade-point averages of at least 3.5.

'We See It This Way'

Student capstones on display at Steinbeck Center

While most capstone projects are displayed during the end-of-semester campus-wide festival at Cal State Monterey Bay, for years a few have been exhibited at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas.

This year, the center showcased the work of three Visual and Public Art students, two Human Communication students and an Integrated Studies major who combined art and psychology.

CSUMB aims for zero-waste move-out

University partners with local agencies to recycle, reuse

Some interesting – and valuable – stuff gets discarded during the rush to clean out residence hall rooms and move home for the summer.

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.