First class of nursing students gets 'pinned'

For one group of history-making Cal State Monterey Bay graduates, it’s not about the caps and gowns. It’s about the pin.

CSUMB’s first class of 10 nursing graduates will participate in a traditional pinning ceremony on Dec. 20. Commencement will follow in May.

COLLEGE SENIORS

College students aren’t the only ones being educated on the Cal State Monterey Bay campus

What do Hamlet, Flannery O’Connor and music’s Romantic Period have in common?

They are among a diverse range of classes that will be offered in the spring through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – OLLI – at California State University, Monterey Bay. The courses and speakers are specifically geared for those 50 and better.

Catch CSUMB on TV

In partnership with KCBA Fox 35, the university is producing a weekly television program, “Campus to tv logoCommunity.” It’s part of CSUMB’s commitment to serving as a catalyst for positive change – through education, outreach and public service.

The vision mural, through a new lens

A new vision mural is taking shape on campus.

Capstone Festival set for Dec. 18 and 19

It all comes down to this

At CSU Monterey Bay, all students must complete a capstone project in their final year, publicly presenting and defending the project or portfolio of work that demonstrates what they have learned. They do this each fall and spring at the Capstone Festival, which is organized by academic departments. 

Sixth-graders 'commit' to attend college

Fairview Middle School students visited CSUMBIt will be years before they even graduate from high school, but hundreds of sixth-grade students are already planning for college, thanks to a program at CSU Monterey Bay.


Plant yourself at CSUMB

Volunteers plant more than 22,000 natives each yearReturn of the Natives, the education and outreach arm of CSU Monterey Bay’s Watershed Institute, has a big idea for 2015.

An animation celebration set for Dec 8.

Wonderland Film Festival will be held Dec. 8CSU Monterey Bay’s Cinematic Arts and Technology Department presents its third Wonderland Film Festival on Monday, Dec. 8.

President Ochoa attends White House conference

College access topic of education summit

Cal State Monterey Bay President Eduardo Ochoa joined President Obama, the First Lady, Vice President Biden and hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 4, to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.

Freshmen applications jump more than 5 percent

CSU Monterey Bay saw a 5.3 percent increase in freshmen applications this year over last year, with approximately 15,391 first-time freshmen applying for admission next fall.

The university’s total number of applicants is 12 percent higher than two years ago when 13,753 applied, said Dr. Ronnie Higgs, the university’s vice president of student affairs and enrollment services

CSUMB also had 3,713 upper-division transfers apply, an increase of 1 percent.