The Cougar Chronicle

CSUSM PROMOTES CIVILITY ON CAMPUS- CIVILITY CAMPAIGN HOPES TO REFORM THE UNIVERSITY’S SENSE OF COMMUNITY

December 6, 2011

KYLE M. JOHNSON PRIDE STAFF WRITER At the start of this semester, the Civility Campaign was organized and founded on the CSUSM campus. The campaign, led by the Dean of Students Office, promotes the essence of community and the values needed to reach a strengthened sense of community. This idealistic...

STUDENTS GET SCAMMED ON CAMPUS

December 6, 2011

KRISTIN MELODY PRIDE STAFF WRITER On Nov.17, University Police responded to a call on campus regarding students getting “scammed” out of money by a small group of people at the Library Plaza. A week before, Nov. 10, Ashleigh Mellard, junior, was one of the students approached by a man using the...

WEBSITE RANKS CSUSM #1 IN CAMPUS SAFETY

December 6, 2011

MARGARET LUTZ CHANTUNG California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has been recognized by StateUniversity.com as the safest four-year university in California in its Safest Schools report. Dominik Mazur, founder of StateUniversity. com, said in a press release, “Student safety and campus crime...

CAMPUS CALENDAR

December 6, 2011

TUESDAY, DEC. 6: -New Play Festival- Telling Stories 7 – 9 p.m., Arts Hall 101. CSUSM Theatre, ACE Scholars and The Playwright’s Project have joined together to create an evening of original short plays by foster youth. Their work examines the challenges, celebrates the positive choices and shares the les...

TUITION RISES 9 PERCENT FOR FALL 2012

November 22, 2011

Tuition for Cal State San Marcos students will rise another 9 percent next fall as the result of a budget vote last week by the California State University Board of Trustees. At a raucous meeting in Long Beach on Nov. 16 – where student protestors disrupted the meeting by chanting and waving signs...

TEACHERS PICKET OVER CONTRACT DISPUTE

November 22, 2011

About 70 professors picketed, chanted and danced on campus Nov. 9 to protest long-stalled contract negotiations with CSU trustees. The teachers did a flash mob to the Aretha Franklin song “Think” (“you better think about what you’re trying to do to me”), marched around campus and chanted about...

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATED WITH NEW FACILITY

November 22, 2011

KRISTIN MELODY PRIDE STAFF WRITER CSUSM opened the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center (CICSC), Nov. 17, in the Social and Behavioral Science Building to facilitate Native American activities on campus and collaborate with California tribes. “There is simply no other place in California...

CAMPUS ALERT: ANOTHER MOUNTAIN LION SPOTTED ON CAMPUS

November 22, 2011

A mountain lion was spotted on campus Wednesday night. It was the fourth time in five years that the big cats have been seen on university property. About 10 p.m. Nov. 16, campus police got a call from an emergency kiosk in student Lot F at the south end of campus. When they responded, police spotted...

OCCUPY SAN DIEGO BEARS LITTLE RESEMBLANCE TO NEW YORK PROTEST

November 8, 2011

ROGERS JAFFARIAN PRIDE STAFF WRITER It all started at the charging bull. On Sept. 17, a few protesters stood in front of the symbolic bull at the center of New York’s financial district saying they represent the “99 percent,” a reference to the one percent of the U.S. population that controls...

CSUSM APP PROVIDES INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCIES

November 8, 2011

MELISSA MARTINEZ PRIDE STAFF WRITER CSUSM recently adopted safety precautions for students, such as emailing and calling services, alerting students technologically if their lives are in danger. Since the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University massacre on April 16, 2007, when a single...

ARMY ROTC PROGRAM SALUTES MILITARY FOR VETERANS DAY

November 8, 2011

KRISTIN MELODY PRIDE STAFF WRITER The Veterans Success Center will hold its annual Salute to Veterans event tentatively scheduled for Nov. 10, during U-Hour in Tukwut Courtyard. Veterans Day is special because “all military recognize it,” Captain James Lehner of the CSUSM Army ROTC office said....

CAMPUS CALENDAR

November 8, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 8: -Community Games. 11 a.m. - noon, Fourm Plaza. The Well will be hosting various games such as ladder ball and bocce ball to build community on the CSUSM campus. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9: -Arts, Language & Cultural Revitalization. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Arts 111. There will be a multi-medi...