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California State University San Marcos

Established 1989
Type Public
Endowment $0 [1]
President Karen S. Haynes
Faculty 210
Students 8,461
Location San Marcos, California, USA
Campus Suburban/commuter
Nickname Cougars
Affiliations California State University system
Website csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (also CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos) is a campus of the California State University (CSU) system located in San Marcos, California, a suburban town in north San Diego County. It was founded in 1989 as the 20th CSU campus and was the first after nearly 30 years. The first class was admitted in 1990. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... San Marcos is a city located in the northern portion of San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 54,977. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Image File history File links CSU.PNG‎ This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... The California State University (CSU) is one of three public higher education systems in the state of California, the other two being the University of California system and the California Community College System. ... San Marcos is a city located in the northern portion of San Diego County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 54,977. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of the U.S. state of California, along its border with Mexico. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Efforts by community and political leaders to attract a state university to North County date back to 1968. In 1978, state legislator William A. Craven (1921-1999) won state funding for a North County satellite campus of San Diego State University. In 1989, Gov. George Deukmejian signed another Craven bill which established a CSU campus in San Marcos. North San Diego County (locally referred to as North County) refers to the northern portion of San Diego County, a suburban and rural area far from the urban center of San Diego. ... San Diego State University (SDSU), founded in 1897, is the largest and oldest higher education facility in the greater San Diego area (generally the City and County of San Diego), and is part of the California State University system. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Courken George Deukmejian, Jr. ...


The state purchased land in San Marcos, including the former Prohoroff Poultry Farms chicken ranch. The hillside site lies approximately 8 miles (13 km) due east of the Pacific Ocean and 25 miles (40 km) due north of downtown San Diego. Today the campus comprises 304 acres (123 ha).

Cal State San Marcos' library

Bill Stacy was appointed president in June 1989. During the 1989-1990 academic year, Stacy hired 12 "Founding Faculty," who played an important role in the university's early years and today are memorialized in Founders Plaza. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x771, 150 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x771, 150 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


CSUSM admitted upper division students and held classes from September 1990 through August 1992 in rented facilities in a San Marcos business park, alongside the North County campus of San Diego State. Groundbreaking for the permanent campus occurred on February 23, 1990. Classes began at the current campus in August 1992. Craven Hall was the third instructional building opened in December 1992, and the largest building up to that time at 155,000 square feet. February 23 is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...


Since 1992, the campus has been growing steadily. Major additions over the subsequent decade include the Foundation Classroom Buildings (December 1996), University Hall (1998), a second Science building (August 2002) and the Arts building (August 2002). The largest building to date is Kellogg Library, opened January 2004 with nearly 200,000 square feet. The most recent addition is Markstein Hall (January 2006), home of the College of Business Administration.


President and Faculty

The university has had four presidents:

The university opened in 1990 with the 24 faculty. Today it employs 200 tenure-track and tenured faculty out of a total of 980 employees. The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... The campus on a sunny day California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, USA. The campus sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the San Joaquin... California State University, Sacramento, more commonly referred to as Sacramento State and Sac State, is a public university located in the city of Sacramento, California, USA. It is part of the California State University system. ... University of Houston-Victoria Universities: University of Houston | University of Houston-Clear Lake | University of Houston-Downtown | University of Houston-Victoria Multi-institution Teaching Centers (MITCs): UH System at Cinco Ranch | UH System at Sugar Land Radio and TV stations: KUHF-FM | KUHT-TV Categories: University stubs ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academics

Originally, the university admitted only upper division students; enrollment in 1990-1991 was 448. The first freshman students entered in 1995, when enrollment totalled 3,642. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The university's enrollment (as of Fall 2006) was approximately 8,461 students; about two-thirds of the students were from San Diego County. Enrollment is projected to surpass 12,000 students in 2010 and 18,000 students by 2020. The campus master plan calls for an eventual enrollment of 25,000. San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ...


The university has three colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, and Education. In the 2002-2003 academic year, the most popular majors were Business Administration, Liberal Studies and the Multiple Subject (Elementary) Credential. The latter two majors are mainly used by those planning on becoming K-12 teachers. K-12 (Pronounced Kay through twelve or just Kay twelve) is the North American designation for primary and secondary education. ...


The university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for both Bachelors and Masters degree programs, receiving initial accreditation in 1993. The university is undergoing its seven year review, having just completed the Capacity and Preparatory Review visit in March 2007, and is expected to finalize the process in spring 2009 following the Educational Effectiveness Review. The school reduced the number of units needed to graduate. Some have criticized this policy change stating that students will not receive a liberal and broad education. The school is rated as a less selective third tier university by a leading college ranking publication.


Campus culture

The school is a commuter campus, but approx. 600 students live in on-campus residence halls. Co-curricular programs and activities are sponsored by Associated Students, Incorporated, Student Life and Leadership, the Clarke Field House/University Student Union, and the University Village Apartments. There are more than 100 student organizations. The school attracts many students from the local community colleges like Palomar, as well as from the North San Diego County, Southern Orange County, and Southern Riverside County region. The school is a commutor campus and lacks a vibrant quad culture found at many other universities.


In 2007, for the third straight year, Cal State San Marcos won first place in the nationwide RecycleMania contest.


Athletics

CSUSM sports team logo

The original mascot of the campus was established as the "Tukwut," the name for the California mountain lion in the language of the Luiseño Native American tribe. However, a 1999 student referendum selected the more generic "Cougars" as the name for all CSUSM sports teams. California State University, San Marcos - mascot This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... California State University, San Marcos - mascot This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... Binomial name Puma concolor (Linnaeus, 1771) The puma (Puma concolor) is a type of large cat found in North, Central and South America. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


The school's team sports are very limited. Today the school fields men's and women's teams in golf, cross country, track and field, and soccer, and men's baseball and women's softball. The official colors of the Cougars are bright blue and white with burgundy as an accent. Cougar athletic teams compete as independents in Region II of the NAIA. The school recently hired their first coaches in Baseball (Dennis Pugh) who coached at a local high school for decades, and Soccer (Ron Pulvers). In 2007, in the Softball program's second year, the school hired former UCLA All-American (Kelly Warren) who was previously the Associate Head Coach at San Diego State University. Steve Scott (aka "The Miler") is the Cougars' Cross Country and Track & Field coach. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... The Minnesota State High school Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... Steve Scott (born May 5, 1956) is an American athlete who set an American Record of 3:47. ...


See also

  • Perigee: Publication for the Arts

External links

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Campuses

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Satellites

Desert Studies CenterMoss Landing Marine LaboratoriesMount Laguna Observatory The Desert Studies Center is a field station of the California State University located in Zzyzx, California in the Mojave Desert. ... The Moss Landing Marine Laboratories is a multi-campus research facility of the California State University, administered by San Jose State University, and located in Moss Landing, California. ... The Mount Laguna Observatory or MLO is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the astronomy department of San Diego State University. ...

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California State University, San Marcos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (887 words)
California State University, San Marcos (also known as CSUSM or Cal State San Marcos) opened in 1990 as the 20th campus of the California State University system, the first new campus in nearly 30 years.
In 1978, state legislator William A. Craven (1921-1999) won state funding for a North County satellite campus of San Diego State University.
CSUSM admitted upper division students and held classes from September 1990 through August 1992 in rented facilities in a San Marcos industrial park, alongside the North County campus of San Diego State.
San Marcos, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (767 words)
San Marcos is a city located in the northern portion of San Diego County, California, USA.
San Marcos is home to California State University, San Marcos (Cal State San Marcos), as well Palomar College and Coleman College.
According to estimates by the San Diego Association of Governments, the median household income of San Marcos in 2005 was $63,558 (not adjusted for inflation).
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