We Are Open Remotely
Since March 2020, CSUSB has suspended all non-essential on-campus operations temporarily due to COVID-19. During this period, contact the College of Arts and Letters Dean's Office at email@example.com or (909) 537-5800. Staff members are available remotely Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All CAL faculty, staff, and administrators who wish to visit campus are required to complete this form and submit it to the Dean’s Office prior to their visit.
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CAL STUDENTS: CAL Advising team members are available to assist students remotely Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
A shining example of an engaged faculty member who has also built an international reputation for her glass art, Katherine Gray has been named Cal State San Bernardino’s 2020-21 Outstanding Professor.
In being chosen for the honor, Gray, a professor and associate chair of the Department of Art and Design, also becomes the John M. Pfau Endowed Professor, named for the university’s first president. Gray is also a distinguished glass artist, whose work has been on display in a number of museum exhibitions and is the resident evaluator on the Netflix hit show “Blown Away,” now in its second season.
Celebrated for her effective blend of kindness and rigor as an instructor, along with making notable contributions to campus culture, Cal State San Bernardino lecturer of Korean Bomi Hwang has been named the university’s 2020-21 Outstanding Lecturer.
Hwang, a CSUSB alumna, was surprised with the news April 7 at the start of a virtual meeting of Korean Language and Culture in the College of Arts and Letters as CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales and about 70 colleagues joined via Zoom screen to honor her.
An upcoming construction and renovation project will add two new buildings to campus, including a new Performing Arts Center and an academic building that will serve as an anchor to the College of Arts and Letters. The project also will renovate the existing Performing Arts Building for future expansion.
The California State University Board of Trustees approved the schematic design at its Sept. 23, 2020 meeting. The project currently is scheduled to open during the 2024-25 academic year.
On Oct. 1, 2020, as part of its ongoing CAL Talk series, the College of Arts and Letters presented Arts and Humanities in the Age of the Pandemic, a faculty panel discussion examining COVID-19’s impact and the critical role of creative and humanistic practices in fomenting social connectedness and cultural life.
On Nov. 19, 2020, five recently tenured or promoted CAL faculty members shared details about their work and research via Zoom.
Following an introduction by Dean Rueyling Chuang, Prof. Johanna Smith from the Department of Theatre Arts facilitated presentations by Dr. Maria Garcia-Puente, World Languages and Literatures; Prof. Ed Gomez, Art and Design; Dr. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos, Communication Studies; Dr. Julie L. Taylor, Communication Studies; and Dr. Dany Doueiri, World Languages and Literatures.
During a surprise ceremony June 5, English professor Parastou Feizzaringhalam, affectionately known as Dr. Feiz, was named the recipient of the 2019-20 Golden Apple Award, the highest award for teaching at Cal State San Bernardino.
“You are receiving this award based on the exceptional and vast teaching record here at CSUSB,” President Tomás D. Morales said in honoring Feiz during a Zoom meeting filled with administrators, faculty and staff.
When Communication Studies professor Ahlam Muhtaseb entered a Zoom conference June 11, she was expecting to discuss teaching.
Instead, she was surprised with the 2019-20 Outstanding Scholarship, Research and Creative Activities Award, which recognizes outstanding scholarship that has made and continues to make a significant impact on society.
Bibiana Díaz, associate professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, was surprised on June 11 via Zoom with the 2019-20 Outstanding Faculty Advisor award.
President Tomás D. Morales announced she was receiving the prestigious honor, explaining that it was well-deserved for “her passion, commitment and dedication to student success providing career and life guidance.”
Outstanding Professor in Teaching and Instructional Related Activities:
Dr. Terri Nelson, World Languages and Literatures
Outstanding Professor in Scholarly, Research, and Creative Activities:
Dr. William Vanderburgh, Philosophy
Outstanding Professor in Service:
Dr. Karen Rowan, English
Prof. Leslie Bryan, Theatre Arts
- Ed Gomez (Art and Design)
- Julie Taylor (Communication Studies)
- Liliana Conlisk Gallegos (Communication Studies)
- Mariam Betlemidze (Communication Studies)
- Maria Garcia Puente (World Languages and Literatures)
- Dany Doueiri (World Languages and Literatures)
- Yumi Pak (English)
Ed Gomez, Art and Design
Thomas Girshin, English
Kevin Zhang, Music
Jose Cordoba De La Barrera, World Languages and Literatures
Eric Bayruns-Garcia, Philosophy
Kaitlyn Creasy, Philosophy
Nicholas Bratcher, Music
Jennifer Andersen, English
Eric Bayruns-Garcia, Philosophy
Yumi Pak, English
Michelle Fuller, the college’s budget and administrative analyst, was honored with the university's 2020 Distinguished Service Award, Academic Affairs division.
Kelli Cluque (Coyote Radio & Advertising) and Felipe Jimenez (Art and Design) each received the Team Achievement Award for assisting with this year’s Employee Development Days.
The staff of RAFFMA (Eva Kirsch, Michael Beckley, Miranda Canseco, John Fleeman, Diego Irigoyen, Bryan Kraemer and Laura Munoz) also received the Team Achievement Award for the RAFFMA @ Home initiative.
The museum staff is working diligently to still create relevant and meaningful cultural experiences. Explore enriching content to Listen, Watch, Learn and Browse.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020
CSUSB celebrates the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement
Cal State San Bernardino celebrated its Class of 2020 commencement in real time as more than 1,200 students from the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses were honored in four virtual ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 12.
The ceremonies were held virtually, with no on-site event, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are the first held this year as the June commencement was postponed due to pandemic restrictions. Those graduating Dec. 12 include students who planned to participate in the June 2020 commencement ceremonies.
The College of Arts and Letters and the College of Education held a combined ceremony that is now available to view on demand. The university's Commencement Website offers a downloadable Commemorative Digital Program listing every member of the Class of 2020.
The College of Arts and Letters has received accreditation from the following organizations: