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2017 News

Fall 2017

CSUSB Community-based Art initiative awarded 3-year contract with California Arts Council

The Cal State San Bernardino Community-based Art (CBA) initiative has been awarded a three-year contract with the California Arts Council. The contract’s funding of more than $1.6 million will allow CBA to significantly increase its programming inside California state prisons, expanding its partnerships with other CSU campuses and growing jobs in the region. 

CSUSB Community-based Art initiative awarded 3-year contract with California Arts Council

William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ brings magic back to the Barnes stage

Written around 1611 and widely considered to be his final play, William Shakespeare’s classic “The Tempest” splashes down on the Ronald E. Barnes stage at Cal State San Bernardino beginning Nov. 10.

William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ brings magic back to the Barnes stage

CSUSB Coyote Advertising team and Communication Studies students to be honored

The Cal State San Bernardino Coyote Advertising team and students from the university’s fall 2016 Communication Studies 243 class will be among the groups recognized at the Inland Empire chapter of the Public Relations Society of America annual IE Polaris Awards banquet.

CSUSB Coyote Advertising team and Communication Studies students to be honored

CSUSB students teach Arabic language and culture to fourth graders

Fourth graders at Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School in San Bernardino have been learning the Arabic language and about Arab culture thanks to a collaboration between Cal State San Bernardino and the school.

CSUSB students teach Arabic language and culture to fourth graders

Lubos PASO hosts Nov. 1 book launch for Jason Magabo Perez’s ‘This is for the mostless’

A book launch party for “This is for the mostless,” by Jason Magabo Perez, an assistant professor of English at Cal State San Bernardino, is set for Wednesday, Nov. 1.

CSUSB welcomes new faculty for 2017-2018 academic year

College of Arts and Letters welcomes new faculty!

  • Jessica Block-Nerren | lecturer | communication studies | M.A., Cal State Fullerton
  • Nicholas Bratcher | assistant professor | music department | Ed.D.,  University of Georgia

RAFFMA presents workshop series on museum career options

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino is presenting a new series of workshops entitled “Know Your Museum Career Options Before Graduating.”

RAFFMA presents workshop series on museum career options

CSUSB Theatre Arts presents its 2017-18 Season of Power & Control

CSUSB’s Department of Theatre Arts presents the 2017-18 Season of Power & Control that will take you from a mysterious island of gods, to a madman’s laboratory, into a musical town with … more than a few fluid issues on the main stage.

CSUSB Theatre Arts presents its 2017-18 Season of Power & Control


Spring 2017

CSUSB’s 47th Annual Student Art Exhibition

Cal State San Bernardino’s 47th Annual Student Art Exhibition, featuring artwork from the next generation of emerging Inland Empire artists, will be on display at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art from June 19-July 27.

CSUSB Theatre Arts’ musical revue, ‘The World Goes ‘Round,’ opens Friday

Cal State San Bernardino’s Department of Theatre Arts and the Ellen Weisser Endowed Theatre Showcase closes out the 2016-2017 theatre season in June with “The World Goes ‘Round,” a musical revue spanning the musical career of the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Welcome the summer and party like it’s 1999

Saved by the 90s and ODM, the “Voice of Thee IE” from KGGI FM, headline the entertainment when Cal State San Bernardino and the Riverside Municipal Auditorium host the 90s Rewind — Summer Kickoff Party on June 15 to end the school year and to kick off the summer.

5th annual Arts & Music Festival set for Friday, May 19, at CSUSB

California State University, San Bernardino’s annual Arts & Music Festival will be held on Friday, May 19, from 4-9 p.m. Organizers say there will be something for everybody at this popular community event, now in its 5th year.

Community-based Art initiative hosts ‘Through the Wall’  book party at Wende Museum in Culver City

The Community-based Art initiative at Cal State San Bernardino will host a book party for “Through the Wall,” a publication that includes artwork and writing by more than 100 men and women incarcerated in three California state prisons, and the teaching artists and administrators from CBA who facilitate arts programming in the prisons.

NEH video features CSUSB’s ‘Dialogues on the Experience of War’ program

A program at Cal State San Bernardino funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities is featured by the endowment in its “In the Field” video series.

Mike Wichman CAL Star Award for Spring 2017


Mike Wichman Communication Studies

CAL Star Award for Spring 2017 This award honors an outstanding staff member for service to the College.

Two award-winning entertainment professionals to share their stories at CSUSB

Two longtime Inland Empire residents, one an Academy Award winner and the other a well-known announcer and industry hall of fame inductee, will share their career stories at a program presented by the Cal State San Bernardino College of Arts and Letters, Coyote Radio and Coyote Advertising.

Monkey See Monkey Do Tango

Cal State San Bernardino Opera Theatre director Stacey Fraser will produce and direct back-to-back performances of Robert Xavier Rodriguez’s compositions “Monkey See Monkey Do” and “Tango” on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13.

2017 faculty recognition

Congratulations to the 2017 Summer Stipend Award Recipients:

  • Holly Henry, English Department
  • Yumi Pak, English Department
  • Luz Elena Ramirez, English Department
  • Wendy Smith, English Department
  • Julie Taylor, Communication Studies


Congratulations to 2016-17 Outstanding faculty:

  • Andrew Oakes, Art, Outstanding Instructionally Related Activities
  • David Carlson, English, Outstanding Research, Scholarly or Creative Contribution
  • Ahlam Muhtaseb, Communication Studies, Outstanding Service to the College
  • Donna Gotch, Communication Studies, Outstanding Lecturer

Congratulations to the following faculty for their excellent 25 years of service:

  • Rong Chen, English
  • Mary Fong, Communication Studies
  • Tony Roy, Philosophy


Congratulations to Mini Grants recipient for last competition cycle :

  • Allison Petty, Art
  • Jane Chin Davidson, Art
  • Jessica Luck, English
  • Yumi Pak, English
  • Stacey Fraser, Music
  • Johanna Smith, Theatre Arts
  • Jesus David Jerez-Gomez, World Languages and Literatures
  • Oraib mango, World Languages and Literatures

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Naticchia and Dr. Annie Buckley for their new book!

Chris NaticchiaA Law of Peoples for Recognizing States: On Rawls, the Social Contract, and Membership in the International Community

Annie BuckleyThrough the Wall: Prison Arts Collective

Israeli-Palestinian conflict critically examined from another angle at April 18 program at CSUSB

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been oversimplified in mainstream media and scholarship as an intractable bloody confrontation fueled by religious hatred. An event presented by Cal State San Bernardino’s Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies will take a look at the complex key issues in the conflict, and map alternative scenarios that could lead to a just and lasting peace.

Documentary co-directed by CSUSB professor to debut at Arizona International Film Festival

The documentary, “1948: Creation & Catastrophe,” on the year the state of Israel was created and the Palestinians were expelled from their homeland, which was co-directed/co-produced by Ahlam Muhtaseb, a professor of communication studies at Cal State San Bernardino, is an official selection of the 26th annual Arizona International Film Festival in April.

Winter 2017

Coyote Advertising and CSUSB students take home 41 ‘ADDYs’ for advertising creativity

Cal State San Bernardino’s Coyote Advertising and design students took home 41 awards from the American Advertising Federation Inland Empire Chapter’s recent gala honoring the top advertising created in the region in 2016.

CSUSB Theatre Arts presents ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’

The Cal State San Bernardino Department of Theatre Arts will unleash a new vision of the classic “Mother Courage and Her Children,” by German dramatist and poet Betolt Brecht, with a masterful translation by David Hare.

CSUSB journalism students host Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief

The role of journalism in contemporary times was the focus of a talk by Los Angeles Times Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Davan Maharaj with Cal State San Bernardino students recently.

Four generations of art by African American women coming to CSUSB art museum

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art will present “Enduring in Vision and Linked in Tradition: Four Generations of African American Women Artists,” an intimate yet captivating exhibition featuring works by 12 highly accomplished artists representing four generations of African-American women in the art world from the first half of the 20th century to the present.

Documentary, ‘BRATS:  Our Journey Home,’ to be shown at CSUSB Jan. 13

A documentary, “BRATS: Our Journey Home,” sheds some light on that aspect of military life, and will be shown at Cal State San Bernardino on Friday, Jan. 13, at 5 p.m. in University Hall room 106.