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Coyote Cares Day 2019

<a href=""></a>A sincere thank you to everyone who participated in the seventh annual Coyote Cares Day – we had another great day of service in our local communities! This year’s event was extra special because our Palm Desert Campus students were able to join us for the service and fun for the first time!

Our Coyotes painted, planted, cleaned, sorted and more to help local nonprofit agencies and schools in celebration of National Volunteer Week. Our goal is to engage our students in good works in many forms – an action, a voice, a vote, a wallet – and instill in them that we all have a responsibility to help!

Our community partners are sending their thanks as well….we are hearing over and over that our students/staff came ready to work and the work they completed made a tangible difference. We can all be proud of our efforts to be a good neighbor.

Please plan to join us for next year’s Coyote Cares Day – it will be Saturday, April 25th. National Volunteer Week 2020 is the same week as Earth Day and Arbor Day, so we will be wearing green shirts and planning some fun green projects!

Finally, we want to publicly thank all of the campus members that volunteered to be site leaders, the offices that supported the technical/food/logistics/publicity/Cody Coyote/cheer/photo booth and other details of the event, and the Office of Community Engagement staff who went beyond the “above and beyond” in coordinating the millions of details for this event. I work with some of the very best staff on campus, and it is a privilege to be a member of this team. Thanks to all of you for your support!

2018 Collegiate Advertising Award

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CSUSB honored nationally in the 2018 Collegiate Advertising Awards

The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) received a silver award for its “CSUSB Midterm Election Voter Campaign” under the TV/Video Advertising/PSA Series, according to the CAA.
“We are very proud of communication studies students J’kaire Gentry and David Williams who created this campaign,” said OCE Director Diane Podolske. “To win a silver award in a national field of large higher education institutions is a testament to their talent and the high-quality instruction they are receiving at CSUSB.”
To watch the three award-winning videos, click on the following links:
My Voice! My Vote!
My First Time
CSUSB Let your Voice Be Heard
Awards were issued for entries that received the Silver Award from judges, placing them in the top 12 percent of the nation for advertising excellence. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.
The 2019 CAA program had more than 900 entries from the United States and Canada representing small community colleges to very large schools and universities.
Submissions were reviewed and by a national panel of industry experts, with a possibility of 100 total points. Participants’ entries competed against similar-sized organizations in their specific groups and categories.  
All award recipients are posted on the Collegiate Advertising Awards website.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit

2019 Annual Community Engagement and Volunteer Service Fair

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Let's Get on Board with Service!
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  • 2019 CSUB University Honors Program Packing Party
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  • CSUSB students volunteered to transform an elementary school in Fontana for Make A Difference Day in October 27, 2018.
  • Voter Registration Day at Late Night with Rec Sports
  • Cody Getting on Board with Service
  • Educational Opportunity Program Summer Bridge Program
  • CSUSB Little Libraries in San Bernardino
  • 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • Stirring up Service, Community, and Studies Abroad in Jamaica
  • CSUSB students volunteer with St. Bernard Wetlands Foundation
  • CSUSB students volunteering with ARC of Greater New Orleans
  • students volunteering at New Orleans Mission.