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CSUSB professor discusses expressions of grief during pandemic
The Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/The Press-Enterprise/Redlands Daily Facts
July 10, 2020

Those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus not only are in shock by the sudden advancement of the disease, but are placed into unique circumstances that interfere with the healthy way of dealing with the death of a loved one, said Lorraine Hedtke, a professor and researcher in the field of grief counseling at Cal State San Bernardino.

Hedtke was interviewed Tuesday, July 7, for an article about Cynthia Carrillo and her brother, David, who died from novel coronavirus he contracted in March at a skilled nursing facility in Upland.

“Grief needs to be shared. That is really important,” Hedtke said Tuesday, July 7. “We are not able to have funerals or create the rituals where we can come together and share our grief. And that is making it a lot worse.”

Hedtke said the field of grief psychology is changing. Chasing “closure” is like going down a rabbit hole, meaning it’s unrealistic to wake up one morning and say you are over the death of a loved one.

Instead, Hedtke advocates continuing the relationship by remembering the good times. For Cynthia Carrillo, that would mean expressing love for her brother by telling his story. Don’t pursue closure, go for peace and purpose, Hedtke said.

Read the complete article at “Not allowed at his side when he died, Upland woman grieves loss of brother to coronavirus.”

2020 could be the new year of the woman … for the GOP, CSUSB professor writes
July 8, 2020

Meredith Conroy, CSUSB associate professor of political science, wrote for the website FiveThirtyEight that while more Democratic women are running for office than Republican women, “the share of all female candidates who are Republican has grown substantially, up from about a quarter in 2018 to 39 percent.

“So what explains this sudden uptick in Republican women running? And are GOP women following Democrats’ 2018 playbook or writing their own? More importantly, will this lead to more female representation in Congress? (Remember, despite the strides made in 2018, the numbers of men and women in Congress are far from equal.)”

Read the complete article at “2020 could be the new year of the woman … for the GOP.”

Poem by CSUSB professor quoted in article about the Joshua tree
The Sun/The Press-Enterprise/Redlands Daily Facts
July 11, 2020

An article about the Joshua tree included an excerpt of “What the Fire Forgot,” a poem by Cal State San Bernardino professor Julie Paegle who wrote “movingly of the impacts of the 2007 Juniper Complex Fire on Joshua trees in the western Mojave: ‘All those trunks — once host / to night lizards, diamondbacks, the desert kit fox. / Some trunks formed solitary columned stalks; / others fixed a frenzy of branches, each branch a ghost / wandering between a hard winter frost / and spring flowering.’”

Read the complete article at “Iconic Joshua trees have inspired many stories.”

CSUSB professor and MBA student discuss credit and credit cards
Wallet Hub
July 13, 2020

The personal finance website included a question-and-answer article with Francisca Beer, CSUSB professor of finance and associate dean of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, and Danny Chung, CSUSB MBA candidate, in which they discuss whether people with no credit should get a credit card, and how to apply for the first time.

An excerpt: “Obtaining a credit card is a great way to establish and build credit for those who do not have a credit history. In the United States, if someone plans to make a loan for a large purchase such as a vehicle or a house, then a credit history plays a vital role in that process.”

CSUSB earns gold designation for Exercise is Medicine program
High Desert Daily
July 10, 2020

For the second consecutive year, CSUSB has been designated as a gold status campus by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) for the university’s implementation of the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative, which encourages health care providers and exercise professionals to work together to use physical activity as a form of medicine to prevent and a way to treat a number of non-communicable diseases.

CSUSB is one of six CSU campuses recognized as EIM campuses as having a healthy academic environment that emphasizes their commitment to create a culture of wellness. Along with San Bernardino, Long Beach and Sacramento are listed as having gold status, while Monterey Bay, East Bay and Humboldt are listed as having silver status. The six CSU campuses are among the 167 campuses listed as EIM campuses as having gold, silver or bronze status.

The CSUSB Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) program mirrors what is happening at colleges and universities across the country and around the world, said Jason Ng, a CSUSB assistant professor of kinesiology, who serves as the program’s advisor.

“The vision of EIM-OC is to see all campus and community members across multiple disciplines discover, share, and adopt principles of Exercise is Medicine that will help change the culture of chronic disease prevention and management campus-wide,” said Ng. “EIM-OC aims to make exercise resources more accessible to the CSUSB campus community.”

Read the complete article at “CSUSB earns gold designation for Exercise is Medicine program.”

Alt-right group’s presence at a Philadelphia police union event ‘bewildering,’ CSUSB professor says
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 10, 2020

A day after members of the alt-right group the Proud Boys were seen openly mingling with officers outside a party following Vice President Mike Pence’s Thursday visit to Philadelphia, the head of the city’s police union said he had not invited them — though he stopped short of condemning their presence at the event.

Brian Levin, a former New York City police officer and director of the Center for Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, described a Proud Boy presence at any police-sponsored event as alarming.

“At a time when police-community relations are particularly strained, it’s bewildering that anyone associated with law enforcement would want to be in the same room with these folks,” he said.

Levin said that Proud Boys often adopt subtle, yet still racially charged rhetoric to mask the extreme views espoused by the group.

“They talk out of both sides of their mouths,” he said. “There are things that they say that are obnoxious but are not particularly different than what you’d see on Tucker Carlson. They have this uniform that may not register with some folks who aren’t familiar with them. But they have a record of bigotry, nationalism, and violence.”

Read the complete article at “Philly’s police union says it didn’t invite Proud Boys to a Pence after-party. It didn’t ask them to leave, either.”

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