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CSUSB Nursing Street Medicine program receives grant
Uken Report (Palm Springs)
June 9, 2022

The Houston Family Foundation has awarded a $75,000 grant to the Nursing Street Medicine program at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.

The funding will allow the program to continue providing free healthcare services to unsheltered, sheltered and vulnerable populations in the Coachella Valley, and in partnership with other organizations, add behavioral health assessments, testing and medication administration to their list of services.

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus nursing students and faculty, led by Department of Nursing instructor Diane Vines, deliver many important services to members of the community, including wound care, foot soaks, triage, health assessments, checking vital signs and blood glucose levels, medications management, and preventative healthcare and education, among others.

Read the complete article at “Nursing Street Medicine program receives grant.”

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus’ nursing program to expand free healthcare services with $75,000 grant
June 9, 2022

A college nursing program can expand its list of free healthcare services in the Coachella Valley thanks to a $75,000 grant announced today. Cal State San Bernardino's Palm Desert Campus received the grant from the Houston Family Foundation for its Nursing Street Medicine program.  

“We are so honored to be chosen by the Houston Family Foundation to expand behavioral health services in the Coachella Valley,” Department of Nursing instructor Diane Vines said in a statement. “We will educate our future Valley nurses on how to work with those vulnerable populations with empathy and skill.”

Read the complete article at “CSUSB Palm Desert’s nursing program to expand free healthcare services with $75,000 grant.”

The news story also appeared on the NBC Palm Springs website and the MyNewsLA website with the headline, “College nursing program to expand free healthcare services with $75,000 grant,” on June 9.

CSUSB professor wins Mellon Foundation award
IE Business Daily
June 12, 2022

Marc Robinson, an assistant history professor at Cal State San Bernardino, has been named a Mellon Emerging Faculty Leader for 2022. Robinson specializes in U.S. and African American history, with research that focuses on black student activism and the civil rights movement.

Financed by the Mellon Foundation and presented by The Institute for Citizens & Scholars, the emerging faculty leader awards recognize junior faculty members whose research focuses on contemporary American history, politics, culture, and society. Robinson, who began teaching at Cal State San Bernardino in 2018, is one of 10 U.S, scholars recognized this year.

Read the complete article at CSUSB professor wins Mellon Foundation award.”

CSUSB professor comments on Florida proposal to ban drag shows aimed at children
The Sacramento Bee via the South Florida Sentinel
June 13, 2022

In the latest assault on the LGBTQ+ community, drag shows aimed at children could be banned in Florida, after a lawmaker and Gov. Ron DeSantis followed the lead of an idea in Texas. After a Texas lawmaker proposed banning drag shows where children are present, Florida Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, jumped on the bandwagon. He proposed banning drag shows aimed at children, charging parents who bring their child to drag shows and taking away their parental rights.

LGBTQ+ activists said that if exposing kids to overtly sexual atmospheres or performances is the problem, then the ban would need to extend to places like Hooters. To ban kids only from drag shows, and ones that are kid-friendly at that, is blatantly homophobic, they say.

Brian Levin, director at the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, agrees. “Generally the government is prohibited from discriminating with regard to viewpoint,” he said. He explained that permitted events like protests and parades can be restricted by time, place or manner.

“But this appears to be something different,” he said. “This seems to be a pretextual deceptive attack on the right of the LGBTQ+ community and their supporters to be public and visible. It would violate the Constitution.”

Minors can be excluded from a variety of venues, such as bars, or R-rated movies without the supervision of an adult, he said. “But that’s not the case here,” he said. “This seems to me to be an unconstitutional power grab against the very right of a community to express themselves. It’s not illegal to get dressed up in drag. It will be interesting to see what kind of deception is attempted to fit this illegal square peg into a round hole.”

Read the complete article at “Florida wants to ban kid-friendly drag shows. But the shows will go on, LGBTQ+ groups say.”

CSUSB professor interviewed about the importance of Congressional committee’s investigation of Jan. 6 insurrection
Jan. 10, 2022

Brian Levin, director of CSUSB’s Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, was interviewed for a follow-up segment to the House Select Committee’s primetime hearing, held the previous evening, investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Levin, who said the nation is experiencing a resurgence of extremism nationally and at the state level, urged Americans to pay attention to the series of Congressional hearings as they layout what happened that day, and the events leading up to the mob attack that attempted to halt the certification of the 2020 presidential election. “Americans should pay attention to this on so many levels – just not is there something salacious, which maybe there will be – but how given people respond and what we can do to protect democracy,” Levin said.

Listen to the segment at “KPCC-FM (Radio)Friday, June 10, 2022.”

San Bernardino’s new police chief, a CSUSB adjunct professor, talks about his job
Fox 11 Los Angeles
June 10

Darren Goodman, an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Cal State San Bernardino, is the new chief of the San Bernardino Police Department. In this interview on Good Day LA, he talked about the challenges the department faces as he comes on board. He is the department’s first Black chief of police.

Watch the segment at “San Bernardino Police Chief, Darren Goodman.”

These news clips and others may be viewed at “In the Headlines.”