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Streamers cover graduates at one of the ceremonies for CSUSB College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The university honored its Class of 2023 over six ceremonies May 19-20 at the Toyota Arena in Ontario.
May 22, 2023

Some 3,200 graduates participated over five ceremonies at the Toyota Arena on May 19-20, which was packed each time with family and friends celebrating their accomplishments.

University Hall, Faculty in the News
May 17, 2023

Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) was on a panel to discuss “The Nakba and Palestinian Refugees 75 Years On: Why They Still Matter,” and will participate in two more programs this weekend, May 20-21, related to the topic, with one including a screening and discussion of her documentary, “1948: Creation & Catastrophe.”

Dia Poole, communication studies graduate student, and Filimon Fregoso, English undergraduate student
May 22, 2023

Dia Poole, who graduated with her master’s in communication studies, and Filimon Fregoso, who graduated with his bachelor’s in English, are the 2022-23 College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Students.

Student celebrating graduation at the CSUSB spirit letters.
May 16, 2023

Toyota Arena in Ontario will be the site of the university’s Spring Commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20.

Center for Global Innovation, Faculty in the News
May 16, 2023

Material from the documentary film co-directed/produced by Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) was included in a short video about “The Nakba,” and Brian Levin (criminal justice) was quoted in an article about the suspect in the May 6 mass shooting in Allen, Texas.

University Hall, Faculty in the News
May 15, 2023

Ahlam Muhtaseb (communication studies) will participate in a program, “The Nakba and Palestinian Refugees 75 Years On: Why They Still Matter,” on May 17, and Enrique Murillo Jr. (education) was officially sworn in as a member of President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.

RAFFMA’s galleries will be filled with a variety of media, subjects, approaches and styles that express a wide range of ideas about traditional and contemporary art.
May 15, 2023

Original CSUSB undergraduate student artwork will be on display at RAFFMA from May 20-June 24. An awards ceremony will be held this Thursday, May 18, at 6 p.m., followed by a reception at 7:30 p.m.

From left to right, Beth A Steffel, CSUSB associate professor of design and chair of the Academic Senate of the California State University; interim CSU Chancellor Jolene Koester; Chair of the CSU Board of Trustees Wenda Fong; and Sylvia A. Alva, CSU executive vice chair for Academic and Student affairs.
May 8, 2023

Beth A. Steffel has served on the ASCSU in various capacities including as vice chair, secretary, executive committee member, vice chair of the Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee, and ASCSU Senator.

Contributors to the mural pose for a photo
May 4, 2023

Designed, created and installed by students, “Eternal Learning” consists of 850 square feet of ceramic tile that depicts humans at work, study and play among larger-than-life books. The project took five years to make with the help of 20 CSUSB students.