Ramos, a CSUSB alumnus, and bird singers from Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians gathered in front of the Santos Manuel Student Union North to celebrate the month with traditional singing and dancing.
CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales gave a speech at the Santos Manuel Student Union North grand opening; Brian Levin (criminal justice) discussed why the Aryan Nations Knights chose Arizona and commented on the increase of anti-Russian attacks; and Agustin Ramirez (VSC) commented on CSUSB being named a Military Friendly School.
More than 500 people – students, faculty, staff, administrators, dignitaries and members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – attended the grand opening on March 17.
Coyote Hour was created to give a time for students to get involved in campus activities, meet with other students and learn about the campus affinity centers.
The Santos Manuel Student Union North is part of the CSUSB SMSU complex, one of the largest building complexes in the CSU named for an indigenous elder and leader. Its formal grand opening will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 17.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the grand opening celebration at the new facility, which will also feature food, building tours, live music, games and free bowling.
The Coyotes of Comedy show, which will start at 6 p.m., will feature comedians Steven Briggs, Andy Kern and Brian Kiley, along with magician David Martinez. Proceeds will support the CSUSB Sports and Marketing Scholarship Fund.
To Jesse Felix and Alfredo Barcenas, mentorship is learning from and growing with one another, no matter who is the mentor or mentee. And for both of them, their CSUSB mentorship experiences have gone full circle.
State Assemblymember James Ramos, the first California-born Native American elected to the state legislature, gave the keynote address.