Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the project, see updates, ask questions and provide feedback.
The program provides free healthcare services to homeless, unsheltered and vulnerable people in the Coachella Valley, as well as engages CSUSB Palm Desert Campus nursing students at all degree levels in clinical healthcare activities.
Palm Desert High School took first place at the event, which was facilitated and coordinated by Michael Karp, assistant professor of history at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.
The gala, called “Spirit of Polynesia,” will feature classic Tiki cocktails and mocktails, as well as native dishes influenced by Southeast Asia, Europe and South America. It will also showcase program developments, introduce students in the program and recognize sponsors and donors.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program designed for adults 50 and older who want to experience learning for the fun of it.
A pinning ceremony is a symbolic welcoming of newly graduated nurses into the nursing workforce as they prepare to serve the public.
Paloma Villegas (sociology) co-authored an article that examined how students navigated their way through course content during the COVID-19 pandemic, Diane Vines (nursing) was honored by her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, with an award for public service, and Sanjeet Mann (CSUSB Libraries) discussed how he used the Wayback Machine to assist students and faculty in their research.
Kristi Papailler (theatre arts) was interviewed for an article about one of her students, Dea Armstrong, who won a national award, and Diane Vines (nursing) was honored by her alma mater, Vanderbilt University, with an award for public service.