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smARTshow graphic
April 29, 2024

The third annual smARTshow, a collaboration between CSUSB and Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary School, will feature the thought-provoking artwork of talented fourth-graders and be on display at the Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino from May 3-9. The opening reception will take place on Friday, May 3, from 5-7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.


Students in T-shirts showing CSUSB Volunteer on their backs.
April 12, 2024

CSUSB’s commitment to giving back to the community is showcased during the month of April as the Office of Community Engagement celebrates National Volunteer Month. 

“Cal State San Bernardino is a proud member of the American Democracy Project, and we continue to lead by example and advocate for the kind of democratic engagement and civic mindedness the program embodies," said university President Tomás D. Morales.
February 20, 2024

The nonpartisan American Democracy Project has engaged thousands of campus leaders, including those at Cal State San Bernardino, in advancing democratic principles across U.S. higher education.

Four students during Coyote Cares Day 2024.
February 19, 2024

Coyote Cares Day on Feb. 17 had volunteers packing food for a local pantry and going out into the community to help out at area agencies for the annual day of service by students, faculty, staff and alumni from Cal State San Bernardino. 

Cal State San Bernardino receives national recognition for its community engagement.
January 25, 2024

CSUSB was the only California State University to receive the 2024 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification from the American Council on Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The elective designation highlights Cal State San Bernardino’s commitment to community engagement, and it is the second time CSUSB has renewed its classification.

Brian Heisterkamp
August 18, 2023

Brian Heisterkamp will serve as interim director of Cal State San Bernardino’s Office of Community Engagement, facilitates partnerships between the university and public and private groups off campus, providing knowledge and resources to enrich scholarship, research and creative activity that benefits the public good.

A sign for the INTO LIGHT exhibit
June 8, 2023

The exhibition at the CSUSB Anthropology Museum, aimed at destigmatizing substance use disorder by putting a human face on the disease, closes to the public on Saturday, June 10, with special weekend viewing hours from 8-11:30 a.m. Admission is always free.

Theresa Clower, standing by her portrait of her son, Devin, started the INTO LIGHT Project. After completing Devin’s portrait, she was inspired to find others who lived and died like her son and to show the extent of the drug epidemic through exhibits involving each state.
May 31, 2023

The exhibit, housed at the CSUSB’s Anthropology Museum since September, aims to call attention to substance use disorder. The work of the museum, San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health and INTO LIGHT was recognized by the National Association of Counties with an Achievement Award in the Arts, Culture and Historic Preservation Category. A closing reception is set for 10:30 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 7, at the museum.

A student and a law enforcement officer meet at the 2020 criminal justice career fair.
April 4, 2023

Students interested in research and career opportunities in the field of criminal justice are invited to attend the event that will take place in the Santos Manuel Student Union South.