February 2024

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Campus News

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus awards full-ride scholarships

Four first-year students currently attending Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus have each received a University Legacy Scholarship that will cover their full tuition and fees, net of financial aid, for four years, leading to a baccalaureate degree.

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Special gala will benefit CSUSB Palm Desert Campus hospitality management program

The "Spirit of Polynesia" gala will be a fun event that will showcase program developments, introduce hospitality management program students and recognize program sponsors and donors.

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Unlock the joy of lifelong learning: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus announces exciting winter courses

Registration for winter courses at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus is now open.

OLLI is a program designed for adults 50 and over who want to experience learning for the fun of it.

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CSUSB celebrates Black History Month

Join us in recognizing and celebrating black history through the many events taking place this month.

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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Michael Karp, assistant professor of history at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, facilitated and coordinated the 19th Annual Academic WorldQuest at PDC on Feb. 1, where students from nine Coachella Valley high schools competed for college scholarships.

Campus Video

We invite you to watch our latest campus video, offering a glimpse into the vibrant campus life and innovative programs at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.

PDC is committed to offering students a variety of programs to exceed their goals and provide four-year degrees that allow students to grow beyond their potential. PDC offers a unique student experience with small class sizes, dedicated faculty, and an active campus life, all of which are vital for a student's academic success.

With great resources, financial aid and scholarships are available to help students graduate with minimal debt. The Palm Desert Campus provides outstanding opportunities for everyone.

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Student Activities

Communication Studies students volunteer at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Communication Studies students at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus recently had the opportunity to volunteer at the Palm Springs International Film Festival as part of a service learning class at the university. In addition to their volunteer duties, students were also assigned to watch and analyze films.

"Volunteering at the festival was such a great experience, and as a film buff, really opened my eyes to international cinema," said one student participant.

"My absolute favorite thing about the film festival was the Q & A and discussion. Engaging in discussions with fellow audience members fosters a sense of community and shared understanding," said another.

This is the first collaboration between CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Instructor Dr. Michael Salvador remarked that the students all had positive experiences and greatly enjoyed working with the volunteer staff and being immersed in the film festival events.

“It was a valuable learning experience for our students,” he said. “I hope this collaboration will continue and grow in the coming years.”

Student and faculty member receive special award at conference

Del Gerard, a master's student in entrepreneurship and innovation, and Michelle Russen, assistant professor of hospitality management in the marketing department, received the Best Speed Presentation Award for a work in progress at the 2024 West Federation CHRIE Conference in Denver, CO on Feb 1-3. The study investigates why there are so few Black leaders in the hospitality industry.