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California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • What Causes a Super Bloom?
    When you walk around campus this spring, you can see a noticeable pop of color thanks in no small part to the Southern California super bloom. An unusually rainy winter and spring season has led to the local phenomenon that has resulted in nearly every hillside being painted with swaths of vibrant and delicate wildflowers. A special combination of environmental conditions coincided to produce this year’s mass showing.

    “It’s not just the amount of rain but how even and spaced out we received it,” said George Vourlitis biology professor and ecology researcher. “The last super bloom produced many seeds that form a seed bank that produces small blooms during the dry years and can produce a super bloom when the climatological conditions are right.”

    This year, conditions were right. The colorful hills of California poppies could be seen from space, and droves of families and Instagram influencers alike have flocked to the desert and to local hot spots like Lake Elsinore to see and photograph the flowers.

    Vourlitis is most excited by the impact that an event like the super bloom has on his students. He sees it as an opportunity to take what they’re learning in the classroom and what they’re seeing on social media and tie it into something familiar to them.

    “Most people look around and say, ‘Geez you know, the hillsides are just dead shrubs and weeds and it’s not very pretty,’” he said. “But it’s an extremely diverse environment and the super bloom keys people into that.”

    🎥: Michael Harder
    ✍️: Andrew Reed

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Upon her appointment as incoming President, Dr. Neufeldt received an email from President Haynes congratulating her on "attaining the best presidency in the CSU and beyond.” Last week she visited the campus and through meeting and connecting with the community, she could see what makes CSUSM such a special place.

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Catch all the laughs as student actors shine on stage in the comedy “Boeing, Boeing,” featuring splendidly exaggerated and extravagant characters and scenes. The play, directed by Jason Eberwein, opens tonight. Buckle your seat belts for a bumpy ride. ✈️ Tickets just $10.
    Purchase Tickets: http://bit.ly/2XnaKue

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Organic chemistry wasn't a part of Omar Apolinar's plan but, captivated by the complexities & inspired to learn, his work has led to being published in a renowned journal. 🔬💙📝

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Welcome to all the new members of our Cougar Family who joined us for Discovery CSUSM. Thanks to all the faculty, staff and volunteers who helped make it all happen.

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Incoming President, Dr. Ellen Neufedlt, is on campus today visiting her new home and greeting our Cougar community. Students, faculty and staff are invited to join us in the Sports Center at noon to meet and learn more about Dr. Neufeldt.

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Spreading the joy of STEM and the value of mentorship to his community is at the heart of Emmanuel Morales' mission, one that was sparked back in his high school chemistry lab ⚙️💙🐾

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • In spite of humble beginnings, Conner Whitten knew he was destined for more than a bartending gig and at #CSUSM he found opportunities to shine 💙🔬

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • The accident turned wake-up call that sent Jameson Meyst on a whirl-wind path to #CSUSM, which is, "... almost like making it into heaven.” 💙🐾

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • CSUSM students volunteered to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist César Chávez with a special all-campus community service day. More than 300 students spent a collective 1,000 hours serving 10 North County nonprofits – constructing a mural, gardening, revitalizing a campus, and organizing donations at a charity thrift store.

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Surfing seems like an individual sport, but under captain Shane Freyberger, the Surf Team just captured its first ever conference title and a second place finish in state championships.

    “When we won the conference championship I was honestly in shock,” team president Shane Freyberger said. “We knew this was a long time coming, but the fact that we all came together strategically was huge. CSUSM has always had a lot of great surfers just due to its natural location in North County, but with great surfing can come a great ego, especially in a hybrid independent/team sport like ours. The team really deserved this win after over 10 years of no title.”

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Blake Steinecke had no intention of returning to sports after losing his sight, relearning to navigate the world was enough. Now, he's balancing training & his studies as part of the U.S. blind ice hockey team 🏒💙

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Having experienced #CSUSM's growth firsthand, Barbara Mannino and Syd Harris' connection to campus only grew after a visit in 2015 where students inspired them to give in ways previously unexpected 💙

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • It's spring! Our photographer Andrew said these flowers smelled amazing. Anyone out there that can identify this wildflower?

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • A tumultuous childhood led Matt Walsh to think he'd never be in the position to give back to those who made his transformation possible; he'll never forget the day that everything changed 💙🐾

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • With a career focused on student access and success, Dr. Ellen Neufeldt has been appointed as CSUSM's fourth president. As she joins our proud Cougar family, share with Dr. Neufeldt what you love about CSUSM.

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • We had a BLAST at Super STEM Saturday. Check out all the awesome things we learned at over 100 different booths and activities.

    Full Photo Album: http://bit.ly/2ufEnRV

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • From classmates to campaign running-mates, #CSUSM alums Consuelo Martinez and Lindsay Riedel are striving to make impactful change within their community 💙✊🐾

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Turning her feelings of vulnerability into a source of inspiration sent Dr. Mary Robertson on a path to discovering her inner philosopher, professor, and author 💙🐾📖

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • As part of The Panetta Institute for Public Policy, Tyler Burch thought his internship as a congressional staffer would be a small role in a large staff. Upon arrival, he found a real opportunity to impact policy 💙💼

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • Finally some sun and warmth in the forecast for our weekend. Have a great one Cougars!

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • As a high school student and foster youth for whom an advanced degree seemed out of reach, Tiffany Teusch let her grades suffer in order to survive. That all changed the summer before her junior year 🎓💙🐾

California State University, San Marcos
California State University, San Marcos
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  • The great painted lady migration has hit CSUSM as their little wings carry them up the coast from Mexico to Oregon. We're just enjoying the show while it lasts.

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