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Summer ApplicationCongratulations, 2014 - 2015 Outstanding Thesis Award Winners!

The Office of Graduate Studies extends a hearty congratulations to Stacy Nerkowski and Susan VanAllen, recipients of CSUSB’s Outstanding Thesis Award! Stacy is being recognized for her thesis, Microsatellite Analysis of Population Structure in the Santa Ana Speckled Dace. Written for her M.S. in Biology, her work helped provide genetic descriptions of this dwindling species. Susan’s outstanding Masters of Social Work project, Overcoming Barriers to Mental Health Service Utilization among Justice Involved Youth, surveys social workers and mental health professionals to find new ways to help this troubled population. We encourage you to read more about these outstanding alumni!


Heather Roessler and Matt McMilonStudio Art Students Lend a Hand through Community-Based Art

MFA students Heather Roessler and Matt McMilon are sharing their talents with others through Community-Based Art (CBA), a program developed by CSUSB to bring art classes to various segments of the community. Heather and Matt are currently involved in the Prison Arts Collective and leading art classes for inmates at two local prisons. Their work provides their students with an opportunity to grow as artists, develop life skills, and cultivate an outlet for self-expression. Learn more about their impressive work and the CBA program on our Student Life page.


FDIC logoTraining and Employment Opportunities with the FDIC

TheFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation, one of the nation’s premier bank regulatory agencies, has about 100 openings for Financial Institution Specialists. Successful applicants are placed in a 3-4 year training program leading to professional certification as a commissioned bank examiner. Both graduate and undergraduate students with degrees in business administration, finance, accounting, economics, marketing, or related fields are welcome. The deadline to apply is Nov. 24, 2015. See the FDIC flyer for more information or apply online.