Inaugural Summer Arts program a success

Summer Arts students

More than 300 students from throughout the California State University system and beyond came to Cal State Monterey Bay for the annual Summer Arts program.

Workshops were taught by experts in theater, dance, film, music, art, animation, writing and new media.

“The student evaluations from the 13 classes were the best they have ever been. That’s the real measure of success,” said Joanne Sharp, assistant director of Summer Arts.
Summer Arts will return to CSUMB next July with 17 classes offered during the month. A schedule is available at

CSUMB featured in ‘green’ college guide

CSUMB earned a listing in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges for the second consecutive year. Created by the Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, the guide profiles colleges and universities that demonstrate a notable commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

Cover of book featuring UROC programCSUMB featured in book on undergraduate research

Dr. Bill Head, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center director, and Jessica Brown, assistant director, were invited to submit a chapter for the book, “Undergraduate Research Offices and Programs: Models and Practices,” published by the Council on Undergraduate Research. The book features programs from a range of institutions – large research universities to community colleges.