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Free Information Session on February 11: Master of Biotechnology, a Professional Science Master’s Degree, Cal State San Marcos

Cal State San Marcos


Free Information Session for the Master of Biotechnology (MBt),

A Professional Science Master’s Degree

California State University San Marcos

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos, CA 92096-0001


Wednesday, February 11, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.


In response to a regional workplace need for individuals who are trained in science, technology and management, the Professional Science Master’s Degree is now accepting applications for Fall 2015.

CSUSM’s biotech master’s degree program was created to meet the biotech industry’s demand in San Diego County for scientists who also have a background in business and is designed to meet the scheduling needs of working professionals. You can earn your degree part time, with online, evening and weekend classes.

Comprising 38 units in a combination of biotechnology and business classes over five semesters, this program is one of the more practical and applicable biotechnology degrees available in the San Diego area. Biotech industry leaders have overwhelmingly indicated a

need for business training in addition to laboratory experience with hands-on understanding of the increasingly complex technologies being developed in the biotech industry.

For more information about the upcoming information session please call 760-750-4020 or email el@csusm.edu. 

About Extended Learning at California State University San Marcos

As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties. Offering degree programs and both academic credit and noncredit professional development courses, as well as career-based certificate programs, we help individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals.


Information Session at CSUSM: New Specialized Accelerated MBA (SAMBA) Program


What: Free Information Session for the Specialized Accelerated MBA (SAMBA) Program

Where: Cal State University San Marcos, Markstein Hall Room 103

When: Tuesday, December 2th, 2014 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Why: Specialized Accelerated MBA Program will provide participants with the skills they need to be successful in the business world and will prepare them for entrance into some of the finest companies in the region and abroad. This unique “stackable” program consists of 36-48 units in three phases: the Foundation, the Core, and the Specialization in Business Intelligence or International Business, which also presents three entry and exit points into and out of the program. Upon satisfactory completion of each phase of the program, students will receive a certificate, and upon completion of the final project/culminating experience, an MBA.

This flexible, innovative program will benefit business and non-business major graduates and international students interested in pursuing advanced business education, designed to be completed in 12-15 months. Attend this or any information session for program details!

For more information about upcoming information sessions and to RSVP, please visit our website at http://www.csusm.edu/el/degreeprograms/mba.

About Extended Learning at California State University San Marcos

As the academic outreach arm of Cal State San Marcos, Extended Learning is a leading provider of professional and continuing education in North San Diego and Southwest Riverside counties. Offering degree programs and academic credit and noncredit professional development courses, as well as career-based certificate programs, we help individuals and organizations achieve their educational and training goals.

City of San Marcos prepares to host biennial Education Forum in October

San Elijo Elementary

Creating a stronger future for education in San Marcos from kindergarten through college will be addressed on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6 to 7:30 pm in a special forum that brings together the City’s mayor and leaders of the San Marcos Unified School District, Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos.

The forum, held every two years, offers a unique opportunity for the community to hear from leaders of its three key school systems — K-12, community college and state university — that together serve about 60,000 students in the North County region.

“The forum gives policy makers at the City and at our major educational institutions a chance to come together to share ideas, plans and aspirations for the future of education in San Marcos,” Desmond said. Read more

San Marcos Fitness Roundup


The San Marcos Fitness Roundup is a fun-filled event offering something for everyone with a community 5K run/walk, challenging 11K mostly trail run up to the top of Double Peak and back and a post-race festival.

Register for the Double Peak Challenge 11K and receive a timing tag, commemorative medal, a technical T-shirt and a physical challenge and views from Double Peak that you won’t soon forget! Space is limited to the first 500 participants to register for this unique event.

Register for the Community 5K Run/Walk and receive a timing tag, cotton T-shirt and a fun, relatively flat course around the Cal State San Marcos campus and surrounding city streets.


After your race, enjoy an awards ceremony featuring custom awards and Running Center gift certificates to age-group and overall winners, drawing prizes, tasty treats,  live entertainment provided by Cowboy Jack and the North County Cowboys, exciting vendor booths and more.


Mountain Lion Spotted Near CSU San Marcos-10News

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — A mountain lion sighting near California State University San Marcos over the weekend has some students on edge.

The sighting was reported just after 1 p.m. last Saturday when a man said he saw the animal on a trail behind campus.

University officials sent out an e-mail to the more than 10,000 students and faculty on campus warning them to “not walk alone.” READ MORE VIA 10 News




San Elijo Hills blossoms into a small town-San Diego Union Tribune

The San Elijo Town Center

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Residents began moving into the development 10 years ago; now they say it has established a sense of community in suburbia

BY MICHELLE BREIER- San Diego Union Tribune

The San Elijo Hills master-planned community features a town square with a clock tower and other elements typical of Americana. The area’s retail portion is still developing. The neighborhood was designed to be walkable, with 19 miles of trails.

SAN MARCOS — Head south past Cal State San Marcos, over the hill as Twin Oaks Valley Road becomes San Elijo Road, and you will land in a place many have come to call their own little slice of Americana.

Nearly 10 years after residents started moving into San Elijo Hills, the sense of community is strong, residents say, and the neighborhood is taking shape.

Every element of the master-planned community in southwest San Marcos — from the purposeful placement of liquidambar trees whose leaves change colors in the fall to the divided road around the town square — is designed to evoke the quaint feel of an early 1900s small town.

San Marcos City Councilman Chris Orlando and his wife moved to San Elijo Hills in 2002.

“We lived in Sorrento Valley but it didn’t have that sense of community, sense of neighborhood,” said Orlando, the father of two sons, ages 10 and 8. “We definitely found that, not only in San Elijo Hills but in San Marcos.”

The road to a modern-day Mayberry has had its bumps. The largest residential project in the city’s history inspired a ridgeline protection ordinance approved by the City Council in 2006 after extensive grading for the development drew wide protests. Voters followed up with stricter protection in 2008.

Some residents have expressed frustration over the years with the slow pace of business development in the Towncenter, the community’s retail core.

San Elijo Hills: Vital statistics

• Acreage: 1,921 acres, 1,115 of which are open space

• Groundbreaking: 1998; first move-ins, 2000

• Residences: 2,550; 3,400 at build out

• Population: 7,462

• Developer: Project is managed by HomeFed Corp., a publicly traded company, for the San Elijo Hills Development Co.

• Schools: San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle; students go on to San Marcos High; Cal State San Marcos is less than five miles away.

And San Elijo Hills’ idyllic environs couldn’t escape the real estate meltdown. One example: D.R. Horton in 2005 paid $36 million for a site at Wild Canyon and San Elijo roads only to sell it back to San Elijo Hills Development Co. for $6 million three years later. It’s now in escrow, said Halé Richardson, spokeswoman for San Elijo Hills.

Mary Maloney, co-owner of Hometown Realty in the Towncenter, was among the founding families in San Elijo Hills. The Maloneys bought their home in November 2000 and moved in five months later, when their youngest child was 5. READ MORE VIA SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

Final San Marcos City General Plan Public Workshop Series on Land Use!

San Marcos, CA

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San Marcos has been working on an update of its general plan since Fall 2009, and the City is now in the final stretch of its public outreach portion of the project.

The last workshop series to receive community feedback on proposed land use changes will be held this month. From there, the general plan will get further refined.

Please be aware that there may be significant land use changes near your property. These changes could include things like increased density/intensity, increased building heights or land use rezoning (i.e. mixed-use, commercial, multi-family).

Don’t miss your chance to attend one of the last community workshops on the land use portion of the general plan update and express your thoughts on proposed changes!

To learn more about what land uses are proposed near your property, please visit ourcityourfuture.com or call (760) 744-PLAN (7526).

Public Workshop Series Dates

September 23, 6:30 pm
Twin Oaks Elementary School
1 Cassou Road
September 29, 6:30 pm
San Elijo Elementary School
1615 Schoolhouse Way
September 27, 6:30 pm
Senior Center
111 Richmar Avenue
September 30, 6:30 pm
CSUSM (McMahan House)
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
Free parking in Lot B
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