Friday, November 4, 2016

Native American gathering coming to CSUMB

A Native American gathering will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Cal State University Monterey Bay.

Organized by the Native Advisory Council and Native American Students United, the gathering will taking place on land of the local Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation tribe. It's being held in recognition and celebration of Native American students and is the only event of its type on the Central Coast.

The first all-Native American Veterans Post in the United States, The Tule River Native Post 1987 will serve as the color guard with members who’ve served our nation dating back to 1941. The event will include powwow dancing, cultural arts-making workshops and historical exhibitions. Native craft vendors, informational booths and culturally-appropriate foods will also be available.

The event is open and free to the public. To learn more about it, click here.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

CSUMB nursing earns accreditation

California State University Monterey Bay’s  Bachelor of Science in Nursing has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. It is the first accredited program in the Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz area.

“Achieving this accreditation is an important milestone for our nursing program. Our community needs well-trained nurses and by working with our community college partners and local health care institutions, CSUMB has developed a cost-effective program focused on meeting that need,” said in a statement CSUMB President, Eduardo Ochoa. “The students who have enrolled in this program have been outstanding, and will make major contributions to our community for years to come.”

Through partnerships and pathway programs with local community colleges, this accredidation will help address a critical healthcare gap in the region.