Upcoming Events

MediaFest on Fri., May 9th @ 7pm

Check out student filmmakers' work at the CSUSM Student MediaFest on Friday, May 2nd at 7pm in ARTS 111.  This event brings together hundreds of students, families, faculty, the community, and professional media makers in a powerful celebration that presents, celebrates, publicizes, shares and archives the innovative media projects being produced by students at CSUSM.  Students have landed work as a result of their exposure at the festival and gone onto careers in media and media-related fields.

Awards and prizes compete in categories which may include

    • Best Narrative 
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Social Justice Project 
    • CHABBS Dean’s Award
    • Best Personal Memoir  
    • Best Experimental/ Performance Work
    • Best Performance Award
    • Audience Award

Video in the Community Screening Tues., May 13th @ 5:30pm


Finish off finals week with the Video in the Community screening event on Tuesday, May 13th at 5:30pm in Arts 111.  Students from Video in the Community partner with community organizations to create videos which help bring awaremness to a variety of social issues.  This year's screening will showcase four projects:

  • North County Lifeline's Life Achievement Center which helps transitioning adults establish financial stability.
  • Mind, Body, Soul Concepts is an integrated program that improves middle and high school students' academic performance
  • PASS AmeriCorps Program strives to address the issues of attendance and truancy
  • Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery is a unique approach to reactivate the nervous system as an alternate to other neuro-recovery methods.


CSUSM Art Gallery Event


Image: “On the Line” by Kendra Rivera, El Centro Border Patrol north side

On display April 25th- May 31st, 2014

Artist reception Sunday May 4th, 12-2pm

Even though we live in close proximity to the Mexico/US border, many people do not know what it looks like, or understand the human and environmental impacts that it has on both sides. This exhibition was inspired by images taken by CSUSM assistant professor Dr. Kendra Rivera and her son CJ Rivera while she was conducting ethnographic research with U.S. Border Patrol Agents. Contributing photographer Maria Teresa Fernandez’s work has documented the history of the border in San Diego/Tijuana for over a decade. Contributing artist Pamela Calore is a documentary photographer who serves as Outreach Coordinator for Border Angels/Angeles de la Frontera, a non-profit organization supporting humanitarian work along the Mexico/US border.