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Thursday, April 21 – Gravendyk Prize-Winning Poets Read at Pfau Library!

Dear World, please join us this Thursday, for another thought-provoking event, with visiting poets and an Open Mic for fiction, poetry, spoken word and memoir, in celebration of our lives. Join the conversation of voices in witnessing and exploring our

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) : Recipes from the original faculty wives group

Here are some of the recipes that the Cal State Faculty Wives, San Bernardino California printed in College Courses II: Spiced Walnuts – Judy Rymer 1 c sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. ground

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) – the Social Lites give the first private scholarship to CSUSB

The Social Lites of San Bernardino made the first private donation to CSUSB’s scholarship funds! You can find a photo of this event, and others in the Cal State University Photo naming project – Zenfolio at http://csusb.zenfolio.com/p763499979/h34653b7d You will notice that

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TBT (Throwback Thursday): San Bernardino welcomes the university

  The university’s site was selected on February 8, 1963. Six days later, on St. Valentine’s Day, the San Bernardino County Sun Telegram ran this “valentine” to CSCSB. The entire city was celebrating! San Bernardino Mayor Mauldin told reporters, “I

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TBT (Throwback Thursday): Building the library collection: Art Nelson

Arthur Nelson, first Library Director, moving into the original Library, which was located in Sierra Hall, in September 1965. Art Nelson was part of the initial planning team. His job was to build a library collection. (He actually built two

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) Planning a University

On April 29, 1960, California State Senator Stanford Shaw introduced legislation for San Bernardino-Riverside State College . In 1961 the Legislature appropriated the funds to purchase a site for the college. In July of 1962 the Legislature took out a

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) Dr. Ralph Petrucci – CSCSB’s First Natural Sciences Division Chairman

In an oral history interview, Dean Ralph Petrucci told us about his first meeting with John Pfau. President Pfau went to Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio, where Ralph was working, to interview him.  Dr. Petrucci showed President Pfau around

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TBT (Throwback Thursday): John M. Pfau – CSUSB’s first president!

  On January 19, 1962, The California State College Board of Trustees selected John M. Pfau, Chair of the Social Sciences Division at Sonoma State College, as the first President of San Bernardino-Riverside State College. In a 1980 oral history

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TBT (Throwback Thursday) : the Student Organization Committee (1965)

On November 9, 1965 the first campus newspaper, Communique, published its first issue. Read the first campus newspaper here. It included an article on the new SOC (Student Organization Committee). Committee members elected Richard Bennecke (a junior transfer student from

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TBT (Throwback Thursday): Before we were here…

…in the 1940s, education experts in California sounded the warning: California did not have the capacity to provide college education for the students who would graduate from highschool in the early 1960s. Dr. George D. Strayer, professor emeritus of education

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