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At the American Advertising Federation - Inland Empire Media Awards Gala, M.A. student Chelsea Galvez won the Academic Achievement Award and $1,500; M.A. student Jacob Poore won Agency Professional of the Year; and alumna and Coyote Radio Director Lacey Kendall  represented the station's "My Awesome Empire,' which she produces with CSUSB students, in its win for "Locally Produced Radio or Television Show of the Year."

M.A. student Donna Trewhella has received the Clarion Award from the Association for Women in Communication for her investigative series "Inland Unsolved."

M.A. student and Coyote Advertising Director Jacob Poore was elected to serve on the Executive Board of Directors of the American Advertising Federation District 15.

Dr. Brian Heisterkamp and his team were awarded a Title V Cooperative Grant of more than three million dollars for their project "From Here to Career."

For the fourth consecutive year, Dr. Bradford Owen directed the CSUSB London Summer Program; a record 25 students lived and studied in central London for 31 days.

Dr. T.C. Corrigan received a College of Arts and Letters Summer Research Fellowship.

The CSUSB Office of Student Research selected Dr. Liliana Gallegos and her student team to participate in the 2016 Summer Research Program; their research topic was Lucha Libre, a form of Mexican professional wrestling.

Dr. Ahlam Muhtaseb has been appointed Interim Director of CSUSB's Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

The annual Communication Studies Symposium was held Monday, May 2, with an Awards Luncheon, a Keynote Panel, the inaugural Alumni Council Meeting, and Alumni Panels. See the event poster here.

The CSUSB Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (Dr. Ece Algan, Director) hosted Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi for a lecture in Coussoulis Arena on October 22, 2015. The lecture, entitled "Ways to Fight Islamic Fundamentalism," was attended by more than 800 members of the CSUSB community and the public.


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