CSUSB Associates 2014 - 2015 Speaker's Series in Palm Desert


Feb 10, 2015 to May 12, 2015


The Cal State University Associates at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus has announced the speakers for its 2014-2015 season.
•    February 10, 2015 – Tomás Morales, CSUSB president, and Sharon Brown-Welty, new PDC dean
•    March 10, 2015 – Denise Wilson, Desert Jet
•    April 14, 2015 – Fern Field, award-winning TV producer/writer/author
•    May 12, 2015 – The Lettermen

The Cal State University Associates is a premier organization of supporters of the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino. Members serve as goodwill ambassadors for the campus in the community and contribute tax-deductible yearly dues of $100/year for individuals, $150/year for couples or $300/year for corporations (up to 4 attendees per event.) The majority of these dues go towards scholarships for deserving students at the campus. This vital support group has already donated $69,000 to the campus scholarship program since its inception in 2009.

In addition to helping the campus at a time of declining state support and increased costs, members receive special benefits such as free admission to many campus events as well as invitations to exclusive “members only” programs.

“University for a Day” series
The “University for a Day” series features the very best university instructors lecturing on a variety of topics. Academy –award winner, Dr. Stuart Sumida, was a past speaker. A professor of paleontology at the San Bernardino campus, Dr. Sumida is also a consultant for Hollywood films and special effects projects.

“An Evening with…” series
The “An Evening with…” series features intimate memoirs and discussions with outstanding citizens, personalities and celebrities. Past programs include Jack Jones, Andy Williams, Bill Marx, Frankie Randall and Trini Lopez. These are just a few of the enlightening programs Associates members got to enjoy. Also, the California State Supreme Court chose to hear real cases in campus’s Indian Wells Theater and Associates members were invited to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Benefits of membership include: invitations to exclusive monthly “members only” programs, contributing to student scholarships and knowing you are supporting the educational opportunities for all ages at all the only four-year public university in the Coachella Valley.

Monthly presentations begin at 7 p.m. in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater, with a “social hour” in the theater lobby at 6 p.m. The campus is located at 37-500 Cook St. Members of the community may attend one event at no cost in order to get acquainted with members and enjoy the evening’s presentation.

RSVPs are required to Mike Singer at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107 or msinger@csusb.edu.

Parking is complimentary courtesy of the Friends of the Palm Desert Campus.

For more information about the Cal State University Associates or to become a member, visit http://pdc.csusb.edu/calStateUniversityAssociates.html.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at msinger@csusb.edu or 760-341-2883, ext. 78107.


RSVP: Mike Singer 760-341-2883 ext 78107


View map Cal State University Palm Desert
37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA

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Cal State San Bernardino Associates


760-341-2883 x78107

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Mike Singer

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