This fall President Barack Obama honored Luis Valdez with the National Medal of Arts. The playwright is a the founder of El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. He was also a founding professor at CSUMB. CSUMB President Eduardo Ochoa welcomed Valdez back on campus for an event on November 22nd at the World Theater.
The second forum in the 2016 Leon Panetta Lecture series takes place Monday, April 18th and airs live on 90.3 KAZU. The theme for this year's series is "An America in Renaissance or Decline". Tuesday's topic is "Jobs, Debt and Taxes".