Inside CSUEB News Blog
March 10, 2014 5:00pm
All currently-enrolled Cal State East Bay students are invited to enter the ninth annual Helen “Jackie” DeClercq Poetry contest through the university’s English Department. Up to three poems per student may be submitted to the English Department Office in room 2579 of the Music Building by Friday, March 14.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the writers of the best three poems -- $250 for first prize, $100 for second prize, and $50 for third prize.
“While poems may be on any subject, those celebrating aspects of family life are especially welcome,” said Susan Gubernat, CSUEB English professor and director of the Creative Writing Program.
All entries for a DeClercq poetry prize must be typed, and they must include the student’s name, address, phone number and email address (on a separate sheet of paper – names must not appear on the poems).
March 10, 2014 3:00pm
The East Bay literary community is invited to attend the release party for the spring 2014 edition of the “Arroyo Literary Review,” a journal of fiction, nonfiction and poetry published by Cal State East Bay's English Department.
The party will commence at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at The Bistro, 1001 B St., in downtown Hayward. In addition to readings by contributing writers, complimentary food will be available as well as liquid refreshment from a no-host bar.
Much of excitement regarding the Arroyo’s sixth edition is prompted by the articles written for the “Arroyo” by Rachel Howard, Tim Kahl, Dean Rader and Dallas Woodburn. All four writers are expected to attend the party and read from their works.
The “Arroyo” will be available for purchase at the party as well as at University Bookstore. Additional information is available by contacting Samantha Kennedy at (925) 784-9118 or at email@example.com.
March 10, 2014 10:00am
Cal State East Bay’s renowned “GANAS” program (Gaining Access ‘N Academic Success), was recognized for “providing a pipeline to community college transfer students” at the 16th annual Chabot Puente Project Student-Mentor Breakfast on Friday on CSUEB’s Hayward Campus.
More than 150 people attended the event, including Chabot College students, seniors from Hayward area high schools participating in the Puente program, mentors, local elected officials, CSUEB students and staff. During the event, Cal State East Bay was honored for its support of the Puente Project as well as for the success of GANAS.
Stan Hebert, acting vice president for Student Affairs at CSUEB welcomed attendees, and Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita spoke on the partnership between CSUEB, Chabot, the Hayward Unified School District, the city of Hayward, and the East Bay region.
March 7, 2014 10:00am
Two members of Henrietta Lacks' family visited Cal State East Bay's Hayward campus on Feb. 17 as part of the kickoff for the university's "Week of Inclusive Excellence."
For those members of the CSUEB campus community who missed seeing the presentation -- "An Evening with the Henrietta Lacks Family" -- by her grandchildren, Kim Lacks and David Lacks, Jr., video of it is now available via the Office of University Diversity Web page. They used the presentation to further expand on the story told in the New York Times "best-selling" book, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
See the video at http://www20.csueastbay.edu/about/diversity/index.html. Once on the page, students, faculty and staff will need to input their university net ID and password.
March 7, 2014 5:00am
First comes the degree, and then comes the career. That may seem like the typical sequence of events for most college students, but not for Cal State East Bay student Gaspar Sanchez-Vasquez. Just two quarters into the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program at CSUEB, and Sanchez-Vasquez has already landed a job at one of the largest accounting firms in the Bay Area.
“I applied for the position right away,” said the 25-year-old who recommends students start applying to jobs before graduation.
“Send your resume out everywhere,” said Sanchez-Vasquez. “It takes a while to find a nice job, and a job that you are comfortable with. You should apply at least six months to a year ahead.”
March 6, 2014 10:00am
Cal State East Bay will be hosting the 16th annual Chabot Puente Project Student-Mentor Breakfast on Friday (March 7) from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the New University Union on the Hayward Campus. The event is sponsored by CSUEB's Office of the President.
It is anticipated that more than 60 Chabot College students, along with about 20 program mentors and a few local elected officials and other community dignitaries will be in attendance, according to Stan Hebert, acting vice president for Student Affairs at CSUEB. Hebert also said that about a dozen seniors from Hayward area high schools participating in the Puente program will also be in attendance.
March 4, 2014 6:00pm
Cal State East Bay History Professor Bridget Ford and her mother Bonnie Ford followed identical educational and career paths,
On Wednesday (March 5) at 6 p.m., mother and daughter will present "A Tale of Two Ph.Ds" to discuss their divergent experiences and generational insights on the impact of the women's movement in American life. Their talk is part of a celebration of Women's History Month for March, and will take place in the Biella Room of the University Library.
Both women earned their doctorates in history from UC Davis, 17 years apart. Bonnie Ford went on to teach at Sacramento City College, where she is professor emeritus.
This event is sponsored by the CSUEB History Department. The campus community is invited. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served.
Additional information about the event is available by contacting Cal State East Bay History Professor Dee Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Barry Zepel
March 4, 2014 2:30pm
The East Bay Singers, conducted by Cal State East Bay professor Buddy James, will be performing in concert Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m. at the historic Old Mission San Jose, 43300 Mission Blvd. in Fremont.
The concert -- "You Are the Angel Glow" -- will feature jazz works as well as spirituals, according to the very busy James, who in addition to being the university's director of choral and vocal activities, is in his first year as founding director of CSUEB's new School of Arts and Media.
Ticket prices are $7 and $5, while Cal State East Bay students, faculty and staff with a university ID card being admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.csueastbaytickets.com. Tickets also will be on sale at the door one hour prior to showtime, with only cash or check being accepted at that time.
March 3, 2014 9:00am
Cal State East Bay students and alumni interested in a career in the Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism industries are invited to attend an industry job panel taking place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, on the university's Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. It will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the New University Union. Admission is free.
Those in attendance will learn what executives, managers, recruiters, and leaders in the industry want from job candidates, according to Zach Hallab, associate professor in CSUEB's Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, who will be the panel moderator and is the department's hospitality management coordinator.
February 28, 2014 7:00am
To accomodate Cal State East Bay students as they prepare for Winter quarter final exams, the University Library and campus shuttle services have announced that they are extending their hours of operation.
From Monday, March 10, through Thursday, March 13, as well as Sunday, March 16 through Thursday, March 20, the Library will extend its availability by two hours, closing at midnight instead of the normal 10 p.m. during the quarter. The Hayward Campus shuttle will also operate during these days up until midnight.
Additional information about the University Library's extended hours of operation is avaialble at http://library.csueastbay.edu/news/extended-hours-for-winter-2014/.
More information about the CSUEB shuttle and all transportation services for the university is available at http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/parking/alt-trans/csueb-shuttle.html.
-- Barry Zepel