Buddy James

Buddy James

Buddy James introducing 'SAM' around the CSUEB campus

  • February 21, 2014 9:00am

Buddy James, in his first year as founding director of Cal State East Bay's new School of Arts and Media (SAM), has been organizing a series of events to help introduce the school to the campus community. The series is called "SAM around Campus," and is designed to bring events that normally take place in one part of campus. In coming days they will be happening in other parts of campus. The first two are scheduled:

On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 3 p.m., at the Agora Stage: The CSUEB Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Director of Jazz Studies Mitch Butler, will perform music from the band's upcoming Monday, March 10 performance at Yoshi's Jazz Club. Both performances will feature guest artists Marvin McFadden and Mike Olmos.  The Yoshi's event takes place at 8 p.m.

On Monday March 3 at 1 p.m., on the Agora Stage: Daniel Banatao and Leslie Tammone will sing "The Internet is for Porn" from the upcoming Department of Theatre and Dance production of Avenue Q, directed by Marc Jacobs March 7 & 8, 14 & 15 in the University Theatre. 

Tickets for Avenue Q can be purchased at csueastbaytickets.com and tickets for Yoshi's can be purchased at: http://yoshis.inticketing.com/

James also said that SAM has launched a new podcast called SAMSpeak, designed to raise awareness of SAM activities. SAMSpeak is hosted by James. The first episode features Avenue Q director Marc Jacobs and cast members from Avenue Q. The campus community can listen to SAMSpeak on the CSUEB School of Arts and Media Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CSUEBSAM

California State University, East Bay is the San Francisco East Bay Area's high-access public university of choice. CSUEB serves the region with campuses in Hayward and Concord, a professional development center in Oakland, and an innovative online campus. With an enrollment of more than 14,000, the University offers a nationally recognized freshman year experience, award-winning curriculum, personalized instruction, and expert faculty. Students choose from among more than 100 professionally focused fields of study for which the University confers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as an Ed.D. in education. Named a "Best in the West" college, as well as a Best Business School, by the influential Princeton Review, Cal State East Bay is among the region's foremost producers of teachers, business professionals and entrepreneurs, public administrators, health professionals, literary and performing artists, and science and math graduates.

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