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Five awesome classes you can give as gifts

December 16, 2014 12:00am

The holiday season is upon us, and for many people the stress of finding the "perfect" gift for a loved one is a constant struggle. That's why this year we have compiled a list of five courses that can make a perfect gift even for the most difficult people to shop for. And with the gift of education, you never have to worry about it going out of style, not fitting properly or running out of batteries.
Here's our list of five awesome classes you can give as gifts:

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CSUEB’s Ivette Bernal awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarship to study abroad

CSUEB student and Gilman Scholarship recipient Ivette Bernal at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

December 10, 2014 12:00am

Cal State East Bay business major Ivette Bernal has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship to study abroad through the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program. Bernal, 20, is currently participating in a yearlong study abroad program in Paris, France, that started this fall.

"Both CSUEB and the Gilman Scholarship played a huge role in my ability to study abroad," said Bernal. "CSUEB provided me with the connection to CSU International Programs, the study abroad program that I am involved with, and the Gilman Scholarship gave me the means to finance my venture and introduced me to their experienced study abroad community."

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CSUEB alumna shows gallery pieces at international art fair in Miami

Joan McLoughlin, Cal State East Bay alumna and owner of The McLoughlin Gallery.

December 5, 2014 12:00am

The McLoughlin Gallery, owned by Cal State East Bay alumna Joan McLoughlin, is currently presenting in Miami for CONTEXT Art Miami— an international contemporary and modern art fair dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. The event started Dec. 2 and will run through Dec. 9.

McLoughlin, who graduated from CSUEB's Certificate in Art Museum and Gallery Studies in 2011, will be showing selected art pieces from her gallery at the fair. Featured artwork includes paintings by Christopher Martin, Jeff Muhs and John Waguespack, contemporary mixed media works by Jerome Lucaniand Guillermo Bert as well as sculptures by David Middlebrook, Arnix Wilnoudt and Hal Buckner.

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Winter application deadline for CSUEB's wedding planner certificate program due Dec. 15

December 1, 2014 12:00am

According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, the wedding business is a $165 billion industry, with more than 2.4 million weddings every year in the United States alone. Take part in this fast-growing and lucrative industry by earning your Certificate in Wedding Planning from Cal State East Bay. Winter applications for the in-class Wedding Planner Certificate Program are currently being accepted now through Dec. 15. The in-class format only occurs once a year, so do not delay!

The internationally recognized program, taught by program founder and 25-year hospitality industry veteran Joyce Scardina Becker, offers participants an in-depth knowledge of all facets of researching, designing, planning, coordinating and evaluating weddings.

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Washington Post Lists Cal State East Bay Computer Science Grads Among Nation's Top Wage Earners In Their Field

Washington Post

November 26, 2014 4:12pm

Cal State East Bay computer science graduates were listed in a recent Washington Post article for being among the nation's top wage earners in their field.

The article, "Where to Go to College to Make the Most Money — for Each Major," appeared in the Nov. 21 online edition of the paper. The article cited the 2014 ranking of the country's highest returns on investment (RIO) for public and private universities.

The Payscale list includes the weighted total cost for a graduate based on in-state and out-of-state tuition rates along with the 20-year net return on investment. The study looked at 1,312 public, private, religious and secular universities around the nation. Cal State East Bay ranked No. 7 for best ROI for in-state tuition and No. 7 for out-of-state.

Overall, CSUEB ranked 259 out of 1,312 institutions, 89 out of 415 universities for public in-state universities, and 128 out of 445 for highest mid-career salary levels.

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Cal State East Bay offers OSHA safety training courses as host site

November 14, 2014 6:00am

Cal State East Bay is offering Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) compliance training as a host site organization for UC San Diego’s OSHA Training Institute Education Center. UCSD Extension’s OSHA Department is dedicated to providing high-quality, innovative and cutting edge education and training services.

Courses will take place at CSUEB’s Oakland Center, conveniently located in downtown Oakland and accessible by public transportation.

Training areas include fire safety, confined space, electrical standards, fall protection, industrial hygiene, Maritime and Train the Trainer courses. 

For more information, including a list of upcoming courses and how to enroll, visit

--Erin Merdinger

Cal State East Bay launches new Certificate in Social Media Marketing

Kimberly Legocki, program director for Cal State East Bay’s new Certificate in Social Media Marketing.

November 7, 2014 6:00am

Cal State East Bay is launching a new Certificate in Social Media Marketing to begin this winter. The program, which can be completed in as little as six months, is designed to provide students with hands-on training in the practical and strategic components of social media marketing.   

For many, the program comes at an opportune time as the need for professionals with an understanding of social media platforms continues to rise. According to, jobs with the phrase "social media" in their title are growing by nearly 90 percent.

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New Continuing Education website presented at nation-wide conference

Dan Bellone, marketing director for CSUEB Continuing Education, presents new Continuing Education web experience at UPCEA West Region conference.

October 31, 2014 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Continuing Education’s newly redesigned website, which launched in late September, is already gaining recognition beyond the CSU system. The revamped site has recently been a featured topic at several conferences through the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)—the leading association for professional, continuing and online education.   

CSUEB Continuing Education partnered with Boston-based design team Story+Structure to update their site and improve overall user satisfaction. The new site revolves around a “student centric” concept and is all about giving the best possible experience to the student. Some of the improvements guests will notice when diving into the new site include access to the latest career data and job forecasts, real student success stories, program outcomes and an overall intuitive design.

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Fall applications for BSBA online completion program due Nov 30

October 24, 2014 6:00am

Finish your business degree and develop a clear understanding of the tools, technologies, communication techniques and ethics required to succeed in business today with Cal State East Bay’s AACB-accredited Online Business Administration Degree Completion Program. Applications for Fall 2015 are currently being accepted now through Nov. 30.

The program, which can be completed in as little as 18 months, is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to perform in a variety of leadership positions in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Students can choose from program options in Finance, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Management and Operations and Enterprise Resource Management.

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Start a career as an EKG technician, certification classes begin Nov 3

October 17, 2014 5:00am

It’s not too late to enroll in Cal State East Bay’s EKG Technician Certificate Program! Classes start Nov 3 and run through Jan 7.

The certificate prepares graduates for entry-level EKG technician positions, in addition to preparing students to take the national certification examinations sponsored by the American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians (ASPT) Electrocardiograph Technician Exam.

The course is conveniently offered in the evenings from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the downtown Oakland Center.

Admission to the EKG Technician Certificate Program is available to any interested student who has a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Visit the EKG Technician Certificate Program website for more information.  

--Erin Merdinger

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