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Wycliffe Gordon at 29th annual CSU East Bay Jazz Festival April 18-19

Wycliffe Gordon

April 16, 2014 7:00am

Renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon will headline the 29th Annual Cal State East Bay Jazz Festival that begins Friday, April 18 and continues through Saturday, April 19, on the Hayward Campus. The performance is in the University Theatre.

Admission to the festival is free to CSUEB students, faculty and staff members with a university ID card.

The festival opens with a Friday 7:30 p.m. performance by Gordon, a special guest, with the CSU East Bay Jazz Band. Festival activities on Saturday for registered jazz bands.

Wycliffe Gordon, in  addition to his credentials as a trombonist, is an arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator. With the trombone, he can scat, multi-note, and plunge, as musicians did in the 1930s. Gordon has played with many music luminaries including Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Branford Marssalis, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Flanagan and Shirley Horn.

More information is available by calling (510) 885-3167.

-- Barry Zepel

California Voters Support Some Changes to Proposition 13

Carl Stempel

April 15, 2014 1:00pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: This news blog was submitted by CSUEB Sociology Professor Carl Stempel following research he conducted with colleagues Patricia Jennings and Susan Ingram.

Proposition 13 is often called the third rail of California politics, but a recent poll found that many Californians disapprove of parts of that landmark ballot initiative. Passed in 1978, Proposition 13 reduced property taxes for homeowners and business property owners, limited future increases to property taxes, and instituted supermajority rules to pass tax measures.

The poll of California registered voters, conducted by researchers at California State University, East Bay, found that a strong majority support changes to Prop 13’s rules for assessing commercial and business property taxes. It also found substantial disapproval of Prop 13’s method of assessing homeowners’ property taxes. However, a clear majority want to keep the 2/3 supermajority requirement for passing local tax measures.

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Geron to take part in U.S. Dept. of Education roundtable with Secretary Arne Duncan

Kim Geron

April 14, 2014 7:00am

Kim Geron, chair of Cal State East Bay's Political Science Department and a member of the university's faculty since 1999, has been invited to participate in a U.S. Department of Education Roundtable discussion with Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday, May 5, in Washington, D.C. The rountable discussion is part of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. His invitation said that the goal of the roundtable is "to facilitate key partnerships and focused policy discussions with Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) leaders."

Geron has been invited to Washington "because of my work with the National Education Association, CSUEB's AANAPISI (Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions) grant, and my membership on the board of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)."

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CSUEB to offer one-day notary training course May 10

April 11, 2014 5:00am

Start your own business, become a more valuable employee, provide customer service for your business or organization, earn additional income or get recommissioned. Cal State East Bay’s intensive one-day seminars are designed to equip you with everything you need to know to become an effective notary or to renew your notary commission. In addition, students have the option to take the Notary Public Exam immediately after each training session.

Course titles include: Become a Notary in One Day, Renewing Your Notary Commission and Become a Certified Loan Signing Agent.

Notary classes are offered at the Hayward Hills Campus, and participants must be at least 18 years old. Courses during the spring quarter will take place on May 10 and May 17, so enroll soon!

Additional information on CSUEB’s Notary Public Training classes can be found online.

CSUEB Libraries presenting helpful 'money' tips April 10-11

April 9, 2014 8:00am

The Cal State East Bay Libraries is presenting a series of workshops, displays and activities meant to help everyone in the university community become "money smart."

Learn about how to find personal finance resources from Librarians Sharon Radcliff and Doug Highsmith on Thursday, April 10 from 1-2 p,m. in room LI 3040.

Then on on Friday, April 11 from 12-1 p.m.  attend a session on "Credit Cards and Your Credit Score Explained" with Danielle Dyer, Bernice Jacinto, Megan Hickman and Jimena Madrigal and "Tips on Buying Car Insurance" by Kenneth Nguyen, in room LI 3040.

For more resources, check out the Personal Finance guide offered by the Library.

HPN's 5K 'Run, Walk, Stroll & Roll'; Resource Fair offer healthy Hayward events

CSUEB President Leroy M. Morishita as he spoke to Expo volunteers and participants as part of April 5 activities sponsored by Hayward Promise Neighborhood. (Photo: Garvin Tso)

April 7, 2014 6:00pm

In his April 1 message to the Cal State East Bay campus community, President Leroy M. Morishita talked about the university as "a place of service."

"From the way we provide students with an excellent educational experience, to the manner in which we work together toward common goals, service is at the root of who we are and what we do," he said.

Later in his message he encouraged CSUEB students, faculty and staff to take part in and volunteer to help staff the "5K Healthy Promise Run, Walk, Stroll and Roll" as well as the Community Resource Expo hosted April 5 at John Muir Elementary School and Eden Area Greenway, respectively. Both events were organized by the Hayward Promise Neighborhood (HPN) initiative.

A great many people from the campus accepted Morishita's invitation, joining other segments of the Hayward community at both HPN events. The CSUEB president was among the volunteers taking part in the day's events.

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'Aphasia Movie' presentation to celebrate 'Better Hearing and Speech Month' May 7

Actor Carol McIntyre tells of his personal battle with aphasia, which inspired the film, "Aphasia."

April 7, 2014 7:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Department of Communicative Science and Disorders (CSD), announces a free screening of the award-winning film Aphasia: The Movie on Wednesday, May 7 at noon in the University Theater on the Hayward campus. Tickets are available through

The CSD Department is home to the university's Speech-Language Pathology program, and is hosting the movie in celebration of Better Hearing and Speech Month.

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Industry Job panel on allied health, biotech careers set for April 10

April 4, 2014 9:00am

Cal State East Bay will host another Industry Job Panel -- this one focused on careers in Allied Health and Biotechnology -- on Thursday, March 10 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the New University Union on the Hayward campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. Current CSUEB students and alumni are invited. Admission is free.

Confirmed panelists, all Cal State East Bay alumni, include Dora Goto, lab manager for Bay Valley Medical Group; Francesca Dufour, health educator for APPLE FamilyWorks and mental health assistant for Be Well Psychological Services; Gretchen Sangil, nurse for O'Connor Hospital; and Ndifreke Usen, R&D research associate for Siluria Technologies. The moderator will be Donald Gailey, chair of the university's Department of Biological Sciences.

Gotto earned her bachelor's degree in biological science in 1989 from CSUEB, with Dufour '13 getting her's in psychology, Sangil '10 in nursing, and Usen '13 in biochemistry.

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Info sessions on MS in Accountancy program to be held April 8 and May 6

April 4, 2014 5:00am

Learn more about CSUEB’s MS in Accountancy program, including how to apply for the fall cohort, at an upcoming information session. The events will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on April 8 and May 6 in CSUEB’s Valley Business and Technology (VBT) building, room 126.

The MSA program is an AACSB accredited, high quality accounting program designed to prepare students for entry into the accounting profession. The program provides students with the 36 accounting-education units required for the U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) exam. The program also satisfies both the accounting and ethics study of the new 150 hour educational requirements for CPA licensure in California.

To RSVP for an upcoming information session, visit here.

--Erin Merdinger

Free nutritional workshops being offered to faculty, staff members by LEEP and KPE

April 3, 2014 9:30am

Cal State East Bay's Leadership Employee Enrichment Program (LEEP) and the university's Department of Kinesiology are jointly launching a series of nutritional workshops open to faculty and staff members.

The five 40-minute, hands-on educational workshops range from determining "a healthy diet" to "how often you should eat each day." The workshops are taught by CSUEB kinesiology students who work closely with the department's faculty and staff, and will be offered every other week, with the same workshop presented a Wednesday and Thursday, to meet the availability needs of our participants. Admission to the workshops is free.


Workshop 1: What is a Healthy Diet and How Does My Diet Measure Up?

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