Inside CSUEB News Blog
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
February 28, 2014 5:00am
Cal Stat East Bay’s Wedding Planner Certificate Program was recently featured in a news segment on KPIX Channel 5 news.
The internationally recognized program, taught by program founder and 25-year hospitality industry veteran Joyce Scardina Becker, is available in both an in-class and online format. Graduates of the program gain in-depth knowledge of all facets of researching, designing, planning, coordinating and evaluating weddings.
To watch the full KPIX video on CSUEB’s Wedding Planner Certificate program, click here.
February 27, 2014 2:30pm
The Forensic Social Sciences Association (FSSA) has been founded in San Francisco by a Cal State East Bay faculty member, Steven J. Morewitz.
Morewitz, a lecturer in the university’s Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, created the FSSA for the advanced training of students at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels in applying social sciences such as psychology, sociology and anthropology to civil, criminal, immigration, military, government, admiralty and trademark law.
He created the association in January as an international and interdisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the development of certifications in forensic social sciences, policy initiatives and research. Morewitz said the FSSA will soon launch its first journal, Forensic Social Sciences.
February 26, 2014 10:00am
Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita is in Washington, D.C., along with California State University Chancellor Tim White and other leaders of CSU campuses, as part of "Hill Day."
Morishita is part of the CSU delegation seeking federal support for public higher education from all of the legislators who represent California.
As part of that effort, the CSUEB president met with Congressman Eric Swalwell, who represents California's 15th Congressional District in the East Bay, including the part of Hayward where the Cal State East Bay campus is located. Morishita visited the first term representative in Swalwell's Capitol office.
The two then posed for pictures holding a CSUEB banner. One of those photos was posted Tuesday (Feb. 25) on Facebook. Not just leaving it at that, Swalwell immediately sent out a Tweet following the meeting using the photo with the hashtag, "#gopioneers."
-- Barry Zepel