Inside CSUEB News Blog
December 4, 2013 5:00am
Cal State East Bay alumna Tamika Thomas '01, English, published her first novel, Anytime Soon (BQB Publishing, 2013), under her nom de plume, Tamika Christy.
Her main character has been described as "Frenzied. Overburdened. Stressed. Overwhelmed." Thomas admits there are similarities between herself as a college student at Cal State East Bay and her protagonist, a college senior named Anaya Goode. "Much like the protagonist in the story, I was not sure what I wanted to do after undergrad," said Thomas. I knew I wanted an advanced degree, but I was frustrated because I didn't know which subject area I wanted to pursue."
She credits Associate Dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies at Cal State East Bay James Zarillo, then the director of the teacher education program, with helping her to find her eventual path as an attorney.
December 3, 2013 5:00am
Stephen J. Morewitz, lecturer in the CSUEB Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, won the San Jose State University Annual Author Awards 2013 for co-editing the Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology (New York: Springer, 2013) with Mark L. Goldstein, Ph.D.
The Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology is a landmark publication that offers a detailed and comprehensive road map for sociologists and psychologists to apply theory and research methods as expert witnesses and consultants in the fields of civil, criminal, immigration, and military law. The Handbook also demonstrates to attorneys, law firms, and the general public the different ways in which sociological and psychological concepts, theories, and methods can be best utilized in litigation.
November 27, 2013 3:00pm
Cal State East Bay offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. No classes will be held.
Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 2.
November 27, 2013 5:00am
Cal State East Bay alumnus Stephan Bering is the new principal of Solana Santa Fe School in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He has 17-years of education experience and earned his master’s degree in educational leadership at Cal State East Bay.
He told the Santa Fe Rancho Review that although he is a fourth generation ice cream maker, he always knew he wanted to be an educator. “I always knew that I wanted to be a principal. I love the leadership role of coordinating the whole ship,” Bering said. “I joke I loved education so much that I never left, I just switched sides — even though there are no sides because we’re all in this together."
November 26, 2013 5:00am
On Friday, November 1, 2013, the Cal State East Bay’s Concord Campus helped to “Narrow
the Gap” with the Contra Costa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for a day focused on
education. The purpose of the conference was to introduce students to career and educational
opportunities, allowing them to engage with business professionals and educators, and to help
them learn about college applications and financial aid.
As the first buses began to arrive just before 8:00 a.m., nearly 250 students poured onto campus
to participate in various sessions focused on university education. Introductory remarks were
given on the campus quad by both the president of the chamber and Coast Guard Captain Pedro L. Jimenez.
In a sincere effort to draw interest and put young minds at ease, each spoke about their personal
experiences in going to college.
November 25, 2013 5:00am
Pioneers at Cal State East Bay are organizing several community donation drives this holiday season to help give back to residents of the East Bay.
Psi Chi will be hosting a canned food drive for the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) on Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26. Drop off your donations at the Psi Chi collection table in front of the P.O.D. Market between 11:00am and 3:00pm during the drive days.
CSUEB’s University Police Department (UPD) is kicking off a new annual event on campus, “Socks for Seniors.” Between Nov. 25 and Dec. 20, UPD will be collecting CLEAN, NEW, UNWORN socks or non-slip slippers to help our seniors in the community stay warm during the winter season. Look for donation bins in PE 130, Facilities yard, North Science 137, and the UPD lobby.
November 22, 2013 5:00am
Learn more about CSUEB’s Master of Social Work program at an upcoming info session from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Oakland Center. Find out about program requirements, course offerings and network with other professionals.
This three-year part-time program is designed for working human services professionals interested in earning an MSW degree. Accredited by the Council on Social Work (CSWE), the program is designed to train social workers for leadership and direct practice positions. In addition, individuals will learn how to be agents for change and to work effectively in an increasingly complex, culturally and racially diverse society.
For more information about the Master of Social Work degree program or the upcoming info session, e-mail MSW3yearprogram@csueastbay.edu.
November 21, 2013 5:00am
Cal State East Bay's Gabe Kindred has been named the Wilson/California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week He's the first honoree of the 2013-14 season for the CCAA.
Kindred was East Bay's leading scorer during the 2012-13 season, topping the 20-point mark three times. He's the first CSUEB men's basketball player to win CCAA Player of the Week since teammate Mark Samuels during the 2011-12 season.
Way to go, Gabe!
November 20, 2013 5:00am
Cal State East Bay alumnus Ryan Cantrell '98, criminal justice, has used his experience as an officer with the Hayward Police Department to write a training book, Modern Slavery: Investigating Human Trafficking (A Detective's Guide)
It was while working as a high school resource officer that he first realized the extent of human trafficking in the Bay Area. In an interview with the Pleasanton Weekly, he said that when he had to track missing teenage girls and what he found was shocking. "They take 13- to 14-year-old girls, they recruit them off the street or in the mall, and the average time is about 48-hours to get them out on the street," said Cantrell.
November 19, 2013 5:36am
November is Indigenous People’s month, and the Diversity Center at Cal State East Bay is hosting several programs to celebrate native cultures and to further examine social justice issues concerning indigenous peoples of North America. Programs are free to all CSUEB students, alumni, staff and faculty.
All events will take place in the Diversity Center (located in the New Union, adjacent to Subway). See below for more detailed descriptions for this week’s Diversity Center programs.
Tuesday – Nov. 19, 12-2PM
Hupa Culture: Stories, Food, and Dance
Learn about native culture, listen to stories and songs significant to the Hupa Tribe, taste bbq’d salmon and acorn soup, and watch a demonstration of the Women’s Ceremony Dance.
Wednesday – Nov. 20, 12-1PM