Inside CSUEB News Blog
May 21, 2013 11:00am
Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus will be one of three locations offering hands-only CPR training in Contra Costa County on Wednesday, May 22.
The training, which is free, will be offered from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Concord Campus, located at 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road. The public is invited to the training.
The training is part of the HeartSafe Community program, a public education effort led by Contra Costa Health Services' Emergency Medical Services (EMS) division.
"Hands-only CPR is almost as effective as traditional, mouth-to-mouth CPR when performed by a non-expert," said Joe Barger, Contra Costa EMS director. "It can triple a victim's chances of survival, and it takes most people less than five minutes to learn."
Further information is available at cchealth.org/ems/heartsafe.php.
May 21, 2013 5:00am
National Public Radio interviewed Cal State East Bay professor emeritus Benjamin Bowser in chapter two of its three-chapter report, “When our kids own America.”
“If Harlem gave us the Cotton Club and the Harlem Renaissance, then Oakland gave us the Black Panthers and a groundbreaking resolution on Ebonics," said NPR reporter Gene Demby. "For a long time, Oakland was the cultural anchor on the West Coast for black Americans.”
Uptown Oakland used to be a hub of black life but now that has changed. Forbes magazine named the Uptown section one of the 10 best hipster neighborhoods in the country.
May 20, 2013 5:00am
Among the 246 firms that completed an enterprise resource planning (ERP) installation within the past year, implementation exceeded budget 56 percent of the time and only 46 percent were completed on schedule or earlier. California Smart Business magazine interviewed Zinovy Radovilsky, interim chair and professor of management for the College of Business and Economics at California State University, East Bay, about avoiding delays and budget overruns when tackling ERP projects.
May 17, 2013 5:08am
Pioneer men's soccer team hosted over 70 youth players on May 5 for a free clinic at Pioneer Stadium prior to their spring game against UC Davis. The entire CSUEB squad participated in the event, along with several members of the women's team, to provide an unforgettable afternoon for the kids, ages 4-12, who represented nine surrounding cities.
“The day was extremely successful both for our athletes and the aspiring youth soccer players,” said CSUEB market coordinator Tenaya Davis, who organized the event. “The East Bay players did a phenomenal job interacting with the youth and creating a welcoming, friendly environment. I think the clinic created a friendly bond between our players and the participants, making it even more special for them to cheer on the team against UC Davis.”
May 17, 2013 5:00am
Want to make new friends and help CSUEB’s international students practice their English-language skills? Enjoy cookies and conversation with CSUEB’s international students on Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. at the American Language Program’s “Cookie Hour” event. The event takes place each week in front of the ALP office on the Hayward Hills Campus.
CSUEB’s ALP offers a range of high-quality programs for students from all over the world, including diploma, certificate and graduate preparation programs. However, the majority of ALP students are part of the Intensive English Program, which gives participants conditional admission to the university on the condition that they raise their English proficiency to meet program standards.
May 16, 2013 5:15am
Dawn Ellerbe, assistant athletics director for marketing and promotions for Cal State East Bay Athletics, was the recipient of a Vocational Service Award from the Hayward Rotary Club on Monday. Ellerbe has been at the forefront of the Pioneers' community engagement efforts over the last four years, and her list of accomplishments is impressive.
A former college All-American and United States Olympian in the hammer throw, Ellerbe accepted the award as part of a luncheon in downtown Hayward with local Rotarians and several members of the Pioneer Athletics staff present. She was honored for utilizing her vocational role in the public sector to provide opportunities for young people and improve the quality of life in the community.
May 16, 2013 5:00am
Dianne Rush Woods has been named as the first Diversity Officer for Cal State East Bay. She will coordinate efforts to foster and support diversity, equity and inclusion as core values throughout all aspects of the University community. Her work will emphasize diversity-oriented programs and initiatives including implementation of the University Diversity Plan to ensure that actions are taken to fulfill its commitments. Rush Woods currently serves as the Chief of Staff to CSUEB President Leroy Morishita.
May 15, 2013 5:00am
Two Cal State East Bay alumni were tapped for top law enforcement positions in the East Bay. Sean Whent '92, criminal justice, is the acting chief for the Oakland Police Department and Steve Skinner '94, master of public administration, has been appointed interim police chief for the city of Walnut Creek.
May 14, 2013 4:00am
Reposting from CSUEB Facilities Development and Operations
Due to the impending demolition of the connector bridge between Warren Hall and the Library, West Loop Road will be closed to through traffic from May 15, 2013 to June 10, 2013 and from June 17, 2013 to July 17, 2013. The one week opening is to accommodate commencement activities on campus.
Electronic signs have been posted on Harder Road and Carlos Bee Blvd advising drivers of these dates. Parking Lot A will be accessible from the Carlos Bee Boulevard side, and Parking Lot B will be accessible from the Harder Road side.
Traffic on East Loop Road will not be impacted; it will remain open throughout the duration of the West Loop Road closure.
For more information, contact CSUEB Facilities at (510) 885-4444.
May 13, 2013 5:00am
Is grad school for you? Explore available programs, learn about admission requirements and financial aid options at the Cal State East Bay Graduate School Fair on May 21, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in University Union's multipurpose room.
Attendees will be able to speak to faculty from CSUEB’s graduate programs and ask questions about program admissions and program requirements. They will also be able to speak to graduate admissions staff about the university’s admissions process, and to Financial Aid staff about the cost of attendance and financial aid opportunities for graduate students. Representatives from Kaplan will also attend to answer questions about the GRE and GMAT.
Don't miss this opportunity to get questions answered about CSUEB’s Graduate Programs!
Please register online for the event.
For more information, call (510) 885-3286 or e-mail APGSstudentservices@csueastbay.edu.