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CSUEB hosting 'Relay for Life' in support of American Cancer Society May 16-17

April 22, 2014 12:00am

Cal State East Bay will be hosting an event May 16-17 to support cancer survivors while helping participants learn more about how to fight back against cancer through the American Cancer Society.

The event is called Relay for Life. The campus community and the general public are encouraged to participate in this event by either forming a team or being a volunteer to help out with the event. It will commence commence adjacent to the Agoura Stage on the Hayward campus.

For more information, contact Kealoha Pomerantz at or (415) 515-8626 or by visiting the event Web site at

CSUEB Philosophy Society to present 'Why Copyright Requires Philosophy?' April 24

April 21, 2014 8:00am

The next meeting of Cal State East Bay's Philosophy Society will tackle the issue of "why copyright requires philosophy" with the help of a lecture by Craig Derksen, a professor with the University of Victoria. Derksen's presentation will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 in room 4075 of Meiklejohn Hall.

Related questions, including "What is intellectual property?" and "How can we tell who owns what and why?" are on the list for being answered by the guest lecturer.

Derksen's studies include many areas of philosophy, but his primary interest is the philosophy of popular art. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Manitoba and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

The Cal State East Bay campus community and general public are invited to hear Derksen's lecture. Admission is free.

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Summer applications for BSBA online completion program due May 1

April 18, 2014 5:00am

Finish your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) through CSUEB Continuing Education’s AACSB-accredited Online Business Administration Degree Completion Program. The program, which can be completed in as little as two years, is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to develop general business perspective and skills.

Students can choose from program options in Finance, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Management and Operations and Enterprise Resource Management.

Cal State East Bay’s BSBA program is highly regarded and honored by The Best Colleges, which ranked the online BSBA Program six in the nation. The Princeton Review also named Cal State East Bay as one of the country's 294 "Best Business Schools" in 2011, for the sixth consecutive year.

Applications for summer enrollment in the Online BSBA Degree Completion Program are due May 1, so apply today!

--Erin Merdinger

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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