2009 News Archive

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'Chicago,' art faculty exhibition headline winter arts

Long-awaited musical comes to university stage; perfect showcase for musical theatre students.

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Holiday closure information

By Sarah Stanek

Most university offices and locations will be closed during the holiday break, from noon on Dec. 21 through 8 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2010.

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Faculty, staff show art in annual exhibition

Twenty art faculty and staff will show their work in an annual show, which opens in January 2010.

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Small gifts add up for scholarships and support

By Sarah Stanek

Donors can make gifts to CSUEB online or by mail through Dec. 31 to be eligible for tax deductions

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Aphasia choir instructs, inspires students and singers

By Monique Beeler

Clients of the Aphasia Treatment Program at CSUEB are participating for the first time in a choir that helps those with a communication disorder improve their speech.

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Pioneer Stadium new home for women's pro soccer team

By Barry Zepel

The Bay Area FC Gold Pride will open play in newly renovated Pioneer Stadium beginning in the spring.

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Don Moreno of Facilities named 2009 top employee

By Monique Beeler

Employees honored at the 2009 Staff Recognition Celebration included the Cunniffe Award winner and staff members with five to 40 years of service.

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Pioneers Finish Eighth at Finis Collegiate Invite

The Pioneers placed eighth in the Finis Collegiate Invitational on December 11-14.

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OLLI at CSUEB participating in senior education research

By Barry Zepel

Program at Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus is taking part in senior education research through grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Seeking solutions: CSU campuses are working to save the 'California Dream'

By Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president, California State University, East Bay

"It is imperative that we communicate with our legislators and the public regarding our challenges," writes President Qayoumi in his December 2009 View column to employees and students. He notes that there is "extraordinary interest in our 'university of possibilities' " despite the continuing fiscal crisis and calls on students, staff, faculty and administrators to work toward "transformative solutions."

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Pioneer Points

By Debby DeAngelis

Cal State East Bay Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis invites the CSUEB community to unwind and de-stress at a December basketball game.

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Pioneers unveil new logo at home opener basketball game

By Dawn Ellerbe

The Pioneers Athletics program marks the move to Division II competition with an updated logo.

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East Bay Takes Seventh at Northwest Invitational

The Pioneers finished seventh in the Northwest Conference Invitational on November 20-21.

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Pioneers Sign Catcher for 2011

Head Coach Barbara Pierce and the Cal State East Bay softball team announced the signing of Cassidy Zeiner to a Conference Letter of Intent on Nov. 17, 2009.

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Pioneers unveil new logo at Nov. 20 home opener

By Dawn Ellerbe

After a collaborative development process, the Athletics Department will unveil a redesigned Pioneers logo at the home opener basketball game Nov. 20.

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Pioneer Wellness Challenge addresses health of first-time freshmen

By Erin Merdinger

Student Health Services has collaborated with the departments of Kinesiology and Nursing and Health Sciences and Associated Students Inc. to develop the Pioneer Wellness Challenge for first-time freshmen, a program slated to begin in January with funding from a Kaiser Community Benefit Grant.

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Pioneers Drop Four-Set Match in Finale

The Pioneer women's volleyball team concluded the 2009 campaign with a four-set defeat to Sonoma State on November 14.

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Individual Performances Highlight Pioneers' Trip to Bay Area Invite

Some outstanding individual performances highlighted the Pioneers showing in the Bay Area Invitational on November 13-14.

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Annual Fund completes first e-mail campaign

By Sarah Stanek

With the number of potential donors rising, CSUEB adds new tactics to raise support.

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CSUEB Notches Eigth CCAA Win with 3-1 Victory Over Humboldt

The Pioneer women's volleyball team notched their eighth CCAA victory of the season following a 3-1 win over Humboldt State on November 13.

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Pioneers To Conclude Season at Home

Cal State East Bay women's volleyball team will conclude the 2009 season with a pair of CCAA home matches against Humboldt State (3-17 CCAA, 7-21) on November 13 and Sonoma State (14-6, 4th CCAA, 22-6) on November 14.

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New GI Bill brings more veteran students to CSUEB

By Erin Merdinger

The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, which provides more financial support to veteran students than in the past, has increased the number of veterans applying for admissions at Cal State East Bay.

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East Bay Claims Dramatic Five-Set Win Over SFSU

Playing one of their best matches of the season, the Pioneer women's volleyball team defeated San Francisco State 3-2 on November 7. The scores were 25-20, 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 16-14.

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Pioneers Fall at Fresno Pacific

On November 7th, the CSUEB swimmers headed down to Fresno, to compete in a dual meet against the Sunbirds of Fresno Pacific.

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Pioneers Drop Five-Set Match at Monterey Bay

The Pioneer women's volleyball team lost to Cal State Monterey Bay in five sets. The scores were 21-25, 26-24, 20-25, 25-21, 12-15.

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Students and faculty collaborate on a CSU-wide sustainability workshop

By Sarah Stanek

Representatives from CSUEB's Department of Geography and Environmental Studies lead a climate action planning workshop for November's "This Way to Sustainability" conference at CSU Chico.

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Online Campus expands offerings, university's reach

By Monique Beeler

Additions to the Online Campus brings to nine the number of degree programs available to students looking for academic alternatives and flexibility.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Cal State East Bay Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis looks back on the fall sports and ahead to the upcoming basketball season.

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Sustainability certificate opens doors to growing field of green jobs

By Sarah Stanek

The university introduces an interdisciplinary certificate program in sustainable resource management to meet demand for environmental experience in the workforce.

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Cal State East Bay Falls on Senior Day

The Cal State East Bay men's soccer team closed out its first season in the CCAA with a 2-0 loss to seventh-ranked Cal State LA on Sunday afternoon.

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Pioneers Topped by No. 16 Cal State LA

The Cal State East Bay women's soccer team finished its season with a 2-0 loss to No. 16 Cal State LA on Sunday at Pioneer Field. The Pioneers honored seniors Britanie Strei and Carissa Martin on their last day in the Red and Black, and finish the season with a 3-14-3 overall record and a 2-13-2 mark in the CCAA.

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Steering committee announced for CSUEB comprehensive campaign

By Sarah Stanek

A group of supporters will advise the president on developing the first university-wide fundraising campaign.

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'Olympian Technology'

By President Mohammad H. Qayoumi

President Qayoumi reflects on the fall convocation speech delivered by alumna Marilyn King '73, pointing out that her concept of 'Olympian Technology' supports CSUEB's regional stewardship mandate.

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Fresh Web design and features for Cal State East Bay Magazine

By Monique Beeler

A redesigned Cal State East Bay Magazine Web site offers a fresh online look and updated features.

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Pioneers Topped by Cal State Dominguez Hills

Cal State Dominguez Hills used a goal in each half to down the Cal State East Bay women's soccer team, 2-0, on Friday afternoon at Pioneer Field. The Pioneers failed to find the back of the net for the sixth time in seven matches in their penultimate game of the season.

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Defending Champs Upend Cal State East Bay

Despite holding Cal State Dominguez Hills scoreless for the final 75 minutes on Friday afternoon, the Cal State East Bay men's soccer team could not overcome three early goals for the Toros, falling 3-0 at Pioneer Field. Defending national champion Dominguez Hills got a hat trick from Greg Piechota in the first 15 minutes of the match and took 31 shots in its second win of the season over the Pioneers.

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Pioneers to Cap Season with Pair of Tough Tests

The Cal State East Bay men's and women's soccer teams will close out their first season in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with a pair of matches against the two of the top teams in the league this weekend at Pioneer Field. The Pioneers will play host to Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday before celebrating Senior Day on Sunday against Cal State LA. The games mark the second time in three weeks that the teams will meet, with East Bay looking for redemption after falling to the Toros and Golden Eagles in the first round of the South Division matchups.

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New pre-health pro sciences certificate offered at CSUEB

New program will provide the training to help prepare students for entry into medical or veterinary school.

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Former Pioneers make waves in Europe

By Kelly Hayes

Former Cal State East Bay baseball players Ray Stokes and Marco Cartagena (pictured) spent the summer honing their skills in European leagues.

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Pitching in to endow the first Pioneer athletic scholarship

By Sarah Stanek

Alumnus Rich Sherratt '70, a former CSUEB baseball player, and his wife Susan build the first scholarship fund for student athletes with a $25,000 gift.

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Pioneers Take 11th at Golfmart Lady Otter Invite

The Pioneer women's golf team wrapped up the 2009 fall season on Tuesday, finishing 11th at the Golfmart Lady Otter Invitational at Bayonet Golf Club.

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CSUEB Ends Scoring Drought, Edged by San Bernardino, 2-1

Though it snapped a five-match scoreless streak, the Cal State East Bay women's soccer team could not overcome two first-half Cal State San Bernardino goals, falling to the Coyotes, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers scored for the first time since Oct. 2 in the second game of their season-ending four match homestand.

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Pioneers Clipped by Cal State San Bernardino in Overtime, 1-0

Despite a gritty performance with an injury-plagued lineup, the Cal State East Bay men's soccer team dropped a heartbreaker, 1-0, to Cal State San Bernardino in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Pioneer Field. The Pioneers hung with the Coyotes - ranked fourth in the West Region - for nearly 95 minutes before Danny Rodriguez put away the game-winning golden goal in the first overtime period.

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Pioneers Finish Ninth at CCAA Championships

The Pioneer women's cross country team placed ninth out of 12 teams in the CCAA Championships hosted by Humboldt State on October 24.

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Cal State East Bay Takes Seventh at CCAA Championships

The Pioneer men's cross country team finished seventh out of eight teams in the CCAA Championships hosted by Humboldt State on October 24.

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CSUEB Records Dual Meet Win over Mills

The Pioneer women's swim team opened the 2009-10 campaign on a positive note by posting an impressive dual meet victory over Mills College on October 24.

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Cal State East Bay Edged by Cal Poly Pomona

The Cal State East Bay men's soccer team gave up just one goal against Cal Poly Pomona on Friday afternoon, but the single score was just enough as the Broncos snuck past the Pioneers, 1-0, at Pioneer Field. An injury-riddled CSUEB squad battled to the end, but could not find the back of the net and continues its hunt for its first CCAA victory.

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Pioneers Topped By Cal Poly Pomona, 2-0

The Cal State East Bay women's soccer team held Cal Poly Pomona scoreless in the first half but allowed two second-half goals, falling to the Broncos, 2-0, on Friday afternoon at Pioneer Field. Cal Poly Pomona earned redemption for an earlier loss to the Pioneers, who were held without a goal for the fifth straight match.

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'Theatre for Youth' performance highlights global folktales

Original script incorporates storytellers, dancers, actors, musicians, angels and young children for nearby school.

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Pioneers Finish 13th at Sonoma State Invite

The Pioneer men's golf team finished 13th in the Sonoma State Invitational on October 18-20.

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Cal State East Bay Finishes Ninth at Sonoma State Invite

The Cal State East Bay women's golf team placed 9th in the Sonoma State Invitational on October 18-20.

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2009-10 Pioneer Women's Swimming Preview

The CSUEB 2009-10 women's swim team has five returning swimmers , four of which were National Qualifiers last season.

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New band pumps up the pep at Cal State East Bay sports events

By Erin Merdinger

University community members can look forward to CSUEB's new pep band, which includes 15 to 20 students playing traditional wind, brass and percussion instruments, performing at university sporting events.

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Cal State East Bay Falls at Dominguez Hills

Though it held Cal State Dominguez Hills scoreless in the first half, the Cal State East Bay women's soccer team surrendered two goals in the second frame, falling to the Toros, 2-0, in Carson on Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers extended their current scoring drought to four matches, dropping to 3-10-3 overall and 2-8-2 in conference play.

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Pioneers Knocked Off by Defending Champs

Despite holding defending national champion Cal State Dominguez Hills to two goals in the first half and trailing by a single goal through most of the second frame, the Cal State East Bay men's soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to the Toros in Carson on Sunday. The Pioneers snapped a two-match scoreless streak in the loss that capped their road schedule for the 2009 season.

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East Bay Claims Second at Bronco Invite

An impressive team performance enabled the Pioneer women's cross country team to finish second out of 14 teams in the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational on October 17.

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CBE Speaker Series resumes Dec. 4 on CFO management

The topic of the upcoming presentation is "CFO and the Five Phases of Grief," which will be presented by Michael S. Day, senior vice president for the California State Automobile Association.

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Campaign Publications

Download and read documents created in support of The University of Possibilities campaign.

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Song, dance extravaganza previews senior projects

"Ice," featuring contemporary jazz, hip hop and praise performances, comes to the Hayward campus Dec. 4 and 5.

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Dig Pink event to raise money for breast cancer research

By Kelly Hayes

The Athletics Department and the Cal State East Bay volleyball team are participating in a national event to raise money for breast cancer research and treatment on Oct. 16, when the Pioneer volleyball team hosts No. 2 Cal State San Bernardino at 7 p.m. at Pioneer Gym.

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Tauscher Congressional papers archived at University Library

By Barry Zepel

Ellen O. Tauscher, who served the East Bay in the U.S. House for 13 years, has donated her congressional papers for archiving in Cal State East Bay library.

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East Bay Finishes 11th at Interwest Wildcat Classic

The Pioneer men's golf placed 11th in the Chico State Wildcat Classic in October 12-13. Garrett Baxley finished 26th with a two-round score of 7-over-151 to lead the Pioneers.

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Packard Foundation grant for after-school workers to strengthen teaching corps

By Sarah Stanek

A CSUEB program to create pathways to teaching via employment in after-school programs receives a $125,000 planning grant.

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Cal State Hayward Defeats Pioneers in Alumni Game

Cal State Hayward defeated the Pioneers 10-9 in the first annual Alumni vs. Alumni Baseball Game on October 10.

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'Iago Syndrome' draws 'Othello' comparison to violence

Cal State East Bay theatre and dance professor looks at 2002 Fort Bragg, N.C., murders as Shakespeare might have crafted Othello. Production runs through Nov. 22.

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University community mourns students' deaths

The Cal State East Bay community is morning the tragic deaths of two of its students early Wednesday morning in Oakland.

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Business college named one of best by Princeton Review

By Barry Zepel

Cal State East Bay's College of Business and Economics has been recognized for a fourth straight year by the Princeton Review, which features the college in its 2010 book, "Best 301 Business Schools."

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Cal State East Bay Takes Eighth at Desert Twilight Invite

The Pioneer men's cross country team placed eighth in the team standings of the Desert Twilight XC Festival hosted by Arizona State on October 2.

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Pioneers Finish Fifth at Desert Twilight Festival

The Pioneer women's cross country team finished fifth in the Desert Twilight XC Festival hosted by Arizona State on October 2.

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Pioneers Finish 16th at Grand Canyon Invite

The Pioneer women's golf team finished 16th in the Grand Canyon Women's Fall Invitational to open the 2009 campaign.

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Growing up Chicano in L.A. -- Stephen Gutierrez reads from new collection

By Diane Daniel

Critics laud collection by Cal State East Bay English professor, calling it one of the year's "must reads."

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Pioneers Open Fall Slate with 10th-Place Showing at St. Martin's

The Pioneers opened the 2009 Fall season with a 10th place finish in the St. Martin's Invitational on September 25-26.

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Hayward Campus Master Plan approved by CSU Trustees

By Barry Zepel

The CSU Trustees have approved the master plan for how the Hayward Campus will serve a growing student population during the next 20 to 30 years.

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Cal State East Bay Alum Finds Success in the Pros

Former Cal State East Bay baseball player Archie Gilbert joined the rest of the Midland RockHounds in celebrating their Texas League championship on Sept. 20, after the Oakland Athletics' AA-affiliate topped Northwest Arkansas in the decisive fourth game of the best-of-five championship series.

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Fall 2009 Convocation Address

By Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president, California State University, East Bay

In his annual address to the CSUEB community, President Mo Qayoumi reflects on recent achievements and on emerging issues and opportunities anticipated in 2009-10.

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Dorer steps in again to help CSUEB as provost

By Barry Zepel

Fred Dorer, who served as interim VP for Academic Affairs and provost in 2006-2007, has returned to the same duties as CSUEB conducts a search for a permanent replacement.

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Be a faculty expert for journalists

Journalists covering all fields for the print, broadcast and Internet media are seeking the specialized expertise of Cal State East Bay faculty members.

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Pioneer Cross Country Takes Third, Ninth at Westmont Invite

A solid team performance enabled the Pioneer women's cross country team to finish third in the Westmont Invitational on September 19. The Pioneer men's team finished 9th with a team score of 232 points.

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Division II move expected to elevate Pioneer play

By Kelly Hayes

The move to Division II has brought expansion, organization and a growing sense of excitement to Cal State East Bay athletics.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

In the first edition of a new monthly athletics column, Debby De Angelis discusses CSUEB's return to Division II, signaling the dawn of a new era for the athletics department and Cal State East Bay.

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Nursing receives $250K grant for pathway program

By Sarah Stanek

A grant from Kaiser Permanente through the East Bay Community Foundation will support students transferring from local community colleges to complete BSN degrees.

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Interim dean and veteran educator Carolyn Nelson shares vision for CEAS

By Monique Beeler

Longtime science educator Carolyn Nelson says becoming interim dean of the College of Education and Allied Studies was a natural fit. She joined CEAS Aug. 1.

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Successful golf classic brings in funds for athletic scholarships

By Kelly Hayes

The 13th annual Cal State East Bay Golf Classic, held Aug. 26 at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club in Vallejo, raised over $6,000 for Pioneer athletic scholarships. Hosted by the CSUEB Athletics Department, the event saw 16 foursomes hit the links before gathering for a banquet and silent auction.

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Pioneers Drop 2-1 Decision at Dominican

The Cal State East Bay men's soccer team ended a two-game scoring drought but could not overcome a two-goal lead on Monday afternoon against Dominican University, falling to the Penguins, 2-1. Sophomore midfielder Arnoldo Mendoza found the back of the net for the Pioneers, who enter Friday's conference opener with a 1-3-0 overall record.

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Pioneers Take Fourth at CSUMB Invite

The Pioneer women's cross country team finished fourth in the CSUMB Invitational on September 5.

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East Bay Finishes Fifth at CSUMB Invitational

Cal State East Bay men's cross country team placed fifth in the CSUMB Invitational on September 5.

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Fine Zisha teaware exhibit opens at University Art Gallery

Spiritual vessels made from porous purple sand are created in the tradition of the Ming Dynasty five centuries earlier.

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Fall arts events present fresh takes on classics

By Diane Daniel

Taking cues from classic literature to ancient pottery techniques, fall arts offerings display contemporary approaches to theater, art, music and dance.

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Pioneers Fall at St. Martin's

The Cal State East Bay men's soccer team ended its trip to The Evergreen State with a 4-0 loss to St. Martin's on Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers held the Saints scoreless through the initial 45 minutes, but allowed four second-half goals to drop to 1-2-0 on the year.

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Mangold selected for one-year SEC fellowship

Nancy Mangold, a 25-year veteran of the university's College of Business and Economics faculty, is serving a one-year fellowship in the Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of the Chief Accountant.

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CSUEB announces online business degree program

A new online bachelor's of science degree completion program in business administration is being launched by the university during the fall 2009 quarter, which begins Sept. 23.

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Cal State East Bay Edged By Seattle Pacific, 1-0

Despite facing 21 shots and playing on the road for the first time in 2009, the Cal State East Bay men's soccer team allowed just a single goal to Seattle Pacific on Tuesday night, falling to the Falcons 1-0 at Interbay Stadium. The loss was the first of the campaign for the Pioneers, who drop to 1-1-0 on the season.

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$1.5 million award supports STEM teacher development

By Sarah Stanek

A grant from the National Science Foundation will establish the Noyce Teaching Fellowship for students earning credentials and master's degrees in education.

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Bike to work event raises money for athletic scholarships

By Kelly Hayes

The athletics department hosted a bike to work fundraiser on Aug. 7 at the Hayward campus, raising $3,175 for Pioneer athletic scholarships.

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Season of Transitions: Finding New Ways to Achieve Our Mission

President Mohammad H. Qayoumi

Just as the university's founders 50 years ago overcame challenges, the Cal State East Bay community today must remain creative and committed to achieve our mission in a touch economic climate. From President Mo Qayoumi's column in The View posted Sept. 1, 2009.

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Pioneers Open Season with Win Over William Jessup

The Cal State East Bay men's soccer team kicked off the 2009 season with a 2-0 win over William Jessup University on Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers were bolstered by goals by freshman forward Michael Molinari and junior forward Christian Eteti as they secured the initial victory of first year head coach Andy Cumbo's career at East Bay.

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Choral students head to Lithuania

By Diane Daniel

East Bay Chamber Singers will travel to Vilnius, Lithuania for six-day cultural exchange in October.

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Experts take on Afghan, Iranian issues at conference Oct. 22-24

By Diane Daniel

Afghan and Iranian foods and dance will be interspersed among plenaries and discussions spanning critical issues facing Bay Area Afgan and Iranian communities during the past 30 years.

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CSUEB furlough information and schedules

Because of cuts in state support for the CSU budget, most employees will be furloughed an average of two days per month from August until June 2010.

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Auditions set for 2009-10 Theatre-Dance productions

Theatre and Dance invites open auditions for its academic year productions, including the musical, "Chicago."

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Afghan and Iranian experts assemble for October conference

Conference will look at Afghan and Iranian Diaspora cultures and communities in the Bay Area 30 years after the Iranian Revolution and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

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University trims landscaping costs by growing its own plants

By Erin Merdinger

The CSUEB landscaping staff is reducing costs by tending its own nursery-grown plants.

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CSUEB volleyball team optimistic entering first season in Div. II

By Kelly Hayes

Despite 11 consecutive trips to the NCAA Division III playoffs, the Pioneers will be facing their most challenging season in many years, as they move up to Division II play and competition in the tough California Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Conference to focus on African American, Latino male education

The Hayward Campus will host conference on the growing numbers of African American and Latino men who drop out of high school and do not attend college.

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San Leandro anoints top cop

San Francisco Chronicle; Aug. 7, 2009

25 year department veteran named police chief.

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CCWD candidate brings financial finesse to table

Calaveras Enterprise; Aug. 7, 2009

Alumni contends for the position of director of the Calaveras County water district.

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Bike to Work event Aug. 7 benefits athletic scholarships

The athletics department will host a Bike To Work fundraiser Aug. 7 at the Hayward and Concord campuses. The event will see Cal State East Bay employees and community members bike to work to raise funds for Pioneer athletic scholarships and promote fitness and environmental awareness.

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College for autistics

San Francisco Chronicle; Aug. 4, 2009

Guest writer Michael Bernick writes about the possible program for autistic individuals at Cal State East Bay.

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Addressing the budget crisis with innovation and transformation

By Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president, California State University, East Bay

"How we deal with this period of shared sacrifice, and how we prepare for our inevitable resurgence, will make a powerful statement about the commitment to regional stewardship California State University, East Bay expects from itself in the 21st century." From President Mo Qayoumi's column in The View Aug. 5, 2009.

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Donations from CSUEB alumni, friends grow to $2.75 million for 2008-09

By Sarah Stanek

Gifts to the university increased by more than $1 million from the previous year, despite an economic downturn.

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Men's Soccer Signs Five for 2009

Cal State East Bay men's soccer head coach Andy Cumbo announced Thursday that five freshmen have accepted athletic scholarship offers for the 2009 season. Josh Alvarez, Tyler Andersen, Alex Dickerson, Ryan Herriage and Andy Pauley are set to join the Pioneers for their first season in Division II competition. The group has found success at both the club and high school levels, bringing plenty of experience to a team that is looking to start fresh in 2009.

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Modern 'Romeo & Juliet' next on CSUEB stage

Shakespeare, sans the stiff costumes and set, has modern appeal and meaning, and instills student actors with classical training.

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CSUEB, community members create Diversity Mural in downtown Hayward

By Diane Daniel

Initiated by a CSUEB student and supported by a faculty grant, a blue-and-green globe with a heart nestled at its center graces a wall at a downtown Hayward nonprofit.

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'Almond Eyes' dazzles sold-out crowd

By Diane Daniel

With 91-year-old Dorothy Toy in the audience, CSUEB production recreates life of '40s-era dance team Toy & Wing, who were known as the Asian Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

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Princeton Review names CSUEB "Best In The West" for sixth consecutive year

The popular college guide recognizes Cal State East Bay in its 2010 listing as one of the top schools in the western region.

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CSU faculty, including Cal State East Bay, approves furloughs to help cut budget deficits

Pleasanton Weekly; July 27, 2009

State university system facing $584 million deficit; may need more cuts, higher tuition in

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CSUEB Continuing Ed to host open house at Oakland Center Aug. 13

Attendees will be able to explore more than 60 certificate and degree programs offered in a variety of industries and fields, with training available at all levels in many specialized areas.

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Original dance project earns praise for faculty, alumni, students and staff

By Diane Daniel

"Mutt Chapters One and Two," co-directed by theatre and dance faculty Eric Kupers and Kimiko Guthrie, debuted in New York and returns to the West Coast in August.

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CSUEB, CSU partner with churches for Summer Algebra for 9th graders

Cal State East Bay is heading up academies in the Bay Area to help junior high students meet or exceed their understanding of math, a boost towards their eventually gaining college acceptance a few years later.

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Pioneers' Jackie Randolph named AD3I Female Student-Athlete of the Year

The Cal State East Bay volleyball star has also been recognized as a first team All-American by the AVCA and as the university's top female student-athlete.

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Budget Forum outlines CSUEB strategy: a mix of furloughs, enrollment and service changes

By Monique Beeler

At a standing room-only Budget Forum held July 22, CSUEB President Mo Qayoumi and university leaders updated faculty and staff members about what recent state budget and CSU Board of Trustees agreements will mean for Cal State East Bay.

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Look to Diversity for America's Re-emergence

The key to America's success is to educate its increasingly diverse population, President Mo Qayoumi wrote in the national publication, Diverse Issues in Higher Education published in July 2009.

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Golf tournament Aug. 26 benefits CSUEB athletic scholarships

Pioneer fans support student athletes and intercollegiate sports at the 13th annual Cal State East Bay Golf Classic in Vallejo.

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49ers debut new stadium design

KGO-TV Channel 7; July 14, 2009

Leo Kahane, CSUEB professor of economics, analyzed the building of a new stadium for the San Francisco 49ers for this KGO/ABC-TV news story reported twice during separate news reports.

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'Almond Eyes' recreates '40s famed Asian dancing duo

By Diane Daniel

Forties-era dance troupe brings Broadway-style music, dance and comedy to theatre stage. Still-performing San Francisco women's troupe caps off each show.

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Outstanding Professor abuzz with passion for bugs

By Monique Beeler

For her scientific contributions and service to the university, entomologist Sue Opp has been selected 2008-2009 George and Miriam Phillips Outstanding Professor.

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REGIONAL: CSU campuses denying admission to new students

Bay City News Wire Service; July 10, 2009

This is Bay Area region coverage of the CSU system's announcement regarding the spring 2010 enrollment changes due to the budget crisis and resulting changes at Cal State East Bay.

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University realigns administrative divisions

The administration of Cal State East Bay has been restructured in response to student service needs and budget constraints.

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Real Life Science and Math Project Launched in Boyle Heights Schools

Eastern Group Publications; July 9, 2009

Cal State East Bay President Mo Qayoumi spoke to the media and students on July 6 at an East LA school about the importance of education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as chair of the CSU system's STEM initiative.

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Social media networking conference July 18

By Erin Merdinger

Adapt your skills to social media sites and expand your professional network at the July 18 conference "Perfecting Networking, Connections and Social Media."

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Leo Fontana's Concord Campus commencement address

By Leo Fontana

The following remarks were made by Leo Fontana at the commencement ceremony for the Concord Campus on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

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Seven new members join the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership

Oakland Tribune & Bay Area News Group; July 3, 2009

This is one of five different news reports that noted Cal State East Bay's joining and involvement with the East Bay Green Corridor Partnership.

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Georgia Babladelis, psychology professor, dies

San Francisco Chronicle; July 3, 2009

This is the San Francisco Chronicle's obituary on longtime Cal State East Bay faculty member Georgia Babladelis

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Elizabeth Fritz a presenter at Music Education Week in Washington

Decorah (IA) Newspapers; July 2, 2009

Fritz earned a certificate degree in online teaching and learning from CSUEB.

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Retired Teachers Award Mini-Grants, Scholarships

San Leandro Times; July 2, 2009

Four CSUEB students enrolled in the Teacher Credentialing Program have been awarded $2,000 scholarships.

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Multiple Choice: How to keep the training budget alive in an unstable economy

SMART BUSINESS Magazine; July 2009

Robert Tanner, an instructor in CSUEB's Continuing and International Education Division and president of Business Consulting Solutions LLC, provides advice when dealing in an unstable economy.

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Student interns take on Washington, D.C.

By Erin Merdinger

Two CSUEB seniors majoring in political science will learn about the political process through internships in Washington, D.C.

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Honorary doctorate recipients polish CSUEB's reputation as a CSU `jewel'

By Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president, California State University, East Bay

In a rare move signaling CSUEB's status as a "jewel" among CSU campuses, the University awarded three honorary doctorates in June. The recipients share inspiring words about Cal State East Bay, which one dubbed a "cultural and educational powerhouse." From President Mo Qayoumi's June 29, 2009 column in The View.

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First Concord class of nurses passes state exam

By Darice Ingram

Achieving a pass rate of 100 percent on the state board exam, the first class of nursing students to graduate from the Concord campus appears destined for success.

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Memories flood Filipino celebration of fathers

The Times-Herald; June 29, 2009

Alumna Stacy Cabales of Vallejo is noted in this report on how she organized "Barongs of Our Fathers" in memory of her father.

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Calif. Law Firm Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason adds 2 new associates

The PRWEB Newswire; June 28, 2009

CSUEB alumnus Grant Walters is hired by law firm.

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Crabs' streak snapped: Melino, pitching help crabs win in 10 before two-hit shutout

The Times-Standard; June 28, 2009

Former CSUEB Pioneers pitcher Berto Rodriguez throws well in two Northern California minor league baseball games near the end of June.

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Ex-homeless man earns two degrees

The Times-Herald; June 27, 2009

Samuel Odwalu Mayson earns degrees in finance and accounting in CSUEB ceremony June 14.

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Pioneering female CHP officer retires after 30 years

Bay Area News Group; June 27, 2009

CSUEB alumna Lt. Mary Rennie has retired after 3 years as California Highway Patrol commander for the Tracy area and more than 30 with the CHP.

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Rebecca Ann Moore, former Petaluman, passes away

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat; June 25, 2009

Rebecca Ann Moore, an alumna of the university, died at her home in Antioch of cancer on June 16.

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San Francisco Mime Troupe turns 50

Contra Costa Times; June 25, 2009

Ed Holmes, a university alumnus, joined the troupe in 1986 after stints with the Berkeley Mime Troupe and time in the Navy.

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CSU Employee Union Agrees to Talks on Furloughs to Address Massive Budget Cuts

The California State University and the union representing more than 16,000 non-academic employees of the CSU have agreed to enter talks on the concept of two-day per month furloughs for each employee.

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OUTFRONT: Google's Options Odyssey

Forbes Magazine; June 22, 2009

Jerry Liu, CSUEB professor of finance, was interviewed by Forbes Magazine following his study of the market options written to buy or sell Google stock near earnings release dates for the first 34 months of its publicly traded life.

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CSUEB accepting 15 teachers for low-cost summer institute

By Diane Daniel

Four teacher education graduate course units available for $160 in accelerated July program on Hayward campus.

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S.F. Symphony cellist Lawrence Granger dies

The San Francisco Chronicle; June 19, 2009

Lawrence Granger was a longtime and popular lecturer in music at Cal State East Bay.

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Memorial set for CSUEB music lecturer, Pleasanton cellist

The Pleasanton Weekly; June 18, 2009

Lawrence Granger's hometown newspaper also reported on the passing of the highly-respected music educator and performer.

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He's quite E-fish-ent: The Baffler three-hits Mudcats

The Times-Standard; June 18, 2009

Cal State East Bay alumnus and former pitcher Greg Fisher pitched the Humboldt Crabs to a 7-0 victory with a three-hitter against the Solano Crabs in a minor league game at Arcata.

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Memorial set for CSUEB Music alumnus, lecturer Lawrence Granger

By Diane Daniel

Dedicated educator and cellist passes. Community invited to celebrate his memory at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall gathering.

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Campus dining summer hours and closures

By Sarah Stanek

Most Hayward campus food service locations will be closed June 15-21 and reopen June 22 for summer hours.

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GI Bill use extends to certificate programs

By Erin Merdinger

A recent change to the GI Bill for the first time allows veterans attending CSUEB to put the money toward certificate programs offered through the Department of Continuing Education.

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New principal selected for PACT; Stephen Gilbert will lead parent participation program at new campus

The Mountain View Voice

University alumnus Stephen Gilbert, an educator for more than 19 years, has been selected as the first principal to run PACT in the Mountain View Whisman School District.

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CSUEB Awards Nearly 5,000 Degrees at 5 Weekend Commencement Ceremonies

By Barry Zepel

Nearly 5,000 Cal State East Bay graduates were awarded either bachelor's or graduate degrees during commencement ceremonies held over a three day period.

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Cal State East Bay graduates ponder future in struggling economy

Daily Review & Bay Area News Group; June 15, 2009

Graduates know that they may face a tough time finding their first jobs as they reflect on their graduation.

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Angel's Talk: Music as powerful teacher to children with autism

The Manila (Philippines) Bulletin; June 15, 2009

Alumnus Charles Slye teaches life skills to students with autism.

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Andy Cumbo Named Cal State East Bay Men's Soccer Coach

Andy Cumbo, who enjoyed success coaching both Humboldt State soccer programs, has been named the head coach of the Cal State East Bay men's soccer team.

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Khaled Hosseini's CLASS commencement address

By Khaled Hosseini

The following remarks were made by best-selling author Khaled Hosseini at the commencement ceremony for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences on Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2009.

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Scott Kriens' CBE commencement address

By Scott Kriens

What follows are the remarks of Scott Kriens at the College of Business and Economics commencement ceremony on Sunday morning, June 14, 2009.

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For Van Gundys, coaching is a family matter

Yahoo! Sports; June 13, 2009

Bill Van Gundy, father of NBA Head Coach Stan Van Gundy of the Orlando Magic and former NBA and New York Knicks Head Coach Jeff Van Gundy, is a former assistant basketball coach at CSUEB. A former CSUEB player under Bill Van Gundy helped babysit the

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Making the right choice

San Mateo Daily Journal; June 10, 2009

A graduate of Summit Prep High School in East Palo Alto who has turned around her life and academic success, has announced she will study criminal justice at CSUEB starting this fall.

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Campuses acclimate to new green energy policy

By Sarah Stanek

Cal State East Bay's new heating and cooling policies for buildings will save money and energy by implementing a temperature "comfort range."

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DEFINED BY POSITIVES: Weston Ranch senior refuses to let physical challenges get in her way

The Stockton Record; June 5, 2009

Tolulope Afolabi has overcome physical challenges with an "unfailing positive demeanor" at Weston High School and plans to study at CSUEB starting this fall with ambition to become a pediatrician.

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Logan High a new challenge for veteran educator

Fremont Argus and Bay Area News Group; June 3, 2009

Amy NcNamara-Furtado received her master's degree from Cal State East Bay.

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Allow extra drive time on Hayward Campus in June

By Monique Beeler

Heavy attendance at June events on the Hayward Campus are expected to slow traffic on selected dates.

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Concord student intern curates exhibit celebrating Walnut Creek pioneer

By Darice Ingram

Student intern Ricke Barnum recently curated an exhibit celebrating Mary Penniman, whose work received little notice during her lifetime.

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President recognizes Heritage Society donors

By Sarah Stanek

Supporters of Cal State East Bay were honored by the president at an afternoon tea, which featured alumnus Gary Zimmerman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as a guest speaker.

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Original musical, 'Romeo & Juliet' coming to summer theatre

Highlands Summer Theatre, CSUEB's summertime troupe, will present Shakespeare's classic tragedy as well as the original musical "Almond Eyes" based on a famed 1930s dance team.

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CSUEB student wins first place at CSU competition

By Erin Merdinger

Eight CSUEB students competed at the 23rd Annual CSU Research Competition in May, including graduate student Bryan Brandow, who won first place in the education category for his research on cultural transmission of Latino families.

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Annual gala honors former foster youth

By Sarah Stanek

CSUEB's Renaissance Scholars program recognizes the achievements of its students with a formal dinner event, featuring speeches and performances from alumni, students and supporters.

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Best-selling author, Internet pioneer, philanthropist to receive honorary doctorates

By Barry Zepel

Cal State East Bay and the CSU system will honor three men who have made positive impacts on the literary world, on the growth of the Internet, and on their fellow citizens in the East Bay.

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Students, faculty, staff break ground for Recreation and Wellness Center

By Barry Zepel

More than 100 people -- students, faculty and staff -- took part in groundbreaking ceremonies for the Rec and Wellness Center May 21 on the Hayward Campus.

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Sophomore pitcher first CSUEB athlete invited to NCAA student conference

By Erin Merdinger

Pitcher Johnny Volk was chosen to represent Cal State East Bay at a four-day athletic conference where student-athletes discuss campus and community issues.

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CSUEB provides swine flu update, prevention tips to campus

By Barry Zepel

The university takes steps to alert the campus community after Department of Homeland Security declares swine flu outbreak a public emergency.

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Concord Campus' Annie Chandler on KQED's Calif. Report

KQED Radio; May 21, 2009

Annie Nogales Chandler, assistant director for enrollment development at the Concord Campus, is interviewed as part of the California Report's story on community college students transferring to four-year universities.

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McNair Scholars graduation reception June 1

By Erin Merdinger

Seniors who participated in the McNair Scholars program will be honored for their acceptance into graduate programs at a reception June 1 in the University Union.

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A Special Message from President Mo Qayoumi

President Qayoumi has notified the university community that CSUEB leaders are closely monitoring progress of the H1N1 virus.

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Sequoia's Pat Gemma named 'Superintendent of the Year'

The Almanac of Menlo Park; May 18, 2009

Gemma, head of the Sequoia Union High School District,is honored as top superintendent for San Mateo and San Francisco counties by the regional office of the Association of California School Administrators.

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CSUEB political science prof. Elizabeth Bergman interviewed on CBS-5

KPIX CBS-5 News; May 17, 2009

Video of the professor's insights regarding the May 19 California statewide election can be viewed here.

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Help wanted: Companies recruit social media experts

Silicon Valley-San Jose Business Journal; May 15, 2009

Cal State East Bay is among the organizations seeking to communicate effectively with future and currents and the public.

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English department launches first CSUEB literary review

Students, faculty and alumni create university's first literary review. Copies available at the Pioneer Bookstore in Hayward and other sites.

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Afghan saga makes West Coast premiere on CSUEB stage May 24

Afghan and New York theatre companies bring their unique collaboration to campus for a one-time performance May 24.

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'Fusion' showcases theatre-dance student works

Stage scenes, one-act plays and original dance illustrate the talents of graduating students in the theatre and dance department.

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Memorial endowment in music composition supports fellowship, concert

By Sarah Stanek

With a $150,000 gift from the family of Professor Glenn Glasow, CSUEB's music department will establish a graduate fellowship and continue the annual Glasow memorial concert.

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CSUEB Hayward Campus in running as PG&E fuel cell site

By Barry Zepel

Cal State East Bay would be one of the first two Bay Area locations with a fuel cell that produces pollution-free electricity.

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May 18 Glasow concert remembers music professor

The late Glenn Glasow retired in 1995 after teaching music composition at CSUEB for 34 years.

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Stigma difficult to shake, pot club operator says

The Daily Review; May 10, 2009

Adele Morgan owns 'We Are Hemp,' a medical marijuana dispensary in Ashland, an unincorporated community in Alameda County.

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CSUEB's Renaissance Scholars program featured on ABC-7

KGO ABC-7 News; May 10, 2009

Program coordinator Kevin Bristow and former foster youth Chantal Johnson described the challenges faced by foster youth and their chances of getting a higher education.

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Three to receive honorary doctorates from Cal State East Bay

The Daily Review; May 8, 2009

A bestselling author, Internet innovator, and an East Bay philanthropist will be honored at Cal State East Bay commencement ceremonies in mid-June.

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May 14-15 labor conference open to all

The Southwest Labor Studies Association Conference May 14-15 will focus on grass roots efforts with sessions on local and global impacts of labor processes; open to the public.

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CSUEB's Hayward campus to host 'State of City' event May 11

By Kim Huggett

Mayor Michael Sweeney will be joined at the morning event by State Board of Equalization chairwoman Betty Yee and San Francisco Chronicle Columnist Phil Matier.

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Art Gallery Hosts Juried Student Show

Art students show paintings, photography, sculpture and works on paper through June 4 at the University Art Gallery.

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`Tongues' production wows Kennedy Center crowds

By Diane Daniel

"Tongues" capped off a triumphant season with two Washington, D.C. performances that brought audiences to their feet.

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Savings Plus retirement workshop May 14

By Barry Zepel

The HR Department will present a May 14 workshop covering all aspects of the university’s voluntary retirement program.

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CalPERS retirement workshop May 13

By Barry Zepel

This workshop will provide useful information related to retirement through CalPERS. Registration is required.

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Professor Henig discusses Union's first black hero

Award winning professor emeritus brings a new perspective to African Americans' engagement in the Civil War.

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CSUEB in top 10 nationwide for green computing

By Monique Beeler

Cal State East Bay was the only university in Northern California to participate in a nationwide initiative to reduce computer power use by 50 percent.

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Inspired music teacher shares insights May 9 at Day of the Teacher at CSUEB Concord

By Darice Ingram

Mark Morello, Contra Costa County Teacher of the Year, speaks at May 9 Day of the Teacher at Concord Campus.

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Giving Internships a Post-College Try

The Wall Street Journal; May 5, 2009

Alumna Nora Cook is teaching businesses in Contra Costa County how to recycle and keeps track of their progress in that area.

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Grad student wins annual DeClercq Poetry Prize

The annual prize bequeathed by late longtime employee Helen "Jackie" DeClercq goes to graduate student Melanie Roland; awards will be presented at a May 20 poetry reading.

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Golfers swing into prominence at CSU East Bay

Bay Area News Group; May 3, 2009

The golf team won the Cal Pac Conference Tournament April 26-27, as the NAIA's No. 19 nationally ranked Pioneers upset the 13th ranked team from Holy Names University.

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CSUEB Campus Contacts for H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)

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H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Q&A with CSUEB Student Health Services

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S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, CSUEB foster future engineers, math and science educators

By Monique Beeler

Two CSUEB programs geared toward smoothing the way for aspiring engineers and future math and science teachers to transfer from community colleges to Cal State East Bay have received major grant support from the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation.

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Creating a sense of family at school

Contra Costa Times; May 1, 2009

Carol Kitchens is recognized as California's 2009 "Secondary Principal of the Year" by the Association of California School Administrators.

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Pioneers Place Six on All-Conference Team

The Pioneers were well represented on the Cal Pac Women's Softball All-Conference Team. Jesse Peterson was selected as the Co-Player of the Year.

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Poet John Espinoza to read May 20 at Distinguished Writers Event

Poet John Olivares Espinoza will read from "The Date Fruit Elegies," his inaugural book of poetry, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 as part of the Distinguished Writers Series. The free presentation will be in the Biella Room of the University Library.

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Free film series examines Israeli, Palestinian issues

A series of four films on a range of Israeli and Palestinian issues will be presented April 29-May 20 on the California State University, East Bay campus.

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CSUEB selected for national initiative on educational improvements

By Sarah Stanek

Four universities nationwide will receive funds from the Living Cities consortium to collaborate with workforce partners on improving educational outcomes.

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Soda Foundation supports Renaissance Scholars Program

By Sarah Stanek

A $20,000 grant from the Y&H Soda Foundation, named for longtime friends of CSUEB, will fund a community outreach liaison position.

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Jennifer Wolch, noted sustainability scholar, named dean at UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley News, April 29, 2009

Wolch is the ninth dean of the university's College of Environmental Design.

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CSUEB provides swine flu update, prevention tips to campus

By Barry Zepel

The university takes steps to alert the campus community after Department of Homeland Security declares swine flu outbreak a public emergency.

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Grant brings business students into affordable housing industry

By Sarah Stanek

The Merritt Scholars Fund will provide tuition assistance and a summer internship to students in the real estate administration option.

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CSUEB honored for 'going green' with computer data storage

By Barry Zepel

The university is honored with a 2009 Green 15 Award by InfoWorld for its "green approach" to computer data storage.

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Science Festival coming to Cal State East Bay

The Daily Review; April 24, 2009

The April 25 CSUEB Science Festival is a treat for science lovers of all ages and will feature demonstrations by university faculty and scientists from a number of organizations.

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CSU East Bay Chosen by IDG's InfoWorld Among Green 15 Universities Recognized for Green Computing

MarketWire; April 24, 2009

CSUEB was selected for a Green 15 Award by the publication Info World for its "green approach" to computer network servers.

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Cal State East Bay turns to green tech to fend off power crisis

InfoWorld; April 24, 2009

Info World recognizes the university's 'virtualization andsmarter practices' as it saves 95 percent on energy costs.

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Crowd confronts ex-Weatherman at Cal State East Bay

The Daily Review; April 23, 2009

The controversial Mark Rudd, a leader of the 1968 Columbia University student strike that opposed the Vietnam War, spoke April 22 on the Hayward Campus.

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Mark Curry uses humor to deal with injuries suffered in fire

The Stockton Record; April 23, 2009

Professional comedian uses his humor to deal with pain and near tragedy.

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Local science education to be revamped

The Daily Review; April 22, 2009

Alameda County high school science teachers and students will benefit from a $1.4 million grant that will have CSUEB faculty partnering with the county's Office of Education.

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California State University virtualizes to save power

Information Week; April 20, 2009

Information Week columnist writes about the university's saving of power with new network server set up.

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After housing boom, Hughson keeps its small town appeal

The Merced County Times reports on CSUEB alumnus Frank George, editor of a sister publication, the Hughson Chronicle.

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Youth theatre production of 'The Giver' opens Friday

This coming of age story is set in a futuristic society of sameness, where life thrives without the messiness of emotional memories.

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CSUEB science faculty to collaborate with NASA scientists, ACOE to improve science education in high schools

By Barry Zepel

Recently announced $1.4 million grant from NASA will help CSUEB faculty members to improve science education at high schools in Alameda County.

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Miramontes to address honors convocation May 16

By Barry Zepel

Louis P. Miramontes, a former "Alumnus of the Year" for CSUEB, will address students and their families at the 2009 Honors Convocation ceremony in the campus amphitheatre.

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Ethnic Studies department to celebrate silver anniversary May 8

This gala event marks 25 years since the merger of African American, LaRaza, Native American and Asian America programs.

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Bank of America supports math as the path to college and career

By Sarah Stanek

A $25,000 grant from Bank of America will support development of Summer Algebra Academies for high school students, coordinated by CSUEB and local community organizations.

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NASA awards $1.4 million to Alameda County and CSU East Bay

Courtesy of the Alameda County Office of Education

The funds granted to the Alameda County Office of Education, in partnership with CSUEB and other CSUs, will transform science teaching and learning in high schools.

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CSUEB signs on for green computing initiative

CSUEB is the only Northern California university participating in Climate Savers' "Power Down for the Planet" challenge to reduce power consumption by 50 percent by 2010.

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Afghan-Iranian scholarly papers sought for conference

The deadline has been extended to May 31 for papers on Afghan and Iranian Diaspora Culture in the United States.

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My Word: Time to make Oakland the headquarters of CSU East Bay

Inside Bay Area; April 4, 2009

Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council, has written a commentary with his reasons why the main headquarters for CSUEB should be located in Oakland.

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Arroyo Grande woman overcomes MS to dance in D.C.

The Adobe Press; April 3, 2009

The cast of the Cal State East Bay cast of "Tongues" features an impressive cast of performers.

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Muslim Americans topic of April 28 Global Series lecture

"Hyphenated Lives: Muslim Americans in the United States" next topic in year-long Global Knowledge Series looking at Afghanistan and Iran.

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Shaping our world with optimism and change

By Mohammad H. Qayoumi, president, California State University, East Bay

The Cal State East Bay community has the ability to shape a "University of Possibilities," despite daunting challenges and a severe economic downturn. President Mo Qayoumi explains how in his April 2, 2009 column in The View.

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Business Wire Names Shannon Lydell Carter Northern Cal Regional Sales Manager

Business Wire; April 2, 2009

Carter brings 20 years of business development experience to Business Wire.

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Weathermen underground leader reflects 40 years later

Mark Rudd, a leader of the 1968 Columbia University student strike and a founder of the notorious Weathermen, will speak on his new memoir, "Underground: My Life in SDS and the Weathermen."

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Last chance to see 'Tongues' before Washington, D.C. festival

The final performance of this one-of-a-kind blend of theatre, dance and music at CSUEB will be April 12.

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Literature and ethnic Americans topic of April 8 lecture

San Jose State professor Persis Karim headlines the latest event in CSUEB's Global Knowledge Series examining Afghanistan and Iran.

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New Web pages go live, complete first step in rebuild

By Monique Beeler

A new round of CSUEB Web pages went live April 2, bringing to a close phase I of the University Web rebuild project.

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Prominent Jewish scholar looks at 'Judaism as a Secular Tradition' April 16

CSUEB Jewish Studies Program continues series of lectures, films and discussions with free presentation in Biella Room of Library.

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Academic Senate Office names University Treasures

By Monique Beeler

Three staff members known for saying "yes" whenever colleagues ask for assistance received the Academic Senate Office's University Treasure Award at the annual St. Patrick's Day luncheon.

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BFA students show work through April 23

Paintings, photography, sculpture, and works on paper featured in annual exhibition at University Art Gallery.

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Spring brimming with fine arts programs

The departments of anthropology, art, music, and theatre and dance have a wealth of programs and events set for spring. Unless otherwise noted, all take place on the university's Hayward campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

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Vice Chancellor for Information Services appointed at Purdue Calumet

Purdue-Calumet News; March 13, 2009

H. Frank Cervone takes a leadership role in information technology and library resources at Purdue University Calumet Campus in Indiana.

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Tracy names parks director

Tracy Press; March 4, 2009

Rod Buchanan, who has a master's degree in public administration from CSUEB, will head Tracy's Parks and Community Services department.

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GroundWork taps Wendy Nieto as chief financial officer

Business Wire; March 24, 2009

CSUEB graduate Nieto brings over 15 years of experience to the San Francisco software company.

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Teacher making impact with English learners

The Daily Review; March 24, 2009

LeeAnn Chinn is recognized as the 2009 Alameda County English Learner Teacher of the Year during a conference at Cal State East Bay.

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CSUEB and alums 'In the News'

Read news coverage about the accomplishments and contributions of Cal State East Bay and its alumni in the Bay Area and beyond.

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Accreditation reaffirmed for business school

By Barry Zepel

CSUEB's College of Business and Economics received reaffirmation of its accreditation through 2012-13 from the official accrediting body for schools of business.

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Economist Michael Boskin to speak Friday

By Barry Zepel

The former chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisors will address the College of Business and Economics Speaker Series.

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Online tour highlights students, buildings and life on campus

By Sarah Stanek

Visitors to the CSUEB Web site can see the university in action through new virtual tour videos.

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Cal State East Bay program vetted by universities' 'best of the best'

The Daily Review; Mach 16, 2009

The university's College of Business and Economics is reaffirmed for accreditation. It has maintained accreditation since 1973.

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Winning basketball season ends at national tournament

By Barry Zepel

After capturing its first conference title in 10 years, followed by a Cal Pac Tournament championship win, the Pioneer men's basketball team lost in the first round of play at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Championship Tournament.

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East Bay experts add to growing call for college aid reform

Contra Costa Times; March 10, 2009

CSUEB hosted a student financial aids conference, sponsored by the College Board, on the Hayward Campus March 9.

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Top educators come to 'Rethink Student Aid'

College administrators, policymakers, students and advocates will gather Monday, March 9 on the Hayward Campus of Cal State East Bay to discuss how the financial aid system needs to be simplified and updated to meet the needs of college students. The public is invited.

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Gifts to CSUEB Annual Fund on the rise

By Sarah Stanek

A surge in contributions from first-time donors boosts fundraising as more alumni and friends pledge to donate money to the university.

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Construction resumes on admin building

By Barry Zepel

Construction has resumed on the $42 million Student Services Administration building on the Hayward Campus. Work had been halted Dec. 29 by CSU Chancellor Charles Reed due to the shortage of state funds caused by the delay of an approved state budget.

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Bugs, slugs and more at Science Festival

By Nicole Lutton

The College of Science will host Science Festival 2009 April 25 at the Hayward campus. A day of scientific activities, the festival will feature participants from the California Academy of Sciences to the Chabot Space and Science Center.

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University convocation honors faculty

By Monique Beeler

Faculty members who have dedicated a large part or most of their careers to serving CSUEB students were among those honored Feb. 27 at the 2009 Faculty Honors Convocation.

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CSUEB Teacher Ed. Dept. seeks public comments

Cal State East Bay's College of Education and Allied Studies is scheduled for an accreditation review by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education April 18-22. Written comments may be mailed to the NCATE by April 1.

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Pioneers win Cal Pac tourney championship

The Pioneer men's basketball team will compete in the NAIA II Basketball Championships March 11 following a 55-52 victory over William Jessup University in the Cal Pac Conference Playoffs title game Feb. 28.

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CSUEB hosting Cal Pac Basketball Tourney

Cal State East Bay's Pioneer Gym is the site for the semi-finals and championship games of the Cal Pac Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28.

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Author Ruthanne McCunn to speak March 3

Chinese/Scottish author Ruthanne Lum McCunn will discuss her book, "Wooden Fish Songs," Tuesday, March 3 as part of the university's observance of "Women's History Month." The free program will be from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Biella Room.

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'Sophisticated Ladies' coming to CSUEB stage

Duke Ellington's high-stepping world of jazz and dance will come to life in March when CSUEB's Theatre and Dance Department collaborates with the Music Department on a rousing rendition of Sophisticated Ladies in the University Theatre.

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CSUEB Exhibit Honors Forgotten Laborers

Tools, bottles and opium paraphernalia that once belonged to Chinese laborers who helped create the San Leandro Reservoir will be on display through June 11 at the C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology.

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Faculty Forum focuses on budget

By Monique Beeler

A Faculty Forum focusing on the status of the CSUEB budget drew approximately 100 members of the university community to a Feb. 17 presentation and Q-and-A session with President Mohammad Qayoumi and cabinet leaders.

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Dr. Asadulla publishes first book

By Erin Merdinger

After two years of research, Dr. Abubakr Asadulla '92, a physician and introductory chemistry lecturer, published his first book. It is entitled "Islam vs. West: Fact or Fiction?: A brief historical, political, theological, philosophical, and psychological perspective."

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Cal State East Bay is Recognized for Green IT Initiative

Cal State East Bay combined server storage virtualization from 3PAR with server virtualization from VMware to reduce storage capacity requirements by 80% and power consumption by 26%, to receive financial incentives from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).

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IT servers go virtual and green

By Sarah Stanek

After nearly running out of power and space for server hardware, CSUEB is switching to a "virtualized" data storage method that reduces power consumption, saves space and increases security.

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Honest Abe brought alive in Cal State East Bay Lecture

By Jason Sweeney, The Daily Review

On Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, more than 130 people packed the wood-paneled Biella Room in the library at Cal State East Bay to listen to a free lecture by award-winning history professor Gerald Henig.

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Cal State University officials to mix education into prayers

By Kristofer Noceda, The Daily Review, Feb. 13, 2009

Cal State University officials credit outreach efforts with contributing to the rise in black students attending college. Those efforts will continue with Super Sunday, in which CSU educators visit African American churches to provide materials and information about higher education.

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Saxophonist Heads Yoshi's Fundraiser March 3

Saxophonist Dayna Stephens and the California State University, East Bay Jazz Ensembles will bring their music to Yoshi's Jazz Club Tuesday, March 3 for the 10th Annual Night of Jazz Music Department Scholarship Fundraiser.

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Jewish Studies to Present 'Blacks & Jews' Film

"Blacks and Jews," a provocative film and discussion, will be presented Feb. 26 on the Hayward campus of Cal State East Bay. It is presented by the Jewish Studies Program in recognition of African-American History Month.

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CSUEB, CSU Reach Out to African Am. Churches

This Sunday (Feb. 15), in an effort to increase the number of African Americans attending college, CSUEB and the California State University system are partnering with Bay Area African American churches for the annual "CSU Super Sunday."

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CSUEB, Oakland Library to Host 'The Big Read'

In an effort to boost reading among Oakland residents, CSUEB is partnering with the Oakland Public Library - aided by a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts - to host "The Big Read" at the library and the university's Oakland Center.

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First 'AlertMe' Test Friday, Participation Urged

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As part of an effort to improve emergency communications, university President Mo Qayoumi is urging students, faculty, and staff to register for the AlertMe system, which will have its first universitywide test Feb. 6.

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Outreach Mandated for New Sikh Studies Chair-holder

By Anju Kaur, Sikh News Network staff journalist Feb 06, 2009

Jaideep Singh, the new endowed chair-holder of Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the California State University, East Bay, is the first to focus on community outreach.

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Rec, Wellness Center to Benefit Campus Life

There will be a new focal point for student life on the Hayward campus of Cal State East Bay when classes begin for the fall 2010 quarter.

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Contentious Q&A at Cal State East Bay

By Kristofer Noceda, The Daily Review Feb. 4, 2009

An Israeli diplomat who visited Cal State East Bay on Tuesday to discuss the upcoming Israel election found himself bombarded with questions and concerns about ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip.

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Homecoming 2009 a total knock out

By Sarah Stanek

Pioneer pride took center stage as Cal State East Bay celebrated Homecoming Jan. 26 through 31 on the Hayward Campus.

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Lincoln's 200th birthday to be celebrated Feb. 12

The 200th birthday of America's 16th president will be commemorated when Gerald Henig, professor emeritus of history, presents "Abraham Lincoln: An Uncommon Common Man," at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 in the Biella Room of the University Library on the Hayward campus of California State University, East Bay.

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Art Gallery Hosts Faculty Exhibitions

The Cal State East Bay Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring the creative art of university faculty, is on display in the University Art Gallery on display 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, through Feb. 26.

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'Tongues' on University Theatre Stage Feb. 8

Before the production of "Tongues" heads to Southern California to perform a festival at Cal State Fullerton, CSUEB audiences will have an opportunity to preview it Sunday, Feb. 8 in the University Theatre.

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Jewish Studies Series Hosts Israeli Consul

Akiva Tor, Israel's consul general for the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States, will speak on "Israeli Democracy: Elections 2009" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 on the Hayward campus of Cal State East Bay.

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Cal State East Bay kicks off homecoming week

By Kristofer Noceda, The Daily Review Jan. 27, 2009

Cal State East Bay students, faculty and administrators kicked off a weeklong homecoming celebration by reintroducing the Pioneer Bookstore, under new management.

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University Hill plans for winter quarter

By Erin Merdinger

Plans for renovations at University Hill include large CSUEB letters placed against the hillside and 15-by-30-foot wood frames filled with concrete where student organizations will place their symbols or logos.

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Hundreds attend education summit for Latino students

By Lucinda Ryan Correspondent Jan. 25, 2009

Aspiring college students and their parents packed the classrooms and halls of Cal State East Bay in Hayward on Saturday to get a heads-up on higher education during the ninth annual Latino Education Summit.

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Students expand horizons through study abroad

By Erin Merdinger

Nearly two dozen Cal State East Bay students have been chosen to study or attend conferences across the United States and abroad during the current academic year.

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Renovated bookstore grand opening Monday

By Erin Merdinger

Pioneer Bookstore's official re-opening ceremony is tied in with the beginning of Cal State East Bay's weeklong 2009 Homecoming.

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Latino students urged to aim higher

By Kristofer Noceda, Staff Writer, Bay Area News Group Jan. 21, 2009

Education officials will try to attract more Latino students to higher education this weekend by providing information on what is needed to attend college. The 9th annual Latino Education Summit - an event founded to address low levels of Latino students enrolled in college - will be at Cal State East Bay.

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Freshman enrollment up 31 percent at Cal State East Bay

By Kristofer Noceda, The Daily Review

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CSUEB enrollment reaches record numbers

By Monique Beeler

A record-breaking freshman class enrolled for fall quarter at California State University, East Bay, which has seen a 31 percent rise in first-time freshmen since fall 2007. The jump in freshmen enrollment contributed to overall enrollment growth of 8 percent.

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AC Transit to provide free rides for CSUEB students, faculty

By Kristofer Noceda, The Daily Review, Jan. 12, 2009

Cal State East Bay and AC Transit have launched a public transportation program that will provide free bus rides to students and faculty.

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A watershed year for CSUEB

By President Mo Qayoumi

After a year of record-breaking enrollment and growing recognition, the president outlines his hopes for the future; from the December 8, 2008 issue of The View.

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Conference on Hispanic HS Student Needs Nov. 7

The needs of Hispanic high school students in Contra Costa County will be the focus of the eighth annual "Narrowing the Gap" Educational Conference Nov. 7 on the Concord Campus of Cal State East Bay.

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Pioneer Athletics Accepted for CCAA Membership

Cal State East Bay's men's and women's athletic teams have been approved unanimously for membership in the California Collegiate Athletic Association beginning with the 2009-2010 college sports seasons.

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CSUEB receives first approvals from NCAA Div. 2

Cal State East Bay's athletics program has been accepted for exploratory membership in NCAA Division II by the Division II membership committee and management council, the first step towards making a permanent move there and to the CCAA.

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Pre-Nursing program at Concord starts in fall

In response to the nursing shortage, a pre-nursing education program for freshman students will be offered for the first time at the Concord Campus of Cal State East Bay starting with the fall 2008 quarter.

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Toni West Named Women's Basketball Coach

Toni West, a former Las Positas College head coach and San Francisco State assistant coach, has been appointed women's basketball head coach at Cal State East Bay.

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Women's Water Polo Team Captures National Title

The Pioneers defeat Cal Lutheran University 7-6 in four overtimes to win Collegiate III National Championship in tournament hosted by Connecticut College. It is CSUEB's first sports national championship since the 1988 women's soccer team.

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Becoming the 'University of Possibilities'

By President Mo Qayoumi

In his third fall convocation address, President Mo Qayoumi reflects on CSUEB's past accomplishments, identifies emerging issues and discusses priorities for the coming year, including an emphasis on education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, areas known as STEM.

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Great expectations and opportunities

By President Mo Qayoumi

A discussion of CSUEB's mission to make quality higher education accessible and the outreach supporting that mission; from the March 10, 2008 issue of The View.

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CSUEB in 2008: Prepared for the journey

By President Mo Qayoumi

The president looks ahead to a new year in the January 23, 2008 issue of The View.

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Educational Achievements and Regional Aspirations, A Progress Report

By President Mohammad H. Qayoumi

The fall quarter 2007 convocation address by California State University, East Bay President Mo Qayoumi, Sept. 24, 2007.

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University Convocation address 2006

By Dr. Mo Qayoumi

President Mo Qayoumi delivers his first state of the university address at the faculty and staff convocation on Sept. 25 , 2006. He outlines his priorities for the coming academic year and urges teamwork and shared responsibility for the Cal State East Bay of the future.

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Honorary degree acceptance

By Stanley Wang

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Graduation thoughts from Servatius

By Jodi Servatius

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Carl Bellone's graduate commencement speech

By Carl Bellone

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Chancellor's commencement remarks

By Charles Reed

CSU Chancellor Carles Reed delivered a keynote address at the Cal State East Bay undergraduate commencement on June 10. "Never give up," he told the graduates.

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Concord commencement keynote

By Sunne Wright McPeak

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Undergrad commencement speech

By Norma Rees

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