2012 News Archive

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Demand for CSU drives record applications, CSUEB sees significant increase

By Monique Beeler

Compared with last fall, applications to the California State University system were up 12 percent by the close of the November priority filing period. CSUEB, however, will accept applications until March 1.

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Hayward day laborers get help from Cal State East Bay students

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Dec. 19, 2012

This article reports that a video, produced by Cal State East Bay criminal justice students in collaboration with the Hayward Day Labor Center, is intended to educate day laborers about their rights.

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Sikhs' academic bid for understanding

San Francisco Chronicle; Dec. 20, 2012

This San Francisco Chronicle article notes Cal State East Bay as one of the California universities that has Sikh studies among its curriculum options.

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Acts Of Kindness After Shooting Sweeps Bay Area, Nation

CBS-5/KPIX-TV News; John Ramos; Dec. 19, 2012

This TV news story about the nation's acts of kindness across the nation following the tragedy in Connecticut features an interview with CSUEB Communication Associate Professor Grant Kien.

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Lucas County administrator to blaze trails

Toledo Blade; Kate Giammarise; Dec. 18, 2012

This article reports that Laura Lloyd-Jenkins, who earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Cal State East Bay, has been appointed county administrator for Lucas County in Ohio. She is that county's first woman and African American to hold the position.

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Say Farewell to Jug Bay’s Director Chris Swarth at Saturday Send Off

South River (Maryland) Source; Dec. 12, 2012

This news feature article reports on the retirement of Cal State East Bay alumnus Chris Swarth, who served the past 23 years as park superintendent of Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area of Maryland.

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CSUEB launches inaugural MS Health Care Administration program

By Lex Perez

CSUEB's latest online master's degree program is meeting the needs of working health care professionals.

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Criminal justice administration students create video for Hayward Day Laborer Center

BY DIANE DANIEL

A film created by CSUEB criminal justice students about preventing wage theft and other forms of exploitation is so popular with the Hayward Day Laborer Center that similar organizations across the country are asking for a similar video.

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Smoking rates increase among ages 18 to 24 in California, study reveals

Bay Area News Group; Sandy Kleffman; Dec. 14, 2012

Several Cal State East Bay students were interviewed on campus following a report on California's anti-smoking campaign that shows 18 to 24-year-olds are the toughest age group to reach for the campaign.

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Calif. Governor Brown Announces Appointments for Dec. 14, 2012 including California State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Calif. NewsWire & Other Media Outlets; Dec. 14, 2012

This article reports that Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Cal State East Bay alumnus Jacob Lesner-Buxton has been appointed to Area Board V of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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The Champions Way, a new book, captures inner workings of great sports, business champions

PR Web News Wire & Multiple Media Outlets; Dec. 13, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Steve Victorson, a former water polo player at the university, has written an in-depth book on how to become a champion-level performer in sports and business.

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Amazing Toys gears up for holidays

Great Falls Tribune; Peter Johnson; Dec. 10, 2012

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus Dave Campbell, who now owns a toy store in Montana and offers the public advice on shopping for the holiday season.

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New CSU chancellor Tim White says he's 'bullish' on state

L.A. Daily News & Eureka Times-Standard; Beau Yarbrough; Dec. 9, 2012

In this article and feature interview of soon-to-be CSU Chancellor Tim White about his faith in California, it is prominently noted that White earned his master's degree at Cal State East Bay, which was known at the time as Cal State Hayward.

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Don't ask, just do: The American Spirit

Spiegel (German publication); Dennis Draber; Dec. 10, 2012

This is the English translation of an article written by Cal State East Bay international student Dennis Draber for the German publication Spiegel, which published this piece about his experience at the university and living in the Bay Area.

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BART free field trips open doors of opportunity

BART News Blog; Melissa Jordan; Dec. 11, 2012

This article reports on Bay Area high school students visiting Cal State East Bay as part of educational field trips offered through BART in cooperation with the university.

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Math in a Child’s World: Policy and Practical Challenges for Preschool Mathematics - Report Released by EdSource and California STEM Learning Network

Yahoo News, PR Web NewsWire & Other Outlets; Dec. 10, 2012

This article prominently mentions Cal State East Bay as a site where educator research was presented as a California STEM Education Learning site.

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Student Video Warns Day Laborers of Wage Theft Pitfalls

KQED-FM Radio; Peter Jon Shuler; Dec. 10, 2012

This KQED broadcast news story reports on how criminal justice students at Cal State East Bay are helping day laborers protect themselves from wage theft.

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Author, ‘Outstanding Professor’ Stephen Gutierrez coaxes student writers’ authentic voices onto paper

By Linda Childers '85

Gutierrez, recipient of an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation, excels at teaching writing workshops in fiction.

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I’Asha Warfield, California Teacher of the Year

The Post News Group publications; Dec. 6, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna I’Asha Warfield, instructor at Frick Middle School in Oakland, has received one of five 2013 California Teacher of the Year awards.

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How to use big data to make better business decisions

Smart Business magazine; Dec. 1, 2012

In this magazine article, Chongqi Wu, assistant professor of management in Cal State East Bay's College of Business and Economics, advises executives to make business decisions based on facts and data rather than intuition.

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Golden State's optimism is back, new poll says

Bay Area News Group; Steven Harmon; Dec. 6, 2012

Kim Geron, chair and professor of Cal State East Bay's Political Science Department, is prominently quoted in this article about the state's recovering economy by the Sacramento-based state politics reporter of Bay Area News Group newspapers that includes the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, and the Hayward Daily Review.

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SJSU alum continues uncle's legacy

Spartan Daily; Eddie Fernandez; Dec. 5, 2012

This article notes the work of current Cal State East Bay senior kinesiology major Alexandrea Cervantez, who also is quoted in this article.

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Endowment distribution by Cal State East Bay Education Foundation

A distribution of $946,000 will be made in the New Year to some 100 scholarship and academic programs of the university, benefiting students in a diverse range of disciplines such as engineering, nursing, history, art and economics.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in December.

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Sikh religion joining California universities' curriculum

Sacramento Bee & Los Angeles Times; Lee Romney; Dec. 4, 2012

This article notes Cal State East Bay as one of the California universities that has Sikh studies among its curriculum options.

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Join 'Zumbathon' Saturday to support Make-A-Wish

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department will host a Zumbathon Saturday at Pioneer Gym to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Pioneer volleyball player named CCAA Newcomer of the Year

By Steve Connolly

Cal State East Bay volleyball player Suzy Ni Xu collects CCAA Newcomer of the Year and First Team All-CCAA honors.

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Pioneer student-athletes get area girls moving

By Steve Connolly

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department has partnered with the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative for Pioneer Play, a program that encourages girls in the community to get active.

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Fast track to STEM teaching in state with federal grants

Ed Source News; Kathryn Baron; Dec. 4, 2012

This article published by noted education news blog Web site "Ed Source" reports that Project STEM students enrolled in a credential program at Cal State East Bay are eligible for tuition discounts.

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Ann Chandler, former Alameda County public health lab director and Berkeley City councilwoman, dies at age 71

Bay Area News Group; Angela Woodall; Dec. 3, 2012

This article reports on the passing of public official who earned her master's degree in public health at Cal State East Bay. That degree helped her make an important career change.

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Are lesser evils progress or collateral damage?

San Francisco Bay View; Jerry Elster; Dec. 1, 2012

This article is written for the San Francisco Bay View, a newspaper published for the African American community, by current Cal State East Bay senior psychology major Jerry Elster.

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Cal State University Expects Record Number of Applications for Fall 2013

San Francisco Examiner; Miriam Schaffer; Nov. 29, 2012

This article follows up on a Cal State East Bay news release, reporting record application numbers for CSUEB and the entire California State University system for fall 2013 admission.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis provides updates on the winter sports and previews upcoming athletics community events.

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Actor from San Leandro Performs in Show at Cal State East Bay

EB Publishing Co. (San Leandro Times & Castro Valley Forum); Nov. 29, 2012

This article previews play on CSUEB's Hayward Campus featuring San Leandro and San Lorenzo residents who are theatre students performing in “NN12,” a play about the living and the dead Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

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James Monroe Iglehart's 'Big River'

San Francisco Chronicle; Chad Jones; Nov. 29, 2012

This feature article is written about Cal State East Bay alumnus and established Broadway actor James Inglehart.

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Martinez school board veteran Vicki Gordon likely winner of community college board seat

Bay Area News Group; Lisa P. White; Nov. 28, 2012

This article reports that CSUEB alumna Vicki Gordon is going to be a member of the Contra Costa Community College District Board of Trustees.

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Accenture’s American Indian Scholarship Fund Provides Scholarships to Students Seeking Support for Post-Secondary Undergraduate Education in Technology and Business

BusinessWire & Various Media Outlets; Nov. 26, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay student Jonathan Vierra is one of only six undergraduates from around the United States to receive an Accenture American Indian Scholarship to continue his college education.

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Banjo-schooled fingers

Corvallis Gazette-Times; Cory Frye; Nov. 23, 2012

This article is a feature interview about Cal State East Bay alumnus and established musical talent Tony Furtado.

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Otho James Green, 77

Post News Group Newspapers; Nov. 23, 2012

This article reports on the passing of Otho James Green, who after graduating from Cal State East Bay, went on to a long career in government, politics and business in the East Bay.

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’Tis the Season for Online Shopping: Why You Should Give Your Debit Card a Break

Various News Sites; Rueben Rodriguez; Nov. 20, 2012

This article is written by Rueben Rodriguez, a Cal State East Bay graduate who now is principle product marketing manager within RSA’s Identity and Data Protection Group. He has worked for 20 years within the financial services industry helping financial institutions process, administer, and protect payment information.

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Oakland Educator Among State's 'Teachers of the Year'

Patch.com; Nov. 9, 2012

This article reports that I’Asha Warfield, who earned her single subject teaching credential in English at Cal State East Bay, is among five educators named as California's Teachers of the Year.

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'Scouting for Food' marks 25th year in Alameda

Bay Area News Group; Lucinda Ryan; Nov. 15, 2012

This article features former construction worker Andre Pastic, who was seriously injured two years ago, unable to work, and who depends on donations to the Alameda Food Bank. Pastic hopes to attend and earn a degree at Cal State East Bay after he completes studies at College of Alameda.

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Using grant money, program tries to recreate benefits of wealth

Healthy California News & Other News Sites; Mary Flynn; Nov. 14, 2012

This article reports on the official launch of the Hayward Promise Neighborhood program, for which Cal State East Bay is the lead organization.

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CSUEB talk to focus on women in sports

Bay Area News Group; Nov. 15, 2012

The role of women in sports since the enactment 40 years ago of Title IX is the topic of a lecture presented Nov. 15 at Cal State East Bay.

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Shimizu living in fast lane

Hawaii Tribune-Herald; Kevin Jakahi; Nov. 14, 2012

This is a feature article/profile about Cal State East Bay freshman swimmer Rachel Shimizu by her hometown newspaper.

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Presentation at CSUEB Thursday considers status of women in sports since enactment of Title IX

US Federal News Service & Various News Outlets; Nov. 12, 2012

This is a published news report that CSUEB will host a lecture, open to the public, on progress made in advancing women's sports in this country.

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Cal State Targets 'Super Seniors' with new fee

Associated Press & Numerous Media Outlets; Terence Chea; Nov. 13, 2012

A CSUEB computer science student, Eric Rodriguez, is quoted in this article written and distributed nationally by the Associated Press wire service.

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Fundraising campaign aids Fremont family after fatal crash

Bay Area News Group; Chris De Benedetti; Nov. 13, 2012

This article reports on fund-raising efforts for the family of two Cal State East Bay students critically injured in an automobile accident last week. Their father was killed in the tragedy.

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CSU plans higher fees for "super seniors" and course-repeaters

Bay Area News Group; Katy Murphy; Nov. 9, 2012

Cal State East Bay is noted in this article regarding CSU plans and possible protests related to issue of "super seniors."

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Guest director Corey Fischer presents 'The Good Person of Setzuan'

US Federal News Service & Various News Outlets; Nov. 6, 2012

This article reports that performances directed by the actor/writer are set for Nov.9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 in the University Theatre on the Hayward Campus.

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Pair of incumbents and a newcomer win Ohlone College board race

Bay Area News Group; Chris De Benedetti; Nov. 7, 2012

This article reports that Kevin Bristow, Cal State East Bay's coordinator of the Renaissance Scholars program, was elected Nov. 6 to the Ohlone Community College Board of Trustees.

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President announces $50,000 matching pledge for scholarship fund

President Leroy Morishita and his wife, Barbara Hedani-Morishita, to donate $50,000 to match future gifts made to the Presidential Pioneer Endowed Scholarship.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis recaps the fall campaign and previews the upcoming basketball season.

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Few know where Obama, Romney stand on issues mostly ignored in campaign

Scripps Howard News Service & Other Media Outlets; Thomas Hargrove; Nov. 5, 2012

The basis of this national news article, published the weekend prior to election day, comes from research done by Carl Stempel, Cal State East Bay sociology professor. Stempel is prominently quoted in the article.

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Newcomers Walker and Taylor, incumbent Reynoso likely winners in Hayward school board race

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Nov. 7, 2012

This article reports that Annette Walker, a longtime admissions administrator for Cal State East Bay, has been elected a board member for the Hayward Unified School District.

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Oakland Effect: Child sex slavery -- a horrible truth

Bay Area News Group; Scott Johnson; Nov. 4, 2012

In this article, the novel written by Cal State East Bay professor Maria Nieto is prominently noted. There have been other media outlets noting this work by Nieto in recent days.

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Chris Robinson performs a Tribute To Pat Metheny - Jazz Behind The Scenes

Bay Area News Group; Nov. 5, 2012

This article is about an event taking place Nov. 5 on the Cal State East Bay campus in Hayward.

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New Book: Debut Novel by CSUEB Professor

La Bloga News Blog; Nov. 3, 2012

This is an article reviewing the first attempt at a novel by longtime Cal State East Bay biological sciences professor Maria Nieto.

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Community supports a common goal at Promise Neighborhood Festival

By Sarah Stanek

More than 1,000 Hayward students and families visited the festival to learn about services available through the Hayward Promise Neighborhood Partnership. See a gallery of photos from the event.

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Leroy M. Morishita officially installed as CSUEB’s fifth president

Nichi Bei Times/Weekly; Tomo Hirai; Nov. 1, 2012

President Morishita is the subject of an extensive cover story for the Nov. 1 edition of the Nichi Bei Times/Weekly.

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How the new OTC derivative regulations could impact the market

Smart Business magazine; Nov. 1, 2012

In this article published by Smart Business magazine, Scott Fung, Cal State East Bay associate professor of finance, answers questions on derivative regulations for business leaders and executives.

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Where does the 'Star Wars' franchise go from here?

Bay Area News Group; Angela Hill; Nov. 1, 2012

Jim Forsher, former longtime Cal State East Bay communication faculty member and pop culture expert, is quoted prominently in this article about Disney's recent purchase of George Lucas Films.

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Launch Party Sunday for "Masha'allah," Award-Winning Collection of Oakland Tales

Patch.com; Dixie Jordan; Oct. 23, 2012

Diesel, A Bookstore introduced author Mariah K. Young, a CSUEB alumna who will be speaking on the Hayward Campus in early November, at a publication party at its College Avenue store.

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Don’t Judge a Cat By Its Color

Care2 News Blog & Various Media Outlets; Ann Pietrangelo; Oct. 29, 2012

This is a report on a study by Cal State East Bay alumna Mikel Delgado, who was aided in her research by CSUEB Psychology Department Lecturer Gretchen Reevy.

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Hayward Promise neighborhood kick-off event

Bay Area News Group; Anda Chu; Oct. 27, 2012

This is a photo slide show published online by the Bay Area News Group regarding the Hayward Promise Neighborhood program, of which Cal State East Bay is the lead institution in winning a $25 million five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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‘RETURN TO THE VALLEY’ PRODUCER CHRISTINA LIM DIES AT 52

The Rafu Shimpo; Oct. 25, 2012

This article in the Los Angeles-based Japanese American newspaper, The Rafu Shimpo, reports on the passing of well-respected TV producer Christina Lim, who earned both bachelor's and master's degrees from Cal State East Bay.

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CSUEB faculty-staff art exhibition

Tri-City Voice newspaper; Oct. 16, 2012

This is a published article by the Tri-City Voice about the current faculty-staff art exhibit currently taking place in the University Art Gallery.

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Police to descend on the Bay Area this weekend for training

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Oct. 26, 2012

This article reports that visitors to the Hayward Campus Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, should be aware of police training taking place at Warren Hall, CSUEB's former administration building.

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Emerging author brings Oakland characters to life

Bay Area News Group; Marta Yamamoto; Oct. 26, 2012

This article is about Mariah Young, a Cal State East Bay alumna, who will discuss her new book as part of the Distinguished Writers series at the university on Nov. 5.

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Hayward festival to launch Promise Neighborhood initiative

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Oct. 25, 2012

This is an article about the Hayward Promise Neighborhood program having its first event on Oct. 27. The program, on which Cal State East Bay is the lead partner, is one of only five in the United States to win a $25 million federal grant expanding preschool and after-school programs.

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Scion of Oakland's Cohen family musical dynasty will premiere a string quartet concerto with the Marin Symphony

Bay Area News Group; Cheryl North; Oct. 24, 2012

Eleanor Cohen, Cal State East Bay professor emerita of music, is prominently noted, along with her family, in this special article.

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Annual Art Faculty and Staff Exhibition at Cal State East Bay

Bay Area News Group; Oct. 23, 2012

This article announces the exhibit that runs through Dec. 1 on the Hayward Campus of CSUEB.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in November.

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How the Next President Will Sway Higher Education Policy

Asian Week; Kim Geron; Oct. 17, 2012

Kim Geron, chair of Cal State East Bay's Political Science Department, wrote this guest column for Asian Week analyzing how the Presidential candidates differ in how they value higher education as a priority for the country.

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Zombies roam I.V. Mall

Imperial Valley Press; Alejandro Davila; Oct. 22, 2012

As Halloween nears, Christopher Moreman, chair of Cal State East Bay's Philosophy Department, is quoted. Included in his research is the study of horror, paranormal experiences, and death and dying in pop culture.

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Why we like to be scared

Denver Post (and other media outlets nationally); Angela Hill; Oct. 21, 2012

This article extensively quoting Christopher Moreman, chair of Cal State East Bay's Philosophy Department, was originally published by Bay Area News Group. It has been picked up by media outlets throughout the United States.

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CSUEB's College of Business one of best for 7th straight year

By Barry Zepel

The Princeton Review recognized the College of Business and Economics for its academics, career and placement services, student life, and environment.

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Penny Peck runs for School Board

Patch.com; Marga Lacabe; Oct. 12, 2012

This is written by a guest columnist and endorser of Cal State East Bay alumna Penny Peck, who is running for a seat on the San Lorenzo School Board after a long career as a school librarian in San Leandro.

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Why we like to be scared

Bay Area News Group; Angela Hill; Oct. 19, 2012

Christopher Moreman, chair of Cal State East Bay's Philosophy Department, was interviewed about why people "enjoy" being frightened each year at Halloween time.

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Hierarchy, CSR, Compassion and Health

Huffington Post; Daniel E. Martin; Oct. 11, 2012

Daniel Martin, associate professor of management in the College of Business and Economics at CSUEB, wrote this article on compassion and health for the Huffington Post.

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Small College Notebook: Pioneer soccer teams

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; Oct. 18, 2012

Local sports columnist provides a progress report on the seasons of CSUEB's women's and men's soccer teams.

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Fremont Bank executive Howard Hyman named 'Distinguished Alumnus of Year'

By Barry Zepel

The longtime finance leader is a well-known contributor to local charitable causes and community organizations.

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Cal State East Bay Names Howard Hyman Distinguished Alumnus of 2012

Various News Outlets; Oct. 17, 2012

This news wire story, reporting on CSUEB's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, was carried by various news outlets in the Bay Area and Northern California region.

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New Albion is New Again: North Bay's Seminal Microbrewery

Patch.com; Christian Kallen; Oct. 10, 2012

This is a feature article about Cal State East Bay alumnus Jack McAuliffe, who is a Bay Area brewmaster and businessman. His alma mater is noted in the article.

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CSUEB recipient of Hearst/CSU Trustees scholarship prepares for career serving foster youth

By Barry Zepel

Loan Thi Kim Nguyen has overcome major obstacles to achieve academic excellence in pursuit of a career of service to the community.

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KCBS Live Interview with CSUEB President Leroy M. Morishita

KCBS News Radio; Stan Bunger and Holly Quan; Oct. 12, 2012

This interview was conducted the morning of Oct. 12, a few hours before the President's Investiture ceremony on the Hayward Campus.

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Dr. Leroy M. Morishita is installed as fifth president of Cal State East Bay

Bay Area News Group; Jane Tyska and Andrew McGall; Oct. 13, 2012

See a slide show of 24 pictures taken Oct. 12 during the Investiture ceremonies that appear on the Bay Area News Group Web site. They were shot by the news organization's photographer Jane Tyska.

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Day of Celebration brings university together to honor faculty, students and the fifth CSUEB president

By Monique Beeler

Heartwarming ceremonies were held Oct. 12 at Cal State East Bay to honor faculty and the investiture of Leroy M. Morishita as the university’s fifth president.

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Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi Congratulates Dr. Leroy Morishita on Becoming Fifth President of CSU East Bay

Various News Wires/Media Outlets; Oct. 12, 2012

The local representative in the California State Assembly offered her congratulations in this article carried by various news outlets in the region.

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Cal State East Bay -- A model for regionally-engaged learning in the 21st century

By Leroy M. Morishita

Read the address presented at the Investiture ceremony by Leroy M. Morishita, fifth president of California State University, East Bay.

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CSUEB receives almost $1 million in support for Promise Neighborhood partnership

By Sarah Stanek

The three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation covers expansion and development of early childhood education programs in underserved areas of South Hayward.

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Youth Soccer Day brings community families to Pioneer Stadium

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay soccer teams hosted over 300 local youth players for Youth Soccer Day at Pioneer Stadium in October.

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CSUEB’s Youth Soccer Day a Huge Hit

Tri-City Voice newspaper; Kenny Jacoby; Oct. 10, 2012

The university's soccer program hosted 35 youth teams from throughout the East Bay on Oct. 7, providing the youngsters with VIP treatment while setting a new attendance record for number of spectators at a Pioneers soccer game.

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Hayward: Cal State East Bay president to be installed

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Oct. 11, 2012

This is an advance report by the Hayward Daily Review and Bay Area News Group publications about Leroy M. Morishita's Presidential Investiture ceremony to take place at Cal State East Bay on Friday, Oct. 12.

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Obama Fundraises At SF's Intercontinental Hotel

NBC Bay Area; Jodi Hernandez; Oct. 8, 2012

David Baggins, Cal State East Bay's longtime political science professor, is interviewed for his analysis by NBC Bay Area regarding President Obama's fund-raising visit to the Bay Area earlier this week, following the first presidential debate.

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Cal State East Bay women's soccer kicks into gear

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; Oct. 10, 2012

A local sports columnist reports on the progressive improvements being made by the Cal State East Bay women's soccer team after just a few years being upgraded to NCAA Division II and competing in the powerful California Collegiate Athletic Association.

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University and Athletics honor veterans Nov. 9-11

By Barry Zepel

CSUEB will recognize current and former members of the military at athletic events. Information event rescheduled for January.

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Day of service at Harder Elementary draws hundreds of volunteers

By Sarah Stanek

Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered Sat., Oct. 6 to clean and beautify the neighborhood school in honor of the Presidential Investiture.

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Cal State East Bay, community collaborate on Winter Gala Saturday

BY DIANE DANIEL

Choirs from Cal State East Bay, as well as Eden United Church of Christ, and the chamber singers of Hillsdale High School of San Mateo will present the Winter Gala Saturday (Dec. 8) in Hayward.

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The Growth and Development of STEM Education Networks

Thoughts on Public Education; Stephanie Couch; Oct. 8, 2012

This is a news blog article and analysis on STEM Education written by Stephanie Couch, director of CSUEB's Institute for STEM Education.

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Marin voter information available on smart phones

Marin Independent-Journal; Oct. 5, 2012

This is an article about a voter app created by Elizabeth Bergman, a member of the Cal State East Bay political science faculty.

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Talk considers status of women in sports since enactment of Title IX

By Barry Zepel

The lecture, scheduled Nov. 15 at CSUEB, also will focus on media's tendency to sexualize female athletes and how that portrayal impacts the legitimacy of women's sports. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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Cal State East Bay closed for holidays; reopens Jan. 2

In observance of the winter holiday season, all university offices are closed. Cal State East Bay will reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Year-end gifts support students throughout 2013

Donors can continue to make contributions to Cal State East Bay throughout the university's holiday break; gifts received before Dec. 31 are eligible for 2012 tax deductions.

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New Book Reviews the History of Love, Integrates Contributions from Academic Disciplines and Provides Assessment Exercises

Yahoo News & various news outlets; Oct. 8, 2012

This article is a review of a new book written by Harry M. Overline, professor emeritus of educational psychology for Cal State East Bay.

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New CSU Chancellor Has Strong Ties To The Bay Area

Reset San Francisco News Blog; Oct. 5, 2012

This article notes Cal State East Bay as one of the Bay Area institutions that helped new CSU Chancellor Timothy White in his career advancement.

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Experts brace for wave of autistic adults

San Francisco Chronicle; Erin Allday; Oct. 5, 2012

This San Francisco Chronicle article profiles CSUEB student Guido Abenes, who despite being autistic, is able to be independent, resourceful, and productive. The expense involved in helping future autistic individuals is explained as part of this article.

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California State University system picks new chancellor

Bay Area News Group & Various News Wires; Terence Chea; Oct. 5, 2012

This article is representative of hundreds that have been published and distributed throughout the country noting that new CSU Chancellor Timothy White is an alumnus of Cal State East Bay, where he earned a master's degree in kinesiology in 1972.

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Timothy P. White '72 named seventh CSU Chancellor

The new chancellor, who has served as the leader of UC Riverside, earned a master's degree in kinesiology from Cal State East Bay in 1972.

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Guest director Corey Fischer presents 'The Good Person of Setzuan'

BY DIANE DANIEL

Cal State East Bay's Theatre and Dance Department is presenting this show incorporating comedy, music and vivid characters. It runs through Nov. 18.

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Celebration activities set to honor new CSUEB president

Tri-City Voice newspaper; Oct. 2, 2012

This is an advance article previewing the upcoming investiture of President Leroy M. Morishita and related university activities Oct. 12.

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Introducing new tenure-track faculty members

By Monique Beeler

Meet the new faculty members who were introduced during fall Convocation. Their backgrounds span professions from medical surgical nursing to reporting for CNN.

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Why are you so mean online?

Michigan Radio; Jordan Wyant; Sept. 18, 2012

This news clip reported by Michigan Radio quotes Daniel E. Martin, associate professor of management for Cal State East Bay.

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Hayward Promise Neighborhood festival welcomes community families Oct. 27

Hayward residents are invited to join Cal State East Bay and regional partners for a day of food, entertainment and information about new initiatives supporting students and families.

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How to outsmart the competition through superior knowledge management

Smart Business magazine; Sept. 28, 2012

In this interview with Smart Business magazine, Jiming Wu, assistant professor of business management at Cal State East Bay, offers advice to the publication's executive readership about the use of knowledge management for business success.

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Flu shots for students, faculty, staff available beginning Oct. 9

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Cal State East Bay Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis provides an update on the fall sports season and previews what's ahead in October.

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Author Gini Graham Scott - Expert on the Foreclosure Crisis

African American Business Review; Sept. 28, 2012

This article author Gini Graham Scott, who earned her master's degree in anthropology and mass communications from Cal State East Bay.

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Televised Election Preview 2012 features Contra Costa city and school board candidates

Bay Area News Group; Lisa Vorderbrueggen; Sept. 29, 2012

This article notes that Cal State East Bay's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program and CSUEB's Concord Campus are helping sponsor upcoming election previews in Contra Costa County.

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New principal at Piedmont's Havens kicks into high gear

Bay Area News Group; Linda Davis; Sept. 27, 2012

This is a feature article about Cheryl Wozniak, an adjunct faculty member for Cal State East Bay, who also is the new principal at Havens School in Piedmont.

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New features on campuses greet CSUEB community fall quarter

By Monique Beeler and Sarah Stanek

New for fall quarter, a series of CSUEB lightpost banners, electric car charging stations and two information booths greet those arriving at the university.

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Parents and schools need to nurture college ambitions

Bay Area News Group & San Jose Mercury News; Karen Ortiz; Sept. 25, 2012

Karen Ortiz, who has studied sociology at Cal State East Bay as part of her plan to ensure higher education would give her career choice and ensure her education, has written this article for the Mercury News to encourage parents to talk to their children about attending college.

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Nevada City marriage counselors navigate the rocky road of relationships

The Nevada City Union; Cory Fisher; Sept. 26, 2012

This article features Belden Johnson, who is a marriage counselor along with his wife Yashi, in a practice in Nevada City, Calif. Belden Johnson earned his master's degree in clinical counseling at Cal State East Bay.

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Join faculty, staff and students Oct. 12 for a Day of Celebration

By Monique Beeler

CSUEB community members will come together Oct. 12 for A Day of Celebration, honoring faculty and the university's fifth president, while welcoming students back for fall quarter.

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Scholar Symposium at Railroad Museum on Friday

Sacramento Press; Traci Rockefeller Cusack; Sept. 26, 2012

This article reports that Richard Orsi, Cal State East Bay professor emeritus and historian/author of the Southern Pacific Railroad, is among the scholars making a presentation at the California State Railroad Museum on Sept. 28.

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Asking Marin voters why they didn't vote

Marin Independent-Journal; Brad Breithaupt; Sept. 26, 2012

Elizabeth Bergman, a member of the Cal State East Bay Political Science Department, is featured with regard to her research regarding potential voters who didn't exercise their voting rights in previous elections.

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President's convocation address celebrates successes, introduces coming initiatives

By Monique Beeler

In his second convocation address to faculty and students, President Leroy M. Morishita reviews the previous year's achievements and discusses possible changes ahead.

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Hayward school board challengers promise to end discord

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Sept. 21, 2012

This article reports on the debate among candidates--one of who is CSUEB admissions specialist Annette Walker--for the Hayward Unified School District Board.

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President addresses CSUEB plans at 2012 Fall Convocation

By Leroy M. Morishita

Read a transcript of the welcoming address by President Leroy M. Morishita to all faculty and staff of California State University, East Bay, at the Fall Convocation in the University Theatre on Sept. 24.

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Business Briefs: Grants from Federal Government

San Francisco Chronicle; Andrew S. Ross; Sept. 21, 2012

Cal State East Bay is participating in job training program funded by the U.S. Government for $15 million in the East Bay area.

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Two Ohlone races: Four candidates vying for three board seats, while another runs unopposed

Bay Area News Group; Chris De Benedetti; Sept. 21, 2012

This article reports on Kevin Bristow, coordinator of Cal State East Bay's Renaissance Scholars Program, vying for a seat on the Ohlone College Board of Trustees. Bristow is quoted.

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Mariah Young returns to her alma mater as this year's first 'Distinguished Writer'

BY DIANE DANIEL

The fiction writer, a 2006 alumna of Cal State East Bay, will read from her debut collection on Nov. 5, as this year's first in a series of "Distinguished Writers" presented by the CSUEB English Department.

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$15 million shot in the arm for East Bay job training

Bay Area News Group; Andrew McGall; Sept. 20, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay is among the higher education institutions contributing to East Bay Area job training through a $15 million grant from the federal government.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in October.

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Castillo, Holdridge to receive first annual Sherratt Scholarships

By Steve Connolly

Senior baseball player David Castillo and senior softball player Sara Holdridge have been selected as the first recipients of the athletic scholarship endowed by alumnus Rich Sherratt '70 and his wife Susan.

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Small college notebook: Cal State East Bay soccer player doesn't have to look far for inspiration

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; Sept. 20, 2012

Cal State East Bay soccer and women's volleyball are featured in this column in Bay Area News Group newspapers.

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Jayne Williams of Meyers Nave Selected to the “Women Leaders in Law” List

Various News Wires; Sept. 20, 2012

Jayne Williams, an alumna of Cal State East Bay, has been named to a list of top women lawyers by a newspaper covering that industry.

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Longtime Pioneers football coach Tim Tierney passes away

By Barry Zepel

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Longtime Pioneers football coach Tim Tierney passes away

By Marty Valdez

The former CSUEB coach and Bay Area athletic great had suffered from a brain tumor. He died Sept. 15.

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APEN Leader Christina Saeteurn wins Sargent Shriver Grant

APEN News Blog; Sept. 13, 2012

This news blog article reports that CSUEB sociology student Christina Saeteurn has been awarded a Sargent Shriver Grant by the Margeurite Casey Foundation.

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Local Leaders to Be Honored at Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony

Patch.com; Sept. 18, 2012

This news article reports that Kim Geron, professor and chair of Cal State East Bay's Political Science Department, will be honored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) at the Second Annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony on Sept. 20.

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Being anonymous on the Web brings out people's mean side

Detroit Free-Press; Angela Hill; Sept. 18, 2012

Daniel E. Martin, associate professor of management in Cal State East Bay's College of Business and Economics, is quoted extensively in this article about negative comments on the Internet.

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San Leandro names HR manager

Bay Area News Group; Sept. 15, 2012

This article reports that Latanya Bellow, an alummna of Cal State East Bay, is the new human resources manager for the City of San Leandro.

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Marty James Sports Column: Rob Brandon

Napa Valley Register; Marty James; Sept. 4, 2012

This article features Rob Brandon, who earned his undergraduate degree in kinesiology from CSUEB. Brandon is owner of Napa Valley Physical Therapy Center.

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Cal State East Bay recognized for quality

Tri-City Voice; Sept. 11, 2012

The Tri-City Voice newspaper, serving Hayward, Union City, and Newark, reported the news about Cal State East Bay being recognized by the Princeton Review for the ninth straight year.

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Black college fair at Vallejo High draws hundreds

Vallejo Times-Standard; Lanz Christian Bañes; Sept. 12, 2012

In this article about a college fair for the African American community in Vallejo, current high school student Sydney Taylor indicates her dream is to study nursing at CSUEB.

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What should we know about the state of higher education?

The Bay Citizen newspaper; Marie McIntosh; Aug. 23, 2012

Cal State East Bay alumnus Rob Rawson is quoted about the value and importance of higher education to the economy and society, in this article from The Bay Citizen.

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CSUEB fall arts programs kick off with Theatre and Dance celebration, performances

By DIANE DANIEL

Cal State East Bay opens the 2012 fall quarter with a range of artistic offerings, including a week-long, golden anniversary celebration for the university's Department of Theatre and Dance.

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A New Hire Makes History At Sonora PD

KMVL-Sonora/Calaveras News; Tracey Petersen; Sept. 11, 2012

This is a news report that Cal State East Bay student Jonathan Ma is the first Asian American to be hired by the Sonora Police Department. Ma is completing his bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration.

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I-clicker2 Adoption Climbs as Enhanced Version of Market Leading Classroom Response System Makes its Way into New Classrooms

PR Web News Wire; Sept. 11, 2012

Cal State East Bay and Sally Murphy, the university's director of general education, are prominently mentioned and she is quoted in this article about a new learning tool used by faculty with freshman students.

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Sept. 11 Anniversary: The Story Behind a Champion of United Flight 93

Patch.com; Kari Hulac; Sept. 7, 2012

This article features Cal State East Bay alumnus Michael L. Emerson, who helped establish a memorial for those who died while fighting terrorists who had hijacked their plane on Sept. 11, 2001.

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Soon-to-be CSUEB student is cancer survivor

CBS-TV (Central Valley); Zara Arboleda; Sept. 7, 2012

This TV news story features Audrey Carrillo, a cancer survivor who has reported that she will be attending Cal State East Bay starting later this month, for the 2012-13 academic year. She will be the first in her family to attend college.

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Erik and Erika: Berkeley High returnees are home to play

Berkeleyside Online News; Andrew Gilbert; Sept. 7, 2012

Erik Jekabson, a member of Cal State East Bay's Music Department faculty, is featured extensively in this article by an online newspaper covering his hometown, Berkeley.

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'al Fresco' welcomes students, faculty, staff back to campus

By Barry Zepel

About 2,500 people are expected to attend the annual festival, one of the largest events on campus. In addition to free sandwiches, the event offers live music performance and information on sororities, fraternities, clubs and campus organizations.

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Jeffrey Sykes: One Piano, Many Hats

SF Voice News Blog; Mark MacNamara; Aug. 17, 2012

Jeffrey Sykes, a member of the Cal State East Bay Music Department faculty, is featured in this article.

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Rapp finds niche at nonprofit organization

Salinas Californian; Robert Walch; Sept. 7, 2012

Robert Rapp, Cal State East Bay alumnus, is featured in this article. He is the new development director for community human services for Monterey County.

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New Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School principal brings experience and compassion to post

San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group; Jane Northrop; Sept. 5, 2012

This article features Donald West, currently completing work for his doctorate in educational leadership for social justice at Cal State East Bay. West is the new principal at a middle school in Pacifica.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis provides an update from opening weekend and previews this month in Pioneer Athletics.

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Play makes U.S. premiere at CSUEB Nov. 30, Dec. 1

BY DIANE DANIEL

Theatrical production of 'NN12' brings life to an unknown victim found in a 30-year-old mass grave. Visiting award-winning author will discuss play and answer questions.

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Cal State East Bay Student-Athletes Honored by Division II Athletics Directors

By Kelly Hayes

Twenty-one Cal State East Bay student-athletes were honored for their academic achievements by the Division II Athletics Directors Association earlier this month.

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Newark Woman Embarks on Producing '8' — A Play About Gay Marriage

Patch.com; Lauren Lola; Sept. 4, 2012

This article/blog on Patch.com News is written by Lauren Lola, a Cal State East Bay communication student and aspiring actress/performer.

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The Best Places to See Hominid Bones Online, Part II

Smithsonian Magazine News Blog; Erin Wayman; Aug. 30, 2012

The research work of Henry Gilbert, a member of the Cal State East Bay Anthropology Department faculty, is featured in this news blog of Smithsonian Magazine.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in September.

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A Three-Ring Extravaganza of San Leandro History

Patch.com; Cindy Simons; Sept. 1, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay Professor Carlos Salomon will be speaking in San Leandro on Sept. 22 about California history and his new book, "Pío Pico: The Last Governor of Mexican California."

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Cal State East Bay hosts ‘Preview Day’ Oct. 20 for prospective students

By Barry Zepel

Prospective students and their families are invited to visit the Hayward Campus when the university hosts “Preview Day.” Information and campus tours will be offered.

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Bay Area College Sports Briefs: CSUEB women's soccer has big win

Bay Area News Group; Sept. 3, 2012

Cal State East Bay's women's soccer team has opened the 2012 season impressively with an overwhelming victory over UC Merced.

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Princeton Review again recognizes CSUEB quality

By Barry Zepel

The nationally known education services company reports that students like the university's affordable tuition, small class sizes, and strong programs in many academic disciplines.

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Art faculty, staff display their latest creations at show through Dec. 1

The annual exhibition of Cal State East Bay art faculty and staff creations spans a wide range at University Gallery.

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Presidential Investiture represents 'A Day of Celebration, A Week of Service'

By Monique Beeler

Students, faculty, staff and the extended university community will observe the week leading up to President Morishita's Oct. 12 investiture by volunteering at Hayward schools, libraries and senior facilities.

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If you can't say anything nice, come log on to the Internet

Bay Area News Group; Angela Hill; Aug. 31, 2012

Dan Martin, associate professor of management in the College of Business and Economics at CSUEB, is quoted in this article regarding the more harsh ways that people communicate about others via the Internet.

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CSUEB professor participates in Fulbright Scholar Program

By Cherie Vargas

Doris Duncan, longtime professor of accounting and finance, was selected from a long list of candidates for an assignment in Tunisia for the Fulbright Specialist Program, which offers faculty, students, administration and business professionals grants to lecture and conduct research overseas.

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Ellen O. Tauscher named to Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos Boards of Governors

Various Media Outlets & News Wire Services; Aug. 27, 2012

This is a news report that Ellen Tauscher, who received an honorary doctorate degree at the June 2012 commencement ceremony for Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus, is joining the boards of governors for Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos.

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Theatre-dance launches online archive in honor of golden anniversary

By Diane Daniel

In observance of the upcoming 50th anniversary for the Department of Theatre and Dance, a new virtual archive will showcase play bills, historic material and invite alumni interaction.

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Alumni renew 'SOS' scholarship fund to help CSUEB students stay on the path to graduation

By Sarah Stanek

With many students still struggling with the cost of higher education, alumnae donors step up to provide more scholarships through the "Save our Students" fund.

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Equality will civilize Afghanistan, expert says

Tampa Tribune; Howard Altman; Aug. 1, 2012

Longtime Cal State East Bay faculty member Farid Younos was interviewed for this report on Afghanistan, as he is an expert on that country and on the Middle East.

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Meet Kolb Elementary School Principal Nicole Browning

Dublin Education News Blog; Aug. 25, 2012

This is an introductory article for the Dublin schools community of Nicole Browning, who earned a master's degree in educational leadership from Cal State East Bay.

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New administrators step up at Montera Middle School

Bay Area News Group; Mimi Rohr; Aug. 24, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Mary Charlesworth is the new vice principal at Montera Middle School in Oakland.

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Driving Innovation Through Math Education

Stanford Social Innovation Review; Joe Laymon; Aug. 22, 2012

Cal State East Bay's Mathematics Achievement Academies receives praise for its work with more than 1,000 middle school students in Alameda and Contra Costa counties during the summer.

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Alameda County Medical Center Hires Executive Director of System Transformation

Various Media Outlets & News Wires; Aug. 21, 2012

This article reports that Varsha Chauhan, a physician and graduate of Cal State East Bay's Health Care Administration program, is the new executive director of the system transformation center for Alameda County Medical Center.

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Jones Lang LaSalle Adds Data Center Executive to the Silicon Valley Brokerage Team

The Registry; Aug. 20, 2012

Chris Sumter, who received his degree in business administration from Cal State East Bay, has begun a new executive assignment with a Silicon Valley brokerage. He is featured in this article in a real estate publication.

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Meet SSF High's New Social Science Teacher

Patch.com; Taylor Wiles; Aug. 21, 2012

This article features an interview with Cal State East Bay alumna Christina Thai, who received both a bachelor's and master's degrees in History from the university. She is a new social science teacher at South San Francisco High School.

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Parking Services launches vanpool program

By Cherie Vargas

University Parking Services is offering a new vanpool program for campus commuters beginning in the fall quarter. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to sign up ASAP.

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Wendell Brooks: Educator, singer, citizen of the world

San Francisco Chronicle & Berkeleyside; Aug. 20, 2012

This article is an obituary published in both the Chronicle and online news site "Berkeleyside" about former CSUEB instructor Wendell Brooks. He passed away in early August.

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Theatre-Dance commemorates 50th anniversary with weeklong programs, events

By DIANE DANIEL

Department of Theatre and Dance invites everyone to eclectic mix of programs, workshops, lectures, and discussions marking golden anniversary. Celebration concludes with benefit show and auction, and celebration of Professor and Chair Thomas Hird's 40-year tenure.

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Pleasanton school district appoints administrators, principals

Pleasanton Weekly; Glenn Wohltmann; Aug. 17, 2012

This article reports that Mindy Bolar, who received both her master's of science degree in education and an administrative services credential

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Hayward school board challengers urge change

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Aug. 17, 2012

In this news report about the upcoming Hayward Unified School District Board of Education elections, Annette Walker -- a longtime member of the university's enrollment management staff -- is prominently noted as a leading candidate for the school board.

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School District Hires New Principal, Fills 2 Vacant Positions

Patch.com; Martin Ricard; Aug. 13, 2012

This is a Patch.com news report that Cal State East Bay master's degree recipient Ellen Merritt has been named director of student services for the San Bruno Park School District.

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CSUEB professor makes election information more accessible

By Cherie Vargas

Elizabeth Bergman, a member of the CSUEB political science faculty, has developed a mobile app that provides voters access to information about upcoming elections.

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KTVU Interviews CSUEB's David Baggins on Republican VP Nominee

KTVU Channel 2; Rita Williams; Aug. 13, 2012

Longtime Channel 2 reporter Rita Williams interviews CSUEB Political Science Professor David Baggins for his analysis of public reaction to Mitt Romney selecting Paul Ryan as his vice running mate.

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Pinterest makes a big mobile play, rolls out Android, iPad apps

Los Angeles Times; Jessica Guynn; Aug. 15, 2012

Kimberly Legocki, CSUEB's director of social media, was interviewed for this LA Times article about the social networking site Pinterest, as one of a select cluster of social media professionals at an exclusive evening event in San Francisco Aug. 14.

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Dynavax Appoints Christine Larson as Chief Financial Officer

Yahoo Finance News; Aug. 13, 2012

This is a news report that Christine Larson, who earned her MBA at Cal State East Bay, has a new position as chief financial officer at Berkeley-based Dynavax Corporation.

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Keck Foundation grant brings confocal microscope and 3-D rendering to CSUEB

By Sarah Stanek

Cutting edge lab equipment that can be used to generate detailed images and 3-D models will give students and faculty in the sciences a new perspective on cells and molecules.

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El Cerritan Named Rising Star on 'Super Lawyers' List

Patch.com; Charles Burress; Aug. 12, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumna Kathleen Hunt, an attorney in El Cerrito, has been has been added to the list of "Rising Stars" among "Super Lawyers" of Northern California.

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Taking the Lead

By Fred Sandsmark '83

From the Spring 2012 issue of Cal State East Bay Magazine; Leroy Morishita ascends to the CSUEB presidency.

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Perkins Coie Adds Real Estate and Land Use Partner in San Francisco

Various news services; Aug. 9, 2012

This is a news report that Louise Adamson, a 1994 graduate of Cal State East Bay, has a new position with a firm in San Francisco.

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Collaboration puts student artwork on Hayward billboards

Art alumnus, art professionals, City of Hayward, and volunteers provide students with professional experience while inspiring civic pride.

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Keck Foundation Grant Brings Confocal Microscope and 3-D Rendering to California State University East Bay

US Federal News Service; Aug. 8, 2012

This is a news report, based on an earlier Cal State East Bay news release, that the university's College of Science is preparing for the installation of a confocal laser scanning microscope, made possible by a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.

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Get Introduced and “Meet Your Happy Chemicals” With Webinar from FamilyIQ

WebWire; Aug. 10, 2012

This is a report about a Webinar and book project conducted by Loretta Breuning, CSUEB professor emerita.

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Adding polish to a gem

By Fred Sandsmark '83

From the Spring 2012 issue of Cal State East Bay Magazine; CSUEB First Lady Barbara Hedani-Morishita foresees an active role in campus life.

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Hayward has pent-up demand for new restaurants

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; Aug. 5, 2012

This article prominently notes that Cal State East Bay campus community members are an untapped source of business for current and much-needed new restaurants and hospitality services in the City of Hayward.

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Rising from the canvas

Comcast Sports Bay Area; Ryan Maquinana; July 13, 2012

Cal State East Bay alumna Sarah Chavez is featured and quoted prominently in this written article and NBC/Comcast TV news video story about an East Oakland Boxing Club, of which Chavez is executive director.

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Sikhs plan Bay Area vigils

San Francisco Chronicle; Matthai Kuruvila; Aug. 8, 2012

Jaideep Singh, Sabharwal chair of Sikh and Punjabi Studies for Cal State East Bay, is interviewed by a San Francisco Chronicle reporter for this article about the Sikh faith following the shooting tragedy at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin during the previous weekend.

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How to navigate the treacherous world of celebrity endorsements

Smart Business magazine; Aug. 1, 2012

In this article, Jagdish Agrawal, interim dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay, answers questions about celebrity endorsements, a topic on which he has done extensive research.

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Service learning takes students into community, bringing classroom lessons to life

By Barry Zepel

CSUEB's service learning program provides opportunities for students and valuable services for residents and Bay Area cities and counties.

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New Issue America: Debt Collector Performant Financial In Best Of Times

Investor's Business Daily; Amy Reeves; Aug. 6, 2012

Lisa Im, who earned her MBA at Cal State East Bay, is the chief executive officer of Performant Financial, a company profiled by the national publication, Investor's Business Daily. Im is noted prominently in the article.

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Computer science becomes Stanford's most popular major

San Jose Mercury News; Lisa Krieger; July 28, 2012

This article notes the top academic majors and those trending higher in recent years at Cal State East Bay and other Bay Area universities.

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Fastest growing majors are in science, math, health

San Francisco Business Times; Jeff Hughes; Aug. 3, 2012

Saeid Motavalli, chair of Cal State East Bay's Engineering Department, was interviewed, along with academics at other Bay Area universities, about the growing popularity of majors in their areas of study.

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Higher Education: Top 5 Bay Area Universities

San Francisco Business Times; Andrea Echstenkamper; Aug. 3, 2012

The latest survey report of the San Francisco Business Times lists Cal State East Bay among the top five universities in the Bay Area.

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Cost in a new class: Colleges worry that the rising price of a degree could create educational haves and have-nots

San Francisco Business Times; Ron Leuty; Aug. 3, 2012

Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita and Brad Wells, vice president and chief financial officer, were interviewed for this article on the costs of higher education and what further budget cuts in state support could result in for public higher education.

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CSUEB science 'camp' energizes middle school teachers

By Cherie Vargas

Faculty inspire middle school science teachers with tips and techniques for piquing students' interest in STEM subjects.

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University Fall Convocation for all employees Sept. 24

By Barry Zepel

An address by Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita will welcome back faculty and staff to campus for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Cal State East Bay Continuing Education to host open house Sept. 6 at its Oakland Center

By Lex Perez

Information on programs for students at all levels of their professional and academic careers will be provided, with special presentations on a variety of degree and certificate programs.

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Wine Prices and the Consumer: An Interview with Prof. Tony Lima

Nerdwallet.com News; Aug. 1, 2012

Tony Lima, longtime CSUEB economics professor and wine expert, is interviewed regarding that expertise by an online news publication.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in August.

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Cal State East Bay one of only 10 state colleges still accepting applications for next spring

Bay City News & Pleasanton Weekly; Chris Cooney; Aug. 1, 2012

This is a news report that CSUEB is one of 10 campuses in the CSU accepting applications for spring 2013 admissions.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis previews the annual athletics department golf tournament and sums up a summer full of academic honors for the Pioneers.

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CSUEB students, alumni, faculty, staff show art at downtown Hayward gallery

The Cinema Place Gallery in downtown Hayward will present a show of works by CSUEB artists in August, showcasing the relationship between the university and the community.

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Bichsel to step down after two decades

Bay Area News Group; Linda Davis; July 27, 2012

Mark Bichsel, who earned his MBA at Cal State East Bay, is retiring as the top finance person for Piedmont.

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Six water polo players collect all-academic recognition

By Kelly Hayes

Six Cal State East Bay water polo players earned WWPA All-Academic honors on Friday.

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Men's golfer earns academic honors

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay men's golfer Chris Herzog was honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America as a Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar on Wednesday.

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Cal State students spice up Hayward

Bay Area News Group; Matt Krupnick; July 27, 2012

This article reports that two Cal State East Bay students -- Cory Bardwell and Jennifer Jacobo -- are helping inspire pride in their university's hometown.

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Pioneer student-athletes garner CCAA All-Academic honors

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department had 43 student-athletes honored for their efforts in the classroom as CCAA All-Academic award winners for the year.

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Corona SDK Tutorial Video Course by InfiniteSkills Opens iOS and Android Development to Beginners

Yahoo News & Other News Outlets; July 27, 2012

This article reports on Rafael Hernandez, Music Department chair and professor, narrating an instructional video related to new technology uses involving various types of mobile devices.

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UP College of Education Hosts ICTED 2012

Business Mirror; July 18, 2012

This article reports on Letty Ramirez, CSUEB professor of teacher education, being a featured speaker at the The Seventh International Conference on Teacher Education being held at the University of the Philippines July 26-28.

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Two Pioneer swimmers earn academic honors

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay swimmers Rachel Knowles and Jenel Lopez were named to the CSCAA Division II Scholar All-America Honorable Mention Team last week.

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"Sunset Limited" - the book

Trains Magazine; July 22, 2012

Richard Orsi, CSUEB professor emeritus, has written a book about the Southern Pacific Railroad and the American West through 1930. This article is a review of Orsi's book.

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Viewpoints: CSU’s new leaders play a pivotal role

Sacramento Bee; Laura-Lynne Powell; July 23, 2012

The writer of this Op-Ed article, whose son will be attending Cal State East Bay this fall, mentions the challenges faced by CSU leadership and notes that CSUEB President Leroy Morishita "is faced with the daunting task of meeting CSU East Bay’s mission of expanding access to a diverse student body from surrounding cities."

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Bay Area dance companies open CSUEB theatre-dance summer programs

Professional dancers, Shakespeare's "As You Like It," and student artists will perform this summer at Cal State East Bay's Studio Theatre.

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Los Gatos Assistant Finance Director Resigns

Patch.com; Sheila Sanchez; July 22, 2012

Jenny Haruyama, who earned her master's degree in public administration from CSUEB, is the new administrative services director for the City of Tracy, following a number years as assistant finance director for the City of Los Gatos.

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Mental Health Wellness Quilt Shows What Community Healing Looks Like

Patch.com; Kimberly Ky; July 20, 2012

This is a news report about Adelina Tancioco, a recent graduate from CSUEB’s Masters of Social Work program, who has created a community art project — a mental health wellness quilt that will be touring the East Bay -- building awareness and and empathy.

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Cal State East Bay to replace its hilltop highrise

San Francisco Business Times; Blanca Torres; July 19, 2012

This article reports on plans for removing Warren Hall landmark for new replacement building on the CSUEB Hayward Campus.

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Will Jensen Is Named Director Of Sales And OEM Business For Times Microwave Systems

RF Global Net; July 19, 2012

This is a report of a new job for Will Jensen, who earned his BA degree from Cal State East Bay.

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The sole purpose: Inspiring future NOAA scientists

Mukilteo (WA) Beacon; Sara Bruestle; July 18, 2012

Cal State East Bay microbiology student Elizabeth Gutierrez is featured and photographed in this article on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Walnut Creek woman starts new career as archaeologist

Bay Area News Group; Deborah Burstyn; July 19, 2012

With the help of Cal State East Bay, where she studied anthropology, Sheila Johnson was able to change careers and become an archaeologist at the age of 52.

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Maurisha Finley is Bayview academic star

Quesada Blogspot; July 18, 2012

Maurisha Finley had been accepted by many other colleges and universities, and the high school student with excellent grades has decided to enroll at Cal State East Bay starting this fall.

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Family Lawyer Celebrates Over 25 Years in San Leandro

San Leandro Times/Castro Valley Forum; Linda Sandsmark; July 13, 2012

This is an article about Cal State East Bay alumnus Matthew Gonsalves, who is a practicing lawyer with an office in San Leandro.

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Trio of water polo players named All-Academic

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay water polo players Claire Pierce, Julia Charlesworth and Marrina Nation were named to the ACWPC All-Academic Team on Tuesday.

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Women's basketball team named to WBCA Academic Honor Roll

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay women's basketball team was named among the top academic programs in the nation for Division II by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association July 17.

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Four assistant principals named for local schools

Patterson newspaper; Maddy Houk; June 21, 2012

Toney Henry, who earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from CSUEB, has been named an assistant principal in the Patterson School District.

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Cross country and track teams gain new assistant coach

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay track and cross country teams announced the hiring of Maija Rohde-Hitchings, a former Division II All-American, as the programs' new assistant coach.

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California Governor Jerry Brown Announces Appointments

Sierra Sun Times; July 12, 2012

This article reports that former CSUEB faculty member Kenneth Brynjolfsson has been appointed to Area Board II of the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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CSU Alumni Make Objects Come to Life

CSU Public Affairs; Stephanie Thara; July 5, 2012

Cal State East Bay alumnus Scott Chambliss, now a top production designer, is recognized for his professional accomplishments in this article.

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LOCAL SPORTS DIGEST: CSUEB Baseball Recruits

Bay Area News Group; July 12, 2012

This article reports on the latest new recruits for Cal State East Bay's baseball team.

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CSUEB makes annual Top 100 list noting diversity of students and graduates

By Sarah Stanek

The Diverse: Issues in Higher Education national survey for 2012 recognizes CSUEB as one of the schools awarding the most undergraduate degrees to minority students. View charts showing how the university ranks.

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Applying Compassion in Organizations

Huffington Post; Daniel E. Martin; July 10, 2012

This article is written by Daniel E. Martin, an associate professor of management in the CSUEB College of Business and Economics, about a scholarly research program that studies compassion in the workplace.

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Annual Fiji Festival Celebrates Football, Food, and Friends

India West Newspaper; Avni Nijhawan, July 9, 2012

This article reports that hundreds gathered on the Hayward Campus of Cal State East Bay for the 11th annual Fiji Festival.

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Cal State East Bay makes energy efficient upgrades

By Cherie Vargas

Projects from adding electric car charging stations to upgrading parking lot lighting are making CSUEB more energy efficient. Find out how Facilities Management is reducing energy consumption university-wide.

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Cal State East Bay makes energy efficient upgrades

Sustainable Transportation Daily News; July 6, 2012

This article reports on green energy technology upgrades made by the university.

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Dean Terri Swartz of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics to retire

U.S. Federal News Service; July 6, 2012

This is a news service report, distributed to multiple media outlets nationally, on the announced retirement of Terri Swartz, CBE dean for the past five years.

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CSUEB makes annual Top 100 list noting diversity of students and graduates

U.S. Federal News Service; July 5, 2012

A national news service reports that for the third year, CSUEB has been included in the annual list of the Top 100 Degree Producers for minority students.

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Nominations open for CSUEB 2012 Alumnus of the Year

The Alumni Association’s annual award recognizes accomplishments and leadership of Cal State East Bay graduates; deadline for submissions is Aug. 6.

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California State University East Bay Gets New LED Sign Installed in Time for AMGEN Tour of California

Multiple News Web sites including PR WEB; July 3, 2012

This is a news report on the new marquee sign set up for the CSUEB Concord Campus.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in July.

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How economists use sports to study market efficiencies and test business theories

SmartBusiness magazine; July 1, 2012

Stephen Shmanske, longtime CSUEB business professor and sports economist, was interviewed by Smart Business magazine and talked about how sports business relates to general business.

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State Assembly recognizes Morishita for excellence in higher education

By Barry Zepel

CSUEB President Leroy M. Morishita received the Excellence in Higher Education Award from the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus of the State Assembly.

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Sociology major heads to D.C. as Panetta Institute congressional intern

By Diane Daniel

CSUEB senior Emily Flemming says she hopes to gain global perspective, political savvy while in Washington, D.C. on an internship sponsored and funded by the Panetta Institute.

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Founding Cal State East Bay president dies at 93

Bay Area News Group (Daily Review, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, etc.); Matt Krupnick; June 30, 2012

This is a media report on the passing of the first CSUEB president, Fred Harcleroad, who had been living in his later years in Tucson, Ariz.

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Hayward arts gallery honors Russell City Blues Festival

Bay Area News Group; Rebecca Parr; June 30, 2012

This article reports that an art show featuring the works of Cal State East Bay students, faculty and alumni will take place in Hayward Aug. 2 through Sept. 2.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis shares more athletics awards news and recaps the 2011-12 campaign.

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Tri-Valley native plays lead role in SF Shakes' 'Henry V'

Bay Area News Group; Pat Craig; June 28, 2012

This article is about CSUEB alumnus Craig Marker, who plays the lead role of Henry V, in the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival's Shakespeare in the Park season in Pleasanton's Amador Valley Community Park.

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Pioneer student-athletes help out in the community

By Kelly Hayes

A group of Cal State East Bay student-athletes help make improvements at the Sorensdale Community Center garden.

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DNA sequencer in lab gives CSUEB students competitive edge

By Monique Beeler

Advanced technology in the lab helps biological sciences students in Professor Chris Baysdorfer's lab stay ahead of the competition.

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East Bay Local Digest: CSUEB Women's Water Polo honors

Bay Area News Group; Elliott Almond; June 26, 2012

In this article, it is reported that the Pioneers' Claire Pierce, Jayme Pekarske and Erica Crain have received post-season honors for their play in women's water polo in 2012.

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Three Pioneer water polo players earn All-America honors

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay water polo players Claire Pierce, Jayme Pekarske and Erica Crain were named to the 2012 ACWPC Division II All-America Teams on Monday.

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Teacher leaves Class of ’12 with Love of art

Thousand Oaks Acorn; Anna Bitong; June 15, 2012

This feature from a newspaper article in Thousand Oaks, Calif., reports on the retirement of teacher and Cal State East Bay alumnus Steve Love and the impact he has made for his students over the years of his career.

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Sawyer honored at commencement following lifetime of service to CSUEB

By Barry Zepel

With his retirement June 30, Don Sawyer completed more than 40 years of service to Cal State East Bay, and was surprised by recognition given to him at June commencement.

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Hayward mayor laments loss of redevelopment money in State of City speech

Bay Area News Group (Daily Review, Oakland Tribune, etc.); Rebecca Parr; June 22, 2012

In this article, Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney has called on Cal State East Bay students, among others, to do community service volunteering in the city's schools to help students as the city struggles to improve its schools and deal with the loss of redevelopment funds and the poor economy. He made his comments at a Hayward Chamber of Commerce event held on the CSUEB campus.

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CSUEB honors nearly 4,000 grads, 3 honorary doctoral recipients

By Barry Zepel

The university celebrated the accomplishments of its new graduates during five commencement ceremonies in June. View a slideshow featuring the Class of 2012.

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Longtime officer to take over as Belmont's top cop

Bay Area News Group; Joshua Melvin; June 20, 2012

CSUEB alumnus Don Mattei has been named police chief for the city of Belmont, Calif.

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Founding university President Fred Harcleroad dies at 93

By Monique Beeler

Cal State East Bay's first president, Fred Harcleroad, guided the university through its early days before it had a campus, students or faculty.

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EDUCATION: Ask the dean: What will your program be offering next?

San Francisco Business Times; Hannah Albarazi; June 8, 2012

Terri Swartz, dean of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics, answers questions for a young reporter at the San Francisco Business Times, who interviewed deans of Bay Area university business schools.

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With Faith and Passion, Nothing is Impossible

Patch.com; Lauren Lola; June 18, 2012

Cal State East Bay Communication major Lauren Lola writes on her learning about journalism at the university, as she advises fellow young people about reaching for their dreams.

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Dining Services Hours of Operation Adjusted for Summer

Services have been adjusted for the summer.

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SCC’s Scholtens to play soccer at CSU East Bay

Fairfield Daily Republic; Mike Corpos; June 18, 2012

This article reports that Solano Community College athletic star will be transferring to CSUEB and will play for the Pioneer soccer team.

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OBITUARY: Mary Margaret Perry

Ashland (Ore.) Daily Tidings; June 16, 2012

This article reports on the passing of a former Olympic athlete who taught and coached at Cal State East Bay, in addition to earning her master's degrees in education and physical education from the university.

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Alumna's art shown on Times Square billboard June 18

By Diane Daniel

Art by Cal State East Bay alumna Rozita Fogelman was shown on the Times Square billboard June as part of huge arts promotion event.

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President's Medal Awarded to Donald T. Sawyer

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East Bay woman was a pioneer in professional baseball with the Oakland A's

Bay Area News Group; Janis Mara; June 15, 2012

This article features Sharon Jones, wife of longtime Cal State East Bay faculty member and professor emeritus of sociology and social work Terry Jones

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One-time track star hurdles over addiction to earn her degree

By Cherie Vargas

In her 20s, senior Juanita Allison earned -- then lost -- a full athletic scholarship, prompting a slide into addiction. Today, the clean and sober 32-year-old prepares to celebrate her college graduation.

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Dean Terri Swartz of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics to retire

Terri Swartz, who has served as dean for five years, announced her intention to retire from the university this summer; Jagdish Agrawal has been named interim dean of the college.

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Cal State East Bay announces graduation ceremonies beginning Friday in Hayward

Hayward Daily Review, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune & SJ Mercury News; June 15, 2012

This is a preview of CSUEB's commencement ceremonies reported by Bay Area News Group newspapers.

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CSU East Bay to bestow honorary doctorate on Alameda's Sherratt

Bay Area News Group (Alameda Times-Star, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, etc.); Heather Lyn Wood; June 15, 2012

This article reports that Rich Sherratt, East Bay businessman and alumnus of CSUEB, is being honored by the university with an honorary doctorate at commencement ceremonies for the College of Business and Economics the afternoon of June 16.

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AAUP Debates the Role of Its State Conferences in Guarding Faculty Rights

Chronicle of Higher Education; Peter Schmidt; June 13, 2012

For the second time in two days, Hank Reichman, CSUEB professor emeritus of history, has been noted and quoted in a national education publication. Reichman was recently elected vice president of the American Association of University Professors.

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Who Polices Academic Freedom?

Inside Higher Ed; Kaustuv Basu; June 14, 2012

CSUEB Professor Emeritus Hank Reichman, new vice president of the American Association of University Professors, is noted and quoted about academic freedom.

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Alex Eugenio and the Tradewinds Band will perform for Fun Day

Rossmoor News-Walnut Creek; June 13, 2012

Musician Todd Netland, who earned his bachelor's degree in applied piano from Cal State East Bay, is noted in this article about an upcoming musical performance.

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Meet Mindy Le: A story from CSUEB's Class of 2012

By Sarah Stanek

Vietnamese-born ThanhPhuong (Mindy) Le makes her family proud as part of the first generation to earn a college degree in America, graduating with a B.S. in biology and planning to apply for medical school.

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Allen Warren: Sacramento City Council District 2

KCRA-TV News; June 1, 2012

Allen Warren, a Cal State East Bay graduate and former student-athlete at the university who is a Sacramento City Council member, is profiled by TV news station Web site.

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PREP NOTEBOOK: Tori Breshers commits to Cal State East Bay

South Bay Daily Breeze; Tony Ciniglio and Dave Thorpe; June 12, 2012

A top high school women's basketball player from Southern California announces that she will attend and compete at Cal State East Bay in 2012-13.

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Total turnaround: From athlete to addict to college graduate

Lake County Record-Bee; Jeremy Walsh; June 9, 2012

This is a good-news feature on CSUEB student who has turned her life around to earn a degree in cell and molecular biology. She will receive the degree June 15 during 6 p.m. commencement ceremony for the College of Science.

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Cal State East Bay Offers Test Prep for College Entry and Standardized Testing

SF Examiner & Examiner.com; Miriam Schaffer; June 9, 2012

The SF Examiner and Examiner.com report on testing programs to be offered by CSUEB's Division of Continuing and International Education.

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Congressional changes: Leaders change, but issues are the same

The Alamedan; Michele Ellson; June 8, 2012

In this article analyzing the potential changes for the area with the future change in Congressional representation for the area with the June 5 election, Cal State East Bay University Communications connected Alameda newspaper reporter Michele Ellson with CSUEB political science faculty member Elizabeth Bergman for a lively interview.

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Athletics Department celebrates student-athletes at annual awards banquet

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department celebrated the end of the 2011-12 season and honored its best and brightest at the annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet last week.

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Pioneer water polo player named to Academic All-America Team

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay junior Claire Pierce was recognized for her success both on the water polo team and in the classroom when she earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team on Wednesday.

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Meet the Graduates: Lorimelle Beltran

Patch.com; Nika Megino; June 7, 2012

This article is about a Newark Memorial High School senior who plans to attend CSUEB to study nursing starting in the fall, and is active in athletics, arts and academics.

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1ST GENERATION GRADUATES PAVE THE WAY

US Federal News Service; June 7, 2012

Cal State East Bay is noted in this article for having about 40 percent of its soon-to-be graduates to be first generation college degree recipients in their families.

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Spring Cal State East Bay Magazine explores CSUEB tradition of leadership

By Sarah Stanek

President Leroy M. Morishita takes charge at CSUEB, and students and alumni talk about what inspires them to lead, in the latest issue, now available online.

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Focus on San Leandro Economy Event June 12

Patch.com; June 5, 2012

This article reports on the program, San Leandro by Design presents: An Educated Look at San Leandro's Opportunities. It was prepared with the help of CSUEB MBA students.

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Comings and goings

Meet the employees who joined Cal State East Bay in recent months.

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Comings and goings

Meet the employees who joined Cal State East Bay in recent months.

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Tuesday profile: Mel Ramos, 'surrealist' painter of naked women, superheroes

Bay Area News Group; Angela Hill; June 4, 2012

This feature is about artist Mel Ramos, a former member of the CSUEB art faculty, and notes one of his former Cal State East Bay students, Gabriel Navar.

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Pioneers end the year with awards

With all-conference honors and tournament bests, CSUEB's first year as an active member in NCAA Division II comes to an exciting end.

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Field class trains future environmental pros, serves community

By Diane Daniel

For 22 years, CSUEB's Environmental Studies field course has been a win-win for students, providing them service learning and community engagement experience. Berkeley, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Martinez, Oakland, Richmond, and San Pablo have all benefited.

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How to strategically align employee compensation with your company’s objectives

SmartBusiness magazine; June 1, 2012

In the latest edition of Smart Business magazine, Jed DeVaro, Cal State East Bay Economics Department chair and professor, answers questions about how employees can be fairly compensated while allowing a company to maintain a profitable margin.

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Multimedia grad students make innovative 360-degree film

By Cherie Vargas

Three multimedia graduate students create a film using interactive technology to tell a story. They debuted the production publicly at the May Maker's Faire.

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Chorus performs to raise awareness and support for aphasia

Tri-City Voice; June 1, 2012

This article in the Tri-City Voice reports on The Aphasia Tones, a Cal State East Bay chorus comprised of persons learning to live fully with aphasia. They will perform June 6 to raise awareness about aphasia and raise funds to support the campus Aphasia Treatment Program.

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CSUEB's April Rodriguez first woman to handle sound for 'Beach Blanket Babylon'

By DIANE DANIEL

April Rodriguez, a 2005 CSUEB graduate and current employee of the university, is the first woman to work the sound board for San Francisco's iconic "Beach Blanket Babylon" musical.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis wraps up the 2011-12 athletics season.

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Alumni Association seeking applicants for board of directors

Contribute to the university community and make a difference for CSUEB students and alumni; applications will be accepted through June 11.

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Piedmont chief ready to slow pace after retirement

Bay Area News Group; Linda Davis; June 1, 2012

Article reports that John "Rusty" Hunt, who earned his master's degree in public administration from Cal State East Bay, is retiring after 25 years as police chief of Piedmont, Calif.

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Paperless Progress: Election season is looking a little greener this year

Good Times Online Publication; Emiliano Vazquez; May 29, 2012

Elizabeth Bergman, CSUEB political science faculty member, is given credit for helping citizens when they vote while protecting the environment by creating a smartphone app that helps keeps the process paperless.

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Study Shows Transition to Practice Programs Get Nurses Employed

Various Media Outlets & PR NewsWire; May 29, 2012

Cal State East Bay is noted in this report, taken from a study, as being one of several universities in the Bay Area that is making a significant contribution to filling the vital need for nurses in the region.

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Cal State East Bay to Award Honorary Doctorates

Tri-City Voice; May 25, 2012

This is a published report about the university's previously announced recipients of honorary doctorates at CSUEB commencement ceremonies June 15-17.

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Forum tackles soaring student loan debt load

San Jose Mercury News-Bay Area News Group; Wes Bowers; May 25, 2012

This is coverage of the forum on the topic of student loan debt that was held on CSUEB's Hayward Campus May 17, featuring State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski of Fremont.

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Vera a Redskin Pioneer:

Visalia Times-Delta; Andrew Bettencourt; May 28, 2012

Celina Vera, current Tulare area high school cross country star, makes positive comments about her recruitment to Cal State East Bay, where she will compete in the sport while on scholarship for next academic year.

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EDUCATION NEWS: Connecting Latin Jazz Professionals with Students: Murray Low, Doug Beavers, and the Stanford Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble

ALL ABOUT JAZZ; Chip Boaz; May 24, 2012

This article by a news blogger and columnist on jazz notes the influences and opportunities presented to jazz greats Doug Beavers and Murray Low by and at Cal State East Bay to advance their careers.

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Nowhere to Go but "Up": IamSu is the auteur behind the hottest local rap song on KMEL. So why isn't he signed?

East Bay Express; Rachel Swan; May 23, 2012

This is a feature on rapper Iam Su (real name Sudan Williams), who is studying ethnic studies and communication at Cal State East Bay.

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Interview With Author Aline Soules

Linda Barnett-Johnson Blog; May 23, 2012

This is an interview with long time Cal State East Bay Librarian-Professor Aline Soules, who also is a published author.

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Five to be inducted into Moorpark College Hall of Fame

Ventura County Star; Joe Curley; May 23, 2012

This story reports that alumna Tori-Ann Merendino, who played volleyball for Cal State East Bay, is among five being inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for Moorpark College, where she competed her first two years of college.

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Journey to Success hosted by CSU East Bay and San Francisco State University, 5/19/12

CSU External Relations newsletter; Clara Potes-Fellow; May 21, 2012

The following is a report on the successful inaugural Asian American and Pacific Islander Education Summit held at CSUEB May 19.

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Gayle Uilkema, East Bay supervisor, dies at 73

San Francisco Chronicle; Carolyn Jones; May 22, 2012

Former Contra Costa County Supervisor Gayle Uilkema, who died May 19, earned her master's degree in public administration from Cal State East Bay. She also taught some classes at the university.

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CA universities get federal professional development grants for EL training

Cabinet Report news; Marc Maloney; May 15, 2012

Cal State East Bay is featured in this article for being among the 11 universities to receive grants from the U.S. Department of Education for professional development in support of English language learners. CSUEB received $375,000 to support “Project STEM,” a collaboration with the Fremont Unified School District that will train 150 CSUEB student-teachers, 150 mentor teachers, and 10 high school teachers.

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Hearing Screenings available on Hayward Campus May 24

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in June.

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Education Middle Class Scholarship Act Could Halve Tuition

KQED Radio; Ana Tintocalis; May 21, 2012

Cal State East Bay student Michelle Xiong was interviewed by KQED-Radio reporter Ana Tintocalis for story about the Middle Class Scholarship Act currently proposed in the California State Assembly.

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Bay Area local assumes top spot on campus

Contra Costa Advocate; Rodney Woodson; May 21, 2012

Denise Nolden, a former counselor for Cal State East Bay’s EOPS program, has been named the permanent president of Contra Costa College. She will begin those duties July 1.

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How to fuel business growth by selecting the right strategy

SmartBusiness magazine; May 1, 2012

This article features an interview with Yi Jiang, assistant professor and associate director for MBA Global Innovators, in CSUEB's College of Business and Economics.

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Pell Grants plug pulled for thousands of students

San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group; Matt Krupnick; May 21, 2012

CSUEB student Danielle Turno is facing a difficult time in completing her education in business at CSUEB because of the U.S. Congress' decision to reduce Pell Grants for students.

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Contra Costa Supervisor Gayle Uilkema dies following bout with cancer

Bay Area News Group; Matthias Gafni; May 20, 2012

Supervisor Uilkema had taught graduate classes at Cal State East Bay and UC Berkeley.

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Aphasia chorus performs to raise awareness, support for campus treatment program

Communicative Sciences and Disorders' aphasia treatment program chorus thrives and inspires with joyful songs. The chorus performed in concert on the Hayward campus.

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SCHOOL NOTES: CSUEB hosts Asian-American, Pacific Islander education summit

Bay Area News Group; May 18, 2012

This is an advance notice regarding the education summit being co-hosted on the CSUEB Hayward Campus by Cal State East Bay and San Francisco State on May 19.

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Funeral services scheduled Friday for Hayward police officer killed in motorcycle accident

Bay Area News Group; Chris DeBenedetti; May 18, 2012

Hayward Police Officer Rodney Pierce, who was due to receive his master's degree at CSUEB commencement ceremonies in June, was killed in a motorcycle accident.

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Hayward Police Officer From San Ramon Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Patch.com; Patrick Creaven; May 17, 2012

This is a report on the tragic death of Hayward Police Officer Rodney Pierce, a Cal State East Bay grad student who would have received his master's degree this June.

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CSUEB alumnus promotes a stellar cellar of fine wines

By Kim Girard

Dennis Cakebread's business classes at the university helped him first as a CPA, then banker, before returning to the family vineyard.

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Water polo player earns second straight academic honors

By Kelly Hayes

Pioneer water polo player Claire Pierce was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large First Team for the second straight year on Thursday.

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Cool Nite offers college and career options for middle schoolers

Contra Costa Times; Dana Guzzetti; May 16, 2012

This report is about the Cool Nite event at CSUEB's Concord Campus, where high school and middle school students and their families perused tables laden with brochures and pamphlets, filling immense Contra Costa County Office of Education bags with information.

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Ohlone player signs with Cal State East Bay

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; May 16, 2012

This news blog item reports that Ohlone College women’s basketball player Sabrina Swayzer, a Fremont Washington High graduate, has signed with Cal State East Bay.

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Summer reading in Concord, Pleasant Hill

Bay Area News Group; May 15, 2012

This reading program will be offered at Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus this summer.

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County Launches Voter App for Upcoming Election

Patch.com; May 15, 2012

A voter app developed by CSUEB Political Science faculty member Elizabeth Bergman is being used by Marin County to inform voters.

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CSUEB to award degrees at 5 commencements June 15-17

By Barry Zepel

Thousands of students will receive their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees at ceremonies taking place on both the Hayward and Concord campuses.

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Town hall Thursday at CSU-East Bay to discuss keeping higher education affordable

Bay Area News Group; May 15, 2012

This is a report by Bay Area News Group newspapers giving a preview of town hall meeting on the campus of CSUEB on the topic of keeping public higher education affordable in California.

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Alternate routes suggested to Hayward Campus ceremonies

By Barry Zepel

With road construction on Mission Boulevard and much of Foothill Boulevard underway, CSUEB recommends alternate routes to the Hayward campus on commencement days.

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A New Dawn for STEM Education

Huffington Post; Barbara Lee; May 14, 2012

CSUEB is noted as a partner along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Bayer, and numerous other organizations in educating current East Bay area high school

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Experts in Philly describe mysteries of polyamory: When one lover isn’t enough

Philadelphia Inquirer; Stacey Burling; May 14, 2012

Richard Sprott, CSUEB lecturer in human development, was one of the researchers noted in study reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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OBITUARY: John Hammerback

SeattleTimes; May 14, 2012

John Hammerback, who taught speech communications at CSUEB for 37 years, died recently in Kirkland, Washington. He was 73.

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Assemblymember to host Town Hall at CSUEB about affordable higher education

Patch.com; May 12, 2012

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski, who represents the city of Fremont, will speak on keeping higher education affordable May 17 on CSUEB's Hayward Campus.

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Dr. Cheryl L. Wozniak to Head Havens School

Patch.com; Julie Reichle; May 11, 2012

This article reports that former CSUEB professor Cheryl Wozniak will be the new principal for Havens School in Piedmont.

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Small Colleges Notebook: CSUEB women's water polo

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; May 10, 2012

The Bay Area News Group newspapers note that CSUEB's women's water polo team enjoyed its best season ever in the Women's Water Polo Association championships, in 2012.

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STEM Career Awareness Day for East Bay high school students highlights innovation and opportunity

Cal State East Bay, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and local employers showcased careers in science, technology, engineering and math on May 14.

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Education Summit for Asian American, Pacific Islander students hosted by CSUEB

By Barry Zepel

The CSU system brings students of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage – who would be of the first generation in their families to go to college – to attend the summit on Hayward Campus.

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Park District Promotes Two Police Lieutenants From Castro Valley

Patch.com; April 20, 2012

This article reports that Lance Brede, a Cal State East Bay alumnus, was recently promoted to police lieutenant by the East Bay Regional Park District.

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CSUEB softball players recognized among best in West Region

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay softball players Sara Holdridge and Taylor Neumann were both named to the 2012 Daktronics Division II All-West Region Softball team May 8.

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Pioneer baseball player A.J. Gallardo collects all-region, all-conference honors

By Marty Valdez

The CSUEB senior pitcher was named to both the All-NCAA Division II West Region second team and the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association second team for his 2012 season.

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Journey to success

Tri-City Voice; May 9, 2012

This is a news report announcing upcoming education summit for young people of Asian American and Pacific Islander background to be held on CSUEB's Hayward Campus May 19.

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Hitler, Stalin, World War are topics of spring lecture by Richard Raack

The professor emeritus will speak May 30 on "Hitler, Stalin and the Coming of World War II," for the Department of History and the Friends of History Spring Speaker program.

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Voter's guide goes high-tech: App for June 5 election goes live

Bay Area News Group; Jason Hoppin; May 8, 2012

This article reports on a new voters guide app for smartphones developed by Elizabeth Bergman, Cal State East Bay political science faculty member.

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Assembly Candidates, Minus One, Talk Higher Education At Cal State East Bay

East Bay Citizen; Steven Tavares; May 1, 2012

This article reports on the recent candidates debates forum that was hosted by the Associated Students of Cal State East Bay on the Hayward Campus.

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Cal State East Bay to honor Hall of Fame inductees

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; May 2, 2012

This is an article reporting in advance of the CSUEB Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and dinner held Saturday, May 5.

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Tuskegee Airman from Danville dies

Bay Area News Group; Jason Sweeney; May 5, 2012

This report is an obituary on Harold K. Hoskins, who died at the age of 85, having also served for many years as an assistant vice president of CSUEB when it was known as Cal State Hayward.

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Choral Concert on Hayward Campus May 11

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Local Democrats Running Hard With Student-Loan Issues in Bay Area

Bay Area News Group; Josh Richman; May 2, 2012

Article notes that CSUEB President Leroy Morishita attended a news conference in Berkeley along with other higher education leaders in support of student loans.

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Contra Costa County seventh- and eighth-graders learn college is cool at 'COOL Nite'

Bay Area News Group; Theresa Harrington; May 4, 2012

CSUEB's Concord Campus is the site of an event for Contra Costa County seventh and eighth graders that will show how college can provide future opportunities for those students.

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Background on Cong. Candidate Gregory Cheadle

Redding Searchlight; May 3, 2012

Alumnus Gregory Cheadle, who earned both his MPA and bachelor's degrees at CSUEB, is a candidate for Congress representing the Redding area.

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Four Boys Find Buried Teeth, Help Unravel Untold Tale

Patch.com; Cindy Simons; May 3, 2012

CSUEB's CE Smith Museum and Professor George Miller are noted in this article about a local archeological find.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in May.

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Men's golf team earns first NCAA Regional berth

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay men's golf team was announced of one of 80 teams to compete at the 2012 NCAA Division II Men's Golf Regionals May 7-9.

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Antioch High student has visions of a brighter future

Bay Areea News Group; Gary Peterson; April 30, 2012

It is reported in this article that current high school student Qwanesha Smith wants to improve her life by studying nursing at Cal State East Bay.

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Leaders in government, local business; music legend to receive honorary doctorates

By Barry Zepel

Cal State East Bay will honor an advisor (Ellen Tauscher) protecting the nation’s security, a legendary R&B and soul singer (Lenny Williams), and a Bay Area entrepreneur (Richard Sherratt) at commencement in mid-June.

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Staggered Oikos swims upstream toward survival

San Jose Mercury News and Bay Area News Group; Matt Krupnick; April 30, 2012

It is noted in this article about the tragedy at Oikos University of Oakland that a Cal State East Bay nursing faculty member helped develop the nursing program at Oikos.

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Third annual Diversity Day promotes cultural awareness

By Cherie Vargas

On May 16 Rudolpho Acuna, the "father of Chicano studies," delivered a talk devoted to theme of "From Personal to Political."

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Hometown Hero: Hayward man's personal trash pickup chore becomes citywide effort

Bay Area News Group; Eric Kurhi; May 1, 2012

CSUEB's Service Learning for freshmen is noted in this Bay Area News Group article clean up program about a "Hayward Hero" who initiated a cleanup program in the community.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Cal State East Bay Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis gives an update on the end of the spring sports season.

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Former State Sen. Daniel Boatwright dies

Bay Area News Group; Daniel Borenstein; April 29, 2012

Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus was created in large part through the legislative efforts of former State Senator Daniel Boatwright, who died recently. The university is noted in this article.

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Water polo team posts best-ever finish at WWPA Championships

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay water polo team topped Cal State Monterey Bay, 7-6, in the third place game to notch its best ever finish at the WWPA Championships on April 29.

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Assembly Member Mary Hayashi Honors Dr. Leroy Morishita for Excellence in Higher Education

PR Web News Service; April 27, 2012

Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita will be honored for "Excellence in Higher Education" in Sacramento as part of the California State Assembly’s annual Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month awards ceremony May 14.

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Athletics administrator inducted into prestigious `Wall of Fame'

By Kelly Hayes

Dawn Ellerbe, now an assistant athletic director for CSUEB, was inducted into the Penn Relays Wall of Fame April 27 in Philadelphia.

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Frank Bigelow, Rico Oller bank on experience in 5th Assembly District race

Fresno Bee; John Ellis; April 26, 2012

This article notes that CSUEB alumnus Mark Belden is a candidate for the seat representing the 5th State Assembly District (Fresno).

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Local nonprofits report progress made in education and employment with Chevron support

Richmond Confidential; Robert Rogers; April 26, 2012

This article notes the MESA Schools Program of Cal State East Bay has having received grant support from Chevron Corp.

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East Bay Sports Digest: CSUEB

Bay Area News Group; Elliott Almond; April 26, 2012

News briefs featuring the latest news regarding CSUEB athletes is reported in this digest article.

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Four softball players make history as first all-conference honorees

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay softball team had four players named to the All-CCAA Teams on Wednesday. Taylor Neumann, Sara Holdridge, Talia Ferrari and Devin Salmones became the first softball players to earn All-CCAA recognition.

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Three water polo players earn all-conference honors

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay water polo players Claire Pierce, Jayme Pekarske and Erica Crain collected All-Women's Water Polo Association accolades on April 24.

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Cal State East Bay to host candidate forum

Bay Area News Group; Rob Dennis; April 25, 2012

Bay Area News Group newspapers reported in advance that candidates for local elections will debate on the Hayward Campus April 25.

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California State University and the College Board convene Asian American/Pacific Islander Education Summit in Los Angeles

US Federal News Service; April 18, 2012

This article reports that CSUEB President Leroy M. Morishita will be speaking at an education summit in Los Angeles on April 25.

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Spring Job & Internship Fair 2012

CSUEB's Hayward Campus will host its spring Job and Internship Fair in the New University Union Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Pink Ribbons Inc. film about breast cancer to be screened at Cal State East Bay

Bay Area News Group and Daily Review; April 24, 2012

This is an advance preview of documentary film screening and author Q and A with Samantha King scheduled for April 25 on the Hayward Campus of Cal State East Bay.

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What is special about this CSUEB alumnus?

Tri-City Voice; April 23, 2012

Greg Jones, Cal State East Bay alumnus and former city manager of Hayward, is featured in this article in the Tri-City Voice.

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EBRPD Announces Newly Promoted Fire Captain Aileen Theile

East Bay Regional Park District News; April 20, 2012

This article reports that CSUEB alumna Aileen Theile has been promoted to fire captain for the East Bay Regional Park District.

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Program gives college students a break on out-of-state tuition

Los Angeles Times; Larry Gordon; April 22, 2012

Cal State East Bay is mentioned, and CSUEB Associate Vice President Greg Smith is interviewed, for this LA Times article about the Western University Exchange.

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Challenge Day taking place at local high schools

Daily Observer; Brooke Pleau; April 21, 2012

CSUEB faculty member Rich Dutra and his wife Yvonne Dutra-St. John are helping to conduct a special program for high school students in Ottawa, Canada.

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AAUP Election Results Reflect Backlash Against Recent Leadership Decisions

Chronicle of Higher Education; Peter Schmidt; April 19, 2012

This Chronicle of Higher Education article reports that Hank Reichman, professor emeritus of history at Cal State East Bay, has been elected vice president of the American Association of University Professors.

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High School Strength & Conditioning Specialist Tim Rudd Hits Amazon Best Seller List With New Youth Fitness Book

PressNewsRoom; April 18, 2012

CSUEB alumnus Tim Rudd has written a book that has made Amazon's Best Seller list.

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Oakland police chief returns to alma mater to share real life stories with students

By Diane Daniel

Howard Jordan accepts the invitation of Kathleen Rountree, dean of CSUEB's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Science's, to return to his alma mater to "inspire students with real-life experiences."

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Entirely Secondary: Excitement Should Trump Equity In Education

Patch.com; Jerry Heverly; April 19, 2012

In this article, Ssan Leandro High School teacher and CSUEB alumnus Jerry Heverly talks about the importance of the experience of learning.

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Water polo team earns No. 4 seed for championships and Player of the Week honors

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay water polo team claimed the No. 4 seed for the upcoming WWPA Championships and saw junior Claire Pierce earn her second WWPA Player of the Week honors on Wednesday.

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SmallBiz: Law Office Of 'Native Son' Moves Downtown

Patch.com; April 17, 2012

This news story indicates that CSUEB alumnus Matthew Gonsalves has a new office for his law practice in San Leandro.

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Clandestine rendezvous with literary guilty pleasures

Bay Area News Group/Oakland Tribune; Angela Hill; April 16, 2012

In this feature in the Oakland Tribune and Bay Area News Group features section, CSUEB professor emerita Kristin Ramsdell is quoted about romance novels.

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Cal State East Bay To Create School of Arts and Media

SF Examiner; Miriam Schaffer; April 15, 2012

The Examiner education reporter writes about Cal State East Bay's emphasis of arts and media with the soon-to-be-created School of Arts and Media that will be part of the university's College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences.

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Bill seeks more student control over CSU fees

California Watch; Erica Perez; April 13, 2012

This story reports on a bill proposed by State Senator Bill Rubio -- in which CSUEB is mentioned -- that would give students the right to reject additional student fees.

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North Oakland resident Serene Vannoy wins top student poetry prize at Cal State East Bay, Hayward

Oakland Local; Susan Mernit; April 11, 2012

A hometown news Web site of CSUEB English major (and poetry contest winner) Serene Vannoy reports on her success.

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California Reads - A Paradise Built in Hell - A Tour of the Hayward Fault Led by Prof. Mitchell Craig - Downtown Hayward - April 7

California Reads Blog; April 12, 2012

This report follows a tour of the Hayward Fault Line, with CSUEB faculty member Mitchell Craig, as it runs through downtown Hayward.

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CSUEB's Honors Convocation Saturday at Music Bldg. Peristyle

By Barry Zepel

Cal State East Bay's top 233 graduates will receive their summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude medallions.

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How to secure the financing to grow your business in a tight credit market

Smart Business magazine; April 2, 2012

Eric Fricke, CSUEB assistant professor of finance, provides advice to magazine regarding financing growth for business owners.

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Beloved longtime Pleasant Hill Recreation employee retires after four decades

Bay Area News Group; Janice DeJesus; April 4, 2012

This report tells the story of a longtime friendship and professional relationship in recreation between Dodie Jones and Cal State East Bay alumnus Tom McHale.

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CSUEB Entrepreneurship Association to host panel of women business leaders May 17

The panel will be made up of six members of the National Association of Women Business Owners, which has a membership of more than 7,000 spread over 70 chapters across the country.

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School approved to promote, enhance arts and media

Grouping art, communication, multimedia, music, and theatre and dance into one school promises new opportunities for CSUEB students, faculty and the community.

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Pioneers go yard six times to earn sweep over Cal State San Bernardino

By Kelly Hayes

Six homeruns by Cal State East Bay's women's softball team kept it in a hot mode with another sweep over another highly regarded opponent April 7.

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Commemoration marks 70 years since Bataan Death March

US Military News & Bay Area News Group; Rick Radin; April 8, 2012

This article reports that a commemoration of the death march is being held April 10 on Cal State East Bay's Hayward campus through the hard work of author Cecilia Gaerlan of Berkeley, whose 92-year-old father, Luis, has difficulty speaking because of a traumatic brain injury.

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Water is Rachel’s world

Hawaii Tribune-Herald; Kevin Jakahi; April 6, 2012

This article reports that Rachel Shimizu, currently a high school student and swimming star in Hawaii, has said she will attend and compete in swimming at Cal State East Bay.

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Contra Costa Times editorial: Small changes add up, threaten future of access to higher education in California

Contra Costa Times; April 2, 2012

Cal State East Bay is referenced in this editorial by the Contra Costa Times about how California's economy is threatened by the drops of support for public higher education by state government.

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Laser experiments expand spectrum of physics knowledge

By Monique Beeler

Sophisticated lab equipment found at a handful of institutions worldwide is aiding CSUEB scholars and students in probing previously uncharted atomic knowledge.

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Cal State East Bay to celebrate Earth Day on April 24

By Cherie Vargas

The CSUEB campus community will unite to promote environmental awareness in a daylong celebration of national Earth Day April 24.

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Late Night: Colbert rips Santorum's false claims about California schools

Comedy Central and Associated Press; Stephen Colbert; April 4, 2012

In an interview originally done by CBS 5 News in San Francisco, CSUEB History Department Chair Nancy Thompson refutes charges about California public universities by Presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The interview has received national attention because the Colbert Report replayed it for a national audience via the Comedy Central cable network. The news article has been picked up by print and broadcast news outlets from throughout the nation. This is an example.

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Sen. Leland Yee presses CSU on whistle-blowers

San Francisco Chronicle; Nanette Asimov; April 4, 2012

This is a follow up story that reports on State Senator Leland Yee responding to an earlier story by the Chronicle about whistle-blowers in the CSU that notes CSUEB.

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CSUEB History Dept. chair responds to Santorum charges against California universities

CBS5 (KPIX-TV) San Francisco and the Colbert Report (Comedy Central); April 2-3, 2012

Nancy Thompson, chair of Cal State East Bay's History Department, was interviewed by CBS 5 News (KPIX-TV) in San Francisco about charges made by Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum

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Small college notebook: Beating Cal State Monterey Bay ignites Cal State East Bay

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; April 4, 2012

CSUEB's women's softball is featured as it has won 12 of its last 16 games to this point, and is moving up in the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings.

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Replacing Mary Hayashi

East Bay Express; Steven Tavares; April 4, 2012

Carolyn Ong, who earned her graduate degree from Cal State East Bay, is reported to be one of five candidates for the State Assembly seat currently held by Mary Hayashi, who has termed out of her current position.

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10th annual 'Day of Teacher' April 28 at Concord Campus

Those who aspire to teach will want to attend this event that will provide career guidance and exploration, along with special workshops.

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Women's softball team debuts at No. 8 in regional ranking

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay softball team is ranked eighth in the first NCAA Division II West Region rankings of the season.

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Fiction writer Rob Davidson reads at Cal State East Bay May 9

CSUEB English professor Stephen Gutierrez has praise for the fiction of Rob Davidson, who is the guest for the final session of the "Distinguished Writer series on the Hayward campus for the academic year.

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Univ. Police accepting expired, unused medicines April 28

By Barry Zepel

The medication disposal program is open to the general public. The old medications can be brought to the Police Department located in LI-1063 on CSUEB's Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. The service is free and anonymous.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis previews the final month of the 2011-12 season.

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Bay Area nonprofit fights to keep camp alive

Bay Area News Group; Patrick Brown; April 3, 2012

Stephanie Brown, a lecturer in CSUEB's Human Development Department, is interviewed about a nonprofit children's camp, for which she serves on its board.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in April.

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CSUs limit transfers for the spring 2013 semester

San Matean; Yasmine Mahmoud and Carlos Mesquita; April 3, 2012

This article includes CSUEB in report that only eight campuses will allow transfers to the CSU for the spring of 2013.

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Internationally-known poet, DeClercq award winners read their works April 16

The CSUEB English Department's Distinguished Writers Series presents prize-winning poet Lorna Dee Cervantes and the campus winners of annual poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month on the Hayward Campus.

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CSUEB dance ensembles create two acts around light and movement for May performances

The university's dance ensemble members utilize shadow, diffusion, scattering, projection, mood, refractions, and more in two-act performances through May 13 on the Hayward Campus.

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Hayward Fault Talk And Tour April 7

Patch.com; April 1, 2012

Mitchell Craig, associate professor for earth and environmental science, will be speaking about the Hayward Fault on April 7 at the Hayward Historical Society.

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CSU SYSTEM: Whistle-blower loses job while accused teaches on

San Francisco Chronicle; Nanette Asimov; April 1, 2012

The San Francisco Chronicle reports on a "whistleblower" case involving CSUEB.

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Entrepreneur Profile: Mike Dresen, hydrogeologist, CEO and president of Weiss Associates

San Francisco Business Times; Aaron Tilley; March 9, 2012

Mike Dresen, who earned both his bachelor's and master's degree at CSUEB (in geology), is profiled by the San Francisco Business Times.

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Water polo player named conference Player of the Week

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay water polo player Claire Pierce garnered KAP7 WWPA Player of the Week honors on Wednesday after scoring 23 goals in five games last weekend.

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Ernst & Young LLP Names Dianne Glynn Redwood Shores Office Managing Partner

Market Watch and Business Wire; March 28, 2012

This is a news report about CSUEB alumna Dianne Glynn and the latest news about her career advancement.

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Pioneer student-athletes to participate in Family Skate Night

By Dawn Ellerbe

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department is teaming with the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and campus group S.K.A.T.E. to put on a Family Skate Night for the local community on April 4.

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Cal State East Bay alumnus 'brews' a career he loves

By Kim Girard

Michael Peasley, a 2009 graduate of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics, has made the brewing of quality beers a craft that sells well in local markets.

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LOCAL SPORTS DIGEST: CSUEB softball team beats No. 14 UC San Diego

Bay Area News Group; March 28, 2012

This brief news report updates the Pioneers' most successful season in years in women's softball.

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Cal State to close door on spring 2013 enrollment

Technical Education newsletter/blog; March 20, 2012

This newsletter/blog summarizes the stories related to budget cuts for the CSU system, and notes Cal State East Bay being one of the eight exceptions in offering admission during 2013 for a limited number of community college transfers on track to graduate.

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Women's golf team wins second straight tournament

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay women's golf team captured its second consecutive tournament title thanks to a one-two finish by Linda Brown and Deanna Tyndall at the UC Santa Cruz Spring Invitational on Tuesday.

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Softball team splits series with No. 14 UC San Diego

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay softball team posted two wins over No. 14 UC San Diego to earn a series split with the Tritons on Tuesday.

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Assembly Member Mary Hayashi Selects Castro Valley Resident Charmaine Banther as Woman of The Year

PR Web; March 27, 2012

Educator Charmaine Banther, an alumna of CSUEB with a degree in computer science and a teaching credential, was recognized for her accomplishments in a special Women of the Year floor ceremony in the State Capitol.

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Readers' letters

San Jose Mercury News; Dawna Komorosky; March 16, 2012

Dawna Komorosky, professor in CSUEB's Department of Criminal Justice Administration, shares her opinion in a letter to the editor regarding a dog that had been killed by three teenagers recently.

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Vintage glass slides, student art, concerts fill spring arts calendar

Arts lovers are sure to find something to enjoy on the Hayward Campus of Cal State East Bay this spring: music, theatre/dance, art gallery, and anthropology museum offer a range of performances and programs.

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CALIFORNIA NEWS: Mega Millions odds less than being struck by lightning

ABC 7 (KGO-TV); March 26, 2012

CSUEB Professor Emeritus Mike Orkin is quoted in this TV news story about the odds of winning the mega millions lottery. Orkin has written books about odds making.

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Living alone and loving it

Bay Area News Group; Sue McAllister; March 24, 2012

Joe Ng, a CSUEB marketing graduate, was interviewed for this article about people who are happy living alone.

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Fuel cell saves money, supports ‘real life’ sustainable learning at Cal State East Bay

By Barry Zepel

In addition to being a teaching and learning tool for students, the fuel cell saves the university $10,000 to $12,000 per month in heating costs.

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East Bay Local Digest: De Angelis to be honored March 31

Bay Area News Group; March 23, 2012

This is a local Bay Area report about Debby De Angelis, CSUEB athletic director, being inducted in the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame.

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For Gayle Uilkema, 'Local government is the most important government'

Bay Area News Group; J.M. Brown; March 23, 2012

This story reports on Contra Costa County Supervisor Gayle Uilkema and notes that she has taught classes at Cal State East Bay.

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CSU Approves Enrollment Cuts, Some Pay Raises

CBS 5 (KPIX-TV); Ann Notorangelo; March 20, 2012

In her story, CBS 5 (KPIX-TV) reporter Ann Notorangelo interviews Brad Wells, CSUEB vice president for administration and finance, as part of her report that the California State University Trustees have approved deep enrollment cuts, citing the state's budget crisis.

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Director of Athletics inducted into Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

By Kelly Hayes

Debby De Angelis, director of athletics for Cal State East Bay, was inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame March 31.

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Muslim fashion takes hold in Bay Area

Bay Area News Group; Matt O'Brien; March 22, 2012

CSUEB students are noted in this article about how Muslim fashion has grown in popularity in the region.

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HAYWARD: Cal State schools to limit admissions if tax hike not approved by voters

KTVU Channel 2; Alex Savidge; March 19, 2012

This is a report by Bay Area-based KTVU Channel 2 regarding CSU plans if Gov. Jerry Brown's November tax initiative is rejected by the voters. Report was aired from CSUEB's Hayward Campus.

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CSU to limit enrollment if voters do not approve Governor's Nov. tax initiative

KGO-TV (ABC 7); Laura Anthony; March 19, 2012

ABC7 News (KGO-TV) in San Francisco reports from CSUEB's Hayward Campus that the CSU may limit enrollment and take other measures if voters do not approve the Governor's Nov. tax initiative for higher education.

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Cal State closes most spring admissions, could shut out 25,000 fall applicants

Bay Area News Group; Matt Krupnick; March 20, 2012

This is a report by Bay Area News Group higher education writer Matt Krupnick about potential budget cut if the governor's tax initiative is not successful with voters in November.

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Cal State plans to freeze enrollment next spring at most campuses

Los Angeles Times; Carla Rivera; March 20, 2012

This is Los Angeles Times coverage of the March 19 telephone press conference of the CSU Chancellor's office regarding budget.

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CSUEB softball player collects conference Player of the Week honors

By Kelly Hayes

Pioneer softball player Taylor Neumann was named Player of the Week in the California Collegiate Athletic Association after leading the team to a four-game sweep of Cal State Stanislaus March 16-18.

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Pioneer softball breaks records in series sweep

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay softball team swept Cal State Stanislaus in four games last weekend, setting two new homerun records in the process.

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SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Former major leaguer Darren Lewis now coaching at Cal State East Bay

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; March 17, 2012

CSUEB first-year assistant baseball coach Darren Lewis, a former major leaguer who played with the San Francisco Giants, is featured in this Bay Area News Group article.

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Free tax prep service offered at CSUEB through April 14

By Barry Zepel

Students from the university's Department of Accounting volunteer their time on three Saturdays through April 14 to assist individuals in their income tax preparation.

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CSUEB English grad students to read their fiction April 23

Five English grad students will share recent, unpublished fiction at a gathering in the Biella Room of the University Library.

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COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT: Heidi McAllister

Marysville Appeal-Democrat; March 16, 2012

Current CSUEB senior softball player Heidi McAllister is featured in article published in her hometown newspaper.

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ELECTIONS: New Districts, New Rules and New Candidates on June Ballot

Patch.com; David Mills; March 16, 2012

This article reports that Cal State East Bay alumnus Luis Reynoso is a candidate for seat serving the 20th State Assembly District in the next election.

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Public universities plow ahead with construction despite tight budgets

California Watch; Jon Marcus; March 14, 2012

This news story highlights current and possible construction projects on public university campuses, including early planning for a STEM education building at CSUEB.

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CSUEB alumna finds success providing biodegradable bottles for water

By Kim Girard

A desire to sell water in biodegradable bottles to pay for clean water projects in poor countries drives the career of Shakira Niazi '93.

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Seventh annual DeClercq prize poets to be honored April 16

Three students take top honors in annual poetry competition. They will read their work at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Biella Room of the University Library during the Distinguished Writers Program commemorating National Poetry Month.

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The Sun Shines Everywhere

Alameda Sun; March 9, 2012

The newspaper serving the city of Alameda reports on research work and recent lectures given by CSUEB professor Penny McCullagh.

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Foundation gala salutes a 'Night of Heroes'

Tri-City Voice; March 13, 2012

News story reports that the Hayward Education Foundation gala, of which the CSUEB Office of the President is a co-sponsor, will be held on campus March 23.

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Original Pioneer basketball teams honored at Homecoming

Tri-City Voice; March 9, 2012

Article reports on the reunion of early Cal State East Bay basketball team players at Homecoming.

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'Pink Ribbons' documentary to be screened, author to appear for Q and A at CSUEB

By Barry Zepel

CSUEB's new Center for Sport and Social Justice and the Department of Kinesiology will host April 25 screening of noted film. Then author Samantha King will be available to answer questions.

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11 must-see movies for entrepreneurs

Orange County Register; Jan Norman; March 9, 2012

CSUEB Business Professor Brian McKenzie is quoted in this article recommending specific movies for aspiring entrepreneurs to see.

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Kathleen Rountree appointed CLASS dean

By Barry Zepel

Interim dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS) since July 2010, Rountree was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Ithaca College before coming to CSUEB.

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EXECUTIVE PROFILE: Leroy Morishita, president of California State University, East Bay

San Francisco Business Times; Ron Leuty; March 9, 2012

Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita is profiled in the March 9 edition of the San Francisco Business Times.

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Pioneer women's golf claims first ever tournament title

By Kelly Hayes

Behind a first-place finish from freshman Linda Brown, the Cal State East Bay women's golf team won its first team tournament title in program history.

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EDITORIAL: Hayward vs. Harvard

Los Angeles Daily News; March 11, 2012

In mentioning Cal State East Bay, newspaper's editorial blames drop off in state support for tuition reaching heights where private schools can possibly be seen as more affordable than the CSUs and UCs.

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Sports Brief: CSUEB' pitcher A.J. Gallardo is 3-0 on season as Pioneer split doubleheader

Bay Area News Group; March 10, 2012

Bay Area News Group publications reported that the Pioneers beat Cal State Stanislaus 3-2 this past Saturday behind Gallardo's strong pitching effort.

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CSU President visits Acts Full Gospel Church

Oakland Post; Carla Thomas; Feb. 15-21, 2012

This is a report by the Oakland Post about a presentation for CSU Super Sunday and a presentation made at an Oakland church by Cal State East Bay President Leroy M. Morishita.

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PCA Film Showing Honors Legacy of Piedmont Artist

Patch.com; Dixie Jordan; March 8, 2012

News report by Patch.com tells of two films, as well as the sculpture work -- all by former CSUEB faculty member Laraine Lee -- that will be on view at upcoming exhibition in Piedmont. Lee died in 2010.

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CSUEB to host 'Welcome Day' on Hayward Campus April 14

By Barry Zepel

Welcome Day, for newly-admitted students and their families, will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and feature tours of the campus and sessions about financial aid, housing and student life.

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Water polo player earns conference Player of the Week honors

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay water polo goalie Jayme Pekarske collected WWPA Player of the Week honors after leading the Pioneers to a split against Division I programs last week.

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Pioneer collects CCAA Golfer of the Week honors

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay men's golfer Chris Herzog was named Golfer of the Week by the California Collegiate Athletic Association March 7 after winning the Pioneer Shootout tournament in Vallejo.

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Never too old to learn

Bay Area News Group; Faith Barnidge; March 6, 2012

Bay Area News Group columnist and blogger has reported on upcoming classes for mature learners being offered by CSUEB's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute coordinated from the university's Concord Campus.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis recaps the impressive end to the winter seasons and previews the upcoming spring sports events.

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Op Ed: Higher ed protesters had a good point

Bakersfield Californian; March 6, 2012

CSUEB is noted in Bakersfield Californian editorial that supports need for state support for public higher education following previous Bay Area News Group article comparing cost of CSU tuition to that of private institutions such as Harvard for middle class families.

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Cal State East Bay Accepting Applications for Fall 2012 Admission Until April 1

SF Examiner & Examiner.com; Miriam Schaffer; March 4, 2012

The Examiner reports on CSUEB's announcement that applications from students interested in fall 2012 admission to the university is due April 1.

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33 art pieces selected for 'Emerging Artists' show at CSUEB's University Art Gallery

For the second consecutive year, the gallery will host a juried show of varied pieces submitted by college and university fine art students from throughout the greater Bay Area.

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Madison Who’s Who Recognizes Katherine Carol Heinz

Madison Who's Who; March 7, 2012

CSUEB alumna Katherine Carol Heinz has been recognized by Madison Who's Who in this report.

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Protesters facing off with CHP in Capitol rotunda over higher ed costs

Bay Area News Group; Steve Harmon and Matt Krupnick; March 6, 2012

At the end of the Bay Area News Group article, CSUEB is noted as Rhonda Johnson, the university's executive director of financial aid, will be participating in an online chat with reporter Matt Krupnick about rising tuition costs and financial aid available.

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This Month at CSUEB

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Students Face Showdown at State Capitol: Students protest education cuts at Capitol rally

NBC Bay Area; Jodi Hernandez; March 5, 2012

NBC Bay Area reports that CSUEB students were among those protesting drop in state support for California public higher education in Sacramento on March 5.

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East Bay Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Patch.com; March 5, 2012

This Patch.com article reports that CSUEB's University Art Gallery will be exhibiting 2-D work created by college students from throughout the Bay Area March 10 through April 14.

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Believe it: Harvard cheaper than Cal State

Bay Area News Group; Matt Krupnick; March 5, 2012

Higher education reporter Matt Krupnick mentions Cal State East Bay in his article that says that some private universities -- with their massive financial aid packages available to middle class families -- could ultimately cost less for admission than CSU and UC campuses for students from such families.

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A big winter for the Pioneers

Women's basketball team makes the CCAA playoffs in the first year of eligibility; four Pioneer basketball players take all-conference honors; and the CSUEB Hall of Fame inducts six new members.

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How to turn environmental compliance into a competitive advantage

SMART BUSINESS magazine; March 1, 2012

CSUEB management professor Gregory Theyel is interviewed about how organizations be ahead of their competitors by quickly adhering to environmental rules.

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Success stories from Continuing and International Education programs

From the Inside CSUEB News Blog; watch a series of mini-documentaries highlighting the ways the University's certificates, professional development and degree programs can help make a difference in your future.

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Ring of collision won't ruin endorsement

Chicago Tribune; Phil Rosenthal; Feb. 25, 2012

Jagdish Angrawal, associate dean of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics and a faculty expert on celebrity endorsements, is quoted in this article published by the Chicago Tribune.

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Bay Area campuses participate in national day of action for public education

KTVU Channel 2 & AP; March 1, 2012

CSUEB was included in various reports regarding plans to hold "Day of Action" protests at 14 CSU campuses and a number of UC campuses on March 1.

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Smart Growth in the Burbs

East Bay Express; Jean Tepperman; Feb. 29, 2012

This article discusses future plans for the old Concord Naval Weapons Station land on which plans for a future CSUEB Concord Campus has been proposed.

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Los Altos finds new city manager: Danville's Marcia Somers assumes new role in April

Los Altos Town Crier; Diego Abeloos; Feb. 29, 2012

Marcia Somers, who earned her MPA from Cal State East Bay, has been named city manager for the city of Los Altos. She previously served as assistant town manager for Danville.

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'Zombie professor' sought after for his expertise about the living dead

By Cherie Vargas

Christopher Moreman, assistant professor of philosophy at Cal State East Bay, was recognized for his specialized knowledge of the living dead and their prevalence in American pop culture.

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Peer Mentor Program offers guidance to CSUEB freshmen

By Cherie Vargas

Peer Mentors are paired with incoming freshman students to provide guidance and support that helps ease the transition to college life.

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B1G's contingent on Hall of Fame ballot

ESPN; Adam Rittenberg; Feb. 28, 2012

A former Cal State East Bay football coach, Darryl Rogers, has been nominated for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, according to a report by ESPN.

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Musical set for CSUEB campus

Tri-City Voice; Feb. 25, 2012

The Tri-City Voice reports on Cal State East Bay hosting the musical, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" during the early part of March on the Hayward Campus.

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Wieckowski to Honor African American Community Leaders

Patch.com; Feb. 27, 2012

CSUEB alumnus Gene Daniels is being honored for his contributions to the community by East Bay State Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski.

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Cal Maritime Presidential Search Committee to Hold First Meeting

Marine Link; Feb. 25, 2012

CSUEB President Leroy M. Morishita is on the selection committee to select the next president of Cal Maritime Academy.

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Alcohol often leads to risky behavior, officials say

Bay Area Reporter; David Duran; Feb. 23, 2012

CSUEB faculty member E. Maxwell Davis moderated a panel on alcohol abuse.

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Annual Education Summit--Pathway to College

Patch.com; Feb. 24, 2012

Cal State East Bay's annual Education Summit for African American and Latino Youth is set for Saturday, Feb. 25.

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San Jose State says qualified applicants may not be admitted

Bay Area News Group; Matt Krupnick; Feb. 23, 2012

Bay Area News Group writer Matt Krupnick reports that CSUEB will not turn away qualified applicants while San Jose State will for budget reasons.

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Pioneer basketball players collect conference awards

By Kelly Hayes

Four Pioneer basketball players earned all-conference recognition, as Jacari Whitfield (for the men) and Micah Walker (for the women's team) swept the CCAA Freshman Player of the Year awards. Marlene MacMillan and Mark Samuels were named All-CCAA.

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SMALL COLLEGE SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Pioneers Report

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; Feb. 22, 2012

Sports columnist Matt Schwab reports that both the CSUEB men's and women's teams have made dramatic improvements this season, as both remain alive in their chances to make the conference playoffs.

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First-time grant of $1.57M for success of Asian American, Pacific Islander students

By Barry Zepel

The grant, from the U.S. Department of Education, will be used to implement the “Student Service Operation to Succeed” program to make admission and career success more accessible for Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

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Taco Bell(R) Graduate To Go(TM) to Be Featured at NBA All-Star 2012, Marking 20 Years of Inspiring Teens to Graduate High School

Market Watch & BusinessWire; Feb. 21, 2012

A top high school student-athlete, Karen Batani, names Cal State East Bay among her No. 1 choices for college in the next year.

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Early magic lanterns, glass slides come to C.E. Smith Anthropology Museum

A century before the Internet, magic lanterns projecting glass slides made it possible to share rare images around the world; the technology of this bygone era is on display at CSUEB through mid-June.

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College and Church

NBC Bay Area; Garvin Thomas; Feb. 17, 2012

See news clip of interview on CSU Super Sunday and CSU diversity via NBC Bay Area interview with Stan Hebert, associate vice president for Student Affairs, and Kenneth Monteiro, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State.

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CSU professors to be paid for protest day

San Francisco Chronicle; Matier & Ross; Feb. 20, 2012

The Chronicle's columnists Matier and Ross report about the CSU's decision to pay all faculty on day of the one-day strike in November 2011.

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CSUEB vice president to be honored by American Institute of Certified Planners

Linda C. Dalton, vice president for planning, enrollment management, and student affairs for CSUEB, is one of five Californians to be inducted into the AICP College of Fellows in April in Los Angeles.

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Cal State East Bay: Officials, churches to aid black students

Bay Area News Group (Oakland Tribune, Daily Review, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, etc.); Feb. 17, 2012

This article reports that both Cal State East Bay President Leroy Morishita and CSU Chancellor Charles Reed will speak at African American churches in the East Bay as part of the CSU's Super Sunday effort Feb. 19.

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Pioneer women's basketball team loses 46-43 in CCAA tourney first round

By Kelly Hayes

CSUEB comes close but falls to host Cal State Monterey Bay in the Pioneers' first-ever postseason playoff game.

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African-American Shakespeare Company Announces World Premiere of XTIGONE for April

BroadwayWorld.com; Feb. 16, 2012

This is a news report that the African-American Shakespeare Company, in partnership with CSUEB, will bring to the stage in San Francisco XTIGONE, a reflection of our troubled times. The show will be directed by CSUEB Professor Darryl V. Jones.

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New CSU coach will have co-defensive coordinators

The Coloradoan; Kelly Lyell; Feb. 16, 2012

Al Simmons, Cal State East Bay alumnus and former assistant football coach, has been named co-defensive coordinator at Colorado State University.

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Struggling Hayward schools get $25 million grant

HealthyCal.org; Mary Flynn; Feb. 16, 2012

The HealthyCal.org Web site reports on the $25 million grant awarded to Cal State East Bay by the U.S. Department of Education in late December for the Hayward Promise Neighborhood initiative. CSUEB Professor Sue Rodearmel, the principal investigator for the grant, is interviewed for the article.

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Applications for fall admission accepted until April 1

By Barry Zepel

The university remains the only Northern California CSU to accept applications for the fall 2012 quarter from upper-division transfer and first-time freshman candidates.

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Oakland's Toxic Deal with Wall Street

East Bay Express; Darwin BondGraham; Feb. 15, 2012

Luz Calvo, associate professor in Cal State East Bay's Ethnic Studies Department, is extensively quoted in this East Bay Express article on how the Federal Reserve's current interest rate is helping Wall Street and hurting the City of Oakland.

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Pioneer softball player earns Player of the Week honors

By Kelly Hayes

Cal State East Bay softball player Sara Holdridge was named Player of the Week in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Feb. 13.

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Boost sought for students of color

San Francisco Chronicle; Nanette Asimov; Feb. 15, 2012

This article in the San Francisco Chronicle reports on the experiences of Kelli Hubbard, who will be transferring to Cal State East Bay as of the fall 2012 quarter.

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2012 Panetta Congressional Internship Program

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Leroy Morishita receives presidential award from Asian and Pacific Americans in Higher Education

By Monique Beeler

At a recent national conference devoted to the theme of transforming and leading, APAHE recognized President Leroy Morishita with one of its highest honors.

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SCHOOLS: Education Summit for African American, Latino Youth Set for Feb. 25

Patch.com; Feb. 14, 2012

Local media outlets are reporting on Cal State East Bay's upcoming Education Summit for African American and Latino Youth set for late February.

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CSUEB’s Mark Samuels is CCAA Basketball Player of Week

By Marty Valdez

Samuels is the second Pioneer player this season to be so honored by the California Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Osher Foundation provides $1 million to support CSUEB lifelong learning program

By Sarah Stanek

Funding recognizes a successful decade of adult education opportunities through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Cal State East Bay talk will take on sports, politics

Bay Area News Group; Eric Kurhi; Feb. 14, 2012

Bay Area News Group newspapers, including the Daily Review, have reported that prominent writer and activist Dave Zirin will speak to Wednesday on the CSUEB campus to open the university's new Center for Sport and Social Justice.

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What Is Wrong With This Sentence?

The Chronicle of Higher Education; Lawrence Bliss; Feb. 12, 2012

Lawrence Bliss, director of CSUEB's Academic Advising and Career Education Center, praises a previous article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, on the importance of correct spelling in resumes by students.

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Art and Entertainment, Music: Free Valentine's Day Concert

Patch.com; Feb. 13, 2012

News report publicizes a free Valentine's Day Concert at CSUEB's Hayward Campus at noon on Feb. 14.

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Scholarship fund established in memory of Prof. Emeritus Eric Soares

The longtime faculty member in CSUEB's College of Business and Economics passed away Feb. 1.

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Trumpeter Marvin Stamm headlines Yoshi's fundraiser for Music Department

This annual event to support the Music Department pairs Cal State East Bay jazz students with trumpeter Marvin Stamm. All proceeds will go towards CSUEB Music scholarship and special events funds.

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Cal State East Bay debuts Spanish-language newspaper

Bay Area News Group; Eric Kurhi; Feb. 10, 2012

This news report covers the CSUEB student newspaper's establishing of a Spanish-language edition.

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Cal State East Bay: Host to first Bay Area Brain Bee

Bay Area News Group; Eric Kurhi; Feb. 10, 2012

The Brain Bee, held at CSUEB on Feb. 4, is the first of its kind held in the Bay Area. High school students competed based on their knowledge of the brain.

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Alumni Association hosts Homecoming 'tailgate' Feb. 11

CSUEB alumni are invited to join the Alumni Association and Pioneer Athletics for a tailgate party Saturday, Feb. 11 at ME Lounge in downtown Hayward.

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State legislature proposes tuition cuts for CSU and UC systems

KTVU Channel 2; Ken Pritchett; Feb. 8, 2012

Two nursing students of CSUEB'S Concord Campus were interviewed about a proposal for aiding middle class families with young people attending a CSU or UC campus. Also interviewed was Susan Bonilla, state assemblymember, who supports lthe proposed legislation.

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SCAA Open House Feb. 15

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Retired teachers dole scholarships

Fremont Bulletin-SJ Mercury News; Feb. 3, 2012

CSUEB student Katyana Sacro is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Retired Teachers Association of Fremont. More than 20 students from the university reportedly applied for scholarships given by the organization.

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'Women's History Month' lecture examines Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire – 101 years later

By Diane Daniel

Gerald S. Henig, CSUEB professor emeritus of history, returns to campus March 8 to discuss what we have, and have not, learned as a society from a fire that killed 146 immigrant girls and women in 1911.

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Student blog serves up soul-satisfying ‘mom food’

By Linda Childers '85

Cal State East Bay English major shares both her own family recipes and the childhood favorites of others on a blog titled "The Mom Food Project."

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Local College Paper Debuts Bilingual Edition

Patch.com; Lauren Lola; Feb. 6, 2012

This article reports on the Pioneer, student newspaper for Cal State East Bay, being the first in the Bay Area to produce a bilingual edition.

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San Ramon Designer Makes Thrifty Fashionable

Patch.com; Kelly Pollard; Feb. 6, 2012

Kristen Michael is working on her teaching credential at CSUEB while working in the fashion industry.

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Winter musical aimed at anyone who's been through dating/mating game

By Diane Daniel

Funny, on-target musical scheduled for March looks at love's highs and lows: dating, love, marriage, meddling in-laws, protective parenting, family car trips, and pick-up techniques for the geriatric set.

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Untold Stories: William Tillman – the Union's First Black Hero

Patch.com; Johanna Fassbender; Feb. 1, 2012

Patch.com news story reports that Gerald Henig, CSUEB professor emeritus of history, will present the story of Civil War era African American William Tillman, before the Hayward Historical Society on Feb. 4.

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Leroy Morishita Named President at CSUEB

KTVU Channel 2; Frank Somerville; Jan. 25, 2012

This is a video report presented throughout Jan. 25 by KTVU Channel 2 about Cal State East Bay's new leader.

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Growing your business by tapping the brain trust at your local business school

SMART BUSINESS magazine; Feb. 1, 2012

Terri Swartz, dean of Cal State East Bay's College of Business and Economics, and Luanne Meyer, CBE's director of strategic initiatives, are interviewed about how local businesses needing help can tap into the knowledge of their local university's business school.

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Distinguished Writers program brings 'girlchild' author to campus March 14

By Diane Daniel

The English Department's Distinguished Writers Series will bring Tupelo Hassman to the Hayward campus for a reading from her new book, "girlchild," told from the perspective of a smart kid growing up in poor America.

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CSUEB women's basketball team makes its first CCAA tourney

By Kelly Hayes

The Pioneers are set to take on No. 2 seed Cal State Monterey Bay in Seaside on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the team's first-ever postseason playoff in California Collegiate Athletic Association play.

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Obama's Tuition Plan

KQED/NPR Radio; Forum program; Jan. 31, 2012

Christopher Prado, Associated Students Inc president at Cal State East Bay, was a guest of KQED's Forum program and host Michael Krasny on Jan. 31. Audio is available here.

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English grad students publish fourth annual literary journal

By Diane Daniel

The latest issue of "Arroyo," the university's literary journal, includes fiction, poetry in English, Chinese and German, plus an interview and images of intricate wood engravings.

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Students worried about implementation of President Obama's tuition plan

KTVU Channel 2; Paul Chambers; Jan. 27, 2012

Selected Cal State East Bay students and interim vice president Brad Wells are interviewed by KTVU (Channel 2) for this story as a follow up to President Obama's call for universities to hold down tuition costs for students.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in February.

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Bay Area's first 'brain bee' lands at CSUEB

By Cherie Vargas

The question-and-answer style competition tests high school students' knowledge of the brain, while encouraging them to pursue careers in biomedical brain research.

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'War for Oil' mural aims at creating dialogue at Cal State East Bay

Bay Area News Group (Hayward Daily Review, etc.); Eric Kurhi; Jan. 28, 2012

The Daily Review reports on a new art mural in the Diversity Center, in the New University Union, on Cal State East Bay's Hayward Campus. The new artwork is by Ben Goulart.

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Olympian Family 1st, hoops close 2nd

The Olympian; Meg Wochnick; Jan. 30, 2012

This article features Cal State East Bay alumna and former women's basketball player Monica Heuer and her husband Mychael. The two continue to coach basketball in Olympia, Washington.

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CSU East Bay Names New President

KQED/NPR Radio; Jan. 26, 2012

KQED-FM, the NPR station serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, aired a report during its daytime newscasts about Cal State East Bay's new president.

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Cal State board names president of East Bay campus

SFGate.com & SF Chronicle; Jan. 25, 2012

Article on the SFGATE and San Francisco Chronicle Web site reports on CSUEB's new president.

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Leroy Morishita named Cal State East Bay's fifth president

Bay Area News Group (Contra Costa Times, SJ Mercury News, Hayward Daily Review, Oakland Tribune, etc.); Matt Krupnick; Jan. 26, 2012

Among the many news media reports about the naming of Leroy Morishita as the fifth president of Cal State East Bay.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis previews February's events, including Homecoming, basketball Senior Day, swimming championships and the start of the spring seasons.

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Morishita appointed President of Cal State East Bay

By Barry Zepel

Leroy M. Morishita, having been interim president since July 1, was named to the permanent position by the CSU Trustees Jan. 25. He came to CSUEB following 29 years of senior administrative experience at San Francisco State.

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Leroy Morishita named president of Cal State East Bay

San Francisco Business Times; Ron Leuty; Jan. 25, 2012

This is among the first reports by the media about President Morishita being named permanent president of CSUEB.

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Cal State board names president of East Bay campus

Associated Press; Terence Chea; Jan. 25, 2012

This news report is typical of what has been carried by news media outlets through the Associated Press wire service throughout the country regarding the appointment of Leroy Morishita as permanet president of CSUEB. This one was published by the Whittier Daily News in Southern California.

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Trustees Confirm New Cal State East Bay President

KCBS News Radio; Doug Sovern; Jan. 25, 2012

Listen to and read story by KCBS News Radio about the CSU Trustees' appointment of Leroy Morishita as permanent president of Cal State East Bay.

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Bright and Bold: One-of-a-Kind Designer

Oakland/Alameda Magazine; Kyrsten Bean; January-February 2012

Cal State East Bay alumna Amy Doan, a young fashion designer in the East Bay area, is featured in the January-February 2012 edition of Oakland Magazine. The article also is in Alameda Magazine.

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Out-of-School Time Drawing Girls Into STEM

Education Week; Nora Fleming; Jan. 5, 2012

Cal State East Bay is prominently noted in the article for providing graduates and undergrads who teach STEM in the middle schools and after school programs in California.

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Career panel for Math, Science majors set for Jan. 26

The panel will feature distinguished alums from companies such as Google, Centaur Technologies, MI-9 and TP Lab.

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Emmy-award winning newscaster Sabrina Rodriguez ’05 named Young Alum of the Year

By Linda Childers '85

Rodriguez, who wanted to be broadcast journalist since she was a child, credits the CSUEB Communication Department for her success as a young professional.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: CSUEB announces Hall of Fame inductees

Bay Area News Group; Jan. 13, 2012

This is an announcement about upcoming inductees in the Cal State East Bay Athletic Hall of Fame published in the Bay Area News Group of publications, including the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and Hayward Daily Review.

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Acting Lessons: Want to launch a theater career? You're in the right place

East Bay Express; Rachel Swan; Jan. 11, 2012

The East Bay Express features Melissa Hillman, CSUEB alumna, as she discusses acting and theatre arts.

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Education Summit for African American, Latino Youth Set for CSUEB Feb. 25

By Barry Zepel

More than 20 workshops and motivational presentations will be offered in addition to a college information and resource fair.

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Athletics Department names six to 2012 Hall of Fame induction class

By Kelly Hayes

The Cal State East Bay Athletics Department announced six former Pioneers who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this spring.

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Homecoming week jam-packed with events, Pioneer spirit

By Kelly Hayes

Homecoming 2012 will feature a week of events and activities Feb. 6-12 to bring the campus community together to celebrate Pioneer Pride.

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SMALL COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Pioneers Report

Bay Area News Group; Matt Schwab; Jan. 11, 2011

Small College sports columnist Matt Schwab reports on victories by the CSUEB men's and women's basketball teams in CCAA play from the most recent weekend.

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'School desegregation and disintegration of American Dream' topic of 'Black History' lecture

By Diane Daniel

The public is invited to hear scholar Sonya Douglass Horsford give the annual CSUEB Carter G. Woodson lecture Feb. 28 in the Old University Union.

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Blood drive on Hayward Campus Feb. 7

By Barry Zepel

The campus community urged to donate blood for the Red Cross on Tuesday, Feb. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose room of the New University Union

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CSUEB celebrates seventh annual Queerfest Feb. 13-17

By Cherie Vargas

CSUEB's Queerfest is a weeklong celebration dedicated to raising awareness about gay issues.

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Pioneer basketball teams post pair of big road wins

The Cal State East Bay women's and men's basketball teams each picked up a big win in early January, including a victory over a top-10 opponent for the men.

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The Zen of Zinn: Tenor Sax Jazz Great Teaches Kids What It Takes

Oakland Magazine; Andrew Gilbert; January-February 2012

Dan Zinn, a member of the CSUEB music faculty, is featured in this article of Oakland Magazine. The article also was published in a sister publication, Alameda Magazine.

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CSUEB honors Distinguished Alumnus of Year Janet Grove

By Sarah Stanek

Janet Grove '73 converted her first job out of college into a career that took her to the top as corporate vice chair of Macy's.

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This Month at CSUEB

Find out what's scheduled, and mark your calendar with the top happenings at CSUEB in January.

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3 CSUEB Multimedia students develop 360-degree film technique; show it on KRON-TV News

KRON-TV Channel 4; Henry Tenenbaum; Jan. 7, 2012

Cal State East Bay Multimedia Graduate Program students Mustafa Ebrahimi, Martin Wood and Scott Fowler impressed KRON-TV Channel 4 morning show with their 360 degree movie-making technique.

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CSUEB leads outreach to churches for ‘Super Sunday'

By Barry Zepel

CSU Chancellor Charles Reed and CSUEB President Leroy Morishita are among the guest speakers at African American churches in the East Bay area for Super Sunday Feb. 19.

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CSUEB to host Vets event Feb. 9

By Barry Zepel

Cal State East Bay will co-sponsor "Every Day is Veterans Day at the CSU" with other Northern California CSU campuses. The event will take place in the New University Union.

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New students have a place for asking questions

Smooth Transitions is providing services to aid new and transfer students to the university's Hayward Campus.

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Pioneer Points

By Debby De Angelis

Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis previews January events, winter sports and Homecoming festivities.

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Broncos fall short: Rally in final minutes not enough in loss to East Bay

San Bernardino Sun; Michelle Gardner; Jan. 6, 2011

Cal State East Bay's men's basketball team defeats another top 10 ranked team on Jan. 5.

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Kagawa leaves academic, coaching legacy at Albany High

Bay Area News Group; Damin Esper; Jan. 6, 2011

This is a second story on CSUEB alumnus Doug Kagawa, who is retiring from his coaching and counseling duties at Albany High School. This report is by Bay Area News Group. Reporting one week earlier was by Patch.com.

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Pioneer men's basketball stuns No. 6 Cal Poly Pomona

By Marty Valdez

The Cal State East Bay men's basketball team beat its second top-10 opponent of the season with a 57-54 win over Cal Poly Pomona on Jan. 5.

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Bay Area Hawaiian Musician Parick Landeza to Play Carnegie Hall Jan. 8

HawaiiPage.org; Jan. 4, 2011

Landeza, a 1997 graduate of Cal State East Bay, majored in sociology with an emphasis in social services. He is a professional musician.

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Funeral Planned for Herman Ficklin, 48-Year Newark Resident

Patch.com; Jan. 4, 2012

In this obituary for Herman Ficklin, who earned his MBA at Cal State East Bay, his family has designated the university's College of Business and Economics for donations in his memory.

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Dave Zirin to speak on sports, politics Feb. 15 at CSUEB

By Barry Zepel

Nationally-known writer of sports and politics in the United States to address the inaugural event of the university's Center for Sport and Social Justice in University Theatre.

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Crocker Art Museum to feature three retrospectives in 2012

Sacramento Bee; Victoria Dalkey; Jan. 1, 2012

This article in the Sacramento Bee reports that the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento will feature the work of former Cal State East Bay faculty member Mel Ramos during 2012.

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CSUEB to host Veterans events Jan. 25 and Feb. 9

By Barry Zepel

The first event is hosted by CSUEB while the Northern California CSU campuses will co-sponsor the February event. Both will take place in the Multipurpose Room of the New University Union on the Hayward Campus.

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