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SF poet laureate to speak in CSUEB’s Distinguished Writers Series April 28

Alejandro Murguia will read from his recent writings and be joined by the top three winners of the Helen DeClercq Poetry Prize

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Voters support changes to Prop 13, according to Cal State East Bay faculty research

The survey found a majority do not approve of major parts of the landmark tax initiative of 1978 that reduced taxes for the state’s homeowners and business property owners, while limiting future increases.

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Noted movie production designer, CSUEB alumnus returning to campus April 24-26

Scott Chambliss '85, production designer for some of the biggest motion pictures of recent years, will talk about his career and the industry.

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C.E. Smith Museum opens newest exhibit: 'The Woman with 1,000 Faces'

The latest exhibit, "The Woman with 1,000 Faces: From Mythic Matriarch to Modern Mystique," is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through June 13.

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CSUEB to launch new women’s studies online degree completion program this fall

Geared towards working adults, the program is designed to acquaint students with feminist scholarship on women, gender, sexuality, and more.

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Hayward Promise Neighborhood’s 'Project 2 Inspire' program celebrates graduates

"Project 2 Inspire" is one of many programs offered through HPN to families who live in Hayward's Jackson Triangle neighborhood.

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East Bay Singers, conducted by Buddy James, to perform March 8 at Old Mission San Jose

The 8 p.m. concert -- "You Are the Angel Glow" -- will feature jazz works as well as spirituals and will take place at the historic facility in Fremont.

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Former Broadway hit 'Avenue Q' at CSUEB's University Theatre through March 16

The show is a coming-of-age parable, addressing and satirizing the issues and anxieties associated with entering adulthood. The final three performances are this weekend.

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University Art Gallery to host the works of 15 BFA students through Feb. 13

The exhibition opens with reception 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Admission is free and the public is invited. Gallery is open Monday through Thursday 12-4 p.m.

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Trumpeters McFadden, Olmos to perform with CSUEB Jazz Orchestra at Yoshi's March 10

Popular jazz musicians Marvin McFadden and Mike Olmos will perform as part of benefit for the CSUEB Music Department Scholarship Fund.

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‘Emerging Artists Exhibition’ open through April 10 at CSUEB’s University Art Gallery

The juried exhibition features artworks by select students from a number of Bay area universities and colleges.

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Community invited to participate in 'Week of Inclusive Excellence'

During the week of Feb. 17-21, CSUEB will host a series of programs and activities on diversity for students, faculty and staff on the Hayward Campus.

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GANAS helps Latino transfer students gain confidence, degree

Latinos represent the largest population attending community colleges statewide, but too few go on to earn a four-year degree. CSUEB's new GANAS program aims to correct the trend.

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Project SSOS promotes student success and diversity through $1.75M in grants

The Student Service Operation to Succeed program -- or Project SSOS -- gives Asian American and Pacific Islander students a boost toward achieving collegiate excellence.

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CSUEB motivates at-risk youth to succeed through campus employment program

The university's Facilities Development and Operations Department employs at-risk youth through an employment program called "Highway to Work."

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Cal State East Bay to celebrate Homecoming Jan. 21-25

The celebration theme is “Rise of the Red and Black,” as CSUEB welcomes alumni and seeks to inspire university pride for current students.

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Acclaimed author Peter Orner to speak Feb. 6 in CSUEB’s Distinguished Writers Series

The novelist and short story writer will discuss and read from his latest works, in addition to answering questions and signing books.

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Fantasy author Laura Lam next presenter for CSUEB’s Distinguished Writer Series

Lam, a Cal State East Bay alumna, will read from and discuss her latest book, “Shadowplay,” Wednesday, Jan. 8. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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Cal State East Bay leads outreach to Northern Calif. African American churches this Sunday

For the 9th straight year, CSUEB and the CSU will sponsor Super Sunday, with representatives, including President Leroy M. Morishita, touting higher education benefits.

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ on stage Dec. 13-15 in Cal State East Bay’s Studio Theatre

Alice will be presented in “story theatre” style,” where the actors perform as the characters as well as the scenery and props.

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CSUEB choirs to perform at Dec. 7 Winter Choral Gala

The East Bay Singers and Singing Society will perform in the university’s annual Winter Gala titled "East Bay Lessons and Carols" on the Hayward Campus.

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CSUEB Instrumental Music Festival set for Nov. 1

The annual music fest will feature the Cal State East Bay Wind Symphony and selected local high school musicians for a 7:30 p.m. start in the University Theatre.

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Cooperative program lets CSUEB students enroll in online courses offered by other CSUs

The new CSU Intrasystem Concurrent Enrollment (ICE) program allows full time students to enroll in online courses offered at other CSU campuses.

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Award-winning novelist Keenan Norris appears Nov. 18 for Distinguished Writers Series

The Bay Area-educated author, winner of the James D. Houston Award in 2012 for his debut novel “Brother and the Dancer,” will discuss his latest works.

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CSUEB’s Project SSOS, helping AAPI student success, to host Tuesday open house

Project SSOS program offers AAPI students free services such as tutoring, mentoring, academic workshops, scholarships and leadership courses.

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‘ICE’, ‘ICE-X’ to showcase CSUEB dance creations Dec. 6-7

These annual holiday dance celebrations of CSUEB’s Theatre and Dance Department, will take the stage Dec. 6-7 for three performances.

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Mary Tillman, mother of NFL player and Army ranger killed in Afghanistan, to speak at CSUEB

She has led effort to find out truth about son's death. Her Nov. 18 presentation also can be viewed live online via Pioneer Web TV.

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Studium Teatralne to perform 'The King of Hearts' Oct. 5 at CSUEB's University Theatre

The Polish theatre ensemble will perform the play based on the true story of the life of a young Jewish woman trapped in a Warsaw ghetto.

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Meet 'Bold Voyagers' in current Cal State East Bay Magazine

Catch up with Pioneers at the forefront of their fields in the pages of Cal State East Bay Magazine's latest edition, focusing on the theme Bold Voyagers.

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Kazim Ali, poet-novelist, to read latest works for Distinguished Writer Series

The award-winning writer will lead off the Cal State East Bay writers series Oct. 21 for the new academic year. The series is sponsored by the English Department.

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‘Follow Me to Nellie’s’ continues West Coast premier at Univ. Theatre through Nov. 24

This award-winning story about African Americans coping with their segregated existence in 1955 Mississippi is told with plenty of blues music.

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Free Fest wins national community service award

Annual Free Fest promotes recycling and reduces waste, winning a regional community service award for CSUEB Housing and Residence Life organizers.

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MBA students travel to China and Turkey as part of global innovators program

CSUEB students visit a variety of businesses in Turkey and China as part of an international travel-research project for the MBA for Global Innovators program.

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25th Annual al Fresco celebrates 'Pioneering a Legacy' theme

The free barbecue lunch is back, but taking a cue from the success of last year's event, the venue remains the same for the 25th Annual al Fresco, scheduled Oct. 2 in the AE courtyard.

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Buddy James named founding director for CSUEB’s new School of Arts & Media

The school will enhance the artistic and communication curriculum for Art, Theatre and Dance, Music and the Multimedia Graduate Program.

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CSUEB student trains at renowned dance festival

CSUEB senior Charles Williams is dancing his way to the top with a full scholarship to the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival.

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ASI Diversity Center leads discussion of Zimmerman verdict

The Associated Students Inc. Diversity Center of CSUEB organized an open discussion for students, faculty and staff to discuss the controversial Florida murder case.

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Mary Cardaras' first book examines genesis of the Iraq War

CSUEB assistant professor authors newly published book, "Fear, Power, and Politics: The Recipe for the War in Iraq after 9/11."

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Art students' mini movie earns spot at Cannes Film Festival

CSUEB seniors Justin Nunez and Joshua Folsom created a film that attracted the interest of student festival judges. As a result, it won the chance to be seen by thousands of Cannes festival goers.

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Entrepreneur, philanthropist Kumar Malavalli to be presented Honorary Doctorate by Cal State East Bay

CEO of InMage Systems and pioneer of storage network technology Malavalli will be recognized at the university's graduate commencement ceremony June 14.

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Art Gallery to host annual juried student exhibition through June 8

The year’s best art work produced by CSUEB students will be on display for the Juried Art Exhibition.

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Students learn from the pros at CSU Summer Arts

Photographer Scott Hopkins of the Cal State East Bay faculty is among the professional artists leading two-week intensive sessions for CSU Summer Arts.

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Performance Fusion offers diversity of student-created work through June 9

The creative work of Cal State East Bay theatre and dance students shines with Performance Fusion shows in the University Theatre and Studio Theatre on the Hayward Campus.

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Novella Carpenter, urban farmer-writer, to speak at CSUEB May 28

The author of “Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer” will discuss the history of American sustainability practices for the 2013 History Spring Speaker program on the Hayward Campus.

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Concert honoring longtime CSUEB professor set May 23

Admission is free to the concert, which will be held in the Recital Hall (room 1055) of the Music Building on the Hayward Campus.

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Nominations open for Provost's Awards to honor outstanding faculty

Three new awards recognize Cal State East Bay faculty for their research, mentoring and community engagement.

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Week of Scholarship celebrates faculty and student research, April 22-26

Cal State East Bay will host five days of events to highlight teaching and learning on campus, with awards, guest speakers and a regional conference.

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Poet Patricia Smith to read from her latest works for Distinguished Writer Series

The poet, playwright and performance artist will visit Cal State East Bay's Hayward Campus April 25. She will sign copies of her latest book and answer questions from the audience.

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‘Emerging Artist Exhibition’ Open through April 13 at CSUEB’s University Art Gallery

The exhibition is open in the gallery located on the first floor of the A & E building on the Hayward Campus. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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‘Hidden Costs of College Sports’ topic of presentation by Center for Sport

The April 24 event, co-sponsored by the Kinesiology Department at Cal State East Bay, will feature authors Murray Sperber and Billy Hawkins and noted sports physician Cindy J. Chang.

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Music legend Eddie Daniels to perform at 28th Annual CSUEB Jazz Festival

Daniels will be in concert during the two-day festival Friday, April 19 in the University Theatre and perform with and provide instruction for young musicians the next day.

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CSU Chancellor Timothy White '72 makes his first official visit to campus

White, a CSUEB alumnus, recently took office as the seventh CSU chancellor; he met with faculty, staff and students as part of a first-year tour of the 23 CSU campuses.

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'Apocalypse and Adaptation' opens in March at CSUEB

The C.E. Smith Museum of Anthropology on the Hayward Campus will provide hosts the exhibition on how "Catastrophes Shape Society” through June 14 in room 4047 of Meiklejohn Hall.

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Winter issue of Cal State East Bay Magazine spotlights service to region's children

The extended university family takes creative, collaborative approaches to meeting kids' and communities' needs, as featured in the latest issue, now available online.

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CSUEB events to honor Martin Luther King Jr., celebrate Black History Month

The Cal State East Bay campus community is invited to participate in various activities slated to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in January and observe Black History Month in February.

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SNL’s Pickett to give rare Bay Area performance benefiting CSUEB Music Department

'Saturday Night Live' musical director Lenny Pickett will perform at Yoshi's jazz club in Oakland's Jack London Square March 11 with Cal State East Bay's Jazz Ensembles. Tickets are on sale.

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‘Bat Boy: the Musical’ at CSUEB’s Univ. Theatre through March 17

In a musical production blending horror and comedy, the Department of Theatre and Dance brings the mysterious "Bat Boy" to life during run that ends with Sunday matinee.

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CSUEB offers free music education workshop by John Feierabend Feb. 9

John Feierabend, one of the nation’s premier music educators, will lead a free community workshop at Cal State East Bay to emphasize the importance of providing music education for children.

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Distinguished Writer Series for 2013 opens with author Lucille Lang Day

The noted nonfiction author will read from her new memoir, "Married at Fourteen," Feb. 6 at the Hayward Campus. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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Articles from previous years are available in the CSUEB News Archives.

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