2012 Blog Archive


 

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

December 21, 2012 5:00am

In observance of the Winter Holiday Break, all offices of California State University, East Bay will be closed from 5 p.m. December 21st through 8 a.m. Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. 

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CSUEB supports Hayward Adopt-A-Family (Photos: Corey Gin)

CSUEB employees donate time, coats to Hayward Adopt-A-Family

December 20, 2012 3:00pm

The spirit of the holidays is in giving to others, and Cal State East Bay employees did their part in making the season bright for needy Hayward families through their donations and time to the 15th Annual Adopt-A-Family held at the Hayward Senior Center. Local families were treated to breakfast, photos with Santa, gift rooms, and warm coats.

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CSUEB Assistant Professor of Communications Grant Kien explained the #26acts phenomenon to CBS San Francisco. (Photo: sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) .

CSUEB professor explains the #26acts phenomenon

December 20, 2012 5:00am

Doing 26 random acts of kindness as a way to honor the 26 victims of the Newtown shootings has gone viral across the Internet. CSUEB Assistant Professor of Communications Grant Kien explained the phenomenon to KPIX CBS 5 reporter John Ramos.

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Mrs. Claus (Susan Pace-Koch '04) reads to children from her first book, "Get Out of My Head, I Should Go to Bed" (Photo: courtesy of Susan Pace-Koch

CSUEB alumna authors picture book about children too busy to go to sleep

December 19, 2012 5:00am

Susan Pace-Koch, BA, human development, (’04), thinks that books are the ideal holiday gift for children.  What other present has the ability to engage children, educate them, and help them form connections?  

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Bookstore and dining holiday hours

December 18, 2012 5:00am

Reposting Division of Administration and Finance communication (Dec. 17, 2012)

As we transition from the fall quarter to winter quarter, we would like to share information regarding the bookstore and dining operations. Below are the hours of operations for the bookstore and dining venues on campus:

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Leigh Korn, cantor at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, Calif., will discuss the Jewish identity in American musicals on Jan. 9. (Photo: temple-isaiah.org)

Exploring Jewish identity in American musicals, Jan. 9

December 17, 2012 5:00am

Since the inception of the American musical, Jewish writers, singers, actors and dancers have brought to the stage a powerful and appealing vision of America. Leigh Korn, cantor at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, Calif., will explore this vision of an optimistic, inclusive nation in which Jews and others could both lose and find themselves.

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Dawn Ellerbe, assistant athletic director

Dawn Ellerbe wins 2012 NCAA Division II Game Environment Award of Excellence

December 13, 2012 5:00am

Assistant Athletic Director for California State University, East Bay Dawn Ellerbe was named an award winner for the 2012 NCAA Division II Game Environment Award of Excellence by the California Collegiate Athletic Association for her leadership on "Pioneer 1K Pack the House Challenge."

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Raheela Dharani '12 at the grand opening of Yogurt Hill on Nov. 3. (Photo courtesy of Raheela Dharani)

Newly minted CSUEB grad opens Yogurt Hill in Hayward

December 12, 2012 5:00am

Raheela Dharani '12, BA communications, tried a corporate career after graduation but quickly decided that path wasn't for her. “I was working full-time as a human resources assistant, but I realized that it wasn't enough for me. I wanted to pursue more.”

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Scott Fung, assistant professor of finance (Photo: California Smart Business)

CSUEB professor explains new "Dodd-Frank" OTC derivative regulations

December 11, 2012 5:00am

California Smart Business magazine interviewed Scott Fung, assistant professor of finance in the College of Business and Economics at California State University, East Bay, about the potential impact of the new derivative regulations and how executives should prepare. Read article.

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Kim Geron

CSUEB prof explains why optimism is up in California's Asian-American community

December 10, 2012 5:00am

A new Public Policy Institute of California survey shows that Californians are the most optimistic they've been in years. However, they way they view the state of the state often depends on their race and ethnicity.

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Join CSUEB Athletics for "Zumba for Wishes" on Dec. 8 in the Pioneer gym.

CSUEB holds 'Zumba for Wishes' on Dec. 8

December 6, 2012 5:00am

Pioneer Athletics has partnered with KO1 Fitness to host "Zumba for Wishes" on December 8, 2012 at 4pm at Cal State East Bay’s Pioneer gym.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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CSUEB grad Ryan Gajudo Macasero wrote an article about growing up as a young Asian American battling depression and anxiety. (Photo: The FilAm)

CSUEB alumnus writes about growing up as a young Asian American battling depression

December 5, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay grad Ryan Gajudo Macasero, BA, international studies, is adding one more title to his current list of jobs…advocate.

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"Stimulate Your Mind" series challenges common stereotypes

December 4, 2012 5:00am

 The ASI Diversity Center presents Stimulate Your Mind, a new campus discussion series covering all the 'hot' topics in the Pioneer community.

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Spain is a popular destination for Pioneers. (Photo: CSU)

Pioneers are encouraged to study abroad, info sessions Dec. 5,7

December 3, 2012 5:00am

Only 1% of American students take advantage of study abroad programs and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging even more to think about going international. In a video message for International Education Week, Clinton said, “To remain the leader in this ever-changing world, we have to push ourselves not just to think globally, but to get out there and study globally as well."

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Keep your skills up to date with CSUEB teacher education courses.

Keep your teaching skills up to date with CSUEB teacher education courses

November 30, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay has distinguished itself as a leader in continuing education and professional development for educators. We offer teacher education courses so that students can fulfill state requirements for professional development or earn credits for salary advancement. With academic credits from California State University, East Bay Continuing Education, teachers can obtain new knowledge and ideas for their students or simply satisfy a desire to grow professionally.

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"Bitter Seeds' screened Nov. 29 on campus, followed by discussion with director.

New film explores current social issues in India - everyone welcome at free screening

November 29, 2012 8:00am

Everyone is invited to a screening of “Bitter Seeds,” a film on current social issues in India, followed by a discussion with the director from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the New University Union multi-purpose room, first floor, of the Hayward campus. 

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Suzy Ni Xu (Photo: Kelley Cox)

CSUEB volleyball player Suzy Ni Xu named CCAA Newcomer of the Year

November 29, 2012 5:00am

Pioneer volleyball player Suzy Ni Xu was honored as CCAA Newcomer of the Year and was also named to first-team All-Conference. The yearly awards are voted on by the head coaches in the conference. Xu is a junior majoring in kinesiology.

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Havlan '87 launched the Writers’ Bloc podcast offering a behind-the-scenes look of TV comedies from their writers' perspective.  (Photo: writersblocpodcast.com)

J.R. Havlan ’87 launches new podcast on how blank pages become TV comedies

November 28, 2012 5:00am

J.R. Havlan, BS, business administration, ('87), launched the Writers’ Bloc podcast which takes listeners behind the scenes of popular comedy shows from their writers’ perspective.  Havlan is a stand-up comedian and 16-year veteran writer for The Daily Show.

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CSUEB Professor Maria Nieto will read from her first nove on Dec. 5, at the CSUEB Bookstore.

From microscopes to mysteries, CSUEB biology professor reads from first novel on Nov. 30 and Dec. 5

November 27, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Professor of Biological Sciences Maria Nieto will read from her first novel, Pig Behind the Bear, at 12:15 p.m. this Friday (Nov. 30) at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in room 102 of the Old University Union.

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CSUEB alumnus Rueben Rodriguez '98, business administration says to use your credit cards, not debit cards, during Cyber Monday. (Photo: couponsaver.org)

CSUEB grad says to use credit cards for Cyber Monday deals

November 26, 2012 5:00am

It's Cyber Monday and a Cal State East Bay business grad is warning shoppers to think twice about pulling out a debit card for online purchases.

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Shakira Niazi '93 uses sales of Salvare La Vita Water to pay for wells that provide clean water in poor countries. (Photo: vitawater.org)

Giving back: CSUEB alumna starts Salvare La Vita Water as way to fund clean water in poor countries

November 21, 2012 5:00am

Shakira Niazi '93 started Salvare La Vita Water in 2010 after some post mortgage market-crash soul searching — and a concern about the lack of clean water in developing countries like Haiti and her native Afghanistan. She has designed a simple business model that saves lives: Her nonprofit, called Salvare La Vita, bottles premium water in the U.S. Her water sales pay for wells that provide clean water in poor countries.

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Roger Doering, associate professor of math and computer science, and James Houpis, CSUEB provost, put the university's new car charging stations to use. See more photos from the ceremony in the gallery. (Photos: Jordan Chung)

Electric car chargers mark a new milestone in CSUEB's sustainability journey

November 20, 2012 1:00pm

This week Cal State East Bay officially unveiled two new electric car charging stations from their protective plastic sheeting and “plugged in” to the next generation of alternative commuting. The upgraded stations, each with two 208-volt chargers and a 120-volt plug, are adapted for newer models of electric vehicles and hybrids, allowing faculty, staff, students, and visitors to “fuel up” on the Hayward campus at one of the six spaces now reserved for electric vehicles. (See more photos in the gallery.)

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CSUEB Concord will be holding a holiday toy drive until Dec. 13 on behalf of the Bay Area Crisis Nursery.

Giving back: CSUEB Concord hosts holiday toy drive for Bay Area Crisis Nursery

November 20, 2012 5:00am

Second story in our "Thanks in Giving" series.

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CSUEB President Leroy Morishita greets a local family at the Hayward Promise Neighborhood Community Festival. (Photos: Alex Lopez)

Giving back: CSUEB supports the Hayward Promise Neighborhood partnership

November 19, 2012 5:00am

This week, the CSUEB News Blog will focus on "thanks in giving" stories of Pioneers giving back to local East Bay residents, schools, and organizations. Cal State East Bay supports as one of its shared strategic commitments the civic, cultural, and economic life of all communities in the regions we serve through partnerships that promote education and social responsibility.

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Free screening set Monday.

Everyone invited to 'Stage Left - A Story of Theater in SF' Monday

November 16, 2012 10:00am

Everyone is invited to a preview screening of "Stage Left - A Story of Theater in San Francisco," from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19 in the Cal State East Bay Studio Theatre, room 182, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward.

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Winter Sports Performance Program

CSUEB offers sports performance program for teachers and coaches

November 16, 2012 5:00am

Teachers who want to move up the pay scale and coaches who want to improve their own skills and the skills of their players will be interested in Cal State East Bay’s winter Sports Performance Program.

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Fariba Nawa, author of 'Opium Nation' speaks on campus Nov. 29.

Afghan-American author comes to campus Nov. 29 to speak of human rights

November 15, 2012 1:00pm

Fariba Nawa, an Afghan-American freelance journalist and author of the book “Opium Nation: Child Brides, War Lords and One Woman’s Journey Through Afghanistan” will speak of human rights in Afghanistan from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in the University Union Bay View Room, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward.

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Cassie Coble is averaging 6.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and shooting 50-percent from the field every game. (Photo: Kelley Cox)

CSUEB women's basketball to host Alaska Nanooks on Nov. 17

November 15, 2012 5:00am

Pioneer women's basketball team will host University of Alaska-Fairbanks on November 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. in the CSUEB gym.

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Randal O'Toole, Cato Institute senior fellow, will present "Gridlock: Why We're Stuck in Traffic and What to Do About It" on Nov. 14 (Photo: Cato.org)

Cato Institute's Randal O'Toole speaks at CSUEB on Nov. 14

November 14, 2012 5:00am

Randal O'Toole, a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues, will be the guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series on November 14.

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CSUEB students are encouraged to attend 'Graduation 101' on Nov. 15.

CSUEB graduation workshop on Nov. 15

November 13, 2012 5:00am

The Office of  the Registrar be be holding a"Graduation 101" workshop on Thursday, November 15 at 10am in the multi-purpose room of the new Univeristy Union. Undergraduate and graduate level students are encouraged to attend.

Learn the answers to the following questions and much more:

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Bonnie Jameson

CSUEB professor has another take on the Giants' sweep

November 9, 2012 5:00am

It is the rare individual who can look at a sports franchise as storied as the San Francisco Giants and see past the stats to the root of their success. Professor Bonnie Jameson is just such a person, and she insists that the Giants’ World Series wins can be attributed to the organization’s development from a human resources perspective.

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The Pioneer track team will hold a tryout for currently enrolled students on Nov. 27. (Photo: Amanda Zepeda)

CSUEB Pioneer track tryouts on Nov. 27

November 8, 2012 5:00am

The Pioneer track coaching staff will conduct an open tryout on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 3-5 p.m. Currently enrolled Cal State East Bay students who have not been recruited by the coaching staff are eligible to tryout. Tryouts are for track events only.  No field events will be contested. Participants are required to bring all necessary physical paperwork and participation forms to the tryout, held at the Pioneer Stadium on the Hayward campus. Track spikes are encouraged for the tryout. All prospects should have a general fitness level before the tryout.

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Come get some free cookies and help international students practice their English skils.

Help CSUEB international students practice their English

November 6, 2012 11:15am

Students who are on campus on Wednesdays from 2 – 3 pm can pick up free cookies and help some of Cal State East Bay’s international students practice their English speaking skills. The weekly cookie event is sponsored by the American Language Program (ALP).

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Don't forget to exercise your right to vote today, Nov. 6

November 6, 2012 5:00am

Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day, and we encourage all students, faculty, and staff to make your voices heard at the polls.

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Yolta Ito, left, Joshua Folsom, Tyler Green and Justin Nunez with their first place T-shirts.

Students win trip to Hollywood, prizes for film created in seven days

November 5, 2012 4:00pm

A film created in seven days by Cal State East Bay students Yolta Ito, Joshua Folsom, Tyler Green and Justin Nunez took “Best Picture” honors in the 2012-13 Campus MovieFest competition held on the Hayward campus.

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Crunk Feminist Collective, will speak on Nov 8 in the CSUEB Diversity Center. (Photo:CSUEB ASI)

Crunk Feminist Collective to speak at CSUEB on Nov. 8

November 5, 2012 5:00am

Brittney Cooper and Susana Morris started the Crunk Feminist Collective while graduate students at Emory University.  They were part of an informal group of women of color feminists who routinely convened with one another for fellowship, commiseration and strategizing about how to be successful in grad school. They began to refer to themselves affectionately as the Crunk Feminist Collective, in part influenced by the Southern musical ethos of Atlanta, but also by their absolute willingness to “get crunk” or to deploy crunkness as a form of resistance to the racist, sexist, and heterosexist assaults that they routinely experienced.

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Larry Bensky

CSUEB students to participate in election night discussion on KALW radio

November 2, 2012 6:00am

Cal State East Bay students will have a unique opportunity to participate in a live six-hour broadcast with their political science instructor Larry Bensky from 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 6 that will be broadcast by San Francisco radio station KALW (91.7 FM).

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President Leroy M. Morishita, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Dr. Stephanie Couch at the Gateways East Bay STEM Network convening Oct. 10. (Photo: Barry Zepel)

Gateways East Bay STEM Network convenes community stakeholders to advance STEM education

November 1, 2012 5:15am

As part of an ongoing regional initiative to improve educational outcomes in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) across Alameda and Contra Costa counties, the Gateways East Bay STEM Network convened a series of sessions and workshops with its stakeholders October 10 at the Chabot Space and Science Center.

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Allen Shi '06 and Sunny 'Yao opened YiPing, an Asian fusion restaurant in San Ramon. (Photo: sanramon.org)

CSUEB business grads open YiPing in San Ramon

November 1, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay business grads Allen Shi ’06 and Sunny Yao ’01 opened YiPing, a new Asian fusion restaurant in San Ramon, Calif.

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Alumna Mariah Young will read from debut collection at 7 p.m. Monday.

Alumna finds campus both familiar, unfamiliar as returning 'distinguished writer'

October 31, 2012 8:00am

On Monday, Nov. 5 Mariah Young will return to her alma mater, the CSUEB Hayward campus, as the first of this year’s English Department “Distinguished Writers” – just six years after graduating with a degree in English (creative writing emphasis) and a minor in political science.

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Current, former military personnel to be recognized by University, Pioneer Athletics Department

October 31, 2012 5:00am

UPDATE: The CSUEB Veterans Affairs office has postponed the sixth annual Veterans Welcome Reception and Information Presentation -- originally scheduled for Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m. -- until Jan. 23. Further information about the rescheduled event will be provided by the Veterans Affairs office in December.

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Meet Interim Dean Agrawal and Dean Leung on Nov. 7 from 12pm-1pm. (Photo: ASI CSUEB)

Meet the Science and Business Deans, Nov. 7

October 30, 2012 5:00am

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is hosting "Meet the Deans" on Wednesday, November 7, from 12pm – 1pm on the VBT lawn.

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Cal State East Bay Student Health Services will offer a walk-in flu shot clinic on October 30 and 31 at the Student Health Center on the Hayward campus.

CSUEB flu shot clinic on Oct. 30 and 31

October 29, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Student Health Services will offer a walk-in flu shot clinic on October 30 and 31 at the Student Health Center on the Hayward campus. Flu shots are available to students, staff, and faculty at a cost of $15. Supplies are limited.

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California State University, East Bay

Earn more with an advanced degree from CSUEB

October 26, 2012 5:00am

According to to the U.S. Census Bureau, individuals with a bachelor's degree earn an average of $26,038 more per year than their "high school graduate only" counterparts. Those with master's degrees earn an average of $17,073 more per year than those with only a bachelor's. The Division of Continuing and International Education (DCIE) at Cal State East Bay offers eight master's degrees programs and an online bachelor's in business administration in order to meet the changing and growing needs of California's workforce.

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Gary Weston, associate professor of physics, adjusts telescope for interested student. (Photo: Barry Zepel)

CSUEB Star Party observes Moon, Jupiter Friday evening

October 25, 2012 10:00am

The Hayward Star Party will come alive on the Cal State East Bay campus this Friday (Oct. 26) evening, when Gary Weston, associate professor of physics, leads a telescope observation of the Moon and planet Jupiter from 7 to 10 p.m. in the picnic area east of the College of Science buildings.

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CSUEB soccer will host "Senior Day & Fan Appreciation" on Oct. 28.

CSUEB soccer wraps up 2012 season with 'Senior Day & Fan Appreciation'

October 25, 2012 5:00am

The Pioneer women's soccer team will conclude the 2012 regular season with a pair of CCAA home games this week. On October 26, the Pioneers will play U.C. San Diego. The game is set for 4:30 p.m. On October 28, East Bay will host Cal State San Bernardino on “Senior Day” The game will begin at 11:30 a.m. The Pioneers will honor seniors Nina Cefalo, Shianna Falk, Eugenie Foote, Kara Yamamoto, Claudia Luna and Zuly Diaz for their numerous accomplishments with the women's soccer program.

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Christina Thai (Photo: Taylor Wiles)

CSUEB alumna on why she loves teaching history

October 24, 2012 5:00am

South San Francisco Patch interviewed Cal State East Bay alumna Christina Thai, South San Francisco High School's new social science teacher.

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President Leroy M. Morishita at the Oct. 12 Investiture Ceremony; see more photos of the Day of the Celebration and the Week of Service in our online galleries.

Photo galleries capture 'A Day of Celebration, A Week of Service'

October 23, 2012 5:15am

A series of Presidential Investiture "Day of Celebration, Week of Service" events brought multiple branches of the CSUEB community together in early October, as seen in two photo galleries available online.

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Both emergency medical and law enforcement personnel will take part in Urban Shield drills Oct. 26-28. (Photo: Urban Shield)

CSUEB to host Urban Shield police training Oct. 27-29

October 23, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will again host Urban Shield law enforcement training from Saturday, Oct. 27, through Monday, Oct. 29. Urban Shield 2012 is a full-scale training exercise that gathers 50 participating agencies representing law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services to test and strengthen emergency response skills.

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"8" reading set Sunday on campus.

'8' - verbatim reading leading to Prop 8 defeat - set for Sunday reading

October 22, 2012 4:00pm

“8,” also known as “8 the Play,” a verbatim reading from the legal argument and witness testimony that led to California’s overturn of Proposition 8 – eliminating same-sex marriage – will be presented on the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus Oct. 28 by the Performing as Females club.

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Cancer cells in culture from human connective tissue, illuminated by darkfield amplified contrast, at a magnification of 500x. (Photo: National Cancer Institute)

How do chemicals cause cancer? Scientist explains on Oct. 25

October 22, 2012 5:00am

James Felton, Ph.D., associate director UC Davis Cancer Center and senior biomedical scientist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, will explain how basic chemicals - in our environments, in our diets, in our medicines - can bring cancer.

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(Photo: missrepresentation.org)

CSUEB Concord campus to screen 'Miss Representation' on Oct. 20

October 19, 2012 5:00am

Attend a screening of Miss Representation on Saturday October 20 at 12:00pm at the CSUEB Concord Campus. This event is co-sponsored between the Associated Students of CSU East Bay and the Concord Branch of AAUW. There will be a short introduction by District IV Supervisor Karen Mitchoff and post- film discussion.

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Oakland has been recognized by major publications as an up and coming city.

CSUEB is proud to serve Oakland

October 19, 2012 5:00am

Oakland has arrived. Last month Bloomberg Businessweek recognized Oakland as one of the best cities to live in the country. The Businessweek article is only the lastest in a spate of coverage highlighting Oakland as an up and coming city with plenty to entertain citizens and visitors alike. Besides Businessweek, Oakland was highlighted recently by Refinery 29, and twice by the New York Times in less than a year.

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Jim Irving, now 71, was surprised by a 1961 photo of himself, and another, in Theatre-Dance's first show.

Alumnus surprised by 50-year-old acting photo

October 18, 2012 11:00am

Jim Irving, now 71 and a long-time resident of Leitchfield, KY, got quite a surprise recently when he picked up his mail and saw a 1961 photo of himself starring in Moliere’s "The Imaginary Invalid.” 

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Author Ro Khanna will speak at the CSUEB Diversity Center on October 25. (Photo: ASI)

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Ro Khanna to speak at CSUEB on Oct. 25

October 18, 2012 5:00am

Former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and author Ro Khanna argues that, despite everything you've heard about the economy, America continues to be a world leader in manufacturing. He will explain to the Cal State East Bay campus on October 25 how innovative companies are staying ahead of the curve. Khanna will cover other key elements from his revised book, Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America’s Future (McGraw-Hill, 2012).

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CSUEB soccer teams greeted young fans and signed autographs. (Photo: Patrick Civello)

300 East Bay youth attend CSUEB Soccer Day

October 18, 2012 5:00am

The East Bay soccer community was out in full force on Oct. 8, when the Cal State East Bay men and women's soccer teams hosted Youth Soccer Day during their CCAA doubleheader with Cal State Stanislaus at Pioneer Stadium. More than 300 youth soccer players representing 48 teams from the local community were on hand to cheer on the Pioneers and connect with Cal State East Bay players and coaches.

“My goals were to have the youth teams be a part of a great experience, have the players create lasting memories form their interaction with our East Bay teams and for families to have a positive experience with the university and the athletics department,” Marketing Coordinator and event organizer Tenaya Davis said. “We met those goals and the event was better than I ever expected. The youth players, coaches and families were a pleasure to have and I think we made a big step towards taking Pioneer Athletics to the next level.”

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CSUEB resume blitz and career fair, Oct 19 and 25

October 18, 2012 5:00am

October 19: Resume Blitz: This event will take place in the AACE office on the second floor of the SSA building, from noon until 5:00. AACE career counselors, and HR professionals from local businesses, will be available on a first-come-first-served basis to take a look at student resumes. This is a great opportunity to get your resume reviewed in advance of the career fair!

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Cal State East Bay alumna and author Gini Graham Scott (Photo: PR Newswire)

CSUEB alumna Gini Graham Scott creates book series and film about foreclosure crisis

October 17, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumna and author Gini Graham Scott published a new personal narrative and self-help book series, Living in Limbo,  inspired by her experiences when the unstable economy halved her work; her credit line came to an end; she defaulted on her mortgage and almost lost her house. Scott sold her house and moved to a San Francisco rental where she found new business opportunities, including launching a new film project about her experience: The Suicide Party. 

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Chris Hughes, publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic and Facebook co-founder, will speak at CSUEB on Oct. 23. (Photo: ASI CSUEB)

Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes to speak Oct. 23 at CSUEB

October 16, 2012 5:00am

Chris Hughes, publisher and editor-in-chief of The New Republic and Facebook co-founder, will speak at Cal State East Bay on Wednesday, October 23, in the New University Union at 6pm.

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Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism celebrates 50 years with alumni networking reception

October 16, 2012 5:00am

CSUEB's Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and will host a reception for alumni and current students from 5 to 7 pm Friday, October 19 in the New University Union Multipurpose Room. 

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ACLU's Anthony Romero will speak at CSUEB on Oct. 17 (Photo: ASI CSUEB).

Anthony Romero of ACLU to speak at CSUEB on Oct. 17

October 13, 2012 8:00am

Anthony D. Romero, the first Hispanic — and also its first openly gay — executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will speak at Cal State East Bay on October 17 at 7pm in the University Union.    

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A signed Beach Blanket Babylon poster, plus tickets, will be among the auction offerings.

Free performances, panel discussions, workshops, classes, and more mark Theatre-Dance 50th anniversary

October 12, 2012 8:00am

The Cal State East Bay Department of Theatre and Dance hopes to attract crowds Oct. 15-20 when it celebrates its golden anniversary with performances, panel discussions, workshops and classes, culminating with a barbecue for alumni, a benefit show and auction, and celebration of Thomas Hird, professor and chair's, 40th year with the department.

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Celebrate the investiture of Dr. Leroy M. Morishita as CSUEB's fifth president on Oct. 12.

CSUEB community invited to today's investiture celebration

October 12, 2012 5:00am

On October 12, California State University, East Bay will celebrate the investiture of Dr. Leroy M. Morishita as the fifth president in the University's 55-year history, in conjunction with two long-standing annual events — Faculty Honors Convocation and al Fresco. The entire University community is invited to attend.

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Learn more about crime prevention with a certificate in Criminal Justice.

CSUEB offers a certificate in Criminal Justice

October 12, 2012 5:00am

Safer communities are the end game for anyone in the criminal justice field. Knowledge of the best ways to combat and prevent crime is constantly changing, so Cal State East Bay offers a certificate in Criminal Justice. The Criminal Justice certificate program provides an opportunity for students interested in criminal justice to gain a general understanding by providing a basic introduction to criminal law, crime prevention, and corrections amongst other fields.

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(Photo: Michael Chen)

CSUEB volleyball heads south to play UC San Diego and CSU San Bernardino

October 11, 2012 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay volleyball team (6-10, 1-8 CCAA) will hit the road this weekend for perhaps their most difficult weekend of the season. East Bay will visit Cal State San Bernardino (10-6, 7-1 CCAA) on Friday night and UC San Diego (11-5, 6-2 CCAA) on Saturday, with both matches set for 7 p.m.

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All proceeds from Wednesday-Thursday performance go to Department of Theatre and Dance.

Alumnus gives back with theater performance

October 9, 2012 11:00am

Cal State East Bay audiences will get a sneak peek at Neil LaBute’s play “Fat Pig” before it moves to San Francisco for a four-week run. Simultaneously, audiences can enjoy the work of alumnus David Toda, theatre arts '05, and contribute to the Department of Theatre and Dance.

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The forum is day-long event designed to give information about graduate schools, application processes and financial aid to low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students seeking advanced degrees.

Northern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education, Nov. 3

October 9, 2012 5:00am

The Northern California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education is an all-day program designed to acquaint students with academic and career opportunities associated with advanced study in a wide range of disciplines. There are workshops, panel sessions and opportunities to meet representatives from the nation’s leading graduate schools. 

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Learn how to use MyCSUEB, Blackboard and Horizon email at training sessions to be held Oct. 9 and 10. (Photo: YHC.edu)

Learn how to use CSUEB technology, Oct. 9 and 10

October 9, 2012 5:00am

Starting a new university can be challenging. In addition to new classes, new peers and new faculty, you also need to learn how to navigate through CSUEB's online world.

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Jiming Wu, assistant professor of management (Photo: California Smart Business magazine)

CSUEB prof explains how to outsmart the competition using superior knowledge management

October 8, 2012 5:00am

Superior knowledge management (KM) is often credited with boosting shareholder value, jumpstarting innovation and improving customer service, but with little evidence to support vendors’ heady claims, executives have to rely on faith instead of facts when approving costly initiatives.

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Continuing education is still registering students for classes.

Registration still open for CSUEB continuing education courses

October 5, 2012 5:00am

Fall quarter has begun but it's not too late to sign up for classes through the Division of Continuing and International Education! There are still over 120 courses that start after September 26th and are open for registration, including:

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Much of 'Un/Guarding the Harvest' was filmed on the CSUEB campus.

Students, alumni, staff, faculty create dance for camera

October 4, 2012 3:00pm

Students, alumni, and staff have created a “dance for the camera piece” named, "Un/Guarding the Harvest," in conjunction with Nina Haft, theatre and dance associate professor.

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Join CSUEB women's soccer alumni to cheer on the Pioneers Oct. 5. (Photo: CSUEB Athletics)

Oct. 5 event planned for CSUEB women's soccer alumni

October 4, 2012 5:00am

The Pioneer women's soccer team is inviting alumni to the Oct. 5 matchup with Chico State at 7 p.m. in the Pioneer Stadium.

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CSUEB alumnae LaTanya Bellow is the new HR manager for San Leandro.

CSUEB alumna named HR manager for City of San Leandro

October 3, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumna and former CSUEB HR Manager Latanya Bellow has been named the new human resources manager for the City of San Leandro. She earned her bachelor's in business administration and a master's in public administration, both from CSUEB.

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Join the College of Science faculty for an open house on Oct. 3, from 1pm to 3pm.

CSUEB College of Science Open House on Oct. 3

October 2, 2012 5:00am

The College of Science Faculty at Cal State East Bay will host an Open House from 1 pm to 3 pm on Wednesday, October 3 as a way for students to meet faculty, receive major advising and inquire about specific science classes and/or science majors.

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ASI, CSUEB Diversity Center and the CSUEB Young Democrats will host three presidential debate watches. (Photo: ASI)

CSUEB to host presidential debate watches on Oct. 3, 16, 22

October 2, 2012 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay community is invited to watch the three televised presidential debates and participate in a post-debate discussion on October 3, 16 and 22. Sponsored by Associated Students, Inc., CSUEB Diversity Center and the CSUEB Young Democrats, the debate watches will start at 6:00pm in the CSUEB Diversity Center and offer free refreshments to participants.

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The annual CSUEB Graduate School Fair will be held on Thursday, October 18.

Graduate School Fair Oct. 18 at CSUEB

October 1, 2012 1:00am

More than 70 representatives of graduate and professional schools from across the country will be on hand to meet with interested students on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Graduate School Fair.

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CSUEB Professor Emerita Loretta Graziano Breuning will present a solo comedy performance based upon her research at the San Francisco Theatre Festival on Sept. 30 (Image: Courtesy of L.G. Breuning)

Professor emerita turns research into comedy act, Sept. 30

September 28, 2012 5:00am

CSUEB Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning has combined her academic research on the mammalian brain with her love of animals into a one-woman play. Her debut performance will be at the San Francisco Theatre Festival at 11:50am on September 30.

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Jayne Williams, '70, has been named a women's leader in law.

Sociology alumna recognized for law work

September 27, 2012 2:00pm

The Recorder, a statewide legal publication of general circulation, has named Jayne Williams, ’70 sociology, to its “2012 Women Leaders in Law” list.

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L-R, CSUEB senior softball player Sara Holdridge and senior baseball player David Castillo are the first recipients of the Sherratt Scholarship. (Photo: Kelley Cox)

CSUEB student-athletes receive first annual Sherratt Scholarship

September 27, 2012 5:00am

The first annual Sherratt Scholarship was awarded to senior baseball player David Castillo and senior softball player Sara Holdridge.

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Rafael Hernandez has moved to the CLASS Dean's Office.

Rafael Hernandez named CLASS interim associate dean

September 26, 2012 9:00am

Rafael Hernandez, who likes to identify himself as a composer/teacher/nerd, has been named interim associate dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. He joined the University in 2005, and was chair of the Music Department and director of the Multimedia Graduate Program for the past three years.

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Will Jensen

CSUEB alumnus continues executive sales career at Times Microwave Systems

September 26, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay grad Will Jensen has been named director of sales and OEM business for Times Microwave Systems. Prior to joining Times Microwave Systems, Jensen was employed in executive management positions by Litton Industries, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, and Corning Gilbert.

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Joshua Fredenburg will speak at the November 17 Student Leadership Conference.

Fall Student Leadership Conference to be held Nov. 17

September 25, 2012 5:00am

Student Life and Leadership will host its annual Student Leadership Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 17 in the New University Union Multipurpose Room. This year’s theme is “Shape your Legacy.”

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Charles Baird, professor emeritus of economics, will kick off the 2012-13 Smith Center speaker series.

CSUEB Smith Center announces 2012-13 speaker series

September 24, 2012 5:00am

The Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies kicks off their 2012-2013 speaker series with Cal State East Bay Professor Emeritus of Economics Charles Baird discussing American Unionism and Freedom of Association on October 10.

2012-2013 speakers include:

October 10, 2012

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Michael Lee invited to Chile to share local sustainability successes.

Professor Lee shares CSUEB sustainability with Chilean university

September 21, 2012 3:00pm

Michael Lee, professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, is on his way to the University of Chile to spread word of ecological advancements on the Cal State East Bay campus and help Chileans implement sustainability changes.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour over Pioneer Gymnasium

Space Shuttle Endeavour flies over CSUEB Friday on its way to the California Science Center

September 21, 2012 12:00pm

Gliding over the Cal State East Bay Hayward campus at 10:09 a.m. Friday, the Shuttle Endeavour drew an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers to the balcony surrounding Warren Hall. 

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Earn your MS in Educational Leadership from CSUEB

Advance your education career with a MS in Educational Leadership from CSUEB

September 21, 2012 5:00am

For many teachers, the desire to change a child’s life is the main motivation in their choice of career. Often times, though, many find that change is more immediate and noticeable from an administrator’s position. California State University, East Bay’s Master of Science in Educational Leadership is designed for educators who wish to become leaders in education at the preschool, K-12, adult, or community college levels.

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California Wellness Foundation wants to help under-represented students.

Grants target under-represented CSD students

September 20, 2012 3:00pm

Applications are being taken from under-represented Cal State East Bay Communicative Sciences and Disorders students for 15 grants from the California Wellness Foundation.

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Chantel Johnson '07 continues working on behalf of foster care youth.

Alumna continues quest to make improvements to foster care system

September 20, 2012 11:00am

Chantel Johnson, ’07 sociology and social services, has a new title and honor. In her role as legislative and policy coordinator at the California Youth Connection in Sacramento, Johnson is being recognized this week as one of the Sacramento Observer Newspaper’s “30 Under 30.”

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CSUEB women's cross country takes the team title at Mills Invitational for the second straight year. (Photo: Ralph Jones)

CSUEB women's cross country claims team title at Mills Invitational

September 20, 2012 5:00am

For the second straight year, Pioneer women's cross country team defeated CCAA opponents Sonoma State and Cal State Monterey Bay to claim the team title at the Mills Invitational on September 15.

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Le Boeuf Brothers will perform on campus Oct. 1.

New jazz series combines free concerts, Q&A

September 19, 2012 10:00am

A new, free jazz series blending performance and Q&A’s will debut at Cal State East Bay this fall.

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JR Havlan ’87 (far left) with his boss, Jon Stewart, and the Daily Show cast and crew backstage at the 2009 Emmy Awards. Photo: Mathew Imaging from Emmys.com

Eight is great: Alum JR Havlan and 'Daily Show' staff celebrating their eighth Emmy award for writing

September 19, 2012 5:00am

From Comedy Central’s world news headquarters in New York... A standing ovation to JR Havlan ’87 and the writing staff of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” who added another statue to their collection this week, with a win for outstanding writing for a variety series at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on Sept. 15. It’s their eighth win and 12th consecutive writing nomination!  

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CSUEB Assistant Professor Carlos Salomon will talk about his book "Pío Pico" at San Leandro's Day at the Casa on September 22.

CSUEB faculty to discuss Pio Pico, last governor of Mexican California, on Sept 22

September 18, 2012 5:00am

Carlos Salomon, assistant professor of ethnic studies and director of the Latin American Studies program at Cal State East Bay, will participate in the 28th annual San Leandro Historical Society’s Day at the Casa – “an extravaganza of local history discovery and celebration.” Read San Leandro Patch article.

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'Project for an Informed Electorate' prepares voters for election.

Political Science Associate Professor collaborates on site to educate voters

September 17, 2012 4:00pm

Help is here for navigating the complex November Presidential election thanks to a new website developed by a team of professionals, including Elizabeth Bergman, Cal State East Bay assistant professor of political science.

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The CSUEB Library will host a special U.S. Constitution exhibit the entire month of September. (Photo: Courtesy of CSUS)

CSUEB celebrates Constitution Day

September 17, 2012 5:00am

Happy Constitution Day! Today is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is officially observed on Monday, September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

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CSUEB continuing education open house was a success

September 15, 2012 5:00am

The Division of Continuing and International Education (DCIE) held their annual open house on Thursday, September 6 at the Oakland Center Campus. Representatives from every program offered by DCIE were present to answer questions of prospective and current students. Presentations were made for various programs, including the new Green Business Management certificate and Criminal Justice certificate programs, which are slated to start in the fall and winter respectively.

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Cal State East Bay's vanpool service will allow users to relax while commuting to and from the Hayward Campus.

New CSUEB vanpool for Tracy, Stockton, Manteca and Modesto

September 14, 2012 5:00am

Interested in saving on campus parking fees, gas and vehicle wear and tear? Students, staff and faculty members who live in the Tracy, Stockton, Manteca and Modesto areas will now have the benefit of participating in a new vanpool program beginning fall quarter.

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University Library Banners help mark theatre-dance 50th anniversary.

University Library banners trace 50 years of Theatre-Dance

September 13, 2012 10:00am

The University Library and Department of Theatre and Dance have collaborated on 22 tall banners tracing the campus history of the two performance disciplines over the past half century.

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CSUEB volleyball begins its CCAA schedule this weekend. (Photo: Kelley Cox)

CSUEB volleyball begins CCAA schedule Sept 14

September 13, 2012 5:00am

After going 5-2 in non-conference play, Cal State East Bay begins its CCAA schedule with two bay area matches. The team takes on San Francisco State on Friday, September 14, before heading up to Sonoma State on Saturday, September 15.

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Cory Bardwell '12 is the owner and designer of Motivate Clothing Co. (Photo: Courtesy of Cory Bardwell)

CSUEB grad wants to 'motivate' with his urban apparel designed for a purpose

September 12, 2012 5:00am

Motivate Clothing Co. may have originated as a senior graphic design project at Cal State East Bay but Cory Bardwell, BA, graphic design (’12) has grown the concept into an urban, trendsetting apparel company focused on providing high quality products while partnering with charities.

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Daniel E. Martin, associate professor of management

CSUEB professor explains why people post mean comments online

September 11, 2012 5:00am

Oakland Tribune Reporter Angela Hill interviewed Daniel Martin, associate professor of management at Cal State East Bay, for her article, “If you can't say anything nice, come log on to the Internet.”

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CSUEB Emeritus Professor Paul Staudohar published "Baseball's Best Short Stories" in April 2012. (Photo: Amazon.com)

Podcast with CSUEB emeritus professor Paul Staudohar on his new baseball anthology

September 10, 2012 5:00am

Paul Staudohar, emeritus professor of business at Cal State East Bay, first published a collection of Baseball’s Best Short Stories in 1995. He recently followed up with a new edition in April 2012 and conducted a podcast with Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf to explain how a university business professor came to edit an anthology of baseball stories. Listen to the podcast.

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Kara Yamamoto posted five points, scoring a goal and adding three assists, including a pair on corner kicks to help the Pioneers open the season with a win.

CSUEB women's soccer opens season with win against UC Merced

September 7, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay women's soccer team opened the 2012 campaign with an 8-1 victory over UC Merced at Pioneer Stadium. Breahna Berry led the Pioneer offensive attack with two goals. Shianna Falk and Claudia Luna each had five shots. 

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The CSUEB Library will host a special U.S. Constitution exhibit the entire month of September. (Photo: Courtesy of CSUS)

Cal State East Bay Library exhibit celebrates the U.S. Constitution

September 6, 2012 5:00am

The CSUEB community is invited to test their historical knowledge with a U.S. Constitution quiz, get free copies of the U.S. Constitution and browse related items on display from the Cal State East Bay library’s collections in honor of Constitution Day.

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Robert Schumacher '85

Alum Robert Schumacher gives local government a new perspective on business; founds scholarship for poli sci at CSUEB

September 5, 2012 6:00am

Robert Schumacher ’85, political science, knows his way around California’s public sector, and now it’s time for him to share the wealth of information he’s gained in 25 years with state agencies facing a long string of tough times. After a career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Schumacher drew on his years of working creatively in the public environment and moved into business for himself. R. Schumacher and Associates was formally launched in February, with five colleagues who work with city and county agencies to develop new revenue streams, gain efficiency, and improve internal business operations.

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'+Minus' is among the pieces in the show.

Art student shows work through Dec. 6 at Oakland Center building

September 4, 2012 1:00pm

The artwork of student Jena Scholten will be on display at the Oakland Professional Development and Conference Center in the Transpacific Centre, 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, from Sept. 8-Dec., 6. The exhibition may be viewed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Farid Younos

Equality will civilize Afghanistan, says CSUEB expert

September 4, 2012 5:00am

Longtime Cal State East Bay faculty member Farid Younos was interviewed by Tampa Tribune reporter Howard Altman for the article, "Equality will civilize Afghanistan." Younos is an expert on Afghanistan and on the Middle East. He lecturers in the Cal State East Bay departments of human development and women’s studies.

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(Photo: Cute Calendar)

CSUEB will be closed in observance of Labor Day

September 3, 2012 5:00am

CSUEB will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 3. 

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Learn to build and recognize a quality online program.

CSUEB offers a certification program in online teaching and learning

August 31, 2012 5:00am

Technology continues to be an expanding presence in our lives, and especially in education. California State University, East Bay offers a certification program for educators seeking to build and to recognize a quality online education program.

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(Photo: Michael Chen)

Pioneer baseball players earn Horizon Air Summer Series Honors

August 30, 2012 5:00am

Pioneer baseball players Charlie Sharrer and Nick Hudson were named to the Horizon Air Summer Series All-Series First Team on Aug. 8. The pair were the only players from Division II to earn First Team honors after playing in the Horizon Air Summer Series, a collegiate wood bat summer league.
 
The Horizon Air Summer series is a unique eleven-week long competition among elite college summer wood bat baseball clubs from the Western United States. The series teams are divided into three divisions, two 24-game divisions and one 40-game division. Now in its eighth year, the Horizon Air Summer Series boast several notable alumni including Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza and Oakland A's pitcher Dallas Braden.

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Varsha Chauhan '03

CSUEB health administration grad appointed director of Alameda County Medical

August 29, 2012 5:00am

Varsha Chauhan '03, 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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'Save our students' again this year with CSUEB scholarship support

August 28, 2012 8:00am

We’re delighted that alumnae Luanne Roticci ’87 and Liza Jane MacNaughton ’90 have committed to supporting another year of “SOS” scholarships for seniors struggling with the high cost of higher education. (Read the news announcement here)

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ACLS training will be held August 31 and Sept. 1.  (Photo: ucla.edu)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification on August 31, Sept 1

August 27, 2012 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay Student Nursing Association will host Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) at 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 31 and Sept. 1 in the Old University Union 311 on the Hayward Campus.

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Open house will be on September 6th in Oakland.

CSUEB continuing education to host an open house on September 6 at the Oakland Center

August 24, 2012 5:00am

Information about more than 40 certificate and degree programs in many specialized areas offered through Cal State East Bay’s Division of Continuing and International Education (DCIE) will be available when the university’s downtown Oakland Center hosts an open house from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Pioneer softball coaching staff will conduct an open tryout on September 28. (Photo: John Hefti)

Pioneer Softball Set to Hold Tryout September 28

August 23, 2012 5:00am

The Pioneer softball coaching staff will conduct an open tryout on Sept. 28 from 5-6 p.m. Currently enrolled Cal State East Bay students who have not been recruited by the coaching staff are eligible to tryout. Participants are required to bring all necessary physical paperwork and participation forms to the tryout, held at the Pioneer Softball Field on the Hayward campus.

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Scott Chambliss '85

CSUEB theatre arts prepared Scott Chambliss '85 for Hollywood career

August 22, 2012 5:00am

"Arts and media influence everyday culture, and the California State University offers programs that produce artists who breathe life into objects.  CSU’s hands-on programs prepare students for careers in film, broadcast and interactive media, as well as teach them techniques to excel as a musician, painter, photographer or artist”, writes CSU Public Affairs in their news release, “CSU Alumni Make Objects Come to Life.”

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Rafael Hernandez, Music Department chair and associate professor

CSUEB music prof authors new technology training series

August 21, 2012 5:00am

Rafael Hernandez, Music Department chair and associate professor, authored and also narrated a new 96-lesson Corona SDK training video series by InfiniteSkills Opens iOS.

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Nursing and Health Sciences Lecturer Stephen J. Morewitz

Race a factor in how law enforcement responds to missing persons cases, says CSUEB scholar

August 20, 2012 5:00am

Nursing and Health Sciences Lecturer Stephen J. Morewitz presented his research on missing persons at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) in Denver, CO, on August 17.

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Polymerase chain reaction in action as shown by video from the DNA Learning Center (dnalc.org).

A closer look at biotech for East Bay high school teachers through CSUEB outreach

August 16, 2012 5:00am

Volcanoes and fluid races weren’t the only experiments running at the Hayward Campus this summer. (Catch up on that story here.) While the IMSS Partnership Project reaches out to middle school teachers to share ways of engaging students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), CSUEB also connects with high school teachers to maintain and deepen students’ interest in science as they get closer to college.

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Lisa Im, chief executive at Performant Financial, earned her MBA from Cal State East Bay. (Photo: Smart Business)

CSUEB MBA grad Lisa Im selected as '2012 Entrepreneur of the Year'

August 15, 2012 5:00am

Lisa Im, chief executive officer of Performant Financial, was selected as the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year – Services by Smart Business magazine. Under her leadership, company revenue grew from from $88 million in 2007 to $163 million last year. Im’s success has also profiled by the national publication, Investor's Business Daily. Im joined the company in 2002 and became CEO in 2004.

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Cal State East Bay's McNair Scholars for 2012 are (l-r): Nyala Bremner-Nyah-Wright, Peter Osivwemu, Ashley Griffin, Tiffany Robinson and Matthew Fernandez.

CSUEB's McNair Scholars enjoy a busy summer

August 13, 2012 11:16am

Members of Cal State East Bay's McNair Scholars Program for 2012 have had a busy summer thus far. The program aims to prepare scholars for entrance into graduate school, with the ultimate goal being for each scholar to earn a Ph.D within 10 years of graduation from CSUEB.

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Learn more about San Francisco's own aviation pioneer, Lincoln Beachey, on August 18. (Photo: FanPop.com)

Lecture on Lincoln Beachey, San Francisco's 'Flying Fool', August 18

August 13, 2012 5:00am

San Francisco born Lincoln Beachey became a household name in the early years of the twentieth century.  He became famous and wealthy from flying exhibitions, staging aerial stunts, helping invent aerobatics, and setting aviation records.

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Thanks to his 3.86 GPA, CSUEB Junior Chris Herzog was named as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon Division II All-America Scholar.

CSUEB golfer Chris Herzog named to the Cleveland/Srixon All-America Scholar Team

August 9, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay men's golfer Chris Herzog was named as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon Division II All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). He joins just five other golfers from the CCAA on the All-America Scholar Team, including two student-athletes each from Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus.

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Jiansheng Guo appointed CLASS Associate Dean.

Professor Jiansheng Guo appointed CLASS Associate Dean

August 8, 2012 8:00am

After two years as interim associate dean, Jiansheng Guo has been appointed associate dean of the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal State East Bay. The selection was as a result of a campus-wide search.

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Jenny Haruyama '96 (Photo: Tracy Press)

CSUEB alumna tapped as new administrative services director for City of Tracy

August 8, 2012 5:00am

Jenny Haruyama '96, master of public administration, will start her new role as Administrative Services Director for the City of Tracy effective August 16. She will be responsible for the oversight and operations of the new Administrative Services Department, which includes Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology and Risk Management. She will also be a member of the City Manager’s Executive Leadership Team.

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Assistant Professor of Human Development Xeno Rasmusson will discuss the often confusing topic of medicinal marijuana and try to separate myth from medicine on August 14. (Photo: Points in Case)

Discussion on marijuana: myth or medicine, August 14

August 7, 2012 5:00am

Assistant Professor of Human Development Xeno Rasmusson will discuss the often confusing topic of medicinal marijuana and try to separate myth from medicine on August 14.

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CSUEB Economics Professor Tony Lima

CSUEB professor on the economics of California's wine industry

August 6, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Economics Professor Tony Lima is a wine economist as well as a wine semi-professional. He was contacted by NerdWallet.com for advice on how their readers could determine the best deal when buying wine.

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New green business management certificate offered at CSUEB

August 3, 2012 5:00am

California State University, East Bay is launching a new certificate program in Green Business Management for the fall quarter.

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CSUEB sophomore Meaghan Paschall was among 62 women's water polo players honored by the WWPA. (Image: Michael Chen)

Six Pioneer water polo players earn WWPA All-Academic recognition

August 2, 2012 5:00am

For the fifth straight year, the Cal State East Bay water polo team had six players named to the Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) All-Academic Team on Friday. The Pioneers saw Claire Pierce, Julia Charlesworth, Marrina Nation, Ariel Noriega, Jayme Pekarske, and Meaghan Paschall all earn recognition for their work in the classroom.

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Rita Liberti

CSUEB kinesiology professor on the Olympics and social issues Aug 4

July 31, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Kinesiology Professor Rita Liberti will present "The Olympic Games: Politics at Play” at the Castro Valley Library Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the Hayward Area Historical Society.

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Stephen J. Morewitz

CSUEB lecturer to present new research on endangered teen runaways

July 30, 2012 5:00am

CSUEB Nursing and Health Sciences Lecturer Stephen J. Morewitz will present a research poster on endangered teenage runaways at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in Chicago Nov. 15.

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“The Glass Menagerie,” starring Raymond Dowling, left, Gerry Blazin, Jack Hutchinson, and Marge Curry, was staged in November 1961 in room W-2 of Hayward High School.

Theatre-Dance launches archive page in celebration of golden anniversary

July 27, 2012 2:30pm

In anticipation of its 50th anniversary in October, the Theatre and Dance Department has created an archive page at: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/departments/theatre/theatre-archive/

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Kaye Shelton

CSUEB alumna wins national award for her doctoral thesis in online education

July 27, 2012 5:00am

Kaye Shelton, Ph.D. (M.S.'01), has been named winner of the 2012 Edgar L. Morphet Dissertation Award by the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA) for her dissertation titled "A quality scorecard for the administration of online education programs: A Delphi study." Shelton is currently an associate professor in education leadership at Lamar University. Previously she was the Dean of Online Education for Dallas Baptist University (DBU), a certified online instructor, and also an online education consultant.

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The 16th annual Cal State East Bay Golf Classic and Benefit Dinner will be held on August 20.

16th Annual Cal State East Bay Golf Classic to be held August 20

July 26, 2012 5:00am

Join the Cal State East Bay Athletics Department staff and coaches for the 16th annual Cal State East Bay Golf Classic & Benefit Dinner, being held at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward on Aug. 20, 2012. All proceeds from the tournament and dinner will benefit the Richard and Susan Sherratt Athletic Scholarship Endowment which provides financial support for student-athletes who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend Cal State East Bay and participate in intercollegiate athletics. Rich Sherratt '70, a Pioneer baseball alumnus and CEO of Ballena Technologies in Alameda, and his wife Susan created the endowment with a $25,000 gift in 2009.

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CSUEB will recognize the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26.

CSUEB to recognize 22nd Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act July 26

July 25, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will recognize the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26 in University Union 311. Awards and food will be offered. Speakers include:

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ACLS training will be held on July 27 and 28. (Photo: ucla.edu)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification on July 27, 28

July 24, 2012 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay Student Nursing Association will host Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification at 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 and 28 in the Oakland/Concord Room on the Hayward Campus.

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CSUEB Associate Professor of Management Daniel Martin

CSUEB professor on 'compassion' panel

July 24, 2012 5:00am

CSUEB Associate Professor of Management Daniel Martin participated on a “Compassion-Building Interventions” panel July 20 at the Science of Compassion conference held in Telluride, Colo. The conference was the first large-scale international conference of its kind dedicated to scientific inquiry into altruism, compassion, and service.

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Lauren Lola (Image: Lauren Lola/Newark Patch)

CSUEB comm student is 'local voice' at Newark Patch

July 23, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay communications major Lauren Lola is the new local voice for the Newark Patch, a hyper-local news network owned by AOL. In her article, "With Faith and Passion, Nothing is Impossible," she encourages readers to remember that anything is possible, "You just have to be the one to drive yourself to do whatever it is that you want to do in life."

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The CSUEB BSBA program has been highly lauded and honored, and is accredited by the AACSB

Complete your business degree with the CSUEB's online BSBA degree completion program

July 20, 2012 5:00am

You're already halfway there! Finish your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) through our wholly online BSBA degree completion program. Our program is structured around a set of core courses enabling students to develop general business perspective and skills. The program currently offers options in Finance, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Management, and Operations and Enterprise Resource Management.

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Tryouts for Pioneer baseball will be held Sept 28. (Photo: Michael Chen)

Tryouts for Pioneer baseball Sept. 28

July 19, 2012 5:00am

The Pioneer baseball coaching staff will conduct an open tryout from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. Currently enrolled Cal State East Bay students who have not been recruited by the coaching staff are eligible to try out. Participants are required to bring all necessary physical paperwork and participation forms to the tryout, held at the Pioneer Baseball Field on the Hayward campus.

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Diverse Issues releases 2012 graduate program rankings, with CSUEB in top 100 for students of color earning master's degrees

July 18, 2012 5:15am

Following a strong showing in the undergraduate rankings released by Diverse Issues in Higher Education for degrees awarded to students of color, Cal State East Bay has also been recognized for minority students’ accomplishments in graduate programs. This year the University is ranked No. 80 in the nation for the total number of master’s degrees in all disciplines awarded to students of color.

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Belmont Police Chief Daniel J. DeSmidt earned his MPA from Cal State East Bay. (Photo: Belmont Patch)

CSUEB grad named Belmont's top cop

July 17, 2012 5:00am

Daniel J. DeSmidt has been appointed as chief of police for Belmont. He is a 25 year veteran of the Belmont Police Department and has served as second in command of the department for the last few years. He holds a master's degree in public administration from California State University, East Bay.  

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Daniel E. Martin, associate professor of management

Workplace compassion can ease organization pain points, says CSUEB professor

July 16, 2012 5:00am

In his first Huffington Post article, Associate Professor of Management Daniel E. Martin writes about the positive effects of compassion at work, and the impact it can have on organizational pain points. “While it is difficult for individuals to control the external economic environment, giving employees tools to effectively increase their organizations psychosocial well-being is feasible,” writes Martin.

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The SHRM learning system prepares you for HR Management certification exams.

CSUEB SHRM learning system prepares students for HR exams

July 13, 2012 5:00am

Prepare yourself for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) exams by registering for the SHRM Learning System. This 13-week course has been developed to maximize your experience, education, and skill set to provide you with the best chance of passing either exam.

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Pioneers Claire Pierce, Jayme Pekarske and Erica Crain earned ACWPC All-American status.

Trio of CSUEB Pioneers Named ACWPC All-Americans

July 12, 2012 5:00am

Following a 2012 campaign that saw it record its best finish in program history at WWPA Championships, the Cal State East Bay water polo team was rewarded with Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division II All-America honors for Claire Pierce, Jayme Pekarske and Erica Crain. The accolades mark the first time since 2009 that three Pioneers have earned All-America status, with Pierce and Pekarske earning a spot on the First Team and Crain collecting Second Team honors.

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Mike Abary '88 is senior vice president of Sony Electronics (Photo: Mike Abary)

Sony VP Mike Abary '88 attributes success to CSUEB's diversity and quality education

July 11, 2012 5:00am

Mike Abary '88 earned his Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing from Cal State East Bay and is now senior vice president of the Business Development Division at Sony Electronics. “My degree provided me with a foundation on which to rely upon," said Abary. "Skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and understanding people - these were fundamental skills I learned from Cal State East Bay that I have carried throughout my career.”

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Scott Hopkins', "Looking across the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas, Tamaulipas," will be in show opening July 13.

Photography by Associate Professor Hopkins set for SF exhibition

July 11, 2012 1:00am

"Looking across the U.S.-Mexico border, Texas, Tamaulipas," a photo by Associate Professor of Art Scott Hopkins, has been selected to be one of 18 pieces in the exhibition, “Transient States,” at SF Camerawork, 1011 Market Street, Second Floor, San Francisco.

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Alumni in performance are, from left, Veronica Fong, Patsy Littier Ledbetter, and Kevin Ledbetter.

Alumni help create 'King David' musical in Castro Valley

July 10, 2012 9:45am

Four CSUEB alumni are among those presenting “King David: Neighborhood Church’s Summer 2012 Musical Production” July 27 and 28 and Aug. 2 and 4 in Castro Valley.

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Janet Grove ’73 was recognized as CSUEB's 2011 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. Grove served as Macy’s Merchandising Group (MMG) chairperson in 1998 and CEO in 1999.

Seeking nominations for CSUEB 2012 Alumnus of the Year

July 10, 2012 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay Alumni Association is requesting nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual honor highlights the success of alumni and is one of the highest honors bestowed by the university on its graduates.

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History Newsletter covers emeritus professor, faculty, alumni, student activities

July 9, 2012 11:15am

Check out the latest with those in and from the Department of History in the spring 2012 newsletter (PDF).

The lead story is on Professor Emeritus Mark Van Aken, who just turned 90.

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Yi Jiang, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for MBA for Global Innovators, College of Business and Economics, California State University, East Bay

Time and timing are critical when selecting a growth strategy, says CSUEB prof

July 9, 2012 5:00am

Less than 1 percent of companies ever reach $250 million in annual revenue and fewer still eclipse $1 billion.  Unless you judiciously evaluate your options and select the right growth strategy, your small business may stay that way, said a CSUEB business professor.

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The deadline for CSUEB M.S. Health Care Administration is next week

July 6, 2012 11:00am

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) job growth for Medical and Health Services Managers is expected to grow by 22% between 2010 and 2020, which is faster than average for job growth nationally. The BLS Web site also revealed that in 2010, the latest data year available, that the median pay for those in health care administration was $84,270.

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AACE will host a free workshop series for recent CSUEB graduates.

AACE to host workshops for recent graduates

July 5, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) will host a free workshop series for recent graduates that focuses on preparing students for careers after college. Workshop dates are as follows:

Perfect your Resume-July 10

Resources “Out There”-July 12

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Stephen Morewitz

Solo exhibit of Stephen Morewitz's published work at CSUEB library

July 3, 2012 5:00am

Published work by Nursing and Health Sciences Lecturer Stephen Morewitz will be on display in the Cal State East Bay library until September 1. The exhibit showcases eight books and one play by the awards-winning author, including:

Aging and Chronic Disorders (Springer, 2007)

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"Clear Creek," an oil on hardboard created in August 2011, is one of the pieces in the show.

Alumna shows artwork at Oakland Center through early September

July 2, 2012 9:00am

Pat McCabe, BFA ’12, has a solo exhibition entitled “Environment” at the Cal State East Bay Oakland Professional Development Center, 1000 Broadway, Suite 109, through Sept. 7.

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CSUEB makes classes available to everyone through open university program

June 29, 2012 10:15am

University isn't only for those pursuing a degree anymore. The open university program at Cal State East Bay allows you to take individual undergraduate and graduate level courses, on a space-available basis, without applying to the University as a formally matriculated student. The program is a simple and effective way to make the University's classes available to the general public.

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CSUEB Sociology Lecturer Thomas Andrae co-authored a new book on Pogo creator Walt Kelly. (Photo: sos.georgia.gov)

CSUEB lecturer discusses the art and life of Pogo creator Walt Kelly July 7

June 28, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Sociology Lecturer Thomas Andrae will be discussing the life and art of Walt Kelly, creator of the Pogo cartoon, on Thursday, July 7, from 7pm-9pm at the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum.

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Grace Munakata's "Loops," an acrylic on gatorboard, is among the paintings in the exhibition.

Napa winery shows Professor Grace Munakata's art

June 27, 2012 11:00am

Seventeen paintings by Grace Munakata, professor of art, are being shown through November at the gallery at the St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery in Napa. The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. An opening is set for July 14.  

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Shannon Carter '94 is a co-managing partner with Golden Gate Angels and an active member of US Angel Investors (Photo: fundersandfounders.com)

CSUEB business grad is "angel" to Bay Area start-ups

June 27, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Shannon Carter has over 20 years of startup/turnaround management, corporate development and capital acquisition experience in the software, Internet, telecommunications, mailing/logistics, healthcare and financial services industries. He has scaled 8 early-stage technology companies through high growth and profitable exits.

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Don Sawyer (Photo: Stephanie Secrest)

Sawyer honored at commencement following lifetime of service to CSUEB

June 26, 2012 4:33pm

Don Sawyer, who has filled just about every role that one person can at California State University, East Bay — student, athlete, alumnus, coach, professor, department chair, academic senate chair, and president’s chief of staff — during more than 44 years, announced earlier this year that he would be retiring as of June 30.

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Integrated dancers to perform 'Pass Path Groove.'

Assistant Professor directs, choreographs integrated dance performance in Ireland

June 25, 2012 11:00am

Eric Kupers, assistant professor of theatre and dance with a speciality in integrated performance, has choreographed and directed “Pass Path Groove” for an dance company in Cork, Ireland. Keith Penney ’10 (physics) has assisted Kupers.

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Terri Swartz, dean of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics

Dean Swartz on her goals for CSUEB College of Business

June 25, 2012 5:00am

Terri Swartz, dean of CSUEB's College of Business and Economics, answered questions for a student reporter at the San Francisco Business Times, who interviewed deans of Bay Area university business schools  to learn how they hope to reshape their institutions in the coming years.

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One of several paintings by alumnus Alberto Symon of his native Oakland.

Oakland paintings by alumnus Alberto Symon shown in SA building through fall

June 22, 2012 11:30am

Artwork by Alberto Symon, BFA traditional art ‘12, is on display on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration Building through fall quarter, 2012. Additional exhibits of CSUEB student work will follow during the 2012-13 academic year.

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CSUEB on the growing importance of supply management

June 22, 2012 11:05am

Most people who work in supply management have not had formal training in the field. Usually they are hired into a low-level supply management position, they learn the skills, and they get promoted. Employees learn the supply management functions that their firm uses, but they do not have any outside education and, only rarely, outside experience to bring to the job. These skills can be developed through the California State University, East Bay certificate in Supply Management.

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Professor Emeritus Dora Dien hopes her memoir will inspire students.

Memoir spans childhood in Taiwan, coming to America, education, professorhood

June 21, 2012 1:00pm

Human Development Professor Emerita Dora Shu-fang Dien has published her memoir, “Growing Up in Three Cultures: A Personal Journey of a Taiwanese-American Woman,” via Outskirts Press.

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Emily Brizendine, who retired June 19, has been honored by a city of Concord proclamation.

Concord observes Emily Brizendine Day

June 21, 2012 1:00pm

In recognition of her service to the community, Mayor Ron Leone of the city of Concord issued a proclamation making June 19 “Dr. Emily Lowe Brizendine Day.”

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Dianna Huff '86, '93 (Photo: courtesy of Dianna Huff)

CSUEB English grad owns successful B2B web marketing firm

June 21, 2012 5:00am

Dianna Huff ’86, ’93 tells college students that you don't always know where life will take you.

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'Terra Cotta Warrior,' by Teresa Taniguchi is on cover of new 'Reflections.'

Philosophy student writings published online

June 20, 2012 11:00am

“Reflections VI,” the 2012 Department of Philosophy Online Journal of Undergraduate writing, is available at:http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/departments/philosophy/reflections/2011-2012/index.html

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Tower of Power's Lenny Williams performed at the June 16, 2012 commencement ceremony at Cal State East Bay. (Photo: Barry Zepel)

Lenny Williams rocks CSUEB commencement

June 18, 2012 5:00am

Lenny Williams performs Tower of Power's 1973 hit, So Very Hard To Go, to a standing crowd of thousands of cheering graduates and guests at a June 16, 2012, Cal State East Bay commencement ceremony in CSUEB Pioneer Stadium.

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ALP alumni celebrate their reunion and graduation.

CSUEB American Language Program gives its alumni one final goodbye

June 15, 2012 10:00am

Since 2010, the American Language Program (ALP) at California State University, East Bay has given its alumni a graduation of its own, dubbed “GradFest.” In calendar year 2012, 145 former ALP students will graduate with CSUEB bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees. The event gives a chance for matriculated international students on the verge of graduation to reunite with their former classmates, to congratulate each other, and to recognize how far they have come since those first days on the CSUEB campus.

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Scholarships made it possible for Mindy Le '12 to earn her degree in biology and prepare for a career in medicine.

Scholarships make dreams come true for Class of 2012

June 14, 2012 5:46am

For thousands of students graduating this weekend, donning their caps and gowns wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of alumni and friends of the University, and the funding they provide for scholarships and programs that keep the dream of a college education in reach. 

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Dennis Cakebread (Photo: Courtesy Cakebread Cellars)

CSUEB alumnus Dennis Cakebread promotes a stellar cellar of fine wines

June 13, 2012 5:00am

Dennis Cakebread’s father Jack started Cakebread Cellars 38 years ago as a hobby, buying a ranch in Rutherford from friends. By 1973, the Napa Valley vineyard had produced its first vintage, 157 cases of chardonnay.

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Noah Luna learned the ropes to be a successful businessman in CSUEB music classes.

Music composition alumnus featured in 'dream job' story

June 12, 2012 11:00am

Noah Luna, ’07 music composition, is featured in the “dream job” section of the current salary.com newsletter: http://www.salary.com/music-composer-and-sheet-music-publisher/

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Sabrina Rodriguez '05 posted this photo to her Facebook page on June 9 after winning two Emmys. (Photo: Sabrina Rodriguez)

Sabrina Rodriguez '05 wins two Emmy Awards

June 11, 2012 5:00am

The 41st Annual Northern California Area Emmy® Awards were presented Saturday evening, June 9, and Cal State East Bay alumna Sabrina Rodriguez '05 walked away with two of the 92 Emmy® statuettes.

Rodriguez won in two categories:

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A professor teaching students.

CSUEB offers comprehensive test preparation for college entry and standardized testing

June 8, 2012 9:00am

California State University, East Bay offers affordable and comprehensive test preparation for over 10 different graduate level and professional certification admissions exams.

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senior A.J. Gallardo continues to receive awards and recognition. (Photo: Kelly Chen)

Pioneer pitcher A.J. Gallardo continues to score post-season honors

June 7, 2012 5:00am

Baseball season is over but Cal State East Bay senior A.J. Gallardo continues to receive awards and recognition.  In May 2012, opposing coaches named him to the 2012 NCAA American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-West Region Baseball Division II Second Team.  His impressive record resulted in his selection to the All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Baseball Second Team.

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Derek Gordon '86 is Chief Marketing Officer for Pathbrite (Photo: Courtesy of Derek Gordon)

Pathbrite's CMO encourages students to never stop learning

June 6, 2012 5:00am

Alumnus Derek Gordon, '86 mass communications, a San Francisco based marketing veteran loves story telling. "I discovered that I love to tell the stories about people at work changing the world,” he said. “So, after some initial twists-and-turns, I started my current path working with non-profits. I ran communications for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation for about seven years and then Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for two."

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Science professor Gary Weston adjusts telescope for interested student. (Photo: Barry Zepel)

Science buffs watched Venus Transit as it crossed sun

June 5, 2012 9:00am

Cal State East Bay science faculty members Gary Weston and Louis Villaneuva led an observation of the Venus Transit June 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. and also observed the Sun and its current solar activity.

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Kristin Ramsdell, Cal State East Bay professor emerita and former Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year

CSUEB professor says e-readers explain the rise in romance novel readership

June 5, 2012 5:00am

E-readers like the Kindle and Nook are big right now for readers of every genre, but they've specifically helped the romance/erotica category achieve new stature in the mainstream, especially with women. Two out of five new romance book purchases in the fourth quarter of 2011 were electronic.

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Assistant Political Science Professor Elizabeth Bergman demonstrates her new voter app created in partnership with Atwoodz, Inc. (Photo: Chase Thomas, The Pioneer)

Voting on June 5? There's an app for that from CSUEB Poli Sci professor

June 4, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Assistant Political Science Professor Elizabeth Bergman teamed with Atwoodz Inc. to pilot a free smart phone app - VoterGuideNow™ - of the County’s Voter Information Pamphlet for the June 5 primaries in Marin, Shasta and Santa Cruz counties.

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CSUEB One-Year MBA team wins first place in Long Beach competition

June 1, 2012 5:00am

At this year’s annual International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition (ICBSC) held at CSU Long Beach, California State University, East Bay’s team from their One-Year Intensive MBA program placed first in overall performance. The winning team competed against more than 20 other college MBA programs from around the United States.

The competition, which extends from February to the end of April, encourages student engagement, school pride and provides participating students with hands-on experience in policy formulation, budgeting, planning and scheduling in the corporate world.

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Claire Pierce is a a two-time WWPA and ACWPC All-Academic

Not just a star in the pool, water polo's Claire Pierce wins academic honors

May 31, 2012 5:00am

Coming off another successful campaign that saw her lead the Cal State East Bay water polo team to its best finish at WWPA Championships, Claire Pierce was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large First Team for the second time in as many years on Thursday. A two-time All-American, Pierce collected the honor after becoming the team's all-time leading scorer and repeating as an All-WWPA First Team selection.

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Karen Fremont directs a group rehearsal. (Photo: Nori Kamada Simpson)

Aphasia chorus performs to raise support for CSUEB treatment program on June 6

May 29, 2012 5:00am

The Aphasia Tones©, a Cal State East Bay chorus comprising persons learning to live fully with aphasia, will perform Wednesday, June 6 to raise awareness about aphasia and raise funds to support the campus Aphasia Treatment Program.

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Arlington Memorial Cemetery on Memorial Day 2007 (Photo: US Army)

CSUEB closed in observance of Memorial Day

May 28, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Today provides an opportunity for the CSUEB community to express our appreciation for the sacrifices of our fallen heroes and their families. We also remember those who have served our nation in the past, like our student veterans, and those who currently serve America today.

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Start the career change that will make the difference in your life and the lives of others.

Help make a career change with CSUEB's Pre-Professional Health academic program

May 25, 2012 5:00am

It happens to everyone. Books have been written about it, songs have been sung about it: one day we wake up and realize that our lives need to change. For those who want to learn medicine, Cal State East Bay offers a Pre-Professional Health Academic Program, which gives students the educational background needed to apply to and succeed in medical schools. Our prehealth postbac program is specifically structured for such students, and is goal-oriented, focused, and integrated with health professions volunteerships/internships, research experience, community service and prehealth association opportunities.

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The Annual CSUEB Student Juried Exhibition will be open through June 9.

Annual Student Juried Exhibition through June 9

May 24, 2012 5:00am

The Annual Student Juried Exhibition will be open through June 9 in the gallery on the first floor of the Art and Education Building.  This year celebrates the Department of Art’s 50th anniversary. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, and 2-4 p.m. Thursday. The gallery will be closed May 28 for Memorial Day.

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Vote in the Associated Students Inc. elections May 23-30

Voting open for ASI student government positions, May 23-30

May 23, 2012 3:00pm

Elections for CSUEB's Associated Students, Inc student government are now underway with more than two dozen candidates in the running to serve their fellow Pioneers in the 2012-13 academic year. 

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Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, MPA '06

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan '06 shares real life stories with CSUEB students

May 23, 2012 5:00am

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan, MPA '06, returned to his alma mater -- California State University, East Bay -- to share real life experiences with students in the Department of Criminal Justice Administration's “Community Corrections” class. Jordan heads a department comprised of 651 officers and more than 350 non-sworn personnel.

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Eric Gerhardt is this year's recipient of annual geography, environmental studies scholarship.

Geography major wins annual Thoman scholarship

May 22, 2012 9:00am

Congratulations to Eric Gerhardt, a junior in geography, for winning this year’s annual Richard & Evelyn Thoman Scholarship of $450 in Geography & Environmental Studies.

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Economist Sanford Ikeda will speak on the CSUEB Hayward campus on May 30. (Photo: cato-unbound.org)

Economist Sanford Ikeda on the importance of social networks to economic freedom May 30

May 22, 2012 5:00am

Sanford Ikeda, associate professor of economics at the State University of New York, Purchase, will present "How are social networks important to economic freedom?" on May 30 as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies speaker series.  This will be the final event of the 2011-12 academic year.

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Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning

Expect bad results if you try to control the world, says CSUEB prof

May 21, 2012 5:00am

Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning wrote an article, “Control Yourself or Control the World?,” for Psychology Today in which she explains how  it’s easier to control oneself, living in an unpredictable world when you know how the brain works. Read article. 

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Make a difference in the future by earning a degree in early childhood development.

Earn a certificate in Early Childhood Development at CSUEB

May 21, 2012 5:00am

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a successful society places a high value on the importance of its children. California State University, East Bay recognizes the value of children and their education, and offers a certificate program in Early Childhood Development. Depending on students’ background, needs, and career goals, the program offers two certificate options: the Associate Teacher Permit Track and the Teacher Permit Track. To earn a certificate in Early Childhood Development, the student must complete 20 units for the Associate Teacher Permit Track certificate or 36 units for the Teacher Permit Track certificate. The program’s courses can also fulfill course requirements for the Cal State East Bay B.A. in Human Development with an Early Childhood Development Option.

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Dance major Joslynn Mathis-Reed in a scene from an earlier show.

Theatre/Dance students showcase their skills in three distinct 'Performance Fusion' programs

May 18, 2012 4:00pm

Performance Fusion, the Theatre and Dance Department’s annual celebration of performance, will be divided into three distinct programs this year to better reflect the work on all of its majors, including films, two-character plays, monologues, and dance.

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"Digital Facial Destruction," by Jake Foraker, is the cover of this year's "Occam's Razor" magazine.

Everyone invited to free English publication party June 11 - readings, open mic, refreshments

May 17, 2012 11:15am

Everyone is invited to the CSUEB English Department’s Annual Publication Party for the 29th annual Occam’s Razor, a collection of current student poetry and fiction. The party will get underway at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11 in the Biella Room of the University Library, Hayward Campus. 

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CSUEB Assistant Athletic Director Dawn Ellerbe placed seventh in the hammer throw at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. (Photo: Dawn Ellerbe)

CSUEB Athletic's Dawn Ellerbe inducted into Penn Relays Wall of Fame for hammer throw records

May 17, 2012 5:00am

The Penn Relays is the largest track meet in the United States and is celebrating its 118th year of operation. It recognizes talent on every level — high school, college, Olympic Development, Olympic, and Masters. Dawn Ellerbe, the Pioneers' Assistant Athletic Director, was inducted to the Penn Relays Wall of Fame in April for her skill at the hammer throw.

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Mike and Brittany Shaddle '07 turned their challenges into a new online workout business, 'Fit with Brit'. (Photo: fitwithbrit.com)

CSUEB couple turns adversity into online fitness business

May 16, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumna Brittany Shaddle '07 first made the connection between exercising and healing as a 17-year old when she turned to soccer as a rehabilitation tool to help her recover from a multiple sclerosis relapse.   She was so inspired that she became a certified personal trainer to pay her way through Cal State East Bay. 

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Yi Jiang, Assistant Professor and Associate Director for MBA for Global Innovators, College of Business and Economics, California State University, East Bay

CSUEB business prof on fueling revenue growth

May 15, 2012 1:00am

Less than 1 percent of companies ever reach $250 million in annual revenue and fewer still eclipse $1 billion. Unless you judiciously evaluate your options and select the right growth strategy, your small business may stay that way – small. Northern California Smart Business interviewed Yi Jiang, assistant professor and associate director of MBA for Global Innovators for the College of Business and Economics at CSUEB, for an article about growth strategies and what executives should consider when making a selection.

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CSUEB will host 'Journey to Success: An Educational Summit for First Generation Asian American and Pacific Islanders' on May 19.

Education Summit for Asian American, Pacific Islander students at CSUEB May 19

May 14, 2012 5:00am

The California State University system invites Bay Area students of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage – who would be of the first generation in their families to go to college – to attend an educational summit to be held at Cal State East Bay Saturday, May 19. The summit is open to students in grades 6 through 12 who want a college education, and their families.

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CSUEB observes 10 years at Oakland Center

May 12, 2012 10:00pm

This year California State University, East Bay, observes its first decade at the Oakland Center, a professional development and continuing education site located at 1000 Broadway in downtown Oakland.

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Provost James Houpis with show participant and award winner Alberto Symon, and Pat McCabe. McCabe was the winner of the Viewer's Choice Award from the SA building displays last winter and spring.

Students take honors at annual Art Department/Gallery awards night

May 10, 2012 2:00pm

Art students Alberto Symon, Adriana Gonzalez, Anne Hartwell and Divinae Folliae, a group comprised of Shalee Evans, Emanuela Quaglia, and Evelin Saavedra, are among the award recipients in this year’s Annual Juried Student Show in the Cal State East Bay University Art Gallery.

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Jessica Betando, left, a senior in music, and Linda Dorsey, a music graduate student, are among four music students who will do solos in "Riddle Me" June 4 in the University Theatre. Admission will be free.

Music department stages new, short opera based on 'Rumpelstilskin' June 4

May 10, 2012 11:00am

“Riddle Me,” a new chamber opera based on the fairy tale “Rumpelstiltskin” will be presented June 4 by the CSUEB Music Department. The free program will be at 8 p.m. in the University Theatre, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward 94542.

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L-R Claire Pierce, Erica Crain and Jayme Pekarske (Photo: Michael Chen)

Three CSUEB water polo players earn all-conference honors

May 10, 2012 5:00am

For the third straight year the Cal State East Bay water polo team had three players selected to the All-Women's Water Polo teams.

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T.J. Lyons, left, Samantha Kennedy, and Christopher Morgan took top honors in the 2012 Don Markos Poetry Prize.

Four students take honors in annual Don Markos prize for poetry

May 9, 2012 11:00am

T.J. (Thomas) Lyons took first in the 2012 Donald Markos Prize for Poetry for "Minutes." Samantha Kennedy’s "Untitled" poem took second, and Christopher Morgan’s "Before the Crash, Yet Already Wading Through Fire" took third. Endre Branstad’s "Do You Want to See the Pigs?" received honorable mention.

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CSUEB nursing alumna Mary Kropf fulfilled her childhood dream of publishing a book. (Photo: theaurator.com)

CSUEB nursing grad Mary Kropf publishes first novel

May 9, 2012 5:00am

It took sixteen years before Cal State East Bay alumna Mary Kropf fulfilled her childhood dream of publishing a book.Deadly Secrets (2012 Xlibris Corporation) was recently released as the first book of the Aurator trilogy. Kropf, RN, BSN, CEP  has been a registered nurse working in addiction medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry.  She is also working on her masters in nursing with an emphasis in education.

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Rick Casqueiro '73 (Photo: domaine-ste-michelle.com)

Celebrate with award-winning bubbly from CSUEB grad Rick Casqueiro

May 9, 2012 5:00am

In a 2008 national taste test, the $12 Domaine Ste. Michelle brut outscored a $150 bottle of Dom Perignon. This stunning defeat pushed Domaine Ste. Michelle winemaker and Cal State East Bay chemistry grad Rick Casqueiro '73 into the global spotlight.

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Gerald Henig, CSUEB professor emeritus of history, will discuss 'Lincoln, Slavery and Disunion' on May 15.

Remembering Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of his death May 15

May 8, 2012 5:00am

Gerald Henig, Cal State East Bay professor emeritus of history, will present “Lincoln, Slavery and Disunion” on May 15.

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Adriana Gonzalez’s "Crime scene: Awkward. Evidence: Talk" will be in the show.

Annual student art exhibition opens May 8, continues through June 9

May 7, 2012 10:40am

Everyone is invited to enjoy art by Cal State East Bay students at the Annual Student Exhibition in the University Art Gallery, first floor of the Art and Education Building, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, 94542.

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Gregory Theyel, associate professor of Business Management (Photo: sbnonline.com)

Turn environmental regulation into opportunity, says CSUEB prof

May 7, 2012 5:00am

Decades of government environmental controls and regulations have undermined America’s economic competitiveness, right? Not so, says a CSUEB business professor.

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Janet Burns, left, Christopher Morgan, and Samantha Kennedy took top honors in 2012 Williams Award.

Students take honors in annual fiction contest memorializing English professor emeritus

May 4, 2012 1:00pm

Six students, including one sharing the name of the contest's namesake, took honors in this year’s R.V. Williams Memorial Contest in Fiction.

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Learn to create new games with a certifiate from Cal State East Bay.

CSUEB offers a certificate in video game design and development

May 4, 2012 12:00pm

According to the Entertainment Software Association, 72% of U.S. households play video games. Whether you are interested in the conceptual side, production, or programming, the video game industry has a need for qualified workers.

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Freshman Linda Brown posted the lowest single-round score for the Pioneers at the CSU Monterey Bay Otter Invitational.

CSUEB women's golf finishes '12 season

May 3, 2012 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay women's golf team finished off the regular season with a seventh-place showing at the Cal State Monterey Bay Otter Invitational. The Pioneers posted a three-round total of 975 (+111) to finish seven strokes back of sixth-place Sonoma State and 17 strokes out of the top three.

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CSUEB grad Mike Dresen is a hydrogeologist, CEO and president of Weiss Associates (Photo:  bizjournals.com)

CSUEB alumnus Mike Dresen featured in SF Biz Times article

May 2, 2012 5:00am

San Francisco Business Times reporter Aaron Tilley interviewed Cal State East Bay alumnus Mike Dresen, hydrogeologist and CEO of Weiss Associates, for the paper's Entrepreneur Profile section.

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Glenn Glasow, as sketched by his partner Yashiko Kakudo, will be remembered in annual concert.

May 24 concert remembers Professor Emeritus Glenn Glasow

May 1, 2012 7:00am

Glenn Glasow, California State University, East Bay professor of composition for 34 years, will be remembered at an annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24 in the Music Building Recital Hall, room 1055, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, 94542. Admission is free. 

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May is "National Bike Month" (Photo: bikeleague.org)

Safety workshops May 7, 23 for 'National Bike Month'

May 1, 2012 5:00am

In support of National Bike Month, Cal State East Bay will host free bicycle commute workshops on the Hayward campus during the following times and dates:

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. May 7 in MI 3115

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. May 23 in MI 3115

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 7 in Mi 3115

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Music lecturer, alum Nick Vasallo releases debut CD.

Music alum, lecturer releases CD, two pieces to debut on campus this spring

April 30, 2012 3:00pm

Asian-American composer Nicholas Vasallo, ’07 music and current music lecturer, has released his first CD. CSUEB music students will perform two of the pieces in concert this spring. 

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'Graduation 2012 Info Days' to be held on Hayward and Concord campuses

April 30, 2012 5:00am

Graduating Pioneers are encouraged to attend one of the following Graduation Information Days:

•    Hayward Campus: May 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room of the New University Union on the Hayward Campus

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Become a health care administrator with our online MS in health care administration.

Start a career in health care with the CSUEB Online MS Health Care Administration

April 27, 2012 5:00am

Those in healthcare administration don't work with patients. They won't be suturing or setting bones or even have an excessive amount of contact with patients. Yet, without healthcare administrators, a healthcare facility couldn't run. Healthcare adminsitrators are as important as a doctor or a nurse, and a degree in healthcare administration can lead to a fulfilling and stable career.

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Caitlin Ibarra will share information from her award-winner paper at the May 23 meeting of the Anthropology Club.

Anthropology grad student wins prestigious award for CT scan research, shares technique with campus May 23

April 25, 2012 3:00pm

A presentation by Caitlin L. Ibarra, a Cal State East Bay graduate student in anthropology, was recognized as the best student talk at this year’s annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Portland, OR.

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Get the 'scoop' on what it's really like to work in marketing on May 1.

Marketing career sampler planned for May 1

April 24, 2012 5:00am

Classroom assignments are one thing, but what’s it really like to work in a marketing role? Cal State East Bay students will have the opportunity to find when four marketing professionals share their personal experiences and insights about the marketing profession at a “Business Career Sampler” on May 1, 4:30pm-6:30pm, in room 311 of the old union.

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A screening of the 2011 documentary "Pink Ribbons" will held on April 25. (Photo: imdb.com)

'Pink Ribbons' author discusses politics of philanthropy April 25

April 23, 2012 5:00am

Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy will talk April 25 at California State University, East Bay, about how marketing campaigns to cure cancer have transformed a once-stigmatized disease into an industry centered around surviving a health crisis. The program will begin with a screening of the 2011 documentary film Pink Ribbons Inc., which is based on her book.

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Improve your human resources skills.

Earn your HR management certification from CSUEB

April 20, 2012 10:05am

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, HR management is a top employing field nationally and for the Bay area. Wages are consistently high and jobs are stable. The skills of HR management are tranferrable between private-sector, public-sector, and non-profit businesses.

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Kyle Zozaya drove in four runs, including a two-run shot that scored the game-winning run, to help the Pioneers complete the come-from-behind win. (Photo: Michael Chen)

Pioneer Kyle Zozaya homers twice to end CSUSB's six-game winning streak

April 19, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay junior Kyle Zozaya’s two homeruns led to a late rally that stunned Cal State San Bernardino. Zozaya hit two home runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead the Pioneer baseball team to a come-from-behind 12-11 CCAA victory over Cal State San Bernardino on April 16 at Fiscalini Field.

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CSUEB alumna Dr. Jenny Taylor, DVM and Molly, her Jack Russell. (Photo: creaturecomfort.com)

CSUEB alumna recognized as 'Best Vet' in the Bay Area

April 18, 2012 5:00am

For the past three years, Bay Woof readers have recognized Cal State East Bay alumna Dr. Jenny Taylor, DVM, and her clinic, Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center, in Oakland with “Beast of the Bay” awards for “Best Veterinarian”, “Best Alternative Medicine Provider”, and “Best Overall Veterinary Clinic.” Taylor earned her biology degree from CSUEB. 

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CSUEB library will display autism-related material from their collection during the month of April. (Photo: Tashma Greene)

CSUEB library display in support of Autism Awareness Month

April 18, 2012 5:00am

Reposting from CSUEB Library

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(Photo: Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives)

"Amazing and Improbable D-Day" lecture on April 21

April 17, 2012 5:00am

Michael Schutz, Cal State East Bay sociology lecturer, recently visited the 1944 invasion beaches and will lead a discussion on the series of coordinated but improbable scenarios that made up history's largest amphibious assault, the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

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Celebrate Earth Day at the CSUEB Hayward campus on April 24.

Celebrate CSUEB Earth Day on April 24

April 17, 2012 5:00am

Join ASI Recreation and Student Health and Counseling Services Health in celebrating "Every Day is Earth Day" on Tuesday, April 24h from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Recreation and Wellness Center (RAW).

Events include:

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Over the course of her working life, a woman will earn roughly $1 million less than a man.  $tart $mart strives to close that gap. (Photo: aauw.org)

$tart $mart salary negotiation workshop on April 18

April 16, 2012 4:00pm

Over the course of her working life, a woman will earn roughly $1 million less than a man. Cal State East Bay Academic Advising and Career Education aims to close this gap by hosting a workshop geared towards giving college women the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation  This free event will held in the old University Union in UU-311 from 3:00pm-6:00pm on April 18.

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Economist Peter G. Klein will speak at the CSUEB Hayward campus on April 25.

Economist Peter Klein on 'Entrepreneurship and the Firm' April 25

April 16, 2012 5:00am

Peter G. Klein, associate professor of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Missouri, and director of the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, will present "Entrepreneurship and the Firm" on April 25 as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies speaker series. 

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Get your TESOL certification from CSUEB

April 13, 2012 5:00am

As the U.S. population continues to grow more diverse, the demand for educators who can teach English as a second language increases. The California State University, East Bay certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) meets the needs of those who plant to serve as English-language teachers in the United States or overseas.

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Six performances benefit the V-Day global effort.

V-Day performances help stop violence against women, girls

April 12, 2012 9:00am

In support of the V-Day global effort to stop violence against women and girls, the CSUEB Department of Theatre and Dance will present "The Vagina Monologues." 

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CSUEB Junior David Castillo contributed to the Pioneer victory with two hits and four RBIs. (Michael Chen)

CSUEB baseball captures first CCAA series win

April 12, 2012 5:00am

The Pioneer baseball team overcame a 4-0 deficit to defeat Cal State Dominguez, 12-6, on April 7. The victory gives the Pioneers their first CCAA series win of the season.

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Sergeant Kevin Gonzales will teach two workshops to help enhance personal safety while on CSUEB campuses.

'Active Shooter Preparedness' workshops on Apr 24, May 3

April 11, 2012 5:00am

Sergeant Kevin Gonzales from the Cal State East Bay University Police department will conduct “Active Shooter Preparedness” workshops on April 24 (Concord campus) and May 3 (Hayward campus). The purpose of this workshop is to inform and enhance personal safety while on CSUEB campuses.

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Laura Lam gets contract for two novels with UK publisher.

English alumna Laura Lam signs two-book deal for young adult sci fi/fantasy

April 10, 2012 2:00pm

Laura Richardson Lam, ’09 English literature/creative writing, has signed with Peters Fraser & Dunlop, a large London-based literary agency, for her first book, "Pantomime." 

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CSUEB SCAA offers free tutoring for math, statistics, and writing. (Photo: arizona.edu)

SCAA offers free tutoring to CSUEB students

April 10, 2012 5:00am

The CSUEB Student Center for Academic Achievement (SCAA) helps students succeed with free tutoring for math, statistics, and writing. SCAA's mission is to help CSUEB students improve their skills and to gain confidence as independent learners and active members of the university community. SCAA also provides academic workshops and programs each quarter.

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Cal State East Bay History Department Chair Nancy Thompson's interview was featured on The Colbert Report April 3. (Photo: colbertnation.com)

Stephen Colbert features CSUEB history professor on 'The Colbert Report'

April 9, 2012 5:00am

In an interview originally done by CBS 5 News in San Francisco, Cal State East Bay History Department Chair Nancy Thompson refutes charges by Presidential candidate Rick Santorum that "... the California universities.... don’t even teach an American history course. It’s not even available to be taught.”

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Earn a certificate in supply management fromCSUEB

Earn a certificate in supply management from CSUEB

April 6, 2012 5:00am

As companies increasingly use their supply chain to compete and gain market share, spending and hiring in this field is increasing. With demand on the rise, now is the perfect time to pursue a certificate in Supply Management. The California State University, East Bay Supply Management certificate program equips procurement professionals with the up-to-date skills and knowledge necessary to meet both the tactical and strategic demands of their work.

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Cal State East Bay Pioneers claimed second place in the Silver Bracket at the Mizuno Tournament of Champions.

CSUEB softball claims best-ever tournament finish

April 5, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Pioneers claimed second place in the Silver Bracket to finish sixth overall in the 24-team Mizuno Tournament of Champions - a best ever finish for the University.

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Mitchell Craig, CSUEB associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences

CSUEB geologist to lead walking tour of Hayward fault on April 7

April 4, 2012 11:00am

Mitchell Craig, Cal State East Bay associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, will present, "It's Our Fault",  a free event sponsored by the Hayward Area Historical Society and the Hayward Library. Event will be held April 7 at 1 p.m.

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"Spring Gold" by alumna Marge Barta Atkins will be in the downtown Hayward show.

Aumni show work at reopened Hayward gallery

April 4, 2012 10:00am

The Cinema Place Gallery in downtown Hayward is reopening with an exhibition featuring the work of several CSUEB alumni.

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L-R CSUEB alumnus Gene Daniels receives his award from Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) (Photo: Bob Wieckowski)

CSUEB alumnus Gene Daniels recognized as prominent Newark community leader

April 4, 2012 5:00am

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) recognized four prominent community leaders, including CSUEB alumnus Gene Daniels, at the first African American Heritage Leadership Awards.

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The fall of the Bataan peninsula on April 9, 1942  marked the largest single surrender in American military history. (Photo: WW2F)

Death March survivors to participate in 70th Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan on April 10

April 3, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Theatre and Dance Department, the Philippine American Student Alliance (PASA) and Artis Mundi of Berkeley present a Commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan on Tuesday, April 10 from 4PM to 6PM at the CSUEB University Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.

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David J. Theroux (Photo: .independent.org)

Founder of the "The Independent Institute" to speak on April 4

April 2, 2012 5:00am

David J. Theroux, founder of The Independent Institute and publisher of The Independent Review, will be the guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series on April 4. He will present on "Free Market Alternatives to Leviathan." The Independent Institute is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues.

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Nonprofit management.

CSUEB nonprofit management open house event April 2

March 30, 2012 5:00am

As the nonprofit sector continues to outpace the growth of private and government sector jobs even in the slow growing economy, the demand for well trained and capable mangers will only continue to increase. The nonprofit management certificate program at California State University, East Bay prepares current and aspiring nonprofit professionals to become qualified and knowledgeable staff, administrators, board members, and volunteers.

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CSUEB Family Skate Night to benefit Hayward youth, April 4

March 29, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Athletics Department will be participating in Family Skate Night, hosted by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District and Cal State East Bay student group Skating for Kids' Achievement Through Exercise (S.K.A.T.E.). The event will provide local families the opportunity to enjoy music and skating in a fun and safe environment and will be held at Sunset Adult School in Hayward on April 4 from 3-7 p.m. Proceeds from raffle tickets will help provide skates for youth in the Hayward community.

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L-R Assembly Member Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) with Charmaine Banther, Woman of the Year (Photo: PRWeb)

CSUEB alumna Charmaine Banther recognized as 'Woman of The Year'

March 28, 2012 5:00am

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

Dean Terri Swartz on the transformative power of education April 6

March 27, 2012 5:00am

Terri Swartz, dean of the CSUEB College of Business and Economics, will speak at the East Bay Women in Business Roundtable on April 6. Their 2012 Luncheon Theme is "Women Defining the East Bay's Future,” which focuses on East Bay women who are leading the way in their respective industries.

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CSUEB student Jabir Tarin organizes inventory at his new store, Maqbool Islamic Clothing. (Photo: Bay Area News Group)

CSUEB students respond to growing demand for Muslim fashion

March 26, 2012 5:00am

San Jose Mercury News reporter Matt O'Brien interviewed entrepreneur and Cal State East Bay student Jabir Tarin for his article, “Muslim fashion takes hold in Bay Area.”

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Charles Jackson at the African Advocacy Network office.

CSUEB alumnus recounts his time as a Liberian refugee

March 23, 2012 5:00am

It wasn’t all that relatively long ago, about 200 years, that Liberia was set up as a colony of freedom and liberty by free ex-slaves from the United States. Almost as soon as it was set up, the same sins that the freed men and women had escaped from, a cultural and ethnic imperialism, were replicated in Liberia against the indigenous population. Charles Jackson has lived through the culmination of that history, and he worked tirelessly for years to bring that reality to the fore.

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Cal State East Bay Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis

CSUEB athletics director to be inducted into Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame

March 22, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Director of Athletics Debby De Angelis was selected as one of 11 nominees that will be inducted into the Alameda County Women's Hall of Fame on Mar. 31. De Angelis, who is in her 11th year at the helm of the Cal State East Bay Athletics Department, was selected as this year's inductee from the Sports & Athletics category and will be honored at the Induction Ceremony on Mar. 31 in Oakland.

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(Photo: flahec.org)

CSUEB offers community counseling center

March 21, 2012 5:00am

Master's level students in the Cal State East Bay Clinical/Counseling Psychology program provide counseling services every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to the community.

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Jazz students Christopher Almada (left), Mari Hayashi, Alex Attard, and Antonio Juarez were successful at weekend festival.

Jazz students make command performance at annual Santa Cruz festival

March 20, 2012 1:00pm

Congrats to CSUEB jazz students who participated in the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival last weekend. The Jazz Orchestra received unanimous “superior” ratings and was invited to give a “command performance” at the festival’s final concert.

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Ellias Fullmore, center, who goes by Burntface, with musical group members Meklit Hadero and Gabriel Teodros.

Multimedia grads on MTV, create companion app

March 16, 2012 1:00pm

Ellias Fullmore, ’11 M.A. Multimedia, has made MTVHive with the debut song he and fellow Ethiopians Meklit Hadero and Gabriel Teodros created for the hip-hop space opera:
http://read.mtvhive.com/2012/03/13/copperwire-wake-up-song-premiere/

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Jenerro at a planning meeting for his marketing firm, United to Connect International.

Hurricane Katrina survivor earns his MBA at CSUEB

March 16, 2012 12:00pm

It’s a little funny how English idiomatic expressions about change often refer to storms: every cloud has a silver lining, on the winds of change, sea change, etc. Jenerro Lockhart knows better than most how storms can affect people and, yes, how they can bring about evolution.

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Students, from left, Alex Attard, Antonio Juarez, Aryien Shapiro, prepared for Yoshi's concert during sound check. (Photo: Martin Wood)

First major Arts Events Sponsorship puts music students on Yoshi's professional stage

March 16, 2012 10:40am

CSUEB jazz students had an opportunity to perform at the Bay Area's premier jazz club, Yoshi's at Jack London Square, this week thanks to the first major gift to the University's Arts Events Sponsorship Program by Gary and Ann Roads of Livermore.

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 A self-portrait by Emanuela Quaglia, based on the story of Ophelia, is among the images shown.

Photo students show work through Tuesday in Old Kiln Gallery Room

March 15, 2012 8:00am

”Image and Ideas,” an exhibition of a wide range of photography by fine art students, is on display in the Old Kiln Gallery Room, room 1202 in the Arts and Education Building, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, 94542.

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Jayme Pekarske (Photo: Michael Chen)

Water polo's Jayme Pekarske collects second WWPA award

March 15, 2012 5:00am

Jayme Pekarske set a new season high and helped Cal State East Bay pick up its third win of the season against a Division I opponent to earn WWPA Player of the Week honors.

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Amy Doan '02 lives in Rockridge, Oakland with her four beloved cats. (Photo: sugarpillshop.com)

CSUEB alumna Amy Doan is successful fashion entrepreneur

March 14, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumna Amy Doan '02 may look like a club kid with her blue hair and anime style outfits but don't be fooled - she’s a successful fashion entrepreneur.  In less than 10 years, she has founded the fashion line Shrinkle clothing and a vibrant makeup line called Sugarpill Cosmetics.

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March 16 workshop on using 'Schedule A' letter for federal employment

March 13, 2012 4:45pm

Cal State East Bay WorkAbility IV will be hosting Aaron Isaacson, EEO Specialist from the US Mint, who will present a workshop regarding “Working for the Federal Government and Using a Schedule A Letter” on Friday, March 16.  He will discuss how and why to work for the federal government. Benefits include excellent health and life insurance, a retirement plan, vacation time, flexible working hours and reasonable accommodations.

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Professor Emeritus Gerald Henig will discuss the historical impact of the Triangle Factory fire on March 17.  (Photo: msnbc.com)

Why the Triangle Fire of 1911 still matters, March 17

March 13, 2012 5:00am

One hundred years ago on March 25, 1911, a cataclysmic fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Lower Manhattan. The fire killed 146 people and helped to galvanize the U.S. labor movement. The victims were mostly young immigrant women, many of whom jumped to their death to escape the flames. The tragedy prompted many improvements in fire safety across the country, such as sprinkler installation and laws mandating fire drills.

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(Photo: University of Tennessee - Knoxville)

CSUEB Diversity Day planned for May 16

March 12, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay celebrates its commitment to diversity and inclusion during the third annual Diversity Day at the Hayward campus on May 16.

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A personal trainer helps her client

CSUEB Personal Fitness Trainer certificate

March 9, 2012 5:00am

The California State University, East Bay Personal Fitness Trainer certificate is a Web based program designed to present students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to implement and create a unique, medically balanced fitness model to better serve an increasingly educated and fitness-savvy clientele.

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Pioneers Jacari Whitfield and Micah Walker were awarded "Freshmen of the Year" by the CCAA. (Photo: Kelley Cox)

CSUEB freshmen make CCAA basketball history

March 8, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay basketball teams swept the CCAA Freshman of the Year awards as Jacari Whitfield and Micah Walker were honored as the top rookies in the league. This was the first time in CCAA history that freshmen players from the men's and women's basketball teams won the award at the same time from the same university.

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RAW Center remains open during repairs to temporarily closed gym

March 7, 2012 1:00pm

Due to flooding that occurred Monday, the gymnasium within the Recreation and Wellness Center has been closed temporarily. RAW Center workout facilities remain open to members, and all fitness classes and Health and Wellness Center programs will continue as scheduled.

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Cal State East Bay alumna Marcia Somers has been named city manager for the City of Los Altos. (Photo: Los Altos Patch)

CSUEB alumna named city manager for Los Altos

March 7, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumna Marcia Somers has been named city manager for the City of Los Altos.  Somers is the second woman to serve as Los Altos' city manager. She earned a master’s degree in public administration from Cal State East Bay.

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President Leroy Morishita (center) poses with the youth members of the congregation at Glad Tidings Church of God of Christ in Hayward. (Photo: Barry Zepel)

CSUEB, CSU partner for Super Sunday 2012 in East Bay region

March 6, 2012 11:50am

Cal State East Bay partnered with the CSU and 22 African American churches in the East Bay region for Super Sunday Feb. 19 in an effort to increase the number of African Americans attending college.

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Watch the award-winning documentary, "The Interrupters", on March 7. (Photo: kartemquin.com)

CSUEB criminal justice screens "The Interrupters" on Mar 7

March 6, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay criminal justice department will screen the award-winning documentary, The Interrupters, on March 7at 6pm in MI 2032 at CSUEB, Hayward. Event is free and open to the public.

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Student nurses collected 41 pints of blood at their annual blood drive on the CSUEB Concord campus. (Photo: Darice Ingram)

'Blood, Sweets & Teas' at CSUEB Concord will help save lives

March 5, 2012 5:15am

The East Bay Student Nurses' Association (EBSNA) at the Concord Campus collected 41 pints of blood at its annual Blood Drive event.  Over 45 donors consisting of students, faculty, staff and community members came out to support by donating blood. “It was definitely a community effort to save lives. [We had] a goal of 34 and we surely met that! We kept them busy that day” says Johna Bell Go, nursing student and event organizer.

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Edward J. Lopez (Image: sjsu.edu)

Economist Edward Lopez to discuss 'The (Ab)use of Takings for Economic Development' on March 7

March 5, 2012 5:00am

Edward J. Lopez, associate professor of law and economics at San Jose State University, will be the guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series on March 7. He will lecture on the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes, “The (Ab)use of Takings for Economic Development.”

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CSUEB students are encouraged to attend 'Graduation 101' on March 12.

CSUEB graduation workshop scheduled for March 12

March 2, 2012 5:00am

Due to the popularity of the first session, the Office of  the Registrar is holding another "Graduation 101" workshop on Monday, March 12, at 2:00pm.  This session will present the same information as the first and will be held in MPR of the new University Union to accommodate more students.

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English Department to award cash prizes in short fiction, poetry contests

March 1, 2012 1:00pm

The Cal State East Bay English Department is taking entries through 4 p.m. Monday, April 2 in two writing contests: the “Robert V. Williams Memorial Contest” for short fiction, and the “Don Markos Prize for Poetry.”

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The CSUEB swim team collected honors for their work both in the pool and in the classroom.

Pioneer swimmers collect CSCAA Team Scholar All America honors

March 1, 2012 5:00am

The CSUEB swim team collected honors for their work both in the pool and in the classroom.

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Frank P. Paniagua, Jr. '82 (Photo: Wikipedia)

CSUEB grad recognized for his firm's green manufacturing practices

February 29, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Frank P. Paniagua, Jr. ’82 is the founder and CEO of Green Plug, the first developer of digital technology enabling communication and negotiation between electronic devices and power sources. His firm was recognized on the AlwaysOn’s GoingGreen Global 200 list —the top emerging companies that are transforming big industry and creating viable business models for the green technology.

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CSUEB lecturer Gretchen Reevy has published, "Personality, Stress, and Coping: Implications for Education" (Photo: infoagepub.com)

CSUEB psych lecturer publishes new book on personality, stress and coping

February 28, 2012 5:00am

Information Age Publishing has released a new book co-edited by Gretchen Reevy, Cal State East Bay psychology lecturer, which addresses contemporary original research on personality, stress, and coping in educational contexts. Personality, Stress, and Coping: Implications for Education (Information Age Publishing, 2012) is a new volume in the IAP book series, Research on Stress and Coping in Education. 

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Nursing and Health Sciences Lecturer Stephen J. Morewitz

CSUEB Lecturer Stephen Morewitz co-authors new play, "Steamship Quanza"

February 27, 2012 5:00am

Nursing and Health Sciences Lecturer Stephen J. Morewitz co-authored a new play with Susan Lieberman, Steamship Quanza, which will be included in Staging Holocaust Resistance (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) by Gene A. Plunka.

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CSUEB offers certificate program in project management

February 24, 2012 5:00am

Due to a slow-moving economy, companies are investing in individuals with project management training to save money by keeping projects on track and on budget. Now is a great time to pursue a Project Management certificate.

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Players from the first CSUEB basketball team in 1961 were honored at the 2012 Homecoming game. (Photo: Dawn Ellerbe)

Reunion held for players on CSUEB's first basketball team

February 23, 2012 11:00am

Cal State East Bay Athletics celebrated some very special Pioneers: the 1961-62 men's basketball team. They played when the University was still called Alameda State College.

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Bayfest 2012 concert canceled; refunds available

February 22, 2012 12:00pm

CSUEB's Associated Students, Inc. announced Wednesday that the Bayfest concert featuring Too Short, YG, and HBK, scheduled for Thursday, February 23, 2012, has been canceled due to logistical concerns.

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Jeremy Cline '98 competed on" Amazing Race" with Sandy Draghi (Photo: CBS.com)

"Amazing Race" TV show a life changer for CSUEB CBE grad

February 22, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay alumnus Jeremy Cline '98 competed on the last season of the CBS television show, Amazing Race, with his partner, Sandy Draghi. Although the couple finished second place on the show, Cline told Livermore Patch that he came out winning more than money. Read interview.

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Khal Schneider will speak Monday on the U.S. economy since the Depression.

Assistant professor covers economic history from the Great Depression to present for 'Grapes of Wrath' community reading program

February 21, 2012 4:00pm

Khal Schneider, assistant professor and graduate coordinator of history, will speak about “U.S. Economic History from the Great Depression to the Present” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont.

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Peer Advisor Stephanie Pinkston at the new CSUEB Concord Transfer Center.

CSUEB Concord Transfer Center opens on Feb 28

February 21, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay expands its reach to students and professionals with the grand opening of a new transfer center at the Concord Campus. The new center provides personal service for a smoother transition to CSUEB.

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CSUEB alumna Colette Roche (R) helps students at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland.,

The new face of college prep: CSUEB alumna leads the way for future online students

February 17, 2012 5:00am

Colette Roche knew what she wanted to be from the beginning, “I was one of those people who always knew they wanted to be a high school English teacher.” When the time came, she went to University of California, Berkeley to earn her degree in English and then on to California State University, East Bay to get her teaching credential.

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Luz Calvo, associate professor of ethnic studies, will speak at March 8 program honoring women.

Ethnic Studies Associate Professor Calvo to speak at Hayward International Women's Day event

February 16, 2012 10:00am

Luz Calvo, CSUEB associate professor of Ethnic Studies, will be among several women speaking March 8 at the Hayward Honors Women Teach-in at the Hayward City Hall. Her topic will "Radical Women of Color." 

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Sara Holdridge

CSUEB softball player Sara Holdridge named CCAA Player of the Week

February 16, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay softball player Sara Holdridge has been named the Worth/CCAA Player of the Week after helping the Pioneers open the conference season with a series victory over San Francisco State.

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Behind the scenes at CSUEB's Arroyo literary magazine with alumni sponsor Stan Pisle, programmer and poet

February 15, 2012 5:35am

Alumnus Stan Pisle ‘85 may seem like an unlikely poet to many, with his computer science degree and a job as Senior Technical Director – IT Voice, Global Customer Service Division at AT&T. But he minored in English at then-Cal State Hayward, and has always been a writer, even as the computer degree paid the bills.

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Learn about Friends of the Arts over a piece of cake at musical's opening.

Friends of the Arts serve free cake at winter musical opening

February 14, 2012 11:00am

Enjoy a piece of cake and learn about the CSUEB Friends of the Arts March 2, opening night of the winter musical, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

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TRiO programs have been in existence for over 40 years to help disadvantaged students enter and graduate college.

CSUEB to celebrate National TRiO Day on Feb 23

February 14, 2012 5:00am

TRiO programs have been in existence for over 40 years and were designed and funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide supportive services to disadvantaged students to help them enter and graduate from college.  TRiO programs at Cal State East Bay include: Upward Bound, Project IMPACT, Excel, and the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. 

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Pathway to Graduate School will be held at CSUEB on March 8.

Pathway to Graduate School event to be held March 8

February 13, 2012 5:00am

The Office of Graduate Studies will host its Pathway to Graduate School event March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the New University Union Multipurpose Room.

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CSUEB will accept upper-division transfer students through May 1.

FOR SUMMER SESSION: CSUEB accepting upper-division transfer students through May 1

February 10, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Office of Admission will be accepting Undergraduate applications for Upper-Division Transfer students for the Summer 2012 Quarter. Applications will be accepted through May 1. To view a detailed list of open majors for Summer 2012, please visit www.csumentor.edu. For students interested in the impacted Business Administration, B.S., the supplemental application will be accepted through April 12. Learn more at: www.csueastbay.edu/cbe.

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Moscow MBA student Anastasia Fedotova

Cal State East Bay MBA provides a fulfilling and bright future for Russian graduate

February 10, 2012 5:00am

Nobody would have been able to call Anastasia Fedotova lagging or unsuccessful in her native Russia; she was educated and she had steady and gainful employment. Still, Anastasia didn’t feel that she personally had the skills set that she needed to be a success on her own scale. “Before I got my MBA degree I wanted to be more confident, and at work I found I lacked some experience; some skills; some knowledge.”

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Gay Marriage and Philosophy: From Plato to Judith Butler on Feb 15

February 9, 2012 5:00am

The Cal State East Bay Philosophy Society will host a discussion on, “Gay Marriage and Philosophy: From Plato to Judith Butler,” as a part of CSUEB’s 7th Annual Queerfest. Event will take place at noon on Wednesday, February 15 in the ASI Diversity Center.

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The launch party for the fourth edition of the English Department's literary review is set for Feb. 23 in downtown Hayward.

'Arroyo Literary Review' launch party set for Feb. 23 in downtown Hayward – open to all 21+

February 8, 2012 9:00am

Everyone 21 and over is invited to celebrate the release of the fourth annual “Arroyo Literary Review,” the literary journal of Cal State East Bay's English Department, from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Bistro, 1001 B St., Hayward, 94541.

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Sabrina Rodriguez '05 goes undercover to report on life as a panhandler for KTXL. (Photo: KTXL)

CSUEB alumna goes undercover as a panhandler

February 8, 2012 5:00am

Sabrina Rodriguez serves as a reporter and fill-in anchor on the morning news at FOX-affiliate KTXL in Sacramento. Her job has led to a range of assignments including a recent story for which she went undercover as a panhandler, playing her guitar, and asking for money over the course of three hours on the streets of Sacramento.

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CSUEB Homecoming '12 culminates with Pioneer baseball hosting Westmont and Menlo College on Feb 12.

CSUEB Homecoming 2012 kicks off

February 7, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Athletics is set for a week of Homecoming 2012 events, contests and games celebrating Pioneer Pride and the 50th anniversary of the Pioneer Athletics Department through Feb. 12. The weeklong event, which will culminate with a basketball doubleheader against Cal Poly Pomona, also will include a Homecoming parade and dance, spirit contests, step show and pre-game tailgate all seeking to bring members of the campus community together in celebration of the university and all of its Pioneers.

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Gary Galles will speak at CSUEB on February 15. (Photo: Pepperdine University)

Gary Galles discusses the economics of government on February 15

February 6, 2012 5:00am

Gary Galles will be the guest speaker for the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies lecture series on February 15.

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Before working at CSUEB ALP, Kelly Pan was an international student from Beijing, China.

CSUEB alumna uses life experience to mentor current international students

February 3, 2012 5:00am

Kelly Pan knows the needs and concerns of international students more intimately than most. Before becoming a program coordinator for the American Language Program (ALP) at California State University, East Bay, she was an international student from Beijing, China.

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Sara Bonino

CSUEB swimmer Sara Bonino ends college career with two wins

February 2, 2012 5:00am

Senior Sara Bonino competed in her final home swim meet for Cal State East Bay on January 20. She took first place in the 200 Yard Butterfly with a season best time of 2:14.85 and was victorious in the 1000 Yard Freestyle by 11 seconds in 10:52.64.

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Antiracist activist Tim Wise speaks at CSUEB on February 2 at 7pm. (Image: ASI CSUEB)

Anti-racist activist Tim Wise speaks at CSUEB, Feb 2

February 1, 2012 5:00am

Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) will host Tim Wise on February 2 in the multi-purpose room of the New University Union at 7:00pm. Event is free and open to the public.

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CSUEB accounting students offer free tax prep starting Feb 18

January 31, 2012 5:00am

Student volunteers from the Department of Accounting in Cal State East Bay’s College of Business and Economics will provide free income tax assistance for the public during seven Saturdays through April 14.

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AACE will host a 'Backpack to Briefcase' professional development event before the Spring Career Fair.

'From Backpack to Briefcase,' February 6

January 30, 2012 5:00am

Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) will host “From Backpack to Briefcase” on February 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the new University Union. This professional development event will help prepare students for the Spring Career Fair.

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Associate Professor Dianne Rush-Woods (right) with a student in the MSW program at CSUEB.

Advocates for change: Dr. Rush-Woods' experiences motivate CSUEB MSW students to make a difference

January 27, 2012 5:50am

Listening to Associate Professor Dianne Rush-Woods talk about her family and her past is like listening to a rather engaging history book. She says, “I grew up extraordinarily poor. My mother was the daughter of a share-cropper, my father... worked for other people. So they came to Oakland running from the South.” These beginnings inspired her to want to help the poor in some capacity.

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Fred Korematsu's refusal to relocate to an internment camp during WWII made him a national symbol of civil rights.(Photo: salon.com)

CSUEB to celebrate Fred Korematsu Day, January 31

January 26, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay will celebrate the second Fred Korematsu Day on Jan. 31, 2012 with an intergenerational panel on Japanese-American internment held in Professor Colleen Fong's ethnic studies class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in MI2008.

Guest speakers include:

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George Zhang (Photo: STRATMARK)

STRATMARK names CSUEB grad as new VP Analytics

January 25, 2012 5:00am

STRATMARK, a direct marketing and nonprofit fundraising company, has named George Zhang as Vice President of Analytics.  Zhang was previously employed as Senior Analytics Manager for the Quantitative Marketing Group at Merkle. Zhang holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from California State University, East Bay.

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Patrick Devine '87, MBA '91, earned his degrees as an adult student to get ahead in the high-tech industry.

Irish immigrant's American dream realized through CSUEB MBA degree

January 23, 2012 1:00pm

Patrick Devine’s story begins the way many immigrant stories do: he left his native country, Ireland, at a young age to look for a better life in the United States. His struggle to find stability was compounded by his youth, new surroundings, and lack of higher education. “Coming from Ireland, my father was a carpenter, my mother was a hairdresser, and the idea of going to university was not even within the realm of possibility.”

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CSUEB Concord campus operates a free shuttle to and from the BART station.

Save green and go green by riding the Concord shuttle from BART

January 23, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Concord Campus offers a free shuttle for all students, staff, and faculty from the Concord BART station.

The shuttle, which began its inaugural run in October, is an alternative option for transportation with direct service from Concord BART.

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Successful CSUEB alumni discuss how to apply math and computer science degrees, January 26

January 20, 2012 5:00am

A career panel for mathematics and computer science majors or those contemplating them will be held Thursday, January 26 at 12pm in the New Student Union Multipurpose Room B. The panel will feature distinguished CSUEB alumni working at notable Bay Area companies who will share their perspective on "How to Apply a Math and Computer Science Degree to Achieve a Successful Career in Today's Economy."

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Fans at the CSUEB vs. Chico State game on January 20 will receive a coupon for a free Chipotle burrito if 1,000 people "jam the gym."

Jam the gym on Jan 20 and get a free Chipotle burrito

January 19, 2012 5:00am

Come out and support your Cal State East Bay Pioneers when men’s and women’s basketball takes on Chico State this Friday, January 20, at 5:30pm.

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Becky Williamson (R) provided fitness tips on ABC Bay Area 7Live. (Photo: 7Live Online)

CSUEB kinesiology grad co-authors best-selling fitness book

January 18, 2012 5:00am

Becky Williamson, '87, MS kinesiology, signed a publishing deal to co-author, The Fit Formula (2011, Celebrity Press). The book features top advice from health, fitness and wellness experts from across the globe on the subjects of total body health, fitness and nutrition. Released in December 2011, The Fit Formula immediately climbed to international best-seller status in five Amazon.com categories.  In the United States, the book reached #1 in both the "Weight Training" and "Quick Workout" categories.

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Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning

Goals don't bring satisfaction, says CSUEB prof

January 17, 2012 5:00am

Professor Emerita of International Management Loretta Graziano Breuning wrote an article, “Score! Dopamine! Repeat! Or Not,” for Psychology Today in which she explains how some people get caught up in endless efforts to stimulate more of that dopamine feel-good with more goal-seeking.  Read article.

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Jennifer Rozario (Photo: CSUEB Projec IMPACT)

Microsoft manager shares how blindness hasn't hindered career success, Jan 20

January 16, 2012 5:00am

Jennifer Rozario, training and readiness program manager at Microsoft, will shed light on how her physical impairment never stopped her from triumphing in her life, education and career. Prior to Microsoft, Rozario held management positions at Pillar Data Systems, EMC Corporation and Legato.

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Chief of Staff to the CSUEB President Don Sawyer will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was the first Pioneer ever to sign a professional contract (Oakland Raiders).

Six to be inducted into CSUEB Athletic Hall of Fame, May 5

January 13, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Athletics Department is set to induct six new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame on May 5. Four former student-athletes and a pair of former coaches will be recognized for their achievements at the Hall of Fame banquet, where they will join numerous Pioneer legends who have preceded them in induction.

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New MS in Education program starting in Pittsburg, CA

January 12, 2012 1:00pm

California State University, East Bay is now offering an MS in Education, Option in Curriculum. This degree is designed to provide advanced special preparation and competencies for teachers and other educational professionals at all grade levels. In keeping with the vision of being accessible to working professionals, classes will be held at Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg, CA during the evenings.

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Economist David Henderson will speak at CSUEB on January 18. (Photo: mercatus.org)

Economist to discuss 'Seven Myths about Free Markets', January 18

January 12, 2012 5:00am

David Henderson, associate professor of economics at the Naval Postgraduate School, will discuss “Seven Myths about Free Markets” on January 18 as part of the Smith Center for Private Enterprise Studies speaker series. The lecture takes place at 2:00pm in the old university union, room 311. Event is free and open to the public.

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Matt Roads' musical ability never ceases to impress dad Gary.

New Arts Events Sponsorship Program has its first major donor, Yoshi's event has a sponsor

January 11, 2012 10:00am

The recently developed Cal State East Bay Arts Events Sponsorship Program has its first major gift of $2,500 from Gary and Ann Roads of Livermore in support of the Music Department’s 13th Annual Night of Jazz at Yoshi’s. 

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L-R Steve Toler and Lin-Lin Cheng (Photo: Foster City Patch)

Foster City promotes two CSUEB accounting grads

January 11, 2012 5:00am

Foster City announced that Cal State East Bay college of business alumni were recently promoted at the City.  Steve Toler, who is currently serving as finance director, will be promoted to assistant city manager while Assistant Finance Director Lin-Lin Cheng will become finance director.

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Mustafa Ebrahimi, left, and Martin Wood explain their cameras to Henry Tennanbaum.

Multimedia 360-degree film technique dazzles morning TV

January 10, 2012 5:00am

Multimedia Graduate Program students Mustafa Ebrahimi and Martin Wood wowed KRON 4 morning show personality Henry Tennanbaum with their creative, 360 degree movie-making technique.

No worry if you missed the airing Saturday a.m., you can watch the show as many times as you like at:

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Eric Hoffer (Photo: bobfelton.com)

How did a one-time hobo become an acclaimed writer? Lecture on Eric Hoffer, January 11

January 9, 2012 5:00am

Tom Lorentzen '68 will explore the life and times of Eric Hoffer, a man whose career traveled from a one-time hobo and longshoreman to a widely read and acclaimed writer, on January 11 at the CSUEB Concord campus.

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Lesley Di Mare heads Pueblo campus.

Com alumna named Colorado State U. president

January 9, 2012 1:00am

Lesley Di Mare, MA ‘82 speech communication, has been named president of Colorado State University - Pueblo. 

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Patrick Landeza has focused on bringing Hawaiian music to the mainland.

Sociology grad takes Hawaiian music to Carnegie Hall

January 6, 2012 12:00pm

Hawaiian musician Patrick Landeza, ’97 sociology, will make his Carnegie Hall debut Sunday, Jan. 8 as one of eight artists in the “Listen for Life” non-profit concert – aimed at restoring music as a unifying force for peace throughout the world.

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John Herndon sacrifices time with his family to teach classes at night. (Photo: John Herndon)

CSUEB business lecturer included in CNN story

January 6, 2012 5:00am

Cal State East Bay Lecturer John Herndon was featured by CNN Money as someone creatively making extra money. In the news segment called American hustlers: Finding ways to make extra cash, Herndon shared how he teaches business classes at CSUEB to supplement his consulting income.

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Dan Martin, associate professor of management

CSUEB business prof authors chapter on plagiarism behavior

January 5, 2012 5:00am

Dan Martin, associate professor of management, contributed a chapter to the Handbook of Research on Teaching Ethics in Business and Management Education (2011, IGI Global).

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John Farahi '71 (Photo: Monarch Casino)

CSUEB grad wins 'Hotelier of the Year' award

January 4, 2012 5:00am

John Farahi '71 received the prestigious 2011 Hotelier of the Year Award from the Nevada Hotel & Lodging Association (NHLA).  He is the CEO of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. Farahi earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, East Bay.

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CSUEB graduate students showcase research

Seven Cal State East Bay graduate students presented research they conducted this summer alongside scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory during an Aug. 9 poster session at the lab.

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CSUEB students are encouraged to attend 'Graduation 101' on Nov. 15.

CSUEB graduation workshop on Nov. 15

The Office of  the Registrar be be holding their "Graduation 101" workshop on the following dates:

•    Thursday, November 15, 2012    10 -11 am

•    Tuesday, February 12, 2013    2 – 3 pm

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L-R) Hip Hop artist Too $hort will be interviewed by Davey D. on Nov. 13 at CSUEB. (Photos: noomizo and daveyd.com)

Hip Hop artist Too $hort in conversation with Davey D. on Nov. 13

Famed music historian and social justice activist, Davey D. will discuss the state of Hip Hop with Todd Anthony Show - aka Too Short - on Tuesday, November 13 at 6pm in the MPR of the new University Union.

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