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Cal State East Bay MS in Online Teaching and Learning Graduates Unite at Annual Graduation Celebration

CSUEB’s MS in Online Teaching and Learning graduates come together for the program's 15th annual graduation celebration.

July 31, 2015 10:00am

When Ken Seto attended Cal State East Bay's Online Master of Science in Education, option in Online Teaching and Learning (MS-OTL) program’s 15th annual graduation celebration on the Hayward Campus in June, it wasn’t just about the usual pomp and circumstance. The celebration allowed Seto to finally meet, face-to-face, the classmates and instructors he had formed bonds with throughout the online program.

“Everyone has this preconception of online education that you’re all by yourself and isolated, and it’s not like that whatsoever,” said Seto, who was one of six MS-OTL graduates participating in this year’s graduation festivities. “In fact, the bonds and interaction that we’ve had together in this program (are) greater than any kind of experience I had when going through my bachelor’s. I felt so incredibly supported by the instructors and the fellow students. It was really an amazing experience.” 

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CSUEB Oakland Center Closed for Expansion Project, Reopening in Fall

CSUEB’s Oakland Center will be expanding its facility and undergoing renovations through summer and is set to reopen in time for fall quarter.

July 16, 2015 12:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Oakland Center is currently undergoing an extensive expansion project to accommodate its growing number of visitors and offerings. In addition to the expansion, the original structure is being renovated to create an overall cohesive and modern feel between the old and new spaces. The Oakland Center will be closed and under construction for the remainder of summer and is set to reopen in fall 2015.

Plans for the expansion include taking over three additional spaces along the 11th Street side of the building, allowing for student-centric facilities, including a lounge and study areas. In addition to the new spaces, all of the existing classrooms will get fresh carpet, paint and furniture.

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CSUEB to Re-launch Construction Management Certificate Program in Fall

Cal State East Bay’s Certificate in Construction Management program, starting this fall, prepares participants for day-to-day challenges in the field, from managing subcontractors and cash flow to controlling costs and minimizing safety risks.

July 10, 2015 12:00am

After a three-year hiatus, Cal State East Bay will re-launch its Certificate in Construction Management starting this fall. The program, which first launched approximately 27 years ago, has been on hiatus from 2011 to 2014, but will return to meet the demands of the growing construction industry.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of construction managers is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations combined.

The program, which can be completed in as little as 12 months, gives construction industry professionals the skills and knowledge necessary to advance to a management position or create their own construction business.

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Enrollment Deadline for Online Continuing Education Summer Courses for Teachers is July 7

June 30, 2015 3:00pm

The enrollment deadline for Cal State East Bay’s online teacher education courses, which are designed to help K-12 teachers learn strategies and techniques that will improve their classroom performance, is July 7 for the summer quarter.

Teachers looking to fulfill state requirements for professional development or earn credits for salary advancement are encouraged to enroll in one or more classes. Course topics include behavior in the classroom, disorders and disabilities, educational therapy, early childhood, health and safety, language arts skills, math skills, special student needs, and classroom management and teaching strategies.

For more information, visit the course webpage.

Info Sessions on Paralegal Studies Certificate Program to be Held July 23, 30 and Aug 6

June 25, 2015 9:00am

Cal State East Bay will host several information sessions on its Certificate in Paralegal Studies program this summer. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, as well as network with other professionals.

The American Bar Association (ABA)-approved CSUEB Certificate in Paralegal Studies qualifies aspiring paralegals for entry-level positions in law offices, corporations, government agencies and other organizations. Earning a certificate is also an excellent option for existing paralegals who seek to differentiate themselves, increase earning potential, and meet or exceed the educational requirements dictated by California law.

See below for a list of upcoming information sessions:

Thursday, July 23
6-7:30 p.m.
Hayward Campus, VBT 219

Thursday, July 30
6-7:30 p.m.
Concord Campus, AS 206

Thursday, August 6
9:30-11 a.m.
Bernard E. Witkin Alameda County Law Library, Oakland

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College is a Family Affair for Grandmother and Granddaughter at CSUEB's Concord campus

Alyce Shikano, left, and granddaughter Alyssa Larson are both students at Cal State East Bay's Concord campus.

June 17, 2015 12:00am

Like most grandmothers, Alyce Shikano is proud of her grandchildren. However, she’s particularly close to one of them — 21-year-old Alyssa Larson. That’s because grandmother and granddaughter are students at Cal State East Bay’s Concord Campus.

“We are very close and can talk about anything,” Larson said. “She’s my friend and I love spending time with her.”

Larson is a freshman in the nursing program, and her grandmother takes Osher Lifelong Learning classes through the Scholar-OLLI Program for mature learners.

The two try to meet up between classes, which isn’t always easy with their busy schedules.

“The last time we met up, it was a pure accident. I stayed too long after a class and Alyssa was coming upstairs, which she doesn’t usually do, and ‘oh my God, I ran into my granddaughter!’” Shikano said.

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Jump-Start Your Social Media Presence With CSUEB’s Intro to Social Media Workshop June 27

Irene Koehler is the instructor for Cal State East Bay’s Introduction to Social Media Workshop

June 12, 2015 12:00am

Are you interested in jump-starting your social media presence and learning how to use your social media profiles for professional or personal purposes? Take part in Cal State East Bay’s upcoming Introduction to Social Media Workshop from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. June 27 at the Hayward Campus. 

Held in a computer lab, this one-day, hands-on workshop will help participants build their knowledge of social media tools and channels. Participants will be guided step-by-step to set up accounts on some of the most popular social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. Class discussions will focus around determining what type of content to share, connecting with others and privacy considerations.

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Students Find Success at Cal State East Bay's Concord Campus

June 8, 2015 12:00am

The demand for diverse graduates from Cal State East Bay’s Concord campus is on the rise — a demand that can be credited to Concord’s ongoing goal of meeting and nurturing the educational needs of the people of Contra Costa County and the surrounding area. 

Student Carl De La Cruz, originally from the Philippines, graduated from the nursing program at Concord in December 2014. He managed to secure a full-time position within days of his commencement, an achievement he attributes to being a CSUEB Concord student. He felt CSUEB Concord set him up for success in the interview process, in particular.

“I strongly believe that it made me stand out as the top candidate for the position,” De La Cruz said. 

De La Cruz also said that students can graduate from Concord feeling confident in their knowledge and their ability to succeed in whatever field they choose.

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CSUEB to Host Nonprofit Management Program Info Session on June 9

June 4, 2015 12:00am

Cal State East Bay’s Nonprofit Management Certificate Program will hold an upcoming information meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on June 9 at the university’s Oakland Center. Participants will meet the program director, learn more about program requirements and course offerings, and network with other professionals.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program prepares existing and aspiring nonprofit professionals to meet the increasingly challenging demands of nonprofit administration. Students will learn many aspects of nonprofit management, including board development, financial management, fundraising, marketing, program evaluation and nonprofit law. Students who enroll in the program can also look forward to engaging, hands-on sessions that directly apply to their day-to-day work. 

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CSUEB American Language Program Honors Former Students At Annual GradFest

CSUEB’s American Language Program (ALP) hosts annual GradFest, honoring Class of 2015 graduates who are former ALP students.

May 26, 2015 10:00am

Cal State East Bay’s American Language Program (ALP), which helps students from countries outside the United States improve their English and get ready to attend American college classes, hosted its sixth annual GradFest on May 20 at the Hayward Hills campus. The event, honoring former ALP students who have matriculated into the university and will graduate from CSUEB in the 2014-15 academic year, celebrated 146 former ALP students — 120 with bachelor’s degrees and 26 with master’s degrees.

Cal State East Bay’s ALP offers a range of high-quality programs for students from all over the world, including diploma, certificate and graduate preparation programs. However, the majority of ALP students are part of the Intensive English Program, which gives participants conditional admission to the university if they raise their English proficiency to meet program standards.

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